Demon Slayer’s second season has shown us a surprising new side of the head of the demons, Muzan, with the top-tier demon Akaza reporting back to his boss following his killing of the Flame Hashira Rengoku during the events of the Mugen Train Arc. With the leader of the supernatural terrors now embodying the body of a young boy, it seems that Muzan is looking for something besides the elimination of the Demon Slayer Corps, as he has tasked his underlings with finding a very important item as the war rages between humanity and the demons.
The beginning episode of the Entertainment District Arc is an interesting one when it comes to Muzan specifically, with the demon leader apparently ingratiating himself with a normal family as a young boy, having already shown himself in two bodies as both a young man with a family and a young woman. Not only does Muzan apparently want the blue spider lily, a mysterious flower that appears to be on the top of his mind, he is willing to do anything to get it. By raising just a finger, he is able to nearly kill Akaza, which is a bad sign for the Demon Slayer Corps considering Rengoku himself wasn’t able to take down the top-tier demon.
The Blue Spider Lilly is shrouded in mystery when it comes to why Muzan is looking for the flower, but manga readers know that the item is a meaningful part of his past, and should he get it, will have big ramifications on the future of the franchise.
Also in the episode, we saw Tanjiro dealing with the fallout of the battle between Rengoku and Akaza during the Mugen Train Arc, attempting to struggle with the loss of the Flame Hashira while learning more about the powerful technique known as Sun Breathing. While Tanjiro is still no match for Muzan at his current state, the Entertainment District Arc is looking to pit the young member of the Demon Slayer Corps against some powerful foes.
Muzan is an interesting foil to Tanjiro, and viewers are sure to learn more about the demon lord as the series continues.
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from Ultimate Comic Blog