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Hanzō National Academy

The Just

Through constant battles with their Hebijo rivals, the girls of Hanzō National Academy forged lifelong friendships - not only with each other as a team, but with their rivals as competitors and equals. Six months ago, the Hanzō girls scored a decisive victory, defeating the Hebijo Elites and driving them into hiding. Since then, peace has reigned at Hanzō National Academy, and the girls have devoted themselves to their training. But the times of peace have changed, as new threats and old are about to converge in a battle royale the likes of which the shinobi world has never seen.

    In General 
  • Badass Crew
  • Berserk Button: Since they formed a bond with the Crimson Squad, they'll get really pissed if you insult any one of them.
  • Big Damn Heroes: There have been some instances of this. The first one was their rescue and retrieval of Hibari from Hebijo. Another was Ikaruga and the others saving Asuka from Murakumo when she was about to kill her. While Daidouji, whenever she shows up, pulls this all the time.
  • Catchphrase: "Let's dance!" and "I'll show you a dance cloaked in shadows!"
  • Four-Element Ensemble: Four out of the five members have the traditional elements, while Hibari has a bonus element.
  • Pervert Revenge Mode: The common response to Katsuragi.
    • Subverted with Hanzo. They throw wash bins at him for perving on them at the hot springs, but being the legendary ninja he is, he dodges every last one. He does back off when Asuka threatens to "tell grandma". This has happened three times already.
  • The Protagonist: They are the main characters of the series and generally get the most focus.
  • Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: Being the heroes and the one the series gives most focus to, they fit this the most.
  • The Worf Effect: They get hit with this trope in every game, pretty much just to show how awesome their new rivals are. Probably the most notable instance is in Estival Versus, where despite having a five on one advantage, they are defeated and eliminated from the festival by the final boss, Ryoki, in a cutscene.


VA: Hitomi Harada (Japanese), Felecia Angelle (English)
The Wakizashi Wielding Whisperer of Defeat
click here  to see her in uniform.
  • Date of Birth: 8th of September
  • Age: 17
  • Blood Type: A
  • Height: 155 cm (5'1")
  • Measurements: B90, W57, H85 (35-22-33)
  • Hobby: Training
  • Favorite Food: Futomaki Rolls
  • Ninja Animal: Toad
  • Weapon: Dual Wakizashi "Green Willow, Red Blossom"/Enchanted Dual Wakizashi "Twin Swords - Universe"

For justice's sake, I will not abide you!

A second year student at Hanzo National Academy. Her grandfather Hanzō is renowned as a legendary shinobi, and is the academy’s namesake. Given her remarkable pedigree, she has a lot of hidden potential within her and bears a strong sense of justice.

No matter how hard she may try, though, she can never quite bring herself to look as intimidating as she wants to, likely due to her overall bright and positive personality. Over time, she’s become a source of immense moral support for her friends and fellow shinobi.

Her primary weapons are two wakizashis, and her Ninpo are based on toads, as well as having an affinity for Earth.

