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Hangetsu (jap. "Half Moon" and also called Weapon of the night by Nashi[1]) is an ancient sword wielded by the Goshibito Taka. It's the first sword to appear in the series.

Appearance Edit

The sword is a curved single-edged long-sword. It's navy blue hilt has three "half moons" (decrescent moons, acctually). It's hand guard is also a "half moon".

Strenght Edit

It is stated that sword is able to gather energy from the moonlight. This allows to attack with energy waves[2]. Unlike normal ishi waves, ones created by the sword are far more powerful.
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Users Edit

Taka obtained the sword as his father's last war trophy in 1392 when he was ten[3]. From that time he is the only known user of it.

Techniques Edit

  • Hassen Mayonaka (jap. 8,000 midnights) - the user charges fully with the swords energy and releases a destructive energy wave. The move is also called "Hangetsu's secret move"[4].
  • Warui Tsuki (jap. Bad Moon)- an quick draw attack. The user grabs the hilt and slashes through an object with an enormous speed.
  • Mangetsu no Hikari (jap. Light of Fullmoon) - the user releases an energy wave from a distance (most likely, form above of his target).

Others Edit

  • The sword's appearance changed in "Lady Death" compared to it's original appearance in "Five Death Men".
  • In early chapters the hilt's moons where turned to the same side when the blade was up or down.
  • Hassen Mayonaka was used by Taka at least three times - when Taka ran away Kimura and his companions, aggainst Usagi at the Night of betrayal and also earlier before the betrayal
    • Nashi remembers the attack and since she was knocked out in the palace, Taka also had to use it earlier.

References Edit

  1. http://goshibito.webcomic.ws/comics/26/
  2. Page 3015
  3. http://goshibito.the-comic.org/comics/540/
  4. Page 134
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