£95 – Water Breathing Sleep – The Techniques

The Water Breathing is one of the five main Breathing Styles directly derived from the Sun Breathing.

Water Breathing Sleep

The Breathing combat and breathing style mimics water, specifically the flow, flexibility and adaptability of the liquid and replicates it with the user’s movements, techniques and abilities.

Most, if not all, known techniques involve the user bending their body, arm and weapon in a flowing motion. When utilized properly, the user visualizes water in varying shades of blue with white wavy patterns akin to waves resembling water found in classical Japanese paintings, to seemingly emanate from their weapon, surroundings or themselves.

The Techniques

This Breathing Style was originally created by one of Yoriichi Tsugikuni‘s students who attempted to learn the Sun Breathing, but due to not being as innately talented as Yoriichi, they were instead taught and trained an alternative personalized breathing style that focused on their strengths and weaknesses.

It is said to be the most common Breathing Style among Demon Slayers due to being the easiest to learn for beginners. A known Cultivator of Water Breathing in the Demon Slayer Corps is Sakonji Urokodaki, though there are other Cultivators as well. The Eleventh Form is an original technique created by the current Water Hashira Giyu Tomioka.