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Hello, Fellow admirers of demon slayers! Let me just say that Demon Slayer Season 3 Episode 5 was really incredible! You’re in for a treat this season if, like me, you enjoy watching the bloody fights and exciting sequences.
In this most recent episode, Tanjiro is engaged in combat with Upper Moon four, Hantengu, and the fighting choreography and animation are superb. Sincerity be damned, this entire season has been insane, and episode 5 most certainly didn’t disappoint. Even though I have no expertise whatsoever, the attention to detail is quite astounding. The soundtrack is crazy intense, like they want to give us a heart attack.
Recap of Episode 4
Episode 4, “Thank You, Tokito,” was on fire. In that, we get to see Tokito, the Mist Hashira, saving Kotetsu from a nasty demon while Tanjiro is dealing with Urogi and his darn wings. It’s all action-packed right from the start; no boring introductions or anything. We also saw the power of the fourth Kizuki, Hantengu. He’s one hell of a demon, but guess what? Tanjiro and his friends aren’t pushovers either. They quickly find Hantengu’s weakness and come up with a plan to kick his buttocks.
And oh boy, the plan is just genius.The most mind-boggling part of the episode is when Nezuko uses her blood demon art on Hantengu to break free from him by using his own weapon against him. On the other side, Tokito goes all out on a fish demon and chops its head off, but then it freaking grows back! Like, what the hell, right? But then, Tokito notices a weird vase on its back, and that’s when he realises it’s a blood demon art thingy. Destroy the vase and kill the demon, easy peasy.
OMG, Genya is like the coolest character ever! He’s the boy who just won’t give up, even when he’s beaten up really badly. Upper Moon 4 totally kicked his butt and even stabbed him in the chest, but did he give up? No way, Jose! He just kept fighting and fighting, like a true hero. And guys, you won’t believe what happened at the end of that episode! Mitsuri, the Love Hashira, finally joined the battle to save Tanjiro and the villagers. It was epic! She came out of nowhere, like a total boss.
Episode 5: Bright Red Sword
The episode starts with Mist Hashira Muichiro Tokito. He is on a mission to save swordsmith Kanamori from a fish demon. He’s running like his life depends on it, with young Kotetsu on his back. Tokito easily slices the fish demon attacking Kanamori, and the swordsmith promises to make him a brand-new sword.
The trio spots Kanamori’s hut, but Tokito’s spider sense starts tingling. He realizes there’s a demon nearby, and, BAM! Out pops Gyokko from a vase. Gyokko is one twisted demon who shows off his “creations,” including five smiths who’ve been brutally killed and impaled with a sword. The cries of agony from the smiths make Kotetsu cry like a baby.
Tokito is steaming mad at Gyokko’s cruelty, so he goes for the kill, but the demon keeps teleporting to different vases. Tokito remembers an entity who called his life worthless, and he snaps back to reality. Gyokko traps him in a water prison pot, and Mist Hashira is left to suffocate inside. What happens next?
The Love Hashira Sweeps In with her Unique sword !
So, there’s this crazy scene where Gyokko’s fish demons are on a rampage in the village, and they’re slicing and dicing the smiths like it’s nothing. Things seem pretty dire, but then Love Hashira, Mitsuri Kanroji, shows up like a bat out of hell! She takes down all the demons with her sweet moves before heading straight for Chief Tecchin’s pad.
But there’s trouble brewing there, too. All the demon slayers sent by the corps have been wiped out by a super freaky fish demon with four vases on its back. It’s holding Tecchin and another smith hostage, and the chief’s underling is no match for it. Just when things seem totally hopeless, Kanroji comes in like a boss! She slices and dices the demon with her first Love Breathing Technique, saving Tecchin and giving the village a fighting chance.
And that’s not all! In the middle of all this craziness, Tanjiro wakes up to a gross smell and finds himself being carried away by his sister Nezuko. But three clones of the Hantengu demon – Sekido, Karaku, and Urogi – are hot on their tails! Sekido zaps them with lightning, paralyzing Nezuko and Tanjiro. But they keep running, and Karaku starts blowing them away with his fan.
They make it to a long corridor, but then Karaku’s fan attack sends them flying through the building! Nezuko gets trapped under some debris, but she won’t let go of Tanjiro’s sword – even though it’s slicing up her hands! It turns out that her blood demon art, the Exploding Blood Blade, is turning the sword red. And all the while, the three demons are still looking for them!
Phew! That was a lot, right? But it’s so darn exciting! I mean, who knew a fish demon could be so terrifying? And Kanroji’s moves? chef’s kiss Plus, Tanjiro and Nezuko are just the best. Can’t wait to see what happens next!
Tanjiro’s Fire dance: Hinokami Kagura
After being knocked down by Karaku Tanjiro wakes up to the stench of some gross smell and finds himself being carted away by his sis Nezuko, with three Hantengu demon doppelgangers—Sekido, Karaku, and Urogi—huffing and puffing, trying to catch up. Sekido zaps them with his Khakkhara, and one bolt of lightning puts the squeeze on Nezuko and Tanjiro. But our boy’s got some spring in his step and he bolts with his sis on his back as Karaku the fan demon starts flapping his weapon at them. They zoom through a hallway, but Karaku’s fan attack sends them flying through the air, and Nezuko snags her bro’s sword while she’s at it. Nezuko gets trapped under some rubble, but she won’t let go of Tanjiro’s blade, despite his pleas, while the three demons are on their trail. As Nezuko’s hands bleed out from the blade, Tanjiro sees it turn red because of Nezuko’s blood demon art, the Exploding Blood Blade.
Tanjiro then sees the samurai’s memory who had red hair and hanafuda earrings, and his ancestor notices that the swordsman’s blade also turned red when he fought. With his beefed-up sword, Tanjiro remembers all the peeps who gave up their lives so he could keep on trucking’—like Rengoku, Giyuu, Urokodaki, and his buds Inosuke and Zenitsu. They join hands to help him, and Tanjiro faces off against the three clones, does the Hinokami Kagura breathing, and zips through the trio, slicing off all their noggins in one fell swoop. As the three demons are headless, Tanjiro remembers when he did the same thing to Gyuutaro under duress.
What Happened to Genya?
Tanjiro knows that he needs to slice the demons’ heads off, all four at once, if he’s to have any hopes of eliminating them all. While looking for the fourth demon, Aizetsu, he notices Genya has impaled the demon to a tree and removed its head, with its jaw missing. Tanjiro is happy to see the demon taken down and is about to congratulate Genya when he notices his eyes turning black and the boy foaming at the mouth like a rabid dog.
The signs that Tanjiro sees on Genya are of demonification, or when a human undergoes the process of becoming a demon. But only the Upper Moons and Kibutsuji Muzan have the power to turn a human into a demon, so did Aizetsu change Genya? For those who’ve read the manga, it’s clear what has happened to the younger Shinazugawa, but it can be said for certain that Genya is behaving like a demon at this moment. How this happened and what becomes of Genya will be revealed the following week as Demon Slayer returns for its sixth episode.
I hope you guys enjoyed This weeks action-packed Episode 5. Stay tuned for more epic battles and mind-blowing plot twists. Peace out!