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Upper Rank One
Upper Moon 1
Strongest Upper Moon
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Demon Slayer (both formerly)
Muzan Kibutsuji’s right-hand man
Second-in command of the Twelve Kizuki
Powers / Skills
Demon Slayer Mark
Total Concentration: Constant
Centuries of combat experiences
Very high intelligence
Able to survive decapitation (so long as his willpower remains strong)
Moon Breathing Swordsmanship
Blood Demon Art:
Flesh Sword from his body that emits devastating cutting shockwaves
Each and every cutting attacks form various shapes and sizes of crescent moons that makes it difficult for opponents to adapt
Straighten Twelve Kizuki’s hierarchy.
Kill the Demon Slayer Corps (failed).
Serve and help Muzan Kibutsuji achieve his goal (succeeded until his death).
Kill his twin brother, Yoriichi Tsukiguni.
Create and master a new form of breathing, the Moon Breathing.
Escape death from the effects of being cursed to die at age twenty-five by the demon slayer marks (all succeeded).
Surpass and become stronger than Yoriichi (failed).
Aiding and abetting
Type of Villain
|“||I could never grab hold of anything. Anything at all. I abandoned my home. I abandoned my wife and children. I abandoned my humanity. I cut down my descendants and abandoned being a samurai. But even all that wasn’t enough? You said that those who master their paths all reach the same place. But I never did. I could not see the same world that you did. Why could I not leave anything behind? Why could I not become someone known? Why are we so different? Why in the world was I ever born? Tell me… Yoriichi.||„|
|~ Kokushibo’s final thoughts and question to his brother.|
Kokushibo ( 黑死牟 ) is the junior-grade antagonist of the manga/anime serial Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. He is Upper Rank One of the Twelve Kizuki, and the archenemy of his younger twin buddy, Yoriichi Tsugikuni. It was besides revealed that he is besides the ancestor of Yuichiro Tokito and the Mist Hashira, Muichiro Tokito, before becoming the strongest of the Upper Ranks and the right-hand world of Muzan Kibutsuji. His real appoint is Michikatsu Tsukiguni ( 繼國 巖勝 ) who is the elder brother of the first base Sun Breathing drug user, Yoriichi Tsugikuni, and it ‘s speculated that he is besides a member of the Breathing Styles User because of his skills and the fact that he created his own breathe style derived directly from Sun Breathing, Moon Breathing .
Kokushibo ‘s physical appearance shares a fall similarity with Yoriichi, his own buddy. He has long black hair of which he kept as a ponytail. Before his turning point, he shows no difference from a convention homo being. however, after becoming a devil, his appearance importantly changed, with his face covered in three sets of yellow eyes with bolshevik sclerae, with six eyes in all .
Mysterious, composed, blue, dangerous and yet reasonably ethical, Kokushibo is a serious person who loves to fight, and never plays round. He is besides the most firm hatchet man of the Upper Ranks of the Twelve Kizuki, willing to punish Akaza for breaking the convention and attack Doma, though he does suggest Akaza to fight Doma and earn his place if the latter truly disgusts him. Despite being a devil, Kokushibo relies more on his swordsmanship and Moon Breathing style techniques rather than using the supernatural Demon Blood Arts. His past besides revealed himself to be a distraught and broken man who was sad over his shorten life and with a big reverence of death, american samoa well as a stew born out of jealousy towards his younger brother to the point of making a notion to kill him. In hurt of his cruelty, Kokushibo is besides an honorable person who gives respect to opponents he considered worthy. He is more prone to making humans into demons if he considered them to be worthy of use or being respectful warriors with a sad past, and unlike Muzan and Doma, it was suggested that he authentically valued their persuasiveness and sees them as birds of a feather to himself. even then, abstruse down, he was a break serviceman who feared his own death and was profoundly covetous of his brothers ‘ survival flush with his set, and he will hunt him down and kill him because of such jealousy. however, it is shown that Kokushibo could never truly hate his brother, and loves him vastly deep down, to the point of breaking down to tears mid-battle with the Demon Slayers as he recounted a flashback. Despite all his actions, misdeeds, and crimes he had comitted, Kokushibo was a shatter man who could n’t handle the burden of such unfathomable burdens. At the prison term of his death, the latter lamented and regretted his choices in life. Kokushibo prevented his natural demon re-formation, and let the Demon Slayers cut him down, saying that he did n’t want to live anymore, and that he was barbarous to not be human. Kokushibo died wondering why he even was born, full moon of sorrow and black bile for not accomplishing anything that he wanted .
