Demon Slayer Season 2 Reveals Yoriichi Tsugikuni Voice Actor

Fans who had been reading the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga had a good reason to be excited about the latest episode of the anime. After all, Demon Slayer Season 2 Episode 13 adapted the manga's Chapter 81 where a legendary warrior makes a surprise appearance. But who played Yoriichi Tsugikuni in the Entertainment District arc's Episode 6? The character was actually portrayed by an iconic voice actor!

In Demon Slayer Season 2 Episode 13, Tanjiro Kamado continued fighting Daki who suddenly becomes stronger when she is reunited with her obi. At one point, a man complains about the noise of their fight and Daki lashes out at him, effectively destroying the nearby houses and causing several casualties. The enraged Tanjiro goes after her to continue the confrontation and his words remind Daki of a legendary warrior.

As Daki sees a vision of the mysterious man, she realizes that she is not seeing her own memories. Instead, she has recalled someone that Muzan Kibutsuji has encountered in the past and it is Muzan's cells that remember the fighter's voice. And what a voice it is.

The character is Yoriichi Tsugikuni, a Demon Slayer from the Sengoku era. We won't spoil anything else about the swordsman but fans can rest assured that we'll be learning more about him in the future.

So who played Yoriichi in Yukaku-hen Episode 6? It has been confirmed that the character is voiced by none other than Kazuhiko Inoue, the voice acting legend who had previously played memorable characters like Kakashi Hatake in Naruto, Kars in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Battle Tendency, and Gildarts Clive in Fairy Tail.

It's no surprise that Demon Slayer chose a legend to play a legend. But will we see more of Yoriichi in the future? For now, there is a greater battle to fight but Yoriichi will be back in the anime.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 2 Episode 14 is titled Transformation ("Henbo") which is a reference to the manga's 83rd chapter. Yukaku-hen Episode 7 will premiere on Sunday, January 16, 2022, at 11:15 PM JST.

Related: Demon Slayer Season 2: Yukaku-hen Episode 7 Promises More of Nezuko's Transformation

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