The adventures of demon hunter Tanjiro Kamado have gained more and more fans around the world. And those who enjoy Kimetsu no Yaiba. Mixing action, historical facts and supernatural elements, the anime premiered in Japan in 2019 and, to date, has adapted the 18-volume shonen manga story for television. Come with us to discover the world of Kimetsu no Yaiba !
Kimetsu no Yaiba anime
Studio Ufotable was responsible for adapting the Kimetsu no Yaiba manga into an animated series format. Premiering on April 6, 2019, the anime has, so far, 26 episodes, in addition to having an announced movie.
Before its television debut, however – on channels such as Tokyo MX, GTV, GYT and BS11 – the anime had its first five episodes shown in Japanese theaters for two weeks, with the title Kimetsu no Yaiba: Kyōdai no Kizuna ( Annihilating Blade of demons: bonds between brother and sister , in literal translation).
In August 2019, during the airing of the 19th episode, the series entered the World Trends on Twitter, after an extremely positive reception from thousands of fans.
In Brazil, the 26 episodes of the anime can be seen on the streaming service Crunchyroll.
Kimetsu no Yaiba manga
Written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotōge, the Kimetsu no Yaiba manga began serialization on February 15, 2016, with publication in the weekly magazine Weekly Shonen Jump .
For those unfamiliar with the magazine, it is a publication of best-selling (best-selling) manga in Japan. Among other famous titles published by the magazine are: Dragon Ball, Naruto, One Piece, Shaman King, Hunter × Hunter, Yu-Gi-Oh, Yu Yu Hakusho, Saint Seiya, Bleach, Death Note, My Hero Academia, Black Clover, among others. others.
Once published, the series’ chapters are collected and republished in the tankōbon format, a kind of book best known for these manga chapter compilations. In total, Kimetsu no Yaiba has 18 tankōbon volumes.
In 2017, the series ranked 14th in the ranking of recommended manga in Japanese bookstores. In 2018, it ranked 19th on the list of best manga for male readers. As of December 2019, just over three years after its release, the manga has reached over 25 million copies in circulation.
Starting in January 2019, publisher Shueisha, responsible for publishing the tankōbon and Weekly Shonen Jump magazine , began publishing the series not only in Japanese, but also simultaneously in English, through its Manga Plus digital platform . In Brazil , the publisher Panini took over the publication of Kimetsu no Yaiba , as announced at the Comic Con Experience 2019, in São Paulo.
What is the plot of Kimetsu no Yaiba ( Demon Slayer )?
Kimetsu no Yaiba takes place in Japan during the Taishō Era, a period in the country’s history, between 1912 and 1926, characterized by major political and economic problems arising from the reign of Emperor Taishō. The plot introduces us to Tanjiro Kamado , a kind and intelligent young man who lives with his mother and brothers.
To help with the family’s expenses, Tanjiro sells coal, work that his late father also did. And it’s on the way back from one of his working days that his life takes an unexpected turn.
Upon arriving home, Tanjiro discovers that his family has been cruelly slaughtered by demons. Only one of his sisters, Nezuko, survived the attack, but not without consequences. Young Nezuko was transformed into a demon, but mysteriously managed to retain some traces of human emotions and thoughts.
Determined not only to find a way to make his sister human again, but also to protect other families and prevent them from going through the tragedy that befell his own, Tanjiro becomes a demon hunter and, in the company of Nezuko, sets out on a journey through the Japan.
To do so, the young man will undergo hard training to prepare for the Demon Slayers Corps Final Selection , a corporation whose existence is not known by the country’s government. There, Tanjiro will discover that only one demon is capable of transforming humans, Muzan Kibutsuji , the first and most dangerous demon to emerge and the progenitor of all others.
The series explores the discoveries they make along the way, but mainly the strong bond between the two brothers and their new friends, amid all the challenges that await them.
How characters are ranked
Warriors who are dedicated to protecting humanity from demons. To become a demon hunter, it is necessary to be admitted to the age-old Demon Slayer Corps organization. To graduate, students need to pass several tests to reach 10 different stages:
Mizunoto → Mizunoe → Kanoto → Kanoe → Tsuchinoto → Tsuchinoe → Hinoto → Hinoe → Kinoto → Kinoe
Acting as teachers and mentors, the nine most powerful combatants are named as The Nine Pillars.
