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* AdaptationExpansion: The first episode, while a pretty good one-to-one of the first chapter, spends a little more time getting to know the Kamado family, expanding on demon lore, and even giving Nezuko a bit more action in the fight against Tomioka.

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* AdaptationExpansion: The first episode, while a pretty good one-to-one of the first chapter, spends a little more time getting to know anime expands many events from the Kamado family, expanding on demon lore, and even giving Nezuko manga, minimal information sometimes presented in one narrator text box or just a bit more action single manga panel get expanded into full scenes in the fight against Tomioka.anime; some of these are:
** Tanjiro's tragedy from losing his family is given more breathing room to show peaceful his life was before they all, except his sister, died; the following scuffle with his demon-turned sister and the slayer that came to kill her is expanded as well.
** Zenitsu's reminiscing of his master Jigoro, the anime didn't just expand the master's devotion to training Zenitsu, it actually made original scenes for them as well.
** Zenitsu's message sparrow Chuntaro is given much more focus than it originally had in the manga, mere single extra volume illustrations were made into full scenes in the anime.
** Rui's make-believe family system was only given a single manga panel detailing how larger it used to be in the past, the anime made a whole flashback scene to it.

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* OnTheNext: In the anime, starting from Episode 2, each main characters will either introduce a Taisho secret or Tales of a Demon Slayer Academy in every episode previews. However, in the Episode 20, Shinobu and Murata appear instead of one of the main characters.

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* CastFromLifespan: According to Upper Moon 1 [[spoiler:Kokushibou, any swordsman who manifests a demonic mark on their body has never lived beyond the age of 25, and predicts that the 27 year old Himejima is going to die at the end of the night regardless of whether or not he survives his encounter with him and kills Kibutsuji Muzan. Although it is implied by Himejima that there are a few exceptions to the rule that have not succumbed to the temptation of demonization.]]

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* ArtEvolution: Gotouge comes from a background of drawing single chapter horror stories, her style of drawing face structures was more in the line of drawing smaller piercing eyes, occuping less space on a character's face, that method persisted in Kimetsu, her first long serial, but as the series progressed Gotouge began to draw her characters with bigger eyes and more comically expressive faces; the anime adaptation lines itself with Gotouge's later art style from the get go.


* HealingFactor: One of the reason why the demons are so hard to kill since the sun, poison from wisteria flower, and Nichirin Blades (when being aimed to the neck) are the only things that really able to kill them.

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* HealingFactor: One of the reason why the demons are so hard to kill since the sun, poison from wisteria flower, and decapitation by Nichirin Blades (when being aimed to the neck) are the only things that really able to kill them.

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* MistakenForDyed: Zenitsu's blonde hair is often mistaken for dyed after he was miraculously LockedIntoStrangeness by a bolt of lightning. In the HighSchoolAU gag strips, Giyu reprimands him for this and ''tells'' him to dye his blonde hair black.

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* ArtShift: Throughout the series humorous moments during breather intermissions between arcs becomes more prevalent, with that Gotouge starts drawing the characters in borderline doodle style, with dots for eyes and shortened body proportions, in some of these comedic moments.

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* DependingOnTheArtist:
** Zenitsuís nichirin blade is unique in that it doesnít have a distinct color, it should have been fully yellow as he is a Breath of Thunder Adept, but instead his blade has an yellow lightning strike pattern across the blade, in the manga the lightning sparks are more detailed and more visually impressive, the anime simplified the lightning pattern to look less complicated, likely to ease the burden on the animation.
** Inosukeís swords are extremely worn out blades, so chipped that they look like a saws, but Inosuke centered his whole swordsmanship around blades like that, to the point where when he gets brand new blades, Inosuke just intentionally chips the new blades to reach the same dented level his previous ones had; in the manga the chipping on the blades are uneven and twisted, the anime made it more uniform, looking even more like they are intentional saws instead of worn out blades.

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* CallingYourAttacks: Demon Slayers with their respective Breath Styles and Demons with Blood Demon Arts use this when initiating their techniques.


