Bandai America sent us the Demon Slayer Tamagotchi (specifically Zenitsutchi model) back in February to review and we want to share our first impressions of this highly anticipated manga/anime collaboration. Remember, this device has been ported over to North America, its programming is original and features the Japanese language. Here’s our first impressions of the device:
Packaging - The packaging is much smaller than what you’re used to from the other Tamagotchi Nano’s released in North America. It’s merely five inches tall by almost three inches wide, it’s tiny! The design of the packaging is identical to the Other Tamagotchi Nano’s, it features that cardboard slip in the back, and translucent plastic in the front which showcases the Tamagotchi and its chain. The demon slayer graphics are super cute and peak over the actual Tamagotchi itself on the front, and the back features a translated sticker placed by Bandai America over the Japanese verbiage. This sticker provides the usual legal disclaimers, battery information, and also notifies owners of the Japanese verbiage, and where to download the English manual.
Build Quality - Like all Tamagotchi Nano’s, the device is solid! It’s the kind of Tamagotchi you won’t need to worry so much about if you drop it. If you haven’t had a device on the Tamagotchi Nano platform you should know that the device itself is very small, its only a bit larger than a quarter. It also features a rounded bottom so it does not sit flush on a table or flat surface. The paint featured on the front shell looks high quality and we wouldn’t worry too much about it rubbing off over time. Now our favorite part, and most unique part of this device is the colors of the shell. Our Zenitsutchi shell features orange in the front, and brown in the back. This dual color Tamagotchi Nano is unique to the Demon Slayer Tamagotchi, and we must say we love this look. That’s not all! The Demon Slayer Tamagotchi’s also feature a unique and beautiful chain like nothing you’ve seen on prior Tamagotchi versions. It features larger rectangular links separated by smaller circular links. It’s a beautiful chain design, but the only flaw it that it is not as flexible as the other ball type chains.
Screen - The Tamagotchi Nano platform features a higher resolution screen than the Tamagotchi Mini platform, so you’ll notice more pixels and details over the Mini. It is very important to note that the screen on these Tamagotchi Nano’s is recessed, its cute deep in the device and is very hard to photograph because of the reflection and necessary angle to capture a clear shot. We highly recommend a good ring light or excellent outdoor lighting to get a good picture. The larger Demon Slayer sprites on the screen make it really easy to see what’s going on at any given time.
Game Play- Unique game play, which we LOVE! Let’s be honest, this is NOT the first Tamagotchi Nano so we are glad that Bandai focused on making it unique for the devoted Demon Slayer fans! After booting up the Tamagotchi, and setting the time, you’ll join the Demon Slayer Corps once approved which will allow you to get your uniform.
You’ll start off with Mizunoto that you’ll take care of for 24 hours, and you’ll need to not only feed Mizunoto but also practice training, and complete missions through the day, even at night! This Tamagotchi kept us on our toes, we were constantly fighting off demons!
The mini games are actually trainings in this device. You are able to train by splitting stones where you have to align the sword in the center of the stone and split five stones for a perfect score. The second training is gourd breaking, where you simply press the “A” button for 15 seconds as many times as you can and build the strength to break the gourd! Lastly, you can train with medicated water, where you press both the “A” or “B” buttons as they are displayed on the screen.
Depending on the training you provide to Mizunoto determines which character you’ll get! Several Demon Slayer characters are featured and an be raised. You’ll also need to make sure you keep your eyes glued to this Tamagotchi between the missions, and recent reports where you will sometimes see the Kasugai Crow that will bring you a report from something happening elsewhere. You can review the report to stay informed. The gamification of this version really keeps it entertaining.
We are really enjoying this collaboration. Both Demon Slayer and Tamagotchi have huge followings, and this is truly a win for both communities! We really enjoyed training our Mizunoto, watching the evolutions, and completing missions frequently. This collaboration is really interactive and and is bringing Demon Slayer fans into the Tamagotchi community everyday. Not to mention there are plenty of shells to choose from (and more coming). Be sure to get your hands on this adorable collaboration because they won’t be around for too long and you won’t want to miss our on a piece of collaboration history!
Went for characters I find compelling instead of the ones that I just have a random and inexplicable love for (and ones that are truly the protagonist--mostly my favourites tend to be side characters).
1. Victor (Vicious)
2. Simon Snow (Carry On)
3. Tanjiro (Demon Slayer)
What was your favourite book as a child?
As a super small child, Gregory the Terrible Eater (I actually just bought this for a friend’s daughters birthday because I loved it so much).
Elementary School - The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Early Middle School - Where the Red Fern Grows (I cried so much over this book--definitely went through a dog book phase)
request for a fluffy Rengoku x afab reader? reader works at the butterfly mansion and took care of Kyoujurou's injuries after a battle with a demon
scarlet butterflies | kyojurou r.
- CHARACTER X READER ONESHOT
@sakusasmolesryn thank you for the request!! finally i get to write for rengoku hehehehehe
if this request isn't what you were looking for, please feel free to submit another one!! it just occurred to me that people could spam me with requests so yes please spam me with requests :D
You hover nervously over the bed, fluttering about the room pretending to be busy but really trying to postpone approaching your patient.
Rengoku snoozes quietly, looking too big for the beds in the infirmary - usually those kids are here instead, the little ones loud and full of energy. And usually, Rengoku is pretty loud himself, filling the room with his outgoing presence. Maybe it was the fiery hues he dressed himself in or his unusual hair colour (from eating too much prawn, could you believe it?), but you had always found yourself drawn towards the flame pillar. The fact that you had so little chances to see him made him seem all the more... alluring? Attractive? And now he was just lying quietly, it all seemed a little strange.
No, no. You shake your head impatiently. This wasn't the time to ogle him - Rengoku was a patient, and a pillar, at that. You had to get to work... water, a towel...
His voice startles the bandages out of your hands, rolling uncooperatively under the bed. You curse quietly, scrambling after them. It isn't lost on you that this is a very unflattering first impression of yourself, and you reemerge with your face burning.
"Hello, Kyojurou-sama," you say, trying to regain a sense of dignity about you. "How are you feeling?"
"Great!" He tries to sit up, pausing when you hold out a hand to stop him.
"Please lie back down..." His intense gaze scares you a little, and you have to look away briefly. "You're not well yet. Let me clean your wounds."
"Please," you say again firmly. And even though you have a little... thing for him, your duty comes first. It has always come first, and your stern nurse tone must intimidate him enough that he lies back down.
You peel the bloody sheets back - looks like more work for whoever is on laundry duty today. He watches owlishly as you swallow back your misgivings about your personal feelings. A patient. That's all he is. Just another patient.
Rengoku notices your nervousness, though, and mistakes it for fear.
"Don't worry!" He beams brightly up at you, enough to rival the sunlight slanting in from the window behind him. "I don't feel pain easily!"