Demon Slayer introduced viewers to the strongest, most elite members of the Demon Slayer Corp, otherwise known as the Hashira. The Love Hashira, Mitsuri Kanroji, is set to play a leading role in the upcoming season: The Swordsmith Village Arc. Mitsuri's personality is as bright as her pink braids and big green eyes.


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The title of Love Hashira is fitting for Mitsuri, as she is a warm-hearted and deeply caring character. Mitsuri does not let her job dampen her spirits. Even after years of fighting terrifying and powerful demons, Mitsuri still finds beauty and happiness in the people and places around her.

10/10 Mitsuri Has A Big Appetite

Mitsuri Kanroji blushing
Mitsuri Kanroji blushing 

Mitsuri's eyes are definitely not bigger than her stomach! The Love Hashira has the biggest appetite out of everyone in the Demon Slayer Corps (even more than the ever-hungry mountain man, Inosuke!). In fact, her pink and green hair is a direct result of eating too much of her favorite food: sakura mochi.

Growing up, Mitsuri was embarrassed for others to see the amount of food she consumed. She worried that her appetite would alienate her from other girls her age. Once she joined the Demon Slayer Corps, Mitsuri learned that her appetite only boosted her incredible strength.

9/10 Mitsuri Was Born With Above Average Strength

Mitsuri Kanroji from Demon Slayer.

Though she may be small in stature, Mitsuri is mighty in strength. From a young age, Mitsuri displayed a superhuman amount of strength due to unique muscle composition. She was even stronger than her famously strong mother!

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With such great strength, Mitsuri worried she would never find a partner on or above her level. As a child, Mitsuri's strength made her an outcast among her peers. Even among the Demon Slayer Corps, Mitsuri is known for her massive power and sturdiness that can only be met by her fellow Hashira.

8/10 Mitsuri Joined The Demon Slayer Corps With A Specific Goal

What would the Love Hashira be without love? Mitsuri joined the Demon Slayer Corps with the intention of finding a husband. But before becoming a demon slayer, Mitsuri's path to find love was far from easy. Mitsuri searched for love in her hometown and even was arranged to be married at seventeen.

The stark differences between Mitsuri and her fellow villagers made her an outcast. Because of this rejection, Mitsuri tried to reject the essence of who she was, even going so far as to dye her hair and appear weak.

7/10 The Uniform Mitsuri Wears Was A Gift From Fellow Hashira

Six of the nine Hashira that comprise the Demon Slaying Corps

For the most part, every member of the Demon Slayer Corps wears the same uniform or very similar variations. Mitsuri's uniform differs from the rest, consisting of a skirt, white belt, white cloak, and v-neck blouse. The uniform was gifted to her by Flame Hashira, Kyojuro Rengoku. The most unorthodox part of Mitsuri's uniform are her green and blue stripped knee socks.

These were not standard issue, and were instead a gift from the Serpent Hashira, Obanai Iguro. Mitsuri's uniform also differs from that of the only other female Hashira, Shinobu Kocho. When Shinobu and Mitsuri were presented with their outfits, Shinobu protested the skit/blouse combo by setting her uniform on fire. Mitsuri was too sweet to do the same.

6/10 The Love Hashira Loves Animals

Mitsuri Kanroji Blushing In Demon Slayer

Mitsuri's big heart doesn't just extend to the people in her life. In fact, she has a strong love for animals of all different types. Mitsuri and the Stone Hashira, Gyomei Himejima, frequently bond over their love of cats. Like the other demon slayers, Mitsuri also has a pet crow who delivers mission parameters. She even has a pet rabbit!

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In the Demon Slayer manga, Mitsuri is shown to be a patient and caring beekeeper; a pastime perfect for someone with her name. Meaning honey in Japanese, Mitsuri's name itself reflects her love of both animals and sweets.

5/10 Mitsuri Forms A Special Bond With Nezuko

Mitsuri Kanroji from Demon Slayer.

When viewers first meet Mitsuri and the rest of the Hashira, it's under dire circumstances. Tanjiro Kamado (series protagonist and member of the Demon Slayer Corps) is charged with protecting a demon. The only problem is, the demon in question happens to be his little sister, Nezuko Kamado. Mitsuri is quick to say that Tanjiro and Nezuko's bond is touching, so much so that it brings tears to her eyes.

When Mitsuri and Nezuko are properly introduced in the Swordsmith Village arc, Mitsuri goes on to learn more about Nezuko and begins to view her as a surrogate little sister. Mitsuri explains that she has five siblings of her own and gets along with each one of them. Nezuko is so taken by Mitsuri's affection that she even asks her brother to style her hair with the same trademark braids.

4/10 Mitsuri Trained Under The Flame Hashira

The 9 Hashira gathered for Tanjiro’s trial in Demon Slayer.

Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku was an instant fan favorite in the Demon Slayer movie adaptation of the Mugen Train arc. Though viewers learn more about the good-hearted Hashira, the fact he was Mitsuri's teacher is not revealed until later in the manga.

Mitsuri describes training under Rengoku as fun, and even goes on to say that he's acted like a big brother figure. Under Rengoku's caring guidance, Mitsuri derives her own unique combat style of Love Breathing from Rengoku's signature Flame Breathing. Like the rest of her colleagues, Mitsuri is left devastated by Rengoku's ultimate fate.

3/10 Mitsuri’s Combat Technique Is Called Love BreathingMitsuri Kanroji from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba- Swordsmith Village arc

As the title of Love Hashira would suggest, Mitsuri employs a combat technique know as Love Breathing. In fact, Mitsuri created the technique on her own. Love Breathing has six separate forms, but Mitsuri only uses five of the six in the manga. The five forms of Love Breathing are:

  • Shivers of First Love

  • Love Pangs

  • Catlove Shower

  • Swaying Love, Wildclaw

  • Cat-Legged Wings of Love

Drawing on her massive strength and dense muscle composition, Love Breathing techniques allow Mitsuri to fight with great speed and power.

2/10 Mitsuri Is One Of The Most Talented Swordsman In The Demon Slayer Corp

The cover of Vol. 14 of Demon Slayer featuring the Love Hashira, Mitsuri.

In order to be a Hashira, one must possess extraordinary power, resolve, and talent. Mitsuri is no exception. Even among the Hashira, Mitsuri's talent with a sword stands out among the rest. Along with her strength, Mitsuri's enhanced flexibility allows her to perform feats of swordsmanship that few others, if any, exhibit.

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To suit her expert skills, Mitsuri uses a special sword tailored for her abilities. Whereas the others swords used by demon slayers are traditionally solid, Mitsuri's is made from flexible metal. This unique sword matches Mitsuri's superhuman flexibility, allowing her to wield it like a whip.

1/10 Mitsuri Earns the Love Of A Fellow Hashira

Demon Slayer - all the Hashira together as a group

With her cheerful demeanor and big heart, Mitsuri is able to find the good in just about everyone she meets. But what would the Love Hashira be without finding love? Throughout the manga, Mitsuri is shown to have a special connection with fellow Hashira, Obanai Iguro.

From his introduction, Obanai is depicted to be somewhat of a loner and unapproachable figure. However, his affection for Mitsuri becomes apparent as manga readers learn more about the Serpent Hashira. The love is not an unrequited one, as Mitsuri is shown to have a special place in her heart for him as well.

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