Like the weapons Itachi's Susanoo used, I think this should be a tool article instead of jutsu. And something along the lines of "Bow and arrow", since it's not just the arrows. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 01:41, November 27, 2010 (UTC)
Seems like Sasuke has a weaker version, both are fast except that Brahmastra's trajectory couldn't be stopped so instead speed was adopted and its destructive power was reduced for the manga.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BrahmastraUmishiru (talk) 21:44, February 4, 2011 (UTC)
- If this was something used by the Rinnegan, I'd say you're probably right, but all things related to the Mangekyō Sharingan so far have ties to Shintoism. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 21:46, February 4, 2011 (UTC)
True, the crossbow was a strange choice for Kishi, seeing as I see no mythological bows in Shintoism or Japanese mythology. In general just find European, or mainland Asia mythological bows.Umishiru (talk) 21:50, February 4, 2011 (UTC)
Crossbow or just bow? Edit
- It doesn't look like any normal bow I've ever seen. ~ Fmakck - Talk - Contributions 00:11, February 5, 2011 (UTC)
- They way its operated, the way the arrow is nocked it looks very similar to a traditional bow. Granted handle is very wide (the swirl) but the limbs and string are traditional longbow. I would say it should be renamed Susano'o bow instead of crossbow.
- The traditional definition of a crossbow would be: a bow fixed transversely on a wooden stock grooved to direct the arrow.
- The bow Susano'o wields has no stock, or firing grove. It honestly just looks like a highly fantasized bow. -KageBushin (Saturday, February 5, 2011 12:51 UTC)
- To me, it looks like an odd combination between a wrist-mounted crossbow and a traditional bow. As for what usually constitutes a crossbow: ": a weapon for shooting quarrels and stones that consists chiefly of a short bow mounted crosswise near the end of a stock "; in this case, the stock would be the forearm/wrist it's attached to. --Alexdhamp (talk) 22:31, June 9, 2011 (UTC)