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Alright, on another group that I am a mod at, someone brought up "What is the strongest sword in anime"

My response was intricate, detailed, and logical. I figured I wouldn't let it go to waste on deaf ears there and I would copy it to here and see if it sparks a decent conversation.

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A blade is a useless tool when not in the hands of a skilled practitioner.
Therefore the strength of the blade is irrelevant aside from metallurgical necessities so that the blade will not break easier and it can cut effectively.
Aside from this, the blade is only as strong as the wielder's skill.

Most of these anime guys like Inuyasha, Cloud, and the like just swing ridiculous sized swords [which would not be effective even if they could be lifted so easily] like a baseball bat like some idiot who has never been taught how to even hold a sword properly.

The buster sword and the tetsusaiga would have no real potency in a fight.
Why? Because first and foremost there is no defining techniques they use. Swinging something around like that leaves them invariably open and would not be capable of being swung like they swung it regardless of the wielder's strength as physics and gravity come into play. It's unreality borders complete nonsense in that it defies all physics or logic and thus I can say correctly, both as a literary student and writer, and a martial artist with 18 years experience and stage combat choreography under my belt, that it is completely and utterly useless.

Yes I know it's anime. However a good anime, like any good piece of fantasy work, takes reference [example: a sword] from realism and therefore logically to utilize these references, realism must be implemented into the use of these references for it to be valid.


For example. Take the lightsaber. A perfect example of a fantasy weapon in the archetype of a sword.
In storytelling, everything must have some sort of reason for the way it exists or else such plot devices will fail.

The lightsaber's techniques were inspired by kendo, fencing, and escrima.
Kendo and fencing for the combative principles and many movements.
Escrima was used because the major distinctive aspect that sets a lightsaber apart is that it has no counter weight. It's just a hilt in which some sort of energy [which is weightless] and so escrima [which uses sticks only slightly longer than the hilt of a sword or lightsaber in this case] was used as to explain the connection and fill the gap between the use and it's problem. So if someone asks "How the hell does a lightsaber work? Wouldn't spinning around and crap like that just get them cut" then all bases are covered and there are logical explanations that can be answered.

So even in fantasy if someone were to ignore all of this, it would be complete nonsense.
Which is why truly great works of fantasy do not ignore this logic and surpass all the thoughtless ignorant crap floating around.


On another note; as for a sword being able to cut stone or metal like you see on an anime, this is another great flaw.
You see, if someone really wanted to have their anime taken seriously [which more of the intellectual "seinen" show this and the "shonen" or "Little Boy Anime" like DBZ, Inuyasha, and the like don't probably because they know kids probably won't care either way] they would implement a reason as to why something has the ability to do such fantastic things. In this case the answer would lie in the materials.

For a brief introduction to metallurgy; A sword is made of steel [A real sword that is. Not one of those crappy 440 stainless steel wallhangers that you can buy for less than 500 bucks] and steel is a compound of refined iron and carbon. Now the carbon does a certain thing. The more carbon in a sword the more flexible that sword becomes.

If there is too much carbon, it is too flexible. It is harder to break but it loses much strength and cutting/penetration power.
If there is not enough carbon, it is too rigid. It is much stronger yet any blade-on blade contact will result in it shattering very easily.

This is the reason that this entire topic is pretty pointless as a sword that is strong in one way is weak in another.
The katana is NEVER used in swashbuckling [repeated blade-on-blade contact like parrying and blocking and locks] as it would break easily. When there is blade on blade contact [which I have only encountered only two techniques for this in my experiences] the edge [as usually incorrectly portrayed in anime] is never in contact but rather the side of the blade. Edge-on-Edge would chip the blade indefinitely which is the last nail in the coffin for whoever made such a incredibly stupid mistake.

So cutting such hard materials like metal and rock is virtually impossible with any metallic sword no matter the material since if it had enough strength to actually cut such a thing it would indefinitely break. If it had enough durability to withstand such a strike without breaking, it would indefinitely hold no such cutting quality to actually penetrate the material.


Furthermore I might mention my objections with the gunblade.

It would be grossly ineffective for either function.
Why?

1. Gun: The weight of the sword will render the gun incredibly inaccurate.
2. Sword: The handle would render the versatility of techniques completely incompetent in which fighting with it as a sword would be pointless.

