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An Angular Warhead ( (かく) (だん) (とう) Kakudantou?, lit. Square/Cube Warhead) is a Planet-Kill Bomb ( (さつ) (せい) (ばく) (だん) Satsusei Bakudan?) type weapon that has a capacity to destroy planets up to 10000 km in radius.[1]

This weapon is sold on the Black Market ( (やみ) () 引ひ ({{{2}}}) Yamitorihiki?), and getting caught with one is punishable by a sentence of 300 years imprisonment and banishment from your school.[2]

Known Users

Trivia

  • In Japanese, Kakudantou ( (かく) (だん) (とう) ?) means Nuclear Warhead. The authors changed the kanji (かく) (Kaku?) to (かく) (Kaku?) . Though both have the same reading, this change makes the translation Cubic Warhead, a reference to the weapon's shape shown in the manga.

References

  1. Samurai Eight: Hachimaruden Manga; Chapter 30, page 10
  2. Samurai Eight: Hachimaruden Manga; Chapter 30, page 9

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