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English: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Synonyms: Blade of Demon Destruction

Japanese: 鬼滅の刃



Episodes: 26

Status: Finished Airing

Aired: Apr 6, to Sep 28,


Broadcast: Saturdays at (JST)

Producers:Aniplex, Shueisha

Licensors:Aniplex of America


Source: Manga

Genres:ActionAction, SupernaturalSupernatural

Themes:DemonsDemons, HistoricalHistorical


Duration: 23 min. per ep.

Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


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Popularity: #12

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Demon Slayer: Every Major Character&#;s Age, Height, And Birthday

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaibais a popular anime based on a manga by Koyoharu Gotouge. The show has just one season at the moment, which aired from April to September , and a movie that came out a year later. Demon Slayeris published by Shueisha and produced by Ufotable, with the second season releasing sometime in

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The story follows Tanjiro Kamado, who wants to become a Demon Slayer because a demon killed his entire family and turned his sister, Nezuko, into a demon. He meets Giyu Tomioka, a member of the Demon Slayer Corps, who recruits him. Throughout Tanjiro's quest to restore his sister to her human form and avenge his family, he meets a bunch of other Demon Slayers who become staples of the plot.

Updated on September 19, by Mark Sammut: Outside of perhaps Attack on Titan, Demon Slayer is the biggest action anime of the last few years. The series exploded in fame due to its stellar animation, likable characters, and hit movie that did pretty well at the box office. Demon Slayer's future is bright, and the anime has only covered a fraction of the manga's content. At the moment, roughly 66 of the chapters have been adapted by the anime, so fans have a lot of awesomeness to look forward to. The Demon Slayer character roster is strong, and it will only expand as the story progresses.

Demon Slayer Statistics Chart

Demon Slayer's anime has only scratched the surface of the franchise's potential, and as Tanjiro's journey continues, he will only meet more and more interesting figures. While not all born equal, each Demon Slayer character brings something new to the plate. They all have something that allows them to shine, be it a fascinating power, an intimidating disposition, or a sense of humor.

As the anime's roster expands, this article will do the same to reflect the series' progress. Therefore, to make the information as readily available as possible, the following table covers the age, birthday, and height of the most important Demon Slayer characters.

Note: Ages are based on each character's first appearance.

Tanjiro Kamado
Nezuko Kamado
Zenitsu Agatsuma
Inosuke Hashibira
Kanao Tsuyuri
Genya Shinazugawa
Sanemi Shinazugawa
Giyu Tomioka
Shinobu Kocho
Muzan Kibutsuji
Kyojuro Rengoku
Tengen Uzui
Mitsuri Kanroji
Obanai Iguro

15 Tanjiro Kamado

Demon Slayer's main character, Tanjiro's life got turned into a walking nightmare when a demon slaughtered his family and turned his sister, Nezuko, to the dark side. Driven by anger and love for his sibling, Tanjiro joins the Demon Slayer Corps to eradicate the demons and, hopefully, find a way to revert Nezuko back to a human.

While a warm and kind person, Tanjiro is more than willing to make tough decisions. He is under no illusion that demons should be sparred or that killing would make him no better than his enemies; Tanjiro gets the job done.

14 Nezuko Kamado

Nezuko Kamado is one of the youngest characters in Demon Slayer as she is only 12 years old at the start of the story when she is turned into a demon. A few episodes later, Nezuko is 14 years old, however, physically, she has not aged since that faithful and tragic day, and that's something that will not change unless Tanjiro finds a cure.

Her transition into demonhood naturally altered Nezuko's personality, making her far more fearless and direct than she was as a human. However, she retains some of her previous traits, particularly her desire to protect Tanjiro.

13 Zenitsu Agatsuma

Despite being a bit older than Tanjiro, Zenitsu Agatsuma doesn't generally come across that way since his natural disposition is to flee. Although he doesn't always show it, Zenitsu is far from incapable with a weapon, a familiarity stemming from his training-fueled upbringing as Jigoro Kuwajima's pupil.

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Zenitsu has fair skin and golden eyes. His hair is bright yellow (thanks to being struck by lightning) and shaped in basically a bowl cut.

12 Inosuke Hashibira

Inosuke Hashibira tends to jump into battle without much thought. Although he is very much capable of taking care of himself, Inosuke's habit of overestimating his own abilities tends to drop him in boiling water, particularly since he constantly wants to challenge anyone who could possibly match him in combat.

Inosuke was raised by boars as a child, something reflected by his selection of headwear. Inosuke's background means he often struggles with human traditions, emotions, and customs, although he slowly changes thanks to his affiliation with the Demon Slayer Corps.

11 Kanao Tsuyuri

Kanao has large, gentle-looking pink eyes and thin black hair worn in a ponytail and pale skin. A rough upbringing thought Kanao to completely close herself off as a method of self-preservation. For the longest time, Kanao showed little to no emotion and refused to make any decisions for herself, opting to leave such matters to others or chance.

As with most heroic Demon Slayer characters, Kanao matures quite a bit as the series progresses, although only hints of that have been provided by the anime.

10 Genya Shinazugawa

Another character with a tragic backstory, Genya witnessed his siblings be murdered by his demonized mother. He also saw his only surviving brother, Sanemi, kill his mother. Although he cannot use Breathing Techniques, Genya is a strong fighter who has the talent for absorbing demon abilities.

Genya's hot-headed nature doesn't make him the easiest Demon Slayer to work with, at least during the early stages of the anime. However, Genya becomes more sociable as the series goes on.

9 Sanemi Shinazugawa

The Wind Hashira looks absolutely crazy and not someone to be messed around with. The psychotic nature of his gaze seems like it'd be enough to freeze any enemy in its tracks.

One can only wonder just how much damage this Hashira will be able to inflict with his attacks. Manga fans might be aware, but it's the potential of the anime and its visuals that have got fans excited to see Shinazugawa in action.

8 Giyu Tomioka

Not one to waste words, Giyu keeps things close to the chest and believes others should follow suit. As a child, Giyu was saved from a demon by his sister at the cost of her own life; frustratingly for the kid, Giyu's attempts to inform people of what happened only resulted in him being ostracized.

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As a rather senior member of the Demon Slayer Corps, Giyu presents a strong and aloof figure, although he isn't quite as confident as he appears to be.

7 Shinobu Kocho

At first glance, Shinobu appears to be the friendliest and most likable member of the Demon Slayer Corps. She always has a smile on her face and seems up for a good joke. However, this is simply a coping mechanism to restrain her uncontrollable hatred for demons stemming from the death of her sister, Kanae Kocho.

Shinobu can be unbelievably vicious, both with a blade and words. This Demon Slayer character can reduce the strongest of warriors to insecure puddles of mush with a few choice sentences. She will also grin while doing it.

6 Muzan Kibutsuji

The antagonist of Demon Slayer is one of the most fascinating characters in the entire show. Muzan might not have featured many times in the anime, but the cold-hearted manner in which he destroys some of his most powerful lieutenants is quite chilling to witness.

Muzan's power seems to be immense, and one can't really understand how Tanjiro and the rest of the Demon Slayers even stand a chance against this powerful being. However, there's still a lot of time for the characters to get stronger and put up a good fight if nothing else.

