Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba has been one of the best action anime of recent times. Here are some of the best Demon Slayer quotes from characters like Tanjiro Kamado, Muzan Kibutsuji and Sabito.
Most characters have definitely connected with me with their words and this post has all the memorable ones that I will definitely re-visit in the future for nostalgic purposes.
Tanjiro Kamado Quotes
- “I can do it I know I can do it. I’m the guy who gets it done broken bones or not… No matter what… I can do it and I can fight!”
- “I Will Not Trample On The Pains Of Being A Demon. Nor On Those Who Regret Their Actions. Because Demons Were Humans… They Were Humans Like Me.”
- “Tanjiro. Breathe. Get your breathing under control and become the fire God.”
- “Life Can Be As Fickle As The Weather. Constantly Changing, Never Stagnating. It Won’t Always Stay Sunny, But Snowfall Doesn’t Last Forever Either. And Whenever Happiness Meets Its End, It Always Carries The Smell Of Blood.”
- “No Matter How Many People You May Lose, You Have No Choice But To Go On Living. No Matter How Devastating The Blows Might Be.”
- “Work at it. All I can do is work hard! That’s the story of my life!”
- “Don’t wimp out! Save him! Save him! Save him! I”m not powerless anymore! Move!!”
- “Nezuko! Why’d you fall asleep all of a sudden? Never waking up once! I was worried you were going to die, you know?”
Tanjiro Kamado Story and Background
Tanjiro Kamado is the main character in the anime Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. He is a member of the Demon Slayer Corps, and his main goal is to find a cure to turn his sister Nezuko back into a human after she was turned into a demon by Muzan, the King of Demons.
Tanjiro is determined and compassionate, and he is always looking out for his friends and younger sister. He is a skilled fighter, especially in swordsmanship, and has impressive abilities like heightened senses, a keen sense of smell, strong willpower, and great intelligence. Despite his kindness, Tanjiro has a limit to his tolerance and dislikes rudeness and cowardice.
Before becoming a Demon Slayer, Tanjiro worked as a coal burner with his family. Tragically, his entire family was slaughtered by Muzan, and Nezuko was turned into a demon. From that point on, Tanjiro embarked on a relentless quest to find a cure for his sister and seek revenge against Muzan.
He is very direct and honest, finding it difficult to lie or be insincere. Tanjiro grew up in the countryside and has limited experience in large urban areas, which sometimes leads to moments of wonder and naivety during his missions. Despite this, his combat skills and quick thinking have earned him respect and admiration among the Demon Slayer Corps.
Nezuko Kamado Quotes
- “Humans are to be protected and saved. I will never hurt them.”
- “I’m sorry I didn’t understand for so long. I put everything on your shoulders.”
- “Things don’t go exactly the way we want them to. We’re only human.”
- “It’s frustrating but don’t give in. It’s almost over so don’t turn into a demon.”
Nezuko Kamado Story and Background
Nezuko Kamado is the younger sister of Tanjiro Kamado and one of the last remaining members of the Kamado family. Nezuko was transformed into a demon by Muzan Kibutsuji, but she retains some of her human emotions and memories, particularly those related to her family. As a human, she was kind, caring, and responsible, always putting others’ needs before her own.
After becoming a demon, Nezuko’s personality changes, and she becomes fiercely protective of her older brother. Despite her initial bloodthirsty nature as a demon, she changes after seeing Tanjiro’s desire to protect her. Nezuko becomes caring and protective towards humans, seeing them as family members.
She retains some of her human emotions and acts like a child at times. Despite not being a member of the Twelve Kizuki, Nezuko is a very powerful demon with extraordinary growth rate, likely due to the high amount of blood she received from Muzan. She has impressive combat proficiency and can develop her own Blood Demon Art in dire situations. Additionally, she has the ability to conquer the sun, making her unique among demons.
Muzan Kibutsuji Quotes
- “In this world, there is only one demon whose blood flowing in its veins has the power to turn humans into demons.”
- “I am a perfect creature that is infinitely close to perfection.”
- “Head down and kneel. Prostrate before me.”
- “I haven’t got any punishments. I have been forgiven for killing hundreds of thousands of humans. I haven’t seen God or Buddha for a thousand years.”
- “A demon beating a human is a foregone conclusion.”
Muzan Kibutsuji Story and Background
Muzan Kibutsuji is the main antagonist of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. He is the Demon King and the first demon, responsible for creating all other demons. Muzan leads the Twelve Kizuki, a group of the twelve strongest demons who serve directly under him. A thousand years ago, he became a demon through an experimental treatment to cure his terminal illness, and since then, he has sought to live without the fear of death and become truly eternal.
As the Demon King, Muzan can control all those who have assimilated his blood to become demons, except for a few exceptions like Nezuko Kamado. He is cold-hearted, ruthless, and highly intelligent, showing little value for humans or his own subordinates.
