Demon Slayer is popular is an understatement. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’s explosive rise has changed the entire industry single-handedly. Even though it has a cliched premise like any other mainstream shounen- teenage boy trains and trains to defeat demons and protect the world; UFOtable’s feat absolutely changed the perspective. Along with top notch animation and music, Demon Slayer delivers some impressive quotes and dialogues to keep you going.
Here we go with 25 best Demon Slayer quotes you will totally fall in love:
“Swords break easily.”Sakonji Urokodaki
Yes, ironically speaking, a sword can destroy a boulder but can also break without much effort. Sakonji Urokodaki is the first master who takes in Tanjiro and Nezuko under his wing. As a former Water Pillar, in episode 3, Urokodaki taught Tanjiro the uses of a Nichirin Sword and the Water Breathing Techniques. Nichirins are the ultimate weapons to decapitate a demon but they can also break fairly easily. And as we further look into the show, we find how much a sword is important to different people.
“All you did was memorize a fact. Your body has no clue what it needs to do.” – Sabito
Even though Kamado Tanjiro was smart from the start, he lacked battle skills. As he started training under Urokodaki, he learned various breathing techniques and common senses used in battles. But when he trained with Sabito, he realized the difference in power. Tanjiro has mastered the techniques as a piece of knowledge but his body doesn’t know how to implement them when the time comes.
This is also applicable in real life. Just because one knows how to do something doesn’t mean he/she can use it efficiently in real life. Practice makes one experienced.
“I was able to withstand it because I’m the oldest son! But I couldnt have if I were the second!”Tanjiro Kamado
A fitting quote for Tanjiro alone. Being an older sibling is full of responsibilities. To be human, Tanjiro, the oldest of the six Kamado children knew the hardships to bear the family name. If he were the second oldest, he might have taken it easy. That is why time and again Tanjiro talks himself up to last a few minutes longer until he reaches his goal.
“No matter how many people, you may lose, you have no choice but to go on living. No matter how devastating, the blows maybe.”Tanjiro Kamado
One of the inspiring yet heartbreaking moments in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba is when Kazumi breaks down before Tanjiro. Just as, Kazumi accuses Tanjiro to be ignorant of the empty feeling of losing a loved one, Tanjiro answers with a bitter smile and uttered these words. As an only survivor of his family, he understands that he has to go on no matter what. He still has things he can protect.
It is also a mantra for anyone who has suffered loss. To go on without turning back and diving into despair is the way to survive and have a strong heart.
“Those who regretted their own actions. I would never trample over them. Because demons were once human, too. Just like me, they were human, too.”Tanjiro Kamado
Tanjiro’s limitless empathy towards Demons might be looked down upon by many but all he asks for is justice. Tanjiro has known the pain of a Demon by staying in Nezuko, Lady Tamayo, and Yushiro’s side. They were all human beings at some point but due to unfortunate circumstances, they had fallen prey to Muzan’s blood. That is why even if Tanjiro refuses to forgive the man-eating demons for killing, he feels sorry for them after freeing their life.
“Go further! If you’re a man. If you call yourself a man! There’s no other way to go but forward!”Sabito
Japan is a patriarchial country and they believe men should never cower before strength. As a fighter they are bound to move forward with might and protect the weak. So, Sabito wanted to hammer these words into Tanjiro so that he never forgets his duty as the oldest son of the Kamado family.
“Feel the rage, the powerful, pure rage of not being able to forgive will become your unswerving drive to take action.”– Giyu Tomioka, ep 1
Giyuu can be a real sadist sometimes. He throws in this advice when Tanjiro is close to diving into despair and lose eveything he ever had. Anger and frustration is mostly associated with negativity. But it can also fuel the fire of revenge. He wanted to give off a inspirational vibe to his advice. Here, Giyuu wanted Tanjiro to feel enraged and make the unfortuante events as his driving force to take down Muzan and become a fine Demon slayer.
“Clearly Gramps did smack me around a bit too much. But he never abandoned me.”Zenitsu Agatsuma
Even before getting struck by lightning Zenitsu was a pessimistic scaredy-cat. Since childhood, he had no one who hoped anything from him and so Zenitsu lacked a resolve. But when times were bizarre, a former Pillar, Jigoro Kuwajima, whom he called as Gramps, came to his aid.
