History VIdeoGame / MuramasaTheDemonBlade

27th May '16 5:16:19 PM nombretomado
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In 2013, the game was [[UpdatedRerelease ported to the]] PlaystationVita as "Muramasa Rebirth" (still just Oboro Muramasa in Japan), with an updated script and controls. In addition, Muramasa Rebirth got DownloadableContent, which took the form of an [[AnotherSideAnotherStory alternate mode]]; called "Genroku Legends", it features nothing regarding Muramasa or his Demon Blades, instead focusing on completely different/new characters in four three-chapter-long stories that take place in the same universe.

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In 2013, the game was [[UpdatedRerelease ported to the]] PlaystationVita UsefulNotes/PlaystationVita as "Muramasa Rebirth" (still just Oboro Muramasa in Japan), with an updated script and controls. In addition, Muramasa Rebirth got DownloadableContent, which took the form of an [[AnotherSideAnotherStory alternate mode]]; called "Genroku Legends", it features nothing regarding Muramasa or his Demon Blades, instead focusing on completely different/new characters in four three-chapter-long stories that take place in the same universe.
24th May '16 4:14:42 PM TheGreatUnknown
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* GoldenEnding: [[spoiler:Momohime's third ending in particular, a BelatedHappyEnding that ''might'' overwrite the BittersweetEnding of her second ending--[[TimeyWimeyBall it's complicated]]. Momohime is happy and healthy, Jinkuro finally gets what he wants and uses it to protect her, and Kongiku gets to stay with her beloved lord and master in human form.]]
6th Mar '16 6:30:02 AM bluedragonx
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* CuteMonsterGirl: We're talking a game set in [[JidaiGeki Feudal Japan]]. [[{{Kitsune}} Kongiku and Yuzuruha]] are standouts here. Raijin ([[{{Beastess}} who resembles an oni]]) is quite attractive, but her beauty is mostly overshadowed by her brash and aggresive nature (almost to [[TheLadette Ladette]] levels, [[{{Tsundere}} go figure]]). The only times it surfaces is when she's knocked out of the sky (she lands on her rump and takes a moment to tend to her rear in a typical {{Dojikko}} fashion; notably, her voice raises from sultrily deep and tough to innocuously cute) and briefly after the BossBattle with her when Fujin calms her down. And once you beat her, she is just adorable. More are added for ''Rebirth''; the first main character is Okoi, a female [[CatGirl Nekomata]], and the second is Rajyaki, a small Oni girl. Meanwhile, Gonbe is assisted by his wife's still-attractive ghost, while Arashimaru's snake familiar is actually a shapeshifting minor deity out for his blood.

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* CuteMonsterGirl: We're talking a game set in [[JidaiGeki Feudal Japan]]. [[{{Kitsune}} Kongiku and Yuzuruha]] are standouts here. Raijin ([[{{Beastess}} who resembles an oni]]) is quite attractive, but her beauty is mostly overshadowed by her brash and aggresive nature (almost to [[TheLadette Ladette]] levels, [[{{Tsundere}} go figure]]). The only times it surfaces is when she's knocked out of the sky (she lands on her rump and takes a moment to tend to her rear in a typical {{Dojikko}} fashion; notably, her voice raises from sultrily deep and tough to innocuously cute) and briefly after the BossBattle with her when Fujin calms her down. And once you beat her, she is just adorable. More are added for ''Rebirth''; the first main character is Okoi, Miike, a female [[CatGirl Nekomata]], Nekomata]] in the form of her human master Okoi, and the second is Rajyaki, a small Oni girl. Meanwhile, Gonbe is assisted by his wife's still-attractive ghost, while Arashimaru's snake familiar is actually a shapeshifting minor deity out for his blood.


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** Also happens to [[spoiler: Arashimaru in his second ending]].
14th Feb '16 11:12:27 AM Smeagol17
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In 2013, the game was [[UpdatedRerelease ported to the]] PlaystationVita as "Muramasa Rebirth" (still just Oboro Muramasa in Japan), with an updated script and controls. In addition, it was announced that Muramasa Rebirth would be getting DownloadableContent, which took the form of an [[AnotherSideAnotherStory alternate mode]]; called "Genroku Legends", it features nothing regarding Muramasa or his Demon Blades, instead focusing on completely different/new characters in four three-chapter-long stories that take place in the same universe.

