"There's nothing more reliable than a Japanese sword, is there?"
― Saito Hajime, Rurouni Kenshin
"The Katana, the most noble of all the blades. It is the weapon of a leader."
― Splinter (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
"The Katana and the mind must be united. Technique by itself is insufficient, and spirit alone is not enough."
― Yamada Jirokichi,15th headmaster of Kashima Shinden Jikishinkage-ryū
"Katana, the sword of Samurai too became an integral part of the warriors at that time. As the honor of the Samurai resided in his sword , the craftsmanship of making the perfect Katana grew as an art."
― Sreechinth C.

The ability to possess great skill in wielding a katana. Variation of Enhanced Swordsmanship.

Also Called

  • Samurai Swordsmanship
  • Japanese Swordsmanship
  • Kenjutsu Mastery

Capabilities

Users can place their natural aptitude for swordsmanship into the usage of the katana. This also includes the wakizashi, chokutō, tachi, and guntō. The user can make great use of the katana's thin blade and relatively lightweight for quick and effective slashes, cutting down their opponents in swift motions. While katanas are more susceptible to breaking against larger weapons, users of this ability can make up for this by using precise strikes to counter or even break opposing weapons. They also benefit from performing graceful actions such as stopping and deflecting bullets and landing hits on an enemy's smallest points or structure.

Applications

Variations

Associations

Known Users

See Also: Katanas Are Just Better, Implausible Fencing Powers, and Master Swordsman.

Anime/Manga

  • Kirin (666 Satan/O-Parts Hunter)
  • Kujaku (666 Satan/O-Parts Hunter)
  • Afro (Afro Samurai)
  • Rin Okumura (Ao no Exorcist)
  • Shizuku Yaegashi (Arifureta Sekai Saikyou)
  • Various Characters (Azumi)
  • Akame (Akame Ga Kill)
  • Kurome (Akame Ga Kill)
  • Yami Sukehiro (Black Clover)
  • Saya Otonashi (Blood+)
  • Various Characters (Bleach)
    • Byakuya Kuchiki
    • Coyote Stark
    • Genryusai Shigekuni Yamamoto
    • Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez
    • Ichigo Kurosaki
    • Kaname Tosen
    • Kenpachi Zaraki
    • Kisuke Urahara
    • Retsu Unohana
    • Rukia Kuchiki
    • Sosuke Aizen
  • Various Characters (Busou Shoujo Machiavellianism)
  • Ichijou Aoi (Choujin Koukousei-tachi wa Isekai demo Yoyuu de Ikinuku you desu!)
  • The One Being Sought (Code: Breaker)
  • Sakurako Sakurakōji (Code: Breaker)
  • Rei Ogami (Code:Breaker)
  • Katana-Wielding Demon Slayers (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)
    • Yoriichi Tsugikuni
    • Hashira/Pillars
      • Giyuu Tomioka
      • Sanemi Shinazugawa
      • Muichiro Tokito
      • Kyojuro Rengoku
  • Kokushibo (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)
  • Yajirobe (Dragon Ball series)
  • Erza Scarlet (Fairy Tail)
  • Ikaruga (Fairy Tail)
  • Kagura Mikazuchi (Fairy Tail)
  • Yomazu (Fairy Tail)
  • Yū Kanda (D.Gray-man)
  • Ikki Kurogane (Rakudai Kishi no Eiyuutan)
  • Various Samurai & Sword Masters (Gamaran)
    • Jinsuke Kurogane
    • Gama Kurogane
  • Various Characters (Gintama)
    • Gintoki Sakata
    • Utsuro
  • Various Characters (Ghost of Tsushima)
  • Saeko Busujima (Highschool of the Dead)
  • Irina Shidou (Highschool DxD)
  • Various Characters (Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku)
  • Tatsugoro (Isekai Shokudo)
  • Kento Nanami (JUJUTSU KAISEN)
  • Various Touken Danshi (Katsugeki Touken Ranbu)
  • Kaguro (Kekkaishi)
  • Shigure Kosaka (Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple)
  • Satsuki Kiryūin (Kill la Kill)
  • Goemon Ishikawa XIII (Lupin III)
  • Kenjutsu Shinobi (Naruto)
    • Sasuke Uchiha
  • Jubei Kibagami (Ninja Scroll)
  • Mujuro Utsutsu (Ninja Scroll)
  • Numerous Swordsmen/women (One Piece)
    • Roranoa Zoro
    • Tashigi
  • Speed O' Sound Sonic (One-Punch Man)
  • Iaian (One-Punch Man)
  • Kamikaze/Atomic Samurai (One-Punch Man)
  • Flashy Flash (One-Punch Man)
  • Tada Youta (Parallel Paradise)
  • Jin (Samurai Champloo)
  • Tsubasa Kazanari (Senki Zesshou Symphogear)
  • Various Characters (Samurai Deeper Kyo)
  • Various Samurai (Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru)
    • Hachimaru
  • Luke Ainsworth (The Sacred Blacksmith)
  • Yoh Asakura (Shaman King)
  • Guemon (Toriko)
  • Match (Toriko)
  • Juuzou Shishimi (UQ Holder!)

