A 2nd-year student at Hanzō Academy, Asuka is the granddaughter of the famous ninja Hanzō, who also serves as the principal of the Academy. Feeling driven to live up to her grandfather's legacy, Asuka is energetic and willing to work as hard as she can, training everyday to master the Path of the Shinobi. Her primary weapons are two wakizashis, and her Ninpo are based on toads, as well as having an affinity for Earth.
The Jack Of All Trades part is actually a significant part of her character — she realizes that everyone else at Hanzo is better than her at something, and constantly trains to try to bridge the gap.
Not So Different: Homura and her both have similar upbringings, but the key difference is that Homura was kicked out of her home for defending herself. Had Asuka been in a similar situation, she likely could of ended up like Homura.
Ikaruga is a 3rd-year student at Hanzō Academy, as well as the Class Representative of the Hanzō girl's class. She is a talented girl, daughter of a man in a large financial conglomerate, as well as a prestigious ninja clan. She has been held in high honours she she was a young girl, and trained in the Japanese tea ceremony. She is rather skilled at Japanese cooking, however, her own experimental cooking is another matter.Ikaruga's primary weapon is the Hiennote Flying/Rising Swallow, a family heirloom passed down to her by her father. Her Ninpo is centered around phoenixes, and has an affinity for the Fire element because of this.
Also, her fighting style resembles like the one used by Jin Kisaragi. Also overlaps with Actor Allusion, as Jin is nicknamed "The Hero of Ikaruga" and he has a cousin (Tsubaki Yayoi) who is voiced by Asami Imai. Even she use an attack that resembles Jin's Reito and his ice attacks, except she use fire instead here.
Glass Cannon: Poor defense and fragile clothing, but extremely damaging with attacks that cover a wide area.
Hime Cut: She grows her hair longer because Katsuragi says it's nice. It was said after a violent heart-to-heart.
Implausible Fencing Powers: While using the Hien Phoenix Dance, Ikaruga leaps into the air, grips Hien between her feet and descends down upon her target, drilling her blade into them as she slides along the ground, causing massive damage. How this is even possible is a wonder in itself.
Team Mom: Doubly so as she's the only girl of adult age in her gumi (obviously, Katsuragi in SV doesn't count)
Toku: Ikaruga performs entertainment like these under the name of KP Kamen (KP standing for "Kami no ke", hair, and "Pattsun", uniformly straight cut bangs). In the localizations, it's "BC Mask", standing for "Black hair with cut straight bangs".
Yamato Nadeshiko: After reading this far down the list you should know why: a formal and polite lady who wields a nodachi styles her hair in a hime cut.
Katsuragi is a 3rd-year student at Hanzō Academy, Katsuragi was among the first to join the Academy out of the current available girls. Hotblooded and boisterous, Katsuragi prefers to "act first and think later". A tomboy through and through, she wears nothing under her school uniform. Disregarding even these, her quirks are many and various. Katsuragi has a weakness for cute girls, and takes much delight in sexually harassing them. She loves ramen so much that she is now famous for being late to class simply to finish eating it.Katsuragi is particularly skilled in acrobatic and weaponless combat, particularly specialising in kicks augmented by her metal boots. Her Ninpo centers around the Chinese Dragon, and she has an affinity for Wind-element techniques.
Everything's Better with Spinning / Spin Attack: Several of Katsuragi's attacks incorporating spinning or drilling motions into them. While the most notable is the Tornado Spindle, one of the most impressive is the Dead Screw Dragon , which involves channeling an energy dragon around her body and spinning while drilling into her target.
Expy: A blonde-haired, hotblooded shinobi who loves ramen, is rather perverted, rarely thinks about her actions before she does it, lost both of her parents at an early age, and utilises the Wind element in their techniques? Sounds quite a lot like another hot-blooded, blonde ninja from another series.
Golden Super Mode: While everyone has this in Burst, as the use of Life or Death mode (Frantic in localizations) gives the girls a surging golden aura, Katsuragi, with her hotblooded nature and love of fighting, as well as golden hair and green eyes, deserves her own personal mention. Why? She looks and fights like a Super Saiyan.
Mighty Glacier: Slower then a few characters but has good attack and defense.
Magic Skirt: Obviously not seen anywhere, but here's a variation; try a Magic Shirt. Despite it just being a normal unbuttoned shirt, it never reveals her nipples. You could swear the damn thing's glued on.
When it's destroyed, she has a bizarre breast-harness under it that shouldn't be able to stay on without the aid of either magic or lots of body tape.
Not Quite Flight: In Shinovi Versus, Katsuragi is one of the few characters capable of limited gliding. While unexplained in anyone else, for Katsuragi, her gliding may actually stem from her Wind abilities.