5 Kyojuro Rengoku

Taking center stage in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train, Kyojuro Rengoku burst onto the scene like a ball of fire. Energetic, charming, and good-natured, Kyojuro has a sincerity to him that most other characters in the anime lack, outside of perhaps Tanjiro.

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Kyojuro's optimism is not a facade to mask his inner turmoil or a way to lure people into a false sense of security. He is the type of person who looks for the positives even in the worst of situations.

4 Tengen Uzui

In a nice change of pace, Tengen's back story doesn't have all that much to do with demons; that said, it is very much tragic. Born into a ninja clan and trained by his cruel father, Tengen was thought to only ever seek self-fulfillment, regardless of the cost to anyone else. Tricked by his parent into killing a few of his own siblings, Tengen eventually left the nest to try and carve out his own path.

Tengen's personality is a touch all over the place, courtesy of his harsh childhood and his attempts to move away from his father's teachings.

3 Akaza

The Upper-Rank Three Demon that was introduced in Demon Slayer: Mugen Train has made quite an impression. His brutal fight against Rengoku was a visual spectacle that ended with the Flame Hashira's premature demise.

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Akaza is not someone to be trifled with, and he's bound to play a major role in the events to come. Unfortunately, only the manga fans are aware of how events will play out — anime fans will have to wait a while for that.

2 Mitsuri Kanroji

The Love Hashira is one of the more unique and interesting characters in the show. Her appearance might've been brief, but the impact this Demon Slayer will have is going to be quite spectacular.

Anime fans can't wait to see her powers in battle, which are bound to be quite a visual spectacle. After all, the very idea of Love Breathing — if one can even call it that — sounds like nothing ever seen before in the show.

1 Obanai Iguro

Obanai Iguro is the Serpent Hashira, which is already indicative of just how powerful he is. Not much is known about this character, with his design itself conveys that he's pretty mysterious.

His powers are yet to be revealed, but the idea of Serpent Breathing certainly sounds like a blast. One can only wait and see how his character evolves over time.

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List of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba characters

The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaibamanga and anime series features an extensive cast of fictional characters created by Koyoharu Gotouge.

Main characters[edit]

Tanjiro Kamado[edit]

Main article: Tanjiro Kamado

Voiced by: Natsuki Hanae, Satomi Satō (child)[1] (Japanese); Zach Aguilar,[2] Allegra Clark (child)[3] (English)
Tanjiro Kamado (竈門 炭治郎, Kamado Tanjiro) is the oldest son of a charcoal-seller. His entire family was massacred by Muzan Kibutsuji while he was selling charcoal, with only his sister Nezuko surviving. His goal is to find a cure for her and turn her back into a human, and it is to this end that he decides to join the Demon Slayer Corps. He initially trained under Sakonji Urokodaki, learning the "Water Breathing" (水の呼吸, Mizu no kokyū) sword-style, but later he began to use his family's "Hinokami Kagura" (ヒノカミ神楽, lit. "Dance of the Fire God") technique, which itself is based on the original breath style, the "Sun Breathing" (日の呼吸, Hi no kokyū) merging both to create a more sustainable fighting style. His skull is extremely thick and his headbutts are often used as gags throughout the series. He is a kind-hearted boy and often feels sympathy for demons and their victims. His endless optimism and simple nature often have people enjoy his company, but at the same time, it also puts him at odds with certain personalities. Tanjiro has a heightened sense of smell which allows him to track down demons and evade their attacks; it also allows him to figure out people's real emotions. Tanjiro's sword is colored black, occasionally turning crimson red and becoming much stronger when combined with Nezuko's "Blood Demon Art: Exploding Blood", a technique he later learns to perform without her help. Though he eventually avenges his family during the final battle, losing his arm and eye in the process while being fatally wounded, both are restored during Muzan's attempt to turn him into his successor by transforming him into a demon, but thanks to his friends' efforts, he has been able to become human again.

Nezuko Kamado[edit]

Main article: Nezuko Kamado

Voiced by: Akari Kitō[1] (Japanese); Abby Trott[2] (English)
Nezuko Kamado (竈門 禰豆子, Kamado Nezuko) is the daughter of a charcoal-seller and Tanjiro's younger sister who was turned into a demon. Despite Muzan's assumption that he killed them all in his attempt to sire a sun-resistant demon, Nezuko survived as a demon with her mind mostly gone. However, she retained enough of her memories to keep herself from killing Tanjiro. Due to two years of hypnotic conditioning by Urokodaki, Nezuko regards all humans as her family and will mercilessly attack any demon that threatens them. Instead of consuming human flesh, Nezuko regains energy from sleep and tends to become unconscious for long periods of time after overexerting herself. Initially, she is unable to speak and must wear a bamboo gag to keep from biting anyone. However in later volumes, the muzzle is removed and she gains the power of speech, albeit very broken due to not speaking for more than two years. Nezuko has several powers, including regeneration, superhuman strength, growing and shrinking rapidly and a blood demon technique called "Exploding Blood" (爆血, Bakketsu) that causes her blood to burn once it leaves her body. Tanjiro generally carries her around in a wooden box (a gift from Urokodaki) until she develops the ability to survive exposure to sunlight, with Muzan targeting her soon after. Nezuko's mind and humanity are eventually restored during the final battle against Muzan Kibutsuji, and it is implied that she helps Tanjiro recover from his demon transformation by allowing him to ingest her blood, which contains antibodies for Muzan's demonic blood.

Zenitsu Agatsuma[edit]

Voiced by: Hiro Shimono[4] (Japanese); Aleks Le[2] (English)
An extremely cowardly boy who was forced to join the Demon Slayer Corps at around the same time as Tanjiro to pay for his debts, Zenitsu Agatsuma (我妻 善逸, Agatsuma Zen'itsu) trained in the "Thunder Breathing" (雷の呼吸, Kaminari no kokyū) style by the former Thunder Hashira, but was only able to learn the first technique, and because of this he often belittles himself, despite the fact that he is talented. He joins up with Tanjiro on a mission and since then, he has tagged along with him, partially out of his infatuation with Nezuko, but also due to recognizing how honest and kind he is. His cowardly personality initially hinders him and he is only able to fight when he is unconscious or asleep, but he later learns to push his fears aside and take action when needed, to the point of developing a new, exclusive thunder technique. Zenitsu's sword is colored gold. He has a heightened sense of hearing which allows him to distinguish a person's true character by the sound of their heartbeat and track demons.

Inosuke Hashibira[edit]

Voiced by: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka[4] (Japanese); Bryce Papenbrook[2] (English)
A young boy who was raised by his mother Kotoha Hashibira for a short time until she was murdered by the Upper Moon Two, Doma. After she sacrificed herself to save his life, he was raised by wild boars. Inosuke Hashibira (嘴平 伊之助, Hashibira Inosuke) uses a self-taught style called "Beast Breathing" (獣の呼吸, Kedamono no kokyū), along with two serrated swords in battle. When he gets new swords, he purposely makes them serrated in order to match his preference and fighting style (much to the swordsmith's anger). He is brash and prone to reacting violently, and while he appears dim, he has proven himself in battle time after time. He is extremely muscular and rugged, which contrasts with his oddly effeminate face, which he normally hides under a boar's head mask. This mask was actually made from the head of his deceased boar mother, and he wears it in memory of her. When Inosuke first meets Tanjiro, he treats him as an enemy, but they quickly become friends as they fight together. He often challenges Tanjiro to competitions that are accepted in good spirit. He took the test at the same time as Tanjiro and Zenitsu and was apparently the first to clear it. Inosuke's swords are colored blue-grey. He has a heightened sense of touch, being able to locate enemies by feeling the vibrations in the air.

