Kimetsu no Yaiba
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Ever since the death of his father, the burden of supporting the family has fallen upon Tanjirou Kamado's shoulders. Though living impoverished on a remote mountain, the Kamado family are able to enjoy a relatively peaceful and happy life. One day, Tanjirou decides to go down to the local village to make a little money selling charcoal. On his way back, night falls, forcing Tanjirou to take shelter in the house of a strange man, who warns him of the existence of flesh-eating demons that lurk in the woods at night. When he finally arrives back home the next day, he is met with a horrifying sight—his whole family has been slaughtered. Worse still, the sole survivor is his sister Nezuko, who has been turned into a bloodthirsty demon. Consumed by rage and hatred, Tanjirou swears to avenge his family and stay by his only remaining sibling. Alongside the mysterious group calling themselves the Demon Slayer Corps, Tanjirou will do whatever it takes to slay the demons and protect the remnants of his beloved sister's humanity.
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2019 to Sep 28, 2019
Premiered: Spring 2019
Broadcast: Saturdays at 23:30 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, Shueisha
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Genres: Action, Demons, Historical, Shounen, Supernatural
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
Type: BD, Dual Audio
We know how much this show means to its fans so we went
Plus Ultra Hinokami Kagura on this one to make it the best encode we possibly could. The outline of the filtering scripts are based on Kaleido’s with dedsec modifying most of it. It involves descaling, scene-filtered anti-aliasing, dehaloing, credit masking and adaptive grain.
In the 1080p encode, the video was reupscaled to 1080p with a better algorithm than what most video players use to ensure the best quality. However, the sizes went out a little over the usual. If you prioritize quality over file size, go for this one.
The 855p release was left at the native resolution and encoded with more ‘efficient’ settings to bring down the file size. This encode is meant to be the equivalent of 720p, except we didn’t rescale it as it would’ve messed up the line art. If file size is more important for you, go for this. Use a good video player, like mpv, for the best experience.
Update: The encode is now updated with Kaleido-Flax’s BD subtitles.
Characters & Voice Actors
Haruo Sotozaki – Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Hideki Hosokawa – Episode Director
Toshiyuki Shirai – Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
ED1: “from the edge” by FictionJunction feat. LiSA
ufotable: we don’t pay our taxes but we make good anime
My little demon sister can’t be this cute
The characters will narrate literally every single thing that happens in real-time, just in case you’re blind and/or really stupid.
Adapted by ufotable so you know it’ll be good.
Ufotable really outdid themselves with this first episode. The animation is SPECTACULAR and I can’t wait for what’s next!
First episode really gave me feels ?
Demon Slayer? More like Heart Slayer Nezuko