Since time immemorial it is reported that there are many man-eating demons roaming around the forest. Because of this the villagers never travel at night. It is also reported that the demon slayers also move at night to ward off the bloodthirsty demon. To Tanjirou, this was not just news. But it has become a harsh reality.
One day Tanjirou finds his family has been slaughtered by a demon. The only survivor was his sister, Nezuko. But his younger brother began to slowly turn into a demon even though he still showed his human side. Begins Tanjirou’s life as a demon slayer to find out how to turn his sister back into a human.
Tanjirou starts off as a crybaby character. Basically good-natured and uncaring. Even to the demons that have clearly preyed on humans. His love for Nezuko, the only sister who survived the stealth attack, gave him the willpower to continue to survive. Genre Animeindo
Training under former member of the stealth slayer Sakonji Urokodaki, he doesn’t immediately become strong. Tanjirou is not very smart in matters of fighting and studying. He needed at least a year to practice strengthening his body and sword techniques. During that time, Tanjirou’s whiny nature diminished. Although sometimes still sad when thinking about his sister.
This anime is not 100% serious with tragedy and sadness here and there. Thanks to the support of various characters, there are quite a number of scenes that can invite the audience’s smile. At the beginning it was Tanjirou’s innocence that was used for jokes. But later when Inosuke Hashibira has entered the team, this series will be even more crowded. This did not stop them from carrying out their duties as stealth slayers.
Kimetsu no Yaiba is an anime adaptation of the manga by Koyoharu Gotouge. Because this is a shounen anime with an action genre, of course, smooth animation must be presented. Ufotable, which is believed to be producing, managed to beautifully display the animation of Kimetsu no Yaiba. Their experience in producing the Kara no Kyoukai and Fate series was successfully applied in Kimetsu no Yaiba. A number of effects are indeed assisted digitally. For example the animation of snow falling from the sky.
The tempo of the battle choreography feels fast. In some parts of the scene, the slow motion effect is added to make it more dramatic. But what’s even more amazing is the animation when Tanjirou uses his swordsmanship. The water effect in the ukiyo-e style of drawing beautifies the battle scene. The staff has also tried to maximize the use of background music to amplify the atmosphere.
Like most manga from WSJ, Kimetsu no Yaiba also starts the story weakly. In the sense that the story at the beginning feels less exciting. For this anime staff can not do much other than beautify the animation. After releasing several chapters, Koyoharu Gotouge began to understand how Tanjirou’s journey should be told. Perhaps also thanks to input from the editor. Anime still needs to wait a few more episodes to reach that point. Fans of action anime with a solid story, shouldn’t miss this anime.