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p dir=”ltr”>Tanjiro and Nezuko’s journey is not a journey they take on their own, thankfully, and on their journey they are joined by two major companions.
First of all, we have Zenitsu. Zenitsu is… well he’s loud, he whines, he has no self-confidence and always expects death to be around the corner. But when he’s backed into a corner and has no choice but to fight he has a tendency to pass out and let another self take over, this is where his true dormant strength is shown. , and it’s about as impressive as anything else. we’ve seen so far in Demon Slayer. He also hurts for Nezuko, a romantic pursuit that goes… not so great.
And then on the other side of that, there is Inosuke. Although Zenitsu has very little confidence in his own abilities, Inosuke has a supreme confidence in his strength and will take it upon himself to challenge just about anyone in his path. He wears a hollowed-out boar’s head that obscures his ironically pretty boyish face and wields two razor-sharp swords which he intentionally shatters, smashing them against rocks in order to achieve that jagged look. Although he initially wants nothing more than to kill Tanjiro, thanks to his immense thirst for blood against anyone he considers a worthy challenger, Inosuke is ultimately won over not only by Tanjiro’s strength, but by his kindness and her warmth, something Inosuke has never really experienced before in his life.
Zenitsu and Inosuke end up teaming up with Tanjiro to complete missions as fellow demon slayers, and over the course of their time together and especially training so hard they endure, they end up becoming close friends. . There’s a really fun dynamic between the trio with Tanjiro being the balanced big brother, balancing out the huge emotions that come from both Inosuke and Zenitsu.
Now that we’ve all talked about Tanjiro’s friends, it’s time to talk about his enemies.
The big bad bad
Muzan Kibtsuji is the main villain of Demon Slayer. He is both the target of Tanjiro’s vengeance and his only hope of bringing Nezuko back to his human form. He is essentially the ancestor of the demon, as he was the first human to ever be transformed into a demon over a thousand years ago. Thus, in him resides the blood which is capable of transforming humans into demons, and presumably the knowledge of how to transform a demon into a human.
Much to Tanjiro’s surprise, Muzan has lived casually among humans, and even has a human wife and child. In the first and only time the two crossed paths, Tanjiro openly declared war on Muzan, prompting Muzan to stealthily transform an innocent passer-by into a demon to create a distraction and escape without his true identity being revealed to him. his family or those. around him. The resulting encounter infuriates Muzan, and Tanjiro’s unique hanafuda earrings bring up bad memories about another demon slayer from the past who also wore the same earrings. Needless to say, after that moment Tanjiro rose to the top of Muzan’s list of successes.
And this is not a place you want to be because at Muzan’s disposal are the 12 Kizuki, twelve powerful demons ranked in order of power. Tanjiro has fought only one so far, the fifth in the bottom six, in what is arguably the best fight in the series so far, and if you ask us, a contender for one of the best anime fights ever.
After Rui’s defeat, Muzan becomes enraged at the weakness of the Lower Six and begins to wonder why they even exist in the first place. So he eliminates them all except one, a creepy man named Enmu, who impresses Muzan with his resolve, and instead of being murdered, he receives a bonus in the form of an infusion of Muzan’s blood. , with the further promise if he is able to eliminate Tanjiro and the Hashira.
So where are we
So to recap: Tanjiro’s family is murdered by a demon except for his sister, who is now a demon who lives in a box and is all kinds of adorable; in order to become strong enough to kill the person in charge and transform Nezuko into a human, Tanjiro joins the Demon Slayer Corps and makes eccentric friends; there’s a bunch of cool swordfights and absolutely beautifully animated water effects, and the final episode ends with Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu, Inosuke, Rengoku, and the new overpowered Enmu all aboard the Mugen train. film holder, who has no doubt of a recipe for impending disaster.
Now you should be (mostly) caught up by Demon Slayer in time for the inevitable Western exit of Mugen Train, which will likely lead directly to season two. But obviously there’s nothing quite like watching it yourself, so follow our recommendation and go check out Demon Slayer.
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Mitchell Saltzman is an editorial producer at IGN. Follow him on twitter @JurassicRabbit.