Kagurabachi is the manga of the season. Fantasy action manga series produced by Takeru Hokazono Written and illustrated, it debuted in September and took the world by storm thanks to its exciting storyline, impressive artwork, and engaging main character. In this article, we will talk about the main character Chihiro Rokuhira and everything we know about him.
Chihiro Rokuhira: His Story
As we mentioned above, Chihiro Rokuhira is the main character of Kagurabachi. Chihiro begins the story as a 14-year-old boy living with his father, Kunishige Rokuhira.
He acted as an apprentice swordsmith under his father’s guidance while also taking on menial tasks around the family. Because Kunishige is a cheerful but careless man, most of the housework is done by Chihiro.
Growing up with a single father, Chihiro loves and respects Kunishige very much. In fact, his love for his father serves as the core of his character.
He closely observed his father’s craftsmanship while working and wanted to become a swordsmith like him. When Chihiro told his father about his future goals, Kunishige told him that as swordsmiths, the responsibility for how and by whom the sword would be used would fall to them.
Chihiro respects his father’s philosophy and wishes to follow It. After officially starting training to become a swordsmith, Kunishige tells Chihiro about six the sword is enchanted that he forged and where he hid them.
Their peaceful life ended one day when a group of witches visited their home. The group, calling themselves Hishakucame to ask Kunishige about the enchanted swords he created and hid after the war ended.
When Kunishige refused to tell them, they injured Chihiro, leaving him with a raised scar on the left side of his face, and killed Kunishige before stealing the enchanted swords from their home.
When Shiba arriving later, he noticed that the enchanted barrier around their house had been destroyed. He then found a shocked Chihiro sitting next to his father’s dead body.
The boy told Shiba everything that had happened before vowing to retrieve the six stolen swords forged by his father and take revenge on those who killed him.
38 months after her father’s death, Chihiro has trained herself to become a master swordsman and is searching for the enchanted swords stolen by Hishaku. He was helped in this endeavor by Shiba, who provided him with all the information they had on the sorcerers.
After knowing that family Korogumi Yakuza having connections with witches, Chihiro goes to Tokyo with Shiba. Even after killing most of the Yakuza members, they still learned nothing about Hishaku because the family head was killed by a deadly magic before he could tell Chihiro anything.
Not receiving any new information about Hishaku, Chihiro and Shiba visit his cafe Hinao, where she tells them that she has a new protagonist about enchanted swords. She introduces them to the girl who came to her cafe earlier, saying she saw an enchanted sword.
After talking to the little girl, they learned that her name was Char and she is running away from some dangerous people who are pursuing her. She’s obviously hungry so Chihiro takes her to a restaurant to eat. There, Char is attacked by a sorcerer. Chihiro protects her and fights the sorcerer, defeating and capturing him.
Realizing that Char is in serious danger, Chihiro agrees to become her protector. Later while driving Char, he receives a call from Shiba, who is interrogating the sorcerer. He told Chihiro that Genichi Sojoa notorious arms dealer, is the one who currently owns the sword Cloud Gouger and is also chasing Char.
Powers & Abilities
As seen from the story until now, Kagurabachi’s power system is magic that can be performed by channeling mental energy of a person effectively. Enchanted swords are the most powerful weapons that can use soul energy to create powerful attacks. The central plot of the story is the six stolen enchanted swords and Chihiro’s quest to find them.
Chihiro herself also possesses an enchanted sword; in fact, he possesses the last and most powerful enchanted sword forged by Kunishige. The seventh enchanted sword gives Chihiro a set of powers. To use the magic infused into the sword, he pulled out the blade and chanted “Enten”.
Enten allows Chihiro’s soul energy to manifest outside of his body in the form of two goldfish. The mystical goldfish, each a different color, have special powers that Chihiro can unlock by saying the color of the fish.
Black: By calling “Black”, Chihiro calls forth the black goldfish and performs a quick attack with his sword, transforming into a large and powerful attack that can cover a large area. The attack that Black creates is completely made from soul energy so it is very dangerous, can cut the opponent even without touching.Red: Another goldfish with red scales takes over as Chihiro chants “Red”. This fish attack grants him the ability to absorb any attack that comes his way and unleash the same attack against his opponent.Nishiki: This is Chihiro’s strongest attack to date. When he chanted “Nishiki,” he summoned a multicultural goldfish. The true extent of his attack and the specific abilities it gives Chihiro are unknown but it is strong enough to defeat a room full of people with a single strike.
Swordsmanship and physical combat
After growing up with swords, Chihiro has mastered the art of swordsmanship. He is quite an effective swordsman, even without the supernatural abilities his enchanted sword grants. Chihiro usually carries two swords, one a normal katana and the other a seventh sword created by his father. He is proficient with the katana as well as using his enchanted sword.
Chihiro is also quite proficient in physical combat and can rely on it even when not using her blade.
We have finished our discussion Chihiro Rokuhira in Kagurabachi. Chihiro proves to be an interesting protagonist, someone to root for as he accomplishes his goals. The rough and serious tone of his character also makes him quite appealing.
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