Kimetsu no Yaiba also known as Demon Slayer is a Japanese anime taken from the manga of the same name. It was written and illustrated by Koyaharu Gotouge.
‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’ Series Plot
The anime starts with the young Teenager “Tanjiro Kamado”. After his father passes away, Tanjiro takes the responsibility of earning and helping the house. That is when he goes to another village to sell charcoal. Later that day his whole family is slaughtered by Demons.
The survivors of the slaughter are Tanjiro and her sister Nejuko who is possessed by a Demon and yet shows Human emotions. He wants to save her sister from the Demon. When he is running away with his sister from the village a Demon Slayer (who kills Demon with their special blade) tries to kill her sister because she essentially is a Demon.
Tanjiro defends her sister and proves that Nejuko didn’t completely transform into a demon. The demon slayer suggests that a best way to save her sister from other Demon Slayers is to become a Demon Slayer himself and defend her. Demon slayer sends him to the Urokodaki, a former Demon slayer from there his journey starts and takes some twists while saving his sister. To become a Demon Slayer one needs exceptional Human strength and techniques. And one also has to master the Breathing technique.
‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’ Series Review
Demon Slayer is an amalgam of Action, Adventure and there’s also a constant sense of affection between brother and sister. It has unique character design and animation, as compared to the more traditional anime trends. The story goes like an adventure movie or video game and it keeps upgrading to new levels. Here new levels are nothing but newer threats they keep facing.
Some of the cutest moments in Demon Slayer involve Nejuko while she is still young and her scenes in the anime are adorable to watch. The love and caring between Nejuko and Tanjiro is the main theme of the story. Tanjiro wants to save her sister and the only way to do that is to bring the blood of the person who changed her into Demon. The actions scenes in the anime are enthralling. Especially the Sword Fights which instill goosebumps, everytime.
The animation they included while using the sword ups the realism while also creating a sense of Mysticism. Demon Slayer also becomes progressively hilarious, especially when we meet Zenitsu whose main goal in his life is to get married. He is also a demon slayer but his faith in himself is mediocre. However this doesn’t resist him from turning into an all out badass during integral parts of the show.
‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’ Series Highlights
- The training arc of the Tanjiro was one of the best scenes of Tanjiro we see in the anime.
- Nejuko saving her brother Tanjiro when he was killing the Demons was the best Duo.
- Zenitsu’s lightning breathing technique is the one of the most badass moments of the anime.
‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’ Series Characters
- Tanjiro Kamado (Main Character)
- Nezuko Kamado (Main Character)
- Kyojuro Rengoku (Main Character)
- Sakoni Urokodaki (supporting Character)
- Kie Kamado (Supporting Character)
- Zenitsu Agatsuma (Supporting Character)
- Hashibira Inosuke ( Supporting Character)
‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’ Series Critical Reception
Demon Slayer has some pretty rave reviews all round. It scored 8.4/10 IMDb. The action scenes and the other fun elements helped this anime get 97% on Rotten Tomatoes.
The Movie Culture Synopsis
Demon Slayer is one of the best Animes to just sit back and watch during the long unfortunate pandemic. It is the whole package of Action, Adventure and Drama and that’s what makes it truly bingeworthy.