The official website for the Demon Slayer anime announced on Friday that the series will be getting four Valentine’s Day themed animated shorts. The shorts will be called, Kimetsu Gakuen Valentine-hen and ufotable will be animating them.
All of the shorts will debut on Valentine’s Day at 10:00 a.m. JST, 1:00 p.m. JST, 4:00 p.m. JST, and 8:00 p.m. JST on the Aniplex YouTube channel.
The shorts will accompany the “Kimetsu-sai” online event that takes place on the same day. The event is meant to celebrate the two-year anniversary of the anime that we all know and love. The fourth Kimetsu Gakuen Valentine-hen short will debut within the event stream.
The Demon Slayer manga debuted in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in February 2016. The manga ended last May. Shueisha even said that the Demon Slayer manga was Shonen Jump’s second highest-selling manga in 2019. The highest selling manga in 2019, of course, was One Piece. The Demon Slayer manga sold 102.892 million copies overall as of December 2020.
The anime adaptation of the Demon Slayer manga came out in April 2019. Aniplex of America licensed the series and streamed the show on Hulu, Crunchyroll, and Funimation. The Toonami programming block started showing the anime on television in October 2019. Also, Demon Slayer is currently streaming on Netflix.
Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train came out in October 2020. The film has sold 26.88 million tickets for a cumulative total of 36,884,239,450 yen (about US$351.6 million), as of January 31. Also, the movie is at least the second-highest earning anime film of all time internationally. Only recently was it overtaken in weekly box office sales by the latest Gintama movie.
Long story short, we love Demon Slayer and we’re probably gong to see some cute interactions with our ships on Valentines Day. Honestly I’m here for it.
Jasmine is a 23-year-old writer, weeb, and overall nerd from Brooklyn, NY. Her favorite shows include Kill la Kill, Bungo Stray Dogs, and Criminal Minds. When she’s not writing or watching anime, she usually has her nose in a book or is just existing…y’know like a human person does.