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'''Yoru''' is one of the strongest [[swords]] in the world. It is one of the twelve [[Meito#12 Saijo O Wazamono Grade Swords|Saijo O Wazamono]]{{Qref|name=Saijo}} and a {{Nihongo|"Black Sword/Blade"|黒刀|Kokutō}}. This blade is currently owned by [[Dracule Mihawk]].
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'''Yoru''' is one of the strongest [[swords]] in the world. It is one of the twelve [[Meito#12 Saijo O Wazamono Grade Swords|Saijo O Wazamono]]{{Qref|name=Saijo}} and a '''{{Nihongo|"Black Sword/Blade"|黒刀|Kokutō}}'''. This blade is currently owned by [[Dracule Mihawk]].
   
 
==Appearance==
 
==Appearance==
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[[File:Kokutou Yoru.png|thumb|left|195px|Sketches of Mihawk and Yoru.]]
[[File:Kokutou Yoru.png|195px|left|thumb|Sketches of Mihawk and Yoru.]]
 
   
 
Yoru is an ornately decorated and very long blade with a total length of at least 7 feet, as it is seen to be at least a full head taller than Mihawk himself (who is 6'6", or 198 centimeters) when it is placed on his back. On the hilt of this blade is a crossguard, though the bars between the blade and the hilt are much longer than average. The blade itself is pitch-black with a very strong sheen, and its shape is similar to the German "[[Wikipedia:Messer (weapon)|Großes Messer]]", a single-edged long sword with a slight curve at the end of the blade. Overall, Yoru looks like a large black cross.
 
Yoru is an ornately decorated and very long blade with a total length of at least 7 feet, as it is seen to be at least a full head taller than Mihawk himself (who is 6'6", or 198 centimeters) when it is placed on his back. On the hilt of this blade is a crossguard, though the bars between the blade and the hilt are much longer than average. The blade itself is pitch-black with a very strong sheen, and its shape is similar to the German "[[Wikipedia:Messer (weapon)|Großes Messer]]", a single-edged long sword with a slight curve at the end of the blade. Overall, Yoru looks like a large black cross.
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==Abilities==
 
==Abilities==
 
 
{{cquote|Without subtlety, a sword is but an iron bar.|2=[[Dracule Mihawk]] on Yoru}}
 
{{cquote|Without subtlety, a sword is but an iron bar.|2=[[Dracule Mihawk]] on Yoru}}
   
Mixed with Mihawk's abilities, Yoru has tremendous power, as it was seen destroying [[Krieg|Don Krieg's]] [[Dreadnaught Sabre|flagship]] with a single strike. While Yoru is the sharpest blade in the world, it is also gentle. This was demonstrated when Mihawk deflected the course of bullets that were aimed at him with only a slight touch of the sword.{{Qref|chap=50|ep=24|Mihawk knocks bullets with ease.}} He can also launch a massive slashing attack of compressed air or energy that can reach at an extremely long distance,{{Qref|name=Slash|chap=553|ep=462|Mihawk creates a massive stream of a cutting shock wave at the Moby Dick.}} sending spiraling waves at the opponent at pinpoint accuracy,{{Qref|name=Vs. Luffy|chap=561|ep=470|Mihawk shows his capabilities while dueling Monkey D. Luffy.}} and capable of slicing a mountain of ice from afar.{{Qref|name=Vs. Luffy}}
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As one of the Sajio O Wazamono, Yoru is one of the most powerful swords ever created. Mixed with Mihawk's abilities, Yoru has tremendous power, as it was seen destroying [[Krieg|Don Krieg]]'s [[Dreadnaught Sabre|flagship]] with a single strike. While Yoru is the sharpest blade in the world, it is also gentle. This was demonstrated when Mihawk deflected the course of bullets that were aimed at him with only a slight touch of the sword.{{Qref|chap=50|ep=24|Mihawk knocks bullets with ease.}} He can also launch a massive slashing attack of compressed air or energy that can reach at an extremely long distance,{{Qref|name=Slash|chap=553|ep=462|Mihawk creates a massive stream of a cutting shock wave at the Moby Dick.}} sending spiraling waves at the opponent at pinpoint accuracy,{{Qref|name=Vs. Luffy|chap=561|ep=470|Mihawk shows his capabilities while dueling Monkey D. Luffy.}} and capable of slicing a mountain of ice from afar.{{Qref|name=Vs. Luffy}}
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{{Non-Canon}}
===Attack List===
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===Techniques===
 
Although Mihawk does not name any of his attacks in the mainstream of the series, there are several specific attacks he has used during the series that are named in various video games. Below is a description of the variety of attacks shown.
 
