Demon Slayer: Here’s When Tanjiro Kamado Marries Kanao

Heres When Tanjiro Kamado Marries Kanao
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Although Tanjiro’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. We know Tanjiro has many friends and potential love interests in the Demon Slayer series, but who and when does Tanjiro marry?

  • Article Breakdown:
  • Tanjiro Kamado ends up marrying Kanao, a fellow Demon Slayer and the adopted sister of Shinobu and Kanae Kocho.
  • After Muzan’s defeat, Tanjiro and Kanao eventually marry and start a family, having two great-great-grandchildren by the names of Kanata Kamado and Sumihiko Kamado between them.
  • Their wedding was never shown in the manga, but their descendants can be seen in the last chapter of Demon Slayer manga, chapter 205, titled Life Shining Across the Years.

Does Tanjiro marry in Demon Slayer?

When we first see Tanjiro, he is just a 15-year-old boy. But, as the plot progresses, he grows older, and although we don’t see it due to the time skip, Tanjiro Kamado becomes a healthy adult with a lovely family. At some point in his life, he does end up marrying Kanao Tsuyuri, his significant other from when they both were Demon Slayers, and they end up founding a family together.

As we have stated above, Tanjiro Kamado ends up marrying Kanao Tyusuri. She is a fellow Demon Slayer and the adopted sister of Shinobu and Kanae Kocho. The two have been in love for a long time and ended up crowning their relationship with a marriage.

Does Tanjiro love Kanao?

Well, in order to properly answer and explain this question, we think that it’s best for us to tell you about the evolution of their relationship throughout the series, which will serve as a basis for our answer.

During the final selection, Kanao and Tanjiro had no interaction, with Kanao remaining distant and silent. Their paths cross again on Natagumo Mountain, where a physical altercation ensues. Tanjiro attempts to protect his sister from harm, leading to a confrontation with Kanao, who ultimately knocks him out.

Tanjiro telling Kanao to follow her heart 1

Tanjiro encounters Kanao at the Butterfly Estate, recognizing her as a survivor of the final selection. Despite her initially being his attacker, Tanjiro doesn’t identify her. During training, he struggles against Kanao’s advanced abilities but eventually adapts and surpasses her. In a game involving foul-smelling tea, Tanjiro, displaying kindness, places the cup on his head to avoid splashing Kanao. Upon bidding farewell after recovering, Tanjiro encourages Kanao to be optimistic and open-hearted, leaving her blushing.

An additional chapter hints at Kanao possibly having a crush on Tanjiro. As the story progresses, Kanao displays more emotion and determination, particularly when Tanjiro returns to recover at the Butterfly Mansion after battles in the Entertainment District.

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During the battle against Muzan Kibutsuji, Kanao remains the only conscious demon slayer and tries to keep fighting. As Muzan is about to deliver the final blow, Tanjiro momentarily immobilizes Muzan and manages to bring Kanao to safety.

Kanao beating Tanjiro in the water cup game

After Tanjiro transforms into a demon, Kanao is moved to tears, witnessing Nezuko attempting to calm her brother. Driven by empathy, Kanao utilizes the final form of Breath of the Flower, Final Movement: Eyes of the Lycoris, to create an opening and inject the demon-to-human cure into Tanjiro, risking her own safety. Upon Tanjiro’s successful return to humanity, Kanao expresses tears of happiness and visible relief. The two share tearful smiles as they lie opposite each other.

In the future, Kanao and Tanjiro marry, starting a family with two great-great-grandchildren named Kanata Kamado and Sumihiko Kamado. Tanjiro’s love for Kanao is evident throughout their relationship, which initially develops slowly but deepens over time. Kanao’s personality is introduced as indecisive and calm, a result of past abuse. She suppresses emotions as a defense mechanism, and Kanae Kocho gives her a coin to aid decision-making.

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When do Tanjiro and Kanao kiss for the first time?

While Tanjiro and Kanao have certainly kissed, the exact moment of their first kiss was never shown. Now, this is quite usual for shonen anime series, which encourage romance between characters (especially protagonists), but they rarely show them kissing; their emotions are pretty obvious, and you can see they like each other, but you don’t actually see it materialize at any point.

When do Tanjiro and Kanao marry?

The exact moment of their marriage is never revealed. We know that the two of them end up marrying sometime after Muzan’s defeat and Tanjiro’s return to his normal human form.

Since that period encompasses a lot of time, there were a lot of possibilities for Tanjiro to marry Kanao, but the exact moment was not revealed by the author, nor was the moment of the birth of their children and the expansion of their family up to the time skip. We can see their grandchildren in the final chapter of Demon Slayer, chapter 205, titled Life Shining Across the Years.

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