What is UP Gym N Japan FAM! This is our second post for the weekend and look at us go! God damn we have an exciting post for you all today. This Sunday the 20th of February 2022 we are talking about the anime season that took the community by storm, breaking all of the records and setting new expectations for what anime standards need to be at. Yes, we are talking about Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc.
*DISCLAIMER - MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS*
Well we have to start with the first thing that you see in every episode: the opening song/intro. This song was a banger just like the season 1 intro song and good to sing along to. The animation of this was really good too and showed off some additional scenes that you don't get to see in the show itself. It gives you like a minute snippet of the whole lit up entertainment district which looks unreal!
We are assuming most people have watched the Demon Slayer Movie, hence why we are skipping straight to the good shit. As readers of the manga, personally (Jake) I didn’t have any expectations or thoughts on what this season would be like. But man oh man was I completely blown out of my chair. The fight scenes left my jaw lying on the floor, hairs raised and don’t even get me started on the quality of the production. THANK YOU Ufotable for having an unlimited supply of money. The production quality was better than anything we have ever seen.
Honestly if you want to watch a show that has next to no rival in terms of animation quality (we are talking about a series and not movies here), then this is it. I don’t care if you try to argue with us, we will tell you to get fooked and happily fight about it with you. Don’t believe us, go watch it. The scene transition, the quality, the detail, the smoothness of it all was 11/10.
The fight scenes again, where top tier next level. If this show does not take out every award next year, then I will be blown away and look, if other companies are going to match this quality, then god damn it’s going to be a massive turning point for anime fans throughout the world.
The antagonists throughout the second half of this season 2 were top notch. Obviously they are just underlings of the big bad Mr Michael Jackson lookalike: Muzan Kibutsuji, they were still a big deal because they were in the upper moon ranks. We all know that no one has killed an upper rank demon in hundreds of years so yes this is a big fight and a chance to finally get one back on Michael Jackson.
Our favourite episode of the season was easily episode 9-10/11. Without giving away too much, the fight scenes were absolutely breathtaking. I had goose bumps watching it and I don’t think I have seen animation as good as that from any anime movie or series before. Every little detail was done to perfection. There was a lot of anticipation for this fight scene and it was done perfectly, we even rewatched it because it was that good. I guess from past experience with the Mugen Train arc, we know that whenever a Hashira is involved it is going to be unreal and this fight was no different. Get ready for some of the fight scenes in season 3 and more hashira in action.
Nezuko finally came out of the closet…I mean Tanjiro’s box…I mean the wooden box on Tanjiros back, and f@cked shit up!! Her episode where she fought against one of the main demons was incredible. We get it, some people didn’t like what was shown O_O - but we thought it was amazing!!
ZENITSU AND INOSUKE
Both of these absolute legends got to show what they can do in this season! Zenitsu was actually a badass for once due to being passed out the entire 11 episodes HAHAHA! While Inosuke showed both comedic and strength qualities throughout the show. Zenitsu using some godspeed shit and inosuke literally using his swords as a saw was funny as hell!
AND finally the ending of the show as a whole! We personally love the way that they are doing the seasons and completing a whole manga arc within the season so that you kind of see some closure for the anime only fans. Could be a good or bad thing for the anime because it won't create as much hype for the next season without a cliff-hanger, but can be a good thing because people like closure. Overall this flows perfectly into the next arc, they are all going to be injured but ready to improve on themselves and face the looming threat of Mr Michael Jackson lookalike. If you are a manga reader you know what is coming next and gosh we are excited to see it animated to this quality again.
Final Rating: 11/10
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