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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