Although Mihawk does not name any of his attacks in the mainstream of the series, there are several specific attacks he has used during the series that are named in various video games. Below is a description of the variety of attacks shown.
   
[[File:Mihawk slash.png|thumb|The horizontal version of Kokuto Issen.]]
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[[File:Kokuto Issen.png|thumb|210px|The horizontal version of Kokuto Issen.]]
   
*{{Nihongo|'''Kokuto Issen'''|黒刀一閃|Kokutō Issen|literally meaning "Black Blade Brandish/One Flash"}}: Mihawk swings his blade to launch an invisible [[Flying Slash Attack]], which is able to cut everything in his path, making a powerful long-range slice. A vertical version of this attack was first seen to cut [[Dreadnaught Sabre|Don Krieg's ship]] in half and a horizontal version was then seen in attempt to attack [[Monkey D. Luffy|Luffy]], but missed, slicing a giant mass of ice instead. This attack is unnamed in anime and manga, named only in [[One Piece: Gigant Battle|Gigant Battle]].
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*{{Nihongo|'''Kokuto Issen'''|黒刀一閃|Kokutō Issen|literally meaning "Black Blade Brandish/One Flash"}}: Mihawk swings his blade to launch an invisible [[Flying Slash Attack]], which is able to cut everything in his path, making a powerful long-range slice. A vertical version of this attack was first seen to cut [[Dreadnaught Sabre|Don Krieg's ship]] in half and a horizontal version was then seen in attempt to attack [[Monkey D. Luffy|Luffy]], but missed, slicing a giant mass of ice instead. This attack is unnamed in anime and manga, named only in [[One Piece: Gigant Battle|Gigant Battle]].{{-}}
   
[[File:Kokuto Arahoshi.png|thumb|Kokuto Arahoshi.]]
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[[File:Kokuto Arahoshi.png|thumb|210px|Kokuto Arahoshi.]]
   
*{{Nihongo|'''Kokuto Arahoshi'''|黒刀荒星|Kokutō Arahoshi|literally meaning "Black Blade Savage Star"}}: Mihawk jumps, standing on his sword, and descends to impale his opponent. It was first seen being used against Luffy.{{Qref|name=Vs. Luffy}} This attack is unnamed in anime and manga, named only in [[One Piece: Gigant Battle|Gigant Battle]]. A variant of this attack is part of Mihawk's moveset in [[One Piece: Pirate Warriors|Pirate Warriors]].
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*{{Nihongo|'''Kokuto Arahoshi'''|黒刀荒星|Kokutō Arahoshi|literally meaning "Black Blade Savage Star"}}: Mihawk jumps, standing on his sword, and descends to impale his opponent. It was first seen being used against Luffy.{{Qref|name=Vs. Luffy}} This attack is unnamed in anime and manga, named only in [[One Piece: Gigant Battle|Gigant Battle]]. A variant of this attack is part of Mihawk's moveset in [[One Piece: Pirate Warriors|Pirate Warriors]].{{-}}
   
[[File:Kokuto Saku.png|thumb|Kokuto Saku.]]
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[[File:Kokuto Saku.png|thumb|210px|Kokuto Saku.]]
   
