* Luo-Lang ''destroying'' a fairly large group of bandits like he's fighting a bunch of kindergartners.
* Nanashi killed a dude with a ''sheathed sword''.
* The BreakingTheBonds moment mentioned on the main page.
** And cutting down a guy who just slaughtered three mooks onscreen without even breaking his stride.
* Tobimaru, Kotaru's loyal chiba inu, ''ripping out a soldier's throat''
** Moments later, he catches a poisoned kunai meant for Nanashi with his muzzle- despite the consequences, it's clear from the start that Tobimaru is not a dog to trifle with. [[spoiler:Towards the end of the film, he physically restrains an axe-man from killing Kotaru for a full minute, long enough for Nanashi to, [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks well...]] ]]
* The final duel between Nanashi and Luo-Lang.
** On that note, [[spoiler: Luo-Lang [[{{Pun}} disarming]] his superior to prevent the old man from shooting Nanashi so that duel can even happen.]]
* "Ihojin no Yaiba", the main theme of the film, is pure CrowningMusicOfAwesome.
* In a scene loaded with in-your-face symbolism during the climax, the story behind Nanashi's Peace Knot is revealed to be [[spoiler:[[TheAtoner an apology]] to the children he executed at the end of his military career. He then breaks the knot to unsheathe his sword and save Kotaru. And by save, we mean [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe bisecting a Ming soldier in his way]] and then [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks throwing his sword at Kotaru's executioner]].]]