Tanjuro suffers from an illness which makes his skin appear dull and pale. He is noted to be similar in appearance to his son Tanjiro, bearing the same dark red eyes, black hair with red tips hair, and forehead scar.
Tanjuro also wears a similar outfit as his son, except with an orange and black patterned haori instead of dark turquoise and black. The earrings he wore when he was alive were passed down from his ancestor and then later to Tanjiro.
Tanjuro is a quiet, calculating, forgivable and respectable person. He has a peaceful relationship with his family and consistently gives Tanjiro lectures about life.
While he appears calm on the outside, he shows a decent, noble aura with a quiet perception to his surroundings. According to his son, he does not like standing out or displaying his true abilities to others. However, if his family is in danger, he will not hesitate to protect them and shows no mercy towards the enemy.
At some point in his life, Tanjuro married Kie and had their six children.
Tanjuro seemed to have a connection with the demon-killing world but in his final years was a wise but sick and frail man.
He died some time before the slaughter of his wife and youngest children but still manages to inspire his two remaining children.
Abilities and Powers
Although there isn't much information about his strength, Tanjuro is seen to have strong arms. He is capable of hiding the presence of his battle spirit and seeing through his enemies' abilities, slicing their head in one slash. For example, he once wakes Tanjiro up in the middle of the night to watch him fight and kill a bear with just a simple, rusty axe.
- Tanjuro’s first name contains the kanji for "charcoal" (炭), "ten" (十), and "son" (郎), with the kanji of ten and son (十郎) combine it makes a male suffix Jūrō.