*{{Nihongo|'''Kokuto Saku'''|黒刀朔|Kokutō Saku|literally meaning "Black Blade First Day"}}: A counter technique. Mihawk awaits his opponent's next attack holding his Black Blade with two hands over his back. Once the enemy attacks, Mihawk counterattacks quickly with a powerful downward slash. It was first seen attempting to be used against Luffy's '''Gomu Gomu no Jet Bazooka''', but Luffy realized that if he attacks Mihawk, his arms would be cut off and thus directed his attack to the ground, making Mihawk unable to counterattack.{{Qref|name=Vs. Luffy}} This attack is unnamed in anime and manga, named only in [[One Piece: Gigant Battle|Gigant Battle]].
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*{{Nihongo|'''Kokuto Saku'''|黒刀朔|Kokutō Saku|literally meaning "Black Blade First Day"}}: A counter technique. Mihawk awaits his opponent's next attack holding his Black Blade with two hands over his back. Once the enemy attacks, Mihawk counterattacks quickly with a powerful downward slash. It was first seen attempting to be used against Luffy's '''Gomu Gomu no Jet Bazooka''', but Luffy realized that if he attacks Mihawk, his arms would be cut off and thus directed his attack to the ground, making Mihawk unable to counterattack.{{Qref|name=Vs. Luffy}} This attack is unnamed in anime and manga, named only in [[One Piece: Gigant Battle|Gigant Battle]].{{-}}
   
[[File:Mihawk Attacks Luffy.png|thumb|Kokuto Kogetsu.]]
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[[File:Kokuto Kogetsu.png|thumb|210px|Kokuto Kogetsu.]]
   
*{{Nihongo|'''Kokuto Kogetsu'''|黒刀弧月|Kokutō Kogetsu|literally meaning "Black Blade Arc Moon"}}: Mihawk attacks with his Yoru at great speed. This technique seems to be more powerful than a normal slash of the sword as it emits some kind of cutting air (but not enough to cover great distances). This was first seen against Luffy.{{Qref|name=Vs. Luffy}} This attack is unnamed in anime and manga, named only in [[One Piece: Unlimited Adventure|Unlimited Adventure]], [[Unlimited Cruise]], and [[One Piece: Gigant Battle|Gigant Battle]].
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*{{Nihongo|'''Kokuto Kogetsu'''|黒刀弧月|Kokutō Kogetsu|literally meaning "Black Blade Arc Moon"}}: Mihawk attacks with his Yoru at great speed. This technique seems to be more powerful than a normal slash of the sword as it emits some kind of cutting air (but not enough to cover great distances). This was first seen against Luffy.{{Qref|name=Vs. Luffy}} This attack is unnamed in anime and manga, named only in [[One Piece: Unlimited Adventure|Unlimited Adventure]], [[Unlimited Cruise]], and [[One Piece: Gigant Battle|Gigant Battle]].{{-}}
   
[[File:Chi wo Hau Zangeki.png|thumb|Chi wo Hau Zangeki.]]
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[[File:Chi o Hau Zangeki.png|thumb|210px|Chi o Hau Zangeki.]]
   
*{{Nihongo|'''Chi wo Hau Zangeki'''|地を這う斬撃|Earth-Crawling Slash Attack}}: Mihawk makes a downward swing to launch [[Flying Slash Attack]] that travels at great speed through the ground. This attack is able to cut through steel with ease and rapidity. It was first seen used against [[Monkey D. Luffy|Luffy]] but was blocked by [[Daz Bones|Mr. 1]], who receives all of the damage instead, breaking his [[Supa Supa no Mi|steel body]] in just seconds.{{Qref|name=Vs. Luffy}} This attack is unnamed in anime and manga, named only in [[One Piece: Gigant Battle|Gigant Battle]].
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*{{Nihongo|'''Chi o Hau Zangeki'''|地を這う斬撃|Earth-Crawling Slash Attack}}: Mihawk makes a downward swing to launch [[Flying Slash Attack]] that travels at great speed through the ground. This attack is able to cut through steel with ease and rapidity. It was first seen used against [[Monkey D. Luffy|Luffy]] but was blocked by [[Daz Bonez|Mr. 1]], who receives all of the damage instead, breaking his [[Supa Supa no Mi|steel body]] in just seconds.{{Qref|name=Vs. Luffy}} This attack is unnamed in anime and manga, named only in [[One Piece: Gigant Battle|Gigant Battle]].{{-}}
   
[[File:Sekai Ichi no Zangeki.png|thumb|"The world's strongest slash"]]
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[[File:Sekaiichi no Zangeki.png|thumb|210px|"The world's strongest slash"]]
   
