Nezuko Kamado

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Nezuko Kamado - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Nezuko Kamado is the main character in the anime series, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba by Koyoharu Gotôge. 

Nezuko is the younger sister of Tanjiro Kamado, a young man who finds his entire family murdered.

Nezuko is one of the last remaining members of the Kamado family. Formerly human, she was turned into a demon by Muzan Kibutsuji. 

Nezuko is a young girl with fair skin, visibly large and prominent fangs and pointed nails with a pale pink and shaded base color passing to a pink-pink color at the end where they point. According to Tanjiro Kamado, Nezuko was known as a great beauty in their hometown. 

Her hair is long, black and wavy. They reach just below its waist, taking on a flame orange color when passing its elbows, and appear to be set in large straight ridges, carried sideways radically to its left. 

Nezuko grew up on a mountain alongside her older brother, Tanjiro, and the rest of her siblings and mother, as the eldest daughter of the Kamado family.

She presumably cares and is a kind girl, as she becomes her younger sibling as her mother’s assistant, as was briefly seen before her family died.

Unlike Tanjiro, who was in charge of selling firewood in the city, Nezuko usually helped with the family home.

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Nezuko Kamado - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career


  • Real Name: Kamado Nezuko / 竈門 禰豆子
  • Stage Name: Nezuko Kamado 
  • Nickname: Chosen Demon, Demon Slayer
  • Birthday: 28 December
  • Sign: Capricorn
  • Age: 12 (physically), 14 (chronologically)
  • Gender: Female
  • Type of Hero: Tragic Cursed Demon
  • Race: Demon (formerly), human (initially, currently)
  • Hobbies: –
  • Manga Debut: Chapter 1
  • Anime Debut: Episode 1
  • Japanese Voice Actor: Akari Kito
  • English Voice Actor: Abby Trott 
  • Stage Play: Akari Takaishi

Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance

  • Height: 153 cm (5’0″)
  • Weight: 45 kg (99 lbs)
  • Hair Color: Black (human), Black to Flame Orange (demon)
  • Eyes Color: Pale Pink (demon), Dark Pink (human).
  • Body Measurement: –
  • Shoe Size: –
  • Dress Size: –


  • Father: Tanjuro Kamado
  • Mother: Kie Kamado
  • Brothers: Tanjiro Kamado (Older Brother); Takeo Kamado (Younger Brother), Shigeru Kamado (Younger Brother), Rokuta Kamado (Younger Brother)
  • Sister: Hanako Kamado (Younger Sister)
  • Husband: Zenitsu Agatsuma
  • Partners: Zenitzu Agatsuma, Inosuke Hashibira
  • Enemies: Muzan Kibutsuji (arch enemy), Giyu Tomioka (briefly)


  • The fact that his last name translates to the word for a wood-burning oven is probably a reference to his family’s occupation before their deaths.
  • The reason Nezuko’s hair is not tied now that she is a demon is that Tanjiro is not very good at doing it for her and Nezuko also can’t do it herself now. 
  • Nezuko also wears a small pink ribbon on the left side of his head to keep his hair out of his face, as well as the bamboo muzzle that Giyu Tomioka gave him, which keeps Nezuko from biting anybody (including herself) island also keeps her mouth closed at all times.
  • As a demon, however, Nezuko seems to have forgotten much of her memories as a human, in addition to those related to her family, and therefore does not retain the exact personality she had before the transformation. 
  • Nezuko also retains some of her human emotions, as she has been seen crying when she is sad and smiling when she is happy.
  • On the rare occasions when Nezuko tries to speak, she has been seen stuttering a lot, which may be due to her bamboo mouthpiece, which is rarely removed, and the fact that she did not speak for several years after her transformation.
  • The Tanjiro family was poor, unlike Tanjiro, who was in charge of selling firewood in the city, Nezuko usually helped with the family home.
  • Nezuko then sleeps for two years as Tanjiro moves on to training, without even waking up when he leaves for the Final Selection. Sakonji takes care of her during this time until she finally wakes up.
  • Nezuko accompanies Tanjiro on her first mission, where she comes out of her box to fight one of the swamps demon’s doubles. 
  • Nezuko almost disintegrated under the sunlight, but she suddenly becomes a Sun-immune Demon, which Muzan had tried so hard to discover.
  • After she becomes a demon her eye color was turning pink matching her kimono color.
  • Her bamboo is not only used as a muzzle but it keeps her from biting herself or others. With the muzzle, she never has a chance to taste human blood.
  • Her breathing technique, Fire Breathing technique, will become pink whenever she uses it.

