Is Demon Slayer: To the Hashira Training Arc Movie Worth Watching? A Fan’s Review

Read a fan’s review of the Demon Slayer: To the Hashira Training Arc movie, which offers a recap of the previous season and a thrilling prologue to the upcoming season. Find out if it’s worth watching on the big screen or waiting to stream it.

Demon Slayer: To the Hashira Training Arc Movie Review

Demon Slayer fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of the highly anticipated fourth season. To add to the excitement, ufotable, the studio behind the anime, has treated fans to a compilation movie that recaps the previous season’s finale and offers a glimpse into the new season’s prologue. As a fan of Nezuko-chan, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to attend the film’s release in my city. So, here are my thoughts on the new Demon Slayer: To the Hashira Training Arc movie. Is it worth watching on the big screen, or would you be better off saving your money and watching it on Crunchyroll instead?

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Recap of Season 3 Finale

The movie starts off with a recap of the epic finale of Season 3, which unfolded in the ‘Swordsmith Village’ arc. For those who have already seen the finale, there isn’t much new to see here, except for the exclusion of the opening and ending songs from the recap. This was a wise decision by ufotable, as it addresses a complaint from fans about the previous movie.

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While the Season 3 finale may have been slightly underwhelming compared to Season 2, watching it alongside other fans made it an enjoyable experience. After the recap, we finally get to see the Hashiras come together to discuss their plan to subdue the growing power of Muzan’s moons.

Thrilling Prologue

Following the recap, the movie kicks off the Hashira Training arc with a thrilling prologue featuring two Hashiras in a James Bond-esque sequence. This opening sequence, not found in the manga, showcases ufotable’s animation prowess and reminds us why they are considered the best in the business.

Adapting the Hashira Training Arc

After the exciting opening, the movie slows down the pace and adapts the first three chapters of the Hashira Training arc. This includes the gathering of all the Hashiras, who lay the foundation for the Demon Slayer Corps’ training and prepare for the final showdown against Muzan. The Ubuyashiki Family also briefly introduces the Demon Slayer Mark of the Hashira.

While the movie provides a captivating prelude to the upcoming epic showdown, it falls short in one aspect – the absence of the antagonists. We don’t get to see Muzan and the Upper Moon’s preparations to capture Nezuko. However, it is likely that ufotable is saving these moments for the upcoming Season 4 episodes.

One criticism of the movie is that it could have adapted the entire Hashira Training arc, which is a mini-arc. This would have allowed the story to progress to the Infinity Castle arc. Perhaps this is why some fans have chosen to skip this movie, as evidenced by the half-filled theater during my visit. However, this missed opportunity doesn’t detract from the visual spectacle that the movie offers.


In conclusion, the Demon Slayer: To the Hashira Training Arc movie serves as a satisfying prelude to the upcoming season. While it may have its shortcomings, such as the absence of the antagonists and the missed opportunity to adapt the entire training arc, it is still a must-watch for long-time Demon Slayer fans. Whether you choose to see it in theaters or wait to watch it at home later this year is entirely up to you.

If you’ve already watched the movie, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

What do you think?

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