Demon Slayer Hashira Training Arc Finale Trended #1 Worldwide! Episode 8 CRASHES CRUNCHYROLL!

This isn’t something new for Demon Slayer, as the Season 3 finale, also broke Crunchyroll, prompting them to formally acknowledge the issue.

KIMETSU NO YAIBA © 2016 by Koyoharu Gotouge/SHUEISHA Inc.

The final episode of Demon Slayer Hashira Training arc “The Hashira Unite”, which came out on June 30, 2024, took social media by storm by its stellar animation and cinematography, causing Crunchyroll to crash once again!

As soon as the episode dropped in Japan, Demon Slayer became the #1 trending topic on Twitter worldwide and still continues to trend with HUGE Volume as of writing this article!

What’s more, the episode managed to break Crunchyroll streaming servers 3 minutes after its release!

However, this isn’t something new for Demon Slayer, as the Season 3 finale, which came out in 2023, also broke Crunchyroll, prompting them to formally acknowledge the issue and tweet the following:

Now, before fans come back and say, “So what if Demon Slayer broke Crunchyroll? Big  deal!” Sure, the series hasn’t really BROKEN broken the internet, but the fact that it is still relevant years after the manga has ended shows its power. Rather than comparing how much One Piece or Dragon Ball broke the internet compared to Demon Slayer or Attack on Titan, it’s best for fans to just enjoy the episode and and have fun talking about it to other fans.

About Demon Slayer:

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotouge. It was serialized in Shueisha’s shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump from February 2016 to May 2020, with its chapters collected in 23 tankōbon volumes.

In April 2019, Ufotable launched a gripping 26-episode anime TV series based on Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, captivating audiences until September of the same year. The franchise’s momentum surged with the release of a follow-up film, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train, in October 2020, breaking records as the highest-grossing anime film and Japanese film ever.

Riding on this success, an 18-episode second season graced screens from October 2021 to February 2022, complemented by a compilation film titled Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – To the Swordsmith Village in February 2023. Keeping fans on the edge of their seats, an 11-episode third season aired from April to June 2023, accompanied by another compilation film, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – To the Hashira Training, in February 2024.

As the saga continues to captivate hearts, a highly anticipated fourth season called “Demon Slayer: Hashira Training arc” premiered in May 2024, promising more thrilling adventures ahead.

Crunchyroll describes the overall plot of Demon Slayer as follows:

It is the Taisho Period in Japan. Tanjiro, a kindhearted boy who sells charcoal for a living, finds his family slaughtered by a demon.

To make matters worse, his younger sister Nezuko, the sole survivor, has been transformed into a demon herself.

Though devastated by this grim reality, Tanjiro resolves to become a “demon slayer” so that he can turn his sister back into a human, and kill the demon that massacred his family.

Source: Twitter