Demon Slayer: is a spin-off on the old mainstays a good idea?

Demon Slayer in manga form has come to an end. However, his universe gives the possibility of declining several other stories. A few fans of the manga have floated the idea of ​​a series of stories being written about the supporting characters, specifically the old mainstays. Those who make the link between the old generation of pillars and the new are three in number. They are former Flame Pillar Shinjuro Rengoku, former Water Pillar Sakonji Urokodaki, and former Thunder Pillar Jigoro Kuwajima.

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We know everything about their present, but very little about their stories and their fights against demons and Muzan. It would indeed be interesting from any point of view to know more about their pasts, what motivated them to enter the family of demon slayers, and to leave it.

Shinjuro Rengokuthe Pillar of Flame

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As for Flame Pillar Shinjuro Rengoku and father of Kyojuro Rengoku, we know little about his past. It is common knowledge that he fell in love with Kyojuro’s mother. Unfortunately, she will die quite young. An experience that traumatized the Pillar of Flame, so much so that he sank into dishonor and alcohol. Shinjuro also came to hate Demon Slayers and was against his son’s decision to become one. A story about his life as a young slayer would allow fans to experience how he transitioned from a happy and confident man in life, to an embittered and bitter person.

Sakonji Urokodakithe Water Pillar

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Sakonji Urokodaki is a former Water Pillar and Tanjiro’s master. He was also the sensei of Giyu Tomioka, Sabito and Makomo. His past is even hazier than Shinjuro’s. No one knows what his face looks like: the master constantly wears a tengu mask. As for his past as a Pillar, we know next to nothing. One of the few bits of information we have about him is that he was the one who captured the demon used for the final selection. A story about him would shed light on the gray areas of his past as a Pillar, the reasons that led him to wear a tengu mask, or even to get a glimpse of his face.

Jigoro Kuwajimathe Pillar of Thunder

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Jigoro Kuwajima is the oldest pillar of Demon Slayer. He is also Zenitsu’s instructor. After serving in the Demon Slayer Corps, he eventually retired to devote himself to training his followers. Unfortunately, he met a terrible end. When he learned that one of his students had joined the demonic upper moons, he felt great dishonor, to the point of practicing harakiri. Such a sense of honor surely has its foundations in his past, which it would be interesting to dissect.

The parallel between the story of the three pillars and that of Tanjiro and his companions

The prospect of seeing this kind of story is not only linked to a desire to see these protagonists in their heyday. It is also a question of discovering them under another aspect than that of mentoring. To see them interact with other pillars, just like their disciples Rengoku, Tanjiro and Zenitsu did. Above all, it would be more engaging to see how they went from young men crunching life to the fullest, to old lone wolves. Moments that promise to be emotionally charged.

SOURCE: COMICBOOK