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Spoiler Alert for the Following Review
Greeting fellow readers. I hope you are all having a wonder morning, day, afternoon, or evening whenever you’re reading this. I did want to talk about this review before we continue forward. In this review, I will be talking about key elements in the episode that will go into spoilers. I want to dive deep into how this episode shows the character’s viewpoint of bonds between other characters. However, if you’re not comfortable with spoilers, I would watch the episode first. If you haven’t already, please watch the episode first before reading this review. Once you have watch episode eighteen of Demon Slayer, fill free to come back to this review. Demon Slayer can be found on several streaming sites including Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Hulu. Thank you for reading this spoiler alert and please enjoy the review.
The Power of Bonds Between Humans
Throughout our lives, we create bonds with different individuals. These individuals can include family members, friends, comrades, and coworkers. When we develop these bonds, we want to defend those individuals. Throughout storytelling, we see countless number of buddy stories. These stories are relatable because of the bond that these characters form is incredibly relatable. For instance, one of the more popular fantasy novels name The Lord of the Rings. As an audience, we relate to how hard the trials the characters face. Additionally, we see the importance of the bond between characters. The importance of bonds shows itself effectively in the most recent episode of Demon Slayer. Within this episode, the power of different types of bonds shows itself very effectively. In this review, we’re examining how Episode Eighteen of Demon Slayer expresses the power of bonds between characters through the story, characters, animation, and music.
Episode Eighteen Displays the Variety of Bonds
In this episode, the story focuses a lot on the power of bonds between characters. More specifically, this episode focuses on different types of bonds. This episode is a continuation of the previous episodes. Inosuke and Tanjiro are fighting the leader of the spider demons. In the mix of the fighting, Inosuke has to fight the leader. The leader attacks Tanjiro sending him flying. Before Tanjiro has a chance to return to help Inosuke, he encounters another spider demon name Rui. The story in this episode is very diverse. Much like in episode sixteen of Demon Slayer, this episode discusses several types of bonds between individuals. I say this due to the fact that in this episode, the word bond is at first interpretive as family. However, this episode expresses several times through the characters very effectively that a bond can be between comrades as well as family.
Inosuke Expresses the Importance of The Bond Between Comrades in Demon Slayer
Within this episode of Demon Slayer, there’s a lot of characters. However, episode eighteen only focuses on Inosuke, the spider demon Rui, and Tanjiro. Each one of these characters express their own form of bonds. With that being said, this expression shows itself in a way that is absolutely believable. For instance, Inosuke expresses his bond with his comrades. For most of us, we’ve develop tight bonds between friends, as well as coworkers. This especially true for individuals who are in a more difficult field like military or police. Inosuke is extremely relatable in this episode as we learn more about him. He pushes through the fear because he knows how important it is to stop this demon. He knows that his comrades are depending on him to try to take down this demon. On the other hand, Rui and Tanjiro show their own viewpoint of the bond between family.
Tanjiro and Rui’s Clashing Viewpoints Over the Bond of Family
Rui and Tanjiro express their own viewpoint of the bond between family. However, there’s an eerie opposite viewpoint between Rui and Tanjiro. Rui’s viewpoint the bond of family is people who work together are therefore bond together as a family. In contrast, Tanjiro’s viewpoint of family is one about compassion and being able to do anything for his family. The topic of family is a sensitive topic for Tanjiro due to his past. With this in mind, Tanjiro’s reaction is incredibly relatable. A lot of people would be willing to stand in defense of those that we call family. The two fight to prove with viewpoint of the bond between families. The audience can feel emotion towards what Tanjiro is trying to fight for. Episode Eighteen does an amazing job expressing what a bond between individuals means. As a result of the characters viewpoints, the animation reflects this very effectively.