5 Facts to Know About Ojiro Mashirao

1. Ojiro’s height is 169cm, his blood type is O, his birthday is 28th May, and he was born in Tokyo.

2. According to Ojiro’s Volume 2 profile his favourite thing is martial arts, Hirokoshi considers that Orjio passed the UA entrance exams with just a Tail quirk impressive, and Hirokoshi says that people like Ojiro who have mutant appendages can order custom-made clothes.

3. Ojiro’s surname contains the kanji for ‘tail’ (尾 o) and ‘white’ (白 jiro). His first name contains the kanji for ‘monkey’ (猿 mashi), and ‘man’ (夫 rao).

4. According to the Ultra Archive his stats are:
Power 4/5 (B)
Speed 2/5 (D)
Technique 4/5 (B)
Intelligence 3/5 (C)
Cooperativeness 5/5 (A)
According to the Ultra Analysis his stats are:
Power 4/6 (B)
Speed 4/6 (B)
Technique 4/6 (B)
Intelligence 4/6 (B)
Total Abilities 4/6 (B)

5. In Deku’s hero analysis notes, Ojiro is referred to as the ‘Hero Department King of Normal.’

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5 Facts to Know About Tokoyami Fumikage

1. Tokoyami is said to eat from the side of his mouth due to his beak. Because of this he favours chopsticks as eating utensils. He also according to the My Hero Academia Ultra Analysis: The Official Character Guide, wears his choker ‘in honour’ of a Pro Hero called Dark Crystal that he idolises.

2. Hirokoshi has described him as “awesome” and has said that he struggles to draw Tokoyami.

3. His stats according to the Ultra Archive are:
Power 2/5 (D)
Speed 3/5 (C)
Technique 4/5 (B)
Intelligence 3/5 (C)
Cooperativeness 5/5 (A)
His starts according to the Ultra Analysis are:
Power 4/6 (B+)
Speed 5/6 (A-)
Technique 3/6 (C)
Intelligence 3/6 (C)
Edgy 6/6 (S)

4. Tokoyami’s height is 158cm, his blood type is AB, he was born in Shizuoka Prefecture, his favourite food is apples, his favourite things are ‘gloomy places,’ and his birthday is 30th October.

5. Tokyoami’s surname contains the kanji for ‘everlasting’ (常 toko) and ‘darkness’ (闇 yami). Tokoyami’s first name contains the characters ‘step, to walk through’ (踏fumi) and ‘shadow’ (陰 kage).

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5 Facts to Know About Nemuri Kayama

  1. Midnight is 175cm tall, her blood type is A and she was born in the Saitama Prefecture. Midnight likes ‘vibrant youth’ and thrills.


  2. Her name contains the kanji for ‘fragrance’ (香 ka), ‘mountain’ (山 yama), and ‘sleep’ (睡 nemuri).


  3. Midnight was originally supposed to be Class 1-A’s homeroom teacher but was later replaced with Shota Aizawa. Hirokoshi said this was because he wanted Class 1-A’s teacher to be someone willing to get ‘sharp-tongues’ with the students.


  4. Midnight has stated that her first hero costume was the reason why regulations were made to limit the amount of skin that can be exposed for hero costumes.


  5. Midnight’s stats according to the Ultra Archive Book are:
    Power 2/5 (D)
    Speed 3/5 (C)
    Technique 5/5 (A)
    Intelligence 3/5 (C)
    Cooperativeness 3/5 (C)
    Her stats according to the Ultra Analysis Book are:
    Power 2/6 (D)
    Speed 3/6 (C)
    Technique 5/6 (A)
    Intelligence (3/6) (C)
    Sexiness 6/6 (S)


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5 Facts to Know About Keigo Takami

  1. Hawks is 172cm tall, his blood type is B and his birthplace is Fukuoka.


  2. Hawks’ first name is made up of the kanji for ‘disclose, open, say’ (啓 kei) and ‘enlightenment, understanding’ (悟 go) and his surname contains the characters for ‘hawk’ (鷹 taka) and ‘see, visible, idea’ (見 mi).


