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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Blade of Demon Destruction, 鬼滅の刃
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A family is attacked by demons and only two members survive – Tanjiro and his sister Nezuko, who is turning into a demon slowly. Tanjiro sets out to become a demon slayer to avenge his family and cure his sister. Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba.

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 1

Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba Synopsis:

Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 1 (鬼滅の刃) Synopsis:

From the earliest times, humanity knows about human-flesh-eating monsters, lurking in the darkness to devour an unfortunate soul that does not trust rumors. However, the rumors also mention an elite corps of demon hunters, skilled assassins, killing demons. Demon Slayer focuses on Tanjirou Kamado, who is still very young but is the only man in his family.

One day, Tanjirou decides to go down to the local village to make a little money, selling charcoal. When he returns back, he becomes an unwilling part of these horrifying rumors: his family is slaughtered and the only survivor, his sister Nezuko, is turned into a demon. For some reason, Nezuko still acts like a human, which is the reason for Tanjirou to join demon slayers and cure his sister.

Will he manage to join the elite corps and cure his sister? Watch the anime Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba to find out!

Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 1 (鬼滅の刃) Synopsis n. 2:

Ever since the death of his father, the burden of supporting the family has fallen upon Tanjirou Kamado’s shoulders. Though living impoverished on a remote mountain, the Kamado family are able to enjoy a relatively peaceful and happy life. One day, Tanjirou decides to go down to the local village to make a little money selling charcoal. On his way back, night falls, forcing Tanjirou to take shelter in the house of a strange man, who warns him of the existence of flesh-eating demons that lurk in the woods at night.

When he finally arrives back home the next day, he is met with a horrifying sight—his whole family has been slaughtered. Worse still, the sole survivor is his sister Nezuko, who has been turned into a bloodthirsty demon. Consumed by rage and hatred, Tanjirou swears to avenge his family and stay with his only remaining sibling. Alongside the mysterious group calling themselves the Demon Slayer Corps, Tanjirou will do whatever it takes to slay the demons and protect the remnants of his beloved sister’s humanity.

Background of Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba:

The anime covers chapters 1 to 53 of the manga.

Opening Theme of Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba:

“Gurenge (紅蓮華)” by LiSA (eps 2-25)

Ending Theme of Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba:

#1: “Gurenge (紅蓮華)” by LiSA (eps 1, 26)
#2: “from the edge” by FictionJunction feat. LiSA (eps 2-18, 20-25)
#3: “Kamado Tanjirou no Uta (竈門炭治郎のうた)” by Go Shiina ft. Nami Nakagawa (ep 19)

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Characters from Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba:

Main Characters from Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba:

  • Tanjiro Kamado (竈門 炭治郎Kamado Tanjiro)

Tanjiro Kamado is the oldest son of a charcoal-seller. His entire family was massacred by Muzan Kibutsuji while he was selling charcoal, with only his sister Nezuko surviving. His goal is to find a cure for her and turn her back into a human, and it is to this end that he decides to join the Demon Slayer Corps.

He is a kind-hearted boy and often feels sympathy for demons and their victims. His endless optimism and simple nature often have people enjoy his company, but at the same time, it also puts him at odds with certain personalities. Tanjiro has a heightened sense of smell which allows him to track down demons and evade their attacks; it also allows him to figure out people’s real emotions.

Tanjiro’s sword is colored black, occasionally turning crimson red and becoming much stronger when combined with Nezuko’s Blood Art, Blood Burst, a technique he later learns to perform without her help. Though he eventually avenges his family during the final battle, losing his arm and eye in the process while being fatally wounded, both are restored during Muzan’s attempt to turn him into his successor by transforming him into a demon, but thanks to his friends’ efforts, he manages to return to human form.

  • Nezuko Kamado (竈門 禰豆子Kamado Nezuko

Nezuko Kamado is the daughter of a charcoal-seller and Tanjiro’s younger sister who was turned into a demon. Despite Muzan’s assumption that he killed them all in his attempt to sire a sun-resistant demon, Nezuko survived as a demon with her mind mostly gone. However, she retained enough of her memories to keep herself from killing Tanjiro.

Due to two years of hypnotic conditioning by Urokodaki, Nezuko regards all humans as her family and will mercilessly attack any demon that threatens them. Instead of consuming human flesh, Nezuko regains energy from sleep and tends to become unconscious for long periods of time after overexerting herself. She was unable to speak and must wear a bamboo gag to keep from biting anyone.

However in later volumes, the muzzle is removed and she is able to speak, albeit very broken due to not speaking for more than two years. Nezuko has several powers, including regeneration, superhuman strength, growing and shrinking rapidly, and a blood demon technique called “Blood Burst” (爆血Bakketsu) that causes her blood to burn once it leaves her body.

Tanjiro generally carries her around in a wooden box (a gift from Urokodaki) until she develops the ability to survive exposure to sunlight, with Muzan targeting her soon after. Nezuko’s mind and humanity were eventually restored during the final battle against Muzan Kibutsuji, and it is implied that she helped Tanjiro recover from his demon transformation when her brother ingested her blood, which contains antibodies for Muzan’s demonic blood.

