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


All Breath Styles currently taught within the Demon Slaying Corps derive from the the Breath of the Sun, the first one ever created.

Breath Styles make use of specific and concentrated breath patterns, which increase the users lung capacity and amount of oxygen in the blood.

The increased amount of oxygen allows the user to increase their physical abilities and mental concentration to the point where they can match a Demon's strength. Focused breaths are also capable of clotting wounds from severe injuries and slowing down the circulation of poison in the bloodstream.

Full Focus Breathing

Or 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 Pillars, 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 User No. Known Users
Breath of the Beast 1 Inosuke Hashibira
Breath of Flames 2 Kyojuro Rengoku, Shinjuro Rengoku*
Breath of Flower 2 Kanae Kocho, Kanao Tsuyuri
Breath of the Insect 1 Shinobu Kocho
Breath of Love 1 Mitsuri Kanroji
Breath of Mist 1 Muichiro Tokito
Breath of the Moon 1 Kokushibo**
Breath of Stone 1 Gyomei Himejima
Breath of the Serpent 1 Obanai Iguro
Breath of Sound 1 Tengen Uzui*
Breath of the Sun 1 Yoriichi Tsugikuni
Breath of Thunder 3 Zenitsu Agatsuma, Kaigaku**, Jigoro Kuwajima*
Breath of Water 6 Giyu Tomioka, Tanjiro Kamado, Makomo, Sabito, Sakonji Urokodaki*, Murata
Breath of Wind 1 Sanemi Shinazugawa
Dance of the Fire God 2 Tanjiro Kamado, Tanjuro Kamado

* Retired from the Demon Slaying Corps
** Became a Demon


Breath of the Sun Breath of Water Breath of Flower Breath of the Insect
Breath of the Serpent -
Breath of Flames Breath of Love -
Breath of Wind Breath of Mist -
Breath of the Beast -
Breath of Thunder Breath of Sound -
Breath of Stone - -
Dance of the Fire God* - -
Breath of the Moon - -

* Unclear if it originated from the Breath of the Sun.

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