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Demon Slayer: who is Inosuke's mother and what happened to her?


Demon Slayer: who is Inosuke's mother and what happened to her?

Demon Slayer is one of the best action anime of recent years. Its third season, focused on adapting the popular Blacksmith Village arc, revealed some of the series' most interesting mysteries, such as the painful past of Muichiro Tokito, a prodigious swordsman and one of the Killing Corps' best hunters. Demons.

In addition to tragic pasts, mysteries also go hand in hand with many of the best characters in Demon Slayer. One of the most common questions among fans is what really happened to Inosuke Hashibira's mother and the story that accompanies it is, in addition to being of great importance for the development of Inosuke's character, one of the most tragic that we will see in this anime.

The following lines will include spoilers for chapter 160 of the Demon Slayer manga.

The sad life of Kotoha Hashibira

Kotoha was a woman of about 17 or 18 years old who was a constant victim of physical abuse by her husband. One day, with her little baby Inosuke in her arms, she decided to flee from that life and ended up being taken in by a group called 'The Cult of the Eternal Paradise' led by Doma, one of the 6 Higher Demonic Moons of Muzan Kibutsuji.

According to Doma, she had no family and once the wounds on her face healed, the demon was surprised by Kotoha's great beauty, which helped associate her with Inosuke almost instantly. Kotoha's songs also caused great sympathy for this villain.

Doma had the dark habit of devouring his followers sooner or later, but thanks to Kotoha's sweet personality he made an exception and kept her alive for a good period of time. It would not be until the girl discovered this cult custom that things between both characters would become tremendously tense.

In the middle of the night and with Inosuke in her arms, Kotoha decided to escape from the cult despite the safety that Doma guaranteed her. And it was precisely this demon who ended up murdering her shortly after the girl began to escape from her. Finding herself cornered by Doma and in a moment of desperation, Kotoha dropped Inosuke off a cliff to prevent Doma from also murdering her son.

A fleeting memory of Doma murdering Kotoha while Inosuke walked away from them made this savage Demon Hunter realize that his adversary's words were true: he was in front of his mother's murderer and from that precise moment Doma became Inosuke's greatest enemy in Demon Slayer history.