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* DemonOfHumanOrigin: The demons in the series are made from Muzan and some demons giving their blood to humans. Muzan himself is the first of them all, [[spoiler:being turned into one by a doctor who tried to cure him from his disease with Blue Spider Lily.]]


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* HealingFactor: One of the reason why the demons are so hard to kill since the sun, poison from wisteria flower, and Nichirin Blades (when being aimed to the neck) are the only things that really able to kill them.


* MistakenForRomance: The first time Zenitsu meets Nezuko he becomes incredibly pissed because he thinks she is Tanjiro's girlfriend and that while he was working alone terrified of dying Tanjiro was living it up as a BattleCouple.

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* MistakenForRomance: The first time Zenitsu meets Nezuko he becomes incredibly pissed because he thinks she is Tanjiro's girlfriend girlfriend, and that while he was working alone alone, terrified of dying dying, Tanjiro was living it up as a BattleCouple.



* OurDemonsAreDifferent: To be exact the demons of ''Kimetsu no Yaiba'' are not western demons at all. They are {{Oni}}, a type of Japanese monster or {{Youkai}} which are commonly translated as demon but have little in common.

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* OurDemonsAreDifferent: To be exact the demons of ''Kimetsu no Yaiba'' are not western demons at all. They are {{Oni}}, a type of Japanese monster or {{Youkai}} which are commonly translated as demon "demon" but have little in common.



* ShapeShifting: All demons have some degree of body-morphing abilities. Nezuko shrinks herself so she can fit inside the wooden box Tanjiro uses to carry her around. Kibutsuji's even more extreme, [[spoiler:thus far having appeared as a man with a (human) wife and daughter, a beautiful woman and a young boy.]]

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* ShapeShifting: All demons have some degree of body-morphing abilities. Nezuko shrinks herself so she can fit inside the wooden box Tanjiro uses to carry her around. Kibutsuji's even more extreme, [[spoiler:thus far having has appeared as a man with a (human) wife and daughter, a beautiful woman and a young boy.]]



** Koyuki, [[spoiler: Akaza/Hakuji's wife/fiancee, also appears to stop her husband from going rampage and thus reminding him who he was.



** Akaza as a human stole for his sickly father, whom later hung himself out of guilt causing his son to be a criminal for his sake and requested for him to live a virtuous life. He eventually encountered his beloved master and his daughter whom became his fiance that helped him move forward...until they were poisoned by a rival dojo seeking his master's land. In his rage and grief, he massacred everyone in the dojo and was found by Muzan afterward covered in blood well past DespairEventHorizon, not caring about anything anymore.

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** Akaza [[spoiler: Akaza]] as a human stole for his sickly father, whom later hung himself out of guilt causing his son to be a criminal for his sake and requested for him to live a virtuous life. He eventually encountered his beloved master and his daughter whom who became his fiance fiancee that helped him move forward...until they were poisoned by a rival dojo seeking his master's land. In his rage and grief, he massacred everyone in the dojo and was found by Muzan afterward covered in blood while being well past DespairEventHorizon, not caring about anything anymore.



* YouAreWorthHell: After dying remorsefully, [[spoiler:Rui is reunited with his parents, as they [[TearJerker accompany him into hell]] and flames engulf them.]]

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* YouAreWorthHell: After dying remorsefully, [[spoiler:Rui is reunited with his parents, as they [[TearJerker accompany him into hell]] and flames engulf them.]]]]
** Also implied with [[spoiler: Akaza]] and his loved ones. His master and father at first outright tell him that they cannot bring him to heaven, while his lover Koyuki holds him as hellfire consumes both of them. But in a FreezeFrameBonus moment, you can actually see the silhouette of the master and father standing with the couple, too, signifying that all four will go to hell.


* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: The animated adaptation doesnít make use of the narrator present in the manga, that is mostly fine as the anime can just [[ShowDontTell show instead of telling something]], or if itís really necessary it will have an actual character narrate that important piece of information. However there are a few gags in the manga that were entirely relied upon on the narrator to work, such as the fact explaining how honest the protagonist Tanjiro is by introducing himself to a demon before attacking them, despite going for a sneak attack would be far more preferable it ''is'' a demon ; in that particular case, the anime skipped over-explaining why Tanjiro does that.

