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Kimetsu no Yaiba – 16

「自分ではない誰かを前へ」 (Jibunde Wanai Dareka o Mae e)
“Letting Someone Else Go First”

We still have no new OP or ED. Blaspheme! Moving on…

That was probably one of the most beautiful demon deaths I’ve seen so far in the series. It’s unfortunate Tanjirou didn’t rip her to shreds for what she did but it’s a sign of his inner strength in the face of anger. Somehow, even after watching his fellow demon slayers perish at the hands of this Spider Mom (Koshimizu Ami), he chooses at the very last second to give her a swift and peaceful release. I do wonder, however, what will one day drive Tanjirou over the brink. Will it be Kibutsuji himself, or perhaps, this upcoming lackey of his?

There were definitely a few things in this episode I appreciated more than others. First, I liked seeing Tanjirou and Inosuke work together. That was quite a little trick they concocted off the top of their heads, and that swift blade technique Tanjirou performed on his head was quite something. As a yogi, I was definitely impressed and I’m taking on the challenge – Inosuke style. Aside from the danger I’m about to put myself in, another thing I was really impressed with was the soundtrack. I’m not too sure why I felt more captivated by the soundtrack in this episode but perhaps it was the setting of the forest. One of the most memorable moments I experienced with the soundtrack was when Tanjirou trekked through the snowy forest with Nezuko on his back in the first episode. And the other was during the battle of the Final Selection. It seems that having a forest as a setting gives more depth to the soundtrack, or at least, I become much more attentive to it.

Now that I think about it, the story’s progression is quite slow. We’re at the sixteenth episode and still have yet to see Nezuko fight alongside the other three. Plus, our promised reunion with Giyu is stunted until the next episode and who knows if he’ll show up at the beginning or the end of it. For those who have read the source material, you’re part of the lucky ones. You know what comes next and when it comes. As for me, I need to live in this endless void of uncertainty week after week. At this point, it’ll be years until Tanjirou meets Kibutsuji again.

As long as Tanjirou fights the one of the Twelve Kizuki next, I’m happy. Also, is Rui (Uchiyama Kouki) the Kizuki demon or is his ‘father’? I have a feeling it might be Rui who controls his father. But what do I know? I’m not one of the lucky ones.

Bring on the next episode! I’m anxiously awaiting.

July 25, 2019 at 7:25 pm
  • July 25, 2019 at 7:33 pmReDeYeZer0

    Blessed Rain after the drought has got to be one of most beautiful decapitations ever seen. Tanjiro is that dude!

  • July 25, 2019 at 8:35 pmMala

    Unfotable made the pacing slow but I think that was a good choice since the manga actually had pacing issues at being a bit too fast in the beginning.

    • July 26, 2019 at 8:07 amMissSimplice

      Yeah, the pacing is a slow but it’s not such a bad thing. It hasn’t affected how much I like the show overall. It’s also taken me this long to notice, ha!

  • July 26, 2019 at 1:51 pmarekusu

    Hoenestly, I just want to see Muzan soon.

  • July 26, 2019 at 4:28 pmDmonHiro

    I think you might have missed something here. He only gave her a merciful death because she gave up. The 5th breath only works when the demon offers his neck. Tanjirou was never about taking revenge on demons, especially since he knows they used to be human. Once the mother spider gave up, making her suffer would have just been revenge.

  • July 27, 2019 at 10:34 amWorldwidedepp

    WARNING: Episode 17

    Persons with arachnophobia should not watch it. I mean it!

    • July 30, 2019 at 12:46 pmewok40k

      Why it did have to be spiders????
      Kill it with fire!!!!!

  • July 27, 2019 at 10:37 amarekusu

    How do I comment with my gravatar? I don’t see any logins over here

    • July 27, 2019 at 12:29 pmWorldwidedepp

      your eMail is important with you registered on gravatar

  • July 28, 2019 at 8:32 amboingman

    Damn, I felt bad for her as she was yet another victim.
    Turned into a demon and then raped unless those children of hers were created differently.

  • July 28, 2019 at 2:44 pmafre

    Still two seasons behind but enjoyed this show enough to catch up to the latest episode. Unsure about the comedic banter between the 3.

  • November 29, 2019 at 9:55 pmMD

    Sheesh seeing that cute demon slayer girl get her head snapped like that really hurt to watch.

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