Kiyoshi | Demon Slayer Kimetsu No Yaiba

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Kiyoshi (清きよし Kiyoshi?) is Shoichi and Teruko’s older brother, who gets kidnapped by the House of Drum demon, Kyogai.

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Kiyoshi is a young man with dark hair slightly longer than Shoichi’s. He has hazel brown eyes like his siblings and wears a khaki colored haori over his green kimono.


Kiyoshi is a brave young boy who managed to survive alone in a house where three demons were trying to devour him. He is smart and cunning enough to use Kyogai’s tsuzumi against him in order to survive. Tanjiro Kamado was impressed by Kiyoshi’s willpower which allowed him to last so long in these conditions.

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Tsuzumi Mansion Arc

Due to his rare blood, Kiyoshi was targeted as a marechi by the demons and forcibly taken to Tsuzumi Mansion. There, three Demons fought over who was going to eat it and the ensuing fight caused Kyogai to lose one of his tsuzumi drums. Kiyoshi took the drum and used it to transport himself away from the demons.

Kiyoshi hits the tsuzumi whenever danger is near and holds his own until help finally arrives. Teruko appears to save him with a demon slayer named Tanjiro. Tanjiro licks Kiyoshi’s wounds and asks about the situation.

The Demon Slayer asks Kiyoshi and Teruko to hold on a bit longer while he attacks Kyogai himself. They are nervous at first, but they calm down when Tanjiro states that he believes in their ability to be brave.

Tanjiro defeats the Demon and eventually returns for the children. They panic and throw things at him because the tsuzumi drum is missing. Tanjiro commends them for holding on and they leave the house together.

All of the siblings reunite as Tanjiro comes to blows with a boar-masked demon slayer. Zenitsu Agatsuma interrupts their meeting to hide behind them, away from the fight.

After Tanjiro’s victory, they all work together to bury the bodies of the deceased and pray for them. Before nightfall, the three siblings bid farewell to the demon slayers and Tanjiro’s crow presents the boy with a sack of wisteria that he can take home.

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As an ordinary human, he does not possess any additional powers or abilities. However, he is called “Marechi” (稀まれ血ち marechi?) by the Tsuzumi Manion demons because he has a rare blood type that is favored by them.