The Nine Pillars (Hashiras)
To have a chance to join this elite group of Demon Slayer Corps, the demon hunter must have killed 50 demons or a member of the powerful demon group Twelve Moon Demons, which serves the Demon King, the feared Muzan Kibutsuji.
The group’s existence sustains the entire Demon Slayer Corps organization. Each Pillar has a different Breathing style, which they can learn from a cultivator or develop through extreme training.
All party members are given a mission to patrol a specific region, to gather information about the demons in the area, and to improve their swordsmanship skills.
Fun fact: During all the ages since The Nine Pillars (Hashiras) have existed, hunters who use the Flame Breathing and Water Breathing styles have always ended up becoming one of the Pillars.
Twelve Demons Moons
This group of demons serves Muzan Kibutsuji. All 12 of his followers received a portion of his blood to increase their powers. Divided into two subgroups – which, according to Muzan Kibutsuji, hate each other – six of them are Upper Moon, and the other six, Lower Moon.
The members of the first subgroup are the strongest of the Twelve Moon Demons, and have the strength of their powers represented by the numbers marked on their eyes, while the other eye bears the symbol for “Higher Moon”. On the other hand, the Lower Moon, the weakest subgroup, only take the numbers in one of the eyes. Thus, the strongest of the 12 is Upper Moon One, while the weakest would be Lower Moon 6.
Muzan Kibutsuji passed 3 main tasks to the Twelve Moon Demons. Are they:
- Destroy the Demon Slayer Corps;
- Find the Blue Spider Lily: main element that makes up the medicine that turned Muzan into a demon;
- Capturing Nezuko Kamado: Since discovering that Nezuko is immune to the sun, Muzan has made this the priority task for the Twelve Demon Moons.
The main characters of Kimetsu no Yaiba
- Category: Demon Hunter
- Age: 15 years (in current arc)
The eldest son of a coal seller, he lost his family after a massacre caused by a demon. To prevent other families from going through this and to find a way to “cure” the only sister who survived the massacre (but became a demon), the young man decides to join the Demon Slayer Corps.
After a few years of studying and training, Tanjiro manages to develop a battle technique known as Water Breathing, and learns his family’s ancestral technique, the Fire God Dance. Later, he finds a way to merge the two battle styles.
Tanjiro also has an extremely hard skull, which he uses to punch his opponents; and a keen sense of smell to the point where he could detect the presence of demons and sense people’s emotions.
- Category: Demon
- Age: 14 years
Tanjiro’s younger sister, was the only survivor of her family, besides her brother, after the massacre. However, the girl was turned into a demon. Much to Tanjiro’s delight, Nezuko somehow manages to retain her human consciousness, which allows her to recognize her brother and not pose a threat to him.
To prevent her from being a danger to other people, Urokodaki, Tanjiro’s trainer in the Demon Slayer Corps, uses a hypnosis technique on the girl, so that she comes to see all humans as her family. In this way, Nezuko no longer feels the need to consume human flesh.
As a demon, Nezuko is unable to speak, has superhuman strength, and can change her body size. Tanjiro often transports the girl in a wooden box that she carries on her back, to prevent her from being incinerated by the sun, and gagged, to prevent her from biting someone.
- Category: Demon Hunter
- Age: 16 years
An extremely fearful young man, Zenitsu Agatsuma joins the Demon Slayer Corps at the same time as Tanjiro. Insecure, he belittles himself for not being able to learn all the techniques that make up the Breath of Thunder battle style, passed down to him by his grandfather. However, he continues to dedicate himself to learning and has excellent hearing in his favor.
Zenitsu befriends Tanjiro on a mission. He decides to accompany his friend in his search for a cure for Nezuko, whom he finds attractive. Over time, he begins to control his fears, taking action whenever necessary. In addition, the young hunter also acts with great force when unconscious, with complex and powerful attacks.
- Category: Demon Hunter
- Age: 15 years
Inosuke was raised by a wild boar, which gave him an impetuous personality, always prone to reacting violently. A skilled, muscular hunter, he hides a feminine-featured face beneath a stuffed boar’s head.
Self-taught, he created a fighting style called Breath of the Beasts, which he uses accompanied by two serrated swords. His keen sense of touch allows him to sense the presence of enemies at long distances.
Also a student of the Demon Slayer Corps, he initially saw Tanjiro as an enemy, as he disapproved of the boy protecting Nezuko, even though she was a demon. However, the two become friends and start fighting together.
