The Hashira in Demon Slayer are considered to be the most powerful members of the Demon Slayer Corps. They can use complex Breathing Techniques and are generally considered to be able to defeat most demons, save for Muzan Kibutsuji. Still, although strong, the Hashira were never actually invincible, and throughout the series, their numbers have been reduced from time to time, as some Hashira ended up dying or being killed. In this article, we are going to bring you a list of all the Hashira based on how fast they were in the story of Demon Slayer.
The list is going to contain a total of nine fastest Hashira in the Demon Slayer, each of them ranked based on how fast they are in the series, from 9th to 1st place. We’re going to tell you a bit about them, their powers, and their abilities so you know why they were ranked as they are. The data is taken from the Kimetsu no Yaiba Official Fanbook 2, which is an official source, so this is not just a regular list but rather an official ranking.
9. Mitsuri Kanroji
Debuting during the Hashira meeting in the Butterfly Mansion, Mitsuri Kanroji is the current Love Hashira in the series. She has an odd personality: much like her attribute, she seems to like everyone in their organization and is easily taken aback by their unique qualities and accomplishments. She also possesses superhuman strength, as her muscle density is eight times greater than normal.
She is able to outrun Upper Moon Four’s usual assaults in their fight, forcing the demon to use her ravenous strength. He gains significantly more speed after activating his Demon Slayer Mark. She is slower than some of her fellow Hashira, as evidenced in the combat with Muzan, where she finds it difficult to keep up with him and has to rely on luck and instinct to avoid being hit. This was unsuccessful because she was subjected to a number of attacks, which had her leave the fight for an extended period of time.
Mitsuri could’ve been ranked higher on the list, but she ran right after eating, so her results were as they were.
8. Muichiro Tokito
Muichiro Tokito is the current Mist Hashira in the series. He is a prodigy who became a Hashira just two months after first holding a blade, making him the youngest member of them all. He generally appears expressionless and shows very little interest in others. On the surface, he seems equally unconcerned with the affairs going on around him, being easily distracted and in the clouds during heated debates between his peers: however, when he wishes, or the situation demands it, he demonstrates superhuman responsiveness. Being in truth amnesiac, he regains his memory in a fight against Gyokko, the Upper Fifth Moon. He is the descendant of Kokushibo and dies fighting while fighting him.
Muichiro was incredibly quick for a Hashira, showing the capacity to bombard demons and travel at speeds akin to teleportation. He could easily outrun Tanjirō Kamado’s reactions in terms of speed. When Muichiro battled Gyokko, his superhuman speed and reflexes were significantly improved. He could slice through an absurd 10,000 slime fish in a split second and even send them all flying before their blood touched him. He was also able to be on par with Gyokko, who could teleport and eventually succeeded in beheading the demon before the demon could react. Muichiro also showed amazing control over the speed of his own movements.
7. Obanai Iguro
He was introduced as the current Serpent Hashira. He is always accompanied by a snake twisted around him, his mouth is concealed by a bandage, and he has two different eyes. Sarcastic and not hesitating to tell his four truths (even if it means hurting), his language is acerbic. He doesn’t really like Tanjirō. He was raised in a house where only women are born; according to him, his family is abject because it serves a snake demon and recovers the riches of the latter’s victims. The demon was supposed to eat him, but he escaped, was caught, and was luckily saved by the then Flame Hashira.
Obanai’s quickness and reflexes as Hashira are very high. Obanai intervened just in time to save Tanjirō Kamado from Muzan’s impending death strike. Without the advantage provided by the Demon Slayer sign, he could still match Muzan Kibutsuji’s whipping strikes for extended periods of time and yet manage to hit the Demon King repeatedly. Obanai was swift enough to amputate both Muzan limbs after arousing the Mark. Despite Muzan being extremely weakened at the moment, Obanai could avoid many of his attacks, pinning him down, catching him, and piercing his body as he fled.
Obanai Iguro ran in a zig-zag fashion, like a snake, so it is possible that he is much faster, but we cannot confirm that since the guy never ran in a straightforward fashion.
6. Giyū Tomioka
Giyū is the first Demon Slayer encountered by Tanjirō and Nezuko Kamado shortly after the latter’s transformation into a demon. At first, trying to eliminate her because of this, he finally chooses to spare her after seeing his brother’s tenacity in standing up to him to save her despite his obvious inferiority, but also because she, as a Demon, stood up to protect her unconscious elder instead of attacking him. Before withdrawing quickly, he advises the young man to go and visit Sakonji Urokodaki, his master. He is the current Water Hashira.
