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Kamado family

    Tanjuro Kamado 

Tanjuro Kamado

Voiced by: Shin-ichiro Miki

The father of Tanjiro Kamado and Nezuko Kamado and his other children and the husband of Kie Kamado.

  • An Axe to Grind: He only needed an axe to fight off and behead a bear.
  • Happily Married: To Kie Kamado.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has scar in the same place as his son, Tanjiro.
  • Incurable Cough of Death: He died from an incurable disease a year ago before the start of the series.
  • Martial Pacifist: He's a very skilled fighter, but he tried to warn a dangerous bear to leave when it came to his area. It didn’t heed his warning and was beheaded as a result.
  • Nice Guy: He's a kind and gentle person who loves his family very much. Even when he has to fight a bear, he didn't show any hard feelings towards it and he even gives a prayer for it after he defeated it.
  • Papa Wolf: He is very protective of his family as seen with his fight against a dangerous bear.
  • Posthumous Character: By the time the story starts Tanjuro had already been dead for a year, felled by an unspecified illness, he however is the protagonist’s father and seemed to have imparted some important life lessons and some techniques that prove to be pivotal in many events later in the story; with that his son Tanjiro recalls key moments in the past where his father Tanjuro taught him something, using that knowledge to slay the demons Tanjiro encounters throughout the series.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Tanjuro looks outright ghastly due his illness in flashbacks, yet his Breath techniques allowed him to perform physical feats that his body shouldn’t be able to handle, like performing his ritual of the Dance of the Fire God in the snow for hours upon hours without getting tired.

    Kie Kamado 

Kie Kamado

Voiced by: Houko Kuwashima (Japanese), Dorothy Elias Fahn (English)

The mother of Tanjiro Kamado and Nezuko Kamado and her other children and the wife of Tanjuro Kamado.

  • Beauty Mark: One on the left side of her mouth.
  • Happily Married: To Tanjuro Kamado.
  • House Wife: She usually stay at home and look after her kids.
  • Plot-Triggering Death: Her death, along with the deaths of four out of her six children, is what kicks off the plot.
  • Take Care of the Kids: She asks her son, Tanjiro to look after his sister, Nezuko in the afterlife.
  • Sorry That I'm Dying: She apologizes to Tanjiro for leaving him alone to look after Nezuko in the afterlife.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: She along with her other children (except Nezuko) were tragically killed at the beginning of the series.

    Kamado Siblings 

Takeo, Hanako, Shigeru, and Rokuta

Voiced by: Yo Taichi (Takeo), Konomi Kohara (Hanako), and Kaede Hondo (Shigeru) (Japanese), Michelle Ruff (Takeo), Ryan Bartley (Hanako), and Jessica DiCicco (Shigeru) (English)

They are the younger siblings of Tanjiro and Nezuko and the children of Tanjuro and Kie.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Rokuta was the youngster sibling of the Kamado family.
  • Big Brother Worship: Shigeru and Hanako love and adore their older brother, Tanjiro.
  • Beauty Mark: Takeo has a mole beneath his right eye.
  • Death of a Child: Their deaths are one of the reasons Tanjiro sent off his journey to become a Demon Slayer and search for the demon who killed them.
  • Plot-Triggering Death: Their deaths, along with the death of their mother, is what kicks off the plot.
  • The Speechless: Rokuta was the only sibling who never talked before his death. It makes sense since he was a toddler.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: They were tragically killed by Muzen.

Ubuyashiki Family

    Kagaya Ubuyashiki 

Kagaya Ubuyashiki

Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa

The blind leader of the Demon Killing Corps.

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    Amane Ubuyashiki 

Amane Ubuyashiki

The wife and caretaker of Kagaya Ubuyashiki.

  • The Caretaker: She takes care of her husband, Kagaya.
  • Happily Married: To Kagaya.
  • Together in Death: Since she refuses to leave her husband to die alone, she decides to die with him along with her elder daughters in an explosion to ensnare Muzan and bring in the Pillars to finish Muzan.

