Is Demon Slayer A Shonen

Demon Slayer is one of the most popular shonen anime in the world. Ever since the anime's first season aired, avid anime watchers have flocked to it like bees to a honeypot. The anime's story is very interesting, which is enough to keep the watchers on the edge of their seats. After receiving plaudits from the fans and critics alike, it was obvious that the anime will receive a second season soon, and Ufotable delivered. Demon Slayer has a great cast of characters, but the main protagonist, Tanjiro stands out from the rest. Unlike some other anime where the supporting cast supplants the main protagonist, in Demon Slayer, Tanjiro is at the center of things. Tanjiro has certain qualities that separate him from the rest of the anime protagonists. Tanjiro Kamado lived a happy life with the rest of his family in the woods. He would sell charcoal to raise money for his family, and all of them were content with what they had. But one disastrous incident changed his entire life. When a demon attacked his home, he lost all of his family members with the sole exception of his younger sister, Nezuko, who managed to survive, but unfortunately, she was turned into a demon.

Tanjiro had to care for her and protect her from the rest of the Demon Slayers. Tanjiro took it upon himself to find the solution for Nezuko's condition, and he set out to become one of the Demon Slayers. Tanjiro has several qualities that separate him from the rest of the shnen protagonists. First of all, Tanjiro had to fight not just for his own life but for the life of his sister as well. Nezuko being a demon complicated things as normally demons eat humans to live. Tanjiro had to convince everyone that he met of Nezuko's behavior. He had to assure them that Nezuko was incapable of hurting any person, and she was not a threat to the people around her. Tanjiro went as far as to get beaten by other members of the Demon Corps for his decision. At a young age, Tanjiro not only had to take care of himself but also of his younger sister. Since Tanjiro knows that he cannot protect his sister without getting stronger. Another special quality about Tanjiro is he is not afraid of facing opponents who are stronger than him.

Surprisingly, this quality did not change even after he became a Demon Slayer.

Tanjiro has shown that he does not lack the courage to confront demons, who have better physical abilities. On several occasions, Tanjiro has just started chasing demons, even when he knows that he would be better off by letting them get away. Also, Tanjiro is not afraid to speak his mind even when he is facing his superiors. In the past, he has shown that he is ready to stand up to the Pillars and even attack them. Finally, Tanjiro's most noticeable quality is that he is exceptionally nice. Before he became a member of the Demon Slayer Corps, Tanjiro was kind to the people that he would meet and if there was a possible way of helping them, he would go out of his way to do so. Surprisingly, this quality did not change even after he became a Demon Slayer. Whenever he faces a new opponent, he knows that they are demons, and they probably have killed countless humans, however, Tanjiro still manages to find the slightest shred of humanity in them. Demon Slayer follows Tanjiro's adventures as he sets out to try to take control of his destiny and revert his sister back to normal. If Tanjiro mercilessly slaughtered every demon that he encountered, no one would bat an eye since they took everything away from him. Despite their misdeeds, Tanjiro is still able to think that the demons have a dab of humanity left in them. Originally, Tanjiro was reluctant to even kill a demon, who tried to attack him, but he found the will in his heart to finally kill it.

Tanjiro's behavior purports an important point which is that even inside the most evil demons, there is a human side. It takes serious strength to overlook the damage that the demons have done, and it just shows Tanjiro's immense mental power as a person. Every demon that he kills, he hopes that their death puts them at ease, and he tries to make them experience their humanity once again even if it is in the dying hours. Tanjiro's behavior shows that one cannot start hating everyone for the wrongs of another especially without any reason. This is very important to the story, and it allows the fans to have a broader outlook towards the story. Tanjiro has the perfect balance as a character, as he is not a pushover because of his kindness. Without a doubt, Tanjiro plays a very important role in the series, and his ability to not react violently whenever he meets a demon is very underappreciated by some fans. If he was a mindless killer of demons, who enjoyed hunting them without showing any kind of hesitation, he would be a "monster" like the demons in one way. So, it is extremely crucial to the success of the story that he remains the kind-hearted boy.

Scott Shelly ( Hangul:셸리 ) is one of the female protagonists in the webtoon. She begins a one-sided relationship with Jay at the start of the series but as the story progress they have a mutual crush on each other and as of chapter 378 they are in a relationship. Shelly is the only female member of the Humming Bird Crew. Because she stayed at England before coming to Korea her personality is perceived as very headstrong. She does not like it when people talk badly about her friends, especially Jay. Shelly also has a lot of stamina and strength, she can keep up with the group's pace when racing and can actually send people flying with her punch (Although that may be for comedic reasons) but never got into the street fights with the guys of the crew. When she was hit on in her first appearance on the series she refused with a lot of sass. Mia described her as someone who can confidently express her thoughts and feelings. Although her words are harsh, it is because she never sugar coated her words with her friends. And with Jay, Shelly is very clingy and flirtatious. She has very foreign features: pale skin, her eyes actually look more mint green in color than blue, blond wavy hair. It is known later in the series that she has a tattoo in the side of her arm near the wrist that reads out "temet nosce" or "Know Thyself". At school she wears her uniform usually without the red vest and both wears the skirt and pants.

