Katanagatari Concepts

Katanagatari is an anime series in the Katanagatari franchise
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Absolute Retribution Strike

An offensive technique used with Zettou Kanna.

Aioi Corps

A group of long deceased ninjas in the Katanagatari franchise

Bad Ass Fight Scene

A fight scene or epic battle that stands above the norm of what the series offers and goes down in history as one of the best combat encounters in the series. The perfect combination of epicness and animation.

Beast Squad

The beast squad is a group of ninjas in the Katanagatari franchise.

Bird Squad

The Bird Squad is a group of ninjas from the Katanagatari franchise.

Blood Bath

A massacre

Brother and Sister

A male and a female member of a family that share the same parents.

Code of Honor

Many characters in anime/manga live by a personal or structured code of honor.

Dark Past

One or more past events that negatively affected one or more people. It's very common in an anime for at least one person to have such a past.

Fish Squad

The Fish Squad are a a group of ninjas from the Katanagatari franchise.


Used frequently in Anime to either recap past events or provide a back story for a character, either their origin story or their off-screen training of new attack. Sometime and entire episode/chapter would be a entire flashback.

Fortune Telling

A fortune teller is a person with divine or magical powers who can tell various bits of personal information about an unknown person. She/he can tell the future, more often she/he can see one of many potential futures. Sometimes objects like tarot cards, tea leaves, crystal balls are used to assist the fortune teller in his/her reading.


When someone is friends with a person who for one reason or another they are forced to also be enemies with.

Insect Squad

The Insect Squad is a group of three Maniwa Corps ninjas in the Katanagatari franchise.

Ittou: Ichimonji Kiri

A martial arts attack involving a quick 180° turn aimed to catch the opponent surprise, leaving them open for attack.


A feeling of jealous envy (especially of a rival).

Klesha Bringers

Also known as "Deviant Blades," the Klesha Bringers are twelves weapons of extraordinary power.

Kuuchuu Ittou: Okumoji Kiri

A sword-based attack where one throws their sword in the air, jumps up to grab it, and rains down multiple attacks while airborne.


Kyotouryuu is a martial arts designed specifically to destroy swords via unarmed combat. It was created by Shikizaki Kiki and originally taught to Kazune Yasuri.

Kyotouryuu: Chrysanthemum

A sword breaking technique in the Kyotouryuu fighting style.

Kyotouryuu: Daffodil

Daffodil is the second stance/dance of the Kyotouryuu fighting style.

Kyotouryuu: Iris

Iris is the seventh stance/dance in the Kyotouryuu fighting style.

Kyotouryuu: Lily

Lily is an offensive ability of the Kyotouryuu fighting style.

Kyotouryuu: Lily of the Valley

Lily of the Valley is the first stance/dance in the Kyotouryuu fighting style.

Kyotouryuu: Peony

An offensive attack in the Kyotouryuu fighting style.

Kyotouryuu: Rose

Rose is an offensive technique in the Kyotouryuu fighting style.

Kyotouryuu: Scattered Blossoms

Scattered Blossoms is an offensive attack in the Kyotouryuu fighting style.

Kyotouryuu: Shichika Hachiretsu

An especially devastating offensive combination attack in the Kyotouryuu fighting style.


In Soul Eater "Madness" is the power that Kishin and evil spirits use to corrupt others and drive them crazy, often resulting in them turning evil. After the release of Asura, Madness begins to build up around the world uncontrollably.

Major Death

Death of a major character.

Maniwa Corps

The Maniwa Corps are a group of ninjas from the Katanagatari franchise.

Martial Arts

Seen in just about every form of anime at least at one point. The key component that makes Shounen popular among boys. As well as Ancient art in itself


Moe (pronounce moh-eh) is a Japanese slang term for something one likes, and within the anime realm is used to refer to characters who inspire a protective sort of love-- usually because the characters seem to need someone to take care of them.


The act of taking another person's life.


A ninja is a (typically Japanese) warrior, trained in martial arts fighting styles, and whom typically specializes in stealthy tactics and unorthodox arts of war.


A Pirate is one who steal at sea or and plunders at land. It can also be a term used for adventurers who don't follow the laws of the land.


The act of controling an individual, making him preform actions at your will.

Potential Love Interest

The character has a chance of ending up with the protagonist. It means either the protagonist or the heroine(or maybe both) have feelings for the other.


Pwnage isn't just losing a fight. These are situations where one opponent significantly outclasses the other to the point of embarrassment.


When someone returns an cruel favor to another after what has been done to them or an loved one.


Rivals are competitor to someone. Unlike an enemy, rivals could have similar goals but disagree on the process.

Robot Girl

Mechanical or electronic automatons that have identifiable female characteristics. They may or may not behave with human-like emotion.


Sentouryuu is a martial art of absolute self-defense in which you don't arm yourself. It's founded upon the idea that swords are dispensable and that any sword, especially those of your enemy, can be used in the midst of battle.

Shrine Maiden

A Shrine Maiden is a female caretaker of the Shinto shrines of Japan, and they are connected to the oracles from kami. Considered to be a medium/prophet between earth and the spirit realm. Traditionally wearing a white kimono and red hakama.

The Revelation

The idea that a major event/item/history is explained to the protagonist. With the main character and reader aware of the truth, everything is approached with a new view.


Torture is the act of inflicting pain to gain something from a victim. There are no restrictions on what can be gained, but generally it is done to receive a confession, information, or pleasure from harming others.


Specialized strategies and methods of exercise used in various anime and manga series to develop characters and prepare them for performing in events.


Uzugatana is a chain based ninjustu capable of quick destruction.

Zantou Gari

Zantou Gari is a technique designed to increase one's draw speed with Zantou Namakura.


Zerosen is a sword drawing technique.

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