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Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc Episode 8

Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc Episode 8

Enigma and Prodigy

I’m sure we all agree that Episode 8 was the best episode of Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc so far. It’ll probably be beaten out by one of the future episodes. But for now, I think it’s the best. And I’ve heard this season is only going to be 12 episodes, unlike the first season.

The first thing I want to discuss regarding this episode, though, is something that wasn’t the focus at all. In response to Gyuutarou’s comment about Tengen being born gifted, Tengen responds by mentioning three other Hashira to whom that applies to more than him.

One of these Hashira is Rengoku, who appears to have been the “leader” of the Hashira before his death. I think all of the Hashira are actually equals. But based on how Rengoku acted and the other Hashira looked up to him, I think that’s a fair claim to make.

The Mist and Stone Hashira from the anime series Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc Episode 8
The Mist and Stone Hashira

The other two Hashira Tengen mentioned were the Stone and Mist Hashira. I don’t remember their names, but perhaps that’s because we weren’t given their names yet. So I’m going to assume that’s the case and not look them up.

Anyway, Tengen refers to the Stone Hashira as an enigma and claims that the Mist Hashira rose to the rank of Hashira within 3 months of first picking up his sword. If the latter is true, that would make the Mist Hashira a true prodigy.

As for the Stone Hashira being an enigma, I have no idea what Tengen could have meant by that. Is he saying that nobody knows how the Stone Hashira rose to that rank? Or simply that he doesn’t know anything about him?

Will Tengen Follow Rengoku?

When Tengen was putting on a brave front after being poisoned by Gyuutarou, we saw a visual comparison between him and Rengoku. Both were able to smile in the face of a formidable opponent and did so in order to protect those weaker than them.

However, I think the similarities between the two really stop there. Tengen was putting on an act when he was pretending that the poison had no effect on him. He knew the reality of his position but decided the best course of action was to not show weakness.

Whether this was a psychological tactic meant to fake out his opponent, a way to reassure the younger Demon Slayers with him, or both, I don’t know. But it was pretty clear to me that this was simply Tengen playing up his “flashy” personality.

Tengen and the spirit of Rengoku from the anime series Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc Episode 8
Tengen and the spirit of Rengoku

What makes Rengoku different is that I never got the impression his smile was fake. Even when faced with his own death, Rengoku’s smile was genuine, even if it did have the added effect of reassuring Tanjirou.

So, why were these two compared to each other in Tanjirou’s mind? Does he really think their personalities are so similar? Or was he comparing the way these Hashira were able to smile when faced with their own mortality?

Keep in mind, this comparison comes after Tanjirou finds out that Tengen has been poisoned. As far as Tanjirou knows, this poisoning could be fatal. In which case, Tengen would be smiling while facing down his death just as Rengoku did before him.

And if we consider that Tengen looked up to and respected Rengoku, it may be fitting for Tengen to follow in Rengoku’s footsteps. By that, I mean that Tengen may die by the end of this arc in order to protect the younger Demon Slayers, his wives, and the people of the red-light district.

The Shinobi Fighting Style

From the first time I saw Tengen’s character design, I thought his choice of weapon seemed impractical. He has two, relatively short swords with a much larger profile than a katana and a portion of the blades cut out. But that’s not what makes his weapon an odd choice.

What makes it odd is that these two swords are actually combined by a chain that connects their hilts together. That chain has to be restrictive to his movements. For example, he can’t extend his swords very far in different directions.

I’m not sure why he would need to extend them in different directions. But if he did, he wouldn’t be able to. It also means he often has to swing the two of them together in a single motion. At that point, why not just have a single blade?

Tengen Uzui fighting Gyuutarou from the anime series Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc Episode 8
Tengen Uzui fighting Gyuutarou

Well, now that we’ve seen Tengen in an all-out fight, his weapon choice makes a bit more sense. Tengen is, at his core, a shinobi. And as a shinobi, he fights in a completely different way compared to traditional swordsmen.

Many of Tengen’s attacks rely on the element of surprise combined with his immense speed and strength. We saw this when he extended his reach by holding onto the tip of one blade and swinging the other around at Gyuutarou’s neck.

His weapon allows him to perform these sorts of surprise attacks that his opponents won’t be used to countering. We also saw this fighting style in action when Hinatsuru fired off a volley of kunai at Tengen and Gyuutarou. Rather than dodging the kunai, Tengen took advantage of Gyuutarou’s surprise to close the gap between them.

Oh, and of course, Tengen also makes use of small explosives and smoke bombs. He relies on everything at his disposal, not just his blades.

Conclusion

What do you think of Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc Episode 8? Why do you think Tengen called the Stone Hashira an enigma? Do you think Tengen will die at the end of the arc? And which Hashira has your favorite fighting style so far? Let me know in the comments.