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In 2013, the game was [[UpdatedRerelease ported to the]] PlaystationVita as "Muramasa Rebirth" (still just Oboro Muramasa in Japan), with an updated script and controls. In addition, it was announced that Muramasa Rebirth would be getting got DownloadableContent, which took the form of an [[AnotherSideAnotherStory alternate mode]]; called "Genroku Legends", it features nothing regarding Muramasa or his Demon Blades, instead focusing on completely different/new characters in four three-chapter-long stories that take place in the same universe.
17th Dec '15 11:50:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* LikeABadassOutOfHell: [[spoiler:Momohime, although Kisuke ''can'' go there after the player sees both endings.]]
3rd Dec '15 7:18:07 PM nombretomado
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* SpiritualSuccessor: As said above, ''Muramasa'' is one to ''Odin Sphere'', which in turn makes this game one to ''Princess Crown''[[labelnote:*]]a 1997 SegaSaturn game made by members of Creator/{{Atlus}} who went on to become Creator/{{Vanillaware}}[[/labelnote]] by proxy. ''Muramasa'' was even referred to as ''Princess Crown 3'' during development.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: As said above, ''Muramasa'' is one to ''Odin Sphere'', which in turn makes this game one to ''Princess Crown''[[labelnote:*]]a 1997 SegaSaturn UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn game made by members of Creator/{{Atlus}} who went on to become Creator/{{Vanillaware}}[[/labelnote]] by proxy. ''Muramasa'' was even referred to as ''Princess Crown 3'' during development.
18th Oct '15 2:43:16 AM Morgenthaler
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** One of the bonus bosses are TheSevenSamurai.

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** One of the bonus bosses are TheSevenSamurai.Film/TheSevenSamurai.
10th Oct '15 6:32:27 AM Morgenthaler
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Legend tells of the swordsmith {{Muramasa}} Senji, whose blades, though unparalleled in quality, carry with them a terrible curse. Though these 'Demon Blades' can cut through anything, they compel their wielders to uncontrollable bloodlust, and they must draw blood before being resheathed... whether that blood is from an enemy or the swordsman himself.

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Legend tells of the swordsmith {{Muramasa}} UsefulNotes/{{Muramasa}} Senji, whose blades, though unparalleled in quality, carry with them a terrible curse. Though these 'Demon Blades' can cut through anything, they compel their wielders to uncontrollable bloodlust, and they must draw blood before being resheathed... whether that blood is from an enemy or the swordsman himself.
7th Oct '15 12:23:40 AM X2X
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* StatuesqueStunner: {{Exaggerated|Trope}} with Raijin, ''by far'' one of the tallest women encounter in the game.

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* StatuesqueStunner: {{Exaggerated|Trope}} with Raijin, ''by far'' one of the tallest women encounter encountered in the game.



** In JapaneseMythology, Raijin carries small hammers to beat on the ring of drums of behind him and thus stir up thunderstorms. Naturally, ''Muramasa''[='s=] [[GenderBender take on Raijin]] keeps them, but when you consider that this Raijin is [[AmazonianBeauty outright ripped]] as opposed to [[StoutStrength slightly chunky]], perhaps those hammers also double as dumbbells.

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** In JapaneseMythology, Myth/JapaneseMythology, Raijin carries small hammers to beat on the ring of drums of behind him and thus stir up thunderstorms. Naturally, ''Muramasa''[='s=] [[GenderBender take on Raijin]] keeps them, but when you consider that this Raijin is [[AmazonianBeauty outright ripped]] as opposed to [[StoutStrength slightly chunky]], perhaps those hammers also double as dumbbells.
15th Sep '15 12:54:48 AM X2X
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* The fourth story is ''Hell's Where The Heart Is'' (released in September 2014), starring Rajyaki, a [[CuteMonsterGirl female]] [[PintsizedPowerhouse child]] [[SuperStrongChild Oni]]... who also happens to be the youngest daughter of King Enma, Lord of Hell. Having misplaced the sacred treasures of the "Seven Gods of Fortune", Rajyaki was on a mission to recover them when former monk-turned-playboy Seikichi accidentally proposes to her, to which she accepts and decides to try and be the "bestest" wife she can be, while taking him with her on her mission (via stuffing him into a magical bag). Rajyaki, similar to Miike, has three forms she can access for combat, all of which (due to use of one of the aforementioned Fortune God treasures) are her at different ages; as a Child (her default form), she hits hard and fast with a large hatchet and can summon a large demon-faced hammer for her Secret Art. As an Adult, she fights with cumbersome but devastating swings of a Kanabo (classic Oni Club), with her Secret Art summoning a fireball that she smashes into the enemy at high speeds; lastly, she can transform into a massive, hulking Demon (who looks similar to Raijin from the Muramasa storyline rather than the normal Oni) that destroys everything via [[RapidFireFisticuffs overwhelming flurries of punches]] or turning into a moving Fireball (both attacks of which end with [[StuffBlowingUp a massive and damaging explosion]]). Lastly, some of Rajyaki's attacks in all forms, if they damage an enemy enough, can deal "Crushing Blows", wherein she's surrounded by an aura and does more damage.

