Iai Banchou

Samurai Banchou.

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Tier: 8-B, likely 7-C

Name: Kiriu Touya, alias "Iai Banchou" (Quick-draw Banchou)

Origin: Kongou Banchou

Gender: Male

Age: 17-18

Classification: Human, Banchou

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Enhanced Senses, can sense ki (Able to fight effectively completely blind by relying on it), Superb Swordsmanship, Expert Martial Artist

Attack Potency: At least City Block level, likely Town level via power-scaling (Able to cut people such as Akira Kongou and Kenpei Banchou)

Speed: Massively Hypersonic (Can continuously perform quick draws so fast that he can repel rain. His very first feat, 4 chapters into the series, was also casually supersonic)

Lifting Strength: Peak human

Striking Strength: City Block Class, likely Town Class

Durability: Building level, likely Town level (Can take hits from the likes of Machine and Kenpei Banchou)

Stamina: Large, able to fight continuously for extended periods of time while sustaining heavy wounds

Range: Extended melee range with his sword, certain slices have longer range

Standard Equipment: Katana

Intelligence: Battle genius, master swordsman, highly educated

Weaknesses: Honorable. He is also easily shocked or embarassed when faced with women drassed scantily.

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

  • Kiriu School of Sword-Drawing Arts: The sword style Kiriu employs. As hinted by his alias (Iai Banchou), it almost solely deals with Iaido: the controlled movements of drawing the sword from its scabbard, striking or cutting an opponent, removing blood from the blade, and then replacing the sword in the scabbard.
    • Flicker: Drawing his sword and sheathing it again at extreme speeds.
    • Bloom: Just like Flicker, only more strikes, omnidirectional.
Iai swordslices
  • White Feather Twist: A technique to catch the opponents blade the bare hand between two fingers.
  • Rain: Barrage of vertical strikes in an instant.
  • Reverse Technique: Grave: Kiriu continuously performs Iaido so fast at such high speeds that it generates a sphere-shaped field that repels or blocks attacks as well as serving as an offense. Kiriu claims that the speed of this attack "creates a vacuum which turns everything inside of it to dust".
Iai Reverse Technique- Grave
  • Second Reverse Technique: Flash: Kiriu increases his penetrating power by thrusting his blade forward in a spiraling motion.
  • Secret Sword: Oborodachi (Faint Sword): The Kiriu school's secret technique, the user attacks with a kodachi, intentionally breaking the tip of the blade against an opponents weapon in such a way that it will ricochet off the terrain and attack the enemy's blind spot.

Note: Not to be confused with any other similarly-named characters

Stats card (link):

Physical Strength: 3

Technique: 10

Speed/Agility: 9

Intelligence: 8

Guts: 6

Endurance: 3


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