The 15 Best Shipped Couples in Demon Slayer (2023)

Fans can’t help but ship these couples in Demon Slayer!

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It's common for fans to ship couples in anime, and Demon Slayer is no exception.From Tanjiro and Kanao to Tanjuro and Kie, here are the 15 best-shipped couples in Demon Slayer!

The popular shounen anime series continues to captivate audiences with its premise, endearing characters, and superb animation.

With the release of Demon Slayer Season 3, fans can expect yet another action-packed season of sword fighting and demon-killing!

Spoiler Warning: This article contains spoilers from the Demon Slayer manga.

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    Haganezuka and His Swords

    The 15 Best Shipped Couples in Demon Slayer (3)

    As I write this, I can't help but laugh at Haganezuka's pairing with his swords.

    We all know how dedicated Haganezuka is to his swords, and we couldn't help but include them on the list!

    Haganezuka is still single at the age of 37. This could be due to his behavior and poor socialization skills, or it could be related to his commitment to making Nichirin blades.

    He enjoys doing them, and it's the only thing that will get him to concentrate, unlike any other swordsmith in his village.

    Most importantly, Haganezuka despises it when his swords become chipped or, worse, broken.

    He takes great care in forging his swords, and it irritates and pains him the most when they fail him.

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    Tamayo and Yushiro

    The 15 Best Shipped Couples in Demon Slayer (4)

    Throughout the years they have traveled together, Yushiro's feelings for Tamayo have always been one-sided.

    Even after Tamayo died at Muzan's hands, Yushiro's love and care for her remained unwavering.

    Their companionship may have ended tragically, but Yushiro will always remember Tamayo fondly.

    Perhaps Yushiro can finally win Tamayo's heart in another lifetime, and the two of them can begin a betterrelationship.

    Tamayo, on the other hand, never recovered from the deaths of his husband and children.

    It's a mother's worst fear, and we understand how difficult it is for her to forget them and start over with Yushiro.

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    Douma and Kotoha

    This is such a weird pairing, if not blasphemy, for some. Douma and Kotoha have a shared history, and it did not age well for Inosuke’s mother.

    Kotoha Hashibira is a battered woman whose only hope in life is her son, Inosuke. Her abusive husband and mother-in-law compelled her to leave the house to care for Inosuke alone.

    Because of Kotoha's circumstances at the time, no one was ready to help her, and it was only Douma who took her in without expecting anything in return.

    Douma has a fondness for Kotoha and Inosuke because of their beautiful faces, and he wants them both by his side till they die.

    But when Kotoha discovered that Douma is a human-eating demon, she became concerned about Inosuke's safety.

    She attempted to flee Douma's cult, but only Inosuke managed to make it out alive.

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    Kie and Tanjuro

    The 15 Best Shipped Couples in Demon Slayer (6)

    We will never meet Tanjiro and Nezuko or the rest of their siblings if Kie and Tanjuro did not exist. They share a strong affinity, which is evident in their six children, who love each other unconditionally.

    Kie and Tanjuro may have only been together for a short time, but their love has always been strong, especially for their children. They are both caring people who prioritize their children's needs over their own.

    Fortunately, Kie and Tanjuro have had a positive influence on Tanjiro and Nezuko since their kindness has always been able to move others and touch people's hearts!

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    Amane and Kagaya

    The 15 Best Shipped Couples in Demon Slayer (7)

    The arranged marriage between Amane and Kagaya blossomed into a fruitful life, along with their five children.

    They might have been arranged by the Shinto priests, but Amane and Kagaya were not forced to be together.

    They both committed to caring for one another willingly, especially Amane. She accepted to marry Kagaya in order to care for his medical needs and assist him in overseeing the Demon Slayer Corps.

    Even when she was on the verge of death, Amane never left Kagaya's side.

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    In fact, Amane committed the unthinkable, only to be with Kagaya in the hereafter, all the while bravely carrying out her final duty in the Demon Slayer Corps in the face of Muzan.

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    Rengoku and Mitsuri

    The 15 Best Shipped Couples in Demon Slayer (8)

    Rengoku and Mitsuri’s pairing called "RenMitsu" is non-canon, but that hasn't stopped fans from shipping the two of them.

    Rengoku and Mitsuri share the most similarities among the Demon Slayer Corps' Hashiras.

    They both enjoy food and have a positive attitude in the face of adversity. They also have a long history together, as Rengoku used to train Mitsuri.

    Perhaps this is why Rengoku has had the largest influence on Mitsuri's ways. They were also incredibly supportive, and they had a lot of respect for one another.

