Last updated on September 26th, 2020 at 11:17 am
We’re back for EVEN MORE Anime Cosplay and Workouts!
Last week we saw Inosuke Hashibira and Tanjiro’s sister, Nezuko Kamado, and the week prior we had finished off our My Hero Academia spree with Shoto Todoroki and Ochako Uraraka cosplay workout and guides.
But now it’s time for some MORE Demon Slayer!
If you don’t already know, this is our new category that I announced I’ll be starting due to the high demand in cosplayers we have hitting the site, but it’s also an opportunity for me to give you secondary options to the main character workouts that will be slightly more generic and beginner-intermediate oriented; whereas the character workouts get pretty high volume when we begin talking about our overpowered characters!
Tanjiro Kamado Stats:
Weight: 134 lbs.
Real Name: Tanjiro Kamado
I feel like I could make a really good Tanjiro Kamado.
Especially if I shave the beard and really go all out.
Vegeta were tied Wolverine for the shortest spot among comic characters we’ve seen at 5’3, prior to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles coming in at 5’2, (and Gimli even shorter) – but Damian Wayne (Robin) is only 5’4. Goku isn’t that tall either, though, standing only 5’7, with Miles Morales only an inch above him.
We’ve had Superman and Eddie Brock’s Venom at 6’3, and Captain America, Scorpion and Batman at 6’2, and Carnage at 6’1. Thor and Cyborg are towering over them at 6’6, Thanos and King right there with them at 6’7, Bane at 6’8, and Deathstroke right below at 6’5, and Black Manta at 6’4.
But, don’t worry if you’re not the same height or weight range.
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Tanjiro Kamado Diet and Nutrition
This is normally where (in the character workouts at least) I’d throw you guys a nice copy paster to give you some links to awesome dietary guidelines.
The celebrity workouts get their own custom planning based around what that celebrity does, but the characters are very contingent on specific goals/starting points.
The same is going to be done here, but I’m going to be making some changes to help you out a little bit more. So I’m going to start by suggesting what I think is the best Superhero Program for this cosplay if you choose to step it up a notch. Of course, you can really step it up a notch and join our Academy to get access to everything we have to offer, but if not, you might want to check out The Program Shop for other options or even take The Program Selection Quiz to help you out.
Either way, my suggestion would be: The Cut and Shred
Which brings us to our information from the character workouts if you’re looking to go the free-route (which is totally fine):
You can’t out train your diet, so I want to still give some pillars for nutrition.
You can start by checking out The Nutrition Pillars on the site, but I’ll break down some more information for you guys as well.
Guys like Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart incorporate 80/20 dieting with big weekly cheat meals, Hugh Jackman, Tom Hopper, Benedict Cumberbatch and Terry Crews utilize intermittent fasting (something I use daily as well), Ariana Grande, Mustafa Shakir and Madelaine Petsch are vegans, Brandon Routh and Frank Grillo opt for paleo, and tons of others utilize their own variations as well.
It’s all about sustainability.
AND, there are a thousand different ways to reach your goals, so finding the most sustainable way is what’s important.
Which is why our Academy utilizes multiple different Nutrition Classes (Greek Gods, Vikings, Spartans, Hunter Gatherers, Monks, Samurais, Minimalists, SuperHumans) to allow people to choose what is right for YOU!
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Tanjiro Kamado Cosplay Information (and Options)
Now it’s time to not transform your body, but rather your attire.
That’s right, it’s the NEW fun part.
As you can tell from the picture above (and throughout the article as well), Tanjiro Kamado cosplay has a couple options (and I didn’t even include later seasons cosplay which I’ll be sharing below).
You can definitely have some fun with this.
Here’s some suggestions, and I tried to diversify it:
The Good Stuff:
**These are not the budget options. These are from our friends over at EZCosplay and are NOT simply “Halloween Costumes” but cosplay outfits that are made to transform you into these characters.**
Amazon Budget Route:
**These are budget options that are from Amazon and may be simply Halloween Costume items, but are also the top options we suggest from the platform.**
Tanjiro Kamado Wig
And there you have it.
Along with this killer workout I’m going to build for you to turn you into Tanjiro Kamado, these are our favorite options for his outfit.
