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Awesome Demon Slayer cosplayer breathes life into Kanao Tsuyuri

by Matt Porter
Instagram: kyumibuns / Ufotable

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A Demon Slayer fan has created an incredible version of one of the anime's most interesting characters, showing off her take on Kanao Tsuyuri that looks like it was lifted straight from the show and brought into reality.

Demon Slayer has quickly become one of the most popular animes in the world since it debuted in early 2019. It follow the story of Tanjirō Kamado, a young man who becomes a demon slayer to avenge the death of his family who are slain by the creatures, and turned his sister Nezuko into one of their kind.

Joining the demon slayers, Kamado meets a host of fellow warriors and combatants determined to rid the world of these demons. These include the likes of Kane and Sinobu Kocho, two of the most powerful slayers in the world, and their shy adopted sister Kanao Tsuyuri.

Kanao Tsuyuri holding a butterfly.
Ufotable
Tsuyuri is a demon slayer, and the adopted sister of the Kochos.

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Fans of Demon Slayer will recognize the character for her constant indecisiveness, with her shy personality leading her to become unable to make decisions by herself, and looking to others for guidance when she didn't know what to do. To try and help the 16-year-old make decisions, Kanae give her a coin to flip in times where she was uncertain, which has quickly become the characters trademark, flipping the coin and allowing the universe to decide her next move.

The Demon Slayer wears the characteristic robes that define those who pursue the evil creatures, originally wearing a purple version of the dress before switching to the normal black, sporting her black hair tied into a ponytail, with a straight fringe and two strands sweeping down her cheeks to her chin.

Cosplayer 'kyumibuns' captured the character perfectly, even wearing the same butterfly hairpin that Kanao's sister Kanae used to wear in her hair. The same white cloak is triple knotted around her shoulders, while she even clasps the character's trademark pink and white sword in the left hand. No Tsuyuri cosplay would be complete without her trademark coin though, which kyumi holds aloft in her right hand.

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Demon Slayer originally appeared as a manga in 2016, but it wasn't until the anime released in 2019 that it became a worldwide sensation, with millions of fans enthralled by the story adapted by studio Ufotable.

The first season may have come to an end, but there is certainly more of Tanjirō Kamado's story to come, with a sequel film announced for later this year.