    Kiriya Ubuyashiki 

Kiriya Ubuyashiki

Voiced by: Aoi Yuuki (Japanese), Mela Lee (English)

One of children of Kagaya and the only son. He succeeded the leadership of the Demon Slayer Corps as its 96th leader.
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    The Elder Ubuyashiki sisters 

Hinaki and Nichika Ubuyashiki

The oldest of the sisters among Ubuyashiki Kagaya's children. She along with her sister, Nichika, she didn't leave his side and died with him.
  • The Caretaker: Like their mother, both of them are willing to look after their father and help him out when he's unable to do anything.
  • Daddy's Girl: Both of them love and care for their father deeply. Their love for their father so strong that they are willing to stay by his father's side along with their mother to died in the explosion to ensnare Muzan.
  • Emotionless Girl: Downplayed. Both of them rarely show any emotions beside their default smiles due to the fact their parents raises them to grow up fast instead of having a normal childhood. The only time they show their emotions is by giving their heartwarming smile to their younger siblings before their deaths.
  • Hair Decorations: Hinaki wears a red ribbon headpiece on the right of her head, and Nichika wears a yellow ribbon headpiece on the left of her head.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: Both of them looks exactly identical to each other and the only way to tell them apart is by the color of their ribbon headpieces.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Both of them bares a strong resemblances to their sisters.
  • Together in Death: Since they refuses to leave their father alone, they decides to died with him along with their mother in an explosion to ensnare Muzan and bring in the Pillars to finish Muzan.

    The Younger Ubuyashiki sisters 

Kanata Ubuyashiki

Voiced by: Shiori Izawa (Japanese), Christine Cabanos (English)

The daughter and one of the lastborns of Kagaya Ubuyashiki. She currently serves her older brother, the current head of the Ubuyashiki Household, Kiriya Ubuyashiki.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: She slaps Kiriya to get him out of his state of despair after Muzan recovers from his cocoon. Kiriya regains his composure and thanks Kanata and Kuina, who both shed Tears of Joy for Kiriya's resolve.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: Like her elder sisters, she looks exactly identical to Kuina and the only way to tell them apart is by their sides of their elongated wisteria headpieces.
  • Flower in Her Hair: She adorns an elongated wisteria headpiece on the right of her head.
  • Not So Stoic: She rarely slows any emotions and she didn't reacted after Genya punched her, but after her parents and older sisters were kill in the explosion, she briefly break down in tears until her brother told her to stop crying and focus on the battle.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She bares a strong resemblances to her sisters.

Kuina Ubuyashiki

The youngest daughter of Kagaya Ubuyashiki. She currently serves her older brother, the current head of the Ubuyashiki Household, Kiriya Ubuyashiki.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: Like her elder sisters, she looks exactly identical to Kanata and the only way to tell them apart is by their sides of their elongated wisteria headpieces.
  • Flower in Her Hair: She adorns an flower headpiece on the left of her head.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She bares a strong resemblances to her sisters.


Rengoku Family

    Shinjuro Rengoku 
The father of Kyoujuro and Senjuro and the former Flame Pillar. He retired and gave his position to his eldest son Kyoujuro.
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    Ruka Rengoku 
Shinjuro’s wife and the mother of their two children: Kyoujuro and Senjuro; an apparently strong willed woman who passed on her will and morals towards her oldest son Kyoujuro, much of his character seems to have been shaped by her; however Ruka’s strong will inhabited a weak body, she fell to illness years before the story had begun.
  • The Lost Lenore: Her death heavily impacted the Rengoku household, her husband Shinjuro lost all his will to continue being the Flame Pillar coupled with him losing faith in his abilities after reading on the Breath of the Sun capabilities, with the eldest son Kyoujuro trying to shoulder the weight of his family all by himself.

    Kyoujurou Rengoku 
The Flame Pillar.
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    Senjuro Rengoku 
Younger brother of Kyojuro Rengoku and son of Shinjuro Rengoku and Ruka.
  • Big Brother Worship: He loved his big brother very much and always admired him.
  • Extreme Doormat: He has been put through unspeakable abuse by his father, going through it all without saying a word.
  • Hereditary Hairstyle: His father and older brother both share his red and yellow hair.
  • Missing Mom: His mother, Ruka died from an incurable disease after giving birth to him.
  • Multicolored Hair: He has blond hair with red streaks.
  • Tragic Dream: He wanted to become a Demon Slayer like his brother. However, due to his lack of skill in the field, Senjuro gave up on that dream and decided to spend his life helping people in other ways.

