Warning! The following in The Truth News contains spoilers for manga Demon Slayer created by Koyoharu Gotouge. We recommend that you first watch the 26 episodes of season 1 and the movie Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-hen before continuing reading.
As the long-awaited second season of Demon Slayer draws near, the series will pick up where Mugen Train left off with the Entertainment District Arch. Considering that this story will likely take up most of Season 2, the next arc, Swordsmith Village, would be the perfect story for a second Demon Slayer movie.
Mugen Ressha-hen is the best movie of 2020 and it shows that canon movies can work. This is perfect because Swordsmith Village Arc it would be much better off as a movie rather than potentially being used for season three.
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There’s no point in making a second movie just to repeat what the first one did well, so Swordsmith Village Arc works like the next hypothetical movie because it is very different from Mugen Train.
This story raises the stakes more than ever, as the top ranks four and five of the twelve Kizuki launch a coordinated assault against the titular village. Even if there are two Hashira present, they are not there just to fight on behalf of Tanjiro. This time, Tanjiro leads the battle against the invaders from the higher ranks, with the Hashira fighting alongside him.
Fortunately, the Swordsmith Village Arc takes place in one location and features a fixed number of characters, so viewers wouldn’t have much to follow during a movie. This bow goes a long way exploring supporting characters, in addition to Tanjiro and Nezuko.
Before we share with you all the Hashira classified by sympathy and they were quite cartoonish during their presentations because the series did not have much time to dedicate to them. However, the representation of Kyojuro Rengoku in Mugen Train states that the Hashira have the potential to be very wealthy characters that are worth exploring.
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The Swordsmith Village Arch, also known as the arc of the Blacksmith Village, focuses on two more than Hashira, Mitsuri Kanroji Y Muichiro Tokito. Kanroji, the Love Hashira, explains to Tanjiro that she teamed up with the Demon Slayers to find someone to marry. In short, season 2 debuts 9 new characters.
In her hometown, she rejects men with her absurd strength, as her muscle density is far above average humans, making her much stronger than she appears.
Tokito, the Mist Hashira, is also revealed to have lost his childhood memories, memories that slowly return to him during his battle with Gyokko, the top five demon moon. These two Hashira engage in fierce battles with the higher ranks that would best suit the biggest screen possible.
This bow also does a lot for Genya Shinazugawa, who has been around since the beginning of the series, but rarely appears in antagonistic roles. Revealed as Sanemi’s younger brother, the Wind Hashira, Genya seeks strength because she wants to prove to her older brother that she belongs to the Demon Slayer Corps.
Despite not being able to perform breathing techniques, surprisingly, Genya possesses the ability to assume demonic powers by consuming the flesh of demons. Genya’s character develops quite a bit in a short time, making her perfect for a movie format, while her growth would feel less significant if it occurred in one or two episodes among many others.
One of the main reasons Swordsmith Village Arc would be better as a movie is to help make up for Zenitsu and Inosuke’s absences. Tanjiro’s friends and his fellow Demon Hunters are not present for the entirety of this arc in the manga.
As central characters and fan favorites, their absence would attract much less attention in a two-hour movie. Meanwhile, his absence would end up being a distraction in a weekly episodic release that will span several months, with viewers wondering which episode will feature his return.
At first glance, a demonic attack on blacksmiths could easily seem like a low-risk affair, but this arc certainly isn’t without its intense character drama. Tanjiro’s worst nightmare becomes reality when he sees himself forced to choose between saving Nezuko from the rising sun or chase down High Rank Four who runs towards the villagers to consume them before escaping.
Unable to decide, Nezuko kicks Tanjiro towards the demon, which he takes as his cue to choose the greater good over his sister. Tanjiro eventually defeats the demon, but not before Nezuko is exposed to the deadly sunlight.
The Swordsmith Village Arc is not only a turning point for the entire series, but it also sets the series finale in motion. In a game-changing twist, heTanjiro’s sister does not burn in the sunlight, officially becoming the first demon in history to overcome this fatal weakness.
However, the celebration is short-lived, as the series goes on to Muzan Kibutsuji, who has sensed Nezuko’s survival and realizes that she is the key to his own conquest of the Sun. The arc ends with a dramatic suspense worthy of the big screen: Muzan is coming for Nezuko!
How many seasons does Demon Slayer have?
Demon Slayer has a total of 2.5 confirmed seasons for him Ufotable animation studio. These are a 26-episode first season, a sequel movie that ran as Season 1.5, and Season 2 that will premiere in Fall 2021. You can watch the anime Demon Slayer on Crunchyroll o Netflix.