“The support you have given us today is strong. Thank you for coming today. I love you.” With these warm words thanked Yuma Takahashithe producer of Demon Slayer, among the fans present in Berlin. If you are looking forward to the new adventures of Tanjiro & Co. If you want to get in the mood, you should definitely not miss the new cinema event.
Heroes and villains gather their strength
We were there for you at the German premiere of the new screen adventure in the capital and were already able to see the start of the new one there Swordsmith Village arcs view. This consists of the two final episodes of the Entertainment District Arcs and the overly long first episode of the 3rd season.
After their hard fight against the demon siblings Daki and Gyutaro, which our three heroes and their allies barely survived, they need to regain their strength. Tanjiro was hit particularly hard, which is why he only after Inosuke and Zenitsu comes to.
Since our protagonist’s sword during the battle in the Joy District was severely damagedhe receives a special invitation: he can go to the Village of Swordsmiths travel to meet the blacksmith who made his weapon. There he meets, among others, the Love Column Mitsuri Kanjiro and an old companion, but some problems soon become apparent.
Meanwhile, gather at a mysterious place the mightiest devilsto plan your next move. For over 100 years none of the Waxing Fel Moons have been killed and her master is pleased with all else in the face of this fact, which he makes absolutely clear to them.
The second half of Demon Slayer: To the Swordsmith Village picks up after the bombast of the Season 2 finale get some speed out and shows us where both sides of this conflict are now. It is one welcome respitewhich allows us to get to know more of the world again.
New threats and new allies
By the way, this time the secret stars of the cinema event are the aforementioned devils, the ones from their Master Muzan in Infinity Castle to be gathered. An impressive location that was wonderfully adapted for the medium of anime and is extremely impressive and exciting to watch in the cinema.
This is due to the musical accompaniment, which is a not inconsiderable part of a Biwa player is determined. Whenever she plucks her instrument changes perspective. This usually happens when we are introduced to a new high-level demon.
Each of the new devils we meet in the Demon Slayer movie bring one own energy on the canvas. In particular Doma stands out here with his playful and sadistic nature, which through Mamoru Miyano (Light in “Death Note”) powerful performance is amplified. His performance leaves you wanting more and he still shines a bigger role to play in season 3.
Meanwhile, stands for Tanjiro again some training on the program after being in a coma for several weeks. While his friends are already on the road again, he must gather his strength before heading to the swordsmiths’ village. It’s something that is already being done seen multiple times in the anime hitbut it fits into the story well and suits the aspiring hero.
In addition, the love pillar Mitsuri, which was mentioned above, takes center stage, which was previously only a marginal figure. Also an appearance by Fog Column Muichiro Tokito is prepared. With the powerful devils on the move, they should become important new allies.
In addition, also comes the humor not too short in the Swordsmith Village arc. Following the tragic climax of the Entertainment District arc, these are light-hearted moments a more than pleasant change and in the cinema there were some hearty laughs from the audience.
A fantastic cinematic experience
For closed jaws, however, should definitely be the crystal clear sound and the razor sharp picture have taken care of! The animations from Studio ufotable were already outstanding on the home TV, but in 4K on the big screen everything looked even more impressive. In combination with the sometimes driving, sometimes calm soundtrack, it was a fantastic cinema experience.
So is it worth going to the cinema for Demon Slayer: To the Swordsmith Village? Well, for newbies probably more conditional, after all, this anime event throws us right into the action. However, if you are already familiar with the series and can’t wait for the start of Season 3, you can expect to see one here audiovisually impressive spectaclethat can quench your anticipation.
Demon Slayer: To the Swordsmith Village starts on March 7, 2023 in German cinemas.