Why Is Genya Always Mad In Demon Slayer?

A traumatic incident left a very deep scar inside the brother’s minds

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Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc

Genya Shinazugawa is one of the main supporting characters in Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc and is known for his unconventional methods of fighting, and his short fuse.

Many fans have been wondering the reason why Genya is always so angry! The answer lies in his backstory, which we’ll explain now!

Disclaimer: The following article contains spoilers from the Demon Slayer manga.

Why Genya Is Always Mad In Demon Slayer:

Genya is Sanemi Shinazugawa, the Wind Hashira’s only sibling. Living, that is.

The two had five other siblings and lived with their parents. While their mother was an honest and hard-working woman, their father was abusive.

The father’s habits led him to get stabbed and killed. After this, Sanemi and Genya took it upon themselves to protect their mother and siblings.

One day, their mother was extremely late from work, making the whole family worry.

Eventually, Sanemi left to try and find their mother, while Genya stayed back to protect the siblings.

Unfortunately, their mother was attacked by a demon and had become one herself. In the night’s darkness, she attacked her children like a wild beast, killing them all, except for Genya.

While Genya tried to put up a fight with what he considered to be a “beast”, he was about to be killed as well.

However, Sanemi jumped in and saved his little brother.

Genya couldn’t see the killer and even believed that his siblings were still alive. He rushed out of the house, hoping to find a doctor.

But, all he saw was Sanemi with a weapon in his hand, and their mother, lying dead at his feet.

He ran up to them and held his mother, screaming at Sanemi for killing their mother. Being a child, Genya misunderstood the situation in a state of panic.

This incident essentially separated the two brothers, as they would go on their own ways.

Since that day, Genya has been looking for the right opportunity to apologize to his elder brother.

Genya is constantly feeling guilty about his actions and is frustrated that he isn’t a Hashira yet.

Genya thinks that he can properly apologize to Sanemi after becoming Hashira, hence he is always frustrated at his inability to grow stronger quickly.

The traumatic incident left a very deep scar inside the brother’s minds, and Genya’s coping mechanism is lashing out at everything, signifying his hate for the lack of control over situations as well.

While the conclusions in Demon Slayer are usually wholesome, it wasn’t true for this duo. Click here to read more.