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Sakonji Urokodaki (鱗滝 左近次) is a supporting protagonist of the popular manga and anime series, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba. He is a former member of the Demon Slayer Corps, as well as the previous Water Hashira. He is also the teacher of Tanjiro Kamado, Giyu Tomioka, Sabito, and Makomo.



Live action

  • Tomoyuki Takagi - stage


Sakonji has been shown with no face it's has been decided or released through a entire complete manga, he always seems wore a red tengu mask with covered into his face along with Tanjiro stand although to Taisho secret with his face is very calm and gentle. He debuted as a elderly to be individual, by noting as a counting numbers in students when he training, with his white hair. As a younger, the hair is black and fashioned onto the topknot.

He wears a white cloud-patterned jinbei kimono with a light blue shirt, dark blue pants fastened on the shins with white kyahan guards. He has a black traditional socks tabi, wears similar sandals to the ones Tanjiro has, with the only difference being that the straps are dark blue. In the occasions while he left, he also wears a white cloth that covered the head and wrapping under the neck.


Sakonji at first appears to be a grumpy and stern old man. However, he's revealed to be an extremely kind and passionate man, who cares deeply for others. During their training, he pushes the students really hard, as when he took Tanjiro under his wing, Urokodaki made the latter's training increasingly difficult and dangerous. The main reason he pushes them so hard is so that they can become as strong as possible. He sees his students as nothing short of family, as shown when he said he didn't want to send Tanjiro to final selection because he didn't want anymore children to die, and also when he burst into tears and hugged Tanjiro after he came back from final selection. He's also one of the few people affiliated with the Demon Slayer Corps to trust Nezuko, and vowed to commit seppuku if she ever killed another human. He also told Tanjiro that he has no doubt he'd be able to restore Nezuko's humanity.



  • Before sakonji's face was finally shown, there were only two people who knows how Sakonji's real face looks like: Koyoharu Gotoge (the author of the manga herself) and the editor of Shonen Jump at the time.
  • He is a poor drinker.
  • Fox is his favorite animal; hence he gave masks to his students that had faces of foxes.
  • His Japanese Voice Actress, Hōchū Ōtsuka, also voiced Joseph Joestar in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Heritage for the Future, Jiraiya in Naruto, Alfred Pennyworth in Batman Ninja, Rob in The Duke of Death and His Maid, Chibodee Crocket in G Gundam, and Bookman in D.Gray-man Hallow.


           Kimetsu no Yaiba logo.png Heroes

Demon Slayer Corps
Demon Slayers
Tanjiro Kamado | Kanao Tsuyuri | Zenitsu Agatsuma | Inosuke Hashibira | Genya Shinazugawa † | Murata | Yoriichi Tsugikuni

Giyu Tomioka | Sanemi Shinazugawa | Kyojuro Rengoku † | Tengen Uzui | Shinobu Kocho † | Mitsuri Kanroji † | Gyomei Himejima † | Kanae Kocho † | Muichiro Tokito † | Obanai Iguro

Jigoro Kuwajima † | Sakonji Urokodaki

Rengoku Family
Senjuro Rengoku | Shinjuro Rengoku

Butterfly Mansion
Aoi Kanzaki | Kiyo Terauchi | Sumi Nakahara | Naho Takada | Goto

Ubuyashiki Family
Kagaya Ubuyashiki † | Amane Ubuyashiki † | Hinaki and Nichika Ubuyashiki † | Kiriya Ubuyashiki | Kuina and Kanata Ubuyashiki

Makio | Suma | Hinatsuru

Nezuko Kamado | Tamayo † | Yushiro

Final Selection
Makomo † | Sabito

Swordsmith Village
Hotaru Haganezuka | Kozo Kanamori