Tanjiro created a new breathing style in Demon Slayer

Demon Slayer Season 2 Episode 16 “When I Defeat the Supreme Oni” revealed that Tanjiro created a unique breathing style. Tanjiro was too tired to use Hinokami Kagura and unfortunately couldn’t use Water Breath.

So, in order to save Hinatsuru from Gyutaro, he did something amazing: he combined two breaths.

Breathing into the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is the main weapon used by demon hunters against the creatures of Muzan Kibutsuji. These abilities, along with the swords known to us as Nichirin, endow these warriors with superhuman strength and abilities.

New breathing style

Tanjiro created a new breathing style in Demon Slayer

Sometimes, depending on the situation, hunters need to be more flexible in their breathing. That is, they need to combine more than one breath to reach their desired level of power, and this was the case with Tanjiro. He knew that using breath alone would be ineffective, so he decided to combine them.

Going back a little, Kyojuro Rengoku stated that Hinokami Kagura Tanjiro is the true Breath of the Sun, the style that gave rise to all the others. Since it is the first breath of all time, it undoubtedly spends the most energy on its user, it is the most powerful after all.

Water breathing, on the other hand, is a variation of solar breathing and is therefore easier to handle. At some point, while fighting the demon brothers Daki and Gyutaro, Tanjiro’s body no longer supported Hinokami Kagura. However, due to lack of energy, Water Breathing wouldn’t help Tanjiro at that moment.

It was then that the protagonist realized that although Water Breathing is not suitable for him, this does not mean that his training with Urokodaki was in vain.

Tanjiro created a new breathing style in Demon Slayer

In fact, as stated by Tanjiro himself, combining the Breaths is something that hunters have been doing since ancient times. While his true power comes from Hinokami Kagura, for Tanjiro, combining two breaths can keep him from being quickly exhausted.

In the end, it is thanks to this new power that the protagonist has come to know that Tengen’s elder wife is still alive.

Tanjiro will certainly master this skill that he has learned, so in Season 3 he will be more prepared for conflicts like the one in the current arc.