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Demon Slayer Season 1 (2019)
鬼滅の刃 (Kimetsu no Yaiba)


Since ancient times, rumors have abounded of man-eating demons lurking in the woods. Because of this, the local townsfolk never venture outside at night. Legend has it that a demon slayer also roams the night, hunting down these bloodthirsty demons. For young Tanjirou, these rumors will soon to become his harsh reality… Ever since the death of his father, Tanjirou has taken it upon himself to support his family. Although their lives may be hardened by tragedy, they’ve found happiness. But that ephemeral warmth is shattered one day when Tanjirou finds his family slaughtered and the lone survivor, his sister Nezuko, turned into a demon. To his surprise, however, Nezuko still shows signs of human emotion and thought… Thus begins Tanjirou’s request to fight demons and turn his sister human again.
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba was published in English by Viz Media and simul-published by Shueisha in English on the app and website Manga Plus. An anime television series adaptation by Ufotable premiered on April 6, 2019.

Alternative titles

– Kimetsu no Yaiba
– Demon Slayer
– 鬼滅の刃
– 鬼滅之刃
– Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
– ЙобаРуб

TL;DR Review

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (Japanese: 鬼滅の刃 Hepburn: Kimetsu no Yaiba, lit. Demon-slaying Blade) is a Japanese manga series by Koyoharu Gotōge.

This was a surprise series of 2019 for me. The animation and art are superb if not a bit stylized. The anime is a mixture of 3D CGI and hand-drawn animation. The combat is crisp and satisfying to watch, even if the character does call out their attack like old fashion anime.

The series started with your typical shounen adventure trope. A tragedy that befell on our main protagonist that leads them into an adventure. However, the execution is done well that convey a real sense of loss and made us care for our heroes.

Our main lead is a strong character with not a lot of annoying traits. Unfortunately, some of the side characters instead exhibit these traits like being loud or constantly whining.

Demon Slayer has a nice balance in action and expositions. It isn’t just mindless action for action sake like some shounen anime. Every fight seems to have a lot of thought put into them.

I highly recommend this to the fans of dark fantasy anime. Demon Slayer contains graphic violence and suggestive themes/dialogs. Intended for the young teen.

Review in progress as it as the show is still airing.

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Opening Theme

– “Gurenge” by Lisa (eps 2-11)

Closing Theme

– “Gurenge” by Lisa (ep 1)
– “From the Edge” by FictionJunction (eps 2-11)
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