  • Adaptational Wimp: In the games, Asuka is portrayed as a hot-blooded warrior with a constant drive to improve herself. In comparison to the anime, Asuka is a klutz. She also has a fear of frogs in the anime, which she doesn't have in the games (but she does get over it with a little help from Ikaruga).
  • All-Loving Heroine: One of her major traits is that, no matter the alignment or temperament, Asuka goes out of her way to make friends with other shinobi. This is reflected in how she addresses everyone she meets in Japanese; virtually every girl is "-chan" to her, no matter how close, distant or outright hostile they are right back at her... with a few obvious exceptions like "Katsu-nee", who's like a big (obnoxious) sister to her, "Kiriya-sensei", who's a respected teacher, and "Daidōji-Senpai", who could intimidate paint off of walls. Asuka's mouth is likely the only place you'd ever hear "Miyabi-chan", and even legendary shinobi like Hanzō and Sayuri are basically just "Gramps" and "Gran" to her.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Early on in the series, she once had a crush on and considered dating the male baseball player Suzuki at her school (who didn't know she was a shinobi), but she decided to turn down his confession despite liking him upon deciding it wouldn't work out with someone who wasn't a ninja like her. On the other hand, while Asuka is close to all of her female shinobi, her relationship with Homura is on another level compared to the others. In fact, when Yumi reveals to Asuka that Homura "like, likes her" in Shinovi Versus, Asuka's response is one of surprise but ultimately doesn't mind. She acts surprised again in Estival Versus when Yumi says that Homura's rivalry with Asuka is Homura's way of saying that she loves Asuka. In Peach Ball being reminded of Homura's existence is what can help Asuka regain her memories. However, it's ambigous because she hasn't given Homura a clear answer.
  • Animal Motifs: Frogs (note that the rival school consists of Snake Girls). Her ultimate ninpo in Shinovi Versus is to summon a giant frog that she can ride around on briefly.
  • Badass Adorable
  • Blow You Away: While Earth seems to be her primary element, Asuka has exhibited wind techniques in the 3DS titles, specifically her storm arts.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Not nearly as bad as the other girls, to the point where it's nearly nonexistent, but the intro of the anime shows she wasn't always happy with being forced to be a shinobi from a VERY young age. And, while she loves her Grandpa, her parents aren't anywhere to be seen either.
  • D-Cup Distress: Worries that her breasts might be growing too big.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: The only ninja who runs on this more than the orange-clothed blondie himself, Asuka will happily befriend literally anyone, good shinobi or bad shinobi. It's gotten to the point where Homura has realized Asuka doesn't care who she is friends with. Homura herself is a shining example of Asuka's methods, as she (whether she admits it or not) is Asuka's best friend and this friendship was forged through combat. Asuka herself doesn't need to win in order to apply this trope. Yumi in the Gessen route of Shinovi Versus, who beat Asuka before the latter challenged to a quick rematch, straight out asks if they can be friends after the battle is over. The one enemy she refuses to befriend, besides the animalistic yoma, is Dogen.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Asuka specializes in earth attacks in some of her ninja arts. This is especially evident in SK 2, with her Ninja Arts now using rock formations to propel her forward, and her Super Mode actively making good use of boulders.
  • Dual Wielding: Uses two wakizashis.
  • Family Honor: Asuka's main struggle in the anime is living up to her family name (and more specifically, her grandfather's legacy). One interesting symptom is how the pressure caused her to develop a fear of frogs, which she hadn't really had any experience with until ninja school proper.
  • Fingerless Gloves: More like bracers than gloves.
  • Foil: 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.
  • For Great Justice: Being the only character without a Dark and Troubled Past, Asuka's main reason for following the way of shinobi is to protect her friends, her family... basically everyone from the shadows. For her, there is nothing more noble than protecting this world without expecting any thanks in return.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Ikaruga utilizes this trait of hers to get her to overcome her fear of frogs in the anime.
  • Friendly Enemies: With Homura.
  • Good Is Not Dumb: She seems to be Good Is Dumb at the start but shows herself to be fairly smart towards Homura.
  • The Heroine: As the leader of the Hanzo squad. Some adaptations assign her this role. In Burst, she has the most overall missions aimed at her this playing this somewhat straight.
  • Heroic Resolve: Toward her rivals.
  • Hide Your Lesbians: Given her strong feelings toward her rivals, her propensity to rub herself on her female friends on official artworks, and the whole Yumi/Homura/Asuka affair in SV, it has been speculated that Asuka is a lesbian/bisexual who hasn't realized it yet (with training taking up the major part of her social life and all that).
    • According to one mini story released to promote 'Burst' release, Asuka gave Katsuragi permission to grope her because she thought Katsuragi didn't find her attractive. This of course, was Katsuragi's plan all along.
  • Hot-Blooded: While not exactly a Blood Knight, Asuka can get really fired up when she needs to put her ideals on the line in a fight.
  • The Idealist: Initially; it doesn't prevent her from taking fights very seriously, though.
  • Identical Granddaughter: Asuka looks like a younger version of Jasmine, her grandmother.
  • If It's You, It's Okay: Yumi told her that Homura was in love with her (something that Yumi concluded on her own) and Asuka didn't seem to mind one bit.
  • Innocent Innuendo: This little quote from Shinovi Versus.
    • I've learned a new trick! I can bite two sushi rolls at the same time! They're a little too big for my mouth, though. I can't swallow them both at once...
    • Her story mode in Bon Appetit is basically 30 minutes of accidental euphemisms for size and thickness... all referring to food.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: She looks like a younger and bustier version of her voice actress.
  • In-Series Nickname: Homura calls her "Jugs" in the English version of Burst. Hypocritical Humor at its finest, since Homura is only about an inch smaller.
  • Image Song: Futomaki Ninja in Bon Appétit.
  • Joke Item: Futomaki Rolls and giant kunais from a magazine in Deep Crimson for regular Asuka. From same game, pair of lightsabers and two giant dango skewers for Ultimate Asuka.
  • Kite Riding: Briefly demonstrated it in the anime. The "Hipster" DLC for Deep Crimson has her using one as her way of transportation.
  • Large and in Charge: Inverted, she's the shortest of her group. She's even shorter than the first years Yagyu and Hibari.
  • Laser Blade: As Ultimate Asuka, her Dual Wakizashi emits a green aura around the blades that increases their range and power.
    • She also has Twin Beam Swords as one of her weapons in Deep Crimson.
  • The Leader: The Charismatic and Headstrong type, with her kindness and determination spurring everyone she meets to follow her.
  • Leitmotif:
  • Lightning Bruiser / Jack-of-All-Trades: She's a balanced fighter but also boosts good attack and speed and is probably the best overall character to use in combat.
    • 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.
  • Limit Break:
    • Dual Slash - A quick lunging slash with both her swords.
    • Hanzō Style: Full Boom - Asuka does a barrage of slashes, then ends it with stabbing the ground, causing earth spikes to sprout out
    • Hanzō Style: Blooming Dance (Deep Crimson)
    • Toad Summon (Shinovi Versus) - She summons a giant toad, which she then rides on as it rampages around.
    • Deep Shadow (Estival Versus) - a Super Mode that turns her into Ultimate Asuka (a separate character in 3DS series) for a couple of seconds
    • Hanzō Style: Storm Kick (Aerial, Burst) - a literal Hurricane Kick in midair
    • Hanzō Style: Blooming Slash (Aerial, Deep Crimson) - a flying spin attack with her swords that creates a whirlwind.
    • Flying Wild Dance (With Homura, Deep Crimson): - She and Homura do a Blade Spam on a single target.
    • Yell Gun (With Daidōji, Deep Crimson): - Asuka combines her ki with Daidōji's to launch a powerful Kamehame Hadoken hitting every enemy on screen. The effort is too much for Asuka whom falls exhausted after it.
    • Deep Crimson (With Crimson Homura, Deep Crimson): She and Homura make a giant Sword Beam.
  • Not Afraid to Die: Asuka explicitly states during Hebi's arc that ever since she has received her name as a ninja (Asuka and all the other girls' names are code-names), she doesn't fear death anymore. Life and death are two sides of one coin, to live is to be prepared to die.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: Very subtly. In Deep Crimson, her hair is given a very slight tinge of green when she becomes Ultimate Asuka. The difference is so small that it's almost unnoticeable without a direct side-by-side comparison.
  • Scarf of Asskicking
  • Ship Tease: As mentioned above in If It's You, It's Okay, Asuka has this with Homura.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Based on conceptual artwork on her parents, she looks almost identical to her mother. Her grandmother Sayuri, too.
  • Super Mode: She becomes "Ultimate Asuka"; it replaces her frog summon in Estival Versus as her ultimate ninpo while being own character like Crimson Homura in Deep Crimson. It increases her speed, extends her blade with green energy and alters her attacks to be faster and hit more mooks.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: In the anime she is deathly afraid of frogs. Unfortunately for her, her family's summon animal is the frog. Fortunately for her, Ikaruga devises a way for her to overcome it.



VA: Asami Imai (Japanese), Alexis Tipton (English)
Rest assured. You will be disciplined.
click here  to see her in uniform.
  • Date of Birth: 7th of July
  • Age: 18
  • Blood Type: A
  • Height: 168 cm (5'6")
  • Measurements: B93, W59, H90 (36-22-33)
  • Hobby: Reading
  • Favorite Food: Kaiseki; Japanese tea.
  • Ninja Animal: Phoenix
  • Weapon: Ancestral Weapon Nodachi, "Hien"

I'm the class rep. Of course this is easy for me.

A third-year student at Hanzo National Academy, she is the class president and the successor to the Houou family organisation’s shinobi line. However, she is not their biological heir, which has led to numerous feuds with her adoptive brother over who should rightfully bear the family’s legacy.

She was given special classes from a very young age and can perform tea ceremonies and cook fine Japanese cuisine, but when creating new recipes on the fly, her meals are… interesting, to say the least. Though typically gentle, thoughtful and kind, she is also a very proud person; when her emotions flare, no one can lay a hand on her.

Ikaruga's primary weapon is the Hiennote , 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.

