Spring 2019

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Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2

Wit Studio
10 episodes · TV Completed 進撃の巨人 Season3 Part.2
9.10

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Attack on Titan Season 3 part 1 recap :

Attack on Titan Season 3 Episode 1 Recap: It Starts With a Murder Mystery

Season 3 of everyone’s favorite giants vs. humans anime kicked off with a grisly murder mystery. After being put into protective custody by Hange Zoë after the events of Attack on Titan Season 2, Pastor Nick was tortured and murdered.

The identity of his assailants and the enigmatic serial killer they’re probably connected to set the stage for a greater conspiracy and conflict that’ll last all season.

Spoilers follow for the Attack on Titan Season 3 premiere: “Smoke Signal”

There’s nary a Titan insight throughout all of “Smoke Signals,” except for a botched experiment midway through during which Eren tries and fails to transform fully into his Titan form.

Hange Zoë crying for someone to sketch Eren’s skinless face is prime Attack on Titan macabre humor, but it’s short-lived as the premiere prefers political intrigue to outright action.

Pastor Nick, the Order of the Walls priest who gave the gang information in Season 2, had been in protective custody at the Trost District military barracks.

Hange Zoë learns that he’s been tortured and murdered by the military police, but why would the crown want information from Pastor Nick?

Captain Levi and Pastor Nick in ‘Attack on Titan’ Season 2

For reasons that still seem murky, the central government wants both Eren and Historia (formerly Christa) — Eren for his power and Historia probably because she has a claim to the throne as the illegitimate child of Rod Reiss.

The Season 3 premiere spends a lot of time catching the viewer up on these sometimes barely comprehensible political machinations while avoiding action.

Acting on behalf of the crown, those soldiers tortured Pastor Nick hoping to find out where they could find Eren and Historia. This is why Captain Levi has everyone hiding out in a remote cabin when Season 3 starts.

All of this sets the stage for a new kind of warfare in Attack on Titan Season 3 that pits the Scout Regiment against the rest of the military.

Levi moves everyone back to Trost District, where they let Jean and Armin pose as Historia and Eren to bait and track amateur kidnappers.

Mikasa gets a badass moment taking the captors down, but the episode ends with a surprise attack from Kenny the Ripper, who easily kills Nifa and almost gets Captain Levi as well.

Kenny the Ripper in 'Attack on Titan' Season 3

Kenny the Ripper in ‘Attack on Titan’ Season 3

Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2 anime Story:

The Survey Corps embarks on a quest to reclaim Wall Maria, where the war against the ruthless “Titans” takes the stage once again, trying to restore the fading hope of mankind.

Eren Yeager and the Corps find the city curiously unoccupied by the Titans as they return to the tattered Shiganshina District that was once his home. They oddly do not meet any resistance, even after the outer gate is plugged in.

The mission proceeds smoothly until Armin Arlert finds distressing signs of a possible scheme targeting them, deeply skeptical of the enemy’s absence.

As he promises to take back all that was once his, Shingeki no Kyojin Season 3 Part 2 leads Eren. The Survey Corps struggles alongside him, through endless sacrifices, to carve a road to victory and reveal the mysteries hidden away in the basement of the Yeager family.

Levi claims to have lived with Kenny the Ripper when he was younger, and he explains that Kenny slit the throat of over 100 members of the military police in his career of murder. But because he was so good at avoiding capture, he’s regarded as an urban legend.

It’s not immediately clear in the anime, but Kenny is also a member of the military police working for the crown. His short-term goal is to capture Historia and Eren and to eliminate Levi and the rest of his squad. And if there’s anybody that could compete with Levi in terms of skill, it’s this guy.

Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2 characters:

    • Eren Yeager (エレン・イェーガーEren Yēgā, alt. “Eren Jaeger”)
    • Mikasa Ackerman (ミカサ・アッカーマンMikasa Akkāman, alt. “Mikasa Ackermann”)
    • Armin Arlert (アルミン・アルレルトArumin Arureruto, alt. “Armin Arlelt”)
    • Reiner Braun (ライナー・ブラウンRainā Buraun)

Eren had some pretty good growth realizing that with the history he is not exceptional and developed some chemistry and became more mature overall,

the only trouble I had was he became a little over-emotional often and the stretch of episodes when he wanted to be eaten and was called continuously crying got a little old. Although the crystallization capacity even came up clutch and was badass when he mouthed through the barrels in titans.

Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2 full episodes reviews:

  1. Review of Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2

This time, Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2 anime takes a different tack but maintains its capacity to tell a memorable story. In the beginning, it managed to hook me after discovering how important character roles are.

Via its characterization, it taught me that to create a well-polished anime, the show does not require fancy action and cinematics. Sure, that aspect is not completely missing, but relative to previous seasons, it is minimal.

It’ll be up to you to decide if there is an appeal. Only remember that Titan Assault doesn’t often need individuals to take their swords out and stick them into the throats of Titans.

Watching the third season would easily make viewers aware of the shift in tone at the very beginning. In reality, you will not be used to this season and it may take some time to adapt to it. From the first few scenes, the absence of Titans is clear.

In the past, Assault on Titan was praised for its outstanding operation. The performance quality and pacing not only improve the audience, but the show itself has always managed to catch the intensity of the war.

Here we are in the third season and it takes a turn back with the war between Titans and humans. Instead, we see society struggling with its own issues, internal problems, and political wars, as well as hidden mysteries running in the veins of the main characters.

2. Review of Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2

Jun 30, 2019
lt_wassile (All reviews)

The unknown is always too easily labeled as a threat, and it is easy to join that particular chorus who claim it, mainly due to fear, fear of failure, and concern of personal cost.
On the basis of that postulate, the journey resumes for our SnK characters, as they prepare to undertake a fierce battle against those who want to annihilate humanity…however, is that these guys objective?
It is well known the one-of-a-kind storytelling attributes this adaptation has: the understated foreshadowing –great for those who like to re-watch shows-, the captivating opacity, the more than famous plot twists; nevertheless, it never stops to amaze me the ability –and especially, in this season- they have had to build, step by step, a huge storyline that is both fascinating and enjoyable while being able of connecting the dots that had been scattered during the 3 seasons prior to this one -all of this without making the story messy and confusing-.
While I am on this subject, I have to bring to the table the marvelous combination of this storytelling with animation and music. One of the most overlooked aspects, not only in anime, but also in the film industry, is the ability of a motion picture to use this or that piece of music, sound, silence, and/or frame in this or that given moment to capture the audience and, what can I say, Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2 does it extremely well on this season.
Speaking about music, this asset is and has been one of SnK’s hallmarks. Not only the use of it –as I mentioned before- but the compositions per se are just one of a kind. Am I the only one who listens to them on a daily basis? And if this was not enough, WIT studio decided to bring into the equation some of the old soundtracks from season 1, which we will all agree were masterpieces.

Furthermore, speaking about other technical aspects, the animation has made quite an improvement, leading to great results. This made some of the events –including fights- that took place over the course of this season something special:
backgrounds were depicted in a really wonderful way, movements and facial expressions were really fluid and seemed pretty natural (including the Omni-directional mobility gear animation where camera rotations and 3D movements were executed to perfection)
And the pace was used fantastically well –that episode 54 fight it’s a great example, where Levi moves so fast that it takes time to the physics to actually catch up with him, making it look like he moves at the speed of light-.

This, accompanied by an amazing sound design, a cast sounding as good as they do and very good characterization makes Shingeki no Kyojin a really wonderful series to watch. And don’t forget what a banger the OP was.

Moreover, I’m glad that, between the chaos of war, they have set aside some time to explore the inner conflicts of some of our characters, their convictions and motivations, the reason for them to fight, as well as exploring how their decisions not only changed –and will change- their lives and made them who they are now, but the lives of the people around them.

