15+ STRONGEST DEMON SLAYERS in Demon Slayer inc. Hashiras (RANKED!)

Whenever we see a new shounen anime this question always arises, who is the strongest out of them? We often see some heated conversations in the comment section too. So, despite being known for its amazing animation and storytelling, the question was bound to rise one day, who is the strongest Demon Slayer? To answer that, I present to you the 18 strongest Demon Slayers in Demon Slayer.

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18. Genya Shinazugawa

Genya Shinazukawa
Overall Skill Endurance Swordsmanship Power Level
15/20
12/20
4/10
31/50

The younger brother of the Wind Hashira, Genya Shinazugawa is a young Demon Slayer with the potential to surpass his big brother in the future. He is the only demon Slayer that has no Breathing Style. Instead, he uses Demonic Transformation (Chapter 172 and 179) as his trump card.

He uses two weapons to fight his opponents. A Nichirin Shotgun is used for long and short-range combat. He also carries a Nichirin Short Katana that allows him to fight enemies when they get too close. Genya is an excellent sharpshooter and an amazing character that has been used for character development.

 

17. Former Flame Hashira Shinjuro Rengoku

Shinjuro Rengoku
Overall Skill Endurance Swordsmanship Power Level
15/20
12/20
8/10
35/50

Though we do not know about him that much, Shinjuro Rengoku is Kyojuro Rengoku’s father. He was the former Flame Hashira in the Demon Slayer Corps. He resembles just like his son or should I say his son resembles him. He has golden hair with red highlights at the end, He is short-tempered, abusive, and very toxic

He is also an alcoholic. He has all the features that a bad father would have. But we, the viewers, later see him crying for his deceased son and truly caring for him (Chapter 81). It is then we realize, that’s his way of coping with loss. He is a master of Breath of Flame and during his days he was one of the strongest Demon Slayers.

 

16. Former Water Hashira Sakonji Urokodaki

Sakonji Urokodaki
Overall Skill Endurance Swordsmanship Power Level
18/20
10/20
10/10
38/50

Though Sakonji Urodaki is a supporting character, we cannot deny the fact that he is the reason Tanjiro is so strong today. Sakonji Urokodaki is a mysterious Demon Slayer who we do not know almost anything about. We never get to see his face. He wears a Tengu mask (Chapter 3) all the time.

We do know that he is the former Water Hashira and he has mastered the techniques of Breath of Water. Not only that, he has many students who learned Breath of Water from him, including our main characters, Tanjiro and Giyu Tomioka.

While he appears to be mysterious, he is a straightforward old man. He is very caring towards his students and pushes them to their limits because only he knows what awaits them once they become Demon Slayer(Chapter 6,9).  

 

15. Zenitsu Agatsuma

Overall Skill Endurance Swordsmanship Power Level
15/20
20/20
4/10
39/50

Zenitsu is one of the main characters of Demon Slayer. Though he is mostly used as comic relief, he has the potential of growing in the future. If you watched the anime, you might think Zenitsu does not even belong on this list. 

He is a guy that did not even want to become a Demon Slayer and was forced to become one just to pay off a debt. He is always seen asking out girls to marry him so that he can get settled down and live a longer life.

Zenitsu has somewhat of a cowardly nature but underneath all that fear, he is a good guy. But don’t let his nice nature fool you during a fight. Once Zenitsu is in a fight, he gets very stressed. So much that he gets unconscious and that’s his most dangerous feature. His body starts fighting subconsciously and he is like a beast hunting only with his instincts during that time. 

He uses Thunder Breathing Style and a Standard Nichirin Katana against his opponents. He has mastered only one technique from his Breathing Style but he practiced that form every day, making him a master at it and it is deadly when used by Zenitsu. You can see Zenitsu’s potential during his fight against Tongue Demon (Chapter 23), Spider Demon (son) (Chapter 34), and he even fights against Muzan.

