そこのけ そこのけ
おぬしは サムライ、
斬り捨て 御免!
ConsoleGBA Icon Rhythm Tengoku
Iai Giri
Make way, they're
coming through!
You are a samurai,
slice them all!
ConsoleGBA Icon (Translation)
そこのけ そこのけ 奴らが通る。
おぬしは サムライ、
斬り捨て 御免!
ConsoleArcade Icon Rhythm Tengoku
Iai Giri
Make way, they're coming through!
You are a samurai,
slice them all!
ConsoleArcade Icon (Translation)
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ゐあひ斬り Iai Giri
Sammy slice
BPM 119, 139, 157, 160, 180, 193, 228.6, 79, 119, 139, 160, 180, 193, 208, 223, 69
Appearance Rhythm Tengoku
Game Number 8
Perfect Reward Asian Drum

Iai Giri (ゐあひ斬り Iai Giri?) is the 8th game in Rhythm Tengoku. In this game, The Wandering Samurai is protecting a town from yokai wearing tengu masks by slicing them.



The player uses the A Button to quickly unsheathe, slice, and re-sheathe their sword in order to cut down enemies moving to the beat of the music. Fog eventually creeps in to obscure the player's vision of the enemies and forces them to use their sense of rhythm to best them. The more times the samurai succeeds in felling his enemies, the more intense his stance and hairstyle become.


  • A: Slice

Timing Notes

  • Hit: The samurai slices the enemy directly in half.
  • Barely: The samurai's sword smacks the enemy, causing it to tumble off the screen. His stance returns to the first one. A barely counts as a miss.
  • Miss: The enemy continues its path and hits the samurai, making him cry out in pain while flinging his entire body backward. His stance returns to the first one.


ConsoleGBA Icon
見物人のはなし (The Spectator's Tale)
GradingNG GBA
きほんが できてませんな。(Focus on the basics.)
てきが見えないと ダメっぽい...(No good when you can't see them...)
速いのが ニガテみたい...(Not good at the fast parts...)
GradingOK GBA
まぁまぁ、 かな。(Well, I wonder.)
とりあえず...(For now...)
よしと します。(All right.)
GradingHI GBA
てきが見えなくても イイカンジ!(Even when you can't see them, you did it!)
速いテンポが うまくとれてる!(You got the fast tempo well!)
スローが おみごと!(The slow parts were perfect!)




  • The name of the game uses an old character, ゐ (wi?), which is rarely used in modern Japanese, where the game's name would be written as "いあい斬り", meaning "killing an opponent by drawing one's sword." If read with the old spelling, it would be pronounced "Wiahi Giri".
    • This game lacks an official English name due to Rhythm Tengoku not being released outside of Japan. The closest would be the name of Samurai Slice in Rhythm Heaven, which is named Iai Giri Gaiden in Japanese.
  • This is one of a few games in Rhythm Tengoku that doesn’t have a practice.
  • The Wandering Samurai has returned in other games in the series.

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