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Samurai

Samurai Bottle Helmets

Samurai Bottle Helmets

Make liquor bottles extra special with Tadayasu’s fancy bottle toppers. The Samurai Bottle Helmet comes in designs based on the actual helmets worn by some of the country’s most famous feudal warlords.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (Gameplay 2)

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (Gameplay 2)

The latest gameplay video for From Software’s Sekiro Shadows Die Twice sheds light on the game’s story and setting. It also teaches the basics of the game’s fast-paced, skill-based combat system. The game drops 3/22/19 on PS4, Xbox One, and Windows.

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Batman Shogun Statue

Batman Shogun Statue

XM Studios‘ latest masterpiece is this handcrafted and hand-painted 1:4 porcelain statue that depicts the Dark Knight as a samurai. The Batman Shogun statue comes with three heads, two left arms, two right arms, and two chest emblems.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (Gameplay)

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (Gameplay)

Our first look at Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice reveals that it is quite a big leap above From Software’s Souls series. You can eliminate enemies in one blow with stealth attacks and counters, and you can instantly revive yourself on the spot.

Sekiro Shadows Die Twice (Trailer)

Sekiro Shadows Die Twice (Trailer)

From Software – creators of Dark Souls and Bloodborne – have a new action adventure game. In Sekiro Shadows Die Twice, you gather gadgets and weapons that you can unleash from your prosthetic hand. Coming 2019 for Xbox One, PS4 and Windows.

Ghost of Tsushima (Gameplay)

Ghost of Tsushima (Gameplay)

(Gore) Our first comprehensive look at Sucker Punch’s open world samurai game Ghost of Tsushima unveils a stunning world with a fast counter-based combat system. The game also has set pieces straight out of samurai movies for certain battles.

Jetpack Samurai

Jetpack Samurai

We suspect there’s more wire fu than meets the eye in this promo video from Japanese mobile operator SoftBank, but it’s still pretty awesome to watch two sword-wielding samurai go at it while floating around with jetpacks. We would so pay to see this movie.

Indigo Blue

Indigo Blue

While you might think your jeans are dyed indigo, they’re not. The real deal is hard to come by, and much richer than what we’re used to. The fascinating thing isn’t the color, but the natural properties it offers that drove Samurai to wear indigo fabric beneath their armor.

ZVP

ZVP

Writer and director Junya Okobe presents an awesome take on the tale of Zatōichi, a mythical blind swordsman who takes down an army of evil foes. Hornet’s Nest & Runt Man reminded us of Master Blaster from The Road Warrior, but it’s the ending that truly kicked ass.

Ghost of Tsushima (Teaser)

Ghost of Tsushima (Teaser)

From Infamous creator Sucker Punch comes an open world samurai adventure game. Ghost of Tsushima sees you as a vastly outnumbered samurai trying to repel a massive Mongol invasion. The teaser was made with the game’s impressive graphics engine.

Samurai War Machine Action Figure

Samurai War Machine Action Figure

Bandai’s imposing Steel Samurai War Machine figure has more arms and abs than Samurai Iron Man. The 7″ tall figure has four guns on each wrist, seven more on its right shoulder, and a freakin’ cannon on its left shoulder. It also comes with a sword and a jetpack.

Samurai Captain America Action Figure

Samurai Captain America Action Figure

Shield. Sword. Shuriken. Bandai’s latest Manga Realization action figure is an armored samurai version of Captain America. The action figure is nearly 7″ tall and comes with four swappable hands and a star logo that doubles as a shuriken.

Blade of the Immortal (Trailer)

Blade of the Immortal (Trailer)

(Gore) “There is a man, somewhere in Edo, who will never die.” From highly prolific director Takashi Miike comes a live action adaptation of Blade of the Immortal. It’s about Manji, a samurai who’s been denied death – but not pain! – until he kills 1000 evil men.

