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|kanji=ヒラメカレイ
 
|kanji=ヒラメカレイ
 
|unnamed tool=No
 
|unnamed tool=No
 
|romaji=Hiramekarei
 
|romaji=Hiramekarei
|other names={{Translation|Twinsword|双刀|Sōtō}}
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|other names={{Translation|Twinsword|双刀|Sōtō}}, {{Translation|Great Twin Blades|大双剣|Daisōken}}<ref>''Sasuke Shinden: Book of Sunrise''</ref>
|users=Chōjūrō, Mangetsu Hōzuki
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|related tools=Kubikiribōchō, Nuibari, Samehada, Kabutowari, Kiba (swords), Shibuki (sword)
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|users=Chōjūrō, Mangetsu Hōzuki, Kagura Karatachi~anime
 
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|debut manga=454
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|debut anime=199
 
|debut anime=199
 
|debut shippuden=Yes
 
|debut shippuden=Yes
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|novel debut=Sasuke Shinden: Book of Sunrise
 
|game debut=Naruto Shippūden 3D: The New Era
 
|game debut=Naruto Shippūden 3D: The New Era
 
|movie debut=The Last: Naruto the Movie
 
|movie debut=The Last: Naruto the Movie
|tool media=Anime, Manga, Game, Movie
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|tool media=Anime, Manga, Novel, Game, Movie
 
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{{translation|'''Hiramekarei'''|ヒラメカレイ}} is one of the famous [[sword]]s of the [[Seven Swordsmen of the Mist]] and the last remaining sword in [[Kirigakure]]'s possession out of the original seven [[Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist#Swords|blades]].<ref>Chapter 523, page 5</ref> [[Mangetsu]] mastered the use of this sword in the past.<ref>Chapter 523, page 14</ref>
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{{translation|'''Hiramekarei'''|ヒラメカレイ}} is one of the famous [[sword]]s of the [[Seven Swordsmen of the Mist]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 523, page 5</ref>
   
== Appearance ==
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== Appearance ==
 
[[File:Hiramekarei bandaged.png|thumb|left|Hiramekarei bandaged.]]
 
[[File:Hiramekarei bandaged.png|thumb|left|Hiramekarei bandaged.]]
Hiramekarei features a wide, flat blade with two curved indentations near its base, creating a sort of cross-guard. Two handles are connected to one another by a short length of cord, earning it the title of {{translation|"''twinsword''"|双刀|sōtō}}. The overall sword looks like a flounder fish in shape. With its bandages wrapped around Hiramekarei, it looks similar to Samehada. Hiramekarei is apparently very heavy, as Chōjūrō tires easily when carrying it for extended periods of time.
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Hiramekarei features a wide, flat blade with two curved indentations near its base, creating a sort of cross-guard. Two handles are connected to one another by a short length of cord, earning it the title of {{translation|"''twinsword''"|双刀|sōtō}}. The overall sword looks like a [[Wikipedia:Flounder|flounder]] fish in shape. When not in use, Hiramekarei is wrapped in bandages.
 
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== Abilities ==
 
== Abilities ==
Hiramekarei is capable of storing [[chakra]]. With the command {{translation|"Hiramekarei Unleashing"|ヒラメカレイ解放|Hiramekarei Kaihō|viz=Hiramekarei Release}}, the stored chakra is emitted from the two holes at the tip of the blade.<ref>Chapter 466</ref> The chakra rapidly coats the sword and can be shaped into various weapons, such as a hammer or a long-sword. The more chakra that is stored in Hiramekarei, the larger the size of the manifested weapon.<ref>Chapter 562, page 10</ref> This discharge of chakra causes the bandages it is typically wrapped with to unravel.
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Hiramekarei is capable of storing [[chakra]]. With the command {{translation|"Hiramekarei Unleashing"|ヒラメカレイ解放|Hiramekarei Kaihō|viz=Hiramekarei Release}}, the stored chakra is emitted from the holes at the tip of the blade.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 466, page 4</ref> The chakra rapidly coats the sword and can be shaped into various weapons, such as a hammer or a long-sword. The more chakra that is stored in Hiramekarei, the larger the size of the manifested weapon.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 562, page 10</ref> This discharge of chakra causes the bandages it is typically wrapped with to unravel.
   
can also create a large amount of light blue, [[Mutilation|fish bone-like crystals]] that can inflict great damage and restrain the target's movements, as well as split into two swords, each with a single handle.<ref>Boruto: Naruto the Movie</ref>
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It can also create a large amount of light blue, [[Bloody Mist Sword Art: Bone Mutilation|fish bone-like crystals]] that can inflict great damage and restrain the target's movements. Hiramekarei can also split into two swords, each with a single handle,<ref>''Boruto: Naruto the Movie''</ref> and in the anime, the feature allows for two different individuals wielding it at once.<ref name="BE31">''Boruto'' episode 31</ref>
   
 
<gallery columns="3" widths="200" captionalign="center" position="center" hideaddbutton="true">
 
<gallery columns="3" widths="200" captionalign="center" position="center" hideaddbutton="true">
 
Hiramekarei Unleashing Anime.png|Hammer form.
 