Kanao Tsuyuri[edit]

Voiced by: Reina Ueda (Japanese); Brianna Knickerbocker[5] (English)
Kanao Tsuyuri (栗花落 カナヲ, Tsuyuri Kanao) is a Demon Slayer who joins at the same time as Tanjiro, Zenitsu and Genya. She is the protegé of Shinobu Kochō, the current Insect Hashira, and is being trained as a Tsuguko, or successor to the Hashira - however, it doesn't necessarily mean that she's an insect pillar nor has the same "breathing technique" as Shinobu. She uses the "Flower Breathing" (花の呼吸, Hana no kokyū) style and is a highly-skilled fighter, but has difficulty functioning without being directly told what to do. She grew up in a poor, abusive household and was sold as a slave, leading her to shut off her emotions as a way to cope. Even after being rescued and taken in by Shinobu and Kanae, she would never do anything unless ordered, so Kanae gave her a coin to flip which she could use whenever she had trouble making decisions. She relies heavily on her coin flipping to make decisions until Tanjiro becomes friendly with her, which convinces her to use the coin less often and stick to her own intuition. It’s also implied that she may have feelings for Tanjiro, to the point of risking her life to help save him when he was turned into a demon. Later in the series, it has been shown that she and Tanjiro had descendants, thus confirming her romantic relationship with Tanjiro. Kanao's sword is colored pink and her heightened sense of sight allows her to easily dodge enemy attacks, but she strains herself by overusing this ability during her fight with Doma, to the point of becoming blind in one eye. She is later revealed to have married Tanjiro, having two great-great-grandsons named Kanata Kamado and Sumihiko Kamado between them.

Genya Shinazugawa[edit]

Voiced by: Nobuhiko Okamoto[6] (Japanese); Zeno Robinson[7] (English)
A Demon Slayer who joins at the same time as Tanjiro Kamado and Zenitsu Agatsuma. Genya Shinazugawa (不死川 玄弥, Shinazugawa Gen'ya) is a harsh and foul-mouthed individual obsessed with nothing beyond demon killing. His personality later changes after he fights beside Tanjiro to save the Hidden Swordsmith Village. Unlike most other Demon Slayers, he is unable to use Breaths or most sword fighting styles. Instead, he eats parts of the demons he fights, and through his special digestive system, he temporarily gains demonic powers. His powers can be greater depending on the strength and the amount of the demon he devourers. When he devours part of a demon, he is also susceptible to a demon's weaknesses. He also carries a gun that shoots specialized bullets that are made of the same material as the Demon Slayers' Nichirin blades. He is the younger brother of Sanemi Shinazugawa, the current Wind Hashira, who always avoids him, unaware that his older brother wants him to have a normal life. Genya is mortally wounded while assisting the Hashira against Kokushibo, reconciling with his brother before passing away.

Demon Slayer Corps[edit]

The Demon Slayer Corps (鬼殺隊, Kisatsutai) is an organization that has existed since ancient times, dedicated to protect humankind from demons. There are hundreds of Demon Slayers within the organization, but they act in secrecy even from the Japanese government. The most powerful swordsmen among the Demon Slayers are the Hashira (柱, Hashira) who serve as its elite warriors.

Ubuyashiki Family[edit]

Kagaya Ubuyashiki (産屋敷 耀哉, Ubuyashiki Kagaya)
Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa[6] (Japanese); Matthew Mercer[8] (English)
The 97th leader of the Demon Slayer Corps whose family established the organization. He is a distant relative of Muzan and his entire bloodline was cursed with a disease that slowly kills them before reaching their thirties, possibly because of their connection with Muzan's blood. He sacrificed himself to weaken Muzan with an massive explosion which destroys his house.
Amane Ubuyashiki (産屋敷 あまね, Ubuyashiki Amane)
Voiced by: Rina Satō (Japanese); Suzie Yeung (English)
The wife and caretaker of Kagaya. She died in the explosion of her house.
Hinaki Ubuyashiki (産屋敷 雛衣, Ubuyashiki Hinaki)
Voiced by: Yumiri Hanamori (Japanese); Kimberly Woods[10] (English)
The eldest twin daughter of Kagaya and Amane. She died in the explosion of her house.
Nichika Ubuyashiki (産屋敷 日夏, Ubuyashiki Nichika)
Voiced by: Ari Ozawa (Japanese); Brianna Knickerbocker[11] (English)
The second eldest twin daughter of Kagaya and Amane. She died in the explosion of her house.
Kiriya Ubuyashiki (産屋敷 輝利哉, Ubuyashiki Kiriya)
Voiced by: Aoi Yūki[6] (Japanese); Christine Marie Cabanos[12] (English)
Kagaya's son who appears during Tanjiro's Demon Slayer Exam. After the death of his father, Kiriya quickly steps in as Kagaya's successor, commanding the Slayer Corps in the final battle against Muzan and his forces. After Muzan's death, Kiriya officially disbands the Demon Slayer Corps, as their mission to vanquish Muzan and his demons was accomplished. Later it is shown that he became the longest living person in Japan, still alive after the time skip to the modern times that occurs in the last chapter.
Kanata Ubuyashiki (産屋敷 彼方, Ubuyashiki Kanata)
Voiced by: Shiori Izawa[6] (Japanese); Mela Lee[12] (English)
Kiriya's younger sister who always accompanies him. Both are almost identical besides Kiriya having black hair and Kanata having white hair. After the death of her father, she assist Kiriya during the final battle.
Kuina Ubuyashiki (産屋敷 杭奈, Ubuyashiki Kuina)
The youngest daughter of Kagaya and Amane. Her older twin sister is Kanata. After the death of her father, she assist Kiriya during the final battle.


