Because of some technical difficulties that prevented our Spotify listeners from tuning in, we’re reposting this episode from a week or two back. No changes for our iTunes, blog, and Sticher listeners. But stayed tuned, because tomorrow we’ll have a new episode, just in time to catch the end of Ghibli Month!
Back from a well-deserved summer break, Peter, David, and Holly return with a focus on the one series that all three are currently watching—Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba! As they jump into the anime, one particular theme arises: the character development of the series protagonist, Tanjirou Kamado. Is he admirable? Or is he unrealistic in his perfection? What of the love and mercy he shows demons and humans alike? And of course, that awesome fire dance scene! Come join the team as they discuss, and also as they reveal the results to the weight loss competition between Holly and Twwk!
0:00 Introduction and Updates
5:02 New Cast Question
11:23 Holly v. Twwk Results
17:22 Demon Slayer and Tanjirou—Introduction
19:13 Discussion—Development of the anime and Tanjirou
23:53 Discussion—Experiencing Tanjirou
26:58 Discussion—Striving for growth and episode 19
31:42 Discussion—Love and mercy in Demon Slayer
And we want your feedback as well! Each week we ask a question on the podcast and feature your answers on the next episode. Here’s this week’s CQ (Cast Question): If you were able to modify one part of your body, what would it be (ex. sprout wings or breath underwater)?
- David mentioned how he discussed Tanjirou’s mercy toward demons with Twwk—the latter wrote about that love earlier in the show’s run.
- No Zenitsu in this episode, but we recently discussed him as well.
- Want more Holly? You’ll find her over on Anime Pop Heart! David is also on Instagram, and Peter is on Twitter.
- Featured illustration by Hmw (reprinted w/permission).
Mixed and featuring music by Celotron (all rights reserved).