History UsefulNotes / MiyamotoMusashi

5th Feb '17 1:02:50 PM ultimomant
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* In ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'', a GenderFlip version of Musashi is a Saber class Servant. Interestingly, she seems to be from an alternate universe, as when she meets the Servant versions of her contemporaries, she becomes upset and comments that they are completely different from the ones she knows.
5th Feb '17 8:08:17 AM Morgenthaler
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** Here, he's voiced by a more famous seiyuu who EVEN voiced him in Musashi Gundoh...DaisukeNamikawa.

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** Here, he's voiced by a more famous seiyuu who EVEN voiced him in Musashi Gundoh...DaisukeNamikawa. Creator/DaisukeNamikawa.
7th Jan '17 4:22:38 AM jamespolk
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** ''Samurai I - Miyamoto Musashi'' -- Honorary winner of the 1955 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.

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** ''Samurai I - Miyamoto Musashi'' ''Film/SamuraiIMiyamotoMusashi'' -- Honorary winner of the 1955 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.
9th Nov '16 6:17:12 PM SneaselSawashiro
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Musashi was reportedly victorious in at least 60 duels during his lifetime, and by some accounts went undefeated. In one duel, Musashi is said to have been ambushed by most of the Yoshioka school's students at once, and defeated them all. Another duel prompted him to develop a DualWielding sword style, known as ''Niten Ichi-ryu'' ("Two Heavens As One" style). However, his most famous duel was the one on Ganryū Island with UsefulNotes/SasakiKojiro, whom Musashi killed with a single blow with [[WoodenKatanasAreEvenBetter a bokken (wooden sword)]] that he carved from an oar on the boat ride to the island where the duel took place (the day of which he overslept and arrived over an hour late).[[note]] There is considerable debate about the details of this duel. Some scholars even dispute that it ever occurred at all, and think that Musashi simply murdered Kojiro for political reasons. [[/note]]

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Musashi was reportedly victorious in at least 60 duels during his lifetime, and by some accounts went undefeated. In one duel, Musashi is said to have been ambushed by most of the Yoshioka school's students at once, and defeated them all. Another duel prompted him to develop a DualWielding sword style, known as ''Niten Ichi-ryu'' ("Two Heavens As One" style).style), arguably developed from the preexisting ''Enemi-ryu'' ("Circling Bright-style"). However, his most famous duel was the one on Ganryū Island with UsefulNotes/SasakiKojiro, whom Musashi killed with a single blow with [[WoodenKatanasAreEvenBetter a bokken (wooden sword)]] that he carved from an oar on the boat ride to the island where the duel took place (the day of which he overslept and arrived over an hour late).[[note]] There is considerable debate about the details of this duel. Some scholars even dispute that it ever occurred at all, and think that Musashi simply murdered Kojiro for political reasons. [[/note]]
24th Sep '16 8:40:29 PM Bebop
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Interestingly, some accounts describe him as a rather unkempt man (these claimed he didn't bathe often due to not wanting to be vulnerable) whose looks didn't age well, and the classic depiction of him with nearly [[HairColors blue hair]] might be a reference to hair dye. However, considering how hard it would be to maintain a position as a samurai[[note]]Historical accounts seem to show he was never a samurai, though he served many masters trying to be one. Some documentation refer to him as a ronin, but that would also be false since if he was never a samurai he can't be a masterless samurai, which is what a ronin was.[[/note]] and never look presentable means that this is probably a myth.

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Interestingly, some accounts describe him as a rather unkempt man (these claimed he didn't bathe often due to not wanting to be vulnerable) whose looks didn't age well, and the classic depiction of him with nearly [[HairColors blue hair]] might be a reference to hair dye. However, considering how hard it would be to maintain a position as a samurai[[note]]Historical accounts seem to show he was never a samurai, though he served many masters trying to be one. Some documentation refer to him as a ronin, but that would also be false since if he was never a samurai he can't be a masterless samurai, which is what a ronin was.[[/note]] and never look presentable means that this is probably a myth.
6th Aug '16 2:03:33 PM Fireblood
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* ''The Book of Five Rings'', of course.
* ''Literature/{{Musashi}}'' by Eiji Yoshikawa. This has been adapted for other media several times, as seen below.
* In the ''Literature/CiaphasCain'', ''' HERO OF THE IMPERIUM!!!''' novel ''Duty Calls'', Musashi is part of a two for one reference when Cain (a famously skilled swordsman) briefly thinks of his old sword instructor, Miyamoto [[Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac De Bergerac]]
* He appears as an immortal human in ''The Necromancer'', the fourth book in ''Literature/TheSecretsOfTheImmortalNicholasFlamel''.
* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Machine_%28novel_series%29 Time Machine 3: Sword of the Samurai]]'', a [[ChooseYourOwnAdventure choose your own adventure]]-style book with Musashi as the main character.
* An {{expy}} of Musashi, Masamoto Takeshi, appears in the ''Young Samurai'' series as the founder of the Niten Ichi-Ryū school and Jack's adopted guardian.
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[[folder: Literature ]]
* ''The Book of Five Rings'', of course.
* ''Literature/{{Musashi}}'' by Eiji Yoshikawa. This has been adapted for other media several times, as seen below.
* In the ''Literature/CiaphasCain'', ''' HERO OF THE IMPERIUM!!!''' novel ''Duty Calls'', Musashi is part of a two for one reference when Cain (a famously skilled swordsman) briefly thinks of his old sword instructor, Miyamoto [[Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac De Bergerac]]
* He appears as an immortal human in ''The Necromancer'', the fourth book in ''Literature/TheSecretsOfTheImmortalNicholasFlamel''.
* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Machine_%28novel_series%29 Time Machine 3: Sword of the Samurai]]'', a [[ChooseYourOwnAdventure choose your own adventure]]-style book with Musashi as the main character.
* An {{expy}} of Musashi, Masamoto Takeshi, appears in the ''Young Samurai'' series as the founder of the Niten Ichi-Ryū school and Jack's adopted guardian.
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6th Aug '16 2:02:18 PM Fireblood
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Musashi is well known for his strategic brilliance. One of his most famous strategies (which could even be considered his trademark) was his tendency to show up rather late to scheduled duels in order to upset his opponents, resulting them in not being able to fight at their best. In his final duel with Kojiro, it is speculated by some people that Musashi won the duel before he showed up. By timing his arrival so that he was not only late (infuriating Kojiro and taking the edge off his skill) but also so that upon finishing his duel he would leave as the tide was going out, he made a swift escape from Kojiro's followers and supporters who might have chased after him to avenge Kojiro's defeat.

