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Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba

1. Cruelty  
Departing his family's home in the mountains, Tanjiro prepares for his regular trip to the village below to sell charcoal. Because of the deep snow, he is forced to make the trip alone without the help of his siblings. Spending the entire day selling his goods, he spends the night during his return trip at Saburo's house, who is concerned demons will be coming out tonight. Nearing his home the next morning, Tanjiro's unique sense of smell detects blood in the air. He finds his entire family slaughtered except for his sister Nezuko. Desperately seeking out a doctor in the village, he begins the journey once again with her upon his back. She awakens on the way and savagely attacks him with inhuman strength. In the middle of their struggle, a man named Giyu approaches and introduces himself as a Demon Hunter and has come to cleanse the area - including Nezuko. Tanjiro pleads with Giyu saying he will find a way to return her humanity but Giyu won't allow it and deflects his feeble attack. Astonished by Nezuko's reaction to defend her brother instead of devouring him, Giyu has a change of heart and tells Tanjiro where to begin his journey.
tanjiro's family home in the mountains nezuko's demon transformation nezuko defending tanjiro giyu tomioka
2. Trainer Sakonji Urokodaki  
Following Giyu's advice, Tanjiro sets out to find Sakonji Urokodaki. Nezuko is sheltered from the deadly sunlight in a cave while Tanjiro purchases a basket that will allow them to travel during the day. They arrive at a temple by nightfall but the smell of blood once again fills the air and they find a demon feasting on some unfortunate travelers. As Tanjiro is attacked, Nezuko springs into action and kicks the demon's head clean off. Still living, the demon is now unfortunately split into 2 parts. Tanjiro pins the head to a tree with his hatchet but is stopped during his finishing blow by a strange man wearing a goblin mask. Tanjiro prepares to smash it with a rock but the goblin masked man notices his hesitation before the rising sun finishes the demon off. As they bury the victims at the temple, the man introduces himself as Urokodaki and has prepared a test to see if Tanjiro really has what it takes to join the Demon Slayer Corps.
nezuko in the basket nezuko kicking a demon's head off at a temple tanjiro fighting a demon with his hatchet urokodaki's goblin mask
3. Sabito and Makomo  
Urokodaki's grueling training begins and Tanjiro spends his days running down the mountain avoiding traps, swinging his sword, and becoming an expert at falling. An entire year passes, Nezuko is still in her slumber and Urokodaki announces he has nothing more that he can teach Tanjiro. A final test is given to Tanjiro - to slice a great boulder in half with his sword. The task seems impossible but Tanjiro diligently spends another six months of training in the mountains developing what he has learned. One day, a man in a fox mask named Sabito appears thrashes Tanjiro with a mere wooden sword saying he needs to push himself further. A girl in a fox mask, Makomo, also approaches and guides Tanjiro to focus on the basics and the very first thing he learned - total concentration breathing. Six months pass and Tanjiro challenges Sabito once again, who is armed with a real sword this time. In an instant, he slices through Sabito's mask and it falls in half. Sabito and Makomo congratulate Tanjiro and encourage him for his next challenge and fade away. When the fog clears, Tanjiro realizes the boulder has been cut cleanly in half where the siblings once stood.
urokodaki throwing tanjiro during training boulder sabito sabito's duel by the boulder
4. Final Selection  
 
5. My Own Steel  
 
6. Swordsman Accompanying a Demon  
 
7. Muzan Kibutsuji  
 
8. The Smell of Enchanting Blood  
 
9. Temari Demon and Arrow Demon  
 
10. Together Forever  
 
11. Tsuzumi Mansion  
 
12. The Boar Bares its Fangs, Zenitsu Sleeps  
 
13. Something More Important Than Life  
 
14. The House with the Wisteria Family Crest  
 
 
15. Mount Natagumo  
 
 
16. Letting Someone Else Go First