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‘Demon Slayer’ elevates annual manga sales in Japan amid pandemic


Media outlets reveal that Demon Slayer helped elevate television stations that played the Ufotable produced series in Japan.

According to news circulated online, television stations that played the anime produced by Ufoltable has elevated.

It is similar to overall sales for the medium during the coronavirus pandemic. It seems as if the Demon Slayer franchise has done something similar.

COVID-19 has indeed caused a lot of delays and even cancellations of many manga and anime series.

But it seems that the pandemic by any means cannot stop the skyrocketing success of the adventures of Tanjiro, Nezuko, and the other members of the Demon Slayer Corps!

A continuous sales rise despite the end of the anime

Although Demon Slayer‘s manga has ended, with Tanjiro and Nezuko’s story reaching its finale last year, it still created an impressive sales bump.

From the year 2019 to 2020, manga sales, in general, have increased in Japan by five percent.

The Nikkei news outlet has made the report more detailed. The anime franchise created by Koyoharu Gotouge is primarily responsible for this significant increase in overall sales.

Indeed, fans won’t be surprised if there will be a sequel or spin-off story in the future. This is with the popularity of the franchise.

Will there be a second season of the anime?

To date, there is no update yet regarding the anime’s second season. However, North American fans are now waiting to release the first feature-length film of the series in Demon Slayer: Mugen Train.

The movie has shattered records and has brought in profits of over three hundred million dollars in Japan alone. It is after the release of the film in Japan.

Western fans expect big things for the movie, especially now that it was nominated for the Academy Award in Japan.

Now, fans are enthralled, thinking about any future anime that can defeat the Demon Slayer franchise’s worldwide record.

Image courtesy of iRok’s TV/YouTube Screenshot

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