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OtapediaMitsuri Kanroji: Love Pillar - Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer)

Mitsuri Kanroji (甘露寺蜜璃 Kanroji Mitsuri) is part of the Demon Slayer Corps and is the Love Pillar. She uses the Breath of Love (恋の呼吸 Koi no Kokyu) which is derived from the Breath of Flames (炎の呼吸 Hono no Kokyu) and her instructor was Shinjuro Rengoku the former Flame Pillar. Mitsuri is a voluptuous young woman with a kind face. She has pale green eyes with small moles under each eye. Her most defining feature would be her long hair usually tied in three braids which is pink and fades into neon green halfway through. It is said that her hair turned this color due to her eating too many sakuramochi. She wears a modified version of the Demon Slayer outfit in which her chest area is left unbuttoned and instead of the hakama she wears a short pleated skirt and over the top of her uniform she wears a white haori. Also, a very similar color to her neon green hair she wears striped thigh high socks which were a gift from Obanai Iguro.

”Eehh.. We’re gonna kill such a cute girl? My chest hurts oh so much!”
—Mitsuri to herself, Demon Slayer Chapter 45


  • Age: 19 years
  • Height: 167cm
  • Weight: 56kg
  • Birthdate: June 1
  • Favourite Food: Anything Western
  • Manga Debut: Chapter 44
  • Anime Debut: Episode 21
  • Japanese Voice Actor: Kana Hanazawa
  • Status: Alive


Mitsuri was born with a unique body-type with a very special composition. To maintain the composition of her body Mitsuri needs to eat as much as three sumo wrestlers. Added with the fact that she has a very unusual hair color, she was concerned that no one would want to marry her. She dyed her hair black and forced herself to act weak and not eat as much, to make her seem like a ‘normal’ girl which instead caused her stress since she was hiding her true self. At some point she stopped hiding herself and joined the Demon Slayer Corps since she wanted a husband who could be strong enough to protect her. Even though she stopped hiding, she was still self conscious and was saved when she met Kagaya Ubuyashiki the 97th leader of the Demon Slayer Corps who told her that she was fine the way she was and that the people who insulted her were just jealous of her talent. Embracing her own strength, she rose to the position of a Pillar with a motive to have more chances to meet stronger people and one day find her future husband.


Mitsuri is a very kind and emotional person who has trouble hiding her expression which can be seen when she bursts out laughing while the other Pillar members hold it in. She is shy but always kind to others, even to Nezuko who had turned into a Demon. She loves her family and her five siblings and is shocked to hear that Sanemi Shinazugawa and his brother Genya Shinazugawa do not get along.

Skills and Abilities

  • Master Swordsman: Being in a Pillar position at the Demon Slayer Corps, Mitsuri is a powerful and skilled swordswomen. Most likely one of the strongest in the entire corps.
  • Unique Weapon: Mitsuri wields a ‘Love Sword’ that is extremely thin and soft. She possesses the fastest techniques of the Pillars due to the strong suppleness of her blade, the softness of her muscles, and the mobility of her joints. Due to the difficulty of wielding her sword, only she can use it. Like Shinobu Kocho, Obanai Iguro, Tengen Uzui, and Gyomei Himejima, the weapon Mitsuri wields was exclusively created for her which allows her to take advantage of her natural gifts.
  • Enhanced Speed: In the battle against Upper Moon Four, Hantengu, it is stated that her techniques are faster than Tengen Uzui.
  • Unique Constitution: Mitsuri has a special muscle composition in her body. It is said to be the eight times the density of an average human. Her figure may be thin with limbs that are very slim, but she possesses a hidden strength and endurance.
  • Flexibility: Due to her unique muscle constitution she still possesses the softness of her feminine muscles and mobility of her joints to allow her to perform extremely difficult to handle sword techniques.
  • Demon Slayer Mark: During her battle against Hantengu, an Upper Moon Four, Mitsuri unconsciously awakened and obtained her Demon Slayer mark. The mark is in the shape of two hearts. The hearts are positioned upside down and opposite from each other. Both with angel wings on the sides where the two heart tips meet and appears near her neck, close to her clavicle. When she releases the power of her mark, Mitsuri's physical speed, strength, and reflexes increase dramatically.

Total Concentration Breathing: Breath of Love

  • First Style: Shivers of First Love (壱ノ型 初恋のわななき Ichi no Kata: Hatsukoi no Wananaki): Mitsuri dashes forward with a series of slashes.
  • Second Style: Anguish Inducing Love (弐ノ型 懊悩巡る恋 Ni no Kata: Ono Meguru Koi): An extended whipping slash.
  • Third Style: Lovely Kitty Shower (参ノ型 恋猫しぐれ San no Kata: Koi Neko Shigure): Mitsuri leaps and unleashes a series of ranged arced attacks in quick succession.
  • Fourth Style: N/A
  • Fifth Style: Wavering Attachment・Messy Nails (伍ノ型 揺らめく恋情・乱れ爪 Go no Kata: Yurameku Renjo Midarezume): Mitsuri somersaults backwards through the air creating a long whiplike string of attacks, before coiling her sword around her opponents neck.
  • Sixth Style: Kitty Paw Love Breeze (陸ノ型 猫足恋風 Roku no Kata: Neko Ashi Koi Kaze): Mitsuri twirls upside-down and creates a helical slash with her sword, deflecting incoming attacks.


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