She is often seen wearing high-end brand clothing, but also occasionally wearing street wear and tomboyish clothes. When riding her bike, she usually wears a jacket and helmet with the same color as her eyes or the Hummingbird crew's hood. She is tall, with long thin legs, a small waist and a bigger bust. Not much is known about Shelly, but it is established that she is from England and she requested to transfer to Sunny High School because of Jay. It was told in an early episode (Ep. 27) that she will be in Korea for one semester. Shelly is the granddaughter of Sunny High School's principal, Nick. When Shelly was a kid, she didn't want to get married and promised Nick that she will just live with him forever, which caused Nick to think that Shelly is not interested to guys until she got interested in Jay. That also caused the over protectiveness of her grandfather. Jay saw what happened and chased the thieves to get her purse back. She refused on taking him to the hospital but Jay refused. She picked up his student ID that had fallen to the ground and, motivated by her encounter with Jay, called her grandfather, asking him to let her attend Sunny High School. Her second meeting with Jay was in their classroom. She kissed him out of the blue and the gossip that Shelly and Jay were in a relationship quickly spread around the school.

39;s birthday was near and planned to celebrate it.

When Jay, Dom and Minu got suspended, Shelly visited them and scolded Dom and Minu badly about how Jay got caught with their actions. Jay got pissed and told her to screw off, she ended up crying and running away. When Jay was about to say sorry, he got a pink rose from Minu, saying that he should give it to her. He couldn't and Shelly went on saying that she'll forgive him if he became her boyfriend for a week and Jay agreed. She joined Hummingbird as the only female on the team, she continued to flirt with Jay and when Jay was teaching Mia how to ride a bike, she kept on intervening and wanting him to teach her even though she knows how. On a special episode, Shelly was seen riding a bike in Jay's neighborhood. Minu and Kay noticed her, Kay was thinking of who might Shelly go out with and ended up being shocked that it was his brother. In the last scene, Jay and Shelly are resting after riding their bike together, and she comments that Jay suits biking more than studying. The Preliminaries for the League of Street has started, only Dom and Jay were able to race at the first two rounds. After that, they found out that Jay's birthday was near and planned to celebrate it. She didn't showed up at school on his birthday because she was the one who prepared the gift that they got for him.

They pulled Shelly of Jay who was already littered with kiss marks.

When the boys with the worried June except Jay planned to give Jay a strong alcoholic drink, they didn't expect Shelly to drink it, thinking it was juice. They are dumb-founded and later on, a drunk Shelly came closer to Jay and told her how she was hurt by his actions and proceeding to kiss him the second time. They pulled Shelly of Jay who was already littered with kiss marks. Mia was the one who brought Shelly home, when she was sober enough, Mia asked her if she liked Jay which she answered yes. Mia told her how she envied her for being able to confidently express her thoughts and feelings. Shelly answered that she doesn't understand Mia's concern and told her an advice to start believing in herself more and learning to love herself. This pushed Mia to contact the modeling agency that reached out to her. Before the race, Shelly was being hit on by a member of the Bullet Crew who will be racing against them. The glasses guy kept on hitting on her even when she's denying him. Vinny came to her rescue and punched the guy when he didn't stop.

That led to the glasses guy to take drugs to have a revenge against the Hummingbird Crew. Shelly took the lead until he passes the baton to June. As the race ended, she tried to kiss Jay in his sleep but he moved and she wasn't able to do so. She also took the test with Minu and Dom since, in a sense, she is still a student at Sunny High. When Mia was modeling, a bunch of girls kept on talking about her, gossiping about Mia like dating an old guy or having a sugar daddy to be able to model. Shelly obviously tried to help her. Yuna and Shelly later on went to Mia's house in hopes that they could get her to come to school. On the way riding a bus, a guy came up on her behind and was hitting on her, she shut him down while cursing, very contrasting of her appearance. When Yuna, Mia and Shelly were talking at the park near Mia's house, Shelly started saying something harsh to Mia, although it is a way to actually let Mia see what's happening beyond her room which she choose to lock herself with. Yuna reprimanded Shelly, saying she was too harsh and Mia broke down but then was silent at what Shelly said. After that talk, the three of them came at Heri's bike shop so that Mia can say thank you.

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