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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Alias: Kimetsu no Yaiba Kanji: 鬼滅の刃 Genres & Themes: Action, Historical Fiction, Shounen, Supernatural Producers/Studios: ufotable Release Date: April 6th, 2019 Streaming: Hulu, Crunchyroll, and FunimationNow
Plot: "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.
Ever since the death of his father, Tanjirou has taken it upon himself to support his mother and five siblings. 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. Adding to this sorrow, a demon hunter named Tomioka Giyuu arrived and was about to finish Nezuko off, but to his surprise she and Tanjiro started to protect each other. Seeing this oddity and Tanjiro's promising fighting skills, Giyuu decides to send them to his old mentor to be trained.
So begins Tanjiro's life as a demon hunter, bound on a quest to cure his sister and find the one who murdered his entire family."
Nobuhiko Okamoto as Genya > Toshiyuki Morikawa as Kagaya Ubuyashiki > Shiori Izawa as Guide (White-Haired) Aoi Yūki as Guide (Black-Haired) > Daisuke Namikawa as Haganezuka > Takumi Yamazaki as Kasugaigarasu > Hikaru Midorikawa as Odō no Oni > Takehito Koyasu as Teoni >
The show stars:
Natsuki Hanae as Tanjirō Kamado Akari Kitō as Nezuko Kamado Hiro Shimono as Zenitsu Agatsuma Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Inosuke Hashibira Takahiro Sakurai as Giyū Tomioka
The theme songs have great emotional presence. However, there wasn't much emotional build up and release when the time came for the protagonist's tragic loss of his family. The episode title, cruelty, doesn't make sense. We have a lack of world building with the demons. The demons remind me more of vampires with bit of ghoul as they eat humans, hate sunlight, and to make more demons requires mixing blood.
They should have focused on the protagonist as it should be for the first episode. Instead, we cut into another character for some reason. That felt like a distraction instead of building the series through our protagonist who is the first character we see.
I tried not to compare the Shonen anime adaptation to the likes of Attack on Titan, Seraph of the End, Blue Exorcist but it's hard not to because you have a tragic event but it didn't make much intensity in terms of emotions.
I was about to call giving the enemy a flashback useless but its purpose was to establish the protagonist's sympathy for demons and his naive quest to find a way to restore them.
I got an Allen Walker feeling but this guy feels unnatural with his rage and sudden sympathy. Plus Allen has a deeper connection with Akuma due to his special ability that separates him from other exorcists.
Dislike how it felt a random exception that the sister can sleep. She doesn't need blood. Hope there is another reason. It sounds too convenient or something.
Oh one of the angry characters is voiced by Bakugo.
I saw 4 kids. They mentioned 5. That might be a plot surprise
Their organization is pretty flawed. I hope it is like Claymore but Claymore had more build up and workd building
The battle ends. Of course, these aren't the 12 infamous demons under Kibutsuji because it's too early in the story. I assume this series will be long.
I did like the kickball scene between Nezuko and the Temari demon. I guess the scene where the protagonist feels sorry for the demon touched my heart a bit. I don't really sympathize with the enemies in this show until this part.
There are 3 demons in the house. Though, the two of them are easily dispatched by Zeni and boar. Zeni has a weird gimmick: he faints out of fear and then he kills things subconsciously. I think it will difficult to implement in serious context.
Speaking of context, the tone of this episode was mostly comedic.
Marechi - it's a term popped up in this episode. It refers to rare blood types. Demons love marechi as it helps them evolve.
Mono: Will make the SD Gundam anime thread. I'll probably be the only watching one. Didn't think it get a simulcast. I usually don't make children anime discussion threads.
Jul 27, 2019 16:28:16 GMT
Mono: Almost 10 o clock. I have to go. Have a nice weekend everyone.
Jul 27, 2019 16:53:24 GMT
SadPanda: Press H for Respect
Jul 27, 2019 17:37:42 GMT
Master Menos: H. Just heard of that too, but let's move that to the respective "club".
Jul 27, 2019 22:45:03 GMT
Mono: I'll make a JoJo part for AudioNinja's JoJo thread.
Jul 30, 2019 23:23:22 GMT
Jgames: Got the Evangelion movies since they were on sale so might as well review them, the review for the first movie is up.
Aug 3, 2019 3:17:26 GMT
Dream: Started up Princess Tutu just today. I will concede that with all the anime I'm currently dabbling into, it may take time for me to complete the series. I might wind up extending my HI-DIVE subscription a month as a result.
Aug 3, 2019 16:22:17 GMT
Mono: I got to do some catch up and post some fighting video game content that came out during EVO.
Aug 5, 2019 23:22:32 GMT
Dream: On the note of new stuff, just got word that Aggretsuko's got a third season in the works.
Aug 6, 2019 1:34:49 GMT
Mono: Oh I have not been reading anime news. That's good to hear.
Aug 6, 2019 1:52:47 GMT
Dream: Damn, they really changed things up with Ritsu's episode for Fruits Basket. Watching it now, but may take time for me to whip up a comparison. Good lord, this will likely be as lengthy as the Hatori-focused stuff from a while back.
Aug 9, 2019 20:39:58 GMT
Mono: Definitely will look forward to it
Aug 10, 2019 4:36:30 GMT
Dream: Done with Xabungle. See if I can whip up some sort of review for it.
Aug 18, 2019 15:19:58 GMT