‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’ Anime Review- “Entertainment District” Arc

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba‘ is an anime television show made by Ufotable and dubbed into English by Aniplex with the show streaming to Crunchyroll for North America. The second part of season two is the eleven-episode “Entertainment District” Arc.

Demon Slayer Corp members Tanjiro (Zach Aguilar), his demon-infected sister Nezuko (Abby Trott), boar-masked hot-head Inosuke (Bryce Papenbrook), and the cowardly Zenitsu (Aleks Le) barely have time to rest after dealing with the death of Rengoku (Mark Whitten) when they are called to action. The Sound Hashira and shinobi Tengen Uzui (Ray Chase) recruits them and disguises them as women to look for a demon hiding in the entertainment district of a city. His three wives Hinatsuru (Anairis Quiñones), Makio (Erica Mendez), and Suma (Emi Lo) entered previously and vanished. Little do they know the demon Daki (Erica Lindbeck) has been warned by Lord Muzan (Greg Chun) that they are coming, leading to a terrifying showdown.

While the show is billed as being in the same season as “Mugen Train,” it honestly felt like a totally different season. We see Tanjiro dealing with the death of Rengoku, him getting a new sword, and the three going on missions alone, all before Tengen arrives and swoops them off. It could have been standalone and I think it would have been a good thing.

With that in mind, this arc was fantastic. I did not know how I felt about Tengen at the start, as he seemed incredibly vain and willing to put others in danger to achieve his own ends, but that proved incorrect. He was brave, strong, noble, and flashy. I liked his interactions with his wives and despite his polygamy, he clearly cares about his spouses. His character development was fantastic and I enjoyed watching him interact with the main protagonists.

I also greatly enjoyed the plot for Tanjiro and Nezuko. While Inosuke and Zenitsu were fun, they pretty much did not grow a whole lot, not so, with the siblings. Their story was fantastic and I liked watching how the demons in this arc somewhat mirrored them. That made it even more interested when it came to the finale. I cannot wait for the next arc and I have a feeling we are in for some more action.

Check out the trailer below:

PARENTAL CONCERNS: Strong brutal violence, Minor Foul language, Inappropriate humor, Disturbing images

This review is based on the dub.

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