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Six Sword Style is the fighting style of Hatchan. He has the huge advantage of being able to wield 6 swords with each weighing over 300 kg (661.4 lbs) thanks to his octopus-like features and his fish-man strength.[1] In essence, it is a sword-fighting technique that focuses on the strength of the user. Coupled with the number of swords, along with the dexterity of the arms wielding them, these factors make this a truly versatile technique.

Techniques

  • Takoashi Kiken (蛸足奇剣 Takoashi Kiken?, literally meaning "Octopus Foot Miracle Swords"): Hatchan swings his swords wildly at his opponent while charging at them.[2] In the Viz Manga, 4Kids and FUNimation dubs, this is called Tentacle Sword Overload. It was later referred to as Tentacle Sword Combination in the FUNimation dub of Episode of East Blue.
  • Takotsubo no Kamae (タコツボの構え Takotsubo no Kamae?, literally meaning "Octopus Pot Stance"): Hatchan positions all of his swords together in front of him and arranged in a circular array over his chest to block an attack.[1] In the Viz Manga, 4Kids and FUNimation dubs, this is called Octopus Pot Stance.
  • Shin Shun - Tako Age - Taikai (新春 蛸開げ 体壊 literally meaning "New Spring - Open the Octopus - Break It Apart"?): Done after Takotsubo no Kamae. After Hatchan blocks an attack, he breaks the opponent's defenses by splaying his swords apart, leaving them open to a headbutt to the chest before he flings them into the air.[3] In the Viz Manga, 4Kids and FUNimation dubs, this is called New Year's - Open- Body Slam.
  • Rokutoryu Ogi: Rokuto no Waltz (六刀流奥義 六刀の円舞曲ワルツ Rokutōryū Ōgi: Rokutō no Warutsu?, literally meaning "Six-Sword Style Ultimate Technique: Six-Sword Waltz"): Following Shin Shun - Tako Age - Taikai, Hatchan spins all six swords over his head like a fan blade to shred the descending opponent to pieces.[4] In the Viz Manga, 4Kids and FUNimation dubs, this is called Waltz of the Six Swords.

Supporting Techniques

Hatchan also boasts a number of moves that support his Six Swords fighting style, including the following:

Hachi's Shikai Zero: Takohachi Black.

  • Shikai Zero: Takohachi Black (視界ゼロ たこはちブラック Shikai Zero: Takohachi Burakku?, literally meaning "Zero Visibility: Octopus Hachi Black"): Hatchan squirts ink on his opponents, blinding them.[5] This is called Hachi Ink Jet in the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub and Jet Black Ink in the 4Kids dub.
  • Takohachi Black on the Rock (たこはちブラック オン・ザ・ロック Takohachi Burokku on da Rokku?, literally meaning "Octopus Hachi Black on the Rock"): Following Shikai Zero: Takohachi Black, Hatchan grabs a rock and slams it onto his blinded opponents.[6] This is called Hachi Ink Jet on the Rocks in the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub and Jet Black Ink on the Rocks in the 4Kids dub.
  • Tako San Ren Shin Ken Shira Ha Dori (蛸三連心剣白刃取り Tako San Ren Shin Ken Shira Ha Dori?, literally meaning "Octopus Concentrated Three Timed Blade Interception"): Hatchan grabs a sword swung at him with his six arms.[7] In the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub, this is called Hachi Triple Sword Catch. It is unnamed in the 4Kids dub.
  • Takohachi Number Nine (タコハチ吸盤ナンバーナイン Takohachi Nanbā Nain?, literally meaning "Octopus Hachi Suckers"): Hatchan jumps onto a wall or ceiling to avoid an attack and stays stuck to it due to the suction of his tentacles.[8] The name of the attack is a pun. Kyuuban (吸盤) means "suction", but it has the same pronunciation as the Japanese word for "Number Nine". It is called Hachi Stick-Up in the Viz Manga, Hachi Stick-em in the 4Kids dub, and Hachi Suckers in the FUNimation dub.

Hachi's Takoyaki Punch.

  • Takoyaki Punch (タコ焼きパーンチ Takoyaki Pānchi?, literally meaning "Flaming Octopus Punch"): Hatchan punches rapidly at his opponent.[9] The name of this attack is a pun on "takoyaki", which is fried octopus. In the Viz Manga and 4Kids and FUNimation dubs, this is called Octopus Fritter Frenzy, but it goes by the original name in later media of the FUNimation dub.

Trivia

  • Karma, also an octopus fish-man, wields six sabers similar to Hatchan's style.[10]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 10 Chapter 85 (p. 9) and Episode 39.
  2. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 10 Chapter 85 (p. 4) and Episode 39.
  3. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 10 Chapter 85 (p. 9-10) and Episode 39.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 10 Chapter 85 (p. 11-12) and Episode 39.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 10 Chapter 83 (p. 4) and Episode 38.
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 10 Chapter 83 (p. 6) and Episode 38.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 10 Chapter 84 (p. 7-8) and Episode 39.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 10 Chapter 84 (p. 8-9) and Episode 39.
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 10 Chapter 84 (p. 13) and Episode 39.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 57 Chapter 553 and Episode 467, Karma wielding six sabers.

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