Kimetsu no Yaiba
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
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Alternative Titles

English: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Synonyms: Blade of Demon Destruction
Japanese: 鬼滅の刃

Information

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, DemonsDemons, HistoricalHistorical, ShounenShounen, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.751 (scored by 528746528,746 users)
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Ranked: #332
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Popularity: #58
Members: 968,959
Favorites: 35,157

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Both MC hunt demon to become human again in Dororo it's for himself and in Kimetsu no Yaiba it's for her sister And both travel to find the demons 
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I'm guessing people have made this comparison before but Muzan really reminds me of Meruem for some reason, mostly aesthetically but also Muruem when freshly hatched even seems similar personality wise. The dedication and intense training it takes to become both a Hunter and a Demon Slayer is similar. Although in HxH they're not demons they also face a lot of inhuman enemies. 
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- Both follow protagonists who lose a lot and face trauma in the first episode - Fighting demons is similar to fighting titan, both eat humans as well - Similar demon slaying corp to the military police  
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-Both include protagonists that are motivated by the goal of saving a sibling that they care deeply for. -The main antagonist is one that is not known to the public eye. -There are lighthearted moments of affection shown in occasional scenes of both fmab and kny. -The siblings in both anime have great disabilities, but they are not helpless at all. They make up for their disadvantages in other ways like brute strength or toughness. -The protagonists have survived tragic backstories. -In both fmab and kny, the protagonists are sent to different locations on their journey to save their siblings, giving the shows a nice, adventurous feel. 
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Both deal with supernatural evils and both fight with swords that each character has as a unique fighting style with. The set up of the warriors ranks and titles are very similar for both the good and bad sides. When watching this show my mind kept screaming Bleach (In a good way) and I think anyone who enjoyed Demon Slayer should at least give Bleach a look and vice versa. 
report Recommended by BeautifulVenus
Ghouls and Demons fighting against humanity. Some of them are able to affect people and become demi-humans. Or so called - half human half demon/ghoul. Main character goes through traumatic incidents which changes his life. Both MC's are naive, into crying and having their perfect world which is soon broken and changed by the reality. Some good fights, action, soundtracks and animation.  
report Recommended by Hutai
- Both series follow protagonists who have lost their family - Both MCs are fighting demons: to save the the mankind & to get revenge - The MCs are naive & optimists - Both MCs are seeking revenge 
report Recommended by kiraila
In both: -Women are badass. -The protagonist have a serene and compressive personality. -The protagonist cares about villains feels. -The villains was transformed against their will. -Special organization of "hunters" vs Group of villains transformed directly by the leader. -The leader of the villains is an elusive entity that mixes in society. -Special oraginization mechanic: uniforms, heal point/base, minios to help hunters, only two military ranges DGM (Exorcist and General) KnY (Hunter and Pillar) 
report Recommended by Sasha_AT
Both anime have demons and children who are exposed to these demons early on in their lives and it drastically changes the paths their lives would've taken. Both have great art styles, animation, characters, OST's and pacing. 
report Recommended by JVskunkape
Both shows are high intensity battle/action Shonen anime. Both begin with tragedies to our main character's family. Both shows have demons and demonic/evil themes and characters.  
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Kimetsu no Yaiba reminded me of Inu Yasha, both shows center on our male lead and involve demon slaying. The setting is historical Japan, and the characters are very fleshed out, even the demons get some of their own backstories. If you've seen Inu Yasha and would like a similar experience, Kimetsu no Yaiba is a fantastically animated shounen with it's very lovable characters and bits of comedy throughout. 
report Recommended by Nikoru-san
Very Similar first episodes Both main characters are fighting to turn someone 'back into a human.' Shounen Humans fighting demons/vampires  
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Both have human turned monsters, and they eat humans. Both have have organization specialize in killing them Both main chars' family/loved one are killed by monsters, thus making them to join the organization Both main characters travel around wherever the missions lead them 
report Recommended by hokaru
Kimetsu no Yaiba, and Black Clover are extremely similar. Both series are action-packed shounen, and feature hard-working protagonists (Asta and Tanjiro). These protagonists show how hard work, effort, and intense training can help build strength, and endurance. Another similarity is how both anime feature stories for the characters involved in the fights.  
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Both main characters are kind, sensitive, intelligent and with their own little quirks. Super power and a super sensitive nose. Both Tanjiro and Midoryia have a trainer (Urokodaki and All Might), they go through lots of hardships in early year, but have decent development and become stronger.  
