Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

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  • TV-MA
  • 2019
  • 4 Seasons
  • 8.6  (142,106)

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a popular Japanese anime series that premiered in 2019. The show follows the story of a young boy named Tanjiro Kamado, who lived with his family in the mountains. One day, while he was out selling charcoal, he returns to his home to find his family brutally murdered by demons. However, he finds out that his younger sister, Nezuko, is still alive but has been turned into a demon. Determined to find a cure for his sister's condition and avenge his family, he sets out on a journey to become a Demon Slayer.

The series is directed by Haruo Sotozaki and produced by Ufotable. It is an adaptation of the manga of the same name by Koyoharu Gotouge. The show has exceptional animation and a gripping storyline that has kept viewers hooked from the start. The episodes are fast-paced, with a lot of action, drama, and emotional moments that make for an engaging watch.

The main character of the show, Tanjiro, is voiced by Natsuki Hanae. He brings to life the character of a dedicated and selfless brother who is willing to do anything to save his sister. He is highly empathetic and has a strong sense of justice that motivates him to become a Demon Slayer. He is also highly skilled in swordsmanship and has a kind heart that often puts him in dangerous situations.

The English voiceover for Tanjiro is provided by Zach Aguilar, who does an excellent job of bringing the character to life. He adds depth to the character with his emotional delivery, making viewers feel invested in his journey. Alongside Aguilar, other notable voice actors who contribute to the show include Abby Trott, who voices Nezuko Kamado, and Aleks Le, who voices Zenitsu Agatsuma.

One of the highlights of the show is its beautifully crafted animation. The animation studio, Ufotable, is renowned for its exceptional animation quality, and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is no exception. The studio has perfectly captured the beauty of the show's setting, which includes a mix of picturesque landscapes and dark forests. The fight scenes are exceptionally well choreographed, with fluid animation that leaves viewers spellbound.

In addition to the animation, the show's music also deserves mention. The soundtrack, composed by Yuki Kajiura and Go Shiina, is a perfect fit for the show's tone. The music is atmospheric and adds to the emotional impact of the show. The opening song, "Gurenge" by LiSA, is also highly popular among fans of the show.

The show is not without its flaws, however. For instance, some viewers have criticized the show's pacing, which can be slow at times. Others have complained about the lack of character development for some of the supporting characters. Nonetheless, these criticisms are relatively minor compared to the overall quality of the series.

Overall, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is an exceptional anime that should not be missed by fans of the genre. Its gripping story, stunning visuals, and emotional impact make it a must-watch for anyone looking for an engaging and entertaining show. It is an excellent representation of what modern anime can achieve and a testament to the quality of Japanese animation.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (57 episodes). The series first aired on April 6, 2019.

