Every Hashira Killed in Demon Slayer

Every Hashira Killed in Demon Slayer

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 that were killed during the main plot of Demon Slayer.

Now, we have to note that, eventually, by the manga’s epilogue panels, all the Hashira had died. This is because they weren’t immortal and they died of old age or some other reasons. Such cases won’t be mentioned in this article. This article is going to contain only those Hashira that actually died or ended up being killed during the main plot, i.e., ending with the Corps’ battle against Muzan and a Muzan-infected Tanjiro. The Hashira are going to be ordered by chronological order, i.e., based on when they died.

Jigoro Kuwajima

Manner of Death: Seppuku
Time of Death: Unknown (sometime before the main plot)

Jigoro was Zenitsu and Kaigaku’s instructor as the former Pillar of Thunder. Kaigaku managed to master all of the Lightning Breathing styles except the first style, while Zenitsu only managed to master the first style and none of the others due to his inexperience.

He committed seppuku when his former protégé defected to gain the powers of a Demon, proving his slow and agonizing death as no one could cut off his head while he bled out. His death ultimately motivated Zenitsu to become the next Pillar of Thunder to avenge his master’s death by killing Kaigaku.

Kanae Kocho

Manner of Death: Fatally wounded by Doma
Time of Death: Unknown (sometime before the main plot)

Kanae and her sister lived a happy life together with their parents until one day, a demon invaded their house and killed their parents. When he was about to kill them, Gyomei Himejima arrived in time to save them and decided to take them with him. Determined to prevent what happened to them from happening to someone else, both sisters became Demon Slayers. Over the years, they became Demon Slayers, each perfecting her own style and quickly rising through the organization.

Unfortunately, Kanae’s life came to a tragic end when she clashed with the Upper Moon number two Doma who defeated her leaving her mortally wounded. When she was going to devour her, Doma is forced to run away from her because she was dawning. In her final moments, Kanae tries to persuade Shinobu to leave the life of a Demon Slayer behind and be a normal girl, however, her sister vows to avenge her death. Before she dies, Kanae manages to give an exact description of the demon that ended her life.

Kyojuro Rengoku

Manner of Death: Killed while fighting Akaza
Time of Death: Mugen Train Arc (Chapters 65-66)

Kyojuro was the eldest son of the Rengoku family. Shortly after coming of age, Kyojuro succeeds his father as the Flame Hashira after he unexpectedly retires. He tragically dies while fighting his bitter rival, Akaza. During the fierce battle, both opponents displayed immense powers and used powerful attacks, leaving Kyojuro badly injured by multiple cuts and damaged organs on his body and Akaza fully recovered from the attacks thanks to his regeneration.

This time, determined to finish him off, Kyojuro stands up full of determination saying that he will fulfill his duties and will not allow anyone to die. Using the ninth style of flame breathing, he lashes out at the demon, who also responds with an attack. It was brief and when the cloud of dust dissipated Akaza had pierced his chest, mortally wounding him.

It was at that moment that Kyojuro remembered a talk with his mother who told him that someone strong like him came to this world with the mission of protecting the weak. That was enough to encourage him and use all of himself not to let go of the demon’s arm, as he tried to cut off its head. In turn, Akaza did not hesitate and pointed his fist at Kyojuro’s head to finish him off, but Kyojuro stopped him.

Leaving them both unable to attack the other, Tanjiro and Inosuke set off to help his superior who was struggling with Akaza not to let him escape, since the sun would rise soon. However, he managed to wriggle out of his grasp by escaping before the other hunters touched him thus sacrificing his other arm.

Shinobu Kocho

Manner of Death: Eaten by Doma
Time of Death: Infinity Castle Arc (Chapter 143)

Shinobu was the youngest daughter of the Kocho house; She grew up surrounded by love and affection from her parents and her older sister Kanae, until one day her happiness was violently interrupted when her parents were killed by a Devil before her eyes. When they were about to die, both sisters were saved by Gyōmei Himejima who killed the demon.

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Later, after Doma killed her sister, she promised she would avenge her and later engaged Doma in a fight, ending up killed. However, Shinobu already knew that she was going to die at Doma’s hands so, foreseeing that this would happen, and with the help of Tamayo, she inoculated herself with a strong dose of wisteria poison in her body, whose amount was thirty-seven kilograms (Shinobu’s weight), being seven hundred times the minimum dose to poison a Demon.

