The Homuranagi (焔薙) is the family sword of the Kajiro family.
It was created in order to protect Hanuda and its mysterious cult from the religious prosecution during the Tokugawa Shogunate (1603-1868). Once the Homuranagi acquires the power of the Kiruden (木る伝) it gains the power to permanently kill the shibito, like the Uryen.
The sword acquire the powers of the mysterious Kiruden after its soul is set free, for that, first the 4 stone markers must be pushed and their seal pressed. This is done by Shiro Miyata, Risa Onda, Kyoya Suda and Akira Shimura.
After all the seals are broken then the 4 lanterns in Karuwari must be lit in the correct order; this is done by Reiko Takato. After that happens, the spirit of the Kiruden goes to the Homuranagi.
Jun Kajiro uses the Homuranagi against Kyoya Suda in the inferno, and after defeating him, Kyoya uses it to decapitate Datatsushi. Then Kyoya will keep the sword and use it to exterminate the shibito.
Siren Blood Curse
The role of the Homuranagi in Siren: Blood Curse is essentially the same as in Forbidden Siren.
Etymology of the Name
- 焔 Homura = (noun) Blaze / Flame, (adjective) Glowing / Blazing.
- 薙 Nagi = (verb) To weed / To shave (薙ぐ nagu).
Homura·nagi can both mean:
- Weeder of blazes. (As stated in Item 96; If considering (焔) as a noun).
- Blazing weeder. (As seen by the flaming sword that Kyoya wields; If considering (焔) as an adjective).