They must spend a fortune on band-aids for their shoulder
August 3, 2005 6:55 AM Subscribe
Where did the image of the Japanese hero carrying a big sword on his shoulder come from? Examples here
, and here
. It seems to come up a lot in Japanese videogames and toons.
posted by patgas to society & culture (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've seen mention of a Chinese folk hero named Wan Wu, that was known to carry a big scimitar, but I can't find much about the legend. Do we have a similar thing in American culture? I can think of a few cliche heroes, the cop, the cowboy, etc, but I don't think they have a specific pose associated with them.