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The Drum Demon

Reading: Kyogai



Human ( Formerly )




Hair Color

( Human )

Dark Turquoise

Black (Demon)

Eye Color

( Human )


Deep Blue with Blood Red Sclera (Demon)



Twelve Kizuki ( once )

Base of Operations

Tsuzumi Mansion

Personal Status




Manga Debut

chapter 20 ( Partial Appearance )
chapter 21 ( Full Appearance )

Anime Debut

Episode 11


Japanese VA

Junichi Suwabe

English VA

Steve Blum Kyogai Images Image Gallery Kyogai ( 響 ( きょう ) 凱 ( がい ), Kyōgai ? ), besides known as the Drum Demon ( 鼓 ( つづみ ) 鬼 ( おに ), Tsuzumi Oni ? ) is the primary coil antagonist in the Tsuzumi Mansion Arc of Demon Slayer : Kimetsu no Yaiba. He was a Demon once affiliated with the Twelve Kizuki ‘s Lower Ranks, having held the put of Lower Rank Six ( 下 ( か ) 弦 ( げん ) の陸 ( ろく ), Kagen no Roku ? ) before Muzan Kibutsuji excommunicated him for not being firm adequate. [ 1 ]


Kyogai takes on the appearance of a improbable, muscular, android like Demon, possessing grey peel, black hair, razor-like dentition, pointy ears, blood red sclera, deep blue pupils and obscure irises due to it being rolled up to the bet on of his principal. His correct eye had the Kanji of the number Six, which signified his military position as the Lower Rank Six of the Twelve Kizuki, but due to being deemed besides faint he was kicked out of the group and the eye containing his mark was slashed apart by Muzan, leaving behind a white adam scar covering the number, signifying that he was no longer one of the Twelve Kizuki. Another one of his unique physical characteristics is that his stomach, shoulders, hips, front breast and back all have drums protruding from them of which he uses for his Blood Demon Art Techniques .


Kyogai is a relatively quiet, skittish and soft-spoken person, despite being a bloodthirsty demon. Rather than yell or roar when annoyed, Kyogai quietly murmurs about whatever is irritating him. He believes it ‘s ill-mannered for people to barge into his family and will destroy them for getting in his way. If annoyed enough, Kyogai will raise his voice about the pain and insult his opponents. Upon first becoming a monster, Kyogai believed Kibutsuji ‘s blood would make him boundlessly stronger. however, when his intensity became finite after growing unable to get stronger from eating humans, Kyogai was cast out by his overlord. Desperate to please Master Kibutsuji and prove the worth of his Blood Demon Art, Kyogai became obsessed with consuming “ Marechi ”, humans with rare lineage. In world, Kyogai sincerely desires to be recognized for his endowment. He wanted people to love his publish and was devastated when he was told to give up on it. To redeem himself from this humiliation, Kyogai tries to prove himself as a potent demon in the Twelve Kizuki. This is why he tries so desperately to reclaim his position. Upon his death, Tanjiro recognizes his talent and allows Kyogai ‘s person to rest in peace .


erstwhile after becoming a Demon, Kyogai was lectured by an stranger individual over the quality of his writings. This person noted that he had become boring, alone beating his drum and not leaving his house, and did n’t have the skills to teach people. As he left, the individual stepped on one of the Demon ‘s papers, causing an irate Kyogai to kill him. [ 2 ] While even a extremity of the Twelve Kizuki, Kyogai slowly lost the ability to eat humans. He was visited by Muzan Kibutsuji, who removed his number due to the Drum Demon having reached his limit. Because of this, Kyogai compulsively began his request to rejoin the Twelve Kizuki. [ 3 ] At some point, Kyogai captured Teruko and Shoichi ‘s older brother, Kiyoshi, due to him possessing “ rare blood ”, and took him to the Drum House. [ 4 ] [ 5 ] Before he could eat him, he was attacked by two other Demons who were besides after Kiyoshi ‘s rare blood, suffering an injury that dislodged the barrel from his back. [ 6 ]


