Nezuko is one of the most powerful characters in Demon Slayer, but fans believe that he is also the best in all of Anime.
Nezuko Kamado is one of the main characters in Demon Slayer, considered the deuteragonist, that is, “the person second in importance to the protagonist of a drama.”
There is no denying that both the demon slayer Tanjiro and his demon sister Nezuko carry a lot of weight on the show, both emotionally and in terms of character progression. However, who of them is really the best protagonist?
Nezuko or Tanjiro, who is better at Demon Slayer?
When it comes to declaring who is the best character in Demon Slayer, the final battle always comes down to the show’s protagonists: Nezuko and Tanjiro. In La Verdad Noticias, we present you with 6 reasons why the demon sister is the one who deserves the winning title.
His willpower is stronger than Tanjiro’s
A hero who falters with his resolve cannot really be called a hero and Tanjiro showed weakness and vulnerability too many times after learning the tragic stories of the demons he killed.
On the other hand, Nezuko has a will of iron, which is shown by the way she constantly refused to drink human blood, defied her innate demonic tendencies, and protected those she loves.
He does not hesitate to take down his enemies
It is Nezuko’s ability to put her emotions aside and simply attack her opponents head-on, which is what makes her a far more deadly warrior than Tanjiro.
Often Tanjiro would hesitate to kill demons (such as the Temple demon) and reason out of a situation where killing the opponent was the only way to guarantee the protection of countless innocent lives.
She knows how to hit and can easily regenerate
Sometimes strong creatures like demons can often only be killed by brute force, which is why the Hashira exists in the first place. If it was simple enough to kill demons with swords, they would all be able to kill them.
Furthermore, Nezuko is perfectly equipped to take down other demons. Her speed, agility, regenerative abilities, and enhanced demonic powers easily surpass those of most demons, putting her at an automatic advantage against her brother.
Her demon blood art makes her a formidable enemy.
Even if Tanjiro were good enough to become Hashira, he would never possess the ultimate power that many powerful demons possess: the art of blood demons.
Even though fans were only able to see him in the anime during Tanjiro’s penultimate battle with Rui, his powers were clearly strong enough to sever the ties created by a demon from Lower Moon Five.
This, by default, meant that Nezuko’s powers were among the strongest in the world, which would be a huge advantage that Tanjiro would never have during battle.
His tragic story rivals that of any other Shonen hero
Truth be told, Nezuko embodies perhaps the most essential aspect of some of the most beloved Shonen characters: the fact that she is a monster herself but, for some inexplicable reason, has managed to retain her humanity.
Other popular shonen characters who embody this type include Naruto, Yuuichiro Hyakuya, Eren Yaeger, Korosensei, Zero Two, and even Shiro from Deadman Wonderland.
It’s rare for female characters to be the focus of a series
Since the shonen genre is primarily aimed at boys, female characters often play little or no role in such series, except for being related to the main character, falling in love with him, or for fan service.
This is why a well-developed character like Nezuko (who also happens to be much stronger than Tanjiro) can easily open the doors for more female characters to be written as good characters regardless of their gender.