WARNING: The next accommodates spoilers for Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 2, Episode 12, “Things Are Gonna Get Real Flashy!!,” now streaming on Funimation, Hulu and Crunchyroll.
As Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba‘s favourite (granted, solely) Thunder-Breather, Zenitsu Agatsuma is a power to be reckoned with — when he is asleep. He alternates between being a sniveling coward and a rage-fueled tyrant whereas he is awake, however at the least he tries. Journey companion and buddy of protagonist Tanjiro Kamado, Zenitsu is simply as dedicated to saving lives as a Demon Slayer as anybody else within the Corps. Whereas he usually fails in his aware makes an attempt to struggle demons, the second he falls asleep, he tends to depart a path of obliterated demons in his wake.
A person of Thunder-Respiratory, one of many 5 important Respiratory Kinds utilized by Demon Slayers, Zenitsu’s explosive approach, Thunderclap and Flash, devastates demons within the blink of an eye fixed. The kicker, nevertheless, is that Zenitsu can solely correctly use his Thunder-Respiratory when he’s drowsing. This may be terribly inconvenient for many Demon Slayers, however it seems that if there’s one factor Zenitsu can reliably do (in addition to scream), it’s falling asleep mid-battle.
So far as why Zenitsu so usually falls asleep within the midst of a bloody and lethal demon confrontation, the reply is straightforward: he is simply that scared. The overwhelming majority of Muzan Kibutsuji’s demons are hideously disfigured, and all possess otherworldly energy often known as a Blood Demon Artwork. In all equity, it makes extra sense that Zenitsu is so terrified by them than it does that Tanjiro and Inosuke should not. It’s odd that the horror drives him into sleep, however the finish truly justifies the means in Zenitsu’s case.
Zenitsu does, nevertheless, seem to retain a sure diploma of consciousness whereas asleep. Even throughout Demon Slayer‘s “Mugen Train” and “Entertainment District” arcs, he continued preventing in his sleeping state, fairly than simply unleashing a single blow as he had on the begin of the sequence. Whereas he seems to be a really proficient Thunder-Breather when asleep, in reality he solely ever managed to study the primary type, Thunderclap and Flash. Nevertheless, Zenitsu has amped up the approach’s energy with what he has dubbed Thunder-Respiratory, First Kind: Thunderclap and Flash – Sixfold.
Zenitsu is calm and picked up whereas asleep, performing with excessive precision and with a slight aptitude for dramatics. This all-business persona is a far cry from his fixed, petulant screaming about something and every little thing when he is awake. But beneath all his eccentric and sometimes annoying conduct, the core of Zenitsu’s downside is that he has very low vanity. He is aware of he is usually a coward however can not help it, saying that nobody hates him greater than himself. His personal self-loathing is equally as crippling as his concern of demons, if no more so.
On the intense facet, Zenitsu seems to be on the trail to true self-improvement in Demon Slayer. On the time of writing, the anime is on the top of the “Entertainment District” arc and Zenitsu has already demonstrated his overwhelming concern of demons is now not crippling. He would not whine earlier than solo missions and even stood as much as Daki, Higher-Rank Six of the Twelve Kizuki. Zenitsu nonetheless should be asleep to carry out his Thunder-Respiratory Method, however at the least now he would not should be terrified into unconsciousness first.