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Old 2016-02-15, 12:33   Link #1
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Kimetsu no Yaiba



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Legend has it, a flesh-eating demon hunts in the woods at night. But it's only a myth. Right?
A new Weekly Shounen Jump series by Koyoharu Gotouge (a newer author as I think he made some one-shots before). The English title is Blade of Demon Destruction. First three chapters are out now.
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Old 2016-02-15, 12:36   Link #2
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Old 2016-11-29, 03:58   Link #3
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Bumping this thread as the series is still ongoing with 40 chapters and still doing rather well.

It has a different feel from other shounen series in terms of pacing. The fights remind of me olden day Bleach (before Soul Society).

All in all, I'm getting really good vibes from the series and its definitely one of my two favourite new series in WSJump (the other being Yakusoku no Neverland).
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Old 2016-11-29, 08:21   Link #4
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Bumping this thread as the series is still ongoing with 40 chapters and still doing rather well.

It has a different feel from other shounen series in terms of pacing. The fights remind of me olden day Bleach (before Soul Society).

All in all, I'm getting really good vibes from the series and its definitely one of my two favourite new series in WSJump (the other being Yakusoku no Neverland).
How does Kimetsu's pacing differ from normal shounen plot structure?

The mangaka doesn't seem to have produced any othe titles apart from a one-shot title, Haeniwa no Zigzag (about a curse-remover cursed so he can never accept a reward fr his services).
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Old 2016-12-07, 06:20   Link #5
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How does Kimetsu's pacing differ from normal shounen plot structure?
Slow, I think? Even with the first chapter, its not out there to excite the reader or anything like the other recent WSJ series that started. It really takes its time before starting to move the plot. But at the same time, its not moving at the torturous pace that Bleach had.

I guess the better term for it would be calm. But that's even weirder for a manga that just started out. Normally you'd expect a new manga to throw as much as it can at you tryinng to grab your attention (the ones that usually fail).

Its also different in the sense that its not throwing a whole bunch of characters at you to remember. After 10 chapters, there's still only at max 5 named characters and only 2 of them are directly important (the MC and his sister). After 41 chapters, there's a bit over 10; everyone else getting killed.

Basically it plays a risky game by being slow and methodical in the beginning; all of the mistakes that Red Sprite made, Kimetsu no Yaiba dodges quite easily (again by taking a risky route to get there).

But its paid off quite well in the past few chapters.

The past few chapters have been some of its best and its gotten a surprising number of colour pages for its recent arc.

In comparison to the other new series that are below 50 chapters and still doing well (Yuragi-sou no Yuuna-san and Yakusoku no Neverland) it sits well in 3rd place. Its a bit unfair to compare it both of them however. Yuragi-sou might just be the best ecchi WSJ manga since To-Love-ru and with character art similar to Shokugeki; of course it'll do well. Yakusoku no Neverland is a rarity of a manga that clashes directly with the top 5 Jump series from its very first chapter; because it really is a fantastic manga.

Kimetsu no Yaiba played a slow game that paid off and is now reaping the benefits of it. Recently its been doing better than Yuragi-sou.

Also the one thing I forgot to mention is how dark this manga is. Easily the darkest manga currently serializing in Jump (while HxH is on hiatus that is). A lot of innocent people get killed by the demons in this manga; a lot of human looking demons get beheaded as well. That's also why its found its place in WSJ; though we won't be seeing an anime of this anytime soon

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Old 2017-02-03, 04:16   Link #6
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Kimetsu no Yaiba is #14 and the only WSJ series on the list (Platinum End doesn't count). I'm quite surprised that this series was recommended; its not brimming with Shonen spirit like other WSJ series. Still pretty happy.

Also, ToC rankings for Kimetsu no Yaiba have been amazing for the past few weeks. Its currently at the same level as Haikyuu and Black Clover and surprisingly beating Yakusoku no Neverland!
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Old 2017-02-20, 23:08   Link #7
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I decided to give this series a chance and it's okay. I'm interested in seeing what the Nine Pillars are capable of.
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Old 2017-03-20, 22:20   Link #8
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This manga is very underrated in internet, after gave a chance to read this manga i could undestand now why Japan gave high rating to this manga even i heard HunterxHunter author also recommended this manga too.

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Bumping this thread as the series is still ongoing with 40 chapters and still doing rather well.

It has a different feel from other shounen series in terms of pacing. The fights remind of me olden day Bleach (before Soul Society).

All in all, I'm getting really good vibes from the series and its definitely one of my two favourite new series in WSJump (the other being Yakusoku no Neverland).
Ones could say if Yakusoku no neverland is WSJ shining gem then Kimetsu no Yaiba is their black gem.
This manga must survive, i don't mind if Black Clover must be sacrificed for this manga survival, this manga remind me a lot with Inuyasha particularly from Kibutsuji which greatly remind me for Naraku, both are villains from curtain.
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Old 2017-03-21, 18:18   Link #9
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Yeah I'm really enjoying this series too. It seems almost methodical?
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