Shortly after The Promised Neverland confirms an anime adaption, another Weekly Shonen Jump manga will be bringing a similar news to fans!
This time, it’s new manga Kimetsu no Yaiba (鬼滅の刃) that gets a TV anime series despite having only been serialised for one and a half years. According to a leaked picture (source unknown) of a future issue of Weekly Shonen Jump, the news will be confirmed on 4th June, which is the same day that issue becomes available to public.
Animation studio Ufotable, known for making the Fate anime series, is responsible for the adaption. This is the first time Ufotable produces an anime for a Jump manga. The left side of the picture above is the first anime visual illustrated by the studio.
The official anime site “Kimetsu.com” will open at 10:00 on 4th June (Japan’s time). In fact, fans already found out about the news when the site was registered earlier on 5th May.
Kimetsu no Yaiba is written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotouge (吾峠呼世晴). The description by Kimetsu no Yaiba’s English publisher reads…
“In Taisho-era Japan, Tanjiro Kamado is a kindhearted boy who makes a living selling charcoal. But his peaceful life is shattered when a demon slaughters his entire family. His little sister Nezuko is the only survivor, but she has been transformed into a demon herself! Tanjiro sets out on a dangerous journey to find a way to return his sister to normal and destroy the demon who ruined his life.”