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 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - Hashira Training Arc: Episode 1

 The highly anticipated Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 4 is upon us and the Hashira Training Arc begins! Excitement is bubbling and Episode 1 promises to be an exciting introduction to this pivotal stage in Tanjiro's journey. Here's what you can expect:

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A glimpse into Hashira's world:

This episode delves deeper into the lives of nine elite swordsmen known as Hashira. Get ready for character introductions, showcasing their unique personalities, fighting styles and motivations. We can even see glimpses of their past battles and struggles.

When Demon Slayer first debuted in 2019, no one anticipated the level of enthusiasm with which fans would receive it. Due to its unstoppable rise in popularity, the Demon Slayer manga has become one of the biggest bestsellers of all time, selling over 150 million copies worldwide by February 2021. After three seasons and several spin-offs, Ufotable's Demon Slayer is finally nearing the finish line.

The real-life villain of the anime, Muzan Kibutsuji, has his eyes set on Tanjiro's sister, Nezuko. But the Demon Slayer Corps and Hashira must find a way to defeat the upper demons as all hands go on deck for the upcoming final battle. After an electrifying encounter with demons in Swordsmith Village, Demon Slayer Season 4 wastes no time in adapting the Hashira Training Arc to the delight of fans waiting with bated breath. Episode 1 "To Defeat Muzan Kibutsuji" is just a prologue of things to come. The extensive training that young demon slayers undergo is only the tip of the iceberg.

After Love Hashira and Mist Hashira show a similar mark to Tanjiro's scar as they fight by his side, information is revealed that sets the main plot in motion. It was almost as if the characters were waiting for permission. And once the ball gets rolling, Demon Slayer Episode 4 begins with some serious training.

Demon Slayer Season 4 Episode 1 takes off the gas and slows down

As the first episode in a year, Demon Slayer Season 4 Episode 1 gives fans exactly what they want, namely a slick action scene in the opening act and an extended run. However, not everything sticks the landing. Not even halfway through its run, it was frustratingly clear that the episode wanted to use its extra time to tie up loose ends from the previous season over anything. On hand were the remaining mysteries for the audience to sift through. The Season 4 pilot addressed them before fully investing in the latest Demon Slayer arc.

The story begins in medias res as Snake Hashira, Obanai Iguro, and Wind Hashira, Sanemi Shinazugawa, enter the enemy's lair with growing confidence. However, he discovers that there is something more sinister at play. This is the first time the choir has actually gotten this close to the demon hideout, which makes this opening hook all the more valuable. This is also where the episode dropped in intensity, especially after a brisk start worthy of the show's modus operandi. Although the running environment is partly to blame for these drawn-out scenes, the length of the episode to adapt two manga chapters as a whole brings down its dynamism.

The story bounced back and forth between Tanjiro recovering and enjoying some downtime and Hashira convening to decide the future of the corps. This created a tonally jarring dichotomy of silly banter and grim seriousness. On the one hand, the audience laughs when Inosuke bursts in through the window or Zenitsu discovers that Nezuko can talk. Conversely, Muzan's looming shadow and brand mystery keep the story at the center of the bigger picture. Unfortunately, the slowness in which the scenes with Hashira unfold lulls the episode into a meandering slog.

What Demon Slayer Season 4 Episode 1 is sorely lacking is plot. This episode is mostly an exposition dump that spends too much time explaining things instead of letting the events run or speak for themselves. To be fair, everything the characters talk about adds to world lore while also explaining the aftermath of last season's devastation in Swordsmith Village. But there was a point where it seemed like the characters were talking more than doing literally anything else in this episode.

In a way, the exposition works as building blocks for Season 4's goals, especially when it comes to Hashira's training. Although none of the main characters are participating in training yet, there's a strong feeling that great cutscenes and power-ups are coming. There's also a clear sense that this season will focus on the build-up to the big fight instead of getting into the spectacular fights themselves, deviating a bit from the more action-packed and exciting approach of previous seasons. This unsurprisingly splits the Demon Slayer fandom in half.

