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

Description

Wind Breathing is a Breathing Style that mimics wind, specifically powerful torrents of air and whirlwinds, and replicates it with the user's movements, techniques and abilities. Most, if not all, known techniques and forms involve purely offensive attacks, most of which utilizing rotating movements to generate swift whirlwind-like slashes that greatly increase the wielder's striking range or utilizing the air around them to deliver sharp sickle-shaped attacks. Users of Wind Breathing also visualize themselves seemingly creating and manipulating wind when unleashing its techniques.

This Breathing Style is also extremely reminiscent of the real life swordsmanship style, Jigen-ryū, a sword wielding style that emphasizes on the opening strike and high stances.

This Breathing Style was created from one of Yoriichi Tsugikuni's students who attempted to learn Sun Breathing, but due to not being as innately powerful as Yoriichi, they were instead taught an alternated personalized Breathing Style that focused on their individual strengths and weaknesses, which eventually evolved into Wind Breathing.[1]

Breathing Style Relationship Chart

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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Known Users

Known Users
Sanemi Shinazugawa
Masachika Kumeno
Sanemi Shinazugawa Masachika Kumeno

Known Techniques

Wind Breathing as a minimum of 9 known techniques and forms.

  • First Form: Dust Whirlwind Cutter ( (いち) (かた)  鹿 (じん) (せん) (ぷう) () Ichi no kata: Jin Senpū - Sogi?)[2] - The user dashes forward at blinding speeds and slashes continuously in a horizontal cyclone pattern.
  • Second Form: Claws-Purifying Wind ( () (かた)   (そう) (そう) (しな) () (かぜ) Ni no kata: Sōsō - Shinato Kaze?)[3] - The user lifts the sword upwards towards the right, above their head and unleashes four vertical slashes at once down on the enemy resembling claws.
  • 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 user unleashes a whirlwind of slashes around their body that can defend them from incoming attacks and slice up their surroundings.
  • Fourth Form: Rising Dust Storm ( () (かた)   (しょう) (じょう) () (じん) (らん) Shi no kata: Shōjō Sajinran?)[5] - The user releases several slashes above them from below their target.
  • Fifth Form: Cold Mountain Wind ( () (かた)   () () らし (おろし) Go no kata: Kogarashi Oroshi?)[6] - The user creates several circular arched slashes that increase in size from above their target.
  • 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 user rotates their body in an uppercut movement, creating an arcing slash.
  • 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 user leaps into the air while swinging their blade which generates gale-force winds to shred their opponent apart.
  • Eighth Form: Primary Gale Slash ( (はち) (かた)   (しょ) (れっ) (かざ) () Hachi no kata: Sho Rekkaza Kiri?)[9] - The user leaps into the air and swings their blade which generates circular torrents of wind that slices up the opponent instantly.
  • Ninth Form: Idaten Typhoon ( () (かた)   () () (てん) (たい) (ふう) Ku no kata: Idaten Taifū?)[10] - The user backflips into the air and while upside-down, unleashes a powerful gust of circular wind that slashes apart anything below.

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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