Demon Slayer Will Be Included in Japanese School Textbooks

Demon Slayer is a huge hit with the Japanese audience, as evidenced by the fact that the anime television series ranked first in the country for a record 21 weeks in a row. And, after witnessing such phenomenal growth, Japan’s government has chosen to include Demon Slayer in national textbooks.

The findings of this year’s textbook screening were announced by Japan’s education ministry on Tuesday. Senior high school social studies textbooks were rewritten to include the main topics that students will learn about in the coming semester. Some manga titles were listed among the many topics, with Demon Slayer being the most noteworthy.

According to a newly revealed syllabus, author Koyoharu Gotouge’s popular manga Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba will be included in the Literary National Language textbooks for second-year high school students in Japan beginning next year, in the spring of 2023.

In addition to Demon Slayer, the textbooks will include material about the rock band YOASOBI and Karuho Shiina’s manga Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You. More crucially, in the Exploring World History textbooks, the 2016 film “Shin Godzilla” will be utilised as an example to teach pupils about nuclear and radioactive energy.

It was stated in the content’s foreword, “Words are the life of not just novels, but also manga, anime, live-action movies, and lyrics.” Our linguistic sense will be richer as a result of understanding the authors’ words communicated through the works and developing our sensibilities as beneficiaries.”

The Ministry of Education hopes that by including them, they would be able to develop expressiveness and a rich imagination. According to Abema TV, two new elective courses titled “Exploring Japanese History” and “Exploring World History” will be introduced in April of next year in order to promote independent, interactive, and deep learning.

Source: NHK

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