Giyu Tomioka is the water hashira of the demon slayer corps in kimetsu no yaiba. In this wiki, I’ll tell you all about his character, backstory, and skills that he possesses. Giyu is one of the major characters as he is the one who guided Tanjiro in his path of becoming a demon slayer. He is also a great swordsman who never misses showing his skills with his sword.

Giyo – Abilities

Overall Abilities

Giyu is a fierce and skillful warrior and one of the most powerful member of the Demon Slayer Corps. He demonstrated his superiority against Tanjiro and his buddies from the start, swiftly capturing Nezuko and then knocking him unconscious with a single strike.

Giyu Tomioka

Later, in his altered condition, he effortlessly defeated the Father Spider Demon and Rui, Lower Rank Five, something Tanjiro and Inosuke both failed to do.

During his encounter against Akaza, Upper-Rank Three, he was able to hold his own for a while. Like Kyojuro, Akaza is impressed by Giyu’s abilities to the point that he offers to turn the Hashira into a demon which Akaza only asks of the most deserving of his opponents.

Demon Slayer Mark

Giyu Tomioka

Giyu awakens his Demon Slayer Mark during his encounter with Akaza, appearing as a fluid-water-like pattern on his left cheek, complimenting his Breathing Style, Water Breathing.

When triggered, he gets enormous speed, accuracy, and endurance, allowing him to fight in extended combat against the Upper Rank.

Bright Red Nichirin Sword

During the struggle against Muzan, Sanemi aggressively clashes his sword with Giyu’s, briefly turning both of their swords red. Granting them the power to thwart the Demon King’s accelerated regeneration, making their assaults considerably more effective and lethal.

Immense Speed and Reflexes

Giyu possesses superhuman speed and reflexes, as seen by his blazing speed in removing Nezuko from Tanjiro’s grasps, which took him several seconds to realize.

Giyu sliced through all of Rui’s threads and Akaza’s shockwaves so quickly that it appeared he didn’t move his arms at all. Furthermore, he blitzed and promptly beheaded Rui.

He could also keep up with Upper-Rank Three, Akaza upper rank demon, who is one of the quickest demons in existence, and when he activated his mark, Giyu surprised him multiple times and appeared to teleport even to Akaza. Giyu also managed to avoid numerous of Muzan’s assaults while remaining cool.

Giyu Tomioka
Giyu Tomioka

Immense Stamina and Endurance

During his encounter with Akaza, Giyu managed to go on despite suffering scores of injuries all over his body. Severely weakening him, a feat that pleasantly surprised Akaza. In the Sunrise Countdown Arc, he managed to fend off Muzan despite being poisoned by his blood. And subsequently played a key role in his defeat when his hand was severed by assisting Tanjiro in turning his sword brilliant crimson. Giyu had enough stamina left even after the incident. Even after Tanjiro’s transformation into a demon to fend him off for a short while.

Immense Strength

Giyu’s physical power has been trained to inhuman levels as a Hashira. Even since their initial confrontation, he has demonstrated incredible abilities. Such as swinging his sword with such force that he generated a massive gust of wind that knocked both Tanjiro and Nezuko back a long distance.

With the help of Sanemi, he could also turn his Nichirin Sword brilliant crimson by pure effort, a feat that required an astounding level of grip strength.

Indomitable Will

Giyu Tomioka
Giyu Tomioka

Giyu has an unbreakable resolve, never giving up despite sustaining multiple injuries at the hands of Akaza, one of the toughest demons in existence, and subsequently the Demon King, Muzan. Even after losing his arm, he stayed firm and played a crucial part in Muzan’s loss.

Giyu – Fighting Style

Master Swordsman

As Water Hashira, Giyu is one of the most formidable and adept swordsmen in the demon slayer.

Upper-Rank Three, Akaza, who has faced a plethora of swordsmen in the past, was astonished by Giyu’s abilities, remarking that he possessed beautifully honed swordsmanship.

Breathing Style

Water Breathing: Sakonji Urokodaki, the Water Hashira before him, taught him a Breathing Style. Giyu, as the Water Hashira, is the most proficient Water Breathing user of his generation. Giyu has perfected this swordsmanship style to the point that he invented an entirely new method inside the Breathing Style and amazed Akaza, who had previously faced Water Hashira. He stated that he has not fought a water hashira as skilled as giyu in fifty years.


  • First Form: Water Surface Slash – The user builds up sufficient force to execute a potent single-focused slash.
  • Second Form: Water Wheel – The user springs forward vertically in the air and unleashes a round, flowing assault.
  • Third Form: Flowing Dance – The user moves in a fluid rhythm while swinging and bending their sword in unison with their body, slashes while twisting their body.
  • Fourth Form: Striking Tide – The user makes multiple consecutive slashes while twisting and delivers many blows simultaneously by cutting repeatedly and flowingly with both their body and their blade.
  • Fifth Form: Blessed Rain After the Drought – The user alters the hold on their sword and executes a single, fluid stroke that results in little to no pain before decapitating the adversary.
  • Sixth Form: Whirlpool – A vortex of air is created when the user violently spins their upper and lower bodies, cutting everything caught in it.
  • Seventh Form: Drop Ripple Thrust – A quick and precise thrust from the user might lessen the effectiveness, is limited as fast and numerous attacks can break as a moving target.
  • Eighth Form: Waterfall Basin – The target is chopped vertically by the user in a flowing manner, which is most effective while the user is falling. User needs landing time and surface needed when landing.
  • Ninth Form: Splashing Water Flow, Turbulent – The user adjusts their footwork to reduce the amount of surface and time needed to land, enabling unrestricted movement. This form gains a tremendous increase in speed which minimizes the landing time.
  • Tenth Form: Constant Flux – The strike is continuous and flowing, appearing to be a water dragon that gains strength and power with each turn thanks to momentum.
  • Eleventh Form: Dead Calm – The original design by Giyu Tomioka, the current Water Hashira. The user reaches a state of total serenity, stops moving, and uses their sword to imperceptibly block, deflect, and slash all oncoming assaults.

