‘Demon Slayer’ Season 2: Who Is Tengen Uzui? Everything Fans Need to Know About the Sound Hashira

Demon Slayer Season 2 kicked off the anime’s adaptation of Koyoharu Gotouge’s Entertainment District Arc, which takes Tanjiro and his companions on a mission with a new Hashira. Following the recent Mugen Train Arc, fans may find themselves hesitant to warm to any more supporting characters. However, Demon Slayer Season 2 Episode 8 reintroduces the Sound Hashira, Tengen Uzui, promising he’ll play a bigger role in the coming episodes.

Who is Tengen Uzui and how does he factor into ‘Demon Slayer’ Season 2?

Key art for 'Demon Slayer' Season 2 featuring the Sound Hashira, Tengen Uzui. He's holding his swords and surrounded by other characters.
‘Demon Slayer’ Season 2 key art | Koyoharu Gotouge/SHUEISHA, Aniplex, ufotable

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Tengen Uzui is one of the nine Hashira introduced in Demon Slayer‘s first season. However, the manga’s Entertainment District Arc is the first time he truly gets to shine. The first episode in the anime’s adaptation of that arc brought him in at the very end. Unfortunately, he doesn’t exactly make the best impression on Tanjiro and his friends — not while he’s trying to drag away the girls at Butterfly Mansion.

Unlike the Flame Hashira, Kyojuro Rengoku, Tengen has a more forceful and cocky attitude. That’s apparent from his very first appearance, though viewers may come to see another side of him later on.

Tengen tells Tanjiro that he needs someone to accompany him on an important mission during season 2 episode 8. He doesn’t offer much detail beyond that, but the arc’s synopsis implies he’s dealing with a demon in Yoshiwara. Those who have read the manga know he’s concerned about his missing wives, all of whom work in the Entertainment District the demon is targeting.

What is the Sound Hashira’s power?

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Like the other Hashira, Tengen Uzui is a force to be reckoned with — and Demon Slayer Season 2 will prove that before its run is through. The Sound Hashira has the quick reflexes and strength one would expect from elite members of the Demon Slayer Corps. He’s also a talented swordsman, and like Inosuke, he uses two blades at once.

As far as his unique talents go, Tengen has impressive hearing abilities, earning him his title as the Sound Hashira. He’s capable of using his senses to hear noises from far away or even deep underground. He can use echolocation to locate movement, pinpointing where a battle is happening and how many people it involves.

According to Fandom.com, Tengen fights using Sound Breathing, a style he created. His Sound Breathing is enhanced by his Musical Score technique. This allows him to hear his enemies’ movements, enabling him to predict and counter them in a battle.

Coming from a family of Shinobi, the Sound Hashira also trained as a ninja, so his combat skills are impressive even without his magnified hearing and Sound Breathing.

With such a wide range of skills, it’s no wonder he’s among the top members of the Demon Slayer Corps. But will viewers see any of the other Hashira before his mission is complete?

Will ‘Demon Slayer’ Season 2 feature more Hashira?

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Judging by the trailer for Demon Slayer‘s Entertainment District Arc, Tengen Uzui will be the primary Hashira featured in this next batch of episodes. That doesn’t mean we won’t hear about or see any others, especially if the final installments set up another season.

It seems inevitable Tanjiro and his friends will have run-ins with all of the Demon Slayer Corps’ major players before the anime ends. Fortunately, fans will get to savor time with each one of them, at least if the show follows the current trend. That means they should enjoy their time with the Sound Hashira while it lasts.

The first episode of Demon Slayer‘s Entertainment District Arc is currently streaming on Crunchyroll and Funimation.