What Your Favorite Demon Slayer Character Says About You

Split image showing Muzan Kibutsuji and Zenitsu Agatsuma in Demon Slayer.

2022 has been a great year for Demon Slayer fans, with the final arc of season two premiering in February and the trailer for the next arc, Swordsmith Village, released in April by Crunchyroll. These continuations of Tanjiro’s quest to heal his sister and defeat Muzan have been a welcome sight for fans who have been patiently waiting since the release of Mugen Train in 2020.

One of the largest draws of the Demon Slayer universe is its incredibly diverse array of characters, each with their own specializations in battle, as well as unique and engaging personalities. With such a wide range of characters, it is easy for fans to latch onto one who they feel speaks to them intimately.


Inosuke Hashibira

Inosuke Hashibira from Demon Slayer

The extremely proud and fiery Inosuke Hashibira goes through life in a very similar way to his powerful but brash fighting style. He is an awfully short-tempered individual but is passionate about his calling as a demon slayer, and is very protective of those around him.

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Fans whose favorite character is Inosuke are likely to be boisterous and passionate individuals, who will always speak their minds and whose confidence seldom wavers. This also likely makes them quite energetic and wonderful friends who will always have the backs of those they care about.

Genya Shinazugawa

Genya Shinazugawa from Demon Slayer

Genya Shinazugawa is often thought of as a bit of a lone wolf figure within the Demon Slayer Corporation. The younger brother of the Wind Hashira, Genya has feelings of inferiority when it comes to his abilities, but is a valiant fighter who will do just about anything for his allies.

Fans whose favorite character is Genya most likely resonate with his harsh exterior yet kind and loyal inner being. These fans are those who might suffer from feelings of imposter syndrome, but are always willing to put their all into their tasks, and are actually very adept at their craft.

Sakonji Urokodaki

Urokodaki wearing a mask in Demon Slayer

The trainer of Tanjiro and a retired Water Hashira, Sakonji Urokodaki is a stern yet trustful individual, and a master teacher. He is known to push his pupils extremely hard in training, but cares for each of them deeply, and is fully committed to help those he deems worthy of his trust.

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Fans whose favorite character is Sakonji are likely mature and trusting individuals who admire strength and learning. The compassionate nature of Sakonji, mixed with his faith in the learning process is most likely reflected in these fans, who believe that hard work and time are necessary for mastery of anything.

Zenitsu Agatsuma

Zenitsu unwileding his sword in Demon Slayer.

The cowardly nature of Zenitsu Agatsuma is shown through his constant fear of danger and his pessimistic nature when it comes to the job of a Demon Slayer, often believing he will die in the next battle. Despite this, he is a caring individual and can have blackouts that reveal his true strength and resiliency.

People who feel drawn to Zenitsu most likely resonate with his pessimistic, yet realistic take on demon-slaying, seeing him as being reasonable for fearing the dangerous job. These fans are also individuals who, despite maybe not believing in themselves, have the strength to protect and stand up for those they love and those who are in danger when needed.

Kyojuro Rengoku

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The Fire Hashira and a main character in the Mugen Train arc, Kyojuro Rengoku is an endlessly cheerful and honorable individual. He is an extremely rational and loving individual, traits that are shown through his acceptance of Nezuko as an ally and his deep care for his father and family.

Fans whose favorite character is Kyojuro are likely to be very positive and loving individuals, who resonate with his cheerfulness and his energetic smile. These fans are those who will always look for the best in situations but will do so in a rational and calculated way, finding the optimal conclusion almost every time.

Nezuko Kamado

A close-up of Nezuko Kamado's face in Demon Slayer

While she has a different personality before and after her transformation into a demon, Nezuko Kamado stays consistent in her care and kindness towards those around her. She is able to stave off the demonic thirst for human flesh and shows a selfless want to protect those around her, especially Tanjiro.

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Those who love Nezuko are likely extremely empathetic individuals who resonate with her care for others and general selflessness. They admire Nezuko’s ability to retain humanity despite being a demon and view care and love as some of the most important human abilities.

Giyu Tomioka

Giyu pointing his sword at someone in Demon Slayer

The first demon slayer that Tanjiro comes across and the Water Hashira, Giyu, is a fairly reserved individual who exudes justice and reason. Despite his calm demeanor, he is ruthless toward the demons he kills. However, he also saves Nezuko’s life from Shinobu, showcasing a fierce sense of rationality, even when dealing with demons.

Fans whose favorite character is Giyu most likely find themselves in admiration of his ability to keep a level head in even the most stressful of situations. They are likely to value reason and have a strong sense of justice, believing that both are needed to be able to live a virtuous life.

Kanao Tsuyuri

Kanao Tsuyuri in the Demon Slayer anime

A reserved individual who was given a coin by Kanae to help guide her decision-making, Kanao Tsuyuri appears as a strong yet indecisive demon slayer. She tends to be rather robotic and awkward in conversation, and shows very little emotion, despite harboring an intense hatred of demons.

Those whose favorite character is Kanao are likely drawn to her reserved nature and indecisiveness, seeing themselves in her coin-flipping for outside insurance when it comes to decisions. These fans are also likely to resonate with the lack of emotion that Kanao displays, recognizing the strength that comes with a reserved personality and the mastery of self that one must have for it.

Muzan Kibutsuji

Muzan Kibutsuji as a woman in Demon Slayer Mugen Train arc

The main antagonist of Demon Slayer, Muzan Kibutsuji is ruthless, cunning, and a master of emotion. He has used his intelligence to build a strict demon hierarchical system and has shown an ability to calmly get rid of all who get in his way or disappoint him in a calculated matter. He is truly a cold-hearted individual.

Fans who love Muzan Kibutsuji are likely to find themselves drawn to the intelligence and power he wields as the head of his demon legion. The dark side of Kibutsuji is intense, but fans who love him will look at this side with morbid curiosity, showing a willingness to put aside the evilness of an individual if it means being able to examine their smarts and power from a less-emotional perspective.

Tanjiro Kamado

Tanjiro Kamado wielding a black sword in Demon Slayer.

The compassionate protagonist of Demon Slayer, Tanjiro Kamado exudes love and gentleness through his kind eyes. Despite his loving personality, however, Tanjiro is a fierce warrior and a determined individual who will not be dissuaded from his goals.

People who rate their favorite character as Tanjiro will likely admire his ability to simultaneously be a deadly fighter and a kind and gentle soul. They find that this balance is crucial for a life to be best lived, as they believe that accommodating both compassion and fire is necessary to excel in the world. They also likely resonate with his fierce love of family and want to help his sister, believing that those you love should be protected and cared for, no matter what.

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Author: Deann Hawkins