Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc Episode 6

Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc Episode 6

Full-Power Daki

Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc Episode 6 was definitely a good episode. There was good action, for sure. But my favorite part of the episode was actually when we got to see the aftermath of Daki destroying the block.

We’ve seen strong demons before. And we know that demons kill people. But I think this might have been the first time we’ve seen a demon create so much death and destruction at once. Daki’s basically a walking tornado.

I just feel like that was a great way to illustrate just how much of a threat the upper-ranking demons are. If Daki really wanted to, she could destroy the entire red-light district and there’s nothing most Demon Slayers would be able to do to stop her.

Daki at full power from the anime series Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc
Daki at full power

Of course, Daki is only this strong once she’s in her full-power form. She can absorb her autonomous ribbons back into her body to gain their strength as well as add them to her ribbon count. So, by doing this, she’s powering herself up in two ways.

Regarding Daki’s new appearance, I’d actually seen that she had white hair in the manga before this. However, I assumed that her hair color was simply a difference between her manga and anime designs. I didn’t realize that she actually had another form.

I’m not a huge fan of the white and green hair form, though. Daki’s hair colors are the opposites of Nezuko’s. So, I guess there might be some symbolism going on there. But as far as character design goes, I much prefer Daki with black hair.

Unfortunately, Daki hasn’t exactly lived up to her title, raw destructive power, or appearance when it comes to combat prowess.

Memories of the Sun

After swapping over to Sun Breathing and getting mad at Daki for killing the civilians of the red-light district, Tanjirou undergoes a bit of a transformation himself. As you’ll see, transformations are a bit of a theme in this episode.

What’s interesting about Tanjirou’s transformation, however, is that it’s far more ambiguous than the other two transformations of the episode. Clearly, there’s something different about him. Both his power and speed increase considerably to the point that he can outmatch Daki in her full-power form.

It’s then implied that this is a result of him having an affinity for Sun Breathing. But, Tanjirou himself attempts to dismiss that notion. It’s said that Sun Breathing users are born with a red mark on their foreheads. But as Tanjirou points out, his is the result of injuries; he wasn’t born with it.

Tanjirou's father (maybe) in Muzan's memories from the anime series Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc
Tanjirou’s father (maybe) in Muzan’s memories

Obviously, the fact that Tanjirou wasn’t born with this defining mark doesn’t really matter. It allegedly signifies that someone is a Sun Breathing user. But since Tanjirou can use Sun Breathing, whether or not he has the mark is irrelevant.

But, Tanjirou’s father did have that mark on his head. And through Muzan’s cells that are inside of her, Daki sees an image of a swordsman who looks a lot like Tanjirou’s father. It would seem that Tanjirou’s demeanor and fighting style right now are reminding Muzan’s cells of a threat they faced in the past.

Now, I’d like to say the man who once fought Muzan was Tanjirou’s father. Maybe he was injured in their fight and that’s why he was unwell before he died. But, considering that demons are immortal, I’m going to guess the swordsman we saw is an older ancestor of Tanjirou.

Perhaps that was even the first Demon Slayer.

Nezuko Evolved

The third transformation to take place within the episode is Nezuko’s transformation. She develops regenerative abilities on par with an upper-rank demon, gets bigger in more ways than one, and even grows a single demon horn out of the right side of her head.

I believe that this is the first time we’ve seen a demon with a horn like this in the series. Maybe I’m forgetting someone, but I can’t think of any others. And so, I’m going to assume this signifies that Nezuko is stronger, or has the potential to be stronger, than all the other demons we’ve met in the series so far besides Muzan himself.

Chances are, a lot of people were really excited when they saw this version of Nezuko and were even more excited when she effortlessly put Daki in her place. I’m not one of those people, though. I viewed Nezuko’s transformation as a negative for the series.

Nezuko Kamado transformed from the anime series Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc
Nezuko Kamado transformed

Daki may be the lowest of the Upper Six Demons, but that still means she’s extremely powerful. It means there are only five demons separating her from Muzan. And, in Episode 3, it was mentioned that she’s killed 6 Hashira before.

So the fact that Tanjirou came extremely close to killing her without having actually trained with his Sun Breathing is a bit concerning. And the fact that Nezuko was able to effortlessly defeat (not kill) Daki after her transformation is even more concerning.

If they’re already capable of taking down a member of the Upper Six, does that mean we’re nearing the end of the series? I know the manga is complete. But I didn’t think it was this short. I’m not really sure how any other Upper Six fights are going to be difficult now. They might as well go straight to Muzan.

Conclusion

What do you think of Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc Episode 6? What was your favorite scene of the episode? Who do you think the man in the memories of Muzan’s cells was? And have Tanjirou and Nezuko gotten too strong too quickly? Let me know in the comments.

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