Other Human Characters


Voiced by: Masaki Terasoma (Japanese), Jake Eberle (English)

A hermit that lives close to the mountain that Tanjirou and Nezuko used to reside in.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Only appears in the first chapter, but Saburo giving Tanjirou shelter the night his family is killed by Kibutsuji Muzan allows him to survive alongside Nezuko, allowing Tanjirou to become a Demon Slayer and pursue Kibutsuji for revenge.
  • The Hermit: Tanjirou mentions that Saburo been living alone ever since his family died.


Voiced by: Lucien Dodge (English)

A villager and he had a fiancée named Satoko, who was kidnapped and eaten by the Demon of the Bog.
  • Tears of Remorse: After he realizes that Satoko was already eaten by the Demon of the Bog.
  • Tragic Keepsake: It implies he decides to kept Satoko'a ribbon bow as a remembrance of her after Demon of the Bog was killed by Tanjiro.


The mother of Inosuke Hashibira, who was killed by Doma, when Inosuke was still a child.

  • Born Unlucky: Her life absolutely sucked, being married into an abusive family, escaping to the Paradise cult with the infant Inosuke, and then finding out Doma was a demon eating his followers and was killed and eaten by him after being forced to drop her son off a cliff to spare him.
  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: She loves her son very much and she always sang him the pink promise songs when he was a child. After she discovered Doma's true colors, she decides to drop him off a cliff so he won't share the same fate as her before being killed by Douma.
  • Domestic Abuse: The reason she joined the Eternal Paradise cult? Her husband was incredibly abusive and regularly beat her.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: She considers herself stupid for first marrying an abusive man who beat her nearly blind in one eye, then for following the demon Douma which put herself and her son in mortal danger. However, she redeemed her ignorance by saving her son's life in a last-ditch effort.
  • Kindhearted Simpleton: Doma described her as a very kind but unintelligent woman. Given how he viewed his other followers, it is unknown if she truly was as dimwitted as he thought her to be.
  • Morality Pet: Perhaps too strong a term, but Doma seemed as fond of her as he could possibly be of a human being. By his own admission, he enjoyed her purity and had no plans to ever kill her. It was only when she discovered his nature and fled that he acted to kill her. For someone like Doma, this is an unbelievable level of benevolence.
  • Nice Girl: Kotoha was a gentle young mother who loved her son Inosuke very much. She even showed respect for Douma for saving her and her son and always sang for him, up until she found out his true colors.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Nobody can deny Kotoha's courage when it counted. Upon discovering Doma's true nature, she refused to believe his lies and fled, giving her all to save her baby son at the last moment.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Inosuke bears a strong resemblance to her, which is why Douma realizes who he is.

    Yuichiro Tokito 
The older twin brother of the Demon Hunter and Mist Pillar Muichiro Tokito.
  • An Arm and a Leg: He lost his left arm from a demon.
  • Foil: To his ancestor Michikatsu Tsugikuni aka Kokushibou. Both were older twin siblings that had younger siblings whom were ultimately were destined for far greater than they would ever be, and were rather cruel to them. However, in his monologue after his death, Yuichiro acknowledges the qualities he lacked that Muichiro had were what made his brother a special person and accepting he would never be special himself. Meanwhile, even in the end, Kokushibou is still unable to fully understand where he went wrong in his life was resenting his brother and throwing away everything worthwhile wanting to be special.
  • Identical Twins: He was an identical twin brother of Muichiro.
  • Posthumous Character: He died before the start of the series.
  • Together in Death: With his brother Muichiro after he perishes during the fight with Kokushibou. He is deeply saddened that Muichiro had also died young.


The mentor of Hakuji (currently known as Akaza) and father of Koyuki.

