Kimetsu no Yaiba: Criticism Emerges Over ‘Nezuko’s Sexualization’


The sixth episode of the anime Kimetsu no Yaiba: Yuukaku-hen, issued on January 9, again left a large number of positive reactions to the progress of the story and the animation work of the studios Ufotable in the fight between Tanjirou Kamado and Daki, who occupies the sixth position within the group of “Superior MoonsFrom the demons. But behind all this, the advancement of the story finally showed the participation of Nezuko Kamado within the combat, in a scene that marked the closing of the episode by showing the growth of his body and his horn.

It is the latter that generated a series of comments on social networks (evidently Twitter) with criticism towards “the sexualization of Nezuko Kamado”In this episode. Evidently, these criticisms paled in the face of the hype for the recently aired episode of both Kimetsu no yaiba like Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan).

Kimetsu no Yaiba: Criticism Emerges Over 'Nezuko's Sexualization'

«I find it hilarious that so many Kimetsu no Yaiba fans say “don’t you dare desecrate or sexualize Nezuko after this episode. Nah, the animators already did it within the episode», commented a user. «I don’t care what Nezuko’s design looks like, if it shows more or less skin on the original. There is no excuse to sexualize her, she is a minor. Seriously, what the hell is going through their heads to make them think it’s okay to sexualize a minor? Some of your comments are certainly unpleasant.», commented another. Other comments write:

  • «Seriously, block me if you’re one of those idiots who thinks it’s okay to sexualize a minor. I don’t want to see anything on my timeline that assholes who post that kind of shit. She is a girl!». (Tweet)
  • «I never thought the day would come when people would sexualize Nezuko, but here we are. I mean, Nezuko is one of the cutest characters and he doesn’t deserve to be done that.». (Tweet)
  • «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. Stop liking her and get a job»(Tweet)
  • «Nezuko is 14 years old and must not be sexualized. Get that shit in your head because some of you in the future will be in trouble for trying to sexualize a minor». (Tweet)
  • «Why is it always the most horrible guys who sexualize Nezuko? Die please»(Tweet)
  • «If you are one of those who sexualize Nezuko or any other underage character, please stop following me and block me»(Tweet)
  • «Don’t just criticize the idiots who sexualize Nezuko, why the hell don’t they do the same with cosplayers?»(Tweet)
  • «Nezuko is 15 years old and you all quickly come out with the pretext that “it’s just a drawing.” Better shut up, you like minors whether they are drawings or not». (Tweet)
  • «I understand that she can adjust her body (apparently in many ways), but sexualizing a minor just for fan-service is something I will never understand from Japan (not just in Kimetsu no Yaiba, by the way)»(Tweet)
  • «Some idiots saw a minor with a mature body and suddenly they think that it is okay to sexualize him … Nezuko is 14 years old». (Tweet)

The second season has been on air since last December 5 in Japan and is confirmed with a total of eleven episodes (practically twelve, given that the first lasted one hour), while the platforms Crunchyroll Y Funimation They are in charge of its distribution in Latin America. It should be remembered that the video game for smartphones Kimetsu no Yaiba: Chifuu Kengeki Royale will be available in the catalog of QooApp soon in this link.

Synopsis of Kimetsu no Yaiba

In the Taisho era in Japan, Tanjirou Kamado is a kind and intelligent boy who lives with his family in the mountains. Tanjirou has become the head of his family after his father’s death, making constant trips to the village at the foot of the mountain to sell firewood and charcoal. However, his life changes when one day, when he returns home after spending a night out, he discovers that his family has been killed by a demon. Tanjirou and her sister Nezuko are the only survivors now, but she has been turned into a demon, although surprisingly she still displays emotions and seems to have a sense of reason. After an encounter with Giyuu Tomioka, a demon hunter; Tanjirou He decides to become a demon hunter to hunt down his family’s killer and find a way to return Nezuko to normal.

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