Demon Slayer Season 2 Episode 1 – Entertainment District Arc Review

After months of waiting, Demon Slayer is here to grace our screens with the Entertainment District Arc. Ufotable is the studio behind Demon Slayer’s anime adaptation, and Haruo Sotozaki is the series director. It’s good to note the first episode is 46 minutes long and will be followed by standard episodes for future releases.

The animation and sound of this episode were tremendous. The opening was surprising as it wasn’t done by LISA, who has voiced the themes thus far for Demon Slayer. With that said, the opening is still a bop, as expected.

This new series follows the 7 episode retelling of the Mugen Train Movie. The arc follows Tanjiro, Zenitsu, and Inosuke, aided by the Sound Hashira, Tengen Uzui; they travel to Yoshiwara red-light district to hunt down a demon terrorizing a demon the town.

Episode 1 focuses on Kyojuro’s death and the devastation our characters feel due to the loss. Tanjiro sets out to complete the task Kyojuro asked of him; to learn more about his Hinokami Kagura technique. However, answers weren’t all he received; he left the place with broken bones and spirit and made a friend along the way.

The first half is about the emotional side of Demon Slayer, which is something that the show does very well. The meeting with Kyojuro’s father and brother was exactly like one would have imagined, emotional and intense in all the right ways. The answers we did get about the techniques of Tanjiro were enough to satisfy us until the next piece of content is allowed. Kyojuro’s father and Senjuro were both fantastic characters, and I would love it if they had more to do in the show’s future.

As for the second half of the episode, we were introduced to the new character, Sound Hashira Tengen Uzui. I will reserve judgment until we’ve seen more of him, which hopefully is soon. I was more enthralled by the time leap, which showed our three main characters training and getting stronger, alongside showing them killing demons.

Overall, Demon Slayer Season 2 Episode 1 was a great start to the season. The show’s future is red hot, and the current plotline showcases the tremendous potential of the story.

Demon Slayer Season 2 Episode 1

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9.5

Rating

9.5/10

Pros

  • Animation
  • Sound
  • Good time jump to keep story flowing
  • Clearing up emotional ties

Cons

  • Unsure about new character
  • Not as many episodes this season

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