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  • Manipulation of his waist: After being transformed into a demon, Nezuko was able to quickly change the size of his body. She is able to take the size of a small child in order to fit into a small box or basket to hide from the sun when traveling with Tanjiro, and can also grow up to fight against demons.
  • Restoration of power: An important trait of Nezuko as a demon is the ability to constantly restore his powers, without having to eat humans, which is the norm for most demons. Instead, she regains her strength through sleep, often spending a lot of time in her box.
  • Power Growth: Nezuko is able to get stronger and stronger without training or devouring humans. This ability is observed even in the middle of a battle and with significant increases.
  • Improved Strength: Without even being trained, Nezuko’s natural physical strength allows her to easily fight against demons, however, due to the fact that she is not trained, she relies on simple blows towards her enemies or overwhelms them with brute force instead. 
  • Improved regeneration: Nezuko has incredible regeneration that allows it to restore its limbs in seconds. The true nature of this ability is the solidification of her blood from the cut parts of her body that she can manipulate as she wishes. 
  • Transformation into a demon: When Nezuko is in a critical situation, she can turn into an “out of control” state, which appears as red and green leaves circulating on her body, her veins sticking out and a horn sticking out on the right side of her forehead. This form increases Nezuko’s ability to fight, at the cost of becoming more demonic, including the need to feed on human blood. 
  • Sun Resistance: During the battle against the Fourth Moon, Hantengu, Nezuko develops immunity to the sun, now being able to go out completely during the day without being burned to ashes, like other demons.
  • Inflamed Blood: Nezuko can set fire to his blood, turning it into flames. She is able to control her flames in a mortal state or not according to her will, using her blood to heal the wounds of others if needed.


  • Nezuko spends almost all the time sleeping to recover his strength after using his bloodthirsty power


“I love to sleep.”

“Are you unhappy if you are poor?”

“I protect and help people, never hurt them.”

“Is it pitiful if you can’t wear beautiful kimono?”

“Don’t apologize, why do you always apologize?” 

“Go forward. Let’s do our best together. Let’s fight.”

“I am Nezuko Kamado! A demon killed my family.”

“You did your best! But it didn’t work, so it can’t be helped.”

“Humans are to be protected and saved. I will never hurt them.”

“Things don’t go exactly the way we want them to. We’re only human.”

“You decide whether you are happy or not. The important thing is now.”

“It’s frustrating but don’t give in. It’s almost over so don’t turn into a demon.”

“I’m sorry I didn’t understand for so long. I put everything on your shoulders.”

“It’s okay, it’s okay. I like this kimono. Let the younger ones eat more than that.”

“I have to help and protect humans. I must not hurt them. I will never hurt them.”

“Rokuda is just lonely because dad died. It’s like everyone is stuck to you, brother.”

“You get to decide where your happiness comes from. What’s important is now. Let’s look to the future. Let’s do our best.”

FAQs of Nezuko Kamado

Who is Nezuko Kamado?

Nezuko Kamado is the younger sister of Tanjiro Kamado and the main character in the anime series, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba by Koyoharu Gotôge. 

How old is Nezuko Kamado?

Nezuko’s age is 12 years old physically but chronologically she was 14 years old.

How tall is Nezuko Kamado?

Nezuko’s height is 153 cm (5’0″).

How much does Nezuko Kamado weigh?

Nezuko’s weight is 45 kg (99 lbs).

Nezuko’s character was created to make Tanjiro a more innovative character due to her identity being a demon.

During the final battle against Muzan Kibutsuji, Nezuko’s mind and humanity are eventually restored and she helps Tanjiro recover from his demon transformation by allowing him to ingest her blood, which contains antibodies for Muzan’s demonic blood.