REVIEW: “Demon Slayer” a work of art, amazing anime for all


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Demon Slayer engages audiences with detailed animations and unique characters.

Grace Bouzan, Staff Writer

With two seasons of content, “Demon Slayer” is a wonderful and beautiful anime for all to enjoy.

Originally written by Koyoharu Gotouge and directed by Haruo Sotozaki, “Demon Slayer” was first released in late 2019 by Ufotable Studios. The series, which consists of 44 20-minute episodes, takes place during the Taisho Period (1912-1926) in Japan. 

The story centers around siblings Tanjiro, a kind-hearted boy, and Nezuko Kamado, a girl who always cares about others. After a major tragedy at the Kamados’ house which turned Nezuko into a demon, Tanjiro has no choice but to take care of her and try to change her back to a human. The only way to accomplish his goal is by improving sword skills, learning breathing techniques and killing demons.

“Demon Slayer” is packed with stunning animations, amazing character development and scenes that will leave tears in viewers’ eyes; the end of season two was no exception. The fights are more engaging than ever, and all of the episodes and scenes in both seasons are aesthetically stunning.

Much of the anime is centered around the themes of siblinghood, courage and endurance. Each character is special and powerful in their own unique way, and their diverse character traits make the story especially engaging. 

But not everything is perfect. The story is a little rough and unclear, and some of the characters are a bit annoying sometimes. For example, Zenitsu is always crying and scared of everything. The pacing is also sometimes rushed and could be flushed out more. 

However, that doesn’t stop this anime from being close to a masterpiece. Anyone can enjoy this show; even those who have never watched anime before will enjoy the feelings of happiness and gratitude this work of art brings. 

The first season of “Demon Slayer” is available on Netflix to stream now. The entire series can also be streamed on Hulu for free or on Funimation and Crunchyroll with a subscription. All of Sub is available and only season 1 and the Mughan Train dub movie are available.