  • Adoption Diss: Ikuraga is subjected to this by her brother.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She is tall, has very long black hair and is the most composed member of the class.
  • Ancestral Weapon: Her sword, "Hien".
  • Animal Motifs: The Phoenix.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's one for maintaining decency, even to her enemies. However, never insult her honor or her effort to maintain it.
  • BFS: Her Nodachi, which gives her a good long range on her attacks.
  • Bizarre Taste in Food: Ikaruga enjoys eating hornet larvae boiled in soy sauce. Apparently her father enjoyed them, so she had them many times in her childhood.
  • Class Representative: She's a stickler for the rules. This puts her into some clash with Yagyū
  • Cool Big Sis: Fills this role in age and the responsible emotional-maturity that Katsuragi completely lacks.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She was originally from a no-name, poor ninja family. She was adopted in a heritaged family to fill the role of the heir instead of the family's good-for-nothing son, and she's currently in dispute with her (really jealous) big brother over the inheritance of the clan.
  • Dash Attack / Videogame Dashing
  • Death of a Thousand Cuts
  • Expy: 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 childhood friend (Tsubaki Yayoi) who is voiced by Asami Imai and, later, would take up iaijutsu herself (as Izayoi). Even she use an attack that resembles Jin's Sekkajin and his ice attacks, except she use fire instead here (which is the opposite element of Jin's ice powers).
    • Take note as well that she also shares her backstory with Jin (though Jin has it much worse), being adopted by a prestigious family (also becoming heir/inheritor to these families later on) and being class presidents/representatives in their respective schools. However, both of them have issues with jealous siblings from these families over the inheritance - with Jin being despised by his many siblings (Plus his messed up relationship with his own real brother and Ikaruga being despised by her brother. Not to mention both of their Ancestral Weapons negate each other's elements.
    • She herself is notable for making a major appearance in Fairy Tail 's Grand Magic Games arc as "Kagura", who is for all extents and purposes an exact carbon copy, right down to the sword, the ceremonial uniform, the strict and honorable attitude, commanding a squad of Action Girls, and being strong enough to fight the resident badass Erza to a standstill.
  • Family Honor: Ikaruga was specifically adopted into a family that would not abide its Ancestral Weapon Hien being inherited by its talentless son, Murasame. According to the anime, there's no love in this arrangement; Ikaruga is simply there to protect the family from shame.
  • Flaming Sword: Ikaruga absorbs her phoenix into Hien using the Superb Phoenix Flash.
  • Fragile Speedster/Glass Cannon: She has low defense, but is extremely damaging with attacks that cover a wide area and can do some damage quickly... very quickly.
  • Hime Cut: Sports the traditional hairstyle befitting of a Yamato Nadeshiko, an Ojou and a Lady of War with samurai tendencies.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Having her support Murasame in Deep Crimson will have her secretly do all the work for him.
  • Iaijutsu Practitioner
  • Innocent Innuendo: From Shinovi Versus.
    • Length is a factor, of course, but what matters most is durability. One round is never enough. It takes ten times in a row to satisfy me. Of course, they usually break long before then, and the worst ones give you splinters. Good training swords are really hard to come by.
  • Joke Item: Drying Rack with shirts attached, and a chicken skewer in Deep Crimson.
  • Keigo
  • Lady of War
  • Leitmotif:
  • Lethal Chef: Averted. While the food Ikaruga makes is so hideous one of the manga has to pixellate it, it actually tastes pretty good in spite of what Ikaruga does to make it.
  • Limit Break:
    • Hien Housen: Mode One - She does one big slash with her blade, then sheathes it and multiple slashes appear in front of her right after.
    • Oukaensen - she swings her blade and summons a flaming phoenix that flies forward, sweeping through enemies.
    • Zekka Hoosen (Shinovi Versus) - a flaming phoenix falls onto her blade, causing it to turn ablaze; she then does one big slash with it.
    • Ouka Ryoudan (Deep Crimson, Estival Versus) - she does a powerful chop with her blade that causes fiery waves to erupt along the ground.
    • Phoenix Kick (Aerial, Burst) - a Diving Kick while her legs hold her blade.
    • Hien Housen: Mode Air (Aerial, Deep Crimson)
    • Flying Guillotine (With Yomi, Deep Crimson)
    • Cool Your Head (With Katsuragi, Deep Crimson)
    • The Best Combination (With Murasame, Deep Crimson)
  • Minidress of Power
  • Naked People Are Funny: Of course it's for Fanservice, but also in the interests of comedy. Her Vita game endings are all about the irony of prim and proper Ikaruga lecturing others about propriety while her clothes are stripped away, for laughs.
  • Not So Above It All: In Hikage's scenario in Estival Versus, Ikaruga admits that she sometimes has to get away from everything and "Let it all out," lest the stress overwhelm her.
    • She actually does Katsuragi's groping thing on Yomi in the hot springs.
  • Ojou: Ikaruga is the descendant of a prestigious Ninja clan. Just not directly, however, Ikaruga does appear to be a distant cousin of her adoptive father.
  • Playing with Fire: Ikaruga incorporates the element of Fire into her ninpo, though it's blue.
  • Principles Zealot: She's really big on rules and discipline.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: In her ninja outfit.
  • Rapunzel Hair: She has long, straight, black hair flowing down to her lower thighs.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Katsuragi and Yomi's red oni.
  • Samurai: She's closer to this than ninja.
  • Sidekick Ex Machina: Plays this to Murasame if you pair them up. She allows him to take the lead to feel better about himself while doing almost all of the work for him from the shadows.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Cool, composed and mature, but still a really kind and gentle girl.
  • 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 a charity Hero Show 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".
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Her more refined and feminine nature makes her the girly girl to Katsuragi's tomboy.
  • Weapon of Choice: She single-handedly uses a Nōdachi called Hien.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: After reading this far down the list you should know why: a formal and polite lady who styles her hair in a Hime Cut.



VA: Yuu Kobayashi (Japanese), Brittney Karbowski (English)
Queen of sexual kicked-her-assment
click here  to see her in uniform.
  • Date of Birth: 5th of November
  • Age: 18
  • Blood Type: B
  • Height: 165 cm (5'5")
  • Measurements: B95, W57, H90 (37-22-35)
  • Hobby: Sexual Harassment
  • Favorite Food: Ramen
  • Ninja Animal: Dragon
  • Weapon: Nodachi Boots/Greaves "Dragon Rebellion"

Let's see how much you've grown. You know, besides your boobs, 'cause I can already see those.

A third-year student at Hanzo National Academy. She’s over-the-top and easily moved to tears, yet she has an older sister-like demeanour that’s thoroughly endeared her to the other members of her class.

There are some ways she might be too over-the-top to her classmates, however, as she tends to be very hands-on in an inappropriate manner. And while these "dirty old man" tendencies of hers can be a little embarrassing for her and anyone else around her, she also constantly strives to become stronger than her peers and spares no effort to that end. Sometimes, she becomes so dedicated to this cause that it even makes her come across as a bit stoic...

Katsuragi is particularly skilled in acrobatic and weaponless combat, particularly specializing in kicks augmented by her metal boots. Her Ninpo centers around the Chinese Dragon, and she has an affinity for Wind-element techniques.

