The latest episode of Demon Slayer has fans praising its animation after complaints about the previous chapter’s use of CGI.
Twitter exploded with positive feedback from viewers of the Ufotable series after Episode 4 of “Swordsmith Village,” titled “Thank you, Tokito,” aired on Crunchyroll. The popular anime has faced backlash in its previous debut thanks to the studio’s use of CGI, which has divided the fan base between defenders of choice and those who argue that it destroy style. However, the latest season has fans agreeing, as many praised the quality of Ufotable’s animation and praised the episode.
Fans praise animation despite using CGI HOLD
This positive reception comes despite the show’s continued use of CGI, which is still part of the season, and an increase in the number of digitally created creatures. One user was quick to point out that regardless of how fans feel about it, the overall animation quality of the series deserves more fan recognition than “scrutiny”. Another user went so far as to call Ufotable’s work “God Level!” The use of CGI on hand-drawn animation remains a talkative theme in anime, with the Working for a God in a Godless World series recently shocking fans with its poor use of the medium.
“Thank you, Tokito,” witnessed the battle between Demon Slayers and higher-ranking youkai as Tanjiro, Nezuko, and Genya battled against Hantengu’s multiplying bodies, and Hashira Muichiro Tokito’s Mist confronts Gyokko’s Blood Demon Art Creation, the fish monster that fans have previously criticized for its digital presentation. The action-packed episode also showed some hints about Tokito’s plot, as well as a few particularly gruesome moments.
About Demon Slayer Part 3
Demon Slayer Season 3 adapts the “Swordsmith Village” arc from Koyoharu Gotouge’s manga. It follows Tanjiro and Nezuko as they journey to the famous village to try and get new weapons for the protagonist. While there, they encounter a threat from youkai when members of Muzan Kibutsuji’s High Ranks descend on the village. In response, they teamed up with Hashira Muichiro Tokito of Mist, Hashira Love Mitsuri Kanroji and Tanjiro’s fellow Demon Slayer Genya Shinazugawa – who debuted his iconic Nichirin pistol in the previous chapter – to combat beasts again.
Demon Slayer is available to watch in full on Crunchyroll along with the combined film, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train. The next volume has a scheduled release date of May 7, 2023.