Shinobu Kocho

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Shinobu Kocho - Bio, Facts, Age, Quotes, Strenghts, Weaknesses

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.

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  • Real Name: Kochō Shinobu (胡蝶 しのぶ)
  • Stage Name: Shinobu Kocho
  • Nickname: Shinobu
  • Birthday: February 24
  • Age: 18 Years Old
  • Gender: Female
  • Hobbies: –
  • Manga Debut: Chapter 4 (Partial Appearance), Chapter 28 (Full Appearance)
  • Anime Debut: Episode 15
  • Japanese VA: Saori Hayami
  • English VA: Erika Harlacher

Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance

  • Height: 151 cm (4’11½”)
  • Weight: 37 kg (82 lbs)
  • Blood Type: –
  • Hair Color: Black to Purple
  • Eyes Color: Purple
  • Body Measurement: –
  • Shoe Size: –
  • Dress Size: –


  • Father: –
  • Mother: –
  • Brother: –
  • Sister: Kanae Kocho (Older Sister), Kanao Tsuyuri (Adoptive Younger Sister)
  • Friends: –


  • 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.
  • The stabbing and sword cut Shinobu used are always coated with a special wisteria flower-based poison known as Insect Breathing Style.
  • The Insect Breathing Style was developed to offset her lack of physical strength to cut off the demon’s head.
  • Shinobu is an expert in the medical and pharmaceutical fields which allows her to concoct various deadly poisons using wisteria flowers.
  • After the death of her sister, Shinobu began to develop a positive attitude and mannerisms to control her temper.
  • Shinobu and her sister were saved by Gyomei when their parent was killed by demon.
  • She had a uniform just like Mitsurk opened from the front breast area but she disliked it and ordered to make a full buttoned demon slayer uniform.
  • Unlike others, Shinobu’s Nichirin katana was modified by replacing the blade with a rod that has a needle-like tip that resembles an insect’s stinger.

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  • 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.


“Just go to hell, Jerk”

“Hello? Are you OK?”.

“But now, I’m a bit exhausted.”

“This is why everyone hates you”.

“Well…..Yes, I guess I am angry all the time”.

“Good evening. It’s a beautiful moon tonight, isn’t it?”.

“Humans and demons, we both should get along together.”

“Is it right? That does sound tragic! I’ll spare you! Let’s be friend.”

“Please don’t start some long, rambling story from that far back in time.”

“Are you perhaps still angry that I pointed out how people don’t like you?”

“When you fall in love with some boy someday, You’ll change too, Kanao.” 

“Oh, excuse me. You are already dead and cannot hear me. I totally forgot about it”.

“Deep down in the innermost depths of my body. There’s a revulsion that I can’t fight.”

“And after you’ve suffered through all of the pain and agony, your sins will be forgiven.”

“If you go unpunished after having taken all those lives, your victims will never get justice.”

“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!”

“Depressing? Much more than that. You killed my sister, didn’t you? Don’t you remember this Haori?”

“I formulate my poison inside my scabbard, and no one knows how it’s done but myself and my swordsmith!”

“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”.

“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”.

“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”.

“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”.

“Ever since my beloved big sister was slaughtered by a demon. Every time I see the tears of those who’ve lost their loved ones to a demon. Every time I hear those cries of despair, the anger keeps up building inside me and continues to swell”

“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!”

FAQs of Shinobu Kocho

Who is Shinobu Kocho?

She is one of the female protagonists in the anime Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.

How old is Shinobu Kocho?

She is 18 years old.

How tall is Shinobu Kocho?

She is 151 cm (4’111/2“).

How much does Shinobu Kocho weigh?

She’s weight is 37 kg (82lbs).

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.


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