Breath of the Insect ( (むし) () (きゅう) Mushi no kokyū?)[1]: The Insect Breath is branched out from the Flower Breath, which itself is branched out of the Water Breath. With the Breath Style being the personal creation of Shinobu Kocho, who created this breath style to compensate for her lack of physical strength to cut of a demons head due to her small body, The sword style main focus being using stabs, thrusts, and shallow cuts to inflict multiple wounds into the intended target in order to inject various lethal Wisteria based poisons into the victim by using a specially coated/made sword to poison them.


  1. Dance of the Butterflies: Frolic ( (ちょう) (まい) (たわむ) Chō no mai: Tawamure?)[2] - A jump forward towards the opponent which stings them multiple times with her blade to inject her poison.
  2. Dance of the Bee Sting: Mere Fluttering ( (ほう) () (まい) () (なび) Hōga no mai: Manabiki?)[3] - The swordsman dashes at the target with incredible speed and delivers a single thrust strengthened by the momentum to inject the poison.
  3. Dance of the Dragonfly: Compound Eye Hexagon ( (せい) (れい) (まい) (ふく) (がん) (ろっ) (かく) Seirei no mai: Fukugan rokkaku?)[4] - A six strike based attack where the user attacks the target in six different areas of their body in order to inject lethal poison in six different areas to increase the chances of them succumbing to the poison.
  4. Dance of the Centipede: Hundred-Legged Zigzag ( () (こう) (まい) (ひゃく) (そく) (じゃ) (ばら) Gokō no mai: Hyakusoku jabara?)[5] - The swordsman runs at full speed in a zigzag pattern to generate enough momentum to create a powerful single thrust to simultaneously inject poison into the intended victim, with the blinding speed and erratic pattern also serving to throw the opponent into confusion to create an appropriate opening as well.


Shinobu Kocho


Shinobu using Butterfly Dance Caprice on Older Sister Spider Demon
Butterfly Dance


  1. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga - Chapter 41 (p. 16)
  2. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga - Chapter 41 (p. 16)
  3. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga - Chapter 141 (p. 14)
  4. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga - Chapter 142 (p. 6, 7)
  5. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga - Chapter 142 (p. 15, 16)

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