  • Absolute Cleavage: Her ninja outfit.
  • Armed Legs: In Senran Kagura 2, her boots have retractable blades at the heel which she can use to float.
  • Blood Knight: Out of all the Hanzō girls, Katsu pretty much enjoys fighting the most.
  • Blow You Away: Katsuragi incorporates the element of Wind into her techniques.
  • Boobs of Steel: Has the largest bosom of the Hanzō girls, and her fighting style focuses the most on raw physical strength.
  • Butt-Monkey: Especially in the manga adaptations, where she tends to provide slapstick comedy as a result of the girls retaliating against her perverted antics.
  • Charge Attack: Her special gimmick, with nearly all of her attacks chargeable.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Perverted definitely, but with a strong sense of justice.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Her perverted behavior can hide the fact that she's actually a very powerful shinobi.
  • Dance Battler: Some of her moves incorporate break dancing.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She is fighting to prove herself the strongest and re-establish the lost honor of her family, after her parents refused to kill Kurokage. The catch is that she hasn't seen them for years and they could have very well been dead for all this time.
    • It turns out that her parents are alive, but she must fight to save them in the Battle Royale.
    • It gets even worse as Katsuragi either has to kill Yozakura to free her parents or they will die if she doesn't. She makes the decision of sacrificing her parents to keep Yozakura alive because she knows that her parents wouldn't want her to make that choice.
  • Difficult, but Awesome: Being the type of character she is, she controls rather stiffly compared to the other Hanzō girls. Not only that, it's trickier to pull a long chain of combos most of the time. However, if one were to get the hang of Kat's Foe-Tossing Charge and timing to keep a steady combo, she can be very deadly.
  • Diving Kick: Bloody Dragon.
  • Don't Think, Feel: This is her excuse for entering the cooking tournament in Bon Appetit.
  • Dragons Up the Yin Yang: Her ninja animal is the dragon after all.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Her choice not to kill Yozakura to save her parents and telling her why not only causes Yozakura to realize she didn't consider Kurokage's feelings, but to finally admit defeat, allowing her to complete the task to win her fight and save her parents from being killed.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Well, it's not as if Asuka puts up a lot of resistance toward Katsu-nee's attentions. Ayame takes it to outright Les Yay territory, with a few off-screen "things" in Peach Beach Splash that she's too embarrassed to say out loud.
  • Everyone Has Standards: As perverted as she is, in Estival Versus, she's disturbed when Sayuri jokingly offers to tell them her measurements and first time with Hanzo.
  • 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.
  • Extremity Extremist: Almost all of her attacks are kick based.
  • Finger Poke of Doom: Katsuragi's Strike Cannon flicks her middle fingers with enough force to create Razor Wind.
  • Get A Hold Of Yourself Man: In the anime, she slaps Ikaruga when she starts to panic about how she can't undo the Shinobi Kekkai barrier.
  • 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.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Doesn't like being groped. She also doesn't like seeing people sexually harass others, despite doing it all the time.
    Katsuragi: I'm always up for copping a good feel, but I can't stand seeing sexual harassment. I think you need an ass-kicking, self-defense style!
  • Hot-Blooded: She brings skinship to a whole new level: if someone won't open their heart to her the social way, then it's duel time.
  • Idiot Hero: Subtlety is not her forte.
  • In-Series Nickname: Katsu-nee (Kat in the English localization), but only by Asuka.
  • Joke Item: Takeout Ramen Boxes and a pair of oversized, silly shoes in Deep Crimson.
  • Kick Chick: Equips greaves on her feet.
  • Leitmotif:
  • Limit Break:
    • Cross Panzer - She does a series of kicks with her feet covered in green energy, ending with a powerful axe kick.
    • Tornado Spindle - She does a breakdance spin that creates a whirlwind.
    • Dead Screw Dragon - She does a drilling kick forward while a green dragon flies around her.
    • Strike Cannon (Aerial, Burst) - she flicks both her hands, causing a big shockwave
    • Bloody Dragon (Aerial, Deep Crimson)
    • Hikage Strike (With Hikage, Deep Crimson)
    • Cool Your Head (With Ikaruga, Deep Crimson)
  • 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. To make things even more magic, the thing's very existence contradicts her insistence that she doesn't wear anything under her uniform.
  • Mighty Glacier: High attack but a bit slow. Can be even more of both using her charge mechanic.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: This girl just does not know how to keep her hands to herself.
  • 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.
  • Panty Shot: The source of almost all of them in the anime. She doesn't mind.
  • Passing the Torch: In Peach Beach Splash with her impending graduation she passes the title of "school perv" to Ayame.
  • Rapunzel Hair: She has blond hair that flows all the way down to her waist.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Ikaruga and Hikage's blue oni.
  • Sad Clown: At the root of all of her grope-happiness, boisterousness, and stubborn refusal to seriously sit and think about her past or the future. She eventually cops to having an overblown facade when the situation of her parents comes to light; while a Dark and Troubled Past is hardly unique amongst Shinobi students, her problem weighs heavily on her because it's still there...but she's a third-year student with an atmosphere to uphold for her underclassmen. Her theme songs help sell it: instead of the upbeat, spirited tunes you'd expect, they sound turbulent, serious, and extremely determined.
  • 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.
  • Signature Laugh: EEE SHI SHI SHI SHI
  • Skinship Grope: Accepted as a daily occurence in Hanzo. The only one who minds is Yagyū, and only when she does it to Hibari.
  • 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. It actually extends to Peach Beach Special, where she doesn't tie the front of her bikini together.
  • 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.
  • Tomboy: She's described as this, but it's more like she's a perverted boy born into a feminine-looking girl's body.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Her hotblooded and brash attitude makes her the tomboy to Ikaruga's girly girl.
  • Tricked-Out Shoes: Not only are her greaves razor-sharp, they can also pull out what are essentially wind spurs.
  • Underboobs: featured gloriously in episode 4 of the anime adaptation.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Her voice is fairly deep for a girl whose supposed to be 18.
    • It actually tends to vary, her deeper voice only seems to come out when she's feeling particularly hot-blooded or shocked.
  • Weapon of Choice: Metal boots.



VA: Kaori Mizuhashi (Japanese), Bryn Apprill (English)
Nobody touches her precious Hibari
click here  to see her in uniform.
  • Date of Birth: 23rd of December
  • Age: 16
  • Blood Type: O
  • Height: 158 cm (5'2")
  • Measurements: B85, W60, H83 (33-24-33)
  • Hobby: Sleeping
  • Favorite Food: Surume (Dried squid)
  • Ninja Animal: Squid
  • Weapon: Concealed Umbrella

Your desires mean nothing. I won't lose.

A first-year student at Hanzo National Academy. She’s only just begun her training this year, yet she knows that the shinobi world is ruthless and is fully prepared to accept that way of life. This resolution is born from the considerable power she wields, but it’s approval she seeks above all else; she exists to be acknowledged by her fellow shinobi class members.