Giyū Tomioka (冨岡 義勇, Tomioka Giyū)
Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai[4] (Japanese); Johnny Yong Bosch[2] (English)
The current Water Hashira; he is the first Demon Slayer that Tanjiro comes across. He initially tries to kill Nezuko, but reconsiders after seeing her protect an unconscious Tanjiro as he sends them to his mentor Urokodaki in the hopes that Tanjiro could succeed him and possibly cure Nezuko. He does not think of himself as a true Hashira, despite mastering Water Breathing as he considered his fellow apprentice Sabito, who died saving other Demon Slayers-in-training, more suited for the role. He has developed an additional technique to Water Breathing, which he alone knows. He loses an arm during the final battle against Muzan, but survives after the demon is destroyed.
Shinobu Kochō (胡蝶 しのぶ, Kochō Shinobu)
Voiced by: Saori Hayami[13] (Japanese); Erika Harlacher[14] (English)
The current Insect Hashira. She is rather coolheaded and always has a smile on her face, no matter what situation she is put in. She enjoys teasing others, mostly she likes to annoy Giyu Tomioka, about how no one likes him. Behind her cheerful facade, she harbors a deep rage towards all demons for taking the lives of many of her loved ones, including her older sister by the Upper Two Doma. But Nezuko becomes an exception after learning more about her. Unlike the other Hashira, she does not have the strength to behead them, using instead a small, thin sword with only a cutting edge on the tip to kill demons by inoculating them with a wisteria-based poison she developed. Shinobu sacrifices herself to defeat Doma, having consumed massive doses of wisteria so Doma would be poisoned the moment he devoured her with Kanao and Inosuke finishing him off. Before to her death, she also helped Tamayo with developing the cure for Nezuko's demon condition and a mix of poisons used on Muzan to greatly weaken him.
Kyojuro Rengoku (煉獄 杏寿郎, Rengoku Kyōjurō)
Voiced by: Satoshi Hino,[15]Mariya Ise (child) (Japanese); Mark Whitten,[16] Ryan Bartley[17] (child) (English)
The current Flame Hashira after inheriting the title from his father Shinjuro, coming off cheerfully eccentric but is pure-hearted and honorable as of his mother instilling him with his moral code of protecting the weak. He was assigned to investigate the Mugen Train with Tanjiro and his friends and helps dispatch Enmu before he is fatally wounded in his fight against Akaza of the Twelve Kizuki. After using his last moments to direct Tanjiro to his father, the youth had the guard of Kyojuro's broken sword installed into his new sword in respect for the Hashira.
Tengen Uzui (宇髄 天元, Uzui Tengen)
Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi[15] (Japanese); Ray Chase[16] (English)
The current Sound Hashira and former shinobi. He has three wives who work as scouts but is forced to quit the position after losing a hand and an eye in a battle against the Upper Ranks. He reappears in the final battle against Muzan, standing guard to protect Kiriya along Kyojuro's father.
Mitsuri Kanroji (甘露寺 蜜璃, Kanroji Mitsuri)
Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa[15] (Japanese); Kira Buckland[16] (English)
The current Love Hashira and a former disciple of Kyōjurō. She has an odd personality and superhuman strength due to having denser muscles than the average human. Her sword is made from a malleable metal that only she can properly wield. She is super flexible. She joined the Demon Slayer Corps as she wanted a man that would love her to be stronger than her. She especially admires the other male pillars and would always praise them in her mind. Thus, when she was mortally wounded during the final battle against Muzan Kibutsuji, she declared her love for Obanai Iguro, before dying alongside him. The epilogue showed her reincarnated in the Reiwa Era and married to Iguro as they run a restaurant together.
Muichirō Tokitō (時透 無一郎, Tokitō Muichirō)
Voiced by: Kengo Kawanishi[15] (Japanese); Griffin Burns[16] (English)
The current Mist Hashira. He had a twin brother who was killed by a demon when they were younger and always blamed himself for being the only survivor, until Tanjiro manages to cheer him up. Due to the incident, he had lost some of his memory which was restored after realizing Tanjiro Kamado had the same red eyes as his father. He is killed in the battle against Upper One, Kokushibo, his ancestor and also brother of the first user of the Sun Breathing, Yoriichi. His sword is white in color.
Gyomei Himejima (悲鳴嶼 行冥, Himejima Gyōmei)
Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita[15] (Japanese); Crispin Freeman[16] (English)
The current Stone Hashira and considered the strongest among them. A man of gigantic stature, Gyomei is a former monk who took care of orphaned children. After the children are murdered by a demon and he is framed for the crime, even though he protected them from it, he became more ruthless but still caring. He pities Tanjiro at first due to Nezuko being a demon, but later acknowledges him after seeing how honest he is. He is the only Hashira who does not use a sword, fighting with a huge, chained metal ball with spikes, and an axe which he can wield with ease due to his massive size and strength. He loses a leg in the final battle against Muzan Kibutsuji before dying from blood loss from his wounds.
Obanai Iguro (伊黑 小芭内, Iguro Obanai)
Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura[15] (Japanese); Erik Scott Kimerer[16] (English)
The current Serpent Hashira who is always accompanied by his pet snake, Kaburamaru. He was raised by his family, an all-female clan of bandits, as an offering to a serpentine demon they worshiped, only to be rescued by Shinjuro Rengoku and joined the Slayer Corps as a means of venting his rage over how his family was destroyed by their association with the demon. He is infatuated with Mitsuri and gets easily jealous when she becomes close to someone else. Despite being blinded during the final battle with Muzan Kibutsuji, he still manages to assist Tanjiro due to his connection with Kaburamaru, who allows him to see through its eyes thanks to Yushiro's magic scrolls. But he ends up mortally wounded and declares his love for Mitsuri Kanroji, the Love Hashira, before dying alongside her. After his death, Kaburamaru’s care is entrusted to Kanao Tsuyuri. The epilogue showed Iguro reincarnated in the Reiwa Era and married to Mitsuri as they run a restaurant together.
Sanemi Shinazugawa (不死川 実弥, Shinazugawa Sanemi)
Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki[15] (Japanese); Kaiji Tang[16] (English)
The current Wind Hashira. He is the older brother of Genya Shinazugawa and always shuns him. Despite seemingly disliking his brother, Sanemi actually intends to have his brother quit the Demon Slayer Corps so he can live a normal life. He is one of the two Hashira who survive the final battle against Muzan Kibutsuji and the Upper Ranks, the other being Giyu Tomioka. He loses two of his right hand fingers during his battle against Upper One, Kokushibo.

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Aoi Kanzaki (神崎 アオイ, Kanzaki Aoi)
Voiced by: Yuri Ehara (Japanese); Reba Buhr[18] (English)
One of Shinobu's students. Despite having passed the exam to join the Demon Slayers, she became too afraid to fight in the frontlines and since then she oversees the rehabilitation of wounded Demon Slayers who are treated at the Butterfly Estate.
Goto (後藤, Gotō)
Voiced by: Makoto Furukawa
A member of the Kakushi, the clean-up brigade of the Demon Slayers.
Sumi Nakahara (中原 すみ, Nakahara Sumi), Naho Takada (高田 なほ, Takada Naho) and Kiyo Terauchi (寺内 きよ, Terauchi Kiyo)
Voiced by: Ayumi Mano, Yūki Kuwahara and Nanami Yamashita (Japanese); Michelle Marie,[19] Kimberly Woods[20] and Jackie Lastra[21] (English)
Three little girls who work as servants in the Butterfly Estate. They were taken in by Shinobu after their families were killed by demons.

Swordsmith Village[edit]

Hotaru Haganezuka (鋼鐵塚 螢, Haganezuka Hotaru)
Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa[6] (Japanese); Robbie Daymond[22] (English)
One of the swordsmiths who makes swords for the Demon Slayer Corps. He makes Tanjiro's sword. He has little focus on anything beyond swords and he flies into a murderous rage whenever Tanjiro breaks or loses his sword, only calming down when he is given dango.
Kozo Kanamori (鉄穴森 鋼蔵, Kanamori Kōzō)
Voiced by: Eiji Takemoto (Japanese); Kyle Hebert[23] (English)
One of the swordsmiths who makes swords for the Demon Slayer Corps. He makes Inosuke's swords. Also flies into a murderous rage when Inosuke used a rock to chip his swords.
Kotetsu (虎徹)
A 10 year old who inherits his family's mechanical doll which was made on reference of Yoriichi. The doll had six arms as that was the only way to replicate Yoriichi's techniques. He was injured by Gyokko, the Upper Five, but was saved from the stab by Tanjiro's handguard.