    If Rengoku hadn't perished in the Mugen Train Arc, he could have helped Mitsuri and the other slayers survive the final stand against Muzan.

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    Sanemi and Kanae

    The 15 Best Shipped Couples in Demon Slayer (9)

    Thanks to Gyomei’s confirmation, we are confident to say that Sanemi likes Kanae. Kanae's generosity and warm hands remind him of his late mother, and he has fallen head over heels for her.

    Kanae was the most concerned of all the Hashiras about Sanemi, and the latter is well aware of this.

    She was also the only Hashira who called Sanemi "kind," despite the fact that he always has an intimidating scowl on his face, is stubborn, and is hell-bent on killing all demons.

    He also bothers Shinobu when it comes to asking about Kanae’s whereabouts, what she was doing, and especially her situation.

    Sanemi and Kanae’s pairing is adorable, and we can only imagine what could have happened if Kanae hadn't died so early in the series.

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    Koyuki and Hakuji (Akaza)

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    Koyuki and Hakuji's relationship ended tragically as well. They love each other unconditionally, yet it isn't enough to keep them together.

    They were supposed to marry, but fate intervened and changed their lives forever, especially Hakuji, who had been turned into a demon by Muzan.

    Back then, Koyuki and Hakuji only needed each other to live. Hakuji cared for Koyuki the most since she had a frail body and had been sick all her life.

    Hakuji supported Koyuki in everything she did, and it wasn’t long before the young girl developed feelings for him.

    The same is true for Hakuji, who agreed to marry Koyuki. However, after Koyuki and her father were poisoned, Hakuji went on a killing spree, killing many people who wronged them.

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    Uzui Tengen and His Wives

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    Uzui Tengen, the former Sound Hashira, is living the dream of having three attractive and skilled women care for him.

    He is the pinnacle of grandeur, and Zenitsu can only smirk at his ability to entice gorgeous kunoichis to marry him.

    Tengen's spouses are Hinatsuru, Makio, and Suma, and they have all decided to be in a polyamorous relationship.

    Despite their different personalities, they are united by their passion for the Sound Hashira.

    Uzui loves all three of his wives equally. He never favors anyone and is serious about maintaining all of his promises to them.

    He adores his wives and will go to any length to save them all in times of distress.

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    Yoriichi and Uta

    The 15 Best Shipped Couples in Demon Slayer (12)

    Yoriichi has the ability to protect anyone from demons, yet he has failed to protect his wife. It is sad, but Yoriichi has to live with it for the rest of his life.

    It is true that no matter how powerful a person is, he will never be able to save everyone, and Yoriichi is well aware of this.

    Uta is not at all similar to Yoriichi. Uta is a talker, whereas Yoriichi is a quiet man. She enjoys talking all day, and Yoriichi lends her his ears to listen.

    Yoriichi also learned a lot from Uta and how she sees the world differently. He treasures Uta the most, for she has become the love of his life.

    She also became Yoriichi’s light, and their relationship has been smooth sailing until a demon took Uta and her baby away from Yoriichi forever.

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    Mitsuri and Obanai

    The 15 Best Shipped Couples in Demon Slayer (13)

    While the pairing "RenMitsu" is non-canon, the pairing "ObaMitsu" is canon. They both have affection for one another, and their love has survived time and death.

    Obanai is extremely protective of Mitsuri. He adores her so much that he becomes envious whenever another man, especially Tanjiro, spends time with her.

    Funnily, Obanai carried his jealousy in the Hashira Training Arc to be extra hard on training the young sun-breather.

    Obanai is forthright about his affection for Mitsuri, but the latter is more reserved. But she enjoys it whenever she is with Obanai, and she always looks forward to their time together.

    After dying in each other’s arms in the final stand against Muzan, Obanai and Mitsuri reincarnated as husband and wife.

    They were finally happy, as the two of them run a family restaurant together, and their lives are flourishing.

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    Shinobu and Giyuu

    The 15 Best Shipped Couples in Demon Slayer (14)

    When it comes to shipping Shinobu and Giyuu, there are numerous arguments. Some even claim that they have no romantic feelings for each other.

    But one thing is certain: people are rooting for the two of them because they see their chemistry whenever they are together.

    Shinobu and Giyuu's pairing is rather conventional. Shinobu has a playful disposition, but Giyuu has a very placid temperament, which Shinobu occasionally makes fun of.

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    They have a strong bond because they have always worked together on assignments.

    Giyuu and Shinobu were always there for each other, even when the other Hashira protested about Giyuu and his views on Tanjiro and Nezuko.

    They also like talking to each other, demonstrating their positive friendship.

    Shinobu is also the only person in the world who has seen Giyuu smile, a feat no one else among the pillars has done.