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Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc Episode 7

Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc Episode 7

Is Nezuko Too Overpowered?

Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc Episode 7 responded to my main concerns from the previous episode. In my review of Episode 6, I said that the ease with which Tanjirou and Nezuko were able to overpower Daki was a problem for the series.

If he hadn’t forgotten to breathe, Tanjirou likely would have defeated Daki. And Nezuko did defeat Daki, even though she didn’t kill Daki. If a member of the Upper Six was that easy for them to defeat, then they’re clearly already strong enough to fight Muzan himself, right?

Well, that’s where Episode 7 comes in. It turns out that Daki isn’t actually all that strong after all. Tengen easily decapitated her and even claimed that she must not really be the member of the Upper Six he’s looking for because she’s so weak.

Daki with burns to her face from the anime series Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc Episode 7
Daki with burns to her face

Of course, as we learn later in the episode, there’s more to Daki than meets the eye. But, if we’re talking about just Daki’s strength, I’d say she’s probably on the same level as a Lower Six member.

So, with that in mind, is Nezuko overpowered? I have to say that she’s not — yet. I do believe that Nezuko could put up a pretty good fight against a true Upper Six member in her full demon form. After all, we saw just how insane her speed, power, and recovery capabilities were.

However, we also saw that in this form, Nezuko becomes more primal. She’s unable to stop herself from attacking humans and is therefore unpredictable. Tanjirou wouldn’t want to unleash her like that if anyone else was around.

Basically, while Nezuko is very strong, her power comes with drawbacks that limit her ability to make full use of that strength.

The Upper Six Difference

Despite Daki’s weakness, she’s still technically a member of the Upper Six. And this was made clear when she didn’t die after being decapitated by Tengen. This was probably my favorite part of the episode because it really showed us the difference between the Lower and Upper Six.

After decapitating Daki, Tengen pays her no attention. He even stands with his back to her at first, showing that he doesn’t view her as a threat. And he makes numerous comments on how she’s weak and should just disappear already.

However, we then see his demeanor change when he realizes that despite her head being in her lap, she’s not disappearing. That’s when he begins to take Daki seriously. Even before Gyuutarou appears, Tengen recognizes that something isn’t right.

Tengen Uzui attacking Gyuutarou and Daki from the anime series Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc Episode 7
Tengen Uzui attacking Gyuutarou and Daki

Based on our encounters with two Upper Six members so far, I think the decapitation isn’t going to be the only way to kill demons going forward. Daki survived being decapitated. And it seems really hard to decapitate Akaza, so maybe he’ll have to be killed another way.

Of course, we do know of other ways to kill demons already. Being exposed to direct sunlight is one of the earliest ways to kill them that we learn. And Shinobu uses a toxin derived from wisteria flowers to kill demons since she’s too weak to decapitate them.

Also, it should be pointed out that Nezuko was decapitated in this episode and survived. I think all of this is pointing to the Upper Six demons perhaps being strong enough that other methods of killing them are going to need to be employed.

Though, I’m predicting that decapitation is still going to be the mode of death for both Daki and Gyuutarou.

Twin Demons Gyuutarou and Daki

Despite the title of this section, we don’t actually know if Gyuutarou and Daki are twins. We know they’re siblings, with Gyuutarou being the elder. But, what I mean by twin demons here is that they’re two demons in one, as Gyuutarou says.

What does that mean, though? To me, it simply means that their demonic power is shared between the two of them. And as we saw, this also appears to mean that they can share a single body as Gyuutarou came out of Daki’s back.

Why is all of this important? Because I think it explains why Daki didn’t disappear upon being decapitated by Tengen. In order to truly kill Daki and Gyuutarou, you probably have to decapitate both of them at the same time — or at least before the other can reattach their head.

And, that’s also why I think these two will still die by decapitation despite how I think that method of killing demons is going to be less successful against the Upper Six.

Gyuutarou and Daki from the anime series Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc Episode 7
Gyuutarou and Daki

Considering their whole gimmick seems to be that they both need to be killed at the same time, it sets up a perfect tag-team takedown. We have 4 demon slayers on-site, and I’d love to see them work together to kill Daki and Gyuutarou at the same time.

Also, I should point out that the reason Daki is considered a member of the Upper Six is because of Gyuutarou. From what we saw, he seems worthy of that title. And since he and Daki are two demons in one, Daki gets the title as well.

I’m interested to see how the two of them fight together. My guess is that Gyuutarou is going to be the offensive one with his blood sickles while Daki is going to play defense with her obi.

Conclusion

What do you think of Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc Episode 7? Now that we know Daki’s strength relative to a true Upper Six member, do you still think Nezuko is overpowered? And what do you think of Gyuutarou’s character design? I’m not a fan of it.

