At the start of Kimetsu no Yaiba: Demon Slayer, Season 3: Swordsmith Village Arc, we are introduced to the remaining Twelve Kizuki in the Infinity Castle. Here, we meet Upper Two Doma and see his relationship with Upper Three Akaza. This is where we learn of the intense hatred Akaza has for Doma, and there are a few reasons for this. In this guide, we will detail why does Akaza hate Doma in Demon Slayer.
Kimetsu no Yaiba: Demon Slayer – Why does Akaza hate Doma?
Firstly, Akaza strongly desires to become more powerful and actively recruits those with power to become a Demon. We see this when he defeats and kills Rengoku, asking and urging him to become Demon. Also, while Akaza is a Demon and, as such, eats humans to become more powerful, he refuses to eat women and children. Doma has no problem doing this and thus is the leader of the Eternal Paradise Faith. Doma also notes that if Akaza ate women with more nutritional value, Akaza would become more powerful.
Secondly, due to Akaza’s ambition to become more powerful, Doma, who had become a Demon years after Akaza, rapidly gained more power. (Due to him eating any human) This infuriates Akaza, which leads him to hate Doma. Akaza also has no problem attacking Doma, going so far as to destroy his jaw and head out of annoyance.
Lastly, Akaza is faithful to a fault toward Muzan and his cause. This, in line with how friendly and lack of respect Doma has for his superiors, also annoys him. Of course, Doma’s lack of respect for authority also leads Muzan to dislike his nature. So, in essence, it is Doma’s irritating personality and ability to surpass him in strength, which is why Akaza hates Doma.
With that, we conclude this guide on why Akaza hate Doma in Kimetsu no Yaiba: Demon Slayer. If you liked this Demon Slayer guide, we have plenty more for you to enjoy. Check out, What is the Blue Spider Lily in Demon Slayer? or Who Betrayed Zenitsu In Demon Slayer?