Originally Posted by SinXxX
Swords got their hype because of the media. Swords are seen to most of the animes these days than guns. Well, one reason might be because producers are afraid the animes wont sell in international if there are Guns. Some people here in NA still look animes as "for kids" and they don't want guns being displayed on the TVs and stuff, for kids to see. Gun-violence. I know, pretty stupid. I saw some anime got edited because of this ("Hey, that's a gun? Not anymore. its a slinky now!" or "Hey its not a cannon, its a magical blow thingy!").
The only thing I find Swords amusing are the art surrounding it. You know, the moves (martial arts they say) and the designs of the swords. But heck, in killing each other, art is not important.
I probably wouldn't mind owning a sword some time. Actually in my room are my sisters katana and wakazashi as well as my grandpas two cane swords.