>>136139834 guts wins. theyre both canonically considered to be master swordsmen which means theyre battle would drag on, and in doing so, musashis blade wont be ale to keep up with dragonslayers durability and will break. guts can swing dragonslayer just as fast as musashi can his katana. he can dodge the dragonslayer but seeing as how therye equal in skill guts will put him in a position where he has to block, considering he even can.
>>136142945 Guts almost lost to Serpico on multiple occasions because of Serpico's superior tactics. And I feel that Musashi would destroy Serpico. So don't say it's "no contest", he could at least put up a good fight.
>>136139834 >a historically legendary samurai, but still human >a human who was cursed by fate and the gods to an eternal battlefield with fiends and demons great and small, using a giant block of steel that drinks magical essence of the monsters it slays
>>136143119 OP image assumes a duel. Even assuming Guts doesn't use the cannon or his knives, he still beat Serpico on the column place, where he had maximum advantage with htose same restrictions I just named. The only place where Serpico truly had the upper hand was that narrow passage on that mountain and that's because Guts really had no means of fighting there.
>>136143310 I know, black swordsman Guts would probably win, but Musashi wouldn't get absolutely rekt. I'm not trying to imply that Serpico is even with Guts, just that Musashi is stronger than Serpico.
Also >duel Musashi is consistently a cheater so the fight would never really be fair in the first place.
>>136143223 yeah but the wildest difference from reality is kojiro being deaf >>136143256 like what? dual wielding? ooh i'm scared. >>136143303 no real life man would be able to swing dragonslayer. guts isn't ground in the slightest
>On April 13, 1612, Musashi (about age 30) fought his duel with Sasaki Kojirō, who was known as "The Demon of the Western Provinces" and who wielded a nodachi. Musashi came late and unkempt to the appointed place — the island of Funajima, in the Kanmon Straits separating Honshū and Kyūshū. The duel was short. Musashi killed his opponent with a bokken that legend says he had carved from an oar used on the boat that carried him to the island.
>>136139834 Gonna give it to Guts. Dragon Slayer was made to withstand a dragons attacks, let alone constantly being bathed in demon blood has made it have a magical aura even. Guts is probably not as fast, but is still incredibly fast for the size of his build and sword.
>>136143463 >yeah but the wildest difference from reality is kojiro being deaf
No, not at all. It's that he killed 70+ men by himself (which is by far the most impressive thing he did).
> This second victory outraged the Yoshioka family, whose head was now the 12-year-old Yoshioka Matashichiro. They assembled a force of archers, musketeers and swordsmen, and challenged Musashi to a duel outside Kyoto, near Ichijō-ji Temple. Musashi broke his previous habit of arriving late, and came to the temple hours early. Hidden, Musashi assaulted the force, killing Matashichiro, and escaping while being attacked by dozens of his victim's supporters. To escape and fight off his opponents he was forced to draw his second sword and defend himself with a sword in each hand. This was the beginning of his niten'ichi sword style. With the death of Matashichiro, this branch of the Yoshioka School was destroyed.
>>136143508 I always hated this about The Walking Dead show. Katanas have to be maintained ritually every time they are used. Let alone two+ years of constant use on all types of material. Blade would of broke.
>>136143683 Katanas are a shit weapon. They can not cut through any tempered steel or any heavy folded iron weapon. It was meant to deliver swift strikes to the body and that's it. Even a few hits from another katana is enough to knick the blade.
>>136143937 Whether or not it can cut through steel doesn't matter when it's not gonna be used to cut through steel though. Sabers also couldn't cut through steel yet they were widely used in ships throughout the age of discovery.
>>136144089 >>136144015 There are multiple cases of a broadsword chipping or breaking another sword forged with older techniques. Katanas can chip and cut into each other if one was forged more than another. However a katana can not cut through a broad sword, this is objective. They were never able to forge one strong enough to do so. However multiple european blades were strong enough to withstand a broadsword attack, though more than likely the sword would be knocked from the users hand at the sheer force in the blow.
>>136143937 You should really read some history. Japanese officers in WW2 would routinely slice through steel machine guns and other modern steel equipment when there was close in fighting. Reports of their ferocity were actually probably why America had to resort to bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki. You could reasonably say that the katana is the only sword that ever had to be countered with nuclear weapons.
>>136144242 Reality, and this manga whether intentionally or not, takes place somewhere between the lawless rapewilds of hentailand and the idealistic shounen harem settings where girls will wait pure for the protagonist forever.
I don't know much about Japanese history, but being real into medieval stuff, rape isn't actually as common place as Game of Thrones makes it look. Plenty attractive, productive women could go their whole life without it ever being a threat for no reason other than that it just never happened to happen around them.
>>136144325 That was never my point, my point was that people who argue that katanas are bad because they can't cut through armor are making a stupid argument since people rarely wore armor in Japan. It's like saying rapiers suck because they can't pierce plate armor, when no one would be stupid enough to bring a rapier to a battlefield.
>>136145413 You can slash peasants with it, the cutting edge is big and sharp. When no one around wears armor resistant to slashing it's pretty good. Spears and bows are always best for battlefields but it's still a nice backup weapon. Quit being retarded.
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