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 Demon Slayer Season 4 Episode 2 

 Demon Slayer Season 4 Episode 2 has yet to get off the ground, although there is still a lot to develop. From Nezuko's ability to resist the sun to Tanjiro's mysterious mark manifesting in other Hashirs, the Demon Slayer Corps has a lot to think about. What may seem like a problem is a blessing in disguise, as reaching this mark may be the key to defeating the villainous Muzan Kibutsuji once and for all. Thus begins the Hashira Training Arc with renewed hope that the corps has been missing for so long after losing their demon comrades so often. The final season looks like a build-up to the upcoming battle that has been in the works since the beginning of the anime.

Demon Slayer Season 4 Episode 2 is not the episode fans were hoping for. As the title suggests, Giyu's story takes center stage. However, this is not a simple flashback arc that dumps a bucket of emotions on the viewer. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba has so far garnered a huge following for its flashy fight scenes, slapstick comedy, and intense character arcs. While Episode 4 2 doesn't tick all the boxes in this regard, it wears its heart on its sleeve with an honest story that gives Tanjiro a challenge that even Nichirin's sword can't scratch.

Kimetsu No Yaiba takes a breather before the start of Season 4

The lackluster pacing that permeated the last episode doesn't seem like something the anime will just get rid of. Demon Slayer Season 4 Episode 2 picks up where it left off, with one of Kagaya Ubuyashiki's crows inviting Lady Tamayo to the Demon Slayer Corps headquarters to use her expertise in demon physiology to defeat Muzan. Although the first few minutes borrow from the previous episode, the aftermath of this brief encounter has the added bonus of watching an overprotective Yushiro run to his master in the most comical way. The main story picks up another loose thread left by Episode 1 when Tanjiro receives a letter from Kagaya Ubuyashiki himself, urging him to bring Giya out of his shell. From this point on, the anime just follows Tanjira, who in turn follows his target, turning the episode into a two-character game for the duration.

Because of how stubborn both of these characters are, this act continues for a long time until day turns to night and night turns to day, and neither of them budge from their stance. Like the previous episode, the story adapts two back-to-back chapters of the manga, with some scenes taken directly from panels. Much of the narrative is about who will back down first – whether it will be the overzealous Tanjiro, fed up with the task, or Giyu, who will succumb to prodding and goading. The slow pace of Demon Slayer is still a problem, there is no mystery or tension in the story. That said, it's fun to see the comical side of their interaction. The emotional onslaught comes later when the episode dives into flashbacks and reveals deep, dark memories that stir something in Water Hashira.

It's evident that even though Episode 2 is a standalone story, series director Haruo Sotozaki wants to wrap up all the exposition once it has the audience's full attention. The final act is simply a scene with the insect Hashira Shinobu Kocho and her apprentice Kanae as the former prepares to reveal the secret of killing the demon that murdered her sister. Although the scene ends abruptly, it is an engaging narrative that builds on the opening scene. Together, they end Giyu's story. Unfortunately, two episodes in a row more or less prove that the 4th season has no plot and relies only on a relaxed atmosphere.

What does Giyu Tomioka eat?

Demon Slayer Season 4 Episode 2 keeps things simple with a handful of characters, ironically shining a lot of the spotlight on Hashiru, who likes to stay away from the noise. This episode even openly states this trait in Giyu, where he puts himself in a "negative frame of mind". For a long time this behavior was unbecoming of his station, considered disrespectful by his peers, and rightly believed by Kagaya Ubuyashiki to be the weakest link in the corps' unity. It turns out that Giyuu's aversion to participating in Hashiro's training isn't based on any sense of superiority, but rather the opposite: it's his deep-seated inferiority complex. If there's anyone who can snap Giya out of his introverted self, it's Tanjiro. Not because he was the main character or an extrovert, but because he was the only one who saw the softer side of the Water Hashish.

Tanjiro's persistence throughout the story deserves praise, as does his voice actor Natsuki Hanae for his comedic timing. Tanjiro and Giyu make the perfect duo with their contrasting personalities. Sometimes a young demon slayer gets carried away with his efforts and remains reserved when it comes to invading his senior's personal space. While other times, he straight up invites him to a food challenge, confusing Giya to no end. The fun and games continue until the flashback scene, which is the entire premise of the episode. It's hard to watch Giyu go through the grief of losing his best friend, just as it's hard for him to realize that his current path in life is the furthest thing from what his friend would want him to be.

A sense of darkness engulfs the episode as Giyu talks about his past and opens the floodgates to some pent up emotions. As empathetic as Tanjiro is, he can relate to everything Giyu feels. After Rengoku's death, Tanjiro went through the same emotions of feeling inferior to Flame Hashiro's greatness. Unlike Giyu, he constantly worked on himself to keep Rengoku's fiery hope alive. As Giyu gradually curled into himself, he distanced himself from the past and the present. A breakthrough lasts only a moment, but leaves a profound impact on all parties involved. Demon Slayer has always been big on emotional storytelling, and Season 4 Episode 2 reinforces the anime's emotional core as its strongest asset.

Demon Slayer's Season 4 Episode 2 Review

Since there isn't much excitement going on, the episode allows the viewer to enjoy the tranquility of the countryside and the rustic architecture of the Sengoku-era Ubuyashiki mansion. From the small streams of bodies of water to the greenery in the background, Ufotable proves that good animation doesn't require extravagant fight scenes or eye-catching special effects. Sometimes just the attention to detail around the frames, the angle at which the light hits the characters, and the dance between color hues and muted tones is enough to leave a lasting impression on the viewer. The comedic faces of the characters are one of the highlights of an episode that has very little to offer in terms of plot development.


