Anime “Demon Slayer”since its debut, has garnered extensive attention and discussion in Japan and globally. Its unique plot, thrilling battles, and rich character development have captivated the audience. In this poll, Japanese netizens actively participated and voted for their top ten beloved characters. Let’s take a look at which characters won the hearts of anime enthusiasts.
Mitsuri Kanroji, aged 19 and standing at 167cm, has a pair of large, light green eyes often accentuated by rosy cheeks, and she sports a teardrop-shaped beauty mark below one eye. She keeps three long, sakura-pink braids, with the tips of her hair dyed a grassy green color. In order to prepare for an arranged marriage, her hair was temporarily dyed black, but due to consuming 170 sakura mochi every day for eight consecutive months, her hair changed color.
She is my favorite female character in “Demon Slayer.” In the comments section, many people expressed being attracted to Mitsuri-chan’s shyness, which gives fans a heartwarming feeling..Additionally, some comments pointed out that despite the heavy plot elements in the story, Mitsuri-chan always manages to bring a sense of tranquility because of her inner gentleness and kindness. Her innocent and adorable image makes people feel healed.
Sanemi Shinazugawa is known for his fiery and irritable personality. He possesses rare blood, similar to the “panda blood” in humans, and is a user of the Breath of Wind, a special breathing technique used by demon slayers.
He has a distinctive silver-white spiky hairstyle and is merciless when dealing with demons, often leaving battle scars all over his body. One of his hobbies is raising stag beetles, and his favorite food is Hagi Mochi. He is 21 years old, stands at a height of 179 cm, and weighs 75 kg.
He is the older brother of Tanjiro, and in the original “Demon Slayer” story, he is one of the few Pillars who managed to survive until the end. His childhood witnessed the tragic transformation of his mother into a demon, and to protect his beloved younger brother, he personally made his mother disappear in the sunlight. This is why he has a deep aversion to demons. He once challenged Nezuko with his own blood during the Pillars’ judgment and consistently advised his brother to leave the Demon Slayer Corps, in reality, to protect him. However, his ultimate wish remained unfulfilled.
Inosuke Hashibira is a member of the main cast and one of the rare dual-wielding swordsmen among ‘Demon Slayer’. His high popularity is mainly due to his astonishing appearance.His height is 164cm(5’5″). Despite his rugged and somewhat uncouth exterior, he wears a gray boar-head mask on his head, has a deer pelt around his waist, and a bear pelt around his legs.He hides a face that is remarkably beautiful and handsome. His upper body is well-built and bare, while he wears the Demon Slayer Corps’ uniform pants on his lower half.He was living alone in the mountains, and he has a hobby of testing his strength against wild animals.
While others learned their Breathing Techniques from someone else, he uniquely developed his own distinctive Breathing Technique. With his beast-like instincts and robust physical abilities, he crafted his own Breathing Technique. As the story progresses, he grows alongside Zenitsu and Tanjiro, and he performs impressively in the battle against Kibutsuji after the death of the Flame Hashira.
Rengoku has a loud voice,he has hair that is a mix of yellow and red, and he wears a striking white, yellow, and red outfit reminiscent of flam.he is 20 years old, stands 177 cm tall, and weighs 72 kg.
The eldest brother is a character beloved by many fans because he exudes a consistently upbeat and positive vibe, much like his fiery Breathing Style. Rengoku is a person who adheres to his beliefs, integrates them into his very being, and commits to their utmost execution. He maintains an optimistic attitude towards many things, never losing confidence regardless of the setbacks and taunts he faces. In the “Demon Slayer: Mugen Train” film, he single-handedly protected many passengers and also saved Tanjiro from a beating by his older brother. While the ending of the eldest brother is heart-wrenching, it undeniably adds tremendous charisma to his character.
Tanjiro Kamado,age15, height 5’5″ / 165 cm,the main protagonist of the series, had a humble upbringing, earning a living by selling charcoal to support his family. He developed physical strength over the years from his daily trips up and down the mountains.
As the eldest son of the Kamado family, he wears a unique Demon Slayer Corps uniform adorned with a checkered pattern and a white haori (robe). Tanjiro bears a scar on his forehead from protecting his younger brother when they were kids. This scar is not a natural marking but the result of an injury. He is known for his kind and gentle nature and excels at housework, often helping others with cleaning and chores. He also has a distinctive scar on his left temple.
Tanjiro’s main goal is to save his sister, Nezuko Kamado, who has been turned into a demon. Along his journey to defeat demons and search for the ultimate adversary, Kibutsuji Muzan, he tirelessly pursues justice and redemption. He also wears a sun-shaped earring, which is a symbol passed down through generations in his family.
One of Tanjiro’s remarkable abilities is his heightened sense of smell, which rivals that of a dog. He can detect even the slightest scents and discern their sources and locations. This exceptional sense of smell plays a crucial role in his role as a demon slayer, allowing him to track down and confront adversaries, such as Kibutsuji Muzan, with remarkable precision. After rigorous training, he can even sense extremely subtle “threads of connection” between individuals.
As the main character of “Demon Slayer,” being ranked sixth doesn’t mean he’s not popular. In fact, every character in the series has their own unique charm. After his family is destroyed by demons and his sister is turned into one, he joins the Demon Slayer Corps to embark on a quest to find a way to restore his sister to her human form. Despite his circumstances, he has a gentle and kind heart, believing that demons can have good and evil sides, often feeling sympathy for the demons he must slay. He is one of the kindest main characters in the anime world and is often referred to as a little angel by many.
