Japanese Voice Actor: Daisuke Namikawa English Voice Actor: Robbie Daymond Age: 37 Manga Debut: chapter 9
Anime Debut: Season 1 Episode 5 Race: Human Gender: Male Status: Alive
Hotaru was the one who brought the sword of Tanjiro after he passed the final examination choice examination. He delivered it to the house of Sakonji. Tanjiro invited him to enter the firm but Hotaru refused and alternatively precisely explained about the sword. The sword according to Hotaru can change color. When Tanjiro held the sword and it became jet black Hotaru was disappointed. This was because he is one of the Master Swordsmith of the Swordsmith Village. He was born in the village and learned the craft of forging the Nichirin Sword. After Tanjiro broke his sword in the battle with Rui, Hotaru repaired the sword and chased Tanjiro with a tongue when he brought it back after Tanjiro recovered. When he lost his sword after they fought Enmu and Akaza, Hotaru got ferocious again.
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Hotaru nobelium farseeing faced Tanjiro after he chipped the sword in his competitiveness in the entertainment zone but he sent an angry letter. When they traveled to the Swordsmith Village to have Tanjiro ’ south sword repaired, Tanjiro alternatively found a sword inside a education machine. The sword was 300 years old and was repaired by Hotaru which is seen to be decisive in struggle .
Hotaru wears a weave hat with hanging floral wind chimes. His face is concealed by a wooden festival masquerade or Hyottoko mask. As the series progresses he becomes more brawny. He constantly wears his masquerade and when he took it off it was shown that he has farseeing black haircloth, shrill eyes, and his eyebrows have a discrete human body. He wears a haori that has a sunflower pattern. After the approach at the Swordsmith Village, he possesses deep scars all over his consistency. He besides lost his leave eye from the attack and has an x-shaped scar on his face.Hotaru Haganezuka
Hotaru lone cares about what happens to the sword. It was shown on several occasions how he would get angry when the sword would get break. He would get angry over the damages on the sword. He is capable of talking for hours about swords. This trait is true for every person who resides in the village. His dedication to creating swords is extraordinary that he would get angry when his sword would be damaged. Regardless of whether the sword was used to defeat demons or not, he wanted the swords to be in top shape. When he gets angry, he would calm himself by eating mitarashi dango. If eat dango does not work, he would ask person to pin him down or tickle him. He has bizarre and antisocial demeanor. These behaviors are the reason why he would lose clients.
He would forget about his surroundings and would ignore everyone when he is forging a sword. When Tanjiro expressed his trust in him to still forge his sword despite his attitude, Hotaru was happy to forge his sword .
Hotaru is an expert in Tantojutsu, which is a particular ability he has. The entirely prison term he would display this ability is when he would chase Tanjiro for destroying his sword. Despite being a overcome with forging a sword, he does not display any limited ability. He could not flush wield the sword. He would train hard for stamen and lastingness thus he could forge a better sword. His ability to forge especial swords, like the 300-year-old sword from Yoriichi Type Zero, is proof that he is one of the Master Swordsmith of the Swordsmith village .