Demon Slayer: 10 lesser known facts about the main protagonist Tanjiro

Unknown facts about Demon Slayer's protagonist, Tanjiro

Demon Slayer: A Japanese anime became one of the most popular anime of the season. Here area few unknown facts about the main character.

The manga Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is written by Koyoharu Gotoge. The story revolves around a young boy named Tanjiro who becomes a demon slayer after his family is slaughtered and his young sister Nezuko who turns into a demon later.

Ever since it’s first episode was aired, the series was already a hit and loved by all. Although the plot had nothing new to offer, the viewers lapped it and asked for more. The anime was loved for it’s amazing animation and effects.

This article will discuss the 10 lesser known facts about the main protagonist Tanjiro. Spoier Alert: This articles has some spoilers ahead.

Here are a few facts you need to know about Tanjiro

10. Tanjiro is an emphatic person

Empathy has definetly been a defining trait of many male shounen protagonists, Tanjiro too has been shown as an emphatic person. Tanjiro is often seen sympathizing with demons and hesitating to attack them. This emphatic nature has often been taken advantage of, both emotionally as well as in the battlefield.

9. His Demon slayer identity mark

Upon being attacked by the Upper Moon Six demon named Gyutaro, Tanjiro’s mark was awakened for the first time. The second time it happened when Tanjiro was battling Akaza. This mark has proven to strengthen him, increase his speed. Giving him the benefit of fighting against the demons.

8. Rough Hands


This is a very small detail, that generally people are likely to miss. Master Sakonji Urokodaki’s strict training in transforming into a demon slayer resulted in his hands becoming rough. This is a symbol of hardwork Tanjiro gave in to become powerful.

7. The one where Tanjiro goes into coma

Since the anime hasn’t caught upto the manga yet, most of the fans wouldn’t know this detail. After a huge battle at Gyutari with Daki, Tanjiro goes into coma. He dreams of his ancestor Sumiyoshi, his wife and an unknown man with long hair.When he finally comes out of 2 months of coma, Kanao explains everything that had happened to him.

6. He resembles his ancestor

Tanjiro has an ancestor named Sumiyoshi, however not much has been revealed about him. It has been explained in the series that the two resemble each other except for the fact that Sumiyoshi had long hair tied in a ponytail.

5.Muzan brings out his inner rage

Muzan is the primary antagonist of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. He is the sole reason behind the demon wrecking the human world. The first meeting with him, leaves Tanjiro perplexed about his identity since he is with a human family. However, when they meet again, Muzan manages to escape from the clutches of Tanjiro. As a result of which the young boy gets agitated and filled with rage and vows to cut off the demon’s head.

4. He can sense things which are underground

Tanjiro has a strong sense of smell just like his master Sukonji Urokodaki. Tanjiro’s strong sense of smell helps him to know what’s beneath the layers of soil. His master also said that the young boy had a “scent of kindness”.

3. He’s banned from Hashira Training program

The Hashira Tarining program, as the name suggests, is a program for demon slayers to participate in. Tanjiro finishes every course he participates in, except one- The Wind Hashira Course, who have banned him for attacking one of their own – Genya

2. Tanjiro’s VA known for doing sad roles

Natsuki Hanae is a semi-popular voice actor in Japan known for doing sad male roles. Tanjiro was his first shounen lead and Hanae said he enjoyed voicing him.

1. Tanjiro becomes a demon

After defeating Muzan in an epic battle, Muzan transfers all his emotions into Tanjiro and turns him into a demon. Now, that the emotions have been transferred, he loses his humanity and starts attacking the demon slayers. However a flashback helps him in regaining his control of his human side.

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