If you’re not (yet) a fan of Kimetsu no Yaiba, one of the best anime today, you will be a bit lost by the importance of the pillars. In the universe of these characters there are demons, and the Pillars, also known as the hashirathey are the elite body in charge of overthrowing and ending all of them.
Within the demon extermination corps, there are elite warriors, who due to their skills, are the best of the best, together they form a fearsome team, capable of overthrowing almost any demon. Each of these pillars has their own fighting style, a different breath, which they have achieved through near-mortal training.
In this article you will know the answer to the frequently asked questions about the Pillars in Kimetsu no Yaiba, although I warn you, this article will contain spoilers, since some questions cannot avoid an answer without carrying one.
What are the 10 Pillars of Kimetsu no Yaiba?
This changes quite a bit if we watch the anime or the manga, if you are reading the manga you won’t need this, but if you are just starting the anime, this information about the Pillars in Kimetsu no Yaiba will help you:
Active pillars in the Kimetsu no Yaiba anime:
- water pillar: Giyu Tomioka.
- Pillar of Love: Mitsuri Kanroji.
- Serpent Pillar: Obanai Iguro.
- Wind Pillar: Sanemi Shinazugawa.
- Rock Pillar: Gyomei Himejima.
- sound pillar: Tengen Uzui.
- Fog Pillar: Tokito Muichiro.
- Insect Pillar: Shinobu Kōcho.
Pillars that are no longer active in the Kimetsu no Yaiba anime:
- Former Pilar calls: Kyojuro Rengoku (Passed away)
- Former Flower Pillar: Kanae Kochō (passed away)
- Former Water Pillar: Sakonji Urokodaki (Retired)
- Former Lightning Pillar: Jigoro Kuwajima (Retired)
Who are the most powerful pillars within Kimetsu no Yaiba?
By themselves, the Pillars are already the strongest demon hunters in this story, and to become a pillar one of two things: Either they kill a higher demon moon, or they must kill 50 demons as part of their training, that is, until the weakest of this ranking could tear us to pieces with just one finger:
- Gyomei Himejima.
- Sanemi Shinazugawa.
- Giyu Tomioka.
- Obanai Iguro.
- Kyojuro Rengoku.
- Have Uzui.
- Mitsuri Kanroji.
- Shinobu Kochō.
- Muichiro Tokyo.
- Sakonji Urokodaki.
- Kanae Kochō.
- Jigoro Kuwajima.
The story of Gyomei Himejimaconsidered the strongest of all the pillars of Kimetsu no Yaiba
Gyomey Himejima is one of the least known pillars in the Kimetsu no Yaiba anime. That is undeniable, but based on his rock breathing, and his strengths, we are without a doubt the strongest pillar of Demon Slayer. Gyomei’s story is quite sad, he was a monk who lived with orphans, but a demon attacked the compound and killed most of them.
This unleashed in him an extraordinary power, releasing his true essence. His power is so enormous that he is recognized among the demons themselves, he has all the elements to be the most powerful and incredible demon hunter of all, now it remains to be seen if this will continue throughout history.
Everything indicates that the story could end with Kamado Tanjiro as the most powerful pillar of all, but that is something that is still unknown. That yes, its history is the most spectacular, these ingredients have made Demon Slayer one of the most popular anime today, and I would even dare to say that it has achieved, together with other anime, that we live a new golden age in the anime.