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* The fourth story is ''Hell's Where The Heart Is'' (released in September 2014), starring Rajyaki, a [[CuteMonsterGirl female]] [[PintsizedPowerhouse child]] [[SuperStrongChild Oni]]... who also happens to be the youngest daughter of King Enma, Lord of Hell. Having misplaced the sacred treasures of the "Seven Gods of Fortune", Rajyaki was on a mission to recover them when former monk-turned-playboy Seikichi accidentally proposes to her, to which she accepts and decides to try and be the "bestest" wife she can be, while taking him with her on her mission (via stuffing him into a magical bag). Rajyaki, similar to Miike, has three forms she can access for combat, all of which (due to use of one of the aforementioned Fortune God treasures) are her at different ages; as a Child (her default form), she hits hard and fast with a large hatchet and can summon a large demon-faced hammer for her Secret Art. As an Adult, she fights with cumbersome but devastating swings of a Kanabo (classic Oni Club), with her Secret Art summoning a fireball that she smashes into the enemy at high speeds; lastly, she can transform into a massive, hulking Demon (who looks similar to Raijin from the Muramasa ''Muramasa'' storyline rather than the normal Oni) that destroys everything via [[RapidFireFisticuffs overwhelming flurries of punches]] or turning into a moving Fireball (both attacks of which end with [[StuffBlowingUp a massive and damaging explosion]]). Lastly, some of Rajyaki's attacks in all forms, if they damage an enemy enough, can deal "Crushing Blows", wherein she's surrounded by an aura and does more damage.



* AboveTheInfluence: [[spoiler: Torahime gives Kisuke permission to do ''[[ArentYouGoingToRavishMe whatever]]'' [[ArentYouGoingToRavishMe he wants to her]] during their hot spring encounter, and he does nothing.]]

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* AboveTheInfluence: [[spoiler: Torahime [[spoiler:Torahime gives Kisuke permission to do ''[[ArentYouGoingToRavishMe whatever]]'' [[ArentYouGoingToRavishMe he wants to her]] during their hot spring encounter, and he does nothing.]]



** The Demon Blades of the title can cut demons, gods, dragons, and pretty much anything else. As with the Muramasa blades of legend, dip one into a river and any leaves floating by will be cut in half. And in his second ending Kisuke manages to [[spoiler: cut Jinkuro's soul out of Momohime without harming her.]] Now ''that's'' sharp.
** The Oboro Muramasa, which can only be acquired after forging and finding all of the 107 other swords, is so sharp that it [[spoiler: cuts fate. Or, in practical terms, it allows for MentalTimeTravel]]. Just because the sword is really, really sharp.

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** The Demon Blades of the title can cut demons, gods, dragons, and pretty much anything else. As with the Muramasa blades of legend, dip one into a river and any leaves floating by will be cut in half. And in his second ending Kisuke manages to [[spoiler: cut [[spoiler:cut Jinkuro's soul out of Momohime without harming her.]] Now ''that's'' sharp.
** The Oboro Muramasa, which can only be acquired after forging and finding all of the 107 other swords, is so sharp that it [[spoiler: cuts [[spoiler:cuts fate. Or, in practical terms, it allows for MentalTimeTravel]]. Just because the sword is really, really sharp.



* AGodIAm: [[spoiler: The Shogun, after being possessed by Inugami. Jinkuro as well, following his failure to retrieve his sword in Hell.]]

