Demon Slayer Characters

Demon Slayer took the anime community by storm as soon as it came out. Because of how amazing it was, the series quickly got a massive fan following all around the world. Demon Slayer manga became the tenth best-selling manga of all time. It definitely deserves all the grace because of how phenomenal the storyline is. The series involves a bunch of very interesting and likeable characters that also contributed to its success. Today, we’ll be talking about the characters present in the Demon Slayer Anime. But first, let’s tell you a bit about the plot!

Demon Slayer Plot

Tanjiro Kamado is a young boy who had to take care of his family after the death of his father. Though his family is not very well-off, they’re still able to enjoy every single day and live peacefully in the snowy mountains. One day, Tanjiro decides to go down the mountain to sell some charcoal. On his way back, night falls. That’s when he meets a strange old man who offers him to stay at his house for a night. He also tells Tanjiro about the Demons that are lurking in the mountains at night. 

When Tanjiro gets back to his house the next morning, he finds his family slaughtered by a Demon. The only survivor is his little sister, Nezuko, but she’s infected because the Demon bit her and now she acts like one. Tanjiro still thinks he can fix her and make her human again as she hesitates to hurt Tanjiro. Tanjiro then decides to go on a journey to find the cure for his sister. He becomes a Demon Slayer and meets a lot of people during his journey that are willing to help him. Will he be able to kill the never ending amount of Demons and save his sister?

Demon Slayer Characters

1- Tanjiro Kamado

Tanjiro Kamado is the protagonist of the series. He gets involved with the Demon Slayer Corps and ends up becoming a Demon Slayer to find a  cure for his sister, Nezuko. Tanjiro is a very kind-hearted and gentle young boy. He always sees the good in others even when they’re fairly evil and want to hurt him. He cares deeply for his companions and is always there to help them whenever they need them. He’s also quite protective of them. Though he always helps his friends, he himself never asks for help and always suffers alone. He empathizes with everyone, even with his enemies and that’s why he often gets into trouble. 

Tanjiro is a great fighter. He had shown amazing fighting skills from the very start. He became really strong after awakening his Demon Slayer mark and was able to defeat a lot of Demons with an upper rank. Tanjiro is also a very skilled swordsman. 

2- Nezuko Kamado

Nezuko is the younger sister of Tanjiro Kamado who ended up becoming a demon after getting attacked by one. She’s the reason why Tanjiro became a Demon Slayer in the first place. As a human, Nezuki is a very caring and gentle girl. She often cares for others more than herself. She’s also shown to be very responsible as she always takes care of her little siblings and also does house chores without complaining. Nezuko became quite aggressive as a Demon. She lost all her memories. However, there was still some humanity left in her as she avoided eating the flesh of any human being. 

Though Nezuko stays dormant most of the time, she’s able to fight at night when the sun isn’t out. As a demon, she’s quite powerful because of her fast reflexes and unbeatable strength. 

3- Zenitsu Agatsuma

Zenitsu Agatsuma is one of Tanjiro’s companions who is travelling with him to find the cure for Tanjiro’s sister. He also serves as a Demon Slayer in the Demon Slayer Corps. Zenitsu often seems to be very annoying. He acts like a coward and always tries his best to hide whenever there is some threat. He has a very low self-esteem and he feels like he’s of no use. However, he actually ended up slaying a demon. That happened when Zenitsu went into a state of sleep after panicking so much. In that state, Zenitsu becomes extremely overpowered. He has also shown to be very flirtatious. He can’t control himself whenever he sees a woman and starts flirting with her. The woman he loves the most is none other than Nezuko.

After a lot of training, Zenitsu was able to overcome his fears and became one of the strongest Demon Slayers. He’s a great swordsman and his reflexes are super fast. He’s also shown to have superhuman endurance. 

4- Inosuke Hashibara

Inosuke Hashibara is a Demon Slayer at the Demon Slayer Corps and also a companion to Tanjiro and Zenitsu who are travelling to find the cure to Nezuko’s illness. Inosuke has the worst temper ever and he’s quite aggressive around everyone. As he was raised by boars and not humans, he’s far from knowing civilization. He loves eating with his hands and has no table manners. He’s a very proud guy who takes pride in being strong. Apart from being aggressive and having a nasty temper, Inosuke cares deeply for his companions. 

Inosuke is an incredible swordsman and also has superhuman strength and agility. He’s not afraid to fight anyone, unlike Zenitsu. He overestimates his powers and sometimes he does get in trouble because of that. But his fast reflexes and senses always save him.

5- Giyu Tomioka

Giyu is a Water Hashira and is one of the Demon Slayers in the Demon Slayer Corps. He is a quite reserved individual and no one can tell what he’s thinking. He’s always serious and never smiles. He also doesn’t speak much. Giyu is shown to have little to no mercy on demons and slays them brutally. However, he let Nezuko live because of Tajiro’s persistence. 

Giyu is one of the most powerful Hashiras as he’s easily able to defeat demons of higher rank. When his Demon Slayer Mark appears, he becomes extremely strong. His strength, speed, intelligence, everything increases. 

