It’s training time!
Tanjirou has quite a ways to go before entering the Demon Slayer Corps. His path to joining the elite few who hunt the monsters at night starts with a relentless routine. Sakonji will teach everything he has to offer Tanjirou, though after a year of training he will be on his own. A trainer can only take one so far. Still, before Tanjirou can be permitted to the final selection test, he must overcome one last hurdle. A single boulder is all that stands in his way, however this rock proves to be quite the opponent. After 6 months of training on his own, Tanjirou is unable to make any progress on slicing the boulder. On the brink of giving up, he is suddenly called out on his training. Sabito can no longer stand to watch Sakonji’s techniques go to waste. He’ll be showing Tanjirou firsthand the difference between one who has simply memorized, and one that who has molded their body to perfection. Now, showing Tanjirou up here wasn’t Sabito objective. His otherworldly arrival was only to show him what the breathing exercises and forms given to him were capable of. Over the next 6 months, Tanjirou would be watched over by Sabito’s partner, Makomo. She’ll be helping Tanjirou fix all his current faults until he’s ready to take on Sabito as equals. When that day finally came, Tanjirou ended the battle in an instant. His first confirmed blow not only took off Sabito’s mask, it also cut the boulder behind him cleanly in two. Tanjirou’s training had finally come to a close, yet the two that helped him were no where to be seen afterwords.
An explanation for who Sabito and Makomo are should be given within the next episode. Given their sudden appearance and disappearance, it’s a bit obvious to what they are, though there’s more to the story. Moreover, during all this time, Nezuko has fallen into a deep slumber. While Tanjirou trained for 2 years, she slept non-stop. There’s no explanation about her current state, although Tanjirou worries deeply for her. Will Nezuko ever awake from her mysterious spell? Anyhow, the final test to become a demon slayer begins next time. Enjoy the 2 years of training!
Can he do what they could not? Return next Saturday for the final test!