Kimetsi no Yaiba season 2 has not been confirmed! No official date has been released for Kimetsu no Yaiba season 2! But fret not, with Kimetsu No Yaiba Season 1 ending with Movie announcement, we might be looking at a long-term commitment by Shonen Jump for the manga’s seasonal adaptations.
Will there be a Kimetsu No Yaiba Season 2?
There was a time when it was normal for a manga serialized in JUMP to get weekly episodes. They would produce as many weekly episodes as possible, resulting in lower quality adaptations with mediocre animation. But now, times have changed and Shueisha has taken a more seasonal approach to the adaptations.
They still have long-running animes in the form of renewals and movies to properly cater to the fans’ expectations. While accomodating the production with the schedules of the animation studios.
Kimetsu No Yaiba is the same. Shueisha seems to be committed to the series and wants to continue the series in the same manner. We will be getting new sequels considering the popularity of the show.
Shueisha is most likely boosting the sales of the manga using the anime popularity during these gaps. But despite everything, with some seasonal breaks, Kimetsu No Yaiba will be getting more seasons as long as the anime is profitable.
Why is Kimetsu No Yaiba season 2 getting delayed?
Kimetsu No Yaiba Season 1 finished with a movie announcement, Kimetsu No Yaiba: Infinity Train. The movie came as a surprise when the fans were expecting a Season 2 announcement. Although the movie is Cannon, the delay in Season 2 seems to be caused by the movie adaptation.
So, with all that in mind, let’s look at what Kimetsu No Yaiba is as a series, its sales and most important of all; Are they consistent enough to warrant a long-term adaptation from SHUEISHA?
Kimetsu no Yaiba is a story the revolves around Tanjiro, a kind-hearted boy who, being the oldest in an impoverished family, sells charcoal to support his family after his father’s death. One day, after being forced to spend a night at a cautious man’s place who is worried about Tanjiro getting attacked by the Demons roaming the night.
Returning home at the first sign of dawn, he finds his whole family slaughtered and the only survivor, his little sister turned in to a Demon. Tanjiro then sets out on a journey to turn his little sister back into a human and avenge the murder of his beloved family.
Kimetsu No Yaiba Light Novel:
Kimetsu No Yaiba is based on a Manga, so a Light Novel is not huge for this series, but despite that, a Light Novel Titled Kimetsu No Yaiba: Flower of Happiness by Gotouge and Aya Yajima was published in February 2019.
The Light Novel is a prequel to the main manga and the anime series, covering the lives of Tanjiro and Zenitsu before the events of the main series as well as showing glimpses in the lives of Aoi and Kanao.
A second Light Novel called Kimetsu No Yaiba: One-Winged Butterfly also by Gotouge and Aya Yajima, was published around October 2019 and covered the lives of Shinobu and Kanae before and after they joined the Demon Slaying Corps.
Kimetsu No Yaiba Manga:
Kimetsu no Yaiba manga debuted in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, written and Illustrated by Koyoharu Gotoge sensei. The manga initially went under the radar and was, for the most part, it remained underrated. Kimetsu no Yaiba did not get much international attention until the anime announcement.
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Is Kimetsu No Yaiba’s Manga as good as the anime?
Kimetsu No Yaiba is in a unique place where although the manga is excellent, the anime adaptation takes it to a whole new level. Some intense scenes that were just one panel long in the manga, were masterfully adapted into the anime as breathtaking and gratifying animations that make the anime stand out as a master-crafted adaptation.
Is Kimetsu No Yaiba manga well received?
Kimetsu no Yaiba is a highly acclaimed manga series. Where new titles are following a very different modern story, Kimetsu No Yaiba is more in line with the traditional mangas.
Although, as previously mentioned, it was not that well known by the western audience before its anime adaptation, the manga had a huge fan-base in Japan where it was ranked #14 in the Top 15 Manga’s recommended by bookstore employs in 2017.
And then in 2019, the rank rose to #6. The manga was also ranked no 10th in the Da Vinci magazine’s 19th Book of The Year list. And in 2020, it was nominated for Osamu Tezuka’s cultural prize.
