- Gender: Male
- Age: 15
- Height: 165cm (5’5″)
- Weight: 61 kg (134 lb)
- Birthday: July 14
- Hair Color: Black to Red
- Eye Color: Dark Red
(To Muzan Kibutsuji) “Muzan Kibutsuji! No matter where you go, you’re not getting away! I’ll follow you to the ends of Hell, and I swear I’ll slice off your head with my blade! I’ll never forgive you no matter what!”
(To Giyu Tomioka) “To dispel the regrets of those killed, to stop any more victims from appearing, I will relentlessly wield my blade against the Demons, and that’s a fact. But I will not trample on the pains of being a Demon. Nor on those who regret their own actions. Because Demons were humans. Because they were humans like me.”
(To Sanemi Shinazugawa) “If you can’t differentiate the good Demons from the bad ones, you should quit being a Pillar!!”
(To Akaza) “The strong should aid and protect the weak. Then the weak will become strong, and in turn, they will aid and protect those weaker than them. That is the law of nature.”
Professional Status :
- Affiliation: Demon Slaying Corps
- Occupation: Demon Slayer
Tanjiro Kamado (竈門かまど炭たん治じ郎ろう Kamado Tanjirō) is the main protagonist of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. He is a Kanoe-ranked member of the Demon Slayer Corps, who joined for the sake of hunting down the one responsible for the murder of his family and his sister’s transformation into a Demon.
Tanjiro is kind by nature and has been described by others as having very gentle eyes. He exhibits a great deal of determination and will not give up once he has a goal to achieve; the best example of this being his relentless quest to find a cure for Nezuko. Even though he is relatively strong on his own, Tanjiro isn’t opposed to asking others for help when he needs it. He is very protective of his friends and even more so of his younger sister. However, despite his kind and understanding nature, Tanjiro does have a limit to his tolerance and has a distaste for rudeness and cowardice as he easily becomes annoyed by Zenitsu Agatsuma’s constant whining, and angered by Inosuke Hashibira’s barbaric actions.
Tanjiro’s most notable attribute is his ability to empathize with anyone, even demons, which often makes him hesitate before delivering the final blow. This moment of hesitation has a downside, as it has allowed some Demons to take advantage of Tanjiro’s understanding nature to recover and continue the fight on rare occasions. However, as Tanjiro gains experience over the years of his service, he becomes more calculating and strict in his decisions. His courage to protect the weak commits him to face his enemy with respect and dignity, whether versus good people or evil Demons.
Abilities and Powers
Enhanced Sense of Smell: Tanjiro has had a heightened sense of smell even before he underwent sword training. It is strong enough for him to smell the ‘line of interval’—the slight pause in an enemy’s movement which allows him an opening in which to strike—and distinguish between species, as well as their approximate position. After training this skill during his time as a Demon Hunter, Tanjiro has acquired the ability to smell emotions as well as track objects, humans and demons over long distances. During his training with Yoriichi Zeroshiki, Tanjiro awakened the ability to predict movements from his opponents through smell, which can be detected faster than the ‘line of interval’.
Fighting Ability: This trait of Tanjiro’s was pointed out by Giyu Tomioka during their first encounter, in which Tanjiro skilfully laid out a plan to attack Giyu by surprise by charging towards him, not showing the Demon Hunter that he was unarmed, and bring down Giyu with an ax he had thrown in the air beforehand. The attack failed, but Giyu was still very impressed by Tanjiro’s plan, especially considering he was a rookie at the time.
Enhanced Strength: After his training at Sagiri Mountain, Tanjiro has gained enhanced strength and speed and has demonstrated a great use of it, as seen when he jumped twice his height over the Hand Demon, who killed Sakonji’s disciples, during Final Selection. His forehead is noted to be unusually sturdy as well since he’s able with it to injure Sanemi Shinazugawa, the Wind Pillar and even momentarily stun Gyutaro, an Upper Moon Six.
