Demon Slayer, during its course, introduced a huge array of characters that fans adore. The series has introduced a good number of female characters, and naturally, the fan base was quick to discuss the best waifus in the entire series. While a topic such as this boils down to personal preference, there are a few characters that really stand out for their personality, strength, and appearances. Let's take a look at some of the most popular waifus in the Demon Slayer series. Diclaimer: This article contains spoilers from the manga. Kanao has gone through things that have traumatized her for a long period of time. It wasn't until she met Tanjiro that she decided to take a leap of faith and start making her own decisions. Not only is she strong, she's quite caring and her knowledge of medicine gives her the ability to tend to one's wounds. Her mental toughness cannot be overstated as she was able to get past all the obstacles life had thrown at her. Suma can be scared and she tends to cry quite often. But despite her own beliefs, she's well-equipped to take on battles, and is someone that cares a lot. She will give every ounce of her energy towards the person she loves, which show signs of loyalty as well. Suma is one of the most popular waifus in the Demon Slayer series. Some might argue that she should have been placed higher on this list, but the majority of the fan base found her a tad bit annoying since she was extremely loud, to the point where she didn't let Uzui utter what could have been his final words before he would have died.
However, her popularity among fans is quite high.
Luckily Nezuko saved him by using her Blood Demon Art. Given that she is the only demon on this list, it is quite obvious that the Demon Slayer fan base considers her to be a waifu only for her appearances. Her outfit and the character design appealed to the majority of the fanbase, and it even sparked a little bit of controversy regarding the suggestive clothing and design. The fan base considers her to be a waifu, despite the fact that there aren't really any character traits that are positive. She throws tantrums and can be obnoxiously loud as well. However, her popularity among fans is quite high. Among Tengen Uzui's wives, Makio is certainly one of the most popular ones. She can be a little hot-tempered at times, but that is usually because of Suma being loud and annoying. She is someone who is fierce and will not hesitate to enter the battlefield. Makio is also extremely caring and loving towards the people she loves, which is quite evident from her interactions with Uzui in the Entertainment District arc.
One of the best qualities about her is that she is independent and strong as a character. She also happens to be quite pretty, and the entire Demon Slayer fan base will certainly vouch for this. Shinobu is one of the most popular waifus in the series and is often paired with Giyu owing to the nature of the interaction between the two. She is a Hashira, which means she is quite strong and is capable of defeating some strong demons. She is someone that deeply cares about the one she loves and has a calming aura around her. While she hides a lot of anger and resentment, she is not someone that has negative emotions at all times. A lot of this anger stems from the fact that an Upper Moon Demon killed her elder sister. That being said, Shinobu is a waifu that a majority of the fans adore. Kanae is yet another popular waifu in the series, despite her short screen time.
While she didn't appear in many chapters, she certainly had a lasting impact on the readers. Based on her interactions with Sanemi, fans realized that she is someone who is quite patient and cares a lot about people in general. This feeling will only amplify when she is with someone she loves. She would also go to great lengths to take care of someone, which can be inferred by the way she took care of Kanao. Kanae is quite strong and extremely pretty, and these are just some of the reasons why the entire fan base considers her to be one of the best waifus in the series. There are a lot of fans who believe that Nezuko is one of the best waifus in the series. While most of them would give her the title of "Best Imouto," the fan base considers her as a candidate for this role. She is one of the best characters in the series since she is strong, cares a lot for those that are close to her and displayed a great deal of mental toughness on numerous occasions as well. She is extremely cheerful and is quite warm even to those she doesn't know. There is no doubt that Mitsuri is one of the best waifus in the Demon Slayer series. She is someone who doesn't hide the way she feels and even confessed her feelings to Obanai towards the end of the manga. She is extremely outgoing and is quite happy to interact with people. Her interaction with Nezuko was one of the most wholesome moments in the entire series. Mitsuri is so strong that she happened to scare away the suitors who came to meet her for the first time. But she accepted herself for who she was and went on to become the Love Hashira. She is strong, independent, cares a lot for those around her, and would do anything to save and protect her loved ones. These are some of the reasons why she is considered to be one of the best waifus in the series.
It's almost Halloween, and what better way to spend October than watching psychological thrillers? If you're looking for an anime filled with suspense, amazing storytelling, and dynamic characters, Naoki Urasawa's 2004 anime series Monster gives us all of these things and more. It focuses on the life of Dr. Tenma, a brilliant Japanese brain surgeon working at Eisler Memorial Hospital in West Germany, 1986. He's the hospital's rising star and engaged to the daughter of the hospital's director when he's suddenly faced with a moral dilemma that shakes his core, forcing him to make life-changing decisions. An innocent man dies because Dr. Tenma followed orders to treat a patient of higher social and political status. He is devastated and horrified as the widow confronts him, realizing what following these orders had entailed. This is a huge turning point in his life and the beginning of our story. This moment leads him to make a decision that alters his life in ways he couldn't even begin to imagine. The dilemma Dr. Tenma had to face is one that is brought up throughout the entire series: is every life equal? Obviously, the answer is "yes," and Dr. Tenma tries to convey this time and time again.
