The Nichirin Blades of Demon Slayers are mysterious and potent as they help them slay the bloodthirsty demons. But have you ever wondered about the man who forged these destructive blades ? today, we will discuss the swordsmith, Hotaru Haganezuka, and his contribution to the Demon Slayer Corps in detail. The below department may contain spoilers so proceed with caution .
- Homeland of the Sword Maker
- Hotaru Haganezuka Character Design
- Debut of Haganezuka ‘s Story
- Tanjiro’s Sword Maker in the Natagumo Mountain Arc
- Rehabilitation Arc
- The Sword Maker in the Demon Slayer Mugen Train Arc
- Personality of Haganezuka
- Nichirin Blades and the Sword Maker
- Abilities of the Swordsmith at the Demon Slayer Corps
- Haganezuka ‘s Relationships
- Kozo Kanamori
- Tecchin Tecchikawahara
Homeland of the Sword Maker
Hotaru Haganezuka was born in Swordsmith Village, an old hidden village where all swordsmiths rest. The village was celebrated because of the talented swordsmith who were serving the Demon Slayer Corps by forging Nichirin Blades for centuries.
To protect the village from demons, the village remains obscure from the eyes of the away global and entirely a few know about its accurate side. Hotaru got his mania for forging Nichirin Blades from his village. The fact that he can talk about these blades for so long proves the being of his burning passion.
The know members of swordsmith village include Hotaru Haganezuka, Kozo Kanamori , Tecchin Tecchikawahara , Kotetsu, and Tetsuido.
Hotaru Haganezuka Character Design
Hotaru ’ s character is well designed as it remains true to the era shown in the anime. A clothe with a sunflower design is worn by him followed by a fabric which he used to cover his head and how can we forget Hotaru Haganezuka ’ s disguise. It is a Hyottoko Mask ( Wooden Festival Mask ) worn by him the like as Urokodaki Sensei. Hotaru ’ mho disguise is a bang-up accession to his overall character plan as it makes him more cryptic and interest .
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Debut of Haganezuka ‘s Story
The anime features the first appearance of Hotaru Haganezuka during the final excerpt discharge. He shows up at the house of Sakonji Urokodaki ( Former Water Hashira ) to deliver the katana of Kamado Tanjiro, he first boasts about his fashion blade and its domination and then he tells Tanjiro that the Nichirin Blade changes discolor when its user holds it .
Hotaru predicts that Tanjiro ’ s katana will turn red because of his red haircloth but it ends up turning black which is considered a regretful omen. Hotaru becomes sad and starts scolding Tanjiro .
Tanjiro’s Sword Maker in the Natagumo Mountain Arc
An illusional Hotaru is featured for a brief time in Nagatumo Mountain Arc, the locate where the fight between Tanjiro and demon Rui ( Lower Five ) takes place. due to the intense nature of the fight, Tanjiro ’ s katana breaks. At this moment he imagines the angry Hotaru and his angry lectures. Tanjiro apologizes to Hotaru and Urokodaki sensei in his thoughts .
Hotaru and another swordsmith are featured in this discharge with some fishy moments. After a atrocious fight in the mountains, Tanjiro and his friends were taken to the butterfly sign of the zodiac for rehabilitation and educate .
They completed their hard train after some time and Hotaru and his fellow, Kozo Kanamori drop in to deliver the rectify Katanas .
however, Hotaru ends up losing his sedate over the matter of break katana and starts chasing Tanjiro with a knife. It is a very curious and comic here and now .
The Sword Maker in the Demon Slayer Mugen Train Arc
The recently released feature-length Demon Slayer movie called “Demon Slayer Mugen Train” left an everlasting impression on us and features a brief screen time of Hotaru Haganezuka with Tanjiro. The recently released feature-lengthmovie called “ ” left an ageless impression on us and features a brief shield prison term ofwith Yes, as expected we see a fishy here and now where an angry Hotaru Haganezuka chases Tanjiro down due to another broken katana .
Personality of Haganezuka
Hotaru has a short anneal when it comes to his passion for forging swords. however, he is not much matter to in any other thing as his soul and mind are connected with his forge swords and he cares about them merely like parents care about their children. This is the reason he gets angry instantaneously when Tanjiro breaks his katanas.
His huge love for katanas can be demonstrated by the fact he kept forging his sword despite the fact there was a devil attacking him .
Nichirin Blades and the Sword Maker
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To feel the love of Hotaru let ’ s discuss the mysterious Nichirin Blades besides known as the color-changing swords, in detail .
As we know these are the extra katanas forged by swordsmiths for the members of the Demon Slayer Corps. The blade is made from special ore that has the property to absorb sunlight which is the entirely weakness of the knock-down and dangerous demons. however, there is another way to kill demons by using Wisteria poison-coated weapons but that is not used a lot .
The ores used in the fashion of these blades include Scarlet Crimson Iron Sand and Scarlet Crimson Ore which are found on high mountains like the Sun Mountain where these ores are bathed in sunlight for a whole class.
