Is it okay for a girl to be this strong? I still worry that someone may ask that, as though I'm not human. In my fear, I was suppressing my strength. But not anymore. Leave this to me. I will protect everyone.
— Mitsuri Kanroji to herself in Get it together, Moron
Mitsuri Kanroji (
Mitsuri is a curvaceous young woman with a slightly pale complexion and round, pale green eyes with long eyelashes, a small beauty mark beneath each of them. She has long, light pink hair that fades into a lime green color at the halfway point, which she wears in three thick braids. She has five shorter, choppy clumps hanging over her face as voluminous bangs, the tips lime green as well. When she was trying to get married, her hair was dyed black in an attempt to make herself look more "normal."
Mitsuri wears a modified pink tinted version of the standard Demon Slayer uniform along with a plain white haori that was gifted to her by Kyojuro Rengoku. The chest area of her uniform is left unbuttoned and she wears a short pleated skirt in place of the usual hakama pants. Additionally, she wears a pair of navy blue thigh-high socks layered with the vertically striped lime-green socks Obanai Iguro gave to her and a pair of white zōri with pink straps.
While at the Swordsmith Village, Mitsuri wore a kimono with floral designs.
During her and the other remaining Hashira's fight against Muzan, Mitsuri's left and back braids are cut off by Muzan Kibutsuji's attacks, now shortened to shoulder length, and part of her left ear is also torn at the side. Mitsuri also loses both of her arms in the process of ripping out Muzan's left arm clean off.
Mitsuri is a very emotional and passionate person who constantly compliments people in her head, likely a contributing factor towards her nickname as "the Hashira of Love." Although she is rather shy and is easily flustered, Mitsuri is always kind to others, most notably towards Obanai, whom she appears to share a strong bond with. However, despite her gentle demeanor, Mitsuri will show no mercy in the face of demons, instead expressing such sentiments with a fierce tone. She showcases a great amount of dedication to the Demon Slayers' cause. Despite being put out of commission by Muzan at an early stage in their battle, she was determined enough to return and fight.
Given her desperation for marriage, Mitsuri decided to become a member of the Corps with the purpose of finding a suitable husband stronger than her, a rather difficult task given the astounding level of her physical strength. Upon joining the Corps, she felt an immense amount of guilt for her reasoning behind becoming a Demon Slayer to the point where she ate much less than her typical meals. However, she was able to move past those feelings with the help of Shinobu Kocho and Obanai Iguro.
Besides her rather emotional personality, Mitsuri can also come off as somewhat childlike at times. When she is asked to explain the process of obtaining the Demon Slayer Mark, she describes it using noises and sounds.
She is a very caring person, always showing others her love as befits her Hashira title. She can get rather excitable, grabbing her friends for a big group hug after the battle against Gyokko and Hantengu.
When she is slashed by Muzan and taken out of the battle by Obanai, she says she wants to be of use and not drag everyone else down. She even begs for Obanai to come back and not get himself killed. This alludes to her love for him, the person she can finally feel for and be loved by. She shares Obanai's hope that they could reincarnate, meet each other and get married in another life.
Overall Abilities: As a Hashira of the Demon Slayer Corps, Mitsuri is a very powerful swordswoman. She is said to have completed the Final Selection within a mere six months of training, which Kyojuro considers outstanding. As the Love Hashira, Mitsuri utilizes a combat style based on "love".
Demon Slayer Mark: During her battle against Upper Rank Four, Hantengu's Hatred Clone, Zohakuten (
Enhanced Flexibility: As well as her body's extreme physical strength and durability, Mitsuri also possesses incredible flexibility and nimble reflexes, being capable of dodging and outpacing Upper Rank Four's attacks and making use of this unique constitution and flexibility to deliver powerful attacks.
Enhanced Strength: Since the age of one, Mitsuri possessed immense strength allowing her to carry heavy objects, some weighing about 120 pounds. In the battle against Muzan, Mitsuri was even able to physically grab hold of one of Muzan's tentacles and rip it off, without the use of her blade.
Immense Stamina & Endurance: In her battle against Hantengu, despite sustaining several injuries, she still lasted the longest out of Tanjiro Kamado, Nezuko Kamado and Genya Shinazugawa, and stalled them long enough for them to win.
Immense Speed & Reflexes: In her battle against Upper Rank Four, she is able to outpace his normal attacks, thus forcing the Upper Rank to start using Blood Demon Art. After awakening her Demon Slayer Mark, her speed increases even further. That said, she is not as fast as some of her fellow Hashira, as shown in the battle against Muzan, where she struggled to keep up with him, forcing her to rely on luck and instinct to dodge. This proved unsuccessful as she was hit by multiple attacks, forcing her out of the fight for a major time.
Unique Constitution: Mitsuri has a special muscle composition with a density eight times that of a regular human. While her limbs are thin, they possess unbelievable strength and endurance capable of maintaining her body's structure after a point-blank attack from Upper Rank Four. To maintain the composition of her body, Mitsuri eats as much as three sumo wrestlers.
Master Swordswoman: Being a Hashira of the Demon Slayer Corps, Mitsuri is one of the most powerful and skilled swordsmen in the entire organization.
- First Form: Shivers of First Love (
壱ノ 型 初 恋のわななき Ichi no kata: Hatsukoi no Wananaki?) - The user dashes forward with a series of extended whip slashes that winds around and through the target.
- Second Form: Love Pangs (
弐ノ 型 懊 悩 巡る 恋Ni no kata: Ōnō Meguru Koi?) - The user unleashes multiple powerful whip slashes around themselves.