- Category: Demon Hunter
- Age: 16 years
The younger brother of Pillar of the Wind Sanemi Shinazugawa, Genya has a temper, choosing to be alone and making no effort to be polite to the other Demon Slayer Corps students.
After cooperating with other demon hunters in decisive battles, he gradually learns to be more sociable and polite, especially in coexistence with Tanjiro and his friends.
One of his powers is Demonic Transformation, in which, by consuming part of a demon, he is able to temporarily gain its powers, such as strength and the ability to regenerate.
- Category: Demon Hunter
- Age: 16 years
With a traumatic childhood, Kanao suffered aggression from her father, who ends up selling her as a slave to a stranger. The girl is rescued by Kanae, former Pillar of the Flower, and her sister Shinobu, Pillar of the Insect. Shinobu trains Kanao to be her successor, i.e. her Tsuguko (exceptional members of the Demon Slayer Corps who are personally appointed as successors to the Pillars).
Her past leaves marks on her personality, with the young woman having difficulty showing emotions and even talking. She joined the Demon Slayer Corps on the same admission test as Tanjiro, Inosuke, Zenitsu, and Genya. She is a talented swordswoman, as well as possessing very keen eyesight.
- Category: Demon Hunter
- Age: unspecified
Less prominent in the anime than the characters described above, Murata is also a demon hunter with a similar history to Tanjiro, as his entire family was wiped out by demons.
During the Natagumo Mountain arc , Murata continues to fight even after his entire group has been murdered by demons. His fighting style is Water Breathing, and his help was instrumental in Tanjiro and Inosuke defeating the Demon Mother Spider.
A testament to his power was the fact that he was one of the few who managed to reach the last stage of the training curriculum to become a Pillar.
- Category: Master of the Pillars of the Demon Slayer Corps
- Age: 23 years
Former leader of the Ubuyashiki family, Kagaya Ubuyashiki is the 97th leader of the Demon Slayer Corps. Attentive and calm, he takes care of the members of the corporation as if they were his children. He is honest about his weaknesses, such as his inability to become a hunter, even though he leads them.
He bears a scar on the upper part of his face due to a curse. Like the entire Ubuyashiki family, it has a very high extinct level that helps to avoid disastrous situations.
She believes in Nezuko Kamado’s nature and defends her brother’s attitude to the Pillars jury, allowing Tanjiro to continue to protect her.
- Category: Former Water Pillar / Retired Hunter / Trainer
- Age: Not specified
A former member of the Demon Slayer Corps, where he held the position of Pillar of Water, Sakonji Urokodaki is the creator of the Water Breathing fighting style. Responsible for training Giyu Tomioka, current Pillar of the Water, he also accepted to train Tanjiro Kamado on the recommendation of his former pupil.
Always wearing a red mask, he never reveals his face. The mask even helps to make him look like a grumpy old man, but Urokodaki has a personality known for compassion, although he is quite demanding with his students.
Believing Tanjiro’s intentions on Nezuko, Urokodaki used a hypnosis technique on the girl to prevent her from attacking humans. In addition, he sent a letter to the master of the Pillars with this information, essential for the Kamado brothers’ situation to be accepted in the corporation.
- Category: Pillar of Water
- Age: 21 (in current arc)
Always serious and of few words, Giyu is a reserved man who stands out for his great sense of justice. Like the other hunters, he has no respect for demons, but breaks the Demon Slayer Corps’ code of conduct to protect Nezuko, Tanjiro’s sister, turned into a demon.
At one point in the plot, it is revealed that Giyu has an inferiority complex that nearly makes him abandon his position as Pillar of Water. Fortunately, Tanjiro convinces him to stay. One of the most skilled and powerful swordsmen in the organization, the current Pillar of Water also stands out for his speed and great stamina.
Trained by Sakonji Urokodaki, the former Water Pillar and also Tanjiro’s trainer, Giyu has mastered the Water Breathing style, through which he can increase the oxygen in his blood and control his breathing pattern, which increases his strength and agility. to match that of a demon.
- Category: Pillar of Love
- Age: 19 years
A shy person, but always considerate and kind to everyone, Mitsuri doesn’t let her emotional nature interfere with her mission as a demon hunter, for whom she has no mercy.
Although she dreams of getting married, she wants to find a man who is stronger than her, which is a great difficulty given the incredible level of her power. Talent as a swordsman, great speed and flexibility are some of her characteristics.
But its main differential is its singular constitution. Your muscles are eight times denser than normal, giving you unbelievable strength and endurance. To maintain her composition, she needs to eat the equivalent of what three sumo wrestlers would eat.
