Sosuke Abayama (阿葉山宗介, Abayama Sosuke) is one of the ten core members of the Itto-ryu in Blade of the Immortal.
Second-in-command of the Ittō-ryū. An aged swordsman who nevertheless remains one of the Ittō-ryū's most skilled fighters. A skilled political operative, well suited to handling the dōjō's administrative tasks.
He is missing his right arm, and uses a concealed dagger/machete-like weapon with a strange hilt. His missing right arm is actually replaced by three chains with weights which he uses as a weapon against Giichi. He is critically injured by Giichi after an intense battle during the Rokki-Dan pursuit. In the final chapters of the manga, Giichi stumbles upon Abayama being treated by his granddaughter, making him one of the few survivors of the Ittō-ryū.
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Name: Sosuke Abayama
Origin: Blade of the Immortal
Age: In his 60s
Classification: Human, Stand in Leader for the Ittō-ryū, Awesome Old Man
Attack Potency: Street level
Speed: At least Subsonic, possibly Supersonic
Lifting Strength: Peak Human
Striking Strength: Street Class
Durability: Peak Human
Stamina: Large (Can fight against the likes of Giichi)
Range: Extended melee range normally, a few meters with his chains
Standard Equipment: His two daggers
Weaknesses: None notable, although Abayama is missing his right arm it was stated that Abayama is in fact better with his chains than with his actual arm