The Wounded Warrior. And Dorito Boy Rises | Kimetsu no Yaiba | Episode 12 Review
Well that’s a twist, I suppose. As much as the rooms, themselves, began twisting around.
Oh, I know his name. I’m just not gonna use it. Henceforth, he’s Dorito Boy. They didn’t want that, they shouldn’t have put him in that kimono.
Really, the episode winds up more or less being all-in on spectacle. Nothing about it is especially narratively incredible. But it doesn’t really have to be. It’s perfectly fine, focusing on the action with a few minimal bits of story development. Tanjiro winds up on the business end of Boar-head’s rage and… hoo boy, that one’s gonna be a handful. I can see how he could potentially become a rather exhausting character, but at least he’s not nearly as much of a headache as a certain other load on the… well, they’re not really a “team” yet, so…
Speaking of Dorito Boy, he’s still as annoying as in the previous episode. But, to the show’s credit, he shuts up fairly quickly. Because he passes out from sheer terror. Also, turns out he has a Rurouni Kenshin mode when he’s asleep. Unfortunately, he immediately reverts to his default personality when he’s awake and… well… yeah, I don’t see myself growing less annoyed with him, any time soon.
The best part of the episode is easily the abundance of interesting action sequences. Certainly, Dorito Boy’s iaido slash was genuinely cool. And Boar-head even got in a good hit on another demon. But the best of it all was Tanjiro fighting the Tsuzumi demon. The way the background rotated and shifted around with Tanjiro animated over it was just awesome perspective work and animated extremely well. It was fluid and clean and also came with a strong sense of continuity that a lot of Shonen anime tend to just shrug off by having Tanjiro actively point out his injuries from his previous battle.
Overall, it was a pretty solid episode of Junk Food, and I’m looking forward to the continuation (and likely conclusion) of this fight in the next episode. What’d you guys think of it? Let me know, down below! Don’t forget to check out the latest Weekly Evil recap. Keep up the Awesome!