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"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 (Basho) was a depressed musician. One of his bandmates, Tinaka, had died in a previous episode, and ever since then, he had been in a rut. One day, Kioshi had come 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 disembowel himself.

”He clearly would've made a better samurai than rock star. Showing no emotion, as he ripped his guts wide open."

He then dies of exsanguination. To finish the death, his band member takes a Katana and decapitates him.

Cast and Interviewees

  • Kazu Nagahama - Band Member
  • Alpha Takahashi - Female Band Member
  • Sifu Todd Shawn Tei - Japanese Historian
  • Dr. Khyber Zaffarkhan - Interventional Pain Physician
  • Yoshi Takanmure - Kioshi (lead:intended victim)
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  • There have been 2 deaths caused by intentional suicide not done out of stupidity. The other one is Spyanide.
  • 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, so it is possible that they have gotten rusty after being on band for 13 years.
    • Then again, they could have lost their touch immediately after Tinaka's death.
    • If Kioshi had not sat on the coffin, Tanaka's death wouldn't happen
  • 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.
  • Vatel killed himself the same way

Segment Nicknames

  • Kiosh-Died
  • Urning Japanese (Spike TV)

Foreign names

  • Samurai Estupido (Stupid Samurai) - Latin American dub
  • Destripado (Disemboweled) - Spanish dub
  • Muerte métalica, Jaí! (Metallic death, Hai!) - Pluto TV Spanish dub
  • Saudado Diminio (Pirate Fight) - Portuguese dub
  • Metal-kiri (Word Play on Harakiri and Metal) Turkish dub