Although she’s rather taciturn most days, her need for acceptance occasionally causes her to come across as lonely. Being the same age as Hibari, the two of them have formed something of a sisterly bond, making Hibari one of the few people to whom she’ll willingly open up to.

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.

  • Always Save the Girl: Yagyū will always save Hibari, no matter how much hell she has to go through to do it.
    Yagyū: I don't mind you leaning on me. Anytime you call... I-I'll come running...
  • An Ice Person / Making a Splash: Most of her attacks are ice-based, though a few also incorporate water.
  • Berserk Button: Do NOT, in any way, harm Hibari. Doing so is a certified death wish. Even jokingly, as Katsuragi found out in an early scene in SV. Apparently, Yagyū is the only one who can stop Katsu-nee's "friendly" gropings.
  • The Berserker: Especially if Hibari is in danger.
  • Big Sister Instinct: The reason she's so protective of Hibari. Yagyu had a little sister who died in a car accident. Hibari happens to look identical to her so Yagyu became extremely attached to her and swore to protect her.
  • Catchphrase: Anshin shiro: Hibari wa Ore ga mamoru. ("Fear not: I will protect you, Hibari.")
  • Child Prodigy: She's very young and her shinobi potential is massive. And she has the attitude to match.
  • Combat Tentacles: Some of her normal attacks has her using a squid tentacle, and she can summon one to do the same.
  • Covert Pervert: Where she is usually really stoic, she can have some perverted fantasies about Hibari, usually accompanying with her nose bleeding.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She used to have a little sister named Nozomi, who died in a car accident years ago. The deceased sister looked exactly like Hibari.
  • Declaration of Protection: Frequently, toward Hibari.
  • Evil Eye: Yagyu's eyepatch conceals her right eye. Shiki refers to this as the 'Devil's Eye', a ninja art that seals a Secret Ninja Art into the user's eye, and is repressed with an eyepatch. When the eyepatch is removed, it activates Yagyu's Ultimate Secret Ninja art, causing her eyes to glow a deep crimson and expel cuttlefish tentacles.
  • Eyepatch of Power: She wears it to remind her of her dead sister.
  • Flying Seafood Special: In the Hipster DLC for Deep Crimson, her form of transportation is to fly on top of her squid summon.
  • Girlish Pigtails
  • Glass Cannon: Her defense is very low but her overall attack power is pretty good and her secret arts do a lot 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 that 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.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Deconstructed. She lives for approval.
  • Joke Item: Umbrella ghost and a large surume in Deep Crimson.
  • Leitmotif:
  • Limit Break:
    • Sweeping Legs - She lifts her umbrella up and summons a giant squid that will spin around, sweeping its legs to smack enemies around her.
    • Ice Feet - she lifts her umbrella up and summons a giant squid that throws ice chunks around that freezes enemies.
    • Demon Slice (Versus series) - she opens up her eyepatch and multiple red demonic tentacles madly whip out of her right eye.
    • Tentacle Downpour (Aerial, Burst) - she rains multiple icicles from above.
  • Loving a Shadow: She became attached to Hibari because she looks exactly like her deceased little sister.
  • Mystical White Hair: Her white hair hints at her mysterious personality.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Her name and eyepatch are likely taken from Yagyu Jubei.
  • No Sense of Humor: She is probably the most serious about what it means to be a ninja among the Hanzō students.
  • 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. When put together with the pronouns she uses for other people (disrespectful terms like onore and kisama even for people she's quite fond of or close to), she talks exactly like a gruff action movie hero. to be expected, considering.
  • Parasol of Pain: Which also hides a sword, at least in anime. In the games, the ribs of the umbrella sprout out blades instead.
  • The Quiet One: Rarely says anything to anyone, except Hibari.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Even with her Girlish Pigtails, her hair still reaches way below her knees.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: With her Ultimate Secret Ninja Art; the eye that is concealed by the eyepatch, specifically.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Hibari and Mirai's red.
  • Running Gag: Expect her to lose at card games.
  • 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 calm — sometimes too calm, as she never revealed getting badly injured at one point.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Stoic and reserved, but very caring and protective toward Hibari.
  • Tragic Keepsake: A variant. Where her eyepatch didn't belong to any one, she uses one of her dead sister's hair ribbons to tie it.
  • Weapon of Choice: Her umbrella. The trailer shows her performing Daikaruganote  with a delivery truck.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: One of the drama CDs reveal that she is afraid of theme park rides, roller-coasters in particular.
    • The DLC for Estival Versus reveals she's also terrified of horror films.



VA: Yuka Iguchi (Japanese), Megan Shipman (English)
Strikes her foes with cuteness and lightning
click here  to see her in uniform.
  • Date of Birth: 18th of February
  • Age: 16
  • Blood Type: B
  • Height: 160 cm (5'3")
  • Measurements: B80, W55, H73 (31-22-29)
  • Hobby: Video games
  • Favorite Food: Any kind of sweets, but especially Mr. Bunny sweets
  • Ninja Animal: Bunny
  • Weapon: Ninto

My family was always nice to me, even when I made mistakes. All their sweetness toward me spoiled me for years.

A first-year student at Hanzo National Academy. Although she was born into a long line of prestigious shinobi, she feels as if her skills are somewhat lacking. Espionage is her strongest suit, but she’s still a bit immature (like most blooming adults are wont to be) and tends to be the troublemaker in her shinobi class.

Still, she works hard in everything she does and is beloved by her entire class due to her single-minded attitude and entirely genuine nature.

With a deceptive fighting style, ever shifting in appearance, her Ninpo centers around rabbits, including Ninto. Hibari's elemental affinity is that of Lightning.