Powers and Abilities
Demon Slayer Mark ( 鬼殺痣, Kisatsu Aza ) : A especial Mark tire by certain “ awakened ” Demon Slayers that resembles devil crests. Its specific abilities are unknown, but what is know is that it drastically improves the abilities of the Demon Slayer, making them a lot stronger, faster and able to react quicker than what they can achieve normally, though at the cost of being cursed to die at the age of 25. As a demon, not only was Kokushibo no long bound by the curse, but the Mark ‘s abilities were enhanced flush further than when he was a human .
- Transparent World (
): Similar to Tanjiro, Kokushibo has obtained the ability to constantly see the “Transparent World” through the use of his three pairs of eyes. This allows him to see the muscles, blood flow, and joint movement of his opponents. He can accurately predict and anticipate the movements and attacks of his opponents with this ability. He was also able to identify that Muichiro was his descendant, immediately discern the skill level of Muichiro, Sanemi, and Gyomei with one look, and see that Genya Shinazugawa consumed Demons to gain strength by looking into his cellular structures.
Moon Breathing ( 月の呼吸, Tsuki no kokyū ) : Like Kaigaku, Kokushibo was a Demon that utilized Breathing Styles. His battle style, in finical, is one of the most dangerous and brawny combat styles displayed frankincense far. The Moon Breathing battle style mimics crescent shaped moons with every sword slash conforming to the form of a crescent moon. Enhanced with his Blood Demon Art, he can create many chaotic crescent moon blades when slashing that vary in length and size in crescent shaped sword attacks. Kokushibo himself had continued to develop this rest style and had created over a twelve techniques over the centuries he had lived .
- First Form: Dark Moon, Evening Palace (
Ichi no kata: Yamidzuki – Yoi no Miya
) – Kokushibo quickly draws his sword and slashes swiftly in a singular horizontal motion in a crescent shape, creating numerous chaotic crescent blades. This technique is extremely reminiscent of Iaijutsu.
- Second Form: Pearl Flower Moongazing (
Ni no kata: Shuka no Rōgetsu
) – Kokushibo performs several crescent-shaped slashes that defend him from incoming attacks, sending a barrage of crescent blades.
- Third Form: Loathsome Moon, Chains (
San no kata: Enkidzuki – Tsugari
) – Kokushibo swings his sword rapidly in two gigantic crescent slashes, from which a storm of smaller crescents spread, causing huge destruction in a small area.
- Fifth Form: Moon Spirit Calamitous Eddy (
Go no kata: Geppaku Saika
) – Kokushibo makes multiple curved slashes layered over one another, resembling a rising vortex. Sanemi noted that Kokushibo performed this attack without swinging his blade.
- Sixth Form: Perpetual Night, Lonely Moon – Incessant (
Roku no kata: Tokoyo Kogetsu – Muken
) – Kokushibo releases a wild barrage of crescent-shaped slashes in front of him. This technique was powerful enough to not only slice up multiple Hashira around him but also overwhelm the Wind Hashira Sanemi Shinazugawa.
- Seventh Form: Mirror of Misfortune, Moonlit (
Shichi no kata: Yakkyo – Dzukibae
) – Kokushibo swings his sword in a powerful frontal slash that then creates a multi directional frontal assault, powerful enough to create several deep gouges in the ground and push back two Hashira.
- Eighth Form: Moon-Dragon Ringtail (
Hachi no kata: Getsuryū Rinbi
) – Kokushibo triples the range of his normal attack radius and creates a singular gigantic slash that slowly decreases in size.
