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"My sword, once drawn, has never known defeat!"
— Murasaki to Goku in "Ninja Murasaki is Coming!"

Sasanishiki (ササニシキ Sasanishiki), or Meitō Sasanishiki,[4] is the short katana[4] that is the beloved legendary sword of Ninja Murasaki.[5]

Usage

Murasaki's sword broken

When Murasaki is chased by Goku, he slashes a tree, cutting it in many pieces. The second time he wields it ends with Murasaki landing on Goku's Power Pole.

Then they get serious and start fighting for real. Murasaki slashes Goku and Goku slashes back with the Power Pole, causing a crash and they jump away from each other. Goku counterattacks with a few more Power Pole slashes, which Murasaki barely blocks. Ultimately, Goku leaps in the air, slashes again with his Power Pole, and the sword breaks in two.

Video Game Appearances

Murasaki with his sword in Revenge of King Piccolo

In Advanced Adventure, Sasanishiki is trophy No. 30.

In Revenge of King Piccolo, Sasanshiki is a treasure item found in Stage 2.

In Origins 2, Murasaki and his Sasanishiki are seen in the trophy gallery.

In Dokkan Battle, Ninja Murasaki wields his Sasanishiki.

"A replica of Sasanishiki, Ninja Murasaki's prized katana."
Dragon Ball Xenoverse in-game description

In Xenoverse, A replica of Murasaki's Sasanishiki appears as an wearable accessory for the Future Warrior, under the name Ninja Katana.

In Xenoverse 2, the Ninja Katana replica of Murasaki's Sasanishiki appears as a wearable accessory for the Future Warrior. Ninja Murasaki wears what is presumably the original Sasanishiki (possibly repaired) when he is encountered in the Satan House time rift anomaly. Additionally, his four brothers also wear Ninja Katana copies of Sasanishiki.

"The beloved blade of the Red Ribbon Army's resident ninja, Murasaki. Originally thought to be a weapon of masterpiece class-- until Goku shattered it effortlessly with his Power Pole."
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Sasanishiki Shard Z Encyclopedia entry

In Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, Sasanishiki is referenced by the Sasanishiki Shard item and its Memorial Spot entry "The Nefarious Ninja Murasaki", which tells of Goku's assault on Muscle Tower and breaking Sasanishiki with his Power Pole, with the Sasanishiki Shard being its broken remains. Goku doesn't recognize it as Ninja Murasaki's sword, as he simply notes it is broken and looks pretty cheap. Once collected, it will be kept in the playable Z Fighters Event Item inventory for the rest of the game.[2]

Trivia

  • Murasaki's sword is called "Sasanishiki", like the Japanese rice from Sendai.
  • The Murasaki Brothers have swords that look exactly like Murasaki's. Of Murasaki's four brothers, Kon is the one who uses it the most.
  • A continuity error is Murasaki's sword being broken by Goku's Power Pole, yet in later scenes, he has it again (namely those where he threatens Dr. Flappe). However, he could have taken a sword from one of his brothers.
  • Yajirobe's katana looks very similar to the Sasanishiki.
  • In Xenoverse, it is also possible to obtain a Murasaki-style Ninja Suit via the GT Pack 1 DLC and wearing the Ninja Sword accessory which is already available for purchased at the Accessory Shop, completes the Murasaki theme.
    • In Xenoverse 2, the Murasaki-style Ninja Suit can be obtained from Time Patroller Omura in Conton City after completing the Emperor's Return chapter and speaking to Omura after completing 15 or more Expert Missions. the Ninja Sword accessory can be obtained from the Accessory Shop in Conton City after completing the main story.
  • According to Kakarot, Sasanishiki was originally thought to be a sword of masterpiece class, until Goku shattered it with the Power Pole and Goku himself says that its broken remains look cheap, implying it is actually a cheap sword that Murasaki passed off as a valuable legendary blade.

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