Demon Slayer #01 — Hear Me, Oh Space Goat Inside My Head

April 6th, 2019


Accept this bounty of exposition which I have to offer you.


The first of our many… many Jump adaptions this season, and of the three kinds of Jump shows, rather than being half-assed action with lots and lots of posturing, this one is half-assed melodrama with lots and lots of posturing. The third type is screaming with constant panty shots, also known as a Jump comedy. I was pretty tired of this one after it spent its first eight minutes setting up what it already established in its opening shot. This would be the part of the episode that moved quickly. 

Then we get back to it and are immediately sucked into the exposition dimension. A few minutes of internal narration about goddamned everything happening in front of his face, then the other dude shows up and we have another excessively long conversation despite being supposedly in the middle of a deadly struggle. At this point, the camera starts flipping out, zooming all around, and just going crazy in general. Then the internal narration gets sucked into the other guy, and they just sit there staring at each other for about a minute straight because this dude has a goddamned encyclopedia to recite to the audience. At this point, we're about 17 minutes into the episode and the animators wake up for maybe fifteen seconds to animate something. Having completed that little scene, it's now time to do a review and recap of it, after which, the episode ends.

I don't have much more to add besides the recap, because I think it really speaks for itself. UFOTable did contribute some janky CGI snow and some of their trademark "look at this camera, it is OUT! OF! CONTROL! swooping shots to try to spice up the narrate-a-thon," but it was an episode consisting of about five total scenes, four of which were teenagers yelling about their feelings.

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3 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Dave Baranyi says:

    OK – we showed that the kid is a Saint in the first couple of minutes. So why beat us on the head for the rest of the episode to remind us?

    I was really disappointed at the end when it turned out that the Pro Demon Slayer isn’t the main character. Instead Saint Wimpy will have to go through Training Scenes, and angst, and more angst, and even more training and angst.

    I’ll try another episode but I suspect that it will be more of the same.

  • The Phantom says:

    Sister should have turned him into a devil and they should have embarked on a journey to destroy humanity, silly but damn better than what was presented here. We need more animes of evil guys.

  • Hanzo says:

    I will say that the first episode of Demon Slayer had a lot of internal narration and that took some getting use to. I decided to stick it out and watch a couple more episodes and the series gets better and better. I was surprised that I liked Nezuko’s character (I won’t spoil for you).