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Apr 20, 7:53 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Ah about time Tanjirou begin to train as a demon slayer. Sakonji Urokodaki is his mentor/trainor so the test won't be easy to pass. I see one of the most important elements of this training is learning how to use that sword.

I thought their training was kinda funny honestly until the part with the big rock. Still a fairly important episode. Glad to see Sabito vs Tanjirou. As usual, gorgeous animation quality and soundtrack.
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Apr 20, 9:07 AM

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Heard more great OSTs this ep. Definitely picking up the OST once the BD Vol comes out.

I'm liking what they did with the visual presentation for the Breath explanation and defintely the training with Sabito.

 
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Apr 20, 9:26 AM

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Oh wow, I was glued to the screen, and when the ending song played I was like “WAIT WHAT NOOOO”.
Beautiful episode, the quality of this episode was something noteworthy.
Got goosebumps at the end when Tanjorou sliced the boulder



Finally, we are getting to the Final Selection, can’t wait for it
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Apr 20, 9:27 AM

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man that was some sick OST and Animation.
 
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Apr 20, 9:30 AM

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Fantastic episode again.

The training was great, presentation was fantastic.
Gotta admit that the it got super interesting when Sabito showed up.

The fight sequences were super sharp and extremely well animated, loving the sword movements. Really glad to see Ufotable putting that production value into this.

The OST is fantastic, Yuki Kajiura at it again. xD

The final scene seemed to point at Sabito and Monoma being apparitions of sort but I don't seem to believe that.
Excited for this final selection.

 
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Apr 20, 9:34 AM

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The pace is sooo slow, with a lot of monologues, kinda boring.

the fight was pure gold, me likey.
 
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Apr 20, 9:37 AM

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Wait wait wait, hold up ... what ? The fox dude, is he dead ? Also did they just skipped 1 year and after that another 6 months, i mean i get that but ... thats one hell of a long sleep you got there xD
 
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Apr 20, 9:40 AM

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The attention to detail was so well done. nothing was left out from the manga, ufotable even added new scenes like how he slashes those knives coming at him, and If you watched after the ed, you can appreciate how cute and how you want to protect Nezuko from all dangers, truly a magnificent work
 
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Apr 20, 9:41 AM

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A great episode.

Tanjirou's is continuing with his training and it is getting harder.

I was happy that he was able to slice that boulder.

 
Apr 20, 9:53 AM

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Really enjoyed the training, and next week Tanjiro is going to face danger in the selection eheh~ im exited to see further fight scenes with ufotable's incredible animation.



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Apr 20, 9:55 AM
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Hmm a corps of elite fighters thats unrecognised by the government huh interesting. Still the intro into both the corps and the demons was most insightful. Though the training was pretty harsh it was pretty satisfying seeing Tanjiro show just how much he had learned. Time sure passes quick in this world though lol. Damm Fox mask's speed was impressive. Still that fight while blindingly fast also provided Tanjiro with first hand knowledge on how lacking he was in his training. Even though he lost it looked like Sabito was relieved that Tanjiro had finally matured both in skill and in his thinking. An excellent ep that while showing how Tanjiro's skills gradually improved as the training went on also did well to introduce a pair of interesting characters in the form of Sabito and Makomo.
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Apr 20, 9:59 AM

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Man that fighting was something else, well Tanjiro is on his way to become a demon slayer.
 
Apr 20, 10:04 AM
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Great animation, great Ost, great fight. And I Can't wait to see the breath of water in the next eps, and Looks like I have to wait for 5 or 6 more episode to see Zenitsu and Inosuke in action :D
 
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The had some really heavy-handed exposition, they even felt the need to point out that humans can't regrow limbs and "I literally train swordsmen". The visuals for this part were really bland as well.

The internal dialogue is starting to get on my nerves, especially when Tanjirou explains exactly what's happening on screen with minimal extra info. The attempts at humour fell flat.

The fight had some pretty cheap looking parts before it went into full swing. The training in between the two fights was boring as well.

Overall, the worst episode so far.
 
