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Who is Genya Shinazugawa in Demon Slayer?

by Staff Okuen 03 Apr 2022 0 Comments

Who is Genya Shinazugawa in Demon Slayer? Which has become the main attraction for anime lovers.

Fans are not only attracted to the likes of main protagonist Tanjiro Kamado or Demon Slayer Hashira, but also morally ambiguous characters like Genya Shinazugawa.

Despite his early appearances on the show, Genya has mostly stayed out of the spotlight and is seen to be a wolf who refuses to work with anyone.

Luckily, we can find out more about this brash Demon Slayer hailing from Tanjiro's group of recruits in the upcoming Swordswith Village Arc which is currently in production.

Who is Genya Shinazugawa in Demon Slayer?

First appearing in episode four of the Final Selection Arc, Genya is depicted as something that frustrates the kind and wise character of Tanjiro.

Instead of feeling happy or relieved that he has passed the test (unlike fellow recruits Tanjiro and Zenitsu), Genya displays impatience, aggression, and even cruelty.

Despite this, he along with Tanjiro, Zenitsu Agatsuma, Kanao Tsuyuri, and Inosuke Hashibara survived seven nights atop Mount Fujikasane and was one of the individuals who became members of the Demon Slayer Corps.

After passing the Final Selection exam, Genya immediately demands his Nichirin Sword by intimidating Kanata Ubuyashiki, resulting in a confrontation between the former and Tanjiro. He then chose the ore for his sword and went into the unknown.

Next time we see Genya in episode 26 during the Rehabilitation Training Arc. He had grown much bigger and taller, looking much scarier than the last time Tanjiro had seen him.

Tanjiro noticed a strange smell coming from Genya when they passed each other in the hallway of the Butterfly House as well.

Throughout the recent arc, the main characters of Demon Slayer have met Hashira one after another and investigated Muzan Kibutsuji's organization. As the line between humans and demons continues to blur, fans are hopeful that gray characters like Genya will be explored further.

We may have to wait until early 2023, but something tells us that Genya might become an important character as the story progresses.