  • Badass Normal: He only needs his Soryuu Style martial art to handle against foes.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: His martial art, the Soryuu Style, only requires the use of bare hands and feet to fight. It's even in his philosophy, where despite not being a samurai, he doesn't need to wield a sword to protect people.
  • Cool Old Guy: He's an aged adult and a very friendly and humble man who helped Hakuji step back on the right path.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: He was called by fellow villagers to stop an angered Hakuji from fighting the samurai that wronged him. After trying to talk him into joining his dojo and admiring his skills, he decides to challenge Hakuji to a friendly match and swiftly wins. Later, he allows Hakuji into his dojo and to help take care of his ill daughter. Keizou was always open and friendly towards Hakuji and developed a deep mentor and student bond with him, even allowing him to succeed the Soryuu Style dojo.
  • Heartbroken Badass: His wife commit suicide when she lost hope for their daughter's health and this clearly hurts Keizou, making him feel guilty for not being able to do enough for both of them.
  • Humble Hero: He's a very humble man who uses his martial arts to protect people, while he makes his daily wages through handyman work. He obtained his Soryuu Style Dojo because he saved an elder man from a group of bandits and was rewarded his land and old dojo. However, there was a rival dojo who wanted that land for themselves and shamed Keizou out of spite. Keizou didn't mind, but this caused him to not gain any pupils until he met Hakuji and trained him as his first.
  • Martial Pacifist: He only needs to use his Soryuu Style martial art to protect people. Other than that, he'd rather talk things through and is shown to be very relaxed.
  • Nice Guy: He's a very friendly man who cares for the well being of people. He even allows Hakuji to become his student despite knowing that he's a banished criminal from Edo and let him take care of his ill daughter Koyuki.
  • Papa Wolf: He loves his daughter very much and did his best to keep her safe and healthy. He also looks after Hakuji almost like a father figure for the young boy.
  • Passing the Torch: When Hakuji turned 18, he proved to Keizou that he was ready to become the Soryuu Style Dojo's next successor and Keizou even allowed him to marry his daughter, knowing that both of them had bonded and were very much in love with each other.
  • Stepford Smiler: He's always shown to be happy and smiling, but deep down, he's still hurt over his wife's suicide and his daughter's ill condition. It was thanks to Hakuji that he managed to find peace within himself.
  • The Mentor: He decided to become Hakuji's martial arts master and taught him the Soryuu Style, which became the foundation for Akaza's fighting style.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: He was a very humble and friendly man. Unfortunately, he had gotten poisoned by the rival dojo because they could not best him or Hakuji in sparring.


The daughter of Keizou and lover of Hakuji (currently known as Akaza).

  • Apologises a Lot: When she was sick, she always apologized to Hakuji for being a burden and having him taking care of her daily while missing out the chance of going outside like the other youths did. Hakuji didn't mind, but he certainly felt uncomfortable when she cried often.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: She fell in love with Hakuji because he didn't treat her as fragile or someone to pity. Instead, he treated her as a caring friend.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: She is the Gentle Girl to Akaza's Brooding Boy.
  • Ill Girl: Koyuki was born with a weak body and remained ill for most of her life. It was the efforts and care of Hakuji that helped her recover and she was able to enjoy a normal life for the first time.
  • Luminescent Blush: She blushes innocently and happily when hearing that Hakuji would continue on her father's dojo and when he confesses his love and protection for her.
  • Morality Chain: Losing her was the final step in Hakuji's transformation into the monstrous Akaza. He had no more will to live or care about anything without her. Her spirit is what breaks Muzan's control over Akaza at long last.
  • Nice Girl: She's a very sweet and kindhearted young girl who became Hakuji's best friend and eventually, his lover.
  • Tender Tears: When she was sick, she would always cry because of Hakuji's kindness towards her, which made him feel uncomfortable internally.
  • The Promise: When Hakuji was nursing Koyuki, he made a promise to her, saying that they would one day see the fireworks when she got better. And their promise finally came true when she finally recovered from her sickness. Hakuji soon made another promise to Koyuki, his Declaration of Protection for her and her father.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: She was a kind and innocent young girl who certainly did not deserve to get poisoned by the rival dojo.
  • When She Smiles: Because she was ill at first, she was always in distress. After Hakuji helped her recover from her sickness, she was able to smile more often.
  • You Are Worth Hell: She follows the repentant Hakuji into hell at the end.

Side Story Characters

A young woman that Giyu Tomioka encounter on his travels in Giyu Tomioka Gaiden 1 after her father, Matazo transforms into a demon.
  • Interrupted Suicide: After her father is kill, she attempts to kill herself out of depression until Shinobu stops her.
  • Revenge: She is looking for demon who killed her family and her dog, Taro.
  • Sniper Rifle: Yae's father taught her how to use a gun when she was a child.

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