Demon Slayer is one of the most popular ongoing anime thanks to its stunning visuals and engaging storyline. Tanjiro Kamado is the main character of the series and has been through hell, and life doesn’t seem to be getting any easier for him.
However, the young Demon Slayer still manages to keep his chin high and move forward. His actions and growth in the anime make you wonder how old he really is and whether he’s as young as he seems to be.
So, how old is Tanjiro Kamado?
Keep reading to find out what age Tanjiro Kamado really is.
How old is Tanjiro in Demon Slayer?
At the beginning of Demon Slayer, when Muzan slaughters his entire family, Tanjiro is only 13 years old. He witnessed an incredibly gruesome act at a very young age, which may be why he doesn’t act like your average teenage kid.
Tanjiro managed to maintain his composure to get Nezuko Kamado, his only remaining family member, the help she needed.
He even convinced a man like Giyu Tamioka not to kill Nezuko despite her being a Demon – that’s a feat nobody could achieve in the Demon Slayer world.
In episodes 2 and 3, there’s a two-year time skip, making Tanjiro 15 years old. Since then, his age hasn’t changed. Even in the latest season, which covered the Entertainment District Arc, Tanjiro Kamado is just 15 years old.
How old is Tanjiro by the end of Demon Slayer?
Although Tanjiro’s age hasn’t changed much in the anime, he turns 16 by the end of the manga in Chapter 204. That means that the main events of the Demon Slayer series take place in just one year!
Looking at Tanjiro from the days when he first becomes a Demon Slayer till the very end, it seems as though several years pass considering his remarkable growth as a person.
When is Tanjiro’s birthday?
According to the official Twitter page for Demon Slayer, Tanjiro’s birthday is on the 14th of July, meaning he’s a Cancer.
Judging by Tanjiro’s character in the series and how compassionate he is towards everyone, especially demons, it makes sense that he’s Cancerian.
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Is Tanjiro older than Zenitsu and Inosuke?
Tanjiro, Zenitsu, and Inosuke are the most popular trio in Demon Slayer and possibly the entire Animeverse. Of the three, one would think that Tanjiro is the oldest. But in reality, he’s the youngest. At 16 years old, Zenitsu is the oldest.
In fact, Tanjiro is the youngest Demon Slayer in the entire Demon Slayer Corps—younger than both Kanao and Genya. Tanjiro’s mannerisms and ways of thinking make him appear older than the other characters.
How mature is Tanjiro for his age?
Undoubtedly, Tanjiro is quite mature for his age. He is smarter than Zenitsu and Inosuke, often saving them during battles and other occasions. All of them dealt with a rough past, but Tanjiro learned the most from his experiences and aged faster than anyone else.
Even in the beginning, Tanjiro had taken the role of the breadwinner for his family, acting like an adult at a young age. He even influenced a stubborn man like Shinjuro Rengoku to become a better father.
What impact does Tanjiro’s age have on the series and fans?
Tanjiro’s age is quite important in the anime due to its impact on the fans. As a young boy who did not give in to despair no matter what life threw at him, he is a remarkably inspiring character.
Not everyone can stay level-headed like Tanjiro. Watching him encourages fans and makes them hopeful. Furthermore, it also makes every sad scene more painful, as it makes you realize that he’s still so young and already dealing with the harsh realities of life.
For Tanjiro Kamado, Age is Just a Number
The Demon Slayer Tanjiro Kamado has achieved a lot at his young age, and he deserves all the love he gets from the fandom. Demon Slayer may not hold such a special place in our hearts if Tanjiro was older. Seeing him come of age and learn to be a leader is one of the things that makes this anime so compelling.
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Demon Slayer Character Stats
|Tanjiro Kamado||13 (15 by Episode 3)||14th July||5’5″ / 165 cm|
|Nezuko Kamado||12 (14 by episode 3)||28th December||5’02” / 153 cm|
|Zenitsu Agatsuma||16||3rd September||5’5″ / 164.5 cm|
|Inosuke Hashibira||15||22nd April||5’5″ / 164 cm|
|Kanao Tsuyuri||16||19th May||5’1″ / 156 cm|
|Genya Shinazugawa||16||7th Janauary||5’11” / 180 cm|
|Sanemi Shinazugawa||21||29th November||5’10” / 179 cm|
|Giyu Tomioka||19 (21 by episode 15)||8th February||5’9″ / 176 cm|
|Shinobu Kocho||18||24th February||4’11” / 151 cm|
|Tengen Uzui||23||31st October||6’6″ / 198 cm|
|Mitsuri Kanroji||19||1st June||5’6″ / 167 cm|
|Obanai Iguro||21||15th September||5’4″ / 162 cm|
|Muichiro Tokito||14||8th August||5’3″ / 160 cm|
|Gyomei Himejima||27||23rd August||7’2″ / 220 cm|
|Kyojuro Rengoku||20||10th May||5’10” / 177 cm|
|Aoi Kanzaki||16+||NA||5’4″ / 162 cm|
|Tamayo||500+||2nd July||4’11” / 150 cm|
|Muzan Kibutsuji||10000+||NA||5’10” / 179 cm|
|Rui||NA||NA||4’5″ / 135 cm|
|Akaza||200+||NA||5’8″ / 173 cm|