Immense Speed: Tanjiro is able to keep up with Akaza, Upper Moon Three and an incredibly fast Demon, during their second encounter. After awakening his Demon Slayer mark, Tanjiro’s speed increases even further.
Immense Reflexes: After awakening his Demon Slayer mark, Tanjiro gains extremely sharp reflexes. He becomes capable of easily dodging and countering Daki’s attacks while she is in her weaker form, without Daki being able to injure him at all.
See-Through World: Like his father, he gained the ability to foresee the opponent’s attack while showing no battle spirit and sense of blood-lust, gaining immunity from anyone who can sense these. In this state, his movement intuition and evasion speed increase dramatically.
Demon Slayer Mark: Tanjiro awakened his mark for the first time while fighting Daki, an Upper Moon Six, and once again while fighting Akaza, Upper Moon Three. This state increases his strength, speed and reaction time drastically. In his fight with Akaza, after gaining access to the See-Through World in addition to his Demon Slayer mark, he’s able to move fast enough to cut off Akaza’s head without giving him any time to react, a move which would’ve killed Akaza if it wasn’t for him overcoming his weakness to Nichirin Blade decapitation. However, it should be noted Akaza’s compass detection ability relied on him sensing battle spirit from his opponent, and Tanjiro was able to show no battle spirit while performing this attack. The only drawback is that Tanjiro can only enter this state on rare occasions, and can only use it for a very short period of time since it causes exhaustion to his body, as shown in his battles against Akaza and Daki.
1. Breath of Water (水みずの呼こ吸きゅう Mizu no kokyū?): Taught to him by Sakonji, the Water Pillar before Giyu. The user can increase the amount of oxygen in one’s blood by controlling his breathing pattern, which increases his strength and agility to equal that of a Demon. Tanjiro has now learned to do full focus breaths at all times, further increasing his base strength, speed, and stamina. By focusing on and accuracy breathing, he is capable of stopping bleeding from injuries. With this enhanced strength and ability to find the ‘line of the interval,’ Tanjiro can utilize ten different moves:
First Style: Water Surface Slash (壱いちノ型かた 水みな面も斬ぎり Ichi no kata: Minamo giri?): A single concentrated slash.
Second Style: Water Wheel (弐にノ型かた 水みず車ぐるま Ni no kata: Mizu guruma?): Tanjiro jumps and spins his body while slashing.
Second Style Modified: Horizontal Water Wheel (弐にノ型かた・改かい 横よこ水みず車ぐるま Ni no kata kai: Yoko mizu guruma?): A horizontal version of the Second Style.
Third Style: Dance of the Rapid Current (参さんノ型かた 流りゅう流りゅう舞まい San no kata: Ryūryū mai?): Tanjiro swings his blade at his opponent in a way that mimics the movement of waves on the surface of the water.
Fourth Style: Striking Tide (肆しノ型かた 打うち潮しお Shi no kata: Uchishio?): Tanjiro makes multiple consecutive slashes while twisting his body in a flowing fashion similar to a harsh tide.
Fifth Style: The Merciful Rain of a Dry Day/Blessed Rain After the Drought (伍ごノ型かた 干かん天てんの慈じ雨う Go no kata: Kanten no jiu?): A “sword strike of kindness” that beheads the target with little to no pain. Tanjiro uses this when the enemy surrenders him/herself willingly.
Sixth Style: Twisting Whirpool (陸ろくノ型かた ねじれ渦うず Roku no kata: Nejire uzu?): Tanjiro fiercely twists his upper and lower body, which creates a spin that cuts anything caught in it. It can be used in a place without footing, and if used underwater can generate a large whirlpool that draws in anything nearby in addition to cutting them up like a large blade.
Sixth Style: Twisting Whirpool – Current (陸ろくノ型かた ねじれ渦うず・流りゅう流りゅう Roku no kata: Nejire uzu – ryūryū?): The Sixth Style combined with the movements of the Third Style, allowing Tanjiro to launch a powerful strike while shortening the distance between the target.