  • Zenitsu Agatsuma (我妻 善逸Agatsuma Zen’itsu)

  • Inosuke Hashibira (嘴平 伊之助Hashibira Inosuke)

  • Kanao Tsuyuri (栗花落 カナヲTsuyuri Kanao)

  • Genya Shinazugawa (不死川 玄弥Shinazugawa Gen’ya)

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1.Review of Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba:

Sep 28, 2019
Inferno792 (All reviews)
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci.

For a show to be good, it’s not always necessary for it to have a complex plot and a deep cast of characters. This is exactly what Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba proves. This show Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba is yet another spectacle by ufotable – the studio that can take an otherwise generic shounen with a fairly linear story and turn it into a show that has fans craving for more every week.

The studio has done just that with Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba by making it one of the most popular shows of the year with its animation quality and direction. Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba is a show from Spring 2019 that only got a real popularity surge in Summer 2019. Half an episode of a cleverly directed and masterfully animated battle led this show Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba to become one of the most prominent topics of discussion on online anime communities.
That doesn’t mean the rest of the show Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba isn’t a visual feast; it truly is eye candy from the first minute of the first episode to the final minute of the last.

The premise of the show Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba isn’t original. It starts with the family of a hardworking boy who lives in a small village being devoured by a demon while he’s away. The only survivor, his sister, is turned into a demon herself and so the boy begins his journey to not only get revenge on the demon that took his family away from him but also cure his sister and turn her into a human once again. I think we’d be kidding ourselves if we said that we haven’t come across similar plotlines in anime over the years.

However, I’ve watched several shows over the years which have similar plotlines yet didn’t get a fraction of the popularity Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba has garnered because they were done by smaller studios and didn’t have the visual prowess of what ufotable has brought us. One of the first shows that come to my mind when thinking about this is “Sirius the Jaeger” from Summer 2018. It’s got a very similar theme and protagonist to Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba but with vampires instead of demons.

Ufotable really outdid itself here. I just can’t praise the studio enough because that’s how big their contribution has been. I wasn’t an original manga reader but I’ve gone and read the manga as far as the anime has been adapted and it does have some glaring plot pacing and character writing issues. The manga is honestly decent at best. The anime also manages to hide some very cliched moments that were scattered throughout the course of the manga.

Having said all that, there are some problems that the anime couldn’t totally eliminate from the manga. One of them is the pacing in the middle part of the anime. I felt that some fights and arcs dragged on for far too long. While this might not seem as a massive problem to people who binged these episodes, it did feel like a pain waiting weeks just to get to the conclusion of the said storylines.

Come on, 2-3 episodes for a one-on-one or two-on-two fight, mostly sword-fights, is taking it too far, especially in a 26-episode season. It wouldn’t really be a problem if these arcs seemed naturally long. But they didn’t. You could easily make out that it was being drawn out to tiresome levels, and I have no idea why.

Like the narrative, Tanjirou Kamado, our main protagonist is a pretty straightforward character. Kind, gentle, selfless and caring are just some of the qualities that he possesses. His determination in the face of overwhelming opponents is nice to see, although again, it is something exceedingly typical of the protagonist in a shounen.

One of his most defining traits though is the love he bears for his family. He’ll go to any lengths to keep his sister, Nezuko (more about her later), the only real family that he has left, safe. On top of that, the primary motivation he has to find Kibutsuji Muzan, apparently the master of all demons, is not because he wants to avenge his family.
Instead, it’s to find a cure that would make his sister human again. Throughout the season, he’s shown kindness towards everyone, human or demon. Even after becoming a Demon Slayer, he sympathizes with the situation demons find themselves in, having to rely on human flesh and blood simply in order to survive, even shedding tears for them. However, he finds out that that’s not true for every demon that he encounters. Some just kill for fun. This was a great opportunity to actually develop Tanjirou.

Unfortunately, this is where the second of my two complaints with the show Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba begins: the handling of its characters and their development. Character development is extremely disappointing in Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba and Tanjirou’s character is the prime example of that. Apart from his demon-slaying skills, his personality as a whole did not grow much in the series.

Some of the villains that are introduced have short arcs or an episode to themselves and it’s difficult to sympathize with them in that short period of time.

Now, let’s talk about the most tiresome of the entire cast, Zenitsu Agatsuma. He’s an annoying, weak, girl-chasing guy who somehow passed the Demon Slayer exams and became a demon slayer. His pessimistic nature was kinda amusing at the beginning, but it became old very, very quickly. He’s a coward who hides behind a kid when faced with a demon and has no redeeming qualities whatsoever.