*Mihawk launches a massive [[Flying Slash Attack]] (even longer than the [[Moby Dick]]) towards his opponent, capable of cutting through massive amounts of ice, and supposedly much more. [[Jozu|"Diamond" Jozu]] of the [[Whitebeard Pirates]] was able to stop it, although it's unknown if it was because Mihawk lacks the ability to cut through diamond, because Mihawk did not expect Jozu blocking the attack (and thus, not wasting energy to send a slash strong enough to cut diamond), or because of a Haki issue. It is an extremely powerful technique, possessing incredible range and power. Because a marine in the manga calls it {{Nihongo|"the world's strongest slash"|世界一の斬撃|Zekaiichi no Zangeki}}, people often mistakenly think that it is Mihawk's strongest technique. However, a more accurate translation shows that the marine simply meant that it was a slash made by the world's strongest swordsman. Mihawk himself says that he just wants to test the difference between him and Whitebeard before using this technique, so it is quite possible this is not his most powerful attack. It was "named" by one of the war participants when he described the attack, when used as a long-range opener against [[Edward Newgate|Whitebeard]] but was blocked by Jozu's diamond body; in the anime, it was able to force Jozu back a distance.{{Qref|name=Slash}}
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*Mihawk launches a massive [[Flying Slash Attack]] (even longer than the [[Moby Dick]]) towards his opponent, capable of cutting through massive amounts of ice, and supposedly much more. [[Jozu|"Diamond" Jozu]] of the [[Whitebeard Pirates]] was able to stop it, although it's unknown if it was because Mihawk lacks the ability to cut through diamond, because Mihawk did not expect Jozu blocking the attack (and thus, not wasting energy to send a slash strong enough to cut diamond), or because of a Haki issue. It is an extremely powerful technique, possessing incredible range and power. Because a marine in the manga calls it {{Nihongo|"the world's strongest slash"|世界一の斬撃|Sekaiichi no Zangeki}}, people often mistakenly think that it is Mihawk's strongest technique. However, a more accurate translation shows that the marine simply meant that it was a slash made by the world's strongest swordsman. Mihawk himself says that he just wants to test the difference between him and Whitebeard before using this technique, so it is quite possible this is not his most powerful attack. It was "named" by one of the war participants when he described the attack, when used as a long-range opener against [[Edward Newgate|Whitebeard]] but was blocked by Jozu's diamond body; in the anime, it was able to force Jozu back a distance.{{Qref|name=Slash}}
   
[[File:Mihawk's Spiral Attack.png|thumb|Mihawk's slicing spiral wind attack.]]
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[[File:Mihawk's Spiral Attack.png|thumb|210px|Mihawk's slicing spiral wind attack.]]
   
 
*Mihawk slices the opponent with a spiral-like [[Flying Slash Attack]] (very similar to Zoro's [[Santoryu|Sanjuroku Pound Ho]]) with great speed. This, alongside with Mihawk's outstanding eyesight, makes one of the fastest and most accurate attacks shown in the whole series (it was able to strike a Luffy in [[Gomu Gomu no Mi/Gear Second Techniques|Gear Second]] while he is moving in the middle of the war of Marineford).{{Qref|name=Vs. Luffy}}
 
*Mihawk slices the opponent with a spiral-like [[Flying Slash Attack]] (very similar to Zoro's [[Santoryu|Sanjuroku Pound Ho]]) with great speed. This, alongside with Mihawk's outstanding eyesight, makes one of the fastest and most accurate attacks shown in the whole series (it was able to strike a Luffy in [[Gomu Gomu no Mi/Gear Second Techniques|Gear Second]] while he is moving in the middle of the war of Marineford).{{Qref|name=Vs. Luffy}}
   
===Video Game-Only Attacks===
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===Video Game-Only Techniques===
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*{{Nihongo|'''Kokuto "Samidare"'''|黒刀「斬乱」|Kokutō "Samidare"|literally meaning "Black Blade: 'Slash Riot'"}}: Mihawk makes a chain of slices forward, finishing with a black flying slash. This attack is used in the ''Pirate Warriors'' games, where it is localized as '''Black Blade: Wild Slash'''.{{Qref|name=PW3|[[One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3]] — Mihawk uses Wild Slash and The Void as special attacks.}}
   