  3. During an interview with Honyasan App, Yoritomi (the series’ current editor) said that Hawks’ backstory is based off Lionel Messi’s own childhood. Yoritomi told the interview, “You might be familiar with the overseas soccer player Lionel Messi, but his backstory is that at a young age he was scouted by Barcelona and joined. His father had lost his job and couldn’t afford the hormone medical treatment Messi needed for his illness, but thanks to his talent for soccer FC Barcelona agreed to cover the medical expenses for them. In exchange for receiving that money, Messi had to agree to live in Spain and only play soccer from a very young age. During the World Cup I told that story to Mr. Horikoshi. The next week, or maybe the week after that, Hawks’ story was born.”


  4. Hawks’ favourite food is chicken.


  5. Hawks currently holds the record for the youngest Pro Hero (he did not attend UA High School, but instead was scouted for private Hero education as a child) and the record for the fastest a Pro Hero has broken into the top 10 Pro Heroes on the Hero Billboard Chart JP.


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5 Facts to Know About Yuga Aoyama

  1. Aoyama is 168cm tall, his blood type is O and his birthplace is France.


  2. Aoyama’s preliminary design was very similar to his final design. The main difference is that the preliminary design had longer hair. His hero name was also going to be ‘Can’t Stop Twinkle’ instead of ‘Can’t Stop Twinkling.’


  3. Aoyama’s favourite thing is himself, and he uses a rose scented fragrance to give himself a ‘romantic tip.’


  4. Aoyama’s surname contains the kanji for ‘blue’ (青 ao) and ‘mountain’ (山 yama). His first name contains the characters for ‘excellent, superior’ (優 yu) and “elegant, graceful, refined’ (雅 ga).


  5. Aoyama’s stats according to the Ultra Archive Book are:
    Power 2/5 (D)
    Speed 3/5 (C)
    Technique 3/5 (C)
    Intelligence 3/5 (C)
    Cooperativeness 1/5 (E)
    His stats then according to the Ultra Analysis Book are:
    Power 2/6 (D)
    Speed 3/6 (C)
    Technique 4/6 (B)
    Intelligence 3/6 (C)
    Sparklines 6/6 (S)

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The Purpose of Tengen Uzui’s White Headwrap?

The question has plagued my mind ever since I started watching and reading Demon Slayer: why does Tengen Uzui wear a white headwrap?

Throughout the time I’ve been reading through the manga and since finishing season 1 and watching the movie, I’ve been thinking about if there’s a reason why he wears his white headwrap.

*PLEASE BE AWARE THERE’S MANGA SPOILERS AHEAD*

The thoughts had crossed my mind that Tengen is canonically a very handsome character. Perhaps the author wanted him to wear a headwrap to suit his flashiness? But this didn’t seem like the right answer since when he wears his hair down in the series, he received more attention. He receives so many compliments about his appearance when he is dressed in civilian clothes. I thought that maybe then it helps to conceal attention from himself but as a trained shinobi, I think he could conceal himself well with or without one so this doesn’t make much sense to me.

I then thought that maybe just wants his hair out of his way then while fighting? Yet during fights the warp is shown to be not that durable and his hair falls out of it, and he already keeps his ponytail out of it anyway. And after his retirement he wears his hair down so his hair seems to not bother him. I had been thinking that maybe the ponytail didn’t bother him but the headwrap helped him to keep hair out of his face but this also didn’t make sense, since his post-retirement hairstyle has his hair not tied back/up at all and in his corps outfit he wears a large headband with gemstones arranged in a line framing his face – so it must not bother him.

And it is not a mandate for demon slayers to wear one. It is also most likely not a part of his clan’s beliefs, since he doesn’t wear it after he retires so it’s most likely not a sign of marital status or something of the like.

This really just made me wonder if what the purpose of his headwrap is.

I then looked to his character facts sheet and found nothing about his headwrap’s purpose. I did find however that in his preliminary design Tengen wore bandages that covered a lot of his face. It’s hard to tell if the bandages are also his headwrap or separate, but I thought that his initial design could support the idea that he wears them to conceal his identity since that is a typical outfit trait of a shinobi.