Shinobu Kocho wears a mint green butterfly hairpin with deep purple edges, and her Demon Slayer Corps uniform features butterfly wing patterns. This hairpin is a memento from her late sister, Kanae Kocho.Her height is 4’11”(151cm).
In her younger years, Shinobu had short hair and had a serious and no-nonsense demeanor. She occasionally felt self-conscious about her height. She preferred conservative clothing and avoided revealing attire. After her sister Kanae’s death, Shinobu made efforts to emulate her sister’s gentle nature and kindness. Although she often wore a smile on her face, she repressed her anger towards demons.
Shinobu shares a common interest in cooking with the Love Hashira, Kanae Tsuyuri, and often seeks her guidance for trendy and innovative recipes.
Many fans affectionately refer to her as “Sister Shinobu.” In the anime, Shinobu Kocho not only has a gentle personality but also boasts a beautiful and dreamy appearance. She ranked first in the male fans’ votes, showing her immense popularity, and even ranked fourth among female fans. As the Insect Hashira, Shinobu Kocho may not be among the physically strongest, but she excels in the use of poisons, employing toxins in her battles, showcasing a very intelligent and brave side.
Nezuko Kamado,age 14, the younger sister of Tanjiro Kamado in the Demon Slayer series. Nezuko is known for her long, untamed hair and often wears a pink kimono with a black haori (robe) over it. She plays a significant role in the series, especially in moments of dire need, where she can exhibit remarkable abilities.
Her most distinctive feature is the bamboo gag that is sealed over her mouth, initially to prevent her from attacking humans after being turned into a demon. As the series progresses, she regains more control over her demon instincts and abilities, making her a valuable asset to the Demon Slayer Corps.
Many fans were initially drawn to Nezuko’s character. She became a demon after being tainted by Muzan’s blood, but her brother’s company allowed her to rediscover her emotions. As a result, Nezuko’s image remains sweet and adorable; she’s often seen biting a piece of bamboo, giving off an endearing and cute vibe. Moreover, when she’s in battle, she displays reliable and formidable strength. The sibling bond between Nezuko and her brother has also touched many people. Despite the unfortunate transformation into a demon, her cute moments, such as curling up in her box, are absolutely heartwarming. With her lovable personality, Nezuko became the most popular female character in “Demon Slayer.”
Muichiro Tokito height 160cm(5’3″),has long black hair and is an expressionless young man. He became a Pillar, a swordsmanship prodigy, after just two months of holding a sword. He often appears absent-minded and quickly forgets trivial matters.
Muichiro Tokito is immensely popular in Japan, and his appearance as a long-haired, expressionless, and seemingly perpetually daydreaming young man brings an inexplicable sense of cuteness to fans. However, due to memory loss, his emotions are rather dull. He is the most talented and formidable Demon Slayer swordsman in the Demon Slayer Corps, achieving the rank of Pillar at just 14 years old, a mere two months after obtaining a Nichirin blade. He holds the record for the shortest time to become a Pillar in the history of the Corps. Sadly, his brilliance was short-lived, as he succumbed to his injuries during a fierce battle with Kokushibo in the Infinity Castle confrontation, ultimately dying due to excessive blood loss.
Giyu Tomioka is a seemingly aloof and stoic swordsman who is not particularly skilled at verbal.
The character Giyu Tomioka has gained quite a bit of popularity in the world of 2D culture, particularly for a famous catchphrase known as the “source of all evil,” which comes from Giyu Tomioka himself: “I am not hated.” Since then, many fans have jokingly portrayed disliking Giyu Tomioka as a meme, but in reality, people have a great fondness for this character. Giyu Tomioka, often misunderstood by his companions due to his poor communication skills, is, in fact, very gentle at heart. Of course, we cannot deny his formidable strength and talent, which are showcased in his creation of the Eleventh Form: Dead Calm.
Zenitsu Agatsuma,age 16,is known for his distinctive appearance, Originally, his hair was black, but it turned yellow after a lightning strike when he attempted to escape from his grandfather’s strict training. He has often flirted with various girls, even though he often falls victim to their tricks. His favorite foods include sweet dishes and eel rice.
In terms of swordsmanship, Zenitsu Agatsuma practices the Breath of the Beast, his sword with yellow stripe symbolized the thunder bolt,focusing on the first form and his self-invented seventh form. Despite his often self-centered and cowardly behavior, he can be quite protective and gentle when it counts. He is known for his incredible hearing abilities, which allow him to hear the thoughts and differentiate between humans and demons.
He is one of the “Three Little Stooges” in the main cast and a character with a stark contrast in his abilities. When he’s awake, he may seem a bit clumsy, but once he enters his sleeping state, his “One-Shot, One-Kill” ability makes him a formidable fighter. Zenitsu, in his waking moments, is also known for his knack for humor and is the comic relief in “Demon Slayer.” Despite his initial cowardice and timidity, as the story progresses, Zenitsu reveals his handsome and brave side. He stands up to protect his friends and loved ones, showing great courage. Later, after learning about his grandfather’s act of seppuku as an apology, Zenitsu has a revelation and vows to avenge his grandfather. Therefore, even in his awake state, he is able to harness his formidable strength, successfully slaying Kaigaku in the Infinity Castle.
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