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Nowadays, the series is mainly known for contributing Taira no Kagekiyo to Videogame/NamcoXCapcom, where he joined many other obscure Namco characters.

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Nowadays, the series is mainly known for contributing Taira no Kagekiyo to Videogame/NamcoXCapcom, ''Videogame/NamcoXCapcom'', where he joined many other obscure Namco characters.


The elements of these games were borrowed into the Japanese live-action series ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger'', as well as its North American footage adapttion ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai''. The motifs were also used for ''Series/KamenRiderGhost''.

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The elements of these games were borrowed into the Japanese live-action series ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger'', as well as its North American footage adapttion adaptation ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai''. The motifs were also used for ''Series/KamenRiderGhost''.

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The game was also adapted as a web manga hosted by [=ShiftyLook=] under the name ''Scar''.


The elements of these games were borrowed into the Japanese live-action series ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger'', as well as its North American footage adaption ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai''.

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The elements of these games were borrowed into the Japanese live-action series ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger'', as well as its North American footage adaption ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai''.adapttion ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai''. The motifs were also used for ''Series/KamenRiderGhost''.


* ''Genpei Tōma Den: Kan no Ki'' (源平討魔伝 巻ノ弐) (1992) - The same story, except focusing on the side-scrolling "big" mode, and with more boss fights. It was released in North America as "Samurai Ghost".

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* ''Genpei Tōma Den: Kan no Ki'' (源平討魔伝 巻ノ弐) (1992) - The same story, except as a standalone ExpansionPack focusing on the side-scrolling "big" mode, and with more boss fights. It was released in North America as "Samurai Ghost".

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** When the original arcade game was included in Namco Museum Vol. 4, it was renamed ''The Genji and the Heike Clans'' in North America.


* [[LikeABadassOutOfHell Like a Badass Out Of Heaven]]: In ''Kan no Ki'', Taira no Kagekiyo kills one of the dragons guarding Heaven in order to get back down to earth.


''Genpei Tōma Den'' (源平討魔伝) is a Japanese game series taking place after the [[JidaiGeki Genpei War]]. One of the samurai killed in the war, Taira no Kagekiyo, is brought back from the dead as a wraith in order to get his vengeance. He slashes his way through the living, dead, and undead to finally defeat Minamoto no Yoritomo.

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''Genpei Tōma Den'' (源平討魔伝) is a Japanese game series taking place after the [[JidaiGeki Genpei War]]. One of the samurai killed in the war, Taira no Kagekiyo, Kagekiyo,[[note]]Although, in actuality, he was captured, refused all food and drink, and eventually starved to death.[[/note]] is brought back from the dead as a wraith in order to get his vengeance. He slashes his way through the living, dead, and undead to finally defeat Minamoto no Yoritomo.



* ''Genpei Tōma Den'' (1986)

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* ''Genpei Tōma Den'' (1986)(1986), which got a North American release (as "The Genji and the Heike Clans") when it was included in Namco Museum Vol.4.



* ''Genpei Tōma Den: Kan no Ki'' (源平討魔伝 巻ノ弐) (1992) - The same story, except focusing on the side-scrolling "big" mode, and with more boss fights.

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* ''Genpei Tōma Den: Kan no Ki'' (源平討魔伝 巻ノ弐) (1992) - The same story, except focusing on the side-scrolling "big" mode, and with more boss fights.
fights. It was released in North America as "Samurai Ghost".



* MarketBasedTitle: The ''Kan no Ki'' was renamed ''Samurai Ghost'' in North America.

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* MarketBasedTitle: The ''Kan no Ki'' was renamed ''Samurai Ghost'' in North America.


The elements of these games were borrowed into the Japanese live-action series ''{{Series}}/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger'', as well as its North American footage adaption ''{{Series}}/PowerRangersSamurai''.

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The elements of these games were borrowed into the Japanese live-action series ''{{Series}}/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger'', ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger'', as well as its North American footage adaption ''{{Series}}/PowerRangersSamurai''.''Series/PowerRangersSamurai''.



* MarketBasedTitle: The second game was renamed ''Samurai Ghost'' in North America.

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* MarketBasedTitle: The second game ''Kan no Ki'' was renamed ''Samurai Ghost'' in North America.


The elements of these games were borrowed into the Japanese live-action series ''{{Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger}}'', as well as its North American footage adaption ''{{Series/PowerRangersSamurai}}''.

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The elements of these games were borrowed into the Japanese live-action series ''{{Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger}}'', ''{{Series}}/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger'', as well as its North American footage adaption ''{{Series/PowerRangersSamurai}}''.''{{Series}}/PowerRangersSamurai''.

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The elements of these games were borrowed into the Japanese live-action series ''{{Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger}}'', as well as its North American footage adaption ''{{Series/PowerRangersSamurai}}''.

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* MarketBasedTitle: The second game was renamed ''Samurai Ghost'' in North America.

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* DemBones: As usual for the genre, there are enemy skeletons. One skeleton with a greatsword appears as a boss in ''Kan no Ki.''

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* SealedEvilInACan: The path to the final boss in ''Kan no Ki'' requires breaking the ropes that seal the bosses you have already defeated earlier, thus causing the BossRush afterwards.

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* SceneryPorn & SceneryGorn: The first and third games pushed their systems to their limits with regard to scenery. ''Kan no Ki'' in particular has scenes such as ethereal realms full of floating candles, gigantic mountains with some mystical symbol on them, etc.

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