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The Story Trope of Teamwork

Teamwork is a term that everyone has to deal with. Whether it’s for school or work, people use teamwork to get a project done.  Different people in the group do different tasks to ensure the achievement of the goal.  Within storytelling, teamwork is a key factor for the main characters to achieve a goal.  One example of this is The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, for instance.  As the story progresses, the audience sees the strength in teamwork to get the task accomplish.  Another form of media that comes to mind that has teamwork is Demon Slayer.  In the most recent episode, the three main characters Tanjiro, Zenitsu, and Inosuke begin to work together to prevail against the demon they’re set to destroy.  In this review, we’re examining how Episode Fifteen of Demon Slayer establishes the concept of teamwork through the story, characters, animation, and music.

Demon Slayer Expresses Teamwork Through Different Stories

The story of this episode establishes the concept of teamwork well.  Rest assured, this episode does contain action.  Essentially, Tanjiro, Inosuke, and Zenitsu sent off on another mission to destroy a demon.  However, the situation is much worse than they anticipate.  As a team, each one of the characters try to try to work together to try to see what’s happening.  Additionally, this episode’s story establishes how the different ranks in the Demon Slayer Order work together.  Before this episode, the audience had yet to see higher level Demon Slayers working with the main cast.  Seeing this type of teamwork is important because this shows how other Demon Slayers work with each other.  Furthermore, having this establishment of the trio working together shows that the characters are growing closer together.  The characters are the ones that especially shine in this episode expressing their connection with one another.

Characters Collaborate with Each Other in Demon Slayer

One of the key elements of this episode is the characters.  After the last three episodes, all three demon slayers have the chance to get to know one another.  As a result, the concept of teamwork shows itself potently through the characters.  The trio of Demon Slayers show their characteristics in this episode.  However, energy levels bounce off of each of the characters.  For instance, Tanjiro and Inosuke have several moments together.  Both of them help the other out as to the tricks that the demon has in store.  Zenitsu has some character building in this episode as well.  Everyone in this episode helps each other out in some way.  This is vital because this shows that the characters are willing to work together in order to achieve the same goal.  Just as the characters express their willingness, the animation expresses the characters wanting to work together. 

Episode Fifteen’s Animation Expresses Strong Teamwork

The animation in this episode is top notch.  There’s a wide range of different styles of animation that this episode uses.  Some of these include first person viewpoint, attacking animations, and even some exaggeration animation for example.  Each of the animations that this episode has serves a purpose. In fact, having this type of animation helps engage the audience into the episode.  More importantly, we get to see how these characters are working together to face this demon.  The eeriness of this episode displays itself well. The animators make sure to include puppet like movement of the spider control Demon Slayers.  This movement alone sets an uncomfortable feeling that both the audience and characters can feel.  When the characters start to form a plan, the flow of the animation works extremely well.  Additionally, the music fits beautifully in this episode as the characters try to work together

Music Emphasizes the Seriousness of the Situation

In this last section, we’re going to be discussing the music in episode fifteen.  First off, I have to say that the music in this episode is very in touch with what is happening.  This means for instance; the music is silly when a hilarious moment happens.  With that being said, the music in this episode reflects the moment the characters are in.  When Tanjiro and Inosuke start to come across the possessive Demon Slayers, there’s an emphasis on more intense instruments like drums. This shows that the characters need to work together.  Several times during the episode, the music does reflect the teamwork the characters are performing.  For example, when Inosuke is trying to do a move, the audio reflects Inosuke focusing on the attack.  Being able to have music reflect the situation is important.  We can feel the emotion of what these characters are trying to accomplish. 

Excitement for More Team Building Episodes in Demon Slayer

In this review, we have review how episode fifteen of Demon Slayer establishes teamwork.  Firstly, we look into how the story shows the characters working together.  Throughout this story, each of the characters share their own form of teamwork.  Furthermore, we discuss the characters in this episode.  The characters in this episode show character development as Tanjiro, Inosuke, and Zenitsu are willing to help each other.  Additionally, the animation flows extremely well to show the characters working together.  There are moments that are uncomfortable.  This feeling brings the characters as well as the audience to engage in teamwork.  Last but certainly not least, the music works well to show the teamwork between the main cast of characters.  From what we see on this episode, my interest in this show hasn’t gone down.  Personally, I want to see these characters grow closer together as they achieve their ultimate goal. 

Open for Discussion

Thank you for reading this review. Thank you for reading this review.  Now, I want to ask you guys. What did you think of the episode? Fill free to leave your opinions in the comments section. However, keep the spoilers to a minimum as for others who haven’t seen the episode yet.

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