- Category: Pillar of the Cobra
- Age: 21 years
A strict man, he does not tolerate that some of the hunters break the Demon Slayer Corps code and has almost unrealistic expectations of student performance. He finds the organization’s new recruits weak and incapable, being genuinely surprised to learn that Tanjiro survived the Final Selection’s mission.
He considers his blood impure to come from a clan that sacrificed its members to demons for mere monetary reasons. His sense of self-loathing is so great that he believes that to be worthy of Mitsuri, with whom he is in love, he must die defeating Muzan, the Demon King, and be reincarnated in another life.
Although it has great strength, it is the second weakest among the Pillars. Partially blind in one eye, he relies on the help of his snake Kubaramaru to read the enemy’s attacks and report them to him. He has mastered the Serpent Breath style, with which he can use his sword with snake-like movements.
- Category: Pillar of the Wind
- Age: 21 years
An abusive father who ended up murdered, a mother who was turned into a demon and nearly killed all of her children, and the weight of having to kill her to avoid an even greater tragedy are traumas from Sanemi’s past that he carries with him to this day.
No wonder he became aggressive, impulsive, rude and cold, in order to drive people away from him, even his own brother, Genya. Furthermore, he has turned all his goals towards fighting the demons, for whom he feels a deep hatred. He even doesn’t believe that Nezuko Kamado doesn’t attack humans and tries to prove it.
Sanemi has a rare blood type that attracts demons and leaves them disoriented by the desire to feed. Pilar is also able to manipulate her own muscles to avoid or even close wounds that would otherwise be deadly. His demon hunter mark gives him the Subconscious Struggle, in which he continues to battle even after losing consciousness.
- Category: Pillar of the Stone
- Age: 27 years
Despite his intimidating appearance, as he is one of the highest hunters, Gyomei is kind and sensitive, and often offers prayers to others. He believes that if given opportunities, people, especially young people, can be capable of amazing things.
Although always kind, his past has made him a suspicious man. Before becoming a hunter, Gyomei took care of nine orphaned children in a temple, even though he had been blind since childhood. After disobeying his orders and leaving the temple, one of the boys is threatened by a demon and, in order to save himself, invites the demon to kill the other children.
In the midst of the massacre, Gyomei discovers his strength, but ends up being wrongly accused of the children’s deaths. After Kagaya Ubuyashiki, the master of the Pillars, intervenes and wins his freedom, Gyomei becomes a demon hunter and, just two months later, the Pillar of the Stone.
- Category: Pillar of Flames
- Age: 20 years
An honorable warrior, Kyojuro lives by the moral code passed to him by his mother, whose main principle is: Those born strong have a duty to protect the weak.
His enthusiasm and joy about his duties as a Pilar sometimes give him a bit of an eccentric air, but Kyojuro is gentle and kind. After training with his father, he trained himself to the level of a Pillar from a Flame Breathing style instruction book.
His strength and skill with the sword are so great that he was recognized even by Akaza, demon Superior Moon Three, who even offered him the transformation into a demon to overcome his physical limits and praised his battle spirit.
- Category: Pillar of Sound
- Age: 23 years
Although he stands out for being an eccentric person with extravagant attitudes, Tengen has a loving and honorable side that he shows by asking, for example, that his three wives always prioritize their own lives first, then that of the innocent, and only then, his own. .
One of the nine surviving children of the shinobi line, he had already lost seven of his siblings before the age of 15. Her father maintained an abusive workout with him and his brother. Although her brother has followed the patriarch’s path in terms of personality and the way he treats others, Tengen has decided to go against all that.
His super hearing gives him the ability to echolocation. He also possesses great strength, speed, and poison resistance. Derived from Breath of Thunder, the Breath of Sound style was developed by Tengen. With the Score battle formula, he can even read the opponent’s movements, analyzing their rhythm.
- Category: Pillar of the Mist
- Age: 14 years
As a child, Muichiro displayed great kindness and care for those around him. Around the age of 11, however, his twin brother was murdered by a demon and Muichiro lost his memories.
After this trauma, even though he didn’t remember it on a conscious level, Muichiro became closed off, with a tendency to think only of himself, not letting emotions show through or even guiding him on any of his missions.
Still, he is devoted to his role as Pilar, a position he achieved just two months after beginning his training as a demon hunter. Though young and small, he is one of the strongest Pillars.