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Larger-than-life Samurai Sculpture

Larger-than-life Samurai Sculpture

Thailand sculptor Mari9art’s incredible build is made from recycled car parts and scrap steel. It measures 2.2m tall (~7.2 ft), and includes free door-to-port shipping, though getting it to your house might be a challenge from there. His lifesize T-Rex is even more mindblowing.

Gareth Evans: Samurai Short

Gareth Evans: Samurai Short

A samurai tasked with sending an important message is intercepted by two assassins. The Raid 1 & 2‘s writer and director Gareth Evans directed, edited and shot this entire concept short using a Sony NEX-7 digital camera and no camera crew other than himself.

Baseball Samurai

Baseball Samurai

Master swordsman Isao Machii shows us how he’d take on Jake Arrieta, as he manages to drive his samurai blade cleanly through the center of a baseball, tossed at 99.4 mph, and a distance of 30 feet, so the ball is even faster than at MLB’s 60 foot distance.

Robot Samurai

Robot Samurai

Industrial robot maker Yaskawa shows off the incredible precision of its MOTOMAN-MH24 by having it learn blade skills from a samurai sword master. The part where it slices the pea pod in half is nuts. Fortunately, it can’t chase us – yet.

Modern-Day Samurai 2

Modern-Day Samurai 2

Iaido master Isao Machii shows off his sword skills and lightning fast reflexes by slicing various objects lobbed at him at high speed in this commercial for telecom company SoftBank. Flying shrimp is Japanese for fast Internet.

Fruit Ninja in Real Life

Fruit Ninja in Real Life

Scott Winn & Jay Davis worked with Halfbrick Studios – creator of Fruit Ninja – to make this awesome slow-motion video depicting the titular character. Props to the star for his swordsmanship.

Modern-Day Samurai

Modern-Day Samurai

Isao Machii shows off his blade mastery, slicing and dicing straw mats, eggs, vegetables, and bullets with amazing precision and power. He’ll definitely beat you at Fruit Ninja too.

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An Actual Fruit Ninja

An Actual Fruit Ninja

Here’s 51 secs. of unadulterated visual stimulation, simply described as follows: sexy girl in black with a samurai sword slices an orange in slow-motion. We want to see the rest of the fruit basket!

Trailer: Shogun 2: Total War

Trailer: Shogun 2: Total War

Massive blade-wielding armies go to war in this epic gameplay trailer for SEGA’s upcoming RTS, Shogun 2: Total War. If the battles are this enormous in the game, our minds will be blown.

Concept Trailer: SAMURAI

Concept Trailer: SAMURAI

Incredibly, this proof-of-concept trailer by Jerry O’Flaherty was shot in just two days, with zero budget (borrowed costumes and 5 volunteer cast). Backgrounds courtesy of the Unreal engine.

Lion Dog Koshirae

Lion Dog Koshirae

Bugei’s Lion Dog is an epic Koshirae set with epic origins; inspired by Japan’s golden age of swords, it’s made by modern sword art teachers, polishers, and the renowned Hanwei forge.

Samurai Champloo: Complete

Samurai Champloo: Complete

Any way you slice it, Samurai Champloo: The Complete Series on Blu-ray is a must-buy for anime fans; it’s a 3-disc, 26 episode set of the hip hop-meets-samurai chop series.

AK 100: Akira Kurosawa

AK 100: Akira Kurosawa

While Akira Kurosawa’s later works are an acquired taste, there’s no denying how badass Rashomon and Seven Samurai were; AK 100 collects all 25 films of his career on 25 DVDs.

Samurai Underwear

Samurai Underwear

Boxer briefs go bushido with Samurai Underwear: each design is named after famous shogun or samurai, and is breathable, moisture wicking, and itch free; fiefdom not included.

iPhone App: iSamurai

iPhone App: iSamurai

We’ve seen swordplay iPhone apps before, but iSamurai communicates with your opponent’s iPhone via Wi-Fi to (semi) accurately produce sword strike and block sounds.

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