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Demon Slayer Hashira Training Arc Episode 1 Was…

Article at a glance:

  • Highlighting the urgency of Nezuko’s ability to withstand sunlight adds depth to the narrative, signaling the looming threat of Muzan’s inevitable pursuit.
  • Demon Slayer continues to excel in character development, showcasing Nezuko’s reawakening and Tengen’s enduring charisma while introducing the formidable Himejima Gyomei.
  • Episode 1 impresses with its trademark animation quality, teasing intriguing elements like the Infinity Castle and showcasing dynamic breathing techniques, setting the stage for an engaging arc ahead.

Ah, Demon Slayer. One of the most divisive anime in the community. It is mostly loved but a few people think it is overrated and that it is the “normie” anime. I am not fond of gatekeeping like that. I appreciate an anime for what it is and if it brings more people to this side, it’s a good thing. Things like Demon Slayer fall under anime junk food, high-quality junk food in this case. I don’t mean that as an insult by the way. So how was Episode 1 of the Demon Slayer Hashira Training arc anyway?

Well, to be honest, it was better than I thought it would be. I don’t see how they will make 11-12 episodes out of an arc like this, especially given how seamlessly this bridges into the Infinity Castle arc. But still, Episode 1 of Demon Slayer Hashira Training arc was quite good and I had fun watching it. So let’s talk about it.

What do I think of Demon Slayer Hashira Training Arc Episode 1?

First things first, I like how much importance is put on Nezuko being able to walk in the sun. Everyone understands the gravity of the situation. No one quite understands the reason for it, but everyone knows Muzan will be coming in with full force for Nezuko soon. And if he gets his hands on her and conquers the sun himself, it is pretty much over. That is the main reason why the Hashira training is being held.

Another one of Demon Slayer’s strengths lies in its characters and how well they are portrayed. Nezuko being able to speak again with the child-like wonder in her eyes and stuff does his hard, especially given what we have seen her and Tanjiro go through in every season. Also, it was great to see Tengen back for a while. He may have lost an arm but he certainly hasn’t lost his charm. This episode also was a good proper introduction to Himejima Gyomei, the strongest Hashira. He is voiced by one of my favorites, Tomokazu Sugita, and damn, he sounds good.

As we have come to expect from Demon Slayer at this point, the production is amazing. The animations look as good as ever. The brief glimpse we got of the infinite cattle was cool, very interested in seeing it front and center in the next arc. Wind breathing and Snake breathing forms looked quite awesome too. But yeah, I am still a little concerned about how they will extend an arc like this for the whole season and then how will they end it without it feeling jarring or sudden given how it ended in the manga.

That is all for now!

So yeah, I enjoyed this episode quite a bit. I still have my concerns regarding the rest of the season but this episode was really good. With that said, I will take my leave here. Let me know what you guys think in the comments, I will take my leave here. See ya!

Also, check out my favorite episodes from last week here!

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