Friday, 25 February 2011


I've been thinking about this weapon and watching demonstration videos to see how Ryu could uniquely wield this weapon. First of all it bares the same style and name of a Kusari-gama and kyokestu-shogei. One of the main purpose of this kind of weapon is to handle two enemies, one in front of you and the other behind or more like surrounding enemies. I can call this the fluid version of a Nunchakus, think of the Manriki-Gusari as a nunchaku but a fully bendable and flexible nunchakus.
From the video demonstrations I've seen with this weapon, it's mostly to do with swinging which I know of course that's the fundamental of it's creation.
The only purpose I can think Ryu to wield this weapon like a Nunchaku though swinging it with a different style. Ryu can also use this weapon to deflect projectile attacks.

If you think about it, the Vigoorian Flails and the Nunchaku are exactly the same however the difference between them is that Vigoorian has a blade at both handles and allows Ryu to wield it in a devastating way (to `slash` of-course). While a normal nuchaku is designed to knock out opponents.
Now the Manriki-gusari can be considered the third type of a Nunchaku and the moves Vigoorian Flails couldn't do, the manriki-gusari could do.

The weapon can work like Ninja Blade's Twin Swords.
Forward to 1:42

As for Ninja Blade's Twin Sword, I'm not sure what it is, I can't really tell by the animation. Though I can guess they are Flexible Swords, that weapon is my favourite, regardless of it being the weakest:)
But please watch the video and look how Ken Ogawa uses the Twin Swords, now imgine if Ryu could wield the Manriki-gusari similar to it? Ryu would wield the Manriki-gusari like the Vigoorian Flails but with more advance and fluid moves, and also the manriki-gusari can deflect projectiles once swung like Ken Ogawa's Twin Blade.

Please watch this video , the author doesn't want to display the embed code:/
It's a demonstration of how the Manrikigusari can be used and swung. 


  1. LOL...6 articles on the main page and no one cares enough to post a comment so I felt sorry for you and decided to give you something to read.Keep up the work no one cares about.

  2. thanks for giving me hits.
    Well people choose to remain anonymous and have anything to say. Just because you have a website or blog with a comment section doesn't mean you are bound to see comments posted all the time.

    Only people who are interested in the research I've done thus far or fans of Ninja Gaiden would comment on it. Also this is a blog not a website so I do not know the massive comment you are craving for.

    If you do want comments, spread this website and tell your friends.

  3. haha...interesting post! Just keep it going:D l like your blog.