The sorrowful story of a man and a demon, a story of two incompatible people and a demon, unfolds in “Demon Slayer”.
In this article, we have gathered all the information about the heroine of this new fierce battle story, Kamado Nezuko, including her character and her relationship with the characters.
【Nezusako Kamado】A kind-hearted, family-oriented girl fights for her brother
The eldest of six children, she is born into a poor family whose business is charcoal burning.
The eldest son: A kind-hearted child who supports Tanjiro, supports his family, and would rather feed his family as much as possible than his own kimono. He was a girl who could be angry for others.
When the family was attacked by demons while Tanijiro was away, only Priestess was given demon blood and became an ogre.
At the time of his appearance, he was 12 years old (at the age of death), and now, two years later, he seems to be 14 years old, but after becoming an ogre, he is able to grow and degenerate his own body, so that he can either look like an adult woman or become an infant so small that Tanijiro can carry it in a wooden box. It is unclear if there is any concept of age.
However, he survives when Yoshio pulls back his hand because he feels that there is something different about him from other demons, while Kenjiro defends his sister and Nezuko turns on him to protect his brother despite his demonization.
She is a beautiful woman with a reputation in the village, with long black hair and red eyes that hang down to her waist. She has long black hair and red eyes, and wears a bamboo manacle as insurance to prevent her from attacking others.
According to Kenjiro’s mentor, Urokodaki, unlike demons who get their nourishment and strength from human flesh, Priestess uses “sleep” to recover from fatigue.
The voice actor is Kito Akari, a fledgling voice actor who joined the agency in 2015 and can play a wide range of roles from girls to adult women and boys, but in recent years, she has been selected to play many major anime characters, making her a promising newcomer.
The elder brother: Similar to Tanjiro, he is caring, and the two younger brothers say that he is worried about the straightforward nature of Tanjiro and Priestess, saying, “People who get angry for the sake of others have a tendency to not care about themselves, and it’s scary that they might lose something important because of that”.
Due to the implication of the scaled waterfall, Priestess recognizes all humans as “family” and is imprinted in her conscious mind to “destroy demons that harm her family”.
Although he is unable to speak due to his bamboo fetters, he is enraged when humans are harmed by demons, and he seems to be especially aware of his older brother,Tanjiro, and can be very powerful when he is harmed by his brother.
He seems to be aware of his brother, and shows great strength when he harms him. He’s not completely emotionless, but rather like a fickle cat whose air is filled with a sense of humor.
【The Position of Nezuko】She’s a demon, but she belongs to the Demon Killer Squad…
Musan Kibutsuji is the root cause and the beginning of all demons. The Kamen brothers meet Tamayo, a doctor and demon who is an enemy of Onimai Tsuji, and Yushiro, a young demon who adores Tamayo.
Tamayo, who says he was able to remove the curse from the demon’s path by his own power, created the demon’s son Yuushiro with his own hands, but neither of them eat human flesh, and only need to ingest a small amount of human blood to be able to survive.
With the two deviating from the other demons,Tanjiro asks whether it is possible to turn Yuushiro back into a human being with a clinging desire.
The words that come back to the clinging Tanjiro are a glimmer of hope that there is a way to return, and that there is no cure.
With both parties’ interests in burying Oni-Mai Tsuji and returning Priest Nezuko to human form aligning, Tamayo and the others began to collaborate with Tanjiro.
From the doctor’s point of view, the demon Priestess is a miracle, as she does not need human flesh and can supplement her strength with sleep.
Tamayo and Priestess, the “demon that does not attack people,” overcame the “curse from Demon Dancing Street.
In this episode, their encounter shows the way to stop demonization, in addition to defeating the threat of demons by simply killing them.
EP46：master of the house
Tanjiro is a member of the oni-killing squad, but the fact that he keeps the demon Priest Neduko in his possession without killing her does not mean that the oni-killing squad approves of it.
