A Japanese manga series is the main topic of our discussion in this article which is most of the time referred to by international fans as the Demon Slayer and the main focus will be on demon slayer characters.
If we talk about what the manga is called in Japan in their language then we see that in Japanese the manga is called “Kimetsu No Yaiba” and the meaning of this term in Japanese is the blade of demon destruction. And this is why it is called Demon Slayer popularly.
The name of this manga plays an important role in the worldwide recognition it has got. Why? Because the name will make people want to read this manga and know what is going on in it.
Koyoharu Gotouge is the person who wrote this manga and illustrated it and got high amounts of appreciation for his work.
The manga series is a very intriguing one because two anime films are already created of this manga series and people want more of such films to come.
Fans want the creators to release the third anime adaptation of this manga as soon as possible.
A brief of the intro of the storyline of Demon Slayer
The plot followed by the Demon Slayer characters originated in the time of the Taisho Era in Japanese history.
The whole plot is very intelligently set by the writer around the belief of people. They think that there is a secret and they did not ever see it.
But they refer to this secret as the Demon Slayer’s corpse and it is believed that the secret of the Demon Slayer’s corpse has been causing chaos and leading to wars between the demons for a long time now.
The secret is indeed very powerful and the demon who gets this secret will be immortal. And that is why every demon is fighting to get this secret for themselves. Fighting for these secrets are the demons who were not originally a demon.
Do you wanna know how this demon come?
They were actually humans at first but then they got turned into a demon by Muzan the main antagonist of the manga series. Muzan is a very powerful demon.
Muzan wanted to increase his power and so he decided to turn these humans into demons to increase his influence. The first thing he did to turn the humans into demons is injected the human beings with his blood.
He himself is a very special kind of demon who possesses special abilities like immense strength and to survive Muzan has to feed on human beings.
These abilities are obtained by Muzan by feeding on human beings. And This ability to obtain power is called the “Demon Slayer Craft”
The way to defeat Muzan is very hard. Nothing can kill Muzan except for a weapon created from a special material.
As it is shown in the anime the Muzan can only be killed by a weapon which is a crafter from a special and rare metal called the sun steel.
But you know what even the weapon alone is not enough. There is another rare ingredient that you will need.
Your special sun steel weapon needs to be poisoned with a special fluid. This fluid is present in a flower named Wisteria and needs to be extracted from there.
The next important thing about this weapon is that after poisoning you need to expose the weapon to the sunlight and stab the demon in the sunlight to kill it.
In the story, it is shown that God has chosen people who are born with the sole purpose of killing demons. These chosen people are referred to as the Demons.
These demon slayers characters are human beings. But they are born with special abilities like high resistance to pain and also high breathing capacity which depends on their own unique breathing styles.
Each demon slayer character is born with a unique breathing style of its own. The amount of power and resistance to pain each one has depends on how much they could master their own unique breathing style.
These special abilities that no other human being but just the demon slayers have in their possession help them to fight demons head to head and increase their chance of winning.
Records made by the franchise Demon Slayer
The manga series was really very successful and this cemented the fact that the anime films of this manga adaptation will also be successful.
The success of this manga series can be seen in the number of sales. If we consider the statistics till February of 2021, then we can see that the highly anticipated manga series have already had a sale of a total of 150 million copies of the manga all across the world.
Although the 150 million copies said to be sold includes both the sales of the physical copies and the digital copies.
These statistics till February of 2021 had set a record which is that Demon Slayer became the ninth most selling manga series all across the globe.
This was the peak of manga sales. But it had already set records in terms of sales in 2019 and 2020. In those two years, this manga series was the highest-selling manga of the year.
Demon Slayer is one of the most anticipated manga and anime both by fans and critics. This is because of their amazing demon slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba characters and how well the story is written with every demon slayer character name having a significant backstory.
The anime series of it has done quite well in adapting the scenes of the manga with perfection and has gotten many awards for that.
Apart from the business statistics this manga series also received the award of being the best manga in the 2010s.
If we just look at the business done by the franchise till 2020, then we see it has made an estimated value of 1 Trillion Japanese Yen which is 8.75 Billion United States dollars.
The demon slayer franchise have had become the highest-grossing media franchise around the world in 2020.
All the anime Demon Slayer Characters
There are different characters with unique abilities and traits of their own in the Demon Slayer characters names in the manga series.
So, all the different characters that have played a major role in the setting of the manga will be included in our list and a brief introduction of them will also be given to the people to understand the plot better and the role of each character.
We will also mention the demon slayer characters age based on the time of their first appearance.
Tanjiro Kamado is the main Demon Slayer character name who was 13 years old. He is one of the Demon Slayer characters males.
His backstory is that he was a normal boy living with his family which consisted of his parents, his sister, and him.
But one day a shadow of darkness struck his life when his family was attacked by a pack of demons who slaughtered his parents and then turned his sister into a demon.
He is one of the competitors to achieve the feat of the strongest demon slayer character.
His main motive is vengeance and to get this vengeance he joined the Demon slayer’s corpse to end these demons and find a way to turn her sister into a human.
Nezuko Kamado is the name of the sister of the main character Tanjiro Kamado who was turned into a demon after her parents were slaughtered. She is one of the Demon Slayer characters female.