The manga seems to be much loved in Japan and as the reception goes, the manga is able to hold its own pedestal with the anime.
How many Volumes of Kimetsu No Yaiba are there?
Kimetsu No Yaiba has 20 main story Tankobon volumes covering the first 178 chapters. The manga has 201 main story chapters released as of April 7th, 2020 with more chapters released every week.
The manga also has 2 spinoff volumes released with the 18th Weekly Shonen Jump. Kimetsu No Yaiba: Tomioka Giyuu Gaiden featuring the story of, Giyu Tomioka.
How are the sales of Kimetsu No Yaiba Manga?
To say the sales of Kimetsu No Yaiba manga are extraordinary is an understatement. The manga has sold over 40.3 million copies and is the 5th most sold manga in Oricon’s history. Each volume of Kimetsu no Yaiba has sold over 1-million copies in japan and even more internationally.
The manga, although remained underrated till the release of its anime adaptation and the sudden success it has gained in one year is unimaginable by a weekly running series published in Jump.
Kimetsu No Yaiba Anime:
The anime adaptation of the Kimetsu No Yaiba Manga was announced in 2018 with Ufotable taking the helm. Although not much was expected of the adaptation as initially, it was planned to give the manga series a much-needed boost.
But as previously mentioned, Ufotable did a fantastic job in their adaptation and added soo much value to the animation that the viewers were forced to pick up the manga to know more of the great masterpiece presented before them.
And to add, the anime won major awards such as The Best New type Anime Award of 2019 and the Anime of the Decade title from Crunchyroll. Along with 11-character awards from Animedia character awards, Kimestsu No Yaiba stands out as the best animation of 2019.
Is Kimetsu No Yaiba Anime really that good?
Kimetsu No Yaiba’s initial episodes are extremely underwhelming. The show seems mediocre, but it truly shines during its action scenes that have been exceedingly well-choreographed and drive the animation techniques to their limits.
Ufotable is known for their intense action-packed scenes and their animators have over-delivered in Kimetsu no Yaiba. Going up and beyond everyone’s expectation, they have crafted Kimetsu No Yaiba into a masterpiece during its peaks and although the show is sometimes underwhelming at times, that does not affect the overall enjoyment of the anime.
How many chapters does Kimetsu No Yaiba Anime cover?
Kimetsu No Yaiba anime covers the first 6 Tankobon volumes and the first chapter of volume 7. In all, the anime covers 53 chapters of the manga.
How are the sales of Kimetsu No Yaiba anime?
Kimetsu no Yaiba anime has sold roughly 18 thousand DVDs. This is an excellent sales track considering that most of the audience watched the show on online streaming services such as Crunchyroll, Hulu, etc.
Kimetsu no Yaiba Movie:
Kimetsu No Yaiba: Infinity train was announced at the end of Kimetsu No Yaiba Season 1. The movie was a surprise when most of the fans were expecting a renewal for season 2. The anime staff reprised their roles from the first season and from its first premiere in October 2019, the movie is well hyped.
Is Kimetsu no Yaiba’s new Movie a Sequel?
Yes, Kimetsu No Yaiba’s new movie is a direct sequel to the anime’s season 1 and will cover the rest of Volume 7 and the volume 8 from the manga. Considering the name Kimetsu no Yaiba: Infinity Train, we can expect a full adaptation of the Demon Train Arc.
When will Kimetsu No Yaiba movie be released?
Kimetsu No Yaiba Movie is scheduled for this year, 2020, although no confirmed date has been made public.
Kimetsu No Yaiba is an exceptional anime and has a fantastic manga series that I would recommend to everyone looking for a good and enjoyable time.
And considering the popularity of the manga and the anime, the series is showing no signs of slowing down. With 20 million copies out of the 40 million as previously mentioned, selling in the first quarter of 2020 only.
No matter how much the critics criticize the show, the sales numbers are skyrocketing for the manga and the anticipation for a new anime is making the hype for the movie grow even further.
Kimetsu no Yaiba will get a new season without a doubt, but the wait for the renewal is a long one. Fans can expect Kimetsu No Yaiba Season 2 as early as the first quarter of 2021 and as late the Summer of 2022.