While the Onikiri Squad believes that all demons should be killed equally, and the onlookers dislike the uniqueness of the Kamikaze siblings, the head of the Onikiri Squad, Uubuyashiki Kagaya, summons the Kamikaze siblings to the headquarters in order to control the situation.
There, the members of the group under consideration were the highest-ranking swordsmen: the pillars of the Onikiri Squad.
While Sanemashiki asked for permission to attack Priest Nezuko, the pillars, many of whom had personal feelings for the demon, objected, and as for Sanemi Kaze: Shinazugawa, the pillar stabbed Priest Nezuko three times with his sword in an attempt to prove that it was impossible for the demon Priest Nezuko not to attack a person, to the extent that he would make Priest Neduko turn on him and eat his own flesh and blood.
Nevertheless, Priest Neduko resists the urge to take a bite out of him, and Sumijiro begs for help on the grounds that Priest Nezuko does not attack people.
Kenjiro’s former teacher, Rin Taki, and his brother-in-law, Yoshio Tomioka, who was once a waterbeam who had missed Tadouko’s life, insisted on tolerating Tadouko and Kojiro, saying that they too would cut their teeth and apologize if something unforeseen happened.
The treatment of Priest Nezuko, who was thus torn between the two, was not questioned because Priest Nezuko had never attacked anyone.
However, not all of them accepted the Kamon brothers and sisters.
In this episode, the unfairness of the brothers and sisters being caught between demons and humans is conveyed.
EP66：scatter at the dawn of time
Together with the Flame Pillar: Rengoku, the Hearthstone siblings were ambushed by Oni: The First of the Strings and Oni: Sang Sang, and through Purgatory’s efforts, they defeated the First of the Strings, and were the only ones who were able to stop the dead.
Purgatory, having been injured by Kamegen no San, speaks to a weeping Tanjiro before he dies.
I believe in your sister. I recognize her as a member of the oni-kiri team. I saw that girl on the train as she bled to protect the humans. Those who risk their lives to fight demons and protect people are members of the demon killer squad, no matter what anyone says. Live your life with your chest out.
In episode 46, Purgatory, which had initially been negative towards Priest Neduko, saying “If you eat people to death, you can’t get your revenge”, is the episode where Priest Neduko’s greatness of deeds and their actions show how they can be.
For Tanjiro, it was a sad battle that he lost a respected senior in his life, even if their relationship was short, but it was the first step in gaining the approval of Priest Neduko’s existence.
Oni: Tanjiro is severely injured and loses consciousness when he is forced to fight Jōgen no Roku.
In the midst of all this, Priest Nezuko’s blood rages against the demon who is trying to kill his beloved brother, and with anger like never before, he exerts more power than he can muster.
The demon’s instincts are spurred on by the blood of the demon, and Priestess loses control and begins to run wildly, while Tanjiro, who has regained consciousness, does everything in his power to stop her and Priestess.
He tries to stop her from regaining consciousness and he tries his best to keep her from becoming unconscious, but when she was out of his mind,Tanjiro tried to calm her down with a lullaby his mother used to play for him.
He recalls the memory of his mother’s kindness in his bloodshot state.
After crying out in an unusually emotional rant, Priest Nezuko, who had been brought back to reason by nostalgia, fell asleep like a child.
This is the time when demons and humans coexist inside of Priest Nezuko, and it’s very clear that this is the case.
Oni: The group was able to defeat Kamigane no Riku, but the Oni: Starting with Tengen Uzusu, each of them was seriously injured and in a life-threatening condition, including Uzusu Tengen, Sumijiro, and Inosuke Hashibira.
In the midst of all this, Priestess absentmindedly begins to incinerate their injuries and unclean parts with her own blood.
At first glance, they appear to be burned alive with flames, but the flames have a detoxifying effect that mysteriously eliminates the poisons and jutsu created by the demon.
Nezuko’s “Blood Demon Technique: Bakugetsu” by Negusha, who is a demon but is skilled at burning only demons.
In this episode, the matter that the Kibutsuji feared the Kamon brothers and sisters would eventually become a threat is brought into sharp relief.