‘Demon Slayer’: Is Yūichirō Tokitō Dead? Will He Come Back?

Demon Slayer: Is Yūichirō Tokitō Dead? Will He Come Back?

When discussing Demon Slayer, one usually talks about the demon slayers themselves or the demons. As the recent episode of Demon Slayer revealed, Muichirō once had a brother named Yūichirō Tokitō and in this article, we are going to tell you whether Yūichirō Tokitō is dead in the Demon Slayer anime and manga and whether we will see more of him in the future.

Yūichirō Tokitō was Muichirō’s older twin brother who cared for him after the death of their parents. He had a brash personality but cared a lot about his brother and wanted to protect him. One day, they were attacked by a Demon, and Yūichirō died while protecting his brother. Seeing Yūichirō hurt, Muichirō gained the strength to kill the Demon, but it was too late for his brother, who died after saying his goodbyes to his younger twin.

The rest of this article will focus on Yūichirō Tokitō and his fate in the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba series. Yūichirō Tokitō was one of the most emotional additions to the Demon Slayer lore, and it only makes sense that the fans want to know what happened to him, so we have composed this article. This article will contain some spoilers from the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga, so be careful how you approach it.

Yūichirō Tokitō died while protecting his younger brother, and he won’t be coming back to the series

Muichirō and his elder twin, Yūichirō, were born into a family of lumberjacks. Their mother developed a serious illness when they were ten years old. She finally had bronchitis, and she passed away in her bed. Before that, their father had been very concerned about his wife’s health.

As a result, he searched for medications and other medical assistance despite the winter, but he died on the way to the village after falling from a cliff. The Tokit twins were left orphaned as a result, and without any family to look after them, they were left to fend for themselves.

As we’ve already mentioned, just the two managed to live, and they were completely alone. While his older twin was logical and attempted to evaluate every issue with a cool head, he was occasionally impolite and always kept his position.

Muichirō was kind, a quality he acquired from his father. He was, in fact, Muichirō’s exact opposite in every way, yet despite his cold and brutal nature, he still cared deeply for Muichirō and was prepared to risk his life to defend him (which he would eventually do, but we’ll get to that later in the article).


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But, despite getting along well generally, the two of them often quarreled because of their different personalities, which is why Muichirō found it difficult to live with his brother.

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Amane, the wife of Kagai Ubuyashiki, discovered them when springtime arrived and extended an invitation for them to join the Demon Slayer Corps after determining that both could excel as members of the Corps. However, as was to be expected, Muichirō was eager and immediately accepted the offer.

He actually cruelly rejected Amane, surprising his younger twin. Yūichirō’s aggressive rejection of the offer without giving it any thought alarmed Muichirō. Later, in a fit of wrath, Yūichirō blamed his parents’ demise on their excessive labor and charitable nature, saying they ought to have approached every choice with the same level of objectivity he did.

Amane continued to visit the twins despite Muichirō’s failure to persuade his sibling to enlist in the Corps. The ritual continued for a while; Amane would provide the same offer each time, but Yūichirō would be cruel and rude in rejecting and sending her away. Nevertheless, each time, he chased her away. Because of his nice personality and his lack of family besides his brother, Muichirō accepted this behavior even if he did not completely comprehend it.

The twins were attacked by a demon at their home at the start of the summer when they were eleven years old. To protect his younger sibling, Yūichirō confronted the Demon and attacked it, but in the process of doing so, he lost his left arm.

As a result, Muichirō became furious and attacked the demon in the street, beating him to death with anything he could find in his possession, including various tools and logs. It was a truly gruesome scene.

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The Demon vanished when the sun rose in the morning because the light from the sun killed it, and Muichirō could drag himself back to their house. When he came, he discovered his brother begging for Muichirō’s survival while being covered in blood and on the edge of passing away.

As we’ve already mentioned, this moment demonstrated Yūichirō’s love for his brother despite his temperament and actions. He also demonstrated his reluctance to join the Demon Slayer Corps because he didn’t want to put them at any more risk.

Yūichirō talked about how amazing his brother was and how he merely got in the way under his feet because he only wanted to serve others when he passed away. Muichirō took his hand, but Yūichirō had already started to deteriorate and had finally stopped breathing.


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Later, the twins were located by Amane and her daughters. She then brought Muichirō home so they could treat him. After the tragedy, Muichirō lost most of his memories and began working for the Demon Slayer Corps. He underwent arduous and demanding training, quickly becoming a Hashira in record time.

But, as far as Yūichirō is concerned, his story is over. Resurrection is not a part of the Demon Slayer lore, and characters who die say dead. We’ll be seeing more of Yūichirō later on when Muichirō dies, as the two brothers will finally be reunited in the afterlife, but he will not be returning to the main story of Demon Slayer, unfortunately.

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