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The Best Episodes of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

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It is the Taisho Period in Japan. Tanjiro, a kindhearted boy who sells charcoal for a living, finds his family slaughtered by a demon. To make matters worse, his younger sister Nezuko, the sole survivor, has been transformed into a demon herself. Though devastated by this grim reality, Tanjiro resolves to become a “demon slayer” so that he can turn his sister back into a human, and kill the demon that massacred his family.

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The best episode of "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" is "Hinokami", rated 9.7/10 from 18252 user votes. It was directed by Toshiyuki Shirai and written by N/A. "Hinokami" aired on 8/10/2019 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Set Your Heart Ablaze".

  • Hinokami
    9.7/10 18,252 votes

    #1 - Hinokami

    Season 1 Episode 19 - Aired 2019-08-10

    Swordsmen in the Demon Slayer Corps known as Hashiras have arrived on Mt. Natagumo. Giyu Tomioka, the Water Hashira, slays the Father Spider Demon with a single strike. Inosuke, thrilled to see such a display of swordsmanship by someone in a totally different league from himself, challenges Giyu to a duel. Meanwhile, Zenitsu lies near death as the poison circulates throughout his body. Just then, the Insect Hashira, Shinobu Kocho appears before him.

    Director: Toshiyuki Shirai

    Writer: N/A

  • Set Your Heart Ablaze
    9.7/10 6,806 votes

    #2 - Set Your Heart Ablaze

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2021-11-28

    The demon that appeared before Tanjiro and Rengoku after they defeated Enmu was the Upper Three, Akaza. While injured and on the ground, Tanjiro is almost attacked by Akaza and narrowly escapes death when Rengoku quickly strikes back. During the intense battle between Rengoku and Akaza, Akaza suggests to Rengoku that he should also become a demon. Rengoku vehemently refuses Akaza's offer, but his injured body is exhausted and being pushed past its physical limits...

    Director: Haruo Sotozaki

    Writer: N/A

  • Akaza
    9.4/10 4,752 votes

    #3 - Akaza

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2021-11-21

    Nezuko, Zenitsu and Rengoku fight against Enmu to protect the passengers. Meanwhile, Tanjiro and Inosuke discover the location of Enmu's neck. They work in tandem to thwart Enmu's Blood Demon Art and sever Enmu's neck. The Mugen Train writhes in pain and derails. What will be the fate of the 200 or so passengers as well as Tanjiro and his friends?

    Director: Hideki Hosokawa

    Writer: N/A

  • No Matter How Many Lives
    9.4/10 5,225 votes

    #4 - No Matter How Many Lives

    Season 3 Episode 11 - Aired 2022-02-13

    Uzui deflects all of Gyutaro's Blood Demon Art attacks, and despite getting pierced in the jaw, Tanjiro is able to slice off Gyutaro's head. Though wounded from head to toe, Zenitsu and Inosuke also behead Daki, and they succeed in decapitating both demons at the same time. Just when it seems as though they've defeated the Upper Six demons after a fierce struggle, Gyutaro unleashes his Blood Demon Art...

    Director: Hideki Hosokawa

    Writer: N/A

  • Things Are Gonna Get Real Flashy!!
    9.2/10 4,335 votes

    #5 - Things Are Gonna Get Real Flashy!!

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2022-01-02

    After being told of Zenitsu’s disappearance and to leave the Entertainment District by Uzui, Tanjiro and Inosuke decide that they will rescue Zenitsu. That evening, Tanjiro picks up a scent of a demon, which leads him to Koinatsu Oiran being swallowed by Daki’s belt. With Uzui nowhere in sight, Tanjiro must face the Upper Six demon alone.

    Director: Takuya Nonaka

    Writer: N/A

  • You Must Master a Single Thing
    9.0/10 5,042 votes

    #6 - You Must Master a Single Thing

    Season 1 Episode 17 - Aired 2019-07-27

    One of the Twelve Kizuki, a direct subordinate of Muzan Kibutsuji, is here somewhere. When Tanjiro slays the Mother Spider Demon of Mt. Natagumo, he learns that a demon who might hold the key to turning Nezuko back into a human is somewhere in this very forest. With the battered Inosuke in tow, he heads deeper into the forest. Meanwhile, Zenitsu trudges forlornly through the woods only to encounter a spider with a human face.

    Director: Shuji Miyahara, Takuya Nonaka

    Writer: N/A

  • A Forged Bond
    9.0/10 4,599 votes

    #7 - A Forged Bond

    Season 1 Episode 18 - Aired 2019-08-03

    Tanjiro and Inosuke face off against the Father Spider Demon of Mt. Natagumo. Tanjiro unleashes an attack, only to get hurled away by the demon's overwhelming power. Landing near a river, he comes upon the young demon Rui torturing the Sister Spider Demon. When Rui calls their bond of terror and hatred "a family’s bond," Tanjiro is enraged. So begins the battle between Rui and Tanjiro.