The only reason he’s in the show Demon Slayer Kimetsu no YaibaDemon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba at all is for comic relief, and that gets irritating very fast. Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba has an extremely dark and serious vibe to it so the odd moment of humor wouldn’t have hurt if it was placed well. But no, Zenitsu has to bring out his shitty personality traits 5 times every episode. And even worse, his comic relief moments kill the mood during tense situations when the main cast is against a formidable enemy that they have barely any chance of defeating.
How are we supposed to take these moments seriously when he’s drooling over girls or just lying there crying like a baby?! The guy has no major part to play this season and we’re supposed to believe that he’s one of the main characters. Good Lord! Remove Zenitsu and almost nothing would change. He’s the same at the end of the season as he was when he was introduced. Easily one of the more prominent reasons that dragged the series down for me.

We then have Inosuke Hashibira, another one of the new demon Slayers. A hot-headed boy who covers his face with a bear mask, he’s got excessive pride and love for battle. His favored opponents are demons but he doesn’t mind beating up a human if they happen to come in the way of his fights.

At first, he does come off as annoying with these traits dominating his character, but he does change into a more understanding person as the story progresses. He begins to see that there are beings out there, both humans and demons, against whom he’s no better than a fly to be swatted. I honestly quite enjoyed watching him as a character grows out of his little shell.

Next, we move on to everyone’s favorite girl: Nezuko. Even after being turned into a demon, she’s shown to have incredible restraint in her demonic thirst. Without speaking a single word since becoming a demon, she’s demonstrated her love for her brother over the course of the season. The bond between the two siblings is one of the driving points of the series.

Her little “demonic” idiosyncrasies are amusing, to say the least even though there are certain moments that made me question the physics side of things in the show Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba. If you’ve already watched Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba, you’ll get the reference.

There are two supporting characters who actually had massive impacts on the story, and whom I personally really enjoyed watching in the brief screentime that they got. They’re Giyuu Tomioka and Sakonji Urokodaki. These two actually shaped Tanjirou as a person going forward. Tomioka is the first demon slayer we’re introduced to, and the one that shows the path to Tanjirou to do the same.

Urokodaki is the person who trained Tanjirou to be a demon slayer soon afterward. Both of them impacted the way Tanjirou developed (although I have to say, he didn’t develop a lot) and his actions in the series are partially driven by what he was taught by them. There’s not too much else to say about the other characters without spoiling a bit since most of the remaining important characters are introduced in the second half of the season.
The villains that do appear in the first half are very basic and slightly disappointing, to be frank: almost all of them are shown to have a tragic history but I could never really sympathize with them. The author tries to invoke emotions with their past but fails in conveying it in an original manner that would actually leave an impact on the viewers.

Overall, the characters are easily the weakest part of the series. Zenit’s constant ramblings are a pain, and the writing as well as the lack of development of some other characters leaves a lot to be desired.

Visually, this show is a masterpiece. No other way to put it. In terms of animation, Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba can compete with any other anime and still come out on top. It’s arguably the most well-animated series of the year and will go toe to toe with any other anime series you can throw at it. The animation is the reason that led to the popularity of the show and hats off to ufotable for that.

Every episode is a visual feast. From the fluidity of the animation to the vibrant character designs, it’s all top-notch. Some of the fight scenes in Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba are simply stunning and what’s equally stunning is their effective use of CGI. The aforementioned battle sequences are some of the best in anime in terms of animation quality, and that’s not an exaggeration.

The audio side of things isn’t shabby either. I was somewhat surprised by the decision to have only one opening and ending for both the cours. The opening was very pleasing in the first few episodes, but I began skipping it in the latter half of the show, not because I got tired of the vocals or the music, but because it had the same visual sequence as well.

They definitely could’ve done with the second set of opening and ending although this is a small issue and doesn’t put any stains on the great production quality. The voice acting is splendid for the most part sans the annoying and repetitive trash that came out of Zenitsu’s mouth. Yes, it was fun in the beginning but it didn’t hold up well.
His ramblings were just plain annoying after a few episodes. That complaint aside though, I felt that the VAs did a superb job of conveying the necessary emotions when required. Special props go out to the VAs doing the demons. They created incredible tension which when paired with the stupendous animation had me totally immersed.

And of course, how could I not mention the incredible work done by Yuki Kajiura and Go Shiina? Yuki Kajiura has a history of producing outstanding soundtracks for anime like Fate/Zero and Sword Art Online (the only good thing to come out of almost every season of SAO is the OST), and she certainly doesn’t disappoint here.

The OST perfectly compliments the visuals, and I thought it immaculately suited the Edo period setting in which Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba seems to be based. The series has a multitude of soundtracks that add variety and prevent any major overuse of a particular track. Near perfect score to the overall sound department.

At the end of the day, Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba is a typical shounen with top-tier production values and a few critical issues such as some poor character writing and pacing. Despite these issues though, I enjoyed Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba for what it was: an anime with stunning visuals and a soundtrack that managed to keep me hugely entertained for the majority of its run. Even if you don’t particularly like shounen, I’d urge you to give this a shot just for the aesthetics if nothing else.

Writer: Inferno792
Editor: CodeBlazeFate

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