Giyu moved with a lot of paces. He occasionally became invisible to both humans and demons. This was seen on multiple occasions, as when he took Nezuko Kamado from his brother’s arms, grabbed Inosuke Hashibira before he understood what had happened, or instantly severed Rui’s head from the Lower Moon Five.
5. Kyōjurō Rengoku
Rengoku was the Flame Hashira when he was first introduced. Like his element, he seems to emanate from him a confident, energetic, and determined personality. He also tends to look straight ahead and shows unfailing optimism in all circumstances. He has a kind and caring younger brother, Senjurō, who lacks swordsmanship skills. His father, Shinjurō, was the previous namesake Pillar, turned alcoholic and defeatist. Their mother, Ruka, died of an incurable disease she contracted shortly after giving birth to Senjurō. Its survival instinct is such that it is able to react and defend itself from an attack even while remaining asleep. After the Infinity Train derails while protecting Tanjirō (already injured), he dies of his own injuries from his fight against Akaza.
Kyōjurō was swift and had the strength to match him. Even Tanjirō was unable to keep up with him due to his incredible speed. His movement generated earthquakes because of his rapid pace.
4. Shinobu Kochō
Sent as reinforcements with her successor, Kanao Tsuyuri, and her colleague Giyū Tomioka to Mount Natagumo, she is the current Insect Hashira, succeeding her elder sister, a deceased former Hashira. She keeps a cool head and always has a smile on her face, no matter what situation she finds herself in. She likes to tease others and claims to want demons and Humans to get along well: despite this assertion, she does not hesitate to kill demons in cold blood without showing remorse for her gesture. She initially takes pity on Nezuko for her transformation into a demon; she then offers to kill her painlessly with poison. She then showed compassion for the Kamado siblings after hearing their story.
Being a pillar and a demon hunter, Shinobu has shown to be very fast, managing to match Giyū’s speed. She was also shown to be very fast when she faced Doma, who recognized her as the fastest prop she had ever faced.
3. Gyōmei Himejima
Himejima is the current Rock Hashira and a former monk who cared for orphans. After the children accused him of murder, although he protected them from a demon, he became more ruthless but still caring. Due to his great compassion, he often happens to express his sorrow towards the misfortune of others and prays for them. At first, he hated Tanjirō because of Nezuko, his demon sister: however, he later recognized his worth after seeing how honest he was.
Gyōmei is quite huge, but he has amazing speed and reflexes. Among the Hashira, he is the third-quickest runner. Gyōmei’s extraordinary speed was best observed when the Demon Slayers fought Kokushibo, which showed he could swiftly adjust his body to evade all of the attacks the latter sent at him. The higher tier even observed that it was nearly impossible to imagine how effortlessly and gracefully he moved. Gyōmei also watched Kokushibo during the battle, and he trained under Genya, Sanemi, and Muichiro’s strain. Then, for most of the battle, he was able to parry the incredible movement speed of Muzan, the Demon King.
2. Sanemi Shinazugawa
A violent and brutal personality in a scarred body, he is Genya’s older brother and the current Wind Hashira. Being the most openly antagonistic towards the Kamado siblings, he takes the initiative to tempt Nezuko into consuming his blood; Tanjirō impresses the Pillars by standing up to him to protect his sister. Beyond his strong and intractable character as well as his outbursts, he seems to carry as much weight as the others in decisions and also knows how to show reverence and respect towards someone: their superior of all, Ubuyashiki.
Sanemi has amazing reflexes and speed. Among the Hashira, he is the second-fastest runner. When Sanemi and Tanjiro were debating Genya during Hashira’s training, Sanemi moved so quickly that it appeared as though he had teleported to some. Sanemi later demonstrated speed on par with Giyu during a duel between the two. Sanemi was able to chop her into pieces while she was still seated, facing monsters akin to lesser-level demons. Sanemi, who could match the demon’s tactics while Muichiro was quickly defeated despite being tagged, demonstrated her superior speed in the battle with Kokushibo. Sanemi was able to combat and momentarily overpower Kokushibo when his Demon Slayer mark came to life.
1. Tengen Uzui
Coming from a clan of shinobi, he is however the ironic antithesis of discretion, especially since he was the former Sound Hashira. He is ambidextrous, wielding large twin Sun Sabers linked by a chain and carried on his back. He also has exceptional hearing. He retires after losing an arm and an eye in a fight against Gyūtarō, the Upper-Rank Six.
Tengen has extraordinary reflexes and was once thought to be the quickest prop in history. He frequently gave the impression of teleporting. Notably, Tengen killed Daki before he had a chance to absorb what had transpired.