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Fans Agree This Is The Best Character In Demon Slayer

"Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" is a 2019 Japanese anime based on the manga of the same name, written by author Koyoharu Gotouge. Set in feudal Japan, the show and manga focus on the adventures of Tanjiro Kamado, a young boy who dedicates his life to hunting demons after they kill his family and turn his sister into a demon. During his travels, he joins the official Demon Slayer Corps, learns their breathing-based sword techniques, and faces off with some of the world's strongest demons.

Since its debut in 2019, the show has become quite popular. At the moment, it stands at number 15 in MyAnimeList's most popular shows. While the series is often praised by viewers for its top-notch animation and fight choreography, it is often criticized for its less masterful dialogue and storytelling, at least according to the most popular reviews for "Demon Slayer" on MyAnimeList.

That being said, there's still a good amount to enjoy from the anime's world and characters, to whom fans form strong attachments. And among these characters, fans seem to agree that Zenitsu Agatsuma is the best.

Who is Zenitsu, and why do fans like him?

According to the results of the anime's second official character popularity poll — posted on the unofficial Weekly Shonen Jump News Twitter, Zenitsu ranked first among the show's entire cast. Zenitsu is one of the series' supporting characters. A fellow teenage member of the Demon Slayer Corps, he becomes a friend and companion to Tanjiro throughout his journey.

Like all Demon Slayers, Zenitsu practices a special breathing technique in order to enhance his combat prowess and imbue his attacks with elemental power. According to the Kimtsu no Yaiba Wiki, Zenitsu is a practitioner of the Thunder Breathing Style, which enhances his speed well beyond what the human eye can follow. Oddly, Zenitsu has only mastered a single of the style's forms, though he has honed it to great effect. Unfortunately, his combat abilities only shine through once he has fallen unconscious, as his cowardly nature prevents him from fighting while awake. When the going gets tough, however, Zenitsu proves himself one of the most valuable fighters in the Demon Slayer Corps.

During this time, Zenitsu has seen character development of his own, growing from a cowardly figure to one of the series' strongest and most reliable combatants. According to one fan on Reddit, this character development is one of the major reasons that Zenitsu stands out. Everyone enjoys an underdog story, and as an apparent weakling, seeing Zenitsu's inner strength come out makes him one of the most appealing characters in "Demon Slayer."