鬼滅の刃 1 [Kimetsu no Yaiba 1] (Kimetsu no Yaiba, #1)
時は大正時代。炭を売る心優しき少年・炭治郎の日常は、家族を鬼に皆殺しにされたことで一変する。唯一生き残ったものの、鬼に変貌した妹・禰豆子を元に戻すため、また家族を殺した鬼を討つため、炭治郎と禰豆子は旅立つ!! 血風剣戟冒険譚、開幕!!

鬼滅の刃 1 [Kimetsu no Yaiba 1] (Kimetsu no Yaiba, #1) Details

Title鬼滅の刃 1 [Kimetsu no Yaiba 1] (Kimetsu no Yaiba, #1)
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LanguageJapanese
ReleaseJun 3rd, 2016
Publisher集英社
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GenreSequential Art, Manga, Fantasy, Shonen, Historical, Graphic Novels, Adventure

鬼滅の刃 1 [Kimetsu no Yaiba 1] (Kimetsu no Yaiba, #1) Review

  • James DeSantis
    January 1, 1970
    This was a nice surprise. With a generic name like Demon Slayer I expected the worst. However, this creator obviously loves the 90's, and channels a very 90's manga/anime feel. Similar to when I first began reading Yu Yu Hakusho or Hunter x Hunter, Demon Slayer gives you some fucked up situations but not overly brooding, dark, or moody. Sure, our main hero gets to witness his whole family murdered and now has to take care of his sister who is now a demon, while learning to become a warrior, a de This was a nice surprise. With a generic name like Demon Slayer I expected the worst. However, this creator obviously loves the 90's, and channels a very 90's manga/anime feel. Similar to when I first began reading Yu Yu Hakusho or Hunter x Hunter, Demon Slayer gives you some fucked up situations but not overly brooding, dark, or moody. Sure, our main hero gets to witness his whole family murdered and now has to take care of his sister who is now a demon, while learning to become a warrior, a demon slayer, and trying his best to survive. So what I really enjoyed was the fact this is really quick paced. None of it feels filler, all moves at a nice speed, and the fights and such are brutal enough but also pretty flashy. I also enjoyed the characters, especially the dynamic with the sister and the brother. I'm curious where it'll go and the art is good with some great facial expressions. My only negative is it's not something brand new, and doesn't blow you away, but it is solid. A 3.5 out of 5. Will continue.
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  • Amber
    January 1, 1970
    I am not totally invested, it was interesting but stuck to a pretty standard form of storyline. I may or may not get around to the next volume.
  • Shannon
    January 1, 1970
    3.25Kind of felt like I was speed-running two years of this kid's life but it's an interesting story regardless.
  • Ruthsic
    January 1, 1970
    Kimetsu no Yaiba has a fairly conventional origin story for a demon slayer - Tanjiro's family gets killed by demons, and so he learns to be a demon slayer. This first volume is about his backstory, as a charcoal seller, with his family living at on the mountain and his finding all of them dead when he returns from a trip to the market in the town - with the exception of one of his little sisters, who turns into a demon. Another demon slayer tries to kill her, but seeing him protect her and vice Kimetsu no Yaiba has a fairly conventional origin story for a demon slayer - Tanjiro's family gets killed by demons, and so he learns to be a demon slayer. This first volume is about his backstory, as a charcoal seller, with his family living at on the mountain and his finding all of them dead when he returns from a trip to the market in the town - with the exception of one of his little sisters, who turns into a demon. Another demon slayer tries to kill her, but seeing him protect her and vice versa, he suggests Tanjiro to go to an old master for training. Tanjiro's journey is hard, and arduous, and his gentle nature is not exactly the perfect temperament for a life of violence and hunting. But for the sake of his sister, whom he wants to cure, he endures every hardship. Additionally, his sharp nose aids his mission - I am guessing this could be supernatural in origin itself, because it has been suggested that something is unusual about these two siblings. The training montage thankfully takes us through time skips (over 2 years) so we jump directly to when he finally learns new skills to sharpen his aim, and when he is finally sent for a final test. While the focus of the story is Tanjiro and Nezuko, there are other characters that do gain importance to Tanjiro, like the ghost siblings who help him with his training, as well as his gruff master who drills into him every sword technique he knows. There is another story in the old master who keeps losing his disciples to the most powerful demon on the mountain (for the test), as well as the nature of the demons - but I'm guessing the latter will be explained more in later volumes. The artwork is a little old school when it comes to character design, but the details and action scenes are well-done in modern style. In short, this is an interesting story, which while not exactly new in concept, is still pretty engaging to have me waiting on the next installment (it could also be a little about the cliffhanger). Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review from Viz Media, via Edelweiss.
