Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba

This image is the cover art for Demon Slayer, which also goes by, Kimetsu No Yaiba. The rights, as well as, the credit of this image belong to Koyoharu Gotoge, SHUEISHA, Aniplex, ufortable, and Crunchyroll. You can find this image on Crunchyroll’s official page where viewers can watch Demon Slayer.

Units Can Have Multiple Personalities While Still Working Together

It’s very common in units to have different personalities.  More specifically, these units can be comrades as well as families.  Generally, units are made with a soul purpose in mind like to support and help each other.  Within groups, everyone is different from each other.  These different viewpoints not only makes the unit more diverse.  This dynamic also teaches others in that unit different lessons.  There’s absolutely nothing wrong with having a unit with differences.  However, certain events happen within a unit that require people to revert back to main reason behind the unit.  In the most recent episode of Demon Slayer, this episode shows that units can function with differences.  This element shows itself through the non-main characters.  In this review of Demon Slayer, we’re examining the fact that units can still function with differences through the story, characters, animation, and music.

Episode Twenty Continues the Ongoing Theme of the Power of Units

This episode’s story is unique.  While yes, episode twenty follows the ongoing theme of the power of units.  More specifically, the meaning of the word unit is to symbolize a family as well as comrades.  With that said, this episode follows secondary characters.  Following the events of episode nineteen, Tanjiro finds himself still to face Rui. Everything changes however when both Giyu and Shinobu appear.  This episode does a very good job with pacing.  The audience gets to witness Giyu and Shinobu personalities. Giyu and Shinobu show their mutual bond of being comrades even if the two of them are completely different.  Additionally, this episode follows Rui and the Elder Sister Spider Demon.  In fact, the story does a very distinctive job expressing how both of these demon’s viewpoints families and units.  Without a doubt, the characters in this episode show the importance of having different personalities in a unit. 

Giyu Makes His Cool and Collective Presences Known in Demon Slayer

The characters in this episode really shine.  Like I state previously, there are four characters that this story follows.  Firstly, I want to discuss Giyu.  For those of you who have been following the series, Giyu is a significant character in the story.  Up to this point however, we have yet to see more about Giyu.  When Giyu appears to help Tanjiro, he’s calm.  However, Giyu doesn’t come off as emotionless like Rui.  Giyu is hyper focus on the mission at hand. In a way, Giyu shows through his actions that he’s there to complete his mission.  With that said, he’s a completely different personality to Shinobu.  We’re going to analyze her character in the next section.  This shows that Giyu may have a different personality, but he still collaborates with his comrades.  In the same instances, Shinobu shows herself much differently but shows that she cares about her comrades. 

The Bubbly, Yet Serious Demon Slayer Shinobu Shows Her True Colors

The next character I want to discuss is Shinobu.  Shinobu absolutely steals the show.  This is due to the fact that we got to see a lot of personality.  More specifically, the audience gets to see her personality as well as her fighting ability.  The vibes she presents is completely different from Giyu.  Having this balance of different perspectives is a good thing.  Showing different personalities in a group whether it be a family or within comrades is so realistic.  This is due to the fact that in units, there’s always going to be personalities bumping off of each other.  Without a doubt, Shinobu’s presences shows that she isn’t afraid to be herself.  At the same time, Shinobu can also be depended on to take down any demons.  Just as Shinobu shows her true self, Rui as well as his Elder Sister show their own viewpoints of units.

Rui and His Elder Sister Show the Importance of Individualism in Units

Episode Twenty dedicates several sections to Rui and his Demon Elder Sister.  Just to clarify, Rui’s Elder Sister is the same demon that Rui’s attacks in the previous episode.  Anyway, it’s accustom for Demon Slayer to dedicate time to the demons the main characters have been fighting.  Generally, the audience gets to learn more about why the demons are the way they are.  This is no exception with Rui and his Elder Sister.  Episode Twenty dives much deeper into the structure of their “family”.  The reason why I use air quotes is the fact that these demons are not a typical family.  There’s no emotion or passion between this unit.  If anything, these viewpoints show that everyone is allowed to express who they are.  Unfortunately, that isn’t the case here.  As we see firsthand how emotionless this unit is.  With that said, the animation shows the character’s personalities exceptionally well. 

