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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.
Taka: You would be angsty too if someone wants to eat you. "Devour Casshern Sins" repeatedly (in the dub version. Not sure if the sub version is annoying)
Oct 10, 2019 23:06:03 GMT
Dream: Ho, ho. Now we're getting good stuff. And I was starting to think this season was gonna be underwhelming at first.
Oct 11, 2019 0:19:15 GMT
Dream: And with Casshern Sins, yeah it has the same meaning in the Japanese version. It's believed by the robots in Casshern Sins that consuming Casshern will give the lucky robot immortality, like he has after offing Luna.
Oct 11, 2019 0:25:29 GMT
Taka: I'll be available on Sunday. Got to help out with the Pumpkin Patch in preparation on the last week.
Oct 12, 2019 3:03:16 GMT
Taka: Whoo-hoo, you are the connoisseur of anime! I guess maybe 10% of them were really good and 25% were painful.
Oct 15, 2019 4:08:11 GMT
Raven Crow: Well, its not a waste if you enjoyed it, unless there were some bad ones lol
Oct 15, 2019 4:37:26 GMT
Dream: Enjoyed a good number of titles. Suffered through a number of titles. Indifferent to others. Would say I've gotten a good mix of both over the years.
Oct 15, 2019 8:49:23 GMT
Eva01 (AKA Pistolero): The average human lifespan is 79 years. You watched 2000 series. The average anime is 24-26 episodes long, let's say 25. The average episode is 24 minutes. 24*25*2000 = 1200000 minutes = 2.3 years. Of course, this doesn't account for longer series, but yea
Oct 15, 2019 16:30:14 GMT
Eva01 (AKA Pistolero): So in total, you spent 3% of your life watching anime. That's not much, really.
Oct 15, 2019 16:30:50 GMT
Eva01 (AKA Pistolero): I would've been worried if it was like 10% or something lol
Oct 15, 2019 16:31:27 GMT
Eva01 (AKA Pistolero): Oh wait, they actually have the number of episodes you watched on your profile
Oct 15, 2019 16:33:09 GMT
Eva01 (AKA Pistolero): So you spent 1.5% of your life watching anime, that's nothing.
Oct 15, 2019 16:34:19 GMT
Dream: To be honest, highly doubt I'm hitting 3000 completed titles. At the point now where I've seen mostly anything that could be milked for an anime, especially when milking popular genres and storytelling tropes.
Oct 15, 2019 20:25:06 GMT
Dream: Anyone else here have a streaming subscription to Funi? Seems their site server's been having on and off hiccups the past few days.
Oct 16, 2019 16:49:32 GMT
Taka: Don't have that issue on my end. edit: I need to catch up on news. Weird one I saw a few days ago was Crunchyroll and Webtoons making animated content?
Oct 17, 2019 4:35:00 GMT