Day 27 of Anime

Kenshin weilding a sakabatou from Rurouni Kenshin

Day 27 - Whats your favorite weapon from any anime series

Hmm, that’s an interesting question - I have lots of weapons that I quite like from anime, but I think from everything available I will have to go with a sword. Swords probably are my first loves in terms of weapons, and I have yet to see to see a naginata in anime, though I guess it’s all a matter of time.

But what sword, is the question. I like Tessaiga from Inuyasha, Excalibur from Fate/Stay Night and so on. The swords in Sword Art Online are also pretty sweet.

But wait, despite watching all those Men at Arms videos about them forging swords from different anime (including the spear Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist transmutes and various game weapons), I have yet to see them forge one Japanese sword used by one Japanese swordsman.

Though what Japanese swordsman has red/orange hair? I suppose it’s anime after all, anything goes.

It may not be a killing weapon per se, and it may have the cutting edge on the wrong side, but there’s no way I couldn’t choose Kenshin’s sakabatou from Rurouni Kenshin. I better tally up which series gets the most mentions during this 100 days thing, because I’m getting the feeling that certain series will come out in the lead…

Interesting to note that the sakabatou is entirely fictional though, although replicas have been made. I supposed real smiths wouldn’t come up with such a harebrained idea especially because generally you do create swords to kill and cut, but it would have been interesting I suppose. (And it’s a spoiler why this sword was created, so I’ll say no more.)