- Category: Insect Pillar
- Age: 18 years
A smile always on her face, her calm countenance and the love for playing with everyone that Shinobu shows hide a state of almost constant anger at everything and everyone she has lost in the battles against demons.
While she lacks the superhuman strength and abilities she so envies in the other pillars, she is just as powerful and dangerous as all of them. Shinobu has great skills and knowledge in the medical and pharmaceutical field, being able to fight poisons created by demons. In addition, she can produce different forms of venom.
Despite her initial position of wanting to get along with demons, she can be quite cruel when it comes to fighting them. But she makes an exception for Tanjiro and Nezuko, after hearing the story behind the girl’s transformation and understanding that it poses no risks.
- Category : Demon King
- Age: Appearance – 20s / Actual age: 1000 years
Great antagonist of Kimetsu no Yaiba , Muzan Kibutsuji is the first demon to exist and the only one capable of turning humans into demons, having been responsible for the massacre of the Kamado family and the transformation of Nezuko Kamado.
Use your ability to assume different forms to evade demon hunters. Exceptionally intelligent and merciless, he does not value anyone’s life but his own, considering humans to be inferior.
Extremely narcissistic and with an illusory sense of omnipotence, he is obsessed with becoming the perfect being, and cannot bear to be mocked or corrected. Her god complex makes her unable to see her own failures, though she wants to overcome her inability to walk in the sun, something Nezuko Kamado achieves.
Muzan is manipulative, with the ability to influence various demons with promises of power, revenge and greatness. His incredible strength makes him capable of fighting five of the most powerful Pillars at the same time.
Its unique anatomy includes 7 hearts and 5 brains. As the progenitor of all demons , his ability to regenerate is the greatest among them all, as well as his bodily control and his extrasensory perception. It is still able to absorb and dissolve things in its body, being able to access memories of those it absorbs.
What Happened in Season 1 (Episode List)
Warning: The information below contains details of the 26 episodes of the first season, so… SPOILERS!
Episode 1 – Cruelty
Tanjiro Kamado was a boy with a simple and happy life, until a demon massacred his mother and brothers and turned his younger sister, Nezuko, into a demon. After convincing the demon hunter Giyū Tomioka that his sister poses no danger, Tanjiro follows the hunter’s advice and heads to Mount Sagiri in search of Sakonji Urokodaki. The young man is determined to become a demon hunter and turn Nezuko back into a human.
Episode 2 – Sakonji Urokodaki the Trainer
Tanjiro and Nezuko encounter Sakonji Urokodaki, who proceeds to test the young man to see if he is fit to become a demon hunter. Though Tanjiro’s kindness and initial weak determination almost get him in the way, the young man uses his keen sense of smell to detect traps on the way to the peak of the mountain he was supposed to climb, on Urokodaki’s orders. Urokodaki agrees to train Tanjiro.
Episode 3 – Sabito and Makomo
Tanjiro begins his training. Gradually, his physical form improves, and he learns to use a special Total Concentration breathing technique. Urokodaki passes one last challenge to Tanjiro to allow him to participate in the Demon Slayer Corps Final Selection.
For about six months, Tanjiro fails the mission. The appearance of two children in fox masks, however, could change the young man’s fate. Identified as Sabito and Makomo, the two are orphans raised and trained by Urokodaki, and they go on to help Tanjiro in his training. After another six months, Tanjiro manages to complete his mission.
Episode 4 – Final Selection
Two years after Nezuko’s transformation, Tanjiro will finally make the Final Selection for the Demon Slayer Corps. To pass the test, candidates must survive for seven days on Mount Fujikasane, where certain flowers hold a kind of prison for demons.
On the first night, Tanjiro manages to defeat all the demons he encounters. At one point, however, he and another student come across the dreaded Demon Hand, who claims to have killed 13 of Urokodaki’s students, including Sabito and Makomo, whose ghosts had aided Tanjiro in his training. After a hard battle, Tanjiro decapitates the Hand Demon.
Episode 5 – My own steel
After the Hand Demon’s death, the ghosts of Urokodaki’s students are released. The Final Selection continues, and Tanjiro continues facing demons and asking for ways to turn a demon back into a human, but with no answers.
Tanjiro and three other students are approved. He is given a uniform and a sword. Tanjiro receives his first mission: to find out which demon is responsible for the disappearance of women in a city and kill him.
