Demon Slayer is easily one of the most popular anime series going today — both because of its incredible animation and its lovable cast of characters. The voice actors for the dubbed version of Demon Slayer recently gave an interview to Buzzfeed where they talked about their favorite scenes they recorded for the series, and they gave some pretty interesting answers.
“She attacks Tanjiro, and he tries to fend her off with an axe between her fangs, pleading with her to remember who she is. Suddenly, he gets through to her, and she starts to cry. It shows how strong their bond truly is and how unique these siblings are.”Abby Trott on her favorite Nezuko moment in Episode 1
While fans undoubtedly have their favorite movements from the anime, the voice actors are looking at things from a unique angle, so it’s cool to learn what they found impactful when giving their all in the recording booth.
The first to answer the question was Abby Trott, who is the English VA for Nezuko in Demon Slayer. Her favorite moment from the anime was very early on, as she said that it was Episode 1 when Nezuko first turned into a demon. She said, “She attacks Tanjiro, and he tries to fend her off with an axe between her fangs, pleading with her to remember who she is,” adding, “Suddenly, he gets through to her, and she starts to cry,” and “It shows how strong their bond truly is and how unique these siblings are.”
Aleks Le, who is the English VA for Zentisu in Demon Slayer, gave his answer next, referencing episode 17, where the group fights the spider family on Mount Natagumo. Le said, “We got to see a different side of Zenitsu that we don’t get to see often,” adding, “It was an insightful episode into Zenitsu’s backstory — and I’m definitely excited to see more of that in the future.” Fans will remember this moment as it showed Zentisu learning his thunder breathing technique from his master, the former Thunder Hashira.
“We got to see a different side of Zenitsu that we don’t get to see often. It was an insightful episode into Zenitsu’s backstory — and I’m definitely excited to see more of that in the future.”Aleks Le on his favorite Zentisu moment from episode 17
Bryce Papenbrook, who is the English VA for Inosuke in Demon Slayer, had a unique answer to the question, as it was a moment that let him do something Inosuke usually doesn’t get to do. Papenbrook referred to the final episode of the Mugen Train Arc (or the end of the movie if you watched the arc that way), where Inosuke cries. He said, “It takes a lot for Inosuke to show that kind of emotion, but if he’s going to go there, he’ll cry harder than everyone else.”
Zach Aquilar, who plays Tanjiro in Demon Slayer, gave his answer last and referred to Episode 19, where Tanjiro fights Rui. He said, “I’ll never forget how epic that fight was,” adding, “We get to see Tanjiro use Hinokami Kagura for the first time and are reminded of how he’ll do anything to save Nezuko.” While the anime has plenty of funny moments, it seems like the cast really enjoys exploring the depths of their characters and the more dramatic moments based on their answers.
“I’ll never forget how epic that fight was. We get to see Tanjiro use Hinokami Kagura for the first time and are reminded of how he’ll do anything to save Nezuko.”Zack Aquilar on his favorite moment from episode 19’s fight between Tanjiro and Rui
Fortunately, there is plenty more Demon Slayer to come, and time for the voice actors to explore these characters more. The most recent season of the series wrapped up The Swordsmith Village arc of and gave us a lot more Tanjiro and Nezuko while Inosuke and Zenitsu were sidelined a bit. However, we should get plenty more of the core group of characters in the next season, which will likely be adapting the Hashira Training arc along with some of the light novels.
Demon Slayer is slowly nearing its final arcs, so anime fans should make sure to get as much of these characters and Ufotable’s fantastic animation while they can. In the meantime, make sure to catch up on the current episodes. You can stream the series on Funimation, Hulu, Netflix, and Crunchyroll.