Muichiro Tokito is one of the Hashiras belonging to the Demon Slayer Corps. He is the current Mist Hashira and the descendant of Upper Moon Rank One, Kokushibo. He is the only Hashira who could overpower and even kill an Upper Moon Rank demon.

Muichiro Takito Demon Slayer by shisoan
Muichiro Takito Demon Slayer by shisoan

Muichiro is the direct descendant of Kokushibo, who was a Demon Slayer during the Sengoku period (more than 500 years ago) and later became Upper Moon Rank One.

When Muichiro meets his ancestor for the first time in the Infinity Castle, he is terrified by the Demon’s overwhelming presence. Kokushibo feels a sense of familiarity with Muichiro and later confirms that he is his descendant by blood. When Kokushibo tells Muichiro that he is his descendant, Muichiro is shocked and refuses to believe him. Instead, he calms down right away, which impresses Kokushibo.

Later, Kokushibo is so impressed by Muichiro’s abilities and profound skills that he proposes to convert Muichiro into a demon.

Kokushibo cover
Kokushibo Demon Slayer

Muichiro Abilities

Muichiro is a very strong and skilled fighter. He is a Hashira of the Demon Slayer Corps and was a child prodigy. Even though he is young, he is known to be very talented. He became a Hashira after only two months of training, which is something only Gyomei Himejima, the strongest Hashira of this generation, has done. Demon Slayers like Tanjiro Kamado and Genya Shinazugawa, who were older than him, were easy for him to beat. Muichiro was easily able to beat Upper Rank Five Gyokko by himself after he awakened his Demon Slayer Mark.

Fan Art Demon Slayer by Eylo
Muichiro Fan Art by Eylo

Kokushibo, Upper Rank One, also liked how well developed his techniques were for someone so young. But later in the fight, Muichiro’s actions were crucial for Upper Rank One’s defeat. After unlocking the Transparent World and being able to dye his Nichirin Sword a bright red colour, as well as being willing to give up his own life, Muichiro is able to deal Upper Rank One a critical blow, which was a key part of his defeat.

Muichiro Demon Slayer Mark

The mark looks like a bunch of red, misty shapes that cover his whole body, but are most noticeable on his face and arms. While the mark is active, both his offensive and defensive skills are several times stronger than usual. This gives him enough power to not only control a body that has been severely poisoned but also kill an Upper Rank by himself.

Bright Red Nichirin Sword

Muichiro turning his Nichirin sword bright red
Muichiro turning his Nichirin sword bright red

When Muichiro was fighting Upper Rank One, he turned his Nichirin Sword bright red by clenching it with all his strength. This made it harder for Kokushibo to heal, which was a crucial part of his defeat.

Transparent World

Muichiro, like Tanjiro, got the ability to see the Transparent World while fighting Kokushibo. This let him see the muscles, blood flow, and joint movements of his opponents, which helped him land a hit on the Upper Rank and hold him in place so that his allies could kill him.

Extrasensory Perception

Muichiro’s senses are so well-tuned that he can pick up on things that are outside of the normal range of perception. For example, he can tell the difference between a demon’s and a human’s aura.

Muichiro Fan Art by Kai
Muichiro Fan Art by Kai

Omnipresent Rage

Muichiro says that he got his willpower from training and his strength from the anger that is constantly boiling inside him. Both of these things happened after his brother died. This uncontrollable anger gave him the unbreakable willpower and fearless spirit he showed when he kept fighting after losing an arm, both legs, and then his whole torso.

Tremendous Strength

Muichiro is one of the smallest and weakest-looking Demon Slayers and Hashira, but he is much stronger than the average Demon Slayer. This is clear from the fact that when Tanjiro tried to grab his arm to stop him from attacking Kotetsu, the Hashira’s arm didn’t even move, no matter how hard Tanjiro pulled.

Enormous Speed

Muichiro dodging thousand needles
Muichiro dodging thousand needles

As a Hashira, Muichiro is so fast that he can blitz demons and move at speeds that are similar to teleporting. His speed was also faster than Tanjiro Kamado’s reflexes, which were fast enough to keep up with the moves of Upper Rank demons. Muichiro’s superhuman speed and reflexes were shown again when he fought Upper Rank Five, Gyokko. He was able to dodge and deflect a thousand needles and then cut up an unbelievable 10,000 slime-fish in an instant, sending them all flying before their blood could touch him.

Incredible Stamina and Endurance

Muichiro has superhuman levels of stamina and endurance, which he has shown many times. Muichiro didn’t even flinch when he was poisoned. He was completely calm and still had enough strength to keep up with Gyokko.

Genius Swordsman

Master Swordsman: As a Hashira in the Demon Slayer Corps, Muichiro is one of the most dominant and skilled swordsmen in the whole organisation.

