With the resounding box office success of Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, the first movie of the Kimetsu no Yaiba anime, and which has broken all kinds of sales records around the world, it is to be expected that the followers of the series are eager for the arrival of the second season. But not only for that, controversial news about the franchise has been released in recent weeks, from plagiarism problems to the change of the Japanese name of the previously announced Season 2.
Kimetsu no Yaiba: Yūkaku-hen
The special for the second anniversary of the anime called “Kimetsu-Sai Online: Anime 2nd Anniversary Festival” announced on 14 February this year the manga Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba of Koyoharu Gotouge receives a new television anime, which would take the Kimetsu no Yaiba name: Yūkaku-hen this year.
With the delivery of the official trailer for Season 2, we could see Tanjiro, Inosuke, and Zenitsu arrive at the Red Light District of Yoshiwara in search of eliminating the next batch of demons that plague the area. The women disappear and the team receives help from the Pilar del Sonido and his entourage of wives. The video shows the “geishas of gallant life” who bring life, mystery, and a seductive climate full of dim lights and colorful yukatas. We also see what could be the next female demon to face and some of its powers through the movement of fine fabrics.
We recommend that you read our note where we give you a “taste” of what is coming at the beginning of the season:
The controversy of the Red Light District Arch
The first controversy was carried out by the parents to whom since the name Yūkaku-hen was made known, they set off the alarms when they learned that the shonen was heading to another arch of the seinen type. This seemed quite worrying because Japanese children follow the series very closely and even polls have put anime characters such as Tanjiro and Nezuko in the same relevance, compared to the respect that children feel towards their parents, others family members, and teachers themselves. The “bad influence” they may receive is worrisome to adults.
But the second controversy is even more worrying since the debate now includes the television station Fuji TV, which by acquiring the transmission rights of the second season has become the new home of the Demon Hunters, which has differentiated from Tokyo MX has a larger family-type audience, so obviously, it will be seen more by a child audience. This has generated concern in the fans since a new television station could entail changes or even some censorship for Gotouge’s work.
The Yūkaku refer to those regions of Japan where the brothels recognized or authorized by the same government were located, so prostitution was legal in the yūkaku regions and the fact that the following battle of Tanjiro Kamado and Tengen Uzui, the Pillar of Sound, performed in this environment is clearly worrying for the television station and its audience. If Fuji TV has the power to influence and approve the content of the Demon Slayer episodes it will broadcast, we could be on the eve of the first censorship of the series. Even if there is no explicit content, beyond what has already been presented previously.
Let us remember that its classification is, in most countries, for people over 13 years old and for adults as in the movie The Infinity Train.
Rumors point to a name change, surely changes in schedules but we will have to wait for an official announcement. The second season is scheduled for the second semester of 2021, possibly for the Fall season in the month of October.
Plagiarism to South Korean drama
The third controversy arose in South Korea where a publication on social networks emerged that accused Kimetsu no Yaiba of alleged plagiarism of a drama called Immortal Admiral Yi Sun-sin. The point among South Korean users was towards the resemblance of Nezuko KAmado with a character who also holds a bamboo between his teeth as you can see in the following images.
Immortal Admiral Yi Sun-sin is a historical drama that tells the heroic adventures of a military man named Yi Sun-sin. But let’s face it, this character does not look like Tanjiro’s sister in anything else, what is certain is that apparently this practice of keeping their mouths closed was common in ancient times because with her they were forced to remain silent during an attack surprises. And in the case of the waifu-demon, it is a suppressant of their demon hunger for human flesh.
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