Demon Slayer: How Does Mitsuri Die? What Happens to Her & Who Kills Her?
Mitsuri Kanroji is a major supporting character in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. She is a Demon Slayer in the Demon Slayer Corps and the Love Hashira at the time of the main plot. Mitsuri Kanroji had a large part in the manga, but in the anime, her role is still very minor. Still, as the story progresses, we are going to see more and more of Mitsuri, and to prepare you for that, we are going to what happens to her at the very end of the series. In this article, we will talk about Mitsuri Kanroji, as we will tell you whether she died in Demon Slayer, as well as when it happened and who was responsible for it.
Mitsuri Kanroji, the Love Hashira, participated in the final battle against Muzan Kibutsuji and perished, alongside her friends Gyōmei Himejima, the Stone Hashira, and Obanai Iguro, the Serpent Hashira. The exact circumstances were not revealed, as their deaths were discovered after the battle had already ended, just like the deaths of many other Demon Slayer Corps members who also died while fighting Muzan.
Mitsuri Kanroji’s fate is one of the saddest deaths in the Demon Slayer series, and we will reveal and explain what happened to her. We know everything that happened and how it happened, so we will bring you all the details about Mitsuri Kanroji’s death in Demon Slayer. For those of you who are not up-to-date with all the events, this article will have numerous spoilers.
How did Mitusri Kanroji die, and what happened to her?
Mitsuri was born during the Meiji period, the youngest of five siblings, and appeared to have supernatural strength at a young age due to her unique muscular structure, surprising even her own mother, who was famous for being super strong herself. She grew up eating far more than the average person and developing an unnatural hair color (due to excessive consumption of sakura mochi), leading to her being labeled a freak and unable to marry as was expected at the age of seventeen.
She painted her hair black, claimed to be weak, and forced herself to consume a normal amount of food even though it wounded her after this rejection. Shortly after making these physical alterations, Mitsuri was approached by a potential companion.
Yet, she started questioning whether posing as someone else would eventually help her. At some point, either she or her partner left her. Then Mitsuri met Kagaya Ubuyashiki, who advised her to embrace her uniqueness and reject normalcy because her power was a gift. After this confrontation, she joined the Demon Slayer Corps and used her power and abilities to soar to the rank of Hashira.
She supported the notion of marrying a guy who was stronger than her while she was a member of the organization. Still, it didn’t work out because, except for her fellow Hashira, she was stronger and more talented than the other slayers. She began collaborating with Kyojuro Rengoku, and during one of their battles, she created her own breath called Love Breathing.
Mitsuri Kanroji was one of the most powerful fighters of the Demon Slayer Corps, although she did not seem like that. She was shy, somewhat clumsy, and very emotional but exceptionally strong, powerful, and dangerous. But, like many of her friends – even her romantic interest – she perished during the final fight against Muzan Kibutsuji. Muzan was the original Demon and the source of all evil in the series; he was the lore’s chief antagonist, and due to his power and experience, he was difficult to eliminate.
Namely, since he had a close call to death during his battle with Yoriichi Tsugikuni, he also voiced legitimate concern for individuals who employed the Sun Breathing technique. He used this as an excuse to assault Tanjiro’s family, hoping to transform at least one of them into a demon. Since Nezuko was the only survivor of that tragedy, she eventually developed a resistance to the sun, and Muzan concentrated his efforts on capturing and devouring her to overcome his single known vulnerability. This led to a major obsession with Nezuko’s eradication.
Tanjiro, though, obstructs his attempts to apprehend Nezuko. However, the Demon Slayers Corps exploited Muzan’s fixation on Tanjiro and Nezuko to capture him and eliminate his surviving supporters. Before understanding that he was infected with a variant of the humanity-restoring serum that Tamayo and Shinobu produced with extra poisons that eliminated most of his skills and made him weak to be, Muzan manages to kill Tamayo and numerous Demon Slayers. This is the final epic clash we are talking about, but there is a catch here.
Namely, in the original manga, the battle between Muzan and the Demon Slayer Corps had so many participants. It was so chaotic that it was almost impossible to follow each character individually. Sure, Muzan was eventually defeated, but the battle was pure chaos from our perspective. This is why we never found out the exact circumstances of how Mitsuri died and why she had to die; we simply know that she did die during the battle with Muzan.
We know that Mitsuri seemingly died, then came back, then fought, then cried a bit, then almost died twice or thrice again, but was saved. She helped battle Muzan some more before it was ultimately revealed, in the aftermath of the battle, that she, Obanai, and Gyomei finally succumbed to their injuries and died after a brave fight. This does not mean that the final battle was bad, but it was a bit oddly written and a tad chaotic, so it was tough for us to follow up on everyone.
Before dying, though, Mitsuri had a very emotional moment with Obanai, whom she loved. Namely, both of them liked each other and could finally confess it to each other moments before dying, which both of them were aware of. Bursting into tears again and confessing her feelings to him, Mitsuri asks Obanai to promise that they will be together once they are reincarnated, which Obanai does. This is why Mitsuri’s death was so heartbreaking and sad, but we did get some good news later when we found out that the reincarnated Obanai and Mitsuri did marry later in the story.
Who killed Mitsuri Kanroji?
We know that Mitsuri died during the final battle against Muzan. Many Demon Slayer Corps members perished during that final battle, and we’re sad to say that not all the circumstances have been confirmed or explained in the meantime. Mitsuri Kanroji died because she participated in the battle and because she received a fatal injury from Muzan. Still, the details have not been revealed, and we only know for sure that she died while fighting Muzan. No further details have been revealed in the manga, but the anime might reveal some additional details in the future.