Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba is one of the best anime of generation. The Action, Plot, thrill, adventure is just too amazing to be true. The main protagonist of the series is Tanjiro Kamado, a strong young boy with an expert sense of smell who lives in a small village at the top of a mountain along with his mother and siblings.
Eldest of the siblings, he looks after his family. But suddenly, the world changes around him as his complete family is massacred by the Demon King Kibutsuji Muzan, who has also transformed his younger sister Nezuko into a Demon.
In Search of a cure to turn Nezuko back to human, Tanjiro works hard to become a member of the Demon Slayer Corps under training from Water Style Master, also a former Pillar Urokodaki.
Tanjiro joins as a Demon Slayer and, along with his sister, performs his task of executing Demons and at the same time gathering information to cure his sister.
Soon enough, he finds himself in the company of two other demon slayers, Lighting breathing user Zenitsu and beast breathing user Inosuke.
The Trio together has taken on many strong opponents, including former Lower Moon Demon Six, Lower Moon Demon Five, and the Lower Moon Demon One.
But there are many more Demon Slayers stronger than them, and to know about their abilities, strengths, and skills, make sure you read out till the end.
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Top 10 The Most Powerful Demon Slayers Ranked.
1] Gyomei Himejima
Gyomei Himejima, the Stone Pillar, is the strongest member of the Demon Slayer Corps. He is the strongest among the Demon Slayer Pillars and uses Stone Style breathing. The most interesting fact about him is that he is blind! Even though he is blind, no demon can stand against him.
He is among the most skilled Pillars to exist and uses an unusual weapon among the demon slayers, a devastating Hand-Axe with a spiked flail attached to the hilt with a long chain. He doesn’t use the typical weapon of Demon Slayer Corps, which is a Nichirin Sword.
In the Upper Demon Moon One, Kokushibu also acknowledges his strength and states that he is the strongest Demon Slayer he has encountered in 300 years.
Furthermore, he adds that Gyomei has trained his natural physical abilities to the greatest extent that possible for a human body. Not only that, his skills as Pillar are second to none, making him a formidable opponent for any Demon.
Tanjiro Kamado and Inosuke consider him the strongest of all Pillars and thereby the strongest member of the Demon Slayer Corps.
His huge physique and strength are known well. Recently he has also taken a Demon Slayer from the same batch as Tanjiro, Zenitsu, and Inosuke as his student.
2] Giyu Tomioka
Giyo Tomioka is the first Demon Slayer introduced in the series and the first one Tanjiro met. He also sends Tanjiro and Nezuko to Master Urokodaki so that Tanjiro can train to become a Demon Slayer. Tomioka is recognized among Hashira’s as one of the strongest. He has an introverted personality, but his skills and actions speak for him.
Giyu Tomioka is a Water Pillar and a master of Water Style Breathing techniques. Tomioka defeated Rui, Lower Moon Demon of Muzan’s army, without any effort and slashed his neck in the blink of an eye. His skills are recognized among demons, too as Akaza; the Upper Demon Moon Three, considers him as the most skilled Water Pillar in 50 Years.
3] Sanemi Shinazugawa
Sanemi Shinazugawa is one of the strongest Pillars in Demon Slayer. He is a master of Wind Style breathing and is one of the strongest Wind Pillars to date. He has proud battle scars all over his body from his battle with strong demons over the years.
He harbors a deep hatred for demons, and it is visible when he attacks Nezuko, Tanjiro’s demon sister, to provoke her to attack him.
He even went to the extent of cutting his arm to draw blood to provoke Nezuko’s demon killer instincts. He hates demons so much because he has lost many of his loved ones to the demons.
His strength is known among the demons, too and the Upper Demon Moon One, Kokushibo, who has over hundreds of years of experience as a demon and battling Demon Slayer Hashira, considers him a worthy opponent and is impressed by Sanemi’s Wind style breathing technique sword skills.
4] Muichiro Tokito
Muchiro might not look like it, but he is one of the strongest Demon Slayer Pillar. He is always lost in his thoughts and seems to forget things easily, but don’t get the wrong idea about him.
He is one of the most talented Demon Slayer Pillar who uses a unique breathing style. He uses the Mist style breathing technique, which is derived from the Wind Style breathing technique.
He has mastered the Mist style breathing technique to such an extent that he even defeated the Upper Demon Moon One. He also developed the Mist style breathing to a higher level which unlocked a Demon Slayer Mark, allowing him to defeat the Upper Demon Moon easily.
He is skilled, talented, and one of the strongest demon slayer pillars who can put a tough fight against any Upper Demon Moon and might as well overpower them.
