Demon Slayer: Is Muichirō Tokitō a Boy or a Girl? Gender Explained!

Is Muichirō Tokitō a Boy or a Girl? Gender Explained!

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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 – Muichirō Tokitō, the Mist Hashira. In this specific article, we will tell you everything you need to know about Muichirō, his story, and his career in the Demon Slayer Corps. Muichirō Tokitō is one of the principal characters in the third season of Demon Slayer, and in this article, we are going to discuss a seemingly strange and unfounded question – his gender. In this article, you are going to find out whether Muichirō Tokitō is a boy or a girl, although that shouldn’t really be a question of debate, and we are going to tell you why.

Muichirō Tokitō is undoubtedly a boy in Demon Slayer. Muichirō has absolutely nothing girl-like on him except for his somewhat feminine face and long hair. He has a boyish voice and has absolutely no female bodily features. He refers to himself using male personal pronouns, which is usually very important in an anime series to determine whether a character is a boy or a girl.

In the rest of this article, we will tell you what you need to know about the issue of Muichirō Tokitō and his gender in the Demon Slayer manga and anime. It is now clear that he is a boy, but we will explain how the issue arose and why some fans thought Muichirō Tokitō could be a girl in the series. If you’re not fully up to date with Demon Slayer, we must warn you that some spoilers related to the character’s history and backstory might be revealed.

The series never doubted that Muichirō was a boy

Young Muichirō has light skin, long black hair, and turquoise-tipped ends. He has big, turquoise eyes that appear somewhat vacant. He and his twin brother, Yuichirō Tokitō, are similar in terms of their eyes and hair. Muichirō’s Demon Slayer outfit is dark with a hint of teal. Unlike the typical cuffed uniform, it has longer, looser sleeves that resemble a kimono. His uniform has a more relaxed overall appearance since the cotton bands traditionally wrapped around the calves are missing.


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Muichirō has long hair, which is probably why some fans thought he might be a girl, but he is not. No point in the series even suggested that he could be a girl – it was clear from the start that he was a boy. He has referred to himself using male pronouns. He has a male voice and male bodily features. Plus, Muichirō – his name – is spelled in kanji as 無一郎, with the last symbol 郎 (rō) is very often used at the end of male names in Japan (it is not a fixed rule, but it is more or less always like that), just as the kanji 子 (ko) is used at the end of female names in Japan (e.g., Nezuko’s name is spelled 禰豆子).

So no, there is really no reason why anyone would think that Muichirō is a girl in Demon Slayer, and the series never really hinted at that at any point.

Muichiro looking at the sky

Muichirō is a person who is constantly in thought and can never concentrate on one thing. He usually doesn’t get involved much in conversations, and he only thinks for himself. His thoughts always follow the logic and are still guided by emotions. He can, however, take the situation quite seriously when he has to, and he takes his job as a Hashira of the Demon Slayer squad seriously. However, his personality was different before his twin brother’s death. Until he was eleven, Muichirō was very caring. Although originally more like his father, he showed a great deal of kindness and was very understanding, which does not reflect his attitude as a Demon Slayer.

He believes that he must do good for others to do him good. After a Demon killed his brother, Muichirō later lost his memories and retained an ever-present anger that he deeply suppressed and later fueled his intensive training. After the amnesia, he exhibited his indifferent attitude as a Hashira. After Muichirō regained his memories, he showed more emotion and confidence, which helped him form new friendships with the other Demon Slayers. He even used sarcasm against Gyokko, the Upper-Rank Five.

Muichirō’s past reveals his tragedy and also confirms his gender

Muichirō was born into a lumberjack family with a twin brother named Yuichirō. 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 Tokitō twins orphaned.

When spring came, Kagai Ubuyashiki’s wife Amane found them and invited them to join the Demon Slayer Corps, observing their potential in them. Muichirō was excited and accepted the offer, but his brother was not. In fact, he was quite mean in rejecting Amane. In a fit of rage, Yuichirō even blamed his parents’ overworking and benevolent nature for their deaths, pointing out that they should have made all decisions with a cold head.

Muichirō failed to convince his brother to join the organization. Amane never stopped visiting the twins, but every time Yuichirō chased her away. And this ritual repeated for some time. Muichirō did not fully understand such behavior, but he followed it, probably due to his gentle nature.

Muichiro27s past with his older brother CH118

At the beginning of summer, when the twins were eleven years old, a Demon came to their house and attacked them. Yuichirō 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 Muichirō, 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 Muichirō 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 Muichirō’s life. While dying, Yuichirō talked about how good his brother was, who wanted to help others, and that he only got in the way under his feet.


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Muichirō took his hand, but Yuichirō was already slowly dying and finally stopped breathing at the end. The twins were later found by Amane and her daughters, who then took Muichirō 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.

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