Note: this article includes spoilers for the most recent episode of Demon Slayer season two. We recommend that you stop reading if you don’t want to ruin any surprises.
Demon Slayer remains one of the most popular and beloved anime today. However, that doesn’t mean it’s free from criticism and controversy on social media. Now, a group of users attacked the animated series and those responsible for, supposedly, oversexualizing an underage character.
In case you don’t know, last Sunday, January 9, the sixth episode of the second season of Demon Slayer. There, viewers witnessed the impressive physical change Nezuko Kamado underwent in the wake of her new demon form.
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While the transformation of Tanjiro’s sister was something that readers of the manga anticipated, it is undeniable that it took fans outside of the source material by surprise. Therefore, it is not surprising that, after the episode was broadcast, some users turned to social networks to lash out at the new aspect of the female character.
Users criticize Demon Slayer for allegedly inappropriate content
Specifically, the vast majority of complaints lie in the fact that, in anime lore, Nezuko Kamado is 14 years old. Many users explained on Twitter that they do not consider it prudent for a minor to wear a suit that leaves parts of her body exposed. Likewise, they attacked the people who defend the new aspect of the demon.
“I still can’t believe that some people are sexualizing Nezuko. You are sick and they disgust me. Even if it is a drawing that does not change that it is a minor, “said a user on Twitter.
never thought i’d see the day where ppl sexualize nezuko but here we are.. i mean nezuko is that one cute anime chara u cant sexualize bro 😭
— cait (@h4ngezeyepatch) January 11, 2022
I find it hilarious how so many Demon Slayer fans are like “don’t you dare lewd or sexualize Nezuko after this new episode” like nah bitch I don’t need to they already did it themselves pic.twitter.com/FVzY3HwJvE
— NeonManta (@NeonManta) January 10, 2022
if u sexualize nezuko or any other underaged character please unfollow me and hard block me
— ## me (@konomimuda) January 10, 2022
Until a certain point, Demon Slayer you are used to receiving criticism for your supposedly inappropriate content. A few weeks ago, some viewers turned to a Japanese body to complain about anime and its excess of violence. Possibly the case of Nezuko Kamado will not be the last controversy surrounding this popular and successful animated series.
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But tell us, do you agree with the user complaints? Do you think they exaggerate? Let us read you in the comments.
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