Anime series Kimetsu no Yaiba: Demon Slayer is so popular that it has spawned a slew of awesome merchandise inspired by the show’s characters. Fans with a sweet tooth will be pleased to know that this range of products even includes snacks.

The story is set in a fantastical version of Taisho era Japan, so it’s especially fitting when traditional Japanese sweets are released. Recently some awesome wagashi picks complete with colourful sweets went on sale, and this month some extra cute offerings are hitting convenience stores.

This lineup is from Tabemasu, a series of wagashi inspired by various famous characters such as Rilakkuma and the Toy Story aliens. They are typically made from nerikiri, a traditional Japanese sweet made from white bean paste and mochi dough which can be easily coloured, moulded and carved, making it the perfect choice for aesthetically pleasing desserts like this.

Tanjiro and Nezuko have appeared before, but for the first time this year, the lineup will include Kyojuro Rengoku. Each one has a different flavoured filling. Tanjiro is chocolate, Nezuko is strawberry and Rengoku is sweet potato, perfect for autumn.

The adorable chibi-style faces are detailed enough to even include Tanjiro’s scar and ear decorations, 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 Kimetsu no Yaiba.

These awesome confections can be found in the chilled section of Lawson convenience stores in Japan from 12th October onwards costing 285 yen plus tax.

By - grape Japan editorial staff.