Demon Slayer Characters

Demon Slayers

Genya Shinazugawa

Ubuyashiki family

Pillars (Hashira)

Butterfly Mansion

Ancient Pillars (Hashira)


Upper rank

Twelve Kizuki Lower Ranks

Kamado Family

Leisure district

Swordsmith Village​

First Assignment

Tsuzumi Mansion

Other Demon Slayer characters

Tanjiro Kamado

Voices of: Natsuki Hanae, Satomi Satō (child)(Japanese); Zach Aguilar, Allegra Clark (child) (English)
The main character, Tanjiro Kamado (竈門 炭治郎, Kamado Tanjiro) is the first son of a charcoal seller. His entire family was slaughtered by Muzan Kibutsuji while selling charcoal, with only his sister Nezuko surviving. His goal is to find a cure for her and make her human again, and to that end he decides to join the Demon Slayer Corps. He first trained under Sakonji Urokodaki, learning the “Water Breathing” sword style (水の呼吸法, Mizu no Kokyū-hō), but later he began using the Hinokami Kagura technique (ヒノカミ神楽, lit. “Dance of the Fire God”) of his family, which itself is based on the original breathing style, Sun Breathing (日の呼吸, Hi no Kokyū) merging the two to create a more durable fighting style. His skull is extremely thick and his headbutts are often used as gags throughout the series. He is a big-hearted boy and often feels sympathy for demons and their victims. His endless optimism and simple nature make people often enjoy his company, but at the same time, it also puts him at odds with some personalities. Tanjiro has a highly developed sense of smell that allows him to track down demons and escape their attacks; it also allows him to understand people’s real emotions. Tanjiro’s sword is black in color, sometimes turning crimson red and becoming much stronger when combined with Nezuko’s “Blood Burst” technique, which he later learns to perform without her help. Although he eventually avenges his family in the final battle, losing an arm and an eye while mortally wounded, both are restored when Muzan attempts to turn him into his successor by turning him into a demon, but through the efforts of his friends, he manages to return to human form.

Nezuko Kamado

Voiced by: Akari Kitō (Japanese); Abby Trott (English)
The daughter of a charcoal seller and Tanjiro’s younger sister, Nezuko Kamado (竈門 禰豆子, Kamado Nezuko) is the cute but strong female demon protagonist. Despite Muzan’s assumption that he killed them all in his attempt to spawn a sun-resistant demon, Nezuko survived as a demon, her mind mostly gone. However, she retained enough of her memories not to kill Tanjiro. Thanks to two years of hypnotic conditioning by Urokodaki, Nezuko considers all humans as her family and will ruthlessly attack any demon that threatens them. Instead of consuming human flesh, Nezuko recovers energy from sleep and tends to become unconscious for long periods of time after overworking herself. She is unable to speak and must wear a bamboo gag to keep from biting. Nezuko has several powers, including regeneration, superhuman strength, rapid growth and shrinkage, and a blood demon technique called “Blood Burst” (爆血, Bakketsu) that causes her blood to burn once it leaves her body. Tanjiro usually carries it in a bamboo basket until it develops the ability to survive exposure to the sun, and Muzan targets it soon after. Nezuko’s spirit and humanity were finally restored in the final battle against Muzan, and it is implied that she helped Tanjiro recover from his demonic transformation when his brother ingested her blood, which contains antibodies for Muzan’s demonic blood.

Zenitsu Agatsuma

Voiced by: Hiro Shimono (Japanese); Aleks Le (English)
An extremely cowardly boy who was forced to join the Demon Killer Corps around the same time as Tanjiro to pay off his debts, Zenitsu Agatsuma (我妻 善逸, Agatsuma Zen’itsu) trained in the “Thunder Breathing” style (雷の呼吸法, Kaminari no Kokyū-hō) of the former Thunder Hashira, but was only able to learn the first technique, and because of this he often puts himself down, despite being talented. He joined Tanjiro for a mission and since then he followed him, partly because of his infatuation with Nezuko, but also because he recognized his honesty and kindness. His loose personality bothers him at first and he can only fight when he is unconscious or asleep, but he eventually learns to put his fears aside and act when necessary, to the point of developing a new and exclusive thundering technique. Zenitsu’s sword is colored gold. He has a very keen sense of hearing which allows him to distinguish a person’s true character by the sound of their heartbeat and to track down demons.

Inosuke Hashibira

Voice of : Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Japanese); Bryce Papenbrook (English)
A young boy who was not raised by his mother Kotoha Hashibira, but by wild animals. Inosuke Hashibira (嘴平 伊之助, Hashibira Inosuke) uses a self-taught style called “Beast Breathing” (獣の呼吸法, Kemono no Kokyū-hō), as well as two jagged swords in combat. When he receives new swords, he knowingly has them serrated to suit his preferences and fighting style (much to the anger of the smith). He is brash and prone to react violently, and although he appears weak, he has proven himself in battle time and time again. He is extremely muscular and robust, which contrasts with his strangely effeminate face, which he normally hides under the head of a boar. When he 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 spirits. He took the test at the same time as Tanjiro and Zenitsu, and was apparently the first to pass. Inosuke’s swords are blue-gray in color. He has a heightened sense of touch, being able to locate his enemies by feeling the vibrations in the air.

