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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.