Other members[edit]

Murata (村田, Murata)
Voiced by: Kōki Miyata (Japanese); Khoi Dao[24] (English)
A member of the Demon Slayer Corps who was sent to Natagumo Mountain. One of the survivors of the operation to slay the Spider Family, he becomes friends with Tanjiro and appears on few other occasions during the series. Like Tanjiro, Murata also uses Water Breathing but is very weak at it, due to him 'not seeing the water come out of the sword'.
Ozaki (尾崎, Ozaki)
Voiced by: Hisako Tōjō (Japanese); Dorothy Fahn (English)
A member of the Demon Slayer Corps who was sent to Natagumo Mountain. Killed by the Mother Spider Demon.
Kanae Kocho (胡蝶 カナエ, Kochō Kanae)
Voiced by: Ai Kayano (Japanese); Bridget Hoffman[23] (English)
Former Flower Hashira. Shinobu's late biological older sister and Kanao's late adoptive older sister who was killed by Doma, one of the Upper Moons.


The Demons (, Oni) are immortal creatures who feed on human flesh and blood to survive and become stronger with each human they devour. All demons are former humans who lose most of their memories and almost all traces of humanity after drinking or being injected with Muzan Kibutsuji's blood becoming his servants and sharing their own vision and thoughts with him. Higher Demons are also capable of casting powerful magic spells called Blood Demon Arts (血鬼術, Kekkijutsu). The specifics of these spells are unique to each Demon.

All Demons are weak to sunlight, being easily destroyed upon being exposed to it, but they can be also killed by decapitation with special swords used by the Demon Slayers called Nichirin Blades (, Nichirin Tō). Demons also are highly intolerant to wisteria flowers, avoiding places where such plants are abundant and wisteria extract can be lethal to them in high doses.

Muzan Kibutsuji[edit]

Voiced by: Toshihiko Seki[25] (Japanese); Greg Chun[26] (English)
The primary antagonist of the series, Muzan Kibutsuji (鬼舞辻 無慘, Kibutsuji Muzan) was the first and strongest demon in existence. He used his blood to sire the other demons. He was able to manipulate his cellular structure and frequently disguised himself as different humans of various ages and genders. He would program transplanted cells within demons he directly sired to destroy them if they ever mentioned him by name. He could devour the cells of others to assimilate their abilities and memories as well. Muzan was originally a sickly young man from the Heian period whose transition into a demon was the result of an experimental treatment to prolong his life. He killed his doctor before realizing it worked. Muzan has since dedicated himself to "complete his treatment" by siring demons that would help him achieve his goal of having no weaknesses, the sun being his only one. He also expressed a justified concern towards those who utilized the Breath of the Sun technique since his near death experience from fighting Yoriichi Tsugikuni. This motivated him to attack Tanjiro's family in an attempt of turning at least one of them into a demon that was naturally immune to sunlight. Nezuko, the only survivor of the incident, eventually manifested that ability and Muzan focused his efforts to capture and devour her to remove his only weakness. But the Demon Slayer Corps exploited Muzan's obsession and layed a trap for him which killed his remaining followers. Muzan killed Tamayo and many Demon Slayers before realizing that he was infected with a variation of the humanity-restoring serum that Tamayo and Shinobu developed with added poisons that removed most of his abilities and weakened him to be easily killed. This resulted in his body being destroyed by the sunlight when he is held back by the Demon Slayers. Muzan's final act of revenge was to turn Tanjiro into a new demon so he would kill the Demon Slayers. This was thwarted when Tanjiro turned back into human with his friends' help.

Twelve Kizuki[edit]

The Twelve Kizuki (十二鬼月, Jū Ni Kizuki) is a special group of demons serving under Muzan, with a mark of their membership engraved on their eye. The six weakest are known as the Lower Ranks, while the six strongest are called the Upper Ranks. After Rui's death, Muzan decides to eliminate the Lower Ranks and have only the Upper Ranks under his command.

Lower Ranks[edit]

The low-ranking members of the Twelve Kizuki, whose membership is constantly shifting compared to the Upper Ranks. Following the death of their member Rui, Muzan kills them all but Enmu for being worthless to his plans.

Rui (累, Rui)
Voiced by: Kōki Uchiyama (Japanese); Billy Kametz[27] (English)
A youth-like Demon holding the position of Lower Five, he was originally a sickly child before Muzan transformed him and he later killed his parents in self-defense when they attempted to kill him before taking their own lives. The ordeal caused Rui to forget his parents while receiving Muzan's permission to transform other humans and demons with his blood into a replacement family that he abuses due to his lack of understanding familial bonds. This played in his envy for the Kamado siblings' dedication for each other as they manage to greatly injure him before he was easily killed by Giyu, remembering his parents in his final moments while reunited with them in death.
Kamanue (釜鵺)
Voiced by: KENN (Japanese); Alan Lee[28] (English)
Holding the position of Lower Six, he is killed by Muzan when he decides to purge the Lower Ranks because Muzan reads his mind when he thinks the Lower Ranks should not be shunned for their weakness, which Muzan interprets as disagreeing with him.
Mukago (零余子)
Voiced by: Kana Ueda (Japanese); Kira Buckland[28] (English)
Holding the position of Lower Four, she is killed by Muzan when he decides to purge the Lower Ranks because Muzan deduced she was more afraid of the Demon Slayers than him, and interpreted her attempt at saving face as contradicting him.
Wakuraba (病葉)
Voiced by: Sōichirō Hoshi (Japanese); Stefan Martello[28] (English)
Holding the position of Lower Three, he is killed by Muzan when he decides to purge the Lower Ranks when he tries to escape.
Rokuro (轆轤)
Voiced by: Taiten Kusunoki (Japanese); Ray Chase[28] (English)
Holding the position of Lower Two, he is killed by Muzan when he decides to purge the Lower Ranks because he asked Muzan, who does not accept being ordered to do anything, to grant him more power.
Enmu (魘夢)
Voiced by: Daisuke Hirakawa (Japanese); Landon McDonald[28] (English)
A sadistic demon holding the position of Lower One who is the closest strongest demon to the Upper Ranks and strongly devoted to Muzan, his Blood Demon Art allowing him to enter and manipulate a person's dream so he can essentially kill them. Being the Lower Rank that Muzan spared after he slaughtered the others, Enmu is given the task to kill the Hashira and Tanjiro. Enmu lays a trap for Tanjiro and his friends on a train that he later fuses himself to, only to be killed by the Demon Slayers to his shock.
Hairo (佩狼, Hairō)
A demon holding the position of Lower Two that used to fight with a gun and capable of casting shadowy figures that can destroy everything they touch. He is killed by Kyojuro who is awarded the title of Flame Hashira for the feat.

Upper Ranks[edit]

The high-ranking members of the Twelve Moons. Each of them has lived for a century at least and killed dozens of Hashira. Some of them mutated their bodies to the point that they can't be killed just by decapitation, unlike other demons. Their ranks were unaltered for decades and no Demon Slayer had managed to kill any of them prior to Tanjiro and his friends joining the organization.

