“Demon Slayer”: what is the relationship of Tanjiro’s scar with Solar Breathing

One of the most amazing arcs of “Demon Slayer” (“Kimetsu no Yaiba” in its original language) is the Entertainment District Arc or the Arc of the Entertainment District or Arc of the Red District, which has been broadcast by Fumination, Crunchyroll and Hulu. In its most recent chapters it revealed a detail about the protagonist of the anime Tanjiro Kamado.

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In the original story, Tanjiro Kamado He is the eldest son of a coal seller, who loses almost his entire family because of Muzan Kibutsuji, the leader of the demons, who murdered his parents and turned his sister Nezuko into a demon. His goal is to protect his sister from demon hunters while finding a cure to make her human again. But what did he reveal about him?

THE SCAR OF TANJIRO KAMADO

“Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” revealed quite a bit of new and surprising information about the scar on Tanjiro Kamado’s forehead. While anime fans have been able to see the character face off in battle many times, many have come out on top and a few others have seen him get defeated. All these fights, obviously, have left this mark on his body whose origin was unknown until now.

Tanjiro Kamado in “Demon Slayer” (Photo: Ufotable)

Everything indicates that the mark on Tanjiro’s forehead has a greater meaning that could link him to something much bigger if you take into account what is being lied about in the most recent episode of the second season of “Demon Slayer”.

When Tanjiro began to learn more about Hinokami Kagura from Kyojuro Rengoku’s family with the beginning of the Entertainment District Arc, discovered that there was actually a secret breathing style (known as Solar Breathing) that is actually related to his family’s past.

There was already a noticeable connection due to the earrings that Tanjiro currently wears, the most recent episode in the series delves further into this mystery by pointing out how those with a birthmark on their forehead like he does, are actually genetically linked to Solar Breathing techniques.

The scar on Tanjiro Kamado's forehead (Photo: Ufotable)
The scar on Tanjiro Kamado’s forehead (Photo: Ufotable)

At “Demon Slayer” episode 6, Kyojuro’s father approaches Tanjiro as he reflects on their first meeting in the last few months since the end of the arc of “Mugen Train”. He states that Tanjiro still has access to great power, as those with marks like the one he has are chosen for the style of said technique. The young man ignores this because he was not born with this mark, but instead got it due to a burn accident years before and an injury during the entrance exam.

Is this the reason why the character believes that he will not be able to take advantage of this power because it is not exactly “chosen one”, but it opens up some questions about its potential. If this power is already in his family, there’s a chance that Tanjiro could access it at some point in the story. Even the dangerous use of abilities in the most recent episode turned out to be an explosive new one, so it’s unknown what kind of power he can access.

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)