Schoolgirl Lesbian: When someone transfers to the ninja class, the first thing she looks up is the size of the newbie's boobs.
She outright says that she prefers flirting with girls to romance with guys.
On the other hand, it's heavily implied that despite her obvious attraction to girls, she doesn't take it too seriously or consider real relationships with them — notice that she solidly associates romance with boys, even if she says she doesn't like it as much.
Stripperiffic: For some reason, she rarely buttons her shirt. This has to do with the fact that Ikaruga slashed open those buttons when she first opened to her. Being unbuttoned is a symbol of relationship.
Thou Shalt Not Kill: in Shinovi Versus, she is is really torn when Yozakura refuses to yield after their fight, claiming she will continue fighting till Katsuragi kills her; the catch is Katsuragi has to win her fight to save her parents. She regains her composure when Hikage tell her she much prefers the Katsuragi who have mindless fun when fighting.
It actually tends to vary, her deeper voice only seems to come out when she's feeling particularly hot-blooded or shocked.
A 1st-year at Hanzō Academy, Yagyū has considerable talent for her age and schoolyear. She is a taciturn of sorts, revealing little emotion. As a shinobi, is always resolute. She immensely cares for Hibari, her fellow 1st-year, and will go to immense lengths to protect her. Yagyū notably loves squid, always carrying dried squid, her favorite food, on her person.Her primary weapon is the bladed oilpaper umbrella she always carries on her. Her Ninpo is centered around squids, and she has an affinity for the Rain-element.
Glass Cannon: Her defense is very low but her overall attack power is pretty good and her secret artes to alot of damage and are perfect for fighting multiple enemies. As compared to Ikaruga, she's a bit tougher, but also a bit less damaging — but has useful projectile attacks Ikaruga lacks.
Hates Being Alone: After Hibari transferred to Hebijo to get back the Super Secret Ninja Scroll, Yagyū vowed to get her back, stating she absolutely cannot be without Hibari. Yagyū is not only afraid of losing Hibari, in whom she sees her younger sister who died, but afraid of winding up alone again.
No Sense of Humor: She is probably the most serious one about what it means to be a ninja.
Ore Onna: Uses exclusively masculine Japanese vocabulary in her normal speech, up to and including the aggressive-masculine "Ore" to refer to herself; this is considered even LESS normal and acceptable than girls using the gentle-masculine form "boku" in Japanese society.
Serious Business: Even card games are serious business to Yagyū if Hibari is involved.
Yagyū: -directed at the Joker card which caused her to lose- Unforgivable. This is your fault, you damned jester...
The Stoic: She's naturally very quiet, which bits her badly when she actually gets badly injured at one point.
Weapon of Choice: Her umbrella. The trailer shows her performing Daikaruganote Traditional Japanese "juggling" involving keeping a ball balanced on a spinning umbrella without letting it get thrown away by the spin. with a delivery truck.
A 1st-year student at Hanzō Academy, Hibari joined at the same time as Yagyū. She comes from a long line of Shinobi, but is rather self-conscious of her own limits as compared to her ancestors. Despite good intentions, she generally ends up as an accidental troublemaker. Due to being rather weak in combat (and well aware of it), Hibari makes up for it with her wits.With a deceptive fighting style, ever shifting in appearance, her Ninpo centers around rabbits. Hibari's elemental affinity is that of Lightning.
Kiriya is the Shinobi class instructor at Hanzō Academy. Born to a long line if shinobi, it was decided at an early age that Kiriya would follow suit. Despite having immense aptitude for the way of the Shinobi, Kiriya grew disgusted with the way that shinobi had to risk their lives with each mission, and turned to the teaching department instead.He is a taciturn and strict teacher, but this is because of his high expectations for his students.
Badass: Allegedly, he was an elite shinobi in the past, and the "best of the best". Whatever skills he had besides explosive teleportation are never really shown.
Cool Teacher: A shinobi sensei dressed in a black suit, with white hair, whose primary method of coming and going is body flickering, Kiriya definitely qualifies.
Expy: After he fails to become a Magus, apparently Kariya become a master ninja instead.
He also seems to be quite similar to Kakashi. A white-haired ninja master, who is now a stern teacher, raised from his youth to be a ninja, his parents were even ninja as well. To top it off, he even lost someone important to him on a mission in the past, and it pretty much has affected him throughout the rest of his life.
Informed Ability: Despite being described as an elite, he's rarely seen doing anything in the games or the anime. And, despite being a shinobi, he seems to be rather easy to trick, having been duped by the Hebi girls at least twice, and just one clash with Suzune from Hebi left him injured in the anime. Perhaps being retired dulled his skills?
