Swordsmith Village is under attack by nefarious demons, and just when everything seems like a lost cause, Mitsuri Kanroji the Love Hashira swooshes into the region and kills majority of the demonic beings in a flash. Titled “Bright Red Sword”, episode five of “Demon Slayer Swordsmith Village Arc” is just as action-packed and bloody as the last edition, with some bizarrely creative demonic activity.
The animation was fantastic in this episode, and it looks like we have an artistic demon on our hands. Gyokko, the current Upper Moon Demon ranked five, likes to create hideous apparitions capable of killing people and refers to them as his “works of art.” One particular creation of his is so disturbing that it resembles something out of a Junji Ito horror manga. The intriguing title keeps fans guessing about what the ‘bright red sword’ might be, and there’s plenty of fighting to keep you hooked until the end. Just like in episode four, the only irritating element this time around was Tanjiro’s excessive talking.
Flashbacks, fights, deaths, desperation, despicable demons, and just the right amount of humor—this was another entertaining episode. Things end with a twisty cliff-hanger, which is both exciting and slightly scary!
Go stream “Demon Slayer Swordsmith Village Arc” on Netflix.