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The Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer) original manga and anime series are still in progress to date. Here is a brief description of the important characters, the Demons in the storyline so far.

Nezuko Kamado

The younger sister of Tanjiro Kamado, supposedly turned into a Demon by Muzan Kibutsuji. She is a main character that appears from the start of the Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba series as one of the main protagonists. Growing up on the mountain alongside, she is one year younger than Tanjiro in age taking on the role as the eldest of the females in her family. These responsibilities include taking care of the family, as well as helping with chores around the home.

Muzan Kibutsuji

Muzan Kibutsuji (鬼舞辻無惨) is the man responsible for transforming Nezuko into a Demon and the main antagonist of Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer). Tanjiro was immediately able to recognize him, based on his demon scent. More than a thousand years ago, he was the first human to become a Demon. Since he is the original Demon, he is also the strongest, possessing the ability to turn any human into a Demon. His Japanese voice actor is Toshihiko Seki, and voiced in English by Greg Chun. Muzan makes his first appearance in Chapter 11 of the manga, and Episode 6 of the anime adaptation.


Tamayo (珠世) is a beauty that allies with Tanjiro Kamado in Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer). She is a skilled doctor that was turned into a Demon by Muzan Kibutsuji. Always close by is her assistant Yushiro who claims Tamayo is the most beautiful woman in existence. Her Japanese voice actor is Maaya Sakamoto and is voiced by Laura Post in the English dub series. She first appears in Chapter 14 of the manga, and Episode 8 in the anime.


Yushiro (愈史郎) is a Demon that is shown to be close to Tamayo, Yushiro also allies with the main protagonist, Tanjiro Kamado in Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer). Yushiro has been in love with Tamayo for over 200 years, and is willing to do anything to protect her. To an obsessive extent, he will attack and insult anyone who comes in between them. He was given the choice to turn into a Demon by Tamayo before the setting of the story, when he was succumbing to an incurable illness. Ever since becoming a Demon, he has stayed by Tamayo’s side serving as a guard and assistant to her clinical work. He is voiced in Japanese by Daiki Yamashita and Kyle McCarley in the English dub. He first debuted with Tamayo in Chapter 14 in the manga and Episode 8 in the anime series.


Susamaru (朱紗丸) is a young looking girl who plays by throwing a ball, and speaks in an old fashioned dialect. She is one of the antagonist Demons who attacks Tanjiro in Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer). She shows up with the Demon Yahaba, as they partnered up before a certain mission. Susamaru is voiced in Japanese by Mikako Komatsu, and Sarah Anne Williams in the English dub. Her manga debut is in Chapter 14, and Episode 8 of the anime series.


Yahaba (矢琶羽) was a Demon who aspired to join Muzan Kibutsuji’s Twelve Demon Moons allying with Susamaru in Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer). He called himself one of the Twelve Demon Moons, but was revealed to have lied about that fact. Yahaba is usually seen with his eyes closed, and possessing eyes on his palms. Partners with Susamaru, they were ordered to bring the head of a Demon Slayer with hanafuda earrings referring to Tanjiro Kamado. Using his Demon powers, Yahaba was able to find Tanjiro in spite of Yushiro’s efforts to hide their location. Voiced in Japanese by Jun Fukuyama, and Xander Mobus in the English dub. He made his debut in Chapter 14 of the Manga, and Episode 8 of the anime series.

Temple Demon

The Temple Demon first debuted in Episode 2 of the anime series and is voiced by Hikaru Midorikawa in Japanese, and Ben Diskin in the English dub adaptation. One of the first Demons to appear in Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer), Tanjiro and Nezuko come across him during their journey to Sagiri Mountain. The Demon had been attacking travelers taking shelter at a small temple towards the path to Sagiri Mountain. One of the villagers mentions that it is dangerous for them to travel at night, as people have gone missing in the area. The Temple Demon is a territorial demon, warning Tanjiro to stay away from his feeding ground. However he smells different from the Demon that murdered his family, Tanjiro decides to kill him for the sake of protecting others. During this fight a man in a tengu mask appears. After subduing the Temple demon on a tree with a hatchet, he decides whether to finish him off. However due to his gentle nature, Tanjiro is unable to make the finishing blow. The Temple demon burns at the first peak of sunrise due to his weakness to sunlight.

Hand Demon

The Hand Demon (手鬼) is a notorious Demon known to have killed thirteen of Sakonji Urokodaki’s apprentices, most notably Sabito and Makomo. Covered in multiple arms, even using hands to stand he became known as the Hand demon. 47 years before the story takes place, he was captured by Sakonji Urokodaki. Voiced in Japanese by Takehito Koyasu, and in English by Kirk Thornton. The Hand Demon first made an appearance in Chapter 6 of the manga, and Episode 4 of the anime series.

Tongue Demon

The Tongue Demon (舌鬼) made a brief appearance in Tsuzumi Mansion, he along with three demons fought over the Marechi blood in Episode 12 of Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer) anime series and Chapter 23 of the manga. One of the other demons being the Horned Demon, and the other being Kyogai. He is voiced by Tarusuke Shingaki in the Japanese version of the anime.

Horned Demon

One of the three demons that fought over a human in Kyogai’s Tsuzumi Mansion. The other demon being the Tongue Demon and Kyogai. The Horned Demon makes an appearance in Episode 12 of the Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer) animer series and Chapter 23 of the manga.

Swamp Demon

The Swamp Demon (沼鬼) is a Demon that made an appearance during Tanjiro Kamado’s first mission in Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer). He was kidnapping a young girl every night, which caused the Demon Slayer corps to notice. The Swamp Demon first shows up in Chapter 10 of the manga, and Episode 6 of the anime series. His Japanese voice actor is Ryohei Kimura, and voiced by Sean Chiplock in the English dub.

Spider Demon Family

A clan of Spider demons residing in Natagumo Mountain. Led and created by the Lower moon five Rui, of the Twelve Demon Moons. They are the main antagonists in the Natagumo Mountain Arc in the series. In accordance with what Rui believes to be a family, he forces each of the members of his clan to fulfill a specific role of a “family. The father and mother are supposed to protect and give their lives to their children while the older brother and older sister protect their youngest brother. In these sacrificial roles, that is what Rui truly believes makes a family. Other members of the family included the oldest Sister, younger brother, youngest brother, and youngest sister. However, they were disposed of by Rui when they refused or failed to meet the expectations of their role in the family.


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