Musashi ( () (さし) , Musashi) is the main protagonist of the manga Orient. He and his childhood friend Kojiro embark on a journey to form the best Bushi of them all. He is also one of the founding members of the Kanemaki Bushi.


Musashi has sky-blue eyes and spiky red-colored hair. He is a lean young man of an average height with an athletic and well-built physique due to his training. He wears an open black shirt with white designs, sports baggy, high-calf white pants, and black-and-red shoes that seem to be based on the sandals of the original samurai.

He seems to be quite popular with girls as many have looked at him and thought that he was handsome.


Musashi is a very cheerful person who always cares for others. From the beginning of the series, he has proven to be someone very determined since he firmly proposed to be a Bushi along with his friend Kojiro. However, because he was afraid of what others are going to say when he heard that his dream was to be a Bushi, he decided to hide it while being judged by Kojiro for doing it. However, when facing an Oni for the first time, he demonstrated what his true dream was when fighting alongside his friend.

On many occasions, Musashi has shown great appreciation and concern towards those he considers to be his friends, for example, together with Kojiro, they managed to save Tsugumi from her adoptive father by taking her with them on their adventure.

He is quick to make friends, partially due to the loneliness he felt in his youth, due to that hes also learned to analyze people and situations well. He is always quick to grasp a persons mannerisms and reasons for behaving a certain way except for certain individuals.


Musashi's Parents

Musashi's parents

Musashi's parents were simple farmers that were friendly to the Kanemaki family even through anti-Bushi sentiments were rampant in Tatsuyama. One day Musashi comes across Kojiro practicing his swordsmanship and comes by his house everyday to practice and play with him. After Musashi's parents' death, he wanders from family to family to seek shelter. He then goes to live with his relatives who threatended to beat and punish him if he interacted with them. Musashi's relatives promise to fully accept him into their family if he throws a stone and insults Jisai Kanemaki. Musashi desperately wants to be accepted by his relatives and throws the stone, telling Jisai that he's better off dead. Musashi later visits the Kojiro residence to apologize to Jisai who forgives Musashi. Jisai says that he was grateful that Musashi had befriended Kojiro, despite the social stigma surrounding their family in Tatsuyama. Jisai allows Musashi to live with him and raises him alongside Kojiro, teaching them swordsmanship and battle strategies.



Kitetsu sword

  • Enma no Odachi ( (えん) (まの) (おお) () () , Flame Demon’s Greatsword): Musashi's Kitetsu Sword, which was forged by the Ryuzoji Bushi, has a blade that is pitch-black with a pattern that resembles flames.

Powers and Abilities

Black Sword Soul: Musashi is shown to possess a black sword soul and because of that he was unable to wield a Kitetsu sword. Although it is actually the Obsidian Goddess that causes this issue. It was revealed that black crystal users can control the flow of the touki, but when they are untrained it can run rampant and cause a kitetsu sword to reject the user. It is still unlikely as to whether Musashi has the same capabilities as the rest of the Obsidian 8.

Red Sword Soul: When the power of the obsidian goddess sleeps, his true sword soul color shines as a bright red. This color is noted to one one reserved for truly great Bushi and packs a lot of power in single bursts. As it stands he can only use it in a basic beam with his current kitetsuto, which was able to destroy a green oni in a single blow.


  • Musashi is most likely named after real-life samurai and master swordsman Miyamoto Musashi.
  • Musashi like old women because in the abstinence training that the miners received, they could not notice the girls of the town, so he and his companions only noticed their old teachers. This attraction also extends to mature (but not exactly middle-aged) women like that time Musashi met Mitsuru Osafune.



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