Season two of Kimetsu no Yaiba: Red Light District is almost a stage for Inosuke and Zenitsu to showcase their talents, especially Inosuke. In this movie, Inosuke took the spotlight when he had an excellent performance in the battle with two legendary brothers Gyutaro and Daki. Without Inosuke’s help, neither the Yin Pillar, Tanjiro, nor Zenitsu would be able to defeat these two dangerous demons. Therefore, many viewers have paid attention to Inosuke – a young swordsman who often wears a wild boar’s head.
Inosuke appeared from season one of Kimetsu no Yaiba. It’s hard to imagine this impulsive, aggressive beast being able to become a good comrade, working extremely well with the other swordsmen in the Demon Slayer. When the final episode of Kimetsu no Yaiba season 2 ended, fans all agreed that Inosuke had grown and changed significantly compared to season one, this is probably thanks to the positive influence of his friend Tanjiro.
What was Inosuke’s life like before he met Tanjiro?
Before becoming part of the Demon Slayer’s comedy trio, Inosuke lived alone and tended to avoid humans. Inosuke’s sole goal is to prove his strength through fighting his opponents. Because of this, Inosuke is almost unable to make friends or find reliable allies for himself, he constantly attacks everyone around.
Unlike Tanjiro, Zenitsu or most of the members who joined the Demon Slayer Corps out of hatred for demons, Inosuke joined the organization by chance. He had the opportunity to meet a demon slayer swordsman and dueled him, then stole his sword and decided to join the organization. Inosuke became a demon slayer swordsman not because he wanted to protect innocent people or save the world, but simply because he knew that demons were strong and wanted to fight them to prove his strength.
Inosuke doesn’t even hesitate to attack humans just to achieve his goal. He once fought both Zenitsu and Tanjiro when he smelled a demonic scent coming from the box Nezuko was hiding in. In season 1 of the series, Inosuke was lonely, conceited, and did not think about others. However, after accompanying his friend Tanjiro, he gradually changed.
How was Tanjiro a good influence on Inosuke?
Tanjiro is the most honest of the Kimetsu no Yaiba characters. His gentle, sincere thoughts had a great influence on Inosuke. Because of his childhood raised by wild boars, Inosuke hardly ever interacted with humans, gradually becoming alienated from society.
However, that didn’t stop Tanjiro from being kind and praising Inosuke whenever he performed well. It was this sincere treatment of Tanjiro that made Inosuke feel safe, he opened up more. Tanjiro is also not afraid to scold Inosuke when he sees his friend doing something wrong.
Tanjiro clearly has a lot of influence on Inosuke and that motivates the forest boy to eagerly do good. Inosuke is no longer as selfish as before, he gradually recognizes the talents of others. Although normally Inosuke can appear brazen, wanting to prove his strength, but in an emergency situation he will be ready to put everything aside to support his teammates.
How has Inosuke changed now?
One of the biggest changes in Inosuke is that he has come to care about the lives of innocent people. When he and Tanjiro fought off members of the Demon Slayer that were being manipulated by spiders, Inosuke just wanted to kill them all. For now, he focused on saving lives. When he tracked down Daki’s obi belt and found his captive victims, the first thing Inosuke did was save their lives, even though no one asked him to.
Inosuke’s teamwork is also very advanced. If before, Inosuke aggressively wanted to kill as many demons to compete with Tanjiro’s achievements, not caring about missions or teammates, now Inosuke knows better. Without having to convince Tanjiro, he actively cooperated, followed Zenitsu’s instructions and remained in the fight with Daki. Inosuke had changed from a desperate fighter to a reliable comrade.
Inosuke also learns that being in the spotlight isn’t always important. In season 1, Inosuke was only interested in fighting the strongest demon. However, in the Mugen Train arc, he agreed to pave the way for Tanjiro to finish off the demon. In season 2, he volunteered to carry Daki’s head around so that Tanjiro, Zenitsu and Tengen could safely fight Gyutaro – a stronger demon. Inosuke is willing to let his teammates shine, because he knows it’s his chance to win against the uppermost continent.