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

Overview

Breathing Style used against a Demon.

Breathing Styles are swordsmanship forms practiced and taught by the Demon Slayer Corps. The Breathing 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 surpasses that of the average human.

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

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

Total Concentration Breathing

Total Concentration Breathing ( (ぜん) (しゅう) (ちゅう) () (きゅう) Zen Shūchū no Kokyū?), an advanced application of Breathing, is a state where a Breathing Style user inhales the maximum amount of oxygen within a specific breath pattern to raise their physical and mental prowess to their utmost limits. It is often used by Demon Slayers for a brief moment to temporarily boost their combat capabilities to prepare a decisive attack.

Blowing into a special gourd to rupture it.

Total Concentration: Constant ( (ぜん) (しゅう) (ちゅう) (じょう) (ちゅう) Zen Shūchū Jōchū?) is a Total Concentration Breathing state during the morning, noon, and night, and even while asleep that Advanced Demon Slayers, such as Hashira, can constantly maintain. There is an immense difference in strength, speed, and stamina between someone who can maintain Total Concentration Breathing at all times and someone who cannot.

Learning to maintain a constant state of Total Concentration Breathing requires tremendous effort, though, the skill itself is noted to be quite elementary despite the required effort.

The training process involves blowing into a special type of super durable gourd. The objective is to blow into the gourd with enough strength to make the gourd break apart. As training progresses, the gourd is replaced by larger and larger variations of the same type of gourd. The largest known gourd is about the size of a chair.

Breathing Hybridization

It is possible for a swordsman to use more than one Breathing Style technique at a time, allowing the user to take advantage of the advantageous aspects of both techniques. Tanjiro Kamado, for example, can use both the Water Breathing and Sun Breathing styles simultaneously.

Known Breathing Styles and Users

Flower
# of Attacks: 7
Love
# of Attacks: 6
Flame
# of Attacks: 9
Kanae Kocho

Kanae
Kocho

Kanao Tsuyuri

Kanao
Tsuyuri

Mitsuri Kanroji

Mitsuri
Kanroji

Shinjuro Rengoku

Shinjuro
Rengoku

Kyojuro Rengoku

Kyojuro
Rengoku

Sun
# of Attacks: 13
Sound
# of Attacks: 5
Yoriichi Tsugikuni

Yoriichi
Tsugikuni

Sumiyoshi

Sumiyoshi

Tanjuro Kamado

Tanjuro
Kamado

Tanjiro Kamado

Tanjiro
Kamado

Tengen Uzui

Tengen
Uzui

Thunder
# of Attacks: 7
Wind
# of Attacks: 9
Mist
# of Attacks: 7
Jigoro Kuwajima

Jigoro
Kuwajima

Kaigaku

Kaigaku

Zenitsu Agatsuma

Zenitsu
Agatsuma

Sanemi Shinazugawa

Sanemi
Shinazugawa

Muichiro Tokito

Muichiro
Tokito

Water
# of Attacks: 11
Sakonji Urokodaki

Sakonji
Urokodaki

Giyu Tomioka

Giyu
Tomioka

Murata

Murata

Sabito

Sabito

Makomo

Makomo

Water
# of Attacks: 11
Insect
# of Attacks: 4
Serpent
# of Attacks: 5
Moon
# of Attacks: 16
Stone
# of Attacks: 5
Tanjiro Kamado

Tanjiro
Kamado

Shinobu Kocho

Shinobu
Kocho

Obanai Iguro

Obanai
Iguro

Kokushibo

Kokushibo

Gyomei Himejima

Gyomei
Himejima

Beast
# of Attacks: 11
Inosuke Hashibira

Inosuke
Hashibira

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 this page.


Branch System

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


   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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Moon
   
   
   
   
Flame
   
   
   
   
Thunder
   
   
   
   
Stone
   
   
   
   
Wind
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Flower
   
   
Serpent
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Love
   
   
   
   
Sound
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Beast
   
   
Mist
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Insect
   
   

Trivia

  • The names of Breathing Styles are very strict. For example, the Flame Breathing ( (ほのお) () (きゅう) Honō no kokyū?) should never be referred to as the Fire Breathing ( () () (きゅう) Hi no kokyū?).
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