The BEST episodes of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Every episode of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba!

It is the Taisho Period in Japan. Tanjiro, a kindhearted boy who sells charcoal for a living, finds his family slaughtered by a demon. To make matters worse, his younger sister Nezuko, the sole survivor, has been transformed into a demon herself. Though devastated by this grim reality, Tanjiro resolves to become a “demon slayer” so that he can turn his sister back into a human, and kill the demon that massacred his family.

Last Updated: 9/24/2023Network: Fuji TVStatus: Continuing
Never Give Up
646 votes

#1 - Never Give Up

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 2/6/2022

Tanjiro and Uzui have been separated by Gyutaro's Blood Demon Art. As Tanjiro joins the struggling Zenitsu and Inosuke, they manage to decapitate Daki at last thanks to their coordinated barrage of sword strikes. However, when Inosuke tries to run off with Daki's head, he gets pierced by Gyutaro's scythe. Uzui has also collapsed, leaving Tanjiro and the others with their backs to the wall.

882 votes

#2 - Hinokami

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 8/10/2019

Swordsmen in the Demon Slayer Corps known as Hashiras have arrived on Mt. Natagumo. Giyu Tomioka, the Water Hashira, slays the Father Spider Demon with a single strike. Inosuke, thrilled to see such a display of swordsmanship by someone in a totally different league from himself, challenges Giyu to a duel. Meanwhile, Zenitsu lies near death as the poison circulates throughout his body. Just then, the Insect Hashira, Shinobu Kocho appears before him.

Writer: ufotable
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Set Your Heart Ablaze
430 votes

#3 - Set Your Heart Ablaze

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/28/2021

Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku continues to fend off Upper Three Akaza and sustains fatal wounds in the process, while the demon heals his own wounds instantly. Tanjiro and Inosuke look on helplessly as Kyojuro is brought low by Akaza.

Directors: Haruo Sotozaki
Writer: ufotable
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A Connected Bond: Daybreak and First Light
453 votes

#4 - A Connected Bond: Daybreak and First Light

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/18/2023

Tanjiro continues the fight against Hantengu. Amidst all his injuries and the Upper Four's skill, will he be able to defeat him? As the battle draws to a close, the Demon Slayer squad must race against time to end the fight before dawn.

Layered Memories
576 votes

#5 - Layered Memories

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/9/2022

During the fierce battle with Daki, Tanjiro continues to unleash the Hinokami Kagura, which causes a huge strain on his body. Meanwhile, Inosuke reaches the Belt Demon’s nest and saves people who have been captured. Makio, Suma, and Zenitsu, who have been freed from the belt, join in on the fight. As the ceiling of the nest is broken, Uzui appears wielding his swords.

Defeating an Upper Rank Demon
539 votes

#6 - Defeating an Upper Rank Demon

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/30/2022

Tanjiro, Zenitsu and Inosuke have joined Uzui in battle. While Zenitsu and Inosuke take on Daki, Tanjiro and Uzui deal with Gyutaro; however, they struggle as the demons have the upper hand with their coordinated attacks. But thanks to Hinatsuru's help and some teamwork from Uzui, Tanjiro's blade finds its way towards Gyutaro's neck...

529 votes

#7 - Transformation

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 1/16/2022

Enraged by Daki's contempt for human life, Tanjiro attacks her with more intensity and gradually corners the demon. But he's already gone past his physical limit. As Tanjiro collapses and all seems lost again, Nezuko appears. A vicious battle ensues and Nezuko starts transforming into a more demon-like form...

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545 votes

#8 - Gathering

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/23/2022

After Nezuko attempts to attack innocent bystanders as her demon form advances, Tanjiro is finally able to make her fall asleep by singing a lullaby. Meanwhile, another demon emerges out of Daki's body after being beheaded by Uzui - Gyutaro, Daki's older brother and the other form of Upper Six. Uzui must now face both demons, Daki and Gyutaro.

