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Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train Review – What A Ride!

There’s that cliche phrase of being ‘hungry for more’ and when Demon Slayer season one concluded back in September 2019, I was absolutely ravenous. I waited with bated…

336 – The Flowers of Evil part 4

On this episode we keep discuss the success of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train and celebrate that Hajime No Ippo: The Fighting! is streaming…

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Manga industry hits record high sales in 2020

The manga industry has found itself hitting record highs in 2020, despite the global pandemic.

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – 26 (Fin) – XX

After semi-binging this series to the tune of 26 episodes in 30 days, I can’t help but feeling now that I’ve arrived at the end that this first…

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – 25 – Chestnut Flower Drop

Tanjirou intensifies his Constant Concentration Breathing, asking the three little girls (named Naho, Kiyo, and Sumi) to slap him with carpet beaters if he breaks the breathing in…

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – 24 – Getting Back in the Game

While rest and recovery are the order of most days at the Butterfly Mansion, relaxation is most certainly not. That’s not just because of Zenitsu’s constant bellyaching, but…

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Jujutsu Kaisen – 19 [Black Flash]

This is it, it’s here, Kimetsu no Yaiba Jujutsu Kaisen episode 19! I would call that a joke but Jujutsu Kaisen really tried to pull out all the…

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – 23 – On the Mend

Now that’s more like it. After Shinazugawa Sanemi stabs her three times, cuts his own arm and lets the blood tempt her, Nezuko doesn’t take the bait. Memories…

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – 22 –Nine Angry Hashira

This week we meet the seven remaining Hashira, a most colorful bunch in both appearance and personality. Unfortunately, when they’re all standing in one place they look a…

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – 21 – Tragic Creatures

It’s always best to know about an enemy before they do bad shit and get killed for it, so Demon Slayer’s penchant for having the lives of demons flash before…

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Demon Slayer and My Hero Academia - 2 Sides of the Same Coin?

Whenever you hear about Koyoharu Gotoge’s Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, you tend to hear about the records the series has smashed in Japan since the anime adaptation…

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – 20 – Arachnofamilia

It sure looked like Tanjirou beheaded Rui last week with his Hinokami Kagura Breathing, but alas; in the moment before Tanjirou’s strike hit Rui severed his own head with…

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Demon Slayer Tamagotchi Review – To Buy or Not to Buy?

One of my favourite childhood memories is sitting in the playground with friends, huddled over our Tamgotchis. We’d be feeding it, cleaning up its poop and comparing the…

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – 19 – The Unseverable Fire

Shinobu praises Zenitsu for holding out administers the antidote to the spider’s poison, Giyuu ties the injured Inosuku up for his own good, and that’s literally it for those…

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – 18 – Big Bad Spider Daddy

Puppet Mama and Spider Boy were only a warm-up for two of the three remaining members of the Spider Demon Family: Father and Rui. Needless to say they…

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – 17 – Lightning in a Bottle

Zenitsu would rather be anywhere than Mount Natagumo. He is literally shaking in his sandals, and that crushing fear is only compounded when he spots a shack and…

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – 16 – The Webs that Bind

Tanjirou, Inosuke, and Murata continue to battle the spider thread puppets, leading me to wonder why these demon slayers don’t have individual styles like our leads. Once cut,…

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – 15 – Night of the Spider Demons

As soon as Zenitsu learns (off-screen) that Nezuko is Tanjirou’s sister, he starts chasing her around their room. When Tanjirou tries to stop him, Zenitsu starts chasing him around…

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – 14 – Aurora Boarialis

Tanjirou punches the boar-man to get him off Zenitsu, breaking his ribs in the process while scolding him for raising his sword(s) to a fellow Demon Slayer. The…

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – 13 – Poetry in Motion

It was the previous episode combined with this one that I first started to notice Demon Slayer starting to develop some pacing issues. Yes, Kyogai’s (the name of the…

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – 12 – Bang the Drum Quickly

This week Tanjirou meets the boar-faced man with chipped blades while the guy is inexplicable stepping on poor little Teruko. Tanjirou throws him off and the guy is intrigued…

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – 11 – The Pest House

How I wish Agatsuma Zenitsu stayed where he belonged: in the OP and ED and nowhere else. He was one note at the Final Selection when he was in…

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Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Film Coming to Aus & NZ in February 2021

At long last, the Demon Slayer: Mugen Train film is confirmed for Australian and New Zealand cinema release on 25 February 2021! The film will be available at…

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – 10 – Just Like Family

Looks like Yahaba is toast, but before he’s destroyed he makes life particularly difficult for Tanjirou, shooting all his arrows at him one after the other and forcing…

