On this episode of Manga Mavericks, Colton & Lum finally get around to dedicating a whole episode of the podcast to Koyoharu Gotouge’s Demon Slayer, otherwise known as the highest selling manga title of last year! And of course, who better to have on to discuss this momentous series then our friends from the Demon Slayer Podcast (Vlord, Marion & Sakaki)! Demon Slayer is a series that was just too big for the Mavericks crew to ignore, not just because we’ve constantly been covering its rise to fame, but also because we covered the first few chapters when they initially premiered as apart of Shonen Jump’s Jump Start initiative all the way back in 2016 on our third episode of the podcast! We discuss just why its become so popular and how the story’s poignant themes and messages have managed to capture the hearts of readers around the world and especially Japan, as well as our feelings on the final arc of the series and how much of an exciting and emotional roller coaster it was despite a few criticisms of certain story beats here and there! Join us as we finally slay (talk about) possibly one of the biggest demons (series) we’ve ever covered!! Enjoy!
00:00 – Intro
05:19 – New York Times & Bookscan Lists
24:17 – Mugen Train Box Office Updates
32:54 – Demon Slayer Discussion
2:22:20 – Our Favorite Hashira
2:30:23 – Would you be a Demon or a Demon Slayer?
2:36:08 – Guest Plugs
2:47:02 – Community Shout-Outs!:
- Bruce Leslie’s Demon Slayer Reviews
- Did You Have To Podcast on Demon Slayer Mugen Train
- Kate’s article Mugen Train
- Japanese Fan’s Manga on the Intergenerational Appeal of Demon Slayer & Art Eater’s Comment
- Takai U lecture on Demon Slayer
3:06:57 – Wrap-Up
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- Buy Demon Slayer physically or digitally wherever comics are sold!
- Or read it all on Shonen Jump!
- Follow Vlord, Sakaki & Marion on Twitter!
- Check out the Demon Slayer Podcast!
- Along with Vlord’s other podcasts!
- New York Times article Vlord was featured in!
- Weekly Shogakukan Edition Twitter & Blog
- Another Day, Another Adventure: Dragon Ball Podcast
- Marion’s Other Podcasts!
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