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REVIEW – Is Demon Slayer/Kimetsu no Yaiba actually good?

(Review of the first season)
Bianka Tamayo
Drawing of Nezuko

“Kimetsu no Yaiba,” also known as “Demon Slayer,” is an anime masterpiece that captivated audiences around the world. Based on the manga by Koyoharu Gotouge, the first season of this series follows the story of Tanjiro Kamado, a young man who becomes a demon hunter after his family was brutally murdered by demons and his sister Nezukoo was turned into one of them.


“Demon Slayer” stands out because of its stunning animation, especially in the combat sequences. Animation studio Ufotable has managed to create fluid and detailed action sequences that make each battle a moving work of art. From Tanjiro’s sword swings to the demon powers, the animation is a strong point that elevates the series.


In addition to the action, the series also offers endearing characters and an emotional plot. Tanjiro Kamado is a charismatic protagonist who fights tirelessly to save his sister Nezuko, who became a demon. Secondary main characters, like Zenitsu and Inosuke, add humor and depth to the cast, making for a compelling team dynamic.


The plot focuses on Tanjiro’s quest to avenge his family and find a cure for Nezuko while facing powerful demons. Each episode presents new challenges and enemies.


The villains are also a strong point of the season. Muzan Kibutsuji, the original demon, is an intriguing and terrifying antagonist who adds depth to the story. His subordinate demons, such as Rui and the Spider Father, offer memorable confrontations and explore the horrors of transformation into a demon.


The soundtrack, composed by Yuki Kajiura and Go Shiina, brings an additional element of emotion to the series. The musical pieces complement the scenes perfectly, increasing the tension and drama at the right moments.


The series’ thematic values, such as perseverance, friendship, and determination, resonate throughout. Tanjiro is an inspiring example of self-improvement and bravery.


The character design is another impressive aspect. Each demon has a unique and spooky appearance, while the demon hunters wear distinctive costumes that have become iconic of the series.


The first season of “Demon Slayer” culminates in an epic showdown on the Infinity Train, which is an exciting and visually stunning climax.


In short, the first season of “Demon Slayer” is an outstanding achievement in the world of anime. With its stunning animation, memorable characters, exciting plot and inspiring thematic values, the series has earned its place among fan favorites and is an experience not to be missed.

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