Hence why the pinfire sword [a real gun-blade] was a great failure. The pinfire was still more effective in design than the gunblade.
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@_@ okay okay okay. I guess that goes to show that anime isn't always about realism. But that goes to say that not everyone has your eye. I mean I didn't realize that until now. You spoiled anime for me. XD just kidding. But seriously. The reason why anime is probably so popular is because they don't keep those things in mind. People sometimes want to see ideas stretched as far as the idea can go. For example in naruto, hell no can half of the things they do in it be possible. Genjutsu? Ninjutsu? the way they portray it, no. The idea of anime is surreal itself, which makes others automatically not take take the fact that their use of weaponry might not be legit into consideration. If it's live action then people would be much much much more skeptical. Don't you agree? And I think that basically, the topic is more about anime itself then it is about weapons based on your. your reply totally wouldn't be wasted in here. lol.

I like zanpakutous though they are just regular swords until they become these BIG-out-of-this-world weapon.
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@_@ okay okay okay. I guess that goes to show that anime isn't always about realism. But that goes to say that not everyone has your eye. I mean I didn't realize that until now. You spoiled anime for me. XD just kidding. But seriously. The reason why anime is probably so popular is because they don't keep those things in mind. People sometimes want to see ideas stretched as far as the idea can go. For example in naruto, hell no can half of the things they do in it be possible. Genjutsu? Ninjutsu? the way they portray it, no. The idea of anime is surreal itself, which makes others automatically not take take the fact that their use of weaponry might not be legit into consideration. If it's live action then people would be much much much more skeptical. Don't you agree? And I think that basically, the topic is more about anime itself then it is about weapons based on your. your reply totally wouldn't be wasted in here. lol.

I like zanpakutous though they are just regular swords until they become these BIG-out-of-this-world weapon.


Anime wouldn't be popular for an absence of those aspects. Look at Star Wars. It has those aspects and it's frikken everywhere it's almost scary. Many people I know IRL have never heard of anime. I have never met someone who has not watched [let alone heard of] star wars.
Plus the reason that many Seinin has those aspects and that it is only really shonen which is targeted at boys 10-16 that does not which I mentioned is probably due to the assumption that little boys wouldn't care either way.
An idea can be pushed as far as possible as long as it is well grounded and supported by logic.

For example, the problem about cutting rock and metal I mentioned in my OP, you can see that in case of the lightsaber they created a completely fantasy idea that breaks through those inabilities.
It's even more fantasy than most anime. However, it is backed up by logic and therefore is a sound idea.




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kiluanne93 wrote:

@_@ okay okay okay. I guess that goes to show that anime isn't always about realism. But that goes to say that not everyone has your eye. I mean I didn't realize that until now. You spoiled anime for me. XD just kidding. But seriously. The reason why anime is probably so popular is because they don't keep those things in mind. People sometimes want to see ideas stretched as far as the idea can go. For example in naruto, hell no can half of the things they do in it be possible. Genjutsu? Ninjutsu? the way they portray it, no. The idea of anime is surreal itself, which makes others automatically not take take the fact that their use of weaponry might not be legit into consideration. If it's live action then people would be much much much more skeptical. Don't you agree? And I think that basically, the topic is more about anime itself then it is about weapons based on your. your reply totally wouldn't be wasted in here. lol.

I like zanpakutous though they are just regular swords until they become these BIG-out-of-this-world weapon.


Anime wouldn't be popular for an absence of those aspects. Look at Star Wars. It has those aspects and it's frikken everywhere it's almost scary. Many people I know IRL have never heard of anime. I have never met someone who has not watched [let alone heard of] star wars.
Plus the reason that many Seinin has those aspects and that it is only really shonen which is targeted at boys 10-16 that does not which I mentioned is probably due to the assumption that little boys wouldn't care either way.
An idea can be pushed as far as possible as long as it is well grounded and supported by logic.

