GIYU: 7 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT HIMJune 2, 2021
I still remember when I first encountered Giyu Tomioka from demon slayer. My first impression was; what a jerk. His almost callous nature made him very easy to dislike and the manner in which he berated poor Tanjiro had me thinking he was going to be the most annoying of the bunch as far as demon slayer characters were concerned.
Demon slayer’s Giyu can certainly be a case, but as the story progressed it did not take long for us to discover that his stoic exterior hid a rather tender fellow. Here are 10 things you probably did not know about demon slayer’s Giyu Tomioka.
THE MEANING OF THE NAME GIYU TOMIOKA
The name Giyu contains the Kanji for Heroism, loyalty and courage. Throughout demon slayer’s run Giyu has indeed demonstrated he is worthy of such a name. Pulling of courageous feat after courageous feat. Giyu has also proven to be a loyal friend and possesses the heart of a hero.
Giyu’s last name Tomioka contain the kanji for wealth and hill. He certainly has a wealth of experience and like a hill he can be a bastion of defense. A fitting name for a hashira.
HIS FAVORITE FOOD
Giyu’s favorite food is simmered Salmon with Daikon. In Chapter 41 of the manga he encounters a plate and ends up smiling gleefully. The scene leaves Shinobu almost disgusted, but quite frankly I’m not sure what her problem is. A hearty meal is enough to put a smile on anyone’s face, even the strong willed Giyu Tomioka.
GIYU IS THE SECOND MOST POPULAR CHARACTER IN THE FRANCHISE
Giyu has proven to be one of the popular ones as far as demon slayer characters go. In the first popularity polls he ranked as the 4th most popular character. He did so with an impressive 2190 votes. That was in the earlier days of the manga. In more recent poles he went up, landing in second place. This time he did so with an astonishing 13,281 votes. It’s not surprising he turned out to be so popular, since day 1 he has always had the potential to be a fan favorite.
GIYU FROM DEMON SLAYER HAS HIS OWN SPINOFF
Giyu has his spinoff title. As far as the demon slayer franchise is concerned only two characters have had their own spinoff titles as such. He been one and Rengoku been the other. His spinoff is a two part story depicting the events after his encounter with Tanjiro and Nezuko. The spinoffs are titled Giyu Tomioka gaiden part 1 and Giyu Tomioka gaiden part 2.
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HIS CROW MAKES MISTAKES WHEN GIVING HIM MESSAGES
Giyu’s Kasugai crow has been stated to be rather old. As a result of it’s age it has been known to sometimes make errors in relaying messages to Giyu himself. It’s an inconvenience he has to bear. That said he seems to be doing rather well given the situation
GIYU’S CROW MAKES HIM NERVOUS
As earlier stated Giyu’s crow tends to make mistakes when sending him messages, but beyond that it also makes him nervous. I wonder if this has anything to do with the Kasugai crow itself or whether the issue stems from Giyu himself. All the same, it is what it is.
HE SHARES A VOICE ACTOR WITH NARUTO’S SASORI
Giyu from demon slayer happens to share a voice and dub actor with Naruto’s Sasori of the sand. Apart from that they also have another similarity. Giyu though strong and popular is really one of the weaker ones as far as the Hashira are concerned, much like Sasori who was also weaker when compared to other members of the Akatsuki. That’s pretty much where their similarities end however.