When discussing Demon Slayer, one usually talks about the demon slayers themselves or the demons. And while the series has offered us a variety of other intriguing characters, we will talk about one specific Demon Slayer – Muichiro Tokito, the Mist Hashira. In this specific article, we will tell you everything you need to know about Muichiro, his story, and his career in the Demon Slayer Corps. Muichiro Tokito is one of the principal characters in the third season of Demon Slayer, and this article will help you prepare for what’s coming in the sense that you will find out how and when Muichiro Tokito became a Hashira of the Demon Slayer Corps in the series.
Muichiro Tokito became a Hashira of the Demon Slayer Corps when he was just eleven years old and after only two months of training. After a Demon attacked his family and killed his twin brother, Yuichiro, and Muichiro managed to kill it, Amane Ubuyashiki healed him and was then recruited into the Demon Slayer Corps, although he lost his memories during the training process.
The rest of this article is going to focus on Muichiro Tokito and how and when he became the Mist Hashira of the Demon Slayer Corps, but also on all the other relevant information tied to this story, including those related to his role in the story, his history, his family, and his influence on the plot. Muichiro Tokito has a lot to offer in terms of powers and abilities, which is why we reckoned that he deserved proper treatment in a standalone article, especially because he is, now, one of the major characters in the currently airing third season of the show. There will be spoilers, so watch out!
Muichiro became a Demon Slayer because a Demon killed his brother – and he became a Hashira in just two months!
Muichiro and his twin brother Yuichiro were born into a lumberjack family. When they were ten years of age, their mother became very ill. She eventually developed bronchitis and died in her bed. Before that, their father was very worried about his wife’s condition; therefore, despite the snowstorm, he went to look for medicines and other medical assistance, but on the way to the village, he fell off a cliff and died. This left the Tokito twins orphaned.
As we have said, only the two of them survived. Muichiro inherited a kind character from his father, but his brother judged everything only with a cold head, was sometimes rude, and always stood his ground; he was the complete opposite of Muichiro in every aspect, but despite his cold and brutish demeanor, he still cared deeply for Muichiro and was willing to protect him, even with his life (which he would eventually do, but more on that later).
Still, the two of them often fought because of their different personalities, which is why Muichiro found it difficult to live with his brother. When spring came, Kagai Ubuyashiki’s wife Amane found them and invited them to join the Demon Slayer Corps, observing their potential in them. Muichiro was excited and accepted the offer, but his brother was not. In fact, he was quite mean in rejecting Amane.
Muichiro was flustered by how Yuuichiro reacted aggressively to the offer, turning it down. In a fit of rage, Yuichiro blamed his parents’ overworking and benevolent nature for their deaths, pointing out that they should have made all decisions with a cold head. Muichiro failed to convince his brother to join the organization. Amane never stopped visiting the twins, but every time Yuichiro chased her away. And this ritual repeated for some time – Amane would come with the same offer every time, but Yuichiro would be mean and harsh in rejecting her and sending her away. Muichiro did not fully understand such behavior, but he went along with it, probably due to his gentle nature.
At the beginning of summer, when the twins were eleven years old, a Demon came to their house and attacked them. Yuichiro stood up to the Demon and attacked it to protect his younger brother, but he lost his left arm in the process. This resulted in Muichiro, in a fit of rage, attacking the demon and beating him to death in the street with everything he could get his hands on, from various tools to logs.
When the sun rose in the morning, the Demon disappeared because the sunlight killed it, and Muichiro managed to drag himself back to their home. When he arrived home, he saw his brother, covered in blood and on the verge of death, praying for Muichiro’s life. This scene showed, as we have said, that Yuichiro cared deeply for his brother despite his nature and behavior and that he did not want to join the Demon Slayer Corps because he did not want to endanger them any further.
While dying, Yuichiro talked about how good his brother was, who wanted to help others, and that he only got in the way under his feet. Muichiro took his hand, but Yuichiro was already slowly dying and finally stopped breathing at the end. The twins were later found by Amane and her daughters, who then took Muichiro to their place to heal him. After the incident, he lost most of his memories and started working as a Demon Slayer for the Demon Slayer Corps, subjecting himself to intense and rigorous training.
Muichiro became a Hashira very quickly: according to Tengen Uzui, he became one just two months after joining the organization. One day, he meets Kyojuro Rengoku, who advises him to do his best to be a good Hashira. Muichiro’s memories remained lost until the events occurred in the Swordsmith Village. Gradually, he began to recall the image of his brother and other episodes from his former life.