18/01/2022

Demon Slayer Reveals Surprising Fact About Tanjiro’s Famous Scar

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba has revealed a surprising fact about Tanjiro Kamado‘s now famous forehead scar with the newest episode of the series! The second season is now pushing Tanjiro more than ever before, and throughout the fights thus far we have seen Tanjiro taking his fair share of lumps. This eventually led to the now famous scar he has on his forehead, and while that initially seemed like a part of the character’s design, it could eventually lead to something much bigger according to a tease in the newest episode of the anime’s take on the Entertainment District arc.

As Tanjiro began to learn more about the Hinokami Kagura from Kyojuro Rengoku’s family with the start of the Entertainment District arc, Tanjiro discovered that there was actually a secret breathing style (known as “Sun Breathing”) that’s actually tied into his family’s past. There was already a notable connection due to the earrings Tanjiro now wears, the newest episode of the series digs this mystery even further by noting how those with a forehead birthmark like Tanjiro are actually genetically tied into the Sun Breathing techniques.

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Episode 6 of Demon Slayer: Entertainment District arc sees Kyojuro’s father reaching out to Tanjiro as he’s reflected on their first meeting for the past few months since the end of the Mugen Train arc. He claims that Tanjiro still has access to a great power as those with marks like Tanjiro’s are the ones chosen by the Sun Breathing style. Tanjiro brushes this off because he wasn’t born with this mark but instead got it due to a burning accident years before and an injury during the initial entrance exam.

It’s this reason Tanjiro believes he won’t be able to tap into the Hinokami Kagura, and Sun Breathing’s full power because he’s not exactly “chosen,” but it does open up some questions about his potential. If this power is already in his family, there is a chance that Tanjiro can access it. Even dangerously using the abilities in the newest episode resulted in an explosive bit of new power, so now there’s telling what kind of power Tanjiro can actually access.

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What do you think? Curious to see whether or not Tanjiro is truly destined for Sun Breathing’s power? Wondering how he’ll be able to survive through this fight with Daki? What are you hoping to see before the new season comes to an end? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!