- Third Form: Catlove Shower (
参ノ 型 恋 猫しぐれ San no kata: Koi Neko Shigure?) - The user leaps and unleashes a series of ranged arced attacks in quick succession.
- Fifth Form: Swaying Love, Wildclaw (
伍ノ 型 揺らめく 恋 情・ 乱れ 爪Go no kata: Yurameku Renjō Midarezume?) - The user somersaults backwards through the air creating a long whip-like string of attacks.
- Sixth Form: Cat-Legged Winds of Love (
陸ノ 型 猫 足 恋 風Roku no kata: Neko Ashi Koi Kaze?) - The user twirls upside-down and creates multiple extending slashing attacks before retracting it and extending it again, all within a very short amount of time.
Flame Breathing (
Nichirin Bladed Whip: Mitsuri wields a "Love Sword" that is extremely thin and soft like a whip. She possesses the fastest techniques of the Hashira due to the strong suppleness of her blade, the softness of her muscles, and the mobility of her joints. Due to the difficulty of wielding her sword, only she can use it. Her katana is pink in color and her hilt is shaped like a 4 leaf clover; The leaves have a pink core with a golden border, with the words Destroy Demons (
- Mitsuri ranked 12th place in both the first and second character popularity poll with 280 votes and 3714 votes respectively.
- Mitsuri's chosen name contains the kanji for "nectar" (蜜 mitsu?) and "glassy" (璃 ri?). Her family name contains the kanji for "sweet, sugary" (甘 kan?), "dew" (露 ro?), and "Buddhist temple" (寺 ji?).
- Mitsuri's hair color is said to be the way it is because of her eating too much sakura mochi. This is in fact possible in real life due to pigmentation from excess specific food consumption.
- Her striped socks were a gift from Obanai, as she was initially very embarrassed wearing her uniform.
- Mitsuri's mentor was Kyojuro. She derived her Love Breathing from his Flame Breathing.
- It is revealed in an omake that her current uniform is made by a Kakushi member; who also initially gave the same design to Shinobu, Kanao, and Aoi. Although unlike the others who burned their uniforms, Mitsuri opted to keep wearing it, as she couldn't manage to burn her uniform as well.
- Mitsuri enjoys eating western and western-inspired food, such as pancakes and omurice.
- Because of how much she eats, her food expenses are ridiculously high.
- Mitsuri and Shinobu get along quite well due to them having been the only two female Hashira after Kanae's death. She also teaches Shinobu western cooking.
- Mitsuri owns a rabbit.
- Mitsuri also raises bees for honey.
- A few of Mitsuri's attacks are named after cats, due to the fact that she used to own a cat as a child. She and Gyomei Himejima enjoy talking about cats together.
- When putting her sword back into its sheath, she folds it multiple times and twirls it around due to its structure.
- Mitsuri's weapon resembles and may be based off of a South Indian weapon known as the urumi due to its flexible, whip-like form.
- Mitsuri can eat 100 sticks of dango.
- Mitsuri shares both her Japanese and English voice actresses with Kogyoku Ren from Magi and Risa from Phantasy Star Online 2.
- Mitsuri viewed the other Hashira as follows:
- "She's super cute! Although I'm the older one, Shinobu-chan is more composed. I want to play together with her as fellow girls but there's never any time~." - Insect Hashira
- "His adult-like sex appeal is wonderful! There are times where he speaks and behaves sort of like a 10 year old child though, but it's funny!" - Sound Hashira
- "He's a very kind person! The letters he writes are wonderful and he compliments me a lot! In addition, he always waits for me with a friendly smile when I'm slowly eating." - Serpent Hashira
- "He's a cute cat lover! But the fact that he's the strongest demon slayer in the squad is wonderful!" - Stone Hashira
- "He's quiet, timid, and adorable." - Water Hashira
- "A cool older brother! It was fun training together with him! He took such good care of me!" - Flame Hashira
- "To think that he's a Hashira despite being so young is amazing! And his sophisticated self is lovely!" - Mist Hashira
- "He's scary, but that's the charm of it! He gets angry quite often." - Wind Hashira
- Mitsuri's level of openness was ranked at 90%.
- Mitsuri loved Obanai long before her confession after the battle against Muzan. She was not able to confess though, as her trauma from her past marriage interviews held her back.
- She would sometimes ask Shinobu for love advice, but due to both of them being oblivious to love, their exchanges mostly became weird. Mitsuri likened Shinobu's love advice to a research thesis, since it mostly focuses on brain response, heart rate, blood pressure, etc.
- After joining the Demon Slaying Corps, she was mostly happy. Enjoying her time being praised and being with her senior or junior colleagues. However, as her colleagues died one after another, she sometimes couldn't help but tremble in anger and sadness.
- (To herself) "In the Demon Slayer Corps, everyone valued me. The people I saved from demons thanked me with tears in their eyes[...] Is it okay for a girl to be this strong? I still worry that someone may ask that, as though I'm not human. In my fear, I was suppressing my strength. But not anymore. Leave this to me. I will protect everyone."
- (To Tanjiro Kamado, Nezuko Kamado and Genya Shinazugawa then Zohakuten) "Thanks, you guys! I may be a Hashira, but I messed up! Sorry! I will not let my comrades die! The Demon Slayer Corps is an important place for me! You may be an Upper Rank or whatever, but that doesn't matter! I'm not gonna let one of those jerks beat me! Get ready, cuz I'm about to get serious!"