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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: Virtual anime conventions - this year has been taking twists and turns. People are making adjustments. I think I spend over 100 dollars every time I go to Anime Expo each year (counting in total of badge cost, food, transportation, and merchandise).
Jul 2, 2020 2:14:05 GMT
Taka: I'll be saving money. Though, the pandemic has caused a lot of folks to have reduced hours, took time off, or laid off. Most folks' disposable income is a bit tight.
Jul 2, 2020 2:15:07 GMT
Dream: Done with TTM. See if I can get a review for it up sometime tonight.
Jul 2, 2020 20:46:41 GMT
almatorran: Good day everyone!
Jul 4, 2020 13:15:43 GMT
Taka: Happy 4th of July to those who live in the states!
Jul 4, 2020 18:24:21 GMT
Dream: With Appare Ranman resuming in a few weeks, guess I'll cream through whatever episodes were released before its delay to see if I'll stick with the remaining ones this season.
Jul 6, 2020 21:05:53 GMT
El_Directo: I'm just gon say this here. Anyone who hasn't seen god of highschool episode 1 should go check it out now! it fudging hype af!!! This is the era of webtoon/manhwas to make their name and shine.
Jul 6, 2020 22:11:05 GMT
Sona😈𝕿𝖍𝖊𝖂𝖎𝖈𝖐𝖊𝖉𝕺𝖓𝖊: Who plays trivia murder party around here?
Jul 7, 2020 11:58:30 GMT
Taka: So Tenchi Geminar has a school full of mostly girls just like Infinite Stratos and many harem shows.
Jul 8, 2020 6:50:40 GMT
Dream: Yeah. After Tenchi Muyo, Masaki Kajishima dabbled into several other harem titles, some of which not being based in the Tenchi timeline, which all have the same resolution of where the male lead "has them all." But they aren't really as popular.
Jul 8, 2020 14:20:06 GMT
Taka: I need to finish Geminar and GXP. Just cancel FUNimation which leaves me until July 23rd unless there are at least 3 shows that catch my eye from this season.
Jul 9, 2020 3:27:17 GMT
Dream: Believe GXP was pulled from Funi's streaming site last year because their digital rights to the series expired. But you should still be able to stream War on Geminar on their site.
Jul 9, 2020 13:36:38 GMT
Taka: Darn, for some reason I thought it was still there. I finished Geminar. Well, I guess I proceed and watch the rest of those OVAs on CR.
Jul 10, 2020 1:37:08 GMT
Taka: I think I can write a review on Geminar. I wished I made a discussion thread and kept notes on it. I tend to forget small details and make mistakes when interpreting character actions.
Jul 12, 2020 17:34:16 GMT