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Beast Breathing ( (ケダモノ) () (きゅう) Kedamono no kokyū?) is a Breathing Style that is distantly derived from Wind Breathing.

Description

Beast Breathing is a Breathing Style that mimics beasts/wild animals, specifically their unpredictable, ferocious and wild nature, including movements, attacks and senses, and replicates it with the user's movements, techniques and abilities. Most, if not all, known techniques and forms are simple, straight-forward yet wild, unpredictable and animalistic movements and attacks, although one of them utilizes the powerful sense of touch to replicate an animal's primal senses. Users of Beast Breathing also visualize themselves seemingly manifesting the fangs and claw slashes of a wild animal when unleashing its techniques.

Since this Breathing Style is personally created and self-taught by Inosuke Hashibira after living in the mountains and fighting for survival, it can be assumed that it can only be utilized by someone with dual Nichirin katanas and an extremely acute sense of touch.

Breathing Style Relationship Chart

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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Known Users

Known Users
Inosuke Hashibira
Inosuke Hashibira

Known Techniques

Beast Breathing has ten known techniques with an improvisation technique created during Inosuke's fight with Doma. Unlike other Breathing techniques, only supplement moves are called "Forms", as assaulting Beast Breathing moves are called "Fangs" instead.

  • First Fang: Pierce ( (いち) (きば)  穿 (うが) () Ichi no kiba: Ugachi Nuki?)[1] - The user stabs the target's neck with both blades.
  • Second Fang: Slice ( () (きば)   () () Ni no kiba: Kirisaki?)[2] - The user unleashes a double slash with two blades in an X-shaped cut.
  • Third Fang: Devour ( (さん) (きば)   () () San no kiba: Kuizaki?)[3] - The user releases simultaneous horizontal slashes towards the target's throat to decapitate them.
  • Fourth Fang: Slice 'n' Dice ( () (きば)   (きり) (こま) () Shi no kiba: Kiri Komazaki?)[4] - The user delivers multiple diagonal double slashes with both swords.
  • Fifth Fang: Crazy Cutting ( () (きば)   (くる) () Go no kiba: Kuruizaki?)[5] - The user slices everything in all directions while in mid-air.
  • Sixth Fang: Palisade Bite ( (ろく) (きば)   (らん) (ぐい) () Roku no kiba: Ranguigami?)[6] - The user releases simultaneous slashes with two swords from both directions in a saw-like movement.
  • Seventh Form: Spatial Awareness ( (しち) (かた)   (くう) (かん) (しき) (かく) Shichi no kata: Kūkan Shikikaku?)[7] - The user utilizes their sense of touch to identify the position of enemies and their weaknesses by feeling small disturbances in the air. This technique was so strong that Inosuke Hashibira could sense all the demons spread out through a whole mountain.
  • Eighth Form: Explosive Rush ( (はち) (かた)   (ばく) (れつ) (もう) (しん) Hachi no kata: Bakuretsu Mōshin?)[8] - The user charges towards their opponent at blinding speeds while swinging both their swords.
  • Ninth Fang: Extending Bendy Slash ( () (きば)   (しん) ・うねり () Ku no kiba: Shin - Unerizaki?)[9] - The user dislocates the joints of their arm to increase the range of their attack, and then unleashing a fast swinging forward strike.
  • Tenth Fang: Whirling Fangs ( (じゅう) (きば)   (えん) (てん) (せん) () Jū no kiba: Enten Senga?)[10] - The user rapidly spins their swords in a circular motion, deflecting enemy attacks such as projectiles.
  • Sudden Throwing Strike ( (おも) いつきの () () Omoitsuki no Nagesaki?)[11] - The user throws both of their blades in a spinning motion at an enemy.

Game Exclusive Techniques

  • Third Fang: Devour Rush ( (さん) (きば)   (もう) (しん) () () San no kiba: Mōshin - Kuizaki?)[12] - The user rushes towards their opponent and stabs them with both blades, dragging them along the ground with their momentum. They then turn and throw them high up into the air, readying the Third Fang: Devour as they slice them in an X-like pattern above them at the falling opponent.
  • Boar Rush ( (ちょ) (とつ) (もう) (しん) Chototsu Mōshin?)[12] - The user relentlessly charges towards their opponent ignoring practically all attacks thrown at them.

Demonstrations

Demonstrations
Inosuke uses Pierce.gif
Inosuke uses Second Form against Enmu.gif
Inosuke using Fang Three Devour on Horned Demon.gif
First Fang Second Fang Third Fang
Inosuke uses Fourth Form against Enmu.gif
Inosuke uses Fifth Form against Enmu.gif
Inosuke uses his Palisade Bite technique.gif
Fourth Fang Fifth Fang Sixth Fang
Inosuke using Fang of Seventh Spatial Awareness.gif
Inosuke uses his Explosive Rush technique.gif
Seventh Form Eighth Form

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Trivia

  • In the Manga, whenever a Beast Breathing user performs their techniques, they visualize themselves creating slashes that are bright gray in color with a black outline. However in the anime adaptation, the slashes are bright white fading to light blue in color with the same black outlines instead.

References

  1. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga: Chapter 37 (Page 9).
  2. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga: Chapter 61 (Page 8).
  3. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga: Chapter 23 (Page 17).
  4. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga: Chapter 61 (Page 21).
  5. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga: Chapter 60 (Page 3).
  6. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga: Chapter 79 (Page 8).
  7. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga: Chapter 29 (Page 17).
  8. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga: Chapter 91 (Page 13).
  9. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga: Chapter 159 (Page 15).
  10. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga: Chapter 161 (Page 5).
  11. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga: Chapter 162 (Page 22).
  12. 12.0 12.1 Kimetsu no Yaiba Game: The Hinokami Chronicles.

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