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Demon Slayer Breathing Techniques

Demon Slayer Breathing Techniques

Sun Breathing: The Original Technique

I want to start off this discussion with a disclaimer that all the information in this article is from up to the Entertainment District Arc Episode 6. If we learn more about the breathing techniques after that point, great. But that new information will not be reflected in this article.

And considering I Sun Breathing was officially revealed in the series after I planned to write this article, I think it’s safe to say more information will be revealed later on, as well. Originally, I was just going to write about the other breathing techniques.

But, in Episode 1 of the Entertainment District Arc, Shinjuro Rengoku reveals that Sun Breathing was the original breathing technique. Along with that, he stated that all the other breathing techniques are mere imitations of Sun Breathing.

The first(?) Sun Breathing user from the anime series Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc
The first(?) Sun Breathing user

That’s a huge piece of information that was dropped right at the start of the second season. It tells us that Sun Breathing is the pinnacle of breathing techniques since the others are all imperfect mimics of it.

However, it may also give us an insight into the battle between demons and Demon Slayers. Consider the following: Sunlight kills demons, and the first demon-slaying breathing technique is the Sun Breathing technique. Coincidence? Probably not. (Also demons are active at night and their top ranks are known as the Twelve Demon Moons.)

The question is whether the technique was named Sun Breathing because it kills demons just like the sun does or because it literally uses the power of the sun. At this point, either option could be the case. It’s still not clear if the breathing techniques actually manifest “magic” or if what we see is just a visual treatment.

Breathing Technique Relationship Chart

The reason I originally wanted to write about this topic was the breathing technique relationship chart we were given in the Mugen Train Arc. Rengoku, R.I.P., explains to Tanjirou how most of the breathing techniques are connected.

However, there are notably two techniques missing from the chart we’re shown. Naturally, Sun Breathing was left out because it wasn’t officially revealed yet. And, of course, Rengoku didn’t know about it.

The other technique that’s missing from the chart is Beast Breathing, the technique Inosuke uses. So, we don’t know where that fits in. But it’s also possible that it doesn’t actually have any relation to the other techniques.

I don’t remember how Inosuke learned that technique. But it’s possible it’s an original technique that was developed independently of the rest.

Breathing technique relationship chart from the anime series Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Arc
Breathing technique relationship chart

According to Rengoku, there are five core breathing techniques. These are Flame, Water, Wind, Stone, and Thunder. And as the core techniques, these would be the ones closest to Sun Breathing. If Sun Breathing is the first generation, these are second-generation techniques.

Beyond these five, there are also third-generation techniques. Love breathing branches off from Flame, Serpent and Flower branch off from Water, Mist branches of from Wind, and Sound branches off from Thunder. No known techniques branch off from Stone Breathing.

There’s also a singular fourth-generation technique we know about: Insect Breathing. According to the chart, Insect Breathing branches off from Flower Breathing. And, I kind of feel like that was mentioned in Shinobu’s backstory in the First Season.

As for where Beast Breathing fits in, my best guess would be as a branch of Water Breathing. All the Water Breathing derivatives have to do with living creatures. And last time I checked, “beast” refers to living creatures.

Is There a Breathing Technique Hierarchy?

When you consider that we know there’s an original breathing technique and a further three derivative generations (at least) of techniques, it seems like there’s a clear hierarchy. However, I don’t know if that’s actually the case.

Based on Shinjuro’s statements, we can assume that there’s a hierarchy when it comes to Sun Breathing compared to the other techniques. Sun Breathing appears to clearly be above the others. But we don’t really know how that affects anything yet. Is it easier to kill demons with Sun Breathing for some reason?

Beyond that, though, I feel like there’s not really a hierarchy. After all, just look at the breathing techniques used by the nine Hashira. Four of them are second-generation, four are third-generation, and one is fourth-generation. If the farther a technique is from Sun Breathing, the weaker it is, then there probably wouldn’t be an Insect Breathing Hashira.

The nine Hashira from the first season of the anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
The nine Hashira from the first season of Demon Slayer

Now, with all that said, I can also make an argument for there being a breathing technique hierarchy. And this argument has two pieces of “evidence.”

First, Rengoku tells Tanjirou that throughout the ages, there has always been a Flame and Water Hashira (until his death). One could assume that there’s always been a Flame and Water Hashira simply because those are two of the stronger techniques. Naturally, users of those techniques are strong enough to become Hashira.

Second, the only Insect Breathing user we know is Shinobu, who uses a blade modified to deliver toxins. I believe the explanation we originally got for this was that Shinobu simply isn’t physically strong enough to decapitate demons, and so has to kill them this way instead.

But, what if the reason she’s not strong enough is that she’s using a fourth-generation breathing technique? That would mean Shinobu had to overcome a lot to become a Hashira.

