Although Tanjirō’s primary relationship in the Demon Slayer manga and anime was with his family, specifically his sister, his personal life is also very interesting and has fans asking questions. Now, every anime and manga fan will know that shōnen anime don’t really focus too much on romance; it might be present, but it is rarely the focus, and the couples are usually revealed in the epilogue of the story, while the actual romances are only hinted at. The Demon Slayer manga did not divulge from the usual trope, but it did reveal that many characters ended up together in the epilogue. One of them was Tanjirō, who actually got together with Kanao Tsuyuri, as it had been foreshadowed. Now, in this article, we will tell you all about that relationship, as well as whether the two of them had children.
Tanjirō Kamado and Kanao Tsuyuri ended up after the final battle against Muzan in Demon Slayer. They married, and it was implied they had a very happy marriage. And while they have never been revealed, we know that the two of them had children, as in the future, they had two great-great-grandchildren, the siblings Kanata and Sumihiko Kamado, which means they did have children.
The rest of this article will focus on Tanjirō and his relationship with Kanao Tsuyuri in the Demon Slayer series, focusing on how it evolved. Since the manga is over, we know all the facts related to this interesting ship, and we will tell you everything we know about it. This means that you will find out what happened between Tanjirō and Kanao, i.e., how their romance ended and what happened in the aftermath of the main story. Be careful, though, as the article is going to contain a lot of spoilers.
Tanjirō and Kanao married and had children, but the details are unknown, sadly…
Interestingly enough, the relationship between Tanjirō and Kanao, although it seemed to be a sure thing, developed rather slowly, and while Tanjirō did openly like Kanao from the start, she was quite reserved towards him, although there was a very valid reason for that. As it turns out, they had no interaction when Kanao first encountered Tanjirō during the Final Selection because Kanao remained mute after the event.
Later, as they run into each other again on Natagumo Mountain, Tanjirō engages in physical combat with Kanao to save his sister from harm and is ultimately knocked unconscious by Kanao.
When Tanjirō, after having passed his Final Selection, is taken to the Butterfly Mansion to recover her, he spots her in the garden but does not know that she attacked him earlier.
Later, when they begin training, Tanjirō finds it challenging to defeat Kanao in every training exercise they have together, but despite her superior skills, he can adapt. One such exercise involved hitting the other with foul-smelling tea, but Tanjirō decides against throwing the cup at Kanao because he believes it would be inappropriate. Instead, he puts the cup on Kanao’s head after he can finally surpass her during their shared training in the Mansion.
Kanao, who is seen holding his hands close to his chest and flushing slightly, falls to the ground when Kiyo cries out to him abruptly from behind. Since it is implied in a chapter following the conclusion of the rehabilitation training arc, it is possible that she harbored affection for Tanjirō.
Throughout the novel, Kanao shows more emotion and grit when Tanjirō is brought back to the Butterfly Mansion to recover after his battles with the Kizuki in the Entertainment District.
She tears and drops the vase of flowers as she tells him how delighted she is that he is awake and that he has awoken. The others who had come to visit Tanjirō also got into a fight while she was there. She tries to calm things down, but when he falls asleep once more, she yells at everyone.
Kanao, who is still the sole demon slayer who is aware during the combat with Muzan Kibutsuji, makes an effort to continue fighting. Muzan is ready to strike the ultimate blow when Tanjirō manages to momentarily paralyze Muzan and pull Kanao to safety. Kanao cries as she continuously calls him, and he acknowledges that he has woken up and apologizes for being late. When Kanao observes Nezuko attempting to soothe Tanjirō after he transforms into a demon, he sobs.
She uses Flower Breathing, Final Form: Equinoctial Vermilion Eye, to make a gap so Tanjirō can receive the demon-to-human cure by putting his safety in danger and revealing the depth of her feelings for the siblings. When Tanjirō successfully transforms, she weeps with joy and is plainly relieved to see him back in his human form. As they lie next to each other, the two share sincere smiles.
What we can tell you is that Tanjirō adores Kanao. After a tentative start to their relationship, the two grew to have a deep love relationship with real feelings for one another.
Over the course of the anime series, Tanjirō unequivocally demonstrated his love for Kanao as their family expanded and changed. On the other hand, Kanao was, because of the trauma she had gone through, quite reserved, and while she did open up along the way, it wasn’t until after the decisive battle against Muzan that she fully opened up and accepted and expressed her emotions towards Tanjirō.
As the epilogue revealed, the two of them would end up marrying and having a very happy family in the future. They had children as well, but the details were never revealed. Seeing how the Kamado name was passed on until modern times, we assume that at least one of the children was a son. In the present-day part of the epilogue, their great-great-grandchildren, the siblings Kanata and Sumihiko Kamado, are seen, which confirms that the family had children and that their descendants still live.