The Demon Slayer fan community is hotly debated about Nezuko’s adult form – and whether it’s appropriate.
As detailed in Anime Senpai, Nezuko, Tanjiro’s younger sister, undergoes a drastic transformation when forced to confront a horde of demons in the Swordsman’s Village Section. In this scene, Nezuko transforms from a pre-pubescent child into a plump, mature young woman. This transformation, which also takes place in the ‘Amusement Zone’ section of the series, has sparked a debate as to whether it is a sexual overrepresentation of a child character or not. Are not.
Demon Slayer fans voice their opinion
A Twitter user named @sadgrlsupreme publicly expressed their disgust at Nezuko’s adult form, calling it “weird and gross”. The next thread revealed many viewers shared similar feelings about the episode. Twitter user @misteryurifag sympathized with @sadgrlsupreme’s views, saying “people rarely criticize Demon Slayer’s female cast for great characters like Shinobu but I think we need to admit it now.” Even female authors make these mistakes.” They also point out that the demon, Daki is another suspicious female character, as her stated age is 13, despite having the body of an adult woman.
Despite @sadgrlsupreme’s objections, many viewers also defended the episode because it fits in with Nezuko’s already existing character lore. @Kiwi_jx_art disagreed, writing that “it soon showed that she wasn’t just” big boobs. “Her body is physically aging.” Some viewers even reacted with anger to the original post. @xAcers wrote that “She really turned into a toddler too. She can grow her body in any way she can but as soon as you see her breasts you start going into a rage?” Effectively, they also point out that the presence of cleavage does not necessarily mean that the studio or creator is sexually abusing the character. Other viewers seem to share this view of Demon Slayer, including @Duxklord, who wrote “She’s [Nezuko’s] physically aging to about 17-18 so she can fight. The breasts are emphasized to show that aging has occurred because we don’t see them at any other time.”
Demon Slayer’s much-anticipated Swordsmith Village arc premieres on April 9. The plot follows Tanjiro Kamado as he journeys to a hidden village to ask its creator to repair his sword. While there, Tanjiro works to protect the inhabitants from two dangerous high-level demons named Gyokko and Hantengu. Along with his main allies, Tanjiro also teamed up with another Demon Hunter named Genya, who can wield demon-like powers.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is available to stream on Netflix, Hulu, and Crunchyroll.
Source: Twitter, via Anime Senpai