This article is about the sword. For other uses, see Hinokagutsuchi.

Emblem from a dust jacket accompanying Digital Devil Story Megami Tensei

Hinokagutsuchi (ヒノカグツチ, Hinokagutsuchi)? is a weapon in the series.

History[edit | edit source]

Japanese god of fire, son of Izanagi and Izanami. His mother was so badly burned when she gave birth to him that she died. Izanagi cut his son in eight pieces and from the body eight mountain gods emerged and from the blood came forth eight gods. Kagutsuchi is an alternate name of Ho-Masubi.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Profile[edit | edit source]

Most notable as the sword form of the deity of the same name.

Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei[edit | edit source]

The weapon of choice of Akemi Nakajima, the reincarnation of Izanagi.

When Akemi Nakajima faces Yomotsu-Shikome in the Shirasagi Mount, she gives him two orbs, which Izanami instructs him to clash together when the time is right. When Loki catches up to them in Izanami's tomb and attempts to rape Izanami, Nakajima clashes together the two orbs and summons Hinokagutsuchi, who takes the form of the sword. With it, Nakajima is able to slay Loki and rescue Izanami.

In the OVA, Hinokagutsuchi appears as Izanagi's sword, which he drops as he escapes from Yomi. During the final battle with Loki in Yomi, Nakajima and Cerberus chance upon the sword and use it to slay Loki.

Digital Devil Story 2: Warrior of the Demon City[edit | edit source]

Hinokagutsuchi again appears as Nakajima's sword. He is able to summon it at will by visualizing the two orbs clashing together, and uses it to fight Seth and his minions.

Digital Devil Story 3: Demise of the Reincarnation[edit | edit source]

Nakajima is still able to wield Hinokagutsuchi, using it even in his madness brought about by nightmare demons.

Megami Tensei[edit | edit source]

The Hinokagutsuchi sword is in the airborne city of Bien, and can only be found if Nakajima goes to a certain room on the 4th floor after obtaining Ruth's Bottle. After entering the room, the demon in the bottle says there's something hidden there, and a prompt arises asking to cast Mappara. Upon doing so, a door appears out of thin air, which leads to the powerful blade.

Megami Tensei II[edit | edit source]

The Hinokagutsuchi sword can only be acquired if the Nihil Blade has already been taken and the protagonist has spoken with Lucifer in the Expanse. Then, by going counterclockwise to the statue located in Ueno, the protagonist will be teleported back to a remote area in the Expanse. The Hinokagutsuchi will take the place of Nihil after these requirements have been met.

Majin Tensei[edit | edit source]

The Hinokagutsuchi sword can only be acquired if the protagonist finds Isis, who is sealed in the pillar of ice. Then he should go to priest of Styx Shrine. The priest will give the protagonist the sword, but to use the sword a sacrifice of a soul should be made, then protagonist can choose what soul to embed into sword: His, the heroine's, or a demon's he possesses.

Shin Megami Tensei[edit | edit source]

The Kagutsuchi is created by fusing the Murakumo with the Element Salamander. The Murakumo is obtained through other sword fusions.

Shin Megami Tensei II[edit | edit source]

The Hinokagutsuchi sword is the second strongest sword obtainable by fusion (The Youtou-Muramasa is stronger and hits more times but it is cursed). It requires a very long chain of fusions. The Hinokagutsuchi is also dropped by the Hakaishin Susano-o in the main area of the Diamond Realm.

Shin Megami Tensei: if...[edit | edit source]

The protagonist can find the Hinokagutsuchi in the World of Jealousy on 4F, but it can only be obtained if the protagonist has either no Guardian or one of their three strongest Guardians (e.g a male protagonist with speed stats can only obtain the sword by having either no Guardian or if his Guardian is Astaroth, Odin or Shiva).

If the protagonist has Charlie as a partner, it will visit the World of Wrath instead, so the Hinokagutsuchi cannot be obtained in Charlie's path.

In the Land of Nomos (only available in Akira's path), after defeating Mammon (which is the boss of the third Nomus), when warping to the 19th floor warp zone at full moon, one can go to the place with the Hinokagutsuchi. The sword can be pulled out and obtained if either the protagonist's or Akira's strength and vitality are 25 or more.

Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers[edit | edit source]

The blade can only be found in Beelzebub's section of the Corridor of Time, within the "no stopping zone." It is one of the strongest swords that the protagonist can equip, but it is not the most powerful weapon (which would be the Trishula).

Giten Megami Tensei: Tokyo Mokushiroku[edit | edit source]

The Hinokagutsuchi can be obtained by exchanging the Futsu no Mitama at a healing spring in Bael's Castle.

Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon[edit | edit source]

The Homusubi Crystal, which can be obtained from Kagutsuchi as a fusion or leveling gift, is required to create the Kagutsuchi Sword.

Persona 5 Royal[edit | edit source]

The Hinokagutsuchi is the strongest melee weapon of Goro Akechi, fused through the itemization of Futsunushi. It has an Attack of 350, an Accuracy of 90 and has a medium chance of inflicting the Burn effect to a target upon a successful hit. Due to the Magician Confidant completing in December, the weapon can only be itemized and equipped to Akechi once he rejoins the party in January and after the Velvet Room is made available once more, which is done when the protagonist rejects Maruki's offer of cooperation.

Additionally, if a fusion alarm is sounded, Futsunushi offers a stronger version of Hinokagutsuchi after itemization called the Hinokagutsuchi II, which has a high chance of inflicting Burns and a slightly higher Attack of 360.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Megami Tensei[edit | edit source]

Attack PhysIcon SMTIV.png Accuracy Critical NOA Effect Restrictions Obtained
80 92% 7 2 - Male City of Bien 4F w/ Ruth's Bottle


Megami Tensei II[edit | edit source]

Attack PhysIcon SMTIV.png Accuracy Critical NOA Effect Restrictions Obtained
97 88% 10 2 - Male Statue in Ueno after Lucifer's Castle


Shin Megami Tensei[edit | edit source]

Kagutsuchi SMT1.PNG
Attack PhysIcon SMTIV.png Accuracy Effect Restrictions
200 20 2-4 - -
St In Ma Vi Ag Lu Obtained
1 1 1 1 1 1 Sword fusion


Shin Megami Tensei II[edit | edit source]

Hinokagutsuchi.PNG
Attack PhysIcon SMTIV.png Accuracy NOA Effect Restrictions
200 70 2-4 Stone -
St In Ma Vi Ag Lu Dropped By
3 1 1 1 - 1 Susano-O


Shin Megami Tensei: if...[edit | edit source]

Attack FireIcon SMTIV.png Accuracy NOA Effect Restrictions
255 70 0-7 Inflicts Fire damage -
St In Ma Vi Ag Lu Obtained
5 - - - - 2 World of Envy event


Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE[edit | edit source]

Hinokagutsuchi Sword IMAGINE.png
Affinity Type Effect
Fire One-handed Sword +30% Fire Affinity
+100 Close-range and Spell
+50% Damage to Loki
+100% Reflect Fire to user and demon partner
+10% Pursuit Chance and Power to user and demon partner
Close Range Spell Support Critical Durability Slots
55 55 45 0 30 4
St In Ma Vi Ag Lu Obtained
48 48 48 48 48 48 Event


Giten Megami Tensei[edit | edit source]

Attack PhysIcon SMTIV.png Accuracy NOA Type Effect
200 105 2-4 Fire Allows wielder to cast Agidyne
Itin Will Ma In DvnPrt St Vi Ag Dx Chm Obtained
- - - - - - - - - - Sword Exchange


Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers[edit | edit source]

Attack PhysIcon SMTIV.png Accuracy Range Effect Restrictions
132 148 All - Male
St In Ma Vi Ag Lu Obtained
- - - - - -


Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon[edit | edit source]

Attack PhysIcon SMTIV.png Type Effect Evolves From Evolves To
390 Sword 1/2 Fire/Elec Kikouseikun -
St In Ma Vi Ag Lu Required Materials
- - 6 - - 4 Pyro Gold x4, Frost Gold x2, Pagan Gold x2, Homusubi Crystal x1


Gallery[edit | edit source]


