Quick Facts About Genji’s Sword
Blizzard’s Overwatch quickly became the “it” team fighting game following its release in 2016, thanks in no small part to its enchanting array of characters each with their own unique weapons. Though characters like Reaper carried guns, many fans favored Hanzo and Genji, two samurai/ninja style characters who fight like cyberpunk Demon Slayer hashiras.
Fans have taken to making their own Genji cosplays while they wait for Overwatch 2, but if there’s one thing no Genji cosplay can have, regardless of the Genji skin, it’s the cybernetic samurai’s swords.
The Dragonblade: Lore Tidbits About Genji’s
Overwatch Genji swords may just be video game weapons, but the game’s creators put a lot of thought into fleshing out his steel blades, giving them an air of authenticity that ties them with real life samurai swords from Japan.
Genji’s Katana Is An Odachi
Anime shows typically have katanas that are simply known as katanas, but Blizzard Entertainment decided to shake things up a bit by specifying Genji’s
Odachi are large swords that were typically used by soldiers in feudal Japan. Its size offered better reach that kept enemy soldiers from advancing on friendly infantry, an advantage that allowed the Asakura clan to win against Oda Nobunaga’s troops. In Genji’s case, the larger size and longer reach favor his height and build, allowing him to make stronger, more lethal strikes than a regular katana would.
Genji’s Carries A Smaller
You may have noticed that Genji carries a smaller, shorter
Sword Has An Inscription That Reads “Gan Jiang”
With Overwatch being a live service game, Genji was always bound to have a limited edition skin that would change his appearance, voicelines, and lore. His Lunar New Year skin did just that in 2018 by reimagining him as an ancient Chinese general.
The new skin came with a
Choosing A Genji
Sword Replica For Your Cosplay
While you could definitely pre-order a real katana
Cosplay swords come in different materials such as wood, carbon steel, stainless steel, foam, and PVC. Of course, the metal options offer the best visual copy because of their unique sheen, but wood, foam, and PVC tend to be lighter and more malleable, making them perfect for oddly shaped swords. Foam is a special favorite among DIY cosplayers because the lightness of the material makes it easy to carry a claymore replica.
Genji has been out for years and in a live service game, that means he’s had several skins over the years. Aside from Lunar New Year Genji’s
Just because Genji’s
Our Picks for the Best Genji
1. Genji’s Dragon Blade Katana
- Material: Stainless steel
- Length: 106 cm
2. Genji’s Oni Katana
A more menacing take on Genji’s
- Material: Stainless steel
- Length: 105 cm
The ultimate Genji