Demon Slayer: Hashiras, Strongest to Weakest Ranked

All Hashiras in Demon Slayer ranked.

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Hashiras of Demon Slayer are humanity’s last hope against Muzan and his demons. Hashiras are the highest-ranked individuals in the Demon Slayer Corps. They hold the highest authority, second only to the leader of the Demon Slayer Corps, Kagaya Ubuyashiki.

Each Hashira has its unique breathing style, some created by themselves. To become a Hashira, a member of the Demon Slayer must have a kill count of at least 50 demons as a Kinoe-ranked Demon Slayer, or slay a member of the Twelve Kizuki. 

Also to become a Hashira, members must undergo training for a few years, but there have been exceptions of those who were talented enough to become Hashiras in a very short time. Hashiras can also be succeeded by members of the Demon Slayer Corps as a Tsuguko.

Here’s a look at Hashiras, ranked from the weakest to strongest. 

9. Tengen Uzui – Sound Hashira

Sound Hashira
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Without a doubt, if this was a ranking for the most flamboyant Hashira of all, Tengen-sama would top the charts. However, the Sound Hashira comes last in this list, when compared to his counterparts.

The self-proclaimed God of Flamboyance is not a weak Hashira by any means. He single-handedly matched Upper Moon Demons, Daki, and Gyutaro and was able to fend them off even after losing his left arm and being poisoned. 

Being a former Shinobi (ninja), he has enhanced hearing which he uses with his Sound Breathing to locate the demons. He also makes use of ‘Musical Score’ which deconstructs the rhythm of the demon’s movements to better understand their fighting abilities.

Breathing Style – Sound Breathing 

Techniques –

  • Roar
  • Constant Resoundin Slashes
  • String Performance, Bursting Bloom

Weapon- Dual Nichrin Cleavers, explosive beads, kunai.

8. Shinobu Kocho – Insect Hashira

Insect Hashira
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Shinobu joined the Demon Slayer Corps with her elder sister Kanae Kocho and her adopted younger sister, Kanao Tsuyuri after a demon killed their parents. She makes use of poison techniques and Insect breathing to fight demons.

Though being the smallest in size among the Hashiras, she possesses incredible speed and reflexes and even went head-to-head with Upper Moon Demon 2, Doma in the manga. (Kimetsu No Yaiba)

Breathing Style – Insect Breathing

Techniques –

  • Butterfly Dance: Caprice, Illusory light
  • Swift Thrust
  • Rising Thrust

Weapon – Stinger Nichrin Katana

7. Kyojuro Rengoku – Flame Hashira

Flame Hashira
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Unarguably, everyone’s favorite Hashira, Rengoku Sama is one of the most loved characters in the show. He succeeded his father as the Flame Hashira. It’s a shame that he succumbed to his wounds in his fight against Upper Moon Demon 3.

Rengoku went head-on with Upper Moon Demon 3, Akaza, and would have probably even defeated him, if he had not been exhausted by saving everyone on the Mugen Train. Fans as well as the trio (Tanjiro, Zeinistu, and Inosuke) will miss him for sure. 

Breathing Style – Flame Breathing

Techniques –

  • Rising Scorching Sun
  • Flame Tiger
  • Rengoku

Weapon – Standard Nichrin Katana

6. Mitsuri Kanroji – Love Hashira

Love Hashira
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The cutest Hashira, Mitsuri Kanroji takes the spot for no.6 on this list. Though she doesn’t look like a fighter in the least, she is one of the strongest fighters in terms of raw strength among the Hashiras.

The Love Hashira is very soft-spoken and emotional but shows no mercy when it comes to fighting demons. She single-handedly took on the incarnation of Upper Moon Demon 5, Hantengu’s Zohakuten. 

Breathing Style – Love Breathing

Techniques –

  • Shivers of First Love
  • Swaying Love, Wildclaw
  • Cat-Legged Winds of Love

Weapon – Nichrin Whip-Katana

5. Muichiro Tokito – Mist Hashira

Mist Hashira
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The youngest Hashira, at just 14 years old. He takes the 5th spot for now but who knows later when he is older he could become the strongest Hashira. He is one of the 2 members of the Demon Slayer Corps to become a Hashira within 2 months. 

Muichiro is one of the few Hashiras who can claim they have killed an Upper Moon Demon. He single-handedly overpowered and killed Upper Moon Demon 5, Gyokko. In the manga, he also manages to take on Upper Moon Demon 1, Kokushibo.

Breathing Style – Mist Breathing

Techniques –

  • Low Clouds, Distant Haze
  • Lunar Dispersing Mist
  • Obscuring Clouds

Weapon – Standard Nichrin Katana

4. Obanai Iguro – Serpent Hashira

Serpent Hashira
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Also known as the Snake Hashira, Obanai Iguro is one of the most mysterious Hashiras. He is currently the only user of the Serpent Breathing. Obanai wears a mask over his face to conceal his scars and has a snake around his neck.

Obanai is extremely dedicated to the Demon Slayer Corps and he berates Tengen Uzui for retiring from the Corps. He is said to be blind in his right eye and is one of the few Hashiras who went all out against the Demon King, Muzan in the manga. 

Breathing Style – Serpent Breathing

Techniques –

  • Winding Serpent Slash
  • Coil Choke
  • Slithering Serpent

Weapon – Twisted Nichrin Katana

3. Giyu Tomioka – Water Hashira

Water Hashira
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The stoic, expressionless Hashira is the first to come across Tanjiro and Nezuko. He has a strong sense of justice and even went so far as to violate the Demon Slayer Corps Code for Tanjiro and Nezuko.

He easily defeated Rui, Lower Moon Demon 5, something which Tanjiro and Insouke couldn’t do. In the manga, he even managed to drive Akaza and Muzan into a corner all by himself. He succeeded Sakonji Urokadaki as the Water Hashira. 

Breathing Style – Water Breathing

Techniques –

  • Water Wheel
  • Striking Tide
  • Dead Calm, Tidal Waves

Weapon – Standard Nichrin Katana

2. Sanemi Shinazugawa – Wind Hashira

Wind Hashira
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Sanemi Shinazugawa is the older brother of Genya. Like his younger brother, he is hot-blooded and abrasive, and his body is covered with scars and cuts from fighting demons. 

His cold and rude nature could be a result of losing those dear to him in the past which fuels his hatred towards Demons. In the manga, he held his own against Upper Moon Demon Kokushibo. He even was able to fight against Muzan along with the other Hashiras. 

Breathing Style – Wind Breathing

Techniques –

  • Dust Whirlwind Clutter
  • Cold Mountain Wind
  • Idaten Typhoon

Weapon – Standard Nichrin Katana

1. Gyomei Himejima – Stone Hashira

Stone Hashira
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Not only is Gyomei the biggest, but he is also the strongest among the Hashiras. The Stone Hashira is blind but that does not hold him back as he became a Hashira within 2 months of joining the Demon Slayer Corps.

The gentle giant is quite pious, carrying his prayer beads all the time and offering prayers. In the manga, Kokushibo admits that in the last 300 years, he has not come against a Hashira, as strong as him. Along with Sanemi, he drove both Muzan and Kokushibo to a corner, without making use of his Demon Slayer Mark.

Special skill – Enhanced Hearing

Breathing Style – StoneBreathing

Techniques –

  • Serpentinite Bipolar
  • Stone Skin
  • Arcs of Justice

Weapon – Nichrin Chained Spiked Flail and Axe

Source – Ufotable & Kimestu No Yaiba Fandom

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