Spirits of the Dead ( (ぼう) (れい) Bōrei?) is the seventh chapter of Koyoharu Gotōge's Kimetsu no Yaiba.


The chapter starts off with Makomo asking Sabito if their intuition to believe in Tanjirou was correct to which he responds, "I don't know but no amount of effort is too much." [1]

Back at the Selection, Tanjirou is beginning to face the Hand Demon who informs him of his reign as one of the strongest demons on the mountain, he also reveals that it was Urokodai who trapped him on the mountain to begin with. As the children daunt on the stunning claims, the demon begins to taunt Tanjirou by saying that he has eaten many of Urokodaki's students before and that he would be next.

In a shocking turn of events, the demon reveals that he has claimed the lives of 13 of Urokodaki's students with two specific ones being the most memorable. The demon describes the strongest student as having peach colored hair and a scar by his mouth, as well as the most agile student as a girl who wore a floral kimono.

After having realized that the demon was describing both Sabito and Makomo, Tanjirou lashes out and attacks the demon after he makes insulting remarks regarding Makomo's death. Sabito remarks that Tanjirou's emotions are starting to interfere with his focus and he ends up getting momentarily knocked out after being slammed into a tree.

The child initially hunted by the demon decides to escape while Tanjirou is attacked, abandoning him for dead. Tanjirou remains knocked out and is about to be killed by the demon when Shigeru appears in his dreams begging him to wake up to which he immediately responds by slicing the demons arm off. Tanjirou continues to evade the demons attacks and persists forth until the demon's life thread finally becomes visible before Tanjirou's eyes.

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