Kimetsu no Yaiba 29 Popular Characters you should know

Kimetsu No Yaiba, also known as Demon Slayer, is one of the most outstanding anime of 2019. With the release of the long-awaited movie and its highly anticipated second season, we want to give you a review of the most important characters that we have met throughout the history. This article is only going to cover events that have taken place in the anime, so if you’re not up to date, beware of spoilers! Let’s get started!

Demon slayer: kimetsu no yaiba protagonists

Tanjiro Kamado

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Birthday: July 14
Age: 13
Affiliation: Demon Hunters

Tanjiro is the oldest of his brothers, the one in charge of providing for his family as a coal seller. One day, in the first episode of kimetsu no yaiba, he returning from a sale to town, he discovers that his entire family has been massacred by a demon. The only survivor is Nezuko, who has been transformed into a demon, and the young man decides to keep her by her side to heal her.

After arduous training, he develops an ancient battle technique and a will to fight worthy of the best swordsmen. Additionally, he boasts an extremely hard skull, which he can use to pummel his opponents, as well as superhuman olfactory perception, which warns him of danger before engaging it.

Nezuko Kamado

Birthday: December 28
Age: 12
Affiliation: Demon Hunters

Nezuko is Tanjiro’s little sister, who turned into a demon by Muzan. Fortunately, she shows no blood lust towards Tanjiro, whom she immediately recognizes as her brother. Urokodaki, the Tanjiro teacher, decides to hypnotize her to prevent her from being a threat to humans. With this treatment, she sees all humans as her family. In this way, he prevents Nezuko from having the urge to consume human flesh.

Due to being a demon, Nezuko is unable to speak, and has the ability to change the size of her body. in the story of kimetsu no yaiba, Tanjiro transports her using a wooden box that she carries like a handbag, to prevent the sun from hurting her during the day. He must also gag her to prevent her from biting someone.

Zenitsu Agatsuma

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Birthday: September 3
Age: 16
Affiliation: Demon Hunters

A very fearful young man, Zenitsu Agatsuma joins the demon slayers in the same period as Tanjiro. He despises himself for not being able to learn all the techniques that make up the Breath of Thunder battle style, which was passed down to him by his grandfather.

However, he remains dedicated to learning and has excellent hearing to his credit. Over time of the story in kimetsu no yaiba, he begins to control his fears and acts whenever necessary. Furthermore, the young hunter also acts with great strength when he is unconscious, with complex and powerful attacks.

Inosuke Hashibira

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Birthday: April 22
Age: 15
Affiliation: Demon Hunters

Inosuke was raised by a boar (explained later in kimetsu no yaiba manga), which gave him a brash personality, always prone to violent reactions. A skilled and muscular hunter, he hides a face with feminine features under a stuffed boar’s head.

Self-taught, he created a fighting style called breath of beasts, which he uses accompanied by two jagged swords. His sharp touch allows him to perceive the presence of enemies at great distances.

Kimetsu no yaiba : Pillars

Also known as hashira, in kimetsu no yaiba story pillars are the most skilled demon hunters in the organization. To be considered for the position of hashira , a swordsman must have slain more than 50 demons or have slain one of the top twelve demon moons under Muzan Kibutsuji.

Giyu Tomioka

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Birthday: February 8
Age: 19
Affiliation: Demon Hunters

It is the pillar of water. No expression and say few words, Giyu is a reserved man who stands out for his great sense of justice. Like the other hunters, he has no respect for demons, but he breaks the Corps’ code of conduct to protect Nezuko, Tanjirō’s sister in the early story of kimetsu no yaiba.

One of the most skilled and powerful swordsmen in the organization, he is also noted for his speed and great stamina. He mastered Water Breathing technique, so can increase the oxygen in blood and control his breathing pattern, which increases his strength and agility to match that of a demon.

Mitsuri Kanroji

Birthday: June 1
Age: 19
Affiliation: Demon Hunters

It is the pillar of love. A shy person, but always attentive and kind to everyone, Mitsuri does not let his emotional nature interfere with his mission as a demon hunter, towards whom he shows no mercy. Although he dreams of getting married, he wants to find a man stronger than her, which is a great difficulty, given his incredible level of power. Talented as a swordsman in this kimetsu no yaiba anime, great speed and flexibility are some of his characteristics. But the main differential of him is his unique constitution. His muscles are eight times more dense than normal, giving him incredible strength and endurance.