For example, the problem about cutting rock and metal I mentioned in my OP, you can see that in case of the lightsaber they created a completely fantasy idea that breaks through those inabilities.
It's even more fantasy than most anime. However, it is backed up by logic and therefore is a sound idea.






true, true. Then you can't argue that this wasn't more about anime than it was weaponry because the fact that you threw up the genres shounen and seinin .but really I underdstand. I guess because seinin has far greater expectations than shounen and concerning the demographic that it targets. Star wars isn't anime but it was inspired by it. And plus star wars is a live action thing. It has higher expectations because the characters are portrayed by human beings, therefore it expresses some/more logic.
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kiluanne93 wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


kiluanne93 wrote:

@_@ okay okay okay. I guess that goes to show that anime isn't always about realism. But that goes to say that not everyone has your eye. I mean I didn't realize that until now. You spoiled anime for me. XD just kidding. But seriously. The reason why anime is probably so popular is because they don't keep those things in mind. People sometimes want to see ideas stretched as far as the idea can go. For example in naruto, hell no can half of the things they do in it be possible. Genjutsu? Ninjutsu? the way they portray it, no. The idea of anime is surreal itself, which makes others automatically not take take the fact that their use of weaponry might not be legit into consideration. If it's live action then people would be much much much more skeptical. Don't you agree? And I think that basically, the topic is more about anime itself then it is about weapons based on your. your reply totally wouldn't be wasted in here. lol.

I like zanpakutous though they are just regular swords until they become these BIG-out-of-this-world weapon.


Anime wouldn't be popular for an absence of those aspects. Look at Star Wars. It has those aspects and it's frikken everywhere it's almost scary. Many people I know IRL have never heard of anime. I have never met someone who has not watched [let alone heard of] star wars.
Plus the reason that many Seinin has those aspects and that it is only really shonen which is targeted at boys 10-16 that does not which I mentioned is probably due to the assumption that little boys wouldn't care either way.
An idea can be pushed as far as possible as long as it is well grounded and supported by logic.

For example, the problem about cutting rock and metal I mentioned in my OP, you can see that in case of the lightsaber they created a completely fantasy idea that breaks through those inabilities.
It's even more fantasy than most anime. However, it is backed up by logic and therefore is a sound idea.






true, true. Then you can't argue that this wasn't more about anime than it was weaponry because the fact that you threw up the genres shounen and seinin .but really I underdstand. I guess because seinin has far greater expectations than shounen and concerning the demographic that it targets. Star wars isn't anime but it was inspired by it. And plus star wars is a live action thing. It has higher expectations because the characters are portrayed by human beings, therefore it expresses some/more logic.


It is a pattern that presides very much in anime.
I've seen anime more realistic than some fantasy live action movies so that's not the case. There is no real difference. The only difference is the detail. I didn't know Star Wars was inspired by anime though I know it was heavily inspired by the jidaigeki, The Hidden Fortress, directed by Kurosawa and staring Toshiro Mifune.

Also due to the contrast between Seinin and Shonen, it cannot be the case of higher expectations between live action and anime.

For in fact the key lies in the story and that's it. Doesn't matter what media really.
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Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


kiluanne93 wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


kiluanne93 wrote:

@_@ okay okay okay. I guess that goes to show that anime isn't always about realism. But that goes to say that not everyone has your eye. I mean I didn't realize that until now. You spoiled anime for me. XD just kidding. But seriously. The reason why anime is probably so popular is because they don't keep those things in mind. People sometimes want to see ideas stretched as far as the idea can go. For example in naruto, hell no can half of the things they do in it be possible. Genjutsu? Ninjutsu? the way they portray it, no. The idea of anime is surreal itself, which makes others automatically not take take the fact that their use of weaponry might not be legit into consideration. If it's live action then people would be much much much more skeptical. Don't you agree? And I think that basically, the topic is more about anime itself then it is about weapons based on your. your reply totally wouldn't be wasted in here. lol.

I like zanpakutous though they are just regular swords until they become these BIG-out-of-this-world weapon.


Anime wouldn't be popular for an absence of those aspects. Look at Star Wars. It has those aspects and it's frikken everywhere it's almost scary. Many people I know IRL have never heard of anime. I have never met someone who has not watched [let alone heard of] star wars.
Plus the reason that many Seinin has those aspects and that it is only really shonen which is targeted at boys 10-16 that does not which I mentioned is probably due to the assumption that little boys wouldn't care either way.
An idea can be pushed as far as possible as long as it is well grounded and supported by logic.

