Murderer of demons Season 2 showcases the skills of Sound Hashira, Tengen Uzui, but that doesn’t mean the anime has forgotten the last character who mentored Tanjiro and his companions. In fact, episode 8 of Murderer of demonsFlame Hashira’s Entertainment District Arc Kyojuro Rengoku reminds fans what kind of a man he was.
[Warning: This article contains spoilers for episode 8 of Demon Slayer‘s Entertainment District Arc.]
Kyojuro Rengoku perished in the Mugen train arc of ‘Demon Slayer’
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Murderer of demons he’s currently making his way through his Entertainment District Arc, but Tanjiro’s latest mission follows in the footsteps of tragedy. Before accompanying Tengen Uzui to the Yoshiwara district, Tanjiro and his friends worked on a mission with Flame Hashira. Y Murderer of demonsThe Mugen Train Arc ended tragically for Kyojuro Rengoku.
Though Rengoku and the others manage to save the civilians aboard the Mugen Train, the demon Akaza from Upper Moon 3 escapes their grasp. He takes Flame Hashira’s life before doing so, leaving Tanjiro, Inosuke, and Zenitsu grieving for their mentor.
The Entertainment District Arc picks up a more light-hearted tone in its early episodes, but it’s finally reaching its climax. And as Tengen struggles to defeat Upper Moon 6 Gyutaro, he remembers Rengoku. It’s a sweet way to honor the fallen Hashira after his untimely death.
‘Demon Slayer’ season 2 honored Kyojuro Rengoku in its last episode
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It could be the poison talking but episode 8 of Murderer of demonsThe Tengen Uzui Entertainment District Arc sees Tengen Uzui conjuring the image of Kyojuro Rengoku in his mind. During his fight with Gyutaro, Tengen insists that he is not as powerful as all the other Hashira. In particular, remember how strong the Flame Hashira was.
As he pays tribute to his friend and fellow Demon Slayer, he admits, “I can’t be like Rengoku.” But later in the episode, Tanjiro looks in her direction and imagines Rengoku, as if comparing the two.
The post-credits scene also sees Rengoku responding to the other Demon Slayer’s statement, admitting, “I can’t be like you either!” He then praises Tengen’s abilities, leaving fans with a sweet interplay between the two, and a reminder of the kindness and positivity that Flame Hashira exuded.
Will Sound Hashira suffer the same fate as Flame Hashira?
it’s great to see Murderer of demons Season 2 in honor of Kyojuro Rengoku in his Entertainment District Arc. But could his appearance also serve as an omen? Tengen Uzui is in a similar situation as Flame Hashira. He needs to take down a powerful demon, as well as keep Tanjiro and his friends alive.
That set of circumstances is precisely what led to the death of the other Hashira. With the poison flowing through Tengen’s body, he is already in a weakened state. Could he meet the same end as his friend?
The next episode of the anime will reveal how Sound Hashira fares against Gyutaro. Hopefully, Tanjiro and his companions won’t need to mourn another mentor.
New episodes of the Entertainment District Arc arrive on Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Hulu every Sunday.
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