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Bright Red Sword
422 votes

#9 - Bright Red Sword

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/7/2023

Upon arriving at the village, Mitsuri rushes to the chief of the village, Tecchin, and finds that all of his guards have been defeated, and he himself is in a life-or-death situation. Muichiro is being guided by Kanamori, whom he rescued along the way, to the studio to receive his sword. However, Upper Five Gyokko is waiting in front of the studio, where Haganezuka is also working...

No Matter How Many Lives
548 votes

#10 - No Matter How Many Lives

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 2/13/2022

Uzui deflects all of Gyutaro's Blood Demon Art attacks, and despite getting pierced in the jaw, Tanjiro is able to slice off Gyutaro's head. Though wounded from head to toe, Zenitsu and Inosuke also behead Daki, and they succeed in decapitating both demons at the same time. Just when it seems as though they've defeated the Upper Six demons after a fierce struggle, Gyutaro unleashes his Blood Demon Art...

386 votes

#11 - Akaza

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/21/2021

Together, Inosuke and Tanjiro successfully behead Enmu, and despite the demon's final attempt to kill the passengers, everyone aboard the Mugen Train is safe. Heavily injured, Tanjiro attempts to rest and heal. But in the calm after the battle, a new and even more powerful danger arrives, threatening everyone.

Writer: ufotable
A Forged Bond
664 votes

#12 - A Forged Bond

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 8/3/2019

Tanjiro and Inosuke face off against the Father Spider Demon of Mt. Natagumo. Tanjiro unleashes an attack, only to get hurled away by the demon's overwhelming power. Landing near a river, he comes upon the young demon Rui torturing the Sister Spider Demon. When Rui calls their bond of terror and hatred "a family's bond," Tanjiro is enraged. So begins the battle between Rui and Tanjiro.

Writer: ufotable
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Final Selection
809 votes

#13 - Final Selection

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/27/2019

To pass Final Selection, one must survive for seven days on Mt. Fujikasane where demons captured by the Demon Slayers have been imprisoned. So begins the battle for survival between the young swordsmen and the demons. Armed with the breathing techniques and stances he'd learned from Sakonji Urokodaki, Tanjiro slashes demon after demon. His two years of training have not gone to waste. But just then, a morphed demon appears out of nowhere.

Writer: ufotable
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New Mission
669 votes

#14 - New Mission

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired 9/28/2019

As Tanjiro and the others are devoted to their rehabilitation training, the absolute master of the demons, Muzan Kibutsuji, gathers the Lower Ranks of the Twelve Kizuki. The demons, too, are preparing to make their next move. As training draws to a close, Tanjiro has improved to the point where he can fight on equal terms with Kanao. Just then, he receives word of a new mission from his Kasugai Crow.

Writer: ufotable
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Mist Hashira Muichiro Tokito
382 votes

#15 - Mist Hashira Muichiro Tokito

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/4/2023

Armed with his memories, Muichiro feels powerful and invincible, convinced that the demonic fifth moon has no chance against him.

Someone's Dream
482 votes

#16 - Someone's Dream

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/9/2023

An Upper Rank Demon has been defeated for the first time in a hundred years by Uzui, Tanjiro, and his comrades' effort. This news causes a ripple effect not only among the members of the Demon Slayer Corps but also the Upper Rank demons who have been summoned by Muzan Kibutsuji. Meanwhile, Tanjiro is recovering at the Butterfly Mansion when he discovers that he has upset his swordsmith Haganezuka after chipping his sword and decides to head to the village where the swordsmiths live to talk to him in person.

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Aren't You Going to Become a Hashira?
392 votes

#17 - Aren't You Going to Become a Hashira?

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/14/2023

Two simultaneous fights continue, Tanjiro, Nezuko and Genya against Hantengu and Tokito against Gyokko. Genya began to show a demonic form. Tanjiro asks him to look for Hantengu's real body, but memories of the past begin to plague Genya.

