Top 10 Strongest Characters In Demon Slayer - Ranked (2023)

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Demon Slayer is a widely known name among all Japanese households and internationally as well which is only possible because of the exceptional animation quality put in by Studio Ufotable. But, that can’t be the only factor responsible for the meteoric rise of the series within the anime fandom! Then, what is it? The answer is – the inclusion of outrageously strongest characters in Demon Slayer.

The series is filled with a multifaceted cast of overpowered characters, all of whom help sculpt their fascinating universe in their own special way. Although the manga counterpart wrapped up the story pretty quickly, there is no shortage of awe-inspiring moments involving the Demon Slayer’s engaged in a multi-battle. This eventually escalates the inner potential of the character giving us an utterly powerful cast to admire.

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And, in today’s article, we’ll take a look at some of the strongest characters in Demon Slayer who’re known for their tremendous abilities and strength. So, without any further ado let’s get started.

Note: This list includes the characters from both the anime and manga that have appeared so far. This means there would be some minor spoilers in the next few segments. However, we’ve still tried to make it a minimum so enjoy it!

10. Giyu Tomioka

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Giyu is known in the anime community as the “Depression King” for his reserved personality and serious but emotionless facial expressions. Although he’s not a bad guy or rude towards anyone, none of the Hashiras like his company still Giyu stays true to his introverted nature. Some part of his social incompetency comes from his emotional past as well.

However, keeping his personality aside, Giyu is a very competent and skilled swordsman, and his Hashira status is a testament to his genius swordsmanship. Being a Water Hashira, he is capable of unleashing the eleventh form “Dead Calm” which is one of the most powerful attacks in the series. Even Upper-Rank Three, Akaza noted his extraordinary techniques and acknowledged him as one of the greatest Water Hashira he ever fought.

9. Obanai Iguro

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The Serpent Hashira, Obanai Iguro is one of the few anime characters with heterochromia which is also the characteristic feature that makes him stand out from others. Besides his dual-color eyes, Obanai is a very powerful and skilled combatant. He possesses superhuman levels of speed and reflexes with a great sense of intellect and strong cooperation with his pet snake, Kaburamaru.

His breathing style is very unique as he created it for himself and precisely became the first known user of “Serpent Breathing”. Despite being more or less blind in his left eye, Obanai ascended to the highest rank of Hashira with only his incredible sword skills and Kaburamaru’s help. His true potential is highlighted very well in the Infinity Castle arc where he takes on Muzan Kibutsuji.

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8. Muichiro Tokito

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Muichiro Tokito is the youngest Hashira in Demon Slayer Corps history and he achieved this feat when he was just 14 years old. He is noted to be incredibly talented despite his young age, accomplishing his Hashira status after a mere two months of training, something only accomplished by Gyomei Himejima, the strongest current-generation Hashira.

Maybe he’s not that experienced, but he outclasses everyone in terms of potential including Tanjiro and Zenitsu. His incredible strength, speed, and endurance are all powered by a special technique like Mist Breathing. Furthermore, Muichiro is the only known Hashira in the series to defeat an Upper-Rank Twelve Kizuki single-handedly which eventually makes him one of the strongest characters in Demon Slayer.

7. Sanemi Shinazugawa

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Sanemi might not be your favorite from the series if you’re an anime only but overall his characterization in the manga is pretty impressive plus he’s utterly powerful. He’s a living tornado whose stamina and endurance are by far the most in the series. Sanemi’s most impressive feature is his agility and his movements are so rapid that they’re almost indistinguishable from teleportation.

During the battle with Upper Rank 1 in the Infinity Castle arc, Kokushibo praised Sanemi for his combat versatility and admitted he’s the strongest Wind Hashira he ever came across. Indeed Sanemi is an abrasive, hot-blooded, and stubborn type of person who is quick to lash out but you can’t deny the fact that he’s the second strongest Hashira in Demon Slayer Corps.

6. Akaza

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By far, Akaza is arguably the best-written character in the entirety of the series and it’s not a cliché! Akaza’s greatest claim to fame in Demon Slayer is defeating the Flame Hashira, Rengoku in a one-on-one battle. Being an Upper Rank 3, Akaza is exceptionally strong and possesses incredible abilities, most notably his martial arts prowess, which can outmatch the swordsmanship of even the most skilled swordsman.

