If you were able to see the ‘Kimetsu no Yaiba’ compilation film in theaters, you already had a bit of an advantage, but for the rest of us mortals, the starting shot for the third season of the anime has finally arrived this weekend on Crunchyroll.
After a fantastic second season that had raised the bar quite a bit, there was a lot of desire to see how Tanjiro’s story continued, and this first chapter that leads us to the Blacksmiths Village has left us one of the most shocking moments in anime.
A shift in the balance
Recap so far… after the incident on the Infinite Train we arrived at the Red Light District Arc, where Tanjiro, Inosuke and Zenitsu they infiltrated the area in search of various demons that were wreaking havoc. The end of the arc left us with some of the most impressive scenes in the entire series so far, and also gave us a long-needed victory: our favorite demon hunters finally managed to take out an Upper Moon themselves.
With this there has been a very, very big change in the balance because it took too long without something like this happening. So this has led us to one of the scenes that manga fans were most waiting for and a very fat novelty in the anime. because at last all the most important demons of ‘Kimetsu no Yaiba’ have been gathered and we have been able to see their faces.
A large part of this chapter (which is almost on time with its 49 minutes) is devoted to the Upper Moons and Muzan, giving us a little more context about its organization and the elements that form it. The ‘Kimetsu no Yaiba’ anime has been dropping the lore and important details with droppers, but in that sense this start of the season has been very satisfactory.
And obviously, we couldn’t forget about Tanjiro, Nezuko and the others, who have needed a little rest to recover from the events of the Red Light District. The next stop for Tanjiro is the Blacksmiths Village, where he hides a very powerful weapon, so what he has to do now is try to find it because Tanjiro is needing a new sword and leveling up for what comes his way after not stopping messing with Muzan.
Manual Shonen, but you stay for Ufotable
It’s been said many times, but it doesn’t hurt to say that the best asset that ‘Kimetsu no Yaiba’ has is the animation of Ufotable. Although the story has many shocking moments full of action and drama in abundance, in many ways it does not offer anything groundbreaking that we have not seen in other series like ‘Naruto’ or ‘Bleach’.
Now, no matter how much love you take for the characters and how the plot is spun, Ufotable has managed to elevate anime with each new season. It’s not just the excellent animation of the characters anymore, it’s that the integration of CGI settings and the cinematography of this first episode is still spectacular, especially during the meeting of the Upper Moons.
If we add to this the well-cared soundtrack, we are left with a really beautiful result that gets you hooked at the moments when the story slacks off a little more. Because if the plot disappoints you at any time, you can always count on Ufotable.
This start of the season has been a good recap for ‘Kimetsu no Yaiba’with a very natural bridge from the previous arch and that leaves the bases laid for us to get fully into the Aldea de los Herreros and let us see a little more of the Pillars.
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