Breath of Water (
It is said to be the most common Breath Style among Demon Slayers due to being the easiest to learn for beginners. The primary Cultivator for the Demon Slayer Corps is Sakonji Urokodaki, though there are other Cultivators as well. The Eleventh Style is an original technique created by Giyu Tomioka.
There are ten known Styles (Forms in English Dub), with an eleventh one created and exclusively used by Giyu Tomioka.
- First Style: Water Surface Slash (
壱ノ 型 水 面 斬り Ichi no kata: Minamo giri?) - The swordsman generates enough momentum to create a powerful single concentrated slash.
- Second Style: Water Wheel (
弐ノ 型 水 車Ni no kata: Mizu guruma?) - The swordsman leaps and spins in the air while releasing an flowing attack in a circular motion.
- Third Style: Dance of the Rapid Current (
参ノ 型 流 流 舞い San no kata: Ryūryū mai?) (Flowing Dance in English Dub) - The swordsman swings his blade at his opponent in a way that mimics the movement of waves on the surface of water.
- Fourth Style: Striking Tide (
肆ノ 型 打ち 潮Shi no kata: Uchishio?) - The swordsman makes multiple consecutive slashes while twisting their body in a flowing fashion similar to a harsh tide.
- Fifth Style: The Merciful Rain of a Dry Day (
伍ノ 型 干 天の 慈 雨Go no kata: Kanten no jiu?) - A "sword strike of kindness" that kills the target with little to no pain. Used when the enemy surrenders.
- Sixth Style: Twisting Whirlpool (
陸ノ 型ねじれ 渦Roku no kata: Nejire uzu?) (Whirlpool in English Dub) - The swordsman fiercely twists his upper and lower body, creating a whirlpool that cuts anything caught in it.
- Seventh Style: Piercing Rain Drop (
漆ノ 型 雫 波 紋 突き Shichi no kata: Shizuku wa Mondzuki?) (Drop Ripple in English Dub) A fast and accurate stab. The fastest Breath of Water technique.
- Eighth Style: Waterfall Jar (
捌ノ 型 滝 壷Hachi no kata: Takitsubo?) (Waterfall Basin in English Dub) - The swordsman cuts the target vertically.
- Ninth Style: Water Splash (
玖ノ 型 水 流 飛沫Ku no kata: Suiryū shibuki?) - Minimizes the landing time and surface needed when landing, allowing the user to move without limits. Ideal when fighting in a place with no solid foothold.
- Tenth Style: The Dragon of Change (
拾ノ 型 生 生 流 転Jū no kata: Seisei ruten?) - A continuous attack that increases in power with each rotation, creating a strong slash.
- Eleventh Style: Lull (
拾 壱ノ 型 凪Jū Ichi no kata: Nagi?) - Created by the current Water Pillar, Giyu Tomioka. The swordsman ceases any body movements and enters a state of complete defence, deflecting and blocking any incoming attacks with imperceptible speed. However, its effectiveness is limited as fast and numerous attacks can break through.
|First Style||Second Style||Third Style||Fourth Style|
|Fifth Style||Sixth Style||Seventh Style||Eighth Style|
|Ninth Style||Tenth Style||Eleventh Style|
|Sakonji Urokodaki (Cultivator)||Giyu Tomioka||Murata |