Good day everyone, it’s time for another instalment of You Should Be Watching. The series where we let you know what shows you need to keep your eye on. This week, we’re heading back to anime because I think you should be watching Demon Slayer – Entertainment District Arc.
Demon Slayer = slaying demons
Demon Slayer is an anime series created by Ufotable and originally created by Koyoharu Gotouge. The series premiered all the way back in 2019 and became one of the biggest franchises from Japan in years. The series follows Tanjiro Kamado as he tries to, as the name of the show suggests, slay demons. There’s a bit more to it but that’s the general premise. Demon Slayer combines likeable characters, a simple but enjoyable story, and some of the best animation you’ve ever seen. It’s no surprise that it’s blown up, which is even more impressive seeing as it hasn’t’ been around very long. Now with the second season currently airing in English, it shows no sign of slowing down.
Entertainment District arc? What a weird name for a second season
So, the season of Demon Slayer that is currently airing is the second, the entertainment district arc. This season picks up where the last season and movie left off and continues the story. On its own though, it’s still an enjoyable time. From the world building, new characters, and of course the fight sequences, there’s always something to keep you entertained. The chemistry between characters new and old is enjoyable enough that even if you have no clue what the show is about, you’ll still have a fun time.
Great, another show with multiple seasons
I know what you’re thinking right now, why am I saying you should watch another show that already has 26 episodes and a movie before you can get to the new stuff. Simple, you don’t have to watch the previous episodes to find enjoyment in this new season. Similar to Attack on Titan, you can 100% jump in and have fun with the characters, or turn your brain off and watch some of the best animated fights in all animation. And like Attack on Titan, you can find quick recap videos or wiki pages to get the overall gist of things. So, you can jump on the hype train whilst not being totally lost. Now I would still recommend that you at some point go pack and watch the rest, but it’s not a necessity.
And that’s why you should be watching Demon Slayer-Entertainment District Arc. Whether you’ve already watched the 1st season, or this is the first time you’ve heard of it, I’m sure you’ll enjoy the watch. You can watch the 1st season on Netflix whilst the movie and 2nd season can be found on Funimation and Crunchyroll with new English dub episodes releasing weekly.
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