Demon Slayer: Hashira’s That Could Have Beaten Akaza

The quest of Hashira towards eradicating demons has evoked the interest of many people worldwide, making Demon Slayer among the most popular shows.

However, some demons are indestructibly strong, and our highest-ranking warriors have to go through tons to get to them.

Akaza is a Kizuki who works for Muzan Kubutsuji. He belongs to the Upper Rank 3 demons, something demons can attain when they survive a century, not being defeated by Hashira. Through the years, others with the mentioned title have also been successful in killing Hashira.

Akaza is regarded to be one of the most lethal demons who possess Blood Demon Art, an ability that aids in identifying weaker points of the opponent and delivering hits accordingly.

Due to Akaza’s deadly and regenerative abilities, the Hashira need to up their game in order to defeat him.

Since every Hashira has their fighting methods and they are all the maestro of combat – let’s talk about the Hashira’s who could have beaten Akaza.

The Formidable Akaza
One of the most dangerous demons with the ability to use Blood Demon Art is Akaza.
Shinobu Kocho
Gyomei Himejima
Muichiro Tokito
Sanemi Shinazugawa
Datatable of the Hashira who may be able to beat Akaza

What is Demon Slayer about?

Tanjiro Kamado, a little child living in the mountains of turn-of-the-century Japan, is the protagonist of Demon Slayer.

When a demon assaults his home and kills his entire family, except for his sister, Nezuko, who has converted into a monster herself, his life is permanently changed. Tanjiro decides to join the Demon Slayer Corps in order to find a solution to restore Nezuko’s humanity.

Demon Slayer is unusual in many respects for a shounen — literally, “young guy” — manga. It’s darker and gorier than most shounen, but it’s also loaded with empathy and men who cry and aren’t mocked for it.

Who exactly are the Hashira?

The Hashira are the Demon Slayer Corps’ most powerful fighters.

They are the most powerful Demon Slayer warriors, as their very existence practically keeps the organization running. Each of them plays an important role in the fight against Muzan Kibutsuji and the Twelve Kizuki.

The Hashira are the nine-strong members and combatants in the entire Demon Slayer Corps, and they are usually recognized as the most skilled swordsmen among all Demon Slayers, protecting humanity from more lethal dangers that other Demon Slayers cannot manage.

Due to their immense power, the Hashira are the highest-ranking individuals in the organization, second only to the Corps leader, Kagaya Ubuyashiki, and later, Kiriya Ubuyashiki.

The Hashira’s who could have beaten Akaza

Shinobu Kocho

Shinobu, by her ability to create different poisons, such as Wisteria, which has proved to be fatal for demons, and her agility, can turn the tables and defeat Akaza.

Akaza’s ability to regenerate can also be weakened if Shinobu uses Wisteria on him and keep up with his fast-paced moves with hers. Hence, Kocho is my best bet against Akaza. 

Her ability is further demonstrated by the fact that despite lacking bodily prowess, Shinobu was able to subside Doma’s strength with her poison.

Although she lacks bodily strength when compared to others of her kind, the woman more than ever makes up for the fact with her creative mind.

Gyomei Himejima

Imagine a man who was able to lay waste to a demon prior to attaining the title of Hashira with deadly punches only – it is non-other than the mighty Gyomei.

The power Gyomei possesses is evident from just one incident alone.

If sent to face Akaza, I think Gyomei could beat him and turn the odds in his favor.

Watch this to know more about the Stone Gyomei!

Muichiro Tokito

Muichiro has an edge over the Demons with his incredible combatant skills, techniques, and speed. This was proved when he was successful in eliminating an Upper Rank 5.

He is a maestro of a technique that allows him to manipulate the sensory perceptions of others. With his Transparent World, he is also capable of pinpointing the adversary’s weak point. 

All of these skills give him an upper hand over Akaza and increase his odds of defeating him.

Sanemi Shinazugawa

Sanemi can withstand Akaza's deadly blows since he can control his muscles as well.
Sanemi can withstand Akaza’s deadly blows since he can control his muscles as well.

Shinazugawa can use his blood as a weapon in combat against Akaza.

He has a blood type that can capture a demon under its influence and weaken them. Sanemi also has the ability to manipulate his muscles, due to which he can survive Akaza’s lethal strikes. 

With these techniques, Sanemi can appear victorious against Akaza.

Can Obanai Iguro defeat Akaza?

Obanai Iguro has the potential to defeat Akaza with his flexibly fast pace.

He can also give a hard time to Akaza with his serpent breathing as he once berated Muzan. This supports my assertion that Obanai may be more likely to defeat Akaza than you might think.

Can 2 Hashira defeat Akaza?

Since all of the Hashira have their individual expertise, I believe that when the force of one is combined with another – they can weaken Akaza until sunrise and defeat him.

Can Rock Hashira beat Akaza?

The Rock Hashira is none other than our very iconic Gyomei Himejima.

If sent to battle Akaza, Gyomei can beat Akaza, in my opinion.

Can Tengen Uzui defeat Akaza?

Tengen Uzui is the Hashira with Sound Breathing. With his breathing technique, he has the remarkable tactic of tracking the movements of the opponents and launching attacks accordingly.

However, Tengen once had a bad experience with an Upper Rank 6. This decreases his chances of defeating Akaza.

Hence, Tengen Uzui will not be my choice against Akaza.

Can Giyu beat Akaza?

Giyu is a Hashira with impeccable skills in swordsmanship. He possesses a superhuman speed and pain threshold.

He can easily give a run to Akaza with his superhuman speed, however, the only way he can defeat Akaza is with the help of Tanjiro.

If Giyu goes up against him alone, he will not be able to defeat Akaza.

Can Mitsuri defeat Akaza?

Misturi has higher endurance, and her unique stature provides her with even more durability – therefore, she can sustain an attack by an Upper Rank.

But if Mitsuri is sent against Akaza, there is no way on earth that she can outperform him. This was demonstrated by her inability to defeat an Upper Rank 4.

How many Hashira did Akaza kill?

As per Akaza himself, he has killed a significant amount of the members of the Corps, including Rengoku.

The number is so high that he has now lost the official count.

Akaza in a deadly battle with Rengoku
According to Akaza, he has slain a sizable number of Corps members, including Rengoku.


  • The Hashira’s are employed to eradicate formidable demons.
  • The Hashira’s, like every other team, faces challenges, such as Akaza, and must work to overcome them.
  • However, there are some Hashira’s, who are more powerful than the others, and they may act as a formidable force when facing Demons like Akaza.
  • Despite Kocho’s insufficient muscular strength, her creative mind and creation capabilities make her a strong opponent.
  • Himejima, demonstrated his unbelievable fighting skills prior to attaining any official title of a warrior. If he engages in a battle with Akaza, he has the capability of defeating him.
  • Muichiro and his impeccable techniques and manipulation have the ability to influence Akaza enough to defeat him, whereas Sanemi can use his blood against Akaza to weaken him.
  • In conclusion, the Hashira’s must train more vigorously in order to unlock their full potential. But if the situation arises, in my opinion, these are the combatants who can stand as true pillars and change the course of events.

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