Is Tanjiro going to die at the end of the series? Well, a lot of people have been asking this question after the story finished as a manga. If you are one of them and want to know about Demon Slayer Tanjiro’s death, stay tuned with us to the end.

Well, it’s true that Tanjiro died after the final battle. But the plot twist was overwhelming. So, let me give you a little spoiler so that you can watch the entire series without feeling bad about your hero.

Is Tanjiro Dead?

The anime and movie adaptation by Ufotable is a bit slower than the manga. New episodes of Demon Slayer Season 2 have started airing this October and this season will cover up to the Entertainment District arc.

There are certainly many action sequences of Tanjiro and his demon slayer friends but as far as the manga goes, there is no death scene of Tanjiro in this arc. So, Tanjiro will not be dead in season 2 either.

However, in the finale of the manga, the story certainly has taken a twisted turn. Buckle up if you are ready for the spoiler.

Will Tanjiro Become Demon King After Death?

The manga of Kimetsu No Yaiba went like this: at the final battle between Muzan and Tanjiro, Tanjiro received powerful blows that made him severely injured. Even though he defeated Muzan by the Sun Breathing Technique, he was on the verge of death by himself.

After Tanjiro lost his arm and was hurt in the head, he became weak. He tried to perform Sun Breathing speedily so that he could kill Muzan during the Sunrise. But he eventually died because of the poison Muzan gave him.

Kakushi, another demon slayer friend of Tanjiro, confirmed his death as he wasn’t breathing anymore. Therefore, the fans were devastated that their hero was dead in the final battle.

But the story didn’t end here. Muzan was invasive enough to enter Tanjiro’s consciousness and turn him into the demon king. To revive the demonic powers, Tanjiro was alive once again.

This time the demon grew even stronger and got immune to the sunlight. Tanjiro had to fight with himself this time. And to help him his sister called out his name with full affection and love. This strong feeling helped him to fight the demon inside him and his willpower won eventually.


Demon Slayer Tanjiro’s death was not fake and he officially died at the finale. But the demonic power revived him to raise the demon king again. Fortunately, Tanjiro’s willpower was strong enough to fight Muzan’s consciousness.

And you will be happy to know that Tanjiro died naturally after living a peaceful life after the final battle. And his grandchildren were living happily, indicating that they didn’t have to face any evil spirit ever again.

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