Are you a diehard fan of the Demon Slayer animation series just like me? If you are then you must love searching for small details about your favorite DM characters. And I can assume you are looking for the answer of how much older is Tanjiro than Nezuko?

Well, the answer is simple. From different sources, we have come to know about the character profile of both Tanjiro and Nezuko. And Tanjiro is a year older than Nezuko. That’s why Nezuko used to call him Onii-Chan or big brother.

Age of Tanjiro and Nezuko:

Tanjiro was 13 years old and Nezuko was 12 years old when the story started. After the tragic incident of Muzan slaughtering the whole family, Tanjiro began his training in the mountains. And Nezuko kept herself in a state similar to a coma, to restrain herself from drinking human blood.

Tanjiro And Nezuko Differences:

Even though they were siblings, they had some major differences in the series. In cases of ability and personality, they were completely opposite. But Nezuko was always protective of his brother.

Tanjiro usually used water-breathing techniques and Nezuko used blood art or the demonic powers she beholds. As Nezuko had some humanity left in his consciousness, she tried to protect his brother whenever any monster tried to attack him. And after fighting, Tanjiro was the only one to calm her sister down just by calling her name loudly.

Tanjiro’s Scar and Nezuko’s Gag:

Ironically, the two siblings carried two different marks that symbolized their identity. Tasting human blood could have turned Nezuko into a complete demon. That’s why when Giyo found out that he could save Nezuko by restraining her from drinking blood; he put the bamboo gag in his mouth.

On the other hand, Tanjiro got his scar from saving his brother from fire. But his scar had changed color every time he defeated a demon. And if you take a close look at the flashback of Muzan, you can see that the mysterious great demon slayer had a scar similar to Tanjiro.

Hence, you can assume that the scar on Tanjiro’s head was a mark that was possessed by the Great Demon Slayers. While Nezuko’s gag symbolized his demonic nature, Tanjiro’s scar depicted that he was destined to become a demon slayer.


I know you are all excited about Demon Slayer Season 2. The fans all over the world are hyped about the new episodes. Season 1 revealed many questions like how much older is Tanjiro than Nezuko? I hope season 2 will reveal some other secrets as well.

You can enjoy the new season of Demon Slayer on Netflix. So take care and chill with Tanjiro and Nezuko’s Demon killing missions.

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