Starting because of the innocent man dying because he wasn't deemed as a priority by the hospital, Tenma performs surgery on a boy with a gun shot wound despite receiving orders to treat the major first. When Dr. Tenma decides to help this boy, he's completely unaware that he's reviving a "monster" and the antagonist of this story. Almost immediately, Dr. Tenma is faced with tragedies and mystery at the hands of this ten-year-old boy. Most of Monster takes place 10-12 years after this point, following a string of murders occurring around Germany. It doesn't take long before Dr. Tenma is standing face to face with the murderer, who then reveals that he was the young boy Tenma brought back to life ten years prior: Johan Liebert. He shoots Dr. Tenma's patient right before his eyes and walks away like a true psychopath: cool, calm, and menacingly slow. Thus begins Dr. Tenma's journey to take Johan down, pulling him out of the shadows and into broad daylight to prevent any more murders from happening. This proves to be no easy task, though, and Dr. Tenma soon discovers there is far more than meets the eye in his journey of rectitude. The plot of Monster is imaginative, with a well executed story. The mysteries, plot, and characters are all woven together so seamlessly, and everything made perfect sense as the story progressed, while also managing to surprise at every turn. The plot is beyond compelling and riddled with depth and intrigue.
Urasawa did a great job making the characters three-dimensional and real. These characters weren't good or bad, or cookie-cutter images of other characters. They were each their own person and brought something unique to the story. They made us reflect, they made us cry, and they made us feel. Every episode brings something new and enthralling. The characters are carefully developed along the way-heroes, villains, and everyone in between. There are a lot of different types of villains in Monster (with the big bad boss being Johan Liebert), which is a big part of what makes this series so great. There's not just one bad guy and a bunch of lackeys, but multiple villains of all calibers, with various levels of evil versus humanity, none of which are the same. Even Johan's followers have their own individuality as villains. Each one brings something different to the table, and we tend to hate each of these villains (or love to hate them) for different reasons.
First and foremost, there's Johan. If you like incredibly eerie, disturbing villains-the calm and collected ones that are secretly serial killers-you've come to the right place. Johan's the main antagonist of this story and Dr. Tenma's worst nightmare come to life. He constantly taunts the doctor and murders anyone in his way-sometimes for no reason at all other than he simply can. As the show progresses, secrets are revealed and more tragedies occur. We realize just how bad Johan really is and how much he seems to hustle as a villain (seriously, where does he find the time)? He is easily one of the creepiest villains in all of anime. Everything he does is meticulous, and he can't interact with anyone without ruining their lives or convincing them they're useless and unworthy of love, or even life itself. He's calculated, intelligent, and has no remorse; he knows exactly what he wants to do and will accomplish it at all costs. He isn't predictable either, which gives the story all the twists and turns it needs to be made even more interesting. While Johan is the calm, creepy evil mastermind, there are others walking adjacent paths, such as the recurring villain Roberto. This man is so easy to hate, which makes him a good villain in its own way. In contrast to Johan's insidiousness, Roberto's more of a brute force/macho man villain that you know can beat the life out of you without breaking a sweat. While Johan uses mind games to win his wars, Roberto uses his inhuman strength and size to barrel through obstacles and demolish his enemies.
He's seditious and lacks no remorse for his actions, much like Johan. However, he still bows down to Johan and does what he's ordered to. He also thinks of his own self-indulging antics as well, as seen through his multiple affairs and his toying with people. Part of what makes Johan more evil than Roberto is that Johan seems detached from being human altogether and doesn't care about following anyone's plans or desires other than his own. There are many other villains in this series with their own twists on evil as well. Some prove to be more human than what first appears, making their stories even more interesting. This series shows us we're all human and that there are blurred lines between good and evil. We are then begged to ask the question, "can truly evil people become good in the end?" Questions like these are threaded into the entire show and addressed in ways that make us stop and think. Where there are mighty villains, there are mightier heroes. No one can watch Monster and not root for Dr.
Tenma. He's the true MVP of the show. He starts out as an up-and-coming doctor paving his way into a bright future and then quickly ends up as an outlaw pursuing a phantom-type serial killer who some people, including Dr. Lunge at the BKA, refuse to believe is a real person. We find ourselves shouting "JOHAN IS NOT IN TENMA'S HEAD!" and rooting breathlessly for the doctor as he runs from the law and those wishing to cause him harm or kill him altogether. It's hard to not be on edge as the doctor pursues Johan and debates whether or not he should take away the life he gave to Liebert a decade prior. Something ending about Dr. Tenma is that no matter how much trouble he's in, he always stops to help someone in need, even if it's someone who actively fights against him. This is one of the ways he shows that he truly does believe all lives are equal. He doesn't pick and choose who he will save or give any type of medical attention to. He gives it to anyone who needs it, even if it gets him in trouble. Parallel to Dr. Tenma on the quest to take down Johan is Johan's twin sister, Nina Fortner (aka She and Johan grew up together until shortly after they were sent to the hospital the night Dr. Tenma treated Johan for his gunshot wound. After that, Anna became Nina and grew up in a nice home with adoptive parents who loved her, along with a memory problem blocking out any recollection of her childhood.