So a couple of months ago, I wrote a post of anime I plan to watch this Spring 2019. There were only 3 shows I had planned to watch this season (not including leftovers and continuations) which were Kimetsu no Yaiba, Fairy Gone and Sarazanmai. Please check out this post on why I wanted to watch these shows. In reality, I only ended up watching one of these shows which was Kimetsu no Yaiba.
I found out that Fairy Gone was only legally available on Hulu. Unfortunately, I don’t have Hulu and I refuse to watch a series illegal if there’s legal means of getting it so I just ended up not watching the series. I did look into reviews of the show and sadly, most have been negative so maybe I dodged a bullet with that one.
Now with Sarazanmai, I honestly just haven’t gotten a chance to watch it. Ray and I usually watch anime together and he refuses to watch the show for some reason. So I just haven’t had the opportunity to watch it to be honest. I do still want to check it out though and hopefully soon.
Kimetsu no Yaiba
So this ended up being the only new show I kept up with. The reason why I wanted to watch this in the first place was because I love ufotable. And I want to talk about how visually amazing this anime is. All the anime they’ve worked on has always looked amazing. The fight scenes have always been well choreographed and it’s so easy to follow despite how some fights can be chaotic. The camera angles and movement also really make the fight scenes that more fun to watch. But most importantly is the main character, Tanjirou’s, special move-set with his sword. You can see it in the opening, but when he uses Water Surface Slash, water actually forms around his sword. The way ufotable animates it is a more cartoon-y style with heavy bolded outlines and a colored with a more vivid and brighter blue than the darker color palette the show uses. Take a look at the video below.
In comparison, the manga only showed it as a flat ribbon with barely any texture and some splash effects.
The story doesn’t really stand out to a lot of other shows. It’s about a kid whose family was killed. Other than him, the only surviving family member is his sister who turned into a demon. So his goal is to become a demon slayer, find the demon who killed his family and kill it, and find a way to turn his sister back to human. So far the story is very simple which is fine because it’s solid and also very easy to follow. The music is very ufotable which makes sense because the people who worked on it also did God Eater, Tales of Zestria and Fate/Zero. The music definitely makes the fight scenes that more epic just like all the other shows ufotable worked on.
I like the main character. He has a simple goal and is very determine. He has a keen sense of smell which becomes very useful in battle. I like the simplicity of his character because I feel like there will be more to the story that is larger than him that he will eventually become involved in. His sister is actually adorable. Despite her being a demon, she’s has a bamboo muzzle on and her grunting and actions when seeing him is just too cute. She’s definitely strong and there will be much more to her when we learn more about how she became a demon. Based on the opening there are more characters to come with very interesting designs and quirks and I’m so excited to meet them.
Overall, it’s a solid story. I’ve only seen the first four episodes as of writing this post, but it doesn’t feel campy and moving a decent pace. I’m definitely planning on continuing this to the end. Hope you enjoy this read and that you too watch Kimetsu no Yaiba as it is available on Crunchyroll. But that is it for me. I’ll see you all next time.