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What's going on with this man... He is wearing a pig head and he is carrying blades!!
 
— A Sudden Appearance of a Pig, Chapter 22

Inosuke Hashibira ( (はし) (びら) () () (すけ) Hashibira Inosuke?) is a Kanoe ranked Demon Slayer and member of the Demon Killing Corps and a traveling companion of Tanjirou Kamado.

Appearance

  • Inosuke's color scheme
  • Inosuke full body appearance without his mask
Inosuke is usually seen wearing a grey boar mask, with a shirtless version of the Demon hunter uniform. Without the mask, he has messy shoulder-length black hair that fades to a blue color, and large green eyes with long eyelashes. He is described as having a girly looking face which significantly contrasts with his muscular body.

Personality

Inosuke is extraordinarily short-tempered and proud and makes a big deal out of fighting opponents stronger than him claiming that's his only hobby.[1] Inosuke will not think about the difference in power between him and his opponent; this often led him to be in danger. He is a sore loser and is always trying to compete with Tanjiro and provoke him into fighting with him and usually failing. Due to growing up in the mountains by himself Inosuke has trouble interacting with others and only cares about himself most of the time. However, as time goes by, Inosuke becomes more influenced by Tanjiro, and he also starts to think and to use strategies before going head-on with an opponent.


Abilities and Powers

Natural Ability

Enhanced sense of touch: After growing up in the mountains, Inosuke developed a sharp sense of touch. He can even feel small vibrations in the air.

Fighting ability

Strength

Flexibility: Inosuke has an extremely strong sense of flexibility, to the point where he is able to dislocate any of the joints in his body by his own will.

Swordsmanship

Breath of the Beast ( (ケダモノ) () (きゅう) Kedamono no kokyū?): Developed by Inosuke after living in the mountains. With his enhanced sense of touch, he can utilize several different techniques.[2]

  1. First Fang: Pierce and Extract ( (いち) (きば) 穿 (うが) () Ichi no kiba: Ugachi nuki?): Inosuke stabs the target's neck with both blades.[3]
  2. Second Fang: Rip and Tear ( () (きば) () () Ni no kiba: Kirisaki?): A double slash with his two blades in both diagonals (like X)[4]
    Inosuke using Fang Three Devour on Horned Demon

    Inosuke using Fang of the Third: Rip and Devour on Horned Demon.

  3. Third Fang: Rip and Devour ( (さん) (きば) () () San no kiba: Kuizaki?): Simultaneous horizontal slashes towards the target's throat.[5]
  4. Fourth Fang: Mince to Bits ( () (きば) (きり) (こま) () Shi no kiba: Kiri koma zaki?): A multiple diagonal double slashes with both swords.[6]
  5. Fifth Fang: Crazy Cutting ( () (きば) (くる) () Go no kiba: Kurui zaki?): The 'Crazy Cutting' is a technique which slices everything in all directions.[7]
  6. Sixth Fang: Jagged Gnaw ( (ろく) (きば) (らん) (ぐい) () Roku no kiba: Ran gui gami?) A simultaneous decapitation with his two swords from both directions.[8]
  7. Seventh Fang: Spacial Awareness ( (しち) (きば) (くう) (かん) (しき) (かく) Shichi no kiba: Kūkanshiki kaku?): Inosuke can identify the position of enemies by feeling small disturbances in the air. He usually stab both of his Nichirin blades to the ground in order to do this technique.[9]
  8. Eighth Fang: Pig Assault: Inosuke makes a mad dash at his opponent, not even paying attention to defending himself along the way. PIG ASSAULT!
  9. Ninth Fang: Godly Undulating Slice: Inosuke dislocates the joints of his arm to increase the range of his attack.
  10. Tenth Fang: Circular Fangs: (Juu no kiba: Enten senga)- Inosuke uses his swords like a fan to blows away the Freezing Clouds of Douma.
  11. Improvised Fang: Throwing Slices: Inosuke improvise this move to slay Douma. He throws both of his Nichirin Blades with high accuracy.

Trivia

  • Ino(伊之) in his name can be a pun for "猪"(Inoshishi / Ino, means "Boar").
  • Inosuke was ranked in 5th place as of the first character popularity poll with 1,977 votes.
  • Inosuke is Left-Handed.

Quotes

  • (Catchphrase)"PIG ASSAULT!"

References

  1. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga: Chapter 27, Page 8
  2. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga: Chapter 23, Page 15
  3. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga: Chapter 37, Page 9
  4. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga: Chapter 61, Page 9
  5. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga: Chapter 23, Page 17
  6. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga: Chapter 61, Page 22
  7. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga: Chapter 60, Page 3
  8. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga: Chapter 79, Page 8
  9. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga: Chapter 29, Page 17


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