What we liked about the second season of ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’

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.