Cartoons/Comics

  • Travis Kidd (American Vampire)
  • Ulrich Stern (Code Lyoko)
  • Tatsu Yamashiro/Katana (DC Comics)
  • Jason Todd/Red Hood (DC Comics)
  • Damian Wayne/Robin (DC Comics)
  • Agent Six (Generator Rex)
  • Snake Eyes (G.I. Joe)
  • Storm Shadow (G.I. Joe)
  • Noodle (Gorillaz)
  • Mr. E (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu); via the Oni Mask of Vengeance
  • Ace Bunny (Loonatics Unleashed)
  • Mao Mao (Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart)
  • James Logan Howlett/Wolverine (Marvel Comics)
  • Eric Brooks/Blade (Marvel Comics)
  • Maya Lopez/Echo (Marvel Comics)
  • Wade Wilson/Deadpool (Marvel Comics)
  • Keniuchio Harada/Silver Samurai (Marvel Comics)
  • Elizabeth Braddock/Psylocke (Marvel Comics)
  • Gorgon/Tomi Shishido (Marvel Comics)
  • Izo (Marvel Comics)
  • Maki Matsumoto/Lady Bullseye (Marvel Comics)
  • Various Characters (Scott Pilgrim)
  • Jack (Samurai Jack)
  • Miho (Sin City)
  • Various Characters (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
    • Karai
    • Leonardo
  • Various Characters (Usagi Yojimbo)
  • Danny Fenton/Phantom (Danny Phantom)
  • Colin King/Ninjak (Valiant Entertainment Comics)

Live Television/Movies

  • Cordelia Chase (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel)
  • Hannibal Lecter (Hannibal: Rising)
  • Mackenzie "Kenzi" Malikov (Lost Girl)

Video Games

  • Jin Kisaragi (Blazblue)
  • Conker The Squirrel (Conker's Bad Fur Day)
  • Dante (Devil May Cry)
  • Nero (Devil May Cry)
  • Vergil (Devil May Cry)
  • Sephiroth (Final Fantasy series)
  • Mei Raiden (Honkai Impact 3rd)
  • Neptune/Purple Heart (Hyperdimension Neptunia series)
  • Various Characters (Ninja Gaiden)
  • William Adams (Nioh)
  • Tomoe (Queen's Blade)
  • Yu Narukami (Persona series)
  • Yusuke Kitagawa (Persona series)
  • Various Characters (Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice)
  • Homura (Senran Kagura)
  • Souijirou Mibu (Shinza Banshou series)
  • Asagi Igawa (Taimanin Asagi)
  • Sakura Igawa (Taimanin Asagi)
  • Various Servants (TYPE-MOON)
    • Amakusa Shirou Tokisada
    • Minamoto no Raiko
    • Musashi Miyamoto
    • Okita Souji
    • Sasaki Kojiro
    • Sengo Muramasa
    • Shiki Ryougi
    • Suzuka Gozen
    • Taira no Kagekiyo
  • Youmu Konpaku (Touhou Project)

Web Animation/Comics/Series

  • Various Samurai (No Need For Bushido)
    • Tadashi Koto
    • Genchu Daisuke-Wataro
    • Ryoku
    • Yorikiro Wataro
  • Blake Belladonna (RWBY)
  • Adam Taurus (RWBY)
  • Raven Branwen (RWBY)

Known Objects

  • The Sword (CardCaptor Sakura)

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