2021 has definitely been a big year for anime and there’s surely more to come. Anime is slowly entering the mainstream and these shows are attracting an even bigger audience, reaching a global level.
With numerous streaming platforms adding anime to their libraries, fans from all over the world now have easier access to many anime titles, both in sub and dub. But of course, the existence of these amazing shows wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of animation studios.
These studios are responsible for the adaptation of our beloved Japanese series. Without them, there would be nothing to watch in the first place. Some of the well-known studios are MAPPA (Attack on Titan: The Final Season, Jujutsu Kaisen, Yuri!!! On Ice), Madhouse (Death Note, Hunter x Hunter, Sonny Boy), and Kyoto Animation (K-On!, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, Violet Evergarden).
All over social media sites, debates on anime adaptations never fail to mention the studios behind them. There are times wherein fans feel that the studio hasn’t given the adaptation justice, or the animation is bad. On the other hand, studios are also praised for their amazing adaptations of certain shows.
A popular series from the past couple of years is Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. It is a shōnenmanga series written by Koyoharu Gotouge, serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump from 2016 to 2020. It follows the story of Tanjiro Kamado, a boy who aims to become a demon slayer after a demon murdered his family. He is accompanied by his younger sister Nezuko, who has turned into a demon.
In 2019, the first season of the anime adaptation was released. It quickly rose through the ranks as one of the most popular anime, especially in the West. Fans all over the world praise Demon Slayer for its storytelling and amazing visuals.
In 2020, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train was released. This movie directly follows the events of the first season. It dominated the worldwide box office, becoming the highest-grossing anime film globally. The former holder of this record was Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away, which was released in 2001.
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Which Studio Animated Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba?
The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba series is animated by Ufotable. They are also responsible for other works such as Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, Fate/Zero, and The Garden of Sinners series.
Ufotable was founded in 2000 and is located in Tokyo, Japan. Recently, the studio was involved with reports of tax evasion. The studio and its founder, Hikaru Kondo, were indicted with evading around $1.24 million worth of taxes in July 2021. Following these reports, Ufotable posted an apology statement confirming that they have settled the matter.
With Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 2 slated for 2021, everything you need to know can be found here.