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The newest episode (8) was so good! I am excited to see more about the society of the more human-like/conscious demons. Of course, Nezuko is a precious cinnamon roll, as always! I am loving the anime so much that I have started to read the manga, but I have only read a few chapters so far.

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I absolutely love the OP

 

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Another episode where the quality of the animation is really evident, especially with all the temari bouncing around. They also use the same art style to depict the arrow demon’s attacks as Tanjiro’s which really make them standout. Unfortunately the characterizations continue to be a weak point to me.

 

The male ally’s constant gushing about how the doctor is his goddess and demanding that everyone show her reverence is so obnoxious  I wish his head hadn’t regenerated after it was knocked off. The temari demon’s constant cackling is already grating so I hope they finish her off quickly next ep. And I can only assume arrow demon’s obsession with staying neat is a residual effect of the person he used to be but it’s annoying, not creepy. Finally I hope they stop treating Nezuko like such a damsel soon. Hopefully now that they’ve met some other demons who’ve retained at least some of their humanity she can get some training of her own on building up her endurance and putting that superhuman strength to more effective use (one of the things that bothered me about the early writing was how they made her take a multi year nap while Tanjiro trained). I realize a lot of fans are perfectly happy with her being the ultimate manifestation of moe, but I ‘d like too see her develop some more depth. Plus, I imagine she’s pretty PO’d herself about what happened to her and her family

Looking ahead to the next season of anime series, I see that this one will continue. But it still has some work to do in order for me to stay with it past the end of the month.

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I can see why the characters may be bothering you in their slow growth, however, I feel that showing this side of the characters at such an early stage leaves LOADS of room for them to grow, and I believe this series (giving us a lot of backstory and little gold nuggets so far) is going to have much more to these characters as time progresses. I just have confidence in the writer for this, not that I know it for a fact.

Im also loving Nezuko as she is

I can see the hypnosis treatment working on her for now, but I sense that she will get stronger and awaken more to her true surroundings the more she is allowed to be awake. This could lead to her becoming a formidable demon instead of a somewhat tame protector, as she is now.

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<sigh> I knew just from the OP/ED and his brief appearance during Final Selection that the blond haired kid was going to be the biggest obstacle to me staying with this series. Not just his cowardice, but good god man, Brock from Pokemon has more dignity around women. I have no doubt he will grow eventually, but I doubt it will be any time soon and he’s currently so annoying I just don’t know. I’m a bit interested in boar guy, though it seems like he’ll be pretty over the top. I do like the design for the new demon though. 

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My opinion of the series actually went up a fair bit after watching episode 12 as I like the way this current mission is unfolding.

 

I still find Zenitsu’s freakouts annoying instead of funny, but at least he wasn’t willing to abandon the kid to save himself & apparently he has a badass split personality that manifests when he loses consciousness. Not sure if Boar Kid is crazy, a jerk or both (kinda reminds me of Bakugo from MHA). Interested to find out more about him since it seems he’s not a conventional demon slayer. I also like that the siblings aren’t just sitting around being victims, especially the elder brother taking advantage of the drum demon getting injured. We also get a bit more insight into what motivates the demons and just how ruthless their leader is

 

As long as they keep up the momentum next week, I’ll probably follow it into the new cour.

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@Ohiotaku I’d say they kept up the momentum wouldn’t you agree? 😁

The writer is very creative, I’m excited to see what this crazy pig headed guy is going to do.

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Yeah, I’ll be sticking with it awhile 😉

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If you haven’t seen this weeks episode, it will definitely have you laughing, and I don’t usually get many laughs during this show. Also, masked boar was revealed. I’m noticing that all of their characters have a very distinct personality that they’ve taken quite a bit of care to develop. 

So this week there isn’t much of a side plot going on, but plenty of comedy and always much history and lore to learn while following the main plot.

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Considering that one of my complaints when I first started watching this series was I was afraid it might get too cartoonish, I’m surprised at how much I enjoyed this week’s ep 🤣 Suppose after the intensity of the multi episode arc it was a good change of pace and actually introduced a entertaining dynamic between the three main characters. No surprise that Inosuke didn’t become a demon slayer by the usual method. Nezuko’s reveal was pretty funny as well. 

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Episode 15 - seems like this will be another excellent arc. The scenery details on the mountain really succeeded in creating a haunting atmosphere and the demons this time around apparently consider themselves to be a family. Tanjiro & Inosuke are having to use their unique talents to support each other if they want to survive. Hopefully Zenitsu will do something useful next week 🤣

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