My Greatest Failure: He considers saving Rin during her Shinobi test (he saved her from getting shot by a doll before anyone could notice, thus allowing her to pass her test), allowing her to become a full-fledged Shinobi and leading to her dying on a mission a few months later, as the greatest failure of his life.
Retired Badass: According to Rin, Kiriya used to be an elite ninja, the best of the best. He's currently working as a shinobi sensei now, because, while missions pose the risk of death, teaching doesn't.
Badass Grandpa: he may be retired, but he still is a legendary shinobi.
Dirty Old Man: Not really so on the Hanzo side of Burst, but definitely on the Hebijo side. In fact, he's the one responsible for the Hanzo students getting their cover blown when they all meet up for the first time at the hot springs and he quite openly peeps on them.
Exceptionally Tolerant: there must be darkness for light to exist. Take a fondness on Homura (for more than just seeing her in the hot springs even).
The Bet: incite Yumi to defy Hanzo academy. He has to be awfully confident in his grand-daughter's abilities so that nobody will die.
Megaton Punch: Her signature move. If she catches you on the ground when her HP is in the red, she will use an unavoidable, One-Hit Kill dragon punch.
Mighty Glacier: She hits likes a tank and has a lot more health than anyone else, but she is also the slowest character out of the whole cast, so keeping a high hit count with her during a mission is harder to do.
Nice Hat: The one that looks like Kujo Jotaro's. Wearing it changes her normally-blonde hair to black, thus creating her signature look.
The dark layer vanishing is fitting, as upon suffering clothing damage Daidouji loses her wild, menacing black wig, revealing her much more feminine golden locks of hair, making her look overall less intimidating.
Blood Knight: Homura has stated in the first game that she fights to feel alive. After she got disowned by her parents, she felt she lacked a purpose in life. Fighting allows her to truly feel alive.
Homura:When the people I loved most cast me aside, my heart stopped beating. But when I am in the middle of a fight, I realize that I can still feel alive. Yes. If I'm not fighting as a shinobi, I'm no better than a corpse.
I Did What I Had to Do: Rather brutally Deconstructed. Her defending herself and killing the man who was going to kill her results in her being thrown out and loses the chance to become a Light Shinobi and while she defended herself, it's shown she herself does not exactly justify it.
Pet the Dog: Homura reveals she wears frilly pink pajamas, so that Mirai will feel less insecure about her bear-print panties, in addition to telling her that, at Hebijo, seniority doesn't matter, they are all comrades.
Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She's very polite, sweet and always sports a pleasant smile. But, it masks her aggressive and sadistic side.
Bizarre Taste in Food: Due to having grown up in poverty, Yomi has bizarre tastes in foods that she's had to eat to make ends meet, such as cabbage cores, hornet larvae boiled in soy sauce, but even she turns her nose up at earthworms.
Insane Troll Logic: Yomi believes people with money shouldn't be allowed to have good hearts, purely because, as a child, she never met anyone with money who cared about helping the poor like her and her family. She flies into a rage at Ikaruga, who is rather rich, but also takes time out of her day to help the poor after her last encounter with Yomi, which causes her to rethink herself.
Keigo: Always uphold politeness, even when she's delivering beatdown to someone while telling them how much they suck.
Onee-sama: Yomi convinces Mirai to call her "Onee-sama" (Sis in the localizations) because she's always wanted to be one.
Pet the Dog: To Mirai, when Yomi reveals she wears a stomach band to sleep, to help her over her insecurity with her bear panties.
Pimped-Out Dress: It's a gown, and it doesn't look like a combat gear or for that matter practical. When you've been stuck in poverty and you suddenly have the power to make clothing out of thin air, you would pimp that out too.
The Rival: She's determined to defeat Ikaruga, who (to her) is the face of the upper class.
Trademark Favorite Food: Everyone in the series has one, but hers is worth mentioning: if something doesn't have bean sprouts in it, she simply doesn't like it. She always talks about bean sprouts, even in battle!
Emotionless Girl: Hikage is a very strange example of the trope. She claims to have no emotions, and is unable to feel anything. Yet numerous points in the series show that she is very much capable of emotion, she just appears to be unaware of it. As a child, when her mentor Hinata, the closest thing she'd had to a parent, was killed, and Hikage found her body, she broke down crying. A similar situation happened in Burst, when she thought Mirai had been killed, Hikage began to cry as well.
Expy: She looks a lot like Yuuka Kazami, even sharing some aspects of her personality. In fact, there's a lot of fan-art of both Yuuka and Hikage sharing their clothes or being together.
