Demon Slayer

Title: Demon Slayer

Format: Show, Manga/Comic


  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Anime
  • Comedy
  • Horror
  • Young Adult

Conversation Topic:

  • Mindfulness
  • Self Control
  • Death/Grief
  • Family
  • Fear
  • Finding Oneself/Identity Development
  • Leadership
  • Disability
  • Making new friends
  • Moral dilemma
  • Resilience
  • Standing up for others
  • Working with others
  • Mindfulness

Relatable Experience:

  • Acceptance
  • Coming of age/Getting older
  • Death
  • Loss (other than death)
  • New Life Event (New Rules)
  • Trauma


  • Discussing Total Concentration Breathing as an example of self regulation through breathing in order to unlock your potential (relate to mindfulness and the importance of calm and focus to get needs met/accomplish goals)
  • Discussing how characters like Nezuko have dark/dangerous instincts inside them that sometimes get triggered, and must be accepted and understood in order to be managed. Additionally, she both relies on Tanjiro for support and often comes to his rescue, demonstrating how despite her struggles she continues to have value (relate to mental illness, disability, etc)

Reflection Questions:

  • Tanjiro went through intense trauma, but the desire to bring back his sister’s humanity and protect others gives him purpose and drive to develop his skills to become a demon slayer. In what ways did he grow from his trauma? What are some ways you have grown or changed since experiencing challenging/traumatic times in your life? What is your goal/what is keeping you motivated to move forward?
  • For Nezuko, becoming a demon changed a lot about her, but she kept living and held on to her true identity. What in your life keeps you grounded in yourself? What triggers other parts of your identity to come out (i.e. anger, depression, anxiety)? Who do you rely on for support, and who relies on you?
  • Tanjiro works hard to develop his Total Concentration Breathing to give him better focus, and allow him to become stronger. What are some situations in your life that using breathing techniques could help you be more focused, think more clearly, or perform better?
  • Tanjiro and his friends each have a heightened sense that they often rely on (i.e. smell, hearing, etc). Which sense would you choose to be stronger, and how would it help you escape danger/save others/defeat enemies?

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