“Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba”: who is Obanai Iguro, the Hashira of the Serpent

The final chapter ofDemon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba“Yes, he has left his followers speechless, who could not believe how Tanjirou Kamado and the others were being swept away by the last attack of Gyutarō. Although this terrifying event left them with goosebumps, their hearts began to beat again when they saw everyone come out alive, although not in good condition, as happened with Tengen Uzui (Pillar of Sound), who had accumulated previous injuries and was now very ill, so he decided to retire as Hashira from the battle against the demons, just as he was told. promised their wives before the fight.

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As he is leaving, Tengen is approached by Obanai Iguro (Pilar of the Serpent), who takes notice of everything, but is recriminated for having arrived after the end of the confrontation. The latter reluctantly congratulates him for winning against the Upper Six, though he dislikes his retirement and tries to convince him by telling him that he still has to take the place of Rengoku (Flame Pillar) and others, thus requiring his help. support, because young members are dying.

But Tengen is convinced of his decision and assures him that soon Tanjiro will take his place as a ranked fighter, making Iguro understand that this boy and others are the only ones who can make it and not him. This is how the season of this anime ends, while we wait for the arrival of the new installment, we tell you everything you need to know about Hashira de la Serpent.

In “Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba”, Obanai Iguro, the Snake Hashira, has a very high self-esteem (Photo: Ufotable)


Obanai Iguro is a demon hunter, a member of the Hashiras, better known as the Serpent Pillar within the Demon Slaying Corps.

How is it physically?

Obanai is a man of medium height, cream-colored skin, slightly long black hair and heterochromia; that is, he has eyes of different colors: the left one is turquoise and the right one is yellow.

He is characterized by always having his lips covered with bandages, this to cover a wound from his childhood when his mouth was cut from its corners to the height of his ears to resemble a snake.

He always carries on his shoulders, and wrapped around his neck, a white snake named Kaburamaru, which is his pet.

It should be noted that during the confrontation against Muzan Kibutsuji, Obanai received three parallel cuts on his face, which left him blind.

What is Obanai Iguro’s personality like?

Obanai Iguro is very attached to the code of conduct of the Demon Extermination Corps, so he unceremoniously enforces its rules, trying to force the rest to practice them.

Because he has a very high ego, he considers the young Demon Hunter recruits to be very weak and not up to his standards.

He is in love with Mitsuri Kanrōji (Pillar of Love), but he does not dare to confess his feelings to her, because he hates himself for being born in an immoral clan, from which – according to him – he would leave if he first dies and reincarnates in a completely different life.

Obanai Iguro has a snake as a pet and faithful companion (Photo: Ufotable)
Obanai Iguro has a snake as a pet and faithful companion (Photo: Ufotable)

Why do you hate your past?

Obanai Iguro hates his origins for having been born into a family of thieves and rustlers. For 370 years, in his family only women were born, but when he was born he was considered a curse, so he was locked up as soon as he came into this world until he was twelve years old. Upon being released, he was introduced to a woman who had half of his body like that of a snake, but was actually a demon.

It is known that at the beginning, as soon as Obanai was born, he had to be sacrificed for that woman, but since he had strange eyes, they let him live a little longer until he becomes a bigger sacrifice. When he sees it, he tells her that he will make her mouth like hers, something her own family makes of her by cutting it off until it resembles a snake.

With the help of the only being he trusted, his pet Kaburamaru, he runs away, but is pursued by that demon; Fortunately, the Pilar del Fuego passed by and rescued him.

Obanai Iguro’s powers

Being a Hashira or Pillar, Obanai Iguro is the strongest of all the swordsmen in the Demon Slayer Corps. Among his powers are:

  • Increased strength.
  • Increased physical resistance.
  • Ability to read air currents and fight when he lost his sight.