Are you looking to cosplay as your favorite Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba character in an upcoming convention, event, or party? Or maybe you’re a collector that simply loves the designs that make up the Demon Slayer swords (or Nichirin swords) that are showcased in both the manga and the anime. Either way, there’s simply something about the series that’s so unique and creative that makes one want to dive deeper into each of the characters’ fighting styles and techniques.
The world of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, after all, is filled with danger, demons, and epic battles. And at the heart of these battles are the Nichirin swords – the weapons used by the Demon Slayer Corps that play a significant role in their battles against demons. Each type of weapon and sword is unique, reflecting the breathing style of the Demon Slayer who wields it.
In this blog post, then, we’ll take a deep dive into the combat techniques and fighting styles used with Demon Slayer Swords.
Demon Slayer Swords and Fighting Styles
The Nichirin Swords are the standard weapons used by the Demon Slayers. These swords are made from a special metal that is imbued with the power of the sun, allowing them to cut through even the toughest demons. However, not just any Demon Slayer can wield a Nichirin Sword – only those who have successfully completed their training and adopted a breathing style are able to use them.
In Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, each character who wields a Nichirin sword embodies the characteristics of the breathing style that they have adopted. These characters provide a glimpse into the different facets of each fighting style, creating a dynamic and thrilling display of combat that’s shown in the animation. Each fighting style also has its own strengths and weaknesses, and each wielder must find a style that suits their personality and abilities.
Let’s have a closer look at some of those fighting styles.
Water Breathing Style
The Water Breathing style is exemplified by characters like Tanjiro Kamado and Nezuko Kamado. Tanjiro is a natural at the fast and fluid movements of the Water Breathing style. He is quick and agile, and is very capable when it comes to dodging and countering his opponent’s attacks. However, what really makes Tanjiro an exemplary student of the Water Breathing style is his adaptability. Shown in the very first episode, in his battle against Giyu Tomioka, Tanjiro is able to think on his feet, strategize, and formulate a plan even in the most dire of circumstances.
Thunder Breathing Style
The Thunder Breathing style is characterized by its lightning-fast strikes, god-like speed, and intense power. Zenitsu Agatsuma, one of the main characters in the Demon Slayer series, is a practitioner of this style, and he exemplifies many of the key characteristics of this style both in his combat and in his personality. In fact, even his sword, with its crooked golden streaks very much embody and resemble this particular style.
Zenitsu is often depicted as a bit of a coward. But a closer look at his character would reveal resemblances between Zenitsu and his Thunder Breathing technique. The way he cries during a battle, for example, could be related to rainfall. And his still and quiet state before striking his enemies could resemble the calm before the storm, before the first bolt of lightning strikes.
The Beast Breathing Style
The Beast Breathing style is one of the most unique and fearsome styles in the Demon Slayer Corps. This style emphasizes raw power and ferocity, making it an ideal choice for those looking to take down powerful demons with brute force. Inosuke Hashibira, one of the main characters in the Demon Slayer series, is a practitioner of this style, and he exemplifies many of the key characteristics of this style both in his combat and in his personality. His sword, also greatly matches this personality and fighting style, with its serrated edges. It show the chaos and edginess of both his character and his fighting style.
In terms of his personality, Inosuke is often depicted as hot-headed and impulsive. Inosuke’s incredible strength and power are hallmarks of the Beast Breathing style. He is able to unleash devastating strikes that can take down even the toughest demons, making him an incredibly effective fighter. This raw power is a reflection of the brute force and ferocity that are characteristic of the Beast Breathing style.
Looking to Collect Demon Slayer Swords?
Being able to relate to almost each and every one of the characters in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is what has made the series as popular as it is. And there are definitely times wherein you’d want to take that admiration and appreciation a bit further. Cosplaying is one form of doing so, and so is building a collection.
If you’re a fan of the Demon Slayer series, a cosplayer, or a collector looking to purchase high-quality Demon Slayer swords to add to your collection or costume, then check out Ice Imports. The swords they have available are made from carbon steel and are meticulously crafted to be as true to the source material as possible, making them the perfect addition for anyone looking to immerse themselves in the world of Demon Slayer. Visit Ice Imports’ website today and take a step closer to feeling what it’s like to become a true member of the Demon Slayer Corps!