Characters
Playable Akemi Nakajima - Yumiko Shirasagi - Cerberus
Non-playable Minotaur - Medusa - Rick - Loki - Gaia - Hecate - Izanami - Seth - Lucifer
Locations
Daimakyuu Micon - Tower of Daedalus - Bien - Valhalla Corridor - Mazurka Corridor - Rotting Sea of Flames - Infini Palace - Hades
Music
Album Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei Original Soundtrack
Songs "LADY YOUR EYES"
Archives
Terminology Demon - Hinokagutsuchi - Magnetite - Moon Phase System - Cathedral of Shadows (Fusion) - Rag's Jewelry - Izanami Clothes
Lists Demons - Items - Spells (Kyūyaku)
Other Media
Games Megami Tensei (Telenet) - Kyūyaku Megami Tensei
Publications Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei
Productions Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei (OVA)
Kyūyaku Megami Tensei
Characters
Playable Protagonist - Partner - Friend - Orthrus - Atlas - Naga - Cerberus - Sword Knight - Baal - Lucifer - Ahura Mazda
Non-Playable Pazuzu - Hiroko - Mora - Mr. Suzuki - Bael - Masakado - Asmodeus - Izanagi - Belial - Izanami - Moloch - Belphegor - Mitra - Astaroth - Beelzebub - YHVH
Locations
Devil Busters Micon - Tower of Daedalus
Tokyo Keihin Shelter No. 3 - Haneda - Shinagawa - Ariake - Shiba - Tokyo Tower - Roppongi - Shibuya - Ginza - Ginza Underpass - Korakuen - Ikebukuro - Ueno - Shinjuku - Nakano - Intelligence Building - Island of Dreams - Zaratan - Bael's Castle - Ground Zero - Suzuki Company Ltd.
Expanse Valley of Despair - Fields of Lunacy - Lands of Rage - Forest of Confusion - Mountain of Horror - Remote Island - Lucifer's Temple
Other River Styx - Hades - Garbage Mountain
Archives
Terminology Great Cataclysm - Order of Messiah - Deva Cult - Devil Busters - Demon Summoning Program (COMP / Magnetite) - Cathedral of Shadows (Fusion / Three-demon fusion) - Terminal - Rag's Jewelry - Code Breaker - Sabbath - Seven Pillars of Solomon
Archives Demons - Bosses - Items - Skills
Playable Characters Protagonist - Heroine - Law Hero - Chaos Hero - Pascal
Non-Playable Characters Stephen - Ozawa - Yuriko - Old Man - Gotou - Ambassador Thorman - En no Ozuno - Louis Cyphre
Locations Tokyo - Kichijoji - Shinjuku - Ichigaya - Diamond Realm - Shibuya - Roppongi - Ginza Underpass - Ginza - Tokyo Tower - Shinagawa - Ikebukuro - Ueno - Tokyo Destinyland - Basilica - River Styx
Terminology Terminal - Alignment - Ring of Gaea - Order of Messiah - Great Cataclysm - Sword fusion - Four Heavenly Kings
Soundtracks Shin Megami Tensei Sound Collection
Archives Demons - Bosses - Skills - Items
Playable Characters Aleph/Hawk - Hiroko - Beth - Cerberus - Lucifer - Satan
Non-Playable Characters Okamoto - Gimmel - Zayin - Stephen - Haneda - Daleth - Red Bear - Madam - Hanada - The Center's Bishop - The Four Elders - Mekata - Puck - Hanoun - Mutant Elder - Hiruko - Taira no Masakado - Siren - Petersen - Michael - Raphael - Uriel - Gabriel - Fake YHVH - Seth - Virocana - Ozawa - Gotou - Gemori - Astaroth (Ishtar / Ashtar) - Kuzuryu - YHVH
Locations Tokyo Millennium - Underworld - Expanse - Eden - Diamond Realm - River Styx
Terminology Millennium Kingdom - Great Cataclysm - Order of Messiah - Ring of Gaea - Terminal - Sword fusion - Identification Program - Summon Doll - Seven Pillars of Solomon - Sabbath - Abaddon's Innards - Megiddo Arc
Content Demons - Bosses - Skills - Items
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