Seventh Style: Piercing Rain Drop (漆しちノ型かた 雫しずく波は紋もん突づき Shichi no kata: Shizuku hamon tsuki?): A fast and accurate stab. The fastest Breath of Water technique.
Seventh Style: Piercing Rain Drop – Curve (漆しちノ型かた 雫しずく波は紋もん突づき・曲きょく Shichi no kata: Shizuku hamon tsuki – kyoku?): A modified stroke that hits in an arc from an angle in order to minimize the impact of a moving target.
Eight Style: Waterfall Basin (捌はちノ型かた 滝たき壷つぼ Hachi no kata: Takitsubo?): Tanjiro cuts the target vertically.
Ninth Style: Water Splash (玖くノ型かた 水すい流りゅう飛沫しぶき Ku no kata: Suiryū shibuki?): This move minimizes the landing time and surface needed when landing, allowing Tanjiro to move without limits. It is ideal when fighting in a place with no solid foothold.
Ninth Style: Water Splash – Chaos (玖くノ型かた 水すい流りゅう飛沫しぶき・乱らん Ku no kata: Suiryū shibuki – ran?)
Tenth Style: The Dragon of Change (拾じゅうノ型かた 生せい生せい流る転てん Jū no kata: Seisei ruten?): A constant attack that increases in power with each rotation, creating a strong slash.
2. Dance of the Fire God (ヒノカミ神楽かぐら Hinokami Kagura?): Taught to him by his father. A breathing technique that increases the user’s strength and endurance. The dance is composed of 12 segments repeated from sunset to sunrise. However, there is an unknown 13th form.
Waltz (円えん舞ぶ Enbu?): A single concentrated slash.
Waltz Flash (円えん舞ぶ一いっ閃せん Enbu Issen?): Tanjiro utilizes Zenitsu’s Thunderclap Flash and combines it with his Waltz by pumping air through his entire body, focusing it on the legs, and releasing it all while ending with a flaming slash. The technique was capable of out-speeding Genya Shinazugawa and Nezuko, as well as the fleeing Hantengu, although it is still slower than Zenitsu’s Thunderclap Flash.
Blue Heaven (碧へき羅らの天てん Heki-ra no ten?): A similar attack to “Water Wheel” in which Tanjiro spins his body to create a 360-degree slash.
Scorching Crimson Mirror (烈れつ日じつ紅こう鏡きょう Retsujitsu kōkyō?): Tanjiro unleashes two horizontal slashes that defend him from attacks from the front or side.
Flame Waltz (炎えん舞ぶ Enbu?): A two-combo strike which starts with a vertical slash and then a horizontal one right after.
Parhelion Rainbow (幻げん日にち虹こう Gen’nichi kō?): Tanjiro uses this technique to evade techniques using high-speed twists and rotations. It works most effectively on enemies with good vision, as they will attack an afterimage of him and not his actual body.
Fire Chariot (火か車しゃ Kasha?): Tanjiro uses this technique in quick succession with Parhelion Rainbow and attacks the enemy while they are distracted.
Burning Sun (灼しゃっ骨こつ炎えん陽よう Shyakkotsu en’yō?): A circular slash that defends from imminent frontal attacks.
Sunflower Lance (陽よう華か突とつ Yōkatotsu?): A single thrust attack with the sharp blade.
Solar Halo Dragon Dance (日にち暈うんの龍りゅう 頭かぶり舞まい Nichiun no Ryū Kaburimai?): A combination attack utilizing Nezuko’s Blood Burst, Tanjiro’s sword adopts a red color and is coated in flames. While in this state, he circles the enemy in a pattern resembling a flaming dragon and slashes them multiple times, ultimately beheading them.
Soaring Flame Haze (飛ひ輪りん陽かげ炎ろう Hirin Kagerō?) – Tanjiro charges towards his opponent with a flame-cladded blade to slash them.
The Setting Sun (斜しゃ陽よう転てん身しん Shayō Tenshin?) – Tanjiro flips into the air to deliver an upended flaming sword slash.