Even though Muichiro was so young, his swordsmanship was good enough to impress Upper-Rank One Kokushibo, who was the strongest swordsman of this time and has lived almost 30 times longer than he has. Muichiro could also keep up with and even beat Yoriichi Type Zero, a swordsman doll with six arms that was made to look like Yoriichi Tsugikuni, the strongest swordsman in history.

His skill with a sword is so good that he can cut through 10,000 fast, small targets in a single second and deflect a barrage of a thousand sharp, poisonous needles with his sword.

Muichiro Breathing Style/Technique: Mist Breathing

Muichiro is the best Mist Breather of his generation because he is the Mist Hashira. He has gotten so good at Mist Breathing that he made a whole new technique, which was a key part of his victory over Upper-Rank Five Gyokko. Kokushibo was impressed by how well he could use this Breathing Style. He said that his skill with this swordsmanship style was beyond what he had expected.

Muichiro also wears loose clothes that hide his arms from his enemy’s line of sight. This makes it harder for his enemy to track his movements when he uses Mist Breathing, which makes this Breathing Style even more powerful.

Muichiro Demon Slayer Mist Breathing Style by Chawin Choosrirat
Muichiro Mist Breathing Style by Chawin Choosrirat

First Form: Low Clouds, Distant Haze

Muichiro attacks the enemy in front of him with a powerful thrust. The power is strong enough to penetrate through some of the strongest demons.

Second Form: Eight-Layered Mist

Muichiro throws eight forward slashes, one on top of the other, in a very short amount of time. Eight-Layered Mist can quickly disintegrate an average demon into pieces.

Third Form: Scattering Mist Splash

Muichiro throws out in front of them a powerful circular slash that can be used to blow away projectiles.

Fourth Form: Shifting Flow Slash

Muichiro quickly pulls their sword out of its sheath, dashes towards their enemy at blinding speed, and slashes them from underneath. This technique has a lot in common with Iaijutsu.

Fifth Form: Sea of Clouds and Mist

Mist Breathing Fifth Form: Sea of Cloud and Mist
Mist Breathing Fifth Form: Sea of Cloud and Mist

Muichiro dashes forward quickly and lets out a flurry of slashes that cover a large area and make it hard to see where they are moving.

Sixth Form: Lunar Dispersing Mist

Muichiro does a backflip into the air while upside down and then slashes down from a long distance, killing dozens of targets at once.

Seventh Form: Obscuring Clouds

This is Muichiro Tokito’s own work. A technique where he drastically changes the speed at which he moves to confuse their opponent. It looks like clouds of mist covering a large area. When he shows themselves, it looks like he is moving very slowly, but when he hides, he moves very quickly.

Demon Slayer Muichiro sword by Angel Huang
Demon Slayer Muichiro sword by Angel Huang

Muichiro Sword

Muichiro carries a white Nichirin katana that is a standard size and shape. With the help of his Demon Slayer Mark, he can turn it bright red. Muichiro’s katana says “Destroy Demons” on the blade because he is a Hashira. The handle of his sword is square, with hollow squares at each corner. He also carries a black standard sword sheath along with his katana.

Muichiro Bright Red Nichrin Sword

Muichiro turns his katana into a bright red sword while fighting the Upper Moon Rank One, Kokushibo. It inflicted severe damage on the demon and even slowed Kokushibo’s regenerative capabilities.

Muichiro vs Kokushibo

When the Upper Moon Rank, One asks the Hashira what his name is, he says it out loud in a stuttering way. Kokushibo finds out that the name “Tsugikuni” is no longer used. This confuses Muichiro because he has never heard the name Tsugikuni before. He asks the Upper Rank what Tsugikuni is. Kokushibo knew that his family name, which he says out loud is “Michikatsu Tsugikuni,” would soon be forgotten because so much time had passed.

He also says he is related to one of his children, making him his biological child. Muichiro is very scared by the fact that he is related by blood to an Upper Rank, so he wonders if Kokushibo uses Sun Breathing, which is the first Breathing Style. Muichiro, on the other hand, tries to calm himself down by changing the way he breathes, which makes Kokushibo praise his mind. The battle starts when Muichiro runs quickly toward the Upper Rank.

Mist Breathing Fifth Form: Sea of Cloud and Mist
Mist Breathing Fifth Form: Sea of Cloud and Mist

The Battle Between Mist Hashira and Upper Moon Rank One

Muichiro uses his Mist Breathing, Second Form: Eight-Layered Mist to try to cut off Kokushibo’s head. The Upper Rank, on the other hand, gracefully avoids it and admires Muichiro’s sword skills. He also knows that his descendant uses Mist Breathing. Muichiro doesn’t want to talk to his so-called “ancestor” again, so he uses his Mist Breathing, Fifth Form: Sea of Clouds and Haze attack on the Upper Rank, who easily dodges the attack again. Muichiro’s name is called by Kokushibo, and even though he is only 14, his sword skills are so refined and beautiful.