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* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: The animated adaptation doesnít make use of the narrator present in the manga, that is mostly fine as the anime can just [[ShowDontTell show instead of telling something]], or if itís really necessary it will have an actual character narrate that important piece of information. However there are a few gags in the manga that were entirely relied upon on the narrator to work, such as the fact explaining how honest the protagonist Tanjiro is by introducing himself to a demon before attacking them, despite going for a sneak attack would be far more preferable it ''is'' a demon ; demon; in that particular case, the anime skipped over-explaining why Tanjiro does that.


* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: The animated adaptation doesnít make use of the narrator present in the manga, that is mostly fine as the anime can just [[ShowDontTell show instead of telling something]], or if itís really necessary it will have an actual character narrate that important piece of information, however there are a few gags in the manga that were entirely relied upon on the narrator to work, such as the fact explaining how honest the protagonist Tanjiro is to fairly introduce himself to a demon before attacking them, despite going for a sneak attack would be far more preferable since a demon isnít really worth of proper customs, the anime skipped over explaining why Tanjiro does that.

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* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: The animated adaptation doesnít make use of the narrator present in the manga, that is mostly fine as the anime can just [[ShowDontTell show instead of telling something]], or if itís really necessary it will have an actual character narrate that important piece of information, however information. However there are a few gags in the manga that were entirely relied upon on the narrator to work, such as the fact explaining how honest the protagonist Tanjiro is to fairly introduce by introducing himself to a demon before attacking them, despite going for a sneak attack would be far more preferable since it ''is'' a demon isnít really worth of proper customs, ; in that particular case, the anime skipped over explaining over-explaining why Tanjiro does that.



* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The Pillars and the Twelve Demon Moons. The Upper Demon Moons of the twelve even more so, and Kibutsuji as the head of the demons. Kagaya, leader of the demon hunters, subverts this slightly; he's a masterful tactician, but is in incredibly poor health.

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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The Pillars and the Twelve Demon Moons. The Upper Demon Moons of the twelve even more so, and Kibutsuji as the head of the demons. Kagaya, leader of the demon hunters, subverts this slightly; he's a masterful tactician, tactician but is in incredibly poor health.



** Tanjiro's world is [[spoiler: an infinite calm sea with bright blue sky, filled with warmth. It's so comforting the person sent to cripple him couldn't bring himself to do it, and even reinvigorated his soul in return (the person was a prior victim of Enmu whom had tuberculosis).]]

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** Tanjiro's world is [[spoiler: an infinite calm sea with bright blue sky, filled with warmth. It's so comforting the person sent to cripple him couldn't bring himself to do it, and even reinvigorated his soul in return (the person was a prior victim of Enmu whom who had tuberculosis).]]



* ChekhovsGunman: Early on, Muzan turns a passing man in Akakusa into a demon to evade Tanjiro, resulting him being put in the care of Tamayo. Tamayo later writes to Tanjiro that the blood samples he's sent to her have allowed her to develop medicine to help the man to regain his conscious. [[spoiler:His Blood Art Flesh Seed is borrowed by Tamayo along with her new medicine to trap Muzan for the Demon Hunters to kill him once and for all]].

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* ChekhovsGunman: Early on, Muzan turns a passing man in Akakusa into a demon to evade Tanjiro, resulting him being put in the care of Tamayo. Tamayo later writes to Tanjiro that the blood samples he's sent to her have allowed her to develop medicine to help the man to regain his conscious.consciousness. [[spoiler:His Blood Art Flesh Seed is borrowed by Tamayo along with her new medicine to trap Muzan for the Demon Hunters to kill him once and for all]].



* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Zenitsu is for the most part weak and cowardly. But if things get tough and running away isn't an option, he passes out, and unlocks his powerful Breath of Thunder style.