Obanai Iguro

Birthday: September 15
Age: 21
Affiliation: Demon Hunters

It is the pillar of the cobra. A strict man, he does not tolerate some of the hunters breaking the hunter code and has almost unrealistic expectations regarding the performance of the students. He finds the organization’s new recruits weak and incapable, and is shocked to learn that Tanjiro survived the Final Selection mission of kimetsu no yaiba, as well as the confrontation with the two upper moons.

He considers his blood to be impure as he comes from a clan that sacrificed its members to demons for mere monetary reasons(later explained in manga kimetsu no yaiba) . Although he has great strength, he is the second weakest among the Pillars. Partially blind in one eye, he enlists the help of his snake Kubaramaru to read enemy attacks and report back to him. He masters the Serpent Breathing style, with which he can use his sword with the movements of a serpent.

Sanemi Shinazugawa

Birthday: November 29
Age: 21
Affiliation: Demon Hunters

It is the pillar of wind. Aggressive, impulsive, rude and cold, he tends to keep people away from him, even his own brother Genya. Furthermore, he put all his sights into fighting demons, for which he has a deep hatred.

Sanemi has a rare blood type that attracts demons and leaves them disoriented from the desire to feed. He is also could manipulate his own muscles to close wounds that would be dangerous and fatal. His demon hunter style gives him subconscious fighting, in which he continues to fight even after losing consciousness. He’s one of pillars that survive till the end of story in kimetsu no yaiba

Gyomei Himejima

Birthday: August 23
Age: 27
Affiliation: Demon Hunters

Gyomei is a stone pillar and considered as no.1 Hunter right now in kimetsu no yaiba story, he is kindhearted and sensitive despite his ridgid appearance, often offering prayers to others. Although always being kind person, his past made him a distrustful man.

Kyojuro Rengoku

Birthday: May 10
Age: 20
Affiliation: Demon Hunters

It is the pillar of fire. An honorable warrior, Kyojuro lives by the moral code passed down to him by his mother, whose main principle is: Those who are born strong have a duty to protect the weak.

His enthusiasm & joy for his role as a pillar generally offer him an eccentric air, but He is naturally kind and nice person. His father taught him the Fire Breath Technique. He promised to mentor Tanjiro, Inosuke, and Zenitsu in movie Kimetsu no yaiba : mugen train.

He died in the confrontation with the Third Upper Moon, Akaza.

Tengen Uzui

Birthday: October 31
Age: 23
Affiliation: Demon Hunters

It is the pillar of sound. Although describe out as an eccentric man with quirky attitudes, Tengen has lovable side who care for each other. His ability is echolocate using his super hearing sense. He additionally has nice strength, speed, and almost venom resist. Tengen developed sound breathing, which is a derivative of the thunder breathing style. He uses an ability called “score”, with which he can read his opponent’s movements, analyzing his rhythm and anticipating him.

He retreated from the Pillars after facing the two Upper Sixth Moons, Gyutaro and Daki in the last episode of kimetsu no yaiba season 2.

Muichiro Tokito

Birthday: August 8
Age: 14
Affiliation: Demon Hunters

It is the pillar of mist. He became much closed person after a childhood trauma, although he did not remember it on a conscious level, he try to think only of himself, without showing any emotion. Still, he is dedicated to the role of his pillar, a position he earned just two months after beginning his training as a demon slayer. Although he is young and small, he is one of the strongest pillars.

Shinobu Kocho

Birthday: February 24
Age: 18
Affiliation: Demon Hunters

It is the pillar of insects. She has a smile always on his face, a calm demeanor and shows a love for playing with everyone, especially Giyu, she hides a state of almost constant anger for everything and everybody she has lost in battles against demons. She has nice skills and data within the medical and pharmaceutical fields, having the ability to combat venom created by demons. Also, he can produce different types of venom for other uses.

Despite her initial position of wanting to get along with demons, she can be quite cruel when it comes to fighting them. But he makes an exception for Tanjirō and Nezuko, after hearing the story behind the girl’s transformation and understanding that she is safe.

Kimetsu no yaiba – other hunter

Kanao Tsuyuri

Birthday: May 19
Age: 16
Affiliation: Demon Hunters

With a traumatic past, Kanao suffered the brutality of her father, who ended up selling her as a slave to an unkown person. The girl is rescued by Kanae, the former flower pillar, and her sister Shinobu, the insect pillar. Shinobu trains Kanao to be her successor, also called tsukugo , who are exceptional members of the hunters personally appointed as successors to the pillars.

Her past leaves marks on her personality, demonstrating difficulties in showing emotions and even speaking. At season 1 kimetsu no yaiba, she entered the hunters in the same entrance exam as Tanjiro, Inosuke, Zenitsu, and Genya. She is a talented swordswoman, as well as having very sharp eyesight.

