- The way both main characters managed to work their deformities into (even more) lethal fighting styles is pretty fucking awesome.
- From the very first episode - the samurai who mortally wounded himself in an attempt to get Tokugawa Tadenaga to allow the competition to be done with wooden swords instead of real blades, by showing what a waste of lives and talent it would be for the samurai to die. Nobody in the chamber realizes that he is injured until he reveals the wound himself, meaning that he had already given himself the injury before he got into the meeting chamber in the first place and forced himself to survive until he could make his case. And then he pulls out his own intestines to make his point, and calls Tadenaga a fool before dying. It doesn't work, but damn if he didn't try.
Awesome / Shigurui