Warning, this text may be spoiled! If you want to read like that, then don't say I didn't warn you eh !! Kimetsu No Yaiba was one of the most watched anime of 2020. It was released in Japan in October 2020, but the manga that inspired it is 2019.
With almost a year of Kimetsu release on Yaiba, it's still the sensation of the moment in the most watched anime on the Netflix platform! Let's see now more details of this anime and why it attracted so much public attention.
The story of Kimetsu No Yaiba
The anime Kimetsu No Yaiba (鬼滅) was renamed Demon Slayer in the West. The manga Shonen Kimetsu in Yaiba was the inspiration for the anime which is directed by Haruo Sotozaki and produced by Ufotable.
The unfolding of history takes place in Japan between 1912 and 1926, in that period who reigned was the Emperor Taisho.
Kimetsu in the Yaiba tells the story of Tanjirō, who on arriving from his coal work came across his parents and the five murdered brothers. The mother and her siblings were killed by a very powerful oni known as Muzan Kibutsuji who is a race that preys on humans, threatening the well-being of the community, but can also be translated as demon or ogre.
The oni was unable to kill his sister Nezuko, however as she was wounded by this creature she ended up becoming one of them. Oni are attracted to blood, so they feed on humans. Although Nezuko became this creature, she could not kill her brother even though she was attracted to the smell of blood because she still had human thoughts and emotions.
To try to help his sister regain human form Tanjirō became a demon hunter, he received training, went through tests and managed to enter the group.
So during this journey of trying to find a cure for Nezuko, Tanjirō faced several battles with onis and most of his sister helped him defeat them. Tanjirō counts on the help of his friends who are also onis hunters to solve this problem.
Main characters of Kimetsu no Yaiba
Tanjirō Kamado he is the protagonist of the anime and his most striking skills are the breathing of water (most used by the character) and the Dance of the God of Fire that his father did. Its aim is to improve the latter technique.
Nezuko Kamado She is an oni and younger sister of Tanjiro Kamado. Being an oni she has great abilities, physical strength, but as she has never fed on humans she walks with a piece of bamboo in her mouth to avoid attacking anyone. It can grow and shrink in size and is not sun-resistant.
Inosuke Hashibira or javali head he really was created by wild boars so during the anime it is possible the difficulty of acting socially even by the way of dressing. Inosuke initially views everyone as his enemies and wants to attack. He thinks he is the best and most powerful demon hunter.
Zenitsu Agatsuma is the coward of the series! The fact of him being desperate and pessimistic gives even agony to see. Only he is more powerful than he thinks, strangely when he goes through a huge fear he loses consciousness and when he wakes up he looks like another person and becomes very strong because he has a weakened strength. Oh, and he has a little hair on Nezuko.
Kyojuro Rengoku has a good appearance at the end of the first season, but becomes one of the main ones in the film which is the continuation of the anime. Kyojuro Rengoku is the Pillar of Flames that dominates the powerful Breath of Flames and its remaining seven forms, passed down from generation to generation by Rengoku.
Continuation and New Season by Demon Slayer
At Netflix so far only the first season, which has 26 episodes, is available. But the sequel has already been released in most countries, it's the movie titled Demon Slayer — Kimetsu no Yaiba — The Movie: Mugen Train.
Anyone who has seen the first season knows that Tanjirō, Nezuko, Inosuke Hashibira and Zenitsu Agatsuma are in a trance and will have the help of the Pillar of Flames: Kyojuro Rengoku.
He will help Tanjirō in this new mission and better understand and control a fire dance that his father did, in which he helped him in one of his battles. But in that tremor he already has a super powerful one whose goal is to merge with the tremor and kill everyone, especially the demon hunters.
To be sure, in the end the hunters win after they manage to split between the wagons and uncover the oni's neck and cut it with the sword. And that’s when the Tanjiro finally gets the ‘Total Focus Breath’ all the time and that’s the first step to becoming a pillar.
But this film must be creepy because only in its release week in some countries did the anime have box office records. The reception was so good that it even had an indication to the Japan Prize Academy (日本アカデミー賞), that award resembles the Oscar.
In addition to the film that premieres here in Brazil for May 2021, has already been confirmed another anime season. However, if you take into account the manga that contains 161 chapters, we will probably have more seasons out there!
But so far we are only sure of the movie and one more season that will be released in 2021. And then will Nezuko manage to become a human again?