In the time of lock down, Netflix is coming up with lots new shows to support our boredom. One among these is Demon Slayer. Demon Slayer is one of the most famous Anime and Manga, making it one of the best selling Manga ever.
Lets commence its review.
In Tashio-era Japan, Tanjiro Kamado is a kindhearted and intelligent boy who lives with his family in the mountains. He has become his family’s sole source of income after the passing of his father, making trips to the nearby village to sell charcoal. Everything changes when he comes home one day to discover that his family has been attacked and slaughtered by a demon. Tanjiro and his sister Nezuko are the sole survivors of the incident, with Nezuko being transformed into a demon, but still surprisingly showing signs of human emotion and thought. After an encounter with Giyū Tomioka, a demon slayer, Tanjiro is recruited by Giyū to also become a demon slayer and begins his quest to help his sister turn human again and avenge the deaths of the rest of his family.
Demon Slayer to me is one of the best shown in mangas that is being published right now, second probably only to my hero academia forming the thing that’s so good about Demon Slayer is that it’s very self-aware of a lot of the shown in jumped ropes such as the training montages and things like that and it subverts a lot of the expectations for example, in the first few chapters of this story we get a training montage nothing new we see it a lot in Shonen manga however just when you think you’re about to go into a long drawn-out training montage it skips all that and we jump forward a few years later what starts out is a pleasantly filled fun little story ends up becoming very dark and very twisted. Haruka Tokyo does the art end does the writing duties on this little book and he is phenomenal especially in certain sections involving the art some of the demons that he gets to draw on here are simply grotesque and it will fill your mind up with nightmare fuel. I’m gonna tell you right now those that have a fear of arachnophobia you might want to stay away from this.
I think what’s really fascinating about this is that so far there’s very little fat to this story it moves and it goes at a brisk pace as soon as you finish up one arc it’s on to the next one and it doesn’t take long before things get really creepy again . I’m not gonna lie this Manga probably has my favorite moment that I’ve read in a comic this year, it involves kind of a cowardly character named Zen etsu. I’m not gonna spoil what it is that he does but suffice to say you’ll know it when you read it. I think if there’s only one flaw in the story it’s that Tanjiro sister Nezuko really doesn’t play too prominent of a role in it and in a few chapters she’s simply just gone from the entire story altogether and while I’m not a hundred percent all the way caught up to current chapters I will say it was kind of something when I was like oh man I really want more time with this character and I want to see what she’s more about.
Written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotōge, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba started in the 2016’s 11th issue of Shueisha’s shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump on February 15, 2016. Shueisha began simultaneously releasing the series in English on the Manga Plus service in January 2019. The manga has been compiled into individual tankōbon volumes, with the first volume being published on June 3, 2016. As of February 2019, nineteen volumes have been released. In April 2020, it was announced that volume 20 has been delayed to two weeks due to COVID-19 concerns. In April 2020, it was announced that the series would reach its climax on May 11, 2020.
Releasing on Netflix on 30th April. Set your reminders because this is not the series to be missed.
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