The Final Selection Arc is the first arc of Kimetsu no Yaiba. This arc focuses on Tanjiro Kamado's next step after his family was slaughtered, and the lone survivor, his sister Nezuko Kamado, turned into a Demon. He must now train in order to pass the Final Selection.
Tanjiro seeks out Sakonji Urokodaki and undergoes training to become a Demon Slayer. While preparing to partake in the Final Selection, an event where individuals are left to fend off Demons for seven nights, he encounters Sabito and Makomo who helped train him. At the selection, Tanjiro encounters a mysterious Demon with a grudge against Sakonji and discovers a long backstory between the two than what he had originally expected.
Battles & Events
- Kamado family, save for Tanjiro and Nezuko, are killed.
- Nezuko turns into a Demon.
- Tanjiro Kamado and Nezuko Kamado vs Giyu Tomioka.
- Giyu tells Tanjiro to go to Sagiri Mountain to find Sakonji Urokodaki.
- Tanjiro Kamado and Nezuko Kamado vs Temple Demon.
- Tanjiro trains under Sakonji for a year.
- Nezuko sleeps for two years.
- Tanjiro Kamado vs Sabito.
- Tanjiro trains with Sabito & Makomo for another year.
- Tanjiro masters Breath of Water Style.
- Tanjiro Kamado vs Hand Demon.
- Tanjiro passes the Final Selection.
- Tanjiro obtains a Nichirin Sword.