For example, the problem about cutting rock and metal I mentioned in my OP, you can see that in case of the lightsaber they created a completely fantasy idea that breaks through those inabilities.
It's even more fantasy than most anime. However, it is backed up by logic and therefore is a sound idea.






true, true. Then you can't argue that this wasn't more about anime than it was weaponry because the fact that you threw up the genres shounen and seinin .but really I underdstand. I guess because seinin has far greater expectations than shounen and concerning the demographic that it targets. Star wars isn't anime but it was inspired by it. And plus star wars is a live action thing. It has higher expectations because the characters are portrayed by human beings, therefore it expresses some/more logic.


It is a pattern that presides very much in anime.
I've seen anime more realistic than some fantasy live action movies so that's not the case. There is no real difference. The only difference is the detail. I didn't know Star Wars was inspired by anime though I know it was heavily inspired by the jidaigeki, The Hidden Fortress, directed by Kurosawa and staring Toshiro Mifune.

Also due to the contrast between Seinin and Shonen, it cannot be the case of higher expectations between live action and anime.

For in fact the key lies in the story and that's it. Doesn't matter what media really.


okay sensei. but I think it does have some relevance. I mean you don't see people running around with BIG gigantic swords in live actions now. Do you? You don't really see people handle swords in live actions like they do in animes. Do you? Yeah and about the star wars anime thing, if my memory is right it was on like this thing on HBO about anime. Like an hour-long documentary/tribute, which I believe should have been longer. I don't think it was inspired by "an" anime but anime in general. I don't know where they came up with that though.
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kiluanne93 wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


kiluanne93 wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


kiluanne93 wrote:

@_@ okay okay okay. I guess that goes to show that anime isn't always about realism. But that goes to say that not everyone has your eye. I mean I didn't realize that until now. You spoiled anime for me. XD just kidding. But seriously. The reason why anime is probably so popular is because they don't keep those things in mind. People sometimes want to see ideas stretched as far as the idea can go. For example in naruto, hell no can half of the things they do in it be possible. Genjutsu? Ninjutsu? the way they portray it, no. The idea of anime is surreal itself, which makes others automatically not take take the fact that their use of weaponry might not be legit into consideration. If it's live action then people would be much much much more skeptical. Don't you agree? And I think that basically, the topic is more about anime itself then it is about weapons based on your. your reply totally wouldn't be wasted in here. lol.

I like zanpakutous though they are just regular swords until they become these BIG-out-of-this-world weapon.


Anime wouldn't be popular for an absence of those aspects. Look at Star Wars. It has those aspects and it's frikken everywhere it's almost scary. Many people I know IRL have never heard of anime. I have never met someone who has not watched [let alone heard of] star wars.
Plus the reason that many Seinin has those aspects and that it is only really shonen which is targeted at boys 10-16 that does not which I mentioned is probably due to the assumption that little boys wouldn't care either way.
An idea can be pushed as far as possible as long as it is well grounded and supported by logic.

For example, the problem about cutting rock and metal I mentioned in my OP, you can see that in case of the lightsaber they created a completely fantasy idea that breaks through those inabilities.
It's even more fantasy than most anime. However, it is backed up by logic and therefore is a sound idea.






true, true. Then you can't argue that this wasn't more about anime than it was weaponry because the fact that you threw up the genres shounen and seinin .but really I underdstand. I guess because seinin has far greater expectations than shounen and concerning the demographic that it targets. Star wars isn't anime but it was inspired by it. And plus star wars is a live action thing. It has higher expectations because the characters are portrayed by human beings, therefore it expresses some/more logic.


It is a pattern that presides very much in anime.
I've seen anime more realistic than some fantasy live action movies so that's not the case. There is no real difference. The only difference is the detail. I didn't know Star Wars was inspired by anime though I know it was heavily inspired by the jidaigeki, The Hidden Fortress, directed by Kurosawa and staring Toshiro Mifune.

Also due to the contrast between Seinin and Shonen, it cannot be the case of higher expectations between live action and anime.

For in fact the key lies in the story and that's it. Doesn't matter what media really.


okay sensei. but I think it does have some relevance. I mean you don't see people running around with BIG gigantic swords in live actions now. Do you? You don't really see people handle swords in live actions like they do in animes. Do you? Yeah and about the star wars anime thing, if my memory is right it was on like this thing on HBO about anime. Like an hour-long documentary/tribute, which I believe should have been longer. I don't think it was inspired by "an" anime but anime in general. I don't know where they came up with that though.


Actually I have seen live action with people wielding giant swords and swinging them around like idiots.
Later I will post it on here.

