21 Oct 2021 2:54 PM +00:00 UTC

What Does the Demon Slayer Sword Color Mean?

Demon Slayer released its second season in October 2021, re-adapting the movie which is the Mugen Train arc, and entering the Entertainment District arc. The series follows Tanjiro Kamado who became a demon slayer after his family was murdered. Aside from him, the only surviving member is Nezuko who was turned into a demon. Tanjiro wanted to avenge his family and find a cure for his sister.

As a demon slayer, he must undergo training by improving his swordsmanship skills and learning about breathing techniques. He passed the Final Selection and officially became a demon slayer. He was granted a Nichirin Blade which is made from a unique ore that can absorb sunlight, which happens to be the only weakness demons have.

What Does the Demon Slayer Sword Color Mean?

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What Does the Demon Slayer Sword Color Mean?
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What Does the Demon Slayer Sword Color Mean?

Nichirin Blades are the main weapons that demon slayers use. One interesting fact about the blades is that they have a distinct color once the user draws them, adding uniqueness to the sword. The series mentioned that there are different colors for every user that can also be connected to the properties of the sword.

There are a total of nine colors: black, red, blue, yellow, indigo-gray, pink, gray, green, and white. Let us first discuss the white blade. This sword symbolizes mist which is why Muichiro Tokito, the Mist Pillar, is the one who has this type of blade. The green blade symbolizes wind and is used by the Wind Pillar, Sanemi Shinuzagawa.

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The gray blade symbolizes stone which is why it ended up with Gyomei Himejima, the Stone Pillar. It also reflects the personality of Gyomei which is strong. His weapon does not look like the traditional Nichirin Blade as he transformed it into a hand-ax with a spiked flail.

The pink colored-blade is for Mitsuri Kanroji, who uses the Breath of Love style. The pink color symbolizes love which makes it perfect for the Love Pillar. Quick fun fact: Breath of Love style was created by Mitsuri so she is the only demon slayer who can use it. She based the breathing technique on her agile and flexible body.

The indigo-gray blade gives off a beast vibe that easily connects it to its user, Inosuke Hashibira. He uses two indigo-gray blades. Just like Mitsuri, Inosuke developed his own breathing style which is the Breath of Beast. Meanwhile, the yellow blade is owned by Zenitsu Agatsuma. It represents thunder. The sword has a lightning bolt design that can be seen on the blade.

The blue sword represents water, and it belongs to Giyu Tomioka. He uses the Breath of Water style which is also seen in his fluid movements. Another familiar sword is the red blade which is owned by Kyojuro Rengoku. It symbolizes flame and has a unique pattern thanks to its flame design.

Lastly, the black blade is yielded by no other than Tanjiro Kamado. It is a rare blade with an unknown symbolism. Some believe that it has a connection to his past job which is selling charcoal while some think that it is related to the Breath of the Sun technique. Hopefully, season 2 of the series will give fans an answer to that mystery.

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