Demon Slayer - To The Hashira Training: 5 Reasons Why You Have To Watch

In Mumbai's anime-loving hub, the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Hashira Training- screening, hosted by Aniplex, Crunchyroll, and Sony, wowed 250 fans. Why's it a must-watch? Find out!

Updated on Feb 28, 2024  |  04:33 PM IST |  64K
Koyoharu Gotouge, Ufotable, Crunchyroll, Aniplex Inc.
Demon Slayer [Koyoharu Gotouge, Ufotable, Crunchyroll, Aniplex Inc.]

In a bustling metropolis like Mumbai, where the fervor for anime has been evergreen and ever-growing, the recent screening of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Hashira Training was a momentous occasion. Aniplex Inc, Crunchyroll, and Sony Pictures Entertainment united forces to host a special advance fan screening, treating over 250 eager fans to an unforgettable experience.

The atmosphere crackled with excitement on 22nd February as dedicated cosplay artists and influencers added their flair to the event, underscoring the unwavering love for this groundbreaking series. But beyond the spectacle of the screening, what makes this film a must-watch for both die-hard enthusiasts and newcomers alike?

Demon Slayer [Koyoharu Gotouge, Ufotable, Crunchyroll, Aniplex Inc.]

1. A seamless fusion of arcs

The series follows Tanjiro Kamado, a young boy whose family is slaughtered by demons, as he joins the Demon Slayer Corps in a quest to turn his sister Nezuko back into a human. The Swordsmith Village Arc and Hashira Training Arc are vital arcs in Tanjiro's journey, and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Hashira Training- masterfully blends the gripping finale of the previous arc with the next one.

This seamless transition provides fans with a comprehensive experience, allowing them to relive the intense battles and character development while offering a tantalizing glimpse into the future of the series. The Swordsmith Village Arc concluded with a fierce battle between Tanjiro and the Upper Four demon Hantengu, and the Hashira Training Arc kicks off the preparation for the final confrontation with the first demon, Muzan Kibutsuji.


Demon Slayer [Koyoharu Gotouge, Ufotable, Crunchyroll, Netflix]

2. Experience a visual spectacle and animation brilliance

Studio Ufotable's animation prowess is a hallmark of the Demon Slayer series. Their attention to detail, fluid motion, and dynamic camerawork bring the world of Demon Slayer to life in breathtaking fashion. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Hashira Training-  dazzles with its sakuga animation overload, delivering jaw-dropping action sequences and dynamic battles that leap off the screen.

From intricate swordplay to mesmerizing demon annihilation, every frame is a testament to Ufotable's dedication to cinematic excellence. To the Hashira Training will deliver more of the same high-quality animation that fans have come to love, elevating the intensity of battles and emotional moments alike, so be sure to take to the big screens.

Demon Slayer [Koyoharu Gotouge, Ufotable, Crunchyroll, Netflix]

3. Emotional depth and character dynamics

At its core, Demon Slayer is a story about bonds – between siblings, comrades, and adversaries. Tanjiro's relationship with his sister Nezuko is central to the series, serving as a driving force for his actions and decisions. The Hashira, elite demon slayers with unique abilities, each have their own distinct personalities and motivations, which are explored in greater depth throughout the series.

Tanjiro’s best friends Inosuke Hashibira and Zenitus Agamatsu will both be back in action in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Hashira Training- and fans should see what the boys have been up to as well. Tengen Usui, Shinobu Kocho, and Tomiyoka Giyu will all also be back to train the boys as they prepare for the inevitable battle against Muzan Kibutsuji. As they navigate new challenges and confront powerful foes, their bonds will be tested in ways that are sure to bring tears to your eyes.

Demon Slayer [Koyoharu Gotouge, Ufotable, Crunchyroll, Netflix]

4. Expanding the lore and intriguing plotlines

Beyond the adrenaline-pumping action, Demon Slayer: To the Hashira Training offers tantalizing glimpses into the series' rich lore and overarching plot. The Demon Slayer series has always been rich in mythology and lore, drawing inspiration from Japanese folklore. From Muzan's enigmatic backstory to the significance of the mysterious ‘Demon Slayer Marks’ as well as the significance of the Hashira training. The film expands upon key elements of the story while setting the stage for the seismic battle against the ultimate evil.

These additions expand the world-building of Demon Slayer, providing fans with a deeper understanding of the universe in which the series is set. By delving into the history of the Demon Slayer Corps, the film is sure to add layers of complexity to the story and set the mood for future developments.


Demon Slayer [Koyoharu Gotouge, Ufotable, Crunchyroll, Aniplex Inc.]

5. A prelude to Season 4

As the series hurtles towards its climactic finale, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Hashira Training- serves as a captivating prologue to the epic showdowns that lie ahead. With the Demon Slayer Corps gearing up for their ultimate battle against Muzan and his minions, the stakes have never been higher. By showcasing the Hashira's preparations for their final battle against Muzan Kibutsuji, the film lays the groundwork for the challenges that lie ahead amidst the looming darkness.


While some may view Demon Slayer's cinematic installments as mere fan service, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Hashira Training has proven to be a worthy addition to the franchise. It may not be essential viewing for casual fans or newcomers, but for those deeply invested in Tanjiro's journey, it offers a thrilling ride filled with action, emotion, and intrigue. As the fourth season looms on the horizon, fans can rest assured that the flames of their passion for Demon Slayer will continue to burn bright, fueled by the unforgettable experiences offered by films like To the Hashira Training.

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