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  • Selena
    January 1, 1970
    On paper, this is the kind of manga I should really like, but for some reason, it just didn't do much for me.It's the story of a boy whose family is killed by demons and whose sister has been turned into a demon. He runs into a demon slayer who tells him to join their ranks if he wants to find a way to change his sister back.I think the reason this doesn't speak to me the way I thought it would was the characters. One volume in, nothing makes the characters stand out from any other shounen chara On paper, this is the kind of manga I should really like, but for some reason, it just didn't do much for me.It's the story of a boy whose family is killed by demons and whose sister has been turned into a demon. He runs into a demon slayer who tells him to join their ranks if he wants to find a way to change his sister back.I think the reason this doesn't speak to me the way I thought it would was the characters. One volume in, nothing makes the characters stand out from any other shounen character. For the most part, this manga doesn't stand out from any other, at least as far as this first volume goes. It's not bad, it's just not particularly a stand out either. Future volumes might improve, but this volume was not nearly enough to make me want to continue.
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  • Jenny
    January 1, 1970
    Oh my gosh, I am so glad I picked up this manga! I was intrigued by images I had seen of the art style so I decided to buy it on a whim. I'm so glad I did! While the story is not necessarily anything new, I like how simple it is. Tanjiro stayed the night in the village down the mountain where he lives, comes home to find his family killed by demons and his only remaining sibling, Nezuko, was turned into one. I love how the bleak art style enhances the dread and despair in certain scenes, like wh Oh my gosh, I am so glad I picked up this manga! I was intrigued by images I had seen of the art style so I decided to buy it on a whim. I'm so glad I did! While the story is not necessarily anything new, I like how simple it is. Tanjiro stayed the night in the village down the mountain where he lives, comes home to find his family killed by demons and his only remaining sibling, Nezuko, was turned into one. I love how the bleak art style enhances the dread and despair in certain scenes, like when Tanjiro and Nezuko are attacked by a demon slayer. The bleak white background coupled with the simple black drawings and shadows really added to the despair Tanjiro must have felt. The mangaka's use of shadows also lent itself in dramatic scenes, such as his fight with the demon during final selection. The simple character designs were appealing as well; they had an ancient feel to them, like this was created centuries ago. I love how even though Nezuko is a demon she refuses to hurt her brother, and even when there were humans for her to eat she was more concerned about her brother's safety as he's being attacked by a demon. I also love the emphasis on decisive and quick thinking when it comes to slaying. As a huge fan of shonen action series, I have gotten used to page-long thoughts the main character is having over what they should do. In this case, you overthink you either die or get seriously injured. This quick thinking also helps the pacing of action scenes which is always a plus. I could go on and on about how great this first volume is, but I'll leave it at that for now. I can't wait for volume 2!
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  • Sohei Kudo
    January 1, 1970
    This time I read “Kimetsuno Yaiba” volume 1. Mainstream of this manga is for 12-18 year old boys (shounen). This manga is released recently so circulation is not major compare to ONE PIACE, NARUTO and so on. To be honest, I felt it’s not easy to read. the picture of this manga is unique so someone can feel hard to read. There are many battle scenes so speed lines are really often used and the scene turnes into various situation so bird’s eye view is also used a lot. That’s why I felt not easy to This time I read “Kimetsuno Yaiba” volume 1. Mainstream of this manga is for 12-18 year old boys (shounen). This manga is released recently so circulation is not major compare to ONE PIACE, NARUTO and so on. To be honest, I felt it’s not easy to read. the picture of this manga is unique so someone can feel hard to read. There are many battle scenes so speed lines are really often used and the scene turnes into various situation so bird’s eye view is also used a lot. That’s why I felt not easy to read. Anyway let’s talk to the contents of this manga. The protagonist is Kamado Tanjiro. One day his families are attacked by Oni( like a monster) and his young sister has become Oni. He started a journey to get back his sisters personality. It it’s call to adventure in this manga. They met Urokodaki-san in the middle of a journey. He is the mentor. I really like him! His self-sacrificial is so cool. He is willing to be hated by Tanjiro to make him strong. The end of vol.1, the original Oni’s secret is clarified.
