Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba has become one of the biggest shonen series around, with the relatively new series going so far as to overcome manga sales for Eiichiro Oda's One Piece from time to time. With this year's Anime Expo, which took place earlier this month, the voice actor for Tanjiro had the opportunity to answer fan questions while also diving into his reaction when he first watched one of the biggest battles of the second season between his character and the demon Gyutaro.
During our coverage of the Demon Slayer panel at this year's Anime Expo, Hanae went into detail about the biggest fight of the Entertainment District Arc while also confirming that Tanjiro has grown since the recent events of the Mugen Train Arc:
"Tengen is brought up as Hanae is asked about the Entertainment District arc as Tanjiro faces off with Gyutaro and his sister. Hanae is asked how it was performing this scene. He says Tanjiro is stronger than in Mugen Train, and that is apparent. This is because he inherited something from Rengoku.
Hanae then speaks about his new Hinokami Kagura move. The actor says he had to stop breathing to make the move work which was interesting to act out. Tanjiro was definitely stronger here but his enemies do so as well. Hanae says they need to cut it out. Hanae saw a young girl dressed as Gyutaro's sister. The actor thinks he could maybe take them. Maybe."
The voice of Tanjiro also took the opportunity to talk about his reaction to watching his character fight against Gyutaro and the visceral response he had in experiencing the battle:
"Hanae is asked how he felt watching Gyutaro vs Tanjiro. He thought it was so cool but also cried which was a first. It was the first time all three heroes fought together which made Hanae excited."
Demon Slayer's third season will tackle the Swordsmith Village Arc which is sure to throw plenty of challenges at Tanjiro and his friends which might just rival the battles that took place within the Entertainment District.
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