Inosuke Hashibira is one of the principal Demon Slayers in the Demon Slayer manga and anime. Aside from being very powerful and very skilled, Inosuke is known for his specific boar mask, which covers his face and gives off a bestial aura. Inosuke is very popular among the fandom and the recent events in the Demon Slayer anime had fans worried whether Inosuke dies during the battle with Daki or not.
Inosuke does not die during his fight against Daki, which was part of the Entertainment District arc. In fact, he does not die at all. Inosuke reveals that he protected his heart from being stabbed by rearranging his organs. He also adds that poison has no effect on him since he was raised on the mountains, which helped him survive the battle with Daki.
In this article, we are going to further elaborate on Inosuke’s fate in Demon Slayer. You’re going to find out what happened during the battle with Daki and what happens to Inosuke in the later narrative arcs. Since the manga is over, we know everything about Inosuke there is to know so if you haven’t read the manga, but aware that a lot of spoilers lie ahead.
What happened to Inosuke during the battle with Daki?
The moment that had everyone scared in the latest episodes of Demon Slayer was when Gyutaro impaled Inosuke through the chest from behind his back. It was a pretty brutal scene and the attack itself was something people usually die off. So, what happened to Inosuke? Let us see what the narrative says.
The battle we are talking about here happened during the Entertainment District Arc, when Daki and Gyutaro faced a team of your Demon Slayers and Nezuko. Tanjiro, Inosuke, Zenitsu, and Tengen Uzui participated in the battle on the side of the Demon Slayers. After a prelude battle between Tanjiro, Nezuko and Daki, the team faced the demonic siblings head on.
As the battle raged on, Daki and Gyutaro coordinate their attacks to corner the demon slayers. As Tanjiro was about to jump off the roof of a building to help Tengen, a voice can be heard telling them to be careful as Inosuke and Zenitsu fall onto the roof while fighting the Obi. Inosuke and Zenitsu ask Tanjiro for help to defeat Daki. He agrees and asks that they finish quickly to help Tengen.
Hinatsuru tells the boys that she will quickly hide so they can focus on the fight, and disappears as they face Daki. She is excited when Tanjiro joins their fight and tells his comrades that they need a quick attack to cut her neck. Inosuke notices that she has slowed down and decides to attack first, while Zenitsu agrees with Tanjiro to protect him from behind.
Inosuke charges forward using Beast Breathing, Eighth Fang: Explosive Rush, while Zenitsu and Tanjiro use Thunder Breathing, First Form: Thunderclap and Flash, Eightfold and Water Breathing, Third Form: Flowing Dance to protect Inosuke from the Obi.
Daki begins to collapse under the pressure as Inosuke approaches her, and manages to draw both of his blades on either side of her neck. Inosuke buries his heels into the ground as he uses Beast Breathing, Sixth Fang: Palisade Bite to effectively decapitate Daki. Tanjiro smiles with delight as he sees Inosuke jump and catch Daki’s head in mid-air, rejoicing that he has successfully cut off her head.
Inosuke says that they must act quickly to separate the head from her body. After they successfully decapitate Daki, Inosuke is seen fleeing with her head to prevent her from reconnecting it to her body. He tells the other boys not to worry about him and to help Tengen instead, but before he can get to safety, Daki uses her hair to fight back.
He manages to break their resistance, but before he can escape, Gyutaro appears behind him and impales him in the chest. Tanjiro watches in horror as Gyutaro grabs Daki’s head while Inosuke collapses on the roof.
As Tanjiro tries to decapitate Gyutaro after landing a surprise attack on him, Daki can be seen getting up in the face of the sudden turn of events and trying to help her brother, but before she can approach them, Zenitsu manages to break free from the rubble.
He attacks them by using Thunder Breathing, First Form: Thunderclap and Flash to draw her attention, and then uses his Godspeed extension to quickly attack her neck. Zenitsu asks his blade to cut her neck, as he had the chance to escape from the rubble and attack her while Gyutaro was overwhelmed.
While Tanjiro and Tengen fight Gyutaro off and try to decapitate him, Daki can be seen resisting Zenitsu’s attempt to decapitate her. She attempts to kill Zenitsu with her obi at close range, but Inosuke unexpectedly rushes over and reveals that he has protected his heart from being stabbed by rearranging his organs.
He also reveals that poison has no effect on him, having grown up in the mountains before helping Zenitsu decapitate Daki. The three boys roar as they muster the strength to cut the demons’ necks. After the long fight, Zenitsu and Inosuke manage to decapitate Daki on the roof, while Tanjiro simultaneously decapitates Gyutaro on the ground.
Will Inosuke Hashibara die in Demon Slayer?
Well, since non-demon characters in Demon Slayer aren’t actually immortal, Inosuke Hashibara will, eventually, die in the world of Demon Slayer. But, that’s certainly not what you’re interested in. What you want to know is whether Inosuke dies during the main plot of Demon Slayer, and we have the answer for you. So, as you could’ve seen for yourselves – Inosuke survived the battle against Gyutaro and Daki, and is eventually healed by Nezuko.
As for the later arcs, Inosuke does have some exhausting battles in which he does get hurt, but he does not die at any point during the story’s main narrative. So, Inosuke Hashibara survives Demon Slayer and eventually dies from old age sometime after Muzan’s demise.
Does Inosuke die in the manga?
The same answer we have given you above applies to the manga, since the above answer was actually taken from the manga. Sure, we have also said that Inosuke survives the battle against Gyutaro and Daki, but Inosuke’s fate is known well after that battle and the manga actually does confirm that Inosuke survives the events of Demon Slayer and outlives Muzan Kibutsuji, the battle against whom was the story’s last moment.
Will Inosuke be back in Demon Slayer?
If you were actually afraid that Inosuke would stop appearing after his battle against Gyutaro and Daki, we hope that we have calmed you down with our answers. Inosuke will definitely be back in Demon Slayer and he is a character that is going to continue appearing until the very end.
We know we’ve given you a lot of spoilers in this article, but the point was to make you not worry about Inosuke and to tell you what actually happened to the guy. We know that the fight against Gyutaro seemed very dangerous, but luckily for everyone – Inosuke survived and remains alive and well, well after the battle.