Genya Shinazugawa

Birthday: January 7
Age: 16
Affiliation: Demon Hunters

Younger brother of the Pillar of Wind, Sanemi Shinazugawa, Genya has a difficult temper, choosing to always be alone, and making no effort to be courteous to the other students in order to be hunters.

One of his powers is Demonic Transformation, in which, by consuming part of a demon, he manages to temporarily gain its powers, such as strength and the ability to regenerate. We can find it later on kimetsu no yaiba series

Sakonji Urokodaki

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Affiliation: Demon Hunters

A former member of the Hunters on kimetsu no yaiba, where he held the position of the Water Pillar, Sakonji Urokodaki is the creator of the Water Breathing fighting style. Responsible for the coaching of Giyu Tomioka, currently the Water Pillar, he also coached Tanjirō Kamado on the recommendation of Giyu Tomioka

Urokodaki never reveals his face because he never took off his red mask. The mask even make him look like a grumpy old man, but Urokodaki has a personality known for compassion, although he is very demanding to his students.

Believing in Tanjirō’s intentions towards Nezuko, Urokodaki used a hypnosis technique on the girl to prevent her from attacking the humans. In addition, he sent a letter to Kagaya-sama this information, so Tanjiro Kamado can be accepted in the corporation.

Kagaya Ubuyashiki

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Age: 23
Affiliation: Demon Hunters

Former head of the Ubuyashiki family, Kagaya Ubuyashiki is the 97th leader of the Demon Slayer Corps. Calm & attentive person, he sees members of the hunter corporation as his children. He is honest about his weaknesses, for example; his inability to become a hunter, even though he leads them. He has a scar on the upper part of his face due to a curse. He believes in the nature of Nezuko Kamado and defends her brother’s attitude before the Pillars’ jury, allowing Tanjirō to continue protecting her

Demons at Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Muzan Kibutsuji

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Age: 10 thousand years
Affiliation: Demons

Muzan Kibutsuji is the first demon in existence and the progenitor of all demons in history. He was responsible for the massacre of the Kamado family and for Nezuko’s transformation.

Use his ability to take different forms to escape from the demon hunters. Exceptionally intelligent and ruthless, he values ​​no one’s life more than his own, considering humans inferior.

Extremely narcissistic and with an illusory sense of omnipotence, he is obsessed with becoming the perfect being and cannot bear to be ridiculed or corrected. His god complex makes him unable to see his own failures.

Muzan is a manipulator, with abilities to influence various demons with promises of power, revenge, and greatness. His unique anatomy includes 7 hearts and 5 brains. As the progenitor of all demons, his regeneration ability is the greatest among all of them, as well as his body control and extrasensory perception of him. He is able to absorb and dissolve things in his body, being able to access the memories of those he absorbs.

Tamayo – kimetsu no yaiba

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Age: 500
Affiliation: Demon Hunters

Tamayo is a medical demon expert, a close ally of Tanjiro Kamado. She was transformed into a demon by Muzan Kibutsuji. Her medical skills are exceptional, being able to heal dangerous and even deadly wounds, making her a formidable ally for demon hunters.

Yushiro – kimetsu no yaiba

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Affiliation: Demon Hunters

He is the trusted right hand of Tamayo, whom he protects head to toe. He was once a human, who was turned into a demon by Tamayo. During the arc of the fight against Susamaru, Yushiro supports him to Tanjiro in order to locate the temaris’ arrows.

Susamaru

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Affiliation: Demons

Also known as the demon of the temaris, she works together with her partner, Yahaba, to gain recognition from Muzan and rise through the ranks of the twelve demon moons. Her abilities included the multiplication of her limbs, and proficiency with temari balls, which she can materialize at will.

Yahaba

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Affiliation: Demons

Yahaba is a blind demon, who uses his hands to read traces and direct Susamaru’s temari balls. His Koketsu’s arrows direct the wind and manipulate the energy that Tanjiro uses to guide his attacks, making it difficult to fight him face-to-face.

Kimetsu no yaiba: 12 Demon Moon – Lower Ranks

Kimetsu no yaiba – Enmu

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Affiliation: Demons

He is the rank 1 lower Moon of the demons under Muzan. Enmu stars in the arc of the movie Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-hen. He is a demon with sadistic tendencies, with the ability to give humans nightmares. After consuming Muzan Kibutsuji’s blood, he gains the ability to separate his right hand from his body, in which he has a mouth to give commands and use during combat.

