With every season comes new anime and the numerous amounts of new characters are introduced. Once in a while, we stumble upon something great, something fulfilling and something satisfactory. When Kimetsu no Yaiba was first aired, everyone has doubts as to whether this anime can fill the void left by previous seasonal anime shows. The time passed, so did the doubts. This is “Regular Mirza” and welcome to Shinobu Kocuho Demon Slayer – Charecter Analysis
In this blog we are about to explore the waifu of the season Shinobu Kochu, it is my duty to inform my fellow otakus that there will be spoilers ahead. If you are still reading then that means you have caught up with the anime, if not then I would strongly advise you to go back and watch it, seriously, it is worth your time.
Today we are looking at one of my favorite characters from Kimetsu no Yaiba. She is the rising waifu forus otaku fans. Shinobu Kochu is voiced by the talented artist “Saori Hayami”. We know her from “A Silent Voice” as “Shouko Nishimiya” and from “Monogatari Series” as “Yotsugi Ononoki”. She is doing more then justice to the character.
Shinobu Koucho – A Dark Butterfly
When Shinobu Kochou was first introduced, She have chilling yet soft vibes. Shinobu had something unsettling about her, Something I couldn’t put my finger on. Whether it was her of speaking, or her cold smile, Shinobu never failed to land chils down my spine. Who excatly was Shinobu? What makes her so warm yet so haunting? The answers to my doubts were revealed in the episodes number 24
It was revealed that Shinobu used to have a fiery personality much unlike to what she is at present but. All of this changed after a certain incident, that was death of her Sister, Kanae Koucho, by hands of same demons she slays. It was the event that changes Shinobu Koucho forever, an event that left nothing but shell of her past self wearing clothes of Kanae. People have different coping mechanisms for dealing with the death of a closed person. For Shinobu it was to become Kanae Koucho herself, It was to make sure Kanae dream lived through her. Kanae Kochou used to be a demon slayer as well until the day she died by the hands of a demon. On that day only Kanae Koucho didn’t died, The persona of Shinobu Koucho died alongside her. What remains of her is nothing more then a shell of her past self. Indeed she is like a firefly shining so bright, yet so dark from inside but still spreading lights in darkness to guide people around her,
A Haunting Smile
Shinobu is living with a smiling face because her sister loved that smile but she is broken inside ever since
the death of her beloved sister. Her smile hides all the burden she carries inside, the burden of her sisters dream that is living through her, the dream that Demons and Humans can get along peacfully. It breaks my heart to witness her state. Even though she always wears a mask of her smile, but deep inside she is suffering
“No matter the man, we all wear masks.. either on our faces or over our hearts” ~ Godot
Okay Okay. I know this went too dark. Although we like her back story and personality, The butterfly Waifu is kawai enough to become our top tier Waifu. The show is finished and my heart is longing for more of her. We have to wait till the movie rolls out.
In the end I’ll write the words I was waiting so long to write in my blog:
Ara Ara, Sayonara!
Thats it from Koucho, Shinobu Demon Slayer Charecter Analysis
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