Kanao Tsuyuri

Voice of: Reina Ueda (Japanese); Brianna Knickerbocker (English)
A demon slayer who joins at the same time as Tanjiro, Zenitsu, and Genya, Kanao Tsuyuri (栗花落 カナヲ, Tsuyuri Kanao) is the protege of Shinobu Kochō, the current Insect Hashira, and is trained as Tsuguko, or successor of Hashira – however, that doesn’t necessarily mean she’s a bug stalwart or has the same “breathing technique” as Shinobu. She uses the “Flower Breathing” (花の呼吸法, Hana no Kokyū-hō) style and is a very skilled fighter, but has difficulty functioning without being told directly what to do. She grew up in a poor and abusive home and was sold into slavery, which caused her to bottle up her emotions to cope. Even after being rescued and picked up by Shinobu and Kanae, she would never have done anything without orders. So Kanae gave her a coin toss that she could use whenever she had trouble making decisions. She relies heavily on her coin toss to make decisions until Tanjiro becomes friends with her, which convinces her to use the coin less often and stick to her own intuition. It’s also implied that she might 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, she and Tanjirou are shown to have had descendants, thus confirming her romantic relationship with Tanjirou. Kanao’s sword is colored pink and her heightened sense of sight allows her to easily dodge enemy attacks, but she grows tired from overusing this ability during her fight with Doma,

Genya Shinazugawa

Voice of: Nobuhiko Okamoto (Japanese); Zeno Robinson (English)
A Demon Slayer who joins at the same time as Tanjiro and Zenitsu. Genya Shinazugawa (不死川 玄弥, Shinazugawa Gen’ya) is a tough and rude individual, obsessed with nothing but killing demons. His personality subsequently changes after fighting alongside Tanjiro to save the village from the Hidden Swordsmen. Unlike most other Demon Slayers, he is unable to use breath or most sword fighting styles. Instead, he eats some of the demons he fights, and through his special digestive system, he temporarily gains demonic powers. His powers can be greater depending on how strong and how much of the demon he eats. When he eats a part of a demon, he is also sensitive to the latter’s weaknesses. He also carries a pistol that fires specialized bullets made of the same material as the Nichirin swords of Demon Slayers. 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 dying.

Characters Demon Slayer Corps

The Demon Slayer Corps (鬼殺隊, Kisatsutai) is an organization that has existed since ancient times, dedicated to protecting mankind from demons. There are hundreds of demon slayers within the organization, but they operate in secret, even from the Japanese government. The most powerful swordsmen among the Demon Slayers are the Hashira (柱, literally “Pillars”) who serve as elite warriors.

The Ubuyashiki family

Kagaya Ubuyashiki

(産屋敷 耀哉, Ubuyashiki Kagaya)
Voice of: Toshiyuki Morikawa (Japanese); Matthew Mercer (English)
The 97th leader of the Demon Slayer Corps whose family created the organization. He is a distant relative of Muzan and his entire bloodline has been cursed with a disease that slowly kills them before they reach their thirties, perhaps because of their connection to Muzan’s blood.

Amane Ubuyashiki

(産屋敷あまね, Ubuyashiki Amane)
Kagaya’s wife and janitor.

Hinaki Ubuyashiki

(産屋敷ひなき, Ubuyashiki Hinaki)
Voice of: Yumiri Hanamori (Japanese); Kimberly Woods (English)
The older twin daughter of Kagaya and Amane.

Nichika Ubuyashiki

(産屋敷にちか, Ubuyashiki Nichika)
Voiced by: Ari Ozawa (Japanese); Brianna Knickerbocker (English)
The second oldest twin daughter of Kagaya and Amane.

Kiriya Ubuyashiki

(産屋敷輝利哉, Ubuyashiki Kiriya)
Voiced by: Aoi Yūki (Japanese); Christine Marie Cabanos (English)
Kagaya’s son who appears during Tanjiro’s examination of Demon Slayers. After his father’s death, Kiriya quickly succeeds Kagaya and commands the Slayer Corps in the final battle against Muzan and his forces. After Muzan’s death, Kiriya officially disbands the Demon Slayer Corps, with their mission to defeat Muzan and his demons complete. Later, he is shown to have become the longest-lived person in Japan, still alive after the time jump to modern times that occurs in the final chapter.

Kanata Ubuyashiki

(産屋敷かなた, Ubuyashiki Kanata)
Voiced by: Shiori Izawa (Japanese); Mela Lee (English)
Kiriya’s little sister who always accompanies him. The two are almost identical, besides the fact that Kiriya has black hair and Kanata has white hair.

Kuina Ubuyashiki

(産屋敷くいな, Ubuyashiki Kuina)
Kagaya and Amane’s youngest daughter. Her older twin sister is Kanata.


