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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc (Season 3) Premiere
Oh, dear reader, have you watched the latest episode of Demon Slayer Season 3: Swordsmith Village Arc? It premiered with such a bang, a strong 1-hour episode 1 that left us all in awe of Tanjiro’s new adventure. The episode started by focusing on the Upper Moon Demons and Muzan, and let me tell you, it was intense!
Each of the five remaining demons of the highest rank was on display, and Muzan didn’t seem to hold any respect towards them. His disappointment was palpable, to the point of questioning the demons’ existence due to their inability to find and take care of the Ubuyashiki family or find the Blue Lily flower he needs. Can you believe it?
Mind-boggling Animation and transitions
As if that weren’t enough, the episode also had some sudden transitions and weird mechanics for the castle, just like in the Infinity Castle. The animation was top-notch, just as we’ve come to expect from Ufotable, but there wasn’t much action to animate this week.
Mystery of Kokushibo and the Swordsman in Episode 1
The most exciting moments were related to the Upper Moon Rank 3, Akaza, who got annoyed by Doma (Upper Moon Rank 2) and took off part of the higher-ranked demon’s face twice. This caused the Upper Moon Rank 1, Kokushibo, to take action and warn him about hierarchy. Did you see that coming? I certainly didn’t! It was the first time we actually saw Kokushibo, and the fact that he looks like the mysterious swordsman from Muzan‘s past is already a major mystery for the non-manga readers. Intriguing, isn’t it?
But wait, there’s more! The 4th Upper Moon, Gyoko, found some information regarding their tasks and will be taking the 5th Upper Moon, Hantengu, with him. We already know from the trailers that they will be appearing in the 3rd season, so we’ll probably be seeing them again soon. Doma also wanted to go, but (probably lucky for the demon slayers) got denied the chance. Phew!
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Tanjiro’s Recovery and Companions
The second part of the episode focused on the demon slayers, and boy, was it emotional! We saw Tanjiro wake up from a 2-month coma, and everyone was overjoyed. Goto, who shares the voice actor with Saitama, got a few comic moments, and we saw Kanao show some emotions and even yell out once for Tanjiro’s sake. We learned that Zenitsu is already out on a new mission, while Inosuke woke up a week earlier and was already ready to mock Tanjiro for it (although we later learned that he waited a week on the ceiling). Although he referred to Tanjiro as Tanpachiro, he seems to genuinely be worried, and it’s heartwarming to see the way he shows his emotions.
And that’s not all, folks! We also get to see the mysterious swordsman (Weebs already know who he is) from Muzan’s past. We see him with a man who looks just like Tanjiro called Sumiyoshi. The swordsman saved Sumiyoshi’s wife and child, but seems to have a huge regret due to failing something in the past and considers himself worthless. We already know he scarred Muzan, so this backstory is something fans can’t wait to learn. The fact that he looks similar to the Upper Moon Rank 1 is also interesting. What could it all mean? I’m bursting with curiosity!
Introducing the Hidden Swordsmith Village
The episode also introduced the hidden Swordsmith Village, and the complicated way to reach it without revealing the location. Tanjiro met the village chief, and their philosophy is that Haganezuka is to blame for the sword breaking due to not being good enough. The swordsmith is missing, though, and he might be getting punished if he doesn’t appear soon. Tanjiro was also ensured that he would be assigned another swordsmith if Haganezuka doesn’t show up by the time his wounds heal.
Mitsuri Kanroji and Genya Shinazugawa
Furthermore, the episode showcased the Love Hashira, Mitsuri Kanroji, who was the subject of some fan service while also being adorable. Her act of petting Nezuko was priceless as well. Genya Shinazugawa was also there, although he didn’t seem any friendlier than the last time, we saw him. I can’t wait to see their interactions in the future episodes, especially once the demons come into play.
Episode 2: “Yoriichi Type Zero”
The episode concluded with Tanjiro searching for the hidden weapon that Mitsuri told him about and stumbling upon the Mist Hashira, Muichiro Tokito. He’s asking a boy for a key, and a figure that looks like the mysterious swordsman is behind him. Overall, it was a powerful debut for the new season, though it’s clearly just setting up for the impending conflict. The preview for episode 2 is already out, and its title is “Yoriichi Type Zero.” It will premiere next Sunday on April 16th.
Where can I watch Demon Slayer season three?
Demon Slayer Season 3 episodes will only be available to stream on Crunchyroll.
Who is the main villain in Demon Slayer?
Muzan Kibutsuji, the Main antagonist of the series, wields immense demonic power, serving as the leader of the Twelve Kizuki. His abilities are multifarious, encompassing demonic transmutation, metamorphosis, and the ability to augment his underlings’ capabilities via blood infusion, endowing his Twelve Kizuki with greater strength than that of their peers within the demon horde.
Who is Muzan scared of?
The warrior Muzan feared most was a swordsman named Yoriichi Tsugikuni. He was the strongest Swordsman in history of Demon slayer Corps.