His imposing nature earns both admiration and fear from other demons. Muzan possesses incredible power, easily annihilating a large number of Demon Slayers and overpowering marked fighters like Giyu Tomioka and Tanjiro Kamado. He moves and attacks with blinding speed, making him nearly impossible to follow or detect through smell.
Kokushibo Quotes (Demon Slayer Quotes)
- “I should draw… or else it would be rude.”
- “Only you are outside of the natural laws of this world. Only you won Gods’ favors and are living your life. I hate you. I want to kill you.”
- “Be thankful for the blood… You are not allowed to spill even a single drop on the ground… for if you do… your torso and head shall have a sorrowful parting.”
- “The ugliness of not admitting defeat even though they took my head, chopped me up and crushed me. Living in disgrace. Have I lived hundreds of years for this? Was I so afraid of defeat that I became a monster? Did I want to be strong even if it meant eating people? Did I become this miserable creature because I didn’t want to die? No. Yoriichi… I just wanted to be you.”
- “One who doesn’t get jealous of others is just lucky because they just haven’t met the one who got Gods’ favors, yet.”
Kokushibo Story and Background
Kokushibo is a major supporting antagonist in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. He is a powerful demon affiliated with the Twelve Kizuki, holding the highest position as Upper Rank One. Nearly five centuries ago, he was a human named Michikatsu Tsugikuni, a former Demon Slayer and the older twin brother of Yoriichi Tsugikuni, the strongest Demon Slayer in history.
Kokushibo is reserved and silent, maintaining an aura of tranquility and mystery that suits his position as Upper Rank One. He is loyal to Muzan Kibutsuji and follows his orders diligently. Despite his composed demeanor, he can be harsh and unforgiving when reprimanding others.
As the highest-ranking member of the Twelve Kizuki, Kokushibo is an extraordinarily powerful demon. He is a master of Total Concentration Breathing and has access to the Transparent World. He easily overwhelms even skilled Demon Slayers like Muichiro Tokito. With his vast experience and immense strength, Kokushibo is a formidable adversary.
Zenitsu Agatsuma Quotes
- “Don’t ever give up. Even if it’s painful, even if it’s agonizing, don’t try to take the easy way out.”
- “So you were carrying such a cute girl with you… You were carrying such a cute girl with you every single day… and going about your journey with such joy… Give me back the blood I bled for you!”
- “I’ve… been protecting it… because you… said that… this thing is more important to you… than your own life.”
Zenitsu Agatsuma Story and Background
Zenitsu Agatsuma is one of the main characters in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. He is a Demon Slayer and a travelling companion of Tanjiro Kamado and Nezuko Kamado. Zenitsu is known for being cowardly, anxious, and fearful of his dangerous job as a Demon Slayer. Despite his talent and strength, he has low self-esteem and often doubts his abilities.
However, Zenitsu’s true strength is revealed when he is asleep. In his sleep, he becomes calm and precise in combat, showing exceptional skills as a Demon Slayer. He has defeated powerful demons and even took on Upper Rank demons. When awake, Zenitsu can still display impressive abilities, such as outmatching other skilled Demon Slayers. Despite his fears, Zenitsu’s determination and growth make him a formidable fighter by the end of the series.
Kyojuro Rengoku Quotes
- “True strength does not just refer to the physical body.”
- “Life is a series of decisions. You never have unlimited options. or unlimited time to think, but….. what you choose in that instant defines who you are.”
- “If you are feeling disheartened, that you are somehow not enough, set your heart ablaze. Dry your eyes and look ahead. You may feel like you are digging your heels in, but the flow of time waits for no one. It won’t patiently stand by as you grieve.
- “Growing old and dying is what gives meaning and beauty to the fleeting span of a human life. It’s precisely because we age and die that our lives have value and nobility.”
- “Go ahead and live with your head held high, No matter how devastated you may be by your own weakness or uselessness, set your heart ablaze.”
- “You have a burning passion in your heart. So let’s do our best. Let’s work hard in life. Even if we’re lonely.”
- “They don’t risk their lives to earn praise. They simply feel that they must. What they choose in that moment, is a cry from the depths of their souls.”
Kyojuro Rengoku Story and Background
Kyojuro Rengoku was an important character and a Flame Hashira in the Demon Slayer Corps. He was known for his exceptional swordsmanship and strict discipline. Kyojuro believed in protecting the weak and had a strong sense of honor and morals.
He deeply loved his family, especially his father and little brother. Even in his final moments, he expressed his care and encouragement for them. Kyojuro’s skills with the sword were impressive, and he could take on powerful demons, even the formidable Akaza.
Giyu Tomioka Quotes
- “Feel the rage, The powerful, pure rage of not being able to forgive will become your unswerving drive to take action.”
