Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – To the Swordsmith Village Movie Review

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - To the Swordsmith Village Movie Review

Kimetsu no Yaiba, most commonly known as Demon Slayer, is one of the biggest anime names. Though it most certainly can’t compete with the Big Three, with stunning visuals, excellent character development, and even better story arcs, it’s not unusual to see an anime like this get a movie or two. However, as you know, this is a review, and there will be spoilers. So, if you’re curious about the latest Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – To the Swordsmith Village, check out our review.

Demon Slayer: To the Swordsmith Village Review

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If you haven’t watched the official trailer or know a lick or two about the film, you will surely be very, very disappointed when you watch it in theatres. So, make sure you watch the trailer before you commit to the film!

What is the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – To the Swordsmitch Village about?

When you first go in to watch Demon Slayer – To the Swordsmith Village, you may believe this is what you are getting. Wrong! The entire film is basically a recap of the last two episodes of the second season, Demon Slayer; Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment Arc. You will watch an hour’s worth of anime you’ve already seen before. While there is nothing wrong with these episodes, they are excellent in their own right, and the visuals and camera work are chefs’ kiss; they definitely keep you wanting more.

However, to give them credit, they have advertised the film will encompass the Entertainment District Arc Episodes 10 and 11, including the Swordsmith Village Arc Episode 1. This still does not calm any feelings we have toward the film, as multiple fans have already expressed their dissatisfaction with the film. While having a new episode of the soon-to-be Swordsmith Village Arc in the film is great. This is something fans will see during the third season.

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Though to be fair, Tanjirou and Nezuko do safely make it to the Swordsmith Village, and we get to see Mitsuri in all her doki-doki glory!

The visuals saved the film

There is one thing Demon Slayer fans can not dispute: the absolutely fantastic animation scenes in the movie, which is its only saving grace. Once the Upper Six, Daki, and Gyutaro have been defeated, we are taken to an alternate dimension of Muzan’s creation. Here we find out this is where all Upper-Rank demons liaise, and Muzan continues his search for a cure. During these scenes, the chemical apparatus Muzan uses is just done to per-fec-tion.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – To the Swordsmith Village review score

If you’re watching Demon Slayer film as a proud anime and excited about any content, this film rates 3.5/5 as an overall score. However, if you went into the film expecting just a tab bit more than what we already know, this film gets a solid 2.5/5.

Don’t get us wrong; the film was still quite enjoyable (due to its animation style). Not to mention there are plenty of times you will find yourself having a hearty laugh. However, there are many times throughout the film when you are stuck watching the end credits and rewatching an altered version of an intro. And unlike having the full authority to fast-forward and skip, you will have to endure this.

And with that, we conclude our review of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – To the Swordsmith Village. If you want a palate cleanser after this experience, you can check out Best Isekai Anime to Binge.


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