Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a huge success and has sold millions of copies around the globe. And not only that but after all, anime is one of the most popular.
The complete story (yes, it was already finished in the manga) has 23 volumes and 11 arcs, with the end being divided into two smaller arcs. And, here, you will know each one of them:
Demon Slayer Arcs in order
|Final Selection Arc||Chapters 1 to 9||Episodes 1 to 5|
|First Mission Arc||Chapters 10 to 13||Episodes 6 to 7|
|Asakusa Arc||Chapters 14 to 19||Episodes 8 to 10|
|Tsuzumi Mansion Arc||Chapters 20 to 27||Episodes 11 to 14|
|Natagumo Mountain Arch||Chapters 28 to 44||Episodes 15 to 21|
|Arc of rehabilitation and training||Chapters 45 to 53||Episodes 22 to 26|
|Infinity Train Arc||Chapters 54 to 69||Episodes 27 to 34|
|Entertainment District Arch||Chapters 70 to 97||Episodes 34 to 44|
|Arch of Vila dos Ferreiros||Chapters 98 to 127|
|Hashira’s Training Arc||Chapters 130 to 136|
|Infinity Castle Arc||Chapters 137 to 183|
|Countdown to Sunrise Arc||Chapters 184 to 205|
Now let’s check what these are about each of them:
Final Selection Arc
This is the introductory arc of the work, starting quickly but accurately. As soon as we learn of Tanjiro, we follow him through the greatest tragedy of his life, which gives him the motivation to exterminate Demons.
The First Mission Arc
As Tanjiro’s first assignment, he has to deal with a mystery about missing girls. The first fight is very interesting and works well with Nezuko and Tanjiro.
Some Demons don’t always live like villains. Tamayo and Yushiro are two rare examples that manage to coexist with humanity. However, this also gives Tanjiro more hope in finding a cure for his sister.
Additionally, the discovery motivates the protagonist to collect samples from enemies so he can find a way to make a cure for his sister.
Tsuzumi Mansion Arc
Among the most action-packed arcs, Tanjiro needs to investigate a house that houses Kyogai, a powerful Demon. In this arc, we have one of the most memorable scenes of Zenitsu Agatsuma, and we also see Inosuke Hashibira in action.
Mount Natagumo Arc
In this arc, Tanjiro, Zenitsu, and Inosuke must head to Natagumo Mountain to deal with the terrifying family of spiders. These demons are very powerful and generate a battle like no other.
Rui, the leader, pushes Tanjiro and Nezuko to their limits. And this is where we have the revelation of the Breath of the Sun.
Rehabilitation Training Arc
The Hashiras judge Tanjiro for walking with a Demon Sister, even after a great battle. Here we meet the most Powerful Hashira Demon Slayers.
The cutscenes are also unmissable, and we have a discussion about whether Nezuko should remain alive alongside Tanjiro.
Infinity Train Arc
This arc was adapted into a movie but had its version within the anime. Rengoku steals the show and becomes the main attraction of this level. We have the most brutal battle yet, demonstrating a Hashira’s power.
Entertainment District Arc
The Entertainment District arc introduces Tengen Uzui, the Hashira of Sound, and his three (yes, 3!!!) wives. The arc also has an excellent fight, showing the terror that Muzan’s power can generate. In addition, Nezuko gains a new transformation, but one that almost puts her in the shadows’ path.
Swordsmith Village Arc
Tanjiro needs to fix his sword but gets into a new battle. It’s an action-packed arc and has been adapted into the anime. Here, we have Mitsuri and Hantengu. This arc reveals just how powerful Nezuko can get, which Muzan is unhappy about.
Hashira Training Arc
This arc is designed to improve all demon slayers’ skills. Each Hashira is responsible for one area: speed, flexibility, strength, etc.
Infinity Castle Arc
As stated before, the final arc is split into two smaller arcs. This is the first, filled with explosive battles. This arc has excellent fights involving Tanjiro, Akaza, Giyu, Obanai, Mitsuri, and Nakime. Sadly, some don’t survive, but the story evolves excellently.
Sunrise Countdown Arc
As the title clarifies, the Demon Slayer must survive Muzan’s attacks until sunrise. Here, the story comes to an end.