Kimetsu no yaiba – Rui

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Affiliation: Demons

It is the fifth moon of low rank, but it was Muzan’s favorite. Rui was a child-shaped demon who lived in the forest inside Natagumo Mountain. There, he created a fictional family of demons, each with a role to play, where they fed on the humans that entered the mountain. Eventually, her victims were the demon hunters who were closing in on her. Rui was highly perturbed, as he mistook filial love for undoubted devotion.

When he was human, his parents took care of him for being a sickly child. When he turn into a demon and did his first murder, they try to vanishing him (and later commit suicide), so that he doesn’t do anything wrong again. This creates in Rui a distorted idea of ​​family love, managing to convince him that his parents did not love him if they tried to kill him, and therefore, they were impostors.

Kimetsu no yaiba – Kyogai

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Affiliation: Demons

He is also known as the drums demon. He has an obsession with consuming a specific blood type to gain power and recognition from Muzan. As the blood he received upon becoming made him powerful but still not powerful enough and because of this, he lost his rank. Kyogai, as a human, was a frustrated writer who just wanted to be recognized for his talent.

Kimetsu no yaiba: 12 Demon Moon – Upper Ranks

Kimetsu no yaiba – Akaza

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Age: More than 133 years
Affiliation: Demons

His first appearance was in the movie Kimetsu No Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-hen. Akaza is one of Muzan’s most powerful demons, taking the place of the third crescent moon (also known as higher moons).

He has an impulsive and violent personality, as he loves to fight. He likes to pick a fight against humans, but he is able to discern when a person, without becoming a demon, has potential. When Rengoku confronts him with such a will to live and defeat him, she offers to turn him into a demon, since losing him as a human “would be a waste.” He likes to remember the names of those warriors whom he has defeated.

Behind his facade there is a superiority complex that clouds his reason and leads him on a tireless search for more power. But when it comes to the other two moons above him, he bears a grudge against them and feels very inferior to them. Muzan, however, greatly respects him, although he loses some of that respect by having fled from the confrontation with Rengoku after finishing him off.

Kimetsu no yaiba – Daki

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Age: More than 113 years
Affiliation: Demons

He became a demon at the age of 13 thanks to Doma, the demon who used to bear the title of the Upper Sixth Moon. His personality is vain, cruel and sadistic. He likes to play with the victims he collects to eat, and hides them inside his obi. Daki used to serve as the Oiran , the most important courtesan in her house. Throughout her life, she remained hidden as Oiran , thus secretly feeding her brother while they awaited the arrival of a warrior to confront them.

Daki, however, is relatively incompetent as a fighter. She depends too much on her brother, and her true weapon is her beauty, which has taken her to the highest ranks among the red light district world. She is a stealthy assassin, but when it comes to head-to-head battles, she is clumsy and careless, even though she has developed excellent mechanisms to keep her head from being vulnerable.

Gyutaro blames himself for his bad disposition, as he feels that his sister was like a sponge. She imitated what she saw, and grew up with someone so cruel, that she learned to be cruel herself. Her relationship with her brother was extremely important to her. Her real name when she was human was Ume.

Kimetsu no yaiba – Gyutaro

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Age: More than 126 years
Affiliation: Demons

He became a demon around the age of 15+, thanks to Taming. He shares the rank of the Sixth Crescent Moon with her sister Daki, but in reality, he is the one who bears the title above her. Gyutaro and Daki lived in extreme poverty when they were human. Thanks to this, Gyutaro grew up with a severe inferiority complex towards people who have had a better life. In principle, he is denoted by his envy towards Tengen’s physical state and the fact that he has three wives.

He is extremely cruel and selfish, feeling that it is justifiable to kill humans just because they are happy. Gyutaro is an excellent fighter, and his skills have been polished over time, although his ego has also increased. This pride that he feels causes him to underestimate his enemies, eventually costing him his life.

Despite his negative aspects, his biggest motivation is his sister. He has a very close relationship with her, and despite having turned into a devil, her memories of her as her family never faded. After passing away, Gyutaro does not regret his actions, but he does regret having transformed his sister into a being similar to him, since he feels that Daki imitates what he sees, and his cold and sadistic disposition was something he inherited from his upbringing.

Kimetsu no yaiba – Doma

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Age: More than 133 years
Affiliation: Demons

He is the one who transformed Daki and Gyutaro into demons, and who had the rank of the Sixth Crescent Moon. His rank is currently unknown, but it is assumed that he is still alive and has acquired a higher rank.

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