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* AGodIAm: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Shogun, after being possessed by Inugami. Jinkuro as well, following his failure to retrieve his sword in Hell.]]



* AndTheAdventureContinues: [[spoiler: Kisuke's second and third endings. The narrator even lampshades it one of them by mentioning that the events of the game are the first story of 20. Momohime's second ending is also like this, with her leaving her new adopted home to unravel the secrets behind her IdentityAmnesia. Arashimaru's second ending ''looks'' like it will be this, with Jiraya and Tsunade setting out together to thwart the schemes of So Xian, but the narrator decides to skip ahead to the end and give the audience a "sneak peek" of the final battle.]]

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* AndTheAdventureContinues: [[spoiler: Kisuke's [[spoiler:Kisuke's second and third endings. The narrator even lampshades it one of them by mentioning that the events of the game are the first story of 20. Momohime's second ending is also like this, with her leaving her new adopted home to unravel the secrets behind her IdentityAmnesia. Arashimaru's second ending ''looks'' like it will be this, with Jiraya and Tsunade setting out together to thwart the schemes of So Xian, but the narrator decides to skip ahead to the end and give the audience a "sneak peek" of the final battle.]]



* AuthorAppeal: Naturally. Big breasts (Kongiku), big butts (Yuzuruha), muscular women (Raijin) and delicious-looking food (even the simplest rice ball).

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* AuthorAppeal: Naturally. Big breasts (Kongiku), big butts (Yuzuruha), muscular women (Raijin) (Raijin, Rajyaki when transformed) and delicious-looking food (even the simplest rice ball).



* BigBad: [[spoiler: Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, the Shogun, was the one who was ultimately behind the attack on the Kagami clan and the theft of the Kuzuryu Muramasa, which kicks off the plot for both Momohime and Kisuke.]]

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* BigBad: [[spoiler: Tokugawa [[spoiler:Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, the Shogun, was the one who was ultimately behind the attack on the Kagami clan and the theft of the Kuzuryu Muramasa, which kicks off the plot for both Momohime and Kisuke.]]



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Momohime's second ending is this. Jinkuro and Kisuke score a MutualKill on each other in the final battle and Jinkuro uses the soul fusion art to save Momohime's life. Months later Momohime is shown living a quiet life in the country with an elderly couple, alive and healthy but stricken with IdentityAmnesia -- [[NeverForgottenSkill and possessing instinctive mastery of the Oboro style.]] [[AndTheAdventureContinues She proceeds to leave on a journey to discover who she was after rediscovering her skills.]]]]
** [[spoiler: Momohime's third ending, though it arguably counts as a DownerEnding as well. While Jinkuro avoids stabbing Momohime and possessing her, it's highly implied that instead her fiance (Jinkuro's intended target) was possessed instead...giving Jinkuro lots of power that Momohime couldn't give and allowing him to cause lots of chaos. Of course, Momohime tends to bring out the best in Jinkuro, and it's not like Yukinojo didn't have it coming, so it's not as bad as it could be.]]
** If not for the purposefully ambiguous hope that [[spoiler: Arashimaru might be saved and Shirohebi freed]], the ''Seven Ghostly Nights' Curse'''s second ending would be dark as all get out.

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Momohime's [[spoiler:Momohime's second ending is this. Jinkuro and Kisuke score a MutualKill on each other in the final battle and Jinkuro uses the soul fusion art to save Momohime's life. Months later Momohime is shown living a quiet life in the country with an elderly couple, alive and healthy but stricken with IdentityAmnesia -- [[NeverForgottenSkill and possessing instinctive mastery of the Oboro style.]] [[AndTheAdventureContinues She proceeds to leave on a journey to discover who she was after rediscovering her skills.]]]]
** [[spoiler: Momohime's [[spoiler:Momohime's third ending, though it arguably counts as a DownerEnding as well. While Jinkuro avoids stabbing Momohime and possessing her, it's highly implied that instead her fiance (Jinkuro's intended target) was possessed instead...giving Jinkuro lots of power that Momohime couldn't give and allowing him to cause lots of chaos. Of course, Momohime tends to bring out the best in Jinkuro, and it's not like Yukinojo didn't have it coming, so it's not as bad as it could be.]]
** If not for the purposefully ambiguous hope that [[spoiler: Arashimaru [[spoiler:Arashimaru might be saved and Shirohebi freed]], the ''Seven Ghostly Nights' Curse'''s second ending would be dark as all get out.



