The very popular manga and anime series Demon Slayer, also referred to as Kimetsu no Yaiba, masterfully created by Koyoharu Gotouge, officially came to an end in 2020. With its captivating story and unforgettable characters, the series quickly gained a massive fanbase. Although the manga ended with 205 chapters, additional spin-offs, and one-shots have been published.
Koyoharu’s message to fans at the end of the chapter 205 panel:
Thank you, everybody. This is Gotouge. The final volume has now been published! And now, “Kimetsu no Yaiba” has come to a close. I believe there were a lot of imperfections and careless errors in it, but I want to thank every single one of you who read this to the very end and sent me letters of support from the bottom of my heart. This author also strives to become a wonderful person who can be kind to others even when I’m in pain. I know a lot of people were constantly looking forward to this manga, but some of them weren’t able to see it through to the end. I would like to express my apologies to them. If we ever manage to meet again somewhere, someday, I dream that we can be friends. This manga is a story I made with everyone. If it wasn’t for every single one of you picking up this manga, this story would have never existed. Thank you for fighting together with Tanjiro. Thank you for crying and smiling. You have saved a lot of people. It has been an utmost honor for me. Thank you all very, very much. To every single one of you who supported me, helped me in my time of need, and were involved in the making of this manga, I wish you all have happy lives in the future.Koyoharu Gotouge, Japanese manga artist, creator of the manga series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Why Is Demon Slayer So Popular?
One of the top reasons why Demon slayer is so popular is because of its compelling story and lovable characters. The anime takes viewers on an emotional rollercoaster, with moments that are both heart-wrenching and exhilarating.
The anime has vast and rich world-building, which also fuels Demon Slayer’s popularity. The series is filled with intricate details, from its complex demon hierarchy to its folklore and mythology. The depth and attention to detail in the series are why it has been widely recognized as one of the top anime for years.
The incredible animation work done by The Ufotable, Inc. is another reason for Demon Slayer’s success. Their visually stunning animation, including vivid visuals and dynamic fight scenes, has captured audiences’ attention globally. The animation, coupled with a memorable soundtrack, elevates the viewing experience and immerses viewers in the world of Demon Slayer.
Moreover, the Demon Slayer franchise has left a major mark on popular culture. Its product line is constantly expanding and now includes a wide variety of items such as clothing, collectibles, keychains, and much more. The tremendous growth in sales of Demon Slayer merchandise has firmly established its widespread popularity, making it a highly sought-after brand among fans worldwide.
Here’s one of the newest addition of Funko Pop Demon Slayer merchandise:
What Happened at the End of Demon Slayer?
After a long journey filled with trials and tribulations, the demon slayer Corps finally achieved their ultimate goal: to defeat the powerful demon lord, Muzan, and put an end to the demon race.
This victory holds great significance for the demon slayers, as it represents a new era of peace and safety for humanity. With the demons no longer a threat, the demon slayer Corps can finally lay down their swords and enjoy the fruits of their labor.
In the end chapter of the manga, The crows brought happiness and joy as they spread the good news to all the homes with wisteria crests. Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu, and Inosuke kneel in prayer in front of the Kamado family grave. The spirits of the Kamado family members reached out to embrace Tanjiro and Nezuko, whispering, “welcome home. Overcome with emotion, both Tanjiro and Nezuko broke down in tears, feeling the love of their family once again. Zenitsu and Inosuke hugged Tanjiro and Nezuko in a comforting embrace, also shedding tears.
Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu, and Inosuke all lived in the newly refurbished Kamado household. Saburou, with the kindness of the people in the town, restored the once-dilapidated home. The group was filled with happiness, and the memories of Tanjiro and Nezuko’s loved ones lingered in every corner, reminding them of the love and joy that once filled the walls.
The end of the series marks the end of an epic journey, but it also marks the beginning of a new chapter, one filled with hope and promise. All of the characters were smiling with contentment as the story came to an end.
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Demon Slayer Characters in the Future?
Chapter 205 of Demon Slayer, titled “A Life that Shines Through Time,” showcases the lives of the descendants of the beloved Demon Slayer characters. The chapter opens with the introduction of Kanata Kamado and his younger brother, Sumihiko Kamado, who resemble Tanjiro and Kanao, suggesting that they are their descendants. So to all Kanao and Tanjiro shippers out there, the ship has sailed!
The manga then focuses on Yoshiteru Agatsuma, who looks and acts like Zenitsu, and Touko Agatsuma, his older sister, who resembles Nezuko but has a more bold personality. Both Yoshiteru and Touko are descendants of Nezuko and Zenitsu.
As for Inosuke, you might be wondering about his descendant. That would be Aoba Hashibara, who has the same beautiful facial features as Inosuke but has a demeanor that is the complete opposite of Inosuke’s wild personality.
The chapter continues to showcase more descendants of the demon slayers, some of whom are familiar with one another, while others lead more independent lives. It brings comfort and joy to witness the descendants of the demon slayers living fulfilling lives, surrounded by happiness.
Towards the conclusion of the chapter, the Kamado household displays Tanjiro’s sword and earrings on the wall, and shows a picture of all the surviving demon slayers, looking cheerful and close, bringing a touching and satisfying end to the chapter.
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