Kimetsu no Yaiba

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Blade of Demon Destruction
Japanese: 鬼滅の刃
English: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
German: Demon Slayer
Spanish: Guardianes De La Noche: Kimetsu no Yaiba
French: Demon Slayer
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2019 to Sep 28, 2019
Premiered: Spring 2019
Broadcast: Saturdays at 23:30 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, Shueisha
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: ufotable
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, Award WinningAward Winning, FantasyFantasy
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.501 (scored by 19861191,986,119 users)
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Ranked: #1262
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #7
Members: 2,869,766
Favorites: 89,809

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Ever since the death of his father, the burden of supporting the family has fallen upon Tanjirou Kamado's shoulders. Though living impoverished on a remote mountain, the Kamado family are able to enjoy a relatively peaceful and happy life. One day, Tanjirou decides to go down to the local village to make a little money selling charcoal. On his way back, night falls, forcing Tanjirou to take shelter in the house of a strange man, who warns him of the existence of flesh-eating demons that lurk in the woods at night.

When he finally arrives back home the next day, he is met with a horrifying sight—his whole family has been slaughtered. Worse still, the sole survivor is his sister Nezuko, who has been turned into a bloodthirsty demon. Consumed by rage and hatred, Tanjirou swears to avenge his family and stay by his only remaining sibling. Alongside the mysterious group calling themselves the Demon Slayer Corps, Tanjirou will do whatever it takes to slay the demons and protect the remnants of his beloved sister's humanity.

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The anime covers chapters 1 to 53 of the manga.

Kimetsu no Yaiba won the Animation of the Year award in the Television category at the Tokyo Anime Award Festival in 2020.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kondou, Hikaru
Producer, Sound Director, Series Composition
Miyake, Masanori


Opening Theme

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"Gurenge (紅蓮華)" by LiSA

Ending Theme

1: "Gurenge (紅蓮華)" by LiSA (eps 1, 26)
2: "from the edge" by FictionJunction feat. LiSA (eps 2-18, 20-25)
3: "Kamado Tanjirou no Uta (竈門炭治郎のうた)" by Go Shiina ft. Nami Nakagawa (eps 19)


Aug 19, 2023
"Demon Slayer" has gained immense popularity and acclaim in the anime community, but I must admit that I find it to be a rather mediocre anime, lacking the depth and originality that defines a truly outstanding series.

One of the main issues I have with "Demon Slayer" is its painfully predictable plot. The story follows the typical Shonen formula, where the protagonist embarks on a quest to avenge his family and eradicate demons. This trope has been done countless times before, and "Demon Slayer" fails to bring anything refreshing or innovative to the table. The lack of narrative surprises and plot twists made the journey feel ...
Jul 11, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Back in 2019 no one could even imagine how popular Demon Slayer would be. Its popularity had gradually grown reaching the peak with the movie making more money than any Japanese film. The hype surrounding the franchise is so massive, that it started to put off some people including myself. But playing this childish game have become boring and I reckon not watching something isn't a thing one should be proud of. Nevertheless, it doesn't mean that Demon Slayer or any other extremely popular show is impeccable and doesn't deserve criticism. At that, I definitely don't regret having delayed watching DS.

The story in the first ...
Jul 3, 2023
This is a standard Shonen anime, embellished with sleek visuals.

The narrative is overly cautious and underperforms in numerous areas, exhibiting a linear moral perspective among its characters that is too simplistic. The dialogues operate on a surface level, merely echoing conventional Shonen ethics without delving into deeper layers. The show-runners seem to underestimate their audience's capacity for subtle understanding, providing little room for the "show, don't tell" approach to storytelling. This issue, compounded by an over-reliance on repetitive plot devices such as flashbacks, disrupts the rhythm and pace of many events, resulting in a narrative that feels stretched out and hard to endure between the ...

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