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About Nezuko Kamado From Demon Slayer
Nezuko is a petite young girl with fair skin, visibly large, prominent fangs, and sharp, claw-like nails that fade to red where they point. Her hair is long, black, and reaches just below her waist, turning a flame-orange color as it passes her elbows, and appears to be crimped into large, straight ridges, worn side-swept drastically to her left. She has soft-looking, pale pink eyes that appear a lighter color around the rims of their irises, slanted downwards towards the sides of her face and framed by notably long eyelashes, the pupils of which can appear slit as she transforms. According to Tanjiro Kamado, Nezuko was known as a great beauty in their home town.
She wears a light pink kimono with a hemp leaf pattern, the lining a paler pink, with a red and white checkered with orange threaded hanhaba obi, with another band of green above it. Over this, she sports a long, dark brown hair that reaches past her knees towards her calves, as well as a pair of zōri with pink straps and white tabi socks, wrapped with thick pieces of black material. Nezuko also wears a small pink ribbon to the left of her head, to keep her hair out of her face, and the bamboo gag Giyu Tomioka gave her, which is secured around her jaw with a strip of red cloth.
When Nezuko transforms into her berserk Demon form during her fight with Daki, she loses both her gag and footwear, as well as the sleeves of her hair and kimono. She grows a short white horn on the right side of her forehead, and a vein-like pattern appears around her left eye, but her most striking new feature is the red and green vine-like pattern that covers her skin, circling around her arms, legs, and chest.
As a human, she had a very similar appearance, the only differences being her lack of Demon-like traits, vermilion hair, and pale pink eyes. Instead, Nezuko had fully black hair, worn tied back in three low buns, decorated by pink ribbons, and eyes of a dark red color that only appeared pale pink around their lower irises.
She wore the same kimono, just without her haori, and with a large sheet of white cloth tied around her, which she used to carry her little brother, Rokuta Kamado, on her back.
Nezuko’s original personality as a human was that of a kind and caring girl who thought of others before herself much like her older brother, Tanjiro. Additionally, she was a responsible elder sister to her younger siblings and often put their needs first rather than her own. Nezuko is, however, not afraid to get in harm’s way, protecting her friends from Demons even after being returned to a human state. It is also shown that Nezuko’s humane, laid-back demeanor supports this fact after Tanjiro apologized to her.
Like a Demon, however, Nezuko seems to have forgotten a good portion of her memories as a human, besides those related to her family, and thus doesn’t retain the exact personality she had before the transformation. She is still very caring and protective towards humans who she sees as members of her family, although this is mainly due to the influence Sakonji Urokodaki had on her while she was asleep for two years. Nezuko also retains some of her human emotions, as she has been seen to cry when sad and smile when happy, but in general, she appears more detached than her human cohorts, although she is still much calmer and less malicious than most Demons.
Since becoming a Demon, Nezuko appears to have become also rather brazen, and does not seem to fear fighting; she fiercely guards her brother as well as her allies. She has also developed strong willpower, which can be seen through her refusal to consume human flesh or blood, even in cases of extreme injury or exposure to human blood, which can be seen when she refuses Sanemi Shinazugawa after he attempts to lure her into biting him with his Marechi blood. Her strong willpower remains even when she is no longer a Demon, shown when she willingly leaps in front of Inosuke to protect him from her own brother, who had become a Demon and was attempting to kill those around him. Though she could have been killed, Nezuko did not hesitate to protect her brother.
On the rare occasion that Nezuko attempts speech, she has been seen to stutter a lot, which may be due to her bamboo mouthpiece, which is seldom removed, and the fact that she didn’t speak for a number of years after her transformation. However, after developing resistance towards sunlight, which allows her to go outside and interact with others more often, her speech has shown signs of improvement and she is able to fully pronounce words if someone else has just spoken them, or hears them repeated frequently enough.
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Nezuko Kamado
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba has become quite the favorite among anime fans with their vast world and characters. Nezuko Kamado has turned into one of the most well-known and popular characters in the series. Being a sole survivor of demons with his brother Tanjiro, she herself is in a constant struggle with becoming a demon and retaining her humanity.
It’s one of the reasons why Nezuko has been an important character in the show. Let’s take a look at what makes Nezuko so special in Demon Slayer.
1. Nezuko Isn’t Any Ordinary Demon
After turning into a demon, Nezuko still contains her human consciousness while in her demonic state. Other demons that she and Tanjiro have encountered noticed that Nezuko is different from their kind. Instead of relying on human blood to survive, she uses sleep to revitalize her energy. The powers that she has shown go from superhuman strength to size manipulation. When she fights, she has incredible strength and adapts to anything surrounding her. She continues to grow after each battle, especially with her Exploding Blood Demon Art. Her unique abilities and innocence have gradually made her into one of the most powerful demons in the series.
