Highly relevant anime characters such as Naruto or Yūji Itadori advanced in their respective stories based on and relying heavily on some mentors who have been present throughout their adventures and who helped their formations. However, in “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” this does not happen like this.
Tanjiro is an interpretation of an anime hero who hunts and kills demons for humanity to live in peace, so he obviously faces great challenges in his battles, but he is not someone who relies heavily on other people who gave him their knowledge in the fight, but usually depends on himself.
As arrogant as this may sound, it is not. Tanjiro’s nature is that and he doesn’t have to be wrong. That is why now we will delve a little deeper into the reasons why the beloved teenager does not have a main mentor in the anime, unlike other similar productions.
WHY DOESN’T TANJIRO HAVE A MAIN MENTOR?
The fact that Tanjiro has not had a central mentor throughout the anime helps to understand a little more about him. This character is usually someone solitary and who undertakes his travels around the world without creating much connection with the people that he gets to know more than his adventure companions and his sister.
In this way, he has forged himself as a self-sufficient and very strong hero. His main skills have been perfected thanks to the experience he has accumulated over time. He has known what defeat is and also triumph, despite the adversities and everything that was against him. Of course, he has been learning from more seasoned people.
That feature also removes a weak point for Tanjiro. Although he is someone noble and who appreciates the company of all the people who have accompanied him, he does not have a sensitive point from which rivals can hold to subdue him.
WHO HAS BEEN THE PERSON WHO RELATED THE MOST TO TANJIRO AND COULD BE THE CLOSEST TO A MENTOR?
Although Tanjiro does not have a main mentor, he has been learning from other people. That is why, if we try to select the person who taught the main character the most, we would have to mention Sakonji Urokodaki.
Tanjiro spent two years in the mountains training with him, so he’s his first shaper of everything he knows, though he doesn’t quite qualify to become a primary mentor anyway.
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WHAT IS THE CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER OF “DEMON SLAYER”?
The cinematographic and television universe of “Demon Slayer” it is still quite small. Here’s everything that’s 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 (2022)
- Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 3 (2023)