Demon Slayer: 5 Strongest Hashira Ranked Based On Strength!
The Hashira are among the strongest characters in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. Here are the fighters who stand above the rest.
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Gyomei Himejima’s placement should be the easiest to justify. Himejima is explicitly stated on multiple occasions to be the most powerful Hashira. He was able to do incredible damage to Kokushibo and played a big part in the final fight against Muzan.
Not only that, but Himejima was one of the few characters able to see the Transparent World. Taking all of that into account, it’s more than easy to see Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba‘s Gyomei Himejima as the strongest Hashira in the series
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Sanemi Shinazugawa is another Hashira whose placement has very explicit justification in the series. In the fight with Upper Rank 1 Kizuki Kokushibo, Sanemi was stated to be one of the two strongest Hashira. Sanemi was incredibly effective against both Kokushibo and Muzan, doing a lot of damage in both fights.
Not only that, but Sanemi ended up being one of the few Hashira to survive the final fight with Muzan, and that should certainly say a lot about his overall power.
Kyojuro Rengoku’s feats are very similar to Giyu Tomioka’s, but some important differences justify his higher placement. Both fought against Akaza, but not only was Rengoku shown taking fewer hits than Giyu, Rengoku almost defeated Akaza by himself.
Rengoku accomplished that without a Demon Slayer Mark whereas Giyu needed to use his just to keep up with Akaza. Rengoku and Giyu can be seen as somewhat equal in strength, but Rengoku’s feats against Akaza are more impressive than Giyu’s. So it makes sense to put him higher on the list.
Giyu Tomioka was the first Hashira introduced to the series and is easy to name among the strongest. In addition to how easily Giyu defeated Rui when Tanjiro struggled against him, Giyu Tomioka was able to put up a great fight against Akaza, although he never managed to have the advantage over him.
Giyu managed to contribute a lot in the final fight against Muzan. And ended up as one of the few Hashira to survive the fight. All in all, Giyu very clearly stands among the strongest Hashira in the series.
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Obanai Iguro received the least focus and fights of all the Hashira, but it’s not impossible to judge his power level, regardless. During the final fight with Muzan, Iguro’s fighting style allowed him to both evade and land numerous attacks.
He was one of the few Demon Slayers capable of seeing the Transparent World and turning his sword red without help. All of those are very impressive feats for Iguro, but he still mostly played a supportive role in the fight against Muzan, so like Mitsuri Kanroji, it makes the most sense to put Iguro in the middle ground.