History VideoGame / MuramasaTheDemonBlade

30th Apr '17 2:18:55 PM nombretomado
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* The second story is ''A Cause to Daikon For'' (released in February 2014), starring [[UnlikelyHero a farmer named Gonbe]] (whose concept was inspired by HarvestMoon). With all the farmlands of Oone dying and unable to yield much crop, and their Governor Mamedayu Hatono taxing them to death, Gonbe sets out on a quest to save his village from starvation, one way or another. In addition to fighting with a Hoe, a Bamboo Spear and throwing Sickles, Gonbe is [[AssistCharacter aided by his fellow farmers]], Tagosaku and Moheiji, whom he can call in to fight alongside him; he's also assisted by the spirit of his deceased wife [[CuteGhostGirl Otae]], who hoists and tosses him around for most of his attacks and can also [[WingedSoulFliesOffAtDeath force Gonbe's soul back into his body on death]] during battle, reviving him.

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* The second story is ''A Cause to Daikon For'' (released in February 2014), starring [[UnlikelyHero a farmer named Gonbe]] (whose concept was inspired by HarvestMoon).VideoGame/HarvestMoon). With all the farmlands of Oone dying and unable to yield much crop, and their Governor Mamedayu Hatono taxing them to death, Gonbe sets out on a quest to save his village from starvation, one way or another. In addition to fighting with a Hoe, a Bamboo Spear and throwing Sickles, Gonbe is [[AssistCharacter aided by his fellow farmers]], Tagosaku and Moheiji, whom he can call in to fight alongside him; he's also assisted by the spirit of his deceased wife [[CuteGhostGirl Otae]], who hoists and tosses him around for most of his attacks and can also [[WingedSoulFliesOffAtDeath force Gonbe's soul back into his body on death]] during battle, reviving him.
24th Apr '17 3:54:56 AM jormis29
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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 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.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: As said above, ''Muramasa'' is one to ''Odin Sphere'', ''VideoGame/OdinSphere'', which in turn makes this game one to ''Princess Crown''[[labelnote:*]]a 1997 UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn game made by members of Creator/{{Atlus}} who went on to become Creator/{{Vanillaware}}[[/labelnote]] ''VideoGame/PrincessCrown'' by proxy. ''Muramasa'' was even referred to as ''Princess Crown 3'' during development.
14th Mar '17 3:20:30 PM secretfan14
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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 Miike, a female [[CatGirl 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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* 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}} CuteClumsyGirl 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 Miike, a female [[CatGirl 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.
20th Jan '17 1:28:17 AM Morgenthaler
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** Kisuke and Momohime can fight Oodako, a giant octopus-like sea monster, in the middle of a hurricane. In ''Rebirth'' defeating it earns the trophy "[[CthulhuMythos From the Depths of R'lyeh]]".

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** Kisuke and Momohime can fight Oodako, a giant octopus-like sea monster, in the middle of a hurricane. In ''Rebirth'' defeating it earns the trophy "[[CthulhuMythos "[[Franchise/CthulhuMythos From the Depths of R'lyeh]]".
9th Jan '17 5:53:15 PM Heartlesswithaheart
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* DifficultButAwesome: Blocking during the few frames where you take damage has the character you're playing makes the knockback and damage from the hit reverse itself, sending you back to where you were when you got hit without any damage ''and'' without the spirit gauge decreasing. It's as difficult to intentionally perform as it sounds, and it's also an incredibly useful technique in Fury mode.



* KudzuPlot: The story lines and multiple endings are [[HyperlinkStory all connected to one another in interesting ways]].
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Fujin and Raijin. Raijin is a hulking, muscular woman while Fujin is tiny (and green). To a lesser extent, Kisuke and Torahime as well.



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

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* KimonoFanservice: Particularly seen with the [[{{Kitsune}} demonic fox babes]] Kongiku and Yuzuruha. Same with Shirohebi in ''A Spirited Seven Nights' Haunting''.


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* KudzuPlot: The story lines and multiple endings are [[HyperlinkStory all connected to one another in interesting ways]].


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* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Fujin and Raijin. Raijin is a hulking, muscular woman while Fujin is tiny (and green). To a lesser extent, Kisuke and Torahime as well.
5th Jan '17 9:41:15 PM Heartlesswithaheart
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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: The party in ''A Cause To Daikon For'' is mentioned to split up to groups of two at most whenever they're moving, yet Gonbe is able to summon his two assist characters wherever he is. This is likely to compensate for the fact that he's a horrible fighter by himself.


