Utsuno Ikusagami

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Utsuno Ikusagami
Utsuno Ikusagami in Orochi, the Eight-Headed Dragon
Alternate names Ikusagami, Utsu no Ikusagami[1]
Species Giant warrior
Height 12.5 meters[2]
Weight 10,000 metric tons[2]
Forms Yamato Takeru/Oto Tachibana
Place(s) of emergence Moon[3]
Enemies Yamata no Orochi
Played by Wataru Fukuda
First appearance Orochi, the Eight-Headed Dragon

Utsuno Ikusagami (宇宙戦神 (ウツノイクサガミ),   Utsuno Ikusagami, lit. Space War God) is a giant warrior created by Toho that appears in the 1994 film Orochi, the Eight-Headed Dragon.

History[edit | edit source]

Heisei era[edit | edit source]

Orochi, the Eight-Headed Dragon[edit | edit source]

As the sunburst of light spread across the ground, Utsuno Ikusagami appeared. In its massive frame, the humanoid giant contained the three legendary lights of Yamato. As soon as Orochi emerged, he began spraying fire at the warrior. To defend himself against Orochi's fire, Ikusagami activated his wings and raised a shield. The shield was blasted by Orchi until it exploded. Ikusagami managed to grab a hold of one of Orochi's necks after charging at him. The lasers of Orochi were fired, but the head of Ikusagami was cut off by Ikusagami. A defensive move from Ikusagami led to Orochi backing off. The monster only had three heads left after he started decapitating them. Orochi was blasted with his laser until he exploded from a bolt of light from his hand.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Flight[edit | edit source]

Ikusagami can fly at light speeds, able to traverse one million light-years.[4]

Time-Splitting Sky Waves[edit | edit source]

Ikusagami can project Time-Splitting Sky Waves (時裂空漸波,   Jiretsu Kūzanpa), reflective barriers which disrupt spacetime.[5]

Fury-Splitting Bombflash Cannon[edit | edit source]

Ikusagami can unleash an energy beam from his entire body called the Fury-Splitting Bombflash Cannon (砲怒裂爆閃砲,   Doretsu Bakusen Hō).[6]

Heavenly Demon-Crushing Rays[edit | edit source]

Ikusagami can fire bolts of energy from his forehead crest called Heavenly Demon-Crushing Rays (魔砕天照光,   Masai Tenshō Kō).[7]

Orochi no Karasainotsurugi[edit | edit source]

Ikusagami wields a giant version of the Orochi no Karasainotsurugi (蛇の (オロチノ) (カラ)鋤剣 (サイノツルギ)), a legendary sword.[4]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Main article: Utsuno Ikusagami/Gallery.

References[edit | edit source]

This is a list of references for Utsuno Ikusagami. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. Godzilla Toho Giant Monster Pictorial Book. Shogakukan. 1 April 2005. p. 117. ISBN 4-09-280052-5.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Toho Special Effects All Monster Encyclopedia. Shogakukan. 23 July 2014. p. 88. ISBN 4-096-82090-3.
  3. All Toho Monsters Pictorial Book. Yosensha. 27 April 2014. p. 256. ISBN 978-4-8003-0362-2.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Shogakukan 1994, pp. 18-19
  5. Shogakukan 1994, pp. 20-21.
  6. Shogakukan 1994, pp. 22-23.
  7. Shogakukan 1994, pp. 24-25.

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

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