  • Ass Kicks You: A few of her attacks utilize her butt. She even has a combination attack with Haruka that basically involves both of them smashing their asses together.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Several of her techniques temporarily increase her size... somehow.
  • Badass Adorable: She's surprisingly powerful compared to her looks.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Completely subverted in Bon Appetit when she ends up with so many sweets that she and Yomi can literally swim around in them and her ending concludes with the two of them still happily eating long after Hanzo had eaten himself into a coma.note 
  • Berserk Button: Don't say you own her. Yagyu and Haruka found that out in Estival Versus, and it was not pretty.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Sure, Hibari is your average Cute Clumsy Girl but if there's one thing to take into consideration, DO NOT SAY in front of her that "you own her"! Otherwise you'd be on the receiving end of her rage fit and she'll fight very seriously, as Yagyū and Haruka learned the hard way.
  • Big Eater: A bit of a glutton for sweets despite her small frame. Most of the time it's just her appetite, and then other times it's stress eating.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: By the Big Bad in the Hebijo story.
  • Break the Cutie: In spades in the second and third chapter of the Hanzo story. She actually ends up asking Haruka to turn her into a doll with her final screw up. She gets better, though.
  • Bunnies for Cuteness: Her ninja animal is the bunny.
  • Cuteness Proximity: She loves cute things. It probably influenced her Ninpo's appearance as well.
  • The Chick
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: One of her major aesthetics is this. Her attacks and general combat style are incredibly clumsy but cute (one example being that her sprints always end with a Face Plant), even in later games where she's supposed to have worked on her coordination.
  • Cute Little Fangs: In the manga.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Shinovi Versus reveals that not even her life was as peachy as you may think: She never wanted to become a shinobi. However, because she was the only one of her brothers and sisters to receive the "Kagan", she was made to pursue the shinobi path, not helped by the fact that no one got ever got mad at her and kept on helping her with a smile, no matter how much she screwed up.
  • Difficult, but Awesome: She's extremely weird to play as and a bit silly, as well as a bit hard to get used to at first, but over time she'll become extremely powerful. It helps that her attacks can apply the lightning effect and lock her opponents in place.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: She has a pretty peculiar iris, shaped like a pink flowery cross. Her eye pattern is the sign of a family technique which allow her to manipulate people's minds; she has yet to master it, though.
  • Expy: She's basically Cute from the Spiral Chaos games, except having a bigger rack, compared with the original.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Subverted. See The Mole below.
  • Flying on a Cloud: She rides on Ninto's storm cloud in some of her Ninpos.
  • Genius Ditz: Her skills need improvement combat wise, but when it comes to espionage, she has this area down pat.
  • Genki Girl: Despite constantly doing badly, she rarely feels down for long.
  • Girlish Pigtails
  • Girly Bruiser
  • Goomba Stomp: One of her weak aerial attacks in Burst. Requires precision, but it's well worth it.
    • Taken to the extreme with her ultimate Ninja Art, where she magically grows to gigantic proportions and then stomps the everloving crap out of everything on screen.
  • The Heart: Pleaded to her teammates to not defeat the Hebijo girls because they have a killswitch in them.
  • Hypnotic Eyes: The Kagan's primary ability is the ability to control both people and objects, allowing Hibari to perform a kind of ninja puppetry.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Hibari never wanted to be a ninja, and never asked for her eyes to manifest as the Kagan. If she could, she'd give everything away if she tried, and desperately just wants to be someone who isn't special.
  • Irony: Hibari's Kagan grants her puppeteer like abilities... meanwhile, Haruka, for quite a long time, wanted Hibari to be nothing more than her puppet.
  • Joke Item: Boxer Ninto and Bunny Cakes for Deep Crimson.
  • Killer Rabbit: If she is competent enough. Being a playable character, she probably will be.
  • Leitmotif:
  • Limit Break:
    • Ninto Vroom - she rides on a mini thundercloud as it jets away frantically, crashing through enemies along the way.
    • Enlarge (Burst, Deep Crimson) - she turns gigantic and then does a powerful stomp.
    • Butt Go Boom! (Versus series) - she turns gigantic, then proceeds to step forwards twice before falling on her butt, all of which does damage to a lot of foes.
    • Crazy Rabbit - Ninto appears with his thundercloud and then starts bombarding the surroundings with thunder strikes.
    • My Abundant Butt (Aerial, Burst)
    • Press Saddle Buns (With Haruka, Deep Crimson)
  • Living Emotional Crutch: She's Yagyu's entire reason for living.
  • The Load: Significantly underskilled compared to her teammates. It's usually Yagyū who comes to her rescue. Hibari herself is very much not fond of her own inability to keep up with her team in general shinobi skills.
  • Magical Eye: Hibari's family's genetic skill is the 'Kagan', an eye-based ability that manifests as a floral-pattern in the eye around puberty.
  • Pink Means Feminine: There are other characters with pink scheme, but she embodies this trope the best.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Yagyū and Haruka's blue.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Yagyu became fond of Hibari because she looks identical to her deceased little sister.
  • The Mole: Transfers to Hebijo in order to regain a lost item.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Her hair is pink and she's really adorable and cheerful.
  • School Sport Uniform: Her Shinobi outfit is essentially the typical gym uniform often seen in anime, though she also wears a track jacket over it.
  • Shock and Awe: She has to ability to inflict shock damage in some of her attacks.
  • Spoiled Sweet: She comes from a prestigious ninja family and gets spoiled by theme a lot, but she still ends up being a pretty sweet girl. However, this trope is Deconstructed, as she laments being too spoiled and not taken seriously for her any of her mistakes.
  • Sweet Tooth: She even ends up swimming in a sea of sweets in her Bon Appétit ending.
  • Telepathy: In the anime, Kiriya taught her telepathy without her knowing about it, which manifested itself around the end of the anime.
  • Third-Person Person: Hibari likes to refer to herself by name, but this is only present in the Japanese dialogue of the games, with the English releases not bothering to keep it in. The English release of the managa, however, does retain this quirk to Hibari's dialogue.
  • Triang Relations: Haruka and Yagyū compete with each other for Hibari's affections.
    • The two challengers meet at a cafe to discuss their experiences with Hibari; suffice so say, it ends with an enraged Yagyu giving chase to Haruka.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Her attack animations can't be described as anything other than wild flailing and constantly falling down. She's still just as able to take on massive armies as her teammates.
  • Weapon of Choice: What does she use? Ninja Magic and a Killer Rabbit.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has pink hair.



VA: Yuu Asakawa (Japanese), Martha Harms (English)
click here  to see her in uniform.
  • Date of Birth: 11th of November
  • Age: 26
  • Blood Type: B
  • Height: 170cm (5'7")
  • Measurements: B100, W58, H98 (39-23-38)
  • Hobby: Exceeding limits
  • Favorite Food: Meat
  • Ninja Animal: Tiger
  • Weapon: Fists

I hope you haven't gotten rusty, Rin. This is a battlefield, not a lecture hall.

A third year at Hanzo Academy, Daidōji is a senior student who is well-respected by the other students. She possesses immense strength and agility and prefers to run into battle head-on rather than hiding in the shadows.

Daidōji doesn't use weapons, instead harnessing the power of her fists and legs.