She is the youngest of all the other characters in the manga series. She was turned into a demon from a human when she was just 12 years old. The next time Tanjiro saw his sister Nezuko was after a few episodes which were after 2 years.
She was technically 14 years old at that time but as she was no more a human being she did not age physically.
This is one of the most popular demon slayer characters, Zenitsu. His real age is 16 as mentioned in the manga or the anime but we can say that he is two or three years older than Tanjiro.
Though he is older he is not considered to be better than Tanjiro because it is shown in the manga series that he is a coward and the general disposition of Zenitsu is to flee.
His specialty is that he is great at weapons and can use any weapon because he was born and brought up in Jiwai Kuwaijima.
Inosuke Hashibira is a demon slayers characters Inosuke is 15 years old and is great at combat and in general referred to as a good person.
But with combat, you also need sharp planning if one percent of his effort was put into thinking things thoroughly then he would have become the leader of the Demon Slayer Corpse.
He is a bit overconfident and relies too much on his combat skills instead he could just think of a smarter way of not taking a fight and handling things.
He also is obsessed with himself and he tends to overestimate his own ability which makes him fall into dangerous and difficult situations.
But this demon slayer characters male is associated with willpower and the urge to never give up and face every challenge as he will show his skills by challenging someone who can match his combat skills.
The second female demon slayer character on our list is 16 years old. Kanao is a girl who has shiny and large pink eyes. She has black long hair which is tied into a long ponytail.
She has been brought up in a rough situation and because of her past of her, she prefers staying alone cutting herself off from the outside world for a long time as a way of preserving herself.
This has resulted in low self-esteem and she always gives away the control of her own life to the hands of others.
Genya Shinazgawa is another character in the Demon Slayer game characters who is 16 years old and has a very sad and unfortunate back story. When he was a little child witnessed his mother getting turned into a demon.
After her mother became a demon she fed on his own sibling and before the last sibling was about to die he killed her.
He has not had strong breathing techniques but is a very skillful fighter and has the power to which he can absorb the power of the demons.
He is not patient and hot-headed and this annoys others as it is hard to work and co-operate with him.
Only one sibling of Genya survived and that is Sanemi. He was the one who killed his demon-turned mother.
He is a Demon slayer Hashira character and he is a wind Hashira and his determination to end the existence of the demons from this world is extreme.
He has almost turned totally cold and acts like a psychopath because of the past trauma that he and Genya had to go through at such a young age.
His psychopathic nature and the stunning gaze he gives are enough to make his enemy freeze in their position.
One of the senior members of the Demon Slayer Corpse is Giyu Tomioka and he was 19 years old. In his childhood a demon attacked him and he was protected by his sister who lost her life while doing so. No one believed him after he tried to say everyone about this incident.
As a senior member of the community, he is a good influence on the other members and is one of the demon slayer Hinokami chronicles characters. He seems a lot confident from the outside but is actually nervous sometimes.
If you look at her the first time you will have a very simplistic view of this female demon slayer. She is 18 years old and really gorgeous and her smile is out of the world which can make anyone fall in love.
She looks so great and is very free-minded and is always up for fun but her mentality toward the demons totally changes because the demons killed his brother and sister.
She is a fierce fighter who can make any warrior surrender in front of her with the help of her amazing combat skills. She is undoubtedly vicious and dangerous against the opponent. She has been always a team player for the Demon Slayer Corpse.
Tenzen Uzui is a demon slayer Mugen train character whose age is 23 and his past life does not have a clear influence on his choice of joining the Demon Slayer Corpse. He took birth as a member of a ninja clan. His cruel father trained him since his childhood.
His parents tricked him into killing some of his siblings. After getting to know this he decided to leave the ninja clan and live life on his own path.
Mitsuri is 19 years old and is one of the demon slayers Hashira character. She is a demon slayer character female who is extremely beautiful.
She is the love Hashira in the manga series. Her powers are still to be discovered by the fans on the battlefield as they were never shown before.
One thing is sure though that her Hashira powers will be a joy to watch in the anime as was mentioned in the manga version.
Obanai Iguro is the serpent Hashira in the manga and is 21 years old. Extremely powerful and if on the battlefield it is hard for anyone to stand in front. Not much is known about this character as it has not made many appearances.
Apart from the fact that he is the mist Hashira and that he is 14 years old in the manga series, not a lot is known about this character. Fans really want that this character makes more significant appearances.
This is yet another character who has just played background till now in the anime but is expected to be extremely powerful. He is the stone Hashira who is 23 years old. He is quiet, optimistic, and determined.
He is the teacher of Tanjiro in the Demon Slayer series and his age is 131. At first, he thought that Tanjiro is very weak and ineligible to become a member of the demon slayer community but then he helped Tanjiro learn and push his abilities to extreme heights.
We have already given you the idea about the antagonist demon slayer character Muzan. He is believed to be over 1000 years old and is the strongest demon in the world. Demon Slayers always have to somehow think about what he is planning because he is a mastermind.
Here are all the things about the demon slayer characters. Each and every character is developed very well by the writer and you will have an emotional connection with every character.