When it comes to one of the most popular new age Shounen
manga and anime, Demon Slayer sure does take the cake, making the protagonist,
Tanjiro Kamado loved and respected by millions around the world. He’s
everything a man should be – loving, kind, honest, strong, and determined.
Let’s talk about our Demon Slayer sweetheart Tanjiro Kamado.
LIFE AND BACKSTORY :
Like any other Demon Slayer character, our protagonist too
isn’t spared from suffering a tragic past. When the story begins, the
thirteen-year-old Tanjiro is already the main support his family relies on. His
father having already died, he lives up in the mountains with his mother and
his younger siblings: Nezuko (sister),
Takeo (brother), Hanako (sister), Shigeru (brother) and Rokuta (brother). With
the latter three being small children (who Nezuko and Takeo also helped care
for), Tanjiro put it upon himself to go down the mountain in the snow to sell
charcoal in an effort to bring back enough food for New Year’s.
Due to the weather being difficult, he has to go alone but
when he gets to the town, it becomes clear he is well-regarded there too, with
many townsfolk asking for his help with minor errands as he sells the charcoal.
After the long day is done, he begins his return home but is stopped on his way
up the mountain by a man who warns him that demons will be out at night and he should
come in and stay the night to be safe. Tanjiro finds the warning a little
absurd but decides to stay the night before returning to home.
But when he arrives home the next morning, he is horrified
to find his entire family has been brutally massacred and in the shock of the
moment, he finds only his sister Nezuko is still showing signs of life and
putting her on his back begins racing down the mountain to get her medical aid.
On the way, he meets the water hashira Giyuu Tomioka who attacks Nezuko as he
is supposed to slay demons but realizes Nezuko is not harmful to humans. Giyuu
sends Tanjiro and Nezuko to Urokodaki to train to be a Demon Slayer and to find
a way to turn Nezuko back to be a human. Tanjiro comes across Zenitsu Agatsuma
and Inosuke Hashibira in his journey too.
POWERS AND ABILITIES :
From the beginning, Tanjiro was shown to be a prodigious
fighter, having a strong natural aptitude for combat, especially in
swordsmanship. Tanjiro was already introduced to have superhuman
characteristics, like extraordinary senses, a heightened sense of smell,
immense willpower and great intellect. Sakonji Urokodaki, a previous Water
Hashira and Water Breathing Cultivator, taught him Water Breathing
Techniques and this was Tanjiro's initial Breathing Style. He became extremely
proficient in it, enabling him to take on two members of the Twelve Kizuki,
namely Rui and Enmu. However, due to his body not being suited
to Water Breathing's techniques, Tanjiro decided to switch to the Hinokami Kagura as his main Breathing
Style. Despite this, Tanjiro has not abandoned what he was taught, combining
Water Breathing with the Hinokami Kagura, due to the strain Hinokami Kagura
placed on his body, in order to have stronger strikes than when he used Water
Breathing alone and move for longer periods than if he used Hinokami Kagura
IS TANJIRO’S FATHER?
Tanjiro’s father Tanjuro Kamado is a distant relative of
Sumiyoshi Kamado who was a very close friend of Yoriichi Tsugikuni, the
strongest Demon Slayer and the inventor of Sun breathing. As a descendant of
the Kamado family and with the ability to enter the “Transparent World,”
Tanjuro’s birthmark on his forehead was secretly a Demon Slayer Mark. This
proves Shinjuro’s explanation that all Sun Breathing users naturally have a
mark on their forehead.
HERE IS A TUTORIAL ON HOW TO DRAW TANJIRO KAMADO
STEP – 1 : Drawing
The first step of
drawing cute anime boys, such as Tanjiro, requires you to simply draw a circle.
STEP – 2 : Drawing
In this step of anime
drawing, you’re going to have to draw one vertical line and three horizontal
lines parallel to each other, on the circle that you have drawn in the previous
step, which will help you place the facial features. Initially this is the
first step of how to draw an animated face.
STEP – 3 : Drawing the
lower part of the face
In the third step you
are required to draw the lower part of the face of Tanjiro which is basically
the jaws and the chin, on the underside of the circular baseline.
STEP – 4 : Drawing
Tanjiro’s hair/ How to draw anime hair
Here comes the most
fun part, which is drawing anime hair. Start by drawing the outline of
Tanjiro’s curly unruly hair, going in every direction, slightly pushed back and
put double lines on the edges for bicoloured effect.
STEP – 5 : Drawing
Tanjiro’s eyes and other features / How to draw anime eyes
In this step you have
to draw Tanjiro’s eyes that are big, beautiful and circular, along with his
thick long eyebrows. Don’t forget to draw his ears and his iconic Hanafuda
earrings. Add his nose too.
STEP – 6 : Drawing
This step requires
you to draw the lips on the underside of the circle.