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"Katanagatari", or "Sword Story", is a light novel by Nisio Isin and anime by Keitaro Motonaga and Studio White Fox. A "swordless swordsman", Yasuri Shichika, travels and fights to collect the 12 Deviant Swords.

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How does Hōō Maniwa regain his left arm?

When we are first introduced to Hōō Maniwa, he cuts off his own left arm to prove his intent. I expected it to come back, and about halfway through episode 8, we see it has returned. Although, that ...
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Why does Shichika's sister sit off to the side behind a column?

In episode 1, between 10 - 15 minutes in to the episode, Shichika, his sister, and Togame are talking in the house. At some point, the sister moves off to the side and behind a column or curtain. ...
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Why does Shichika allow Princess Hitei to travel with him?

The closing credits of Katanagatari show Shichika travelling with the Princess, and being pretty friendly to her. But isn't she at least indirectly responsible for Togame's death, or did I ...
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Where did Nanami's Clairvoyance come from?

When fighting Shichika in episode 7, Nanami mentioned her Clairvoyance, but she never said anything like that when fighting the Maniwani earlier (in episode 4, I think). Was her Clairvoyance what ...
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Did Shichika's father try to kill Nanami?

In Episode 7, Nanami seemed to elude that when Shichika killed their father, the 6th Kyoto Ryu, his father was about to kill her, or she already knew that he was planning on killing her. I am ...
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Why does Togame's eye change?

Sometimes in the series, Togame's left eye becomes purple with a cross inside. Is there a reason for that?
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How does Pengin die in the fight with Emonzaemon?

At the end of the fight between Souda Emonzaemon and Maniwa Pengin in the episode 11, Emonzaemon starts firing random directions with Entou Juu, and somehow a bullet reaches Pengin's body to kill him. ...
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What is the specialty of Nokogiri?

Specialties of all other katanas are stated clearly in the show, but the specialty of Nokogiri (seen in the picture below) wasn't explained clearly and in detail. What is the unique specialty of the ...
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What is Shikizaki Kiki's final completed Deviant Sword?

In the series, it was mentioned that Shikizaki Kiki created the 12 Deviant Swords with the purpose of perfecting one final sword. What is this final sword? How was it completed?