Demon Slayer: Kimets no Yaiba is a shounen anime series that follows Tanjiro Kamado a young man whose family were murdered by a demon. His sister, Nezuko, the only survivor of the attack was turned into a demon, but for whatever reason, she remains true to Tanjiro. In order to turn Nezuko back into a human, Tanjiro stepped onto the path of becoming a Demon Slayer to find the demon responsible.
Tanjiro’s story takes place in the Taisho Era when Japanese civilisation was advancing and the belief in demons waned, forcing the Demon Slayers to remain an anonymous force for good against the demons that feast on human flesh.
Episode 1 – Cruelty
With his family killed by a demon, Tanjiro will do anything to save his little sister, even if she is now no longer human!
Episode 2 – Trainer Sakonji Urokodaki
Tanjiro and Nezuko follow the directions given to them by the demon slayer, Giyu. On their way, they come across a shrine and the ominous scent of blood!
Episode 3 – Sabito and Makomo
Tanjiro begins his training to become a demon slayer. Luckily, we get the montage because two years of slashing and running down a mountain were enough to put even Nezuko to sleep.
Episode 4 – Final Selection
Having cut the boulder, Tanjiro heads off for the final selection trial to enter the Demon Hunter Corps and all he’s got to do is survive for seven days on a demon-infested mountain top!
Episode 5 – My Own Steel
With the morphed demon slain, Tanjiro spends the rest of his time searching for demons and asking them how to make a demon human again.
Episode 6 – Swordsman Accompanying a Demon
It’s Tanjiro’s first job as a member of the Demon Slayer Corps and it’s looking like it’s going to be a tough one. Girls have been disappearing and he’s got to put a stop to it.
Episode 7 – Muzan Kibutsuji
Can Tanjiro defeat the demon that has been devouring young girls and if he does, will he be able to get any information from it about Muzan Kibutsuji?
Episode 8 – The Smell of Enchanting Blood
Tanjiro rushes to stop the newly transformed demon from hurting anyone, leaving Muzan to disappear into the crowd. As Tanjiro fights to restrain the demon, he warns Muzan that he will find him.
Episode 9 – Temari Demon and Arrow Demon
Lady Tamayo’s house has been uncovered by two powerful demons. Tanjiro is about to face a foe, unlike anything he’s come up against before. Oh, it’s on!
Episode 10 – Together Forever
Tanjiro may have mortally wounded the demon with eyes in his hands, but he’s not going to go down meekly. Meanwhile, Nezuko steps back into battle against Susamaru!
Episode 11 – Tsuzumi Mansion
Tanjiro, on the way to his next mission, bumps into one of the other Demon Slayers to have survived the final selection trial. It looks like they’ll be working together…
Episode 12 – The Boar Bares Its Fangs, Zenitsu Sleeps
Tanjiro navigates a maze of rooms that seem to move around him. If he’s going to get out and save the children, he’s going to have to follow his nose!
Episode 13 – Something More Important Than Life
Tanjiro’s fight against the Tsuzumi Demon is just getting started. With the room spinning and turning, how can Tanjiro even get close enough to the hurt Demon?
Episode 14 – The House with the Wisteria Family Crest
With the Tsuzumi Demon slain, Tanjiro emerges from its house to find Zenitsu protecting the box with Nezuko in from the Boar Masked Demon Slayer! FIGHT!!!
Episode 15 – Mount Natagumo
Now that Tanjiro, Inosuke, and Zenitsu have recovered from their injuries, they’re sent on a mission together. It must be serious if they need to send all three of them, especially given the demons Tanjiro has faced alone!
Episode 16 – Letting Someone Else Go First
Tanjiro and Inosuke find themselves face to face with their fallen allies, only they’ve gotten back up and are attacking them. A demon puppetmaster lurks nearby, but even if they manage to locate it, can they get close enough to fight back?
Episode 17 – You Must Master a Single Thing
Zenitsu wonders through the creepy forest searching for Tanjiro and Nezuko when he is bitten by something. When he turns around to yell at whatever it was, he soon wishes he hadn’t and quickly runs away!
Episode 18 – A Forged Bond
Tanjiro and Inosuku continue to fight the Father Spider Demon, but his strength is incredible and they can’t seem to cut him. Could this be the Kizuki Demon the Puppet Demon warned Tanjiro of?
Episode 19 – Hinokami
Tanjiro’s sword has broken, he’s badly cut, and facing a terrifying demon in Rui. Could Rui be a member of the Twelve Kizuki? And if so, it probably wasn’t a good idea to piss him off!
Episode 20 – Pretend Family
Tanjiro and Nezuko combined powers to finally behead Rui… or didn’t they?!? Exhausted and injured, Tanjiro can only hope that they did, because he doesn’t have any energy left.
Episode 21 – Against Corps Rules
Rui’s memories of his family return as a watches Tanjiro protecting Nezuko. He remembers killing his parents only to realise that their bond was true. Then, Giyu protects Tanjiro and Nezuko from Shinobu!
Episode 22 – Master of the Mansion
Tanjiro wakes at the Demon Slayer headquarters. He’s bound and facing the Nine Hashiras who want to know about Nezuko and probably to kill Tanjiro for breaking the rules.
Episode 23 – Hashira Meeting
Tanjiro and Nezuko are still and Demon Slayer Headquarters and the Hashiras are untrusting of their situation. Will Nezuko succumb to Shinazugawa’s taunts and try to feast on his blood?
Episode 24 – Rehabilitation Training
Tanjiro has mostly recovered from his injuries at Shinobu’s mansion and now it’s time to get back into shape, maybe even better shape, but it’s not going to be easy. If anyone has the determination to do it though, it’s Tanjiro!
Episode 25 – Tsuguko, Kanao Tsuyuri
Tanjiro continues to train, hoping to master Total Concentration Constant which will increase his stamina, speed, and focus. Zenitsu and Inosuke continue to sulk until Lady Shinobu has a word with them.
Episode 26 – New Mission
Tanjiro, Inosuke, and Zenitsu have all completed their training and are heading out on their next mission. Meanwhile, Muzan Kibutsuji still hasn’t forgotten about his encounter with Tanjiro!
Tanjiro’s family were killed by a demon. Only his sister, Nezuko survived and she’s no longer human. His only hope is to track down the demon responsible and find a way to change Nezuko back.