Yes, we are already at the final episode of this season of the show. Demon Slayer Season 2 Episode 11 ends the tale of Tengen Uzui and the Entertainment District. Let’s see how it ended in this review!
Demon Slayer Season 2 Episode 11 Overview
One of the most popular anime of our time, Demon Slayer, is back on our screens with the Entertainment District Arc. The newest series follows the 7 episode retelling of the Mugen Train Movie, which you can read all about here. The arc follows Tanjirou, Zenitsu, and Inosuke, aided by the Sound Hashira Tengen Uzui. They travel to Yoshiwara red-light district to hunt down a demon terrorising the town.
Ufotable is the studio behind Demon Slayer’s anime adaptation, and Haruo Sotozaki will direct the series. It is to be noted that only the first episode was a double-length episode, followed by standard episodes in the future. You can read our review of the Mugen Train movie while you’re at it or our review of the tenth episode of this arc if you’d like. The episode is also known as Kimetsu no Yaiba Yuukaku-hen Episode 11 in original Japanese.
– Demon Slayer Entertainment District Arc Episode 11 Review does not contain spoilers –
Demon Slayer Kimetsu No Yaiba Season 2 Episode 11 Review- A Tough Goodbye
Leave it to Demon Slayer to leave our screens with so many mixed feelings. After a phenomenal series of episodes that rank amongst the best in the show’s history, the final episode of the second season had a lot to live up to. Once the news hit that it was going to be an extended episode, things became even more exciting for what the fanbase would witness. However, it would be untruthful of this writer to say that this outing was highly underwhelming for what it was supposed to be.
It still seems unbelievable, but it’s already over. We didn’t even get a full 12 episodes of content from Demon Slayer in its second season. Some will count that low effort cash grab of a Mugen Train anime edition as part of this season, and those people are wrong. Mugen Train anime wasn’t part of the second season of the show. It was just a lazy attempt at filling up airtime in a way that required minimal effort. Now that the real second season has ended in such a short while, the feelings towards Mugen Train have gotten even more bitter as it feels like that took time away from a real two cour second season.
This feeling is exacerbated because of how the final episode of Demon Slayer Red Light District Arc Episode 11 went about. It ended in a manner that felt like there was going to be an episode next week that follows up on the events of this one. This episode felt like Episode 13 of a 26 episode season, one that connects the two arcs of the anime together. It feels incomplete and inadequate because of that, almost as if there were more episodes planned for the anime which were axed in favour of running a shorter reason. While doing that for budgetary and quality reasons is reasonable, the combination of Mugen Train and this feels scummy.
We left the last episode at a cliffhanger, which was exciting but, with the benefit of hindsight, should not have been a cliffhanger at all. The way it gets resolved is extremely nonchalant and obvious, and the show was being overly dramatic by cutting an episode before that runtime. Once we witness the aftermath of the deadly battle against the Demons, the same Deus Ex Machina gets used again to save an important character’s life. Would it have killed the show to tell us those powers existed before using them? This made it feel like it came out of nowhere and robbed Demon Slayer Season 2 of the few consequences that it was supposed to have.
Demon Slayer Season 2 Episode 11 was also “The Villain Episode”. If you don’t know what these are, Demon Slayer does this thing where it deems necessary to show every villain’s backstory to the audience. This has always been one of the worst qualities of the show since those villains are often not as interesting as the runtime afforded to them would suggest, and the show does this a lot. It would have been better if the backstories were at least different for any of them, but that’s not the case. Almost every time, these episodes entail a lot of torture and sadness.
Demon Slayer Season 2 Episode 11 was slightly better in that regard because Daki and Gyutaro were the best villains the series has had so far. Their arc was concluded well, and thus this Demon Slayer Season 2 Final Episode at least managed to do some things right. Among the other good aspects was the series’ fantastic animation and music quality, but they weren’t enough to prevent this ending from leaving a bad taste in mouths. Well, you already know a Demon Slayer Season 3 is on its way. Let’s hope that corporate greed doesn’t also mess with that.
Demon Slayer Season 2 Episode 11 wasn’t a great ending for the season. While it did manage to evoke some feelings of euphoria and satisfaction, it felt incomplete and hollow for the most part. This was a weird way to go out.
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