 

14. Kanao Tsuyuri

Kanao Tsuyuri
Overall Skill Endurance Swordsmanship Power Level
15/20
18/20
6/10
39/50

Kanao Tsuyuri is a major supporting character and a major candidate to end up with Tanjiro in the future. She was an apprentice of Shinobu Kocho. She has similar inhuman physical skills and fine swordsmanship that makes her a fine candidate for the next Hashira of the Demon Slayer Corps. She practices a similar Breathing style to Kanae Kocho. She uses the Flower Breathing Style

This is a branch of the Breath of Water. Besides her physical abilities, she has outstanding Eye-sight that helps her predict the enemy’s next move. She was also able to gain respect as a worthy opponent of Upper Moon Demon, Doma

Kanao also uses total concentration breathing. This ability allows her to unleash her full potential in a fight. She uses a Standard Nichirin Katana but it’s her fighting style that makes her unique. Kanao also has a sadistic side when she is fighting an enemy that puts her shy and cute character to shame.

We can see Kanao’s skills and strengths during her fight against Doma (Chapter 162, 163), Tanjiro vs Demon Slayers (Chapter 201), and Demon Slayers vs Muzan (Chapter 193)

 

13. Former Flower Hashira Kanae Kocho

Kanae Kocho Demon slayer
Overall Skill Endurance Swordsmanship Power Level
15/20
16/20
10/10
41/50

Kanae Kocho was a Demon Slayer and the previous Flower Hashira. She is the big sister of Shinobu Kocho. To describe her would be to describe a mother. Kanae is caring, loving, and good-natured. She had a tall figure with long hair. Kanae is also a master of Flower Breathing Style

Some of Kanae’s well-known abilities are Honorable Shadow Plum, Crimson Hanagoromo, Peonies of Futility, Whirling Peach, and Equinoctial Vermilion. Though I do not think she is a weak Demon Slayer, we do not know much about her. We do know that Kanae was killed while fighting the Demon named Doma (Chapter 162,163). 

 

12. Inosuke Hashibira

Inosuke Hashibira
Overall Skill Endurance Swordsmanship Power Level
17/20
20/20
6/10
43/50

Inosuke hashiba is one of the main protagonists of Demon Slayer. He is a random traveling companion that is stuck with Tanjiro and Zenitsu. He is often used as comic relief but when against a strong opponent, Inosuke releases his beastlike fighting style.

Inosuke is an extremely well-built guy with amazing looks that would make any woman fall for him. Though he is short-tempered, all that aggression comes from his belief that he is the strongest. That means Inosuke is always working to better himself and reach the next level. 

He uses the Beast Breathing Style and Dual Nichirin Katanas that he modified himself to slice through his opponents with as much pain as possible. He has immense beastlike strength and agility that make him unpredictable during a battle. You can see Inosuke unleash his full potential during his fight against Doma (Chapter 162, 163), an Upper Moon Demon.

 

11. Mist Hashira Muichiro Tokito

Muichiro Tokitou
Overall Skill Endurance Swordsmanship Power Level
18/20
16/20
10/10
44/50

Though Muichiro Tokito is considered a supporting character, I think he could have become the main character. Muichiro was one of the biggest rivals of Tanjiro at one time. He uses the Breath of Mist technique. 

This Breathing Style is a branch of the Breath of the Wind technique. But Muichiro’s Mist technique is unique on its own. He has mastered his style to the point that he can beat Upper Moon Demons with ease.

Despite having a small figure, Muichiro has immense strength and stamina that rivals Tanjiro. He also gained the Demon Slayer mark and defeated Gyokko (Chapter 110) and damaged Kokushibo (Chapter 165) to the point that he was weakened. Though he is very powerful and talented, he is still very inexperienced at some points. So, he will definitely grow his powers in the future.

 

10. Sound Hashira Tengen Uzui

Tengen Uzui
Overall Skill Endurance Swordsmanship Power Level
16/20
20/20
8/10
44/50

The Sound Hashira Tengen Uzui is considered one of the fastest Demon Slayers of the Demon Slayer Corps.  He has a chill personality and likes to add a bit of humor when everyone is so serious.  

