Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (鬼滅の刃, Kimetsu no Yaiba, "Blade of Demon Destruction") is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotouge. It follows teenage Tanjiro Kamado, who strives to become a demon slayer after his family was slaughtered and his younger sister, Nezuko, turned into a demon. It was serialized in Shueisha's shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump from February 2016 to May 2020, with its chapters collected in 23 tankōbon volumes. It has been published in English by Viz Media and simultaneously published by Shueisha on their Manga Plus platform. A design from the manga series was censored in the anime adaptation for release in some Asian countries.

Chinese and Korean censorship[]

  • The character Tanjiro Kamado's earrings were changed in the anime series because the original design of the earrings resembles the flag of the Rising Sun, which represents Japanese imperialism to countries that had previously been invaded with Japan. Because of this, the image on the earrings was changed on some platforms in regions of China and South Korea.[1]
  • Tengen's wives, Suma, Makio, and Hinatsuru has their neckline lengthened because it was too revealing.
  • Daki is digitally given black underclothes under her obi and she wore black pants to cover her panties and legs.
  • The bath scene gave Mitsuri a towel to avoid nudity.
  • Mitsuri's cleavage hole was censored.

Other Censorship[]

  • In French, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba had been renamed to "Les Rôdeurs de la nuit" ("The Night Prowlers") to avoid references to the devil.
  • Similar to the renaming of the title above, In Spanish, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is renamed to Guardians de la Noche ("Night Guardians") with the same reasons above.


  1. Demon Slayer: Why Tanjiro's Earrings Were So Controversial by Mezi Mulugeta, Screen Rant. 2022-08-17.

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