‘The Trickster with Amber Eyes’, giving us a much more intimate look at the Nocturnal Community Relations Departments and how work together to take down bigger threats to public safety.Which episode? Whick anime?
In an alternate Taisho era, young teen Tanjiro lives with his widowed mother and his siblings high on a mountain. They survive by selling charcoal in the town at the mountain's base, and on snowy days Tanjiro goes in by himself with their wares, much to his younger siblings' disappointment. One fateful day he's stuck overnight at the home of an old man named Saburo, and when he the snow stops enough for him to head home, he's met with a terrible sight – man-eating demons have come while he was out and murdered almost his entire family. The only one who's still alive is Nezuko, the younger sister closest in age to Tanjiro, and he sets out to carry her to a doctor. But along the way Nezuko undergoes a terrifying transformation: because her wounds were infected with demon blood, she's now turned into a man-eating demon herself. Tanjiro is still determined to save her and some of Nezuko does appear to have survived the change, but is there any hope for them?
The episode plays out in three small arcs as the audience gets to know Tanjiro's sizable family. They're modest people living above a remote village. The older siblings and Tanjiro's lone mother are hardworking, and each family member seems affable. Tanjiro's the kind of kid who thinks of others and how he can help them first. His sister Nezuko helps rear her younger siblings in the hopes of easing the burden on her mother. The episode wants us to get to know each of the Kamado family members well before it rips them away from one another. This episode is called “Cruelty” after all.