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Does Tanjiro Learn 'Sun Breathing' in Demon Slayer?

Here's everything you need to know about the first breathing style.

December 5, 2021

Fans want to learn more about the Sun Breathing technique mentioned in the premiere episode of Demon Slayer Entertainment District Arc. Well, here’s everything you need to know about it.

After a frustratingly long wait, Season 2 of Demon Slayer has finally reached the Entertainment District Arc. As seen in the first episode, the latest story arc will focus on Tanjiro, Inosuke, and Zenitsu accompanying the Sound Hashira, Tengen, to Yoshiwara.

Before jumping onto the Sound Hashira, the episode shows Tanjiro grieving the death of Rengoku. Days after returning to the Demon Slayer Corps, Tanjiro visits Rengoku’s house to relay Flame Hashira’s message to his family. There, Tanjiro hears Shinjuro talking about the ‘Sun Breathing.’

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What is Sun Breathing in Demon Slayer? Is it Hinokami Kagura?

Warning: This article contains spoilers from the Demon Slayer manga.

In Demon Slayer, Hinokami Kagura is the Dance of the Fire God, otherwise known as the ‘Sun Breathing’ technique. Hinokami Kagura consists of twelve segments performed throughout the night through a ritual. Only the Kamado family wields the Sun Breathing; that’s why Tanjiro remembers his father performing Hinokami Kagura.

As mentioned in the latest episode, Sun Breathing was the first breathing style, and all other breathing techniques are derived from it.

Sun Breathing is superior to all other techniques, making it the most effective against Demons. The method is passed down to the next generation in the Kamado family along with the Hanafuda earrings. Interestingly, Muzan Kibutsuji spots Tanjiro wearing Hanafuda earrings. So, he orders other demons to kill Tanjiro because he knows that only a wielder of Sun breathing is powerful enough to kill him.

Will Tanjiro Learn Sun Breathing?

As mentioned by Tanjiro in the first episode of the Entertainment District Arc, he knows how to perform Hinokami Kagura. However, he is still far away from mastering the technique in the anime.

Well, in the manga, does master the Sun Breathing style. Apparently, Tanjiro sees Yorrichi Tsugikuni, the creator of Sun Breathing, performing all forms of the breathing style. Interestingly, Tanjiro sees Yorrichi using the technique through Sumiyoshi’s memories, an ancestor of the Kamado family. That’s when Tanjiro learns that his version of Hinokami Kagura consists of some movements that prevent him from learning the technique. So, he rectifies those mistakes in future fights to master Sun Breathing.

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Shiv (He/Him) is a video game enthusiast who loves exploring everything happening in the gaming community. He enjoys competitive games in particular, even though he loses most of the time. He is an entertainment and gaming reporter at DualShockers.

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