Obanai reminds Sanemi that the Demon won't come out in the sunlight, so he quickly moves into the building behind his leader. He draws his sword, prompting Tanjiro to attempt to come to his sister's aid, only to be pinned to the ground by Obanai.
Sanemi stabs Nezuko's box multiple times, prompting her to leave it. Seeing the Hashira's wounded arm, she is transfixed by the sight of his blood. Obanai is then told to lessen his hold of Tanjiro, but refuses. Shinobu warns Tanjiro not to use any of his breath techniques, as his lungs are under pressure and thus his blood vessels might burst from the stress. As the other Hashira react to this, Tanjiro begins struggling in earnest. Before anything escalates any further, Giyu Tomioka grabs Obanai's arm, releasing Tanjiro from his clutches.
The worried Demon Slayer calls out to his sister. Distracted from the temptation before her, Nezuko remembers her order not to hurt humans, as well as her family. With much effort, she turns away from a shocked Sanemi, prompting Kagaya to ask what had transpired. Hearing of Nezuko's perseverance from one of his aides, the leader of the Demon Slayer Corps says that this is proof of the girl's loyalty. He then warns Tanjiro that not everyone will agree with his decision, and that he will have to prove Nezuko's usefulness to their order, suggesting he start by defeating one of the Twelve Kizuki.
Encouraged by his leader's words, Tanjiro vows that he and his sister will defeat Muzan Kibutsuji, but is told that he cannot in his current state, and should focus on the Twelve Kizuki instead. Kagaya then tells his young subordinate about the Hashira and their dedication to the cause, and that is this dedication that makes them worthy of Tanjiro's respect, and that he should be careful of the way he addresses them. Kagaya then reprimands Obanai and Sanemi, and informs everybody present that the issue of Tanjiro and Nezuko is over, and that the Hashira Meeting can finally begin.
Characters in Order of Appearance
- Nezuko resists Sanemi's trap.
- Tanjiro's Trial (concluded)
- Hashira Meeting (started)