Apr 20, 10:12 AM

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Wow that was just awful. Great looking animation will never make up for crap dialogue and a weak story. Oh well gave it 3 episodes and that seems more than enough
 
Apr 20, 10:14 AM

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This anime is making me appreciate life more than the usual lmao
 
Apr 20, 10:26 AM
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billybub said:
Wow that was just awful. Great looking animation will never make up for crap dialogue and a weak story. Oh well gave it 3 episodes and that seems more than enough

But the first chapters are the worst chapters of the manga, so it's just stupid to drop it when you've already watched the worst part
 
Apr 20, 10:31 AM

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billybub said:
Wow that was just awful. Great looking animation will never make up for crap dialogue and a weak story. Oh well gave it 3 episodes and that seems more than enough

I can’t relate to what you’re saying, but let me just say that dropping this anime now is not the smartest thing to do, moreover we are talking about a 2-cour series, you should give it more episodes imo. But well, do whatever you want.
 
Apr 20, 10:37 AM

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Fantastic episode, it's been some time since i was so thrilled with a shounen
 
Apr 20, 10:40 AM
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Wait wait wait, hold up ... what ? The fox dude, is he dead ? Also did they just skipped 1 year and after that another 6 months, i mean i get that but ... thats one hell of a long sleep you got there xD

Yeah both of them are long dead.


 
Apr 20, 10:42 AM

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Honestly, this felt extremely boring compared to the two previous episodes. I guess that's to be expected of the obligatory battle shounen training episode though. I didn't really like the random comedy in the first half of the episode either; it was really out of place. I hope those two fox characters serve some greater purpose down the line than randomly appearing out of thin air to make Tanjirou be able to cut the boulder.
 
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I was honestly surprised we didn't rush through the masked children/fox children/whatever part of the manga quicker, and i'm happy we got all of it. And the shot of the boulder being slashed in half worked better with the anime version, style-wise. Can't wait to see how they handle the next part of the manga.
 
Apr 20, 10:49 AM

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The training before the tournament arc was a bit funny until Urokodaki told him he has to break that rock so he can get to the selection (tooooouuuuuuuurnameeeeeeen aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarc!!!!!). I got vibes when Sabito and Makomo appeared, and somehow liked it more than the manga.
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Apr 20, 10:59 AM

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Another fantastic episode.

I once again say the OST in this show are making it many times better,


The animation quality was top notch once again


They even added scenes that weren't in the manga,next episode final selection.
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Apr 20, 11:00 AM
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Too much long dialogue interspersed with the training. A step down from the last 2 episodes, but then again keeping up that quality and tempo was perhaps too much to ask. Look forward to the selection now.
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Apr 20, 11:01 AM

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This one episode covered like two years, jeez.
 
Apr 20, 11:03 AM

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So Total Concentration Breathing is basically Gear Second, good to know, I'll be hearing that every time they use it
 
Apr 20, 11:24 AM

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istg hanae-kun's cute noises

  


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Apr 20, 11:25 AM

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Not sure what to say. I loved the first two episodes, but this one made me realize that it's just another WSJ (Weekly Shounen Jump) manga adaptation. I hope that we'll see something exciting, but the fact that it's basically a kid's show doesn't help with building up the hype at all.
 
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THIS is where it starts to become really good, or in my opinion atleast
 
Apr 20, 11:47 AM

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This whole episode is a time for Go Shiina's soundtracks. Yuki Kajiura elements are in Tanjirou's first battle with Sabito and Makomo's first moment. Fast pace episode with a little boring story. Maybe next episode will be an action episode.

PS: I'm only an anime viewer, didn't read the manga.
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if you don't like dialogues in fights this is not for you,there are a lot of inner monologues in this manga,btw best episode until now,this is where it starts to become really good,this is the best shounen since magi and doubutsu no kuni in 2009 and the best ongoing shonen atm.
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I see the point in rush training now. They should've explained it further on the previous episode but now it makes sense.

it was for his reaction speed, rather than being just careful.
 
