Demon Slayer (Kimetsu no Yaiba) has made a comeback for its third season, and the latest episode of the Swordsmith Village Arc has shed light on Mitsuri Kanroji’s surprising reason for joining the Demon Slaying Corps and becoming a Hashira. Unlike other members who possess innate abilities, Mitsuri’s Hashira title is related to her love mentality.
Season 3 of Demon Slayer has brought back Mitsuri for the events of the Swordsmith Village arc from the original manga by Koyoharu Gotoge. This is the first time that Tanjiro Kamado has had the opportunity to interact with her and inquire about her experiences with the corps. Mitsuri’s response to Tanjiro’s question about why she joined the forces is surprising, as she reveals that her ultimate goal is to find “the gentleman with whom [she’ll] be spending eternity.”
Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc’s first episode is part of the Spring 2023 anime schedule, which is chock-full of other exciting shows.
Why Mitsuri Is a Hashira
In the first episode of Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc, Tanjiro travels to the village to investigate his broken sword. During his visit, he reunites with Mitsuri for the first time since the first season of the anime, and they have a genuine conversation. Mitsuri confides in Tanjiro about her reason for joining the Demon Slaying Corps, which was to find a partner with whom she can spend eternity.
Mitsuri explains to Tanjiro that she desired a man who could protect her, someone stronger than herself. She knew that the Hashira were the strongest warriors, but she couldn’t rely on chance to meet one. Hence, she decided to join the corps and train hard enough to become a Hashira herself, making her dream a reality. Although her reason for fighting might seem unconventional, it demonstrates the strength of her love.
Mitsuri’s dedication to her desire has brought her to her current level, highlighting her commitment and passion. It’s impressive to see how her love for someone she hasn’t even met has driven her to become one of the top-ranking Hashira.