The problem is the story.

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Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


kiluanne93 wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


kiluanne93 wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


kiluanne93 wrote:

@_@ okay okay okay. I guess that goes to show that anime isn't always about realism. But that goes to say that not everyone has your eye. I mean I didn't realize that until now. You spoiled anime for me. XD just kidding. But seriously. The reason why anime is probably so popular is because they don't keep those things in mind. People sometimes want to see ideas stretched as far as the idea can go. For example in naruto, hell no can half of the things they do in it be possible. Genjutsu? Ninjutsu? the way they portray it, no. The idea of anime is surreal itself, which makes others automatically not take take the fact that their use of weaponry might not be legit into consideration. If it's live action then people would be much much much more skeptical. Don't you agree? And I think that basically, the topic is more about anime itself then it is about weapons based on your. your reply totally wouldn't be wasted in here. lol.

I like zanpakutous though they are just regular swords until they become these BIG-out-of-this-world weapon.


Anime wouldn't be popular for an absence of those aspects. Look at Star Wars. It has those aspects and it's frikken everywhere it's almost scary. Many people I know IRL have never heard of anime. I have never met someone who has not watched [let alone heard of] star wars.
Plus the reason that many Seinin has those aspects and that it is only really shonen which is targeted at boys 10-16 that does not which I mentioned is probably due to the assumption that little boys wouldn't care either way.
An idea can be pushed as far as possible as long as it is well grounded and supported by logic.

For example, the problem about cutting rock and metal I mentioned in my OP, you can see that in case of the lightsaber they created a completely fantasy idea that breaks through those inabilities.
It's even more fantasy than most anime. However, it is backed up by logic and therefore is a sound idea.






true, true. Then you can't argue that this wasn't more about anime than it was weaponry because the fact that you threw up the genres shounen and seinin .but really I underdstand. I guess because seinin has far greater expectations than shounen and concerning the demographic that it targets. Star wars isn't anime but it was inspired by it. And plus star wars is a live action thing. It has higher expectations because the characters are portrayed by human beings, therefore it expresses some/more logic.


It is a pattern that presides very much in anime.
I've seen anime more realistic than some fantasy live action movies so that's not the case. There is no real difference. The only difference is the detail. I didn't know Star Wars was inspired by anime though I know it was heavily inspired by the jidaigeki, The Hidden Fortress, directed by Kurosawa and staring Toshiro Mifune.

Also due to the contrast between Seinin and Shonen, it cannot be the case of higher expectations between live action and anime.

For in fact the key lies in the story and that's it. Doesn't matter what media really.


okay sensei. but I think it does have some relevance. I mean you don't see people running around with BIG gigantic swords in live actions now. Do you? You don't really see people handle swords in live actions like they do in animes. Do you? Yeah and about the star wars anime thing, if my memory is right it was on like this thing on HBO about anime. Like an hour-long documentary/tribute, which I believe should have been longer. I don't think it was inspired by "an" anime but anime in general. I don't know where they came up with that though.


Actually I have seen live action with people wielding giant swords and swinging them around like idiots.
Later I will post it on here.

The problem is the story.



haha! really? I've never seen that before. the sound of it is just ridiculous. I can't imagine what that would look like. Oh my gosh you have to admit that there is relevance to it being linked to live actions vs. anime. Come on now. We are talking about how people handle weapons now and realism. it has to.
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kiluanne93 wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


kiluanne93 wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


kiluanne93 wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


kiluanne93 wrote:

@_@ okay okay okay. I guess that goes to show that anime isn't always about realism. But that goes to say that not everyone has your eye. I mean I didn't realize that until now. You spoiled anime for me. XD just kidding. But seriously. The reason why anime is probably so popular is because they don't keep those things in mind. People sometimes want to see ideas stretched as far as the idea can go. For example in naruto, hell no can half of the things they do in it be possible. Genjutsu? Ninjutsu? the way they portray it, no. The idea of anime is surreal itself, which makes others automatically not take take the fact that their use of weaponry might not be legit into consideration. If it's live action then people would be much much much more skeptical. Don't you agree? And I think that basically, the topic is more about anime itself then it is about weapons based on your. your reply totally wouldn't be wasted in here. lol.

I like zanpakutous though they are just regular swords until they become these BIG-out-of-this-world weapon.


