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Shishi-Oh (SCV)
Wielder Mitsurugi
Weapon type Katana
Unlocked at player level 41
Shishi-Oh (SCIV)
Shishi-Oh as it appears in Soulcalibur IV.
Wielder Mitsurugi
Weapon type Katana
Price Free
Attack 100
Defense 50
HP 30
Power 40
Impact 30
Boost 30
Gauge 0
Special 0]
Native skill None
Shishi-Oh (SCIII)
Wielder Mitsurugi
Weapon type Katana
Price Free
Shishi-Oh (SCII)
General Information
Wielder Mitsurugi
Weapon Type Katana
Price Free
Special Effects None

Shishi-Oh (獅子王, lit. "Lion King") is Mitsurugi's main weapon throughout most of the Soul series, with the exception of Soul Blade, where he uses Korefuji, and Soulcalibur V, where he uses Muichimonji.

After learning iaijutsu and other techniques to combat firearms, Mitsurugi sought a sword appropriate for a new style of fighting. He finally settled on Shishi-Oh. An incredibly well-balanced Japanese sword, it is Mitsurugi's preferred weapon. During the intense training that he followed after his defeat in front of his lord, Mitsurugi became dissatisfied with his old katana Korefuji and replaced it with Shishi-Oh, a katana with a wider blade. With this blade Mitsurugi perfected many new sword fighting moves to defeat the rifle.


  • It is revealed that during the 17 year gap between Soulcalibur IV and Soulcalibur V, Mitsurugi lost Shishi-Oh to a female swordsman. She managed to shatter the katana, but Mitsurugi, seizing upon a chance, punched her in the stomach and took victory.
  • In Soulcalibur, Shishi-Oh was wielded by Arthur as well. This is because Arthur replaces Mitsurugi in countries that discouraged samurai imagery and references. When Arthur entered Soulcalibur III he wielded Gassan, one of Mitsurugi's optional weapons in Soulcalibur II.
  • In Soulcalibur V, Shishi-Oh is Mitsurugi's legendary weapon and is unlocked upon reaching Level 41.