Demon Slayer: The 9 Hashira, Ranked By Strength

The Hashira are the strongest members of the Demon Slayer Core, each with their own combat style; who is the strongest among them? To the pleasure of fans, the long-awaited second season of Demon Slayer was published around the turn of the year, concluding in February. The season featured an episodic rehashing of the Mugen Train storyline, as well as a new Entertainment District arc that provides fans an in-depth look at Tengen Uzui, the sound Hashira.

The Hahira is the show’s most powerful demon slayer, having attained the highest rank in the Demon Slayer Corp. Each of these demon slayers has their own combat style and fighting skills, and they all rely on different components of their style to defeat demons, from speed and cunning to strength.

Shinobu Kocho 9

Shinobu holds a blade to her chest. Shinobu Kocho, an insect Hashira, is the second active Hashira presented to fans in Demon Slayer, following only Giyu Tomioka, who appears in the series opening episode. Kocho follows in the footsteps of her older sister Kanae Kocho, who was a Hashira before passing away several years before the anime’s storyline.

Demon Slayer The 9 Hashira, Ranked by Strength
Demon Slayer The 9 Hashira, Ranked by Strength

While Kocho is a formidable demon slayer who deserves her own OVA, her talents are based on her guile and brains rather than physical strength. She is the only Hashira who cannot slice off the heads of demons since she has devised a specific poison taken from wisteria to kill demons instead.

 

Muichiro Tokito No. 8

In Demon Slayer, Muichiro Tokito appears surprised. Mist Hashira is mostly aloof and in his own head. Muichiro Tokito first appears in one of Demon Slayer’s best episodes, the Hashira meeting in season one, when they must decide the fate of Tangier and Nezuko. Tokito is unconcerned with the situation, but when Tanjiro interrupts Kagaya Ubuyashiki, he attacks him with rocks.

Demon Slayer The 9 Hashira, Ranked by Strength
Demon Slayer The 9 Hashira, Ranked by Strength

Tokito is an especially skilled demon slayer, having risen to the level of Hashira in just two months after joining the Demon Slayer Corp. This is even more impressive given his diminutive frame, demonstrating his prowess as a dynamic swordsman to rise to the top position so swiftly.

Mitsuri Kanroji 7

Mitsuri Kanroji is terrified in Demon Slayer. The love Hashira is easily identified by her beautiful pink and green hair. Mitsuri Kanroji is an extremely emotional and passionate person who adores her fellow demon slayers. She has a great affection for Obanai Iguro, with whom she has a strong bond.

Kanroji first joined the Demon Slayer Corps not to better her fighting skills, but to locate a good husband who is stronger than her. Despite her best efforts, her climb to the level of Hashira and the raw strength she possesses to reach there have proven to be challenging feats.

Obanai Iguro 6

Obanai Iguro, the snake Hashira, is one of Demon Slayer’s most enigmatic characters. He was one of the most vocal opponents of Nezuko’s admission as a demon slayer, as evidenced by the white snake wrapped around his neck and the bandage around his mouth. Iguro, who was born partially blind, has shaped his life and fighting ability around this, advancing to the rank of Hashira.

Demon Slayer The 9 Hashira, Ranked by Strength
Demon Slayer The 9 Hashira, Ranked by Strength

Despite his smaller physique, his mental toughness and strictness make him a strong opponent. This is particularly evident when he chastises Tengen Uzui for barely fighting the weakest upper-rank demon and deciding to retire, demonstrating his hate of perceived mental weakness.

Tengen Uzui 5

The sound Hashira Tengen Uzui, a prominent character in season two of Demon Slayer, is crucial to Tanjiro and the company’s defeat of upper-rank demon Gyutaro/Daki. While chatting to Gyutaro and Daki during their fight in the Entertainment District, Uzui claims that he is not talented, often using a hilarious remark to back up his claim.

Demon Slayer The 9 Hashira, Ranked by Strength
Demon Slayer The 9 Hashira, Ranked by Strength

While Uzui does not believe he is talented, his ability in fighting speaks for itself. His fearlessness in the face of death as a result of his years as a shinobi, along with his remarkable quickness in battle, make him a formidable warrior. He also demonstrates his strength by swiftly wielding his massive nun chuck cleavers, which he can move at the speed of sound despite their size.

Sanemi Shinazugawa 4

In Demon Slayer, Sanemi Shinazugawa appears to be enraged. Wind Hashira In season one of Demon Slayer, Sanemi Shinazugawa displays his bravado and hatred of demons by fighting one of the fiercest demons, Nezuko, in her box and then tries to encourage her to attack him. While this fails and Nezuko is permitted to continue accompanying Tanjiro, Shinazugawa remains opposed to the coexistence of demons and humans.

Shinazugawa, one of the Hashira’s fastest, is an immensely strong swordsman who exploits his speed to his advantage in battle. Despite his physical prowess, he can let his temper get the best of him, as demonstrated when Tanjiro hits him with a headbutt during the Hashira meeting in season one.

Giyu Tomioka 3

Giyu Tomioka, the first Hashira that viewers meet in the anime, is extraordinarily poised in battle and demonstrates patience and restraint unrivaled among the Hashira when he allows Nezuko to live in the first episode of Demon Slayer. This mental fortitude is further demonstrated when he supports Nezuko’s membership in the Demon Slayer Corp, agreeing to slit his stomach if she harms any human.

Demon Slayer The 9 Hashira, Ranked by Strength
Demon Slayer The 9 Hashira, Ranked by Strength

Tomioka, a pupil of former water Hashira Sakonji Urokodaki’s water technique, brings a calm strength to battle that allows him to eliminate adversaries with horrifying ease. His immense strength is on display as he kills the lower six demon Rui, whom he easily defeats with his technique creation “dead calm.”

Kyojuro Rengoku 2

In Demon Slayer, Kyojuro Rengoku wields a fiery sword. Kyojuro Rengoku, the primary Hashira in the Demon Slayer series’ Mugen Train arc, demonstrates amazing calmness and strength in battle until his demise at the hands of upper-rank demon Akaza. He holds his own in the combat, with Akaza just escaping before daybreak by ripping his arm off that was embedded in Rengoku.

Demon Slayer The 9 Hashira, Ranked by Strength
Demon Slayer The 9 Hashira, Ranked by Strength

Rengoku mixes the power of his flame breathing with his self-assurance to become a fearsome demon killer. Due to his quick thinking and fighting prowess, he is able to save every single passenger on the Mugen Train after it derails, and is complimented by Akaza on his fighting, which he claims hasn’t achieved its full potential.

Gyomei Himejima 1

Hashira’s Stone Gyomei Himejima from Demon Slayer Gyomei Gimejima is an imposing physical character with a soft and sensitive inner temperament. He is the stone Hashira and mentors to Genya Shinazugawa. He is usually seen crying for his fellow demon slayers, always carrying prayer beads with him, and frequently praying for other warriors. By far the most populous of the Hashira.

Demon Slayer The 9 Hashira, Ranked by Strength
Demon Slayer The 9 Hashira, Ranked by Strength

Himejima is the most respected of the Hashira due to his tremendous strength and is frequently viewed as their de facto leader, having been entrusted with issuing commands by Kagaya Ubuyashiki. He also became a Hashira barely two months after joining the Demon Slayer Corp, demonstrating his combat skill.