Muichiro says that even though he is his descendant, there is no longer a single drop of blood between them because so much time has passed. As he tells Kokushibo what he wants to say, his Demon Slayer Mark shows up again, which surprises the Upper Rank. Muichiro finally uses his original Mist Breathing, Seventh Form: Obscuring Clouds, on the Upper Rank, which he has never seen in the hundreds of years he has been fighting other Mist Breathing users. The Upper Rank dodges the attack again, which is terrible. Kokushibo finally takes out his sword, which goes against the samurai code of respect, and uses Moon Breathing, First Form: Dark Moon, Evening Palace on the Mist Hashira.

Kokushibo cutting off Muichiro's Arm
Kokushibo cutting off Muichiro’s Arm

Muichiro’s left hand is cut off by the attack, and he realises that Upper Rank 1 is using Moon Breathing, which is a breathing style he has never seen before. He also points out that Kokushibo’s speed is so fast that he can’t even react to his attack.

Kokushibo Asking Muichiro To Become a Demon

Muichiro screams in pain, and Kokushibo tells him to become a demon so that he can join the Twelve Kizuki and maybe even move up to an Upper Rank.

The Upper Rank is moved by the fact that he has seen a descendant of his own cells after so many years. He tells Muichiro that once he becomes a demon, he has nothing to worry about anymore. His arm would grow back quickly, and since Kokushibo is the only other Upper Rank left to fight right now, he is sure that Muzan Kibutsuji would find a way to use a Demon Slayer who turned into a Demon. If he doesn’t, he wants Muichiro to just accept that he’s going to die.

Muichiro On The Verge of Dying

Muichiro finally gets himself free from where Kokushibo stabbed him and pulls his Nichirin Sword from his shoulder. He knows that he has only a few hours left to live before he dies from his wounds, but no one is around to help him. Knowing this, he decides that if he dies, he will give it his all and make it easier for the other Hashira who are fighting the Upper Rank. He takes the bandages that Kokushibo put on his body when he asked him to turn into a demon and puts them on his missing hand.

Kokushibo stabbing right through Muichiro's torso
Kokushibo stabbing right through Muichiro’s torso

After fighting with other Hashiras, the Upper Moon Rank One thinks about his past, gets angry, and yells. As he roars, dozens of chaotic slashes come out of his body. They cut off the bottom half of Muichiro’s body, making sure he dies, and they also cut Genya in half vertically. Muichiro can’t believe that so many cuts came from his body without him swinging.

Muichiro’s Final Attempt To Kill Kokushibo

Muichiro tells himself to do something or use a technique to help save Sanemi and Gyomei. When he squeezes his Nichirin Sword as hard as he can, the whole blade turns bright red and burns the skin where he stabbed Kokushibo. He puts all his power and life force into this attack. Kokushibo says that where he was stabbed is getting stiff and that his organs are burning like fire.

Muichiro’s Death

Muichiro’s hand is still inside Kokushibo when he dies of exhaustion and his fatal damages. Kokushibo cuts off Muichiro’s remaining hand, which is the last of his limbs. Muichiro’s dead body falls to the ground, and the Upper Rank pulls his Nichirin Sword out of his body.

Gyomei tells Muichiro’s body, which has been cut up four times, that without his and Genya’s help, they wouldn’t have even been able to kill the Upper Rank. Gyomei then closes Muichiro’s eyes as he cries and promises to finish their mission to beat Muzan.

Muichiro meeting his twin brother, Yuichiro

Final Thoughts

Muichiro, given enough time, could become the strongest demon slayer in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. Being the direct descendant of Kokushibo, he had infinite potential and a great inheritance.

Frequently Asked Questions

How old is Muichiro?

Muichiro is only 14 years old. He was a prodigy child with excellent skills and swordsmanship. He was able to grab the title of Hashira in a mere two months after picking a sword for the first time. It was an unparalleled achievement which only the strongest Hashira, Gyomie, was able to achieve.

Does Muichiro die in Demon Slayer?

Yes. Muichiro, while fighting the Upper Moon Rank One, Kokushibo, dies.

Who kills Muichiro?

Kokushibo. Muichiro is the descendant of Kokushibo and fights with him in the Infinity Castle Arc along with other Hashiras. Even after combining the strength of several Hashira, Kokushibo was able to kill Muichiro. But, before that, Muichiro inflicts critical damage on the Upper Moon Rank Demon, which helps later in killing the demon ultimately.

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