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    Inosuke and Aoi

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    One of the most chaotic yet cutest pairings in Demon Slayer is "AoIno", the ship between Inosuke and Aoi. They both have strong personalities, and they often clash whenever they are together.

    They are both headstrong, and they have always irritated each other the most, especially when Inosuke is recuperating at the Butterfly Estate.

    But everything changed when Inosuke sensed Aoi's compassion and generosity through the meals she prepared specifically for him following the final battle with Muzan.

    He began anticipating Aoi's customized meals, and the rest is history. He was also reminded of his mother because Aoi has always been so generous and kind to him.

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    Zenitsu and Nezuko

    The 15 Best Shipped Couples in Demon Slayer (16)

    All throughout the series, we were rooting for Zenitsu to end up with Nezuko. And thank goodness for Koyoharu Gotouge, who never failed to provide us with the happiest ending for Zenitsu and Nezuko.

    Zenitsu has been through so much, yet he has never given up, not only in the face of great peril but also in the heart of Nezuko.

    He may appear to be a stupid demon slayer, but his affection for Nezuko always helped him get through the most difficult situations.

    He is so attached to Nezuko that he becomes envious whenever someone approaches her.

    He also worries anytime Nezuko is on another mission with Tanjiro and he is not with him.

    Thankfully, Tanjiro roots for Zenitsu to end up with Nezuko, even though he doesn’t really look like it.

    He motivates Zenitsu to gather all the courage in the world and confess to Nezuko before someone gets in his way.

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    Tanjiro and Kanao

    The 15 Best Shipped Couples in Demon Slayer (17)

    Tanjiro and Kanao have the purest love story, fueled by kindness. They have had a huge influence on each other and have saved each other in various ways.

    Tanjiro managed to influence Kanao's outlook on life through his kindness, encouragement, and insightful remarks.

    He was the one who made Kanao feel more human again, open up her heart to others, and express more feelings.

    Tanjiro had no idea Kanao had started to develop affection for him. She also began to care for him the most, as she became concerned every time Tanjiro returned to the butterfly estate with serious wounds.

    Their meeting is fated, as Tanjiro and Kanao would not have been able to save humanity from Muzan if they had never crossed paths and found each other.

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Who are the most shipped couple in Demon Slayer? ›

The pairing of Zenitsu and Nezuko is arguably the most popular canon ship in Demon Slayer. Zenitsu is naturally an affectionate person and easily drawn to beautiful women. He falls in love with Nezuko at first sight, but what validated this ship to fans was Zenitsu's act of protecting Nezuko's box before knowing her.

Who is Giyuu most shipped with? ›

Shinobu to Giyuu on Kimetsu no Yaiba Official Light Novel. GiyuShino is the het ship between Shinobu Kocho and Giyuu Tomioka from the Demon Slayer fandom.

Who is Tanjiro most shipped with? ›

1 Tanjiro & Kanao Tsuyuri

This is Demon Slayer's most wholesome ship of all, and it is also 100% canon in the manga. The Tanjiro/Kanao pairing has a lot going for it, including how both characters are kind and compassionate people who greatly admire and support one another, which is a great start.

Who is Inosuke most shipped with? ›

AoIno is the het ship between Inosuke Hashibira and Aoi Kanzaki from the Demon Slayer fandom.

Who is Douma mostly shipped with? ›

On AO3 DouShino is Shinobu's third and Douma's first most popular ship. Certain fans like to think Douma truly fell in love with Shinobu after dying and they enjoy the ship and its dynamics, thinking of it as an enemies to lovers trope and imagining how their possible relationship and interactions could be.

Does Shinobu love Doma? ›

Shinobu holds a strong resentment and hatred for Doma, due to him killing her older sister, Kanae. This hatred and disgust becomes even stronger when she actually meets him and comes to understand and see first-hand his twisted personality and ideas about giving his disciples "salvation" by killing and eating them.

Who is giyu tomioka crush? ›

In the first season of the Demon Slayer anime, Giyu Tomioka is set next to Shinobu Kocho during the Natagumo Mountain Arc. Though Giyu is much too stoic to openly admit his admiration of Shinobu, it is clear that they share an interest in saving the demons who have had their lives stolen by Muzan Kibutsuji.

Who is Daki shipped with? ›

DakiTan. DakiTan is the ship between Daki and Tanjiro Kamado.

Who is rengoku in love with? ›

Shizuka is seen often teasing Sanemi and making him annoyed, nevertheless, the two had still created a strong bond and relationship with each other. Eventually, after knowing each other for a while, Shizuka finally ended up having the courage and confessed, leading to them getting married after awhile.

