Demon Slayer – Season 4 Episode 6 Recap & Review

The Strongest of the Demon Slayer Corps

Episode 6 of Demon Slayer Season 4 begins with Tanjiro and Zenitsu arriving at the Stone Hashira’s training. They are supposed to strengthen their lower bodies through tasks such as cold plunging in a waterfall, lifting three big logs, and finally pushing a huge stone boulder one cho away, which is 358 feet!

No wonder Zenitsu faints and is thrown into the river by the Hashira’s order. He immediately gains consciousness due to the ice-cold water and begins his series of complaints and paranoid screaming.

Tanjiro finds motivation in Inosuke, who stands strongly under the force of the waterfall. However, just as Tanjiro begins to admire him, Inosuke stops chanting a mantra, indicating that he has lost consciousness.

Tanjiro frantically and hilariously works to bring him back to life. Tanjiro then starts the brutal waterfall training, only to join the others lying like moss on the rocks, deriving some heat for their frozen bodies to continue.

During their lunch breaks, the trainees discuss that the Stone Hashira might be the strongest Hashira of all, with Tanjiro agreeing that his scent feels different from the others. Soon, Zenitsu and Tanjiro spend days progressing in their training. Eventually, Tanjiro attempts to push the boulder but to no avail. No matter how much sweat he sheds, the boulder refuses to budge.

Meanwhile, in the Infinity Castle, Muzan is spying on the locations of the Demon Slayers using a fourth-rank demon who can use blood demon art to have multiple eyes throughout the city, stalking the slayers like little spiders on a mission. Muzan’s target is to find Nezuko and Urokodaki.

Back in the wilderness, Tanjiro keeps trying to move the boulder and cooks for the other trainees during his breaks. Soon, he is visited by Genya, who tells him about the technique of repetitive action that he learned from Himejima (Stone Hashira). The technique is akin to Total Concentration Breathing but is activated by a set of pre-determined movements like Himejima’s chanting or remembering moments of intense anger or pain repeatedly to enhance a user’s physical prowess by opening all five senses. Genya also tells Tanjiro that his mark is becoming darker, which is a good sign.

Later, while Tanjiro is practicing the repetitive action technique, Inosuke and Zenitsu arrive to watch him. Tanjiro recalls his family and Rengoku’s words, “Set your heart ablaze!” Soon, his body heats up, and he is able to move the boulder, inch by inch, with his friends in awe in the background. Zenitsu adds, “You’re a monster.”

The Episode Review

This episode had many comic moments thanks to Zenitsu’s dramatic expressions and personality. In the comedy domain, Demon Slayer never disappoints, which is the case with this episode as well.

We are introduced to a new technique, Repetitive Action, which Tanjiro will possibly use in his next encounter with the demons. It’s exciting to imagine how this new technique will make a difference in the battle, which is something we look forward to witnessing.

On the other hand, Muzan is on the move, and it’s only a matter of time before he finds Nezuko.

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