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  • Mert Öncel
    January 1, 1970
    Solid 4.5/5 Stars.I started watching the anime when it first came out. (16 episodes and counting.) It was animated by Ufotable which is my absolute favourite from Fate series. Beautiful animation and soundtracks dragged me in even though the plot was quite simple. I started reading the manga couple of weeks ago and now I am waiting for the new releases. It is simply awesome.Our protagonist is a boy named Tanjirou and one day, his family is slaughtered by a demon. The sole survivor is his sister Solid 4.5/5 Stars.I started watching the anime when it first came out. (16 episodes and counting.) It was animated by Ufotable which is my absolute favourite from Fate series. Beautiful animation and soundtracks dragged me in even though the plot was quite simple. I started reading the manga couple of weeks ago and now I am waiting for the new releases. It is simply awesome.Our protagonist is a boy named Tanjirou and one day, his family is slaughtered by a demon. The sole survivor is his sister Nezuko who turned into a demon. A demon slayer comes to investigate and murder her but realizes that there is more to this mysterious girl and boy. Tanjirou's goal is to become a Demon Slayer and cure Nezuko. Tanjirou's character is perfect, absolutely perfect. He is sometimes witty and sarcastic like all other Shounen protagonists. However, he is so mature, intelligent and perfect at making calm decisions. Every character is unique whether it is a demon or a demon slayer. Everyone has a beautiful background story which makes you like them even they do terrible things. I can't recommend it enough. Go watch the anime and more importantly read the manga.
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  • Lex
    January 1, 1970
    Awesome manga! Anime is also superb. I first saw the anime today. So I started reading the manga. Definitely a fave now. I get teary eyed at some of the demons' pasts. :(
  • yvee
    January 1, 1970
    I Love This So Much
  • Elias Alexander
    January 1, 1970
    Okay I can understand the hype for this series. This was incredible. It was also really emotional. The main character is really inspiring. I feel like he can grow to a really amazing character like Naruto and deku. It will be exciting to see how the series will grow.
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  • Ken Yuen
    January 1, 1970
    This just kind of sucked me in. They really set up the stakes and the different characters are genuinely unique and interesting.Pretty amazing world building. Pretty good!Sooo... what's a Kimetsu?
  • Cynthia D
    January 1, 1970
    A fantastic read, this is a breath of fresh air from a lot of shonen recently. The style is definitely more 80's/90's which lends itself to the story, and I really enjoyed the pacing, especially through the time skip, which can sometimes be unbearably long. The story builds without overwhelming the reader with information about the background or monsters, and it's easy to tell what time range the story is set in. I enjoy that this really focuses on the brother and sister vs some series where it A fantastic read, this is a breath of fresh air from a lot of shonen recently. The style is definitely more 80's/90's which lends itself to the story, and I really enjoyed the pacing, especially through the time skip, which can sometimes be unbearably long. The story builds without overwhelming the reader with information about the background or monsters, and it's easy to tell what time range the story is set in. I enjoy that this really focuses on the brother and sister vs some series where it starts to trail off into everybody else's story... bleh.I decided to read this after seeing that it's getting an anime soon! Hopefully the adaptation will take a note from the art style.
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  • | Maiko-chan |
    January 1, 1970
    After watching the first episode of the anime I knew I had to have more of this series and I got super happy seeing there's 26 episodes rather than a mere 13.Sometime in the course of watching episode 2-3 I knew I'd need to read the manga.That might not seem like much considering this is Goodreads and all we do here is read and talk/think about reading. But if the manga has an anime by the time I want to get into the series, I am much more likely to watch the anime and skip the manga entirely. I After watching the first episode of the anime I knew I had to have more of this series and I got super happy seeing there's 26 episodes rather than a mere 13.Sometime in the course of watching episode 2-3 I knew I'd need to read the manga.That might not seem like much considering this is Goodreads and all we do here is read and talk/think about reading. But if the manga has an anime by the time I want to get into the series, I am much more likely to watch the anime and skip the manga entirely. I'm not even interested in reading the manga for most of my top favorite animes. So for me it's a big deal. Because sure there are times when I'll mark the manga on my tbr, but that doesn't indicate the likelihood of me ever getting to reading it (I've got over 1.5k manga series on my tbr on Myanimelist). But this one? This is a series I'm kinda desperate for more of.Also I'm in love with the animation artstyle; it's gorgeous.