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Tanjiro Kamado Workout Routine Information (and Research)
So we have some more fun (although may not as much) in this section.
Here I’ll be giving you a bit of a bio and also utilizing what we’ve discussed in the section above (and some more) to break down what we’ll be looking to achieve with this workout routine I’ll be building for you.
So let’s start at Demon Slayer Wiki Fandom with a bit of a biography for Tanjiro Kamado:
Tanjiro Kamado is the main protagonist of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.
He is a Kanoe-ranked member of the Demon Slayer Corps, who joined for the sake of hunting down the one responsible for the murder of his family and his sister’s transformation into a Demon.
Now that you know what we’re workin’ with here, we can get into a bit more (mainly because I want to).
Here’s a bit more of his appearance information:
Tanjiro is a young man who is short for his age, with rather tanned skin and an athletic physique. He possesses ruffled black hair with bergundy tips, combed back to expose his forehead, and wide, dark eyes with white pupils that appear dark purple around the lower section of their irises. He also has a birthmark on the top left of his forehead, which originally looked somewhat like a graze until his fight with the Hand Demon during the Final Selection Arc, after which it appears more like a large, dark red scar. It is noted that his hands are visibly tougher than someone his age’s should be as a result of his rigorous training under Sakonji Urokodaki.
Which they actually continue with:
Tanjiro wears a checkered dark turquoise and black patterned haori over the standard Demon Hunter uniform, which consists of a dark brown gakuran jacket, a white belt around his waist and baggy pants that extend into tabi socks, as well as zōri and bands of white cloth wrapped around his calves. He also wears a pair of hanafuda earrings, decorated by a red sun symbol and carries a large wooden box on his back, where his sister sleeps during the day.
And if you REALLY want to step it up a notch and fully embody Tanjiro Kamado you can step into his personality as well, which we’re told is:
Tanjiro is kind by nature and has been described by others as having very gentle eyes. He exhibits a great deal of determination and will not give up once he has a goal to achieve; the best example of this being his relentless quest to find a cure for Nezuko. Even though he is relatively strong on his own, Tanjiro isn’t opposed to asking others for help when he needs it. He is very protective of his friends and even more so of his younger sister. However, despite his kind and understanding nature, Tanjiro does have a limit to his tolerance and has a distaste for rudeness, as he easily becomes annoyed by Zenitsu Agatsuma’s constant whining, and angered by Inosuke Hashibira’s barbaric actions.
I’m all about taking these characters from physique to personality, BUT, feel free to completely ignore that section and head right to the workout.
As you can see from Tanjiro’s appearance we’re going to be going for a bit of a slim and toned physique more-so than trying to get big and bulky.
For the sake of the cosplay that I suggest I will focus in on a couple things:
- Slim and Toned
- Calisthenics and Parkour!
That should get you guys right into the character’s physique.
The mentality and personality is going to be all on you!
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Tanjiro Kamado [Cosplay] Workout
3-5 days per week
Being that this is a beginner workout you’re likely going to be working your way up to intermediate and advanced workouts over time, but for now we’re going to work on cutting down the bodyfat, slimming and toning up. Your cardio and calisthenics days will be a bit lighter than your Parkour Days because the parkour training will be coming from Nightrunner’s workout that was made by myself and Academy member Felix (not specifically for beginners).
When we do our celebrity and character workouts we base the difficulty level off of their routines/their powers. For this one it’s just a judgement call on how I believe we can best get you looking like each character. For that reason I’m providing a level for each.
