The majority of the aesthetics of Demon Slayer are due to its stunning animation style.
This is a factor that hits its peak during fight sequences led by the elite group of slayers referred to in the form of Hashiras (Pillars) members of The Demon Slayer Corps.
In Tanjiro’s journey to becoming a formidable Demon Slayer, the anime introduces us all to different Slayers who have proven their abilities and their worth to the show.
Let’s talk about the most powerful Demon Slayers who have kept the viewers entertained until the very end!
10. Mitsuri Kanroji
Mitsuri is a Hashira who was a practitioner of her Breath of Love. It was a personal breath technique that was derived in Breath of Fire.
Mitsuri was an extremely skilled swordsman who showed that she had no mercy in battle, despite her caring nature.
Mitsuri had an unusual constitution that allowed her skin to have eight times the thickness of the typical human’s.
Due to her incredible physical strength, she was able to strike fast and effectively at her adversaries and was extremely flexible in her style of fighting.
After she was awakened and her Demon Slayer Mark awakened, her skills were strengthened enough to be able to resist the most effective methods.
9. Kanao Tsuyuri
Kanao has been identified as the Demon Slayer that was under Shinobu Kocho’s instruction. She has a level of physical ability that puts her in the position of a possible Hashira in members of the Demon Slayer Corps.
She follows she follows the Flower Breathing style – derived from the Water Breathing style.
One of the most impressive skills Kanao uses is her sharp eyesight which helps her detect an opponent’s move through the slightest movement of their muscles. This ability was even awe-inspiring to Upper Moon 2, Doma.
8. Iguro Obanai
Obanai was the Serpent Hashira of the Demon Slayer Corps. Obanai was the holder of the title of being among one of the greatest swordsmen of the whole organization.
He had a tremendous quantity of endurance and strength that helped him during battle. In the course of his fight against Muzan Obanai woke up the Demon Slayer Mark that enhanced his agility and enabled him to evade Muzan’s swift attacks.
He also briefly entered his Transparent World during this battle. Due to being partly blind with one eye, Obanai was able to master the art of combat that utilizes the snake Kaburamaru. Obanai was able to create the Crimson Red Nichirin Blade.
7. Muichiro Tokito
Muichiro regularly practiced in the Mist Breathing Technique in the form of the character of Hashira. Muichiro might be small in stature but he had a physique strength that was greater than Tanjiro’s in a significant way.
After earning the Demon Slayer Mark, he was able to defeat Gyokko, Upper Moon 5 effortlessly and even deal a fatal punch at Kokushibo, Upper Moon 1 prior to his death.
Despite his age, Muichiro was able to master his abilities and earned a prestigious title. Like Tanjiro the latter was able to enter his Transparent World as well as utilize the Crimson Red Nichirin Blade against Kokushibo.
6. Rengoku Kyojuro
Kyojuro was the Flame Hashira. Kyojuro was a phenom of strength in his arms and hands and could run at an incredible speed.
He trained in every form of Breath of Flames and put an utterly devastating defeat to his foes. Although we may never see his full potential because of his tragic battle against Akaza.
Akaza himself was aware of the potential in Kyojuro and offered to transform him into a monster to push him beyond his limits and become a demon – an offer many aren’t offered.
It was suggested that Kyojuro was on the verge of accessing his access to Transparent World before any of his peers.
5. Giyu Tomioka
Giyu was the very first Hashira who Tanjiro meets. He is a practitioner of the Breath of Water.
With the help of great invention, Giyu created the 11th version that is the Breath of Water. His fight against Akaza triggers the Demon Slayer Mark that enhances his ability to perform amazingly.
Similar to Kyojuro, Akaza views him as a worthy opponent and promises to transform him into an undead. Giyu is without doubt the most powerful water user of the past couple of years.
4. Sanemi Shinazugawa
Sanemi’s is one of the Hashira who practices The Wind Breathing method. His skill in swordsmanship has was awe-inspiring to Kokushibo who had over 100 years of knowledge.
Incredibly, Sanemi has the rare type of intoxicating blood that causes demons of capacity, such as Kokushibo inattention.
Sanemi activated the Demon Slayer Mark during his battle with Kokushibo which increases his physical strength and endurance to an incredible degree.
Although he was unable to strike an impressive blow on Kokushibo with no assistance Sanemi put in good combat against Upper Moon 1. Similar to the other characters Sanemi briefly used the Crimson Red Nichirin Blade.
3. Gyomei Himejima
Gyomei Himejima is the Stone Hashira is the most powerful Hashira from the Demon Slayer corps. Tanjiro earned the title as the most powerful after reading Breath of Sun in the closing chapter in the Manga.
Even Kokushibo says he hasn’t fought anyone with Gyomei’s strength over the past 300 years.
Gyomei had an unimaginable strength level that reached its peak via the total Concentration technique.
However, he was not capable of awakening his Demon Slayer Mark and accessing the Transparent World, Gyomei put an intense, but brief battle with Kokushibo with no mark.
Despite his size, Gyomei is able to respond quickly and demonstrate amazing reflexes against opponents thanks to his improved hearing.
2. Tanjiro Kamado
Tanjiro Kamado plays the primary protagonist and is the most powerful demon-slaying slayer of his age. Tanjiro exhibits the most explosive transformation throughout the course of the series.
In fact, Tanjiro is a formidable fighter with a lot of endurance, strength, incredible reflexes as well as an improved perception of a smell.
In Giyu’s battle with Akaza, Tanjiro was capable of overcoming Akaza’s powerful strategies and even beat Akaza by speed and eventually saved Giyu.
Prior to his fight against Muzan, Tanjiro finally perfects the Sun Breathing technique and accesses the 13th form, which allows him to extend his abilities to the maximum level which comprises his Selfless State, the Transparent World, and the Crimson Blade.
1. Yoriichi Tsugikuni
Yoriichi Tsugikuni was considered to be the most powerful demon Slayer ever. He was the inventor of the very first and most powerful breathing technique Breath of the Sun.
It is also the sole Demon Slayer who was feared by the Demon King: Kibutsuji Muzan.
His name evokes fear in Muzan. Yoriichi was the holder of The Demon Slayer Mark and Transparent World when he was born.
Yoriichi was considered an extraordinary genius who could take on multiple demons in a short time because of his speed and strength, which shook Kokushibo as well as Muzan.
Yoriichi was able to put Muzan near death and showed incredible endurance, capable of living to the age of 80, despite the effects of the Demon Slayer Mark.
There are also honorary mentions we’d like to be able to list that also act as scene stealers in action sequences.
These are Shinobu Kocho, Tanjuro Kamado, Inosuke Hashibara, and Zenitsu Agatsuma.