Mahyousensha Tank


Mahousensha (in Japanese: 魔法・戦車; magic tank or demon tank) is one of the two types of military tanks that were controlled by Hiruko Ubusuna in Shinobi (2002). Though this tank is the weaker of the two, and it can be destroyed with ease, it still poses a threat.

These military vehicles, along with a number of different types of military hardware, were present when the Hellspawn infested Tokyo, and Hiruko used his magical gojufu talismans to possess them. These possessed monstrosities were typically placed in front of kekkai (in Japanese: 結界; dimensional barriers), and they were often accompanied by a number of Hellspawn or possessed Oboro clan cadavers that tried to ambush Hotsuma and prevent him from progressing. While they were not mobile, they were still able to launch highly explosive shells, and they used their main gun's rifling to swipe at Hotsuma if he came too close. While on his quest to claim vengeance, Hotsuma fought and destroyed these tanks on the streets of Tokyo and in the destroyed Oboro village.