- Ninth Form: Waning Moonswaths (
Ku no kata: Kudaridzuki – Renmen
) – Kokushibo creates a stream of long-ranged crescent-shaped vertical and horizontal slashes along with numerous crescent moon blades with the gigantic version of his sword.
- Tenth Form: Drilling Slashes, Moon Through Bamboo Leaves (
Jū no kata: Senmenzan – Rogetsu
) – Kokushibo creates a long-ranged triple-layered slash twister full of crescent moon blades with the gigantic version of his sword.
- Fourteenth Form: Catastrophe, Tenman Crescent Moon (
Jū Shi no kata: Kyōhen – Tenmen Sengetsu
) – Kokushibo uses the gigantic version of his sword and creates a chaotic vortex of powerful extremely long-ranged omni-directional slashes that destroys whatever is caught up within its attack radius.
- Sixteenth Form: Moonbow, Half Moon (
Jū Roku no kata: Gekkō – Katawaredzuki
) – Kokushibo creates a barrage of downward crescent slashes from an extremely long and wide range, resulting in a powerful six-fold slash crashing down on his opponents; the attack itself is powerful enough to create several miniature craters where the slashes have landed.
|“||Wonderful. The perfect physical form developed to the utmost. How long has it been since I’ve set my eyes on such a great swordsman, perhaps 300 years?||„|
|~ Kokushibou complimenting Gyomei’s peak physical condition|
|“||You merely shredded my kimono, not even enough to kill an infant. Once I dispatch you two, the rest will proceed easily.||„|
|~ Kokushibo as he revealed his evolved blade|
|“||You came Demon Slayer. For some reason, hmm? You, you seem familiar.||„|
|~ Kokushibou to Muchiro|
|“||Be thankful for the blood… You are not allowed to spill even a single drop on the ground… for if you do… your torso and head shall have a sorrowful parting.||„|
|~ Kokushibou to Kaigaku|
|“||You opened a path… to reach further heights… and you abandoned it… Very weak.||„|
|~ Kokushibou in response to Akaza’s demise|
|“||Have I lived hundred of years for this?… Was I so afraid of defeat that I became a monster?… Did I want to be strong even if it meant eating people?… Did I become this miserable creature because I didn’t want to die?… No… Yoriichi… I just… I wanted to be like you…||„|
|~ Kokushibou’s thoughts as he started slowly dying|
|“||I could never grab hold of anything. Anything at all. I abandoned my home. I abandoned my wife and children. I abandoned my humanity. I cut down my descendants and abandoned being a samurai. But even all that wasn’t enough? You said that those who master their paths all reach the same place. But I never did. I could not see the same world that you did. Why could I not leave anything behind? Why could I not become someone known? Why are we so different? Why in the world was I ever born? Tell me… Yoriichi…||„|
|~ Kokushibou’s final thoughts|
Profile Image ( Manga ) Kokushibo berates Akaza . Kokushibou with develop form of sword
- The name Kokushibo means “black” (黒) (koku), “death, decease” (死) (shi) and “pupil (eye), moo (cow sound)” (牟) (bo).
- Part of his name, Kokushi, means “Black Death”.
- The name Michikatsu means “rock, crag, boulder” (巌) (michi) and “victory” (勝) (katsu).
- Michikatsu’s surname Tsugikuni means “succession country” (継国).
- It can also mean “inherit, succeed/succession, patch, graft (tree)” (継) (tsugi) and “country” (国) (kuni) separately.
- Moon Breathing Style swordsmanship used by Kokushibo is likely to have been corrupted from its original forms since Kokushibou as a Demon has an ability to use Blood Demon Art. Blood Demon Art and Total Concentration Breathing Styles can be used together with an enhanced effect.
- Kokushibo and Kaigaku are the only known demon slayers to have become demons themselves.
- Muzan considered Kokushibo to be a “business partner” of his, likely describing a mutual bond between the two.