The Sealed Armament: Izayoi (封印兵装・十六夜 Fūin Heisō: Izayoi, Sealed Armament: Sixteen-Day-Old Moon, localized as Sealed Weapon Izayoi) is a Magic Formula Armament wielded by Tsubaki Yayoi, and previously by Ayame Yayoi during the Great Dark War. It is kept under a special lock that can only be opened from the blood of a person from the Yayoi family.
The Sealed Armament: Izayoi takes the form of clothing, gives Tsubaki sword resembling a quill tip and a book-like shield; however, it can change its shape for some of her attacks. It also has a different true form.
The Sealed Armament: Izayoi raises the user’s power by several times in exchange for their “light”. Due to this, using the weapon for an extended period of time will cause the user to go blind, or in the worst case, it will cost the user’s life. Along with its wielder’s light, it draws in all waves within the electromagnetic spectrum, including the radio waves received by Tager’s radio, allowing the weapon to interfere with radio signals. As its true power is the complete absorption of a specific wavelength of light, serving as an Anti-Observer Armament. It can even fully neutralize Event Interferences. Any wielder of the Izayoi is capable of deploying the Light-Killing Barrier, an extremely powerful Magic Formula that creates a space that is completely separated from the outside world.
According to Valkenhayn, many of the Izayois were produced, but only one or two remain today.
- In Tsubaki’s bad ending in BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, she dies due to the overuse of the Sealed Armament: Izayoi, as she mentioned that she already knew that it will take her life. However, it was just one of the possibilities of the Continuum Shift. In Noel’s arcade mode, when she faces Hazama, he comments on how Tsubaki’s strength is “fading”, implying that eventually the Izayoi may kill its wielder if used too much.
- The name Izayoi means “sixteen-day-old moon” in Japanese. A sixteen-day-old moon has just passed its fullest phase, so it is at this point that its brightness begins to decline. This is another clear reference to Izayoi’s blindness-inducing nature.
- ↑ BlazBlue (Chronophantasma, Chronophantasma Extend, Centralfiction), Glossary, weapons section, entry #17. In English localization, during the game course, it is also called:
- Sealed Armament Izayoi,
- Sealed Armagus Izayoi.
- ↑ BlazBlue: Phase Shift 4
- ↑ BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Story Mode, Chronophantasma Story, Episode 3
- ↑ BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, Tager’s Story Mode, “loyalty”
- ↑ BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Ragna’s Arcade Mode, “Nemesishorizon”
- ↑ BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Glossary, weapons section, entry #17
- ↑ BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, TR-0009 Tager’s “Help Me, Professor Kokonoe!”