One of the players’ and fans’ favorites in Kimetsu no Yaiba, Giyu Tomioka, also displays remarkable powers as a master of Water Breathing methods and is one of the series’ main protagonists.
There are a few intriguing things that you probably didn’t know about Giyu Tomioka, the solitary Water Hashira who appears in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. Let’s get down to business without further ado, shall we?
1. A person who has used the Water Breathing Techniques
Tomioka Giyuu or Giyu Tomioka, in his role as the Water Hashira, is unquestionably an expert in the Water Breathing style of fighting. He and Tanjirou Kamado, the protagonist of Kimetsu no Yaiba, are both skilled at using this technique. Giyuu is an accomplished practitioner of the Water Breathing techniques, having previously used them to dispatch several demons.
Giyuu could kill the Lower-Rank demon Rui without breaking a sweat, even though they were competing against each other in a battle. This demonstrates that Giyuu has a very high skill level in utilizing the Water Breathing technique.
2. Urokodaki’s Student, the Former Water Hashira
How exactly did Giyuu become skilled in the art of water breathing? First, he learned it from a teacher who was none other than Urokodaki, the Water Hashira who came before him and wore a red tengu mask.
Urokodaki is a powerful former Water Hashira who looked after Tanjirou and Nezuko when they were little.
3. The Second-Most Powerful Hashira After Gyomei
Giyu Tomioka is one of the five most potent Hashira in Kimetsu no Yaiba. She is the second-most powerful Hashira after Gyomei. There are a total of nine Hashira in Kimetsu no Yaiba. Giyuu is undeniably a fearsome Hashira because even the most powerful demons are no match for him when it comes to putting an end to them.
Giyuu is the most solid and skilled Water Hashira that even the Upper-Rank Demon Akaza has ever encountered in the fifty years he has been a Hashira. This is according to Akaza.
4. The person who made the 11th Form
Giyuu can produce the eleventh form of a Breathing Style, even though a user typically only has access to ten of these forms. The Eleventh Form, also known as the Dead Form, was the form that Giyuu utilized to put an end to Rui, a demon of the Lower Rank.
The user cannot move while in Dead Form, allowing them to employ their abilities to block oncoming assaults more effectively. However, this form is not very efficient against assaults that are both quick and consecutive, which implies that he is vulnerable to being killed by extremely quick attacks if he uses this form.
5. The best friend, Sabito
Sabito is the name given to the masked character who makes an appearance in the first few episodes of Kimetsu no Yaiba. Giyuu memorializes Sabito by donning the same haori that Sabito wore before he passed away.
Giyuu and Sabito come from troubled histories in which demons took the lives of members of their respective families; after they confided in one another about their tragic histories, the two became close friends.
A demon severely injured Giyuu at the Final Selection, and Sabito rushed over to save him as soon as she could. Sabito dashed out in the direction of the source of the disturbance shortly after another person yelled, but he was never seen or heard from again following the commotion.
Giyuu is in great pain because he could not save his best buddy even though he passed the selection and became the Water Hashira.
6. A Loner
It has been established through the course of the anime that Giyuu is not the most outgoing of people. Because of his difficulty forming relationships with other people, his fellow Hashira, Shinobu Kocho, makes fun of him often for being an introvert.
Even though he seems unconcerned about it, Giyuu can become irritated when Shinobu does certain things. Giyuu stated that he had no intention of establishing friends because he did not want to become a burden to anyone.
7. A humble Individual
Giyu Tomioka constantly gives off the impression of being stoic, and he has been a humble person since he was a child since he knows what it’s like to be intimidated by other people. In addition, Giyuu allows certain demons to survive so long as they don’t prey on humans and consume them.
This demonstrates that he does not have a profound animosity toward demons because he is a person who believes in tolerance.
8. Strong sense of justice
Giyuu has a robust sense of justice, even though he seems indifferent and unmoved by most things. Even though Giyuu is aware that Nezuko is a demon, he chooses to spare Tanjiro and Nezuko’s lives.
The vast majority of the other Hashira would have put an end to Nezuko without batting an eye. This is because Giyuu upholds tolerance, even if doing so causes him to breach the code of conduct of the Demon Slayer Corps.
9. One of the Hashira who uses a standard Nichirin
One of the four Hashira who wields a Standard Nichirin, Giyuu is of them. Kyojuro Rengoku, Sanemi Shinazugawa, and Muichiro Tokito are the three other individuals equipped with a regular katana. The dimensions and contours of Giyuu’s dark blue Nichirin are those typically seen.
10. Salmon with radishes is Giyuu’s favorite meal
Giyu Tomioka’s favorite food is sake daikon (simmered salmon with radishes). Giyuu breaks out in a smile at the mere sight of the meal, and Shinobu Kocho is one of the few people to have witnessed him doing so.
That wraps up our list of 10 fascinating facts about Tomioka Giyuu from the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga and anime series.