the anime Murderer of demons, based on Koyoharu Gotouge’s hit manga of the same name, follows the story of Tanjiro Kamado as he trains to become a Demon Slayer and tracks down Muzan Kibutsuji. As the first of his kind, Muzan is the main antagonist of the story and is known as the Demon King. Muzan became an enemy of Tanjiro after he killed Tanjiro’s family and turned his sister Nezuko into a demon.
Throughout his journey, Tanjiro encounters many demons. Most of these demons are under a curse and must work for Muzan Kibutsuji; very few have the strength to break free. With different influences on each demon’s life, they all have different stories. Which the hell have interesting backgrounds that make them intriguing to viewers, and which are not worth your time?
Nezuko, Tamayo and Yashiro
Nezuko Kamado is the younger sister of Tanjiro Kamado and the sole survivor of Muzan Kibutsuji’s attack on her family. However, she Nezuko suffered the unfortunate fate of being transformed into a demon by the Demon King. As a demon, Nezuko’s journey begins like any other: thirsty for blood and unable to fight demonic instincts. It is not until her brother protects her from Giyuu Tomioka, a highly skilled Demon Slayer, that she is able to combat the curse that Muzan placed on her. After this, Nezuko becomes Tanjiro’s protector and joins the fight against the demons under Muzan’s control. Nezuko’s story is incredibly important for many reasons. Not only is her transformation a pivotal plot point, but through flashbacks and choices she must fight hard for, viewers learn about the difficulties demons go through when her actions go against their will. moral.
Tamayo and Yushiro are the first demons Tanjiro and Nezuko encounter who are able to avoid being under Muzan’s control. The two meet up with Tanjiro and Nezuko after Tanjiro’s first meeting with Muzan. Tamayo is a skilled doctor and Yushiro works as her partner, helping her when she needs his help. Tanjiro, Nezuko, Tamayo, and Yushiro work together to fight the demons that Muzan sends to attack the brothers. Their teamwork pays off through trust and letting go of fear. Tamayo sympathizes with Tanjiro and they agree to work together to find a cure for those who have fallen victim to Muzan’s curse. The history of these two demons shows that there are more demons besides Nezuko who have the strength to fight Muzan and are willing to help Tanjiro in his mission.
Rui, Gyutaro and Daki
Rui physically presents himself through the body of a child, but has been around long enough to rise through the ranks and become a member of the Twelve Kizuki, the 12 most powerful demons who answer directly to Muzan. He is the first of the Twelve Kizuki that Tanjiro encounters, and works with many other Demon Slayers to kill Rui and his demon family. Rui’s backstory reveals his desperation for having connections with other demons and his jealousy over Tanjiro and Nezuko’s bond.
As a human, Rui was quite sick, but Muzan gave him a chance at immortality. Rui’s parents realized that his son had turned into a monster and tried to end his life, followed by his own. In an attempt to save himself, Rui killed his parents without remorse, only focusing on the fact that they planned to kill him. It wasn’t until Rui’s demonic life ended that he realized the love his parents had for him. His wish for familial love and connection is only truly fulfilled after he breaks free of Muzan’s curse and reunites with his family in the afterlife.
Gyutaro and Daki serve as the top rank 6 demon in the Twelve Kizuki. They were once young children living in an impoverished area and had to do whatever it took to survive. As a human, Daki was considered quite beautiful and began working in a brothel. Gyutaro was seen as the complete opposite, bullied by children and adults for his appearance. After a client of his insulted her brother’s appearance, Daki flew into a rage and stabbed the man in the eye. This man, along with Daki’s manager, tried to kill the brothers, but Gyutaro won the battle. After being extremely weakened, the two met a member of the Kizuki Twelve who offered to help them become demons. His bond can be compared to that of Tanjiro and Nezuko, and shows a different possibility of what two people can become when the world is nothing but cruel to them.
Kyogai and the swamp demon
Kyogai is one of the first demons Tanjiro gets the chance to fight with the help of his new friends Zenitsu Agatsuma and Inosuke Hashibira. This demon was once a member of the Kizuki Twelve, but was later removed from the ranks due to his lack of strength. During the “Mansion” arc, where Kyogai plays the main antagonist, viewers learn that Kyogai never felt good enough, even as a human. He was struck by his lackluster work as a writer and as a demon. While Kyogai’s abilities are interesting, his story doesn’t have any impact on the main plot. The only thing that makes his plot worth watching is the other characters and the battles that occur. However, the reflection on Kyogai’s life interrupts the most enjoyable of this arc.
Swamp Demon plays the main antagonist during Tanjiro’s first mission as a member of the Demon Slayer corps. Tanjiro must find where the teenage girls of a town go after they end up missing. It is discovered that a demon can travel through a swampy domain of his own creation. He can travel across surfaces to appear in different areas of the real world and take things with him. The Swamp Fiend can also split into three bodies, each acting drastically differently as it splits strong personality traits into each version. There isn’t much to learn about the Swamp Demon’s backstory, as little is provided, which is why the character of him is so underwhelming. As a very strong demon with bewitching powers, his lack of story ends in an arc that seems to be missing something.
As a story that focuses on the execution of demons, there are many characters that fans are familiar with. This journey provides wonderful backstories for some very interesting demons, but not all of their stories are worth the time spent on them, while the lives of some demons deserve further investigation. In the end though, each demon is responsible for helping Tanjiro and Nezuko grow as they fight to end Muzan’s curse.