Slicing The Moon…

I will admit it. I have been known to watch Japanese Anime every now and then. I can’t help it. I’m always up late at night, when the cartoon network shows Adult Swim. And before I even realize what’s happening, I’m watching some random anime. And no, I’m not going to try and explain why I watch the cartoon channel. Except to say that anime characters (especially the ninjas) are cool. And they have cool swords. There. I said it. Whatchagonnadoboutit?

Ok, so there are maybe one or two anime series I catch. Surprisingly, the topic of this post is from one of those shows I’ve never watched, namely Bleach. Randomly surfing a few sword sites, I came across this… er… pole arm of a sword. The Zangetsu Bankai Long Sword, AKA Slicing Moon from the Bleach Anime Series.

Zangetsu Bankai – Slicing Moon

Ichigo Zangetsu Bankai sword
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Ok, that’s an appropriately long name for a very long, black sword. This sword is a 68″ overall, with a honkin’ 50″ worth of razor sharp black steel for a blade. Now these things always raise questions in my mind. Like, how do you wield a sword that is so close to your own height? My answer? Very carefully, lest you inadvertently end up parting ways with some bodily extremity that you were actually quite fond of… And then there’s the name. Slicing Moon? I don’t know ’bout all that. It’s certainly long enough to slice at the moon. Dunno if it would make any significant cuts on the moons surface though. But with these things you never know. Perhaps if it went up with a ninja astronaut…

Zangetsu Bankai Long Sword – Slicing Moon – [swordseller.com]


5 Responses to “Slicing The Moon…”

  1. 1 ChroniclerLoki
    September 21, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    Now that is something to see, a ninja astronaut. But what deranged aliens would such a spaceman fight? and what pocket would they keep their smaller blades in without risking damage to the suit? After all, modern space suits are not designed to resist cutting implements, nor are they very flexible, the best one could hope for in a spacesuit that we have today would be for the aliens to be throwing sticks and stones at us.

  2. September 25, 2008 at 12:58 am

    Oh no, you misunderstand… You would not need to go to the moon in order to cut it in half with this sword… You could simply slash away at it while standing right here on earth, and it would reach out and cut the moon in half…

    You’d have to have some excellent hand eye coordination to pull it off, but hey… ROFL…

  3. 3 ChroniclerLoki
    September 25, 2008 at 2:39 am


  4. 5 ChroniclerLoki
    October 5, 2008 at 11:27 am

    Whole new meaning to reach out and touch someone lol

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