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Muichiro Tokitos

Muichiro Tokitos

Muichiro is a carefree kind of person and seems to constantly wander off in thought. During the whole「Trial by Hashira」which would decide Tanjiro’s fate, his mind was wandering(talking to himself「what is the shape of that cloud again? What is it called?」). He says he is fine either way since he is going to forget anyway.

Even so, when facing Master Kagaya Ubuyashiki, he is as reverent and shows courtesy as other「Hashiras」. He would flicks Tanjiro, who quarrels with Sanemi Shinazugawa and refuses to be dismissed, in the head with a pebbleas a punishment because Tanjiro「are not allowed to interrupt the Master」.

He tends to think only for himself and operates on logic alone. Anyone who gets in the way will be treated ruthlessly, sometimes he’s even willing to use his strength.
Muichiro insists that「Instead of wasting most time protecting one person, we should choose to protect more people」・「a Hashira’s time is more valuable than that of the rest」. He thinks calmly and rationally, but he is too blunt and has difficulty interacting with people. Tanjiro thinks his philosophy is 「right, but totally uncaring and cruel」.
However, it does not mean that he is egocentric or selfish. It is just Muichiro being acting on Demon Slayer Corps’ principal of 「protecting human lives from demons」. Even Tanjiro who acts on instincts never feels him acting in bad faiths. Although there is an aggressive side of him, Muichiro, as a demon slayer whose duty is to protect innocent people, has a strong sense of mission and justice. He never hesitates when it comes to the moment that he needs to step forward as a shield to protect the non-combatants. As young as fourteen he has already become a true Hashira.

Besides, according to his attendant Kasugai crow, he is the decedent of Sun Breathing. And his true strength is still unknown.

On the other hand, for some reason, Muichiro is suffering from memory loss, and a sequela of inability to recall the recent past.
During the Hashira Meeting, when asked how he considers about Tanjiro’s sanction, he claimed that there is no need for him to care as he would soon forget about the circumstance anyway.
Therefore, when it comes to Ubuyashiki, who consoles Muichiro and gives him confidence that there is no need to worry, he takes him as his spiritual pillar. And Muichiro is devoted to his position as the Demon Slayer Corps’ Hashira.
Sometimes, in his interaction with Tanjiro, Muichiro can act his age. His coldness might be a side effect of memory loss.
Also, as another side effect of memory loss, Muichiro uses 「boku」と「ore」 in a confusing way. His tone may suddenly turn vulgar and critical.

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