Kaigaku (獪嶽)
Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya (Japanese); Alejandro Saab[29] (English)
A young demon who attained the position of Upper Six after the deaths of Daki and Gyutaro. Originally one of the orphans under Gyomei Himejima, he was chased out by the other children for stealing temple money and encountered a demon, which he then let into the temple in exchange for having his life spared, leading to their deaths and Gyomei's wrongful imprisonment. He then becomes a member of the Demon Slayer Corps, learning the Thunder Breathing from Jigoro along with Zenitsu, before betraying the Slayer Corps and allowing himself to be transformed into a demon by Kokushibo, which leads Jigoro to commit seppuku in atonement. Unlike Zenitsu, who only mastered the first of the six techniques of the Thunder Breathing, Kaigaku only mastered the other five. He is killed when Zenitsu strikes him with a seventh, exclusive technique developed by him.
Nakime (鳴女)
A biwa-playing demon in charge of controlling the Infinity Castle (異空間無限城, Ikūkan Mugen-jō, Dimensional Infinity Fortress) that Kibutsuji made his base of operations. She was once a struggling musician who developed a disturbing habit of murdering prior to a performance as she associated her killings with applause. She ended up meeting Kibutsuji when she tried to kill him, only to earn his respect for tracking him and grants her new life as a demon. Nakime is later promoted to Upper Four after Hantengu's death. Nakime confronts Mitsuri and Obanai until she is restrained by Yushiro, prompting Muzan to kill her to prevent his enemies from taking control of the fortress.
Akaza (猗窩座)
Voiced by: Akira Ishida[30] (Japanese); Lucien Dodge (English)
Holding the position of Upper Three, he is a demon who despises weaklings and offers those he considers strong enough to have his respect the chance to become demons. He was once a human called Hakuji (狛治) who stole as a child to care for his ailing father before he committed suicide to free his burdened son. Hakuji was adopted by a martial artist and trained under him while falling in love with his master’s daughter Koyuki. But Hakuji loses his new family when they were poisoned by a rival dojo who were unable to beat him in a fair fight, slaughtering them single-handily before being turned into a demon by Muzan. Azaka fatally wounded Rengoku and later battles Tanjiro and Giyu, the battles ending when Akaza regained his human memories and ceases his regeneration to die.
Doma (童磨, Dōma)
A nihilistic demon who holds the position of Upper Two. As a child, he was seen by his parents as a perfect, blessed child, thus they started a religious cult around his figure. After his parents' deaths, he assumed control of the cult and after being transformed into a demon by Muzan, he started eating his followers on the notion that those he devour will live forever inside him. One member of his cult was Inosuke's mother, whom he devoured when she ran away from him upon learning his true nature. He also killed Shinobu's older sister Kanae. In a desperate measure to defeat him, Shinobu administers a massive dose of Wisteria in her body and allows herself to be consumed by him. The weakened Doma is later killed by Kanao and Inosuke.
Daki (墮姫)
Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro
A demon disguised as an oiran, Daki shares the position of Upper Six with her brother Gyutaro, both taking advantage of her work in the red-light district to attract their victims. She is killed by Zenitsu and Inosuke.
Gyutaro (妓夫太郎, Gyūtarō)
A demon with a hideous appearance, Gyutaro shares the position of Upper Six with his sister Daki and always watches over her from the sidelines. Gyutaro is killed by Tengen and Tanjiro.
Gyokko (玉壼)
A demon with a distorted appearance who always nests himself into a jar holding the position of Upper Five, Gyokko has the habit of twisting his victims' bodies while still alive, turning them into grotesque, living sculptures. He is killed by Muichiro.
Hantengu (半天狗)
A seemingly weak demon who holds the position of Upper Four, Hantengu shows his true strength upon dividing himself into multiple incarnations, each with different appearances, personalities and abilities. He is killed by Tanjiro but lives long enough to inform Muzan about Nezuko's newfound resistance to sunlight, much to his master's joy.
Kokushibo (黑死牟, Kokushibō)
Muzan's most powerful subordinate holding the title of Upper One, Kokushibo was originally a Demon Slayer called Michikatsu Tsugikuni (継國巌勝, Tsugikuni Michikatsu) and the older twin brother of Yoriichi. Envious of his brother's talent, he ends up tempted to join Muzan's side as a demon in order to eternally perfect himself as a swordsman without the worry of dying of sickness or old age. His fighting style is "Moon Breathing" (月の呼吸, Tsuki no kokyū), which directly derives from Yoriichi's Sun Breathing. One of the reasons of his death is a combined effort of Gyomei, Sanemi, Genya and Muichiro, with the latter two dying from their wounds soon after.

Spider Family[edit]

Spider Demon (Mother) (蜘蛛鬼「母」, Kumo Oni (Haha))
Voiced by: Ami Koshimizu (Japanese); Allegra Clark (English)[27]
A member of the Spider Family. Once a young girl who was turned into a demon, she was forced to assume the role of "Mother" by Rui and have her appearance altered. She can control humans using her spider threads, which are attached by small white red and blue spiders. Always living in fear of Rui, she ends up accepting death while fighting Tanjiro and allows herself to be slain by him.
Spider Demon (Elder Brother) (蜘蛛鬼「兄」, Kumo Oni (Ani))
Voiced by: Showtaro Morikubo (Japanese); Derek Stephen Prince (English)[27]
A member of the Spider Family. He assumes the role of "Elder Brother" and is one of the two in the family that only assume a semi-human appearance, the lower half of his body being that of a giant spider's. He can turn humans into monstrous semi-spiders when his minions bite them but is subsequently beheaded by Zenitsu.
Spider Demon (Father) (蜘蛛鬼「父」, Kumo Oni (Chichi))
Voiced by: Tetsu Inada (Japanese); Kellen Goff (English)[27]
A member of the Spider Family. He assumes the role of "Father" and like Older Brother, has a semi-human appearance in that he has a spider head. He possesses monstrous strength. Inosuke has a hard time fighting it before the monster is easily killed by Giyu.
Spider Demon (Daughter) (蜘蛛鬼「姉」, Kumo Oni (Ane))
Voiced by: Ryoko Shiraishi (Japanese); Erica Lindbeck (English)[27]
A member of the Spider Family. She assumes the role of "Daughter" and can create acidic prisons of thread that dissolve her enemies and convert them into her food. She is then subdued and killed by Shinobu.