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  • yasmine
    January 1, 1970
    I'm loving the anime so I decided to start with the mangas as well! The first one was great, I love Tanjiro so much! He is a mixe of Gon's innocence and Kirua's strength (from hunter x hunter). He's a really good character and I love his dynamic with Nezuko in the anime version! It became one of my favorite and it's not even the end of the first season yet.It makes me so happy 😭 thank you to the magaka/author!
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  • Groovy
    January 1, 1970
    This books exudes 90s anime/manga nostalgia (in that, like--Vampire Princess Miyu sort of way), and I'm digging it. I want to see more of the demon sister tho, she got shelved pretty hard in the first volume.
  • Mahra
    January 1, 1970
    Looking for a worth-it shounen manga??? Well, look no more! 1. Tanjero is such a gentle soul, reminds me of Gon (from Hunter X Hunter) 2. The scene in the manga when the old man tell him to not go back in the mountain cuz demons are there was scary but what was even scarier when tanjiro asked the old man of demons can come in the house and he said yes.3. The scene after losing his entire family shook me, and when he tried to save his sister even when that demon hunter came and told him to lose h Looking for a worth-it shounen manga??? Well, look no more! 1. Tanjero is such a gentle soul, reminds me of Gon (from Hunter X Hunter) 2. The scene in the manga when the old man tell him to not go back in the mountain cuz demons are there was scary but what was even scarier when tanjiro asked the old man of demons can come in the house and he said yes.3. The scene after losing his entire family shook me, and when he tried to save his sister even when that demon hunter came and told him to lose hope in his sister he was still persistant to save her. It’s as if his sister is the only thing left to his sanity.4. Omg when tanjiro and Nezuko found a shrine and there was a demon there I personally freaked out.5. Tanjiro still has compassion and kindness .. therefore he didn’t crush the demon’s head even when he had the chance.6. I guess tanjiro doesn’t have a choice but to be a demon slayer... 7. The whole training process was 2 years and I highly appreciate this.8. And slicing that boulder took 6+ months so .. also 👍9. When that kid in the fox mask told him that tanjiro just memorized the techniques but his body still doesn’t understand it, true very true 10. Makomo and Sabito the two children who helped him are omg 11. I’m so happy that he split that boulder I’m crying for god sake.12. If demons fear westeria why not hang them in each house!!?)13. When that stinking demon came omg I was so scared! And when he talked about makomo and sabito how he ate them!’14. Note: when tanjiro fell unconscious and his bother came and wake him up, is it really his spirit brother or just Tanjiro’s senses?15. It’s all connecting,,, he had to slice that boulder in order to slice that demon’s head off! I’m loving this manga and I’m having high hopes
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  • Marie Kos
    January 1, 1970
    I bought Kimetsu no Yaiba after reading the latest Viz manga sampler volume. ('Demon Slayer' is just such a boring English title. I always refer to this series as Kimetsu no Yaiba.) I have a feeling that this series will not disappoint. The pacing is stupendous. The impetus for our Hero's Journey is taken care of right away. BOOM! Your family's slaughtered! It's almost too quick, because you're like, jeez, how close was this kid with his family? But in thinking about it afterward, I appreciate h I bought Kimetsu no Yaiba after reading the latest Viz manga sampler volume. ('Demon Slayer' is just such a boring English title. I always refer to this series as Kimetsu no Yaiba.) I have a feeling that this series will not disappoint. The pacing is stupendous. The impetus for our Hero's Journey is taken care of right away. BOOM! Your family's slaughtered! It's almost too quick, because you're like, jeez, how close was this kid with his family? But in thinking about it afterward, I appreciate how to-the-point Gotouge was in getting things moving. Every chapter offers substance, and that alone is rare in ongoing shonen manga.The overall feel is somewhat relaxed and mature for an action series. I get vibes from some of my favorite childhood manga--the first that comes to mind is Inuyasha. The second, Shaman King. Kimetsu no Yaiba has all the demonic gore, melancholy, and moody historical Japanese setting of the former, while the protagonist is much sweeter and kinder than anyone in Inuyasha, like Yoh from Shaman King. He is a very mature and respectable kid; I love reading about Tanjiro. His sister, Nezuko, is a sweet little hellion as well. I just wanna hug her and make her human again so that Tanjiro doesn't have to be a demon slayer... but I WANT him to be a demon slayer...!The art is not overly sophisticated, but it is very pleasing to my eyes and the action is easy to follow. One of the only complaints I have heard about this series is that the artwork isn't up to snuff, but honestly, I much prefer its soothing style to the other loud, slick titles that Jump continually offers.Highly recommend this series for both kids and adults. Beautiful stuff. Will definitely be supporting this as it comes out.