Episode 6 – The Swordsman Who Accompanied a Demon
Tanjiro heads to his mission town, with Nezuko in a box on his back. There, the hunter begins to track down the scent of the demon, which makes a new victim. Tanjiro and Nezuko fight the opponent, who splits into three entities and performs special spells. Tanjiro remembers Urokodaki talking about the progenitor of demons: Muzan Kibutsuji.
Episode 7 – Muzan Kibutsuji
The battle goes on. Tanjiro fights two demons, while Nezuko protects citizens from the third entity. The hunter defeats two enemies with the Water Breathing style, and proceeds to face the final opponent.
Tanjiro demands that the demon tell him about Muzan, which terrifies the enemy, much to the hunter’s surprise. After defeating him, he travels to Asakusa, as instructed. There, he discovers that Muzan is living in the city disguised as the father of a human family. Upon discovering Tanjiro’s identity, Muzan slits a passerby’s throat as if it meant nothing and turns him into a demon.
Episode 8 – The Scent of Enchanted Blood
The battle against the newly created demon by Muzan gives the villain an opportunity to flee. Tanjiro meets a doctor named Tamayo who claims to have been doing research on demons for years. Tamayo tells about the “Kibutsuji curse”, which prevents demons from talking about Muzan without dying.
She reveals that she has managed to lift the curse and have found a way to safely turn humans into demons, to save those on the brink of death, if they will. Tanjiro agrees to help her develop a cure for Nezuko by bringing blood from powerful demons bound to Muzan. The villain sends two demons to kill Tanjiro.
Episode 9 – Temari’s Demon and the Arrow Demon
Under the onslaught of the two demons, Tanjiro tries to defend Tamayo and his companion. Supposed members of the Twelve Moon Demons, Susamaru and Yahaba have strength never seen before by Tanjiro. After a tough battle, Tanjiro unleashes a combination of moves he learned in his training and manages to decapitate Yahaba.
Episode 10 – Together Forever
Even disintegrating, Yahaba continues to attack an exhausted Tanjiro. With the help of a healing serum given by Tamayo, Nezuko returns to fight Susamaru. The battle remains fierce. Susamaru activates the Kibutsuji curse, accidentally mentioning Muzan’s name, and dies in a terrible way.
Tanjiro and Nezuko head southeast for a new mission. On the way, the hunter sees Zenitsu Agatsuma, who passed the Final Selection with him. The colleague is begging a woman to marry him.
Episode 11 – Tsuzumi Mansion
Zenitsu reveals himself to be fearful and womanizing. The hunter tells him that he didn’t want to go to the Demon Slayer Corps, but got into debt with a woman, who ended up selling him to his trainer. Zenitsu and Tanjiro are sent to a mansion where a dangerous demon is believed to live.
They enter the house, which rearranges itself, and the group ends up splitting up, with a terrified Zenitsu. There, they have to face a demon. Unexpectedly, a man with a boar’s head enters the room with two Nichirin swords.
Episode 12 – The boar shows its fangs, Zenitsu sleeps
The boar-headed youth is Inosuke Hashibira, a demon hunter. The fight against the demon continues, with the room changing places. Zenitsu is attacked by a second demon and ends up passing out in fear.
To everyone’s surprise, while sleeping, Zenitsu gets up and uses his Thunder Form to kill the demon. Upon waking up, he doesn’t remember what he did. Inosuke encounters a third demon, but kills it effortlessly.
Tanjiro figures out how the rooms change and uses this information to get closer to the last demon, but still can’t get close enough to kill it.
Episode 13 – Something More Important Than Life
The battle in the changing room ensues. In one of these changes, several papers fly, and Tanjiro is careful not to step on them. This causes the demon Kyogai to remember how he liked to write when he was human, while admiring that Tanjiro respected the papers.
Tanjiro figures out how to gain greater control of his muscles in his favor and manages to cut off the demon’s head. Before dying, Kyogai is thrilled that Tanjiro recognizes his art.
Outside the house, Zenitsu tries to protect Nezuko’s box from Inosuke, who doesn’t understand why they are protecting a demon. Although he didn’t know yet that it was Tanjiro’s sister, Zenitsu trusted him to protect the box with his life, as his friend did.
Episode 14 – The House of the Wisteria Family Crest
To protect Nezuko, Tanjiro punches Inosuke so hard it breaks his ribs. The two begin to fight and Inosuke’s boar head falls off, revealing an effeminate face. After stopping the fight, they bury the bodies of the dead humans.
