‘Demon Slayer’ for parents: 3 minutes to understand everything about the favorite anime of teenagers

Have you never seen any episode of ‘Kimetsu no Yaiba’ but want to know what it is about? Here are some keys to understanding this global phenomenon.

Demon Slayer has become a true worldwide phenomenon, thus arousing unprecedented enthusiasm. The original mana, created by Koyoharu Gotoge in 2016, has 23 volumes to date.

In total, the work has sold more than 150 million copies, surpassing giants such as bleach or Shingeki no Kyojin. The anime, which premiered in 2019, was an immediate success. After the first season aired, the Ufotable studio worked on the film. Night Watch: Infinity Train.

The film managed to become Japanese box office number one of the entire history of cinema, surpassing Frozen, titanica or Spirited Away. In Spain he managed to collect more than one million euros in box office receipts. All a cinematographic success.

What is Demon Slayer about?

Since ancient times, there have been rumors of man-eating demons lurking in the forest. For this reason, the townspeople never venture there at night. Legend also says that an assassin roams the night, hunting these bloodthirsty demons.

Since his father’s death, Tanjiro has taken it upon himself to support his family. Despite this tragedy, they manage to find a bit of happiness on a daily basis. However, this happiness is destroyed the day Tanjiro discovers that his family has been massacred and that his only survivor, his sister Nezuko, has turned into a demon.

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To his surprise, Nezuko still shows signs of human emotions and thoughts. Thus begins Tanjiro’s hard task of fighting demons to find a cure for his sister to become human again.

From what age can you watch anime?

According to the age rating that has been made in Spain, Demon Slayer It is recommended for ages 13 and up. In fact, the series tackles difficult topics explicitly and, at times, in a very gory way. For this reason, anime is more aimed at a teenage and adult audience.

What does he have?

We leave you below with the trailer of the first season so you can see the animation style it has:

Why do people like it so much?

.Because the characters are endearing and convey beautiful values ​​such as bravery, a sense of sacrifice or self-sacrifice. Tanjiro has an ultra positive personality and never gives up. Special mention to Inosuke, one of the most hilarious characters in the world with his boar mask.

.Because the universe proposed by the anime immerses us in a feudal Japan populated by demons and vengeful samurai armed with katanas

.Because the animation is incredibly beautiful. The combat sequences are always epic along with a story that keeps the suspense going in every episode.

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.Pillars: The Pillars are the nine most powerful swordsmen in the Demon Slayer Army. They play an important role in the fight against their leader the cruel Kibutsuji Muzan.

.Breathing: Breathing techniques are fencing styles practiced and taught by hunters. They are based on breathing and absolute control of it. For example, the hero Tanjiro uses the water breathing technique, a power he infuses into his katana to kill demons.

.Nichirin Swords: They are special katanas that are the only ones capable of killing demons. They are forged from a unique ore that absorbs sunlight, one of the demons’ only weaknesses.

Tanjiro and his sister Nezuko

.Demon Blood Technique: These techniques refer to spells that high level demons can cast. The details of these techniques are unique to each demon.

Demonic Moons: The Twelve Demonic Moons are a group of very powerful demons under the direct command of Lord Kibutsuji Muzan.

Anecdotes that will surprise your teenager

.The animated film of the Infinite Train is the biggest success of the Japanese box office with more than 28 million tickets sold. As of December 2020, the franchise’s sales generated at least 270 billion yen (about $2.6 billion) in profit in Japan.

.Tanjiro wears characteristic earrings that are of great importance to the hero. They are from his father, who died before his family was slaughtered by demons. Representing the rising sun, have been censored in some countries. In fact, this symbol was used by Japan in World War II. For some Asian countries, it still reminds of the war crimes of the Imperial Japanese Army.

Where to watch Demon Slayer?

The first season and the movie Infinity Train are available at Amazon Prime Video. Instead, the second season premiered directly, at the same time as its broadcast in Japan, through Crunchyroll.

What other anime to watch with your teenage son?

.jujutsu kaisenfor its spiritual and supernatural side

.bleachfor the theme of katanas and the exaltation of values

.fate/zerothe master of action