* BonusDungeon: There are several dead end paths that serve this purpose. When you beat the game once with both characters, all boss dungeons are available, turning them into this. Finally, the enemy lairs are bonus dungeons, including the aptly named level 92 Enemy Lair "Total Pandemonium/Night of Absolute Chaos." You have to fight through multiple waves of almost every type of enemy in the game. This includes some of the bosses [[spoiler: as well as clones of the player characters]].

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* BonusDungeon: There are several dead end paths that serve this purpose. When you beat the game once with both characters, all boss dungeons are available, turning them into this. Finally, the enemy lairs are bonus dungeons, including the aptly named level 92 Enemy Lair "Total Pandemonium/Night of Absolute Chaos." You have to fight through multiple waves of almost every type of enemy in the game. This includes some of the bosses [[spoiler: as [[spoiler:as well as clones of the player characters]].



** [[spoiler: Jinkuro and Rankai appear in Miike's first ending; Jinkuro is one of the people hired to try and take care of her when she haunts the Wakamiya clan in her rampage of DisproportionateRetribution. Being [[{{Badass}} Jinkuro]], he Curbstomps her with ease and winds up cutting her tails off, rendering her powerless... But not before she curses him with illness and inevitable death, which is what lead to Momohime's storyline. Rankai, WalkingTheEarth after Monohime's first ending, shows up in the scene afterwards. Kongiku also appears in the hot spring.]]
** [[spoiler: An older Sayo shows up to help resolve Gonbe's problems in his second ending, revealing not only that he was reliving his and his allies' failed revolution for 14 years, but also that he's been dead all this time; she helps him and his wife achieve peace and ascend to heaven, then erects tombstones for them. Additionally, the "Infinite Light", whom Gonbe prays to when he first sees ghost Otae, is the title of Amitabha, whom Kisuke meets in his first ending.]]
** [[spoiler: Rajyaki shows up toward the end of Arashimaru's first ending; also counts as an EarlyBirdCameo, since this was Rajyaki's first appearance in Muramasa Rebirth before her story was even announced proper. Mumyo also names Oboroya Senjyu (who taught Jinkuro the Oboro style, and saved Kisuke from death via [[MergerOfSouls soul fusion]]) as being his student in the second ending; lastly Kisuke's mentioned during the story as having been abducted like Arashimaru was, and he is again mentioned in the second ending in reference to his story's third (or, less likely, second) ending, as a wandering swordmaster helping Jiraya to destroy Orochimaru.]]

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** [[spoiler: Jinkuro [[spoiler:Jinkuro and Rankai appear in Miike's first ending; Jinkuro is one of the people hired to try and take care of her when she haunts the Wakamiya clan in her rampage of DisproportionateRetribution. Being [[{{Badass}} Jinkuro]], he Curbstomps her with ease and winds up cutting her tails off, rendering her powerless... But not before she curses him with illness and inevitable death, which is what lead to Momohime's storyline. Rankai, WalkingTheEarth after Monohime's first ending, shows up in the scene afterwards. Kongiku also appears in the hot spring.]]
** [[spoiler: An [[spoiler:An older Sayo shows up to help resolve Gonbe's problems in his second ending, revealing not only that he was reliving his and his allies' failed revolution for 14 years, but also that he's been dead all this time; she helps him and his wife achieve peace and ascend to heaven, then erects tombstones for them. Additionally, the "Infinite Light", whom Gonbe prays to when he first sees ghost Otae, is the title of Amitabha, whom Kisuke meets in his first ending.]]
** [[spoiler: Rajyaki [[spoiler:Rajyaki shows up toward the end of Arashimaru's first ending; also counts as an EarlyBirdCameo, since this was Rajyaki's first appearance in Muramasa Rebirth before her story was even announced proper. Mumyo also names Oboroya Senjyu (who taught Jinkuro the Oboro style, and saved Kisuke from death via [[MergerOfSouls soul fusion]]) as being his student in the second ending; lastly Kisuke's mentioned during the story as having been abducted like Arashimaru was, and he is again mentioned in the second ending in reference to his story's third (or, less likely, second) ending, as a wandering swordmaster helping Jiraya to destroy Orochimaru.]]