In a new mission, Tanjiro, Nezuko, Inosuke and Zenitsu go to a mansion where they must rest and recover from their wounds. The house belongs to a family rescued by demon hunters who reciprocate by offering temporary shelter.
In the evening, the group talks and Zenitsu asks Tanjiro why he is traveling with a demon. Tanjiro releases Nezuko and Zenitsu is enchanted by her beauty.
Episode 15 – Mount Natagumo
Tanjiro tells him that Nezuko is his sister and explains the situation. A new mission sends them to Mount Natagumo. On the way, they encounter an injured demon hunter, but he ends up being pulled into the trees.
Soon after, they encounter another terrified hunter, who calls himself Murata. He tells them that ten experienced hunters arrived on the mountain, but started killing each other. The power level leads them to think that one of the Twelve Moon Demons might be there.
When other hunters try to attack the group, Tanjiro notices wires manipulating them and manages to free them with Inosuke’s help, but the demon Spider Mother sends her spiders to reattach the strings. Another demon appears. The battle begins.
Episode 16 – Letting Someone Go First
Murata keeps delaying the controlled hunters, while Tanjiro and Inosuke search for the Mother Spider. The two are stopped by a huntress who is being controlled, but warns them to get more help. Tanjiro tries to help the hunter, but she ends up killed by the demon.
Meanwhile, Zenitsu searches the mountain for Nezuko. Tanjiro and Inosuke continue to be intercepted by demons and must work together to survive. Before Tanjiro finally kills the Mother Spider, she confirms that one of the Twelve Moon Demons is on the mountain.
Episode 17 – Master One Thing
While trying to escape a human-headed spider, Zenitsu finds the nest of the demon that created him, the Father’s eldest son, whose venom can turn humans into spiders. When trying to hide, Zenitsu remembers when he hid during his training and is ashamed of his cowardice. He realizes, however, that he has been bitten and his hair is falling out, which makes him pass out.
Unconscious, he begins attacking the demons with Breath of Thunder style, while reminiscing about his past. The poison begins to affect Zenitsu, who coughs up blood but still manages to kill one of the demons. Tanjiro and Inosuke face off against the Spider Father.
Episode 18 – A Fake Noose
Hunters Giyū and Shinobu, Pillars of Water and Insect respectively, arrive at the mound. Tanjiro and Inosuke are not having much success in their fight against Father. Zenitsu no longer had the movement of legs and arms due to the poison.
Inosuke manages to injure Father, who “loses” his skin and starts to get bigger and more muscular, becoming virtually immune to the hunter’s blows. Giyū arrives to help and kills Spider Father quickly, leaving Inosuke shocked. Tanjiro continues fighting the other son of the supposed family, Rui.
Episode 19 – Hinokami
Shinobu gives Zenitsu an antidote. Other hunters struggle to free people trapped in the spider “family” threads. The son, Rui, continues to shoot deadly webs at Tanjiro, but Nezuko appears to protect him and ends up badly injured.
Touched by a real sibling relationship, Rui proposes that Tanjiro give him Nezuko in exchange for his life. Tanjiro refuses and Rui reveals that he is the member of the Twelve Moon Demons.
Rui tries to capture Nezuko, both the girl and Tanjiro fight the demon. Rui traps Nezuko in his wires, who falls asleep to heal his injuries. In a thrilling battle, Tanjiro battles the moon demon with the final form of his Water Style and a kagura dance technique taught to him by his late father.
Nezuko receives a visit from her late mother, who wakes her up so she can save her brother. The girl uses her blood on the wires in a Blood Art, causing the liquid to burn, severing the wires and Rui’s head.
Episode 20 – Make-believe family
Rui gets up and puts his head back! The demon explains that, upon realizing that he would be beheaded, he cut off his own head with one of its wires, which allows him to compose himself. He approaches Tanjiro with wires, but Giyū arrives to save him.
Giyū uses the 11th form of Water Breathing (only ten were known) and manages to decapitate the moon demon. The Daughter comes across Murata and traps him in a cocoon with acid, but is thrown to the ground by Shinobu.
Shinobu tortures her (taking off parts of her body) and suggests that after the torture she will have paid for her sins and can leave. The Daughter refuses forgiveness and Shinobu kills her with his Insect Breath.
Episode 21 – Against the Corporation’s Rules
As he dies, Rui finally remembers his tragic life as a human. Tanjiro senses his sadness and holds his hand. Next, the hunter asks Giyū not to step on Rui’s clothes, explaining that he sees demons as more tragic than terrifying creatures.
