佐々木 小次郎, Ganryuu
The legendary archrival of Miyamoto Musashi. Raised by Kanemaki Jisai after he is found as a baby in casket floating on the ocean. He develops an intense attachment to swords and fencing at an early age possessing an almost preternatural ability to react to his opponents039 moves. Kojiro is deaf and mute though still literate. His personality is very playful almost childlike. Ittousai has also commented on the possibility that Kojiro039s eyes have become better developed to compensate for his lack of hearing. Kojiro is renowned for his quotTsubame Gaeshiquot Turning Swallow Cut technique inspired by the movement of a swallow in flight.