The release of the second season of the Demon Slayer anime cannot be separated from the enthusiasm of the fans. With the success of the first season and the film, it’s no wonder that fans will increase their expectations for this anime by Studio Ufotable. You could say, Demon Slayer is also quite overhype aka getting excessive attention from fans and viewers.
Although there are many good opinions, there are some things that are also quite controversial and make many fans protest against this second season of Demon Slayer anime . At least, the author has summarized the five most popular and widely discussed controversies since this anime was released. Curious? Let’s see more!
The choice of a title that is too explicit : Demon Slayer season two takes the story from two different arcs, namely the Mugen Train arc and the Entertainment District arc . At first glance, there is nothing strange about these two titles. But in Japan itself, the Entertainment District arc is better known as Yuukaku-hen and sounds explicit to some people, especially parents.
Yuukaku itself refers to the red district where brothels and prostitution have been legalized in Japanese history. The Yoshiwara district, which was used as a backdrop, also existed in this cherry country. This historical element becomes a theme that is bold enough to be raised in the second season of Demon Slayer . Given that Demon Slayer does not only attract adult audiences but also many young viewers who may be underage, Japanese parents admit that it is difficult to explain the storyline for the second season of this anime to their children.
Demon Slayer Season 2 raises the issue of prostitution : Demon Slayer fans who also followed the storyline in the manga first must have understood that the Entertainment District arc which was adapted into the anime’s second season will focus on Tanjiro’s battle in the Yoshiwara District. In the story, this district is known as a prostitution area which is very crowded at night. Even as part of the disguise, Tanjiro, Zenitsu and Inosuke who are actually minors must disguise themselves as women and are sold by Tengen to a brothel. So, what about the reaction of new fans who only watch the anime?
Of course, many viewers protested against the prostitution element in the second season of the Demon Slayer anime . Moreover, the second season of Demon Slayer is not only broadcast in online streaming media . Demon Slayer season two also aired on Fuji TV and Tokyo MX television stations in Japan with a large audience of children. Many parents are worried about the possibility of explicit content in this anime that can be bad if watched.
Uzui Tengen’s scene looks insulting to Aoi : The eighth episode of Demon Slayer season two concludes with the introduction of the newest protagonist who will join Tanjiro and his friends. He is the pillar of sound, Uzui Tengen. In his introduction, there is a scene where Tengen is about to drag Aoi to help him scout into the Yoshiwara District. But instead of carrying it well, Tengen is seen carrying Aoi and patting her buttocks.
It was this Tengen scene that caused a lot of protests from the audience because it was considered inappropriate and demeaning to women. The audience also criticized this action as a form of harassment from the anime production and stated that there was no need for a scene like this to be shown.