Tanjiro Kamado has met a few of the Hashira members in various arcs since the first season of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime, but Tanjiro’s first real meeting with the Mist Hashira, Muichiro Tokito, has revealed what makes Muichiro a much different kind of Hashira than the others Tanjiro has met so far! Tanjiro has gained some huge support from the Hashira fighters since their original introduction and disclosure of the whole lineup back in the first season, as he’s taken on harder demonic opponents than ever before as the series proceeds.
Our MC will battle with two Hashira members for the Swordsmith Village Arc from Koyoharu Gotoge’s original Demon Slayer manga in Demon Slayer Season 3. The first episode officially introduced Tanjiro to the Love Hashira, Mitsuri Kanroji, although Tanjiro’s time with Muichiro went quite differently than his time with the other Hashira he’s encountered so far. Muichiro has the coldest attitude and is a lot more realistic person than the rest.
Tanjiro spots Muichiro in the forest arguing with a young child from the hamlet in Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc Episode 2. Muichiro, it turns out, wanted to utilize an old training doll that belonged to the boy’s family and was pressuring him to do so. What irritates Tanjiro is the fact that he’s speaking with no tact to someone much lesser than him. Because Muichiro lacks a filter, he expresses his belief that he is far more valued than them owing to his Hashira might.
Being the usual observant boy that he is, Tanjiro sees there is no genuine malice in his words or deeds, and while Tanjiro recognizes Muichiro is telling the truth, he is more offended by Muichiro’s bluntness. Muichiro is younger than the rest of the Hashira, yet he has already grown to be so powerful. His family genealogy is also linked to Sun Breathing practices, which adds to the mystery of what distinguishes Muichiro from the others Hashira has encountered thus far.
With the third season officially beginning, we’re sure to see more of the Mist and the Love Hashiras soon, so stay tuned!
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