Giyū Tomioka

(冨岡 義勇, Tomioka Giyū)
Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai (Japanese); Johnny Yong Bosch (English)
The current Water Hashira; he is the first Demon Slayer Tanjiro encounters. He first tries to kill Nezuko, but he reverses his decision after seeing her protecting an unconscious Tanjiro. He has them both go to Urokodaki in the hopes that Tanjiro will master water breathing, and follow in his footsteps as Hashira, while achieving his goal of curing Nezuko. He does not consider himself a true Hashira, although he has mastered water breathing. He believes that one of his peers, Sabito, who died saving other demon slayers in training, was the only one who could play this role. He has developed an additional technique to Water Breathing, which he is the only one to know. He loses an arm during the final battle against Muzan, but survives after the demon is destroyed.

Shinobu Kocho

(胡蝶しのぶ, Kochō Shinobu)
Voiced by: Saori Hayami (Japanese); Erika Harlacher (English)
The current Hashira insect. She’s pretty calm and always has a smile on her face no matter what situation she’s put in. She likes to tease others, especially she likes to annoy Giyū Tomioka, about how no one likes her. Behind her cheerful facade, she harbors a deep rage towards all the demons that have taken the lives of many of her loved ones, including her older sister, Nezuko being an exception after learning more about her. Unlike the other Hashira, she does not fight with breathing techniques, instead using a small, thin sword with only a sharp edge on the tip to slay demons by inoculating them with a wisteria-based poison she developed. Shinobu sacrifices himself to defeat the Upper Moon Domain, by consuming massive doses of wisteria before allowing him to absorb his body to poison him, only to be avenged by Kanao and Inosuke. Before she dies, she also helps Tamayo develop a mixture of poisons which the demon uses to help defeat Muzan.

Kyōjurō Rengoku

(煉獄 杏寿郎, Rengoku Kyōjurō)
Voiced by: Satoshi Hino (Japanese); Mark Whitten (English)
Current Hashira Flame. He dies in a battle against the Akaza of the Twelve Kizuki while protecting Tanjiro and his friends. As a sign of respect for him, Tanjiro installs the hilt of Kyōjurō’s broken sword into his new sword.

Tengen Uzui

(宇髄 天元, Uzui Tengen)
Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi (Japanese); Ray Chase (English)
The current Sound Hashira and the former Shinobi. He has three wives who work as scouts, but he is forced to leave his post after losing a hand and an eye in a battle with the High Moons. He reappears in the final battle against Muzan, standing guard to protect Kiriya alongside Kyōjurō’s father.

Mitsuri Kanroji

(甘露寺蜜璃, Kanroji Mitsuri)
Voices of: Kana Hanazawa (Japanese); Kira Buckland (English)
The current Love Hashira and former disciple of Kyōjurō. She has a strange personality and superhuman strength due to the fact that she has much denser muscles than the average human. Her sword is made of a malleable metal that only she can wield properly. Mortally wounded in the final battle against Muzan, she declares her love for Obanai before dying at his side.

Muichiro Tokitō

Gyōmei Himejima

(悲鳴嶼 行冥, Himejima Gyōmei)
Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita (Japanese); Crispin Freeman (English)
Voice of: Tomokazu Sugita (Japanese); Crispin Freeman (English)
The actual Stone Hashira. A man of gigantic stature, Gyōmei is a former monk who cared for orphaned children. After the children were murdered and he was accused of the crime, even though he protected them from a demon, he became more ruthless, but still caring. At first, he feels sorry for Tanjiro because Nezuko was a demon, but he later recognizes this after seeing how honest he is. He is the only Hashira who does not use a sword, fighting with a huge metal ball chained with spikes, which he can handle with ease due to his massive size and strength. He loses a leg in the final battle against Muzan before dying of his wounds.

Obanai Iguro

(伊黒小芭内, Iguro Obanai)
Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura (Japanese); Erik Scott Kimerer (English)
The current snake Hashira who is always accompanied by his pet snake, Kaburamaru. He was raised by his family who served a snake-like demon as a sacrifice, until he was rescued by one of the Hashira and joined the Slayer Corps. He has become infatuated with Mitsuri and easily becomes jealous when she becomes close to someone else. Although he was blinded in the final battle with Muzan, he still manages to help Tanjiro thanks to his connection with Kaburamaru, who allows him to see through his eyes thanks to Yashiro’s magical scrolls. However, he ends up mortally wounded and declares his love for Mitsuri before dying alongside her. After his death, Kanao begins to take care of Kaburamaru for him.

Sanemi Shinazugawa

(不死川実弥, Shinazugawa Sanemi)
Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki (Japanese); Kaiji Tang (English)
The current wind Hashira. He is Genya Shinazugawa’s older brother and always shuns him. Although he seems to dislike his brother, Sanemi actually intends to get him out of the Demon Slayer Corps so he can live a normal life. He is one of two Hashira who survived the final battle against Muzan and the High Moons, the other being Giyū.

