“Demon Slayer”, the true meaning of Daki’s name

One of the most popular manga at the moment is ”demon slayer”, due to its gripping plot that follows carnivorous demons and Demon hunters. The show is based on the comic book series created by Koyoharu Gotougefirst broadcast in 2016.

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The manga, which has sold more than 150 million copies his 23 published volumesis not focused on demonize demonsyes, but also seeks to humanize them since they were once human. This is reflected in how they think and how they behave as supernatural creatures of the night.

A good example of this is the character of Daki, whose name has an interesting history. Find out all the details below.

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Daki is one of the demons from “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” (Photo: Ufotable)

THE MEANING OF DAKI’S NAME

The young woman took on a human disguise while living in the entertainment districtreferring to herself as Warabihime, although her name as a human girl was Ume. In the demon world, she is known as Daki, name made up of two kanji.

The first refers to “degenerate”, “descendant” or “fallen”, implying a person or thing that was once noble or lofty but became corrupt and twisted at some point. While the second can be read as “Princess”revealing that the character is visualized as one, whether she is dressed as a high-ranking oiran or acting as a demon.

Sure enough, Daki descended from innocent humanity to a depraved and bloodthirsty demon. Although she feels that she has become royalty among the peasantry that is humanity, the truth is that her transformation from human to demon turned her into something monstrous, low and vulgar.

Tanjiro faces Daki in the fourth chapter of the second season of "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" (Photo: Ufotable)
Tanjiro faces Daki in the fourth chapter of the second season of “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” (Photo: Ufotable)

WHAT IS THE CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER OF “DEMON SLAYER”?

The film and television universe of “Demon Slayer” it is still quite small. Below, we show you everything that has been released, in order of release date:

  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 1 (2019)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train (2020)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 2 (2021)
Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer) confirms its third season (Image: IMDB)
Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer) confirms its third season (Image: IMDB)

WHERE IS THE “DEMON SLAYER” UNIVERSE TRANSMITTED?

According to the Decider portal, this is where you can watch the TV show and the movie. “Demon Slayer”:

  1. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Season (Available in Funimation, Hulu, Crunchyroll, Rent or Purchase)
  2. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train (Available is Funimation, rent or purchase)
  3. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 2 (Available on Funimation, Hulu)