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Demon Slayer Season 3 Episode 2 Review: Yoriichi Type Zero

Tanjiro, with Nezuko's box on his back, faces Muchiro and bawls up his fists.
Tanjiro disagrees with Hashira Muchiro Tokito.

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Overall: 8.1/10

Story: 7.8/10

Tanjiro decides to take Kanroji’s advice and try to find the weapon that could make him and Nezuko stronger. But when Tanjiro stumbles upon it, he finds more than he bargains for.

This week's episode is excellent. It follows a pattern in the show. Usually, the main arcs that showcase epic battles are followed by training episodes. The writers use this downtime to make characters stronger, reveal more about the characters that the audience has already met and introduce newer ones.

Kotetsu looks on in his swordsmith mask.
Kotetsu looks on in his swordsmith mask.

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Character 8.1/10

Tanjiro is of a singular mind. He means to destroy Muzan—the only way he can break his sister's curse. But he’s not so single-minded that he forgets that he needs to protect the weak. He never loses who he is. Tanjiro has a great spirit and an excellent heart.

Muichiro Tokito is just the opposite of Tanjiro. Muichiro seems to respect the humans he is tasked with protecting about as much as vermin. He’s all about the mission. Anyone that obstructs his mission's path will pay dearly. He allows his purpose to rob him of his humanity.

Kotetsu is the heir to a great legacy. But he feels that it’s so great that he won’t be able to live up to it. He benefits greatly from meeting Tanjiro. It gives Kotetsu purpose.

Muchiro holds onto a blade that the battle doll's torn arm is still attached  to.
Muchiro holds his prize.

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Animation 8.3/10

The animation for Demon Slayer is always brilliant. The show is meticulous in its character designs. But there are some characters that share design similarities. Perhaps that's done to make the audience pose some questions about these characters.

Final Thoughts

The second episode of Season 3 raises some interesting questions. At this point, the show is known for its excellence. And it's just another reason audiences will stick around for this groundbreaking show.

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