They are also essential skills so that our protagonists are up to their greatest enemies.
They are the main offensive techniques used by the most talented demon hunters seen in Demon Slayer and thanks to the good work of the animation studio Ufotable, their appearance on the screen is usually synonymous with emotion. We talk about the different breathing techniques and as previously proposed by Geekmi.news, we have decided to stop and analyze some of the most interesting breaths we have seen in anime so far.
Visually it will be difficult to forget the technique that Tanjiro used in the confrontation against the Hantengu clones in the current season, but the importance of breathing techniques in the series goes beyond starring in big scenes. And it is that the breaths are also used as a resource to enrich both the story and several of its characters.
Breathing techniques, a method to give depth to the characters in the series
These techniques are a great method used by Koyoharu Gotouge to map out personality traits of various of his characters. A great example of this is Shinobu Kocho granting him with his lethal poisonous attacks a great contrast with his fragile appearance as it happens with several insects to which he refers, either in its agile jumps extending its arms reminiscent of the fluttering of a butterfly or using his sword as if it were a stinger when performing his rapid breathing techniques.
The resemblance between the breaths that we see in their wearers and their personality does not only stop at Shinobu, it is difficult to imagine Rengoku with a breath other than fire breath, transmitting with his willpower great energy to his allies. The same happens with Inosuke and his beast breath, full of unpredictable and impulsive movements like an animal when it comes to defending itself.
But without a doubt, the breath that caught anime fans the most by surprise comes from Zenitsu Agatsuma. The greatest peculiarity of the character and his lightning breathing is that he uses it while he sleeps and still manages to reach very high speeds both on land and in the air. giving him a speed similar to what we saw in Tengen Uzui himself.
Zenitsu’s abilities were not only crucial to face Daki in the second season, they are also a particular demonstration of the great offensive capacity that can be achieved with a few breaths despite not being completely dominated.