* ContinuityNod: [[spoiler: The way Mumyo steals Arashimaru's body in the second ending is the Soul Transfer technique, which it turns out he invented (along with Oboroya, who was his student); he's even wielding the Kuromitsu/Dark Ressurection Sword required for the technique. Later, when he's fighting Jiraiya and Tsunadehime, they reveal that they're wielding Demon Blades of their own to combat him; these Demon Blades are explicitly named Descent Into Misery and Threads Of Fate, the swords you obtain in the Muramasa storyline from Momohime and Kisuke's first endings (and are both required for obtaining their second endings).]]

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* ContinuityNod: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The way Mumyo steals Arashimaru's body in the second ending is the Soul Transfer technique, which it turns out he invented (along with Oboroya, who was his student); he's even wielding the Kuromitsu/Dark Ressurection Sword required for the technique. Later, when he's fighting Jiraiya and Tsunadehime, they reveal that they're wielding Demon Blades of their own to combat him; these Demon Blades are explicitly named Descent Into Misery and Threads Of Fate, the swords you obtain in the Muramasa storyline from Momohime and Kisuke's first endings (and are both required for obtaining their second endings).]]



* CuteMonsterGirl: We're talking a game set in [[JidaiGeki Feudal Japan]]. [[{{Kitsune}} Kongiku and Yuzuruha]] are standouts here. Raijin ([[{{Beastess}} who resembles an oni]]) is quite attractive, but her beauty is mostly overshadowed by her brash and aggresive nature (almost to [[TheLadette Ladette]] levels, [[{{Tsundere}} go figure]]). The only times it surfaces is when she's knocked out of the sky (she lands on her rump and takes a moment to tend to her rear in a typical {{Dojikko}} fashion; notably, her voice raises from sultrily deep and tough to innocuously cute) and briefly after the BossBattle with her when Fujin calms her down. And once you beat her, she is just adorable. More are added for Rebirth; the first main character is Okoi, a female [[CatGirl Nekomata]], and the second is Rajyaki, a small Oni girl. Meanwhile, Gonbe is assisted by his wife's still-attractive ghost, while Arashimaru's snake familiar is actually a shapeshifting minor deity out for his blood.

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* CuteMonsterGirl: We're talking a game set in [[JidaiGeki Feudal Japan]]. [[{{Kitsune}} Kongiku and Yuzuruha]] are standouts here. Raijin ([[{{Beastess}} who resembles an oni]]) is quite attractive, but her beauty is mostly overshadowed by her brash and aggresive nature (almost to [[TheLadette Ladette]] levels, [[{{Tsundere}} go figure]]). The only times it surfaces is when she's knocked out of the sky (she lands on her rump and takes a moment to tend to her rear in a typical {{Dojikko}} fashion; notably, her voice raises from sultrily deep and tough to innocuously cute) and briefly after the BossBattle with her when Fujin calms her down. And once you beat her, she is just adorable. More are added for Rebirth; ''Rebirth''; the first main character is Okoi, a female [[CatGirl Nekomata]], and the second is Rajyaki, a small Oni girl. Meanwhile, Gonbe is assisted by his wife's still-attractive ghost, while Arashimaru's snake familiar is actually a shapeshifting minor deity out for his blood.



* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler: Most of the central cast are undead: Momohime doesn't really count, although she was presumed dead after Jinkuro cut her; Kisuke was mortally wounded by his brethren after betraying the clan for love, and returned to life through fusing with an angry ghostly swordmaster; Torahime was assassinated by the Shogun, and is sent back by Amitabha for a limited time to exact vengeance and save the world from the Inugami alongside her army of ghosts.]]

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* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler: Most [[spoiler:Most of the central cast are undead: Momohime doesn't really count, although she was presumed dead after Jinkuro cut her; Kisuke was mortally wounded by his brethren after betraying the clan for love, and returned to life through fusing with an angry ghostly swordmaster; Torahime was assassinated by the Shogun, and is sent back by Amitabha for a limited time to exact vengeance and save the world from the Inugami alongside her army of ghosts.]]



