Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba fans are currently pretty excited about the latest episode of Season 3, titled ‘Are You Going to Be a Hashira?’ The episode takes viewers on a thrilling ride as Tanjiro realizes that destroying all four high-class demons at once is not enough to defeat them. He must kill the fifth demon, Hentengu, in order to emerge victorious. However, Genya’s passion to become Hashira leads her to persuade Tanjiro to move up to the Upper Rank 4.
The episode begins with Tanjiro fighting off upper rank demons while Nezuko is trying to protect her injured friends. After realizing that the demons will not die even if all four of them are killed at the same time, Tanjiro goes after the fifth demon, Hantengu, who leaves Zenya behind. This is where the exciting twist in the plot comes.
Genya, who is determined to become Hashira as soon as possible, grabs Tanjiro by the neck and insists that he will kill the Upper Rank 4. Tanjiro agrees and tells him where to find Hantengu. Meanwhile, Tanjiro and Nezuko continue fighting the other demons. When Zhenya finally tries to decapitate Hantengu, his sword breaks in two. This is a pivotal moment in the episode, as Zhenya’s obsession with becoming Hashira is revealed.
The episode then takes a trip down memory lane, revealing Zhenya’s past. We learn that Genya grew up in a troubled home where her father was abusive and her mother was the only one who protected her and her siblings. Zenya’s older brother Sanemi promised to protect them all after their father’s death, but eventually their mother was turned into a demon and killed by Sanemi. Genya never forgave Sanemi and always blamed him for her mother’s death.
As Sekido swoops in for the kill, Zhenya’s mind floods with memories, and she regrets never apologizing for the pain she caused her brother. Just as Sekido is about to attack, Tanjiro appears, who saves Genya’s life. Tanjiro urges Genya to keep fighting, but when Genya takes a blow intended for him, his body becomes riddled with wounds. With his last breath, Genya acknowledges his failure to take down the Upper-Rank Four and assigns Tanjiro to complete the mission he started.
The ending of ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’ Season 3 Episode 6 is a roller coaster of emotions, with thrilling fights, shocking revelations and heartwarming moments. Fans of the show were left wondering what would happen to Zhenya and whether she would survive her injuries. The episode has left fans eagerly waiting for the next installment and has once again proved why ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’ is one of the most popular anime shows of recent times.