    Director: Akihiko Uda

    Writer: N/A

  • Final Selection
    8.8/10 4,635 votes

    #8 - Final Selection

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2019-04-27

    To pass Final Selection, one must survive for seven days on Mt. Fujikasane where demons captured by the Demon Slayers have been imprisoned. So begins the battle for survival between the young swordsmen and the demons. Armed with the breathing techniques and stances he'd learned from Sakonji Urokodaki, Tanjiro slashes demon after demon. His two years of training have not gone to waste. But just then, a morphed demon appears out of nowhere.

    Director: Shinya Shimomura

    Writer: N/A

  • Pretend Family
    8.8/10 4,137 votes

    #9 - Pretend Family

    Season 1 Episode 20 - Aired 2019-08-17

    When Rui assaults him with his Blood Demon Art, Tanjiro braces himself for certain death. As his life flashes before his eyes, he suddenly remembers his father's dance, the kagura, and unleashes a new, non-Water Breathing attack. Hinokami Kagura Dance. Knowing that he’ll be receiving a simultaneous blow from the demon, he uses his new move to slice off Rui’s head. As Tanjiro crawls towards Nezuko, who lies on the ground, riddled with wounds, someone appears before him.

    Director: Takashi Suhara

    Writer: N/A

  • New Mission
    8.8/10 4,305 votes

    #10 - New Mission

    Season 1 Episode 26 - Aired 2019-09-28

    As Tanjiro and the others are devoted to their rehabilitation training, the absolute master of the demons, Muzan Kibutsuji, gathers the Lower Ranks of the Twelve Kizuki. The demons, too, are preparing to make their next move. As training draws to a close, Tanjiro has improved to the point where he can fight on equal terms with Kanao. Just then, he receives word of a new mission from his Kasugai Crow.

    Director: Yuichi Terao, Haruo Sotozaki

    Writer: N/A

  • Letting Someone Else Go First
    8.7/10 3,973 votes

    #11 - Letting Someone Else Go First

    Season 1 Episode 16 - Aired 2019-07-20

    Tanjiro and Inosuke battle the Demon Slayers trapped by spider webs. After slashing the threads and destroying the webs, they head deeper into the mountain. The farther they advance through the forest, the thicker the threads become, and those under their control start moving in ways impossible for a human being. Stopping the Demon Slayers without hurting them isn't going to be easy, but then Tanjiro makes a certain move...

    Director: Ken Takahashi

    Writer: N/A

  • Move Forward!
    8.7/10 2,905 votes

    #12 - Move Forward!

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2021-11-14

    After waking up from his dream by cutting his own neck, Tanjiro battles Enmu, who is the source of all the turmoil on the train. Enmu appears to be getting pleasure from inflicting pain on the passengers, which only infuriates Tanjiro even more. Tanjiro succeeds in severing Enmu's head, only to discover that Enmu's body is fused with the Mugen Train itself. Tanjiro is backed into a corner, but a freshly-awakened Inosuke comes to assist him and...

    Director: Toshiyuki Shirai

    Writer: N/A

  • Layered Memories
    8.7/10 2,879 votes

    #13 - Layered Memories

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2022-01-09

    During the fierce battle with Daki, Tanjiro continues to unleash the Hinokami Kagura, which causes a huge strain on his body. Meanwhile, Inosuke reaches the Belt Demon’s nest and saves people who have been captured. Makio, Suma, and Zenitsu, who have been freed from the belt, join in on the fight. As the ceiling of the nest is broken, Uzui appears wielding his swords.

    Director: Takuro Takahashi

    Writer: N/A

  • Gathering
    8.7/10 3,049 votes

    #14 - Gathering

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2022-01-23

    After Nezuko attempts to attack innocent bystanders as her demon form advances, Tanjiro is finally able to make her fall asleep by singing a lullaby. Meanwhile, another demon emerges out of Daki's body after being beheaded by Uzui - Gyutaro, Daki's older brother and the other form of Upper Six. Uzui must now face both demons, Daki and Gyutaro.

    Director: Ken Takahashi

    Writer: N/A

  • Muzan Kibutsuji
    8.6/10 4,281 votes

    #15 - Muzan Kibutsuji

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2019-05-18

    Now split into three, the demons have driven Tanjiro into a corner. It is then that Nezuko attacks. Now that she’s become a demon herself, she’s no longer so weak that she needs protection. His mind made up, Tanjiro follows one of the demons into the swamp now spreading across the ground. Waiting for him there is...

    Director: Masashi Takeuchi, Takahiro Majima

    Writer: N/A

  • Against Corps Rules
    8.6/10 3,768 votes

    #16 - Against Corps Rules

    Season 1 Episode 21 - Aired 2019-08-24

    Seeing Tanjiro try to protect Nezuko even as he collapses triggers memories of Rui’s own past. Once a sickly boy, he became a demon after meeting Muzan Kibutsuji who gave him a share of his blood. But after he turns into a demon, his own parents try to kill him. Ever since then, he has been searching for a family. Seeking a bond that he can never hope to acquire...

