One of the most well-known manga and anime series of all eras, Demon Slayer’s first season is still running (although the manga just recently ended).
Perhaps might see pictures of a little girl wearing a bamboo mask and question why. Nezuko Kamado is that person; while she may be tiny, she is older than you might expect.
Who is Nezuko in Demon Slayer?
Tanjiro Kamado’s main demon slayer character’s younger sister is Nezuko Kamado. Her pink eyes, long black colour hair, pink kimono layered under a dark brown haori, and a bamboo muzzle make her, who is twelve years old, instantly recognizable.
Nezuko is a typical girl at the beginning of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba central tale; she is nice and kind, considerate, and principled.
Nezuko is the lone survivor, though, when an unidentified demon attacks the Kamado household. When Tanjiro goes to check on her, he discovers that she has changed into a demon and is now attacking him.
Muzan, the main character and boss of the entire demons, is revealed to be the demon who struck the Kamado family later in the narrative.
In Demon Slayer, Tanjiro Kamado, a charming cinnamon bun who sells coal for a living, is the main character. He returns home yet another day on an outing to find that, with the exception of his sister, Nezuko, his entire family has been slaughtered by a demon.
Nezuko is still alive, but she has been transformed into a vicious demon. She is, however, healed of Nezuko bloodlust thanks to the strength of love (and a little hypnosis).
Tanjiro and Nezuko set out on a quest to become demon slayers in order to kill the demon that killed their family and, maybe, restore his sister to normalcy.
How Old is Nezuko?
Nezuko is 12 when the series begins as she is a year younger than her brother. Two years have elapsed between the beginning chapter and the conclusion of chapter 5.
Nezuko is 14 years old chronologically, but due to the entire demon business, she is physically trapped at the age of 12.
Nezuko’s demon powers allow her to shift her age and size by making her seem “mature” in a slightly archaic form or even smaller & younger than a 12-year-old.
Is Nezuko is also Demon Slayer?
In episode 5 of the series, Tanjiro Kamado & Zenitsu Agatsuma successfully complete Final Selection to become recognised as Demon Slayers.
When Tanjiro and Zenitsu first encounter Inosuke Hashibira, another key figure from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiaba, he has already earned the title of Demon Slayer.
Nezuko’s status as a Demon Slayer, however, has been hotly contested.
Nezuko was admitted into the Demon Slayer Corps via Rengoku Kyojuro, the Flame Hashira, and is, in fact, a Demon Slayer.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
At the beginning of the series, her age would put her at 14, but as demons don’t age, she should still be twelve. Nezuko’s life drastically changed after she turned into a demon.
Like her older brother Tanjiro, Nezuko’s original human demeanour was that of a good and compassionate girl who put others before herself. She was also a good older sister to her younger siblings, frequently prioritising their needs before her own.