Back then I hated them for becoming K-on in medieval setting after 3 episodes, now we have SAOs in fantasy settings.
Can't we have high fantasy anime without being a subproduct of the meme genre of the moment?
I hope you realize that gif is shooped
I am confused
WHICH ONE IS REAL
I'm not going to sit here and say which is stronger because I don't actually know, but of course the one that is braced and mounted with more support is going to be the one that doesn't bend. If you reversed the swords, I'm sure the same thing would happen. The swinging sword will bend.
Neither sword is supposed to be used like that.
It's like judging the quality of a handgun by whether or not you can open beer bottles with it.
Sure, beer is nice, and being able to open them without a dedicated device is nice too. But guns are made to shoot people with. That is what they should be judged for.
Swords are slashing weapons. Not hacking weapons.
Katanas bend because they aren't made of spring steel like most later medieval european swords; it makes them more rigid and better for cutting, but more fragile and prone to bending or cracking.
Nope and the same goes for sci-fi, its all just a framework for whatever shitty waifu harem and/or romantic comedy/melodrama thing they really want the otaku to focus on or rather the only thing modern anime writers and producers actually know how to run a show about
How did sacred blacksmith end? Did dumb tsun incompetent "raped by impotent penis-less demon" girl NTR the literally perfect loli?
Aw shit. I read your post before I figured out the image was a gif. So then I went back and looked at it. And when it asked me a vegetable I panicked and all I could say was
WHAT SORCERY IS THIS?!!!!
Few syllables, one of the most popular vegetables, and nobody who thinks of them ever checks the rest of the replies to find out that a bunch of people thought of other vegetables.
here is your answer.
Now THIS is guaranteed replies
Am I supposed to believe this (probably) fat faggot is skilled enough to weild Japanese steel? He's not even cutting with his soul here, he might as well be swinging a club.
Come back when you find a swordsman who knows how to tap into the true power of The Katana
The old editor that gave it a greenlight got fired, and the new one forced the author to fix it. It was too late though. I guess you need to keep your NTR fantasies to private time.
Also, they didn't even show the katana being sheathed afterwards. I bet you $1m that the second it was sheathed, the longsword split in half with both sides slowly sliding away from each other.
I didn't even sense any killing intent from him.
Whoa I just finished cooking so I said peppers but I realized when I was cutting them they have seeds. Why are they refereed to as vegetables in all my recipes?
Here is the thing about the Japanese and steelmaking:
The Japanese iron deposits are a rarity. Historically, the Japanese acquired through foreign trade, and when that was not possible, raiding. So, even though they had the means of proto-iron productions (pig iron), they were sorely lacking in the iron ore to produce it. For fucks sake, the derived a good chunk of their iron from sand which naturally contained high amounts of iron.
As such, it was unfeasible for the Japanese to refine beyond pig iron, and the pig iron they made (玉鋼), was so inconsistent that it was prone to a bitterness uncommon in European Iron/Steel production.
So yeah, they did have to have advanced methods of folding the metal on swords numerous times and being ridiculously precise in the swordsmanship, or else the blade was liable to split in half like in >>136130721 .
Many of Japan's very specific and demanding customs come from the fact that the island is lacking in natural resources. Until the 19th century, it was common for the population to fluctuate, with episodes of mass starvation and infantcide as a result of isolated towns and a simple lack of local food in a bad harvest.
Why did the japs ban the rapier then?
toledo steel was too much for them
Katana all talk no action
The Hussar saber was better anyway
Not at all. That sword in >>136130721 is probably made with good steel.
The katana was made to compensate for shitty and scarce steel/pig iron. Its good for that niche, but once you are outside of that niche, it is an inferior design in general.
However, the European sword in the gif, if it was made with native Japanese pig iron, might have also, or have been the only one to snap in the scenario.
I mean, for a long time, a huge chunk of Iron steelwork occurred in Sub-Saharan Africa, if you can believe it. This was in part because the Ivory Coast and the river valleys were and are ridiculously rich in Iron. The problem was that the weapons were more valuable as rarities to Europeans, since the value on iron was worth much less to African swordsmiths, who were much more able to make a replacement for a poorly-made sword.
In most areas of Europe, where Iron was not easily found near the surface, you had to make finer weapons to help compensate for the scarcity, and the inherently high price of metal from Africa.
The trick si called Forcing. Basic magic trick, the thought pattern presented to you by the trick forces your brain to think in a single way blocking out the other options if you arent concentrated enough.
Really easy to bypass by not rushing your thinking
You do know even if it were to be the same steel, katana would still bend.
It is not about the steel but the design and the impact of the sword.
