Today is the final episode of the anime ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’ ‘Hashira Training Arc’ What will happen if a sequel is announced?

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The currently airing anime “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Pillar Training Arc” will have its final episode today. The one-hour extended time slot will also attract attention as it will feature a showdown between two big names, but the most significant point is whether a sequel will be announced after the broadcast.

It’s difficult to predict if you think deeply about it.
As depicted in the original manga, from here on, the battle will take place in the enemy’s base, and strong enemies will stand in the way of the main characters one after another. If the currently airing “Hashira Training Arc” is “easy,” from here on, it will be a series of “fast.” Since sequels were announced in the final episodes of both the “Entertainment District Arc” and the “Swordsmith Village Arc,” many fans are expecting “something” to happen at the end of the final episode. Of course, the production team is well aware of this.

And what medium will the sequel choose? TV or film? If it is a film, there are still more than seven volumes remaining of the 23 volumes of the original manga, about one-third of the total. If the remaining parts are to be made into an anime film, it will unlikely be completed in one go.

This will lead to questions such as how many parts it will have, how often it can be released, and where the story will be divided. In the past, the anime “Kara no Kyoukai” was made into a seven-part film series. If the quality of the content is a priority, this method may be one option.

Either way, many people think of it as a movie, but the more you dig into it, the more difficult it becomes to predict. At the same time, the predictions themselves can be said to be “fun.”

Favourability ranking: DB, higher than Mario
By the way, there is data on the recognition of “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.” In the “2023 Pure Recall Favorability Ranking (Characters in General & Corporate Characters Edition)” announced by Kodansha’s information site “C-station,” “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” ranked 13th with 3.0%.

The top three are not limited to “Snoopy” (10.3%), “Pokemon” (10.1%), and “Doraemon” (9.2%), but all of the top rankings are long-term developments. “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” is fantastic considering that it is a “newcomer” above big names such as “Crayon Shin-chan,” “Dragon Ball,” and “Super Mario.”

In other words, the popularity of “Demon Slayer” has reached a wide range of people, regardless of gender. The story will only get more exciting from now on. If the quality of the content is guaranteed, it would be good to have a strategy that focuses on “maximizing profits” rather than a free, widely available medium like television.

For example, if they were to first release it as an anime movie like “Mugen Train” and then broadcast it in prime time after the release, they could aim for high viewer ratings. Also, when it is rebroadcast, it could be reconstructed as a TV anime.

Either way, this is something that will have a direct impact on business. I’m looking forward to seeing what they’ll announce first.

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