Tanjiro put up a brave fight but determination alone isn't going to be enough. Finally, after many episodes watching the new demon slayers struggling, the older generation are finally swooping in to wrap up this fight. And it was absolutely spectacular to watch.
Well, we get a reveal that the enemy isn't what we thought and then not one, but two spontaneous hero power ups based on a mid-battle flash back. Gotta love the diligence with which they pile in the shonen cliches, but much like the earlier part of the season, this week Demon Slayer shows us how to use these standard tropes and still deliver a stand out episode.
"Don't die" is Tanjiro's advice to Inosuke as he sails through the air this week. However this advice will prove easier said than done for all three of the young demon slayers as their battle on the mountain against the spider family continues. Demon Slayer continues to pick itself back up with an excellent episode leaving us once again on a cliff-hanger.
Zenitsu might be striking back against reviewer criticism this week in Kimetsu no Yaiba as he single-handedly takes on the creepiest spider demon ever. For once I completely found his tears and screaming justified because I was right there with him. That was the stuff of nightmares.
Demonic Domestic Violence Kimetsu no Yaiba Episode 16 With Zenitsu still wandering about the mountain by himself and Tanjiro and Inosuke (tragically I learned his name by default given how many times Tanjiro said it this episode) fully involved in the fight against the spider demon’s puppets amazingly the annoyance factor was well and truly … Continue reading Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Review Episode 16
Demon Slayer's Stock is Plummeting Kimetsu no Yaiba Episode 15 Yeah, this one is going down fast. I am starting to actually hate the dynamic between the main three boys and as we waste 8 minutes of the episode watching them chase each other around in a circle or go through petty squabbles before we … Continue reading Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Review Episode 15
The Battle of the Screamers Begins Kimetsu no Yaiba Episode 14 I think I preferred it when Tanjiro was alone. Zenitsu and the boar headed guy (who’s name I’ve forgotten almost instantly) are really, insufferably, hard to take as they scream and antagonise their way through every scene this week. Admittedly, with the injuries all … Continue reading Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Review Episode 14
The Battle is Won/The Battle Begins Demon Slayer Episode 13 It is interesting when you are both right and wrong about where something is going. I wondered last week if Nezuko was going to get into the house and if she did whether one of the other demon slayers would attack her. Well, she didn’t … Continue reading Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Review Episode 13
Trapped Inside The Demon House Kimetsu no Yaiba Episode 12 What to do when trapped in a house with multiple demons and multiple demon slayers as well as a few kids for fodder? Well, clearly Demon Slayer is using this to introduce us to Zenitsu and the boar guy’s fighting styles as well as to … Continue reading Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Review Episode 12
Tears and Tantrums Won't Get The Job Done Demon Slayer Episode 11 They aren’t going to let this broken leg thing go. In point of fact they are going to double down and deliberately bring it back up with Tanjiro explaining to Zenitsu that he won’t be able to fight at full strength because he … Continue reading Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Review Episode 11