From the moment I saw Goku's first Kamehameha, anime series based on Shonen Jump Manga have been a continuous feature of my life. I journeyed through a variety of different emotions, travelled to many distant worlds, all thanks to shows such as the Dragon Ball series, Naruto, One Piece and my favourite Gintama. Now, I am very much looking forward to the joy of experiencing new adventures with the next generation of Shonen Jump manga and anime series. My Hero Academia currently leads the pack, but new anime Demon Slayer that is scheduled for a simulcast in April shows great potential after the release of its latest trailer.
Based on a popular Japanese manga series by Koyoharu Gotōge that was first released in 2016, the story revolves around a young kindhearted boy Tanjiro that is thrust into the world of demon slaying after arriving home to find almost all of his family slaughtered by demons. His sister, the lone survivor, was turned into a demon resulting in a brand new journey of revenge and recovery in hopes of turning her back human.
However, before young Tanjiro can accomplish his goals, he must learn the ropes as a demon slayer. This results with him coming in contact with a colourful cast of other demon slayers such as Inosuke, a boy that was raised by wild boars, with there own goals and motivation. While the characters and beautiful animation shown off so far has me excited and counting down to April to fully dive into this world, I am concerned that the anime will thread familiar tropes that are usually found in these types of the 'boy come good' series. Despite this, the potential for another engaging, well paced and action-filled Shonen Jump adventure definitely exists. For more information on the Demon Slayer visit the official website here or for anime news check out our thoughts on the upcoming new Code Geass movie.
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Hey I am Marlon Mcfarlane the writer here at Blue Crescent Studio & a longtime lover of all things Animation & Gaming.