‘Demon Slayer’ Season 2: Fans Believe the Anime Just Delivered Its Best Episode Yet

Demon Slayer Season 2 is wrapping its Entertainment District Arc with a battle between the anime’s main characters and Upper Moon 6 demons Gyutaro and Daki. Last week’s installment delivered a thrilling action sequence featuring Tanjiro, Inosuke, and Zenitsu followed by a shocking cliffhanger. And Entertainment District Arc Episode 10, “Never Give Up,” somehow surpassed it, with fans calling it the anime’s best chapter yet.

[Warning: This article contains spoilers for episode 10 of Demon Slayer’s Entertainment District Arc.]

‘Demon Slayer’ Season 2 keeps ramping up the action

Sound Hashira Tengen Uzui holding a blade. The image shows him from behind, and he has blood pouring down his face.
Tengen Uzui in ‘Demon Slayer’ | ©Koyoharu Gotouge/SHUEISHA, Aniplex, ufotable

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Demon Slayer Season 2 kicked off its Entertainment District Arc with some sleuthing, but Tengen Uzui’s investigation quickly evolves into a full-blown battle. Once the Sound Hashira and his three charges learn who’s behind the disappearances in the Yoshiwara district, the anime heats up. And the action continues non-stop from the time Nezuko goes through her big transformation to when Gyutaro seemingly takes out Uzui and Inosuke in a few minutes.

And although Entertainment District Arc Episode 9 is about as intense as it gets, episode 10 somehow managed to top it. Despite the main characters reaching their limits, “Never Give Up” sees the group making a surprising but welcome comeback against Gyutaro and Daki.

That all starts with Tanjiro, who continues fighting even in his depleted state. But just as things look dire again, Zenitsu, Uzui, and even Inosuke return for more. Zenitsu and Inosuke take off Daki’s head, while Tanjiro and the Sound Hashira deal with her brother. The action is fast-paced and stunningly animated, and it doesn’t stop with the demons’ defeat.

Episode 10 ends on yet another cliffhanger, with Gyutaro using his final moments to release enough blood sickles to level the entire town — and potentially kill everyone still in it.

Fans call Entertainment District Arc Episode 10 the anime’s best yet

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Demon Slayer Season 2 wowed fans with Entertainment District Arc Episode 10. In fact, many are calling it the anime’s best installment yet.

In a Reddit thread discussing the latest episode, fans gushed about everything from the animation to the big character moments. Most commenters feel this week’s fight surpassed anything the Mugen Train Arc had to offer. They also agreed that it surpassed last week’s episode — no small achievement.

“They did it, man,” one Redditor wrote, “they topped both Ep19 and Rengoku vs. Akaza. Best episode of Demon slayer so far.”

Many echoed the sentiment, admitting they felt on edge for most of “Never Give Up.” The animators received plenty of praise for bringing this fight to life in such spectacular fashion.

“SOMEONE PLEASE CHECK OUT IF UFOTABLE’S ANIMATORS ARE OKAY,” a fan wrote in the Reddit thread.

“That was easily the most beautifully animated thing I have ever seen in my entire life,” another Redditor added. “I’m seriously shaking from the spectacle. What a masterpiece.”

Of course, many said similar things about Entertainment District Arc Episode 9. That didn’t go unnoticed, but as one Redditor pointed out, “they keep outdoing themselves.”

That trend may continue beyond Demon Slayer Season 2. After all, Tanjiro and his friends haven’t even reached the peak of their training yet. And even more powerful demons await them in future arcs.

Will ‘Demon Slayer’s anime get even better after season 2?

Clearly, Demon Slayer Season 2 has been met with resounding approval from fans. And the intensity of the anime’s latest arc makes one wonder: just how much wilder can it get from here?

Although the show has yet to receive an official renewal, a third season seems inevitable. Koyoharu Gotouge’s manga series extends well beyond the Entertainment District Arc. And with the Demon Slayer: Mugen Train movie and season 2 proving successful, there’s little reason for the adaptation to stop here.

As one Redditor notes, the fights are bound to get more suspenseful as the anime continues. Daki and Gyutaro aren’t the strongest members of the Twelve Kizuki. And Muzan Kibutsuji will not go down so easily either.

Needless to say, fans can anticipate even better episodes of Demon Slayer in the future. At this point, even next week’s finale could top the previous installments.

New episodes of Demon Slayer drop on Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Hulu every Sunday.

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