Kimetsu no Yaiba, also called Demon Slayer is huge and it's all over the place these days, from confectionaries to if not sometimes random, merchandise such as watches, lingerie and even hair wax. With the opening of their movie, “Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train,” the rabid fans got out in force and their popularity will still go on surge and doesn’t seem to cease for a while. In such a social phenomenon, convenience stores in Japan have been selling different confectionaries to food and drinks in collaboration with such a mega hit anime. Take a look at some of the items including limited time only “wagashi” (Japanese traditional sweets) which can be found at convenience stores.
Demon Slayer Tart
A limited time offer while stock lasts, Lawson began selling a caramel tart in collaboration with Demon Slayer from October 20th 2020. There are 6 designs, Tanjiro Kamado, Nezuko Kamado, Zenitsu Agatsuma, Inosuke Hashibira, Giyu Tomioka and Shinobu Kocho. The tart is very creamy but crispy outside.
Nezuko & Tanjiro Wagashi (Japanese sweets)
From October 20th 2020, for a limited time offer while stock lasts, Lawson began selling Tabemasu (a Japanese confectionery series that features sweets designed to look like characters) collaborated with Demon Slayer. They’ve turned Tanjiro and Nezuko into adorable chibi-style faces with enough detail to add Tanjiro’s scar and earrings, as well as Nezuko’s bamboo stick and hair accessories. The patterns found on each of the characters’ clothing is also used as a backdrop, making them even more recognisable as the main characters of Demon Slayer. The flavor for Tanjiro is chocolate while for Nezuko it is strawberry. However, since this is a Japanese sweets, anko (red bean paste) has been used for the fillings with mochi dough outside.
Rengoku Kyojuro: Flame Hashira Rice Ball
As soon as the package is opened, the spicy scent wafts through the air to arouse the appetite. Once chewing on this rice ball, the crispness of the minced red and yellow paprika adds umami to this a bit spicy rice ball as if to express “fire hashira” of Rengoku Kyojuro in the sense of fire as spicy/hotness.
Karaage-kun (Fried Chicken)
Karaage-kun is a paper pack of bite-sized pieces of Japanese-style fried chicken sold at a convenience store, Lawson. Cheese, Regular and Red (Spicy) are the typical main flavors but each season, there are different unique limited-time flavors released. Currently, in collaboration with the Demon Slayer, Lawson has released a butter soy-sauce flavored karaage-kun with a special package designed with characters from Demon Slayer. If you are lucky, this karaage-kun will be engraved with a special design of Nichirin Sword brims unique to each Kisatsu-tai member. So before you take a bite, make sure to check for this engravement as it is a miracle to find it.
Kororo Demon Slayer Gummy - Hinokami Cola
As simple as its name implies, this is a coke flavored gummy but taste more like a coke gone flat. The product is named after Hinokami Kagura (The Dance Of The Fire God). The package comes in several different designs mainly centered around Tanjiro Kamado. Very chewy yet watery gummy so quenching your thirst with this might be a good idea.
Tanjiro and Nezuko's Lunch Pack
Lunch Pack is a popular snack in Japan that is made of two pieces of crustless white bread packed with sweet or savory filling and sealed together at the edges. To symbolize Tanjiro’s green haori (kimono style jacket), the bread is filled with melon cream while the other half is filled with strawberry cream depicting the pink kimono that Nezuko is wearing. The filling is milky and sweet, more like a candy melted.
Lawson’s original collaborated item with the Demon’s Slayer is this melon flavored milk. The melon juice is harmoniously mixed with the milk which turns out into a mellow taste. There are a total of six different package designs, and an extra rare design that is hard to find.
Chicken Ramen (Noodle) from Nissin
Nissin, most famous for its classic cup noodles has collaborated with Demon Slayer and made a unique package design for their “Chicken Ramen”, “Chicken Ramen Abura Soba” and “Demae Ramen”. Between October 1st to November 30th 2020, Nissin are holding a campaign where a total of 2,000 people can win to get the original Demon Slayer noodle stopper. Participants can apply for this via their webpage here after purchasing the items that are listed on the webpage.
Demon Slayer Chewing Gum
A mix of three different flavors, soda (representing the water breathing/Tanjiro Kamado), lemon (representing thunder breathing/Zenitsu Agatsuma) and energy drink (representing beast breathing/Inosuke Hashibira) are available in one jar. There are 4 different package designs available.