But while doing some research I found out that shinobi didn’t necessarily wear headwraps. Although the popular image of a shinobi is someone wearing all black with little to no features visible this idea has been proposed to be something that was rooted in artistic convention rather than evidence. There is little evidence for such attire of shinobis, and it was more common for them to be disguised as civilians (or even merchants or workers). It’s been suggested the black they’re typically seen wearing is to artistically convey their ‘invisibility’ – an idea borrowed from the puppet handlers of burraku theatre, who dressed in total black to try to simulate props moving on their own. It’s most likely that what shinobi used were attire similar to a samurai but with loose garments tucked into their trousers that were secured with belts.

Shinobi are also thought to have worn a tenugui. A tenugui is a piece of cloth with many functions shinbo could make use of such as: covering one’s face, forming a belt or assisting in climbing. These cloths are a thin hand towel made from cotton. They are usually 35 x 90cm in size, plain woven and usually dyed with a pattern on them. They are used in a variety of ways by people such as a washcloth, worn as a headband, placed as decoration, and used to wrap bottles. Tenugui are also used in kendo as a head covering to function as a sweatband and to provide extra padding beneath headgear. (If you’re interested in reading more about tenugui I’d suggest checking out this website: https://www.tofugu.com/japan/tenugui/).

So perhaps Tengen’s headwrap is actually a tenugui that can be used in varied ways if needed for slaying demons, help give him some extra protection and minimise sweat!

Additionally, headwraps are usually worn for a variety of purposes such as protection of the head and/or hair from rain, dirt, wind, cold, warm weathers and more. Wearing one therefore could be helpful to Tengen since the demon slayers seem to travel a lot and they do very physical work. So he could just taking precautions to project things like his scalp and hair.

In conclusion, I do think the reason Tengen wears a white headwrap during his time in the Demon Slayer Corps is because it’s most likely a character design choice made by the author. But theoretically, it could be a tenugui which would help help cover his face, form a belt, assist him to climb, and other activities that are useful for shinbo. It would also help give added protection to his head and/or hair from elements while on missions and even help minimise sweat while demon slaying.

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My Current Manga Wishlist

Although I do read manga online, I vastly prefer reading a physical book. I think I just find it easier to turn pages then scroll through definitely not shady websites. I thought I’d share my current manga wishlist for volumes I might buy if I find them! (Although currently, all of these I believe are either out of stock or not released yet).

Demon Slayer volume 20-23

Jujutsu Kaisen volume 0, 2-4

Dorohedoro volume 7-10

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5 Facts to Know About Kyoka Jiro

  1. Jiro’s birthday is August 1st, she is 154cm tall, her blood type is A, and she was born in the Shizuoka Prefecture.


  2. Jiro’s favourite thing is rock and her hairstreaks are drawn similarly to the waves of an EKG (which is considered to be a possible reference to how she uses her earphone jacks to amplify her heartbeat)


  3. Jiro’s preliminary design didn’t undergo much change. The most noticeable difference is that she lacked her hair streaks in her preliminary design.


  4. Jiro and Denki share the same costume designer.


  5. Jiro’s surname contains the kanji for ‘ear’ (耳 ji) and ‘son, male’ (郎 ro). Her first name contains the kanji for ‘sound, reverberation’ (響 kyo) and ‘incense’ (香 ka).

    Jior’s first name also contains syllables coming from both of her parents’ names. ‘Kyo’ comes from her father called Kyotoku, and ‘ka’ comes from her mother called Mika. Jiro’s surname is also from her mum’s side of the family!


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Everything to Know About Demon Slayer Sword Colours Pt. 2

Nichirin blades are special blades forged from a unique ore that constantly absorbs sunlight. Since this is one of the only major weaknesses of demons, these blades are used by demon slayers to kill demons. A demon slayer’s sword will take on a colour when first, with each colour having a meaning. There’s a variety of colours that the swords can have, and it’s said that each colour imparts certain properties to the blade related to the owner’s breathing style. There are 14 blade colours seen throughout the series, as each correlate to one of the 14 breathing styles demon slayers use.  This post covers 7 possible colours that a nichirin blade can be. (To see the other 7 colours’ post, please visit here).

Please be aware that this post contains spoilers for the Demon Slayer manga.

