Demon Slayer is an anime that exists in a world where Demons are a common problem. Despite this, Tanjiro manages to live a quiet life with a large family of siblings and his mother. Until the King of Demons comes along and slaughters them all, except for his younger sister, who is turned into a demon.
Tanjiro sets out to find the King of Demons and return his sister's humanity - by joining the Demon Slayer Corps. However, his sister's demonic nature is outlawed, and many are out to kill her. With the help of his friends, Tanjiro will grow stronger, overcome adversity and become a true Demon Slayer.
Tanjiro is the protagonist of the show and a member of the Demon Slayer Corps. He joined the group of monster hunters after the King of Demons slaughtered his entire family, except his sister Nezuko - who became a demon herself.
His objectives in the show are to Kill the King of Demons and find a way to transform his sister back to being a human. His quest takes him on a long journey, meeting various characters along the way. All while protecting his sister from those who would harm her for her demonic nature.
Tanjiro is compassionate to all people; he is naturally drawn to emphasising all beings, even demons. He strikes to protect and defend the weak, courage that puts him on the verge of death on many occasions.
Zach Aguilar dubs the English version of Tanjiro. He can use his performance to endow the character with a stark sense of idealism, which is present in his many kinds of heroic acts. Tanjiro is not a one-note character, often ranging from ecstatic with excitement to untenable with rage. Zach keeps up wonderfully, displaying a wide variety of emotions.
Zach commands a fairly significant portfolio of video game and animation experience. All of which he brings to his role as a Demon Slayer character.
Nezuko is Tanjiro's younger sister and one of the two surviving members of the Kamado family after the King of Demons slaughtered them. His attack left Nezuko as a demon with monstrous aggression which she quickly overcomes out of sheer willpower.
Nezuko is mostly detached from the world around her, as she seems to be only remotely aware of her past as a human. However, despite her demonic form, she cares deeply for her brother - commonly sacrificing her own wellbeing for his.
Abby Trott is the voice actor for Nezuko. As a Demon Slayer character does not typically speak, but she does make many ancillary noises, like grunts and gestures. It may seem as though Trott has little to as Nezuko, but that is far from true. Being able to translate character motivations, emotions, and communicate without language is tough work!
Abby has helped make this character iconic and beloved by fans, nevertheless. Using minimal speech to convey the intricate complexities of the character.
Zenitsu is one of Tanjiro's friends and a fellow Demon Slayer character. He is an immature person who often comes across as a little unusual. His behaviour is explosive and over-the-top, typically resorting to cowardice when he is faced with danger.
One of the character's more interesting traits come from his tendency to fall asleep during stressful battles. Although, he is strangely more powerful when he is unconscious, as he harnesses the power of lightning in spectacular fashion.
Aleks Le serves the role of Zenitsu in the anime's English dub. While he has mainly worked in supporting roles, prior to being a Demon Slayer voice actor, Aleks has started to land more roles recently. A testament to his growing success.
Performing as this character requires Aleks Le to be consistently intense. Zenitsu has a tendency to overreact and act in a tremendously animated manner. Matching these mannerisms requires high-energy performance to properly capture the frantic nature of the character.
Inosuke is another member of the core crew and member of the Demon Slayer Corps. He is aggressive, explosive and always in competition with anyone around him, to prove he is the strongest. His wild behaviour is patently obvious in both the way he acts and the way he dresses. He is normally seen with a boar mask on, shirtless, with only baggy hakama trousers to cover him, along with a fur belt.
His weapon of choice is two jagged swords and an unrelentingly aggressive fighting style.
Inosuke is constantly antagonistic and violent. These can be difficult traits to deliver and still have your character seem likeable and, at times, vulnerable. Fortunately, Bryce Papenbrook is a veteran anime voice actor with a long history of feature roles to draw from for Demon Slayer. Performing as the protagonist in Sword Art Online, Blue Exorcist, and Attack on Titan; Papenbrook is one of the most well-rounded anime voice actors in the business.
Giya is the Water Hashira, one of the most powerful members of the Demon Slayer Characters. Giya Tomioka is a driven warrior, despite his laidback and quiet appearance. He is ready to do what is done, no matter what.
Giya meets Tanjiro straight after Nezuko is turned into a demon. Giya tries to kill her but ultimately lets her live thanks to the bond that Nezuko and Tanjiro share. Beneath his cold demeanour, Giya is generally quick to trust his feelings, which is why he violated his mandate to kill demons for the two Kamado siblings.
Johnny Yong Bosch was one of the Power Rangers in his early career. Although he has since garnered a prolific voice acting career. Before becoming one of the Demon Slayer voice actors, he has performed in Devil May Cry, Naruto, and Persona 4; to name a few.