Other Demons[edit]

Temple Demon (お堂の鬼, Odō no Oni)
Voiced by: Hikaru Midorikawa[6]|Ben Diskin[31]}}
A demon who Tanjiro and Nezuko briefly encounter and defeat together.
Hand Demon (手鬼, Teoni)
Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu, Aki Toyosaki (child)[32]|Kirk Thornton,[12]Jessica DiCicco (child)[8]}}
A vengeful demon who was captured by Urokodaki and trapped on a mountain used for testing applicants for the Demon Slayer Corps. Unable to escape the mountain, he made it his goal to target and eat all of Urokodaki's disciples as revenge for being trapped including Makomo and Sabito. He succeeded for the most part, only failing to eat Giyu and later, Tanjiro.
Swamp Demon (沼鬼, Numaoni)
Voiced by: Ryōhei Kimura[25] (Japanese); Sean Chiplock[26] (English)
A demon who has been kidnapping young women. He attempts to consume girls before they go beyond 16 years and "become rotten". He is the target of Tanjiro's first assignment as a Demon Slayer and is eventually killed by him.
Yahaba (矢琶羽, Yahaba)
Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama[25] (Japanese); Xander Mobus[26] (English)
A demon who directly serves Muzan. While he believes that he is one of the Twelve Kizuki, he is actually not, as he lacks a number on his eye: the mark of a Kizuki. His power is to manipulate the movement and direction of things using the eyeballs on the palms of his hands. He works together with Susamaru and is killed by Tanjiro.
Susamaru (朱紗丸, Susamaru)
Voiced by: Mikako Komatsu[25] (Japanese); Sarah Ann Williams[26] (English)
A demon who directly serves Muzan. While she believes that she is one of the Twelve Kizuki, she is actually not, as she lacks a number on her eye: the mark of a Kizuki. Her power is in her Temari, which is incredibly hard and heavy. She uses it like a projectile weapon along with Yahaba's ability. She is defeated when Tamayo uses her hypnosis to trigger the curse Muzan put on the demons under his control to kill them should they talk to anyone about him.
Tongue Demon
Voiced by: Tarusuke Shingaki[25]
A demon that lived in the Tsuzumi Mansion. He is slain by Zenitsu.
Horned Demon
Voiced by: Yoshihisa Kawahara
A demon that lived in the Tsuzumi Mansion. He is slain by Inosuke.
Kyogai (響凱, Kyōgai)
Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe[33] (Japanese); Steve Blum[34] (English)
A demon and former member of the Twelve Kizuki, Kyogai is known as the "Tsuzumi Demon" (鼓の鬼, Tsuzumi no Oni). He was stripped of his number by Muzan due to slowly losing the ability to eat humans and reaching his "limit". Because of this, he obsessively tries to earn his spot back in the Twelve Kizuki, attacking and eating humans who pass by the Tsuzumi Mansion. Prior to becoming a demon, Kyogai was an unsuccessful poet whose works were rejected by his father. He fights using the tsuzumi drums embedded into his body; striking them would turn rooms around and while changing rooms throughout the house and creating powerful air slashes. Kyogai is slain in a grueling battle by Tanjiro.

Kamado family[edit]

The members of the Kamado family are descendants of Sumiyoshi, old friend of Yoriichi Tsugikuni who created the ceremonial dance known as Hinogami Kagura based on the movements of Yoriichi's Sun Breathing. The only surviving members are Tanjiro and Nezuko, after their father's death by disease and their other relatives being killed by Muzan Kibutsuji in an attempt to sire more demons.

Tanjūrō Kamado (竈門 炭十郎, Kamado Tanjūrō)
Voiced by: Shinichiro Miki (Japanese); Kirk Thornton[35] (English)
The late husband of Kie Kamado and father of Tanjiro Kamado and Nezuko Kamado. From him, Tanjiro inherits his earrings and the Hinogami Kagura, which he could perform effortlessly for hours despite his poor health.
Kie Kamado (竈門 葵枝, Kamado Kie)
Voiced by: Hoko Kuwashima (Japanese); Dorothy Fahn[36] (English)
Kie was married to Tanjūrō Kamado and had six children, including Tanjiro and Nezuko. After her husband’s death, she was left to take care of them all by herself with Tanjiro being the eldest son helping her. She manages to support and keep her family happy until she was killed by Muzan Kibutsuji.
Takeo Kamado (竈門 竹雄, Kamado Takeo)
Voiced by: Yo Taichi (Japanese); Michelle Ruff[36] (English)
Kamado Takeo is Tanjūrō' Kamado's third child and Tanjiro and Nezuko's younger brother. He seems to be an introvert and unsociable person. He was killed by Muzan Kibutsuji.
Hanako Kamado (竈門 花子, Kamado Hanako)
Voiced by: Konomi Kohara (Japanese); Ryan Bartley[36] (English)
Hanako is the fourth child in Kamado family. She adores Tanjiro and wanted to follow him when he was going away for selling charcoal but she was forbidden by their mother. Tanjiro told her to wait for him until he come back but she was killed by Muzan Kibutsuji by the time Tanjiro returned.
Shigeru Kamado (竈門 茂, Kamado Shigeru)
Voiced by: Kaede Hondo (Japanese); Jessica DiCicco[36] (English)
Shigeru is the fifth child to Tanjūrō and Kei. Similar to Hanako, he also adores his brother Tanjiro and wanted to follow him. He was killed by Muzan Kibutsuji.
Rokuta Kamado (竈門 六太, Kamado Rokuta)
Voiced by: Aoi Koga (Japanese); Philece Sampler[36] (English)
He is the youngest child in Kamado family who was killed by Muzan Kibutsuji. Nezuko is often reminded of him when she sees other humans.
Sumiyoshi (炭吉)
He is an ancestor of the Kamado family who was friends with Yoriichi Tsugikuni, the creator of the Sun Breathing. He is the one who develops the Hinokami Kagura based on a demonstration of the Sun Breathing Yoriichi made to him and his family. He also receives from Yoriichi the same Hanafuda earrings which Tanjiro uses.
Sumihiko Kamado (竈門 炭彦, Kamado Sumihiko)
Tanjiro and Kanao's descendant from the modern days. He is a 15 year-old boy who resembles to Tanjiro and is very nimble.
Kanata Kamado (竈門 カナタ, Kamado Kanata)
Another of Tanjiro and Kanao's descendants from the modern days. He is 16 year-old and Sumihiko's older brother and resembles Kanao.

Rengoku family[edit]

Shinjuro Rengoku (煉獄 槇寿郎, Rengoku Shinjurō)
Voiced by: Rikiya Koyama (Japanese); Imari Williams[37] (English)
Former Flame Hashira and father of Kyōjurō and Senjuro. He quits the Demon Slayer Corps upon the realization that his Flame Breathing style is inferior to the original breath style, Sun Breathing. Since then he spends his days drinking at home until he receives Kyōjurō's final message to him, asking his father to take care of himself. He reappears in the final battle against Muzan, standing guard to protect the Ubuyashiki family with Tengen.
Ruka Rengoku (煉獄 瑠火, Rengoku Ruka)
Voiced by: Megumi Toyoguchi (Japanese); Suzie Yeung (English)
Shinjuro's late wife and mother of Kyōjurō and Senjuro.
Senjuro Rengoku (煉獄 千寿郎, Rengoku Senjuro)
Voiced by: Junya Enoki (Japanese); Cedric Williams[38] (English)
Kyōjurō's younger brother. He becomes friends with Tanjiro and begins researching what documents remain from his estate about the Hinogami Kagura and its connection with the Sun Breathing. He later sends a letter to Tanjiro describing a thirteenth, lost technique from the Hinogami Kagura, hoping that it would help him in his battle against Muzan.