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Zenitsu is is, for the most part part, weak and cowardly. But if things get tough and running away isn't an option, he passes out, out and unlocks his powerful Breath of Thunder style.



* DespairEventHorizon: Rengoku's father crossed it with his wife's death [[spoiler: on top of learning about the Breath of the Sun, which led him to believing all sword styles including his own are merely cheap imitations of the "original".]] He ended up abandoning his duties as the Pillar of Flames and his sword altogether, tearing up the generational record of Flame Pillars, [[DrowningHisSorrows drinking constantly]] and either ignoring or berating his sons.

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* DespairEventHorizon: Rengoku's father crossed it with his wife's death [[spoiler: on top of learning about the Breath of the Sun, which led him to believing believe all sword styles including his own are merely cheap imitations of the "original".]] He ended up abandoning his duties as the Pillar of Flames and his sword altogether, tearing up the generational record of Flame Pillars, [[DrowningHisSorrows drinking constantly]] and either ignoring or berating his sons.



* ElementalPowers: Downplayed. The demon hunters' swordmanship styles invoke the elements, but they don't actually use the elements themselves, only their qualities. Breath of Water style is adaptable and flexible, while Breath of Thunder focuses on lightning-fast movements. In addition, while Flames, Water, Rock, Wind, and Thunder are the basic styles, it's not uncommon for hunters to mix-and-match and eventually develop their own styles, like Mitsuri's Breath of Love or Tokitou's Breath of Mist.
* ExcaliburInTheRust: The sword Tanjiro and Kotetsu find in a training doll is of high quality steel, albeit extremely rusted due to age and neglect. Later, Haganezuka restores the blade albeit with some permanent damages when Tanjiro uses the incomplete sword to slay Hantengu.
* ExoticEyeDesigns: All of the demons have unique eye designs that not only differentiate them from the humans, but from themselves too. For example, Nezuko's pupils are dark pink with a light pink iris and white scleras (coincidentally making her look closer to a human than most demons) while Tamayo's eyes are a grey-hued gradient and pupil-less.

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* ElementalPowers: Downplayed. The demon hunters' swordmanship styles invoke the elements, but they don't actually use the elements themselves, only their qualities. Breath of Water style is adaptable and flexible, while Breath of Thunder focuses on lightning-fast movements. In addition, while Flames, Water, Rock, Wind, and Thunder are the basic styles, it's not uncommon for hunters to mix-and-match and eventually develop develops their own styles, like Mitsuri's Breath of Love or Tokitou's Breath of Mist.
* ExcaliburInTheRust: The sword Tanjiro and Kotetsu find in a training doll is of high quality high-quality steel, albeit extremely rusted due to age and neglect. Later, Haganezuka restores the blade albeit with some permanent damages when Tanjiro uses the incomplete sword to slay Hantengu.
* ExoticEyeDesigns: All of the demons have unique eye designs that not only differentiate them from the humans, humans but from themselves too. For example, Nezuko's pupils are dark pink with a light pink iris and white scleras (coincidentally making her look closer to a human than most demons) while Tamayo's eyes are a grey-hued gradient and pupil-less.


* DrumsOfWar: Kyogai can attack others with invisible clawing attacks within his domain by pounding on the drums embedded in his chest and shoulders. By pounding the drum on his back, he can forcibly transport someone to another room in his building.

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* DrumsOfWar: Kyogai can attack others with invisible clawing attacks within his domain by pounding on the drums embedded in his chest and shoulders. By pounding the drum on his back, he can forcibly transport someone to another room in his building.

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* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: The animated adaptation doesnít make use of the narrator present in the manga, that is mostly fine as the anime can just [[ShowDontTell show instead of telling something]], or if itís really necessary it will have an actual character narrate that important piece of information, however there are a few gags in the manga that were entirely relied upon on the narrator to work, such as the fact explaining how honest the protagonist Tanjiro is to fairly introduce himself to a demon before attacking them, despite going for a sneak attack would be far more preferable since a demon isnít really worth of proper customs, the anime skipped over explaining why Tanjiro does that.

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