Jigoro Kuwajima | Demon Slayer Kimetsu No Yaiba
Information about Jigoro Kuwajima
Former thunder Hashira, he was the instructor of Zenitsu and Kaigaku. Jigoro also took the name “Shihan”. He then commits seppuku in atonement for Kaigaku’s betrayal.
Story of Jigoro Kuwajima
Jigoro was the instructor of Zenitsu and Kaigaku, the former Pillar of Thunder. Kaigaku managed to master all but the first Thunder Blast styles, while Zenitsu only managed to master the first style and none of the others due to his inexperience.
He committed seppuku when his former protege defected to gain the powers of a Demon, his death proving slow and agonizing since no one was able to cut off his head while he was bleeding to death. His death ultimately motivated Zenitsu to become the next Thunder Pillar to avenge his master’s death by killing Kaigaku.
Personality of Jigoro Kuwajima
Jigoro had unwavering devotion to his students and strict training. Despite his mentorship and experience as a former stalwart, he had a soft spot for the next generation of students and devoted himself tirelessly to it. Due to this passionate devotion, he was filled with grief after discovering that his former student, Kaigaku, had betrayed the Demon Slayer Corps and joined the ranks of the Twelve Demon Moons.
Zenitsu Agatsuma noted that despite his frequent whining and running away, Jigoro never once abandoned him. He had saved Zenitsu from a lifetime of debt and taken him on as a student. Showing unfailing patience, he was happy to see Zenitsu master the first form of his breathing technique. He was a great believer in training skills to be perfected through repetition, likening it to forging and purifying the steel of their swords. This strong fatherly love for his students is further manifested when he is shown to be both flattered and touched by Zenitsu’s declaration of love and appreciation for all his efforts to force Zenitsu to improve despite the fact that all others abandon it and deem it worthless.
Abilities and power of Jigoro Kuwajima
Thunder Breath: Jigoro is the main instructor of this style of breath.
First Form: Thunder Clap and Flash: The user rushes forward and strikes their opponent with incredible speed.
Second Form: Lightning Ball – The swordsman is able to generate a series of five consecutive thunderbolts, all executed in a single instant.
Third Form: Buzzing Mosquito Thunder – Generates a wave of lightning that spins in all directions.
Fourth Form: Distant Thunder – A distant clap of thunder.
Fifth Form: Heat Lightning – A slashing attack comprised of lightning bolts that split skin and burn flesh.
Sixth Form: Electric Lightning Shower – A series of thunderbolts that split the target’s body.