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Final Volume of the Demon Slayer Manga will not contain New Epilogue Chapter as previously Announced

On Wednesday the 25th of November Japanese Publisher Shueisha announced that the final Volume of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba will contain a previously unreleased epilogue chapter. The 23rd volume of Demon Slayer will bring the saga to a close having already come to an end in the Shueisha Weekly Jump magazine back in May. Shueisha have announced the added content to Volume 23 will consist of 39 new pages, including a 13 page epilogue and some more bonus content.

However this is not the case, Demon Slayer author Koyoharu Gotouge released a statement on his official twitter account, where he apologised for the mistake and confusion around the announcement and Manga cover Jacket which stated it contained a 13 page epilogue. Koyoharu Gotouge added that the 23rd volume will actually contain 39 pages of exclusive content including previously unreleased and/or cut pages of art work, the 39 pages will be made up of;

Over 3 million physical copies of the Manga will be put into circulation, the final volume will also be available digitally. Shueisha also have plan release two spin off stories written by Ryoji Hirano titled "Kimetsu no Yaiba: Tomioka Giyū Gaiden" and "Kimetsu no Yaiba: Rengoku Gaiden" compiled into a single volume on 4th of December.

Shueisha say that Demon Slayer was it’s second highest selling Manga of 2019 just behind One piece, Demon Slayer was written by it was first debuted in Shueisha Weekly Jump February 2016. The Manga was recently licensed for an anime by Aniplex and was produced by Ufotable, first airing April 2019, the anime was met with critical acclaim due to its animation. The Demon Slayer Movie Mugen Train was recently released in Japan and has gone on to break several Japanese box office records.

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