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Tanjiro Kamado Cosplay Workout: Sample Workout Schedule
**This can be done on any 5 days of the week, but this is how I would likely format it for myself.**
Monday: Cardio and Calisthenics
Wednesday: Cardio and Calisthenics
Friday: Cardio and Calisthenics
Saturday: Rest Day
Sunday: Rest Day
Tanjiro Kamado Cosplay Workout: Cardio and Calisthenics
- 30-60 Minutes of Vardio Cardio (Incline Treadmill Walk, Elliptical, StairMaster, etc)
- 3-5 Mile Walk/Jog
Push Ups (Scale to Knee Ups)
Dips (Scale to Chair Dips)
Chin Ups (Scale To Body Rows or Assisted Chin Ups)
Tanjiro Kamado Cosplay Workout: Parkour and Calisthenics
75 Pull Ups
75 Hanging Leg Raises
100 Sit Ups
150 Push Ups
150 Air Squats
**These can be broken down into any number of sets/reps that are needed to complete the overall count.**
Felix’s Parkour Guide/Workout
10 minutes of cardio (chose between Option A and B)
Option A: Jogging or running
Option B: Quadrupedal movement such as bear crawl, crab walk, spider-man walk, backward and forward (try to mix them a bit this will help for your mobility)
5-10 Parkour Rolls (both sides)
How you should roll: (example on right shoulder) get down on your left knee, put your left hand on the ground in front of your left knee, beside your right heel, then put your right hand on the left one. DO NOT CROSS YOUR FINGERS. Put your head down and roll on your shoulder, you should roll diagonally from your shoulder to the other side of your waist.
Note: Start by doing them on soft surfaces like grass, when you feel more confident while doing it try to practice them from walking, jogging and running. Then start to practice dive rolls.
5-10 back rolls
Flow out/safety vault: as you come towards the obstacle, place your outside arm on the obstacle, then put your outside leg on the obstacle, pass your inside leg under your outside leg, release your outside arm as you push with your outside foot to pass the obstacle.
Speed vault: very similar to the flow out vault except that your outside foot does not touch the obstacle, instead just kick in the air with it.
Lazy vault: this one is more useful to get over a rail. Come towards the obstacle from a diagonal or parallel direction, put your inside hand on the obstacle, swing your inside leg then your outside leg in the same motion, before placing your outside hand on the obstacle.
Note: the flow out vault as well as the lazy vault are two movements that you can practice without momentum.
Kong vault: press with both of your hands on the obstacle, at the same time, tuck your legs on your chest to pass over the obstacle, don’t forget to raise your hips.
Note: this one is the most known and most used vault in Parkour, however it is a very scary and tricky vault, so here’s a few steps you can do to break it down.
Step 1: practice it on the floor, crouch and dive into a kong vault, this will get used to the movement, you could also practice with your quadrupedal movements as a warm up.
Step 2: plant plyos/monkey plant; put both hands on an obstacle and use your legs to get on it
Step 3: following the plant plyo keep your hand on the obstacle and go down into a squat position.
Under bar: as you come towards a bar or rail, jump feet first and place your hands on the bar, swing under the bar and extend your body while arching your back.
Tips: one exercise that you can do to practice it and test yourself is to find a park with bars, like a calisthenic park, put and elastic band between two poles parallel to the pull up bar, grab the bar and jump trying to pass your whole body between the elastic band and the bar, raise the elastic band as you get better.
Wall run: run towards a wall, when you’re at the right distance (not to close, not to far) make a small jump at the same time plant the ball of your feet on the wall, a bit higher than hips level, push upward with your leg that is on the wall then try to reach with your arms the top of the wall.
Tik Tak: Similar to the wall run, run towards the wall then jump putting your other leg (feet facing upward) then push with the leg that is on the wall, then push away from the wall transferring your momentum wherever direction you need to go.
Arm jump: this one is like a long jump but you use it to grab the edge of a wall, or a bar as you jump.
Note: when performing this jump your legs should land slightly before you grab the bar. as you might hurt your knees on the wall. just don’t over do it so you don’t drop kick the wall.
Tips: this works for precision jump as well as arm jump, when you’re not sure if you can execute the jump as the jump might be high for example, go down and practice it from the same distance, if you can cover the distance, that means you can do it, if you can’t maybe you should wait. of course there’s always the height difference between the two objects that is important.
Balance: to practice your balance, you can practice it pretty much anytime anywhere, for example you can stand on one leg as you wait for the bus then to the other leg, you can also walk on the road lines (just not in the middle of the road please) there’s literally a lot of things you can do to practice your balance.
Now that you know a few movements for parkour try to find places where you can try them (bench, picnic tables, etc). This really depends on your surroundings, as you get better you will also be able to see more things you can do: this is called The Parkour Vision. For example where others might see a wall, you might see a wall run, etc..
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