Episode Twenty of Demon Slayer’s Animation Mirrors the Character’s Motives

Just as the character’s express themselves to show how they fit in a unit; the animation is very much expressive.  From the phenomenal animation of the last episode, the newest episode of Demon Slayer has equally amount of breath-taking animation.  The main reason why the animation is so power is due to the fact that it reflects the characters.  For instance, Giyu uses the same form of fighting as Tanjiro.  However, Giyu shows a brand-new form which is calm and collective.  In the same way, Shinobu’s animation is graceful yet powerful.  The way that the animation shows itself shows the characters in the best way.  Additionally, this also shows that units can function with differences.  Even though both of them are different, they come together to defeat demons.  On the other hand, Rui and the Elder Sister don’t show as much individualism. 

Rui wants perfection in his family.  That’s where we see Rui’s as well as the Elder Sister’s animation.  They’re both too similar without any variants.  This episode tries to express the fact that units don’t have to be perfect.  They can have different pieces but still work together.  Just as the animation reflects the characters, the music reflects the characters as well. 

The Music As Well As Sound Effects Reflects Personalities of the Characters in Demon Slayer

The sound design within this episode of Demon Slayer is interesting.  This is due to the fact that this episode has both music and sound effects to distinguish characters.  Before this episode, music has been the only sound design this series uses.  Interestingly enough, Shinobu is the character that has sound effects.  When she appears, there’s a small jingle of a bell.  The thing that so interesting is that the bell isn’t loud.  Which reflects Shinobu’s swiftness in battle.  In fact, the music of Giyu reflects his character as well.  His music implements a lot of flutes, soft drums, and a soft choir.  Personally, I think that this greatly reflects Giyu’s calm yet hyper focus personality. 

On the other hand, the Elder Sister doesn’t use a lot of music.  This is probably due to the fact of Rui trying to create a perfect family.  When music does appear, the music for both Rui and the sister is peaceful with a soft piano.  This can absolutely be a reflection to Rui’s vision of wanting a perfect family.  Without a doubt, the sound design in this episode shows the power of this episode. 

Demon Slayer Has More Tricks Up Its Sleeve

In this review, we have examine how units can still function with differences in personality.  Firstly, we took a long look at the story of episode twenty.  While this episode is a continuation, episode twenty shows how different personalities are important in units.  More specifically, this perspective is through secondary characters.  Moreover, the characters in this episode all show their true colors.  In fact, each one of the secondary characters show how different personalities can effective in a unit.  Additionally, the animation reflects the character’s personalities.  The animation is breath-taking reflecting who the characters are.  Last but certainly not least, the sound design in this episode pushes the character’s perspectives with units.  The music as well as the sound effects show the importance of individualism in units by being yourself.  This episode of Demon Slayer does an excellent job expressing to be yourself within a unit of individuals.

Open For Discussion

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. As a general rule, please keep the spoilers to a minimum as to not spoil the episode for others. 

If you want to learn more about this show, please follow this link to Demon Slayer’s official website.  This website will have the most recent up to date news regarding this anime. 

Furthermore, if you would like to watch this series, follow this link to Crunchyroll’s official page for Demon Slayer. The show airs every Saturday morning.

At the current moment, I have a lot of article ideas in the works. Currently, I’m working on an article for the latest change to competitive battling for  Pokémon Sword and Shield. With that said, keep your eyes out for more articles this week.

Moreover, if you like what you see here, consider reviewing my previous review of Demon Slayer highlighting the Power of Families.

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Thank you so much for reading this review. I’ll see you guys next time for another review here on Geek Street Society.

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