Letting Someone Else Go First (自分ではない誰かを前へ Jibun de wa Nai Dareka o Mae e?) is the 16th episode in the Kimetsu no Yaiba anime TV series.


Tanjiro and Inosuke battle the Demon Slayers trapped by spider webs. After slashing the threads and destroying the webs, they head deeper into the mountain. The farther they advance through the forest, the thicker the threads become, and those under their control start moving in ways impossible for a human being. Stopping the Demon Slayers without hurting them isn't going to be easy, but then Tanjiro makes a certain move...


Murata volunteers to hold off the controlled slayers so Tanjiro and Inosuke can go after Mother. The two are intercepted by a female controlled slayer who begs them to summon more help, having been controlled to kill some of her comrades. Rui appears before Mother and tells her she better hurry before he tells Father and she, terrified, begs him not to tell Father. Mother starts controlling the female slayer's body so hard the movements break her bones. Another with broken arms and legs begs them to kill him. Tanjiro tackles the female slayer and throws her into the branches, tangling her so she can't fight and Inosuke follows his lead. As they go to tangle the last one, Mother angrily breaks all of their necks. Unable to do anything, the two continue. Zenitsu, meanwhile, wanders around the mountain, calling for Nezuko. A massive headless demon doll with blades for arms suddenly intercepts Insouke and Tanjiro. Inosuke charges and is almost killed until Tanjiro saves him. Working together they hack the massive doll to pieces and it dissolves. Inosuke throws Tanjiro into the air, sending him hurtling towards Mother. Mother sees him falling from the sky and initially panics but realizes she'll be released from Father's threats if he kills her and lets him strike her down. As thanks for the peace of death, she warns Tanjiro one of the Twelve Moons is on the mountain.


Anime Notes


  • Murata holding off the controlled Demon Slayers.
  • Ozaki being controlled.
  • Mother Spider Demon controlling her dolls.
  • Mother Spider Demon threatened by Rui.
  • Ozaki begging Tanjiro and Inosuke not to come near her.
  • Mother Spider Demon getting serious.
  • Mother Spider Demon angry for defeating her dolls.
  • Tanjiro defending Inosuke from Mother Spider Demon's doll.
  • Mother Spider Demon killed by Tanjiro's Fifth Form.


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