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Thank you, sadness. We can get up again and again. Take us and go. Both have same concept. SHIKI = Oni. They have various pasts, and human enemies except part of them. Especially Natsuno and Rui are similar personalities, same voice actor (Kouki Uchiyama). You can feel same vibes from them. On the other hand, Toshio and Tanjirou are human side who have firm justice and determination. They're really good characters. Style and atmospheres are different. Shiki is more serious Horror show. Kimetsu no Yaiba is semi-lighthearted Action show. Both are high quality in every way. No regrets watching. If you wanna know one end of Japanese cultures, both shows  read more 
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Both series see a prodigy orphan train himself to his limits in order to gain strength for his goal. Both JUMP series. Orochimaru is similarly dark to Muzan. Both have great OST's, characters, world building and stories. 
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luscious fight scenes. Whatever you think of the show itself, both series are amazing works of art in regards to animation. A feast for the eyes! Solid storylines makes it an all around good choice for when you want some shounen to watch. 
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Both series share a dark oriental mystical setting; Moribito being in a ancient Asian inspired territory and Kimetsu set in 19th century Japan. They both follow a character acting as a guardian for a child they share a deep bond with. They're both adventure fantasies with some really awesome action and magic, though Moribito's action scenes are more realistic; mostly focusing on weapons based martial arts whereas as Kimetsu uses a mixture of martial arts and magic.  
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Both are bizzare Everything and plan that mc thinks is narrated Events happen outcome comes and everything is explain afterwards  
report Recommended by Waifwu
Really well animated fight scenes with swords. That's the one thing that got me to watch SAO, considering how great they were, so I ended up really enjoying Kimetsu no Yaiba as well. Oh and both the first OP in SAO and Kimetsu no Yaiba are done by LiSA. That's stuff's the shit. 
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Demon Slayer and FMA have similar character roles and fights against demons but the atmosphere isn’t the same. After the death or disappearance of their entire family, the main characters (Tanjirou/Edward) share similar goals, to search for a way to return the body of their younger sibling (Nezuko/Alphonse) to normal. (Tanjirou/Edward) fight side by side with their younger sibling (Nezuko/Alphonse) and the bond they share is admired by others such as (Mitsuri/Armstrong) not to mention (Giyuu/Roy) the person who lead the way for them to be what they are in the story(military alchemist/demon slayer) also share some characteristics like being cold but considerate and protective  read more 
report Recommended by mneav3
They are both terrific anime with memorable fight scenes and set in medieval - like worlds.  
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Action shounen with similar tone and cute guys. 
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Both not only extremely well animated short shonens but also go beyond that, having their own "flair". Solid soundtrack, plenty of sakuga and chill inducing moments, solid protagonists and character growth. 
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So first off, I only started watching this and I'm already digging it. First of all they both have really great instrumental soundtracks like the ones in yona of the dawn. Secondly, They are taking a journey to save something or find something. Yona is on her journey to gather people to help her reclaim the throne and save Hak from dying in the future and Taejiro is setting out to find a way to turn her demon sister back into a human, along the way gathering people. There is also a character from both who wears a mask, but not like Shin-ah's. I don't  read more 
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-their similar ranking of hunters (adventurers in GS / Demon slayers in KNY) 10 ranks in both . -they are both about the protagonist hunting monsters as in demons or goblins for killing their loved ones. -even the names are similar (Goblin / Demon ) Slayer :) -Goblin slayer is more gruesome and gory than Demon slayer , but they are both not that disturbing if u ask me. all in all if u liked demon slayer i definetely recommend checking out goblin slayer ....  
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Beautiful artwork Fighting demons Discovering the main character's origin  
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they are both shows about samurai and they are both very interesting and can both be a bit dark sometimes 
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Tanjirou represents Sasuke in a way. -Both of the characters seek revenge. For Tanjirou, its Muzan Kibutsuji. For Sasuke, its Itachi -The main characters travel in a trio  
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Both have action , fights , and fantasy and a very interesting story , although completely different from each other . One is darker than the other , where the MC trains hard to become strong and protect his remaining family while the other might seem a bit more chill , where the MC is OP but the MC has something to protect too . Either way I enjoyed both very much , both are , to me , very good anime  
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Both are shounen with a dark atmosphere at times (Nurarihyon is more light-hearted in the first season). Both contain historical elements from Japan, although Nurarihyon's setting is modern Japan (for the second season, there is an important flash-back in Edo era rather than Taishou era for Kimetsu no Yaiba). Both MC are fighting demons (youkai or ayakashi) who eat humans, but the MC is one quarter youkai himself (still far from Nezuko). Both MC use a special katana to fight. Both are Nekketsu shounen and both MC fight overpowered enemies (in season 2 mostly for Nurarihyon). Both get stronger by training in a forest (season 2). Both main antagonists are immortal  read more 
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Mushishi and Demon Slayer have a very similar aesthetic and historical feel- however Mushishi is much more laid back, and less violent to be sure. I would definitely give Mushishi a try if you're just recently getting into anime, and Demon Slayer has your interest. Conversely, if you're a fan of Mushshi,you will appreciate the historical feel of Demon Slayer, and be entranced by the traditional music, representation of culture, and mysterious characters. Both shows shouldn't be passed up if you like a more mature, serious tone in your anime. 