Contrary to popular belief, Musashi did not die in a great battle. He died peacefully of thoracic cancer at his home at the age of 65 - a good age considering the times.

Interestingly, some accounts describe him as a rather unkempt man (these claimed he didn't bathe often due to not wanting to be vulnerable) whose looks didn't age well, and the classic depiction of him with nearly [[HairColors blue hair]] might be a reference to hair dye. However, considering how hard it would be to maintain a position as a samurai[[note]]historical accounts seem to show he was never a samurai, tho he served many masters trying to be one. Some documentation refer to him as a ronin, but that would also be false since if he was never a samurai he can't be a masterless samurai, which is what a ronin was[[/note]] and never look presentable means that this is probably a myth.

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Musashi is well known for his strategic brilliance. One of his most famous strategies (which could even be considered his trademark) was his tendency to show up rather late to scheduled duels in order to upset his opponents, resulting in them in not being able to fight at their best. In his final duel with Kojiro, it is speculated by some people that Musashi won the duel before he showed up. By timing his arrival so that he was not only late (infuriating Kojiro and taking the edge off his skill) but also so that upon finishing his duel he would leave as the tide was going out, he made a swift escape from Kojiro's followers and supporters who might have chased after him to avenge Kojiro's defeat.

Contrary to popular belief, Musashi did not die in a great battle. He died peacefully of thoracic cancer at his home at the age of 65 61 - a good age considering the times.

Interestingly, some accounts describe him as a rather unkempt man (these claimed he didn't bathe often due to not wanting to be vulnerable) whose looks didn't age well, and the classic depiction of him with nearly [[HairColors blue hair]] might be a reference to hair dye. However, considering how hard it would be to maintain a position as a samurai[[note]]historical samurai[[note]]Historical accounts seem to show he was never a samurai, tho though he served many masters trying to be one. Some documentation refer to him as a ronin, but that would also be false since if he was never a samurai he can't be a masterless samurai, which is what a ronin was[[/note]] was.[[/note]] and never look presentable means that this is probably a myth.
5th Aug '16 6:48:22 PM casualobserver
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Interestingly, some accounts describe him as a rather unkempt man (these claimed he didn't bathe often due to not wanting to be vulnerable) whose looks didn't age well, and the classic depiction of him with nearly [[HairColors blue hair]] might be a reference to hair dye. However, considering how hard it would be to maintain a position as a samurai and never look presentable means that this is probably a myth.

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Interestingly, some accounts describe him as a rather unkempt man (these claimed he didn't bathe often due to not wanting to be vulnerable) whose looks didn't age well, and the classic depiction of him with nearly [[HairColors blue hair]] might be a reference to hair dye. However, considering how hard it would be to maintain a position as a samurai[[note]]historical accounts seem to show he was never a samurai, tho he served many masters trying to be one. Some documentation refer to him as a ronin, but that would also be false since if he was never a samurai he can't be a masterless samurai, which is what a ronin was[[/note]] and never look presentable means that this is probably a myth.
27th Jul '16 6:08:32 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''Literature/CiaphasCain'', ''' HERO OF THE IMPERIUM!!!''' novel ''Duty Calls'', Musashi is part of a two for one reference when Cain (a famously skilled swordsman) briefly thinks of his old sword instructor, Miyamoto [[CyranoDeBergerac De Bergerac]]

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* In the ''Literature/CiaphasCain'', ''' HERO OF THE IMPERIUM!!!''' novel ''Duty Calls'', Musashi is part of a two for one reference when Cain (a famously skilled swordsman) briefly thinks of his old sword instructor, Miyamoto [[CyranoDeBergerac [[Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac De Bergerac]]
4th Jun '16 5:29:34 PM nombretomado
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* In the [[NoExportForYou Japanese-only]] {{PS2}} [[UpdatedRerelease rerelease]] of ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', [[TheHero Lloyd]] can receive a title that grants him an outfit designed after Musashi's, while [[TheStoic Kratos]] receives one based on Musashi's real life [[TheRival Rival]], Kojiro Sasaki.

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* In the [[NoExportForYou Japanese-only]] {{PS2}} {{[=PS2=]}} [[UpdatedRerelease rerelease]] of ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', [[TheHero Lloyd]] can receive a title that grants him an outfit designed after Musashi's, while [[TheStoic Kratos]] receives one based on Musashi's real life [[TheRival Rival]], Kojiro Sasaki.
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