Succession of butterflies

Aoi Kanzaki

(神崎 アオイ, Kanzaki Aoi)
Voiced by: Yuri Ehara (Japanese); Reba Buhr (English)
One of Shinobu’s students. Although she passed the exam to join the Demon Slayers, she was too scared to fight on the front lines and since then has overseen the rehabilitation of injured Demon Slayers who are being treated at the Butterfly Estate.


(後藤, Gotō)
Voiced by: Makoto Furukawa
A member of Kakushi, the Demon Slayer’s cleanup squad.

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, Kimberly Woods and Jackie Lastra (English)
Three little girls who work as servants in the Butterfly Estate.

Swordsmith Village

Hotaru Haganezuka

(鋼鐵塚蛍, Haganezuka Hotaru)
Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa (Japanese); Robbie Daymond (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 (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.

Other members


(村田, Murata)
Voiced by: Kōki Miyata (Japanese); Khoi Dao (English)
A member of the Demon Slayer Corps who was sent to Natagumo Mountain. One of the survivors of the operation to kill the Spider Family, he befriends Tanjiro and appears on a few other occasions throughout the series.


(尾崎, Ozaki)
Voiced by: Hisako Tōjō
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 (English)
Ancient Hashira flower. Shinobu’s biological older sister and Kanao’s adoptive older sister who was killed by Doma, one of the High Moons.


Muzan Kibutsuji

Voice of: Toshihiko Seki (Japanese); Greg Chun (English)
Muzan Kibutsuji (鬼舞辻 無惨, Kibutsuji Muzan) is the main antagonist of the series who used his blood to spawn the other demons, able to manipulate his cellular structure, from manipulating his physical form such as frequently disguising himself as different humans of different ages and genders to programming transplanted cells within demons he directly spawned to destroy a host body if they mention him by name. He can also devour other people’s cells to assimilate their abilities and memories. Muzan was originally a sick young man from the Heian period whose transition into a demon was the result of an experimental treatment to prolong his life, killing his doctor before realizing it worked. He has since dedicated himself to “complete his cure” and become perfect by siring demons that would help him achieve his goal. He also expressed justified concern for those who use the Breath of the Sun technique since his near-death experience fighting Yoriichi Tsugikuni, which motivated him to slaughter Tanjiro’s family as part of an attempt to turn them into demons naturally immune to sunlight. Nezuko, the sole survivor of the incident, eventually manifests this ability, with Muzan focusing his efforts on capturing and devouring her to eliminate his one weakness. But the Demon Slayer Corps exploit Muzan’s obsession to set a trap for him that kills the last followers. Muzan kills Tamayo and numerous Demon Slayers before learning that he has been infected with a variant of the Humanity Restoring Serum Tamayo and Shinobu have developed with additional poisons that take away most of his abilities and destroy him. weaken so that he is easily killed. His body is therefore destroyed by sunlight when he is restrained by the Demon Slayers to prevent him from escaping. Muzan’s final act of revenge involves turning Tanjiro into a new demon to kill the Demon Slayers, which is thwarted when the boy becomes human again with the help of his friends.

Twelve Demon Moons

The Twelve Demon Moons (十二鬼月, Jū ni Kizuki) are a special group of demons serving under Muzan, with a mark of their membership engraved on their eye. The weaker six are called the Lower Moons, while the stronger six are called the High Moons. After Rui’s death, Muzan decides to eliminate the Lower Moons and have only the High Moons under his command.

low moons

The low-ranking members of the Twelve Moons, whose composition is constantly changing compared to the High Moons. Following the death of their member Rui, Muzan kills them all except Enmu for being useless to his plans.


(累, Rui)
Voiced by: Kōki Uchiyama (Japanese); Billy Kametz (English)
A young demon who holds the Lower Five Moon position, he was originally a sick child before Muzan turned him and he later killed his parents in self-defense when they attempted to kill him before s take life. This ordeal caused Rui to forget his parents while receiving Muzan’s permission to turn other humans and demons with his blood into a surrogate family which he abuses due to his lack of understanding of family ties. This played into his urge to see the Kamado siblings devoted to each other, as they managed to seriously injure him before he was easily killed by Giyū, remembering his parents in his final moments then. that he found them in death.


Voiced by: KENN (Japanese); Alan Lee (English)
He is killed by Muzan when he decides to purge the Lower Moons, as Muzan reads his mind when he thinks the Lower Moons should not be shunned due to their weakness, which Muzan interprets as a disagreement with him.


Voice of: Kana Ueda (Japanese); Kira Buckland (English)
She is killed by Muzan when he decides to purge the Lower Moons, as Muzan deduced that she was more afraid of demon slayers than him, and interpreted his attempt to save face as being in contradiction with him.


Voiced by: Sōichirō Hoshi (Japanese); Stefan Martello (English)
Holding the position of Lower Moon 3, he is killed by Muzan when he decides to purge the Lower Moons trying to escape.


