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Man Charged for Selling Demon Slayer and Jujutsu Kaisen Masks

Japanese local police charged a 66-year old man with violation of copyright law after he was caught selling masks Demon Slayer and Jujutsu Kaisen masks. The prosecutor’s office received the case on October 21, Jiji Press reported.

Itabashi Police Station of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department accused the part-timer of violating the copyright holders’ rights by replicating Demon Slayer and Jujutsu Kaisen characters without permission using his computer and printer from April 23 to July 16. He printed them on masks and sold them through an internet auction service. The man admitted the crime, saying many people would buy his masks with those popular characters. According to the local police, the 66-year-old collected around 1,700 pirated anime and manga images on his computer.

Both Demon Slayer and Jujutsu Kaisen have received anime adaptations that became popular all over the world.

Demon Slayer

Gotoge Koyoaharu’s Demon Slayer manga began serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 2016. The manga ended in 2020 and has a total of 23 volumes. A successful anime adaptation began airing in 2019. Season 2 is currently ongoing.

Learning to destroy demons won’t be easy, and Tanjiro barely knows where to start. The surprise appearance of another boy named Giyu, who seems to know what’s going on, might provide some answers—but only if Tanjiro can stop Giyu from killing his sister first!

Jujutsu Kaisen

Akutami Gege’s Jujutsu Kaisen has also been running in the same magazine since 2018. Season 1 of Jujutsu Kaisen started airing in Fall 2020 and ended in Winter 2021 season. In addition to the anime, a prequel movie is also coming later this year.

Although Yuji Itadori looks like your average teenager, his immense physical strength is something to behold! Every sports club wants him to join, but Itadori would rather hang out with the school outcasts in the Occult Research Club. One day, the club manages to get their hands on a sealed cursed object. Little do they know the terror they’ll unleash when they break the seal…

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[Source: Jiji Press
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