Way to Die #965
Name of the death is a pun on "bulls**t" and "bushido" (honor code of Japan)
”Kioshi was a bad musician. but in a samurai, he could really... cut it."
Date December 11, 2006
Location Osaka, Japan
Episode this death
was featured in
"Death Takes A Vacation"
"Last Blast"

"Bull-shido", Way to Die #965, is the second death to be featured in "Death Takes A Vacation", which aired on November 14, 2011.


Kioshi was a depressed musician. One of his band mates named Tinaka died in a previous episode and ever since, he had been in a rut. One day, Kioshi came to the conclusion that his rock band sucked and he has no talent, so he decides to commit a form of samurai suicide called Seppuku with the help of his bandmates. First he recites a poem apologizing for his lack of talent and then he uses a Tanto to cut his insides wide open. He then dies of exsanguination. To finish the death, his band member takes a Katana and decapitates him.

”He clearly would've made a better samurai than rock star."

Cast and Interviewees

  • Kazu Nagahama - Band Member
  • Alpha Takahashi - Female Band Member
  • Sifu Todd Shawn Tei - Japanese Historian
  • Dr. Khyber Zaffarkhan - Interventional Pain Physician
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  • This is the very first intentional suicide not done out of stupidity.
  • Kioshi's band is described as being terrible, but in Coffin To Death, not only were they very popular with the audience, but even the narrator described them as being a good band, however it was 13 years earlier.
  • In the previous segment, Kioshi was called "Basho". This implies that the latter was his stage name.
  • The narrator mispronounced "Tanto" as "Tarento".
  • Also Called “Urning Japanese” on the spike website.

Segment Nicknames

  • Kiosh-Died
  • Urning Japanese (Spike TV)


Foreign names

  • Samurai Estupido (Stupid Samurai) - Latin American dub
  • Destripado (Disemboweled) - Spanish dub
  • Saudado Diminio (Pirate Fight) - Portuguese dub
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