2. Nezuko’s Eyes Changed Colors After Her Transformation
At the start of the series, Nezuko’s eyes were red and normal for a human. Once she was turned into a demon after her family’s attack, her eyes changed into pink. Usually, we would think it’s the other way around, but her pink eyes simply indicate her demonic nature. We also notice that her kimono is pink, matching her eyes. There may not be a connection there, but it’s worth noting that her eyes match the clothing, which shows her innocence underneath her demon state. It also reminds us that Nezuko’s human side is still in there beneath the monster she has become.
3. Nezuko’s Human Traits Are Still Intact
Before becoming a demon, Nezuko was a very compassionate and sympathetic girl. Just like her brother Tanjiro, she would put others before herself to look after her family. After her transformation, she nearly forgot all her memories as a human but she retained the ones involving her family.
She still kept her protective and caring traits in her demon form. Nezuko has been shielding those whom she considers her family, causing her to join the fight with her brother against all demons to avenge the ones they love. So not everything was lost after Nezuko was turned into a monster.
4. Her Family Connection To Fire
Nezuko’s family works in the charcoal business, meaning that they work using fire a lot. The fire has become a major element for Nezuko throughout the series as her abilities continue to grow. Her Demon Blood Art is fire-based where her blood turns into fire instantly outside her body. The Exploding Blood turns into pink flames whenever Nezuko uses it. Fire is considered lucky among families that work with that element, so it’s no wonder Nezuko has been able to use her fire abilities with ease against other demons. It seems that the use of fire just runs in the family.
5. Nezuko’s Maker Is Main Antagonist Muzan Kibutsuji
We know that it was demons that attacked the Kamado family, but the one responsible for the attacks wasn’t revealed until a couple of episodes into the series. We find out that the demon accountable for the attacks is none other than Muzan Kibutsuji, a thousand-year-old demon who also is the creator of all the demons that exist in the world of Demon Slayer. He is also the one who turned Nezuko into a demon as well. We don’t know much about his background, but all we know is that he is the first of his kind and can turn anyone into a demon just like a virus. Even though he turned Nezuko, it seems like she’s not like others he has turned.
6. Nezuko’s Name Is Connected To Her Home
The Kamado family lives in the snowy mountains at the start of the series. The name Nezuko has a deeper meaning and a strong connection to where her family is from. In Japanese, the partial translation of her name is actually a flower simply known as the snowball flower. Those flowers can be found in the winter, which is the season we mainly see during the series. So her name is pretty much related to the snowy mountains where the Kamado family lives. Flower-based names are typical in Japan, but it’s perfect for this show to display where Nezuko came from.
7. Nezuko’s Demon Art Can Enhance A Sword
Nezuko’s Demon Art allows her to use her blood, as grenades where she can explode them to her will that harm any demon. Her power can also be used to increase the strength of a Nichirin blade, which is later shown in the manga. We see her use her ability on Tanjiro’s sword turning it from black into red. By doing this, it increases the energy of Tanjiro’s fire sword techniques. It helps Tanjiro whenever he’s in quite a bind against his foes. With both Nezuko’s power and Tanjiro’s sword skills, it’s apparent that these two are a powerful duo together.
8. Nezuko’s Demon Form Has A Berserk State
Nezuko takes her demon transformation a step further when she goes into berserk mode. We see horns come out of her forehead and vine markings wrapped around her body. She is at her most powerful in this form but her demon side starts to take over and she would need human blood for nourishment. The only person who can calm her down in this state is Tanjiro. He uses a lullaby that was sung to them by their mother to soothe her in order to revert Nezuko back to normal. Even if she’s stronger, it comes at a price for Nezuko, but luckily Tanjiro is there to pacify her in case she goes crazy with her demonic form.
9. Nezuko Is Revealed To Be A Day Walker
Normal demons are like vampires where they can only roam in the night because the sunlight burns them to a crisp. Nezuko isn’t like other demons, which is how she was given the name ‘The Chosen Demon’. The reason behind this is because, unlike other demons, she can actually walk in the sunlight without getting burned.
This also explains why Muzan is after her, he wants to devour her in order to gain the ability to walk in the daylight. Muzan has been looking for centuries for a demon that can conquer the sunlight. After Muzan discovers Nezuko’s ability, he decides to change his plans and pursue her for himself. He believes that by devouring her, Muzan can also be able to walk freely into the sunlight.
10. Nezuko’s Family May Come From A Powerful Lineage
What makes Nezuko so special from other demons could be the fact that her family comes from a long line of sword wielders who can master the Breathe of the Sun style. When Nezuko’s Demon Art charges up Tanjiro’s sword, it turns red just like the first Breathe of the Sun user many centuries ago. Breathe of the Sun is the original and the most powerful breathing style in Demon Slayer. There are many clues in the story that would suggest that the Kamado family is direct descendants of the first Breathe of the Sun user. This would mean that the style has been passed down through generations of this family. Nezuko’s lineage may be the reason why her demonic transformation is different from other demons.