Demon Slayer Specials Receive Complaints in Japan

Just a few weeks ago, we reported that the TV broadcast of the “Demon Slayer” movie in Japan was a complete success. But apparently, not all viewers were satisfied.

Demon Slayer Level of Violence Criticized

The Broadcasting Ethics & Program Improvement Organization (BPO) received several complaints after the recap specials for the “Demon Slayer” TV series aired on Fuji TV in the weeks leading up to the film’s Sept. 25, 2021, TV premiere, mainly about the portrayal of violence that was shown on prime-time free TV.

“There are too many scenes of bloodshed and cruelty,” one complaint reads. “I felt incredibly uncomfortable with the grotesque depictions of people being eaten, an arm being ripped off and other horrific acts of violence.”

However, the BPO, which as a non-governmental organization can at most make recommendations to broadcasters, spoke favorably of “Demon Slayer,” stating that the popularity of the anime series and sequel film suggests that the content is generally considered acceptable. In addition, they reminded that no one is forced to watch the anime.

The BPO has already received complaints about various anime series in the past, including most recently “Redo of Healer” and “HigeHiro.” The “Demon Slayer” movie will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on December 16, 2021, while the second season is currently being simulcast.

Demon Slayer Visual

Demon Slayer Visual

Demon Slayer Plot

Tanjiro and his companions have finished their rehabilitation training at the Butterfly Manor and arrive at the location of their next mission. In the “Mugen Train,” over 40 people have disappeared in a very short period of time. Tanjiro and Nezuko, along with Zen’itsu and Inosuke, join one of the most powerful swordsmen among the demon hunters: Kyojuro Rengoku.

Together they want to face the demon that lurks in the “Mugen Train”. To do this, they embark on a journey into the darkness …

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