Supporting characters[edit]

Sakonji Urokodaki (鱗滝 左近次, Urokodaki Sakonji)
Voiced by: Hōchū Ōtsuka[6] (Japanese); Brook Chalmers[31] (English)
A former Water Hashira; He is introduced to Tanjiro and Nezuko by his student Giyu. He is initially apprehensive of Tanjiro's kind nature, but agrees to train him. As the training goes on, he grows closer to both Tanjiro and Nezuko, and he sheds tears of joy, when Tanjiro returns from the Demon Slayer exam alive, as he is the first to do so after a long string of deaths. He has since kept a close eye on their growth. He has given his word to the Pillars that if Nezuko were to eat a human, then Tanjiro, as well Giyu and himself would kill her and themselves in atonement.
Sabito (錆兎)
Voiced by: Yūki Kaji[6] (Japanese); Max Mittelman[39] (English)
One of Urokodaki's disciples. He died during an exam to join the Demon Slayer Corps while trying to save other students who were not as strong as himself, Giyu being one of them. He was especially talented and strong. His spirit advises Tanjiro during his training. Both he and Makomo were killed by the Hand Demon who was captured by Urokodaki.
Makomo (真菰)
Voiced by: Ai Kakuma[6] (Japanese); Ryan Bartley[39] (English)
One of Urokodaki's disciples. She died during an exam to join the Demon Slayer Corps. Like Sabito, she was very talented. She used her speed to her advantage while fighting. Her spirit advises Tanjiro during his training. Both she and Sabito were killed by the Hand Demon who was captured by Urokodaki.
Kasugai Crow (鎹鴉, Kasugai Garasu)
Voiced by: Takumi Yamazaki[6] (Japanese); Doug Erholtz[22] (English)
A crow that can speak human language, though it is very loud and limited. Every Demon Slayer has a crow that informs them of their new missions. Zenitsu, however, has a sparrow instead of a crow.
Ukogi (うこぎ)
Voiced by: Manaka Iwami
A sparrow who was the only of his species to pass the exam to work as a Kasugai Crow. Assigned to Zenitsu, who nicknames him Chuntaro (ちゅん太郎, Chuntarō), he usually reprimands him when he shows cowardice.
Tamayo (珠世)
Voiced by: Maaya Sakamoto[40] (Japanese); Laura Post[41] (English)
A talented doctor who is also a demon. She was converted into a demon by Muzan, which resulted in her killing and eating her family to her horror. Despite that, she was under Muzan's control until the demon was almost killed by Yoriichi Tsugikuni who also spared her. She further altered herself to allow her to survive on a small amount of blood and no flesh. She is attempting to find a cure for demons, but requires the blood of special demons. To this end, she enlists help from Tanjiro, who offers some of Nezuko's blood as well as trying to get blood samples from members of the Twelve Kizuki. She can also create demons—the only other demon beside Muzan who can—but she insists on only doing it for dying patients who have no other option and ensures they know the price of becoming a demon. After completing her research on a cure for Nezuko's condition, Tamayo sacrifices herself to lay an ambush on Muzan with Kagaya's help but despite failing to kill her sworn enemy, she poisons the demon with a mix of substances she developed with Shinobu's help to greatly weaken him.
Yushiro (愈史郎, Yushirō)
Voiced by: Daiki Yamashita[40] (Japanese); Kyle McCarley[41] (English)
A demon created by Tamayo. He cares for her greatly and is very protective of her. It has been implied that he loves her. He is the only demon made by Tamayo and as such, has no connection to Muzan. He only needs a small amount of blood to survive, even less than Tamayo. He is mentioned to have a "battle form" which he can change into. He has a special power which can erase the presence of living things as well as make the unseen seen. This technique is not perfect and the more people he attempts to hide, the easier it is to find them. After his master's death, Yushiro assists the Demon Slayers in the final battle against Muzan by providing aid to the wounded soldiers and helping Tanjiro and his friends evade Muzan's attacks with his detecting scrolls. After Muzan's defeat, Yushiro keeps living as a demon all the way to the modern times, where he makes a living as a painter.
Jigoro Kuwajima (桑島 慈悟郎, Kuwajima Jigorō)
Voiced by: Shigeru Chiba (Japanese); John DeMita[42] (English)
A former Thunder Hashira, he was the instructor for Zenitsu and Kaigaku. Jigoro also took the alias 'Shihan'. He later commits seppuku in atonement for Kaigaku's betrayal.
Kotoha Hashibira (嘴平 琴葉, Hashibira Kotoha)
Voiced by: Mamiko Noto (Japanese); Jennie Kwan[43] (English)
Inosuke's late mother with a striking resemblance to him. She is killed by Doma, one of the Upper Moons, just after dropping Inosuke from a cliff in a desperate measure to save his life.
Makio (まきを), Suma (須磨)and Hinatsuru (雛鶴)
Three kunoichis and Tengen's wives who assisted helping Tengen and his friends fight against the demons.
Yoriichi Tsugikuni (継国 縁壱, Tsugikuni Yoriichi)
Kokushibo's younger brother who became a Demon Slayer after his wife and unborn child were killed by a demon. He was the one who created the Sun Breathing and was so powerful that he once cornered and almost defeated Muzan by himself, but failed to destroy him completely, despite inflicting multiple wounds on the demon that never healed. He was later expelled from the Slayer Corps once they also learned that he let Tamayo live and his brother became a demon. He later befriends Tanjiro's ancestors and teach them the Sun Breathing, which they pass on to their lineage in the form of the Hinogami Kagura, along the same hanafuda earrings always used by Tanjiro. He died of old age during a fight with his brother.

Minor characters[edit]

Saburo (三郎, Saburō)
Voiced by: Masaki Terasoma (Japanese); Jake Eberle[36] (English)
A villager who offers Tanjiro to stay at his home during the night his family was attacked by Muzan out of fear for his security.
Toyo (豊)
Voiced by: Mitsuo Iwata (Japanese); Frank Todaro[44] (English)
An udon street vendor. Toyo is very passionate about his udons and can get furious when his bowl is discarded without eating any. He ends up angry at Tanjiro when he flees, leaving his bowl untouched to chase after Muzan, but get pleased when he returns and eats two bowls of udon to make up for it.
Teruko (てる子)
Voiced by: Miho Okasaki (Japanese); Grace Lu[45] (English)
A young girl, along with her brother Shoichi, who asks Tanjiro and Zenitsu to help save her brother Kiyoshi from the Tsuzumi Mansion.
Shoichi (正一)
Voiced by: Mitsuhiro Ichiki (Japanese); Michael Johnston[45] (English)
A young boy, along with his sister Teruko, who asks Tanjiro and Zenitsu to help save her brother Kiyoshi from the Tsuzumi Mansion. When he is separated from his siblings inside the Mansion, he winds up in Zenitsu's company, quickly becoming aggravated with the Slayer's cowardly demeanor. Due to Zenitsu having killed one of the demons pursuing them in his sleep, he thinks Shoichi is the one who saved his life when they escape the Mansion.
Kiyoshi (清)
Voiced by: Shun'ichi Toki (Japanese); Brandon Winckler[46] (English)
Teruko and Shoichi's elder brother, who gets kidnapped by the Tsuzumi Mansion demon, Kyogai. He is a human of a rare constitution called 'marechi', which according to demons, is far more nutritious than an average person, as it is implied that consuming one marechi is the same as consuming one hundred humans simultaneously. This makes such people extremely valuable to demons.
Hisa (ひさ)
Voiced by: Ikuko Tani (Japanese); Barbara Goodson[47] (English)
An elderly woman who welcomes Demon Slayers to rest in her house. Tanjiro and his group visit her after they fight Kyogai.


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