The big man is here to heat things up as Tengen Uzui finally laces up his boots in Demon Slayer Season 2 Episode 6. Was he able to put a dent into Daki’s schemes and save all the people who were turned into cloth? Let’s find out in this review!
Demon Slayer Season 2 Episode 6 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 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 fifth episode of this arc if you’d like. The episode is also known as Kimetsu no Yaiba Yuukaku-hen Episode 6 in original Japanese.
– Demon Slayer Entertainment District Arc Episode 6 Review does not contain spoilers –
Demon Slayer Kimetsu No Yaiba Season 2 Episode 6 Review- Tanjiro And Nezuko Kick Some Serious Ass
The Demon that Kyojuro Rengoku fought during the events of Mugen Train was called Akaza, and he was Upper Three of the six upper moons of Kibutsuji Muzan. The Demon that Tanjiro and his friends are fighting right now is called Daki, and she is Upper Six, signifying that she is supposed to be somewhat weaker than Muzan. She is in the same ballpark, however, even though her skillset is more crowd control than the single strong strikes of Akaza.
All this preamble is to enforce that she is an extremely strong foe for Tanjiro, and as such, what he is able to do to her in this episode was truly breathtaking. The fight choreography in this episode was tremendous, and all parts of Tanjiro’s defence against Daki were well animated, scored, and produced. Demon Slayer proved once again with this outing that it is one of the most visually impressive and intense shows ever created.
There were also some things that came out of nowhere in this episode, including a cameo from someone we visited at the start of this season and another from someone who hadn’t shown their face since the same episode. Both of them were fantastic parts of Demon Slayer Red Light District Arc Episode 6 and demonstrated that the emotional moments are still the show’s strong suit. There is a lot of heart in this episode.
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However, many of these developments seem to have come from absolutely nowhere. In just the previous episode, we saw that Tanjiro wasn’t able to use his Hinokami Kagura technique effectively, and here we have him going absolutely sicko mode using moves that no one even knew existed. Not just that, our surprise guest also emerges with a boatload of new abilities, which leaves me wondering if I accidentally skipped an episode or two of the show somehow.
All this further demonstrates the atrocious pacing of Demon Slayer Season 2. The stakes don’t feel very high this time around because the show never saw it fit to stop and explain them properly. The “entertainment houses” haven’t held any importance placed upon them. Thus, even if many people have died in this conflict, none of that has had the impact that it should have. People are being killed off in the show with reckless abandon, and it feels a lot more normal life than it should.
In a similar vein, I’m not sure how Tengen Uzui fits into the story of this arc. For a bewildering reason, he has been used as more of a comic relief than a character as powerful and dignified as him should be. He has also failed to accomplish anything of note this entire time and had been outshined by a guy that wears a damn boar head over his face. I’m sure there’s more to his personality than just jokes and vanity, but we have yet to see any of that. Overall, this was a great episode that wasn’t enough to lift the show from its current rut.
Demon Slayer Season 2 Episode 6 was a great standalone episode of the show, but it did nothing to solve the current problems this season is suffering from. In fact, it might have made things a little worse for itself.
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