This was an anime that I really loved early on but Demon Slayer has some tonal inconsistencies and pacing issues that certainly hinder truly just enjoying this ride.
Tohru Honda has undeniably had a hard life and yet she's never lost her smile. Her kindness and love are exactly what the members of the Soma family need as they deal with their own personal demons. As a reboot of a classic series, how does the 2019 version of Fruits Basket hold up?
Episode 26 gives our long absent villain some much needed screen time and also sends Tanjiro and co back out and onto their next mission. Not exactly an episode that ties up loose ends so much as one deliberately ensuring that viewers come back for the movie and I guess the inevitable second season.
I said at the time that Midnight Occult Civil Servants was on that despite not being a particularly spectacular watch it was an anime I wouldn't mind more of. Well, episodes 14 and 15 are now available on Crunchyroll and so we're back to supernatural investigations in this story about a vampire hunt. It's more of the same and I have no problem with that.
The crisis with Kyo is momentarily sorted and all of the characters in Fruits Basket seem to be looking to the future. While on the one hand they've all resolved to try to overcome their difficulties, on the other they all seem to be sensing something big coming their way. Fortunately this one already has a second season announcement because while this episode leaves us at a nice resting place, there's a lot of time spent looking toward what is coming next.
Recovery and Training Kimetsu no Yaiba Episodes 24 + 25 We are almost at the end of the first season of Demon Slayer and it seems we have a theme of Tanjiro training to get stronger. Nezuko sleeps through the whole two episodes, Zenitsu and Inosuke flee from the training until later in the piece, … Continue reading Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Review Episodes 24 + 25
Tears and Smiles Fruits Basket Episode 24 This episode did not disappoint as it hit some pretty strong emotional notes as we learned about Kyo’s past and Tohru had to face his true spirit form. The moments between these two as Kyo rejects her and she rejects his rejection before the sun literally comes out … Continue reading Fruits Basket Review Episode 24
It's The Inconsistency That Kills Kimetsu no Yaiba Episode 23 Demon Slayer and I are just going to be at odds at times. There are moments where I truly love this show and the characters, and other moments where it annoys me so much I just want to shut the lap top and walk away. … Continue reading Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Review Episode 23
Seems the 2019 season of Fruits Basket intends to finish in more or less the same place the original anime left off. This week we turn our attention to first Tohru, dealing with failure and sickness, before shifting our focus to Kyo who is struggling to deal with the rain and people in general.
As our first real look inside the demon slaying corps this wasn't really an impressive showing. More like the tropes of every other weird organisation with 'eccentric' personalities thrown together and acting fairly irrationally which just kind of undermines the credibility of the organisation continuing. That isn't to say there was nothing to like this week in Demon Slayer, more that I kind of wanted more.