The Otaku Armoury

The Otaku Armoury: Sekiro’s Shinobi Prosthetic Arm

The Otaku Armoury highlights Japanese weaponry that has been used throughout popular culture. Games like Mortal Kombat and Devil May Cry have incorporated singular weapons such as a katana, whereas games like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice have offered multi-purpose tools. The game’s protagonist, Sekiro, wields a prosthetic arm that houses all kinds of traditional Japanese weaponry. Continue reading “The Otaku Armoury: Sekiro’s Shinobi Prosthetic Arm”

The Otaku Armoury

The Otaku Armoury: Scorpion’s Kunai

Ninjas are synonymous with Japan and they are traditionally depicted as stealthy warriors who can defeat their foes in a matter of seconds. This same level of mystique is attached to ninja weaponry such as shurikens and mariki-gusari. Another ninja weapon, the kunai, has developed a reputation in pop culture, due to it being wielded by the likes of Scorpion in Mortal Kombat.

The Otaku Armoury puts the spotlight on Japanese-inspired weaponry and Scorpion’s kunai is certainly a famous example. But how did Scorpion come to wield it and how does his fabled weapon compare to a real kunai? Continue reading “The Otaku Armoury: Scorpion’s Kunai”