Demon Slayer has been one of the most popular and widely discussed anime series in recent years. The first two seasons were packed with breathtaking action and plot twists.
Anime fans have discovered a variety of easter eggs and developed their own theories. The writers have put a lot of effort into the anime’s small details, making it much more enjoyable to watch. The top ten Demon Slayer Theories are listed below.
Top 10 Demon Slayer Theories!
10. Nezuko and the Bamboo Muzzle
The viewers are all aware that the bamboo muzzle in Nezuko’s mouth is not merely a character design. Despite the fact that Nezuko appears to be in control of her demon self and even has a spell cast on her, she is a demon, and no one knows when she will lose control.
The bamboo muzzle assists her in controlling her demon rage while also keeping everyone around her safe. Nezuko appears human and blends in with the others thanks to the Bamboo Muzzle. Not to mention that it makes Nezuko-chan look even cuter!!!
9. Inosuke and His Pig Head
Inosuke is a character who is easily identified by the pig head he always wears. He has a sad story about growing up with boars and being socially inept.
While fleeing her abusive husband, Inosuke’s mother joins a cult that, unbeknownst to her, is run by the demon Doma and is killed by him. As a result, Boars raises the infant Inosuke, and he wears his boar mother’s hollowed-out head to honour her memory.
8. Twelve Demons Inspired by Diseases
Diseases, according to the fans, inspired the Twelve Kizukis. This theory makes sense when supported by the fact that the first demon arose as a result of an infectious disease whose treatment was incomplete.
Daki could be a victim of congenital syphilis, Gyutaro could be a victim of amoebic dysentery, Hantengu could be a victim of leprosy, Nakime could be a victim of infectious conjunctivitis, Doma could be a victim of stage 2 tuberculosis, and Kokushibyo could be a victim of the plague or black death.
7. Nezuko’s Silence
Fans have noticed that, in addition to the bamboo muzzle, Nezuko does not speak. Some believe that when Nezuko became a demon, she lost her cognitive abilities. She must consume human flesh to restore it, which she refuses because she does not want to harm any humans.
Another theory is that she has taken a vow of silence to condition her mind and control herself against the demonic instincts to retain her humanity. Demon Slayer incorporates elements from Shinto, a Japanese religion that emphasises silence as a tool for spiritual growth and inner peace.
6. Tanjiro’s Sword
Tanjiro’s sword, or Nichirin, is black for thematic and symbolic reasons. Demon Slayer nichirins have been infused with sunlight, which is the demons’ weakness. According to the swordsmith, the colour of the nichirin is determined by the user’s breathing style, and the painted portion is determined by the user’s personality.
The viewers point out that the black sword could represent the sun breathing, as all other breathings are derived from it, and that the colour black is created by combining all of the colours. Tanjiro’s family occupation of selling charcoal, which becomes bright red hot when burned, could also be represented by black. It could also be a reference to the God of Fire, to whom the Kamado family prays.
5. Tanjiro’s Scar
Tanjiro’s scar on his forehead was caused by a minor burn when he saved his younger brother from being burned. Tanjiro’s scar transforms into a mark as he grows stronger.
When Tanjiro is in danger or using the Sun Breathing technique, the mark awakens. The scar on his forehead is a Demon Slayer Mark, a tattoo-like mark or birthmark that bestows incredible power on the bearer and is linked directly to the Sun Breathing technique. The power-up elevates the bearer to the level of the Twelve Kizuki.
4. Muzan’s Search for Blue Spider Lily
The first demon, according to legend, was the Demon King Muzan. He is on the hunt for the blue spider lily, which will grant him immortality by making him immune to the sun. It is believed that the blue spider lily can regenerate and create demons.
Muzan is frail and susceptible to sun damage, which can degrade his body. He murdered the doctor who had assisted Muzan when he was near death. Because the doctor was the only one who knew where the flower was, Muzan made it his mission to find it no matter what.
3. Sun Breathing
Hinokami Kagura is a Breathing style that was one of the first to be developed. Sun Breathing was created by Yorichi Tsugikuni, and all Breathing styles derive from it by modifying it to meet the needs of all different individuals.
This style’s practitioners mimic the sun’s movement and techniques. All techniques and forms are unique, making them extremely effective against demons. This breathing, like the Hanafuda earrings, is passed down from father to son in every generation. Each form of Sun Breathing has 12 techniques associated with it. Later, while meeting with Muzan Kibusuji, Yoriichi developed an unnamed technique.
This technique has been used by the Kamado family, and Tanjiro is the last user who learned it from his father, Tanjiro Kamado. During the Natagumo Arc, Tanjiro first used Sun Breathing against Rui. He realised that this breathing technique was better suited to his body because it increased his overall power and speed.
2. The Transformation of Nezuko
There are several theories as to why Nezuko became a demon and did not join the rest of her family. Muzan did not do this on purpose because he intended to kill the entire family.
Many elements of Demon Slayer are inspired by Japanese mythology and the Shinto religion. Ancestors are revered in the Shinto religion, and the Kamado family performs the ‘dance of Fire God’ every year as an offering to God. Viewers have speculated that the spirits of the ancestors may have saved Tanjiro and Nezuko.
1. Tanjiro’s Hanafuda Earrings
The Hanafuda earrings have been passed down through generations of the Kamado family following the Hinokami Kagura. When Muzan Kibutsuji saw Tanjiro wearing the Hanafuda earrings, he became agitated.
Muzan sees a man with red hair and the same earrings from his past and orders his two men to follow Tanjiro. The earrings reminded him of Yoriichi, the only demon slayer who came dangerously close to killing Muzan.
Demon Slayer is inspired by Japanese religion and mythology. As the anime progresses, fans with keen eyes notice details that others might overlook. These theories assist viewers in understanding why certain characters behave as they do.
The upcoming seasons will almost certainly include a variety of other factors that will give rise to a slew of new theories. We are confident that everyone is holding their breath and eagerly awaiting the release of the anime as soon as possible.
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