- “The weak have no rights or choices. Their only fate is to be relentlessly crushed by the strong!”
- “Don’t cry. Don’t despair. Now’s not the time for that.”
- “Don’t ever show your back to the enemies.”
Giyu Tomioka Story and Background
Giyu Tomioka is a Water Hashira in the Demon Slayer Corps. He has a stoic and serious demeanor and a strong sense of justice. Although he usually appears unemotional, he does care about what others think of him and has a complex about it.
Giyu is a highly skilled and powerful fighter, known for easily defeating demons and other powerful opponents. He is especially adept at working with his teammates and understanding their intentions in battle.
Despite his reserved personality, he made an exception for Nezuko Kamado and allowed her to live as a demon because she didn’t harm humans. This shows that he is pragmatic and doesn’t let hatred cloud his judgment when dealing with demons.
- “All you did was memorize a fact. Your body has no clue what it needs to do.”
- “Go further! If you’re a man. If you call yourself a man! There’s no other way to go but forward!”
- “A man shouldn’t whine, it’s unseemly.”
Sabito Story and Background
Sabito was a former apprentice of Sakonji Urokodaki and appeared to help Tanjiro Kamado prepare for the Final Selection exam. He was a serious and strict young man who held high standards for himself and others. During Tanjiro’s training, Sabito acted as a tough mentor, pointing out his flaws and refusing to acknowledge him as a man.
Despite his serious demeanor, Sabito trusted Tanjiro and was glad when he became the strongest student under Sakonji. He openly acknowledged Tanjiro’s abilities and passed on the will of all the lost children to him.
Sabito was an expert swordsman, displaying remarkable skill during the Final Selection exam by defeating many demons on Mount Fujikasane single-handedly. He also demonstrated superior speed and agility, easily outclassing Tanjiro in their early battles. It took Tanjiro six months of training to finally defeat Sabito.
Jigoro Kuwajima Quotes (Demon Slayer Quotes)
- “It’s Alright To Cry. It’s Alright To Run Away. Just Don’t Ever Give Up!”
- “If You Can Only Do One Thing, Hone It To Perfection. Hone It To The Utmost Limit.”
Jigoro Kuwajima Story and Background
Jigoro Kuwajima, also known as the Thunder Hashira, was the mentor of Zenitsu Agatsuma and Kaigaku in the Demon Slayer Corps. He was a strong and dedicated teacher, showing unwavering devotion to his students and providing strict training. Despite his status as a former Pillar, Jigoro had a soft spot for raising the next generation and deeply cared for his students.
Zenitsu admired Jigoro’s patience and dedication, as he never gave up on him even when Zenitsu complained and ran away. Jigoro saved Zenitsu from a life of debt and was happy to see him master even the first form of his breathing technique. He believed in training through repetition to perfect skills, likening it to forging and purifying a sword. Jigoro’s love for his students was evident when he was touched by Zenitsu’s gratitude for all his efforts in helping him improve.
As a former Pillar, Jigoro was a skilled and powerful swordsman, specializing in Thunder Breathing. He faced numerous demons during his time in the Demon Slayer Corps, but after losing his leg in battle, he chose to step down from his position as a Pillar.
Shinobu Kocho Quotes
- “Humans and demons, we both should get along together.”
- “I may be the only swords-lady among the pillars who can’t cut a demon’s head off. But anyone who creates poison that can kill demons can be quite amazing.”
- “Yes, I am angry, Tanjiro. I’ve been angry the whole time. My parents were killed. My sister was killed. My disciples except Kanawo were killed. They must have lived calm lives with their families if their families weren’t killed by demons. Pisses me off. Screw you, idiot. Why my poisons don’t work on you, bastard!”
Shinobu Kocho Story and Background
Shinobu Kocho is a major character in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. She is a Demon Slayer in the Demon Slayer Corps and holds the position of Insect Hashira. After a demon killed her parents, Shinobu joined the Demon Slayer Corps with her sister Kanae Kocho to protect others from suffering the same fate.
Despite her bright and friendly demeanor, Shinobu’s kindness is a mask, as she can be quite sadistic and cruel, especially towards demons. She enjoys teasing others and has a particular fondness for picking on Giyu Tomioka. However, she also shows compassion towards Tanjiro Kamado and his sister Nezuko after hearing their story.
As a Hashira, Shinobu is a highly skilled and powerful combatant. While she may not possess the physical strength of an average Demon Slayer, she makes up for it with her creativity and ingenuity. Instead of decapitating demons with a sword, she uses a katana with a stinger to inject a potent wisteria-based poison lethal to demons.
Her speed and agility allow her to overpower demons quickly. During her battle with the powerful Upper Rank demon Doma, she demonstrated her true strength, going toe-to-toe with him and earning his praise.
That concludes the best Demon Slayer quotes!
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