Appearance[edit | edit source]
Raiu is a very long nodachi with a quadrangular guard, while the handle is red with a diamond pattern. The first half of its sheath is white, while the second half is red. A red flowery pattern is featured at the base of the blade. It has a slightly curved white and black blade, measuring somewhere around (2.5 to 3 meters in size).
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Not much is known about Raiu's capabilities, however, since it is a meito, it is certainly a great sword. Raiu is an extremely powerful sword to handle, as shown when Shiryu attacked the jailers who released him.
Raiu is a blade of simple shape but high quality. However, Shiryu has made great use of it.
History[edit | edit source]
Past[edit | edit source]
Shiryu heavily abused that privilege by killing many prisoners for his own pleasure. When confronted by Magellan, Shiryu's abuse of his privilege was revealed and he was deemed to be a menace, it was later confiscated from him after Shiryu was imprisoned as a condemned criminal in Level 6.
Impel Down Arc[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Vivre Card - One Piece Visual Dictionary (Card #0591).
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 56 Chapter 542 (p. 10-11) and Episode 444.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 92 Chapter 925 (p. 6-7) and Episode 917.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 55 Chapter 538 (p. 11-12) and Episode 440, Shiryu's past transgression led to his imprisonment.
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