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Demon Slayer Season 2 Episode 2 Review (Deep Sleep)

In Demon Slayer 2 Episode 2, “Deep Sleep,” Tanjirou Kamado, Inosuke Hashibira, and Zenitsu Agatsuma boarded the Mugen train looking for the Hashira Kyoujurou Rengoku. There were only two problems. First, as the train got under way, Inosuke went wild with delight at the train’s speed. It was all Zenitsu could do to keep Inosuke from plastering his face to every window they passed. The second was that some random guy towards the front of the train kept shouting “Umai!” every few seconds. Tanjirou was shocked to find that Umai-man was actually the Hashira they were looking for! But then an exhausted-looking conductor punched their tickets, and everything started to go downhill from there.

One thing that absolutely jumped out during this episode, however, is that it seems like Ufotable has touched up the fantastic animation of the film even more. It always looked phenomenal, but now the color seems a little more vibrant. At the same time, there’s a flashy new opening and ending for fans to enjoy, with music done by LiSA, the same artist behind the first season’s opening. After the credits there’s also a new “Taisho Era Secrets,” segment, returning from the first season. I imagine we can expect these after every episode, which could serve as a small, but fun little addition to Mugen Train

For anyone that hasn’t watched the Mugen Train film, this second episode does a good job of introducing you to the new villain and setting the stage for the struggle the main cast is about to encounter. If you’ve seen the film it’s nothing but a retread, which is mostly unavoidable in such an adaptation. If you haven’t, however, this is a fine second episode that does a lot of setup work with some emotional payoff that’ll come later down the road. 

Demon Slayer Season 2 Episode 2: Is Deep Slumber Available on Netflix?
It’s not surprising how Rengouku loves his food.

It remains to be seen how many new scenes are added to the arc as a whole, but this second episode is pretty much a direct translation of the film. Still, I’m starting to wonder if an episodic format is going to be the best way to experience the Mugen Train film, as it almost feels like the movie was designed around the idea. With five episodes left, we’ll soon find out if that’s the case. 

The release date for episode 3 will soon be posted,stay hyped everyone.

Demon Slayer Season 2 Episode 1 Review

Demon Slayer Mugen Train Arc Episode 1 Review - A Great Prologue

Demon Slayer’s Mugen Train film was universally loved by fans and critics alike, and the Demon Slayer anime is attempting to tackle that story again with a retelling before the premiere of Season 2. The first episode of the Demon Slayer Mugen Train Arc is interesting, however, as it represents an entirely new addition to the story, not even featured in the original manga. 

“Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku” takes place shortly before the events of Mugen Train, and serves as a prologue of sorts to the movie, showing how Rengoku found out about the train itself.

As a blazing orange sun dawns Rengoku is sitting in a noodle shop, and it’s here that Demon Slayer’s unparalleled animation is once again put on display. Even something so simple as the shop owner making noodles and pouring broth is given such attention and care. While the episode is a bit light on action, the fight scenes present still sport the same gorgeous animation given to Mugen Train. If anything, this premiere should help assuage any fear that animation quality might dip, as many second seasons do. Ufotable still nails the presentation, striking an incredible balance with the show’s soundtrack, animation, voice acting, etc. 

Demon Slayer Season 2 Episode 1 || Review & Discussion (Bengali) - YouTube

Rengoku is the star of the show, and if there’s anything to show why he’s a fan-favorite character it’s this episode. The Flame Hashira is full of personality and vigor, and this premiere does a phenomenal job of fleshing out his character and personality, providing a bit of context into what he faced before Mugen Train. Most of the narrative revolves around Rengoku helping a grandmother and her daughter that sell bento boxes, and there’s even a nice little surprise related to Rengoku’s family. The episode, as a whole, feels like an echo of Mugen Train and makes the events of the film hold even more emotional weight now. 

It’s interesting to see the Demon Slayer anime finally bring some original content to the story, and it gives me hope that it’s something we might see more of moving forward. Mugen Train was an almost one-to-one adaption of the manga, and after this premiere, I’m very interested to find out what the extra and extended scenes bring. 

If there’s any criticism I could weigh against “Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku,” it’s that the event in the middle crawls a little bit. Still, it feels like the perfect addition to Mugen Train that expertly juggles the same tone as the film and provides some much-needed extra screen time for one of the series’ most compelling characters.

What do you thin about this, comment below.

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