Demon Slayer Season 3 Episode 8 Review: The Mu in Muichiro
The Swordsmith Village arc is ramping up in Demon Slayer Season 3 Episode 8, titled “The Mu in Muichiro”. This episode sheds light on the backstory of Mist Hashira Muichiro Tokito and his twin brother, Yuichiro, and their lives before they became demon slayers. The episode reveals the extent of the tragedy in Muichiro’s life and why he became a demon slayer despite not being interested at first.
The Plot of the Episode
The episode begins with Tanjiro Kamado and his fellow demon slayers facing off against demons, with the added challenge of a powerful new demon being revealed. Meanwhile, Muichiro has been trapped in an impenetrable water trap by an Upper Five demon for several episodes, but he is finally freed in this episode. He is introduced to the audience as a jerk, just like Genya Shinazugawa was before his backstory was explored.
Muichiro’s tragic backstory involves his twin brother, Yuichiro Tokito. Their father died while trying to save their sick mother with herbs, which was a futile attempt as their mother passed away soon after. Yuichiro blames their father for his death and tells Muichiro that his existence has no purpose. Muichiro is excited about the prospect of joining the Demon Slayer Corps when one of Kagaya Ubuyashiki’s wives, Amane Ubuyashiki, visits them. However, Yuichiro is so consumed by grief that he cannot see the worth in anything and constantly berates Muichiro.
The Fight against the Demon
The tragedy that Muichiro witnesses and experiences throughout his life is eventually brought to a head when he encounters a powerful demon. This fight is a brutal, heart-wrenching moment that explains everything about Muichiro. His go-it-alone nature makes more sense when you see what he has been through, and it also shows just how brutal a fighter he was from a young age, setting him up to play an even bigger role in the battle against Upper Five and Upper Four as well as the other Upper Ranks.
Impressions of the Episode
Demon Slayer Season 3 Episode 8 is a solid episode that gives viewers much-needed backstory on Muichiro Tokito. Although the episode does shift focus away from the Swordsmith Village arc, it’s a refreshing change of pace before the arc’s climactic battles. The episode’s pacing is well-done, balancing action with exposition well, and the character development is subtle but poignant. Fans of the anime will also appreciate the voice acting in both the original Japanese and English dub, thanks to the fantastic cast of voice actors.
“The Mu in Muichiro” is a great episode that adds depth to the world of Demon Slayer and lays the foundation for more incredible battles. Muichiro’s backstory is touching and tragic, showing how different people handle trauma, even if they look the same. Fans of Demon Slayer will not be disappointed by this episode, and new viewers might be convinced to start watching the anime from the beginning. We are excited to see what the rest of Demon Slayer Season 3 has in store for viewers!
1. Do I need to watch the previous episodes to understand this one?
It’s recommended that you watch the previous episodes before watching this one to understand the context and character development in the anime.
2. Is there an English dub of Demon Slayer Season 3?
Yes, the English dub of Demon Slayer Season 3 has been confirmed and the cast of voice actors has been announced. Fans can expect to see the new episodes with English dubs on Crunchyroll.
3. What is the Demon Slayer anime about?
The anime follows the story of Tanjiro Kamado, a young boy whose family is killed by demons, and his younger sister Nezuko, who becomes a demon herself. Tanjiro joins the Demon Slayer Corps in an attempt to find a cure for Nezuko’s condition and avenge his family.
4. When are new episodes of Demon Slayer Season 3 released?
New episodes of Demon Slayer Season 3 are released every Sunday. Check Crunchyroll for the exact release time in your time zone.
5. Is Demon Slayer Season 3 worth watching?
If you’re a fan of anime, action, and drama, then Demon Slayer Season 3 is definitely worth watching. The story is well-written, the animation is gorgeous, and the voice acting is superb. Give it a try and see if it’s something you enjoy!