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Weapon type
Type of Weapon

Chain

Type of Weapon in Kanji

鎖分銅

Weapon name
Name in Kanji

鎖分銅

Wielder(s)
Wielder(s)

Leonardo, Foot Ninja, Michelangelo, Foot Elite, Long Strike, Karai Nightwatcher, April O'Neil

Appearance(s)
Appearances(s)

Mirage, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Other Strangeness, 1987 TV series, 2003 TV series TMNT (2007 film), TMNT (2007 game), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Smash-Up, 2012 TV series

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The Kusari-fundo / Manriki-gusari, (鎖分銅), is a chain weapon originating in Japan. It is weighted on both ends, and is useful in heavy strikes, limb/joint, locks, and trapping weapons.

A pre-teen Mike is shown practicing with a Manriki-gusari in the Mirage Comics story The Passing.

Some Foot Ninja use some on Leonardo, who than uses one himself in the Mirage Comics story What Goes Around... Comes Around!.

One of the Foot Elite uses one on Raphael in City at War, Part 11 of 13

Michelangelo uses one in A Thing About Rats a Season One episode of the 1987 TV series, calling himself "master of the manriki-gusari".

The Manriki-Gusar is on of the special weapons used by Long Strike in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Other Strangeness.

Karai uses one in the 2003 TV series.

The manriki-gusari is also the primary weapon of Nightwatcher, which he wields in pairs.

In the 2012 series, Manriki-gusari have so-far been seen in "I Think His Name is Baxter Stockman", by the turtles to try to restrain the "Stockman-Pod" in the final confrontation. In "Baxter's Gambit", whilst trying to match her to a weapon, Splinter has April O'Neil try a Manriki-gusari before finally matching her with a Tessen.

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