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Demon Slayer – Not Just An Anime rather An Art Conceived by ‘ufotable’

I know its been a while since Demon Slayer Season 1 has been broadcasted, but the popular adage goes “Better late than never.”

Demon Slayer aka. Kimetsu No Yaiba took the internet by storm last fall season. The extraordinary hype around the show was no gainsaying considering, the exemplary executed animation, story and the art style by ufotable. Demon Slayer is the new addon to shonen genre, however, as far as execution concerns it breaks the barriers of typical Shonen shows and needs to be adored by any age group. The hype around Demon Slayer is worth such beautifully executed animation.

The plot of the series is simple and straightforward based on the manga of the same name. Tanjiro Kamado, A teenager who supports his impoverished family after his father died of a deadly disease spend his life in a remote mountain. Despite living in an impecunious situation the Kamado family are able to enjoy a peaceful and happy life. On a subsequent day, Tanjiro decided to make some money by selling charcoal in a local village. The night falls quicker than Tanjiro’s expectations and he has to spend the night next to a strange man on the way home. The guy warned Tanjiro about the lurking flesh-eating demons in the woods. On next day, Tanjiro befalls a horrible sight at home. His whole family has been slaughtered worse, his sister Nezuko has been turned into a bloodthirsty demon. Consumed by the hatred after befall sight, Tanjiro vowed to take revenge against the ’demon who did this’ and turn his sister Nezuko back to human.

Demon Slayer - Zenitsu
Demon Slayer – Zenitsu

Soon, Tanjiro joins the Demon-Slaying Corps and marks the beginning of his journey. It may seem like a regular shonen-anime but, Demon Slayer quickly sets it apart from the crowd.

Despite all hardships, Tanjiro yet is a kind-hearted man who doesn’t harbour hatred for any demons except for Muzan Kibutsuji; One who turns human into demons. This illustration completely set the maturity level of Tanjiro apart from any other shonen- protagonist. Moreover, unlike other Demon Slayer from the corps who are prejudiced about demons as garbage and trash in the eco-system. Tanjiro pays condolence and respect to demons after slaying them and remembers that once they were human.

CharactersVoice Artist
Tanjiro KamadoNatsuki Hanae
Nezuko KamadoSatomi Sato
Zenitsu AgatsumaHiro Shimono
Inosuke HashibiraYoshitsugu Matsuoka
Giyuu TomiokaTakahiro Sakurai
Shinobu KochouSaori Hayami
Kanao TsuyuriReina Ueda
Notable Characters

Animation

Demon Slayer - Sinobu
Demon Slayer – Shinobu
Demon Slayer - Cover
Demon Slayer – Cover

I have aforementioned ”Hype and beautiful execution” at times in this review, to make that more precise If anime is an art form, Kimetsu No Yaiba (Demon Slayer) is an art at best. The animation makes you go bananas over details and precision CGI blending. One cannot miss the sound details as well, despite being in a constant moment of gasp. The animation, blending, character design, sound work and every other detailing is just supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Thanks to the team of ufotable. ‘ufotable’ has learned and mastered the art of blending CGI in traditional animation. In fact, it all begins from the Fate series. Apart, regular traditional animation was also executed with such an elegance it makes me go awe. There are several memorable animation moments in the series but the one that took animation to a whole new level and the internet by storm was the fight between Tanjiro and Rui; A Junikizuki in episode-19 ‘Hinokami.’ Moreover, the fight in the rotating house was also visualised splendidly.

Demon Slayer - Tanjiro and Nezuko
Demon Slayer – Tanjiro and Nezuko
Demon Slayer - Nezuko
Demon Slayer – Nezuko

The characters in the series were designed to look elegant. Tanjiro, Kanao, Giyuu, Shinobu and our beloved Nezuko every character seem so beautiful and amazing. On the other hand, the antagonist embodied with the evil looks great as well.

The sound work by the team doesn’t come as less of a surprise. Who could have thought that the sound resembling the flow of water waves could go so nicely along with the sound of slashing and that too put your mind at sudden ease? Nor could have imagined that the blades can breathe fire upon welding. To sum it, the sound work of Demon Slayer is stature and class apart as well.

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Our Ratings For The Anime

Demon Slayer

Demon Slayer
9 10 0 1
9/10
Total Score
8/10
Plot
10/10
Animation
9/10
Sound Work

The Good

  1. Definitely liked the character designs
  2. Definitely liked the CGI and traditional animation blending. Loved overall series.
  3. Definitely liked soundworks

The Bad

  1. There wasn’t any bad as such to point out that is, if you consider a normal plot to be exquisite. However, it kept things simple and attracted even non-hardcore fans to community.

Where to watch Demon Slayer?

By the time of review, probably most of you have seen the Demon Slayer already. However, if you haven’t seen such awesome animation yet watch online at either Funimation, Hulu or Netflix as per your preference.

What about the second season of Demon Slayer?

The second season of Demon Slayer, Kimetsu No Yaiba was announced alongside the end of the first season. However, The second season is a direct sequel movie containing the story of Mugen-Train arc. The movie will be released in 97 days (from published date) subject to change as per COVID-19 pandemic and ‘ufotable’ decisions.

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