Demon Slayer To Get a New Novel, Will Adapt the Entertainment District Arc
Here's what we know about the new novel.
Demon Slayer is one of the most popular Japanese anime series right now. After watching the brilliance of the Mugen train movie, everyone in the anime community is waiting for the release of Season 2.
Fortunately, we are getting a second season this year, but other than that, Demon Slayer is also getting a new novel. The creators revealed the novel in the Weekly Shonen Jump issue 32, and it is titled Kimetesu no Yaiba Novelize: Yūkaku Sennyū Daisakusen-hen (Operation Infiltrate the Entertainment District Arc).
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Demon Slayer Inspires New Novel
As reported by the Anime News Network, Shuka Matsuda, the author behind The Seven Deadly Sins: Seven Scars They Left Behind, is writing the novel. On the other hand, Gotouge is working on the illustration.
In case you’re wondering, the novel will start shipping on July 16th, 2021. So, you can mark that date in your calendar.
The novel will adapt three volumes (Vol. 8-11) from the original Demon Slayer manga. Interestingly, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District is the story Arc featured in these volumes, the same arc that the anime’s second season will cover.
For the unacquainted, Entertainment District is the eighth arc in the manga series. In this arc, Tanjiro, Inosuke, and Zenitsu accompany the Sound Hashira, Tengen. According to the arc’s description, the four will gather to find Tengen’s wives, who go missing while hunting demons in the Yoshiwara district.
As we’ve already stated, the second season of the anime adaptation will feature the same story. However, when writing this article, there’s no exact release date for Season 2. So, while waiting for the anime to come back, manga readers can experience the Entertainment District Arc through the new novel.