Kimetsu no Yaiba

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Blade of Demon Destruction
Japanese: 鬼滅の刃
English: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
German: Demon Slayer
Spanish: Guardianes De La Noche: Kimetsu no Yaiba
French: Demon Slayer
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2019 to Sep 28, 2019
Premiered: Spring 2019
Broadcast: Saturdays at 23:30 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, Shueisha
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: ufotable
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, Award WinningAward Winning, FantasyFantasy
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.491 (scored by 20241032,024,103 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1352
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #7
Members: 2,925,311
Favorites: 90,580

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Ever since the death of his father, the burden of supporting the family has fallen upon Tanjirou Kamado's shoulders. Though living impoverished on a remote mountain, the Kamado family are able to enjoy a relatively peaceful and happy life. One day, Tanjirou decides to go down to the local village to make a little money selling charcoal. On his way back, night falls, forcing Tanjirou to take shelter in the house of a strange man, who warns him of the existence of flesh-eating demons that lurk in the woods at night.

When he finally arrives back home the next day, he is met with a horrifying sight—his whole family has been slaughtered. Worse still, the sole survivor is his sister Nezuko, who has been turned into a bloodthirsty demon. Consumed by rage and hatred, Tanjirou swears to avenge his family and stay by his only remaining sibling. Alongside the mysterious group calling themselves the Demon Slayer Corps, Tanjirou will do whatever it takes to slay the demons and protect the remnants of his beloved sister's humanity.

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The anime covers chapters 1 to 53 of the manga.

Kimetsu no Yaiba won the Animation of the Year award in the Television category at the Tokyo Anime Award Festival in 2020.

Episode Videos

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kondou, Hikaru
Producer, Sound Director, Series Composition
Miyake, Masanori


Opening Theme

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"Gurenge (紅蓮華)" by LiSA

Ending Theme

1: "Gurenge (紅蓮華)" by LiSA (eps 1, 26)
2: "from the edge" by FictionJunction feat. LiSA (eps 2-18, 20-25)
3: "Kamado Tanjirou no Uta (竈門炭治郎のうた)" by Go Shiina ft. Nami Nakagawa (eps 19)


Nov 25, 2023
All seasons reviewed here. Now this show is a real mixed bag. I’ll start with the things I don’t like. First and foremost, the writing sucks ass. The plot is basic and doesn't flow well. It’s just go here, face demon, go here, face demon, go here, recover, go here, face demon etc. It doesn’t really change or progress. The only reason it feels like it progresses is because the demons get harder and our heroes get stronger. But just looking at the plot so far, nothing really happens. The premise is weak and the story is weak. The characters are also weak. I’m struggling ...
Nov 29, 2023
Mixed Feelings
While some might enjoy the anime, some common criticisms include the pacing of certain arcs, character development, and perceived lack of originality in its narrative. It's essential to recognize that different viewers appreciate anime for various reasons, and what one person dislikes, another may enjoy.

Critics of Demon Slayer's story might point to what they consider a somewhat formulaic plot structure or a straightforward narrative. Some argue that certain story elements, such as the protagonist Tanjiro's quest for revenge and the progression of battles against demons, may lack the complexity or unpredictability found in other anime series. Additionally, there could be a perception that the overarching ...
Oct 2, 2023
One of the anime with a high level of popularity in its time, I often see various posts about this anime on various social media, and what's worse is that they praise it too much.
And it's true, it's not the same as what is talked about by those who like this anime, I think it's just ordinary, not very interesting.

And I give the score as mediocre, to be honest, what makes me not like this anime is not just the story which is mediocre, but because fans are too proud of this anime, some even compare it with other anime and according to them this ...

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