5] Kyojuro Rengoku
Kyojuro Rengoku is the most cheerful member among the Demon Slayer Pillars and one of the toughest ones. His fight with the Upper Demon Moon Three Akaza was terrific. Rengoku uses Flame style breathing technique, a unique style, and has mastered it. He is also blessed with natural talent and strength, which is superior to the strength of ordinary humans.
Rengoku had put a tough fight against Akaza that too even after saving more than two hundred civilians in Mugen Train. He stalled Akaza till daybreak when he fled from battle and even managed to slice his sword through his neck.
He gave up his life to save Tanjiro, Nezuko, Inosuke, Zenitsu, and more than two hundred civilians. His bravery cannot be challenged. He was one of the noblest demon slayer corps and was ready to take Tanjiro under his wing and train him.
6] Tengen Uzui
Tengen Uzui is the Sound Pillar of the Demon Slayer Corps and uses a unique breathing technique known as the Sound breathing style. This technique is developed from Lightning Style Breathing Technique, and he is the only person known to use this breathing style.
Tengen Uzui comes from a Shinobi family but didn’t like the Shinobi idealogy to use people as tools and thus joined the Demon Slayer Corps. His natural talent, speed, and strength easily made him at par with other Pillars. His unique style strikes fears among Demons.
7] Mitsuri Kanroji
Demon Slayer Pillars are considered strongest, but this particular Pillar might not look much at first. She appears to be small, thin, and shy but never judges someone on their appearance. Mitsuri Kanjiro is the Love Pillar of Demon Slayer Corps and uses the Love style breathing technique. She has the fastest attacks among all other Demon Slayer Pillars and is insanely strong.
Mitsuri’s thin arms might appear weak to someone, but she has eight times muscle density than that of a normal human. To add more to it, Mitsuri Kanjiro uses the most unique sword. Her sword is thin and flexible, unlike traditional hard swords. She uses her sword like a whip to decapitate demons with her fast attacks.
8] Tanjiro Kamado
Tanjiro Kamado is the main protagonist of the series. He joined the demon slayer corps to find a way to cure his sister Nezuko who had turned into a demon when his family was attacked by Kibutsuji Muzan.
Tanjiro has a great sense of smell, almost like a superhuman. Unlike other Demon Slayers, he does not hate demons but sympathizes with them. Even after killing the demon, he prays for them to get a better life in the next birth.
Tanjiro has learned the Water Syle breathing technique from former Pillar Master Urokodaki. He uses water breathing as well as the Fire God Dance breathing technique.
The latter one is unique to the Kamado family, and Tanjiro had learned this from his father when he was young. It has not been long for him to use this technique, but this has saved his life thrice.
Tanjiro is the only known Demon Slayer corps member to have seen Kibutsuji Muzan and returned alive. He has great potential and has mastered the Total Concentration breathing constant technique used by all Pillars. Soon, he will gain more experience, improve his skills, and become one of the strongest Demon Slayer Corps.
Shinobu Kocho is one of the most deadly Demon Slayer Pillars. She uses the Insect Style Breathing technique and executes demons by slowly killing them to death.
She uses a thin sword that is not capable of beheading a demon but makes up for it by using wisteria poison. The poisoned blade cuts through the demons and spreads the poison throughout their bodies, causing them tremendous pain and suffering.
The demons, after suffering from poison, die of exposure to light and thereby suffer a lot before their death. Kocho hates demons too much and can be considered as the angriest Pillar But, she hides her hatred by masking a fake smile on her face all the time. Shinobu’s older sister was also a Pillar in demon slayer corps and killed Upper Demon Moons.
Shinobu Kocho also has excellent knowledge about medicines and treating humans. She developed the cure for the spider poison, which affected Zenitsu in the blink of an eye.
The Wisteria Poison is also her creation and is unique to her. She was the one who took care of rehabilitation treatment for Tanjiro, Zenitsu, and Inosuke after their battle with Lower Demon Moon Five.
10] Zenitsu Agatsuma
Zenitsu Agatsuma might not appear strong, but as we learned from various examples above, never judge someone by looks.
Zenitsu seems stupid and can always be seen complaining about everything and being a demon slayer or asking girls out, but his true strength is revealed when he is unconscious. Zenitsu uses Thunder Style Breathing Technique and has mastered the first form to the highest level possible.
Whenever faced with extreme conditions, he passes out due to stress, and his body acts on its instinct. He is extremely fast and can prove to be a tough opponent.
Zenitsu is also among the few Demon Slayer Corps who have mastered the total concentration breathing constantly like Tanjiro and other Pillars.
His skill in breathing technique was seen when he fought the spider demon alone and defeated him. He was stung by the demon and prevented himself from turning into a spider by contanimeng his breathing and slowing the spread of poison.
Demon Slayer is one of the most loved Anime of all time. The epic battles, plot, and twists make it one of the best. Fans have also been excitedly waiting for the release of its season 2, which won’t take long now.
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