Kagekiyo (SCV)
YM 01
Wielder Yoshimitsu
Weapon type Double Katana and Sashimono
Kagekiyo (SCIV)
Wielder Yoshimitsu
Weapon type Katana, Wakizashi, and Sashimono
Price 8,500 Gold
Attack 120
Defense 30
HP 55
Power 0
Impact 30
Boost 50
Gauge 0
Special 50]
Native skill None
Kagekiyo (SCIII)
Wielder Yoshimitsu
Weapon type Katana and Sashimono
Price 37,800 Gold
Special Effect #1 Increase attack power.
Special Effect #2 Guard Impacts will damage your opponent.
Kagekiyo (SCII)
General Information
Wielder Yoshimitsu
Weapon Type Katana and Sashimono
For sale in Chapter 6, Chapter 7, Subchapter 3
Price 2,200 Gold

Kagekiyo is one of Yoshimitsu's weapons in Soulcalibur IV. It can be bought in Character Creation for 8,500 Gold after completing Story Mode with Yoshimitsu.

A secret sword with an incredibly long blade. While the truth is unknown, it is described in a variety of legends. One famous lore says that the sword grants power and luck to those who have sworn revenge. Its edge is unusually sharp and as befitting the legend, it clouds and enrages the mind of its wielder.


  • When loosely translated into English, Kagekiyo comes to mean "Pure Shadow".
  • This sword is most likely named after Taira no Kagekiyo, the protagonist of the Namco arcade game Genpei Tōma Den (The Genji and Heike Clans), in which a resurrected Kagekiyo returns from Hell to seek revenge against Minamoto no Yoritomo and the Genji Clan.
  • Historical Taira-no-Kagekiyo was a noble aristocratic knight and a womanizer, but after his defeat, his hatred against the Minamoto clan and Kamakura Bakufu were so great that he burned his own face and concealed his sword as a shikomizue... the name of this sword was Azamaru, and it's polished surface like a mirror allowed Kagekiyo to always have a look to his burnt face, symbol of his hatred. Because of the tragedy it lived thru, the katana Azamaru was said to have become a Yōtō 妖刀 a yokai in form of a sword. Kagekiyo appears ad a main role in the Nogaku piece Yashima.
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