Conclusion

Hopefully, we’ll find out where Beast Breathing falls within the technique chart soon. And, maybe there are additional techniques that haven’t yet been revealed. I’d like to see what a derivative of Stone Breathing would be.

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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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Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc Episode 5

Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc Episode 5

Sun Breathing

Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc Episode 5 seems to have confirmed something I assumed back in my review of Episode 1. That something is that Sun Breathing is going to be Tanjirou’s sole breathing technique.

Obviously, Tanjirou started out learning the Water Breathing technique before awakening his Sun Breathing technique on his own. That initially made me believe that he was going to eventually master every breathing technique — or at least all the main ones.

However, in Episode 1, it was revealed that every other breathing technique is just a derivative of the original Sun Breathing technique. Upon learning that, I assumed it meant that Tanjirou would eventually focus solely on this technique rather than learning all of them. After all, if Tanjirou learned Lightning Breathing, what would be the point of Zenitsu?

Tanjirou using his Sun Breathing technique against Daki from the anime series Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc
Tanjirou using his Sun Breathing technique against Daki

Enough about Episode 1. How does Episode 5 confirm my assumption from back then? Well, Tanjirou states that he’s not good enough at Water Breathing, he’ll never be Hashira-level at it, and that his body is naturally suited to Sun Breathing. To me, this all means that he’s going to swap over to Sun Breathing entirely at some point.

Additionally, with the death of Rengoku, this is the first time that there hasn’t been a Flame Hashira. Sun Breathing seems pretty close to Flame Breathing. So I could see Tanjirou eventually making his way up to the level of Hashira and replacing Rengoku.

Rengoku didn’t have a successor, or Tsuguko, to replace him when he died. But he did ask Tanjirou to train under him.

However, Tanjirou is still a long way from becoming a Hashira. So I wonder if someone else will be promoted to fill the empty spot in the meantime. Or, maybe if there’s nobody qualified, the spot is simply left vacant.

Daki’s Ability (Part 2)

In last week’s review of Episode 4, I discussed what we knew of Daki’s ability at the time. Well, now we’ve learned a bit more about her ability. And this new information explains how she’s been able to control the entire red-light district on her own.

The big piece of new information we got is that Daki can split her personality among multiple “bodies.” There’s her main body, which Tanjirou is currently fighting. And then there’s at least one sub-body that takes the form of her obi.

It’s likely that she has multiple of these sub-bodies, with one in each brothel around the red-light district. And, these sub-bodies are able to think and act independently. It may even be better to view them as familiars rather than true pieces of Daki’s personality that have been split off.

Daki from the anime series Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc
Daki

In addition to learning that Daki is able to turn her obi into familiars, we also learned a bit more about how she devours her victims. I’m pretty sure she stated in the previous episode that they get devoured while trapped within her obi, but she didn’t really go into detail.

We now know that when someone becomes trapped within Daki’s obi, they’re effectively frozen in time. She saves them in this state until she needs to feed. And once it’s feeding time, I’m going to assume that’s when her victims are eaten from within the obi.

Also, considering the floor of her “nest” is littered with the bones of her victims, we can assume that the entire body isn’t dissolved. My best guess is that the flesh is dissolved and then the bones simply fall out of the obi once Daki’s done feeding.

Tengen’s Wives

All three of Tengen’s wives have now appeared in the anime, and I have some pretty strong opinions about them. So, I guess I’ll just go through each of them from best to worst. Also, keep in mind that my opinions are always objective facts.

Hinatsuru is easily the best of the three. She has the cutest design, has a normal and bearable personality so far, and seems to be the most competent. Unfortunately, it also seems like she’s going to have the least screen time of the trio, at least until she recovers from her injuries.

Makio comes in second. I don’t like her design nearly as much, she’s the angry one of the three, and other than that, her personality seems bland. Even in the flashback we got, Makio seems like a follower, not someone who would think for herself.

Hinatsuru and Makio from the anime series Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc
Hinatsuru and Makio

Suma is easily the worst of the three, but I know there are going to be a lot of people attempting to claim otherwise. They’re going to say that her scared personality is cute or something. Those people are wrong and we can all ignore them.

When I see Suma, all I see are the worst traits of both Inosuke and Zenitsu rolled into one character. She literally looks like Inosuke without his mask on (probably because the artist has a tough time drawing different faces). And as we all know, Zenitsu is unbearable enough. So why would I want another character who acts like him?

From what we’ve seen so far, Suma also doesn’t seem to be all that bright. Again, people are going to claim that makes her cute. While I would agree with that in some cases, this is not one of them. She’s the least visually pleasing, has the most annoying personality, and is also the dumbest of the group.

Conclusion

What do you think of Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc Episode 5? Do you think Tanjirou will give up Water Breathing for Sun Breathing, or will he continue to use both? And, let me know how good or bad your tastes are by telling me which of Tengen’s wives is your favorite.

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