Genji's Katana and Shurikens from Overwatch turned into real-life weapons

Whether you love him or hate him, Genji is one of the most iconic characters in Overwatch, and one of the biggest reasons behind that is his amazing ultimate. There are very few things more exciting than watching a cyborg-ninja scream "Ryūjin no ken o kurae!" before diving into the enemy team and tearing through half of them with a giant, glowing katana.

As such, I am quite happy to say that the folks over at AWE me have decided to recreate his iconic weapon, alongside a couple of shurikens, as a part of their Man at Arms series. But rather than simply show you the end result, they have filmed quite literally the entire process! So if you're interested in seeing Genji's katana emerge from a slab of boring ol' metal, give the video a look:

What is there even to say, pretty much every project these guys have undertaken has been amazing, and Genji's sword is no different. Just look at how much work went into that handle, it appears to be more or less copy-pasted from the game itself! The only aspect of the sword I don't like is how they handled the green glow, but given that they probably didn't have any spirit dragons on hand I think I'll have to let that one slide.

If you find this sort of "hands on" creation process as fascinating as I do, may I also suggest you check out their recreation of The Greatsword of Artorias from Dark Souls. It is just as unbelievably massive and unwieldy as you would expect it to be!

Greatsword of Artorias created in real life