It is now time to end it all as we witness the end of the battle between Akaza and Rengoku. Demon Slayer Mugen Train Anime Episode 7 is the finale of a thoroughly unimpressive arc. Was it able to rise above mediocrity to deliver a fantastic episode? Let’s find out in this review!
Demon Slayer Mugen Train Anime Episode 7 Overview
One of the most popular anime of our time, Demon Slayer, is back on our screens with the anime version of its Mugen Train Arc. Ufotable will slightly alter this adaptation from the movie released in 2020 to a huge critical and commercial reception, including new footage and an entirely new first episode. The Mugen Train Anime arc will run for 7 episodes, after which the show will resume its normal storyline with the Entertainment District Arc.
Ufotable is the studio behind Demon Slayer’s anime adaptation and will be directed by Haruo Sotozaki. It is to be noted that the first episode was Anime original, which means that the story isn’t originally what was written in the manga. You can read our review of the movie while you’re at it or our review of the previous episode of the arc if you’d like. The episode is also known as Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Ressha-hen Episode 7 in original Japanese.
– Demon Slayer Mugen Train Anime Episode 7 Review does not contain spoilers –
Demon Slayer Mugen Train Arc Episode 7- The Review
If the previous episode was everything bad about Demon Slayer as a show, this episode was everything great about it. Every ounce of Demon Slayer Mugen Train Episode 7 was phenomenal, except one. I have been planning to make one of these reviews about the positives of the show instead of focusing on the negatives like the previous six times we have talked about this series that didn’t need to exist. Since this is the last review before Season 2 properly starts next week, there is never going to be a better time to get it over with.
The word that describes Demon Slayer best is “competent”. The series is expertly made to attract as many eyes to it as possible. It tries to cater to everyone, from an action-loving shonen audience easily digestible show despite it having a lot of gore and violence to a casual quip-comedy fan. It is a very beginner-friendly show that doesn’t assume you know anything about the medium to understand the story being told.
It is also a very emotionally intense experience, with character deaths and tragedies galore. It treats a lot of issues with the utmost respect and reverence they deserve and doesn’t intend to make any waves. On top of it all, it is animated better than most of its contemporaries and sounds like that too. If there was an anime competition about the adequacy and mainstream awareness, Demon Slayer would probably win that in a landslide.
I would be the last person in the world to say that Demon Slayer is a perfect show. Far from it, I’m of the opinion that it is a massively overrated and overhyped show that deserves to be knocked down a peg or two. However, it does deserve some credit for the good things about it. Some characters are great, some character dynamics are fantastic, and the world seems to improve every time one looks at it. Of those great things, Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc Episode 7 contained all of them.
Rengoku’s resolve and courage were beautiful, and so was the meeting between him and Tanjiro. Inosuke showed some proper emotions for once, so that’s a plus. The action scenes were well scored and animated, and they had enough depth to separate them from their movie counterparts. The element of profound sadness, while not being very fun, was a phenomenal part of the episode and shaped the arcs of many a character in the show.
Mugen Train Episode 7 was amazing, but it still wasn’t without its faults. Akaza is still a Daemon Ex Machina who is more of a plot point than a character. His inclusion in the story only serves one purpose and a pretty tasteless one at that. I also take back everything I said when I praised Tanjiro in the last episode. Tanjiro is what people claim Izuku from My Hero Academia is like, but Izuku has at least 50 times more personality and brains than Tanjiro. Tanjiro is very dumb, and I will not accept any Midoriya slander at this moment.
Overall, was watching the anime series worth it? Hell no. I couldn’t tell the difference except for a couple of scenes, and it was an entirely unnecessary and cash-grab project. Oh well, at least we have got the next week’s new double episode to look forward to, right?
Demon Slayer Mugen Train Arc Episode 7 was the best episode of a useless and greedy arc, and as such, It does not come recommended for anyone to watch. Demon Slayer Mugen Train Final Episode wasn’t worth the suffering that the previous episodes gave me.Follow us on Instagram & Facebook to keep yourself updated with the latest news and reviews.