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    Blade of the Immortal 1:6 Scale Weapons

    Japanese manga-based gashapons make for awesome 1:6 scale accessories...

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    If you're a fan of great comics and don't read Hiroaki Samura's Blade of the Immortal, imported to the USA via Dark Horse Comics, you're doing yourself a disservice. No doubt one of the best non-superhero comics available today, Blade of the Immortal is set in Japan in the late 1700s and follows a lone ronin named Manji, who's on a quest to kill 1,000 evil men. In exchange, he'll be allowed to die. That's right, he's fighting to die...

    Now you might be asking yourself why the guy can't die, and that's a great question. You see, Manji has been infected with "sacred bloodworms" which reseal even the gravest of wounds and allow him essentially live forever. Now, knowing he's got a challenge in front of him, Manji has armed himself with some of the craziest bladed weapons ever to grace the comic page (thus the name of the manga). Likewise, other characters too arm themselves with some of the oddest and most deadly blades you've ever seen.

    Now, fans of the comic as well as fans of unique 1:6 scale accessories can pick up 12 of the comic blades in collectible form. Some of the many weapons featured in 1:6 collectible form include...

    Rin's Golden Wasps and Kutoneshirika

    Carried by Rin, the young woman whom Manji protects, the small dagger-like blades make for a deadly attack when thrown with precision and skill. Likewise, the long spirit sword which Rin carries may not be sharp, but its meaning to the young woman is well known.

    Anotsu Kagehisa's "Head Hammer" Axe and Sword

    Carried by Anotsu Kagehisa, the head of the Itto-Ryu and the man responsible for Rin's parent's death, these heavy weapons are made more for brute force than elegance. However, in the hands of Anotsu, they become instruments of deadly artwork and make even the most skilled of warriors beware.

    Manji's "Little Devil" Dagger and "The Crow" Spinning Blades

    Two of Manji's favorite weapons, the "Little Devil" Dagger is used quite often by Manji to climb trees as well as defend from his opponent's bladed attacks. "The Crow" spinning blades, originally used by Sabato Kuroi (one of the Itto-Ryu's most feared warriors killed by Manji) are wielded - one in each hand - to both distract opponents as well as fearsomely attack.

    Manji's "The Four Paths" Blades

    Originally carried by his opponent Shido, Manji wields a pair of these double bladed short swords. Used primarily for defense, Manji has been known to attack with both the curved and straight edges found on these blades.

    Taito Magatsu's "Grand Turk" swords

    Wielded by one of the Itto-Ryu whom considers himself a friend to Manji, Taito's "Grand Turk" is a gladius-like triple-sectioned sword. The main blade is a gladius, the second is a smaller, shorter sword hidden in the gladius' handle and the last is a spear-head like dagger hidden within the second blade. The sword is curiously missing a sword guard, but that doesn't prevent it from being deadly to any who cross it.

    Makie Otono-Tachibana's "Old Man of Spring"

    Wielded by the most skilled warrior in the manga, Makie's double bladed three-section-staff is - in the hands of this master swordsman - both defensive and deadly. Hidden inside a hollowed-out mandolin-like instrument called a shamisen, these blades as surprising as their wielder.

    Eiku Shizuma's "Wormkiller" Dagger and Saber

    Wielded by the Itto-Ryu warrior Eiku, these poison blades (hence the "hair," which holds the poison) nearly kill Manji and his bloodworms.

    Giichi's "Guardian of the Three Paths"

    One of the most unique weapons in the series is wielded by one of the most skilled warriors, a member of the Mugai-ryu who's killed a total of 59 Itto-ryu warriors himself. Adapted from a thresher or similar farming implement, this hinged blade allows Giichi to sever or entangle limbs, necks and weapons from a distance and, as the blade's handcuff-like action wraps around anything in its path, it's difficult to defend or block.

    Uruma's "Devil's Drumbstick" Machete

    This massive blade, wielded by one of the minor Itto-ryu warriors, makes for an intimidating sight. Unwieldy and hard to swing, its best used against slow, immobilized opponents.

    A total of 10 weapons plus one special weapon are included in the series. As each case contains 12 pieces, it is possible to get the entire set in one case. That said, as each piece is blind-boxed, making it difficult to determine which piece is inside, it's impossible to know if your case will have a full set.

    Thankfully, has a full case of these impressive Blade of the Immortal 1:6 scale gashapon weapons on sale now for the super-low price of $23.57, meaning you're paying less than $2.00 each for the 12 pieces. That's a savings of over 60% off the original retail price!

    Be sure to check out more photos of these pieces as well as discuss these with other 1:6 collectors and fans at, the best 1:6 collectibles and customizing site on the 'net.

    - photos by OSW's J3D1

    - Jess C. Horsley

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    Jess C. Horsley

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