Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

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: 8/12/2022Network: Fuji TV
Never Give Up
490 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.

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781 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.

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Set Your Heart Ablaze
306 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
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Layered Memories
441 votes

#4 - 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
393 votes

#5 - 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...

393 votes

#6 - 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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404 votes

#7 - 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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277 votes

#8 - 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.

No Matter How Many Lives
392 votes

#9 - 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...

A Forged Bond
578 votes

#10 - 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.

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Things Are Gonna Get Real Flashy!!
357 votes

#11 - 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.

Final Selection
695 votes

#12 - 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.

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New Mission
577 votes

#13 - 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.

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Letting Someone Else Go First
572 votes

#14 - 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...

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You Must Master a Single Thing
578 votes

#15 - 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.

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Pretend Family
575 votes

#16 - 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.

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Sound Hashira Tengen Uzui
381 votes

#17 - Sound Hashira Tengen Uzui

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/5/2021

After the Mugen Train incident, Akaza visits Muzan Kibutsuji. Guided by a crow, Tanjiro Kamado heads off to the Rengoku residence to convey Kyojuro Rengoku's last messages to his father and little brother. Tanjiro's group return to the Butterfly Mansion.

Temari Demon and Arrow Demon
621 votes

#18 - 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...

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351 votes

#19 - Tonight

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/26/2021

As Tanjiro close in on the demon that has been preying upon the entertainment district. But even as he closes in, the others continue to follow their leads toward their query. Who will find the demon first? And will they be able to survive the confrontation when they do?

Move Forward!
279 votes

#20 - 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.

Muzan Kibutsuji
651 votes

#21 - Muzan Kibutsuji

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/18/2019

Now split into three, the demons have driven Tanjiro into a corner. It is then that Nezuko attacks. Now that she’s become a demon herself, she’s no longer so weak that she needs protection. His mind made up, Tanjiro follows one of the demons into the swamp now spreading across the ground. Waiting for him there is...

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Together Forever
603 votes

#22 - Together Forever

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/8/2019

Tanjiro’s crisis continues. He uses multiple forms of the Water Breathing technique to hold out against Yahaba’s final Blood Demon Art, the "Kouketsu Arrow." Meanwhile, Nezuko and Susamaru are still battling it out. Worried about the outcome, Tamayo unleashes her own Blood Demon Art.

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Master of the Mansion
552 votes

#23 - Master of the Mansion

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 8/31/2019

After the battle is over, Tanjiro and Nezuko are taken to the Demon Slayer Corps headquarters. This is where the Hashira Meeting between the Corps leader, Ubuyashiki, and the Hashiras, the most powerful swordsmen in the Corps, is to be held. The Hashiras censure Tanjiro for violating the Demon Slayer Corps by protecting a demon. And then, the Wind Hashira, Sanemi Shinazugawa, raises his sword against Nezuko...

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Against Corps Rules
564 votes

#24 - Against Corps Rules

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 8/24/2019

Seeing Tanjiro try to protect Nezuko even as he collapses triggers memories of Rui’s own past. Once a sickly boy, he became a demon after meeting Muzan Kibutsuji who gave him a share of his blood. But after he turns into a demon, his own parents try to kill him. Ever since then, he has been searching for a family. Seeking a bond that he can never hope to acquire...

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Sabito and Makomo
709 votes

#25 - Sabito and Makomo

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/20/2019

The Demon Slayer Corps... An organization that's been hunting down demons since ancient times. Sakonji Urokodaki starts training Tanjiro for Final Selection, the test for joining the unit.

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