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  • Jessille silv
    January 1, 1970
    I expected too high for this book, just because Ufotable picked it up to be animated.In fact, it is not worse than other Shounen manga but because I am too familiar with Shounen, this story provides not more than typical storyline so far(171 chapters).You won't be left dumbfounded or intrigued to examine it. This story is simply there, it has good binding of plot and good pace,yet the most important part such as as characterization doesn't reach me. Sure all the characters have fucked up backgro I expected too high for this book, just because Ufotable picked it up to be animated.In fact, it is not worse than other Shounen manga but because I am too familiar with Shounen, this story provides not more than typical storyline so far(171 chapters).You won't be left dumbfounded or intrigued to examine it. This story is simply there, it has good binding of plot and good pace,yet the most important part such as as characterization doesn't reach me. Sure all the characters have fucked up background but that's it, that's all. They're not memorable. They just move with the plot.The fight is so-so, some shounen manga style with random jutsu-critical time-the mc/heroes almost die-FUKIN FLASHBACK-win-training session.It's so fast that makes it bearable and doesn't really play much filler. There may be some fanservice in term of design but not too distracting that maybe I should give it applause for typical shounen manga.The romance is also not distracting that makes this manga a good fighting shounen manga.But well, there's no more than that.The MichaelJackson villain is comical. The character is comical, the character development is also done weirdly, after all, it is a war after war so I dunno if they can put some character development inspite of the FLASHBACK SCENE.I like the drawing style, It kinds of remind me of good old magi. I hope with this pace they can reach good conclusion without downgrade in quality, but if possible, I hope this manga can develop into something more than a cliche done well.It must not like my cup of tea but I assure you it's not as grandeur as someone who called it 'best shounen manga' out there like calling Naruto and Bleach the same thing. It's good but it doesn't offer anything else
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  • Yuu Sasih
    January 1, 1970
    This one is also manga I read--and later follow--when I checked out the new and official mobile manga app by Shueisa (the Shounen Jump publisher, it's on google play under Mangaplus by SHUEISA if you're interested). I read this one because at that time I heard that this will have anime adaptation by UFOtable no less, so I think dang this manga must be very good.But all the way reading through the latest episode--and later following it--I cannot actually find a reason to like or dislike this stor This one is also manga I read--and later follow--when I checked out the new and official mobile manga app by Shueisa (the Shounen Jump publisher, it's on google play under Mangaplus by SHUEISA if you're interested). I read this one because at that time I heard that this will have anime adaptation by UFOtable no less, so I think dang this manga must be very good.But all the way reading through the latest episode--and later following it--I cannot actually find a reason to like or dislike this story? It's your typical shonen fighting manga, the trope is just like other shonen manga and even I cannot even feel the characters? They're just.... bland and trope-ish? But recently this manga was so much raved because of the anime and I still cannot find a reason why. lol. Maybe it's purely because the anime, though. I mean it's UFOtable, the anime must be gorgeous, with Kajiura Yuki's ost if I'm not mistaken?Well, maybe I need to watch the anime.
