1. Giyuu Tomioka (The Water Hashira)
It’s almost easier to list Giyuu Tomioka’s weaknesses than to list all of this Hashira’s strengths!
Although he’s a little socially awkward and listless, Giyuu often feels like the head of the Hashira because of how he shows up to save the day with little to no trouble. Evidence of this could be found in the first season of Demon Slayer where we witnessed the Water Hashira subdue a ravenous Nezuko with one arm, knock out Tanjiro with one fell swoop, and even cut the young boy’s long hair with one strike of his sword.
What’s more, during his fight against the Spider Family, his Water Breathing quickly ended a battle that looked nearly impossible, showing that he’s the cutting-edge hero everyone can use on their team.
We haven’t seen Giyuu on the battlefield in some time. However, we’re sure that when we do he’ll take down the mightiest of foes. He may even prove to be one of the few Hashira who can take out an Upper-Rank demon all by himself. Guess we’ll have to wait and see if this comes to pass.
What The Water Hashira Needs to Work On: Truthfully, we would love to see Giyuu improve his social skills. And we don’t say this to tease, but more so to point out that working with his allies may allow him to sharpen his skills. What better way to learn how to be a stronger demon slayer than to commune amongst the strongest?
Regardless of position, every single Hashira on this list is a force to be reckoned with.
To even have the esteemed title of Hashira is more than enough to let us know that these individuals surpass every demon slayer in their society and can conquer demons that others have tried (and failed) to bring down. With that being said, each Hashira here–no matter what weakness or strength–is capable enough to thwart the plans of the enemy, and that fact is no less than an impressive feat.
Do you agree with this list? Or would you rank some higher or lower than others? Feel free to let us know your thoughts! And be sure to check back in with Bam Smack Pow to see where the remaining three Hashira members rank!