Demon Slayer Season 4 Episode 1 focuses on Hashiru

Despite Hashira surpassing them as the leader of the show in terms of strength and skill, they always supported the players. From Giyu Tomioka, who guided Tanjiro to become a demon slayer, to Rengoku's death, which inspired him to go all out, each Hashira left a mark on Tanjiro's story—even those who got off on the wrong foot with him. But now that she's put Tanjiro's injuries on the backburner for the time being, Hashiro carries the narrative burden in Demon Slayer Season 4.

The opening act puts Obanai Iguro and Sanemi Shinazugawa in the spotlight, pitting their arrogance and brash behavior against their blade skills. This was also a classic case of showing and not telling, as both Hashiras showed a glimmer of friendship in their relationship that no doubt stemmed from their missions together.

Although a seemingly bland affair, meeting Hashira in the story is the best way to get to know the different personalities of the group. Although Hashira holds the highest rank in the Demon Slayer Corps, their interpersonal relationships have never been the best. There are stoic fighters who take on their stubborn counterparts as air guns provide comic relief to keep things from getting tense.

The audience witnesses this firsthand when Giyu leaves the meeting and Sanemi confronts him with his usual brashness. Before it devolves into an all-out brawl, the Stone Hashira, Gyomei Himejima, steps in and shows that even Hashira has someone to keep them in line. This is by no means a nuanced trait, as the episode openly addresses Water Hashira's antisocial behavior as a problem and leaves it up to Tanjiro to solve. While their role in the episode ends here, Hashira's are undoubtedly the best parts of episode 1 by far.


Hashira, Sanemi, and Iguro, along with their friends, head to an abandoned mountaintop castle on a mission, while Tanjiro is treated at the Butterfly Mansion for injuries he sustained in Swordsmith Village. Later, the Hashira gather at the Ubuyashiki mansion to hold a Hashira meeting where Muichiro reveals how the marks manifested. In an effort to strengthen the entire Demon Slayer Corps from the bottom up, Hashira's training begins...[1]

Sanemi and Obanai on a mission

In a remote forest, accompanied by two demon slayers, Wind Hashira Sanemi Shinazugawa and Snake Hashira Obanai Iguro, they walk through an abandoned castle that Obanai believes has been forgotten since the Meiji Restoration. A demon slayer confirms that a woman from a nearby village has been kidnapped, but a search of the castle turns up nothing, and although the demon slayer corps is on high alert, this is now the second disappearance. Sanemi chastises them for their lesser abduction abilities when Obanai spots a demon below their position.

They see him carrying the missing woman and chase after him. As he makes his way to the castle, the demon realizes he is being watched and curses himself for not killing the demon slayers before. The four enter the castle, but unbeknownst to them, it is filled with many demons; one lunges at the demon slayer, but he is quickly killed by Obanai, while another is beheaded by Sanemi. When the demons start attacking, the Hashirs are able to kill them, but the weaker demon slayers struggle to defend themselves. Obanai orders them to retreat while he continues his mission with Sanemi; when one insists on staying to help, Sanemi dismisses them as obstacles and repeats the order, causing them to retreat.

Sanemi uses Wind Breathing, Second Form: Claws - Purifying Wind.

Obanai notes that something is wrong, and Sanemi confirms his suspicions; they had never seen demons gather in a swarm before. He then hears a woman calling for help and jumps to the top floor where a large horde of demons reside. Using Wind Breathing, Second Form: Claws – Purifying Wind, Sanemi guts the horde with one slashing attack. More demons converge on him as Obanai then appears, performing Serpent Breath, Fifth Form: Slithering Serpent, severing their heads with a single, fluid slash. Sanemi expresses anger at his help when she sees the kidnapper holding the woman.

Obanai uses Snake Breath, Third Form: Coil Choke.

