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The Next Thing We Knew... ( () () けば Kizukeba?) is the one hundred and ninety eighth chapter of Koyoharu Gotōge's Kimetsu no Yaiba.


Everyone prays for the success of those fighting Muzan Kibutsuji as Inosuke Hashibira and Zenitsu Agatsuma continue to attempt to hold the Demon back. Inosuke performs his Beast Breathing, Fourth Fang: Slice 'n' Dice to chop off some of Muzan's whips as Zenitsu follows it up with a Thunder Breathing, First Form: Thunderclap and Flash, Godspeed.

Zenitsu notes that he is losing his strength and he would only be able to muster one more attack with his full strength and unleashes a Thunder Breathing, Seventh Form: Honoikazuchi no Kami but it only produces a shallow cut in Muzan.

Seeing that only a Bright Red Blade could deal sufficient damage to Muzan, Zenitsu falls to the ground and Muzan slashes at him. Inosuke intercepts this attack with his Beast Breathing, Fifth Fang: Crazy Cutting, following it up with his Third Fang: Devour in rapid succession.

Tanjiro saves Inosuke from Muzan.

Muzan is enraged and unleashes a weaker shockwave from the mouth on his torso that flings Inosuke back. Before Muzan is able to do anything else however, Tanjiro Kamado intervenes and performs the Sun Breathing: Burning Bones, Summer Sun and rapidly performing Raging Sun, Fire Wheel, Beneficent Radiance and Dragon Sun Halo Head Dance.

Noting that Muzan needs to allow his shockwaves to charge before using them, Tanjiro attempts to use a Solar but coughs up blood before he can attack and is bailed out from Muzan's counterattack by Inosuke who uses a Beast Breathing, Sixth Fang: Palisade Bite. This allows Tanjiro to unleash the Sun Breathing: Dance, Clear Blue Sky and Fake Rainbow.

Tanjiro and Zenitsu aid each other against Muzan.

Zenitsu remembers his mentor Jigoro Kuwajima and asks him to give him the kick he needs. Performing another Thunder Breathing, First Form: Thunderclap and Flash Zenitsu attacks Muzan but is aggravated by the fact that he is too slow as Inosuke and Tanjiro continue their combined onslaught on Muzan with their respective Sun Breathing: Dance and Beast Breathing, Fifth Fang: Crazy Cutting. Inosuke gets knocked back but Tanjiro is able to continue attacking Muzan with the Sun Breathing: Setting Sun Transformation and Dragon Sun Halo Head Dance, with some help from Zenitsu who takes a blow intended for Tanjiro to allow his friend to continue attacking.

Muzan's head is split in half.

Tanjiro manages to use successive forms of the Sun Breathing: Dragon Sun Halo Head Dance and Raging Sun to pin Muzan to a wall with the Sun Breathing: Sunflower Thrust. He is unable to perform more techniques as the mouth on Muzan's chest attempts to take his blade. Suddenly, Mitsuri Kanroji grabs Muzan's left arm and rips it clean off his body in anger sacrificing her own arms in the process. Sanemi Shinazugawa appears and quickly chops off Muzan's right arm as well with the Wind Breathing, Eight Form: Primary Gale Slash.

Undeterred, Muzan opens his mouth wide, going from his torso to the top of his head and attempts to eat Tanjiro with it. However, Obanai Iguro steps in and takes the bite instead, protecting Tanjiro as dawn begins to break.

Characters in Order of Appearance


  • Mitsuri, Sanemi and Obanai return to battle.
  • Dawn begins to break.