Massive Plot Hole in Demon Slayer All But Confirms Koyoharu Gotouge’s Magnum Opus’s Return

Demon Slayer can return with a new series because of a major mystery left unsolved in the manga series.

Massive Plot Hole in Demon Slayer All But Confirms Koyoharu Gotouge’s Magnum Opus’s Return

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  • Demon Slayer has been one of the fan-favorites since its release but it has left some major unanswered questions.
  • Among those, the biggest one is the mystery of the Blue Spider Lily.
  • Such an intriguing mystery in the plot can be used as a comeback tactic by the creator.
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Koyoharu Gotouge’s Demon Slayer manga has gained critical acclaim and commercial success throughout its run in Weekly Shonen Jump. Millions of readers were gripped by the compelling story of Tanjiro Kamado and his colleagues. However, Demon Slayer’s manga ended several years ago. From 2016 through 2020, the manga had a total of 23 volumes. Given the series’ great popularity and success, Demon Slayer’s very brief run comes as a bit of a surprise.

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Tanjiro from Demon Slayer
Tanjiro from Demon Slayer

The community is waiting for the final arcs to be turned into Ufotable’s critically acclaimed anime, but that doesn’t mean that everything was resolved in the series. There were many mysteries left in the series due to Gotouge’s issues and the need to end the manga early, one of which was the Blue Spider Lily and its potential. Many believe that this mystery may be intentional and would confirm the return of the sequel to the series.

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Warning: Spoilers Ahead

What is the Blue Spider Lily?

The Blue Spider Lily is a legendary flower. It is a crucial component of medicine used to heal Muzan Kibutsuji, and it is the reason he transformed into a demon. The flower only blooms during the day for two to three days per year, after which it closes up. Depending on the climate, the Blue Spider Lily may not bloom at all. This explains why Muzan never located it after searching all over Japan for centuries: he was hampered by his incapacity to walk out during the day.

Blue spider Lily
Blue spider Lily

It is also hinted that the Blue Spider Lily if consumed, can negate a demon’s vulnerability to the sun, which is why Muzan spent ages seeking the flower. However, the concept of the Blue Spider Lily leaves a plethora of questions unanswered and may even confirm a return of Gotouge’s Magnum Opus.

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Can The Blue Spider Lily Become the Reason for Demon Slayer Return

The series’ major unanswered mystery is how Muzan became a demon through the Blue Spider Lily and how that very item brought him down, with no significant explanations. The narrative indicates that these flowers, which are not as rare as a time skip in the manga’s closing chapters reveal they are still in existence and can convert individuals into demons. Given how many centuries Muzan lived, the fact that no one but the doctor who treated him opted to use them for that reason seems way too handy.

Kibutsuji Muzan
Kibutsuji Muzan

With all of these unanswered questions and mysteries, it’s easy to see why fans would want a sequel to explore this notion and add depth to the highly successful series.

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