    Director: Takuya Nonaka

    Writer: N/A

  • Sound Hashira Tengen Uzui
    8.6/10 4,048 votes

    #17 - Sound Hashira Tengen Uzui

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2021-12-05

    After the Mugen Train incident, Akaza visits Muzan Kibutsuji. Guided by a crow, Tanjiro Kamado heads off to the Rengoku residence to convey Kyojuro Rengoku's last messages to his father and little brother. Tanjiro's group return to the Butterfly Mansion.

    Director: Haruo Sotozaki

    Writer: N/A

  • Defeating an Upper Rank Demon
    8.6/10 2,837 votes

    #18 - Defeating an Upper Rank Demon

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2022-01-30

    Tanjiro, Zenitsu and Inosuke have joined Uzui in battle. While Zenitsu and Inosuke take on Daki, Tanjiro and Uzui deal with Gyutaro; however, they struggle as the demons have the upper hand with their coordinated attacks. But thanks to Hinatsuru's help and some teamwork from Uzui, Tanjiro's blade finds its way towards Gyutaro's neck...

    Director: Takuro Takahashi

    Writer: N/A

  • Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku
    8.5/10 3,599 votes

    #19 - Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2021-10-10

    Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku receives new orders: Travel to the Mugen Train, where over forty people have gone missing, and conduct an investigation. Leaving the Demon Slayer Corps Headquarters, he sets off on this new mission.

    Director: Shinya Shimomura

    Writer: N/A

  • Temari Demon and Arrow Demon
    8.4/10 3,861 votes

    #20 - Temari Demon and Arrow Demon

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2019-06-01

    It was two demons named Tamayo and Yushiro who came to Tanjiro’s rescue. Using the “Eyeblind” spell, Tamayo guides Tanjiro and Nezuko to her house. There, through his conversation with Tamayo, Tanjiro learns that there is a way to return demons to human form. Just then, two demons in pursuit of Tanjiro locate the house and unleash a furious assault...

    Director: Shinya Shimomura

    Writer: N/A

  • Together Forever
    8.4/10 3,833 votes

    #21 - Together Forever

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2019-06-08

    Tanjiro’s crisis continues. He uses multiple forms of the Water Breathing technique to hold out against Yahaba’s final Blood Demon Art, the "Kouketsu Arrow." Meanwhile, Nezuko and Susamaru are still battling it out. Worried about the outcome, Tamayo unleashes her own Blood Demon Art.

    Director: Yuki Ito

    Writer: N/A

  • Master of the Mansion
    8.4/10 3,654 votes

    #22 - Master of the Mansion

    Season 1 Episode 22 - Aired 2019-08-31

    After the battle is over, Tanjiro and Nezuko are taken to the Demon Slayer Corps headquarters. This is where the Hashira Meeting between the Corps leader, Ubuyashiki, and the Hashiras, the most powerful swordsmen in the Corps, is to be held. The Hashiras censure Tanjiro for violating the Demon Slayer Corps by protecting a demon. And then, the Wind Hashira, Sanemi Shinazugawa, raises his sword against Nezuko...

    Director: Yuki Ito

    Writer: N/A

  • What Are You?
    8.4/10 3,093 votes

    #23 - What Are You?

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2021-12-19

    After arriving at the Entertainment District, Tanjiro and his comrades infiltrate each House where Uzui's wives, Suma, Makio and Hinatsuru, work. While working as apprentices and searching for their whereabouts, Inosuke hears that Makio has been shutting herself away from everyone in her room.

    Director: Akihiko Uda

    Writer: N/A

  • Cruelty
    8.3/10 5,454 votes

    #24 - Cruelty

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2019-04-06

    It is the Taisho Period (i.e. 1912-1926). Tanjiro Kamado is living a modest but blissful life in the mountains with his family. One day, when he returns from selling charcoal in town, he finds the remains of his slaughtered family in pools of blood after a demon attack. Tanjiro rushes down the snowy mountain with the sole survivor, his sister Nezuko, on his back. But on the way, Nezuko suddenly snarls, turning on Tanjiro.

    Director: Haruo Sotozaki

    Writer: N/A

  • The Smell of Enchanting Blood
    8.3/10 3,921 votes

    #25 - The Smell of Enchanting Blood

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2019-05-25

    The next mission is in Asakusa, Tokyo. Tanjiro is taken aback by the opulent Taisho Era cityscape, but soon picks up the demon’s scent there. His pursuit of the scent leads him to Muzan Kibutsuji. Tanjiro attempts to strike him down. But Kibutsuji transforms a passerby into demon, triggering a commotion. As Tanjiro desperately tries to get things under control, someone appears before him...

    Director: Hideki Hosokawa

    Writer: N/A