Tengen has a tall and muscular figure. He likes to wear a sort of shinobi outfit. As for his choice of weapon, he uses the Dual Giant Nichirin Cleavers. His weapon perfectly fits his muscular figure and hard-hitting personality when it comes to battles.  

Originally, Tengen came from a shinobi family, but his ideologies clashed with his father’s and he left the shinobi family to join the Demon Slayer Corps. But his most unique feature is his Breath of Sound that only he can use. It is a Breathing technique that branched off from the Breath of Lightning. Tengen modified it and made it as it is now.

Though Tengen did not get that much focused on in the anime and the manga he shows his skills during the fight of Gyutaro vs Tengen and Tanjiro (Chapter 85). He is definitely a candidate for the future fastest Demon Slayer.

 

9. Love Hashira Mitsuri Kanroji

Mitsuri Kanroji
Overall Skill Endurance Swordsmanship Power Level
15/20
20/20
9/10
44/50

Mitsuri Kanroji is the famous waifu of the Demon Slayer Corps. She is known as the Love Hashira and uses a rather unique style of fighting than the other Demon Slayers. She is a young woman with exceptional beauty and long hairDespite having a shy and gentle personality, Mitsuri Kanroji always reminds us about her inhuman strength and why she is a Pillar of the Demon Slayer Corps on the battlefield.  

Mitsuri has a unique ability that makes her body have eight times the muscle density of a normal human being. This skill makes her extremely strong despite having a thin body. 

She uses the Breath of Love technique combined with her unique sword named Nichirin Bladed Whip. This sword is extremely thin and flexible, making her one of the fastest sword users in Demon Slayer Corps.  She can withstand an Upper Moon Demon’s attacks with ease.

She shows us her skills during the fight against Hantengu’s Hatred CloneZohakuten (Chapter 98). During this battle, she awakened her Demon Slayer Mark and showed us the power of Love Breathing Style.

 

8. Insect Hashira Shinobu Kocho

Overall Skill Endurance Swordsmanship Power Level
20/20
15/20
9/10
44/50

Shinobu or better known as butterfly waifu, is the Insect Hashira and the first pillars to make it to the Demon Slayer Corps. She is a bright, friendly character that hides a sad past filled with loss and death. 

But she does not want others to lose their family as she did, that’s why she joined the Demon Slayer Corps and became one of the most talented Demon Slayers of all time.

Even her sword is unique just like her. She uses a Stinger Nichirin Katana that is tipped with poison. One cut from this blade and any Demon would die in seconds. Her Breathing Style is known as Insect Breath Style

This is a branch of the Breath of Flower. You do not want to make this big sister mad because she is not all talk. She showed her skills during Shinobu vs Spider Demon (daughter) (Chapter 41) and she went toe to toe vs Domo (Chapter 139).

 

7. Serpent Hashira Obanai Iguro

Obanai Iguro
Overall Skill Endurance Swordsmanship Power Level
16/20
20/20
10/10
46/50

Better known as the Serpent Hashira, Obanai Iguro is a major supporting character that helped Tanjiro and his team to beat Muzan. He is so skilled in his swordsmanship and his inhuman speed that he went toe to toe against Muzan.

Obanai is a short man with a serpent around his neck. He carries his pet serpent and also fights side by side with it.  He also held the position of one of the strongest swordsmen in the Demon Slayer Corps at one time.  He possesses huge strength, speed, and endurance that aid him in his fights. 

During his fight against Muzan, he unleashed his Demon Slayer mark that gave him unbelievable speed that aided him in dodging every attack thrown at him (Chapter 139)

He is also skilled enough to manifest a Crimson Red Nichirin Blade. Obanai uses the lavender-colored Twisted Nichirin Katana. Truly he is worthy of being a pillar of the Demon Slayer Corps.

 

6. Tanjiro Kamado

Tanjiro Kamado
Overall Skill Endurance Swordsmanship Power Level
16/20
20/20
10/10
46/50

Tanjiro Kamado is our MC of Demon Slayers. He joined the Demon Slayer Corps to find a remedy to turn his sister Nezuko back into a human. He also has a grudge against the Demons that slaughtered his family.  So, naturally, he wants to eradicate the Demons from the world.