Realizing that his pursuers are Hashira, the demon flees as Sanemi demands his surrender and kills the demons in his way. They follow the kidnappers outside the castle and are surrounded by other demons. Sanemi wonders where they are coming from and allows Obanai to take over as he goes after the woman and jumps onto the rooftops. Obanai uses Snake Breath, Third Form: Coil Choke, jumping off the edge to kill the demons in a quick zig-zag attack. Sanemi corners the kidnapper and notices him surrounded by lesser demons. The demons attack, but Sanemi kills them all with Wind Breathing, Fourth Form: Rising Dust Storm, showering herself with blood.

Sanemi and Obanai stumble upon Infinity Castle.

The kidnapper then surrenders the woman by throwing her off the roof, but is caught by Obanai. The Hashiros chase the demon as it falls back into the castle, but when they jump inside, they instead see a vast, endless expanse of wooden halls and lamp-lit rooms where even more demons are crawling. The Infinity Castle then collapses in on itself as they fall in; Sanemi tries to kill the kidnapper, but only succeeds in stabbing the ground as the alternate dimension disappears. Obanai asks where the demons are now, but Sanemi rudely replies that he isn't sure just like he is.

Kanao Tsuyuri, who is driving a wheelchair through the countryside, asks, pulling, if he should leave her at the intersection. He thanks the man and heads to the Butterfly Mansion. Kiyo Terauchi greets her and Naho Takada and Sumi Nakahara welcome her. Kanao sees Shinoba Kocho and announces her return. Shinobu notes that the attack on the Swordsmith village was exactly as she described, but thanks to the efforts of Muichiro, Mitsuri, Tanjiro and others, two higher ranks were killed. The revelation that Nezuko is immune to sunlight is also key, as it signals a major future development; Muzan Kibutsuji will now hunt her down to gain immunity to sunlight. An emergency meeting of the Hashirs has been called, and as Shinobu heads to the Ubuyashiki mansion, she asks Kanao if she can babysit Nezuko; she is surprised by this, but Shinobu believes in her.

Tanjiro and Goto discuss the events at Swordsmith Village.

Still recovering, Tanjiro talks to Goto and learns that Swordsmith Village is moving. Goto notes that the swordsmen are working hard to move and rebuild the village. As he notes that it was a miracle the damage wasn't too severe, Tanjiro remembers the incredible power of Hantengu's manifestations. Goto adds that the Corps had previously created hidden villages to protect the swordsmen after the attack, impressed by Kagaya Ubuyashiki's foresight. He then wonders if Tanjiro is okay to eat so soon after his ordeal, but mentions that Mitsuri has already started eating. When Goto asks if it's true that both Love and Mist Hashira slept for two days before waking up on the third day, Tanjiro confirms it.

Noting that Tanjiro, who is quickly eating his food, seems to be becoming more and more like Hashira, Goto asks what happened to Nezuko. Tanjiro replies that she has gained immunity to sunlight, but it is unclear whether she is turning back into a human or evolving as a demon. Thinking that Shinobu is investigating her, Goto is corrected by Tanjiro who says that it is actually Tamayo who is investigating Nezuko. When Goto asks Tanjiro who Tamayo is, he tries to speak when he suddenly starts choking on his food, for which Kakushi scolds him. He adds that since Nezuko's immunity was revealed, the Corps has been on high alert ever since.

Gyomei is relieved that Mitsuri and Muichiro are fine

At the emergency meeting, Sanemi and Obanai join the remaining Hashiro; the latter apologizes for their late arrival, but Gyomei Himejima praises them for their mission instead. Sanemi asks Mitsuri and Muichiro if they really fought the higher ranks; the two confirmed that they had, prompting him to express his annoyance at never being able to face them. Obanai asks them about their physical well-being; Mitsuri excitedly tells him that she's fine, ecstatic to hear his worries about her, while Muichiro comments that even though he's better, he's not completely healed yet.