Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - Entertainment District Arc

Alt title: Kimetsu no Yaiba: Yuukaku-hen

TV (11 eps)
2021 - 2022
Fall 2021
4.596 out of 5 from 16,580 votes
Rank #2

Tanjiro and his friends accompany the Hashira Tengen Uzui to an entertainment district where Tengen’s female ninja agents were gathering information on a demon before they suddenly disappeared. In order to investigate, Tanjiro and the others disguise themselves as women to sneak in! 

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Caccasessa
5

I'll start by saying this: The art, choreography, animation and sound design are all truly amazing. I won't go any further into my opinions about this section of the review but just know that this kind of makes up for a lot of what I'm about to say depending on the person watching.STORY AND PLOT: I like the premise of demon slayer, it has its own unique flavor and interesting ideas. The setting being in between a more classical Japanese Era and the age of industrialization really gives off a nice vibe. Adding onto this is the whole idea of demons and organizations fighting said demons, overall creating a truly interesting world. So believe when I say that I am really sad when I have to tell that everything is handled very poorly. First of all the this is a shonen through and through, with all of the typical cliches, downsides and upsides you'd expect by such a label. It has a cringy main character that is the embodyment of good will in this world, it has lots of fights, the power of friendship, the power of believing in yourself, an underdog feel and all of the other tropes you can think of. Now among the many shonen shows out there this is among the most superficial, having what looks like deep themes and a more grounded story just to then whip out asspulls at every corner and not really expanding on the themes it tries to tackle. Demons are bad but used to be good is the most you can expect. The loop of every arc so far is fairly simple: Our heroes get called for a mission or stumble into trouble, they fight a loosing battle to then be saved by a secret power they didn't know they had or by someone much stronger that them that is present. And every time there is a very forced dramatic moment regarding something, and every time I feel like they are trying to force me to cry by opening my heart with a crowbar. Worldbuilding is trash, up until now I really haven't learned much about the world and what I've learned isn't really all that good. The main problem I have with the worldbuilding is that the demons are so overpowered that If the main villain just decided to gather his forces and attack all at once with just a bit of strategy the story would have ended by the third episode in a very tragic killspree.Overall the story of Demon slayer is a incoherent and cheap one in my opinion but it gets the job done, mostly.CHARACTERS: This is were demon slayer turns from decent to bad for me. Our main trio is unbelievably annoying to follow around. These three guys are literally one character trait with legs to walk, a mouth to talk and a burning will to save the world and the people they love. There is 0 character development (Which can be fine, but not here) and each of them has seriously annoying personalities that would really benefit by growing up a bit. Tanjiro is literally just a good person with a very strong will, zenitsu is a good person, a coward and non stop screaming machine, and the boar guy is a good person with a pretty face and anger issues. That's all there is to them, I can't stand the preaching sessions Tanjiro goes on and the screaming tournaments the other two participate in.Nezuko is cute and grunts a lot. Although I have to say I like how she struggles with her demonic side even if it sometimes doesn't make sense.The rest of the characters are even less well rounded, all of the effort whent in their character design.The villains are more interesting than the main characters, some have a cool duality to them and some have pretty good back stories as well, meanwhile are heroes are screaming at each other while nagging people about how to be good and law abiding citizens.Overall the characters of demon slayer are cool, but at the same time are as flat as the cool poster I have of myself on the wall. CONCLUSION: What really pisses me off is that Ufotable made an awesome show out of a below avarage story. When I see the all the mazing efforts put on the display for Dmon slayer I can't help but wonder what a show with amazing pruducion like this would have been if it had a good story behind it. Overall demon slayer is good just because the studio that picked it up really knows what it's doing.

Lvand
8.5

Demon Slayer Returns with Another Incredible Season!"We go flamboyantly from now on."I think it's safe to give this season of Demon Slayer a review, and first off I must say you'd be a fool to not pick up Demon Slayer right now and just enjoy it. Picking up after the events of Mugen Train we reunite with our favorite Demon Slayers who pair up with another Hashira as they assist in hunting a demon that looms in the Entertainment District. It's a little bit slow to start but it picks up at the perfect time and once again delivers us that stunning action, beautiful animation and engrossing story we come to expect.Our main crew of Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu and Inosuke are back at it again, showing us that they're steadily growing stronger throughout the show, all four have some incredible moments and continue to charm us. This time though we're treated and introduced to the Sound Hashira, Tengen Uzui, a flamboyant shinobi who is extremely skilled in battle but can be careless by putting his allies in danger in order to hunt demons but overtime his character does begin to slowly develop which is great. We are also treated to another deadly villain which I feel is a must need for this show and the upper rank demons are delivering just that.I didn't think the animation could get any better but ufo does it again, the animation is superb and once again Studio ufotable does an immaculate job, the visuals here are incredible and is arguably the best looking as of late. The sound effects are also well executed and our already stacked card of voice actors is joined by Miyuki Sawashiro (Kurapika from HxH) & Katsuyuki Konishi (Shuhei from Bleach), the soundtrack is good too with a solid new Opening song by Aimer. Overall this season is just as good as the first but it doesn't feel like a full season due to it being split with Mugen Train but still an awesome watch making Demon Slayer a must watch for any fans of jaw dropping animation, intense action scenes and dynamic characters.+/- Short, Split Season.+ Breathtaking Animation.+ New Hashira and Villain.hope this helps...🤙

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