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Muichihiro Tokito Mist Hashira (Explained)

Did you recall Tanjiro seeing a bunch of allegedly powerful people at the end of Demon Slayer’s first season?

They are the ‘pillars’ or Hashira, the corps’s greatest fighters who would lead the battle against Kibutsuji Muzan.

Hashiras are the 9 most skilled esteemed members of the demon slayer corps that are known to deal with the dangerous demons that pose any harm to humanity.

These Hashiras are often called upon when situations get out of the hand of ordinary demon slayers. 

Muichiro wields a Mist hashira, a sword style that breathes mist.
Muichiro wields a Mist hashira, a sword style that breathes mist.

Muichiro is one of these 9 powerful hashiras who is known for his skills in swordsmanship in the demon slayer corps.

Muichiro uses a Mist hashira which is a mist-breathing sword style.

Muichiro is much of a prodigy of the Demon slayer corps, becoming the youngest hashira at the young age of fourteen just after 2 months after joining the corps.

Despite being powerful enough to beat an Upper Moon on his own, he was renowned as the airhead who moves at his own leisure.

What is Demon Slayer?

Koyoharu Gotouge wrote and designed the Japanese manga series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.

It was serialized in Shueisha’s shnen manga magazine Weekly Shnen Jump from February 2016 to May 2020, with chapters collected in 23 tankbon volumes. It was broadcast in English by Viz Media and in Japanese by Shueisha on their Manga Plus platform at the same time. It follows Tanjiro Kamado, a kid who aspires to be a Demon Slayer after his family is slain and his younger sister, Nezuko, is transformed into a demon.

From April through September 2019, a 26-episode anime television series adaption produced by Ufotable aired.

Who are the Hashira?

The Hashira are the Demon Slayer Corps’ highest level combatants.

They are the most powerful Demon Slayer warriors, as their very existence literally sustains the entire organization. Each of them is crucial in the battle against Muzan Kibutsuji and the Twelve Kizuki.

The Hashira are the nine most powerful members and combatants in the entire Demon Slayer Corps, and are frequently regarded as the most competent swordsmen among all Demon Slayers, guarding humanity against more deadly threats that other Demon Slayers cannot handle.

The Hashira are the highest-ranked members in the organization, second only to the Corps leader, Kagaya Ubuyashiki, and later, Kiriya Ubuyashiki, due to their enormous power.

Muichiro’s backstory 

Muichiro’s mother died of illness, and his father died while searching for medicine for his mother, leaving Muichiro and his elder twin brother, Yuichiro to care for themselves.

They both lived in a home in the woods, isolated from other people. Amane Ubuyashiki came to recruit them to join the Demon Slayer Corps because they were descended from the first breath of Demon Slayers, but they were repeatedly rebuffed.

One night, their house is attacked by a demon, culminating in Yuichiro’s death and Muichiro destroying the Demon in a fit of wrath and desperation.

As he watches his brother wither away, he loses his memory and departs to join the Demon Slayer corps.

Muichiro has lost his memories for now In the anime
Muichiro has lost his memories for now In the Anime

The mist Hashira of Tanjiro’s era

Muichiro Tokito is the Tanjiro period Mist Hashira who employs the mist breathing style. Muichiro is a good fighter as a Hashira.

He showed tremendous skill at an early age and became a Hashira after only two months of training, which Gyomei Himejima had previously done.

Muichiro is able to overcome Gyokko, the fifth-highest moon, after awakening his tag, despite the fact that the highest Moon has acquired its real form. 

Muichirou had also received accolades from Kokushibou, who said he was remarkable. He was, however, unable to touch him.

If he had been Gyomei’s age, he would have been able to face Kokushibo on equal footing, because, after all, he is a 14-year-old who developed his own style.

He effortlessly outmatches other Demon Slayers and can even beat an Upper-Rank Demon.

Age14 years
birthdayAugust 8
About Muichiro Tokito

Michikatsu Tsugikini’s descendent

Kokushibo is also known as Michikatsu Tsugikini is also the ancestor of Muichiro Tokito, as well as the one who turned Zenitsu Agatsuma’s senior, Kagaku, into a demon and led him to join the Twelve Kizuki.

Muichiro is overcome by a profound terror of the Demon’s overpowering presence when he first encounters his ancestor in Infinity castle.

