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«Tsumujiguruma» (旋車(ツムジグルマ), Tsumujiguruma?, literally "Whirling Wheel") is a heavy, ranged, 1-hit omnidirectional, Katana category Sword Skill in Sword Art Online, New ALfheim Online and Project Alicization.


Once «Tsumujiguruma» is activated, the user first crouches and then jumps up high, turning their body in mid-air, thus accumulating power to their weapon. When the user reaches the ground, they unleash a heavy, horizontal 360 degrees slash and hitting anyone in the area around the user unfortunate enough to get in their way. Though it is a ranged attack, the attack deals a large amount of damage and also causes a stun effect on everyone hit by the skill. However, as the skill is a very high-leveled, it also has a long post-motion delay.

Illfang the Kobold Lord activates this skill whenever it detects that it is in a «surrounded state» while having its nodachi taken out.


Instance Description
Light Novel Anime Manga
Progressive Volume 1, Aria of a Starless Night, Part 13 N/A Progressive Manga Chapter 5 Illfang the Kobold Lord used the skill against Diavel's party, after the monster drew its nodachi and sensed that it was in a «surrounded state».
Progressive Volume 1, Aria of a Starless Night, Part 14 Episode 2 Progressive Manga Chapter 7[† 1] After Illfang's last HP bar dropped below 30%, one of the tanks tripped over, landing directly behind Illfang and causing it to activate its ranged skill again. However, before the boss was able to land to deal damage, Kirito used Sonic Leap to hit the boss in mid-air, making it crash to the ground and cancel its skill.


  • In Episode 2, the skill was not used to strike Diavel's party, before singling out Diavel. Therefore, the anime does not show the skill being fully executed.
  • The anime portrays the skill as having a purple light effect, when the novel states that it was crimson.


  1. In the manga, Illfang successfully struck the players that surrounded it



Skills and Magic
Default Sword Skills
mostly common in SAO, New ALO, UW
Avalanche - Cyclone - Deadly Sins - Embracer - Explode Arrow[1] - Fell Crescent - Flashing Penetrator - Horizontal - Horizontal Arc - Horizontal Square - Howling Octave[2] - Lightning Fall - Linear - Meteor Break - Meteor Fall - Rage Spike - Reaver - Savage Fulcrum - Senda - Sharp Nail - Single Shot - Slant - Snake Bite - Sonic Leap - Spinning Shield - Star Splash[2] - Starburst Stream[3] - Treble Scythe - Tsumujiguruma - Tsujikaze - Ukifune - Vertical - Vertical Arc - Vertical Square - Vorpal Strike - Whirlwind
SAO Dual Blades - Extra Skills - Fishing - Hiding - Holy Sword - Searching - Tailoring - Tracking - Unique Skills
ALO Original Sword Skill(Mother's Rosario (OSS))
Magic Butterfly Shield - Cold resistance spell - Concealment - Earth Wall - Fireball - Fire Spear - Healing Magic - Hit Point Buff Magic - Hollow Body - Ice Arrows - Metamorphosis - Moonlight Mirror - Night Vision - Purified Surface - Retrieve Arrow - Sacrifice - Searcher - Smokescreen - Strength Buff Magic - Vacuum Blades - Water Breathing - Wind Needles
Project Alicization Sacred Arts - Incarnation - Synthesis Ritual
  1. Only in ALO.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Only in SAO and ALO
  3. Only in SAO