Who is akaza shipped with? ›

HakuKoyu is the het ship between Hakuji/Akaza and Koyuki from the Demon Slayer fandom.

Which girl loves Tanjiro? ›

But Demon Slayer introduced Tanjiro's main love interest briefly, and she doesn't really return until the end of the season, when she is fighting against him. His love interest that develops as the story goes on is Kanao Tsuyuri and their romance is quite adorable.

Who is Mitsuri shipped with? ›

ObaMitsu is the het ship between Obanai Iguro and Mitsuri Kanroji from the Demon Slayer fandom.

Who is Zenitsu wife? ›

Nezuko marries Zenitsu Agatsuma in the Demon Slayer series.

Who is Zenitsu shipped with? ›

ZenNezu is the het ship between Zenitsu Agatsuma and Nezuko Kamado from the Demon Slayer fandom.

Who is Sabito most shipped with? ›

SabiGiyuu is the most popular ship for Sabito and the second most popular for Giyuu, rivaling the ship of GiyuShino. A lot of fans saw their friendship as a special relationship where both of them held deep feelings for the other, romantic or not, but very caring, kind and with mutual growth.

Who is Nezuko's love interest? ›

Zenitsu Agatsuma

Upon seeing her for the first time, Zenitsu falls in love with Nezuko at first sight.

Who is Doumas crush? ›

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Who is shipped with Muichiro? ›

MuiTan is the slash ship between Muichiro Tokito and Tanjiro Kamado from the Demon Slayer fandom.

Who is Shinobu husband? ›

Shinobu Terajima
Years active1995–present
SpouseLaurent Ghnassia
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Who fell in love with Shinobu? ›

After several incidents involving her reunion with Shinobu, Chihiro finally realizes that she has unconsciously fallen in love with Shinobu and only notices that now.

Who will Giyuu marry? ›

Sanemi and Giyuu are married and live in hollowed out tree near a bunch of glowy mushrooms. Sanemi works at a construction site while Giyuu is a humble fisher. They're friends with a butterfly named Shinobu and will sometimes invite her over for a cup of tea. Who can reply?

Who does Sanemi love? ›

In fan interpretation, Sanemi is often depicted as smitten with Kanae, and too frightened to make the first move, fearing she might reject him.

Does Shinobu kiss GIYU? ›

Shinobu opened her mouth and Giyuu did so as well, deepening the kiss. Giyuu was huffing little puffs of breath between kisses, while Shinobu's lips were quirked in mirth at how affected Giyuu already was.

Who does Shinobu Kocho love? ›

Shinobu confessed her love to Guiyu. in episode 18 of Demon Slayer, Shinobu shows her liking to Guiyu.

Why does Muzan love Daki? ›

3 Muzan Mainly Liked Daki Because Of Her Potential To Earn Money.

Who is Muzan's ship? ›

EnZan is the slash ship between Muzan Kibutsuji and Enmu from the Demon Slayer fandom.

Does Daki love Muzan? ›

Daki and Gyutaro

Muzan is shown to have a positive master-servant relationship with Daki, as the young Demoness seemingly worships and admires the Demon Progenitor immensely, fervently hanging on each and every one one of his words and doing her absolute best to accomplish the tasks he gives her.

Who is Mitsuri crush? ›

Later on in the manga, we also realize that Mitsuri Kanroji is actually in love with Obanai Iguro, the Snake Hashira.

Who is Rengoku's baby brother? ›

Kyojuro Rengoku's younger brother. He has a gentle, modest personality.

Who does Hashira love? ›

The current love Hashira and Demon Slayer Corps member, Misturi Kanroji is finally a prominent character in the new Swordsmith village arc. A young woman with light pink hair that fades into lime green towards the end of her braids.

Who is doma to inosuke? ›

Inosuke Hashibira

Although Inosuke refuses to acknowledge that he has met him before, Doma explores his memories and reveals that he met Inosuke when he was a child, and was responsible for killing his mother, causing Inosuke to fill with hatred and engage in combat with the Demon.

Did Akaza ever marry? ›

She was married to Toshiya Fujita.

Who is Akaza crush? ›

Despite losing his memories, Akaza was noted to have subconsciously retained his strong feelings for Koyuki, this is seen where Doma noted that Akaza absolutely refused to kill and eat women during his hundreds of years as a Demon, despite his obsessive desire for more strength and power.

Does Kanao go blind? ›

After Doma's demise, Kanao wears Shinobu's hair pin instead of Kanae's, as the latter was destroyed during the fighting. Furthermore she loses visibility in her right eye due to unleashing the final form of Flower Breathing, even though the eye is unaffected visually.

