Demon Slayer Season Two Brings the Heat

By the end of this season of Demon Slayer, the hype was unbelievably high. The animation was on a totally different level than pretty much all other anime. I didn’t really think they could top season one in terms of visuals and how smooth and incredible it was, but season two did it. The second to last episode was some of the most incredible animation I’ve ever seen in any show. It was so unreal. 

The entire season was breathtaking. I will say it got off to a bit of a rocky start because the first seven episodes, except the first one, were dedicated to just breaking up the Mugen Train movie. The first one was new, but after that it was just the Mugen Train broken up into episodes. I knew it was coming, but I still didn’t really like that that happened. They did announce it beforehand, so it didn’t ruin the show for me. 

Since Demon Slayer season two is 18 episodes, and seven of them are dedicated to content we’ve already seen in the movie, it was a little underwhelming. Those 11 episodes of the Entertainment District arc are fantastic. The last five or six episodes of the season are almost nonstop action and it is beautiful. Just when you think it’s about to end, it keeps going. It’s so good. 

Every character here gets stronger and cooler. We also get a new Hashira to follow, Tengen Uzui, who had big jobs to do after Rengoku, and I think he does a fantastic job. I think he’s a really cool character, and we got a lot of good background on him. 

I will say though, I don’t think this season has a lot of character development past their power level. I don’t think the characters themselves develop that much. By the time the season ends, they’re kind of the exact same people they were coming into it. We get some more details as far as background goes, but other than that I don’t think the characters themselves reach some kind of new level of development. 

It’s Demon Slayer though. Just like in season one, it has a super simple plot and there’s nothing wrong with that. Most people aren’t watching Demon Slayer to be drawn into the lore and the story telling of it because it’s all very simple. Most people are here for a really fun, and beautiful action show, and that’s exactly what season two continues to deliver. I think it even delivers better than season one at some points. So I was super pleased with it.