Anime wouldn't be popular for an absence of those aspects. Look at Star Wars. It has those aspects and it's frikken everywhere it's almost scary. Many people I know IRL have never heard of anime. I have never met someone who has not watched [let alone heard of] star wars.
Plus the reason that many Seinin has those aspects and that it is only really shonen which is targeted at boys 10-16 that does not which I mentioned is probably due to the assumption that little boys wouldn't care either way.
An idea can be pushed as far as possible as long as it is well grounded and supported by logic.

For example, the problem about cutting rock and metal I mentioned in my OP, you can see that in case of the lightsaber they created a completely fantasy idea that breaks through those inabilities.
It's even more fantasy than most anime. However, it is backed up by logic and therefore is a sound idea.






true, true. Then you can't argue that this wasn't more about anime than it was weaponry because the fact that you threw up the genres shounen and seinin .but really I underdstand. I guess because seinin has far greater expectations than shounen and concerning the demographic that it targets. Star wars isn't anime but it was inspired by it. And plus star wars is a live action thing. It has higher expectations because the characters are portrayed by human beings, therefore it expresses some/more logic.


It is a pattern that presides very much in anime.
I've seen anime more realistic than some fantasy live action movies so that's not the case. There is no real difference. The only difference is the detail. I didn't know Star Wars was inspired by anime though I know it was heavily inspired by the jidaigeki, The Hidden Fortress, directed by Kurosawa and staring Toshiro Mifune.

Also due to the contrast between Seinin and Shonen, it cannot be the case of higher expectations between live action and anime.

For in fact the key lies in the story and that's it. Doesn't matter what media really.


okay sensei. but I think it does have some relevance. I mean you don't see people running around with BIG gigantic swords in live actions now. Do you? You don't really see people handle swords in live actions like they do in animes. Do you? Yeah and about the star wars anime thing, if my memory is right it was on like this thing on HBO about anime. Like an hour-long documentary/tribute, which I believe should have been longer. I don't think it was inspired by "an" anime but anime in general. I don't know where they came up with that though.


Actually I have seen live action with people wielding giant swords and swinging them around like idiots.
Later I will post it on here.

The problem is the story.



haha! really? I've never seen that before. the sound of it is just ridiculous. I can't imagine what that would look like. Oh my gosh you have to admit that there is relevance to it being linked to live actions vs. anime. Come on now. We are talking about how people handle weapons now and realism. it has to.


It is hilarious. I have to find some clips for you.

Not necessarily. It in fact has no relevance at all. As I said, the problems are with the story and it's creation which I explained in my OP.

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I completely agree with it but also the ones who are carrying these huge swords like inuyasha and cloud never really had proper sword training, so they are basically the equivalent of a street brawler with a sword so its not going to look as "pretty" as someone with training like kenshin (just to compare a trained anime character)

And as for clips look up Death Trance, there's a guy in that looks just plain.....corny.....swinging around a giant sword
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Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:

Actually I have seen live action with people wielding giant swords and swinging them around like idiots.
Later I will post it on here.

The problem is the story.




That would just look ridiculous... realistically speaking,can you even move properly with suck huge swords as smoothly? You'll end up with one arm bulkier than the other. hahaha
Posted 8/15/08
In regards to anime I think you would be hard pressed to find the realism that a true swordman would look for Ice blue Eyes. There are a number of live action movies that I just can't watch because theres some juiced up guy wielding a Battle Axe, or a long sword like it has the weight of a butter knife. Now with martial arts films I must give a little but thats where I draw the line.We must sometimes just call it what it is and expect nothing more from it. Unless they have true masters and students working on the script and blocking it's pretty much a wrap.
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In regards to anime I think you would be hard pressed to find the realism that a true swordman would look for Ice blue Eyes. There are a number of live action movies that I just can't watch because theres some juiced up guy wielding a Battle Axe, or a long sword like it has the weight of a butter knife. Now with martial arts films I must give a little but thats where I draw the line.We must sometimes just call it what it is and expect nothing more from it. Unless they have true masters and students working on the script and blocking it's pretty much a wrap.


Well my post was meant to show the bit of logic that can add a bit of realism to fantasy.

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Posted 8/22/08
I don't have any real in depth secret or response to your opening discussion; however, I must say some animes are like B movies that we like to watch, even thought reality gets thrown out the window with the kitchen sink.
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