Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, having grabbed the title and attention of the world by becoming one of the most popular animes ever, was released in 2019. Image:IMDb
The anime is an action packed adventurous dark series with a tightly knit plot and emotionally driven characters. It is an adaptation of the Japanese manga series by Koyaharu Gotōge.
The plot revolves around Tanjiro Kamado, a normal young boy whose life takes a turn when his family is slayed by the demons and his sister is turned into a monster.
Filled with rage to kill the demons and a determination to turn back his sister to human he goes through training to become a demon slayer and in the journey meets many other demon slayers(some of them who are demons themselves).
So what makes this series so thrilling and nail biting is the depth of the characters, both the good ones as well as the demons.
Everyone has a story, a very emotional one, even the minor charcters, and reasons for their acts, like Kanao who can’t decide on anything without flipping a coin, cos she was bought as a slave and her childhood was one black and white trauma trail.
The love between the siblings and other characters is what starts and keeps the entire plot together.
The first season of the anime ends with Episode 26, which is Chapter 51-53 of the manga series. It ends wth Tanjiro and the other demon slayers who have completed their training embarking on a new mission to slay the demon(who has become more powerful from drinking Muzan Kibutsuji, the progenitor of all demons’ blood) which has been killing the passengers of the ‘infinity train’.
With so much of hype among the fans who are reading the manga and also from the lot who are watching just the anime series from popular sites like Hulu, Toonami, Netflix and many more a demand for new chapters of manga and a new Season has increased. And to the fans delight, the producers announced that the fans could also expect a movie with the same cast under the title ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train’.
From the trailer of the movie we understand that the movie is a sequel to the first season, kind of like an interim between Season 1 and 2.
The movie is expected to be released on October 16, 2020.
As for the Season 2 of the series I guess we can expect it only in 2021, which would be a sequel to the movie. Owing to the increasing popularity of the manga and the anime, Koyoharu Gotōge has started penning down more manga volumes, so we can expect more seasons after the second one. So until then let’s watch the series in Netflix, if we haven’t watched it yet, cos this is the top trending anime series right now(The theme songs are pretty catchy too).
Even if you’re not a great fan of anime trust me when I say that one episode is all it takes to hook you down to the rest.