6- Shinobu Kocho

Shinobu Kocho is the Insect Hashira and serves as a Demon Slayer at the Demon Slayer Corps. She’s a very friendly and cheerful individual who wears a pretty smile on her face all the time. The scary thing is she’s smiling even when she’s laying the demons mercilessly. She shows no empathy towards demons and does not hesitate killing them on the spot, just like Giyu. She loves teasing her friends, especially Giyu, who does not seem to care about it.

Though Shinobu does not possess insane physical power, she’s still a very strong and skilled swordswoman. She’s able to defeat demons above her rank without even breaking a sweat.

7- Kyojuro Rengoku

Kyojuro Rengoku is the Flame Hashira and also serves as a Demon Slayer in the Demon Slayer Corps. Just like Shinobu, Rengoku is also a very cheerful person. He easily communicates with everyone and loves socializing. He often seems to be eccentric as well. He appears to be very intelligent and likes to do everything logically. Rengoku possesses a positive outlook towards life and is never seen to be gloomy or down. He may appear carefree and chill all the time but he knows when to get serious.

Rengoku’s abilities are just phenomenal. His speed, reflexes and physical power, everything is extremely high. His senses are especially very strong. He’s able to detect a threat beforehand and that’s how he saves himself and others around him.

8- Tengen Uzui

Tengen Uzui is a Demon Slayer at the Demon Slayer Corps and is also a Sound Hashira. He has shown to be a very carefree person with a bit of eccentricity in him. He loves using the word “flamboyant” whenever he’s speaking. Though he’s shown to be not very caring towards his companions, we’ve seen him being very lovable and caring towards his three wives.

Tengen has shown to be an extremely powerful swordsman. He has also shown to overpower very strong and lethal demons. As a Sound Hashira, Tengen’s hearing senses are heightened and he can easily locate others. 

9- Muichiro Tokito

Muichiro Tokito is the Mist Hashira who is always shown to be a bit of an airhead. He’s always lost in his thoughts and is very forgetful. He likes being alone and not taking part in any kind of conversation. He also likes to move alone and think logically about his moves. Muichiro is a child prodigy and is one of the strongest Hashiras. Despite his young age, he has shown exceptional fighting skills and has also given the demons a really tough time. 

10- Mitsuri Kanroji

Mitsuri Kanroji is the Love Hashira and she also serves as a Demon Slayer at the Demon Slayer Corps. She’s shown to be a very emotional and expressive young woman. She gets extremely flustered sometimes and has a very shy personality. Mitsuri has a very caring and kind heart and is shown to be specially caring towards Obanai Iguro. She’s a very skilled Demon Slayer and has exceptional reflexes. She can easily dodge attacks. Despite being a female, she can easily carry heavy objects.

11- Obanai Iguro

Obanai Iguro is the Insect Hashira and is a very strict individual who shows no mercy to anyone. He’s very devoted to his duty as a Demon Slayer and wishes to eradicate all demons from the face of the earth. Even though he doesn’t care about people, he has shown to take interest in Mitsuri. It can easily be concluded that Obanai has a crush on her. Persistency is something that Obanai lives by. He’s shown to be very persistent while fighting Muzan. He’s also very strong in terms of fighting and is a very skilled Hashira as well.

12- Gyomei Himejima

Gyomei Himejima is the Stone Hashira and is probably the strongest among all Hashiras. Despite his giant stature, he’s very gentle and soft-spoken. He’s shown to be praying all the time, making him a very pious and humble individual. He has trust issues and does not open up to people around him. As the strongest Demon Slayer, he’s a very capable fighter. He has exceptional physical abilities and gives a hard time to his opponents. 

13- Sanemi Shinazugawa

The Wind Hashira, Sanemi, is a very stubborn individual who wears his emotions on his sleeves. He’s quick to react and has a very nasty temper. He doesn’t show any empathy to anyone and is very cold and rude towards everyone. All his personality issues stem from his tragic past. He has strong hatred towards demons and he even attacked Nezuko upon meeting her. Sanemi is shown to be very resilient and does not give up under any circumstances. His reflexes are on another level and he has a very high stamina. It’s not easy to tire him out.

14- Kanao Tsuyuri

Kanao Tsuyuri is one of the Demon Slayers serving the Demon Corps. She’s also the adoptive sister of Shinobu Kocho. Kanao is a very quiet girl who doesn’t show any emotions. She’s also very indecisive, relying on others to make decisions for her. She is able to express herself more after interacting with Tanjiro.She feels more confident about her and is also able to make her decisions herself. Kanao possesses extreme speed and agility. She’s also seen to slay demons mercilessly as she possesses extreme hatred towards them.

15- Muzan Kibutsuji

Muzan is the main antagonist of the series and is a Demon King. He’s a very cold-hearted, brutal and intimidating individual who feels no shame in killing anyone and everyone. He has never shown to be happy and does not value human life at all, discarding them whenever he wants. Muzan is also shown to have exceptional intelligence and makes every move logically. His plans are always perfect. As a Demon King, Muzan is the strongest demon in existence. He’s able to kill anyone in an instant without breaking a sweat. He possesses extreme power that can prove to be lethal to anyone. He’s also one of the strongest characters of the series. 


So, here we are with our list of some of the main characters from Demon Slayer. With so many diverse characters with diverse abilities, the series definitely deserves all the praise!

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