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About Demon Slayer
Demon Slayer (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba) is a Japanese manga series that aired from February 2016 to May 2020. The anime is considered one of the best anime of the 2010s. It has numerous accolades, glowing reviews, astounding revenues and an immense popularity to show off. Infact, a sequel series of 26 episodes (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train, released in October 2020 is the highest grossing anime film of all time. The plot of the series follows a teenage boy, Tanjiro Kamado, who goes home one night to find out his entire family has been slaughtered by a demon. Nezuko, his elder sister, and only survivor of the incident had been turned into a demon. Unlike other demons, she showed signs of thought and emotions. This gave Tanjiro hope and he started a journey to turn her into a human again, and become a demon slayer to avenge his family.
Many people wonder why Demon Slayer became so popular. The writing style, plot and theme of the manga have their credits to this, but the shocking and grim nature of the beginning episode stands out. We are drawn into a world of Tanjiro’s despair, anger and loss right from the beginning when he gets home to find the atrocity that was committed. This hooked the audience and set the pace for the rest of the series. The theme of the series also focuses on loss, resolution, determination, and hope. These are ideas that the audience can relate to, one way or another. The cast are created to have human flaws and limitations. A connection the audience can feel.