The longsword is perfectly still there meaning it will reflect the force of the impact better than a clash. Also katana is not made to clash with another sword especially something heavier like that.
Even the best quality Katana would bend in a situation like this
>People on here cant do simple multiplication
>Actually rushed to answer that
Do you guys have brain problem?
Of course 2Dquality wins from 3DCG.
>longswords, which were designed to be blunt and heavy after a certain point to deal with all the fucking armor, you could hold the blade with your hands to half sword and not cut your hands
>katanas, which were artistically crafted noble weapons, which retarded samurai still insisted on using even after guns were introduced to japan
It doesnt matter, as long as you said something else, it means that trick usually does not work on you.
This means either you are an idiot or have a slower thought pattern or a different thought pattern than normal people
>Basic magic trick
It's more a party gimmick. If you ever actually see a real magician / mentalist performing, they often times like to say as part of their act that they use psychology and the weakness of the human mind to do their trick (which usually involves some kind of prediction), but as this thread has shown, while this strategy has a decent success rate (70 - 80%?), it is not 100%, which is what you need for an actual magic trick.
How would the best sword possible with current technology be made today?
A katana falls in love with a longsword.
Unable to confess, he is gifted by a deus ex machina with the sword's phone number. Never minding the strange area code, he immediately calls him, and is overjoyed to find out that he has a crush on him as well.
But, the next day, when he recounts the previous day's confessions to the blade, he only looks at him with a perplexed expression. After some investigation, he finds out that the tempered steel he called is not the same sharp weapon he fell in love with. In fact, he doesn't exist in this universe at all. He is the longsword's alternate universe counterpart, who has fallen in love with the samurai sword's own AU self, who too is blissfully unaware of his crush.
Hijinks ensue as the two strike up a deal to give each other their darkest, most private secrets in order to equip the other with the weapons they need to conquer the tang of their other selves. While the two chase their respective loved ones, DRAMA ensues as they begin to fall in love with each other instead and question the NATURE of STEEL.
The Sacred Blacksmith was shit but I've fapped to her God knows how many times
I'll give you a hint: Katanas were made with the metal equivilant of paper mache, the only people in this thread that actually believe they're worth a damn are the japs from 2chan
That is why they are folded a thousand times you baka gaijin
probably out of
my neighbours got some carbon fibre Kitchen knives and I was fucking about with one while Iwas house sitting and fucking cut my finger open just by running my finger down it
plus it's super light
Am I seriously the only one who thought of broccoli?
You people are dumber than I thought
A boy falls in love with a girl.
Unable to confess, the scrawny Danny is gifted with by a deus ex machina with Katie (the head cheerleader)'s phone number. Never minding that he couldn't find it on her facebook, he immediately texts her, and is overjoyed to find out that Kate has a crush on him as well.
But, the next day, when Danny recounts the previous day's confessions to Katie, she only looks at him with a perplexed expression. After looking through her social media profiles, he finds out the Katie he texted is not the same Katie he fell in love with. In fact, she doesn't even exist in the school. She is Kate's long-lost sister, who fell in love with Danny's long-lost brother at their rival school, who too is blissfully unaware of her crush.
Hijinks ensue as the two strike up a deal to rig a way to set-up the other couple during the upcoming homecoming football game, where their schools will play each other. While the two chase their respective loved ones, DRAMA ensues as they begin to fall in love with each other instead and question the NATURE of LOVE.
>has flesh encasing seeds
Youre not eating the leaves, senpai.
MC loves the feMC. FeMC loves the MC.
The day the two of them decide to confess to each other, they mysteriously find each other's cell phone numbers saved into their phone's contacts list. After some hesitation, a mutual confession occurs after school through phone. Tears of happiness are shed, vows are sworn, and the two decide to meet at the front gates the next day.
But, the next day, MC is rejected by the feMC, who claims she never talked to him before. Strangely enough, the feMC is shown to be going through the same thing, being rejected by MC who treats her like a stranger.
MC and feMC actually inhabit two different universes, and their cell phones are connect them. After eventually reaching this conclusion, the two of them make a promise. They will tell each their likes and hates, their daily schedule, everything about themselves, even their deepest secrets, to help each other in their crusade for love. The name of the anime will be Keit-ai!/Cel-love!, in classical punny tradition.
Now with its own OP: DECO*27 - Love Distance Long Affair feat. Topi / 恋距離遠愛 feat. とぴ
And ED: DECO*27 - HEART'S HOMING INSTINCT feat. Aoi Yuki / 帰想本能 feat. 悠木碧
Yes, everyone knows that tomatoes are fruits, but as pointed out in this thread even it is a vegetable as well, since the word vegetable is a culinary and not botanical term. Vegetables as a culinary category contain many fruits, such as tomatoes and eggplants, and also leaves and stems, tubers, seeds, and so on.