  1. Red

Red swords are wielded by Flame Breathing Style users, such as the Demon Slayers Corps Flame Pillar Kyojuro Rengoku. Rengoku’s red blade is unique because it has a flame patten running down his blade.
Flame Breathing Style users mimic fire and flames in their combat and breathing style, especially the powerful burn of fire. Techniques are known to use singular strikes and intense movements. When used properly, the user sees shades or orange and red flames coming from their sword and/or body.

2. Amber

Amber swords are used by Sound Breathing Style users, such as Tengen Uzui who is the Sound Pillar of the Demon Slayer Corps. The style is known to imitate sound waves, specifically the disorientating loudness of it.
Techniques of this style include utilising an object that creates a massive amount of sound to use powerful attacks and effective confusion techniques to draw in close to opponents, accompanies by fast movements. If used correctly, the user will visualise amber sound waves coming from their weapon and/or body.

3. Lavender

Lavender swords are owned by users of the Serpent Breathing Style, such as the Snake Pillar Obanai Iguro. Users of this style mimic serpents and snakes, especially their movements and bites, in their movements, techniques and swordsmanship.
The Serpent Breathing Style’s techniques and forms focus upon twisted and bending one’s sword like a snake and making use of non-direct attacks. When used properly, users will see white, red-like or purple-like serpents emitting from their sword or body parts.

4. Lavender-Blue

Lavender-blue swords are wielded by Insect Breathing Style users, such as the Insect Pillar Shinobu Kocho. Users of this style imitate insect’s stings and movements with their techniques, movements and swordsmanship.
Techniques and forms of this style include stabbing, thrusting and making shallow cuts with a specially coated-made sword to inflict multiple wounds onto an opponent. This allows the user to inject various lethal Wisteria-based poisons to demons. When used correctly, users will see specific insects (mostly coloured purple) coming from their weapon and body.

5. Light Pink

Light pink swords are owned by Flower Breathing Style users, such as Kanao Tsuyuri. Users’ movements, techniques and swordsmanship mimics flowers and fruits, and the grace and beauty of them.
Techniques and forms of the Flower style require agility and flexibility of users and their weapons. This style is known to enhance one’s vision as well. When properly used, demon slayers using this style will visualise purple, pink and white petal and fruit-like patterns emitting from their body parts or sword.  

6. Purple

Purple swords are used by Moon Breathing Style users, such as the demon Kokushibo. Kokushibo is the only user of this style and is a demon with the title of Upper Rank 1. He was one of the first Demon Slayers to use breathing techniques, and as a demon he has enhanced his style using his Blood Demon Art. This allows Kokushibo to create actual sharp crescent moons from his swings. The Moon Breathing combat and breathing styles imitate the crescent shape of the moon, and is expressed in the user’s movements, techniques and swordsmanship.
Moon Breathing techniques make use of powerful strikes and movements that follow the shape and pattern of a crescent moon. When used properly, users will see bright yellow or blue crescent moons coming from their weapon and/or body parts.

7. Black

Black swords are very rare and demon slayers who wield black swords tend to not live for very long. Because of this, the symbolism of black swords is unknown. Tanjiro Kamado is a demon slayer who wields a black sword. Theories suggest that Tanjiro’s sword may be black in relation to his past job as a charcoal maker, or because he is a Sun Breathing Style user. Since black is all colours combined and the five main breathing styles are all derived from the Sun Breathing Style, it makes sense why Tanjiro’s sword would be black. Or Sun Breathing Style users may even have a black sword because black is the colour that absorbs the most sunlight, and sunlight is one of the demon’s only major weaknesses. It’s been suggested that the reason demon slayers who wield black swords don’t live long is because Muzan personally would ensure they were hunted down before they could become a threat to him like the first Sun Breathing Style user was. The Sun style combat and breathing style mimics the sun, especially its solar flames and users replicate this with their movements, techniques and swordsmanship.
Techniques and forms of this style are very varied and appear to have no set pattern, making it a versatile and effective style against demons. When used properly, users will visualise fairly dark shades of orange and red emitting from their sword or parts of their body.

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Everything to Know About Demon Slayer Sword Colours Pt. 1

Nichirin blades are special blades forged from a unique ore that constantly absorbs sunlight. Since this is one of the only major weaknesses of demons, these blades are used by demon slayers to kill demons. A demon slayer’s sword will take on a colour when first, with each colour having a meaning. There’s a variety of colours that the swords can have, and it’s said that each colour imparts certain properties to the blade related to the owner’s breathing style. There are 14 blade colours seen throughout the series, as each correlate to one of the 14 breathing styles demon slayers use.  This post covers 7 possible colours that a nichirin blade can be.