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* {{Unishment}}: Yama does this [[spoiler:in Gonbe's first ending, after he and the party go to Yama to complain about the awful work conditions on the demons' behalf, by banishing them all from Hell and forcing them back into their bodies.]] Of course, given that this is Yama, it's also very likely intentional.
28th Dec '16 8:32:02 AM Morgenthaler
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** [[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.]]

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** [[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]], 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.]]
8th Dec '16 10:57:43 PM Xtifr
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'''''Muramasa: The Demon Blade''''' (or just ''Oboro Muramasa'' in Japan) is a 2009 action-RPG game, made by Creator/{{Vanillaware}} and released for the {{Wii}}, that tells the stories of Kisuke, a fugitive Iga {{ninja}} determined to recover his lost memories, and Momohime, a Narukami princess who is possessed by the spirit of an evil swordsman, Izuna Jinkuro, and is helping him to return them both to functional bodies. Armed with Muramasa's earthbound spirit and his demonic blades, the pair battle through Feudal Japan, searching for their destinies on battlefields soaked in blood.

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'''''Muramasa: ''Muramasa: The Demon Blade''''' Blade'' (or just ''Oboro Muramasa'' in Japan) is a 2009 action-RPG game, made by Creator/{{Vanillaware}} and released for the {{Wii}}, that tells the stories of Kisuke, a fugitive Iga {{ninja}} determined to recover his lost memories, and Momohime, a Narukami princess who is possessed by the spirit of an evil swordsman, Izuna Jinkuro, and is helping him to return them both to functional bodies. Armed with Muramasa's earthbound spirit and his demonic blades, the pair battle through Feudal Japan, searching for their destinies on battlefields soaked in blood.
22nd Nov '16 8:36:45 AM crazysamaritan
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* HitodamaLight:
** Green ghost lights represent souls that can be gathered for crafting the Demon Blades (or learning skills in DLC chapters). They're found either floating in stages or released by dead enemies.
** Ghost [=NPCs=] usually have a couple lights floating nearby and hostile ones use them as an attack.
21st Nov '16 11:39:04 AM tropes-senpai
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* AntiVillain: [[spoiler:Yukinojyo is TheDragon to the Shogun, but expresses deep regret over his role in Torahime and Momohime's deaths, especially the latter once he learns [[DemonicPossession what that has lead to]].]]

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* AntiVillain: [[spoiler:Yukinojyo [[spoiler:Yukinojo is TheDragon to the Shogun, but expresses deep regret over his role in Torahime and Momohime's deaths, especially the latter once he learns [[DemonicPossession what that has lead to]].]]



** In particular, Momohime's final boss. [[spoiler:The story goes from storming main adversary Rankai's base (thought process: the final fight might be against Rankai, and perhaps he'll even pull a OneWingedAngel), to Yukinojyo showing up with the blade that Jinkuro's been searching for the whole game (thought process: a rematch for the blade), to two random Gods appearing due to your RageAgainstTheHeavens, taking the blade, and forcing you to fight them and a giant statue.]]

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** In particular, Momohime's final boss. [[spoiler:The story goes from storming main adversary Rankai's base (thought process: the final fight might be against Rankai, and perhaps he'll even pull a OneWingedAngel), to Yukinojyo Yukinojo showing up with the blade that Jinkuro's been searching for the whole game (thought process: a rematch for the blade), to two random Gods appearing due to your RageAgainstTheHeavens, taking the blade, and forcing you to fight them and a giant statue.]]



* GrandTheftMe: Happens to Momohime; Jinkuro, her possessor, accidentally possesses Momohime while trying to possess Yukinojyo, another powerful samurai and Momohime's betrothed.

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* GrandTheftMe: Happens to Momohime; Jinkuro, her possessor, accidentally possesses Momohime while trying to possess Yukinojyo, Yukinojo, another powerful samurai and Momohime's betrothed.



* 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 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 Yukinojo'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.



** The way Jinkuro treats Momohime occasionally seems like this as well. [[spoiler:Particularly given that he sacrifices his soul for her in two of her endings... and ends up marrying her in Yukinojyo's body in the third.]]

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** The way Jinkuro treats Momohime occasionally seems like this as well. [[spoiler:Particularly given that he sacrifices his soul for her in two of her endings... and ends up marrying her in Yukinojyo's Yukinojo's body in the third.]]
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