Shinobu was consuming the poison for a year, at which point she hoped the poison would either kill him or leave him so weak that he could be killed in case she was devoured by the Demon. The strategy worked, and then her student Kanao, together with Inosuke Hashibira, are in charge of killing Doma who was poisoned, and avenging her death in this way.

Muichiro Tokito

Manner of Death: Killed in battle against Kokushibo 
Time of Death: Infinity Castle Arc (Chapter 175)

Muichiro is the youngest son of a family of lumberjacks. He and his twin brother Yuichiro lost their parents when they were very young; His mother died as a result of Bronchitis derived from a cold and his father, who went for help looking for medicinal herbs to treat his illness, died after falling into a cliff. The two brothers were forced to survive on their own. The two brothers survived together. While Muichiro followed the emotional and kind nature of his parents, Yuichiro maintained a cold and impassive view. They often argued and Muichiro considered being with him to be hell.

After their battle with Muichiro’s ancestor, Kokushibo, Genya weakly pronounces the names of his brother, Gyomei and Muichiro to find out if they are well. Gyomei comes near Genya and tells him that they are all fine except Muichiro. Genya immediately tells him to help the mist hashira. Out of respect and at his request, Gyomei places Sanemi’s unconscious body in front of Genya to prove to him that he is fine.

Gyomei points out to Muichiro’s quadruple mutilated body that without his and Genya’s help, they would not have had a chance to decapitate the upper-ranking man. As he sheds tears, Gyomei closes Muichiro’s eyes and vows that they will complete their mission to defeat Muzan.

Mitsuri Kanroji

Manner of Death: Killed while fighting Muzan Kibutsuji
Time of Death: Sunrise Countdown Arc (Chapter 200)

Mitsuri was born into a family made up of her parents and five brothers, with an unusual characteristic such as having a muscle density eight times greater than that of the average human despite the fact that, at first glance, she gives the impression of being a girl. Even her own mother was impressed by seeing that he was even able to lift stones ten times heavier than his own physique could handle if he were an ordinary person.

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She would later become the Love Hashira of the Demon Slayer Corps and participated in the final battle against Muzan Kibutsuji, during which she was ultimately killed. The exact circumstances were not revealed, as her death was discovered after the battle, just like the deaths of the other Hashira that perished in this final battle.

Gyomei Himejima

Manner of Death: Killed while fighting Muzan Kibutsuji
Time of Death: Sunrise Countdown Arc (Chapter 200)

Ten years before he became a Demon Slayer, Gyomei lived with nine other children in an abandoned temple, all of them orphans. Gyomei was fully aware of the danger of the Demons since the area in which they lived was quite inhabited by the creatures, so Gyomei, to drive them away, constantly burned incense made with Wisteria flowers to keep the children safe from the Demons. Unfortunately one night, one of the children (who turned out to be Kaigaku) disobeyed the only rule that Gyomei had in the temple: go outside the limits of the place.

He would later become the Stone Hashira of the Demon Slayer Corps and participated in the final battle against Muzan Kibutsuji, during which he was ultimately killed. The exact circumstances were not revealed, as his death was discovered after the battle, just like the deaths of the other Hashira that perished in this final battle.

Obanai Iguro

Manner of Death: Killed while fighting Muzan Kibutsuji
Time of Death: Sunrise Countdown Arc (Chapter 200)

Obanai was born into a family of thieves and rustlers. For 370 years, only women were born in his family, until the birth of Obanai which was considered a curse by the family, which is why he remained locked up like an animal for twelve years since he was born.

Once his family freed him from the cage, they introduced him to a woman who had half her body like that of a snake who was actually a Devil. In the beginning, when Obanai was born, he had to be sacrificed for that woman. But Obanai had strange eyes, so they let him live until he could become a bigger meal.

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He would later become the Serpent Hashira of the Demon Slayer Corps and participated in the final battle against Muzan Kibutsuji, during which he was ultimately killed. The exact circumstances were not revealed, as his death was discovered after the battle, just like the deaths of the other Hashira that perished in this final battle.