Demon Slayer has been on the top since the release of its first season. Koyoharu Gotōge is the creator of the manga. The story has created a significant impact on the audience. Along with it, they had also released the movie “Mugen Train.” The film had competed with classic movies such as spirited away as well. After a massive success of the first season, the anime is back with another season. They have released a trailer, and soon, they will announce the release date for Demon Slayer Season 2.
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In the series Demon Slayer, Tanjiro has played the protagonist’s role from the very beginning of the series. We saw him wearing a pair of Hanafuda earrings. In the later part of the series, they have also shown the earrings in Tanjiro’s father. It is said that the earrings have a historical significance, and many do fear them much as Muzan. So if you are curious about the same, this article has everything you need to know about Tanjiro’s Hanafuda earrings. You can also check out some famous Demon Slayer Quotes.
Tanjiro’s Hanafuda Earrings
Tanjiro is seeing wearing the earring from the very start. It is said that Hinokami Kagura, also known as the dance of the fire god, has passed down the Hanafuda earrings to the male successors of the Kamado family. Therefore the earring is also known to be passed in his family through generations as a custom.
In the anime, the villain Muzan Kibutsuji turns Tanjiro’s sister, Nezuko, into a demon. Later, when he sees Tanjiro’s earrings, he sends his two men to follow him. Because in the past, Muzan remembers an encounter with a demon slayer with red hair and wearing the same earrings pair. Later in a fight between Tanjiro and the lower moon of the twelve Kizuki, he remembers his father wanted to pass on the Kagura technique along with the Hanafuda earring to be passed on. Therefore, it was Tanjiro who inherits them both.
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Besides Tanjiro’s father, the earrings appear on Yoriichi Tsugikuni, the first user of the sun’s breadth. Now the real question is, does the Kamado family has a connection with Yoruichi?
Hanafuda Earrings and its Heirs
The demon Slayer manga has disclosed that Tanjiro is not connected with Yoriichi in terms of their bloodline. That is, he is not related to the progeny of Yoriichi. Moreover, the Kamado family is a descendant of Sumiyoshi. Who is the friend of Yoriichi from the Sengoku era?
Though the author has not given much direct information to the reader, we can assume that Yoriichi gave the technique of Hinokami Kagura and Hanafuda earrings in the safe hands of the Kamado family. Furthermore, if you look into the meaning of Kamado, it means to preserve the breath of the Sun. So somewhere or the other, it adds up to the Kamado family.
Meaning of Hanafuda earrings of Tanjiro
In Japanese, Hanafuda is a methodology of playing a variety of cards. In English, Hanafuda means flower cards. Also, it refers to games played with cards. We were looking deep into Muzan’s curiosity towards the earrings. We can assume the Hanafuda earrings in Demon Slayer are of greater significance than our assumptions.
Tanjiro Hanafuda Earrings and Shinjiro
Kyojuro Shinjuro, Rengoku’s father, and many others could recognize those earrings in a glace. Shinjiro did not react positively when he first saw him wearing it. He accused Tanjiro of facts even he wasn’t aware of. In the 68th chapter of the manga, when Tanjiro visited to inform lousy news. Shinjiro was fired up when he noticed that Tanjiro came to show off his hanafuda earrings. Because in the past, the flame pillar has said that the heirs of hanafuda are the strongest demon slayers. He thought Tanjiro practices Sun Breathing.
Muzan’s relation to the Hanafuda earrings
Muzan Kibutsuji has previously come across a demon slayer with the same earrings. When he looked into Tanjiro, he saw a glimpse of the man from the past with the red hair and the same hanafuda earrings. Muzan was instantly agitated and summoned his two men to follow Tanjiro.
Muzan had previously tried to eliminate all the members who were the followers of the breadth of the sun. He assumed they were now extinct but found Tanjiro in the middle of nowhere. Since the facts are not conveyed very clearly, we can assume Muzan has a bad past with Tanjiro’s father or any member related to the Hanafuda earrings, which may lead to his pretend family’s slaughter.
Description of the Hanafuda earrings
The design of the Hanafuda earrings resembles the Hanafuda card. It has a red circle in the upper center of the rectangle with extended rays of the Sun. The earrings often represent a rising sun.
Also, it is noticed that the Chinese Demon Slayer has a different design to the Hanafuda earring compared to the original design.
Where to Watch Demon Slayer?
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is now streaming on @netflix! 🎉
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However, the availability is also region-specific, so if it’s region locked, you can search Demon Slayer on Official Sites for watching anime.
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