Muichiro gives Kokushibo a sense of familiarity, and he subsequently confirms that he is his blood descendant.

When he informs Muichiro about their relationship, the mist Hashira is surprised and refuses to believe him, but he manages to calm himself quickly, which amazes the Demon.

Muichiro’s powers continue to exceed Kokushibo’s expectations, to the point that he considers having Muzan Kibutsuji transform him into a Demon.

An Airhead

Muichiro is a dazed character whose head is always in the clouds which makes it comical to see him having no interest in what is happening here and there.

He appears in season 1 episode 2 where Tanjiro’s fate is decided for sheltering a demon while being a demon slayer.

While others say their opinions on what should be done to reprimand Tanjiro. Muichiro is seen bewitched by the sky.

Gazing at the clouds mindlessly and even his very first words in the Anime were a question asking about the shape of the clouds. 

While the rest of the Hashira are interrogating Tanjiro, Muichiro is staring up at the sky, wondering what the name of a bird hovering overhead is.

When the Master of the Mansion determines what should happen to Tanjiro, Muichiro says that any outcome is good because he would forget anyhow.

The prodigy

Muichiro is a descendant of Muzan, Kokushibo, the most powerful demon to ever exist. He, like his master, was born with extraordinary abilities. Kyujoru Rengoku was his first confrontation after joining the Demon Slayer Corps.

Rengoku then informed Muichiro that his role as a hashira is to defend everyone. Muichiro was already strong, and after only two months of hard training, he was promoted to hashira, which surprised everyone.

He’s just 14 years old towards the end of the Final Arc, yet it only took him two months to reach the Hashira level.

Even Tanjiro had to train for two years before facing harder opponents, which Kanroji believes is akin to training for five to ten years and is only deemed “Hashira” level after that. And all while having access to an unfinished Sun Style, which is said to be the strongest.

Muichiro completed the same task in two months. Only Gyomei Himejima possesses a comparable talent feat, and he is stronger than all Upper Moon characters save UM1.

Innate skill for combat

Despite his small stature, he is stronger and swift than Tanjiro and the other pillars. Muichiro was initially not much against even a casual Kokushibo, but despite being wounded, he had some excellent achievements versus him later on.

He gains strength throughout the fight by “fighting” someone stronger than him (this was the objective of the Hashira training arc), and he also unlocks See Through World, which is considered a massive speed boost because it allows you to see the world in slow motion.

At the Swordsmith Village, he faced and beat Gyokko, and it was during this combat that his Demon Slayer Mark emerged.

He competed against Kokushibo, the Upper-Rank One of the Twelve Kizuki, as well as fellow Hashiras Genya Shinazugawa, Sanemi Shinazugawa, and Gyomei Himejima. At the Infinity Castle, he and the other Demon Slayers fought Muzan.

Mist Breathing Style

Muichiro uses a mist-breathing sword known as a hashira called the Mist.
Muichiro uses a mist-breathing sword known as a hashira called the Mist.

Mist Hashira Muichiro Tokito uses a Breathing Style adapted from Wind Breathing.

Muichiro is said to have thoroughly perfected this breathing strategy, becoming so competent in its use that he could easily battle and overpower Upper Rank 5.

He can even invent a totally new seventh form for this technique.

Mist Breathing is often connected with a calm and aloof disposition, and Muichiro never allows emotions to cloud his judgment.

Mist Breathing is a breathing style that imitates mist, notably the obscurity of mist, using the user’s motions, methods, and skills.

Most, if not all, known techniques and forms feature quick blows and movements done in a distinctive sequence that obscures the opponent’s perceptions and surroundings as if the battlefield were shrouded in mist.

When using Mist Breathing methods, users perceive themselves as seemingly producing and controlling mist.

Muichiro moments from demon slayer


  • Muichiro Tokito possesses a wide range of talents and powers; he became a hashira within two months of picking up a blade.
  • Muichiro definitely has outstanding discipline and natural talent, which he developed into a very proficient Demon Slayer at such a young age. He is a young prodigy, which also was discovered when he was younger.
  • His talent, speed, and endurance were so great that he was able to overcome Gyokko, one of the most formidable demons that had existed for millennia. He also impressed the Upper-Rank One Demon, Kokushibo.

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