7 Best Manga like Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
7 Recommended Manga if You Like Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Manga is one of the most famous and popular Japanese cultures worldwide as well as anime. There are numerous remarkable Japanese comic books that have been published after 1950s, and it is very difficult to decide which is the best manga of all time. However, one of the most prominent manga in recent years is Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (鬼滅の刃) without a doubt. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba started to be serialized on the Weekly Shonen Jump in 2016, and finally, it has been completed in May, 2020.
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Many fans of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba all over the world was surprised at the fact that the author Koyoharu Gotoge finished the story while it was at the peak of its popularity. The first season of anime adaption was aired on TV in 2019, which has also won the admiration. If you are a big fan of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, you may miss it and be finding manga like Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.
For those who are wondering which manga to read next, here are 7 recommended manga similar to Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. Of course, you can read the manga in English and other translated languages. If you like a manga, you tend to read others written by the same author. However, Koyoharu Gotoge has not written any other serialized manga ever since Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is the first full-length work.
This manga list will help you if you like Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.
1. Hunter x Hunter
Hunter x Hunter (ハンター×ハンター) is one of the most popular ongoing manga in Japan, published by Weekly Shonen Jump as well as Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. The story proceeded with the journey of a young boy Gon Freecss. He travel around the world in search of his father Ging Freecss who leaves him at a young age. Gon decides to become a licensed Hunter as his farther and grows up by training and fighting with a variety of opposite characters. Gon’s personality and the Tanjiro’s one have a lot in common such as pureness and a persistent battling spirit. Additionally, Gon finds some reliable friends like Killua, Kurapika and Leorio as Tanjiro meets Zenitsu and Inosuke.
Genre: Adventure, Action
Written by Yoshihiro Togashi
Published from 1998
2. Chainsaw Man
Chainsaw Man (チェンソーマン), which started on Weekly Shonen Jump in 2018, is a popular dark-fantasy manga of the same generation as Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. There are a variety of Devils existing in the human society in the manga, and devil hunters fight with them. Unlike Tanjiro in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, the main character Denji is not a normal human. He gets money by working as a devil hunter to pay back his father’s dept. One day, Denji is killed by a zombie devil, and then, he revives as a half-devil human by merging with his dog named Pochita that enables him to transform himself into the chainsaw man. The recent manga is expected to lead the Shonen Jump after Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba came to the end.
Genre: Dark Fantasy
Written by Tatsuki Fujimoto
Published from 2018
3. Rurouni Kenshin
Rurouni Kenshin (るろうに剣心 -明治剣客浪漫譚-), a classic Samurai-themed manga, was serialized on Weekly Shonen Jump from 1994 to 1999. The legendary Samurai Kenshin Himura fights with his rivals though the story and seeks a new way to live without battles. Rurouni Kenshin has the similar setting to the one of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. Rurouni Kenshin is set in Japan in the Meiji period (1868-1912), and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is inspired by the following Taisho period (1912-1926). The sequel story Rurouni Kenshin: The Hokkaido Arc (るろうに剣心 -明治剣客浪漫譚・北海道編-) started from 2017.
Written by Nobuhiro Watsuki
Published in 1994-1999
4. Attack on Titan
If you like Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人) is worth reading without a doubt. Attack on Titan has been one of the most popular manga recently since it started in 2009. The eccentric theme “people versus Titans” has surprised manga fans all over the world. In the fictional world, human beings are in danger of extinction since the gigantic creatures Titans inflict harm on people. The protagonist Eren Yeager, his old friend Mikasa Ackerman and other Survey Corps members fight against the Titans to protect the citizen as Tanjiro and other demon slayers fight with demons.
Genre: Dark Fantasy
Written by Hajime Isayama
Published from 2009
5. Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul (東京喰種トーキョーグール), which is well-known worldwide, is recommended for manga fans who like dark fantasy like Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. The theme of Tokyo Ghoul is a Ghoul that looks like a human but lives on human flesh as demons in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba are in the shape of human beings. The main character Ken Kaneki survives after a near-fatal accident (he is attacked by a Ghoul) by a surgery which changed his body into a half-ghoul. His distressful life starts as both a human and a Ghoul.
Genre: Dark Fantasy
Written by Sui Ishida
Published in 2011-2018
6. Fullmetal Alchemist
Anyone who loves Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba but has not read Fullmetal Alchemist (鋼の錬金術師) yet? Fullmetal Alchemist, published with 27 volumes between 2001 and 2010, is quite popular among both Japanese and foreign manga fans. The fantasy and adventure manga is set in the fictional world in Europe in the 19th century. It represents the strong tie of the Elric Brothers Edward and Alphonse. One day, they try to bring their died mother alive by using alchemy. That ends up in failure and Edward loses his right arm and Alphonse loses his whole body. They begins the journey to find a way to recover as Tanjiro and his sister Nezuko travel together.
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Written by Hiromu Arakawa
Published in 2001-2010
Bleach (ブリーチ), a famous Weekly Shonen Jump manga after 2000, has the theme similar to the one of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. The main character Ichigo Kurosaki decides to fight monstrous ghosts called Hollows with a sword to protect his family, led by the heroine and his partner Soul Leaper Rukia Kuchiki. Tanjiro also decides to become a demon slayer to protect his sister Nezuko and avenge his family. In addition, both Hollows in Bleach and demons in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba have a past as a human. To experience the Shonen Jump’s typical plot, Bleach is highly recommended to read.
Genre: Adventure, Action
Written by Tite Kubo
Published in 2001-2016
If you miss Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, check the next your favorite manga! Each manga introduced above is top rated not only in Japan but also worldwide, so they are worth reading. It is recommended to explore this best manga list below!
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