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Kanae Kocho

The Late Flower Hashira, Elder Sister of the Kocho Family
Kanae Kocho


Kanae Kocho was a minor but influential character in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. She served as the Flower Hashira of the Demon Slayer Corps and was the older sister of Shinobu Kocho and the adoptive older sister of Kanao Tsuyuri. Kanae was killed by Upper Rank Two demon Doma several years before the main story.

Personality and Appearance

Front view of Kanae Kocho's torso

Kanae was a tall, slender young woman with long, straight black hair reaching her hips and pale violet eyes. She wore a dark purple Demon Slayer uniform with a white butterfly-patterned haori. Her most notable features were her red lips and the green and pink butterfly hairpins she wore.

Known for her gentle and easygoing nature, Kanae often smiled warmly. She dreamed of peaceful coexistence between humans and demons, a belief that later influenced her sister Shinobu. Despite her kind demeanor, Kanae could be strict when necessary, especially in motivating others to overcome their limits.

Powers and Abilities

As the Flower Hashira, Kanae possessed exceptional skills.

  • Flower Breathing: Mastered this Breathing Style
  • Swordsmanship: Highly skilled, able to wield a standard Nichirin blade
  • Combat Prowess: Strong enough to hold the position of Hashira
  • Endurance: Fought Upper Rank Two Doma until sunrise, though fatally wounded


  • Her name contains the kanji for "butterfly"
  • Shared the same dream of human-demon coexistence as Tanjiro Kamado
  • Gave Kanao a coin to help her make decisions
  • Her haori is now worn by Shinobu in her memory

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