Demon Slayer is known for its insanely powerful villains, especially the high-ranking demons called the Upper Moon.
With the release of each season, we get to see thrilling and action-packed one-on-one battles between Hashira and the Upper Moon (highly ranked Kizuki).
As you’ve already heard a lot about all of the Hashira and their incredible powers and abilities in our previous articles. However, the Kizuki’s top 6 demons also played as important a role in the series as Hashira’s.
Therefore, in this post, we will be talking about all of these insanely strong demons and their formidable strengths and abilities. So let’s get started!
Who are the Upper Moons in Demon Slayer?
The Upper Moons are the main villains in the Demon Slayer series and are the demon King Muzan’s army. They have a master-slave relationship, and whatever Muzan wishes, the Upper Moon must do his bidding.
Out of Muzan’s twelve demon servants, the six highest-ranking are called the Upper Moon. They are undoubtedly the strongest demons who have consumed a good amount of Muzan’s blood in return for power. Thanks to that, they have unlocked their demonic power to the greatest extent.
Each of them is ranked according to their power level and possesses different types of blood demon arts.
So without any delay, let’s get straight to this amazing post and get to know about all of these upper-ranked Kizuki in Demon Slayer.
List of All Upper Moon in Demon Slayer Ranked
- Daki: Former Upper Rank 6
- Gyutaro: Former Upper Rank 6
- Kaigaku: New Upper Moon 6
- Gyokko: Upper Moon 5
- Hantengu: Former Upper Moon 4
- Nakime: New Upper Moon 4
- Akaza: Upper Moon 3
- Doma: Upper Rank 2
- Kokushibo: Upper Rank 1
9. Daki: Former Upper Rank 6
First, we start with our sexiest demon girl in the series, Daki. She is the only female character in the upper moon.
Daki and her brother Gyutaro shared the same rank (Upper Moon 6) before they were defeated and replaced.
She is an extremely beautiful demon, blessed with an attractive, curvy figure and beautiful looks.
But don’t think her looks are all she’s got! Her powers are pretty formidable too. She is quite skilled at shape-shifting. Furthermore, her blood demon art, “Obi Sash Manipulation,” is quite difficult to handle by any demon slayer other than Hashira.
The fact that she had already killed seven of the previous Hashira must give you an idea of how powerful she really is.
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8. Gyutaro: Former Upper Rank 6
Gyutaro is one of the main villains in the Entertainment District arc of Demon Slayer. He and his sister gave the good guys a run for their money.
He fought toe to toe against the fastest Hashira, Tengen Uzui, and pretty much matched his strength.
Despite being a demon, he is not a fan of going for the kill himself. He usually lets his sister handle things and only helps out when she is in a pickle.
His deadly combo of poison and flesh manipulation is one of the most effective moves against any demon slayer, even Hashira.
The fact that he was already a skilled and ruthless fighter before he transformed into a demon is terrifying. With his body becoming that of a demon, his physical abilities skyrocketed, making him more fearsome and scary.
If he had fought against any hashira other than Tengen, he might have had a chance to win. Because not all Hashira have poison-resistant bodies.
7. Kaigaku: New Upper Moon 6
Kaigaku was a character that nobody was expecting to see in the series. He used to be a demon slayer, but he surrendered to the demons and became one himself. All this to save his own life.
He became the new Upper Moon 6 after Daki and Gyutaro were defeated.
Not only is Kaigaku one of the main villains of the Infinity Castle arc, he is also Zenitsu’s senpai. He trained along with Zenitsu under the former thunder Hashira.
However, he graduated first and ended up switching sides.
Because of this, in addition to his demonic powers, he also possesses thunder breathing, which is simply devastating for his opponents.
Similar to his breathing technique, his demon art is also electric-based and further amplifies his power.
Now that’s not all. He has mastered all six forms of the thunder breathing style except the first. On the other hand, Zenitsu has only mastered one.
Thanks to all these incredible powers, he has become an upper Kizuki at such a young age.
6. Gyokko: Upper Moon 5
Gyokko is yet another powerful minion of Muzan, who is one of the main villains in the Demon Slayer Swordsmith Village arc.