As Tanjiro Kamado and his group attended to an injured male child thrown out of the Drum House, Kyogai played the drum on his entrust shoulder. [ 7 ] He passed by the board Tanjiro and Teruko were in, annoyed by the presence of all the intruders in his territory, slapping the drum on his correctly shoulder when the former attempted to attack him, which changed the predilection of the room. [ 8 ] With the arrival of Inosuke Hashibira, the Drum Demon struck his right shoulder again, then once more, his opponent dexterously keeping his balance wheel and using the early two as footholds. As Tanjiro and Inosuke quarreled, Kyogai struck the drum on his digest doubly, each time launching a slashing claw approach. He then struck his shoulder drums multiple times, sending his adversaries flying in a disorganized batch. As he stepped in the direction of Inosuke, he, along with everyone else, were transported into different rooms. [ 9 ]

elsewhere, Kyogai obsessed over obtaining “ rare lineage ”, his right eye rolling fore to reveal that he was once a penis of the Twelve Kizuki. [ 1 ] He happened upon Tanjiro in the naturally of his cheat on, striking a drum to flip the board top down, striking another to initiate his claw attack, along with a skid of others to disorientate his adversary. He growled menacingly as Tanjiro got up, despite the combination of fresh and old injuries. [ 10 ] Continuing to strike his drums to keep his Demon Slayer opponent aside from him, memories from the past caused Kyogai to snap, initiating his rapid Drumming proficiency and sparking a whirlpool of effects. apart from a scratch on the chin, this campaign was bootless, Tanjiro evading a collection of manuscripts that fell from a shelf on the ceiling, which surprised the erstwhile Kizuki. Despite his continue slash attacks and orientation changes to the board, Kyogai ‘s opposition continued to close on him by using a certain Water Breathing technique. The former Kizuki was further surprise when Tanjiro complimented his blood Demon Art, before being decapitated. He asked the youth if he in truth thought his techniques were brawny, which was confirmed, but he was told that eating humans was inexcusable. Fading into obliviousness, Kyogai reflected on how Tanjiro had seen the measure in all of his exploit, tears running down his confront. [ 11 ]


Fighting style

Drumming ( 鼓 ( つづみ ) 打 ( う ) ち, Tsuzumiuchi ? ) : Kyogai harbors 6 Tsuzumi Drums imbedded in different parts of his consistency and each one of them, when played, enacts a certain effect on his surroundings. however, the range his drums affect is limited to the interior of his mansion. Kyogai himself is unaffected by the room rotation caused by his Blood Demon Art .

  • Right Shoulder: Causes the room he is in to rotate to the right.
  • Left Shoulder: Causes the room he is in to rotate to the left.
  • Right Leg: Causes the room he is in to rotate forward.
  • Left Leg: Causes the room he is in to rotate backwards.
  • Navel: Creates a 3 claw-like slash attack.
  • Back: Teleports him or other people into another room within his mansion.


  • Techniques
  • Demonstrations
  • Rapid Drumming 尚 ( しょう ) 速 ( そく ) 鼓 ( つづみ ) 打 ( う ) ち, Shōsoku Tsuzumiuchi ?[12] By increasing the speed of his drumming, all of his techniques get powered up and the number of claws increases from 3 to 5.
— Kyogai ‘s Blood Demon Art —

Kyogai uses Rapid Drumming Rapid Drumming



  • Kyogai was ranked in 20th place as of the first character popularity poll with 130 votes.
  • Kyogai is a fan of the Japanese legendarium “The Legend of the Eight Samurai” 南 ( なん ) 總 ( そう ) 里 ( さと ) 見 ( み ) 八 ( はっ ) 犬 ( けん ) 傳 ( でん ),

    Nansō Satomi Hakkenden ?

  • Kyogai’s Blood Demon Art is similar to that of the new Upper Rank 4, Nakime albeit her own ability far surpasses his own.
    • Similarly to Nakime, Kyogai uses a musical instrument for his Blood Demon Art and was given his epithet due to it.
  • In Kimetsu Academy, Kyogai is a music teacher who primarily uses a drum when he holds class. He’s often made to do long songs and orchestral pieces, so the students aren’t surprised he can’t sing the songs in the newer textbooks.[13]




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