Controversy among fans of Kimetsu no Yaiba: has Nezuko been overly sexualized in the anime?


Controversy among fans of Kimetsu no Yaiba: has Nezuko been overly sexualized in the anime?

The new episode of Kimetsu no Yaiba season 2 has sparked controversy among anime fans. Has Nezuko’s character been overly sexualized?

It recently premiered in Crunchyroll the 2nd season of Night Watch (Kimetsu no Yaiba), one of the best recent anime series whose manga has been placed in the top 30 best sellers in 2021.

However, the controversy has splashed in the last broadcast episode of Kimetsu no Yaiba season 2, where fans of the series consider that they have over-sexualized Nezuko, the adorable demon sister of Tanjiro.

Attention! Next there will be SPOILERS for Kimetsu no Yaiba season 2, so if you don’t keep the series or the manga up to date, we advise you not to continue reading.

At one point in the episode Night Watch seriesNezuko explodes with rage and comes to her brother’s aid, unleashing enormous power and transforming into a more adult version.

This implies that, unlike what we were used to seeing so far, Nezuko develops her feminine attributes, notably showing her breasts (something very common in female manganime characters, on the other hand).

However, seeing this adult version of Nezuko, there have been few fans who have shown their discomfort on the networks, considering that those responsible for the anime have over-sexualized the character. We leave you an image of the character below.

Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 2 - Adult Nezuko

But is it really that bad? Being a more adult version of the character, the logical thing is that her breasts are noticeable. In this particular case, a lot of cleavage is shown through his yukata, something that could be considered to be done on purpose to sexualize the character.

However, if we look at the manga, we see that the mangaka Koyoharu Gotōge embodied it exactly the same, so the controversy over the alleged sexualization of Nezuko it’s not that bad. You can take a look below.

Manga Kimetsu no Yaiba - Adult NezukoManga Kimetsu no Yaiba - Adult Nezuko

Keep in mind that many anime fans have not read the manga, so it is understandable that they were shocked by this radical change in Nezuko. Although to break a spear in favor of the fans, it is true that there are certain sequences in the anime that do seem to sexualize the character more, such as a shot in which a close-up of Nezuko’s “bustyness” is shown.

What do you think of all the Kimetsu no Yaiba controversy regarding Nezuko’s breasts? Do you think the character has been sexualized too much? Tell us your opinions in our comments section.


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