Demon Slayer season 2 made its triumphant return this weekend and focused on the eccentric Kyojuro Rengoku, but who is the Flame Hashira?

Demon Slayer is back and back to being one of the most ‘fire’ anime in the world!

The hit anime series made its triumphant return to the small screen on October 10th with the premiere of season 2, which will open with a recap of the Mugen Train movie for the first seven episodes.

Episode 1 in the sequel season focused on Kyojuro Rengoku, a high-ranking member of the Demon Slayer Corps who is as eccentrically-powerful as he is powerfully-eccentric, but who is he?

Demon Slayer Season 2 | Official Trailer

Demon Slayer Season 2 | Official Trailer

Who is Kyojuro Rengoku?

Kyojuro Rengoku is an extremely powerful member of the Demon Slayer Corps and holds the title of the ‘Flame Hashira’ i.e., one of the top-ranking combatants in the organisation.

Rengoku is, rather obviously, incredibly dedicated to both the Flame Hashira title and his role as a Demon Slayer. Whilst he can often come across as eccentric and strange, his enthusiasm to help people and defeat demons cannot be understated.

He has long blonde hair with streaks of flame-red around the tips, with some fire shoulder-length bangs. Rengoku does wear the customary Demon Slayer Corps uniform, but also a unique fire-themed haori (jacket) and kyahan (boots).

Kyojuro Rengoku is voiced by Satoshi Hino in the Japanese audio and Mark Whitten in the English dubbing.

Age and family history…

According to the Demon Slayer Fandom page, Rengoku is 20 years old when we see him in season 2 episode 1, standing at 177 cm tall (5’10”) and weighing around 72 Kg (159 lbs).

He is the son of the former Flame Hashira for the Demon Slayer Corps, Shinjuro Renkogu, and has a younger brother who also trained alongside him.

As explained in season 2 episode 1, he holds an extremely positive reputation amongst his fellow Hashira, with Tengen Uzio noting that Rengoku is flamboyant and the only person to stick out more than him – but also stating that “he’s a really great guy.”

Trivia about Rengoku…

According to the Fandom’s trivia page, Rengoku loves to watch sumo wrestling and his favourite food is sweet potatoes with salt grilled bream.

However, he was bitter as a child about not being allowed to have a pet because his father, the former Flame Hashira, disliked animals.

He also ruptured his own eardrums in his very first mission to counter the Flute Demons’ Blood Demon Art, which is why he often talks very loudly in comparison to other characters.

What are Rengoku’s powers and abilities?

As Kyojuro Rengoku is one of the Hashira, he is an incredibly powerful individual and a master swordsman.

Specifically, he is known to have fantastic extrasensory perception, speed, reflexes, endurance, intellect but most importantly “an undaunted spirit and indomitable willpower.”

Being the Flame Hashira, the 20-year-old mastered the art of Flame Breathing from his father and historical texts from his family.

  • First Form: Unknowing Fire – User charges at high speeds and decapitates them in one smooth slash.
  • Second Form: Rising Scorching Sun – User lowers their weapon, before swinging upwards in an arcing slash.
  • Third Form: Blazing Universe – User raises their weapon, before swinging downwards in an arc.
  • Fourth Form: Blooming Flame Undulation – User rotates their weapon in a circular motion at high speeds to block any attack.
  • Fifth Form: Flame Tiger – User combines several high-power attacks to create a rampaging tiger of fire.
  • Ninth Form: Rengoku – User dashes forward from a high stance with incredible power and speed, enough to crater the surrounding ground.

By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]

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