In this article, we will gove who killed Gyokko, the Upper Moon Rank Five in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. Demon Slayer, one of the most popular animes, features many demons with great skills.

Gyokko, a member of the Twelve Kizuki and the Upper Moon Rank Five, appears in the Swordsmith Village Arc of Kimetsu no Yaiba. He has a very strange body. It looks like a pale white, abstracted, grotesque humanoid with a muscular upper torso and no arms. It is like a statue without arms growing out of a porcelain vase.

Who Killed Gyokko and How?

Muichiro, the Mist Hashira of Demon Slayer Corps, kills Gyokko in the Swordsmith Village Arc. He uses Mist Breathing Style, Seventh Form: Obscuring Clouds, to cut off Gyokko’s head and kill him off.

At the village of swordsmiths, Gyokko ate a villager who didn’t know what was going on and then spat him out, saying that he wasn’t edible. He then said that destroying the village of swordsmiths would greatly hurt the Demon Slayers.

So Called Gyokko’s Art

When Muichiro Tokito and the two villagers go to the shed to look for a new sword, Gyokko jumps out of a ceramic pot and attacks them. He says his name and asks Muichiro if he would like to see some of his art. He then shows “Death Throes of the Smiths,” a creepy piece made up of the bodies of several swordsmiths that have swords sticking out of them.

Muichiro vs Gyokko

When Muichiro attacks him, he hides inside his ceramic pot and shows that he can move from one pot to another at will. He says that the pots are his pride and his art, and when they get broken, he gets very upset.

He then calls up many fishes from a pot and attacks Muichiro with his Blood Demon Art: Thousand Needle Fish Kill. Muichiro lets himself be hit. Gyokko thinks about what kind of art he should make for Muichiro, but Tokito tells him he is worthless and scolds him.


Trapping Muichiro in a Pot

Again angry, he uses his Water Prison Pot technique to trap Muichiro and says that suffocation is a “stylish and beautiful” way to die. Gyokko moved toward the shed as Muichiro tried to get out of the Water Prison Pot. He walks in and sees Hotaru Haganezuka working on the blade that was taken from the training doll.

Gyokko’s Care for Art

Gyokko gets angry when Hotaru doesn’t notice Gyokko coming in from behind him. Gyokko is mad that another artist is more focused on his work than he is. He calls up a fish to attack Hotaru, which breaks Hotaru’s mask but not his concentration. Gyokko doesn’t kill Hotaru outright because he is so dedicated to the blade. Instead, he makes him break his concentration by making him do something else.

Muichiro Comes Out From Water Prison Pot

In the meantime, Muichiro gets out of the Water Prison Pot with the help of Kotetsu. This surprises Gyokko, which makes him use his Octopus Vase Hell technique. Gyokko gets hit by Muichiro’s Sea of Clouds and Haze move, so he ducks back into his pot and comes out in a different one.

He fights with Muichiro about how beautiful his pots are. When Muichiro criticises their balance, he gets angry and uses his Ten Thousand Gliding Slime-Fish technique. When Muichiro blocks two of Gyokko’s attacks, he shows his true form and gets more determined to kill him.

Muichiro Decapitates Gyokko and Kills Him

Gyokko’s true form can turn anything he punches into fish. It also makes him faster and stronger. But, even after that, Muichiro uses Mist Breathing, Seventh Form: Obscuring Clouds and kill Gyokko. Gyokko doesn’t even realize what happened and is shocked while falling dead.

Muichiro kills Gyokko from DevianArt

Final Thoughts – Who Killed Kaigaku?

Muichiro is the only demon slayer, and Hashira could overpower and kill an Upper Moon Rank Demon on his own. Being able to kill Gyokko is an excellent achievement at his age. The battle is pretty intense.

In the end, to answer the question, who killed Gyokko, the Upper Moon Rank Five? It’s Muichiro, the Mist Hashira of Demon Slayer Corps.

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