Demon Slayer: Here’s Why Akaza Won’t Kill Women!

Demon Slayer: Here's Why Akaza Won't Kill Women!
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In the world of Demon Slayer, the Twelve Kizuki were an organization made up of a group of twelve Demons who pursued the goal of finding the Blue Spider Lily. The organization was created and led by Muzan Kibutsuji; the demons that composed it were under the control of Muzan, and he was in charge of giving them a considerable portion of his blood as a reward for following his orders. One of these Demons was Akaza, who held the rank of the Upper-Rank Three. And while Akaza was a fearless fighter who wanted to become the best and strongest, not hesitating to kill anyone who stood in his way, he never killed women, which is a trait that Demons usually don’t have. In this article, we are going to explain why Akaza doesn’t kill women.

Akaza, even as a Demon, was allowed to not kill or eat women; this is a trait that he kept from his former human self as a sign of respect towards Koyuki, whom he took care of and loved very deeply. Throughout his Demon life, he never killed or ate a woman, despite knowing that it would make him significantly stronger if he did so.

The remainder of this article will give you a detailed overview of Akaza’s story, as it happened on the pages of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga. You already know what happened and how it happened, so we will just bring you the details so you know the whole context. Be careful, though, as the article will contain many spoilers, so if you don’t know all the details, be careful how you approach the text.

To understand why Akaza does not harm women, we have to explore his past

A sick father raised Hakuji in the slums; despite his illness, Hakuji took care of his father and loved him dearly. Hakuji committed robberies throughout the town to raise money for his medication, but he was caught on three occasions. The magistrate called him “Demon Child,” beat him, tattooed him, and threatened to cut off his arms if he was discovered again.

After receiving his third beating, Hakuji went home, where he was told by a villager that his father had hung himself after finding out about his incarceration. In his suicide note, he expressed his desire for Hakuji to experience life to the fullest and his refusal to use narcotics if they were acquired dishonestly.

Hakuji ultimately received a banishment from Edo because of his illegal tattoos and lack of a place to go home to. He got into fights and beat people because he was furious at this society for not allowing him to sustain himself and was devastated by his father’s death. After almost murdering seven grown men in a town one day, Keizo, the proprietor of a nearby dojo, contacted him.

Hakuji challenged the man to a battle since he was so cheerful but was easily defeated. After that, Keizo took him to his home so he could look after his sick daughter Koyuki. Hakuji was charged with taking care of her because Keizo had to take care of them because her mother, who had previously taken care of her, had perished as a result of stress.

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He didn’t have too much trouble because he was used to caring for his father, but he thought it embarrassing that she started crying suddenly. Unbeknownst to her, he had once encouraged her to go to a nearby fireworks display by saying that “there will be a next year” to enjoy that manifestation. One day, he learned that the heir to the local kenjutsu school, who had long wanted to claim Keizo’s property and stopped him from having students before Hakuji, had driven Koyuki out and left him there. After defeating nine opponents in the dojo fight, Hakuji forced Keizo and Keizo to swear they would never again interfere with Koyuki or the Soryuu dojo.

Akaza27s outlook on his past

The young boy pounded the side of the sword and broke it as the heir to the rival dojo swung his blade at him in a fit of wrath. The other dojo members were so impressed by this technique’s elegance that they admitted defeat, expressed regret for the heir’s impoliteness, and then left the Soryuu dojo in peace. Koyuki’s health had sufficiently improved two years later for her to be able to stand and perform housework. The dojo grew as Hakuji continued to practice the Soryu style as a pupil of Keizo.

To the shock and humiliation of the young man, Keizo one day proposed to Hakuji that he take over the dojo and marry Koyuki. He nodded in agreement and promised to keep them both safe, even if it meant risking his own life. When Koyuki revealed his past to him at a festival and questioned whether the proposal still made sense, he reaffirmed his love for her and promised to take care of her and protect her until his death. When the heir to the rival dojo learned of Hakuji and Koyuki’s marriage, he collected a group of enraged disciples to challenge Hakuji. However, they were defeated; their victory was fleeting.

To tell his father about his engagement, the young man went to pray at his grave. However, when he returned, he soon understood that something was wrong. A dojo student told him that the kenjutsu dojo had contaminated the well from which Koyuki and her father drank. While Hakuji was away, both of them passed away shortly after consuming this water. Hakuji was furious and used his bare hands to slay all sixty-seven opponents of the opposing dojo, mutilating their bodies to become unrecognizable.

Muzan Kibutsuji became aware of this tragedy and, despite being disappointed to learn that a human, not a demon, had carried out such a heinous deed, he chose to turn Hakuji into one of the Twelve Kizuki, a group of his strongest Demons. Hakuji accepted and changed into the demon Akaza since he had nothing to defend and lost all desire to live.

Koyuki is the reason why Akaza does not kill women

Ultimately, his relationship with Koyuki motivated Akaza’s respect towards women. Akaza didn’t really have many women in his life as Hakuji, and Koyuki was not only the first major female in his life, but she was also the most important one. He loved her wholeheartedly, so his life broke into small pieces when Koyuki died. He was so broken that he accepted becoming a Demon with complete resignation; he simply did not care. This is why Akaza never felt any gratitude towards Muzan; he simply obeyed him and was loyal to him, and that was it.

Akaza 1

And although Akaza lost his memories of his human life, one trait remained – his respect towards women. Akaza loved Koyuki so deeply that his respect towards women remained even after he was transformed into a monster, with his memories wiped completely. He was given permission by Muzan to act like that, and he was the only one among the Twelve Kizuki who did not eat women.

The irony here is that it would have made him stronger, potentially stronger than Doma even, which was his ultimate goal, but Koyuki’s influence was so great that he willingly sacrificed his own goal not to break that principle.

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When Hakuji came back while Akaza was dying, Koyuki appeared in front of him, and the two hugged, with Hakuji asking for forgiveness, claiming that he had failed both as a human and as a Demon. Koyuki, of course, forgave him, and the two ventured into the afterlife together, happy and peaceful.

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