Demon Slayer Mugen Train Arc Episode 1: Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku, Summary And Where To Watch

Demon Slayer Mugen Train Arc Tv anime started its tv run on October 10th, 2021, with the first episode. The episode is titled “Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku.”

Demon Slayer Mugen Train Arc Episode 01:

The first episode of cour 1 of the Demon Slayer tells us the journey of the Flame Hashira, Kyujuro Rengoku, from Demon Slayer headquarters to Mugen Train.

The episode starts with a demon slashing the conductor of a train named Mugen Train. Then a subordinate of Flame Hashira enters a ramen shop where Rengoku is enjoying his meal. He asks the chef to give his subordinate a bowl of the same dish he was having. It turns out the ramen is delicious. Then the Flame Hashira, his subordinate, and the ramen shop owner indulge in a conversation on how 40 people have disappeared from Mugen Train, and the train has now stopped its run. Then the aide tells hashira they have located the Mugen Train.

Speed Demon
Slashing Demon From Demon Slayer Mugen Train Arc Episode 1
Image: Ufotable

Fuku The Bento Seller:

Hashira and the other slayer then go to the station where the dead body of the conductor was found. They found a Bento stall which a girl Fuku and her grandmother handled. Rengoku bluntly asks if they have seen a demon around here, to which the Fuku is shocked and denies the existence of demons. After a chit-chat, when the girl asks if Rengoku would like to buy some Bento Boxes, he ends up purchasing all of them and tells his subordinate to take some of them as a present to all the corps members.

Kyojuro gets on board a train going to shed so that he can find the demonic train. Instead, on the way, the ticket checker tells him that the Mugen Train is not in the shed. Mugen Train was transported to a maintenance facility. Kyojuro gets off the train and finds his way to the maintenance facility. He knows that the train is scheduled to run from the next day on talking to the maintenance staff.

The SuperSpeed Demon Vs Kyojuro Rengoku:

Surprisingly, the slasher appeared and took a member of staff as a hostage. Realizing that the hostage’s life is in danger, Kyojuro goes into action and attacks the demon, saving the life of the hostage.

Demon then goes toward Fuku and her grandmother to slaughter them. But our Flame Hashira reaches on time and saves the neck of those two. Soon we realized that the demon was of no match for the speed of our hashira as he slashed the neck of the monster in an instant with his move Flame Breathing, First Form, Unknowing Fire.

Kyojuro Rengoku
Kyojuro Rengoku Slashing Demon’s Head
Image: Ufotable

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Like Father Like Son:

On watching the Hashira fight, Fuku’s grandmother realizes that she has been saved once before by a person with the same fighting style and clothes. It turns out the person was none other than Kyojuro’s old man.

The scene goes on, and once again, Kyojuro purchases all the Bentos from Fuku after she gifts him one. It is revealed that the slasher demon was only the distraction, and the original monster was hiding somewhere else. Episode 1 concludes with our heroes Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu, and Inosuke boarding the Mugen Train.

Second Episode Preview:

Episode 2 of Demon Slayer Mugen Train Arc is all set to release on October 17th, 2021. It is titled “Deep Sleep.” Demon Slayer season 1 is available to stream on Crunchyroll, and Funimation, while the second season will simulcast on Crunchyroll.

Demon Slayer Mugen Train Arc is the second season of Demon Slayer based on Koyoharu Gotouge’s manga of the same title. Haruo Sotozaki is the director of season two, while Akira Matsushima gives the character designs for the series. Ufotable, the producer of the first season, is producing this series as well.