Breath Styles are swordsmanship styles practiced and taught by the Demon Slayer Corps. They are capable of making their users fight on par with Demons, and are generally used with Nichirin Blades to slay demons, with a few exceptions.

Kyojuro explaining Breath Styles to Tanjiro


Breath styles are swordsmanship styles practiced and taught by the Demon Slayer Corps. The Breath Styles make use of specific and concentrated breath patterns, which increase the user's lung capacity and amount of oxygen in the blood. This increase of oxygen allows the user to enhance their physical abilities and mental concentration, allowing them to fight on par with Demons, whose physical prowess surpass that of the average human.

Focused breaths are also capable of clotting wounds from severe injuries and slowing down the circulation of poison in the bloodstream.

All known Breath Styles currently taught within the Demon Slayer Corps are derived from the the Breath of the Sun, the first one ever created.

Full Focus Breathing

Full Focus Breathing, also known as Total Concentration in some translations, is a state where Breath Style users inhale the maximum amount of oxygen within a specific breath pattern to raise their physical and mental strength to their utmost limits. It is often used by Demon Slayers to temporarily prepare a decisive attack.

Advanced Demon Slayers, such as Hashira, can constantly maintain a Full Focus Breath state, even while asleep. There is an immense difference in strength between someone who can maintain Full Focus Breathing at all times and someone who cannot.

Known Breath Styles and Users

Name Attack No. User No. Known Users
Breath of the Beast 11 1 Inosuke Hashibira
Breath of Flames 9 2 Kyojuro Rengoku
Shinjuro Rengoku
Breath of Flower 7 2 Kanae Kocho
Kanao Tsuyuri
Breath of Insect 4 1 Shinobu Kocho
Breath of Love 6 1 Mitsuri Kanroji
Breath of Mist 7 1 Muichiro Tokito
Breath of the Moon 16 1 Kokushibo
Breath of the Serpent 5 1 Obanai Iguro
Breath of Sound 5 1 Tengen Uzui
Breath of Rock 5 1 Gyomei Himejima
Breath of the Sun 13 4 Yoriichi Tsugikuni
Tanjuro Kamado
Tanjiro Kamado
Breath of Thunder 7 3 Zenitsu Agatsuma
Jigoro Kuwajima
Breath of Water 11 6 Giyu Tomioka
Tanjiro Kamado
Sakonji Urokodaki
Breath of Wind 9 1 Sanemi Shinazugawa
Note: The colors used to represent the Breath Styles above are not necessarily based off of the color associated with each style's Nichirin Blade. For Nichirin Blade colors, see here.

Branch System

All Breath Styles originate from the Breath of the Sun, the first Breath Style ever developed.

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