Here’s Why Demon Slayer Season 4 Will Disappoint Some Fans

Demon Slayer has been Ufotable’s most popular creation. The anime’s animation quality never disappoints, and it might be one of the many reasons why the fandom always seems excited to witness what the succeeding seasons have to offer. Well, Demon Slayer Season 4 recently premiered globally, and I feel sad saying that the new installment of the franchise might disappoint some fans. Here’s why.

Why Demon Slayer Fans Might be Disappointed with Season 4?

The potent Hashiras from Demon Slayer
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Before his family was killed by a demon, Tanjiro was the naive son of a coal seller who had no idea what destiny had planned for him. However, the Tanjiro we were introduced to at the beginning of the dark fantasy series and the boy we now know is quite different.

In the first season, we saw him proving his potential by fighting several demons. Moreover, in the Mugen Train Arc, when the boy dared to help the Flame Hashira in his fight with the Upper Moon 3, we realize this boy is special. Later, he showcased his full potential by protecting the Sound Hashira from almost getting killed by the Upper-rank siblings Daki and Gyutaro in Season 2 (Entertainment District Arc). See the complete list of Demon Slayer arcs in order here.

While the instances above featured the powerful Hashiras having his back, the third season showed him taking the lead and saving the swordsmith village from being destroyed by the deadly upper-rank demons.

As confirmed, Season 4 will focus entirely on the Hashira Training Arc, and unfortunately, this arc of the series will not show Tanjiro fighting any significant threat. That’s because he will be training with the overpowered Hashiras for his final showdown with Muzan Kibutsuji.

Tanjiro in Demon Slayer
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This might not please some fans, as Tanjiro’s battles with the demons have always been a treat to everyone’s eyes and soul. So, most of the fandom might miss seeing Tanjiro going against some powerful demons in Season 4.

However, this shift makes sense, as our main protagonist still has a long way to go. So, it’s necessary for him to receive vigorous training from the senior members of the Demon Slayer Corps. Also, the arc after Hashira Training, Infinity Castle, will be the most violence-heavy arc of the entire series.

In short, we can call the ‘Hashira Training Arc’ the calm before the storm. So, let’s not lose hope and cheer for our boy to come in his best form and beat the villain, Muzan, once and for all.

In short, we can call ‘Hashira Training Arc’ the calm before the storm. In short, we can call “Hashira Training” the calm before the storm

Apart from that, the Hashira Training Arc runs for only 9 chapters. Considering that, we can expect the fourth season to have 6-8 episodes, which makes it the shortest of the entire series.

What to Expect from Demon Slayer Season 4?

Hashira Training Arc won’t show our protagonist fighting any demon, but that doesn’t mean there is nothing to be excited about. Do you remember the first Hashira, Giyu Tomioka, who crossed paths with Tanjiro?

Well, the new season will come with his backstory. Moreover, we will witness the special abilities of each of the Hashiras. Every Hashira will train Tanjiro and his friends, and it would be intriguing to see what makes these overpowered heroes so prominent in the story. Furthermore, even though Tengen Uzui decided to retire after his confrontation with Gyutaro and Daki, we will see him return in Season 4 for a greater cause.

There’s no confirmation from Ufotable, but if the creators plan to extend the season by giving us some events from the Infinity Castle saga, we might also get a brief glimpse of the events from the Final Battle Arc. Are you excited for Season 4? Let us know in the comments below.

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