The character of ore to be used in forging depends upon the choice of killer it is decided after passing the final examination examination. The forge process is quite difficult but the extraordinary endowment of our swordsmiths like Hotaru constantly prevails .
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Abilities of the Swordsmith at the Demon Slayer Corps
even though Hotaru has no special abilities like the other members of the Demon Slayer Corps except for his extraordinary talent of forging swords.
The constantly breaking sword of Tanjiro compelled him to train in mountains to forge even knock-down swords. After training Hotaru attained a more refine torso with enhanced lastingness which is quite surprise.
He holds command in Tantojutsu and much uses it against Tanjiro when he breaks his Katana ( poor guy Tanjiro ) .
Haganezuka ‘s Relationships
Hotaru is not very social but even maintains a good relationship with most of the characters of the series .
Hotaru interactes with Kamado Tanjiro more than others as he is the swordsmith of his Nichirin Blade.
From the begin, Tanjiro had a hard time dealing with Hotaru as he couldn ’ thymine sympathize Hotaru ’ s temperament and nature but gradually he began to understand Hotaru.
Most of the fourth dimension Hotaru is yelling and chasing after Tanjiro but in this little game of shroud and seek, they begin to understand each other better.
Tanjiro was grateful to Hotaru for forge and repairing his blade again and again while Hotaru was grateful to Tanjiro for placing his trust in him despite knowing how annoying he becomes at times .
Kozo Kanamori is a fellow swordsmith working for the Demon Slayer Corps. He has a kind personality and he is the swordsmith of Inosuke Hashibira’s Nichiren blade. is a companion swordsmith working for the. He has a kind personality and he is the swordsmith of Hotaru Haganezuka and Kozo are like friends as Kozo understands the hot-blooded Hotaru and cares for him profoundly. On the other hand, Hotaru may not show it but he appreciates the concern and confirm of Kozo. Kozo wears the like dissemble as Hotaru Haganezuka .
Tecchin Tecchikawahara is the foreman of a swordsmith greenwich village who has a predominate and think of personality and repute in the entire village.
Tecchin has insane sword-forging skills and that is the reason he forges blades for Hashiras (Elite Demon Slayers). He is the swordsmith of Shinobu Kocho ’ s Nichirin blade. The relationship between Tecchin and Hotaru Haanezuka is not much explored in the series but considering the fact that Tecchin took in and raised Hotaru after his hideous behavior with his parents, we can conclude that Tecchin is like a father to Hotaru .
Kotetsu is another youthful valet from the swordsmith greenwich village even though the relationship between Hotaru and Kotetsu is not so far highlighted in the zanzibar copal and manga but it is hinted that they were on peace terms.
Kotetsu inherited a struggle dame known as “ Yoriichi Type Zero ” from his ancestors, the doll was based off on a real person “ Yoriichi Tsugikuni ” a fabled Demon Slayer that was even feared by the baron of demons, Kibutsuji Muzan. The doll holds katanas in its six arms because one arm wasn ’ t enough to copy the movements of Yoriichi.
When Tanjiro fought against this doll, he cut off his promontory only to find a 300-years old katana. It is hinted that this Katana was used by the legendary demon killer Yoriichi Tsugikuni himself. After discovering the katana, Hotaru forcefully takes it from Tanjiro to renew it and transform it into a new indestructible sword .
Hotaru Haganezuka Unmasked (MANGA CONTENT)
even though the mask has been established as an essential part of Hotaru Haganezuka ’ s fictional character design, the face of Hotaru Haganezuka was provoking curiosity among the fans of Demon Slayer .
however, we finally get a face unwrap of Hotaru Haganezuka in chapter 105 of the manga. When Tanjiro and Kotetsu discovered a obscure sword in Yoruichi Type Zero, Hotaru stepped in and took the sword from Tanjiro claiming that he would reforge this sword into a new nichirin sword to which Tanjiro somehow agreed.
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spoiler from the manga :
At night when Hotaru was reforging the blade, he got attacked by Gyokko ( Upper Rank 5 ) but he continued his work despite being heavily injured by the devil.
Kozo stepped in to protect Hotaru but all in conceited as another demon, Hantengu ( Upper Rank 4 ) appears but the Mist Hashira Muichiro Tokito arrives on the spot fortunately and saves both of them, however, Hotaru ’ s body sustained scars from demons including an x-shaped scratch on his confront. His justly eye besides suffered damage due to which it stopped working.
Role In Entire Series
By thoroughly analyzing the fictional character of Hotaru Haganezuka it becomes certain that his contribution and role in the serial is quite an important one. Our Demon Slayers need the harebrained sword forging skill of Hotaru to defeat demons for a better tomorrow .
To conclude, we can say that the burning mania of Hotaru Haganezuka for sword forging is helping Demon Slayers to burn the dreadful demons. His function may be that of supporting characters but in my opinion, he has transcended the normal parameters of a supporting character farseeing ago. He is highly lovable and fans care for Hotaru ’ s presence on screen .