The Emperor Who Rules the World伝説メンバー / Densetsu / Legendary Member
- Oct 31, 2015
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Before redlight district I was worried they'll never see him in action,, most of zenitsu's fights are solo. I go back and forth over his best arc, the conclusion of Vs kaigaku is the best emotionally but the scene when he appeared behind inosuke, when he took daki to the rooftop, and the second thunder clap against daki are some of his best moments, truely the coolest (and they will look amazing animated)By the others character of course
The forest scene, I remember dying laughing at that high maintenance dude xD I'm not sure if it's animating/directing fault or is it intentional or not, but he came off more disgusting than jealous or disparate. I do agree it gotten better near the end but they had to remove fun cute scene like kanao falling over, and add stuff like the goodbye to the butterfly estate girls which in the manga was one cute panel of everyone crying, Idk I question their choices.The best example is Zenitsu hugging himself outside the forest while Tanjirou and Inosuke went ahead. It was this scene used in one of Mangahelpers' Manga Awards contests for its voting round. Actually, it was that campaign that got me to read Kimetsu no Yaiba. I would NEVER have watched otherwise! (Whoever did that, thank you!). That scene was hilarious in the manga. It played out in this ridiculous fashion and if I'm not mistaken even has a potato-head art styling. (I think. Gotta reread that.)
This issue got fixed in the remedial training arc at the end. Zenitsu's freak-out after seeing the therapy training hit the appropriate "mood" for comedy. I think Ufotable, being the dastardly competent people they are, were aware of their shortcomings and corrected them by that point. Did others find the humor on point, by that arc? Because it felt like it was the first legit episode where I and hopefully the general audience "felt" like we should be laughing.
It's not a Zenitsu moment, but the humor also was improved for that whole arc. It speaks well that future Zenitsu moments will remain funny, even though I think we're past most of the better ones. Well, they animated his Thunder Breath gloriously, so at least watching his fight scenes was a sight to behold. Many times. Many, many replays over.
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Funny how the Sun doesn't harm Nezuko in any way. I really love this symbolism. Great job on hinting little things like this, Gotouge.In the fanbook, nexuko think zenitsu is a bizzare dandelion, walking past this lol dandelion apparently have meaning in flower language despite being a pest
"As such a common weed, the Dandelion didn’t even merit a mention in the Victorian language of flowers. That didn’t stop Medieval peasants and modern spiritualists from considering it a symbolic flower. Most modern admirers consider it a symbol of fighting through the challenges of life and emerging victorious on the other side. Others use it as a visual reminder of the sun’s power, especially when depression or grief makes it hard to stay sunny. Of course, there is a long running folk belief that blowing out the white puffball of seeds that the flowers turns into will grant you one wish. Others use it as a reminder to use intelligence in dealing with every kind of situation. Finally, most people agree that the Dandelion looks so cheerful and happy, even when it is taking over a sidewalk or shading out grass in a lawn."
What you said is completely true. As a Zenitsu fan this mistreatment is seriously upsetting me. His fight with Kaigaku ended with even more desire than before. Characters underestimating him was one thing but seriously he got underestimated by even Gotouge now. He had way more potential than showedI feel like Gotouge did Zenitsu and, to a lesser extend, Inosuke dirty after the Red Light District arc. He along with Inosuke was separated from the main group during the Swordsmith Village arc, then reappeared for the Pillar training and in the last arc his confrontation with Kigaku and the death of his master were very rushed. Is like if Gotouge didn't want to focus much on Zenitsu, so she gave him a quick fight to content his fans then moved on to other stuff.
I think that an arc before the Infinite Fortress one centered in Zenitsu, introducing Kaigaku as a villain and showing the death of their master would have been a good idea. That way you give Kaigaku build-up as a villain instead of showing him as a jobber, pathetic villain only made to make Zenitsu do something in the arc, make the demise of the master less sudden and more emotive, and you make Zenitsu's motivation during the Pillar training arc more personal and emotional for the audience. I think Gotouge missed something interesting with this situation, tbh, and I don't even like Zenitsu that much.