Video Game: Kakuto Chojin

Kakuto Chojin: Back Alley Brutal AKA Kakutou Choujin: Fighting Super Heroes is a Fighting Game exclusively made for Microsoft's Xbox gaming console published in 2002 by Microsoft Game Studios. While used as an early demo game for the Xbox's graphical capabilities, it is more notorious for being pulled off of the shelves shortly after someone noted that featuring a Muslim jihadist as a main character within a year of 9/11 was a bit insensitive.

There are 13 fighters in this game: Asad, Vittoria, Sabre, J.D. Stone, Rena, Kahn, Crusher Ramirez, Shadow, Roxy, Reiji, Vegard, Yin Kai Li, and Daeva. They are assembled for a fighting tournament named the Fist of Fire Tournament, sponsored by an evil organization called the Maladinia.

This game exhibits the following tropes:


  • Bruce Lee Clone: Reiji sports the slender muscular torso, the acrobatic moves, and the high-pitched screams although he is a Japanese Tomonobu Itagaki lookalike with massive scars all over his body.
  • Dance Battler: Rena uses Capoeira as her fighting style.
  • The Fundamentalist: Asad is an Muslim extremist from Somalia who is waging his own private Jihad.