May 19, 2024
Demon Slayer Review: Decoding the movie attraction

Demon Slayer Review: Decoding the movie attraction

What is the Demon Slayer? This is an anime series with the Japanese name Kimetsu No Yaiba and the English name Demon Slayer, one of the most popular anime of 2019.

The film’s attraction is the premise for “Demon Slayer: Endless Train” to surpass Spirited Away to become the highest-grossing animated movie ever in Japan. What created the remarkable attraction of this movie? Find out in the following article Demon Slayer review!

1. Synopsis of the Demon Slayer anime

The main character in the Demon Slayer is Tanjiro Kamado – an orphan boy, living with his mother and 4 younger brothers. Because of his father’s death, Tanjiro became the breadwinner of the family. They make a living by cutting wood, burning it into charcoal and selling it at the foot of the mountain.

During a trip down the mountain to sell coal, Tanjiro was unable to return home in time because of a snowstorm. He was allowed to sleep by an old man, who was also the one who told him about the existence of man-eating demons.

After returning home early the next morning, Tanjiro could not believe that his family was attacked by demons, his mother and siblings all died, only his sister Nezuko was lucky to survive.

He carried her down the mountain to find someone to save him, but because it was too cold, his body froze, causing both of them to stumble and fall into the cliff. Nezuko gradually turned into a demon and began to attack her brother. At this time, Water Pillar Tomioka Giyu came and rescued Tanjiro. He was about to kill Nezuko but was stopped by Tanjro. Giyu gives Tanjiro a chance to fight on his own to stop him, but Tanjiro fails. Nezuko suddenly stepped in to save her brother.

Later, Tomioka Giyu introduces Tanjiro to Urokodaki Sakonji, a former Pillar, to become a Demon Slayer. The two brothers set out to “worship and learn art”. Thanks to Urokodaki’s tutelage, Tanjiro successfully joined the Demon Slayer and began his journey to slay demons. On this journey, he accompanies two teammates, Zenitsu and Inosuke.

Demon Slayer Review: Decoding the movie attraction
Tanjiro’s family

2. Review movie The Sword of Demons

2.1. Demon Slayer review – The main character route.

The characters in the Demon Slayer are very interestingly built, with the plot and space developing in each character.

Tanjiro is a typical protagonist: Kind, talented, and always optimistic. It is his personality that is one of the reasons why people around him love him. He fights for his family, he rushes into danger to save strangers, he even comforts the souls of “reluctant demons” after killing them.

Tanjiro‘s ideals of peaceful coexistence between humans and demons were strong even though he knew there were evil demons that needed to be destroyed. Tanjiro is the embodiment of the righteous hero in the movie.

Nezuko, Tanjiro’s younger sister, is a lovable character despite having no lines. The girl has her mouth sealed by a bamboo tube to prevent her from attacking other humans. Nezuko only appears when her brother is attacked by powerful enemies. Thanks to her strength, Tanjiro is able to knock down opponents. It can be said that Nezuko’s existence is a living proof of Tanjiro’s ideals. Even if she turns into a demon, she still has a human heart and does not attack or eat other people.

Some other characters accompanying the two brothers also attracted the attention of the audience. These include prominent names such as Zenitsu Agatsuma, Inosuke Hashibira and Genya Shinazugawa. These characters possess many opposite personalities, making them unique and have more acting ground.

Initially, Zenitsu was depicted as a coward, but over time he overcame his fear and learned how to become a true Demon Hunter. Zenitsu’s cool fighting style in his unconscious state is also unique to him.

Inosuke has a fierce personality and a highly competitive spirit that contrasts with his “pretty” appearance. To conceal his appearance, Inosuke wears a wild boar mask which represents his wild personality.

And we also can’t forget Genya Shinazugawa, the younger brother of Wind Pillar Sanemi, who is very “bad-mouthed” and always wants to kill people. The audience has to “glue” to see how he changes to be able to adapt to the role of Demon Hunter.

In addition, there is also the appearance of 9 Pillars in the Demon Slayer. Each with their own personality, each with their own unique strength, all together create a diverse and unique cast of characters in the world of Demon Slayer.

Demon Slayer Review: Decoding the movie attraction
Demon Slayer main character

2.2 Demon Slayer review – Villain route.

Unlike the variety of protagonists, the demons in the villains are not invested much. Most demons have a one-sided personality. They are extremely bloodthirsty and kill people just to satisfy themselves. They enjoy torturing and torturing humanity, without any remorse or guilt.

The villain’s motives were merely a lust for power, not for self-defense or survival. This makes the cast of characters lack the depth they need. Besides, the screen time about the past of the demons is also quite small, making it difficult for viewers to understand and empathize with them.

Another problem in building the villain is that the demons in the Demon Slayer are completely obedient to the final boss Muzan and hunt down the Demon Hunter because they want to make merit with Muzan. This makes the demon character lose his personality and become blurred in the eyes of the viewer.

The only bright spot is that the final boss Muzan Kibutsuji is described with an attractive appearance, possessing terrifying power, making Demon Hunters shy.

Demon Slayer Review: Decoding the movie attraction
Villain route in Demon Slayer

2.3 Anime Demon Slayer review overall rating.

To sum up, Demon Slayer is an extremely watchable anime. In terms of content, the film promotes family and friends affection, tolerance for different things.

Besides, Demonic Sword is also considered as one of the movies with beautiful images and graphics. Movie quality is maintained from start to finish. The fight sequences are also directed consistently, creating excitement, attracting viewers. Character movements have no redundant details, rendered in detail to highlight each person’s unique fighting style.

The graphics in the Demon Slayer also excellently reproduce the scenery of snow and mountains, depicting the harshness when people have to live in the wilderness. The killing phases of the demons clearly show their aggressive nature. To ease this tense atmosphere, the film cleverly incorporated humorous segments in the relationship between the main characters.

Another attraction of the film is the OST collection “worth the money”, which evokes and leads the audience’s emotions very well. The film’s music contributes to bringing magnanimity to the battle scenes, as well as bringing tears to the viewer’s eyes in the emotional separation scenes. Typically, LISA’s OP song “Gurenge” brings a sensational and suspenseful atmosphere, while the ED title song “From The Edge” makes listeners feel serenity and loneliness.

Demon Slayer Review: Decoding the movie attraction
Zenitsu and Inosuke

3. See where and when to see the sword to kill demons?

Although the Demon Slayer ends in chapter 205 of the manga, its anime episodes are still ongoing. After the epic ending of season 1 and part 1 – season 2: Endless Train, fans continue to wait when there is Demon Slayer Sword Part 2 – season 2: Technological Town. In fact, Technological Town began airing its first episode on December 5, 2021.

You can watch the anime with subtitles and full dub at Netflix. Episodes are updated in parallel with the airtime in Japan. Therefore, you don’t need to worry about missing the latest episodes of the movie!

Kimetsu no Yaiba is like a love letter to fans of the fantasy adventure genre. With top-notch quality from content, graphics to music, it is not surprising that this series has achieved so much success. Fans are still looking forward to more anime adaptations of the same quality as Demon Slayer.

Hopefully, the above Demon Slayer review article has helped you better understand this anime, and at the same time, answer the question of when will the Demon Slayer 2 anime come out and how many episodes will the Demon Slayer have. Follow to read more interesting articles about this anime!