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Who is Sanemi Shinazugawa in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba?
Sanemi Shinazugawa is one of the members of the Demon Slayer Corps. Adding on, he is a Wind Hashira who uses Breath of Wind. He is also the brother of Genya Shinazugawa. As of now, he is 21 years old.
Who is the voice actor for Sanemi Shinazugawa?
The Japanese voice for the character is provided by the Japanese voice actor, Tomokazu Seki. Whereas, the English voice for the character is contributed by the American voice actor, Kaiji Tang.
Moving towards his appearance, Sanemi is a muscular guy with small, white, spiky hair. In addition, the color of his eyes is pale purple. He has a height of 5 feet 10 inches and a weight of 75 kg. He wears the Demon Slayer uniform, which is green in color. While wearing his dress, he exposes his chest by opening the button of the uniform.
The Backstory of Sanemi Shinazugawa
During his childhood, his mother was very beautiful and kind. His mother has seven children, and he was the eldest among them. Also, his mother loves all of the children, but his father was abusive and used to beat them. While beating the children, his mother used to take the hits. Later, his father is killed, and Genya tells Sanemi. Adding to that, Sanemi was happy after hearing it.
One day, his mother does not arrive home, so Sanemi goes in search of her. Her mother turned into a demon and attacked other children along with Genya. As a result, Genya has a mark on his face too. In the meantime, Sanemi arrives there and is only able to save Genya. Heading on, he can’t withstand the demon’s power, so he cuts the demon with his butcher knife. Later, when Genya appears, he thinks that Sanemi killed their mother.
Breathing style of Sanemi Shinazugawa
The breathing style of Sanemi Shinazugawa is a “breath of wind.” Wind breathing is a technique that follows the wind, creating powerful torrents from the air. This technique was created by one of the students of Yoriichi Tsukigini. The motive for creating it was that the student was not able to learn the sun breathing technique. So, he derives wind breathing from it. The forms of wind breathing are as follows:
• First Form: Dust Whirlwind Cutter
• Second Form: Claws-Purifying Wind
• Third Form: Clear Storm Wind Tree
• Fourth Form: Rising Dust Storm
• Fifth Form: Winter Gale
• Sixth Form: Black Wind Mountain Mist
• Seventh Form: Gale, Sudden Gusts
• Eighth Form: Primary Gale Slash
Sword of Sanemi Shinazugawa
The name of the sword of Sanemi Shinazugawa is Green Nichirin Sword. As he follows the wind-breathing style, his sword has wind patterns. It even has a motto; the motto of the sword is “KILL ALL DEMONS”. Adding on, his sword symbolizes Japan’s typhoon seasons too.
The love interest of Sanemi Shinazugawa
Moving toward the love interest, the plotline does not follow any love relationship with Sanemi. But, according to the fan theory, Sanemi has a love interest in Kanae. They both meet each other when Sanemi becomes the Wind Hashira. Even more, he finds it very difficult to confess his feelings for fear of being rejected.
Is Sanemi colorblind? Why?
Yes, Sanemi is colorblind. In the past, his mother was killed by a demon, who even turned her into a demon. While doing so, Genya and Sanemi were only trying to survive. While surviving, Sanemi already has lots of scars as well as injuries on his face. The injuries and damage on his face make him colorblind. If he had even more damage, he could become blind too.
Does Sanemi really hate his brother, Genya?
Heading toward the past, they both have significant events. Due to the demonic power of the demon, Sanemi had to slash his mother. Whereas, Genya thought that it was Sanemi’s doing. Further, Sanemi thinks that Genya is a demon, and we can feel that he is hating his brother.
But it is just his protective instinct. Adding to this, Sanemi has a protective nature and wants to protect his family. As a result, he wants to protect his younger brother Genya too, but it seems like he has rude behavior toward him. Thus, Sanemi does not hate his brother. Also, his brother even says, “You call this looking out for you?! Idiot!” to Sanemi while dying.
Power and Abilities
Speed and reflex
Sanemi has a very good amount of speed in the series. One of the examples is that while doing the hashira training, his speed seems like teleportation. He was able to get to the destination in a short period of time.
Stamina and endurance
He shows his stamina and endurance during his battle with Kokushibo. At first, he was fighting Kokushibo and stopping him for a long period of time without a Demon Slayer Mark.
Sanemi’s strength is better due to his intense training. In addition, he can easily lift the box of Nezuko with only one hand.
Sanemi can even control his muscles to prevent damage. Also, his muscles were cut by Koskushibo, but Sanemi manipulated them and was able to prevent it.
The weapon Sanemi usually uses is his green Nichirin sword. But he can use both Gemya’s shotgun and his Nichirn sword together.
Demon Slayer Mark of Sanemi Shinazugawa
Sanemi was able to get his Demon Slayer Mark while fighting with Kokushibo. His demon slayer mark is green in color with two dots on sides of his cheek. After gaining the Demon Slayer Mark, he is able to increase his physical abilities and speed and is able to fight with Kokushibo.
Infinity Castle Arc
• Demon Slayers vs. Muzan Kibitsuji
• Sanemi Shinazugawa vs. Kokushibo
Sunrise Countdown Arc
• Demon Slayers vs. Muzan Kibitsuji (Last Fight)
Does Sanemi have the ability to survive his last fight with Muzan Kibitsuji?
Yes, Sanemi Shinazugawa survived the last fight with Muzan Kibutsuji. But it was not a happy ending for him. At the fight, he gains the mark, which indicates that he will die by his 25th birthday. Later, either his descendant or Sanemi reincarnates as a police officer in the final chapter of the series.