I’ve been impressed by the visuals of Demon Slayer on repeated instances at this point, but for the season finale it really seemed like the studio wanted to go out with a bang. That, this is the longest stint of the show without any action in it, so we need to end with some kind of high octane thrill ride.
Apologies for the lateness of this one, changes to my work patterns have made finding times to write a little more difficult these past few weeks.
The mini-training arc continues, and Tanjrio ruins the sleep schedule of three young girls in order to do it. It’s a good thing they’re falling over one another to help him out. This might be the slowest pace episode of the entire series so far, which mostly deals with telling the backstory of Shinobu’s apprentice; Kanao.
Looks like we’re getting that “Training arc”, if two episodes can be described as such. Demon Slayer has been a show that’s kept fast pace with fast action. It’s not been especially interested in spending much time with things like down time. Tanjiro gets stronger through a trial by fire-type approach.
We haven’t seen a training sequence since the first handful of episodes. But these episodes have been due for a while now; establishing that our overpowered protagonist isn’t actually all-powerful. Tanjiro has been cleaving through enemies with nary a real struggle up until now, the show needed to bring him down to earth lest it be over in another couple dozen episodes.