The Demon Slayer books are a must-read for any manga and anime fan. This guide will tell you all you need to know about this exciting series.
Demon Slayer books
The Demon Slayer manga series and its subsequent anime adaptation have captivated audiences around the world. A high-grossing franchise packed with thrilling stories and captivating characters comes from an acclaimed author-illustrator team. If you’re looking to explore the world of Demon Slayer even further, this comprehensive guide will help you find all the books in the series.
An overview of the Demon Slayer series
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a Japanese fantasy manga series and comic book by Koyoharu Gotouge. It follows Tanjiro Kamado, a young boy living in Taisho-era Japan who becomes the sole survivor of his family after demons kill them. He then sets out to save his sister Nezuko who has transformed into a demon.
The graphic novels debuted in February 2016 in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. Since its release, Demon Slayer has become one of the most popular manga in Japan, selling over 150 million copies, making it the 11th most-sold manga series after classics like One Piece. It also featured an anime adaptation from 2019 and a movie based on the manga’s Mugen Train arc.
Koyoharu Gotouge is best known for creating Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, which proved to be an instant success when it was first published in 2016. He was the first manga artist to land on Time’s 100 Most Influential People list.
Volume 1: Cruelty
Demon Slayer Volume 1 follows the story of Tanjiro Kamado, a charcoal merchant boy who becomes a demon slayer after his family is killed by a demon. He and his sister Nezuko are the sole survivors, but Nezuko has transformed into one herself. Tanjiro sets off on a journey to find a cure for Nezuko while also training to become a powerful Slayer to protect his friends and family.
Volume 2: It Was You
Tanjiro’s quest to find the demon that killed his family leads him to investigate the disappearances of young girls in a nearby village as he starts to follow the path of a demon slayer.
Volume 3: Believe in Yourself
Tanjiro and Nezuko face off against two formidable demons who battle with magical weapons. Even Tamayo and Yushiro’s assistance may not be enough to best these members of the Twelve Demon Moons who serve Muzan Kibutsuji, the demon responsible for all of Tanjiro’s plights.
Volume 4: Robust Blade
Tanjiro has a chance to learn more about the fighter with the boar-head mask after encountering a demon inside a mansion of ever-changing rooms.
Volume 5: To Hell
Tanjiro, Zenitsu, and Inosuke face a terrifying family of spider demons on Natagumo Mountain. Other demon slayers are joining the fight, but not all of them will make it out of Natagumo Mountain alive or in one piece.
Volume 6: The Demon Slayer Corps Gathers
The Hashira, the Demon Slayer Corps’ best fighters, are not happy about Tanjiro defending his demonic sister. Muzan gathers his own army and continues his hunt for Tanjiro.
Volume 7: Trading Blows at Close Quarters
The Hashira, along with Shinobu, Tanjiro, Zenitsu, Inosuke, and Nezuko, have recovered while under the care of a Demon Slayer Corps member. Now they’re going on an expedition onboard the mysterious Infinity Train, transporting them inside dreams of demons.
Volume 8: The Strength of the Hashira
Tanjiro, Zenitsu, and Inosuke must face the demon spirit of the train itself after battling with various demonic opponents aboard the Mugen Train.
Volume 9: Operation: Entertainment District
Tanjiro and his pals join Tengen Uzui at an entertainment district where Tengen’s female ninja spies gather information on a demon. Tanjiro and the others disguise themselves as ladies to investigate.
Volume 10: Human and Demon
The Hashira Tengen Uzui and his ninjas battle Daki. If they can’t handle her, how can Tanjiro and his buddies take on one of Kibutsuji’s Upper-Rank Demons on their own?
Volume 11: A Close Fight
The fight against Gyutaro and Daki, the twin demons, is not going well. Can Tanjiro tackle two of Lord Muzan’s Twelve Kizuki alone and win?
Volume 12: The Upper Ranks Gather
While Tanjiro visits the blacksmith to fix his blade, Muzan sends out his remaining Kizuki to take revenge for his Kizuki, who are now incomplete for the first time in 100 years.
Volume 13: Transitions
Tanjiro and his companions fend off a sudden attack of strange shape-shifting demons, Hantengu and Gyokko, in the hidden town of swordsmiths.
Volume 14: The Mu of Muichiro
Hashira Tokito, the Mist, regains his memories of the past and faces off against Gyokko. Hantengu and Gyokko attack the Demon Slayers, but Tanjiro’s sword isn’t yet ready.
Volume 15: Daybreak and First Light
Tanjiro’s concern for his light-sensitive sister distracts him from the focus he needs to combat Hantengu, and he might make the fatal error of hesitating.
Volume 16: Indestructible
Tanjiro visits the Stone Hashira, Himejima, who seeks to prepare him to become a Hashira, a high-ranking member of the Demon Slayer Corps. Meanwhile, Muzan continues pursuing Nezuko and Ubuyashiki.
Volume 17: Successors
To vanquish Muzan, the Demon Slayer Corps enters Infinity Castle. Shinobu battles with Doma, an Upper-Rank 2 demon.
Volume 18: Assaulted by Memories
Tanjiro and Tomioka face the Upper-Rank 3 demon Akaza. The two can only protect themselves in the face of Akaza’s tremendous power. Tanjiro awakens to the Transparent World his father once warned him about.
Volume 19: Flapping Butterfly Wings
Kanao must continue to fight Doma to avenge her family while Iguro and Kanroji slice through the shifting halls of the Infinity Castle.
Volume 20: The Path of Opening a Steadfast Heart
Tokito is seriously injured after their first encounter with Kokushibo, the most powerful of Muzan’s demons, and Genya has been severed in half but is alive. Maybe his regenerative abilities can heal the grave wound.
Volume 21: Ancient Memories
Himejima and Sanemi beat Kokushibo and drove him to hell, but the Demon Slayer Corps paid a hefty price. Kiriya Ubuyashiki, the Demon Slayers’ new leader, struggles to recover from the defeats.
Volume 22: The Wheel of Fate
After generations of preparation, the Demon Slayer Corps has finally met their greatest foe, Muzan Kibutsuji. Tanjiro Kamado witnesses a vision of his ancestor that may hold the secret to eventually eliminating Muzan.
Volume 23: Life Shining Across the Years
Tanjiro and his fellow Demon Slayers fought through the night in an epic battle against the King of Demons, Muzan Kibutsuji. Dawn is approaching, and the centuries-long war will be over if they can hold Muzan away for a little longer.
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How many Demon Slayer books will there be?
After 23 volumes and 205 chapters, Koyoharu Gotouge’s Demon Slayer series has finally wrapped up with a hopeful ending.
Are Demon Slayer books appropriate for 11-year-olds?
The Demon Slayer manga contains some gore and violence. The series is more suitable for teenagers, but an 11-year-old could enjoy it if they aren’t sensitive to some illustrated violence.
Why is there no Demon Slayer book for Volume 24?
The manga series ended after Volume 23. However, the Demon Slayer Complete Box set comes with an extra booklet and a poster for all the manga fans who can’t get enough Demon Slayer. You can also check out the prequel light novel Demon Slayer: The Flower of Happiness by Gotouge and Aya Yajima.
What are the last two words in Demon Slayer book 3?
“Believe in yourself.”
What is the name of the main character in Demon Slayer book 3?
Tanjiro and Nezuko learn about the villain, Muzan Kibutsuji, in Volume 3.