*{{Nihongo|'''Kokuto: Samidare'''|黒刀「斬乱」|Kokutō: Samidare|literally meaning "Black Blade: Slash Riot"}}: Mihawk makes a chain of slices forward, finishing with a black flying slash. This attack is used in the ''Pirate Warriors'' games, where it is localized as '''Black Blade: Wild Slash'''.{{Qref|name=PW3|[[One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3]] — Mihawk uses Wild Slash and The Void as special attacks.}}
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*{{Nihongo|'''Kokuto "Mu"'''|黒刀「」|Kokutō "Mu"|literally meaning "Black Blade: 'Nothingness'"}}: The area is blanketed in darkness, and Mihawk slices enemies with swift attacks, cutting them down over a wide forward range. This attack is used in the ''Pirate Warriors'' games, localized as '''Black Blade: The Void'''.{{Qref|name=PW3}}
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{{Non-Canon|end}}
*{{Nihongo|'''Kokuto: Mu'''|黒刀「無」|Kokutō: Mu|literally meaning "Black Blade: Nothingness"}}: The area is blanketed in darkness, and Mihawk slices enemies with swift attacks, cutting them down over a wide forward range. This attack is used in the ''Pirate Warriors'' games, localized as '''Black Blade: The Void'''.{{Qref|name=PW3}}
 
   
 
==Anime and Manga Differences==
 
==Anime and Manga Differences==
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[[File:Mihawk 2007 Calendar.png|thumb|left|210px|Yoru with red beads in the manga.]]
[[File:Mihawk 2007 Calendar.png|thumb|left|215px|Yoru with red beads in the manga.]]
 
   
 
The beads on the sword's hilt were initially red in the manga, while in the anime they are blue and green in color; in the manga the color was later changed to green.
 
The beads on the sword's hilt were initially red in the manga, while in the anime they are blue and green in color; in the manga the color was later changed to green.
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
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[[File:Zoro vs. Mihawk Humandrill.png|thumb|235px|A humandrill that imitates Mihawk with a sword nearly identical to Yoru in the anime.]]
[[File:Zoro vs. Mihawk Humandrill.png|thumb|250px|A humandrill that imitates Mihawk with a sword nearly identical to Yoru in the anime.]]
 
   
 
*In [[Episode 515]], Mihawk shows Zoro a [[humandrill]] with a sword identical to Yoru, but with a white blade.
 
*In [[Episode 515]], Mihawk shows Zoro a [[humandrill]] with a sword identical to Yoru, but with a white blade.
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==References==
 
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Yoru is one of the strongest swords in the world. It is one of the twelve Saijo O Wazamono[1] and a "Black Sword/Blade" (黒刀 Kokutō?). This blade is currently owned by Dracule Mihawk.

AppearanceEdit

Kokutou Yoru

Sketches of Mihawk and Yoru.

Yoru is an ornately decorated and very long blade with a total length of at least 7 feet, as it is seen to be at least a full head taller than Mihawk himself (who is 6'6", or 198 centimeters) when it is placed on his back. On the hilt of this blade is a crossguard, though the bars between the blade and the hilt are much longer than average. The blade itself is pitch-black with a very strong sheen, and its shape is similar to the German "Großes Messer", a single-edged long sword with a slight curve at the end of the blade. Overall, Yoru looks like a large black cross.

Yoru does not possess a sheath, so Mihawk simply keeps it strapped to his back when not in use.

AbilitiesEdit

Without subtlety, a sword is but an iron bar.
— Dracule Mihawk on Yoru


As one of the Sajio O Wazamono, Yoru is one of the most powerful swords ever created. Mixed with Mihawk's abilities, Yoru has tremendous power, as it was seen destroying Don Krieg's flagship with a single strike. While Yoru is the sharpest blade in the world, it is also gentle. This was demonstrated when Mihawk deflected the course of bullets that were aimed at him with only a slight touch of the sword.[2] He can also launch a massive slashing attack of compressed air or energy that can reach at an extremely long distance,[3] sending spiraling waves at the opponent at pinpoint accuracy,[4] and capable of slicing a mountain of ice from afar.[4]


The following events are Non-Canon and therefore not considered part of the Canon story.


TechniquesEdit

Although Mihawk does not name any of his attacks in the mainstream of the series, there are several specific attacks he has used during the series that are named in various video games. Below is a description of the variety of attacks shown.

Kokuto Issen

The horizontal version of Kokuto Issen.

