Spoilers! The demon Akaza from Kimetsu no Yaiba dies in the eleventh arc of the manga and the one responsible for his death is largely Tanjiro Kamado.
Akaza from Kimetsu no Yaiba, the demon known as Upper 3 or Upper Moon 3 in the Twelve Kizuki, is an important character in the movie Mugen Train. His debut caused the death of Kyojuro Rengoku at the end of the feature film and here we share his fate in the manga series created by Koyoharu Gotouge.
The demon’s most iconic phrase is “become a demon Kyojuro” and Demon Slayer fans will be able to learn the background to this obsession in future seasons of the anime. However, it is already possible to know how Upper 3 will die.
Next, La Verdad Noticias shares with you in detail how the Upper Moon 3 died, the character or characters involved in his death, and exactly who kills him in the shonen series.
How does Akaza die?
Akaza of Kimetsu no Yaiba is killed by himself at the Infinity Castle Arch. However, Tanjiro Kamado and the Water Hashira, Giyuu Tomioka, weakened him enough that the Upper 3 lost the determination to keep fighting.
When Tanjiro faced Upper 3, his words shook the demon as it regained its memories of his human life. The above angered Upper 3 and thus he decided to use his Blood Demon Art: Destructive Death to attack Tanjiro.
Giyuu Tomioka was seriously injured and this gave Tanjiro a boost with his brand of Demon Slayer. Although none of the new attacks by the demon hunters worked, Giyuu’s protective actions with Tanjiro reminded Upper 3 of an important person: his fiancée Koyuki.
During the intense battle, Koyuki appears as a voice of reason to try to stop Hakuji (Akaza’s real name). She tugs on his arm and sheds tears as she begs him to stop fighting.
Although he does not recognize who she is, Koyuki persists in trying to stop him and makes him question his reasoning for wanting to kill the two swordsmen. As a result, Upper 3 regains his memories of her when she was human.
After regaining his compassion, Akaza attempts to destroy himself to finally reunite with his family. He tries to avoid regeneration, but the Demon King, Muzan Kibutsuji, tries to gain control of his mind.
When Upper 3 begins to submit under Muzan’s control once again, Koyuki’s spirit gently grabs her lover’s face and convinces him that he has done enough. Koyuki hugs him tightly and cries as he tearfully apologizes for not protecting her.
What power does Akaza have?
Akaza has the power of shock waves from the sheer pressure created by the superhuman strength of her fists and legs when striking. The shockwaves appear to be the same shade of blue as his tattoos and can be unleashed both at close range and at a distance.
The power of the shockwaves ranges from hitting opponents at great distances to creating craters in the ground. This ability combined with his superhuman strength makes him a formidable opponent in both melee and ranged combat.
His powers are shaped like a snowflake; possibly due to the influence of his fiancée (Koyuki’s name contains the kanji for “snow,” and she wears three snowflake-shaped hairpins). Many of his attacks and techniques are named after fireworks, a reference to his promise to Koyuki to see fireworks.
Another fun fact you should know is that Upper 3 was the only demon of the Twelve Kizuki who refused to eat or kill women and was given special permission to do so. He was one of Muzan’s favorites, as he was loyal and serious.
Ultimately, Akaza is the only deceased Upper Ranks member to meet the people he knew in life while disappearing (the other is Rui). He was the fourth demon who was able to overcome Muzan’s influence on himself by wanting to stop regenerating and die in the Kimetsu no Yaiba series.