The amine world is yet again grappling among itself. We know that the community is no stranger to controversy. No matter what scale you are talking about, local, global, cultural, it has this peculiar ability to engage in an aggressive argument online that further turns into a trench of controversy. This time we have Demon Slayer season 2, which has found itself at the center of an argument.
The popular anime series is used to these heated reactions from the fans. However, as we have reached almost halfway into the second season, many moments have been flagged as inappropriate by fans online. Considering that most of the core demographic of the series are underage, not everyone is comfortable with scenes from this series. This has resulted in people canceling Demon Slayer season 2 online.
Why are people canceling Demon Slayer season 2?
To put it in a few words, the creators disappointed people with the character design of Nezuko Kamado in the latest Demon Slayer episodes. Nezuko recently fought Daki in one episode. During that battle, she transformed into what is called the ‘Awakened Demon Form’. In this form, she lost the Bamboo gag, got a single demon horn and vine-like patterns on her skin.
Now the starting point for this controversy is this very transformation. Even though Nezuko gains her adult body in this form, she is still wearing the same small kimono. Understandably, more of her skin is visible now, and according to many people, it is not appropriate. In the anime adaptation, she is 14 or 15 years old in season 2 episode 13.
“I’ve taught classes of 9-12 year old girls who all LOVE anime and think Demon Slayer is the coolest thing in the world, & if you think designing female characters like this isn’t sending them a weird message please touch grass. Nezuko is 14, and this s*** is legit harmful.” User ‘PaxLillin,’ wrote on Twitter.
Another user added, “If you sexualize or call nezuko waifu since the new the episode, just know you’re a borderline p****** because she still looks AND SHE IS 14.”
People defended the Anime for the whole Nezuko thing
“This is a staple in anime culture, whether you want to agree with it or not. Honestly, as I get older a little bit, I start to look at it in a different light, especially if their older people like they probably shouldn’t, but we got to remember that anime nowadays, you can argue is targeted towards older people.” A popular YouTuber ForneverWorld said on YouTube.
While the world seems divided, what are your thoughts on this whole controversy surrounding Demon Slayer Season 2? Let us know in the comments below.