In Demon Slayer season 3 episode 8, Muichiro finally regains his memory and preps for the battle ahead with Gyokko.
After breaking free from the water jail pot, he recalls memories from his history that he has been unable to retain for years. He recalls being the child of a lumberjack and assisting him in cutting wood.
When his mother’s condition got unbearably acute one stormy night, his father went out to gather herbs, only to misstep and fall over a narrow and shaky cliff, dying clutching the plants in his hands. Meanwhile, his wife died the same night.
Muichiro continued to live with his twin, Yuichiro, who holds a lot of pain and hatred for how he was deprived of his parents, often lashing out at Muichiro for being foolishly hopeful, much like his parents, who always sought to help others and put themselves aside.
He also chastised Muichiro for being inept and feeble, although attempting to be hopeful and reminded him of their parents. Lady Amane paid them a visit one day and informed them about their great swordsmen heritage, inviting them to become swordsmen as well.
Muichiro is overjoyed to be able to aid people and slice away at demons, but it irritates Yuichiro, who lashes out at his brother for being so innocent and idealistic, for reminding him of his parents, whom he sought to save but who perished as a result of their altruism.
On a summer night, a demon appears and attempts to murder Muichiro, forcing Yuichiro to leap in and have his arm severed. Muichiro is filled with terrible wrath as a result, and he ends up slaying the demon.
He returns to discover Yuichiro murmuring a plea to the gods to save his brother and thanking his compassion and other characteristics with his last breath. In the current day, Muichiro obtains a scar on his face similar to Tanjiro’s under difficult conditions.
He saves Kotetsu, manages to cut Gyokko before he travels to another pot, and gives the Upper Moon demon a taste of his own medicine, slashing at him at an infinite pace with a new sword from Kanamori. Demon Slayer season 3 episode 8 rolls the credits before the last stage of the battle.
1.Demon Slayer season 3 episode 8 has yet another of its trademark traumatic flashbacks, this time focusing on Muichiro’s background.
2.It’s fascinating to see how Muichiro’s incredible strength drains from him when he’s put in the most terrible of situations, like Tanjiro.
3.This episode’s animation is breathtaking at moments, with hyper-realistic flowing water and visuals of a roaring storm at the outset.