Demon Slayer Animator Unleashes Rengoku in New Key Art

Rengoku might be the most heart-wrenching death in Demon Slayer's anime so far, with the Flame Hashira making his debut in the Mugen Train but finding himself unable to survive his encounter with the demon Akaza. While Rengoku might be gone, he certainly is not forgotten as Tanjiro is seeking revenge along with the secret to the power known as Sun Breathing. Now, an animator with Ufotable has shared a new take on Rengoku via the animation studio's official website.    

While Rengoku did not survive his battle against Akaza, the top demon that revels in battle, his spirit lives on in Tanjiro and his fellow, young demon hunters. The Flame Hashira clearly had an interesting background, as is discovered during the Entertainment District Arc, and Rengoku's family is still coming to grips in their own ways when it comes to their loss, though they were able to set Tanjiro on the right path when it came to learning more about Sun Breathing. The technique that Tanjiro is still grappling with has yet to be fully mastered though as the Shonen protagonist learns, Sun Breathing was the basis for all the other styles of breathing that the Demon Slayer Corps came to learn over its career.

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Character Designer for Demon Slayer's anime adaptation, Akira Matsushima, released the new look at the Flame Hashira, with Rengoku unsheathing his sword and living up to his name which allowed him to unleash fiery attacks upon scores of devils:

(Photo: Ufotable)

The third season of Demon Slayer's anime will arrive next year, following the destructive events of the Entertainment District Arc that knocked another Hashira out of commission. Focusing on the Swordsmith Village Arc, the Love and Mist Hashira will be taking center stage this time around as Tanjiro and his allies are about to learn more about the demons that stalk the world and just how powerful Muzan's top minions truly are.

Who has been your favorite Hashira that has made an appearance in Demon Slayer? How many more seasons do you think Demon Slayer's anime adaptation has left in the tank? Feel free to let us know in the comments or hit me up directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk all things comics, anime, and the world of the Demon Slayer Corps. 

Via Ufotable