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Demon Slayer season 3 (Swordsmith Village Arc) episode 5 review: The light towards this anime getting better burns bright

The end of this episode leaves you with a lot of hope

Demon Slayer season 3 (Swordsmith Village Arc) episode 5 review: The light towards this anime getting better burns bright
Demon Slayer.

Last Updated: 04.39 PM, May 08, 2023



Tanjiro, Genya, Nezuko, Tokito and Kanroji fight demons who have entered Swordsmith Village. They are no ordinary demons but upper rank members.


Episode 5 of Demon Slayer season 3 once again commences with Tokito. He is impressive as always and right in the first scene, just like last time.

Bright Red Blade is, once again, all about Tanjiro. The mystery behind his ancestors are put to light, again.

Upper rank 5 demon Gyokko is here in his full glory. Thankfully, soon we see Love Hashira Mitsuri Kanroji at her best too. She is finally shown for her strengths and is so swift you wouldn't even notice how she saved the day. That representation was missing when it came to her for so long in the series.

Just like Kanroji, her sword has a personality of its own and it is absolutely pretty and impactful. You probably never saw that coming, which makes everything special. The post-credit scene is dedicated to that too.

Of course, the series goes back to showing how boys want to be close to her. That makes for the funny part and overall, Kanroji's treatment is better with this episode.

Gyokko's personality comes to the front this time. Tokito is his perfect opponent and that gets obvious with their actions.

There's a backstory to Tokito which is explored to an extent this time. However, of course, Tanjiro’s story is the focus even in this episode.

Nezuko is the highlight in this episode as she carries Tanjiro on her back this time around. Again, that doesn't last for long either. The focus shifts to Tanjiro in an instant.

The makers take a reference from Naruto this time with the water prison. It is an interesting twist but not original.

Nonetheless, Demon Slayer is visually appealing this time around. Tanjiro has a fabulous sequence which makes the episode a lot better.

The episode ends on a high note too. Finally, you see the mystery and action of Demon Slayer level. Genya is at the centre of that towards the end.


Demon Slayer begins the obvious way – keeping the focus on Tokito, who has been the most impressive so far. However, thankfully, this episode has more than that. This time, Tanjiro, Nezuko, Genya and even Love Hashira Kanroji are shown in a powerful way. This makes the episode a worth watch and the series way better.

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