The Demon Slayer anime stands out as one of the finest among recent releases. With 45 episodes already released and more to come, the excitement for anime fans continues to grow. The ongoing series promises even more thrilling episodes in the future. Now, you might be curious about who holds the title of the strongest Demon Slayer, both historically and in the current anime. Don’t worry; I’ve got all the details for you. Let’s dive right in.
Is Yoriichi Tsugikuni The Strongest Demon Slayer?
Yoriichi Tsugikuni is considered the strongest demon slayer of all time. In Demon Slayer anime, Yoriichi lived a couple of centuries before, so he has not been given enough screen time. However, we can expect his screen time in the upcoming episodes. Although Yoriichi has not been shown in the anime like other characters, we still have been given enough clues to claim him the strongest Demon Slayer ever. Like we have seen a mechanical doll possessed by Kotetsu. The mechanical doll with six arms was made to recreate the moves of Yoriichi. Such was the speed and agility of Yoriichi that it took a doll with six arms to match his speed in using the sword.
Also, Yoriichi wields the black-colored Nichirin blade, which signifies rarity. It also signifies that the owner does not live a long life. Yoriichi also defeated the Demon King, Muzan Kibutsuji. Muzan alone can scare the entire corps. However, Yoriichi defeated him within an instant. Kokushibo, who currently holds the position of Upper Moon One, that is, the most powerful demon after Muzan, was also badly thrashed by Yoriichi. Yoriichi also invented the Breathing style. He used sun breathing, which ultimately laid the base for other breathing techniques.
Apart from Yoriichi, Michikatsu was considered the strongest demon slayer. However, he later joins the group of Muzan and turns into a demon. He was then known as Kokushibo.
Currently in the anime, the most potent demon slayers are grouped in a particular sect known as Hashira. There have been many Hashira’s in the past and all have shared their part in demon slaying. Now among the current Hashira, Gyomei is considered the most potent Hashira. Gyomei, the Stone Hashira, apparently does not seem as strong as he truly is. In Demon Slayer anime, Gyomei is often shown crying. His body is quite paradoxical to his gait. He is a very soft-spoken Hashira and hardly would one believe that Gyomei is the strongest Demon Slayer among current Slayers.
Gyomei has been blind since his birth. Before joining the demon slayer group, he was raising nine orphans in a temple. One day a demon attacks the Temple and kills all the children of Gyomei. Gyomei then killed the demon with his mere fist. This shows the strength of Gyomei. Despite being blind by birth, Gyomein Himejima can sense his enemies create their images in his mind, and then kill them with his tremendous strength.
If you are thinking that I haven’t mentioned Tanjiro Kamado, it is because he is not the most strong yet. As Tanjiro is the main character of the anime, it is obvious that he will soon attain the feat of most strongest demon slayer. We have seen that, in the anime, Tanjiro also uses Sun breathing and wields a black Nichirin blade. Both of these features match that of Yoriichi. So it is a clear indication that he soon is going to be the most potent demon slayer.
Now that I have mentioned all the strongest demon slayers, Yoriichi remains the most potent demon slayer who ever existed. However, ahead in the anime, we may see Tanjiro Kamado replacing Yoriichi at the top of the list.
We have also seen Tanjiro using Hinokami Kagura, which allows him to unleash his all potential on his enemy and defeat him.