Does Tanjiro have 3 wives? ›

Furthermore, to Tanjiro, Inosuke and Zenitsu's surprise, the Sound Hashira has three incredibly beautiful wives.

Who will Tanjiro marry? ›

Tanjiro and Kanao would eventually marry and start a family, having two great-grandchildren by the names of Kanata Kamado and Sumihiko Kamado between them.

Does Mitsuri love Giyu? ›

In the end, Mitsuri confesses that she likes him and that she enjoyed the meals she ate with him. She states that he has always looked at her so gently and asks him if he'd take her as his wife if they are reborn as humans again.

Who is Nezuko's husband? ›

Zenitsu Agatsuma

Does Zenitsu have 7 ex girlfriends? ›

Zenitsu's debt is estimated to be around 600,000 yen in modern currency. This massive amount of debt likely came from his 7 ex-girlfriends. Despite all of them being beautiful, they treated Zenitsu like a slave, tricked him as well as robbing him of his money.

Who is Tomioka wife? ›

Yae ( 八 や 重 え , Yae?) is a young woman who joins Giyu Tomioka on his travels in Giyu Tomioka's Story after her father Matazo transforms into a demon.

Who betrayed Zenitsu? ›

Kaigaku overpowering Zenitsu with his Blood Demon Art-enhanced techniques.

Who is the most love character in Demon Slayer? ›

Demon Slayer: 10 Most Loved Characters, Ranked
  • 8 Giyu Tomioka.
  • 7 Kaguya Ubuyashiki.
  • 6 Yoriichi Tsugikuni.
  • 5 Tengen Uzui.
  • 4 Inosuke Hashibara.
  • 3 Nezuko Kamado.
  • 2 Kyojuro Rengoku.
  • 1 Tanjiro Kamado.
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Who is Mitsuri most shipped with? ›

One of the more popular ships involving two Pillars is that of Mitsuri Kanroji (the "Love Pillar") and Obanai Iguro (the "Snake Pillar").

Who are Demon Slayer characters shipped with? ›

937SabiGiyuuSabito/Giyu Tomioka
862GiyuTanTanjirou Kamado/Giyu Tomioka
850InoTanInosuke Hashibira/Tanjirou Kamado
814ObaMitsuObanai Iguro/Mitsuri Kanroji
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Who is akaza most shipped with? ›

HakuKoyu is a ship that isn't as noticed by the fandom, unlike the other canon ships such as TanKana, ZenNezu or ObaMitsu. However, most fans love them and enjoyed their love story, which showed their deep care for each other. It is one of the most loved Akaza's ships and his only famous het ship.

Who is prettiest Demon Slayer girl? ›

List of beautiful female Demon Slayer characters
  • Nezuko Kamado. Nezuko Kamado from Demon Slayer. ...
  • Kanao Tsuyuri. Kanao Tsuyuri of Demon Slayer. ...
  • Daki. Daki from Demon Slayer. ...
  • Kanae Kochou. Kanae Kochou from Demon Slayer. ...
  • Makomo. Makomo from Demon Slayer. ...
  • Aoi Kanzaki. Aoi Kanzaki from Demon Slayer. ...
  • Hinatsuru. ...
  • Ruka Rengoku.
Feb 20, 2023

Who is the cutest girl in Demon Slayer? ›

Demon Slayer's adorable icon Nezuko has stolen fans' hearts for five key reasons, earning her the title “Best Girl” of the series.

Who is Nezuko's favorite Hashira? ›

14 She Has A Really Sweet Relationship With The Hashira Mitsuri Kanroji. In the manga, Nezuko gets to know the Love Hashira Mitsuri Kanroji and looks up to her like an older sister, which makes their relationship interesting since Nezuko usually sees female humans as either a surrogate mother or a young sister.

Who is Makomo shipped with? ›

MakoShino is the femslash ship between Makomo and Shinobu Kocho from the Demon Slayer fandom.

Who will Mitsuri marry? ›

In Chapter 205, we see Obanai and Mitsuri reincarnated and married, as they promised before they died, and they are running a restaurant together.

Who is shipped with Rengoku? ›

Since Akaza expressed his interest in Rengoku owing to his strength and the ability to fight, fans took that as an opportunity to ship the two characters.

Who is Genya shipped with? ›

GenMui is the slash ship between Genya Shinazugawa and Muichiro Tokito from the Demon Slayer fandom.

Who is Sanemi shipped with? ›

SaneKana is the het ship between Sanemi Shinazugawa and Kanae Kocho from the Demon Slayer fandom.

Did akaza ever marry? ›

She was married to Toshiya Fujita.


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