The first mission is upon us, and now we get to see Tanjiro at work. Will he impress?
This was a fairly standard episode, at first. After receiving his summons at the end of the last one, Tanjiro gets suited up and ready to tackle the mystery of a demon abducting young girls. The thing is that, for once, I can honestly say I have pretty much nothing. This is an episode that was delivered in such a purely technically efficient way that there’s little to honestly point out. Nothing was particularly bad, but nothing was so fantastic as to stand out from the rest of the show’s overall competent assembly.
I’d likely be repeating myself to say that the show’s overall atmosphere is something well established, thanks to the demon. Though one has to wonder why they absolutely all feel the need to gloat about their kills. It does genuinely grow old, after a while. Especially considering that they were, themselves, human at some point. If Nezuko can exist, and be relatively tame and non-evil before the “hypnotic suggestion” that she was apparently subjected to, then I can see no reason why every demon must be so warped as to be that arrogant. The ones who are basically just feral, I can get. But beyond that… one can only hope they don’t all wind up being like this. Though the concept of the demon manifesting as three different personalities was interesting.
The action was also pretty great, actually. A lot more in-depth than what we’ve gotten so far, albeit not quite as dynamic. But I leave that up to the setting. They’re in a relatively cramped area and the demon’s not exactly the most conducive to that fighting style. It still gave Tanjiro a lot of room to show off more of his skills than just ordinary slashes. Also, this show’s music is amazing. I love how it harks back to the sound of traditional Japanese music.
Overall, this episode was Super Effective. Nezuko continues to be the one thing I enjoy the most about it. And that’s saying a lot, considering the fact that she doesn’t talk. I also like how the episode previews are sort of a callback to classic anime from the days of yore. It’s a cute touch. Either way, I hope the show does keep it up with this momentum but also continues to do things that actually help the show stand out a bit more as it goes on. Because right now it’s skating by almost entirely on style points and Nezuko.
What’d you guys think of the episode, this week? Let me know, down below. And be sure to check out EvilBob’s weekly recaps, for the season. As always, thanks for reading, folks. Keep up the Awesome!