But Zenitsu tried to run away from him due to the rigorous training as a Demon Hunter; however, his Gramps made sure to put him back on track every time.
“Don’t ever show your back to the enemies”Tomioka Giyuu
In Episode 1, when Tanjiro meets Tomioka Giyuu in the forest he had no clue he was standing in front of a Pillar. And Hashiras despise demons more than anyone else. While Giyuu was battling himself whether to kill Nezuko or not, his threats made Tanjiro grovel in front of him. This stance enraged Giyuu to the core. Putting one’s head down with every chance open to get attacked is the worst thing one can do in front of a demon or a Hashira.
“Everything that I couldn’t do for the others…I’ll do it all for you!”Tanjiro Kamado
After the Kamadao family is annihilated only Nezuko is all Tanjiro has. Hiwever, to his misfortune, she has become a bloodthirsty demon. Even when Tanjiro is carrying her forgetting all exhaustion, all he thinks about is Nezuko’s well being. He promises to give everything to his little sister that he couldn’t do for his other siblings.
“Use your head not just your spirit. Think think think.”Tanjiro Kamado
In episode 13, in the battle against Kyougai Tanjiro feels his physical condition. He was heavily injured while fighting against the Temari demon and the Arrow demon. Those wounds screamed when Kyogai, the master of the Tsuzumi Mansion had Tanjiro at his wit’s end. This gave Tanjiro some realization to talk himself down with a level head.
“I’ve… been protecting it… because you… said that… this thing is more important to you… than your own life.”Zenitsu Agatsuma
Zenitsu Agatsuma might look like your neighborhood fucboi but deep within he is a soft compassionate chivalrous blonde guy. This is the moment when fans saw Zenitsu in a new light. He has a very keen sense of hearing. Thus, soon he found out Tanjiro was carrying a demon. Even though he knew that he protected it while getting beaten to a pulp by Inosuke as returning a favour for when he was hungry.
“However, life can be as fickle as the weather. Constantly changing,never stagnating. It won’t always stay sunny, but snowfall doesn’t last forever either. And whenever happiness meets its end, it always carries the smell of blood.”Tanjiro Kamado
Time never stops and life is not always mundane. In episode 1, this quote marked the opening of the Kamado family’s unfortunate fate. With ups and downs, life goes on without anyone’s knowing what is in the future. In Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Tanjiro’s journey of hardships unfolds tenfold after he says this quote as a narrative and leaves his house.
“When you lose to someone smaller than you, it destroys your soul!”Inosuke Hashibira
Inosuke Hashibara is one loudmouth character high on adrenaline from day until the night. He has immense pride in himself as a demon slayer quite opposite to Zenitsu’s tantrums. 2nd oldest after Zenitsu among the trio main leads, Inosuke felt devasted when he saw Tanjiro slaying demons one after another at Mt. Natagumo. He realized he is getting left behind in demon hunting so he said this to fire himself up.
Indeed, if you are prideful and egotistic, losing to someone younger than you might break your will power. So, the only way to come out victorious is by continuously evolving yourself.
For any kind of wound, there’s always some kind of medicine or treatment.’– Tamayo
In episode 8 everything we knew about Demons changed with the encounter with Lady Tamayo and Yushiro. She broke the notion of all demons being the successors of Muzan. She even found ways to undo Muzan’s curse with her medical expertise. So, she assured Tanjiro that there is always a way to cure any illness and Lady Tamayo will help Nezuko to become a human.
It may seem to be just a fictional theory but it can be applied to the real world as well. We still couldn’t find a cure to many sicknesses but that doesn’t mean we never will.
“Hands off my sister.”Tanjiro Kamado
Oh no! It’s your fault Mr. Swamp Demon. You shouldn’t have messed with Nezuko when her brother is around! Tanjiro is very protective of her little sister. As the only sibling and family member he has left, Nezuko is the reason for his strength and determination. If anyone dares touches her, Tanjiro will rip you alive.
The way my blade shred through flesh…I pride myself on that.”Inosuke Hashibira
Inosuke’s animal like speech along with his badass nature was downright scary in the beginning. He sounded like a total sadist when he said these words to Tanjiro in the Tsuzumi Mansion where they first met.
