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Nichirin (ニチリン, Nichirin) is a swordmaster and a member of the Council of Swordmasters.


Nichirin eyes

Nichirin opened eyes

Nichirin is an elderly man with his face covered in wrinkles. He has short white hair and his eyes appear to have been cut and are pure white. His attire consist of a black kimono and a white haori.


Nichirin is a very stern individual, yet caring and confident, offering Kamikaze help when requested.


At some point in the past, he trained Spring Mustachio, who became one of his best disciples.


Human Monster SagaEdit

Super Fight ArcEdit

Nichirin attends a meeting of the Council of Swordmasters. At the meeting Kamikaze asks the council members for help in catching and killing Garou in worries that Bang might fail and die. The council members agree, except Haragiri who mocks Atomic Samurai's plea. Haragiri proceeds to show them the Monster Cells and reveals he had received them from the Monster Association and transforms into a Mysterious Being himself. Nichirin threatens Haragiri, telling him that if he does not stop his nonsense Nichirin will have to get serious, but Haragiri arrogantly continues to ramble, ordering the other to eat the cells else he will kill them, but Kamikaze cuts him first, killing him.[1]

Abilities and PowersEdit

Being a member of the Council of Swordmasters, Nichirin is presumably a very powerful swordmaster.

Physical AbilitiesEdit

Immense Speed and Reflexes: Nichirin was the only one besides Kamikaze, who was not afraid to face Haragiri after his transformation into a Mysterious Being, despite the latter's drawing speed exceeding the speed of sound.[2]

Fighting StyleEdit

Master Swordsman: Nichirin is a member of the Council of Swordmasters, so he has likely perfected the art of swordsmanship.

Miscellaneous AbilitiesEdit

Master Teacher: As a master swordsman Nichirin is shown to be very skilled at instructing and raising disciples in the art of the sword. He personally taught and trained Spring Mustachio, an A-class hero, in swordsmanship.


Katana: Nichirin carries a katana on his person.


  • Nichirin (ニチリン, Nichirin) literally means the Sun.


  1. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 69, page 7-25
  2. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 69, page 20
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