Apr 20, 11:59 AM

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I one loved this episode lol,plus the training in this anime//manga never last more, like others. Aww, damn the two fox kids masks from what i can intrepret ...once the rock was cut, they were eliberated
this has a lot of humor even in aserios moment, blonde kid once will be introduced will make probably a lot to turn their nose [if now many comments regarding some slight humor]
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Apr 20, 12:11 PM

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Cool character arrives, cool character leaves, cool character arrives six months later, cool character leaves really terrible writing decision to trade the cool dude Sabito for the lame Makomo. Yawn.

Really weird writing all around since it was just like 2 or so years of time skip and tons more background and journaling.

Least interesting episode thus far.

I really think we should have just done all of this at an academy with other kids training to be demon slayers. Its just hard to care or find interest in a lone guy training with an old man off the beaten path for some goal that was unspecified.

Though maybe thats the main problem with the show, Tanjirou just isnt interesting enough to even care or want to support at this point in time.
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This episode is very awesome that Tanjirou is getting some training and meet two trainees.
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Apr 20, 12:33 PM
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I was impressed when they talked about the weaknesses of a katana, and the need for edge alignment. But then they followed it with utter crap. At least use magic as an explanation for those crap!

A character, voiced by Kaji Yuuki, used speed to flash around and attack the protagonist. I was half expecting the fight to end with One Punch. Lol.

When did Nezuko get put to sleep? I have no memory of it.

The protagonist seems more and more like a siscon every time he appears. His past is so easy to forget that I don't feel bad for him at all.
 
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So.. The Training episode. Yes, all these time skips almost drove me mad. But I think, this is how the author emphasized what it took to become a demon slayer. Because we absolutely do not want yet another Kirito where "He traines when no one notices" kind of thing, right?

Also the part when Urokodaki explains how to swing your katana is golden to me. Now that you think about it, if your katana's direction and your swing direction isn't the same, it would not only lead to a weak swing but can also break your katana. I've been enlightened... O_O

Then. The Boulder, Sabito, and Makomo. Makomo said:
"We are always watching you"
"There are also other kids besides us"
And It looks like they have a relationship with Urokodaki, maybe their caretaker because all of them are orphans. I assume both Sabito and Makomo and other kids are long dead. Obviously killed by the demons and Urokodaki couldn't protect them. And that Boulder is kinda like their gravestone. Tanjiro trained with their spirit and being able to cut that boulder means that he is taking their will. I haven't read the manga (and I might not in the future) so I could be wrong. But still, cool characters like Sabito is too wasted to just hang around a little bit and gone in the next second.

When people ignore these kind of details, they will think that this is a weak episode. Now, do you still think the same?
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Woooow, 2 years has passed already?!

I have to say, i really like Tanjirou with long hair. The character designs and art style are just so amazing. I love the comedy in the series too, it's always perfectly placed and balances out the more serious moments well
 
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Thank you ufotable for working hard on this
 
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Ok, first two episodes were pretty good, but now I'm sold.
Kokoro did nothing wrong.

 
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I loved this episode.
Wow! How fast two years went by, and Nezuko is still asleep 😅.
1 year of training with Urukudaki
1 year to cut the rock.
Makomo is a very pretty girl, but I wonder if behind such a cuteness a great force will hide.
Sabito has a great attitude, besides being very strong.
Although it lasted only a few seconds, it was an epic and emotional ending of the episode. The hard and arduous training paid off. Very well done Tanjiro 😀👏.

This anime has a great soundtrack and great animation. Without a doubt, it is one of the best animes of the season (and only goes for the third episode). The story and the plot, so far, have captivated me more than enough.
Postscript: I want to try the technique of "total concentration breathing" xD.
 
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I really really really loved this episode. Nezuko is so adorable while she's sleeping. Hopefully she will wake up soon. Sabito and Makomo, they were just ghosts? Helping him to train and slice up that boulder?

I can't wait for the next episode, i might have to read manga XD
 
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FuMomo-kun said:

A character, voiced by Kaji Yuuki, used speed to flash around and attack the protagonist. I was half expecting the fight to end with One Punch. Lol.


