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17th Aug '17 10:52:44 AM xXD347HXx
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* The player's nameless samurai could be one of these in ''VideoGame/WayOfTheSamurai.'' 'Draw' stance weapons are explicitly iaijutsu styled attacks, drawing and returning the blade to its sheath between combos. Some weapons that use this stance are straightforward and sensible (traditional katana or short bladed swords, for instance). This stance could be combined with some positively ludicrous sword designs, and lead to the player draw-slashing with a [[{{BFS}} Buster Sword]] {{Expy}}. ''3'' was notorious for this.

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* The player's nameless samurai could be one of these in ''VideoGame/WayOfTheSamurai.'' In the first game, it was simply a single special move found on certain side stance swords, but the second game introduces 'Draw' stance weapons weapons, which are explicitly iaijutsu styled attacks, drawing and returning the blade to its sheath between combos. Some weapons that use this stance are straightforward and sensible (traditional katana or short bladed swords, for instance). This stance could be combined with some positively ludicrous sword designs, and lead to the player draw-slashing with a [[{{BFS}} Buster Sword]] {{Expy}}. ''3'' was notorious for this.
18th Jul '17 9:55:28 AM TheHeroHartmut
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** In ''TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', performing a charged attack while wielding a katana-type sword (such as the Eightfold Blade or the Windcleaver) will have Link perform a single powerful slash with the weapon from its sheath, rather than a SpinAttack like with other sword types. It isn't any more significantly powerful than a charged attack from any other weapon of similar power, however.
16th Jul '17 1:34:50 PM Grobi
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* With most types of melee weapons in the ''MonsterHunter'' series, you can unsheathe your weapon while moving forward to do a draw attack, bringing it out and striking in the same motion. It's an important move for weapons like great swords and hammers due to their slower attack speed otherwise, and there's even an Armor Skill that boosts the power of draw attacks.

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* With most types of melee weapons in the ''MonsterHunter'' ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' series, you can unsheathe your weapon while moving forward to do a draw attack, bringing it out and striking in the same motion. It's an important move for weapons like great swords and hammers due to their slower attack speed otherwise, and there's even an Armor Skill that boosts the power of draw attacks.
22nd Jun '17 7:47:25 AM shrikelet
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* ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple:'' Kii Kagerou, ''and how!'' His draw is characterized in-series as "supersonic," and he can draw and resheathe multiple times faster than the untrained eye (or rather, Kenichi's eye, which is not entirely untrained by that point) can see.
11th Jun '17 10:49:36 AM DeeeFoo
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* ''Videogame/SamuraiWarriors'' series offer us [[WellIntentionedExtremist Mitsuhide Akechi]], a [[KnightInShiningArmor Samurai In Shining Armor]] who uses Iaijutsu with his katana for flash-slices, counterattacks and RazorWind.
** There's also Munenori Yagyu, who only takes his sword out for special attacks and otherwise just swings around the sheathe like a giant club.



* Zhou Tai from the VideoGame/DynastyWarriors series fights with a slightly more realistic version of iaijutsu, save for the fact that in earlier games, he carried a sword that was taller than him, which made his quick strikes look a bit strange. Stranger still is the fact that the series takes place in feudal China (note: not Japan), and in an era long before Japan was ever founded. But because there are only so many interesting weapon styles to spread out over a game renowned for LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, iaijutsu (and his trusty "curved sword", as Koei calls it) gets in there anyway. And just for kicks, he's something of a quiet, serious type.
** Impa in ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'', which is the mash up of ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' and ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', carries a large sword, keeping it sheathed in between attacks. Her intro cut scene involves her meditating in front of three swinging pendulums, waiting for them to line up, and slashing them in one swipe without her sword visibly out of its sheathe.

