The Final Selection Arc is the first arc of Kimetsu no Yaiba.

Synopsis

Tanjiro and Nezuko begin their long journey.

Tanjiro Kamado and his sister Nezuko Kamado are introduced as the main protagonists of the series. The Kamado Family is slaughtered by Demons and Nezuko is transformed into one. These chain of events thurst Tanjiro into his journey to avenge his family and restore his sister's human form.

In order to carry out his mission, Tanjiro must become a Demon Slayer. Giyu Tomioka sends the Kamado siblings to stay with his teacher, Sakonji Urokodaki. Sakonji takes them in and trains Tanjiro to become a swordsman. Nezuko falls into a deep sleep during the two years it takes Tanjiro to master Water Breathing.

During his training, Tanjiro meets two spirits of Sakonji's former students. They train Tanjiro and give him the strength of all of Sakonji's fallen children. This allows Tanjiro to qualify for the Demon Slayer Corps Final Selection.

Tanjiro enters Final Selection.

On Mt. Fujikasane, where Final Selection is held, a Demon lives that has slain thirteen of Sakonji's students. Makomo and Sabito believe that Tanjiro can be the one to avenge all Sakonji's children. Tanjiro crosses paths with the demon and struggles to best its power. However, with the guidance of souls closest to his heart, Tanjiro bests the monster.

Tanjiro and four other students are the only ones to survive seven days in Final Selection. They are marked with the lowest rank of Demon Slayer and each of them picks a Nichirin Blade ore. Tanjiro returns to Sakonji's house to find Nezuko has awoken. She embraces him and they reunite after years along with Sakonji, who's grateful to find one of his children has survived. Days later, Tanjiro's blade is delivered to him by a swordsmith, and proceeds to turn black when he holds it. He receives orders for his first mission soon after.

Significant Events

Storyline

Final Selection Arc

Tanjiro Kamado heads into the village to sell coal
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Murder of the Kamado Family while Tanjiro is away
Kamado Family slaughter.png
Nezuko Kamado is the sole survivor and transforms into a demon
Tanjiro carrying a wounded Nezuko.png
Tanjiro and Nezuko encounter Giyu
Giyu trying to motivate Tanjiro.png
Tanjiro Kamado and Nezuko Kamado vs Giyu Tomioka
Nezuko fighting Giyu.gif
Tanjiro and Nezuko encounter the Temple Demon
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Tanjiro Kamado and Nezuko Kamado vs Temple Demon
Tanjiro slashes the Temple Demon.png
Tanjiro and Nezuko meet Sakonji
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Tanjiro trains with Sakonji on Mt.Sagiri
Sakonji beating Tanjiro in combat.png
Tanjiro encounters Sabito
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Tanjiro Kamado vs Sabito
Sabito fighting Tanjiro.gif
Tanjiro meets Makomo
Makomo clarifying Total Concentration Breathing.png
Final Selection
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Tanjiro encounters the Hand Demon
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Tanjiro Kamado vs Hand Demon
Tanjiro vs Hand Demon.gif
Tanjiro returns to Mt.Sagiri
Sakonji embraces Tanjiro and Nezuko..png

Final Selection Arc

Tanjiro Kamado heads into the village to sell coal
Tanjiro heads into the village to sell coal CH1.png
Kamado family gets murdered while Tanjiro is away
Murder of the Kamado family CH1.png
Nezuko Kamado is the sole survivor and transforms into a demon
Nezuko transforms into a demon CH1.png
Tanjiro and Nezuko encounter Giyu Tomioka
Giyu questions CH1.png
Tanjiro Kamado and Nezuko Kamado vs Giyu Tomioka
Giyu attacks Nezuko CH1.png
Tanjiro and Nezuko encounter the Temple Demon
The siblings encounter the Temple Demon
Tanjiro Kamado and Nezuko Kamado vs Temple Demon
The Temple Demon's body attacking Nezuko CH2.png
Tanjiro and Nezuko meet Sakonji Urokodaki
Sakonji slaps.png
Tanjiro trains with Sakonji at Mt.Sagiri
Sakonji training with Tanjiro.png
Tanjiro encounters Sabito
Sabito challenging Tanjiro
Tanjiro Kamado vs Sabito
Tanjiro meets Sabito.png
Tanjiro Kamado meets Makomo
Makomo body.png
Final Selection
Final Selection.png
Tanjiro Kamado encounters the Hand Demon
Hand Demon body.png
Tanjiro Kamado vs Hand Demon
The Hand Demon's blow.png
Tanjiro returns to Mt.Sagiri
Sakonji and Nezuko reunite with Tanjiro.png

References

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