Voiced by: Taiten Kusunoki (Japanese); Ray Chase (English)
Holding the position of the second lower moon, he is killed by Muzan when he decides to purge the lower moons because he asked Muzan, who does not accept being ordered to do anything or, to grant him more power.


Voiced by: Daisuke Hirakawa (Japanese); Landon McDonald (English)
A sadistic demon occupying the Lower Moon position, as strong as the Upper Moons and strongly devoted to Muzan, his Blood Demon Art allowing him to enter and manipulate a person’s dream so that he could basically kill her. Being the Lower Moon whom Muzan spared after slaughtering the others, Enmu is tasked with killing the Hashira and the Tanjiro. Enmu sets a trap for Tanjiro and his friends on a train where he later travels via fusion, only to be killed by the Demon Slayers much to his shock.

upper moons


Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya (Japanese); Alejandro Saab (English)
A young demon who reached the Sixth Upper Moon position after Daki and Gyutaro died. Originally, he was one of Gyōmei Himejima’s orphans. Chased by the other children for stealing the temple’s money, he encountered a demon whom he later let into the temple in exchange for his spared life, resulting in their deaths and Gyōmei’s wrongful arrest. . He then becomes a member of the Demon Slayer Corps, learning Jigoro’s thunder breath along with Zenitsu, before betraying the Slayer Corps and allowing himself to be transformed into a demon by Kokushibo, which causes Jigoro to commit seppuku. in atonement. Unlike Zenitsu, who only mastered the first of the six Thunder Style techniques, Kaigaku only mastered the other five.


Initially assigned to control Muzan’s hideout, Infinity Castle (異空間無限城, Ikūkan Mugen-jō, Dimensional Infinity Fortress), she is promoted to Upper Moon Four after death from Hantengu. Nakime confronts Mitsuri and Obanai until she is restrained by Yushiro, prompting Muzan to kill her and prevent her from taking over the fortress.


Voiced by: Akira Ishida
Holding the position of the Third Upper Moon, he was originally a human called Hakuji (伯治) who as a child resorted to stealing to feed his ailing father, who eventually committed suicide to free his son from the burden of caring for him. He is later adopted by a martial artist and lives happily with him and his daughter, who eventually becomes his fiancée, until both are poisoned to death by members of a rival dojo. After killing all the dojo members out of revenge, Hakuji is scouted by Muzan to become a demon, and he changes his name to Akaza. He ends up committing suicide during his fight against Tanjiro and Giyu. The low-ranking members of the Twelve Moons, whose composition is constantly changing compared to the High Moons. Following the death of their member Rui,


(童磨, Dōma)
A sadistic demon who holds the position of the second upper moon. As a child, he was considered by his parents to be a perfect and blessed child. So they started a religious cult around his figure. After his parents died, he took over the cult and after being turned into a demon by Muzan, he started eating his followers. One of his cult members was Inosuke’s mother, who fled upon learning of his true nature, only to be later killed by him. He also killed Kanae, Shinobu’s older sister. In a desperate measure to defeat him, Shinobu administers a massive dose of glycine into his body and allows himself to be consumed by him. The weakened Doma is then killed by Kanao and Inosuke.


(堕姫) A
demon disguised as an oiran, Daki shares the position of the sixth upper moon with his brother Gyutaro, both of whom take advantage of his work in the red-light district to lure their victims. She is killed by Zenitsu and Inosuke.


(妓夫太郎, Gyūtarō) A
hideous-looking demon, Gyutaro shares the position of Upper Moon Six with his sister Daki and always watches her from afar. Gyutaro is killed by Tengen and Tanjiro.


(玉壺) A
deformed-looking demon who always nestles in a jar in the Upper Moon Five position, Gyokko has a habit of twisting the bodies of his victims while alive, turning them into grotesque living sculptures. He is killed by Muichiro.


(半天狗) A
seemingly weak demon who occupies the position of the Upper Fourth Moon, Hantengu shows his true strength by splitting into multiple incarnations, each with a different appearance, personality, and abilities. He is killed by Tanjiro but lives long enough to inform Muzan of Nezuko’s new resistance to sunlight, much to his master’s delight.


(黒死牟, Kokushibō) Muzan
‘s most powerful subordinate, bearing the title Upper First Moon, Kokushibo was originally a demon slayer called Michikatsu Tsugikuni (継国厳勝, Tsugikuni Michikatsu) and the older twin brother of Yoriichi. Envying his brother’s talent, he ends up being tempted to join Muzan’s side as a demon in order to eternally perfect himself as a swordsman without the worry of dying of illness or old age. His fighting style is “Moon Breathing” (月の呼吸, Tsuki no kokyū), which derives directly from Yoriichi’s “Sun Breathing”. He is killed in a combined effort by Gyōmei, Sanemi, Genya, and Muichirō, with the latter two dying of their wounds soon after.

