The Mist Breathing ( (かすみ) () (きゅう) Kasumi no kokyū?) is a Breathing Style derived from the Wind Breathing.

The Mist Breathing combat and breathing style mimics mist and vapor, specifically the obscurity of it, and replicates it with the user's movements, techniques and abilities. Most, if not all, known techniques and forms involve swift strikes and movements performed in a unique way that confuses and obscures the opponent's senses and surroundings. When utilized properly, the user visualizes themselves manipulating and generating mist and vapor that is light blue and white in color, causing it to seemingly emanate from their weapon, surroundings or themselves.

Breathing Style Relationship Chart



This Breathing Style has 6 known forms and techniques, and a seventh one created and only utilized by the current Mist Hashira, Muichiro Tokito.

  1. First Form: Low Clouds, Distant Haze ( (いち) (かた) (すい) (てん) (とお) (がすみ) Ichi no kata: Suiten Tōgasumi?)[1] - The swordsman unleashes a powerful thrust attack in front of them.
  2. Second Form: Eight-Layered Mist ( () (かた) () () (かすみ) Ni no kata: Yaekasumi?)[2] - The swordsman unleashes eight slashes, one on top of the other in quick succession.
  3. Third Form: Scattering Mist Splash ( (さん) (かた) () (さん) () (ぶき) San no kata: Kasan no Shibuki?)[3] - The swordsman releases a powerful circular slash that blows away projectile attacks.
  4. Fourth Form: Shifting Flow Slash ( () (かた) () (りゅう) () Shi no kata: Iryūgiri?)[4] - The swordsman quickly unsheathes their blade and strikes their enemy, reminiscent of an Iaidō technique.
  5. Fifth Form: Sea of Clouds and Haze ( () (かた) () (うん) (うみ) Go no kata: Kaun no Umi?)[5] - The swordsman dashes forward at high speed and unleashes a flurry of slashes that covers a wide area.
  6. Sixth Form: Lunar Dispersing Mist ( (ろく) (かた) (つき) () (しょう) Roku no kata: Tsuki no Kashō?)[6] - The swordsman leaps high in the air upside down and sends a series of countless ranged slashes downwards, capable of decimating a wide area.
  7. Seventh Form: Obscuring Clouds ( (しち) (かた) (おぼろ) Shichi no kata: Oboro?)[7] - Possibly the Mist Breathing's most powerful technique and the personal creation of Muichiro Tokito. A technique in which Muichiro drastically changes the tempo of his movement to disorient an enemy, this technique takes the form of clouds of mist enveloping a wide area. When he shows himself, his speed will appear to be extremely slow but when he hides, he moves in the blink of an eye. This technique was able to utterly confuse and distort the senses of Upper Rank 5, Gyokko, which led to his defeat.


Muichiro Tokito
Muichiro Tokito


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  1. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga: Chapter 117 (Page 2).
  2. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga: Chapter 117 (Page 19).
  3. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga: Chapter 120 (Page 8-9).
  4. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga: Chapter 106 (Page 8).
  5. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga: Chapter 119 (Page 16).
  6. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga: Chapter 120 (Page 7).
  7. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga: Chapter 121 (Page 8-9).

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