Demon Slayer season 1: Top 9 most powerful characters

You have to be pretty tough to measure up against the Demon Slayer crowd, but who are the most powerful characters in this manga’s elite?

The universe of Demon Slayer (or Kimetsu No Yaiba) is full of incredibly powerful characters. Following the story of Kamado Tannjiro, a boy who decides to kill demons after they kill his family and turn his sister into a demon, the popular manga series quickly introduced readers to the powerful killers of the Demon Slayer Corps. as well as some incredibly tough demons.

While fans will inevitably have their favorites among this vast array of characters, Betanews has prepared a selection of the 9 strongest characters for you to mark the Season 1 release of Demon Slayer on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

Mitsuri Kanroji

Appearances can be deceptive, and it is certainly the truth in this case. Mitsuri Kanroji may seem like a thin and fragile young girl, but she is actually eight times the muscle density of an ordinary human woman. This makes her an incredibly strong fighter whom the demons underestimate at their peril. Additionally, Mitsuri uses the Breath of Love technique when she fights, which together with her strength and whip-shaped sword makes her incredibly fast.

Tanjiro Kamado

Tanjiro Kamado, protagonist of the manga series, is a powerful Demon Slayer. While the other Slayers only master one fighting style, Tanjiro uses two: the Water Breathing Style and, later, the Fire God Dance. Tanjiro’s Fire God Dance is a unique breathing technique to the Kamado family, which gives him an added advantage in battle.

What is truly unique about Tanjiro, however, is his compassion. Having a sister who has been transformed into a Demon, he has no all-consuming prejudice against Demons. That said, he also doesn’t hesitate to fight and kill them if necessary. His course of action is not easy, but Tanjiro somehow manages to do it.

Kyoiuro Rengoku

Strength is not always measured solely by the power of destruction. Sometimes strength is also determined by its versatility and ability to protect and punish. These two attributes are those of Kyojuro Rengoku, who uses the Breath of Flame technique when battling demons – he literally hurls a sea of ​​flames at his demonic opponents. However, it’s not just his offensive technique that is impressive – he also protected all of the passengers on a train while battling demons. That is heroism!

Sanemi Shinazugawa

If experience is all about power, then Sanemi Shinazugawa outshines almost every other character. This demon slayer’s entire body is covered in scars after years of killing demons. These marks, paired with her truly Powerful Windblast style, are impressive enough that the demons themselves respect (or even fear) Sanemi’s strength.

Gyomei Himejima

Japanese mythology has often celebrated the fighting prowess of blind warriors who gained greater mastery of their skills by compensating for a perceived handicap. This is the case of Gyomei Himejima, the Stone Pillar of the Demon Slayer Corps, who uses the Stone Breath style to wield his deadly strong-handed ax. Not only are his physical skills impressive, Gyomei’s hearing has become so keen that he can use even the slightest sound to steer him into battle.

Several members of the Corps, as well as the demon Kokushibo himself, consider Gyomei to be the most powerful of the demon slayers, which is saying a lot. However, despite his power, Gyomei is also very gentle and godly, which shows that power doesn’t always lie in people who are inherently destructive.


Obviously, the Demon Slaying Corps doesn’t hold all of the power in Kimetsu No Yaiba’s world – the demons they fight are also immensely powerful (sometimes to frightening degrees). Kokushibo, the most powerful of the twelve Kizuki, falls into this category. Even before he became a demon, he was a skillful and cunning swordsman. Moreover, after fighting for hundreds of years, he accumulated a great knowledge of combat techniques, especially when it came to fighting demon slayers.

Part of the reason Kokushibo was so powerful was because he sought to become stronger and stronger throughout his existence. Ultimately, this ambition allowed him to gain tremendous power, but took him away from his initial dream of becoming a noble samurai. It goes to show that a dogged pursuit can make you forget what you really want.

Muzan Kibutsuji

Kokushibou might have been considered an extremely powerful demon, but even he couldn’t match the might of Muzan Kibutsuji, the original demon and main antagonist of Demon Slayer. Guilty of committing multiple atrocities, not the least of which is killing Tanjiro Kamado’s family and turning his sister into a Demon, Muzan does not appear to be a particularly powerful being at first glance. He is known to take the appearance of a sick child as his cover identity, hiding his true strength.

As the first Demon, Muzan possesses considerable physical strength and can regenerate almost instantly after combat. His narcissism and overconfidence has often led him to compare himself to a force of nature, which may be overstated, but those in his path may have a different opinion.

Nezuko Kamado

While Kokushibou and Muzan Kibutsuji are both incredibly powerful demons in terms of physical strength and fighting ability, power can come in different forms, even in demons. Nezuko Kamado was transformed into a demon by Muzan Kibutsuji, while retaining some of her capacity for human emotion and loyalty. Although his demon form grants him great power, Nezuko refuses to use his strength to harm humans and continues to show loyalty to his brother and friends. It takes special strength to resist a demon transformation, and Nezuko Kamado deserves to be recognized for his strength of will.


While some demons seem to have retained a semblance of emotion or even a slight sense of moral qualms, the same cannot be said of Doma, a higher level sadistic demon. Although he suffered horrific damage during his lifetime (including the exploding of his jaw), Doma developed no empathy and took pleasure in inflicting enormous suffering on others during the saga. of the Demon Slayer. His sadism drives him to go all the way when it comes to inflicting pain, which makes him a demon that everyone should be wary of.

As a reminder, season 1 of Demon Slayer is available to stream on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Crunchyroll and Wakanim.