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – 09 – Balls to the Walls

We learn that Susamaru and Yahaba are two of the Twelve Kizuki (Demon Moons), Muzan’s most trusted generals. When they say they’re going to do something—like bringing their…

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – 08 – Doctor Tamayo, Medicine Demon

Tanjirou pounces on the man Kibutsuji Muzan transformed into a demon, while urging bystanders to keep pressure on the wife’s shoulder wound. The police arrive, and demand Tanjirou…

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – 07 – Taking the Plunge

Nezuko emerges from her box to viciously attack the tripartite demons, but when Tanjirou tells her to cease her attack, she dutifully returns to his side. He has…

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – 06 – Live and Direct

Tanjirou’s got his special Demon Slayer Corps uniform (most of which he covers with his signature aqua checkered coat), his black sword (the properties of which are mysterious),…

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – 05 – All Ore Nothing

Seemingly telegraphing the fact that Tanjirou isn’t going to face any demons more powerful than the one he beheaded last week, DS lingers on the aftermath of the Hand…

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – 04 – Above the Wisteria Line

We learn that Tanjirou was able to defeat Sabito, i.e. cleave the giant boulder, by sensing the “thread” of his target by smell, made possible during Total Concentration.…

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – 03 – Like a Rock

This week is a very workmanlike training episode, what amounts to a lengthy montage in between scenes of Tanjirou writing journal entries to Nezuko describing all of the…

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – 02 – The Scent of Kindness

After an emotional grind of a first episode, it was nice to start the second with some lighter comedy, starting with Tenjirou absolutely insisting on paying someone for materials…

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – 01 (First Impressions) – A Spark in the Gloom

When the immensely popular and critically acclaimed ufotable series Demon Slayer aired between April and September of 2019…I missed out. Being highly susceptible to FOMO, when it first appear…

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Demon Slayer Free Downloadable Anime Calendar 2021

Here is the first of my free downloadable anime calendars for the year. I shall be releasing a calendar a day for the next week. I am currently…

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Anime Review 169 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Reviewing a popular is a difficult task. Fans would usually expect a positive review from the reviewer in question. If the reviewer even dares to write a negative…

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Top Ten Anime, Manga, and Movies of 2020

I created a list of my Top Ten Anime, Manga, and Movies of 2020. Hit anime like Jujutsu Kaisen, Demon Slayer, and Tower of God make the list.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Part 1 (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

The first half of the super popular Kimetsu no Yaiba anime makes its appearance on Blu-ray in the UK as a collector’s edition set.

Demon Slayer's Perfect Protagonist

Been a long time, being a very long time. Well in my much overdue return I decided to tackle ‘Tanjiro Kamado’ the protagonist of ‘Kimestu No Yaiba’. Found…

Kimetsu no Yaiba: The Movie – Mugen Train Review

Kimetsu no Yaiba: The Movie - Mugen Train is the first film from the series. A direct sequel to the anime series.

The Demon Slayer Movie is Nothing Special

Breaking box office records, you’d expect the Demon Slayer movie to be a masterpiece of film-making—the pinnacle of what can be accomplished through the medium of animation. However,…

Ufotable’s 20th Anniversary: A Tale of Wild But Meticulous Growth

Studio Ufotable recently hit their 20th anniversary, which they celebrated with their most successful title to date. Their history up till this point has been marked by consistent…

Doki Doki News: Demon Slayer Movie, Seven Deadly Sins, and New Studio Ghibli!

Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of November 8th through 14th! Check out latest…

The Kimetsu no Yaiba Movie: A Glass Half Full

The first half of the movie was more or less what I feared it would be. The second half made up for it.

Demon Slayer and Salvation in the “Sonlight”

Today’s article is a guest post from Kenneth See, a missionary teacher in Taiwan. You can read more of his writing and connect to him through the Silk…

Demon Slayer’s Wisteria Hysteria (Countdown to Halloween)

Because I read my comments, I do know that a fair bit of you aren’t exactly fans of Demon Slayer as an anime. In fact, the comments would…

Believe in Humanity, Not the Demon

A major incident that happened in a Japanese onsen and involved manga theft went viral and for once, it reminded me of something that I wish more people…

Lessons in teaching

Teaching is the profession that people either talk down as just a content-dumbing babysitter or glorified as the enlightened authority. Of course, as it happens with almost everything,…

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Demon Slayer: Crying Under the Light of the Moon || OWLS “Folklore”

A demon killed his family. But, when faced against the darkness, Tanjiro hesitates to pull his sword.

Challenge: The A-Z of Anime!

The A-Z of Anime Challenge is probably self explainitory but challengers should find a favorite anime for every letter of the alphabet.