  • Always Someone Better: Supplemental material reveals this as the reason behind her dedication to training and her particular shinobi getup. Deep in her subconscious, she's convinced that no matter how much she trains or how much stronger she becomes, she will never be as good as a male shinobi.
  • Amazonian Beauty: She's extremely muscular. While her outfit does cover most of her body it leaves her torso exposed, which shows off her very large breasts, barely supported by a sarashi, and her well-defined abs.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Daidoji's never actually stated herself to be in love with or attracted to Rin, but her behavior towards Rin in recent installments raises quite a few eye-brows.
  • Art Evolution: Nan went on to draw Daidōji with more muscle mass as the series continued, in the character's original debut the artwork for Daidōji made her have roughly the same body build as the other girls but with some toned muscles, her abs in particular; Daidōji’s face too became a bit more stern and rough looking compared to her early days, however her in-game model didn’t follow the same trend, as of Burst Re:Newal it still is aligned with Daidōji’s debut appearance.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Despite the fierce rivalry they've had since high school, she and Rin are each other's best friends. Later games imply that they often go eat dinner together.
  • Badass Boast: Ikki tō'oku (一騎当億, "One-man Army") or "One horseman standing up to a hundred million men". written on the back of her coat.
  • Badass Longcoat: One with the kanji for Ikki tō'oku (一騎当億, "One-man Army") written on its back. Normally the idiom is written Ikki tōsen (一騎当千), roughly translating as "One horseman standing up to a thousand men", but Daidōji's phrase replaces the last kanji with oku (億), changing it to "One horseman standing up to a hundred million men".
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: She is one of few characters who lacks a weapon of sort. She only fights with the raw power of her fists with occasional kick here and there.
  • Bare Your Midriff
  • Beyond the Impossible: Estival Versus has her punching through space and time itself out of sheer rage.
  • Big Eater: Able to eat comically huge slabs of roast meat with ease.
  • Boobs of Steel: The strongest hand-to-hand combatant in the franchise, and the proud owner of the second-largest bust of all the girls: 100 cm. (Just 1 cm bigger than Haruka, though with a smaller volume and cup size)
  • Blood Knight: Now that she has settled things with Rin, her only goal in life is to find stronger rivals, all in pursuit of the Path of the Shinobi – or, as she calls it, the beauty of death.
  • Book Dumb: Estival Versus being what it is, translates Daidoji's desire for strength into being Dumb Muscle, with basic multiplication being the equivalent of college-level math for her.
  • The Comically Serious: Her stoicism makes for some very amusing interactions with the rest of the cast.
  • Contralto of Danger: Very much so!
  • Death Glare: Just a cold glance from her is potent enough to stop even Katsuragi's sexual harassment shenanigans dead in their tracks without a single word. Outright weaponized in Deep Crimson, where, as a defensive action, she can halt the first half of her combos to cross her arms and glare. This has enough physical impact to send just about any foe flying.
  • Digital Bikini: Wears a Japanese Fundoshi as her bikini if she receives enough clothing damage or if she's in frantic mode. While normally a thong, in Burst her fundoshi has extra wrappings that cover her cheeks. Likely due to a glitch of some sort, these wrappings often appear as large patches of completely untextured white.
  • The Dreaded: Ikaruga and Katsuragi had every right to be afraid of this woman during their first year at Hanzo.
    • Homura first runs into her while visiting Hanzō academy in Shinovi Versus, in the process of mouthing off to Kiriya. Homura has no knowledge of her, but Daidōji's imposing atmosphere is enough that Homura's habitual rudeness completely fails her, and she forgets to be belligerent.
    • According to a site put together by XSEED to promote the steam release of Shinovi Versus, even Dougen fears her.
    Dougen: Do not engage in direct combat. Do not provoke. Do not harm her best friend Suzune unless absolutely necessary. Let her focus on her training, and keep your own threat level just low and subtle enough that Hanzō won’t feel the need to call her in (until it’s too late, of course).
    Threat Level: Extreme
  • Dumb Muscle: Present only in her appearances in the Sony games (Since Bon Appetit onwards) where the staff has taken her stoicism to the extremes for comedy's sake. The best example of this being her Dual Heart's story in Estival Versus where she suddenly clams up after being asked some extremely basic multiplication table questions by Rin. She defends herself by claiming that it's only natural she doesn't know such "college-level" math.
  • Fundoshi: A rare female example. In keeping with her banchou chic, she wears these loincloths place of any sort of panties. She also tends to complain about being made to wear anything that isn't a fundoshi.
  • Guest Fighter: A DLC character in Takaki's newest game Uppers, making her the third character in the series to star in a crossover (the others being Yumi and Homura)
  • Held Back in School: To be more specific, she is holding herself back from graduating before she can defeat Rin, and has been doing this for ten years.
  • Heroic Build: She's much more muscular than any of the other girls.
    • Depending on the Artist: While her character art prominently displays her well toned body, technical limitations within the game themselves have her sharing the basic character model with the rest of the cast. Only her character models in Deep Crimson and Uppers (and even then, she's noticeably less ripped in them than her character art suggests) show her musculature.
    • As of Peach Beach Splash it has been retconned that her musculature is part of the shinobi transformation, similar to the way Ryoubi increases her bust size while transformed.
  • Honor Before Reason: Daidouji refuses to graduate until she's had a proper match with Rin. Rin died several years ago on a mission, so Daidouji just trains and doesn't attend classes anymore. Has no idea that Rin is currently the sensei of Hebijo Academy.
    • She learns of Rin's fate during Versus' events and regularly teams up with her in subsequent games
  • Hopeless Suitor: If she actually IS in love with Rin, this very much applies to her. She essentially has no chance with Rin, considering how open the latter is in wanting Kiriya. Daidoji herself recognizes this in Peach Beach Splash, and challenges Kiriya for the right to be Rin's "most important person".
  • Hot for Teacher: Technicaly, she is still a student and Rin is a teacher, do the math.
    • Her version from the non canon manga Guren no Hebi is a classic example of this trope given her not so subtly interest on Kiriya.
  • Huge Schoolgirl: She's technically this due to her refusing to graduate. While the anime portrays her as being practically the same size when she was a proper student as she is now, a passing mention from Rin about her time at school together on Shinovi Versus implies this wasn't the case when Daidouji was younger on the games.
  • Image Song: The Path Of The Raging Demon in Bon Appétit.
  • Japanese Delinquents: Visually, in her transformed state she's a walking reference to the Banchou archetype (long school coat embroided with her name, Wild Hair, Sarashi, Commissar Cap) While in her regular appearance she's a reference to the Sukeban archetype (Lengthened skirt, Dirty Blonde Hair).
  • The Juggernaut: This woman's monstrous strength also makes her nearly impossible to take down. This was also evident in past New Wave events where she's was an event boss whose only purpose was to help players climb up the damage rankings. As you could expect, absolutely nothing would work.
  • Joke Item: Huge slabs of meat tied to her wrists and 100t weights worn around her wrists in Deep Crimson
  • Large Ham: The woman lacks an indoor voice.
  • Leitmotif:
  • Limit Break:
    • Heaven and Earth Rumbling Spiral Leg - a Hurricane Kick ending with a Diving Kick