Zenitsu, perfect it! It’s alright to cry or go off by yourself. Just don’t ever give up. Believe in yourself. You endured all that hellish training. You’ll be rewarded for that without question. Work to forge yourself like a tempered blade… and become the most resilient of all! Focus on what you do best!Jigoro Kuwajima
Zenitsu was a blessed boy who got to train under a former thunder Hashira, Jigoro Kuwajima. So, even if he had thrown tantrums and tried his best to run away from the hellish training, Zenitsu managed to master the First Thunder Breathing Form.
We can also apply this quote in our lives also when we want to flee from our burdens. It is advisable to take things one at a time and put all the concentration on that only.
“I am a demon. But I am also a doctor. And I wish to obliterate Kibutsuji.”Lady Tamayo
Episode 8 of Demon Slayer was absolutely remarkable with the introduction of Lady Tamayo. She was a total game changer of the series plot against Muzan. The fact that not of she is a kind demon, but also she wants Muzan’s head on a Nichirin is what gave us hope for Tanjiro and others. No doubt in the coming episodes she will have quite some role in destroying the demon community and finding aid for Nezuko.
“Since I was always the most powerful, there was no one who could protect me. No one who could shield me.”Rui
Not only Tanjiro. but also the audience was awestrucked by the power of one of the 12 Demon Moons. Even though Rui and the others were once human after recieving Muzan’s blood they lost themselves in their despairs. Rui was only a child even younger than Tanjiro himself but his strength was on par of a Hashira. Rui wanted to the adored little brother who wanted to be protected. However, his strength didn’t match with any of his family memebers. So, in the end when he was at the verge of his death his family was already dead.
“Not only that, but those who share a strong bond give off the scent of trust. Yet all I’m picking up from you two is the scent of terror, hatred and repulsion. Thats not what you call a bond. It’s counterfeit! It’s fake!”Tanjiro Kamado
Rui’s arc was one of the best arcs in the Demon Slayer series. A trusted bond between siblings is inseparable. And the love and affection shown in the actions between Nezuko and Tanjiro every time. The harsh treatment Rui’s family members get is visible to the naked eye which does not require Tanjiro’s sense of smell at all. Thus, when Rui claims to have Nezuko as his sister, it’s infuriating for both Tanjiro and us!
“I shall use a gentle toxin to kill her, so she won’t suffer, alright?”Shinobu Koucho
Shinobu is a complex character in Kimetsu no Yaiba, who loves teasing others wearing a beautiful smile over her constant state of anger. Her personality is twisted in such a way that she can convince a demon that she is her friend just before poisoning them. When she sensed that Nezuko is Tanjiro’s sister turned into a demon, she assured him to use a gentle toxin on her to reduce the agony. She humored the eventual death of Nezuko with false hope. This is the level of the ironical sweet talk she uses to manipulate people to get her job done.
“If you can’t tell the difference between good Demons and bad ones, then you don’t deserve to be a Hashira!!Tanjiro Kamado
This is one of the best quotes delivered by Tanjiro in the series. Hashira or not Tanjiro despises each and everyone who cannot differentiate someone good from the bad. The nine Pillars are considered to be the most superior beings in the Demon Slayer Corps, yet Tanjiro begs to differ. He won’t sit still without taking action when his sister is in the question.
“Who in their right mind will call her an eyesore? Just take a good look at those features. Nezuko was known as the town beauty!”Tanjiro Kamado
Seriously. How dare you Yushiro! Nezuko is sister goals. She is a beauty yet not a brainless princess. She fights, she protects. Nezuko is the ultimate imotou(sister)! Tanjiro will not accept anyone who speaks ill of his kid sister.
“I’m a living being who’s infinitely close to perfection.”Muzan Kibutsuji
Muzan Kibutsuji is an extremely egotistical narcissist demon. His God complex has taken over his head which restricts him from seeing any of his shortcomings. As the first demon ever made he takes pride and joy in controlling every other demon and spawning more and more of them. He is obsessed with becoming the ultimate living being on Earth’s face with only Sun as his ultimate enemy.
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