Equipment or Weapon

Standard Nichirin Sword: Giyu wields a deep blue Nichirin katana that is normal in size and shape as a Demon Slayer. The tsuba of his sword is hexagonal in design, with a bronze center and an overlaying Fuschia border. Giyu’s Hashira sword has the words “Destroy Demons” etched on the side. Giyu carries a conventional sword sheath in deep black with his katana.


Giyu Tomioka vs Akaza
Giyu Tomioka v/s Akaza

Tanjiro Kamado and Giyu Tomioka versus Akaza is a fight in the Infinity Castle between Demon Slayer Tanjiro Kamado and Water Hashira Giyu Tomioka and Upper-Rank Three Akaza.

Giyu enters the combat and quickly employs the Water Breathing, Third Form: Flowing Dance technique. Akaza is immediately amazed because it has been 50 years since he encountered a Water Hashira.

Giyu – Appearance

Giyu is a tall, muscular young guy with pale skin who is virtually always seen with a solemn, emotionless gaze. He has unkempt black hair that stands up in tufts around his head and is pulled up in a low sloppy ponytail at the base of his neck. His bangs fall in an irregular fringe across his eyes. His eyes are piercing and somewhat big, with deep sapphire irises that fade to a lighter blue and bluish-black pupils bordered by thin brows.

Giyu is dressed in a dark cyan-tinted variation of the normal Demon Slayer costume, with buttoned white leg-wrapped kyahan. And a pair of white zori with dark blue straps and tabi socks below that match his uniform.

Giyu Tomioka

He wears a haori that is divided down the center into two separate patterns. One solid red on the right and one geometrically patterned with squares of green, orange, and yellow on the left. These haori were eventually discovered to be the property of his late older sister, Tsutako Tomioka. And his late companion and friend Sabito.

He loses his right arm during his combat with Muzan Kibutsuji. Giyu cuts his hair to shoulder length after the battle and wears it loose rather than in a ponytail.

Giyu – Personality

During his fight with Muzan Kibutsuji, he loses his right arm. After the battle, Giyu cuts his hair to shoulder length and wears it loose rather than in a ponytail.

Despite allowing Nezuko Kamado to live due to Tanjiro Kamado’s persistence. He has no qualms about killing other demons and has no respect or mercy for them, as most Demon Slayers do. He believes in justice with no tolerance towards demons.

Giyu Tomioka
Giyu Tomioka and Sanemi | by yaKetchup

Nonetheless, Giyu violated the Demon Slayer Corps’ code of conduct. Without hesitation in order to protect Nezuko during Shinobu’s assassination attempt. This implies that, unlike some other Hashira, he is willing to make an exception for a demon. By allowing them to live as long as they do not kill and eat humans.

This demonstrates that he is more pragmatic when dealing with demons rather than allowing his hatred to cloud his judgment.

Final Thought

Giyu Tomioka

In this wiki, I finally conclude that Giyu is undoubtedly one of the strongest, most powerful, and skilled characters in demon slayer. Giyu always had a strong sense of justice as he supported Tanjiro without hesitation to protect Nezuko. Although it is revealed later on that Giyu suffers from an inferiority complex which he developed since his participation for selection in the demon slayer corps. As people have sacrificed their lives to protect him.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the youngest hashira in demon slayer?

Muichiro is the youngest Hashira in demon slayer, with an age of 14 years. He is the Mist Pillar of the demon slayer corps and is considered a prodigy of the corps.

Because he became a hashira just after 2 months of joining the corps.

Who is the best hashira in demon slayer?

Gyomei is the best and the strongest hashira in the demon slayer corps. He has shown a great showcase of strength and skills during the Infinity castle arc.

Even the Upper-Moon one Kokushibo appreciated his strength when he stood toe to toe with him.

Gyomei Himejima

How old is giyu demon slayer?

Giyu is 21 years old as of chapter 28 in the manga series.

How tall is giyu from demon slayer?

Giyu is 176cm in height which is also 5 feet and 9 and a half inches.

What rank is giyu in demon slayer?

Rank Three. As a Hashira of the Demon Slayer Corps, Giyu is a very powerful and skilled combatant. He easily defeated the Lower Moon five Rui and had a toe to toe fight with Upper Rank three moon Akaza. Hence he retains a rank of Three.

Does Giyu Tomioka die in demon slayer?

No, Giyu does not die in demon slayer. He is one of the two hashira who survived the Infinity Castle Arc fight.

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