Time Magazine has released its Time100 Next list, and Demon Slayer creator Koyoharu Gotouge is one of the people they’re highlighting.
Time pointed out the success of the Demon Slayer movie and how it beat Spirited Away at the box office.
“Writing under the pen name Koyoharu Gotouge, the author published the first chapter of the serialized Demon Slayer in 2016. The manga follows Tanjiro, the teen protagonist who trains vigorously to fight against demons—while feeling immense empathy for these creatures who were once human. While Gotouge maintains anonymity in public, Kohei Ohnishi—an editor at Weekly Shonen Jump, the manga magazine that publishes Demon Slayer—says the writer’s personality shines through the series, in particular in Tanjiro’s ‘serious nature, honesty and strong sense of responsibility,’” Time wrote.
The magazine also directed readers to the anime series.
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.