It's not like he always used a bokken, even the one he brought out against Sasaki was a bigass oar fashioned into the general shape, created just for that duel. As far as records show, he actually did go for regular longswords quite often.
A well made bokken is pretty solid though.
There are two layers to this joke. The first one is that "egg" is apart of the word "eggplant" and the second layer is that egg is symbolism for fertility and that eggplant is a emoji for penis.
>thought it was going to ask me to name a random anime and as soon as the question popped up i answered law of ueki
you've gotta be fucking kidding me
those swords look even cheaper than the crap they sell on home shopping
SOMEONE EXPLAIN THE FUCKING SCIENCE BEHIND THAT
Can we all agree Katanas are sexier than long swords?
>carrot is a normal thought pattern
does this mean there's a chance I'm not autistic?
>make her a virgin again.
How do you "unfuck" someone?
I said cucumber because I was thinking about cock.
>you could hold the blade with your hands to half sword and not cut your hands
You can do that with sharp blades. Go into your kitchen and try it right now. (if you're scared of me trolling you, you can let go as soon as you draw even a single drop of blood)
European swords were sharper at the tip than close the cross-guard, yes. But for mordhau you hold it at the fucking tip. It wouldn't make sense to hold it close the the cross guard.
Now shut up you ridiculous faker.
No. I know plenty of names for things which are fruits and veg.
It's just that I'm never sure which are fruit and which are vegetables except for a few common ones like potato
>>So yeah, they did have to have advanced methods of folding the metal on swords numerous time
I always find it hilarous when people mention this because the celts gauls and germanic tribes where doing this well before the Japanese ever caught onto that technique.
>Archer getting killed by Berserk as Saber Rin and Shirou have sex in the shack.jpg
Impotent penis-less demon rape was the funniest shit ever.
I don't mind the retcon, the rape was unnecessary in the first place.
It's like he just randomly bumped into her and then dragged her into a barn JUST as her romance with the MC was starting to go somewhere
To give credit to them, after a few years of getting rekt they adapted their katanas and started to win duels. These adaptions where such that the swords they used were basically not katana any more though.
>>Maybe no recorded personal duel per se but the story about the Portuguese being banned from bringing swords (rapiers) ashore during the extensive trading exchanges in Kyushu is documented. The reason for the ban was linked to the fact that the Portuguese originally cut down so many samurai. The local samurai responded by having new swords made which were much lighter than the battle blades they normally carried. Later, another encounter occurred and a virtual small scale war ensued with many Portuguese dying in the skirmish. I know about this because a distant relative of my teacher actually took part in this bit of historical trivia. My teacher (Takamura Yukiyoshi) still owned his relatives sword which was made specifically in response to the Portuguese sword tactics the samurai encountered in Kyushu. Like the famous Kogarasu Maru, this sword was double edged from about 5 inches to the kissaki but much lighter and faster. This design was adopted to allow a swift back-cut like the ones the Portuguese employed so effectively against the samurai with rapiers. Once armed with swords of this style, the samurai turned the tables even on the Portuguese in the second encounter. This is when the ban was finally instituted. The whole trading relationship was threatened.
>tfw first word that came to mind was "Vegeta"
>playing shitty island Japan with fucking nothing for resources
>renaissance Spain declares war on me with a massive fleet
>mfw entire armada defeated by seaside castles stacked with longbow archers until Spain sues for peace
>As such, it was unfeasible for the Japanese to refine beyond pig iron, and the pig iron they made (玉鋼), was so inconsistent that it was prone to a bitterness uncommon in European Iron/Steel production.
That's bullshit. The whole reason the "folded over a thousand times" thing exists is because it was a method by which they removed the impurities in pig iron. The end result was no worse than European iron, it just required a lot more work.
If it's like me, it because they're half asleep and it asked for a 'first thought', for the record mine was "Vegeta". I just picked it out of the word "vegetable" instead of processing the meaning of the word.
Holy fuck, I wasn't the only one
The reason why this happens is a phenomenon known as centralization
When we sort various things into categories, some things within those categories are somehow more "central" than others, and thus are more powerfully associated with that category. For example, when asked to think of a piece of furniture, the vast majority of people will think of chairs before stools or couches.
In this particular example, carrots are very central to the category of "vegetable". Because it is well-known, easily distinguishable, easy to pronounce, and doesn't fit into other categories of food.
Other "central" things within their own categories include red in regards to colors, apples in regards to fruit, and dragons in regards to mythical creatures.
>Armored helicopter gets hit by an arrow thats lost all it's momentum
You could hold the blade because of mail gauntlets, not because it was blunt.