Now finished the (hopefully) first season of Demon Slayer. Final verdict/mini-review: it's an above-average shonen action series, elevated to something more by the incredible animation, art style, and sound design. Episode 19 in particular has probably one of the most beautifully crafted moments of sight and sound in pretty much any anime I've seen. I can definitely recommend it, and it's made me want to check out some of Ufotable's other work just for the animation alone. Fingers crossed it gets a second season (though it seems popular enough that it most likely will, unless Ufotable just has to start working on another Fate spinoff instead). Also, going from the cutting edge to a bit retro, I just finished watching the first season of Full Metal Panic! for the first time. I tried watching this show once way back when, but the first couple of episodes didn't grab me so I never finished it. However, with the hype around the recent seasons, I decided to give it another shot, and I'm glad I did. It almost reminds me of the early arcs of Code Geass, in a way, in that it has a pretty good mixture of military mecha action and slice-of-life dramedy. I'm finding more and more that I might be a closet real robot genre fan, as (again, like with early Code Geass) I just love seeing these mecha fights with relatively grounded abilities (Lambda Driver notwithstanding) and small skirmish tactics.