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  • L. N. Luck
    January 1, 1970
    Strong start! You don't usually get to read about brother-sister relationships in action manga (please don't go creepy, please don't go creepy). I'm excited about the basic premise, and, based on the anime, I am excited to see where it goes. Also, can we get more badass Nezuko??Tanjiro is the oldest son in his family, who is struggling to make ends meet. He decides to try and sell more of his family's wares for a little extra money for New Year's, but a storm makes him arrive back a day later, o Strong start! You don't usually get to read about brother-sister relationships in action manga (please don't go creepy, please don't go creepy). I'm excited about the basic premise, and, based on the anime, I am excited to see where it goes. Also, can we get more badass Nezuko??Tanjiro is the oldest son in his family, who is struggling to make ends meet. He decides to try and sell more of his family's wares for a little extra money for New Year's, but a storm makes him arrive back a day later, only to find his family slaughtered. His sister is still warm, but it turns out the demon who attacked the family got its blood in her wounds, which means that Nezuko has now become a demon. Can he avenge his family and cure his sister?4☆
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  • Ben Zimmerman
    January 1, 1970
    This one is probably too violent to put in my middle school class, but I certainly enjoyed it. Standard shonen themes of perseverance show up in this coming of age story. I'm hard pressed to say what made this stand out. In a lot of ways it's a totally typical SJ manga, but I found myself really drawn in. I think that one of the strong points for Demon Slayer is the pacing. Each chapter reveals a little bit more about the world and ends on a cliff hanger that draws you in for the next one. This This one is probably too violent to put in my middle school class, but I certainly enjoyed it. Standard shonen themes of perseverance show up in this coming of age story. I'm hard pressed to say what made this stand out. In a lot of ways it's a totally typical SJ manga, but I found myself really drawn in. I think that one of the strong points for Demon Slayer is the pacing. Each chapter reveals a little bit more about the world and ends on a cliff hanger that draws you in for the next one. This could easily feel manipulative, but, with the exception of the final chapter, it's done quite tastefully.
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  • Bryant Jakeman
    January 1, 1970
    I was sucked in by it's beautiful adaptation, but on it's own I don't know if I would have continued from this point. The art Is pretty great and the action is fluid and easy to follow. The problems mostly lie in the storytelling. Most of the characters are flat so far and it has gone at a breakneck pace (honestly, sort of refreshing for a shounen). Knowing what's to come I will trudge along, but might be anime-only if the manga can't sell me on it's own merits.
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  • Paige
    January 1, 1970
    This is an okay manga so far. The story is good even if the pacing is wonky. The characters are loveable and the setting is awesome. The only thing that got on my nerves is the passage of time is very abrupt. It can change from day to night in just one panel without you even noticing. Even the passage of time is abrupt, maybe it's just me but I find it annoying.
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  • Paz
    January 1, 1970
    So cool! And kind of sad. As a beginning of a series, it starts strong. I didn't know anything about the plot before start reading it, and I believe it was the best decision. My only complaint was that it felt a little rushed. I personally would have loved for this entire arc to be a lot longer, but hopefully, this is just the beginning ;)Really excited for the next one!!!
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  • Christine Williams
    January 1, 1970
    It’s my first time reading this manga because I’m watching the anime and it’s really good. I feel bad for Tanjiro because he lost the rest his family and Nezuko transformed into a demon. I can’t wait to read more
  • JiMina Heart
    January 1, 1970
    I am loving this one so far.
  • Dorcas
    January 1, 1970
    The story is not fully fleshed out, but it's got an interesting start. Desperation, survival, magic, mystery.
  • Reader
    January 1, 1970
    Fun read.
  • cEe beE
    January 1, 1970
    I first watched the anime series on Crunchyroll and immediately fell in love with it! Tanjiro and his sister Netsuko are siblings struck by tragedy. Their very close and loving family is slaughtered by demons one night, Netsuko survives but turns into a demon. Tanjiro hopes to turn her back into a human and trains hard to become a demon slayer so he can save his sister.The rest of the series is about their journey together battling demons and meeting allies and friends along the way. Action fill I first watched the anime series on Crunchyroll and immediately fell in love with it! Tanjiro and his sister Netsuko are siblings struck by tragedy. Their very close and loving family is slaughtered by demons one night, Netsuko survives but turns into a demon. Tanjiro hopes to turn her back into a human and trains hard to become a demon slayer so he can save his sister.The rest of the series is about their journey together battling demons and meeting allies and friends along the way. Action filled, and full of heart and awesomeness! This is my new favorite action anime/manga series.
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