The Spider Family

Demonic Spider (mother)

(蜘蛛鬼「母」, Kumooni (Haha))
Voiced by: Ami Koshimizu (Japanese); Allegra Clark (English)
A member of the Spider family. Once a young girl turned into a demon, she was forced by Rui to assume the role of “Mother” and have her appearance altered. She can control humans through her spider threads, which are attached by the tiny spiders in the forest. Still living in fear of Rui, she eventually comes to terms with death while fighting Tanjiro and allows herself to be killed by him.

Demonic Spider (Older Brother)

鬼「兄」, Kumooni (Ani))
Voiced by: Showtaro Morikubo (Japanese); Derek Stephen Prince (English)
A member of the Spider family. He assumes the mantle of “Older Brother” and is one of two family members who only have a semi-human appearance, with the lower half of his body being that of a giant spider. He can turn humans into monstrous semi-spiders when his minions bite them, but he is then decapitated by Zenitsu.

Spider-Demon (Father)

(蜘蛛鬼「父」, Kumooni (Chichi))
Voiced by: Tetsu Inada (Japanese); Kellen Goff (English)
A member of the Spider family. He assumes the role of “Father” and, like the Elder Brother, has a semi-human appearance in that he has a spider’s head. He has monstrous strength. Inosuke struggles to fight her off before the monster is easily killed by Giyu.

Demonic Spider (girl)

(蜘蛛鬼「姉」, Kumooni (Donkey))
Voiced by: Ryoko Shiraishi (Japanese); Erica Lindbeck (English)
A member of the Spider family. She assumes the role of “Daughter” and can create prisons of acid threads that dissolve her enemies and convert them into her food. She is then subdued and killed by Shinobu.

Other demons

temple demon

(お堂の鬼, Odō no Oni)
Voiced by: Hikaru Midorikawa (Japanese); Ben Diskin (English)
A demon that Tanjiro and Nezuko briefly encountered and defeated together.

hand demon

(手鬼, Teoni)
Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu, Aki Toyosaki (child) (Japanese); Kirk Thornton, Jessica DiCicco (child) (English)
A vengeance demon who was captured by Urokodaki and trapped on a mountain used to test candidates for the Demon Slayer Corps. Unable to escape the mountain, he made it his goal to target and eat all of Urokodaki’s followers as revenge for being trapped, including Makomo and Sabito. He mostly succeeded, but failed to eat Giyu and, later, Tanjiro.

swamp demon

(沼鬼, Numaoni)
Voiced by: Ryōhei Kimura (Japanese); Sean Chiplock (English)
A demon who kidnapped young women. He tries to consume young girls before they turn 16 and “go rotten”. He is the target of Tanjiro’s first mission as a Demon Slayer and ends up being killed by him.


(矢琶羽, Yahaba)
Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama (Japanese); Xander Mobus (English)
A demon who directly serves Muzan. While he believes himself to be one of the Twelve Kizuki, he actually isn’t, as he is missing a number in his eye: the mark of a Kizuki. His power consists of manipulating the movement and direction of things using the eyeballs in the palms of his hands. He works with Susamaru and is killed by Tanjiro.


(朱紗丸, Susamaru)
Voiced by: Mikako Komatsu (Japanese); Sarah Ann Williams (English)
A demon who directly serves Muzan. While she believes herself to be one of the twelve Kizuki, she actually isn’t, as she is missing a number in her eye: the mark of a Kizuki. Her power lies in her Temari, which is incredibly hard and heavy. She uses it as a projectile weapon along with Yahaba’s ability. She is defeated when Tamayo uses his hypnosis to trigger the curse Muzan placed on the demons under his control to kill them if they tell anyone about him.

tongue demon

Voiced by: Tarusuke Shingaki
A demon who lived in Tsuzumi’s mansion. He is killed by Zenitsu.

horned demon

Voiced by: Yoshihisa Kawahara
A demon who lived in Tsuzumi’s mansion. He is killed by Inosuke.


(響凱, Kyōgai)
Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe (Japanese); Steve Blum (English)
A demon and former member of the Twelve Kizuki. He was stripped of his number by Muzan because he slowly lost the ability to eat humans and reached his “limit”. Because of this, he obsessively tries to earn his place among the Twelve Kizuki, by attacking and eating humans who pass by Tsuzumi’s mansion. He fights using the tsuzumi drums embedded in his body; hitting them caused the coins to spin and change coins throughout the house and create powerful slashes in the air. He is also known as “Tsuzumi Demon” (鼓の鬼, Tsuzumi no oni) and is killed by Tanjiro.

Kamado family

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

Tanjuro Kamado

(竈門 炭十郎, Kamado Tanjurō)
Voiced by: Shinichiro Miki (Japanese); Kirk Thornton (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 tirelessly perform for hours despite his poor health.

Kie Kamado

(竈門葵枝, Kamado Kie)
Voiced by: Hoko Kuwashima (Japanese); Dorothy Fahn (English)
Kie was married to Tanjuro Kamado and had six children, including Tanjiro and Nezuko. After her husband’s death, she had to take care of them on her own, with the help of Tanjiro, the eldest son. She manages to support her family and keep them happy until she is killed by Muzan Kibutsuji.

