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Thursday, May 14, 2020

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga Franchise Will Have 60 Million Copies In Distribution

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga franchise will release more than 60 million copies in distribution on May 13 - that includes digital copies and about 2.8 million copies of the upcoming 20th volume, which distributed in May 13 after a delay due to the impacts of the pandemic COVID-19. 

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The manga had approximately 3.5 million copies in circulation as of April 2019, when the anime adaptation debuted. Accordingly, their publication increased by about 17 times in one year. Demon Slayer franchise had approximately 12 million copies worldwide as of the release of the manga's 17th volume in October. The 18th volume debuted with a record first publishing of 1 million copies worldwide on December 4, growing the franchise's total distribution to more than 25 million copies. Shueisha announced on November 25 that Demon Slayer's manga is the second to One Piece for highest-selling manga in 2019.

As the debut of the 19th manga volume, the franchise as a whole (physical and digital releases) had 40 million copies in distribution. The volume sold approximated 1.378 million copies - rank #1 on Oricon's weekly print sales chart for February 3-9. The manga's 3rd series to have a single print volume to sell more than 1 million copies in its first week, after One Piece (45 times) and Attack on Titan (two times).

2020's combined 21st and 22nd issues of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine stated on April 27 that Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba will enter the story's "climax" in the next chapter in the 23rd distribution of Weekly Shonen Jump, which will ship on May 11. 

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