In fact, it is revealed that Akaza’s combat perception was highly developed long before he became a demon. He combined his Soryu Style martial arts with shockwave-generating attacks to create his Blood Demon Art, Destructive Death. His self-healing potential combined with his ability to predict his opponent’s attacks and discern their weaknesses, makes him unbeatable and one of the strongest characters in Demon Slayer.


5. Douma

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Douma made his first appearance at the end of Demon Slayer Season 2 and the mere glance of his was more than enough to tell about his female fetish. As the Upper-Rank Two, he clearly is the third strongest demon out there right behind Kokushibo and Muzan. Although there is only a difference of one rank between him and Akaza, his power level is exponentially greater as such his martial arts skill surpasses Akaza’s bare-fisted combat prowess

Douma’s Blood Demon Art, Cryokinesis, allows him to unleash a range of potent ice-based techniques for both offense and defense. Additionally, the ice created from his Blood Demon Art is extremely lethal to those that inhale it, causing the cells of the victim’s lungs to die and rendering them unable to breathe very quickly. Douma wields this technique with near-perfect accuracy without getting tired in the battle.

4. Gyomei Himejima

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Gyomei Himejima is stated to be the strongest Hashira in the entire Demon Slayer franchise. He achieved this rank in just two months of joining the corps and currently serves as the Stone Hashira. Despite being blind since childhood, Gyomei established himself as the most powerful and skilled combatant which is why everyone respects him and sees him as a true embodiment of a leader.

Instead of the typical Nichirin Blades, Gyomei wields a devastatingly strong hand-ax with a spiked flail attached to the hilt by a long chain. Then he combines his outrageous physical strength with his Stone Breathing technique to put his enemies on the back foot. Kokushibu himself admired Gyomei’s natural physical abilities and admitted that he has not encountered a warrior of Gyomei’s caliber in the last 300 years.

3. Kokushibo

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After the Demon King Muzan if there’s anyone who can go all-out against the Hashiras then it’s the Upper Rank 1, Kokushibo. He stands atop Muzan’s demon hierarchy and his Crescent Moon Blades are practically impossible to evade. Having survived for hundreds of years, Kokushibo’s combat prowess and battle wisdom have grown beyond the understanding of ordinary human beings.

Even the Hashira tremble before his uncontrollable bloodlust, after all, it took four potential fighters like Gyomei, Sanemi, Muichiro, and Genya to put a fight against Kokushibo. Still, they were unable to hold their grounds against him! Besides that, he is the only demon to utilize Breathing Technique and there is no match for his ungodly strength and endurance which is why he’s one of the strongest characters in Demon Slayer.

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2. Muzan Kibutsuji

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The progenitor of all demon-kind, Muzan Kibutsuji doesn’t need any introduction about his feats and unmatchable strength. The scope of the Demon King’s power includes a vast array of interwoven abilities and techniques, each of which can take down even the strongest of Hashiras. His eternal youth, immortality, and biokinesis make him nothing less than invincible.

Muzan is capable of controlling and manipulating demon physiology with molecular precision. He’s almost invulnerable to any sort of thing and taking him on in a one-on-one is the stupidest thing a person can ever do. His final form is unleashed in the Sunrise Countdown arc where even the entire Demon Slayer Corps and Hashiras are unable to equal Muzan’s power.

1. Yoriichi Tsugikuni

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This list of strongest characters in Demon Slayer can only be graced by the inclusion of the single-strongest Demon Slayer to ever exist, Yoriichi Tsugikuni. Yoriichi is the creator of the Breathing techniques and all the known Breathing styles to date have been inspired by his original Sun Breathing Style. He’s a master swordsman who performs all his thirteen forms with great perfection and accuracy.

While other warriors need to meet certain conditions for the Demon Slayer mark to appear on their bodies, Yoriichi was born with it. Besides, he also acquired the ability to access the Transparent World at a very young age. During the first encounter with Muzan, Yoriichi scared the shit out of him in a one-sided dual as he just not gave him PTSD but he also made him realize that he’s not the undisputed king of the world.

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