The Entertainment District arc of Demon Slayer features Tanjiro and friends facing off against the Upper Moon Six demon Daki and her brother Gyutaro. It’s an action-packed and emotional arc that leaves a lasting impact. But what comes next for Tanjiro on his quest to turn his sister Nezuko back into a human and defeat Muzan Kibutsuji?
Further Training and Preparation
After the battle with Daki and Gyutaro, it’s clear the Demon Slayer corps needs to keep getting stronger to stand a chance against the remaining Upper Moon demons. Tanjiro, Zenitsu, Inosuke, and the others undergo intense training to continue honing their combat skills and Demon Slayer Breathing Techniques. This prepares them for the challenges that lie ahead.
Encountering the Upper Moon Four
Through their training, Tanjiro and the Demon Slayers learn that the next target on their list is the Upper Moon Four demon Hantengu. He is said to be able to manifest several emotions in different forms, making him a formidable foe. When the Demon Slayers track down Hantengu and engage him in battle, they quickly realize why he is ranked so high among the Twelve Kizuki. Facing his various emotional manifestations tests the limits of their abilities.
The Pillar Training Arc
After facing Upper Moon Four and seeing just how powerful the remaining demons are, Tanjiro and his fellow Demon Slayers undertake specialized training with the Hashira Pillars. Each pillar master specializes in a different Breath Style, giving the young demon hunters exposure to new techniques to add to their repertoire. This intense pillar training expands their arsenal of skills in preparation for the final battle.
Tanjiro Gains a New Power
During his training with the Hashira, Tanjiro unlocks a new ability – the mark of King Tanjiro. This power-up puts a crimson symbol on his forehead, enhancing his physical abilities and lending him new techniques with his water-breathing sword skills. This newfound power will aid him greatly in the fights to come against the Upper Moon demons.
The Final Battle Begins
After their pillar training, Tanjiro, the Hashira, and the Demon Slayers prepare for an assault on Muzan Kibutsuji’s fortress. They know the remaining Upper Moon demons will be there guarding him, making for an epic showdown. Tragically, not all of the brave Demon Slayers survive the assault. But with his new king Tanjiro’s abilities, Tanjiro is determined to push through and take on Muzan himself to end the demon’s reign of terror once and for all.
The storyline of Demon Slayer continues ramping up the action and emotional weight throughout each new arc as Tanjiro pursues his goals. The trials only get more difficult from here. But his determination and compassion continue to drive him forward on his quest.