Tragic Keepsake: The combat knife Hikage wields used to belong to Hinata, the leader of her gang and the closest thing Hikage had to a parent. Hikage took the knife with her after finding Hinata dead in a back alley, slashed to ribbons, feeling as if the knife held the woman's soul.
The Rival: Initially she holds the Nothing Personal principle, but after trading enough blows with Katsuragi, she feels that she's in some way aroused by her.
When She Smiles: She often has sadistic smirk, but when she's genuinely flustered, she is cute!
A-Cup Angst: Downplayed, but it's there. The fans often joke that it's the #1 reason that she's constantly bullied.
Antagonistic Counterpart: A mirror-match in a number of ways to Yagyū: same schoolyear in different schools, eyepatches of different designs and materialsnote Hers is more mechanical and modern, while Yagyū's is more traditional. in opposite positions, different types of umbrellas, hair color, etc.
I Just Want to Have Friends: She genuinely wants to be friends with Hibari. Although in her case, it's not clear whether she means it in the traditional sense, looking for a lesbian pet rabbit or even both.
Marionette Master: Her control over dolls is such that she can coordinate them to give enough challenge to the Hanzo girls. And then she attempts to control Hibari. And it works!
Ojou: You certainly wouldn't have guessed from looking at her. On the other hand, she doesn't like being an Ojou, she craves independence.
Omnidisciplinary Scientist: Seems to be an expert in both chemicals and robotics. Perhaps genetic engineering too, taking the... things in the test tubes in the opening of Burst into account.
Pet the Dog: In her own... strange way, after laughing at Mirai's bear-print panties, Haruka gives her a negligee to help her over her insecurities.
Robot Buddy: Ever since Versus, Haruka has a small battle robot hidden in her lab coat. It has piston punches, claws, chainsaws, flamethrowers and a notable AI, considering it's capable of fawning over Haruka.
Sexy Sadist: She's a total sadist and enjoys making sexy-fun of Hibari. One can suspect that there is a rape scene missing in episode 9.
Stripperiffic: Again, her outfit is the most scanty one out of the 9 girls. No, Katsuragi doesn't count; that girl wasn't trying to wear much to begin with.
The sensei of Hebi Academy. Very sexy but cool-headed, her skills as a shinobi are on the highest level. She is very no-nonsense with students. On the other hand, she has no patience for training she regards as reckless, and always looks after her students' safety. For this reason she is considered trustworthy. Hebijo teachers usually deal in sending info and mission briefings to students. Rarely do they conduct actual lessons.Details on why she came to Hebiji are unknown, but she helps the school stand out, leaving only a few to question her. In reality, Suzune was Rin, a former student of Hanzou Academy, directly under Kiriya. She was the man's first student, and, during her tenure at the school, she served as a rival to Daidouji. Rin, much like Asuka, was an idealist who wanted to become a "super ninja", and spread love and peace around the world. On the day of her graduation, Kiriya saved Rin from being shot by a puppet, desperate to see her dream succeed. She passed, and was declared a shinobi. Only a few months later, however, Rin volunteered for a dangerous mission and was believed to have been killed. However, it was revealed she was only mortally wounded, and saved by Hebijo, to whom she turned to continue down her own Path of the Shinobi.
Badass: A rival of Daidouji makes her automatically this.
Ice Queen: Literally, as she is based on the Ice queen from classic japanese folk tales.
Defrosting Ice Queen: While pursuing the signification of Justice during arcade mode, she reaches the conclusion than Justice is Cuteness and decides to dress-up as a Magical Girl (Puri!). Her transformation triggers an Heroic BSOD from her fellow Gessen comrades.
Mama Bear: as their leader, she feels really protective of her Gessen comrades. To the point of angering Yozakura for criticizing her gloves.
Vocal Dissonance: Look at Shiki's face. Those sharp eyes, the Beauty Mark, even her transformation showcasing a Grim Reaper theme, her ninja costume which seems to be made of garterbelts only, none of this would prepare you for the voice she has - it sounds like that of a small child.
Date of Birth: 8th of October
Blood Type: B
Height: 172 cm
Measurements: B96, W58, H85.
Hobby: drawing manga.
Favorite Food: rice cake.
For SCIENCE: she tries to get Shiki's support to practice and get some inspiration for the romance bits of her newest manga. Shiki flies for her life.
Split Personality: Rude and bloodthirsty when she has her mask on; puts Hibari to shame on the moeblob race without.
Well-Intentioned Extremist: hell-bent on annihilating all evil ninja after losing his family; begin to re-examine his beliefs toward the end of his life when thinking about what kind of legacy he want to leave to his adopted girls.