This minor character is the new hero of the Demon Slayer fandom

The Unlikely Fan Favorite of Demon Slayer: Murata

The characters in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba set themselves apart with their exceptional courage. Tanjiro Kamado, for instance, always pushes himself to the edge to protect those around him. And then there’s Murata.

When Murata is first introduced in the show, he flees from battle only to be captured by a demon. This side character is so unremarkable that he doesn’t even have colorful hair or a second name. He lacks any special abilities, and his superiors frequently reprimand him. He is just an ordinary individual caught up in the chaos of significant battles.

Nevertheless, fans of the Demon Slayer anime have affectionately dubbed Murata as the series’ favorite and the unofficial strongest character.

Despite being a standard grunt in the Demon Slayer corps without any unique breathing techniques, Murata remains an intriguing figure in the series.

The fact that he is the only regular person among a group of seasoned fighters highlights the irony of his character.

The Rise of Murata Memes on TikTok

In a popular TikTok video with over 1.9 million views, the creator overlays text onto a clip of Murata falling into the Infinity Castle, the domain of the powerful demon Muzan. The text humorously suggests that Muzan made a mistake by letting Murata get near him. The comment section is filled with support for the joke, with one person stating, “Muzan only goes out at night because Murata is sleeping,” garnering over 22,000 likes.

TikTok is ablaze with similar jokes about Murata, further fueling the gag’s momentum. Another video, boasting over 3.6 million views, jokes about how the entire fandom agrees on Murata being the strongest character.

Now, fans have taken the joke a step further by creating a fictitious yet potent fighting technique known as “galaxy breathing,” supposedly exclusive to Murata. The concept has gained such traction that it has become a popular search term in the comments section.

A Community of Communal Shitposting

This isn’t the first instance, nor will it likely be the last, of collective humor within the Demon Slayer community. After all, this is the same fandom that engaged in light-hearted banter during live showings of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train.

Fortunately, this time around, everyone has come together to humorously elevate an average character to a divine level of power.