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Inosuke Hashibira (嘴平伊之助) is a demon slayer of the demon slayer corps and one of the traveling companions of Tanjiro Kamado and a main protagonist in the Kimetsu no Yaiba: Demon Slayer series. He was discovered to be the fifth winner of the Final Selection, and the first to make it up and down Fujikasane Mountain before the others. Inosuke is tempered very short and leaps into fights without hesitation, even attacking the box Nezuko hides inside after detecting a demon inside. In the anime, during the Natagumo Arc, he has a big role in the fight against the Father Spider Demon. He likes to think that he is the best warrior in any situation, confronting most people he meets which tend to lead him into unnecessary danger.

“If you were told to believe, you shouldn’t have to think of anything else!”
—Inosuke Hashibira


  • Age: 15
  • Height: 164cm
  • Weight: 63kg
  • Birthday: April 22
  • Birthplace: Mount Otake
  • Hobby: Japanese children’s game called Kotoro Kotoro
  • Favorite Food: Tempura
  • Manga Debut: Chapter 21
  • Anime Debut: Episode 11
  • Japanese Voice Actor: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
  • English Voice Actor: Bryce Papenbrook


Extremely toned and athletic, he has large muscles over his body and stomach in particular. Inosuke is usually seen without a shirt, and with only a baggy hakama pants wardrobe. With a large pelt of dark animal fur fastened around the legs. Arm wrappings fastened to his sandals by what seems to be a knee-high fuzzy mask that reveals his feet and legs.
He has, though, a pretty face and feminine features, in contrast to his frame. Childish looking face with thin eyebrows, nose and lips He has long thick eyelashes covering his wide eyes with violet irises decorated with jade. He has long black hair fading into a dark ocean blue hue that reaches down to his shoulders.

Covering his face, he is usually seen wearing a distinct hollowed out gray boar head customized to allow the user vision while wearing it. The skin peeled off from a boar, Inosuke doesn't seem to like his pretty features, and sports the head of the boar most often even when asleep. This is the story of the mother boar who brought him up, and he names it the "Lord of the Mountains." Because of this, nice people who saw him after a long time since the training and ordinary people who saw him instantly mistook him as a beasts.

Furthermore, deer fur wraps around the neck and bear fur wraps around the knees.
His weapon of choice is a sword which was seized from another soldier. For Inosuke himself, it's not a sword although the hue is the same as that of a general sword in white. There's no hand guard, the handle is plain and covered in a Sarashi rag, and in several areas the sword is chipped over. He himself, however, declares, "It boasts the sharpness that can rip apart." You can use its jagged blade to hack away like a saw. At Nada Spider Mountain both swords broke down by the physical strength of the Father Spider Demon.


Inosuke is a proud and short-tempered young man. Due to having been raised by boars, Inosuke has shown to possess little understanding of human interaction.With a low tolerance for patience he comes across as aggressive towards his foes and allies. He constantly wants to challenge most of the people he comes across, even provoking Tanjiro Kamado into fighting him in order to test his skills. [Giyu Tomioka]/otapedia/anime/kimetsu_no_yaiba_demon_slayer/giyu_tomioka) the water pillar has to literally tie him up after the fight with the Father Spider Demon, to prevent him from challenging him.

This abrasive personality of his gradually changes the more he spends time with his companions, becoming influenced by Tanjiro’s kindness and generosity. Developing a sense of friendship towards Zenitsu, Tanjiro and acknowledging the strength of others. Inosuke is influenced more and more, learning to strategize when engaging in combat and using smart tactics he has learned from more experienced Demon Slayers.


  • Enhanced Sense of Touch - Growing up in the mountains, Inosuke developed a sharp and sensitive sense of touch to his environment. In hostile situations, can be used to pinpoint exact locations from where others are looking at him. Even able to feel small vibrations in the air, this ability gives him an edge during combat.
  • Flexible - Being able to bend over back as far as where his head reaches between his feet, he is very flexible. He is also able to dislocate his joints to further stretch his limbs in combat.
  • Resistance to Poison - To an extent, Inosuke is able to resist and survive the effect of Upper Moon Six poison. However, this also means that Shinobu Kocho’s medicine will not work on him.
  • Breath of the Beast - (獣の呼吸) An original total concentration breathing form that is exclusive to him and it’s creator, developed living in the mountains. One of the techniques he uses is spatial awareness, where he can identify the position of enemies by feeling small disturbances in the air.


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