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The Importance of Humanizing Main Characters
Within storytelling, there is a running trend of the importance of humanizing main characters. Being able to see the main cast of characters regaining their strength is important. These moments show that the characters are growing. This is relatable to the audience because these characters can experience difficult situations. Additionally, these moments show that the characters are indeed human, just like us. When episodes like these appear, the primary focus of the episode tends to be on character development. Regardless of the outcome of the previous event, these episodes focus on the chemistry of the main cast. Typically, the main cast discuss the previous event and grow as a group. In the recent episode of Demon Slayer, this episode expresses humanizing characters extremely well. In this review, we’re going to examine how this episode of Demon Slayer humanizes the main characters through the story, characters, animation, and music.
Demon Slayer Show That Characters Aren’t Always Superheroes
The concept of humanization shows itself in this episode’s story. In the recent episode of Demon Slayer, the story focuses on Tanjiro, Zenitsu, and the human with the boar on his head whose name is Inosuke. Until this point, none of the characters have rest their bodies. Tanjiro, Zenitsu, and Inosuke find a special place that helps tend to their wounds. Interestingly enough, all three of them try to show a strong face. With that being said, the audience sees that the group needs this break once they relax. This sequence is vital because we see that the characters are indeed human. In the mix of their healing, the characters have time to talk to each other. As a result, this episode helps establish friendships between Tanjiro, Zenitsu, and Inosuke. In this episode, the three demon slayers gain a lot of character development to further express that they’re human.
Chemistry Between Characters Blossom in Episode Fourteen
This episode contains several moments that humanize the main characters through Chemistry. As I state previously, this episode follows Tanjiro, Zenitsu, and Inosuke. Each character plays off of each other incredibly well. Especially, this chemistry is true with Zenitsu and Inosuke. There are countless number of times where I found myself laughing. Without a doubt, this is so far the funniest episode of the series. This is due to the fact that of the humanization of these characters. The way they are present in this episode encourages the audience to wanting to get to know them better. Since this episode does have three different characters, each one of them has their own moments to stand out. However, there are more moments that include Inosuke simply because he’s the newest main character. Just as the characters have moments that humanize them, the animation humanizes the main characters as well.
Demon Slayer‘s Expressive Animation Creates Relatability
The animation in this episode contains has so much relatability. To clarify, the characters in this episode have movements that extremely expressive. In many animes, having animation exaggeration is extremely common. As a result, this creates the audience to react as well as laugh. In this episode of Demon Slayer, there’s several instances that include hilarious transitions, 3D animation, and over the top expressions. Within the previous episodes, expressive animation is present. With that being said, this episode goes crazy with the amount of overly expressive animation. The inclusion of this animation shows that Tanjiro, Zenitsu, and Inosuke aren’t serious all the time. In comparison, this is just like comparing that people aren’t serious all the time. The final element in this episode that humanizes the main characters is through the music.