Things Are Gonna Get Real Flashy!!
487 votes

#18 - Things Are Gonna Get Real Flashy!!

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/2/2022

After being told of Zenitsu’s disappearance and to leave the Entertainment District by Uzui, Tanjiro and Inosuke decide that they will rescue Zenitsu. That evening, Tanjiro picks up a scent of a demon, which leads him to Koinatsu Oiran being swallowed by Daki’s belt. With Uzui nowhere in sight, Tanjiro must face the Upper Six demon alone.

Pretend Family
668 votes

#19 - Pretend Family

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 8/17/2019

When Rui assaults him with his Blood Demon Art, Tanjiro braces himself for certain death. As his life flashes before his eyes, he suddenly remembers his father's dance, the kagura, and unleashes a new, non-Water Breathing attack. Hinokami Kagura Dance. Knowing that he’ll be receiving a simultaneous blow from the demon, he uses his new move to slice off Rui’s head. As Tanjiro crawls towards Nezuko, who lies on the ground, riddled with wounds, someone appears before him.

Writer: ufotable
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Love Hashira Mitsuri Kanroji
375 votes

#20 - Love Hashira Mitsuri Kanroji

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/11/2023

Tanjiro, Nezuko, and Genya are struggling through an arduous battle against Zohakuten and his five tree dragons. They are forced to fight defensively against the tree dragons using the four emotion demons' powers, and Tanjiro is swallowed by one of them amidst the fight. Just as Tanjiro is close to meeting his demise, Mitsuri arrives in the nick of time and rescues him. And now, Mitsuri faces off against Zohakuten to rescue the captured Nezuko and Genya!

Letting Someone Else Go First
658 votes

#21 - Letting Someone Else Go First

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 7/20/2019

Tanjiro and Inosuke battle the Demon Slayers trapped by spider webs. After slashing the threads and destroying the webs, they head deeper into the mountain. The farther they advance through the forest, the thicker the threads become, and those under their control start moving in ways impossible for a human being. Stopping the Demon Slayers without hurting them isn't going to be easy, but then Tanjiro makes a certain move...

Writer: ufotable
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You Must Master a Single Thing
671 votes

#22 - You Must Master a Single Thing

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 7/27/2019

One of the Twelve Kizuki, a direct subordinate of Muzan Kibutsuji, is here somewhere. When Tanjiro slays the Mother Spider Demon of Mt. Natagumo, he learns that a demon who might hold the key to turning Nezuko back into a human is somewhere in this very forest. With the battered Inosuke in tow, he heads deeper into the forest. Meanwhile, Zenitsu trudges forlornly through the woods only to encounter a spider with a human face.

Writer: ufotable
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A Sword From Over 300 Years Ago
385 votes

#23 - A Sword From Over 300 Years Ago

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/23/2023

Yoriichi Type Zero is destroyed at the end of Tanjiro's training, but a sword from over 300 years ago appears from inside. Kotetsu gives Tanjiro the sword. However, it is badly rusted. At that moment, Haganezuka appears and takes the sword with him to perform a grueling whetting process handed down within his family line. Meanwhile, the presence of demons is inching closer to the village...

Move Forward!
390 votes

#24 - Move Forward!

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/14/2021

Tanjiro and Inosuke battle Lower One Enmu, the strongest demon they've faced yet. With his limitless attacks and a potent Blood Demon Art, Enmu proves to be an extremely powerful adversary, forcing the two to attack in a way they have never done before.

Writer: ufotable
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Temari Demon and Arrow Demon
730 votes

#25 - Temari Demon and Arrow Demon

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/1/2019

It was two demons named Tamayo and Yushiro who came to Tanjiro’s rescue. Using the “Eyeblind” spell, Tamayo guides Tanjiro and Nezuko to her house. There, through his conversation with Tamayo, Tanjiro learns that there is a way to return demons to human form. Just then, two demons in pursuit of Tanjiro locate the house and unleash a furious assault...

Writer: ufotable
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