Tanjiro is a fairly muscular young man with a decent height. He was raised in the mountains and for that reason, he is a natural-born athlete. He has a sensible and kind nature that touches everyone’s heart. On the other hand, he has a sense of justice that makes him want to protect the weak. He is a protective brother and a great role model.

Tanjiro has immense strength and endurance. Besides that, his willpower is very high. This dude does not go down easily if he is fighting seriously. Tanjiro uses Breath of Water that he learned from his master Sakonji. He is one of Sankonji’s best students who successfully mastered every Water Breathing technique and graduated from his dojo.

Despite him being the main character, Tanjiro uses a Standard Nichirin Katana with a black-colored blade. From that, we can definitely assume that it is not the weapon that makes these Demon Slayers strong, it’s the one holding that weapon that has the strength.  Tanjiro has earned his Demon Slayer mark and has been transformed into a Demon later on in the manga. 

This makes him extremely strong and a potential candidate to become the strongest Demon Slayer. We can see Tanjiro’s full potential during his fight against Spider Demon (mother) (Chapter 28), Spider Demon (Father) (Chapter 30), and when he fought against Muzan (Chapter 193).

 

5. Water Hashira Giyu Tomioka

Overall Skill Endurance Swordsmanship Power Level
20/20
17/20
10/10
47/50

Giyu Tomioka is the current Water Hashira and a major supporting character in Demon Slayer. He is a tall man with a cold personality but often shows mercy when necessary.  

He was the first Demon Slayer that Tanjiro encountered after his family was slaughtered and a beastlike Nezuko was on a rampage. During that time, Tomioka showed mercy towards Nezuko and showed them the way to Urokodaki and the Demon Slayer Corps.

Despite having a cold personality, Giyu Tomioka is a respected pillar in the Demon Slayer Corps and a master of the Breath of Water style. He is considered one of the strongest Demon Slayers as of today and has also shown his exceptional fighting skills during the fight against the Rui, a Lower Moon Demon (Chapter 34)

His skills are so good that even an Upper Moon Demon named Akaza acknowledged his abilities as a Water Pillar of the Demon Corps (Chapter 146). Oh, did I forget to tell you? He also created the 11th form of the Breath of Water technique.  

 

4. Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku

Kyojuro Rengoku
Overall Skill Endurance Swordsmanship Power Level
18/20
19/20
10/10
47/50

With the Demon Slayer movie, Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku has earned our respect and love. Kyojuro Rengoku was the former Flame Hashira of the Demon Slayer Corps. He was a young man of tall and athletic features

He had a big heart and an optimistic personality that made him lovable to everyone. He showed compassion and kept everyone warm with his burning passion.

Kyojuro possessed an inhuman level of strength and speed. He mastered Breath of Flames and burned his opponents to ashes when they fought. Even Akaza, the Upper Demon, acknowledged his potential and offered him to become a Demon because he was that talented (Chapter 62)

It is still thought that Kyojuro could have achieved the Demon Slayer mark and defeated Akaza. Kyojuro had potential. He alone protected 200 passengers of the train in the movie. He also promised Tanjiro that he personally would train him but that never happened because of Akaza.

 

3. Wind Hashira Sanemi Shinazugawa

Sanemi Shinazugawa
Overall Skill Endurance Swordsmanship Power Level
19/20
20/20
8/10
47/50

The one character that is better known for his anger rather than his Hashira title is Sanemi Shinazugawa. Sanemi is the Wind Hashira of Demon Slayer Corps and is the brother of Genya Shinazugawa

Who knew that anger ran in their family? Both brothers are very aggressive and easy to lash out of. They both possess tremendous hatred towards the Demons and for legit reasons too. They lost everyone they ever loved to the Demons and have acquired many scars trying to fight Demons.

