So for the Anime Fans, Demon slayer has left you with a lot of questions. I hope to answer them all for you! Since a lot of things are further clarified in the manga there might be a few spoilers, so be prepared.
Demon Slayer anime is undoubtedly well scripted and animated work. The plot is so well crafted that it will amuse you till the very end.
Now as for the anime viewers, Demon slayer has left too many questions to ponder upon! What is the movie about? Will the movie mark the end? What is so special about the ‘Hanafuda’ earrings of Tanjirou? What exactly are the powers of the pillars? How powerful is Tanjiro Kamado?
All of these questions compelled me to read the Manga. I will try answering them all and I also highly recommend reading the manga to all those who loved this Anime.
As soon as season 1 aired, the announcement of an upcoming movie was also made. The given date was October 2020 initially but later changed to 2021. And yes we have the Trailers too!!
So let’s get to the plot.
So in case, you have read the manga none of it is a spoiler. But if you haven’t then there certainly is going to be a huge spoiler. You can skip this part if you hate spoilers!!!
The movie will cover the most fearsome and brutal fight that the anime viewers have seen so far. This is the first fight with an upper moon demon in the anime. Upper moon three shows up just after the Kamado Tanjiro and team along with the Fire Pillar, Kyojuro Rengoku defeats the lower moon one. The battle with the ‘lower moon 1’ had already drained out a lot of strength and stamina from everyone including the Fire Pillar, Rengoku.
The strength of an upper moon is high enough to kill even the highest-ranked demon slayer, Pillars. The demon almost managed to kill everybody when Rengoku decided to fight with all he has got till the end. It was a fierce fight and Upper moon 3 was almost defeated but he managed to run away. Rengoku saved the life of Tanjirou at the cost of his own. As much at it pained seeing such a cheerful and strong pillar die, his last words were still the most emotional part of it all.
ABOUT THE 12 DEMON MOONS
The 12 demon moons are the strongest demons who worked for Muzan Kibutsuji. Every demon as a special ‘blood demon art’. These Blood demon arts are different for all demon, they use their own blood to obtain these special powers. These demons are further classified into ‘Lower moons’ and ‘Upper moons’. As the name suggests, the lower moons are weaker ones compared to the 6 set of upper moons. The Strongest demon of all, Kibutsuji Muzan gives his own blood that makes demons stronger. The upper moon are the ones who could withstand his blood and emerge as the strongest.
We encounter with Lower moon 5, Rui in the first season. We will get to see Lower moon 1, Enmu in the upcoming movie. As for the other lower demons, they were killed my Muzan himself due to their greed and cowardice! Yes!! That’s how scary and powerful he is.
The upper moons demons are the strongest demons. The ranks of the upper moons from 1 to 6 are given according to their strengths. The power of each upper rank surpasses the lower rank. The higher the rank, the more the number of Hashira (pillar) they have killed. Also unlike the lower moons, Upper moons have maintained their positions for almost 100 years. Even after the death of upper rank 6 and 4 they are instantly replaced.
(Upper Rank 1 Kokushibo, Upper Rank 2 Doma, Upper Rank 3 Akaza, Upper Rank 4 Nakime, Former Upper Rank 4 Hantengu, Upper Rank 5 Gyokko, Upper Rank 6 Kaigaku, Former Upper Rank 6 Gyutaro and Former Upper Rank 6 Daki) : Upper Moon Demons
Now that we are aware of the demon chronology, let’s understand about the demon slayers! Demon Slayer Corps is existing for the sole reason on eliminating demons and protecting humans. The Pillars / Hashiras are the strongest group of combats. The demon slayer corps has 9 Hashiras currently. They were briefly introduced in the episodes of season one. Let’s get to know more about them in detail:
The Hashira level is earned by Demon Slayers who have either killed more than 50 demons or a certain demon from the 12 Demon moons. The Hashiras don’t have any ranking based on strength. They are all powerful and have different breath styles.
- Fire Hashira, Kyojuro Rengoku
- Sound Hashira, Tengen Uzui
- Mist Hashira, Muichiro Tokito
- Insect Hashira, Shinobu Kocho
- Love Hashira, Mitsuri Kanroji
- Serpent Hashira, Obanai Iguro
- Stone Hashira, Gyomei Himejima
- Water Hashira, Giyu Tomioka
- Wind Hashira, Sanemi Shinazugawa
MYSTERY OF THE HANAFUDA EARRINGS
(SPOILERS : as it’s from the Manga)
The Hanafuda earrings of Kamado Tanjirou is an ancestral asset being passed down. I’ll try to explain it in brief so if you’ve read this far, hang on a little longer!
Understanding the story behind the heritage of the earrings explains a lot. It explains why Muzan was after them, why he killed Tanjirou’s family and about the Demon Slayer Muzan fears the most. The only Demon Slayer strong enough to kill Muzan was the owner of these earrings.
The Hanafuda earring relates to upper moon 1, Kokushibu and his twin Yorichi. These twin were special as they were the most powerful demon slayer who bore the unique birth mark. The Origin of the earrings and the birth mark overlap. Kokushibu and Yorichi were both skilled and mark on their forehead not only made them powerful but has it’s shortcomings. It was said that the mark bearers would not live for long, utmost till 20 years.This is when and why the tragedy took place.
Muzan somehow managed to convince Kokushibu to turn into a demon so that he could live longer. But somehow Yorichi lived longer than expected and almost killed Muzan as well. In-fact Kokushibu himself killed his twin. He was shocked to see Yorichi survive till he was old. Yorichi was the original user of the ‘breath of sun’ and the owner of the Hanafuda. As events unfolded, Yorichi gave the Hanafuda and taught the ‘breath of sun’ to Tanjirou’s descendants.
This explains origin of the mark and the Hanafuda earrings. This also explains how Tanjirou posses the original breath of the sun.The breath of the sun is the original and first breath.Also the most powerful one that almost killed Muzan. All the other breaths are a derived from this marking this the strongest . This quite explains the power and spirit that Kamado Tanjirou has! This also explains why Muzan tried to kill them all.
If you have any question still unanswered do leave them in the comment section!