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Kagemusha Meaning: Update 2.1 Genshin Impact Leaked – meaning Kagemusha. Note that this article contains spoilers for Genshin impact 2.1, as the word Kagemusha (影武者) is used there.

The story spoilers for Genshin Impact Version 2.1 are out, so you might want to stay away from Twitter and other social media to avoid leakers running around.

However, most players are already wondering what the meaning of some of the words revealed in the Genshin 2.1 teaser like Kagemusha.

It’s easy to tell because older anime fans (not Generation Z) say that because they often watch series that were released 10 years back.

Anime that year often used the term Kaegemusha such as Hikari to Mizu no Daphe. There is also the film Kagaemusha which was released in 1998.

And last but not least, most old anime fans who don’t know the word Kagemusha will immediately check their preferred online Japanese dictionary instead of googling.

Kagemusha Meaning: Update 2.1 Genshin Impact Leaked

The word Kagemusha is historically a strategy used during the Sengoku period (Warring States Period).

Warlords will make soldiers, family members, or peasants who look similar to them, dress the same as them to trick the enemy.

Today, the word has several meanings. And mostly used to designate someone who gives instructions to others without showing himself in public.

Another meaning that is often used in fiction is body doublewhich was inspired by Sengoku’s strategy.