Demon Slayer: What Is Hantengu’s Blood Demon Art?

Demon Slayer: What is Hantengu's Blood Demon Art?

The Demons of Demon Slayer are a truly fascinating lot. They come in all shapes and sizes, and while they are evil in their demonic form, their backstories and their lives while they were human usually contain a tragic note that makes you sad for them. But there are also exceptions, and one such exception is the protagonist of this article – Hantengu. The Upper-Rank Four of the Twelve Kizuki, Hantengu, was a very peculiar Demon who seemed to be a complete coward unworthy of his status but proved himself to be a very powerful enemy. In the most recent episode, we’ve gotten a glimpse of Hantengu’s abilities. In this article, we will give you a detailed overview of what Hantengu is capable of, i.e., what his Blood Demon Art can do.

Hantegu’s Blood Demon Art enables him to split his emotions into several individual ones and create demonic entities that embody these emotions while, at the same time, enabling the main body, which represents the emotion of Fear, to hide and cower somewhere. Each of these Demons thus represents one emotion different than fear and is a standalone and incredibly powerful entity.

The rest of this article will focus on Hantengu and his Blood Demon Art in the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba series. Hantengu is a villain but an exceptionally important and very peculiar character. As we have said, his unique ability to multiply himself by dividing himself into several powerful emotion Demons was very intriguing, which is why we will discuss it in this article. This article will contain some spoilers from the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga, so be careful how you approach it.

Hantengu’s Blood Demon Art is unique

Hantengu, a Demon who resembled an elderly man, actually held the position of the Upper-Rank Four, only behind Akaza, Doma, and Kokushibo, despite his seeming frailty and harmless look. Muzan wasn’t always the most impartial, but he was cunning and intelligent, so giving Hantengu such a high rank had significance.

He would not have given such a cowardly Demon such a high rank for no reason. During the Swordsmith Village arc, Hantengu demonstrates his strength and loyalty to Muzan and why he is so difficult to kill. Remember how Daki and Gyūtarō had to be killed at the same time for them to actually die? Well, killing Hantengu was neither that simple nor that easy. And this is all due to his specific powers.

Hantengu, specifically, used his Blood Demon Art to make four copies of himself, each of which was a powerful solo Demon and a representation of one of his emotions. These clones were

  • Sekido, the manifestation of anger, is constantly irritated and very aggressive. He is quite powerful and also has exceptional speed and reflexes, as well as the ability to fuse with Karaku, Urogi, and Aizetsu into Zohakuten.
  • Karaku, the manifestation of relaxation, is the most laid-back of all the clones but nevertheless very dangerous. He is also physically imposing but also has incredible stamina and durability.
  • Aizetsu, the manifestation of sorrow, is constantly depressed, negativistic, and cynical to everyone, which aligns with the emotion he represents. His most prominent feature is his durability.
  • Urogi, the manifestation of joy, is the happiest and most cheerful among the clones. He is also quite dangerous, though, as he can mimic avian creatures and use their abilities to his advantage in combat, which is why he is also the oddest one on the list.

As previously mentioned, each of these demons is a formidable independent entity. The other three clones can be transformed into Zohakuten, a manifestation of Hantengu’s rage, by Sekido. Sekido and the mighty Demon Zohakuten have a lot in common regarding demeanor, and Zohakuten has such a potent aura that just being around him may hurt someone. Finally, there is Urami, a Demon that has the power to grow so large that Hantengu can conceal himself inside him.


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Now, Hantengu shrinks and vanishes when these clones are present, employing his incredibly high stealth talents, which makes killing him more of a scavenger quest than anything else because he is so hard to spot.

Even if you can kill the clones, you’ll have a hard time finding the main body, which is why Hantengu is very difficult to slay (namely, if you don’t kill the main body, it will give Hantengu more than enough time to regenerate, which would also result in the regeneration of the emotion Demons, and that is why the whole situation is quite complex). But, during the Swordsmith Village Arc, the Demon Slayer Corps managed to do it.

Explaining Hantengu’s demonic clones

In this section, we are going to tell you some additional information about each of the clones, but in short, we have written individual articles on each of them:


Sekido 29

Sekido is one of the four clones of Hantengu and is the representation of his anger. As such, Sekido has a sour and angry disposition compared to all of the other clones. He also possesses a Blood Demon Art that allows him to generate lightning from his weapon to stun or paralyze his opponents.


Karaku 29

Karaku was portrayed as the most unassuming and calm among the clones. Instead of treating the fight seriously, he treated it like a game and was only concerned with the new experiences it gave him. He complimented Genya, Tanjiro, and Nezuko the whole time during their fight. Karaku is also extremely resilient and, like other Demons, has excellent resistance. In a fit of ecstasy, Karaku said that he had never been subjected to such an assault and revealed how much he had enjoyed it when Genya shot his head off, leaving him hanging on a thread with his neck completely bones exposed.


Aizetsu 29

Hantengu makes four clones anytime he has his head hacked off, and Aizetsu is one of them. Aizetsu is a representation of one of his several emotions, just like all the other Hantengu clones. Aizetsu can project the Yari attack over enormous distances and stands in for Hantengu’s anguish in this situation.


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Urogi Anime

One of Hantengu’s clones, Urogi, is the one who symbolizes his joyous attitude. As a result, Urogi is the happiest of the four clones and is frequently seen grinning. He is also the most distinctive because he has the ability to fly. In addition, Urogi has the capacity to produce strong sound waves with his mouth.


Hatred Hantengu 2

Hantengu’s most potent manifestation, Zohakuten, is a fusion of all four of his clones. He is frequently referred to as the Hatred Demon because he is the embodiment of Hantengu’s hatred. In addition to having access to all of the clones’ powers, he can also summon wooden dragon-like assaults.


Urami, who passionately warned Tanjiro not to mistreat and damage his “weak and innocent” self, was just as cynical and deluded as both Hantengu and Zohakuten. This revealed Hantengu’s grudge. He was furious and questioned Tanjiro’s lack of ability to “see” his innocence. Hantengu. Urami’s specific trait is his size alteration ability, which is most often used for defensive purposes to hide Hantengu’s main body, as he did in the Swordsmith Village.

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