Shonen animes, something about the genre is so enticing it keeps wanting the audience wanting more. I mean, what's not to like about shonen animes and mangas? There's the protagonist with the 'can-do' attitude, and he must encounter a troublesome challenge in his past, present, or future that will forever change his life, thus leading to an embark in life that will forever touch the audience. Who doesn't love that!
Well , this Spring 2019, Demon Slayer premiered its anime adaptation and it gained A LOT of attention. So, what's wrong with the anime? Nothing, nothing at all as a matter of fact. Demon Slayer brings to the audience the shonen classic protagonist, Tanjiro, who must save his super cute demon sister, Nezuko, and turn her back to human. Both demon sister and warrior brother will melt your heart and want to protect these special siblings.
For those viewers that have not had the chance to watch this epic anime adaptation, here is a quick run down. Demon Slayer is a Japanese manga series by Koyoharu Gotoge . Iit has been adapted in the anime series by Ufotable , this dark fantasy follows the story of Tanjiro Kamado. He is a boy smith with a kind heart that his living by selling charcoal at the local market and vicinities. But one day his life changes when his family is slaughtered by demons (oni), to his shocking discovery the only sole survivor was his sister. His sister, Nezuko, survives the attack but is doomed by fate and becomes a demon herself. Even though Nezuko is no longer human, there still lingers signs of humanity within her thus giving her brother hope that he will find a cure for his sister. This small spark of faith intertwined his fate to become a demon slayer and embark on the path hope, adventure, and dark mysteries that surround the world of demon slayers.
The big question will remain, will Tanjiro be able to accomplish his goal? Who knows, perhaps there is an antidote to Nezuko's demon form or else she will forever remain as she is. But we can say, that Demon Slayer is gaining a lot of popularity and will likely become another big shonen hit among the classics. Demon Slayer is too good of a shonen story to pass up and it is most definitely worth the watch. Till then, let's enjoy the adventures of the odd pair of siblings and their journey to discover more of their world.