On February 4, 2021, the editorial department of the Weekly Shōnen Jump released their statement through their official Twitter handle, stating they are not linked to any political campaigns.
Recently, some politicians and political groups of Japan used images and motifs of the popular manga series Kimetsu no Yaiba for their campaign posters, which led the netizens and international fans to speculate Shueisha’s involvement with the campaign and the politicians.
Due to the ongoing controversy, Weekly Shōnen Jump’s editorial team officially denied Shueisha and Kimetsu no Yaiba’s involvement to them in any kind of form.
Shueisha Inc is a Japan-based company and was established in 1925. The company publishes the Jump magazine line, which includes shōnen magazines like Weekly Shōnen Jump, Jump SQ, V Jump.
They also publish seinen magazines like Weekly Young Jump, Grand Jump, and Ultra Jump, including magazine, Non-no. Along with Shogakukan, the company owns Viz Media, which publishes mangas in North America.
Shueisha has also published numerous Kanzenban magazines along with many light novel imprints like Cobalt Bunko, Chiffon Bunko. Shueisha English Edition publishes Japanese literature, including various genres like fantasy, mystery, erotica, and horror.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba series written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotouge was serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump from February 2016 to May 2020. The series has a total of 23 tankōbon volumes and has sold over 102 million copies worldwide.
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