‘Demon Slayer’ season 3 episode 3 recap: double hassle
The third episode of Demon Slayer season 3 kicks off with Tanjiro and Kotetsu in disbelief upon discovering a 300-year-old sword hidden throughout the physique of Yoriichi Kind Zero. Kotetsu tries to persuade Tanjiro to wield the traditional weapon. Nevertheless, they’re disenchanted after unsheathing it as a result of blade’s severely rusted situation. Loud footsteps distract the pair as we see Haganezuka – now with a hulking, muscular physique – method them by way of the woods.
The eccentric smith insists that the sword needs to be left as much as him earlier than snatching it away. Confused, the boys try and wrangle their prize from Haganezuka’s grasp. Fortunately, Kanomori informS the youngsters of Haganezuka’s weak spot – his ticklish sides. With Haganezuka downed after an aggressive tickle, Kanomori explains that the smith had been tirelessly coaching in seclusion to craft an unbreakable blade for Tanjiro. A revived Haganezuka elaborates that every one he wished to do was polish the centuries-old sword.
Kotetsu chastises the older smith’s poor social expertise, insisting that every one this might have been prevented if he’d simply communicated higher. Earlier than leaving, Haganezuka gives Tanjiro with an alternate sword to make use of within the meantime. Again on the village, Tanjiro talks about Haganezuka’s sprucing approach, which is reportedly so intense that it has killed folks by way of sheer exhaustion. A close-by Genya is uninterested and rudely rebuffs the boy’s makes an attempt at pleasant dialog. He reveals that he nonetheless holds a grudge after Tanjiro broke his arm throughout Last Choice (season 1 episode 5), prompting Genya to kick Tanjiro out of the room.
Elsewhere, an unnamed swordsmith is on the best way house when he encounters an ornate vase in his path. Higher Rank 5 demon Gyokko emerges from his vessel to eat the poor man, earlier than spitting him out. In the meantime, Muichiro awakens a sleeping Tanjiro to ask the whereabouts of his new swordsmith Kanamori. A smiling Tanjiro cheerfully provides to assist his search, prompting Muichiro to query why the boy is so selfless. Tanjiro explains that caring for others brings him pleasure, gorgeous the indifferent Mist Hashira.
Immediately, Higher Rank 4, Hantengu, creeps into the room. Muichiro immediately launches a swift assault, however is shocked when Hantengu dodges. Tanjiro and Nezuko, now in full demon-form, step up with mixed offence, permitting Tanjiro to land a decapitating strike. In contrast to regular demons, a beheading just isn’t a killing blow for Hantengu. As an alternative, his head is ready to develop a brand new physique, whereas his physique grows a brand new head – splitting Hantengu into two demons named Sekido and Karaku. Muichiro is blown away by a hurricane-strength gust from Sekido’s aerokinesis, whereas Tanjiro is struck by lightning from the Khakkhara employees.
Genya joins the fray with a double-barreled shotgun, capturing the heads off every demon. Sadly, the demons regenerate, leading to 4 duplicates now. One of many newly-formed demons makes use of his wings to elevate Tanjiro into the air and blasts him with an ear-piercing sonic scream. Concurrently, the opposite newly-formed demon guts Genya with a spear. Additional away, Muichiro rushes to get again to the combat when he encounters a younger swordsmith assailed by a large koi-esque demon. Usually, the pragmatic Muichiro would abandon the child to guard higher-value targets, however Tanjiro’s earlier phrases trigger him to rethink. The Hashira hacks off the demon’s arm within the nick of time, saving the boy from being crushed to loss of life.
Taisho-era secrets and techniques
- Kotetsu explains that Sengoku-era metal is of a lot larger high quality than present blades, which is why it’s so extremely wanted
- Tanjiro is completely unfamiliar with the idea of firearms, though he does observe that Genya’s weapon smells like a Nichirin Sword.
- All 4 of Hantengu’s duplicates don’t simply possess Higher Rank-level power, they every appear to own distinctive powers and personalities.
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