  • Kokuto Issen (黒刀一閃 Kokutō Issen?, literally meaning "Black Blade Brandish/One Flash"): Mihawk swings his blade to launch an invisible Flying Slash Attack, which is able to cut everything in his path, making a powerful long-range slice. A vertical version of this attack was first seen to cut Don Krieg's ship in half and a horizontal version was then seen in attempt to attack Luffy, but missed, slicing a giant mass of ice instead. This attack is unnamed in anime and manga, named only in Gigant Battle.
Kokuto Arahoshi

Kokuto Arahoshi.

  • Kokuto Arahoshi (黒刀荒星 Kokutō Arahoshi?, literally meaning "Black Blade Savage Star"): Mihawk jumps, standing on his sword, and descends to impale his opponent. It was first seen being used against Luffy.[4] This attack is unnamed in anime and manga, named only in Gigant Battle. A variant of this attack is part of Mihawk's moveset in Pirate Warriors.
Kokuto Saku

Kokuto Saku.

  • Kokuto Saku (黒刀朔 Kokutō Saku?, literally meaning "Black Blade First Day"): A counter technique. Mihawk awaits his opponent's next attack holding his Black Blade with two hands over his back. Once the enemy attacks, Mihawk counterattacks quickly with a powerful downward slash. It was first seen attempting to be used against Luffy's Gomu Gomu no Jet Bazooka, but Luffy realized that if he attacks Mihawk, his arms would be cut off and thus directed his attack to the ground, making Mihawk unable to counterattack.[4] This attack is unnamed in anime and manga, named only in Gigant Battle.
Kokuto Kogetsu

Kokuto Kogetsu.

  • Kokuto Kogetsu (黒刀弧月 Kokutō Kogetsu?, literally meaning "Black Blade Arc Moon"): Mihawk attacks with his Yoru at great speed. This technique seems to be more powerful than a normal slash of the sword as it emits some kind of cutting air (but not enough to cover great distances). This was first seen against Luffy.[4] This attack is unnamed in anime and manga, named only in Unlimited Adventure, Unlimited Cruise, and Gigant Battle.
Chi o Hau Zangeki

Chi o Hau Zangeki.

  • Chi o Hau Zangeki (地を這う斬撃 Earth-Crawling Slash Attack?): Mihawk makes a downward swing to launch Flying Slash Attack that travels at great speed through the ground. This attack is able to cut through steel with ease and rapidity. It was first seen used against Luffy but was blocked by Mr. 1, who receives all of the damage instead, breaking his steel body in just seconds.[4] This attack is unnamed in anime and manga, named only in Gigant Battle.
Sekaiichi no Zangeki

"The world's strongest slash"

  • Mihawk launches a massive Flying Slash Attack (even longer than the Moby Dick) towards his opponent, capable of cutting through massive amounts of ice, and supposedly much more. "Diamond" Jozu of the Whitebeard Pirates was able to stop it, although it's unknown if it was because Mihawk lacks the ability to cut through diamond, because Mihawk did not expect Jozu blocking the attack (and thus, not wasting energy to send a slash strong enough to cut diamond), or because of a Haki issue. It is an extremely powerful technique, possessing incredible range and power. Because a marine in the manga calls it "the world's strongest slash" (世界一の斬撃 Sekaiichi no Zangeki?), people often mistakenly think that it is Mihawk's strongest technique. However, a more accurate translation shows that the marine simply meant that it was a slash made by the world's strongest swordsman. Mihawk himself says that he just wants to test the difference between him and Whitebeard before using this technique, so it is quite possible this is not his most powerful attack. It was "named" by one of the war participants when he described the attack, when used as a long-range opener against Whitebeard but was blocked by Jozu's diamond body; in the anime, it was able to force Jozu back a distance.[3]
Mihawk&#039;s Spiral Attack

Mihawk's slicing spiral wind attack.

