Shinobu and Mitsuri get along quite well due to them having been the only two female Pillars after Kanae's death. They bond whenever Mitsuri teaches Shinobu western cooking, while Shinobu entertains Mitsuri's cheeriness by letting her hang around her estate and play with her servants and little sister.
They have been several instances where Mitsuri is seen blushing and nervous around Shinobu. Mitsuri also seems to enjoy having around the Butterfly Estate, Shinobu's home.
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As the two do not have much canon evidence pointing to a romantic relationship, most shipping material is fan-based and created.
Most have speculated about Shinobu love for woman because of her "shojo-moment" with a hunter girl during Tomioka two chapter spin-off and how her lifestyle in the Butterfly Estate, being an intellectual surrounded by young women, reminisce to Sappho of Lesbos's (or ancient lesbianism).
In the canon-verse, Mitsuri joined the demon slayers to look for a man that will love her, this is often changed in fanon works because the implication of Mitsuri introduction in where she has a like for every pillar, regardless of the gender.
|SHIPS||het||ObaMitsu • SaneKana • TanKana • ZenNezu|
|slash||InoTan • SabiGiyuu • SaneGiyuu|
|femslash||AoKana • NezuKana • NezuMitsu • ShinoMitsu|
|family||GenSane • NezuTan|