Elections are currently being held again in some prefectures and cities in Japan. Some politicians use the current popularity of “Demon Slayer” to draw attention to themselves – but without the permission of Shueisha, who are not at all enthusiastic about it.
Shueisha distances itself in a statement
In one Statement, which the publisher published on the Twitter account of the “Weekly Shonen Jump” magazine, it says: »The posters of some politicians contain material from› Demon Slayer ‹, but these are in no way connected with Shueisha or the editorial team of› Weekly Shonen Jump ‹.”
The gubernatorial elections are currently being held in the prefectures of Chiba, Miyagi, Yamagata, Gifu, Akita, Shizuoka, Hyougo, Ibaraki and Hiroshima. City parliament elections are currently taking place in Shizuoka and Kitakyushu. You can find some advertising posters of the politicians below.
The manga series “Demon Slayer” by Koyoharu Gotouge was published from February 2016 to May 2020 in the “Weekly Shonen Jump”. An anime adaptation that ran on WAKANIM in 2019 was created in the studio ufotable. A sequel film is expected to start in the cinema on March 25, 2021.
Kamado Tanjirou is the oldest son in a family without a father. One day when he goes into town to sell charcoal, rumors about an oni who are said to be in the area mean that he spends the night instead of going home in the evening.
When he comes home the next day, he has to discover that there was apparently indeed an Oni who cruelly murdered almost his entire family and only barely survived his sister Nezuko. Will he be able to get revenge and save his sister?
©Koyoharu Gotoge / SHUEISHA, Aniplex, ufotable