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The top 10 strongest Demon Slayer Characters Ranked by Japanese anime geek

The top 10 strongest Demon Slayer Characters
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Who is the strongest character in "Demon Slayer"?
I ranked the top 10 strongest characters of "Demon Slayer". The article is about the capabilities of each character based on their battle records and their positions in Twelve Kizuki and Pillars.
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What is the Demon Slayer?

Demon Slayer is an action-adventure manga set in the Taisho era of Japan and depicts the battle between man-eating "demons" and the demon-killing squad "Demon Slaying Corps" against them. The main character, Kamado Tanjiro, fights with the demons in order to find a way to turn his younger sister into a human again.

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Ranking of the strongest Demon Slayer characters

We have rigorously ranked the top 10 most powerful characters in Demon Slayer. This ranking includes both people and demons. This ranking is based on the contents of manga and Japanese anime articles.

No.10 Kamado Tanjiro

The protagonist of "Demon Slayer". His hidden potential strength can be rated as the strongest among the surviving characters.

The strength of Kamado Tanjiro is his ability to fight without murderous energy (perfect selflessness).

He is so kind that he even have compassions for demons, and fight with no killing intentions make it impossible for his opponents to notice his killing intent.

Attaining a spiritual state of perfect selflessness, Tanjiro cut off Akaza, Upper Rank 3 of Twelve Kizuki.
He's succeeded in avenging Kyojuro Rengoku.

At the very least, Tanjiro's strength is in the pillar class.

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No.9 Obanai Iguro: the Serpent Pillar


His agileness to evade attacks and his technique to cut off neck is exceptional among the pillars of Demon Slayer Corps.

No.8 Giyu Tomioka: the Water Pillar


Giyu Tomioka has a quiet personality, but he is compassionate. He saved Tanjiro multiple times. He fought with Tanjiro in the battle against Akaza, while protecting him. His swordsmanship is beautiful even acknowledged and praised by the martial arts master, Akaza.

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No.7 Sanemi Shinazugawa: the Wind Pillar


Sanemi Shinazugawa: the Wind Pillar

Sanemi Shinazugawa acts best in the situation where he is put in. He managed to survive the Moon breathing attack at first sight even Muichiro Tokito, the Mist Pillar, deeply wounded by.
Even in the battle with Muzan, he quickly figured out the conditions for the activation of the Red Nichirin Blade and transformed his sword into a Red Blade. His abilities are highest among the pillars.

Furthermore, his blood is rarer among the rare blood(Marechi). His blood can make an ordinary demon drunk just by the smell. It is so effective that it can make even one of the strongest demons tipsy.

No.6 Akaza: Upper Rank 3 of Twelve Kizuki

Akaza: Upper Rank 3 of Twelve Kizuki

Akaza: Upper Rank 3 of Twelve Kizuki credit: 谷立 @YUCHUNTSANG

Akaza’s fighting ability is tremendous. Also, he has a high regenerative capability. Even when he is beheaded, he would regenerate. In the end, he stopped regenerating himself and chose to die. But what would have happened if he hadn't regained his memories when he was a human by Tanjiro?

No.5 Doma: Upper Rank 2 of Twelve Kizuki


According to this ranking, I ranked Doma above Akaza. But if I include the head regeneration of Akaza, which is the ability Akaza gained in the last battle, Akaza might be stronger.

However, Doma’s power is so strong that it would have been difficult to defeat him without Shinobu's poison.

No.4 Gyomei Himejima : the Stone Pillar


In Demon Slayer, Gyomei Himejima is considered by Inosuke to be the strongest of the Demon Slayer Corps. In the battle against Kokushibo, he reached a state of perfect selflessness. And in a short amount of time, he wielded Red Nichirin Blade.

No.3 Kokushibo: Upper Rank 1 of Twelve Kizuki

His name was Michikatsu Tsugikuni when he was human. He is the older brother of the Yoriichi Tsugikuni, the founder of the Beginning Breath. Kokushibo's "Moon Breathing" was one of the most powerful breathing styles. His abilities were in a different dimension.

No.2 Kibutsuji Muzan


Kibutsuji Muzan is the main antagonist of “Demon Slayer”.

He is the only demon that can turn humans into demons, and Demon Slaying Corps' goal is to defeat Muzan, the leader of the demons. It was Muzan who turned Nezuko into a demon and killed the family of Tanjiro. The way he fights against the several pillars will make you think that he is truly the strongest demon.

No.1 Yoriichi Tsugikuni


He is the founder of the “Beginning breath” and the younger brother of Kokushibo, Upper Rank 1 of Twelve Kizuki. He shows his overwhelming power to Muzan and instills him with trauma for centuries. If it weren't for Muzan’s cowardice, he would have defeated him.

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The "Entertainment District Arc" is followed by the "Katanakaji no Sato-hen".

The "Katanakaji no Sato-hen" begins with episode 98 in volume 12 of the original work.

※By the way, the original story of Demon Slayer was completed in volume 23, which was released on December 4, 2020.

Tanjiro goes to the village of swordsmiths and meets the love Hashira, Mitsuri Kanroji, and the Mist Hashira, Muichiro Tokito. Fans who cannot wait for the anime adaptation should read the original 12 volumes.


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