Shinobu Kocho is one of the female protagonist characters from the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.
She is the younger sister of Kanae Kocho and has an adopted sister named Kanao Tsuyuri.
She and her sister joined the Demon Slayer Corps to protect others from having the same fate as her, namely her parents being killed by demons.
Shinobu is one of the less powerful characters compared to other characters in the anime. However, she has the ability to create deadly poisons to make up for this shortcoming.
All the medicines and poisons he created, were able to kill the demons easily. No wonder, he is famous as an anime character who is an expert in drugs and poisons.
She has a petite body with black to purple colored hair. Just like her hair, her beautiful eyes are also purple.
- Real Name: Kochō Shinobu (胡蝶 しのぶ)
- Stage Name: Shinobu Kocho
- Nickname: Shinobu
- Birthday: February 24
- Age: 18 Years Old
- Gender: Female
- Height: 151 cm (4’11½”)
- Weight: 37 kg (82 lbs)
- Blood Type: –
- Hair Color: Black to Purple
- Eyes Color: Purple
- Parents: –
- Siblings: Kanae Kocho (Older Sister), Kanao Tsuyuri (Adoptive Younger Sister)
- Friends: –
- Hobbies: –
- Manga Debut: Chapter 4 (Partial Appearance), Chapter 28 (Full Appearance)
- Anime Debut: Episode 15
- Japanese VA: Saori Hayami
- English VA: Erika Harlacher
- Shinobu Kocho is a woman who is always kind, friendly, and cheerful. She always smiles even in difficult situations.
- She managed to kill the strongest demon that had killed her sister by drinking the poison that she had made herself and letting her body be eaten by the demon.
- Shinobu is one of the Hashira who died after successfully killing the strongest demon, namely Douma.
- Shinobu is a character who has a weak physique and is not very strong, but she has a strong sword thrust.
- She was able to infuse a lot of poison into her body without being detected by the demons.
- Shinobu struggles to continue the dream of his older sister who was killed by a demon, which is to make humans and demons coexist without killing each other.
- Shinobu is one of the fastest Hashira. She possesses superhuman speed and reflexes. She can dodge demons’ attacks and strike them before their brains can even register her movements.
- Shinobu is very agile and good at using swords.
- She is Hashira who is a very strong and skillful fighter.
- She can “teleport” away from Tanjiro.
- Shinobu has the strongest punch compared to the other members of the Demon Slayer Corps.
- She has a strength that lies in her high spirit.
- She has extensive knowledge of how to create deadly poisons and drugs.
- She can transform its body by absorbing Wisteria-based toxins.
- She has a body that is highly reflexive to various attacks.
- Shinobu has a very small body, so it can be said to be a weak body.
“Yes, I’m angry, Tanjiro. I’ve always been angry. My parents were killed. My older sister was killed. And all my Tsuguko except Kanao were killed. If demons hadn’t murdered those girls’ families, they’d be living happily with them right now. It really makes me furious!”
“Humans and demons, we both should get along together”.
“Hello? Are you OK?”.
“Good evening. It’s a beautiful moon tonight, isn’t it?”.
“I’m the only slayer who cannot cut off demon’s head in Hashira, but I’m kind of a great person who made poisons to kill demons”.
“Tanjiro please do all that you can. Please find a way to protect Nezuko until the end. Knowing that you’re working so hard in my place reassures me to no end. I can rest easy now”.
“Deep down in the innermost depths of my body. There’s a revulsion that I can’t fight. I’m sure the other Hashira feel something similar, as well”.
“You’ll receive the penalty you deserve and be reborn. that way, you and I can become friends”.
“My dream that we can become friends with the demons. I’m quite sure you can accomplish that!”.
“If there’s a way not to kill these pitiful demons. I have to keep trying to come up with it. Without ever extinguishing the smile that my sister said she loved”.
“Oh, excuse me. You are already dead and cannot hear me. I totally forgot about it”.
“This is why everyone hates you”.
“Well…..Yes, I guess I am angry all the time”.
Although Shinobu Kocho is a woman with a weak body, she has a high spirit to destroy the demons after the death of her elder sister.