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both have "enemy of the week" as standard format, wich are kind of seemingless but contribute to develop main cast skills. both have this kind of "mistery" trying to figure out how does the bad guy skill works and then start the counterattack of the mc And overall both hace very weirdly likable characters 
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-Both have demons/kegares -Both have two protagonists who have lost their family -Both want to eradicate demons/kegares -The female protagonist also has demon/kegares powers -In both people become demons/kegares -Both have 12 pillars or heavenly guardians -Both have 12 demonic moons or basaras -The manga is starring a boy and a girl  
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The nocturnal/dark/woodish atmosphere is the same Demons are similar to Horrors Demon slayers are similar to Makai Kishi Fights are done with swords in both show There is, in both show, a confrontation between the good and the evil 
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Both main characters are pretty naive, sensitive and loving. They have a traumatic incident, lose people they love and understand how harsh life can be. Both MC's are pushed into training and becoming better with a higher goal in their mind.  
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Both have strange creatures who infect people (Kabane/Oni) Both have a character who is infected but can control it Awesome animation and OST On both anime, one of the main goals is to find a cure for the infectees Good battle scenes Both stories are set in the past (KnK during the industrial revolution, KnY during Taisho era) 
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Reikenzan felt like a lower budget Demon Slayer, in a lot of ways. Its does well balancing lightheartedness with action, adventure, and comedy. Similarly, it has a strong focus on the main character training to become better as well as learning from masters. Also, the MC is OP as hell 
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Soft, warm-hearted MC fighting againsy demons, in Crybaby he controls his demonic urges while in Demon Slayer he watches out for Nezuko's Demonic Urges 
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A career demon killer teams up with a demon to - what else? - kill demons and save their sibling. It's not an original plot, but both shows manage to make it their own by building interesting and unique settings - both (roughly) set in the 1920's, in Taisho-era Japan and the Jazz Age United States. There's a definite emphasis on action, but the shows don't back down from leaning into both the comedy and tragedy aspects of the genre when needed. Chrono Crusade fans can enjoy the beautiful animation and modern artstyle present in Kimetsu no Yaiba, while Kimetsu no Yaiba fans can look to Chrono  read more 
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• Naive main character, living in his own perfect world, trying to be a decent human being. • Both MC's go through traumatic incidents that changes their life. •They both train to become stronger, better, smarter etc. • Nagai has the intelligence, while Tanjiro has a sensitive nose. • Both anime have fight between humanity and demi-humans. Urokodaki and Satou have the same voice actor. Tosaki and Gyuu too.  
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-They are both Shounens from Jump, Jump+ -Humanity fighting powerful enemies, Demons in Kimetsu and Werewolves in Luger Code -Follow the protagonist fighting these enemies -One of the main characters becomes one of these enemies but doesn't lose his humanity 
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Both have absolutely stellar, fluid and beautiful animation. Fight scenes in the quality of these two shows provide are pretty hard to come by. 
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I enjoyed both of these series significantly. While Vinland Saga has countless differences from Demon Slayer, including genre (historical), violence level (far more violent than Demon Slayer), and protagonist personalities, one will likely enjoy both as: - both are shonen (to my knowledge) - both protagonists are talented in combat - both are motivated by their family relationships in the main plot. In Demon Slayer, the protagonist is motivated to save/work with his sister despite her inhuman nature, and Vinland Saga was born out of the protagonist's desire for revenge for his father. - There are quite a few combat scenes in both. - Both are newer shows, so they  read more 
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Both are historical shounen about a boy who loses his family to an enemy, and his journey to train in order to get revenge for them.  
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Both have to do with organizations fighting otherworldly? beings and one of the otherworldly beings in on the human side and kinda op  
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Both contain dramatic stories of supernatural creatures which the protagonist meets. For "Kimetsu no Yaiba" these are stories of people who lost their lives and became demons that try to compensate their regrets from the lifetime. Tanjirou is helping them just by understanding them and treating like humans. In "Natsume Yuujinchou" the protagonist solves problems of many youkai, the most common issue of whose is loneliness caused by inability to communicate with people. 
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The MC in both anime are hunting demons/vampires with a katana. The feeling is different though. Blood+ is oldstyle and more dramatic. Vampires don't have feelings and only kill, so they have to be killed, while in KnY, the demons do and the MC can feel their emotional past/state.  
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Demon Slayer (Kimetsu no Yaiba) and Soul Eater share several similarities: - shonen anime that focus on fun action; - each characters has their unique style; - a hunting demon organization. I think that if you liked one you'll probably like the other. Different: -Demon slayer is more gory than soul eater 
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