Characters like Levi, Armin, or Erwin, who had not to have so much screentime-development over the course of the show gain in importance on this season -it was about time-, without laying aside others like Eren -who finally shows a glimmer of manhood and logic-, Mikasa, or even our titanic traitors -if you know what I mean-, as they also meaningfully develop. For instance, side characters no longer feel like side characters.

So, while I’m not in a position to say that I would never see something like this in a while, I can say that this season of Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2 was, hands down, dazzling, breathtaking piece of animated work.

3. Review of Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2
Jun 30, 2019
keragamming (All reviews)

*Clap clap* before I start this review I will like us all to bow our heads and have a moment of silence for all our fallen comrades, just like us they them-self started this series from season 1, but as time passes and more seasons are release many have fallen and so I will like to congratulate each one of you for making it this far and finally being able to see what is in that damn basement! lol

Now let’s begin this review of Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2.

Imagine if you were a fish that since birth has been living inside a fish tank, you are unaware that there is a bigger world out there with vast oceans where you can swim to many different areas and see various different species. That is basically what Eren and company were in, and we as the viewers were also in the same situation.

Attack on Titan season 3 part 2 is the season that connects all the previous seasons neatly together, this was three seasons in the making. Snk is an action/mystery series that builds its foundation and then explodes with greatness when the apparent time comes.

To appreciate this season you have to realize how important foundation is, in terms of setup, without proper build-up this season would not be getting the praise it currently has, because if there wasn’t any foundation the impact of the basement reveal and the character interaction/fights would be lacking, there would be a big void there.

I think plenty of persons believe the basement would be the end game, where after finding out what is in the basement the series would eventually end, the twist is that the basement is simple the key to open the next level of the series, the first 3 seasons
were simple the prologue and it is now time for the series to touch on the main plot or the true issue at hand.
Visually Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2 looks so great despite the issues with the animators.
The staff did their best with this season from the awesome soundtrack, to the great action scenes, some fights were lacking a bit like episode 2 also the CGI Colossal titan was a bit distracting at times, but that still didn’t affect my enjoyment of this season, the voice acting in this season was phenomenal especially in episode 6 when there was minimal ost used in that episode.

The interaction and development for some of these characters in this season of Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2 was also a highlight, especially between Erwin and Levi, there is a famous criticism that snk gets a lot and that is that the characters are bland, but I think it is an outdated criticism back in season 1 that needs to die.

Simply put a lot of characters didn’t get much time to develop in the first seasons also in retrospect some of the characters didn’t get early development because of their secrets, but as more seasons were released, the more the characters grow on you and the more you appreciate these characters and want them to finally be free.

Despite giving Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2 a 10/10, don’t take it as me saying it is a “perfect” series, because no series is perfect and this is where I will point out a flaw I personally have for this particular season and that is the fakeout in this season, specifically regarding Reiner and Armin, I didn’t like the situation/explanation in how they both survive and that bothered me, but here is where Isayama shows why he is a God writer!

He somehow finds a way to make something great come from those two sour situations for me, with Armin in episode 6 and how that was written was just incredible the same with Reiner, can’t say much but all I will say is that he is putting him to good use, not often a writer can write something you as the viewer didn’t like but then just blow you away with what he has done with that particular situation.

I don’t think I will ever like it, but what I am getting at is that nothing in this world is perfect, just like how you care for your close family and friends and you know they have their flaws, you argue with them at times and there is something you don’t like about them, but in the end, you care deeply for them, it is basically the same for loving a series or someone despite their flaws.

And to end this I will say to all anime-only watchers, I know that some of you are nervous, excited, and even skeptical about where the series is going, but trust me when I say you should have faith in Isayama, he delivered on the basement reveal and has set up the series perfect for the main course, see you all again in season 4 and make sure that you will not become another fallen soldier when the next season arrives, Erwin would not be pleased.

Thanks for reading and enjoy the rest of your day.

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Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 1

ufotable
26 episodes · TV Completed Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Blade of Demon Destruction, 鬼滅の刃
8.58

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.

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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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Reviews of Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba:

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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