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* Zhou Tai from the The VideoGame/DynastyWarriors series franchise offers us several of these. In the main games Zhou Tai fights with a slightly more realistic version of iaijutsu, save for the fact that in earlier games, he carried a sword that was taller than him, which made his quick strikes look a bit strange. Stranger still is the fact that the series takes place in feudal China (note: not Japan), and in an era long before Japan was ever founded. But because there are only so many interesting weapon styles to spread out over a game renowned for LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, iaijutsu (and his trusty "curved sword", as Koei calls it) gets in there anyway. And just for kicks, he's something of a quiet, serious type.
** Impa in ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'', which is the mash up of ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' and ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', carries a large sword, keeping it sheathed in between attacks. Her intro cut scene cutscene involves her meditating in front of three swinging pendulums, waiting for them to line up, and slashing them in one swipe without her sword visibly out of its sheathe.sheathe. Her Focus Spirit finisher attack has her unsheathe her blade, swing it to send out a large sword beam, and then sheath it. The sword beam doesn't detonate until the blade is sheathed.
** ''Videogame/SamuraiWarriors'' series offer us [[WellIntentionedExtremist Mitsuhide Akechi]], a [[KnightInShiningArmor Samurai In Shining Armor]] who uses Iaijutsu with his katana for flash-slices, counterattacks and RazorWind. There's also Munenori Yagyu, who only draws the blade for certain attacks, and otherwise just swings his sheathed sword around like a giant club.
** In the One Piece crossover games, Zoro could arguably be this, since while he does sheathe his sword for some attacks, he keeps them drawn most of the time.
*** Tashigi wields a single katana, and uses Iaijutsu for many of her moves.
*** Fujitora wields a swordcane, and incorporates Iaijutsu in many of his attacks.
8th Jun '17 9:03:45 PM nombretomado
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* ''DungeonFighterOnline'' attempts to go here despite the lack of sheaths. At the minor level, a female Slayer's class passive, "[[LadyOfWar Composure]]", charges while not fighting to increase the odds of an initial strike being a critical hit. This evolves into a core part (and for some reason, a forbidden art) of her Sword Master subclass - aside from the attack speed boost the first visible effect of gaining the subclass will likely be the replacement of her basic attack combo while using a katana-type weapon into a rapid but clumsy-looking series of ReverseGrip stabs and drawing cuts. However, close examination will show this isn't a reverse grip at all; between every attack she ''changes forward foot and stance'' while "drawing" the weapon into her other hand, attacks, and ''changes back'' - so quickly almost all of this is invisible other than the weapon catching glints of light.

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* ''DungeonFighterOnline'' ''VideoGame/DungeonFighterOnline'' attempts to go here despite the lack of sheaths. At the minor level, a female Slayer's class passive, "[[LadyOfWar Composure]]", charges while not fighting to increase the odds of an initial strike being a critical hit. This evolves into a core part (and for some reason, a forbidden art) of her Sword Master subclass - aside from the attack speed boost the first visible effect of gaining the subclass will likely be the replacement of her basic attack combo while using a katana-type weapon into a rapid but clumsy-looking series of ReverseGrip stabs and drawing cuts. However, close examination will show this isn't a reverse grip at all; between every attack she ''changes forward foot and stance'' while "drawing" the weapon into her other hand, attacks, and ''changes back'' - so quickly almost all of this is invisible other than the weapon catching glints of light.
25th Mar '17 10:56:16 AM erforce
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** In FinalFantasyX, Yojimbo uses his wakizashi in this style.

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** In FinalFantasyX, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', Yojimbo uses his wakizashi in this style.



* In ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaAriaOfSorrow Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow]]'', Soma Cruz will do this with any katana-type weapon.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaAriaOfSorrow Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow]]'', ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaDawnOfSorrow'', Soma Cruz will do this with any katana-type weapon.
13th Feb '17 3:00:27 PM Tractical_Chunder
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** In ''Devil May Cry 4'', Dante uses iaijutsu himself when wielding Yamato. In one of the [[CutscenePowerToTheMax cutscenes]], he slices a huge slab of stone, several hundred meters away from him.

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** In ''Devil May Cry 4'', Dante uses iaijutsu himself when wielding Yamato. In one of the [[CutscenePowerToTheMax cutscenes]], he slices a huge slab of stone, [[RazorWind several hundred meters away from him.him]].
17th Jan '17 12:52:01 PM upfrog
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* Takamichi from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' uses what is called "iai''ken''"; in other words, pulling his ''fist'' out of his pocket, attacking and putting it back so fast it looks like he's just standing there. And he can use it to create ''[[SwordBeam Fist Beams]]''.

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* Takamichi Setsuna from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' uses magic to make iai attacks with a nodachi (like a katana, but bigger, made for cavalry) several times, starting in chapter 28. Takamichi also uses what is called "iai''ken''"; in other words, pulling his ''fist'' out of his pocket, attacking and putting it back so fast it looks like he's just standing there. And he can use it to create ''[[SwordBeam Fist Beams]]''.
11th Jan '17 1:26:02 PM elemt
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** The ''Path of War'' 3rd party supplement has the [[FantasticFightingStyle Mithril Current discipline]], which gives many of its moves a bonus if the person draws a weapon as part of doing it.

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** The ''Path of War'' 3rd party supplement has the [[FantasticFightingStyle Mithril Mithral Current discipline]], which gives many of its moves a bonus if the person draws a weapon as part of doing it.it, explaining this feature as "The Fine Art of Iaijutsu".
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