WARNING: The next accommodates main spoilers from the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga, by Koyoharu Gotouge, obtainable in English by means of VIZ Media.
After the occasions of Demon Slayer: Mugen Practice, Akaza is public enemy primary for killing fan favourite Kyojuro Rengoku after which fleeing the scene. Higher-Rank Three of the Twelve Kizuki, Akaza’s overwhelming energy proved an excessive amount of for the Flame Hashira. Nevertheless, victory over Akaza will not be unimaginable — due to the Demon’s careless flaunting of his personal weak point that, sadly, our heroes failed to note.
When Akaza opts to easily throw arms with a grasp swordsman, he seems invulnerable due to his immediate regeneration and weird methods. As he toys with Rengoku, he begs the Hashira to turn out to be a Demon to allow them to combat perpetually. Rengoku makes use of each type of Flame Respiratory but fails to make any headway in opposition to the mighty Demon. Nevertheless, the trail to victory was proper in entrance of him, if he had solely paid nearer consideration to what Akaza was saying throughout their battle.
Throughout Demon Slayer‘s Infinity Citadel arc, Tanjiro and Giyu Tomioka encounter Akaza on their strategy to confront Muzan. In the end, historical past repeats itself as the 2 highly effective Demon Slayers are nonetheless no match for Higher-Rank Three. Regardless that Tanjiro has mastered the Hinokami Kagura and Giyu has developed a Mark that immensely will increase his power, Akaza nonetheless overwhelms them. Whereas Giyu battles on, Tanjiro stops to attempt to determine how Akaza completely counters each transfer they make.
Tanjiro thinks again to his earlier encounter with Akaza to attempt to discover a clue to the Higher-Rank’s combating model. In Mugen Practice, from Akaza’s POV, it is established that he can really see an individual’s combating spirit. This is not one thing Tanjiro or Rengoku would have identified, however, one of many first issues Akaza says is that Rengoku’s combating spirit has been raised near the utmost. Utilizing hindsight, Tanjiro realizes Akaza was talking fairly actually, and his use of the time period “fighting spirit” was not meaningless.
Close to the climax of the battle between Rengoku and Akaza, the Flame Hashira unleashes his final method, Flame Respiratory, Ninth Type: Rengoku. Because the assault approaches, Akaza’s physique is visibly vibrating as he exclaims his admiration for Rengoku’s combating spirit as soon as once more. Recalling this second, Tanjiro additionally remembers a dialog with Inosuke during which the boar-head swordsman reveals he can really feel an individual’s malicious intent on his pores and skin. This brings Tanjiro to the conclusion that Akaza can sense an individual’s combating spirit, which permits him to know his opponent’s location and predict the strikes they’re about to make.
After a brutal hit from Akaza, Tanjiro manages to utterly repress his combating spirit, which causes Akaza to imagine Tanjiro has died. As Akaza approaches Giyu to complete him off, he fails to understand Tanjiro is creeping up behind him, now that the protagonist has suppressed his combating spirit. It seems Akaza’s dependence on his capacity is his undoing, as he’s utterly helpless in fight in opposition to an impassive Tanjiro and is rapidly beheaded.
Tragically, Rengoku’s demise by the hands of Akaza was completely avoidable. The Flame Hashira was so targeted on his Methods and defending the others that he targeted on overpowering the villain, which Mugen Practice and the Infinity Citadel arc established is unimaginable. To be honest, Tanjiro did not determine this out throughout Mugen Practice both, despite the fact that this encounter is the only motive he is in a position to defeat Akaza later down the road. As is commonly the case in Demon Slayer, anybody who takes Demons at face worth will find yourself as one other tombstone on Ubuyashiki’s morning stroll.