First Look. McFarlane Toys gets Demon Slayer license

Not content with having the license of one of the most currently consumed animes in the ‘States, Todd has set his sights on another major global hit: Kimetsu no Yaiba!

After a demon attack leaves his family slain and his sister cursed, Tanjiro embarks upon a perilous journey to find a cure and avenge those he’s lost.

The story takes place in Taishō-era Japan, where an undercover society -known as the Demon Slayer Corps- has been waging a secret war against demons for centuries.

Following in the steps of the My Hero Academia license, the Demon Slayer figures will come in two scales: the more “kid friendly” 5 inches with limited articulation, and the 7 inches, ultra articulated figures more suited for the collectors out there.

The first wave (shown only as renders pending of approval) is composed by the main character, Tanjiro Kamado in both 5in and 7in form; joining him there’s the fan favorite Inosuke as a 7in figure -is it too much to ask for a removable mask with those angel features hidden beneath? Probably yes, that’s the stuff of Platinum Edition variants- and the main antagonist, the demon Muzan Kibutsuji in 5in form.

There’s no doubt that with a little bit of patience, both lines will grow to have the whole roster of slayers and demons, maybe some role-play offerings, like MHA… but most importantly: Nezuko-chaaaaaan!

At the end of the day, this is a great addition to the McFarlane portfolio, and it brings hope for all the anime collectors who may want to have some cool figures without having to pay the import prices of lines like Figma, or S.H. Figuarts.