Demon Slayer (Netflix): what is this animated series that is a hit on the platform?

The first season of the animated series Demon Slayer has been available since November 1 on Netflix. Return on this anime which knows a great success.

L’anime Demon Slayer did not wait for its release on Netflix to make a real hit among fans of the genre. Indeed, many Internet users were delighted, on Twitter, of the arrival of the Japanese series on the streaming platform. The first season of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is indeed available on Netflix since November 1st. Initially, the program was broadcast for the first time in 2019, which explains the fact that a large audience is already familiar with this series before it was uploaded to Netflix. But originally, Demon Slayer is a manga series, written by Koyoharu Gotōge and who was born in 2016. The series is therefore a faithful adaptation of this bestseller, which was even the best-selling manga in Japan in 2019 and 2020.

A Japan full of demons

What is this series about? Demon Slayer, whose plot takes place in twentieth-century Japan, narrates the adventures of Kamado Tanjirō, a young man whose family was suddenly slaughtered by a demon in his absence. The only survivor of the tragedy, her sister, Nezuko, was transformed into a human bloodthirsty undead. Tanjirō then embarks on a real journey to try to save his sister and restore her to human form, while fighting demons with other slayers of these creatures.

A manga also adapted as a feature film

Netflix subscribers will therefore be able to follow the story of Tanjirō and Nezuko over 26 episodes, all posted on the platform. And for those who would like to continue the experience, know that the manga has also been adapted into a film. Entitled Demon Slayer: The Infinity Train, this feature film addresses a specific narrative arc of said manga. It is actually a direct follow-up to the events of the series. This film also holds the title of the biggest success of the Japanese box office, since it exceeded the bar of 28 million cinema admissions in the land of the Rising Sun!

Article written with the collaboration of 6Médias.