Demon Slayer season 3 episode 5 was simply WOW!
Currently, not many animes can come anywhere close to Demon Slayer, and Demon Slayer season 3 episode 5 titled “ Bright Red Blade” showed why that statement is true.
From crazy villains to character development to iconic climax scenes, the latest episode of Demon Slayer was a feast for the fans.
To find more, keep scrolling as we bring you the good and the great from Demon Slayer Season 3 Episode 5.
MUICHIRO NEEDS A NEW BLADE
After saving Kotetsu from the fish demon, Muichiro rushes with the young swordsmith on his shoulder. On the way, they run into Kozo is under attack from a fish demon.
Muichiro makes light work of the demon as he slashes its vase. Kozo climbs down the tree and notices the chipped state of Muichiro s’ blade.
He states a new blade is prepared for him in a hut deep inside the forest.
Kozo also adds that Tanjiro had asked to take care of his sword and be more understanding towards him.
Before Kozo explains how his sword was made, Kotetsu cuts in, stating Tanjiro and others need help, and they must hurry up.
Kozo acknowledges the situation and proceeds to lead the way to the hut.
GYOKKO S’ SHOCKING CREATION
As the trio reaches the hut, Muichiro senses the presence of a Demon as a porcelain vase rolls in front of them.
Gyokko emerges from the vase praising the wind Hashira for noticing him. He introduces himself and asks Muichiro if he could have a word before killing him.
The demon wishes to show his creation and releases a horrifying collection of swordsmiths stacked on each other with blades stuck in them.
Gyokko gloats at his ‘creation’ and calls it “The Death Throes of the Smiths.” Kotetsu recognizes the swordsmith whose hands are blistered and whose masks are broken.
Sickeningly the mangled bodies of the swordsmith are alive, as Gyokko shows by twisting the blades leading them to scream in agony.
MUICHIRO IS TRAPPED
Muichiro is pissed off by the demon s’ antics and moves to slash its neck, but the Upper Five ducks the attack and moves to another vase on the roof.
Gyokko is not pleased with the wind Hashira interrupting his presentation, but before he can express his anger, Muichiro slashes the vase.
A new vase appears, and Gyokko curses Muichiro for destroying the old one. Muichiro deduces that Gyokko is not evading his attacks, unlike Hantengu, which means he can be decapitated.
The demon is fed up with Muichiro and summons a vase in his hand, which splits into two demon goldfish who spit out multiple needles at the wind Hashira.
Muichiro avoids the attack, but Gyokko turns his attention to Kotetsu and shoots another set of needles at him. To Kotetsu’s surprise, Muichiro blocks the shot by putting his body on the line, which consequently gets covered with poisoned needles.
Gyokko mocks him for saving worthless lives, which triggers Muichiro s’ memories wherein someone labeled his life worthless.
Annoyed at the constant chatter, Muichiro speeds forward to slice his neck, but the demon evades it again.
To slow down the Hashira, Gyokko forms a new vase and, using Blood Demon Art, traps Muichiro in a Water Prison Pot.
Knowing breathing is essential for Demon Slayer, Gyokko calls his art stylish as Muichiro suffocates into a slow demise.
MITSURI SAVES THE SWORDSMITH VILLAGE
The fish demons create havoc in the swordsmith village as the villagers desperately try to protect the chief.
When a fish demon corners a group of villagers, Mitsuri arrives in the nick of time and saves them.
She apologizes for being late as the villagers inform her to save the chief, Tecchin Tecchikawahara.
An enormous fish demon grabs Tecchin and squeezes his life out. Some villagers try to protect the chief but are swatted away with ease.
Suddenly, Mitsuri appears and uses her sword and Love Breathing, First Form: Shivers of First Love attack, which slices the fish demon in multiple pieces, thus killing it.
The chief lands on Mitsuri s’ lap and blushes at the sight of being saved by a beautiful young woman.
TANJIRO AND NEZUKO MAKE A RUN
We saw in the final scene of episode 4 that Tanjiro and Nezuko are crushed under the immense pressure from Karaku s’ winds.
As Tanjiro regains consciousness, he smells something unusual and sees Nezuko carrying him out.
Sekido attempts to stop them by striking them down with his lightning. Urogi also joins in and stoops to attack Tanjiro with his claws.
The siblings escape a room but are chased by Karaku, who once again swings his uchiwa but misses at the bend.
Karaku corners them in a long hallway and decides to blow the entire building with a massive burst of wind.
With the area destroyed and leveled with rubble, Hanteng s’ manifestations begin to find the siblings.
TANJIRO S’ BLADE CHANGES COLOUR
Tanjiro and Nezuko find their way out of the debris, but the latter grips his brother s’ sword and engulfs it with her blood using Exploding Blood.
The blade changes color to bright as a voice inside Tanjiro says, “A blade of samurai turns red as he fights.”
Tanjiro then realizes that he is seeing an inherited memory of his ancestor, and the samurai the speaking girl had mentioned is the Demon Slayer, who wears his earrings.
His blade was black like his, and it must have been able to turn red like his now through Nezuko’s Demon Blood Art,
TANJIRO DECAPITATES HANTENGU S’ MANIFESTATIONS
Tanjiro holding the color-changed sword fronts up to Urogi, Karaku, and Sekido. The sight amuses Karaku, and remarks that his childish tricks won’t fool him.
Tanjiro raises his blade, and a visage of the mysterious swordsman appears behind him. Sekido notices the apparition and bright red sword through Muzan s memories. He realizes that it is the same swordsman who nearly killed him.
Using Hinokami Kagura, Tanjiro, in a single motion, severs Urogi, Karaku, and Sekido s’ necks, and as the heads fall, a dragon-like pattern is formed, which also attributes to the attack’s name, Dragon Sun Halo Head Dance.
He remembers the moment when he had gained the strength to decapitate Gyutaro, how his breathing and strength had changed, and the burning sensation through his whole body and forehead.
GENYA IS TRANSFORMED
Assured that he can kill the clones, Tanjiro looks for the fourth manifestation, Aizetsu.
He then spots Genya, who has Aizetsu pinned and beheaded by his yari. When Tanjiro calls out to Genya, the latter turns around, revealing his fangs, yellow hair tips, and black eyes.
Genya’s radical transformation is thanks to his ability which allows him to turn into a demon with demonic abilities. This ability can be triggered when Genya eats a live demon’s flesh, as a result, gains temporary regeneration and demonic strength.
Although, Genya gets modification in his organs to consume demon meat, the demonic psychological behaviours are also inherited.
Demon Slayer Season 3 Episode 5 perfectly displays why Demon Slayer is one of the best animes ever made.
The first four episodes built up the high stakes with which the Demon Slayer found themselves, which paid off quite exquisitely.
So far, Tanjiro has been like a sitting duck, but Demon Slayer Season 3 Episode 5 was his moment to shine as his Dragon Sun Halo Head Dance attack will become one of the most iconic moments in Demon Slayer history.
Ufotable has done a wonderful with the animation, and fans eagerly wait for Demon Slayer season 3, episode 6.