I thought it was Noriaki Sugiyama (the voice behind Sasuke Uchiha)... Well with Noriaki working on Mob Psycho 100 s2 I had his voice in mind (and that laugh from Saburo sounded so much like evil Sasuke)... Kaji Yuuki definetly left an impression on me! (and I've heard in other works tho...)
Moreover Urokodaki is played by Jiraya's seiyuu! ^^
The casting behind Kimetsu no Yaiba is great!!!
 
Apr 20, 1:54 PM
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1 and a half years goes by nothing changes about his hair, suddently after 6 months his hair is hella long ehm come on?
 
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our boi is turning into a real man :D
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Apr 20, 2:32 PM

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This episode wasn't as fun to watch but I don't mind it, it's speeding up the plot. The first 2 episodes were great and gave us a taste of what's to come. Expecting something good next week.
 
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I must say that this episode surprised me a lot, the intense and hard training that Tanjirou had to go through was difficult to take, but Tanjirou always had Nezuko in mind, I was also surprised by the long sleep Nezuko spent, two years without waking up ... Wow, I hope she comes back in the next episode.
Urokodaki was a tough instructor, but with a lot to teach, that year of training gave some result in Tanjirou, but Urokodaki's test was unexpected and practically impossible, cutting a huge rock in two.
Tanjirou is desperate to not be able to cut the rock despite his efforts and it is then that a young man with a fox mask appears and challenges him to a fight that Tanjirou ends up losing, but then a small girl appears and introduces herself as Makomo and also says the name of the boy who defeated Tajirou, Sabito.
Makomo reviews all the teachings of Urokodaki and Tanjirou can confront Sabito to put into practice what he has learned.
At the end another year of intense training passes and Tanjirou confronts Sabito again and this time the young man uses a katana to fight against Tanjirou. The duel of Tanjirou and Sabito was great, the tension of who would be the first to give the first cut was very well achieved and I was very happy after seeing that Tanjirou could cut the huge rock, but it was a shame that Makomo and Sabito leave suddenly, which makes it clear that both are no longer in this world. Now Tanjirou is ready to appear in the final selection.

This episode was very good, I really liked it, although summarize 2 years of training is to hurry things, I did not feel it personally, because we saw that Tanjirou was improving, what bothered me a bit were the many internal dialogues, but then after seeing the episode a second time I understood that it also reflects the growth of Tanjirou during his training and we also see that there is conflict over the state of Nezuko.
The soundtrack again left me impressed, I think it managed to get us into the scene, where we felt the emotion in the training and in both fights between Tanjirou and Sabito.
The animation was another very good point in this episode, I think it gave us good moments of excellent quality and without doubt the final duel was my favorite, although the first encounter between Sabito and Tanjirou was also well done and that blow to the chin that Sabito gave to Tanjirou, i feel the pain just to remember that scene.
Now we just have to wait for the next episode, I think it will be very good and promises action because of what I have read in other comments.

On a side note, I love when Nezuko comments with her brother about the previews of the next episode, she is too adorable when she agrees.
 
Apr 20, 2:53 PM
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FilipDespa said:
billybub said:
Wow that was just awful. Great looking animation will never make up for crap dialogue and a weak story. Oh well gave it 3 episodes and that seems more than enough

But the first chapters are the worst chapters of the manga, so it's just stupid to drop it when you've already watched the worst part


That's what every fanboy ever will say. They will endlessly keep calling the next chapters/arcs the best yet and they almost always turn out to be huge disappointments. Besides the good production I also don't see anything that this anime puts a unique spin on yet.
 
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But the first chapters are the worst chapters of the manga, so it's just stupid to drop it when you've already watched the worst part


That's what every fanboy ever will say. They will endlessly keep calling the next chapters/arcs the best yet and they almost always turn out to be huge disappointments. Besides the good production I also don't see anything that this anime puts a unique spin on yet.
Hatsuyuki said:
FilipDespa said:

But the first chapters are the worst chapters of the manga, so it's just stupid to drop it when you've already watched the worst part


That's what every fanboy ever will say. They will endlessly keep calling the next chapters/arcs the best yet and they almost always turn out to be huge disappointments. Besides the good production I also don't see anything that this anime puts a unique spin on yet.
Farewell then, you won't be missed
 
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