Akihabara News (Tokyo) — In the sixth episode of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Tanjiro sets out on his first assignment as an official demon slayer with his demon sister Nezuko.
The episode begins with Tanjiro getting prepared to head off on his first assignment to slay a demon that has been abducting and eating young girls in a village in the northwest.
His trainer Sakonji Urokodaki explains that the uniform provided by the Demon Slayer Corps is made of a special fabric that cannot be destroyed by the fangs and claws of a regular demon. He then presents Tanjiro with a special wooden box so he can carry his sister Nezuko on his journey during the day.
With Nezuko in the box strapped to his back, Tanjiro gets underway.
As he arrives at the village, he sees a man, later introduced as Kazumi, limping down the road. Tanjiro hears whispers and gossip about how Kazumi was with his girlfriend, Satoko, the night she was abducted, and he has been wandering aimlessly since then. He immediately confronts Kazumi with questions.
Kazumi shows Tanjiro the last spot he saw his girlfriend. He begs Tanjiro to believe him, since no one else did. Tanjiro provides assurances that he trusts him.
Tanjiro spends the entire day trying to follow the scent of the demon, but it seemed to be coming from all direction and in waves.
As night falls, he picks up the demon’s scent fused with that of a young girl. He runs in the direction of the aroma. Tanjiro realizes that this demon is using a special Blood Demon Art and is hiding underground.
He stabs the ground and manages to pull the young girl away from the clutches of the demon. He then realizes that this one demon has split into three separate entities and he has to kill all three to defeat it.
After a few moments of battling unsuccessfully, Nezuko bursts out of the box and helps Tanjiro fight the demon.
The episode ends with Nezuko stomping on one of the demon entity’s heads.
Source: Akihabara News – Demon Slayer: Swordsman Accompanying Demon