Growing old and dying is what gives meaning and beauty to the fleeting span of a human life. It’s precisely because we age and die that our lives have value and nobility. Strength is not a word that means much in regard to the flesh.
Demon slayer’s Kyojuro Rengoku was a phenomenon to behold, the much beloved character truly stood out in a cast so diverse and fleshed out, it was a feat in it’s own right. Stoic, brave and strong, a hashira in every sense of the word, he fulfilled his duty right to the very end.
It was nothing short of inspiring the way Rengoku carried himself, noble in his endeavors and resolute to cut down evil, but what shone through more than anything was his respect for life, his respect for strength, true strength and the heart he carried that blazed a path through the darkness that surrounded him.
The heart that won him the respect of Tanjiro and his fellow hashira, the heart that won him the love of fans globally and the heart he gladly gave for those who needed him, after all it is the duty of those born strong to defend those who cannot defend themselves. Kyojuro Rengoku was definitely strong, I’m sure we all knew that, that said, here are 10 things you did not know about the flame hashira.
THE MEANING OF HIS NAME
Kyojuro’s surname “Rengoku” means purgatory. His first name Kyojuro contain the Kanji for the words Apricot, longetivity and son. So his name can loosely be translated as the “enduring son of purgatory”. A name Kyojuro Rengoku definitely lived up to.
In the cruel world of demon slayer most don’t live long enough to become hashira and even when they do they don’t stay so for very long, his flaming blade helped purged the world of darkness, a faithful son to the very end as his father Shinjuro Rengoku would testify.
RENGOKU IS THE 7TH MOST POPULAR CHARACTER
Kyojuro Rengoku is one of the most popular characters in the demon slayer franchise. He is the 7th most popular character to be precise.
Rengoku ranked 7th in the first Demon slayer popularity polls with a little over a 1000 votes and maintained his 7th position in the second poll this time with 8000 votes, so yea he’s a pretty popular guy, but then again was there any doubt?
KYOJURO WAS NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE PETS
Kyojuro is definitely the kind of guy who would love to have pets, but unfortunately he never had the opportunity to have any. Apparently his dad Shinjuyo Rengoku had a dislike for animals and that would have been pretty much the end of any hopes he might have entertained.
That said I get a feeling if Rengoku were to have a pet it would be something strong and brave like him, like a falcon….or maybe a wolf?
Kindly comment whatever your thoughts are, I’d really like to hear what you guys think, but I’m heavily leaning towards a falcon!
HIS DISTANT ANCESTORS ATE A LOT OF TEMPURAS
Ever wondered why the Rengoku men have weird hair? …
I kid you not! Now for those of you who don’t know Tempuras are a Japanese dish consisting of seafood, meat and veggies, battered and deep fried. All of a sudden I’ve got a craving for them…..time to get me some Tempuras
HE RUPTURED HIS OWN EARDRUMS
We all saw the kind of fighter Kyujuro Rengoku is in his fight with Azaka, that said it should come as no surprise to many when that he ruptured his own eardrums to counter the flute demon’s demon art in his first mission.
Imagine getting into a fight with this guy, if that’s what he’s willing to do to himself imagine what he’s likely to do to the other guy! It’s unknown if this had permanent effect on his hearing but it’s very likely.
HE LOVES SUMO WRESTLING
A fighter like him I guess it was to be expected. Kyojuro loves Sumo wrestling and enjoys watching it in his spare time. It’s unknown if he wrestles himself but I wouldn’t put it past him. I mean he’s not as big as your typical wrestler but if you ask me I think he’s got the size for it!
KYOJURO RENGOKU’S FAVORITE FOOD
Kyojuro’s favorite food are sweet potatoes, you can tell by the fact that every time he has one he says tasty…delicious!
He probably even knows how to cook the darn things, I wonder what his cooking would taste like though…I’m sure it’d be nothing short of delicious.
KYOJURO RENGOKU IS A TAURUS
Rengoku’s birthday falls on May 10 making him a Taurus.I would have initially figured he was a Leo but come to think of it Taurus does make more sense.
Charming, tactful and witty, yup he’s definitely a Taurus, but nothing screams it more than that stoic nature of his. It takes nothing less than the strength of a bull to lose an eye and still keep your smile.
HE SHARES A VOICE ACTOR WITH WILLIBALD
Kyojuro Rengoku is voiced by Satoshi Hino, the very same voice actor who voiced none other than Vinland Saga’s very own Willibald. It must be fun been Satoshi whether he’s a Hashira or priest he’s got the demons fleeing either way.
KYOJURO WAS MITSURU’S MENTOR
Last but definitely not least, Kyojuro was a mentor to Mitsuru Kanjiro. She derived her own breathing style the Love breathing style from the flame breathing style.
She has been extremely grateful to him since. It’s just like Kyojuro to help others find their strength. In many ways he did the same for Tanjiro. A hashira, a mentor… a friend!