Takeo Kamado

(竈門 竹雄, Kamado Takeo)
Voiced by: Yo Taichi (Japanese); Michelle Ruff (English)
Kamado Takeo is the third child of Kamado Tanjuro and the younger brother of Tanjiro and Nezuko. He seems to be an introverted and unsociable person. He was killed by Kibutsuji Muzan.

Hanako Kamado

(竈門花子, Kamado Hanako)
Voiced by: Konomi Kohara (Japanese); Ryan Bartley (English)
Hanako is the fourth child of the Kamado family. She adores Tanjiro and wanted to follow him when he went to sell charcoal, but their mother forbade her to do so. Tanjiro told her to wait for him until he returned, but she was dead by the time Tanjiro returned.

Shigeru Kamado

(竈門茂, Kamado Shigeru)
Voiced by: Kaede Hondo (Japanese); Jessica DiCicco (English)
Shigeru is Tanjuro and Kei’s fifth child. Like Hanako, he also adores his brother Tanjiro and wanted to follow him. He was also killed.

Rokuta Kamado

(竈門六太, Kamado Rokuta)
Voiced by: Aoi Koga (Japanese); Philece Sampler (English)
He is the youngest child of the Kamado family who was killed by Kibutsuji. Nezuko often remembers him when she sees other humans.


He is a Kamado family ancestor who was friends with Yoriichi Tsugikuni, the creator of Breath of the Sun. He was the one who developed the Hinogami Kagura based on a demonstration of Sun Breathing that Yoriichi gave to him and his family. He also receives from Yoriichi the same Hanafuda earrings that Tanjiro used.

Sumihiko Kamado

(竈門住彦, Kamado Sumihiko)
Tanjiro’s modern-day descendant. He is a 15 year old boy who looks like him and who is very agile.

Kanata Kamado

(竈門かなた, Kamado Kanata)
Another of modern day Tanjiro’s descendants. He is 16 years old and Sumihiko’s older brother. Kanata is related to Touko Agatsuma, who is a descendant of Nezuko and Zenitsu.

The Rengoku Family

Shinjuro Rengoku

(煉獄 槇寿郎, Rengoku Shinjurō)
Voiced by: Rikiya Koyama
Former Flame Hashira and father of Kyojuro and Senjuro. He quits the Demon Slayer Corps when he realizes that his flame breathing style is inferior to the original breathing style, Sun Breathing. Since then, he spends his days drinking at home until he receives Kyojuro’s last message for him, asking his father to take care of him. He reappears in the final battle against Muzan, standing guard to protect the Ubuyashiki family along with Tengen.

Ruka Rengoku

(煉獄 瑠火, Rengoku Ruka)
Voiced by: Megumi Toyoguchi
Shinjuro’s late wife and mother of Kyojuro and Senjuro.

Senjuro Rengoku

(煉獄 千寿郎, Rengoku Senjuro)
Voiced by: Junya Enoki
Kyojuro’s younger brother. He befriends Tanjiro and begins researching the remaining documents of his estate on the Hinogami Kagura and its connection to the Breath of the Sun. Later, he sends a letter to Tanjiro describing a lost Thirteenth Technique of the Hinogami Kagura, hoping it would help him in his battle against Muzan.

Supporting characters

Sakonji Urokodaki

(鱗滝 左近次, Urokodaki Sakonji)
Voiced by: Hōchū Ōtsuka (Japanese); Brook Chalmers (English)
Former Water Hashira; he is introduced to Tanjiro and Nezuko by his student Giyu. He initially apprehends Tanjiro’s kind nature, but agrees to train him. As the training progresses, he grows closer to Tanjiro and Nezuko, and he sheds tears of joy when Tanjiro returns alive from the Demon Slayer exam, as he is the first to do so after a long string of deaths. He has since closely monitored their growth. He gave his word to the Pillars that if Nezuko were to eat a human, then Tanjiro, along with Giyu and himself, would kill her and kill themselves in atonement.


(錆兎, Sabito)
Voiced by: Yūki Kaji (Japanese); Max Mittelman (English)
One of Urokodaki’s disciples. He died during an exam to join the Demon Slayer Corps while trying to save other students who weren’t as strong as him, Giyu being one of them. He was particularly talented and strong. Her spirit advises Tanjiro during his training. He and Makomo were killed by the Hand Demon which was captured by Urokodaki.


(真菰, Makomo)
Voiced by: Ai Kakuma (Japanese); Ryan Bartley (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. She and Sabito were killed by the Hand Demon which was captured by Urokodaki.

Kasugai Crow

(鎹鴉, Kasugaigarasu)
Voiced by: Takumi Yamazaki (Japanese); Doug Erholtz (English)
A crow who can speak human language, although he is very loud and limited. Each Demon Slayer has a crow that informs them of their new missions. Zenitsu, on the other hand, has a sparrow instead of a crow.


