In Demon Slayer Season 2 and during her fight with Tanjiro on the roof, Daki got a scary perception of a guy, who seemed to have said similar words to Muzan, her Lord! This man is Yoriichi Tsugikuni. But, who is Yoriichi Tsugikuni, is he dead or alive, and what is Yoriichi Tsugikuni to Tangiro?
Spoilers warning: This blog post contains heavy spoilers for Demon Slayer only anime watchers. Read ahead at your own risk!
Who is Yoriichi Tsugikuni?
Who is Yoriichi Tsugikuni? Yoriichi Tsugikuni is the progenitor of the Sun Breathing Style, the most powerful Breathing technique in Kimetsu no Yaiba universe and can be considered as the original of all Breathing Styles in Demon Slayer, which makes him the strongest Demon Slayer Corps member.
Yoriichi Tsugikuni is the youngest of two twins, the eldest being Michikatsu. Yoriichi Tsugikuni was born with a demon slayer mark on his forehead, granting him access to some superhuman powers.
At the same time, he was a serene and modest person, who never talked to the point where everyone supposed he was deaf. This is when his mum conceived Hanafuda earrings for him, hoping that Ameratsu, the Sun Goddess, would bless his ears.
Later on, Yoriichi Tsugikuni lost his wife and his unborn baby when a demon assaulted them.
Who is Yoriichi Tsugikuni to Tanjiro?
Is Yoriichi Tsugikuni directly related to Tanjiro? The answer is no, but, both do share a special bond through Tanjiro’s ancestors!
So, who is Yoriichi Tsugikuni to Kamado Tanjiro? Since Yoriichi had lost his wife and baby to a demon, he doesn’t have any living descendants of his own, but he was friends with Sumiyoshi, Tanjiro’s ancestor.
How did both the Sun Breathing Style and Hanafuda Earrings end up with Tanjiro?
Sumiyoshi learnt the Breath of the Sun from Yoriichi Tsugikuni to keep his descendants alive, and this, along with the Hanafuda earrings got passed down to the eldest son in the Kamado Family.
The Kamado family was not a part of the demon slayers corps prior to Tanjiro, and this is why they were able to live without being identified by Muzan’s subordinates.
FAQ About Yoriichi Tsugikuni
Q1: What zodiac sign is yoriichi tsugikuni?
A1: Unfortunately, we don’t have such information in all Demon Slayer franchise resources!
Q2: When is Yoriichi Tsugikuni birthday?
A2: Yoriichi Tsugikuni was born in 1432 (source)
Q3: When does Yoriichi Tsugikuni appear?
A3: Yoriichi appeared for the first time in a flashback of Muzan in episode 8 of Demon Slayer Season 1.
Q4: How does Yoriichi Tsugikuni die?
A4: Yoriichi Tsugikuni fought his older twin brother who turned into a demon. He quickly had the upper-hand in the battle with a single move, slitting his throat before he finally died standing up, uninjured.