You know when an anime hits you so hard that you can’t just get enough of it. You want to see more, discuss more. This is my state after Kimetsu no Yaiba ended. To scratch the itch, today I am pinning down Top 10 Kimetsu no yaiba charterers as per my opinion.The show left us in awe with not only its deep story telling, but with its well written characters. Koyoharu Gotouge deserves a good pat on the back for her amazing effort she put in the characters. Main cast aside, even the minor charterers had me hooked toward them. This is “Regular Mirza” writing Top 10 Demon Slayer Characters. (hopefully my other “selves” wont intervene in this one)
1 – Shinobu Koucho
Lets start the list with our butterfly Waifu. Serioulsy Japan, cat waifu’s, racoon waifu’s, fox waifu’s and now butterfly waifu’s?. How many times you guys gonna steal my heart? When Shinobu Koucho was first introduced, She gave dark yet so warm vibes. The way she spoke, her actions, her smile, it all felt surreal. It was perceivable that she hold more then what she seems to be.
If I were to explain Shinobu Koucho in a sentence, it will be ” A Brightest Dark Butterfly”. One surface Shinobu is one cheerful, good lookin fine gal but there is more to her then this. Her smile no matter how warm it feels, it send chill deep down my spines. Her smile hides a dark past, a burden of a dead person’s dream behind it, the dream of her sister, “Kanae Koucho”. Shinobu we see is merely a shell of her past self, a shell filled with the memories and dreams of her sister, a way to keep her alive. Despite her dark past, She shines bright, bright enough to help and guide those around her
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2 – Tanjiro Kamado
For someone like me, its rare, very rare that a main character falls in top 3 characters of the show. Usually in shounens, I find main characters to be simplish and “overly” kind fellas. This formula of main character persona, in fact is the biggest complain I have against the shounen genre of anime. But boy the way Koyoharu refined and used the same formula is commendable. Tanjiro is kind and simple like most of the shounesn protagonists, but he is mature and intellectual enough to stand out. Usually we do not get to observe a showcase of intellecutal behavoir from Shounen Protagonists, especially in emotionaly tramutizaing sequences. In case of Tanjiro, He have ability to keep his head cool even under such circumstances. For instance the way he fought Giyu Tomioka, when he was about to slay Nezuko or his battle with Rui.
What I like most about Tanjiro is his mature attitude toward the tragedy that befell upon him. For instance, in episode 7, Kazumi was yelling at Tanjiro about how he do not understand the pain he was feeling as he lost his fiance. There he did not whined to Kazumi about how he had lost his family, and how his pain is even greater. All he did was sympathize with him while holding his feelings inside. He is not holding grudge towards demons of what happened all he want is that no body else should face what he did.
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3 – Giyu Tomioka
You can be cool, but you can’t Giyu Tomioka in his eleventh form slaying a demon like cutting a birthday cake. Giyu Tomioka is an example of overpowered side character that usually play cool and edgy. In case of our guy Giyu, He is not trying to be a cool fella. He’s just being Giyu that’s all. Unlike the stereotypes, Giyu don’t act cool nor he need to do so. Giyu is not aiming to be flashy yet is flashiest to the swordsmen in the show. The simplistic nature of Giyu is what makes him stands out from the crowd of characters. The straightforward and collected persona of him makes Giyu our 3rd most favorite character of the show.
Giyu Tomioka is observed to have a strong resolve over his opinions. For instance he could have just limited his opinion on Nezuko’s status as demon but in reality he swore to commit Seppuku, a ritual japnese suicide if Nezuko ever devoured a human. This represent strength of his resolve and how far he can go to stand with his words and opinions. I do have an opinion that this collected persona of Giyu may have a deeper reason then it seems to be, maybe a dark past, or a dark present. There is certainly more to Giyu Tomioka and I can’t wait to witness it.
4 – Nezuko Kamado
Here comes the imouto of the year, finely pack in a strong unbreakable wooden box, one and oni–ly, Nezuko Kamado. The demon who protec, who atacc but most importantly, you are not her snacc.
Nezuko had a interesting role in demon slayer anime. She is among the main cast, yet she shares little screen time and even little dialogues. I mean all she did were just some “Uhmmm..ummm..hmmm.” Despite all of this, Nezuko played an important role in the show. Not only she in the main drive behind Tanjiro, but also focal point of plot for philosophy about humans and demons to live together.
Nezuko is observed to have a deep care and emotion for her brother despite her demon state. For instance, In first episode, we can see tears flowing down her eyes as she attacked her brother. Further in interaction with Sanemi, Nezuko remembers the past she spent with her family hence controlling her blood thirst despite agitated to do so.
It will be an interesting to know which direction writer will take for Nezuko and will she ever be human again or not.
5 – Zenitsu Agatsuma
There comes our cowardly boi with ace up his sleeves or should is say ace up his sleeps……yeah I know that was a dumb pun, maybe I should call One Pun-
ch Man for help………! Forget it no more puns…….. Sure our boy is all chicken but when something needs to be done, he make sure to do it like a piece of sleep…guess some one have sleep problems they can be proud of…….Unlike me!
