Will Mitsuri Kanroji’s ‘Bath Panel’ Be Removed From Swordsmith Village Arc?


Demon Slayer fans are celebrating after the recent announcement of a third season, which will feature the manga series’ next arc – Swordsmith Village Arc. Since the upcoming season will mainly include Mist Pillar: Muichiro Tokitou and Love Pilar: Mitsuri Kanroji, fans are excited to see the anime version. Ufotable was able to deliver some of the best animations, Gyutaro and Uzui’s fight scenes, and fans praised the studio for their hard work. However, it seems that this time around there is controversy regarding a bath scene panel that includes Mitsuri Kanroji.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a Japanese anime series adapted from Kimetsu no Yaiba by Koyoharu Gotōge. The plot revolves around the journey of Tanjiro Kamado, the main protagonist, who sets out to transform his half-demonic younger sister into a human. While he was home a certain night, his entire family was killed by a demon named Muzan Kibutsuji. Tanjiro collapsed seeing his family covered in bloodshed. He noticed that Nezuko, his younger sister, was still conscious. Trying his best to return his sister to the humans, Tanjiro trains to become a Demon Slayer.

What exactly is the plot of Swordsmtih Village Arc? How did Mitsuri Kanroji become a controversial topic without the anime even being released? What is this controversy about? Let’s find out in more detail.

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Blacksmiths Village Arc – Storyline

As this arc takes place on the village where the blacksmiths of all Demon Slayers reside, so this arc is called Swordsmith Village Arc. Here, the arc will mainly focus on Mitsuri, Muichiro, Genya, Upper Moon 4 and 5, and of course, protagonist Tanjiro as well as Nezuko.

The plot of this arc first begins with Mitsuri taking a bath and Tanjiro entering the village in search of Haganezuka-san, who is in charge of Tanjiro’s sword. Muichiro, on the other hand, enters the village and begins training with a doll called Yoriichi Zeroshiki, an exact copy of Yoriichi Tsugikuni with the sole exception of having six arms. When Muichiro and Tanjiro in the same room are talking, Upper Moon 4-Hantengu appears. The higher rank 5 demon Gyokko, on the other hand, starts by killing the blacksmiths.

Will Mitsuri Kanroji's bath sign be removed from Swordsmith Village Arc?
Mitsuri Kanroji in the arc of the blacksmith village

Muichiro fights Gyokko and Tanjiro, Nezuko, Genya and Mitsuri fight Hantengu. Although they managed to defeat the demons, they suffered damage and also gained the demon slayer marks. Mitsuri and Muichiro are also the chosen ones now! And, Nezuko becomes the first demon to rise even after dawn arrives.

Now, with such a big plot, what is the controversy that has been circulating? And why Mitsuri? Here’s what we know.

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Mitsuri Kanroji Bath Panel Controversy

Ever since her first debut in the anime series, Mitsuri Kanroji has been the subject of controversy. Why? Because of her so-called “cleavage-revealing” outfit. Some fans consider KNY to be a family series, and any inappropriate scenes present will not be taken lightly as many Japanese fans showed their concern about how insulting it would be if Mitsuri Kanroji appeared naked, while at the spring, her “bath sign” has become controversial now.

Will Mitsuri Kanroji's bath sign be removed from Swordsmith Village Arc?
Mitsuri’s outfit has since been very controversial

Considering the fact that Demon Slayer is such a great anime and has so far come through without any issues, fans are demanding to cut that particular scene where Mitsuri is seen emerging from the spring naked. While that was the only side of the coin, many say there’s nothing wrong with her revealing outfit or the panel. There is nothing wrong with showing exactly what was shown. And besides, Misturi only appears for two panels, naked, so cutting the part is not necessary.

There are various other anime series where many female characters have been erotically exposed. In defense, others say that since KNY is watched by both adults and children, this stuff should be limited. Great TV works should be limited to proper scenes, one user wrote.

Will Mitsuri Kanroji's bath sign be removed from Swordsmith Village Arc?
Mitsuri Kanroji at KNY (S1)

What do you think should be done? Will fans raise the issue to a point where Ufotable has to do what they say? Or, will the series go according to what the manga contains? What is your point of view ?

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