(珠世, Tamayo)
Voiced by: Maaya Sakamoto (Japanese); Laura Post (English)
A talented doctor who is also a demon. She was turned into a demon by Muzan, which resulted in her killing and eating her family much to her chagrin. Despite this, she was under Muzan’s control until the demon was nearly killed by Yoriichi Tsugikuni who also spared her. She further modified herself to allow her to survive with a small amount of blood and no flesh. She tries to find a cure for the demons, but she needs the blood of special demons. For this, she enlists the help of Tanjiro, who offers her some of Nezuko’s blood and tries to get blood samples from the members of the Twelve Kizuki. She can also create demons – the only other demon besides Muzan who can – but she insists on only doing this for dying patients who have no other option and makes sure they know the price at pay to become a demon. After completing her research on a cure for Nezuko’s illness, Tamayo sacrifices herself to ambush Muzan with Kagaya’s help, but though she failed to kill her nemesis, she poisons the demon. with a mixture of substances she developed with Shinobu’s help to greatly weaken her.


(愈史郎, Yushirō)
Voiced by: Daiki Yamashita (Japanese); Kyle McCarley (English)
A demon created by Tamayo. He takes care of her a lot and protects her a lot. It was hinted that he loved her. He is the only demon created by Tamayo and as such is unrelated to Muzan. He only needs a small amount of blood to survive, even less than Tamayo. It is mentioned that he has a “combat form” that he can change. He has a special power that can erase the presence of living beings and make the invisible visible. This technique is not perfect and the more he tries to hide people, 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 injured soldiers and helping Tanjiro and his friends escape Muzan’s attacks with his detection scrolls. After the defeat of Muzan,

Jigoro Kuwajima

(桑島 慈悟郎, Kuwajima Jigorō)
Voiced by: Shigeru Chiba (Japanese); John DeMita (English)
Former Thunder Hashira, he was the instructor of Zenitsu and Kaigaku. Jigoro also took the name “Shihan”. He then commits seppuku in atonement for Kaigaku’s betrayal.

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 Breath of the Sun and he was so powerful that he once cornered and almost defeated Muzan by himself, but failed to destroy him completely, despite inflicting multiple injuries on the demon who never healed. He was later expelled from the Slayer Corps when they learned that he had let Tamayo live and his brother had become a demon. He later befriends Tanjiro’s ancestors and teaches them the breath of the sun, which they pass down to their lineage in the form of the Hinogami Kagura, along with the same hanafuda earrings Tanjiro still wears. He died of old age during a fight with his brother.

Minor characters


(三郎, Saburō)
Voiced by: Masaki Terasoma (Japanese); Jake Eberle (English)
A villager who offers Tanjiro to stay at his house overnight, his family was attacked by Muzan out of fear for his safety.


(豊, Toyo)
Voiced by: Mitsuo Iwata (Japanese); Frank Todaro (English)
A street vendor from udon. Toyo is very passionate about his udons and can become enraged when his bowl is thrown away without having eaten it. He ends up getting angry at Tanjiro when he runs away, leaving his bowl intact to chase after Muzan, but rejoices when he returns and eats two bowls of udon to make up for it.


(てる子, Teruko)
Voiced by: Miho Okasaki (Japanese); Grace Lu (English)
A young girl, along with her brother Shoichi, who asks Tanjiro and Zenitsu to help her save her brother Kiyoshi from the Tsuzumi Mansion.


(正一, Shoichi)
Voiced by: Mitsuhiro Ichiki (Japanese); Michael Johnston (English)
A young boy, along with his sister Teruko, who asks Tanjiro and Zenitsu to help him rescue his brother Kiyoshi from the Tsuzumi Mansion. When separated from his siblings in the mansion, he finds himself in the company of Zenitsu, and the Slayer’s cowardly behavior quickly aggravates him. Zenitsu having killed one of the demons chasing them in his sleep, he believes that Shoichi is the one who saved his life when they escaped from the mansion.


(清, Kiyoshi)
Voiced by: Shunichi Toki (Japanese); Brandon Winckler (English)
Teruko and Shoichi’s older brother, who gets kidnapped by Tsuzumi Mansion’s demon, Kyogai. He is a human of a rare constitution called a “marechi”, which the demons believe is far more nutritious than an average person, as it is implied that consuming one marechi is equivalent to consuming one hundred humans simultaneously. This makes these people extremely valuable to demons.


(ひさ, Hisa)
Voiced by: Ikuko Tani (Japanese); Barbara Goodson (English)
An elderly woman who welcomes demon slayers to rest in her home. Tanjiro and his group visit him after fighting Kyogai.

Kotoha Hashibira

(嘴平 琴葉, Hashibira Kotoha)
Voice of: Mamiko Noto (Japanese); Jennie Kwan (English)
Inosuke’s deceased mother was very much like him. She is killed by Doma, one of the High Moons, just after throwing Inosuke off a cliff in a desperate measure to save his life.