On Monday (12/10), the Twitter account of Elex Media’s editor of comics has posted a list of the publisher’s five best-selling comic books in the month of September 2020. The second volume of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, which was released on 9 September 2020, takes the first place in the list. Previously, the first volume of the manga also tops Elex Media’s best seller list in the month of June 2020.

The other comic books that takes the top five spots in September 2020 are One Punch Man volume 21 (released on 9 September 2020), One Piece volume 93 (released in July 2020), Boruto volume 6 (released in July 2020), and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba volume 1 (first released in May 2019). Demon Slayer and Boruto are printed on book paper, and retail for Rp 40,000 (about US$ 2.75), while One Punch Man and One Piece retail for IDR 28,000 (about US$ 1.94).

Written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotōge​Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba tells the story of Tanjirou Kamado, the eldest son of a poor family who lives during the Taisho era.​ One day, his whole family were slaughtered by an unknown demon when he left home to selling charcoal. The only family member who survived is her little sister Nezuko. Unfortunately, Nezuko also begins to transform into a demon. Now Tanjirou has to undergo a dangerous journey to find a cure his half-demon sister.​

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba has been serialized since February 2016 in Weekly Shōnen Jump​ Magazine. The manga has also been adapted into an anime television series which aired from April 6 to September 28, 2019​, produced by Studio Ufotable.

Elex Media Komputindo is a comics publisher under the Kompas-Gramedia Group. The publisher releases licensed foreign comics, including manga, and also Indonesian comics.

The Indonesian Anime Times

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