“Demon Slayer”: Tanjiro’s Scar’s Relationship with Solar Breath

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

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 turn her into human again. But what did she reveal about him?


Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba revealed quite a bit of surprising new information about the scar on Tanjiro Kamado’s forehead. While anime fans have been able to see the character face off many times in battle, many have succeeded and a few others have seen him be defeated. All these fights, evidently, has left this mark on the body that until now its origin was unknown.

Tanjiro Kamado in "Demon Slayer" (Photo: Ufotable)
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 one takes into account what is mentioned 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 Arch, 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 remarkable connection due to the earrings that Tanjiro wears today, the most recent episode of the series further delves into this mystery by pointing out how those with a birthmark on their forehead like he has 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 episode 6 of “Demon Slayer”, Kyojuro’s father reaches out to Tanjiro as he reflects on their first meeting in recent months since the end of the arc of “Mugen Train”. He states that Tanjiro still has access to great power, since 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 obtained it due to an accident with burns years before and an injury during the entrance exam.

This is 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 is a possibility that Tanjiro could access it at some point in history. Even the dangerous use of abilities in the most recent episode turned out to be a new and explosive one, so it is not known what kind of power it can access.

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