Hiramekarei Unleashing Anime.png|Hammer form.
 
Hiramekarei Kaihō.png|Long-sword form.
 
Hiramekarei Kaihō.png|Long-sword form.
Hiramekarei movie.png|Two swords separated.
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Hiramekarei movie.png|Twinsword form.
 
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== Utilised Techniques ==
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* [[Bloody Mist Sword Art: Bone Mutilation]]
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
 
* This is the only one of the seven swords not to have a direct kanji translation, due to its name being written in katakana.
 
* This is the only one of the seven swords not to have a direct kanji translation, due to its name being written in katakana.
** Both hirame and karei are Japanese names for species of [[Wikipedia:Flounder|flounders]]. The flounders with their eyes on the left side of their body are called {{translation|hirame|鮃, 平目, 比目魚}}, while those with their eyes on the right side are called {{translation|karei|鰈}}. Befitting its name, Hiramekarei is shaped like these fish.
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** Both hirame and karei are Japanese names for species of flounder. The flounders with their eyes on the left side of their body are called {{translation|hirame|鮃, 平目, 比目魚}}, while those with their eyes on the right side are called {{translation|karei|鰈}}. Befitting its name, Hiramekarei is shaped like these fish.
** Hirame can also come from {{translation|hirameku|閃く|"to flash", or "to flicker"}}. Karei can also mean {{translation|splendour|華麗}}.
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* When the previous generation of the Seven Swordsmen are [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnated]], only [[Mangetsu Hōzuki]] and [[Fuguki Suikazan]] do not have their swords as both Hiramekarei and [[Samehada]] now have modern owners. Because Fuguki is known to have been the wielder of Samehada, it is presumed that Mangetsu was the wielder of Hiramekarei.
* When the previous generation of Seven Swordsmen is [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnated]], only [[Mangetsu Hōzuki]] and [[Fuguki Suikazan]] do not have swords, as both Hiramekarei and [[Samehada]] have modern owners. Because Fuguki is known to have been the wielder of Samehada, it is presumed that Mangetsu was the wielder of Hiramekarei.
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* In the anime, [[Boruto Uzumaki]] briefly wielded one half of Hiramekarei.<ref name="BE31" />
   
 
== References ==
 
== References ==

Latest revision as of 22:57, July 9, 2018

Hiramekarei (ヒラメカレイ) is one of the famous swords of the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist.[2]

Appearance Edit

Hiramekarei bandaged

Hiramekarei bandaged.

Hiramekarei features a wide, flat blade with two curved indentations near its base, creating a sort of cross-guard. Two handles are connected to one another by a short length of cord, earning it the title of "twinsword" (双刀, sōtō). The overall sword looks like a flounder fish in shape. When not in use, Hiramekarei is wrapped in bandages.

Abilities Edit

Hiramekarei is capable of storing chakra. With the command "Hiramekarei Unleashing" (ヒラメカレイ解放, Hiramekarei Kaihō, Viz: Hiramekarei Release), the stored chakra is emitted from the holes at the tip of the blade.[3] The chakra rapidly coats the sword and can be shaped into various weapons, such as a hammer or a long-sword. The more chakra that is stored in Hiramekarei, the larger the size of the manifested weapon.[4] This discharge of chakra causes the bandages it is typically wrapped with to unravel.

It can also create a large amount of light blue, fish bone-like crystals that can inflict great damage and restrain the target's movements. Hiramekarei can also split into two swords, each with a single handle,[5] and in the anime, the feature allows for two different individuals wielding it at once.[6]

Utilised Techniques Edit

Trivia Edit

  • This is the only one of the seven swords not to have a direct kanji translation, due to its name being written in katakana.
    • Both hirame and karei are Japanese names for species of flounder. The flounders with their eyes on the left side of their body are called hirame (鮃, 平目, 比目魚), while those with their eyes on the right side are called karei (). Befitting its name, Hiramekarei is shaped like these fish.
  • When the previous generation of the Seven Swordsmen are reincarnated, only Mangetsu Hōzuki and Fuguki Suikazan do not have their swords as both Hiramekarei and Samehada now have modern owners. Because Fuguki is known to have been the wielder of Samehada, it is presumed that Mangetsu was the wielder of Hiramekarei.
  • In the anime, Boruto Uzumaki briefly wielded one half of Hiramekarei.[6]

References Edit

  1. Sasuke Shinden: Book of Sunrise
  2. Naruto chapter 523, page 5
  3. Naruto chapter 466, page 4
  4. Naruto chapter 562, page 10
  5. Boruto: Naruto the Movie
  6. 6.0 6.1 Boruto episode 31
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