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Koyoharu Gotouge

Koyoharu Gotouge (born May 5, 1989) is a Japanese manga artist best known for his work on Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (2016-2020). As of February 2021, the manga had sold more than 150 million copies (including digital versions), making it one of the most popular manga series of all time.

Gotoge chooses a bespectacled alligator as his avatar when he spreads the word about the series.

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Early life

Koyoharu Gotouge was born in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, on May 5, 1989. The author remains anonymous in public.


Koyoharu Gotouge made his Jump Treasure Newcomer Manga Awards debut in 2013 with the one-shot Kagarigari.

The following three one-shots were Monju Shiro Kyodai (published in Jump Next! in 2014), Rokkotsu-san (published in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2014), and Haeniwa no Zigzag (released in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2015).

After Haeniwa no Zigzag failed, Tatsuhiko Katayama (Gotouge’s first editor) advocated for starting a series with a “simple to understand premise” Kagarigari, Gotouge’s debut novel, will serve as the inspiration for Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. From February 15, 2016, to May 18, 2020, Weekly Shonen Jump published the series. It had sold more than 150 million copies (including the digital versions) as of February 2021, making it one of the most popular manga series of all time.

Gotouge stated in February 2021 that he plans to have the next project as a sci-fi romantic comedy narrative.



Gotouge highlighted JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure by Hirohiko Araki, Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto, Bleach by Tite Kubo, and Gin Tama by Hideaki Sorachi as influences on their work.

Awards and honours
Kodansha will honour Gotouge with the 2nd Noma Publishing Culture Award in 2020, which honours people who have “reinvented publishing.”
The franchise’s sales increased the entire publishing company from 2019 to 2020, earning Gotouge this prize.

In February 2021, Gotouge became the first manga artist to be named to Time’s annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in the “Phenomena” category. Gotouge won the Minister of Education, Sports, Culture,  Science, and Technology’s Newcomer Award in March 2021 in the Media Fine Arts category . Gotouge was awarded the Special Prize at the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize for the 25th time in 2021.


  • Kagarigari (過狩り狩り) (2013) – One-shot
  • Monju Shirō Kyōdai (文殊史郎兄弟) (2014) – Shueisha’s Jump Next! magazine released a one-shot.
  • Rokkotsu-san (肋骨さん) (2014) – Shueisha’s Weekly Shnen Jump released a one-shot.
  • Haeniwa no Zigzag (蠅庭のジグザグ) (2015) – Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump published a single-shot.
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (鬼滅の刃, Kimetsu no Yaiba) (2016-2020) – Shueisha’s Weekly Shnen Jump published the series, which was collected in 23 tankbon volumes.
  • Short Stories of Koyoharu Gotouge (吾峠呼世晴短編集, Gotōge Koyoharu Tanpenshū) (2019) – Shueisha released four one-shots by Gotouge, which were collected in one volume.
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Does Koyoharu Gotouge have an Instagram account?

Yes the author of Demon Slayer has an Instagram account, here it is:

Who is the author of Kimetsu no yaiba?

Koyoharu Gotoge, the author of the popular manga series “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba,” was named to Time magazine’s list of 100 Emerging World Leaders.

What happened to the author of Demon Slayer?

Returning to Kimetsu’s news, Gotoge is reportedly unable to work as a mangaka owing to a situation with his parents, and as a result has had to leave Tokyo. After Akaza’s death in the last fight arc, people began to protest that the manga’s quality had deteriorated drastically.

Is the author of Kimetsu no yaiba a woman?

Arakawa, like Posuka Demizu, the illustrator of The Promised Neverland, is a proven woman.

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