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Demon Slayer Yoriichi Tsugikuni: Character Origin Explained

Here's the short origin story of Yoriichi.

Demon Slayer anime flaunts several mysterious and interesting characters. However, if there’s one character who is intriguing for most fans, he’s Yoriichi Tsugikuni.

Of course, manga readers very well knows who exactly is Yoriichi Tsugikuni, but for anime fans, this character is a complete mystery.

In Demon Slayer anime, the first time we saw Yoriichi was in Muzan Kibutsuji’s flashback. Even in that scene, we didn’t see his face clearly. So, most fans still wonder who exactly is Yoriichi and why Muzan was shaking with fear just by thinking of him.

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Who Is Yoriichi in Demon Slayer? [Manga Spoilers]

Muzan’s nightmare, Yoriichi, was one of the most powerful Demon Slayers of the Sengoku Era. He was the twin brother of Michikatsu Tsugikuni, who is currently a demon and holds a position in Upper Rank 1.

Yoriichi was meant to defeat Muzan because of his commendable abilities, but he failed to do so.

Yoriichi and Michikatsu were born over 400 years before the anime’s events. Similar to Tanjiro, Yoriichi was born with a birthmark on his forehead.

Yoriichi’s father hated him because of his birthmark, and that’s why he led a tough childhood. As a child, he never smiled or spoke anything, so Yoriichi’s mother made him hanafuda earrings to shower him with Sun Goddess’ blessing. And the same earrings were passed down to Yoriichi’s bloodline, including Tanjiro.

Between all that mess, Yoriichi managed to become the world’s greatest Samurai. He was also the first Samurai to practice solar breathing, and all other breathing techniques are derived from it.

Yoriichi was powerful enough to defeat Muzan; however, he couldn’t do so. That’s because he couldn’t come down to kill his twin brother, leading to his own demise.

Even to this day, Muzan is scared of Yoriichi. That’s precisely why he so badly wants Tanjiro dead after he saw him wearing the same earrings.

So, that’s all you need to know about Yoriichi character from Demon Slayer. Getting to know anything more than that might spoil the anime for most fans. Anyway, if you don’t care about anime and want to learn more about this character, you can do that here.

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Shivam Gulati

I am a video game enthusiast who loves exploring everything happening in the gaming community. I enjoy competitive games in particular, even though I lose most of the time.

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