Demon Slayer Season 2 Episode 5 Review: Things Are Gonna Get Really Glamorous

Tanjiro didn’t waste any time coming face-to-face with Daki, didn’t he? Let’s watch Demon Slayer Season 2 Episode 5 and find out if he was able to defeat her on his own. (Spoilers: of course, he wasn’t! Or was he?)

Demon Slayer Season 2 Episode 5 Overview

Demon Slayer Season 2 Episode 5 Title

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 terrorizing 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 fourth episode of this arc if you’d like. The episode is also known as Kimetsu no Yaiba Yuukaku-hen Episode 5 in original Japanese.

– Demon Slayer Entertainment District Arc Episode 5 Review does not contain spoilers –

Demon Slayer Kimetsu No Yaiba Season 2 Episode 5 Review- Things Are Heating Up!

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Other than the double-length first episode, which had the benefit of being the first new content from the series in a year, this was the best episode of the season so far. Granted, it has only been five episodes. However, the show was heading towards some really weird directions in the past couple of episodes, and it is nice to see it back on track. All it took was the show abandoning all the setup it had painstakingly done in the previous three episodes. I’m glad to see that the writers agreed that it was a bad idea as well.

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The show has been really good with explaining and showcasing its battle scenes so that they are easy to follow and understand while still being visually spectacular. There were two battles in Demon Slayer Red Light District Arc Episode 5, and both of them were impressive. One of them featured the ending of last week’s episode, with Tanjiro coming face to face with Daki. However, the better of the two was the underground war between Inosuke and some waistcloths, if you can believe it.

Inosuke Battle Demon Slayer Season 2 Episode 5

While the battle Tanjiro had was gritty, and he did well holding his own against the powerful foe, you got the feeling that he isn’t nearly as powerful as he or the show would like him to be. His arc of knowing what he is supposed to be and what his black nichirin sword wants him to be has been fascinating so far, although it is high time that we get on the real path. What good is waiting and trying new things if you already know that it’s in the wrong direction? Thankfully, the show seems to realise that.

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If there’s one thing you gather from this Demon Slayer Season 2 Episode 5 review, it should be that the show isn’t above realising its faults and working on improving them, even if they are a bit slow to improve. For example, Inosuke has been a revelation throughout this season in how quickly he has improved and become an actually useful and impactful character. He is unironically the highlight of every episode now, which is leaps and bounds ahead of where he was in Season 1.

He had the more impressive battle in this episode, as he effortlessly demonstrated his dexterity and strength even if he looked like a wild and untamed beast. This is the nuance his character was missing as he was relegated to more of a loud=funny archetype. Now, all we need is a less annoying Zenitsu, and we would have a near-perfect trio on our hands. Tengen Uzui is still an unknown entity at this point, but it looks like he’ll be getting a spotlight soon enough. Overall, a great episode in a show that needed one!

Verdict

Demon Slayer Season 2 Episode 5 was exactly the type of an episode the show needed to get itself back on track. It was engaging, visually impressive, and fun while still being within the realm of logic. Good stuff!

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SUMMARY

Demon Slayer Season 2 Episode 5 was exactly the type of an episode the show needed to get itself back on track. It was engaging, visually impressive, and fun while still being within the realm of logic. Good stuff!

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