Kagay's Kasugai Crow suddenly appears in front of Tamayo and invites her to the Demon Slayer's headquarters - even though she is a demon. Meanwhile, after receiving a letter from Kagaya at the Butterfly Mansion, Tanjiro visits Giya, who is not participating in Hashira's training. At first, Tanjiro is rebuffed by Giyu, but he patiently continues to try to talk to him. Succumbing to Tanjiro's persistence, Giyu begins to share the reason for not attending the training.[1]

Yushiro senses that Tamayo may be in danger.

While dusting the bookshelves, Yushiro has a premonition and rushes to Tamayo. She is greeted by the crow Kasugai Kagaya Ubuyashiki; suspicious of Kagaya's intentions and worried for Yushiro, her fears are eased when the crow notes that Yushiro is upstairs, who falls down the stairs trying to reach her. He informs her that a young woman in the Demon Slayer Corps also has knowledge of demons and pharmacology, and the Ubuyashikis want to help her investigate Nezuko in hopes of defeating Muzan. He invites her to the Ubuyashikis residence, shocking Tamayo with the idea of ​​her entering Corps HQ. The crow hopes to hear a favorable response from her before flying away.

Yushiro enters her room and sees Tamayo closing the window. Believing that they have been found, he begins planning their escape. Instead, she tells him that with Nezuka's immunity to the sun, something significant is about to happen, or maybe even before it happened, when he remembers a specific moment in his past and believes that what happened then has come to the present . In response to Yushiro's disbelief, Tamayo tells him that they will be moving out of the house, but not for the same reason as before. Realizing that her research must be completed quickly, she asks for his help, believing this to be the last time they move. Shocked by her request, Yushiro listens as she tells him that they will go to the headquarters of the Demon Slayer Corps.

Tanjiro reads his letter from Kagaya

In his bed, Tanjiro reads the letter Kagaya sent him; Oyakata asks about his well-being as he explains that he can no longer move. He wanted to talk to Giyu, but he can't, and now that it's the crucial time for everyone to unite, he asks if he could talk to Water Hashira instead; Tanjiro decided to fulfill Kagaya's wish. As he leaves the Butterfly Mansion, he finds Aoi the sweeper outside, who asks where he is going. She then wonders if she is going to Hashira Training; Tanjiro replies that he will, but he needs to talk to someone first. Satisfied with the answer, Aoi leaves but is called by Tanjiro who asks her how to tell someone who keeps to themselves that they are not alone.

She's not sure how to answer because even if he was supposed to cheer them up, if it was her, she'd choose to be alone. After asking if she's leaving soon, to which Tanjiro says yes, Aoi then asks if she's only dating one person, which she confirms; she leaves to fetch something, leaving him to think about his difficult task ahead. He gives Tanjiro a bag of onigiri for him and the person he's meeting, which he thanks her for.

Tanjiro informs Giya about Hashira Training

Tanjiro arrives at Giyuu's residence and starts calling from the front door to check if anyone is home. Giyu sits quietly inside, hearing him from outside, when Tanjiro finally tells him he's coming in. Confused and convinced he misheard him, he hears the door open and is shocked to see Tanjiro peeking in, looking for him. As he explains to him what is going on at Hashira Training, Giyu remarks that he is already aware. Tanjiro tells him that he can return to active duty in a week and asks if he can join his training, to which Giyu says no. He then remarks that Giyu reeks of rage and asks if he does, to which he replies that he is angry at him for not mastering water breathing, believing he was supposed to become a water hashira.

Giyu denies being a water hashira

Tanjiro apologizes, but notes that Sakonji Urokodaki told him that it's not unusual to change your style or create a derivative, and since water breathing is a basic style, many such derivatives have been created. Giyu explains that becoming the Water Hashira means nothing to him; Surprised by his remark, Tanjiro notes that there is one who has the title, him. Giyu bluntly tells Tanjiro that he is not a water hashira before ordering him to leave as he leaves. Tanjiro noticed Kagaya's letter and how he asked him to speak with Giyu and decided to do whatever it took.

He calls Giya again, mentions that he has onigiris, and asks if he would like to eat with him, believing that he will be calmer after he has had his fill. When he got no response, he placed the onigiris outside his door. That morning, Giyu finds him lying in his house when he wakes up; Tanjiro is happy to have eaten the food, but Giyu leaves, ignoring his calls. Horrified but not discouraged, Tanjiro follows him outside and pesters him with many stupid questions. For the next few days, he continues to follow Giya in everything he does, whether he is eating, meditating, bathing, or using the toilet.

Giyu trained and befriended Sabito.

Giyu, eventually tired of following him persistently, finally admits to Tanjiro that he failed the Final Selection. He asks if he means the wisteria mountain selection and Giyu confirms it. He explains that during the year he was entering the selection, there was a boy who, like him, lost his family to demons; a boy with peach hair and stated that his name was Sabito, making Tanjiro remember him. They were both thirteen when they met; they became friends because of that and because they were similarly lonely. She describes him as kind and with a strong sense of justice.

Sabito used Striking Tide to kill the demon

Giyu sadly recalls that Sabito was the only one to die in the Final Selection, but not before almost every demon on the mountain himself. As a result, all but him passed. He himself was wounded and stunned by the first demon that attacked him. Before she could attack him again, Sabito suddenly appeared and using Water Breathing, Fourth Form: Striking Tide rushed in and chopped off his head. Giyu, weak from his injury and heavy blood loss, almost passed out, but was caught by Sabito to stop him from falling.

However, they soon heard a distant scream of terror as a large green demon grabbed the claimant and was about to devour him. Sabito entrusted Giya to his fellow trainees and ran towards the source of the voice. Giyu tried to reach out to him, but he suddenly collapsed.