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* Samurai are traditionally use [[Wikipedia:katana|katana]], but the standard-issue sword wielded by the samurai of the Land of Iron seem to be closer in size and appearance to [[Wikipedia: wakizashi|wakizashi]].
 
* Samurai are traditionally use [[Wikipedia:katana|katana]], but the standard-issue sword wielded by the samurai of the Land of Iron seem to be closer in size and appearance to [[Wikipedia: wakizashi|wakizashi]].
 
* [[Kusarigama]] are seen in the samurai's armoury in the [[Land of Iron]], despite the fact that Kusarigama are traditionally of ninja origin.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 523, page 4</ref>
 
* [[Kusarigama]] are seen in the samurai's armoury in the [[Land of Iron]], despite the fact that Kusarigama are traditionally of ninja origin.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 523, page 4</ref>
* In [[Shikamaru Hiden: A Cloud Drifting in Silent Darkness]], it is mentioned that the [[Land of Silence]] is a formerly samurai-led country on a distant continent that was taken over by a shinobi named [[Gengo]] before he was defeated by forces from Konoha and Sunagakure.
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* In ''[[Shikamaru Hiden: A Cloud Drifting in Silent Darkness]]'', it is mentioned that the [[Land of Silence]] is a formerly samurai-led country on a distant continent that was taken over by a shinobi named [[Gengo]] before he was defeated by forces from Konoha and Sunagakure.
   
 
== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==

Revision as of 18:35, June 23, 2016

Samurai

Samurai on guard in the Land of Iron.

Samurai () are a military power similar to shinobi, though not nearly as widespread. In Gaara Hiden, samurai and shinobi are noted to have first diverged in how they received the teachings of ninshū: samurai were more spiritual and idealistic, while shinobi focused on using their chakra to keep people's bonds alive. Only the Land of Iron continues to use samurai, with all other countries having since opted to use shinobi.[1] In the anime, the Land of This consisted of former samurai, what Tatewaki calls rogue samurai (浪人, rōnin).

Appearance

Samurai usually wear heavy, segmented plate-armour that covers the shoulders, chest, upper back, lower sides, and thighs. They also wear gauntlets, shin guards, and helmets; senior officers adorn their helmets with horns.[2] The face masks they wear have built-in radios and double as respirators to combat poison regularly used by shinobi. Samurai wield as many as four swords, the scabbards of which are mounted directly onto their faulds.

Abilities

Samurai Sabre Technique

The samurai channelling chakra through their swords.

The Third Tsuchikage claims that any shinobi would be foolish to challenge the samurai of the Land of Iron. All samurai are practised sword-users, into which they channel their chakra. This allows them to extend the reach of their swords, alter the shape to appear as other weapons, and launch the chakra across distances as crescents of energy.[3] Samurai are typically taught Iaidō (居合道) to increase the speed at which they draw and sheath their swords, allowing them to attack before opposing shinobi can perform the hand seals required to use ninjutsu.[4]

Trivia

See Also

References

  1. Naruto chapter 531, pages 6-7, 10-12
  2. Second Fanbook, page 201
  3. Naruto chapter 460, page 12
  4. Naruto chapter 531, page 13
  5. Naruto chapter 18, page 13
  6. Naruto chapter 523, page 4
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