Demon Slayer: 10 Burning Questions We Still Have Now That The Manga Is Over

It’s never easy to say goodbye to a beloved series, but now that Demon Slayer is over, it’s time to revisit some questions that remain after the end.

It’s never easy saying goodbye to a long-running Shonen series. These things can run for decades if they want and it’s hard to say goodbye to characters that have become a part of our daily lives. But, that’s what happened with Demon Slayer back in March when it decided to story had come to an end.

Now, there have been strong opinions on both sides about the ending of Kimetsu No Yaiba. Whether it was rushed, whether it was “out of nowhere”, whether it was succinct or not. But, at the end of it all, there are some aspects of the series that were never fully elaborated on, and we wanted to look a bit more into that.

10. Why Was Nezuko A Special Case?

Demon Slayer: 10 Burning Questions We Still Have Now That The Manga Is Over

Now that the series is over and all questions will be answered, have been answered, there are still a lot of loose threads when it comes to Nezuko Kamado. Nezuko is the entire reason Tanjiro joins the Demon Slayers, as the girl was personally turned into a Demon by Muzan.

But fans never learned why Nezuko could control the size of her body, what the drawbacks of her Demon form was, or why she was able to walk under the sunlight with no issues. They never even learned more about her Burning Blood Demon Art and it was only really used during the fight with Rui. Maybe it was a 1-in-a-million chance or maybe its because of her ancestry but now they’ll never know.

9. What Was The Deal With The Birthmarks?

Demon Slayer: 10 Burning Questions We Still Have Now That The Manga Is Over

After the end of Demon Slayer, viewers finally learned about the history of the Demon Slayers, who the first one was, Yoriichi Tsugikuni, and how these Demon Slayer Marks have been around since the beginning. But how exactly did these Birthmarks appear? And how do they visually change in response to the type of Breath of the wielder?

Remember, all the different Breathing Styles branched from the Sun-Style, so birthmarks in the shape of a pinwheel, heart with wings, or encroaching flame doesn’t quite line up. Frankly, it was likely an aesthetic choice by the author, but even that was never answered concretely.

8. The Kocho Sisters Were Saved By Himejima?

Demon Slayer: 10 Burning Questions We Still Have Now That The Manga Is Over

Many fans have come out to say what they wanted to see more of now that the series is over, and one of the most often brought-up aspects has to do with the Pillars. People, quite frankly, wanted to see a bunch more of the “Hashira” and learn about their pasts! For example,  only a small percentage of the fanbase knew that Stone Pillar Himejima was actually the one who saved the Kocho twins when they were young.

That’s because this is only briefly mentioned in one panel and then never talked about again. Why do viewers have to watch the 15th flashback about Tanjiro’s dad but they can’t see one of the young Kocho sisters causing trouble for this kind-hearted blind monk?

7. Misuri Kanroji Created Her Own Breath Style?

Demon Slayer: 10 Burning Questions We Still Have Now That The Manga Is Over

One of the most interesting aspects of Demon Slayer overall is the Breathing Styles. For some reason, the anime medium seems obsessed with the idea that breathing can justify superpowers. If you don’t believe us just look at JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure and how Hamon started. Anyway, most of the Breathing Styles that were seen in the Manga were passed down from generation to generation except for two, Inosuke’s Beast Breathing, and Mitsuri Kanroji’s Love Breathing.

But how exactly does one “create” a Breathing Style, and how does it become officially recognized? In any case, anime kids are pumped to see what visual flair the anime will give her Love Breathing Style. That said, there’s no way the Demon Slaying Corps would recognize some random guy saying he invented “Beast Breathing” yet it’s never called into question.

6. How Did Zenitsu And Nezuko End Up Together?

Demon Slayer: 10 Burning Questions We Still Have Now That The Manga Is Over

If there is one thing within the Demon Slayer fan community that is often argued about, it’s Zenitsu. Zenitsu is plucky, cowardly, loud, brash, and annoying, but for some reason people like him. But, at the end of the day, he has some good traits. Still, the problem is, why does Nezuko like him?

Throughout the series, it becomes obvious that Zenitsu is in love with Nezuko purely on her appearance, but once she becomes human, what does she like about Zenitsu? Fans understand that he’s deceptively strong, but still.

5. Did All The Other Demons Just Disappear?

Demon Slayer: 10 Burning Questions We Still Have Now That The Manga Is Over

So what exactly happened to all the rest of the demons after Muzan was defeated at the end of the Infinity Castle Arc? If these were classic vampires it would make a tad more sense, but even then Vampires have more mysticism when it comes to their blood ties.

Demons gain their power from Muzan’s Blood, but then it’s integrated with their body and they make it their own, which is where all the individual Blood Demon Arts come from. So, why would they fade to dust once Muzan was gone?

4. What Ever Happened With The Blue Spider Lily?

Demon Slayer: 10 Burning Questions We Still Have Now That The Manga Is Over

Remember how Muzan was after the Blue Spider Lily because he theorized that it would make him immune to the sun’s effects? Remember how that was an integral part of his overall goal and backstory? Then, all of a sudden, Nezuko becomes able to walk in the sun, and the Blue Spider Lily becomes irrelevant.

It’s like if Freiza was after the Dragonballs but then some kid popped up who could just summon Shenron at will so he started chasing them instead. Of course, fans understand that the plot would move toward the more convenient of the two options, but that doesn’t mean leaving the Blue Spider Lily plotline unfinished isn’t still a flaw in the narrative. They could’ve easily tied it into Tamayo’s plotline in some way, considering her profession.

3. How Do Blood Demon Arts Work? Why Didn’t Kuzan Have One?

Demon Slayer: 10 Burning Questions We Still Have Now That The Manga Is Over

Demon Slayers have their Breathing Styles, Demons have their Blood Demon Arts. Neither technique is explained in-depth, but one is purely visual and the other is literal magic. Remember, the water that swells around Tanjiro’s sword and the Lightning around Zenitsu’s are there only for visual flair, they aren’t visible to the characters in the story and don’t imbue the sword with magical effects.

But the Demon Arts? Those are real. Rue’s spider-threads were real, Yahaba’s trajectory shifting arrows were real, and Nezuko’s exploding blood is real. But, how does that even work?

2. Will They Still Pass On The Breathing Techniques?

Demon Slayer: 10 Burning Questions We Still Have Now That The Manga Is Over

Many of the Breathing Styles that developed over the years were passed down from Master to Disciple or from Father to Son. All of them originated from the Sun Breathing Style, yes, but many were developed at random intervals later on so they all have different roots and ancestry.

The question now is, will these superhuman Breathing Arts still be passed down now that Demons are a thing of the past? Why shouldn’t they? If trained properly, one can utilize superhuman speed, strength, and comprehension, all things that would still be useful in a peaceful daily life.

1. What Happened To The Ubuyashiki’s And Other Demon Slaying Staff?

Demon Slayer: 10 Burning Questions We Still Have Now That The Manga Is Over

And finally, now that the story has ended and the camera has shifted to the next generation, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure style, what became of the Demon Slaying Corps? Obviously one would assume they disbanded, but this was a country-wide operation that used satellite homes, complex communication systems, and a well-thought-out system of ranks and chain-of-command.

It would be a waste to just throw that all away now that the demons are gone, so put those resources to work somewhere else! The most obvious route would be to use Demon Slaying techniques to train peacekeepers or soldiers, and readers saw that with Giyuu and Shinaguzawa, but sadly fans never found out what happened to the famed Ubuyashiki family.

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