The highly anticipated Demon Slayer Season 3 Episode 2 made its debut today on both Netflix and Crunchyroll. While this second instalment was shorter in length compared to the first episode, fans were captivated by Tanjiro’s engaging mini training arc, where he faced off against a formidable battle doll.
Following the episode, the ending theme song was revealed for the first time. Unlike the opening song, which had previously been leaked online due to an early screening of the first episode, almost all the fans watched the ending theme for the first time. Titled “Koi Kogare,” this ending theme is a collaboration between MAN WITH A MISSION and milet, who also joined forces to create the opening theme song for the season.
In contrast to the dynamic visuals of the opening theme, the ending theme primarily features a series of striking still images. These images weave a compelling narrative on their own, providing glimpses into the pasts of two prominent Hashiras, Mitsuri and Muichiro. The younger versions of these characters are depicted quite differently from their current selves. Muichiro, who now comes across as cold and emotionless, is shown laughing and playing in his youth, much like Mitsuri.
This visual storytelling suggests that viewers may soon be treated to the backstories of both Mitsuri and Muichiro, shedding light on the events that have shaped them into the Hashiras they are today. Fans are particularly intrigued by the change in Mitsuri’s hair colour between her past and present appearances, eagerly anticipating the anime’s explanation for this transformation.
Demon Slayer anime is based on the manga series created by Koyoharu Gotouge that first appeared in the Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine in 2016 and concluded in 2020. Ufotable picked up the manga for an anime adaptation which was released in 2019. The series gained immense popularity and led to the production of a blockbuster movie, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, in 2020.