Musashi Akatsuki


Musashi Akatsuki is a legendary swordsman who once traveled the countryside, honing his skills and challenging worthy opponents along the way. During one of his battles he was killed by another swordsman. When Shinnosuke Kagami begins his plan to open Hell's Gate and bring about a new world order, he resurrects Musashi to further his plans and kill innocent people. To both their chagrins, while on one of his travels, Musashi was defeated. Honorable just like he was during his life, he bids farewell to his opponent, before dissolving in a beam of light. His design is loosely based on Miyamoto Musashi.


The Last Blade


The Last Blade 2 (Console version)



Page Updated:  Dec. 5th, 2022

Even though Musashi from The Last Blade kinda stole Haohmaru's hairstyle (he's kind of a a poor man's Haohmaru)... Musashi is a much different character than the iconic hero of Samurai Shodown. He's a convincing, towering bad guy and has some powerful double katana strikes. Overall, I think they could've done more with his fighting style and overall visual design, as other characters from The Last Blade series are more visually exciting and outshine him, IMO. However, it's a pretty cool homage that this Musashi uses the double katana which is what the late real samuirai, Miyamoto Musashi, was famous for.

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