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Episode 11
11. Episode 11
June 18, 2023
Tanjiro continues the fight against Hantengu. Amidst all his injuries and the Superior Four's skill, will he be able to defeat him? As the battle draws to a close, the Demon Slayer Squad must race against time to end the fight before dawn.
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
June 11, 2023
Tanjiro, Nezuko, and Genya are struggling through an arduous battle against Zohakuten and his five tree dragons. They are forced to fight defensively against the tree dragons using the four emotion demon's powers, and Tanjiro is swallowed by one of them amidst the fight. Just as Tanjiro is close to meeting his demise, Mitsuri arrives in the nick of time and rescues him. And now, Mitsuri faces off against Zohakuten to rescue the captured Nezuko and Genya...!
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
June 4, 2023
Armed with his memories, Muichiro feels powerful and invincible, convinced that the demonic fifth moon has no chance against him.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
May 28, 2023
Muichiro, with the help of air blown by Kotetsu to him, escapes Gyokko's Water Prison Pot. Muichiro finally recalls his tragic past.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
May 21, 2023
Genya aims for the neck of the fifth demon that split off from Hantengu, but the demon's neck is shockingly hard, and his sword snaps in half in his attempt to strike it. His gun is also ineffective and Genya is driven into a corner. Realizing that he is unable to sever the neck by himself, he entrusts defeating the fifth demon, which is believed to be the main body, to Tanjiro. Taking on Genya's will, Tanjiro wields his sword against the fleeing demon...
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
May 14, 2023
Two simultaneous fights continue, Tanjiro, Nezuko and Genya against Hantengu and Tokito against Gyokko. Genya began to show a demonic form. Tanjiro asks him to look for Hantengu's real body, but memories of the past begin to plague Genya.
Bright Red Sword
5. Bright Red Sword
May 7, 2023
Tokito continues advancing through the forest and finds Mr. Kanamori. As soon as they arrive at the work hut in the middle of the forest, they are welcomed by Gyokko. Meanwhile, Tanjiro continues his fight against Hantengu.
Thank You, Tokito
4. Thank You, Tokito
April 30, 2023
Summary is not available.
A Sword from Over 300 Years Ago
3. A Sword from Over 300 Years Ago
April 23, 2023
Tanjiro becomes disappointed after he discovers the sword rusted. However, a swole Hagenazuka appears, revealing he trained in solitude to be able to forge a better sword for Tanjiro. As such, he offers to restore the rusty sword, giving Tanjiro another one in the meantime. That night, while trying to befriend Genya, swordsmith Kanamori is brutally devoured by Gyokko who, alongside Hantengu, has found the village. After Muichiro is moved by Tanjiro's sense of kindness towards others, Hantengu enters their room, only to be quickly beheaded. However, two individual demons regenerate from the severed body parts, each with different, powerful abilities. After one of them blasts Muichiro far away, the other nearly electrocutes Tanjiro with a staff, before Genya appears and beheads them both with a sawed-off shotgun and a Nichirin knife. However, Hantengu again duplicates, and one of the demons deafens Tanjiro with a sonic attack while Nezuko tries to defend Genya. Meanwhile, Muichiro runs back to assist, but finds Kotetsu in peril from one of Gyokko's spawn. Initially electing not to help him, he saves him just before being eaten after remembering about the importance of kindness with others.
Yoriichi Type Zero
2. Yoriichi Type Zero
April 16, 2023
While eavesdropping, Tanjiro watches as Muichiro threatens the swordsmith he was arguing with. He tries to defend him but the indifferent Hashira knocks him out for interfering. After waking up, the boy, named Kotetsu, explains that the "man" he saw is actually an advanced mechanical training doll, built after a swordsman who lived over 300 years ago. He explains the doll was made by his ancestors, and as he lacks a family, it is all he has to pass on to the next generation. Tanjiro agrees to protect it, but Muichiro appears, having finished his training session and causing extensive damage. However, after Kotetsu discovers it is still functional, he tells Tanjiro to train with it in order to become stronger than the arrogant Muichiro. However, training proves harsh as Kotetsu denies Tanjiro food and water when he fails to connect hits on the doll. When Tanjiro eventually faints from exhaustion, he imagines himself in the afterlife and sees a peculiar stone in the Sanzu River, enabling him to detect a scent faster than the Opening Thread. He uses this to his advantage, eventually landing a powerful strike on the doll's head, which shatters and reveals a concealed sword inside.
Someone's Dream
1. Someone's Dream
April 9, 2023
After their battle with the Upper Rank Six siblings, Tanjiro, Zenitsu, Inosuke, and Nezuko are found by the Kakushi. In the Infinity Castle, Muzan Kibutsujisummons the remaining five Upper Rank demons - Akaza, Upper Five Gyokko, Upper Four Hantengu, Upper Two Doma and Upper One Kokushibo. He admonishes them for their failure to kill the Ubuyashikis and find the Blue Spider Lily. When Gyokko provides new information, he is sent on a joint mission with Hantengu. While Zenitsu and Inosuke are summoned to individual missions, Tanjiro continues his rehabilitation. When his swordsmith Hotaru Haganezuka refuses to forge him a new sword, Tanjiro is told to meet him at the Swordsmith Village to discuss the matter in person. He arrives with Nezuko and meets the village's chief, Tecchin Tecchikawahara, who reassures Tanjiro he will bring Hotaru back to build the sword. Tanjiro is later shown to the village's hot springs where he meets the Love Hashira Mitsuri Kanroji, who is initially dejected after being ignored by an unknown person. While in the hot springs, Tanjiro encounters Genya, the Wind Hashira Sanemi Shinazugawa's younger brother and fellow Demon Slayer, who refuses Tanjiro's hospitality and storms off. At the village, Mitsuri hints at Tanjiro about a "secret weapon" hidden somewhere that can make him stronger and bids farewell to the siblings. The next day, while searching for the weapon, Tanjiro finds the Mist Hashira Muichiro Tokito in an argument with someone and sees that seemingly with them is a man from his dreams.
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  • Premiere Date
    April 6, 2019
  • IMDB Rating
    8.6  (142,106)