  • Mihawk slices the opponent with a spiral-like Flying Slash Attack (very similar to Zoro's Sanjuroku Pound Ho) with great speed. This, alongside with Mihawk's outstanding eyesight, makes one of the fastest and most accurate attacks shown in the whole series (it was able to strike a Luffy in Gear Second while he is moving in the middle of the war of Marineford).[4]

Video Game-Only TechniquesEdit

  • Kokuto "Samidare" (黒刀「斬乱」 Kokutō "Samidare"?, literally meaning "Black Blade: 'Slash Riot'"): Mihawk makes a chain of slices forward, finishing with a black flying slash. This attack is used in the Pirate Warriors games, where it is localized as Black Blade: Wild Slash.[5]
  • Kokuto "Mu" (黒刀「無」 Kokutō "Mu"?, literally meaning "Black Blade: 'Nothingness'"): The area is blanketed in darkness, and Mihawk slices enemies with swift attacks, cutting them down over a wide forward range. This attack is used in the Pirate Warriors games, localized as Black Blade: The Void.[5]


Concludes non-canon section.


Anime and Manga DifferencesEdit

Mihawk 2007 Calendar

Yoru with red beads in the manga.

The beads on the sword's hilt were initially red in the manga, while in the anime they are blue and green in color; in the manga the color was later changed to green.

In the anime and video games, the sword's blade is quite thick while in the manga, it is very thin. This may have been changed as of Episode 489 where the sword appears very thin like its manga counterpart.

The background of the golden part of the sword is also green in color in the manga.

A difference noticeable in the anime is that the blade of the sword emits purple streaks when swung during its first use against Zoro (changed to green during the Marineford Arc).

TriviaEdit

Zoro vs. Mihawk Humandrill

A humandrill that imitates Mihawk with a sword nearly identical to Yoru in the anime.

  • In Episode 515, Mihawk shows Zoro a humandrill with a sword identical to Yoru, but with a white blade.
  • For the 4Kids dub the sword's cross-shaped guard was shortened because it looked too much like a crucifix.


ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 One Piece Yellow: Grand Elements (p. 245) , it is revealed that Yoru is one of the Saijo O Wazamono.
  2. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 6 Chapter 50 and Episode 24, Mihawk knocks bullets with ease.
  3. 3.0 3.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 57 Chapter 553 and Episode 462, Mihawk creates a massive stream of a cutting shock wave at the Moby Dick.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 57 Chapter 561 and Episode 470, Mihawk shows his capabilities while dueling Monkey D. Luffy.
  5. 5.0 5.1 One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 — Mihawk uses Wild Slash and The Void as special attacks.

