Alright everyone! I am back in the US which means reliable WiFi. Which also means back to Zodiac Wednesday!
Today we are going to be giving the Zodiac spotlight to a very relevant character right now in the anime world. Tanjiro Kamado from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba.
Our checkered coat demon slayer is best known for his empathy and intelligence. Always putting himself before others and a lot of times thinking with his heart over ration.
We all remember the famous scene in the first episode when Tanjiro’s little sister, Nezuko, was turned into a demon and Tanjiro protected her from being killed by the demon slayer, Giyu Tomioka. Giyu even asked why is he protecting “this demon.” He exclaims, “Because it is my sister.” He even saw Nezuko as his sister after she became a demon! Not only that, but he developed a clever strategy to trick Giyu into thinking he was doing a full-on attack when he was really planning a distraction! The catch is that he knew he would probably get killed using this strategy but he still put all his cards on the table to protect his sister.
Another highlight of Tanjiro (and probably one of my favorite scenes) was when he was fighting Kyogai, the Drum Demon, and refused to step on his manuscripts. This surprised the Demon Moon because no one complimented or even cared about his work, but here comes Tanjiro in a spinning room where the papers are flying everywhere intentionally evading Kyogai’s work. Of course, he killed the demon but he did compliment him saying his work and Blood Demon Art was admirable. Tanjiro has a very kind heart. Even to the demons he has to eliminate. Well…probably not to Kibutsuji.
The fight scene to this was one of my favorite scenes in the series simply because it was so engaging! The animation ingenuity that went into revolving that room so vividly was mind-blowing! And mad props to Tanjiro for cracking the code to the drum direction sequence, evading the deadly blows, intentionally not stepping on the manuscripts, ALL WHILE STILL FIGHTING KYOGAI AND MAKING A PLOT ON HOW TO KILL HIIM! Oh yeah! My boy is a master tactitian!!
So far, Tanjiro is giving off some major Cancer, Leo vibes. He’s empathetic, he’s loyal, and very strategic. The only thing that makes him stray away from the Leo part a bit is his hesitance to make a decision. In the beginning of the series, Urokodaki said it. He lacked resolve. There’s an enemy staring him dead in the face but he refuses to kill it. That’s where I’m thinking Cancer or maybe a Cancer Moon because of their strong empathetic skills.
However, he does have the ambition and the tenacity of a Fire Sign (Leo, Sagittarius, & Aries)! Whenever he was training to become a Demon Slayer, my boy was so determined through all of those tests. To be honest, if Urokodaki told me to slice through a boulder, I’d be like, “Bitch, let me see you do it!” Let alone spending years trying to figure out how to get this blade to slice through a two-ton piece of rock. That just ain’t happening! Which is why Tanjiro gets the Most Ambitious Award in my book!
Okay! Now, for the moment of truth. Can you guess Tanjiro’s astrological placements?
My Zodiac Verdict Is…
♋Cancer Moon ♑Capricorn Rising
Sun & Moon: I’m still sticking with Cancer. At the end of the day, Tanjiro has way too much heart and empathy to be anything else. Having your Sun sign in Cancer is probably the most empathetic and intuitive placement. Just like Tanjiro, Cancer Suns are always there to help out those who they love even if it means hurting themselves or avoiding a pain they have in the long run. And then you have his Cancer Moon which is the ruling planet for Cancer just makes him even more of a teddy bear. No wonder why he’s always empathizing with every demon he is about to behead! It’s in his nature to understand why do they are where they are. Thankfully his training has allowed him to make firm decisions and kill he demons meanwhile still empathizing with them.
You probably remember the episode when Tanjiro and the gang were battling Susamaru who stated Kibutsuji’s “true name”…and how bloody that turned after Kibutsuji literally massacred her (a loyal servant of his)… just for telling his true identity. Talk about vanity! Dude, own your age! Either way, after witnessing that, Tanjiro was soooo pissed to see how Kibutsuji treated his own servants, and even empathized with the demon and her temari that were trying to rip off his head as a trophy. The temari with the voice of a child was crying for it’s “mommy” (Susamaru) before it faded away. For crying out loud, Tanjiro empathized with the ball!
Now don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of sun/moon signs that have empathy (Pisces, Aquarius at times, Virgo when they aren’t thinking about themselves), but the reason why I gave him Cancer sun and moon is because Cancers are all about protecting the family. They protect their loved ones and friends, but when it comes to family, they will lay their lives on the line. Which is what Tanjiro has done throughout the whole series. Everything he has done (the brutal training, the sacrifices, and the blood he shed) has all been for Nezuko.
Rising: Finally, Capricorn rising was bestowed upon our demon slayer because of his patience and endurance. Capricorn rising natives are known to be very hard workers however they work at a “slow and steady wins the race” pace. And don’t think you can outwit a Capricorn rising when it comes to puzzles. They are intelligent, observant as hell, and practical. They know how to analyze but not too much! Just enough to think outside the box and not get lost in confusion. That was definitely Tanjiro in that revolving room with Kyogai. Also, if you want to get into the physical features. Capricorn rising natives are known to have bright, uplifting smiles and very welcoming eyes. That is actually one of Tanjiro’s greatest physical features that he was actually complimented on in the show. Also, Capricorn risings can have some killer eyebrows. Just saying, our boy has the brows that can cut!
Thank you for reading! Hope you had an awesome time! What do you think of Demon Slayer? How do you feel about Tanjiro as a character? Leave some comments below and let’s get to chatting!
Take care and stay awesome! Itekimasu!