Kimetsu No Yaiba, or as the common folks would say, Demon Slayer, is one of the most popular anime right now. With just a single season and a movie, the anime is already considered as the new ‘Big Three’. The manga on the other end is quite ahead. The anime contains various characters with dynamic personalities. One of such characters is Shinobu Kocho. In this article, we would talk about who does Shinobu ends up with. We will look into some of the popular ships and then later see that with who does Shinobu ends up with.
Shinobu Kocho is a demon slayer of the Demon Slayer Corps and the current Insect Hashira. Kanae Kocho is her older sister. Kanao Tsuyuri is her adopted younger sister. Shinobu along with her older sister saved Kanao from being sold as a slave. Ever since then, she has been a part of their family. Although we don’t see much of Kanae in the anime as she was badly injured fighting a demon of Upper Rank 2 of the Twelve Kizuki, Doma. She later succumbed to the injuries but not before describing Doma to Shinobu.
Let’s Talk Ships, First up Shinobu X Inosuke
Yes, we know it sounds weird, but not to some of you out there. Just like any other ship on any anime, this is also a fan-made one. Talking about personalities, Shinobu is a very calm and cheerful soul to hang around with. Even in face of the evil, she smiles as if it’s nothing. But, all that demeanor is just a facade. She enjoys teasing others and pick on people whenever she sees an opening to the point where it almost seems sadistic. She mostly enjoys picking on Giyu Tomioka. Despite her calm and cool exterior and wanting to be friends with demons, she can be very cruel to them.
On the other end, Inosuke is a short-tempered guy who always wants to be the best. He is very proud and thinks that he is the strongest fighter in any given situation. This habit is what makes him most vulnerable to the enemies. Always rushing in without thinking and when injured, act as nothing happened and pushes himself. This can be seen when they are fighting the Spider Demon. Giyu steps in kills the Father Spider Demon and also ties Inosuke up as he was severely injured and still trying to challenge the Hashira.
This is one of the craziest fan ships ever. When Tanjiro and the team are brought back to Shinobu’s house for treatment, Inosuke and her shared a brief moment where she teased him. Upon which, Inosuke threatened her in very colorful words. This only goes to show that they might not be the perfect couple that fans of this ship want them to be.
Who Does Shinobu End Up With Then? GiyuShino
The one thing that all the Kimetsu No Yaiba fans can agree on is that Giyu Tomioka and Shinobu Kocho make a great couple. We have seen in the anime how Shinobu keeps picking on Giyu and he just shrugs it off or rather ignores her completely. We already know Shinobu’s personality so let’s talk about Giyu’s personality. Giyu Tomioka is a major supporting character of this series. He is always seen with a serious look on his face and never once smiling. He is a very reserved person, closed off. But he has a very strong sense of justice and won’t let anything bad happen in his presence. He even didn’t kill Nezuko because Tanjiro begged him not to. He even saved them from Shinobu and in turn broke the code of Demon Slayer Corps. Major spoilers ahead.
In the anime their interaction is limited, but in the manga, there have been instances of both enjoying a conversation. Shinobu only hopes that Giyu talks more. Things take turn for worse when Shinobu faces her sister’s killer, Doma. They battled and Doma came victorious. He eventually absorbed Shinobu’s body right in front of Kanao. The news of her death reached Giyu and he was visibly upset and shocked after hearing this news, even more so than the death of his other fellow Hashiras like Rengoku and Genya. This shows that Giyu did have feelings for Shinobu.
Demon Slayer manga has long ended in 2020. In a way, Shinobu ends up with Giyu. We only hope that the anime shows much more intricate details and more of GiyuShino moments.