Before Zenitsu was introduced, the show felt somewhat lonely. It was Tanjiro alone all along and audience craved some more charterers to join the party. Zenitsu cracked up the atmosphere of the show and gave us some good funny moments to remember. Despite his cowardice nature, Zenitsu have a strong sense of resolve. He live up to what is expected of him no matter the cost he bears. In episode 13, he took a load of beating from Insouke but did no let go of the box as Tanjiro told him to protect it.
On one side Zenitus sure is a cowardly, goofy kind but once things get serious you’ll feel sad for how much he hate himself for being useless throughout his life. I also felt sad at how he is unable to recognize his own powers. Whenever the Zenitsu unleashes his powers he can’t seem to remember doing so later, keeping the self blaming loop alive. It is heartbreaking to witness such a goof ball going through all of this. Whenever he is down and speaks, the darkness in his tone make my heart skip a beat or two. His voice actor did a fabulous job keeping an emotional depth in his work.
6 – Kanao Tsuyuri
Kanao is 6th among our Top 10 Demon Slayer Characters. Kanao Tsuyuri is a one heck of a strange character. You can’t be better then her when it comes to silent treatment, though she is not giving one cuz she is annoyed, she is giving one cuz she is…Kanao. Kanao Tsuyuri had quite a past, raised in slums of Japan then sold like an animal. This is enough to shred ones soul and self confidence apart. Thanks to Koucho sisters, we are witnessing Kanao as a fine demon slayer.
Kanao seems to have a major problem regarding making life decision her self. She flips the coins given by Kanae Koucho to decide for her. Her state is definitely due to trauma she suffered at a young age, where she was at mercy of others. Her silence is less of a personality trait and more of a lack of confidence in what to speak. It will be a treat to have a ship between Tanjiro and Kanao. Maybe Tanjiro can get the best out of herself as they interact more
7 – Inouske Hashibira
Now its turn for our Husbando of the show, the “Tsundere” Inouske Hashibira. I hope I am not offending folks for keeping Inouske this low on list. Its not that I don’t like him or something. Instead he is one my favorite charters but the fact is he is not much explored in the show yet. We have just scratched the surface on Insouke Hashibara.
Just like how tsunderes are , Inouske was first introduced as a harsh, selfish & edgy character. Later on we get to see the real personality of Inouske, a tsundere one indeed. Despite what he appears to be, Inouske do care for his squad and look forward to spend time with them. I love the way Inouske purposely gets the name wrong every time. It is still mostly unclear about past he had. I am looking forward to what the show holds for our baby face and I am sure after that he will move up in Top 10 Demon Slayer Characters list.
8 -Muzan Kibutsuji
Where do I start with Muzan Kibutsuji, The Micheal Jackson of Kimetsu no Yaiba. Its not usual for a long running show to introduce its main villain this early. Kimetsu no Yaiba made a exception again by breaking the stereotypes.
I have seen shows trying to put a ton of effort just to sell their villain as a solid and scary one but still fails to do so. What amazing about Muzan is how easily writer made him a big deal as a villain, without putting much effort into it. The manager-boss meeting between lower moons and Muzan in episode 26 was one of the best moments of the show. It solidified Muzan character as solid and terrifying main villain of the series.
9 – Sakonji Urokodaki
Next up our list in Top 10 Demon Slayer characters is Sakonji Urokodaki, the trainer responsible for training our protagonist, Tanjiro. During the training arc, his attitude towards Tanjiro made sakonji seem like a strict individual. The strictness and harshness in his heart is just a regret for losing his past students from the hands of demons. He do wish Tanjiro to become a strong demon slayer but is afraid that he may lose him during the effort. Sakonji along with, Giyu made a contract to commit seppuku if Nezuko ever devoured a human, hence making it easier for Nezuko to stay alive with Tanjiro.
10 – The Crow
Trol Mirza: Hahahaha who want to read this boring list? I Troll Mirza will take on from now. All of the characters are stupid none of them is worthy of the list. You know what the best character from the show is the freakin Crow. He deserve to be in Top 10 demons slayer characters…..ajksfajfhjdfhdfkdsadfdlfs.sdgsdg.
Regular Mirza: Stop taking over me. Don’t kick into my work……………asopfjsp\ hpsfjsfkspfkds’fl’
Troll Mirza: I am not kicking in you are kicking in I am true owner of this work
Annoyed Mirza: Sigh! You are just lazy to write the 10th charecter and using your personalities to get away with it. Why don’t you hand me over this blog? I will write ” Top 10 Demon Slayer Characters that made me annoyed”
The Boss: Shut up!!!! I am the boss here I will tell what to do.
Regular Mirza: Shut up Boss who the hell are you?
The Boss: You want to know Who I am? Well I am you.
Regular Mirza: No I am me
Multiple Mirza’s at Same time: You are me, me, me, me……
That’s it for Top 10 Demon Slayer Characters……….