Shinobu runs towards them and they both protect Nezuko from the hunter’s blade. Warned that he is acting against Guild rules, Giyū orders Tanjiro to flee with his sister, but they are intercepted by Kanao Tsuyuri, another hunter who made the Final Selection in the same group as Tanjiro.
The Kasugai crows, messengers responsible for passing missions to the hunters, interrupt the scene and warn that Tanjiro and Nezuko will be taken into custody at the headquarters. There, the hunter wakes up, tied up, facing the Nine Pillars of the Demon Slayer Corps.
Episode 22 – Master of the Mansion
Facing the Nine Pillars, Tanjiro will stand trial for traveling with a demon, breaking the Guild’s rules. The young man explains that Nezuko not only doesn’t eat humans, she can help in the battle against demons.
The Master of Demon Hunters enters the place, accompanied by two white-haired girls. With a letter from Urokodaki explaining Nezuko’s situation and promising to kill her if she harms a human, the Master says that the Pillars must accept Tanjiro and his sister.
In addition, the Master reports that Tanjiro encountered Kibutsuji, who revealed himself for the first time, an opportunity the Corporation needs to have again. Sanemi, the Pillar of Wind, agrees to spare Tanjiro, but not Nezuko. He beats the girl, taunting her to taste his blood, unusually even more provocative for a demon.
Episode 23 – Meeting of the Pillars
Tanjiro calls out to Nezuko, who remembers her family and turns away from Sanemi, who is shocked that the girl resisted her extinct as a demon. The Master takes this as final proof that the brothers can be trusted, and later tells Tanjiro to send his regards to Tamayo, indicating that he knows of the existence of good demons.
Tanjiro and Nezuko head to Butterfly Manor, where the others are recovering from their injuries. The Pillars resume their meeting among themselves, discussing the need to recruit new hunters after the tragic events of Mount Natagumo.
Episode 24 – Rehab Training
Rengoku, the Pillar of Flames, sets out on a mission in search of a supposedly located Upper Moon demon. Tanjiro, Inosuke and Zenitsu begin their rehabilitation training.
With some tips from the Kocho triplets, Tanjiro tries to learn how to use Total Concentration Breathing – Constant in addition to practicing his sword drills. One night, Shinobu, determined to trust Tanjiro, joins him on the mansion’s roof.
She explains that her sister, like so many other innocents, was killed by a demon, which makes it difficult for her to feel sorry for opponents or even trust a demon. For her sister, she had been trying to live in peace with the demons and always smile. Wearily, she says that Tanjiro can continue her late sister’s dream.
Episode 25 – Kanao Tsuyuri, the Tsuguko
Tanjiro continues his training to use Total Concentration Breathing – Constant. Zenitsu and Inosuke notice Tanjiro’s growth and are provoked by Shinobu to go back to training.
Kanao reminisces about her traumatic childhood, with an abusive father who left her and her siblings to starve. After the girl was sold into slavery, she was saved by Shinobu and her older sister Kanae.
The next day, Tanjiro finally manages to defeat Kanao, proving to master Total Concentration – Constant Breathing. He asks Shinobu about the Hinokami Kagura Dance and the Breath of Fire, which he learned from his father, but she says she doesn’t know. On a steam train, a demon kills the passengers.
Episode 26 – New Mission
After Rui’s death, a few months before the events of the previous episodes, Muzan summons the Moon Demons he has left. The Demon King now has the appearance of a beautiful woman. Muzan declares that he is disbanding the Lower Moon subgroup and begins killing its members. Only one manages to appeal to Muzan’s vanity, who gives him more of his blood and sends him on a mission to kill Tanjiro.
Back in present times, Tanjiro, Zenitsu and Inosuke are given the mission to go to the Infinite Train and kill the demon that hit it. On the way, Tanjiro meets Genya, a hunter who also passed the Final Selection with him, but the young man just ignores him. On the train, they encounter Rengoku, Pillar of Fire, and the Lower Moon Demon to whom Muzan gave his blood and the mission to kill Tanjiro.
Kimetsu no Yaiba season 2 will be a movie!
Immediately after the end of the anime’s last episode in September 2019, fans were surprised by a short teaser that announced the film Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-hen .
The animated feature will continue the original story of the manga from the Infinity Train arc . The film is slated for a 2020 release in Japan.
There is still no more information about new episodes of the anime.
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