Saburo ( (さぶ) (ろう) Saburō?) is a villager from the village near Tanjiro's home.


Saburo's hair is curbed. He has an oblong forehead and sharp eyes like those of a dead fish.


Saburo possesses sharp discernment. He also displays sincerity towards young Tanjiro, willing to offer him his own house to take rest in for a night because he believes man-eating demons will come out during the night and it would be unsafe for travel.

Abilities and Powers

As an ordinary human, Saburo does not posses any additional abilities or powers.



Saburo lost his family to the man-eating demons.

Final Selection Arc

Saburo sees Tanjiro Kamado heading back towards the mountain and since it is getting dark, he invites him to spend the night at his house, as demons can appear in the night. At first, Tanjiro declines, but Saburo manages to convince him. A bit later as Tanjiro is eating dinner, Saburo is explaining to him how the demons come out at night and that he would have been eaten, so it is better to head towards the mountain in the morning.[1] Before falling asleep, Tanjiro asks if the demons can enter houses, to which Saburo confirms they can, but the great spirit hunters kill the demons for them. Tanjiro was skeptical and thought that Saburo may just be lonely as he is living all alone after his family died from an incident. In the morning, as the sunrise enlightens the whole snowy forest, Tanjiro leaves Saburo's house and travels home.[2]




  1. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 (p. 9-10) and Episode 1
  2. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 (p. 11-12) and Episode 1


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