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

Sasanishiki (笹錦ササニシキ Sasanishiki), or Meitō Sasanishiki,[1] is the short katana[1] that is the beloved legendary sword of Ninja Murasaki.[5]

Usage[]

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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.

In the Supreme Kai of Time Saga, the sword appears with an incarnation of Murasaki during the Super Space-Time Tournament.

Film Appearances[]

In Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, the sword was briefly seen held by Ninja Murasaki in the opening sequence detailing the events of the Red Ribbon Army's reign, downfall at Goku's hands, and Dr. Gero's attempt at revenge.

Appearances in other media[]

Dr. Slump remake[]

Sasanishiki is carried by Ninja Murasaki when he confronted Goku and Arale in Penguin Village.

Video Game Appearances[]

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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.

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

In 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.

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.

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