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Old 2020-11-25, 11:24   Link #41
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Episode 19 was the debut of Tanjiro using the Fire Dance and Nezuko using her Blood Arte.
Ah.....Then I can see why. Considering those two are effectively the only people half of the fanbase care about


But kids loving it seems to stem more from mass marketing than anything else though

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Never underestimate the power of the fangirls.

Seriously, Kimetsu no Yaiba does the best of both worlds: sure, it gets rid of the fanservice that draws boys in (and turns off many girls in the process), but in replacement, you get multiple guys that probably DO appeal to female readers. That probably bumps it up more than the other thing: sure, guys like their fanservice, but the action and fight sequences are (mostly) right up shounen's alley... and on top of all that, the most recently popular manga all share another common factor: lots of blood and gore, almost to seinen levels (The ones of which I'm speaking: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Chainsawman, and Jujutsu Kaisen... all three heavier than normal shounen on the blood. Apparently that's appealing now.)
Jump titles always have fangirls regardless. And no, I highly doubt Chainsawman will be anywhere near as successful as Kimetsu. Too niche even discounting the gore
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Old 2020-11-25, 17:17   Link #42
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Even Japanese are not sure why KnY is so popular compared to others. Most of their answers are something that other shonen titles also have.
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The general accepted answer is that it attracted a wide variety of audience including, yes, female audience.
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Old 2020-11-25, 18:56   Link #43
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It's one of the most puzzling phenomenon I've ever seen in entertainment. No one can even offer a credible theory.
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Old 2020-11-25, 19:28   Link #44
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There probably isn't going to be one. If it were that easy to figure out, we'd all be richer by now.

There's probably a myriad of factors including:
1) It's an enjoyable film (I haven't seen it)
2) It can attract the casual "zombie-flick" or "superhero" watchers. (It's literally just Samurai vs Demons)
3) It can attract kids because it looks "darker" and "cooler" than the stuff they usually watch, but isn't actually dark enough to inhibit parents.
4) It can attract a female audience (better than others)
5) It isn't a throw away film - it's actually canon to the story and I think people inherently understand how that makes it a more appealing
6) After a horrendous year, people wanted to watch a fucking film.

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Old 2020-11-26, 23:43   Link #45
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I read a certain web report about that Why KnY is hitting jackpot. it said "sometimes success has no reason but always fail has a clear reason".
I agree with it but this time has a reason that absense of rivals because of covid-19 and then KnY made a monopoly of multi screens of cinema complex.
Maybe that's why it became a tremendous launch.
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Old 2020-11-29, 23:21   Link #46
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https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/new...-japan/.166848

And now it's number 2.
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Old 2020-11-30, 04:43   Link #47
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Everything up to this point for me on why the KnY movie is popular was merely speculation- but yesterday I did manage to see it in Japanese theaters (despite my limited Japanese). Outside of the otherwise Perfect Storm for it to be popular, I think I can understand more now why it's so popular.

First, as someone else already said, the premise is as simple as you can get: Samurai vs. demons, good vs Evil. Add in the top-quality ufotable animation to that... but well, I'd argue there's more too.

Basically, it ends up being a throwback to the heyday of samurai movies. For those who are old enough, I was reminded of the movies Akira Kurosawa directed- there were certainly enough tropes in the movie!

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Old 2020-12-04, 13:43   Link #48
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French animator Thomas Romain (formerly with Satelight, now has his own Studio noborder) posted this tweet with some coverage of long lines of fans waiting to purchase the 3,300 copies of the most recent release of the Kimetsu no Yaiba manga from a bookstore in Shibuya. (The French caption calls it the "final" installment.)

https://twitter.com/_FabV/status/1334853469207998465

Also here's a startling graphic:

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Old 2020-12-04, 16:17   Link #49
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French animator Thomas Romain (formerly with Satelight, now has his own Studio noborder) posted this tweet with some coverage of long lines of fans waiting to purchase the 3,300 copies of the most recent release of the Kimetsu no Yaiba manga from a bookstore in Shibuya. (The French caption calls it the "final" installment.)

https://twitter.com/_FabV/status/1334853469207998465

Also here's a startling graphic:



Every Shuiesha exec this year.
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Old 2020-12-04, 18:47   Link #50
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'Demon Slayer' economic impact estimated at 270 billion :https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/20...onomic-impact/
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Old 2020-12-05, 06:31   Link #52
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And I just keep what is now the most hysterical part of all this in mind:

The rumors are that part of the reason why the mangaka decided to give the series a definite conclusion is that she wanted to get in on the Fate franchise, which at the time probably would've made her more money.

Now, Fate is DEFINTELY a multi-media franchise, but I have to wonder if she's gotten egg on her face otherwise with which one is making more money...
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Old 2020-12-05, 07:57   Link #53
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And I just keep what is now the most hysterical part of all this in mind:

The rumors are that part of the reason why the mangaka decided to give the series a definite conclusion is that she wanted to get in on the Fate franchise, which at the time probably would've made her more money.

Now, Fate is DEFINTELY a multi-media franchise, but I have to wonder if she's gotten egg on her face otherwise with which one is making more money...
Or maybe she's just a huge Fate fan? Koyoharu written FGO chapter when lol
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And I just keep what is now the most hysterical part of all this in mind:

The rumors are that part of the reason why the mangaka decided to give the series a definite conclusion is that she wanted to get in on the Fate franchise, which at the time probably would've made her more money.

Now, Fate is DEFINTELY a multi-media franchise, but I have to wonder if she's gotten egg on her face otherwise with which one is making more money...
Considering how underwhelming recent Fate stories are, she'd fit right in
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Old 2020-12-10, 12:16   Link #55
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I watched the movie yesterday and is really good, I think this series is so much better in anime than the original manga.

I understand the hype is a very emotional movie.
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Old 2020-12-14, 18:55   Link #57
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Incidentally, if you want to know how popular Demon Slayer seems to be.

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/int...-yaiba/.167415
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Well, with the perfect storm of things going for it...

Demon Slayer is now the highest-grossing film in Japan of all time.

Actually, this kinda makes me a little sad. Not because Spirited Away managed to hold on for 19 years, but rather... well, let's put it like this: any stand-alone movies like Ghibli mean you can go into the movie blind. Or rather, there's no prerequisite to watching the movie. But now... well, if someone wants to see the #1 movie in Japan, it means they first have to go through about 10 hours of the anime series in order to understand the movie... and in normal times, people just don't have that kind of time.
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Well, with the perfect storm of things going for it...

Demon Slayer is now the highest-grossing film in Japan of all time.

Actually, this kinda makes me a little sad. Not because Spirited Away managed to hold on for 19 years, but rather... well, let's put it like this: any stand-alone movies like Ghibli mean you can go into the movie blind. Or rather, there's no prerequisite to watching the movie. But now... well, if someone wants to see the #1 movie in Japan, it means they first have to go through about 10 hours of the anime series in order to understand the movie... and in normal times, people just don't have that kind of time.
Speed read manga lol
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