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.


All Breath Styles currently taught within the Demon Slayer 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 user's 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

Also known as Total Concentration in some translations, this 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


Branch System for Breath Styles

Chain Order of Breath Styles

Kyojuro explaining Breath Styles to Tanjiro

Kyojuro explaining the chain derivatives of the Breaths

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 - -
Breath of the Moon - -
Dance of the Fire God* - - -

*Origin unknown

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