Demon Slayer: Stories of Water and Flame focuses on character relationships

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Due to various circumstances, not all of us know the Demon slayer characters. Sometimes it’s because of the way the story unfolds. Other times, it’s because people like the Kamado siblings and their closest allies like Inosuke and Zenitsu are the primary focus. Demon Slayer: Tales of Water and Flame is a manga that seeks to offer more to people who want to familiarize themselves with Hashira, specifically introducing Giyu Tomioka and Kyojuro Rengoku, as well as their motivations and relationships with other cast members.

Things start Demon Slayer: Tales of Water and Flame with Giyu leaving on a new mission. But he is not the only one of Demon slayer characters at destination. Shinobu Kocho is there by chance. Which honestly works for the best. This is because the opening is used to show exactly how badly Giyu gets along with people. He tries to explain who he is and who he works for. But because of its nature, people don’t understand. It is only when Shinobu shows up that things are properly explained. The fact that both are there also means that when the two set off to face the demon the townspeople thing is just an anamotazu (man-eating bear), we can see how observant they are. We can watch while the two understand what’s going on.

But what’s also important here is to see how Giyu and Shinobu interact with each other. Due to the structure of Demon slayerthe main story of, we don’t always see Hashira interacting. Here we see Giyu and Shinobu interacting in a relaxed and professional manner. We see her push him, and he takes it in stride. We watch him confide in her as they share a meal. There is also art suggesting a deeper relationship between these two Demon slayer characters that maybe we would normally see. It also means there is more context when we see how the two react to each other during the story proper.

The second half of the book is devoted to the Hashira Kyojuro Flame. Likewise, he’s dedicated to establishing it beyond the person we see in the Mugen Train arc and movie. Which means things kick off before he even becomes the Flame Hashira. We see what his family and personal life was like. Readers witness interactions with his father and brother. They become flies on the wall when Hashira reunites who sets his fate in motion.

But while he interacts with a few Hashira during this meeting, like Gyomei Himejima and Sanemi Shinazugawa, they are not the Demon slayer characters with the most significant interactions with Kyojuro. It is rather Mitsuri Kanroji who also counts the most. She is Kyojuro’s disciple at the beginning of the story. We watch him train with her. At the height of the conflict in this story, we see him constantly encouraging her. He shows faith not only in himself, but in his student. And because of that, we see how she is essentially a part of the Rengoku family and how her influence allows her to accept and flourish in who she is meant to be.

The result is that Demon Slayer: Tales of Water and Flame really helps you get to know these characters. We better understand who they are and how they interact with other Hashira. It builds on the relationships evoked or mentioned in the original series. In each case, people will come away feeling like they know Giyu and Kyojuro better.

The Demon Slayer: Tales of Water and Flame manga is available through Viz Media. the demon slayer the anime airs on Crunchyroll and Funimation.

This article is automatically translated from the original language into your language. Do not hesitate to let us know if it contains translation errors so that we will seek to correct them as soon as possible.