* DemonicPossession: Technically he's human, but Jinkuro's (accidental) possession of Momohime's body counts as this. [[spoiler: Averted for Kisuke; he was granted his knowledge of the style by Jinkuro's master, Senju, but the technique used is more like a spiritual FusionDance, essentially causing Senju to cease existing but imparting ALL his knowledge and abilities to Kisuke, whose personality isn't changed to any significant degree.]] There's also [[spoiler: The Shogun, who is possessed by the Inugami... Though since he DID want the sword the Inugami was sealed into in the first place, and we never see his personality before you fight him, the extent of the possession is a bit muddled...]]

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* DemonicPossession: Technically he's human, but Jinkuro's (accidental) possession of Momohime's body counts as this. [[spoiler: Averted [[spoiler:Averted for Kisuke; he was granted his knowledge of the style by Jinkuro's master, Senju, but the technique used is more like a spiritual FusionDance, essentially causing Senju to cease existing but imparting ALL his knowledge and abilities to Kisuke, whose personality isn't changed to any significant degree.]] There's also [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Shogun, who is possessed by the Inugami... Though since he DID want the sword the Inugami was sealed into in the first place, and we never see his personality before you fight him, the extent of the possession is a bit muddled...]]



* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Raijin makes a curious remark to Momohime about seducing her and Fujin with her "pretty looks." [[AmbiguouslyBi Given the romantic relationship between Raijin and Fujin already...]] Then there's Kongiku's infatuation with Jinkuro, who is currently inhabiting Momohime's body.



* HotBlooded: Raijin is of the "electrocute first, ask questions later" mold. The BossBattle with her is instigated because she feels Fujin's younger brothers, the Small Oni, have been treated poorly and not even her boyfriend can talk her out of it, despite the possible collateral damage a storm (or Raijin's fat ass falling out of the sky) would cause.



* KimonoFanservice: Particularly seen with the [[{{Kitsune}} demonic fox babes]] Kongiku and Yuzuruha.



* MultipleEndings: Three each for Kisuke and Momohime. The second ending for both characters involves [[spoiler: fighting the other character to more or less a stalemate instead of their usual final boss]], while the third [[spoiler:uses the ultimate sword's ability to "cut even fate itself" to return both characters back to the moment in time when their story would've normally begun, but with all their memories up until that point intact as well as carrying the eponymous Oboro Muramasa. For Jinkuro, this isn't a particulary good deal, since the reason he used the body possession skill to begin with was because his own body was close to dying anyway... which he does soon afterwards. However, it is heavily implied that he took over Yukinojyo's body before he died to be married to Momohime. Between him acting differently, all of a sudden disagreeing with his father, and naming his "new" fighting style (which is actually just Oboro style) Izuna style, Izuna being Jinkuro's last name. In the end he fooled EVERYONE, even most gamers. Not bad for an old guy.]] DLC characters get two each.

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* MultipleEndings: Three each for Kisuke and Momohime. The second ending for both characters involves [[spoiler: fighting [[spoiler:fighting the other character to more or less a stalemate instead of their usual final boss]], while the third [[spoiler:uses the ultimate sword's ability to "cut even fate itself" to return both characters back to the moment in time when their story would've normally begun, but with all their memories up until that point intact as well as carrying the eponymous Oboro Muramasa. For Jinkuro, this isn't a particulary good deal, since the reason he used the body possession skill to begin with was because his own body was close to dying anyway... which he does soon afterwards. However, it is heavily implied that he took over Yukinojyo's body before he died to be married to Momohime. Between him acting differently, all of a sudden disagreeing with his father, and naming his "new" fighting style (which is actually just Oboro style) Izuna style, Izuna being Jinkuro's last name. In the end he fooled EVERYONE, even most gamers. Not bad for an old guy.]] DLC characters get two each.



* StealthPun: Raijin has thunder thighs.

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* StealthPun: Raijin StealthPun[=/=]VisualPun: [[ShockAndAwe Rai]][[AmazonianBeauty jin]] has thunder thighs.thighs.
** In JapaneseMythology, Raijin carries small hammers to beat on the ring of drums of behind him and thus stir up thunderstorms. Naturally, ''Muramasa''[='s=] [[GenderBender take on Raijin]] keeps them, but when you consider that this Raijin is [[AmazonianBeauty outright ripped]] as opposed to [[StoutStrength slightly chunky]], perhaps those hammers also double as dumbbells.


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* {{Stripperiffic}}: Raijin is basically topless (much like how her namesake is bare-chested); the only reason you can't see her nipples are because of the strategic covering provided by her shawl.
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