The Wind Breathing ( (かぜ) () (きゅう) Kaze no kokyū?) is one of the five Breathing Styles derived directly from the Sun Breathing itself.

The Wind Breathing combat and breathing style mimics wind and air, specifically powerful torrents of air or tornados and whirlwinds, and replicates it with the user's movements, techniques and swordsmanship. Most, if not all, known techniques and forms utilize the air around the user to generate powerful gushes of wind similar to tornados and whirlwinds which drastically enhances their striking potency. When used properly, the user visualizes wind in a light shade of green in a sickle shape emanating from their weapon or parts of their body.

This Breathing Style was originally developed and taught by Yoriichi Tsugikuni to an unknown student, who could not master the Sun Breathing and was instead trained in a specific alternative breathing style to better suit his student's specific strengths and weaknesses eventually becoming an independent breathing all together. The same is applicable for all the other main Branch Breathing Styles.[1]

The Beast Breathing, despite being independently developed by Inosuke Hashibira, is a derivative of the Wind Breathing, so it can be assumed that both styles use an enhanced sense of touch in their techniques.

Breathing Style Relationship Chart

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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Techniques

  1. First Form: Dust Whirlwind Cutter ( (いち) (かた) 鹿 (じん) (せん) (ぷう) () Ichi no kata: Jin Senpū - Sogi?)[2] - The swordsman dashes forward and slashes in a horizontal cyclone pattern.
  2. Second Form: Claws-Purifying Wind ( () (かた) (そう) (そう) (しな) () (かぜ) Ni no kata: Sōsō - Shinato Kaze?)[3] - The swordsman lifts the sword upwards towards the right, above their head and unleashes four vertical slashes down on the enemy resembling claws.
  3. Third Form: Clean Storm Wind Tree ( (さん) (かた) (せい) (らん) (ふう) (じゅ) San no kata: Seiran Fūju?)[4] - The swordsman unleashes a whirlwind of slashes around their body that can defend them from incoming attacks and slice up their surroundings.
  4. Fourth Form: Rising Dust Storm ( () (かた) (しょう) (じょう) () (じん) (らん) Shi no kata: Shōjō Sajinran?)[5] - The swordsman creates several slashes above them from below their target.
  5. Fifth Form: Cold Mountain Wind ( () (かた) () () らし (おろし) Go no kata: Kogarashi Oroshi?)[6] - The swordsman creates several circular arched slashes that increase in size from above their target.
  6. Sixth Form: Black Wind Mountain Mist ( (ろく) (かた) (こく) (ふう) (えん) (らん) Roku no kata: Kokufū Enran?)[7] - The swordsman rotates their body in a uppercut movement, creating a tornado of slashes.
  7. Seventh Form: Gale - Sudden Gusts ( (しち) (かた) (けい) (ふう) (てん) () (かぜ) Shichi no kata: Keifū - Tengu Kaze?)[8] - The swordsman leaps into the air while swinging their blade which generates gale-force winds to shred their opponent apart.
  8. Eighth Form: Primary Gale Slash ( (はち) (かた) (しょ) (れっ) (かざ) () Hachi no kata: Sho Rekkaza Kiri?)[9] - The swordsman leaps into the air and swings their blade which generates circular torrents of wind that slices up the opponent instantly.
  9. Ninth Form: Idaten Typhoon ( () (かた) () () (てん) (たい) (ふう) Ku no kata: Idaten Taifū?)[10] - The swordsman backflips into the air and while upside-down, unleashes a powerful gust of circular wind that slashes apart anything below.

Users

Users
Sanemi Shinazugawa
Masachika Kumeno
Sanemi Shinazugawa
(Current Hashira)
Masachika Kumeno

Demonstrations

— Wind Breathing —

References

  1. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga: Chapter 178 (Page 7).
  2. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga: Chapter 166 (Page 18).
  3. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga: Chapter 167 (Page 7).
  4. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga: Chapter 167 (Page 4).
  5. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga: Chapter 166 (Page 10).
  6. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga: Chapter 199 (Page 16).
  7. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga: Chapter 168 (Page 5).
  8. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga: Chapter 171 (Pages 12-13).
  9. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga: Chapter 176 (Page 6).
  10. Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga: Chapter 199 (Page 12).


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