Appearances aside, Sanemi uses Breath of Wind Style and has a poisonous sword that affects the opponent’s senses when being cut. Sanemi’s Wind Style is so powerful that even an Upper Moon Demon, Kokushibo, praised him and acknowledged him as a worthy opponent (Chapter 165). Sanemi has also awakened his Demon Slayer Mark that gave him superhuman strength and endurance.

 

2. Stone Hashira Gyomei Himejima

Gyomei Himejima
Overall Skill Endurance Swordsmanship Power Level
19/20
19/20
10/10
48/50

One thing that I learned from years of watching anime is that blind people in anime are very overpowered. Gyomei Himejima or the Stone Hashira is considered the strongest Demon Slayer by everyone in the Demon Slayer Corps.

Gyomei has a muscular and tall figure with a combination of a golden heart. This gentle giant, once angered, can go toe to toe with even the strongest of Upper Moon Demons.  Unlike the other Demon Slayers, Gyomei uses the Modified Nichirin Spiked Flail and Axe.  

He has mastered his abilities to its peak and has earned the respect of every enemy he has fought until now. Combined with his Breath of Stone, Gyomei is a force to be reckoned with.

We also get to see Gyomei earn the respect of Tanjiro and Inosuke, who consider him the strongest of the Demon Corps. But the real show of his skills is seen during the fight with Kokushibu, one of the Upper Moon Demons (Chapter 165)

Kokushibu also claimed that Gyomei is the only enemy he has faced in over 300 years with this much overwhelming physical abilities and skills

So, with that being said, we can definitely assume Gyomei is the Strongest out of everyone.  I would like to put a minor spoiler that Tanjiro does surpass Gyomei later on in the manga but Tanjiro does not have the years of experience that Gyomei has.

 

1. Yoriichi Tsugikuni

Overall Skill Endurance Swordsmanship Power Level
20/20
20/20
10/10
50/50

Yoriichi Tsugikuni or otherwise known as the legendary demon slayer was the best demon slayer of the Sengoku Era. He was so strong and fearsome that even Muzan feared his strength. He is the inventor of the first breathing style. He uses the Breath of the Sun.

Yoriichi during his time was known as a genius or a prodigy that was skilled in almost everything. He possessed the Demon Slayer Mark and Transparent World upon birth. Talk about being overpowered from the start. 

He has immense speed and strength that at a time managed to bring Muzan on the verge of death (Chapter 187). His weapon of choice is a Standard Nichirin Katana. 

Despite being a prodigy of his time, things have changed and I don’t know how he would do against the current Demon Slayers. But he still was the only one who could go one-on-one against Muzan and defeat him.

 

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In conclusion, this list is totally made from who I think is the strongest Demon Slayer and you might have different opinions about who the strongest Demon Slayer is. Do share who you think the strongest is with us. Let’s have a discussion where we decide which Demon Slayer can beat Goku?

 

References

Demon Slayer Manga: Chapter 172

Demon Slayer Manga: Chapter 179

Demon Slayer Manga: Chapter 81

Demon Slayer Manga: Chapter 33

Demon Slayer Manga: Chapter 3

Demon Slayer Manga: Chapter 6

Demon Slayer Manga: Chapter 9

Demon Slayer Manga: Chapter 23

Demon Slayer Manga: Chapter 34

Demon Slayer Manga: Chapter 162

Demon Slayer Manga: Chapter 163

Demon Slayer Manga: Chapter 201

Demon Slayer Manga: Chapter 193

Demon Slayer Manga: Chapter 110

Demon Slayer Manga: Chapter 165

Demon Slayer Manga: Chapter 85

Demon Slayer Manga: Chapter 165

Demon Slayer Manga: Chapter 98

Demon Slayer Manga: Chapter 41

Demon Slayer Manga: Chapter 139

Demon Slayer Manga: Chapter 28

Demon Slayer Manga: Chapter 30

Demon Slayer Manga: Chapter 34

Demon Slayer Manga: Chapter 146

Demon Slayer Manga: Chapter 62

Demon Slayer Manga: Chapter 187

 

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