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Kimetsu no Yaiba - Saints and Demons [message #382905] Sun, 07 April 2019 20:57 Go to next message
Dave Baranyi is currently offline  Dave Baranyi
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“Kimetsu no Yaiba” is an adaptation of a shounen manga about teenaged demon hunters in medieval Japan. A Saint of a Boy looks after his widowed mother and his five younger siblings in a shack in the forest outside of a town. Saint Boy is loved by All and helps All. One snowy day Saint Boy goes off to the town to sell charcoal. As he leaves all of his family express their Love and Adoration for him, creating Death Flags big enough to be seen from orbit.

When Saint Boy is done selling his charcoal and helping out all of the townsfolks he starts to return home, but it is getting dark and an old man who lives in a shack on the road back to SB’s shack orders SB to stay overnight because Demons might come out. Next morning SB starts out but he soon smells blood. BTW – for some reason SB has a nose that is more sensitive than the nose of a bloodhound. Sure enough, when SB gets home he finds his entire family has been slaughtered.

But one of SB’s younger sisters is still slightly alive, so SB starts to carry her back to town in the snow until Not-Quite-Dead sister recovers and starts to turn into a Demon. Sis attempts to kill SB but is stopped by a Teenaged Demon Hunter who wants to kill her. But SB believes that he can save Sis and turn her human again, so a three-way fight starts out. TDH finally subdues SB and Sis, and after fitting out Demon-Sis with a stick-gag he orders SB to take Demon-Sis to some old guy at another mountain who might be able to save her.

As you can tell, I wasn’t terribly impressed by the first episode of Kimetsu. For a while I hoped that the series might be about the Teenaged Demon Hunter, but unfortunately it is about Saint Boy and his Semi-Demon Sister. So it looks like we are in for shounen Training arcs and lots of teen angst. I’ll stick around for another episode to see if I’m wrong, but I strongly suspect that I’m not.

Dave Baranyi
Re: Kimetsu no Yaiba - Saints and Demons [message #382907 is a reply to message #382905] Sun, 07 April 2019 21:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Dave Baranyi is currently offline  Dave Baranyi
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On Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 8:57:17 PM UTC-4, Dave Baranyi wrote:
> “Kimetsu no Yaiba” is an adaptation of a shounen manga about teenaged demon hunters in medieval Japan. A Saint of a Boy looks after his widowed mother and his five younger siblings in a shack in the forest outside of a town. Saint Boy is loved by All and helps All. One snowy day Saint Boy goes off to the town to sell charcoal. As he leaves all of his family express their Love and Adoration for him, creating Death Flags big enough to be seen from orbit.
>
> When Saint Boy is done selling his charcoal and helping out all of the townsfolks he starts to return home, but it is getting dark and an old man who lives in a shack on the road back to SB’s shack orders SB to stay overnight because Demons might come out. Next morning SB starts out but he soon smells blood. BTW – for some reason SB has a nose that is more sensitive than the nose of a bloodhound. Sure enough, when SB gets home he finds his entire family has been slaughtered.
>
> But one of SB’s younger sisters is still slightly alive, so SB starts to carry her back to town in the snow until Not-Quite-Dead sister recovers and starts to turn into a Demon. Sis attempts to kill SB but is stopped by a Teenaged Demon Hunter who wants to kill her. But SB believes that he can save Sis and turn her human again, so a three-way fight starts out. TDH finally subdues SB and Sis, and after fitting out Demon-Sis with a stick-gag he orders SB to take Demon-Sis to some old guy at another mountain who might be able to save her.
>
> As you can tell, I wasn’t terribly impressed by the first episode of Kimetsu. For a while I hoped that the series might be about the Teenaged Demon Hunter, but unfortunately it is about Saint Boy and his Semi-Demon Sister. So it looks like we are in for shounen Training arcs and lots of teen angst. I’ll stick around for another episode to see if I’m wrong, but I strongly suspect that I’m not.
>
> Dave Baranyi

And here I go yet again... My initial rating is C.

Dave
Re: Kimetsu no Yaiba - Saints and Demons [message #382908 is a reply to message #382905] Mon, 08 April 2019 00:36 Go to previous message
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On Sun, 7 Apr 2019 17:57:16 -0700 (PDT), Dave Baranyi
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> but unfortunately it is about Saint Boy and his Semi-Demon Sister.

But didn't the demon hunter scolded that boy, because he was so
pathetic emotional and weak? And he learned immediately that the boy
wasn't a crybaby only.

Well, I shall stick around with this show for a while to see, which
way it goes.



Other news shows I was watching:

Kono Yo no Hate de
Shoumetsu Toshi

I am just waiting, if I may like it or not.
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