Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (Japanese: 鬼滅の刃, Hepburn: Kimetsu no Yaiba, lit. “Blade of Demon Destruction”) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotōge. The story follows Tanjiro Kamado, a young boy who becomes a demon slayer after his family is slaughtered and his younger sister Nezuko is turned into a demon. It has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since February 2016, with its chapters collected in 19 tankōbon volumes as of April 2020. The series is published in English by Viz Media and simulpublished by Shueisha in English and Spanish on their Manga Plus platform.
An anime television series adaptation by Ufotable aired in Japan from April 6 to September 28, 2019. At the end of the series finale, a sequel film was announced and is scheduled to premiere on October 16, 2020.
In May 2020, the franchise recorded over 60 million copies in circulation, including digital versions, making it one of the best-selling manga series. Meanwhile, the anime series has received critical acclaim, with critics praising the animation and fight sequences. It has been considered one of the best anime of the 2010s, and has received numerous awards.