What sets him apart from other upper-ranked Kizuki is his obsession for art and his bizarre appearance.
Gyokko might have been more valuable to Muzan than the others because Muzan has been making a killing selling Gyokko’s art pieces.
Now, don’t get the idea that he is weak because he is an artist. It is quite the opposite. You will get an idea of how powerful he is by the fact that he easily overpowers the most talented hashira, Muichiro Tokita.
5. Hantengu: Former Upper Moon 4
Similar to Gyokko, Hantengu is one of the main villains of the Swordsmith Village arc. He is the very definition of “don’t judge a book by its cover.”
Normally, he looks like an ugly little goblin. However, when he transforms into his other forms, he becomes breathtakingly handsome.
It goes without saying that he is powerful enough to be ranked as the fourth Kizuki. He has quite a few skills, such as making clones and the ability to copy any creature’s look and skills, etc. This makes him far stronger than the other lower-ranked upper moons below him.
As an upper-ranked Kizuki, he has an immense amount of speed, endurance, and stamina, and his skills are on another level.
His greatest and deadliest fight was against the Love Hashira. He unleashed a wide range of powerful abilities that no previous upper moon had shown.
4. Nakime: New Upper Moon 4
Next up is one of the most iconic upper moon demons in the show, Nakime.
Nakime used to be playing her instrument in Muzan’s castle during the lower moon meeting in the previous season. She has the power to control the castle like her limbs.
She is the newly assigned upper moon 4, who takes the place of Hantengu.
Nakime played an important part in the Infinity Castle arc by teleporting all corps members from Ubuyashiki Mansion to Infinity Castle.
Even though he is not a fighter-type uppermoon, you will be shocked to know that she defeated both Love hashira and Serpent hashira on her own.
Her final fight and her incredible demon art are enough to prove her worthiness as a rank 4 Kizuki.
3. Akaza: Upper Moon 3
Here comes our favorite upper moon in Demon Slayer, Akaza, the rank 3 Kizuki.
Akaza is one of the strongest characters in the Demon Slayer verse. It is not a stretch to say that his incredible presence was the key to Demon Slayer: Mugen Train movie’s huge success.
He is easily the best-written demon, with excellent character development and backstory.
In his fight against Rengoku, one of the strongest hashira, Akaza, went toe-to-toe without even using his full power.
Only during the fight against two incredibly powerful opponents, Giyu and Tanjiro, did he reveal his true powers.
Even then, it was a close match, and he could’ve killed both of them if they didn’t awaken their true potential in the fight.
2. Doma: Upper Rank 2
Here comes one of the most hated characters in Demon Slayer, Doma.
Doma’s existence had been revealed much earlier in the show. He is the one who killed Shinobu’s sister, and we get to hear this from Shinobu herself.
He is also the one who turned Gytaro and Daki into demons.
Now, most demons still retain human emotions. There are always traces of sadness, anger, frustration, etc. However, Doma is the only one who possesses none of these emotions.
He also never takes fights seriously because he is so overpowered. Even when he was fighting against a skilled hashira, he was just playing around.
Doma’s formidable powers are revealed in his fight against the insect hashira, Shinobu.
His ability, cryokinesis, and his unrivaled martial arts skills make him the toughest opponent for any hashira. To put it in simple terms, he is a walking nightmare for the demon slayers.
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1. Kokushibo: Upper Rank 1
Lastly, we will talk about not only the strongest upper moon in Demon Slayer but also the most hyped-up character of the series. Now, there are going to be a couple of spoilers, because there is no way to describe him without them.
Kokushibo is the top-ranked Kizuki and is far more powerful than all of the remaining twelve Kizuki in Demon Slayer.
He is the twin brother of Yoriichi, the legendary demon slayer who created all of the breathing techniques.
The only reason for his formidable strength is his exceptional knowledge about breathing techniques and awakened demon slayer marks.
You will be shocked to know that he handled three hashira and one highly skilled demon slayer at the same time.
These hashira are none other than the three strongest hashira of the series: Sanemi, Muichiro, and Gyomei.
That is for this article, and we hope you get all the information you need to know about the upper moons in Demon Slayer.
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