Does Tanjiro Die at the age of 25?

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If you are an anime fan then, you may have come across Demon Slayer. This series has grabbed attention in all over the world. Created by Koyoharu Gotouge, the anime follows Tanjiro Kamado and his friends’ intense and emotional journey.

Most of my anime friends, even I, love this show because of its anime quality and actions. Just some days before, one of my friends asked me, Does Tanjiro Die at the age of 25 (As he has not read the manga). Then I thought, this question needs an article.

This curiosity rises from the mysterious Demon Slayer Mark which is rumored to carry a deadly curse.

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Tanjiro’s Path Begins

Tanjiro’s story starts in a small mountain village where he lived peacefully with his family. He helped support his family by selling charcoal in the nearby town. But tragedy struck when he returned home one day to find his entire family slaughtered by demons, except his younger sister Nezuko

Determined to avenge his family and cure Nezuko, Tanjiro embarked on a perilous journey. Tanjiro’s dedication led him to join the Demon Slayer Corps. It is an organization dedicated to eradicating demons and protecting humanity. Throughout his journey, he formed strong bonds with fellow Slayers like Zenitsu Agatsuma and Inosuke Hashibira. Together, they faced numerous challenges and formidable foes, shaping Tanjiro into a more skilled and resolute warrior.

Also Read:- Does Tanjiro Become a Hashira?

The Demon Slayer Mark

Demon Slayer Mark

You may have heard about the Demon Slayer Mark. It is a powerful symbol appearing on certain Demon Slayers’ bodies. It enhances their abilities significantly. These marks first emerged in the Sengoku Era, known as the Golden Age of Demon Slayers. Yoriichi Tsugikuni was a notable figure possessing one.

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The mark grants incredible physical strength and speed to its bearer. And you can also see the “Transparent World” with it. This ability allows you to perceive living beings’ internal structures which gives an advantage in battle.

But the mark comes with drawbacks too. A rumor persists that those awakening the Demon Slayer Mark won’t live past 25 years. This belief stems from observing many marked Demon Slayers dying young. And the mark activates under extreme conditions like a heart rate over 200 BPM and body temperature above 39°C which can be fatal.

But, there was an exception:- Yoriichi Tsugikuni. He was born with the mark yet lived into his 80s. And Gyomei Himejima activated his mark at 27 but didn’t die immediately. Though he died to injuries later in battle. So the curse could be a superstition, not a guaranteed fate.

Key Events in Tanjiro’s Life

  1. Training with Sakonji Urokodaki :-Tanjiro’s Demon Slayer journey began with grueling training under Sakonji Urokodaki. He learned the vital Water Breathing techniques for fighting demons.
  2. Fight with Rui (Lower Moon Five):- One of Tanjiro’s first major battles was against the powerful Lower Moon demon, Rui. With Nezuko’s help, he defeated Rui using Water Breathing and the Hinokami Kagura
  3. Battle on the Mugen Train against Enmu (Lower Moon One):- He, his comrades, and Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku faced Enmu. Though they won, the fight ended tragically with Rengoku’s death. It impacted Tanjiro deeply.
  4. Confronting Upper Moon Demons:- Tanjiro’s battles against Upper Moon demons like Daki, Gyutaro, and Akaza were immensely challenging. Not only physically demanding but also emotionally taxing as he witnessed friends’ sacrifices.
  5. Final Showdown with Muzan Kibutsuji:- The culmination was the epic battle with Muzan Kibutsuji. This harrowing fight pushed Tanjiro and their allies to their limits. Tanjiro sustained severe injuries and was even turned into a demon. But with the help of Nezuko, Kanao, and Tamayo’s medicine, Tanjiro returned to human form and contributed to Muzan’s defeat

Tanjiro’s Journey with the Mark

Tanjiro's Journey with the Mark

He awakens his Demon Slayer Mark while fighting Upper Moon 6 which boosts his abilities greatly. His mark changes and evolves through battles, showing his increasing strength and mastery.

Does Tanjiro die at 25 due to the mark? Fans debate this topic a lot. The manga does not tell us the exact date of death for Demon Slayers. Since the curse(Death at 25) is not officially proven in the manga, it might be a normal superstition. Kokushibo has mentioned that the lifespan of Demon Slayers might be reduced (for the reasons mentioned above). So even if Tanjiro did not die at 25, he must have died before 30. It is mainly because he fought intense battles, damaged his body many times, and was not born with the mark

Peace After the Epic Battle

After the climactic battle against Muzan Kibutsuji, the “Demon Slayer” world underwent major changes. With the demon threat gone, Tanjiro Kamado and his friends began rebuilding their lives. Despite severe injuries and transformations, Tanjiro ultimately returned to human form

Following the battle, Tanjiro married Kanao Tsuyuri, and they started a family together. The epilogue gives a glimpse into their descendants’ peaceful lives in modern Japan, free from demon terror. It also reveals the descendants of other main characters like Nezuko and Zenitsu, reading about their heroic ancestors.

Conclusion

The manga events debunk the rumors of Tanjiro dying at 25. The curse is not that a Demon Slayer will die at 25 but that a Demon Slayer’s lifespan will eventually decrease as they engage in more deadly battles. Personally, I believe Tanjiro did not die at 25 but likely died around that age(25-30) due to the intense battles he fought and the accumulated damage to his body.

Let us know what you think about the curse. Do share your opinion in our comment section

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