After Demon Slayer: The Infinity Train, the film released during 2020, a continuation of the first season of Kimetsu no Yaiba, Tanjiro, Inosuke and Zenitsu follow their own path of the hero. Although they function as a team, they each have specific goals, particular reasons in relation to the demons. In addition to the personalities, this polyphony of interests makes the narrative offer different options when following one character or another, if not all of them. That essence is maintained during the second season.
As is customary, the protagonists of the story find during each section adapted to anime format a kind of godfather, a mentor who accompanies them wherever they must go. In this case, that role is covered by Tengen Uzui, the pillar of sound, and perhaps the most eccentric of those referents. He, along with Tanjiro, Inosuke and Zenitsu decide to go to the Red Light District to find information about Tengen’s three wives., who had been sent on a mission and did not return.
As they get closer to them, the heroes of the story also get closer to the main threat in the area: a higher moon that every so often feeds on the young women of the Red Light District. The plot, in essence, is summarized in the attempt of these characters to save the people of the place and defeat the Daki. Although this story is still in development, after seven episodes it is possible to draw some conclusions about the second season of Demon Slayer.
Kimetsu no Yaiba: the consolidation of the story
During the first season and the film that gave it continuity, the character of Tanjiro serves as a vehicle to tell different stories. As this character grows, so do the stories parallel to him. As its evolution seems to be longer, we review another key character in the story.
Nezuko: Secrets of the Dark Side
Although it is a character that at times works as a wild card, especially during combat, it must be remembered that Nezuko is one of Tanjiro’s main motives. His fight, apart from being based on defeating the demons, is also aimed at healing his sister. Meanwhile, her powers increase without a clear explanation, while the girl still remembers home details.
The evolution of this character, season after season more capable, is essential in the development of the plot due to its implications in relation to the future. In a war where humans fight against demons, having the skills of a demon in the first row is not a minor detail. Muzan Kibutsuji has a special interest that Nezuko stop being in the limbo in which she finds herself, to convert her definitively. This is understood from the comment he made to Daki, commissioning her as a mission. It remains to be seen how this thread of history mutates.
narrative tenses Kimetsu no Yaiba
One thing that sometimes clashes when it comes to adapting manga is the pace of the narration. As they are different formats, it is normal that one and the other do not function as mirrors of each other. It is an open debate in the case of Attack the titans with the constant clash between whether the story is going slowly or not, with the rumor about a movie in the future to give the final closure to the story.
In the case of Demon Slayer, the story progresses at a logical pace, giving space to explain what is necessary, cultivate secondary plots (which then influence other main plots) and offer an entertaining experience for the viewer. It is complex to find gaps in terms of what the story wants to tell and the way it does it. At least until episode number seven of the second season, this is not a problem but quite the opposite, an achievement that contributes to viewing.
The graphic adaptation of Demon Slayer
It is possible that Kimetsu no Yaiba is the most enjoyable anime to watch today? Ufotable, as it did during the first season and Demon Slayer: the infinity train, continues to offer a first-rate adaptationthe. Places to compare with Attack the titans, about which the development of some combat sequences is questioned, in this anime there is no major debate regarding the drawing and the development of the CGI. Everything looks integrated, along with colorful attention to detail to contribute to the narrative.
That is why characters like Tengen, with multiple skills and resources, as well as a rather striking appearance, can easily seduce those who observe. A similar experience occurs with each person. Color and drawing are linked to tell from a visual perspective, they are more than a means to an end.
Although between the action and the details of humor of the different characters it can be overlooked, the handling of color in Demon Slayer It is one of your keys. That intense and diverse palette contributes to generating a much more youthful and hopeful environment, something that Tanjiro, Inosuke and Zenitsu do not lack.. That relationship between the correct adaptation, the use of resources to strengthen it and the management of color, make this anime continue to be a visual experience of great value.