Please be aware that this post contains spoilers for the Demon Slayer manga.

  1. White

Mist style users have white blades, such as the Mist Pillar of the Demon Slayer Corps Muichiro Tokito. The Mist Breathing Style mimics mist and vapour, especially its obscurity.
Users replicate this with their movements, techniques and swordsmanship to invoke swift strikes and movements. They perform these in a way that confuses and obscures their opponent’s sense and surroundings. When used properly, Mist Breathing users visualises light blue mist and vapour emulating from their sword and/or their body.

2. Green

Wind style users have green blades, such as the Wind Pillar Sanemi Shinazugawa. The Wind Breathing combat style and breathing techniques mimic wind and air. Users imitate powerful air torrents, tornados and whirlwinds with their movements, techniques and swordsmanship.
The forms and techniques of the Wind Breathing Style make use of the air around the user to generate powerful wind gushes to enhance striking power. When this style is used property users will visualise wind in a light shade of green coming from their sword and/or their body.

3. Grey


Grey swords are owned by users of the Stone Breathing combat style and breathing techniques, such as the Stone Pillar of the Demon Slayer Corps called Gyomei Himejima. This style is known for its techniques, movements and swordsmanship that are study and solid like stone. Unlike the traditional Nichirin Blade though, the Stone Pillar a hand-axe with a spiked flail attached to it via a long grey chain. (This weapon is still made from the same unique ore used to make Nichirin Blades, but with a superior technique).
The forms and techniques of this style utilise the ground beneath the user and their surroundings to create powerful offensive and defensive attacks. When used properly, users of the Stone Breathing style will see cracks in the earth around their sword and/or body.

4. Pink


Pink swords are owned by users of the Love Breathing Style. Mitsuri Kanroji, the Love Pillar of the Demon Slayer Corps, is the only person capable of using this style.
Kanroji developed the style thanks to her body’s unique constitution. She’s flexible, agile and the fastest of all the pillars, but possesses inhuman strength due to her having muscles 8 times more dense than normal without losing speed. Unlike other Breathing Styles, the Love Breathing Style is based upon emotions rather than elements or natural phenomena. Because of this, techniques in this style are whip-like and require superhuman flexibility, dexterity, agility and speed. When used properly, users will see pink strikes emanating from their sword and/or body.

5. Indigo-Grey

Indigo-Grey swords are owned by Beast Breathing Style users. This style was created by Inosuke Hashibira and is derived from the Wind Breathing Style. Inosuke developed this style after living in the mountains, and it enhances his sense of touch.
The Beast Breathing combat style and techniques imitate beasts and wild animals, particularly their unpredictability and wild nature. Most techniques and forms are known to be straightforward but with unpredictable and wild-seeming attacks and movements. When used properly, the user sees light blue and grey claws and hears loud beast roars coming from their sword and/or body. 

6. Yellow


Yellow swords are wielded by Thunder Breathing Style users, such as Zenitsu Agatsuma. Zenitsu in particular has a unique blade colours, as his yellow is actually a lightning strike motif running down his blade.
The Thunder Breathing combat and breathing style mimics lighting, electricity and thunder with swift strikes and movements (similar to lighting strikes and the sound of thunder). Techniques and forms are known to involve movements and attacks using blinding speeds to close into targets, and insanely fast movements to overwhelm opponents. When used properly, users will see deep yellow or light blue electricity strike from their sword and/or body.

7. Blue


Blue swords are wielded by Water Breathing Style users, such as the Water Pillar Giyu Tomioka. Blue swords are said to the be the most common colour, since the Water Breathing Style is the most commonly used among Demon Slayers (since it is the easiest for beginners to learn).
The style mimics the flow of water and adaptability of water, which is reflected in users’ movements, techniques and swordsmanship. Techniques involve users bending their body, limbs and weapons similar to the flow of water. When used properly, users will visualise water in a deep shade of blue with white wavy patterns that resemble traditional Japanese paintings of waves from their body and sword.

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