Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

10 Best Episodes of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

It is the Taisho Period in Japan. Tanjiro, a kindhearted boy who sells charcoal for a living, finds his family slaughtered by a demon. To make matters worse, his younger sister Nezuko, the sole survivor, has been transformed into a demon herself. Though devastated by this grim reality, Tanjiro resolves to become a “demon slayer” so that he can turn his sister back into a human, and kill the demon that massacred his family.

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - S4E3

#15 - A Sword From Over 300 Years Ago (Season 4 - Episode 3)

Tanjiro begins his training with Yoriichi Type Zero and is pushed to the limits by Kotetsu's relentless coaching and extreme training. Through this experience, Tanjiro masters a new skill of predicting where the opponent's next move will hit by using his sense of smell. During his training, Tanjiro lands a blow on Yoriichi Type Zero and ends up destroying it, but a sword from over 300 years ago appears from inside...

The episode was rated 8.30 from 254 votes.

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#14 - Final Selection (Season 1 - Episode 4)


To pass Final Selection, one must survive for seven days on Mt. Fujikasane where demons captured by the Demon Slayers have been imprisoned. So begins the battle for survival between the young swordsmen and the demons. Armed with the breathing techniques and stances he'd learned from Sakonji Urokodaki, Tanjiro slashes demon after demon. His two years of training have not gone to waste. But just then, a morphed demon appears out of nowhere.

The episode was rated 8.31 from 764 votes.

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#13 - Aren't You Going to Become a Hashira? (Season 4 - Episode 6)


The episode was rated 8.34 from 221 votes.

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#12 - A Forged Bond (Season 1 - Episode 18)


Tanjiro and Inosuke face off against the Father Spider Demon of Mt. Natagumo. Tanjiro unleashes an attack, only to get hurled away by the demon's overwhelming power. Landing near a river, he comes upon the young demon Rui torturing the Sister Spider Demon. When Rui calls their bond of terror and hatred "a family’s bond," Tanjiro is enraged. So begins the battle between Rui and Tanjiro.

The episode was rated 8.39 from 626 votes.

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#11 - Someone's Dream (Season 4 - Episode 1)

An Upper Rank Demon has been defeated for the first time in a hundred years by Uzui, Tanjiro, and his comrades' effort. This news causes a ripple effect not only among the members of the Demon Slayer Corps, but also the Upper Rank Demons, who have been summoned by Muzan Kibutsuji. Meanwhile, Tanjiro is recovering at the Butterfly Mansion when he discovers that he has upset his swordsmith Haganezuka after chipping his sword and decides to head to the village where the swordsmiths live to talk to him in person.

The episode was rated 8.41 from 347 votes.

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#10 - Akaza (Season 2 - Episode 6)


Nezuko, Zenitsu and Rengoku fight against Enmu to protect the passengers. Meanwhile, Tanjiro and Inosuke discover the location of Enmu's neck. They work in tandem to thwart Enmu's Blood Demon Art and sever Enmu's neck. The Mugen Train writhes in pain and derails. What will be the fate of the 200 or so passengers as well as Tanjiro and his friends?

The episode was rated 8.52 from 344 votes.

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#9 - No Matter How Many Lives (Season 3 - Episode 11)

Uzui deflects all of Gyutaro's Blood Demon Art attacks, and despite getting pierced in the jaw, Tanjiro is able to slice off Gyutaro's head. Though wounded from head to toe, Zenitsu and Inosuke also behead Daki, and they succeed in decapitating both demons at the same time. Just when it seems as though they've defeated the Upper Six demons after a fierce struggle, Gyutaro unleashes his Blood Demon Art...

The episode was rated 8.56 from 490 votes.

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#8 - Transformation (Season 3 - Episode 7)


Enraged by Daki's contempt for human life, Tanjiro attacks her with more intensity and gradually corners the demon. But he's already gone past his physical limit. As Tanjiro collapses and all seems lost again, Nezuko appears. A vicious battle ensues and Nezuko starts transforming into a more demon-like form...

The episode was rated 8.68 from 480 votes.

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#7 - Gathering (Season 3 - Episode 8)

After Nezuko attempts to attack innocent bystanders as her demon form advances, Tanjiro is finally able to make her fall asleep by singing a lullaby. Meanwhile, another demon emerges out of Daki's body after being beheaded by Uzui - Gyutaro, Daki's older brother and the other form of Upper Six. Uzui must now face both demons, Daki and Gyutaro.

The episode was rated 8.70 from 492 votes.

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#6 - Bright Red Sword (Season 4 - Episode 5)



The episode was rated 8.70 from 267 votes.

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#5 - Defeating an Upper Rank Demon (Season 3 - Episode 9)

Tanjiro, Zenitsu and Inosuke have joined Uzui in battle. While Zenitsu and Inosuke take on Daki, Tanjiro and Uzui deal with Gyutaro; however, they struggle as the demons have the upper hand with their coordinated attacks. But thanks to Hinatsuru's help and some teamwork from Uzui, Tanjiro's blade finds its way towards Gyutaro's neck...

The episode was rated 8.85 from 483 votes.

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#4 - Layered Memories (Season 3 - Episode 6)


During the fierce battle with Daki, Tanjiro continues to unleash the Hinokami Kagura, which causes a huge strain on his body. Meanwhile, Inosuke reaches the Belt Demon’s nest and saves people who have been captured. Makio, Suma, and Zenitsu, who have been freed from the belt, join in on the fight. As the ceiling of the nest is broken, Uzui appears wielding his swords.

The episode was rated 8.97 from 527 votes.

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#3 - Set Your Heart Ablaze (Season 2 - Episode 7)

The demon that appeared before Tanjiro and Rengoku after they defeated Enmu was the Upper Three, Akaza. While injured and on the ground, Tanjiro is almost attacked by Akaza and narrowly escapes death when Rengoku quickly strikes back. During the intense battle between Rengoku and Akaza, Akaza suggests to Rengoku that he should also become a demon. Rengoku vehemently refuses Akaza's offer, but his injured body is exhausted and being pushed past its physical limits...

The episode was rated 9.01 from 378 votes.

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#2 - Hinokami (Season 1 - Episode 19)


Swordsmen in the Demon Slayer Corps known as Hashiras have arrived on Mt. Natagumo. Giyu Tomioka, the Water Hashira, slays the Father Spider Demon with a single strike. Inosuke, thrilled to see such a display of swordsmanship by someone in a totally different league from himself, challenges Giyu to a duel. Meanwhile, Zenitsu lies near death as the poison circulates throughout his body. Just then, the Insect Hashira, Shinobu Kocho appears before him.

The episode was rated 9.20 from 838 votes.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - S3E10

#1 - Never Give Up (Season 3 - Episode 10)

Tanjiro and Uzui have been separated by Gyutaro’s Blood Demon Art. As Tanjiro joins the struggling Zenitsu and Inosuke, they manage to decapitate Daki at last thanks to their coordinated barrage of sword strikes. However, when Inosuke tries to run off with Daki’s head, he gets pierced by Gyutaro’s scythe. Uzui has also collapsed, leaving Tanjiro and the others with their backs to the wall.

The episode was rated 9.33 from 587 votes.

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