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Legend of Muramasa Blade

Muramasa blade are created by Muramasa Sengo (千子 村正 Sengo Muramasa), a famous sword smith who founded the Muramasa school and lived during the Muromachi period (14th to 16th centuries) in Japan. Oscar Ratti and Adele Westbrook said that Muramasa “was a most skillful smith but a violent and ill-balanced mind verging on madness, that aspect of him was supposed to have passed into his blades. They were popularly believed to hunger for blood and to impel their warrior to commit murder or suicide.

The school of sword-making at Ise Province was famous for the extraordinary sharpness of their blades. The earliest known work of the school is dated at 1501; the Muramasa school continued into the late 16th century. It is believed by many that Sengo Muramasa was a student of Heianjo Nagayoshi, a prominent swordsmith from Kyoto known for  his spears and engravings. Other legends hold that he was a student of Masamune, which is impossible, as Muramasa lived much later than Masamune


Muramasa’s swords fell out of favor with the Japanese government when Tokugawa Ieyasu became shogun thus establishing the Tokugawa Shogunate in 1603. It is said that due to Ieyasu had lost many friends and relatives to Muramasa blades and even had cut himself badly with one, he forbade his vassals to wield blades made by Muramasa. This contributed even more to the Muramasa legend and led to many plays and dramas in Japanese literature featuring the blades. Due to the stigma attached to them, many Muramasa blades had their signature changed or removed, also the stigma cause opponents of the Tokugawa Shoguns would often wish to acquire Muramasa blades thus contribute forgeries of Muramasa blades.

The swords of Muramasa are often contrasted in Japanese media with those of Masamune, another Japanese sword smith who lived some 300 years earlier, around 1264–1343 AD.

It has also been told that once drawn, a Muramasa blade has to draw blood before it can be returned to its scabbard, even to the point of forcing its wielder to wound himself or commit suicide.Thus, the blade is thought of as a demonic cursed blade that creates blood lust in those who wield it.

In Anime Ninja Shinobi can obtain this sharp blades in 3′rd Stage of Realm Mode. The blade will gives player a decent amount of force (+450 and an extra +450 force once it reach +5 enchantment) enough to cut through most defense. Also players need to be level 70 with purple quality character to be able to wield it.

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