Demon Slayer Season 3 Episode 4 was all about the villains!
The latest episode of Demon Slayer Season 3 of the Swordsmith Village Arc, titled “Thank You, Tokito,” was the first showcase of Hantengu and his manifestation s’ powers.
Although the episode felt inconsistent regarding the fighting scenes, there was still plenty of new information and developments. So, let’s jump right in to find out what happened in Demon Slayer Season 3 Episode 4.
MUICHIRO TOKITO SLAYS THE FISH DEMON
In the previous episode, we saw Muichiro have a moral epiphany as he decided to save Kotetsu from the fish demon. Despite the lunging attack, Muichiro beheads it, but to his surprise, the demon heals and regrows completely.
Muichiro notices the vase on the back as he finally kills it, confirming the suspicion that Blood Demon Art is somehow involved.
Kotetsu sobs while thanking and apologizing to Muichiro, but the mist Hashira contemplates as he has no idea what Kotetsu is talking about.
KAGAYA UBUYASHIKI S’ WORDS
The young swordsmith also requests Muichiro to save Kozo and Hotaru, who is currently under attack. Muichiro tries to walk away, ignoring his request, but suddenly remembers Kagaya Ubuyashiki had said to him: “You will definitely get yourself back, Muichiro.”
Muichiro remembers the time when Kagaya, along with his wife, visited him when he was injured. Kagaya mentions to Muichiro to keep surviving as one day, all his lost memories will come back in time.
Kagaya also informs them not to miss any opportunity as even the most insignificant event can trigger back his old memories.
Taking the leader s’ words, Muichiro lifts a frightened Kotetsu on his shoulders and races through the forest to save the swordsmiths.
While running, he wonders if his decision was right since saving the village s’ swordsmith could jeopardize the security of the village itself.
Nevertheless, he reaffirms his stance as that’s what made him a Hashira of the Demon Slayer Corps.
WINGED DEMON S’ WEAKNESS
Along with Gyokko, Hantengu infiltrated the Swordsmith Village and, upon attack, split into different forms representing various emotions.
The winged Demon is called Urogi, who has the manifestation of ‘Joy’ etched on his tongue. As Urogi prepares for another sonic shockwave attack, Tanjiro slices the demon in half, but it regenerates into a new mouth and fires back at him.
However, Tanjiro notices the attack is weakened and deduces the four demons share only a certain amount of power.
Urogi keeps swooping and attacking Tanjiro cutting his right forearm, shoulder, thigh, and chest with rapid assaults.
The demon launches another attack, but this time, Tanjiro manages to drive his katana through the head. It regrows through its lost half and takes flight once again.
NEZUKO AND GENYA PUT UP A GOOD FIGHT
After being pierced in his chest, Genya struggles to move as Sekido (Anger) orders Karaku (Pleasure) to stop wasting time and rip his limbs off.
But Karaku dismisses Sekido as he wishes to enjoy the scuffle and tell the demon of anger to help Aizetsu (Sorrow).
Nezuko holds off Aizetsu through her Blood Demon Art which allows Genya to shoot the demon of sorrow behind the head. Aizetsu heals instantly and is surprised to see Genya alive, who begins to recite the Amida Sutra.
Aizetsu brings his Yari down to finish off Genya, but the latter escapes and tries to slice the demon s’ neck but is shocked down through Sekido s’ electricity.
Genya musters up the last bit of strength and fires the bullets at Sekido, which severs the demon s’ hand. Struggling to know how Genya is still alive, Aizetsu slams the shaft into Genya’s chest, sending him through a room.
As Karaku tries to rip off Nezuko s’ hands, she kicks him in the jaw and sets the demon ablaze using her Exploding Blood. She follows it by blowing Karaku with his own gust of wind and tries to repeat the same against Sekido, who shocks her.
Elsewhere, Aizetsu approaches the seemingly unconscious Genya but sees him continuing to repeat his sutra. Asking just who he is, the Demon Slayer replies that he is the man who will kill him.
TANJIRO TAKES FLIGHT
Noticing Genya and Nezuko are in the nearby building, Tanjiro avoids Urogi s’ claws and pierces his mouth. He then uses Urogi s’ momentum and crashes into the building s’ room, where Nezuko is getting shocked by the impaled staff.
The demon of Anger, Sekido, fashions another staff to stab Tanjiro, who stops the attack by using Urogi s’ severed claw which doesn’t transmit electricity as the foot is the same as Sekido’s.
Tanjiro slashes Sekido s’ tongue as he realizes the demons heal much slower when they suffer injuries to their tongues.
Using the severed claw, Tanjiro removes the impaled staff from Nezuko, who saves him from the healed Sekido by burning him through her Blood Demon Art.
TANJIRO AND NEZUKO ARE KNOCKED OUT
As Sekido burns in flames, Karaku arrives out of nowhere and casts a powerful downburst of win, which puts the siblings under immense pressure causing them to be unable to move.
The power of the pressure is too much for the floor to take as it gives way, and the pair crash down into the unconscious.
Sekido, Karaku, and Urogi watch the knocked-out siblings from above; Sekido lifts his Yari for the one final blow.
Back in the village, numerous fish demon appears and start attacking the swordsmith, who defend themselves using makeshift weapons.
In the final scene of Demon Slayer Season 3 Episode 4, a Kasugai Crow flies above, calling for help as Mitsuri the Love Hashira rushes to the village, stating she is going to give it her all.
Demon Slayer Season 3 Episode 4 altered between fights portraying the strength of Hantengu s’ various forms who appear to have knocked out Nezuko and Tanjiro.
The episode was not a fight feast and, in parts, seemed to be a tad slow. Nevertheless, the stakes have been raised, and it won’t be easy for the Demon Slayers to come out on the winning side.