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Shichibukai
Former Members: Dracule Mihawk   •  Crocodile   •  Donquixote Doflamingo   •  Bartholomew Kuma   •  Gecko Moria   •  Boa Hancock   •  Jinbe   •  Marshall D. Teach   •  Trafalgar Law   •  Buggy   •  Edward Weevil 
Affiliated Organizations: Baroque Works  •  Donquixote Pirates  •  Thriller Bark Pirates  •  Kuja Pirates  •  Sun Pirates  •  Blackbeard Pirates  •  Heart Pirates  •  Buggy's Delivery
Ship(s): Coffin Boat  •  Perfume Yuda  •  Big Top  •  Baroque Gustave  •  Thriller Bark  •  Snapper Head  •  Numancia Flamingo  •  Polar Tang
Abilities
Devil Fruits: Suna Suna no Mi  •  Ito Ito no Mi  •  Yami Yami no Mi  •  Kage Kage no Mi  •  Nikyu Nikyu no Mi  •  Mero Mero no Mi  •  Ope Ope no Mi  •  Bara Bara no Mi
Fighting Styles: Haki  •  Fish-Man Karate
Weapons: Yoru  •  Kogatana  •  Flintlock  •  Salome  •  Pacifista Modifications  •  Kikoku  •  Buggy Balls  •  Naginata
Related Articles
Locations: Alabasta  •  Mary Geoise  •  Jaya (Mock Town)  •  Banaro Island  •  Florian Triangle  •  Sabaody Archipelago (Human Auctioning House)  •  Amazon Lily  •  Calm Belt (Impel Down  •  Marineford)  •  Kuraigana Island  •  Fish-Man Island  •  Punk Hazard  •  Dressrosa  •  Karai Bari Island
Story Arcs: Baratie Arc  •  Arlong Park Arc  •  Loguetown Arc  •  Whisky Peak Arc  •  Little Garden Arc  •  Alabasta Arc  •  Jaya Arc  •  Long Ring Long Land Arc  •  Post-Enies Lobby Arc  •  Thriller Bark Arc  •  Sabaody Archipelago Arc  •  Amazon Lily Arc  •  Impel Down Arc  •  Marineford Arc  •  Post-War Arc  •  Return to Sabaody Arc  •  Fish-Man Island Arc  •  Punk Hazard Arc  •  Dressrosa Arc  •  Zou Arc  •  Levely Arc  •  Wano Country Arc
Cover Stories: Miss Goldenweek's "Operation: Meet Baroque Works"  •  Straw Hat's Separation Serial
Movies: Episode of Alabasta: The Desert Princess and the Pirates  •  One Piece: Stampede
Specials: 3D2Y  •  Episode of East Blue  •  Roronoa Zoro Falls Into the Sea
Events: Operation Utopia  •  Duel at Banaro Island  •  Battle of Marineford  •  Rocky Port Incident  •  Operation SOP
Others: World Government  •  Revolutionary Army  •  Bakkin  •  Bounties  •  Slavery  •  Will of D.
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Weapons
Swords and Bladed Weapons
Named Blades: Gryphon  •  Wado Ichimonji  •  Yamaoroshi  •  Shodai Kitetsu  •  Nidai Kitetsu  •  Sandai Kitetsu  •  Yubashiri   •  Shigure  •  Kashu  •  Yoru  •  Terry Sword  •  Eisen Whip  •  Bamboo  •  Funkfreed  •  Shusui  •  Oto and Kogarashi  •  Soul Solid  •  Durandal  •  Kikoku  •  Same-kiri Bocho  •  Pretzel  •  Shirauo  •  Raiu  •  Enma  •  Ame no Habakiri  •  Konpira  •  Shichiseiken 
Other Blade Weapons: Axe  •  Cat Claws  •  Kogatana  •  Kiribachi  •  Bruiser Axe  •  Peacock Slashers  •  Heat Javelin  •  Burn Blade  •  Ten-Fold Axe  •  Murakumogiri  •  Kessui  •  Kirisame  •  Mogura  •  Soto Muso  •  Napoleon
Related: Meito  •  Kitetsu  •  Swordsmen
Projectile Weapons
Firearms: Flintlock  •  Flintlock .44 Caliber 6 Shot Revolver  •  Lassoo  •  Yellow Gun  •  Gero Gero Gun  •  Senriku  •  Flash Gun  •  Walker
Artillery: Royal Drum Crown 7-Shot Bliking Cannon  •  Burn Bazooka/Flame Bazooka  •  Brachio Tank V  •  King Cannon   •  Eagle Launcher   •  Alpacacino 
Slingshots: Ginga Pachinko  •  Kabuto  •  Kuro Kabuto
Ammo: Buggy Balls  •  Milky Arrow  •  Pop Green  •  KX Launcher  •  Candy Jacket  •  Excite Bullets
Others: Battle Smasher   •  Carbonation Equipment 
Other Weapons
Ancient Weapons: Pluton  •  Poseidon  •  Uranus
Non-Bladed Polearms: Nanashaku Jitte  •  Clima Tact (Perfect  •  Sorcery)  •  Nonosama Bo
Cyborgs: Cyborg Tactics/Armored Me  •  Pacifista (Shiro Kuma)  •  Kau Ra Kau   •  Zau Ra Zau 
Others: Poison (Shinokuni  •  Koro)  •  Dials  •  Explosive  •  Gorilla Puncher 13  •  Prometheus  •  Zeus  •  Raid Suit  •  General Franky (Kurosai FR-U IV  •  Brachio Tank V))  •  Roba-san Kick 18   •  Senpu King   •  Dyna Stone 
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Kuraigana Island
Inhabitants: Dracule Mihawk  •  Perona  •  Humandrills  •  Roronoa Zoro 
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Horo Horo no Mi
Weapon Based: Santoryu (Wado Ichimonji  •  Sandai Kitetsu  •  Shusui)  •  Yoru  •  Kogatana
Related Articles
Story Arcs: Amazon Lily Arc  •  Post-War Arc  •  Wano Country Arc
Cover Stories: Straw Hat's Separation Serial  •  From the Decks of the World: The 500,000,000 Man Arc
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