    • Heaven and Earth Flash War Wild Tiger Fist - a powerful golden Kamehame Hadoken in the form of a Tiger head that plows through crowds of enemies
    • Heaven and Earth Thunder God Dragon Ball Fist - she rushes forward delivering multiple punches and kicks, then does a vicious Rapidfire Fisticuffs.
    • Heaven and Earth Falling Hundred Million Violent Echo Fist (Aerial, Burst) - Rapidfire Fisticuffs hitting every enemy on the ground.
    • Yell Gun (With Asuka, Deep Crimson) - She combines her ki with Asuka's to launch a powerful Kamehame Hadoken hitting every enemy on screen. The effort is too much for Asuka, who falls exhausted after it.
  • Literal-Minded: Present in the Sony games from Bon Appetit onwards where she can't parse any kind of information without filtering through her own interest in fighting.
    • In Bon Appetit she leaves in a trip to the depths of Africa to find AND fight the greatest warrior alive: Mokele-Mbembe
    • In Estival Versus when Rin suggests that a lack of femininity is a personal weakness of Daidōji's, she immediately perceives this as a major flaw in her physical defenses and sets about attempting to gather more "feminine power", as she calls it. When Yumi suggests that she start with her coarse manner of speech, she takes that literally as well, and proceeds to steal speech quirks from the girls she comes across - starting with Yumi's embarrassing Verbal Tic.
    • Estival Versus also throws a reference to her Bon Appetit story in the opening narration for her Girl's Heart story, where she once again states her interest of facing different creatures in combat, like a Yeti, a Dragon, an UFO or a black hole. For the last one, Daidōji thinks that there must be a powerful warrior at the center of a black hole since nothing can escape from one.
  • Ki Manipulation: From Versus onwards she's able to launch Energy Balls.
  • Megaton Punch: Her signature move in Burst. If she catches you on the ground when her HP is in the red, she will use an unavoidable, One-Hit Kill dragon punch. From Versus onwards has been demoted to a regular ninja art.
  • Mighty Glacier: She hits likes a tank, 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: One that looks like Jotaro Kujo's. Wearing it changes her normally-blonde hair to black, thus creating her signature look. She started wearing it sometime after Rin went missing, since when they meet years later, Rin didn't recognize Daidouji at first due in part to the difference in hair color.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Her model in Burst has a dark layer of Cel Shading applied to it, something that everyone else lacks. This makes her more intimidating, but it vanishes after she takes Clothing Damage. She loses it in every subsequent game.
    • 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.
  • No Shirt, Long Jacket: Helped by wearing a sarashi around her chest.
  • One-Woman Army: Even by the standards of the shinobi, Daidōji is regarded on par with a force of nature when it comes to combat. In Deep Crimson she takes on dozens of Youma by herself.
  • Oral Fixation: Carries a twig in her mouth in Deep Crimson
  • Out of Focus: Her presence in the games keeps getting smaller and smaller as the series goes on. As of 2019 she's virtually nonexistent in merchandising for the series, has the lowest amount of cards in New Wave among all the original cast, and her presence in the Shinobi Master anime amounted to two brief, nonspeaking cameos in episodes 8 and 11.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Her Aerial Ninpo has her unleash one of these, with almost full screen range.
    • In Deep Crimson she gains the ability to spam these during her combos.
    • They're a part of her Ultimate Ninpo and the finisher for her regular combo string in Estival Versus
  • Rapunzel Hair
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Suzune's blue oni.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Her recent infatuation with Rin is an example of this, as she has absolutely no interest in romance beyond deepening her relationship with her one rival.
  • The Rival: To the extreme, with Rin aka Suzune. She refuses to graduate until she has a proper match with Rin. Keep in mind that Rin was declared KIA. Of course, it turns out she was right to wait.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Meat, specially the aforementioned slabs of meat.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: Peach Beach Splash has introduced this dynamic as the basis of her relationship with Rin. Since Daidouji is still a student at Hanzo Academy, it technically qualifies for Schoolgirl Lesbians as well.
  • Sempai/Kohai: She has this dynamic with both the rest of the Hanzo's students as their Sempai and with Rin as her kohai.
  • She Is All Grown Up: Daidouji has changed so much over the course of ten years that Rin doesn't recognize her when they meet again for the first time on Shinovi Versus
    Rin: The Daidouji I knew was a cute blonde girl. If this is indeed the same person, I can't recognize her anymore.
  • The Stoic: The same determination that drives her training is present in every aspect of her life, making her seem aloof and distant... At least, until she has a good fight.
  • Sarashi: She wears the wraps under her jacket; she's also got a fundoshi to complete the look.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: Her gravure scenes in Bon Appétit.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Several CG images in Bon Appétit show her without her wig and in several regular outfits, and she is gorgeous!
  • Spirited Competitor: Surprisingly enough for someone as driven as her (and in stark contrast to her counterpart Rin), she seems to value the concept of winning in itself very little - the few times she's beaten, she immediately takes the loss in stride. In Shinovi Versus, it's strongly implied during a flashback that one of the bigger reasons she never "won" against Rin in their time together was that she had no real intention of taking the fight that far - just spending time fighting Rin was enough for her.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Nearly the tallest. Nearly the bustiest.
  • Super Toughness: In Deep Crimson she can spend a shinobi scroll to gain this, while active she can't be stunned by enemy attacks nor get her attacks interrupted.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Her recent interactions with Rin have defaulted to this trope, with Daidouji as the Tomboy.
  • Unflinching Walk: Only applicable in Burst where Daidōji is the only character who has this as her default speed, the only time she ever runs is when dashing.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Deep Crimson reveals that after being defeated by Rin in their first battle shortly after enrolling in Hanzo Academy, she ran away to cry behind the school's gym.
    • A sketch drew by Nan shows she looked essentially the same as she does now in her regular appearance when she was younger.
  • Warrior Poet: In marked contrast to her appearance, her style of speech tends heavily towards the flowery, down to using archaic pronouns for herself and dated insults (foolish one and dead man being favorites) for others. Most significantly, she insistently spells Shinobi as 'shi-no-bi', beauty in/of death, rather than using the normal kanji denoting "hidden". She maintains this attitude since there's nothing hidden about her, and she's not a liar.
  • Warrior Therapist: Her role in the 3DS games, every time the girls get in a slump she shows up to challenge them, helping them to face their doubts and move forward in the process.



VA: Keiji Fujiwara (Japanese), Philip Weber (English)
  • Date of Birth: 5th of May
  • Age: 40
  • Blood Type: A
  • Height: 185cm
  • Measurements: B?, W?, H?.
  • Hobby: Training students
  • Favorite Food: Beans.

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 strives to build his students into full-fledged shinobi. Due to tragic circumstances involving a former student, he tries not to interfere too much with his current shinobi-in-training. Kiriya believes in teaching his students everything he knows, while giving them the independence to be strong on their own.

He is a taciturn and strict teacher, but this is because of his high expectations for his students.

  • Adaptational Badass: In both the games and the anime, Kiriya doesn't often do much. In the manga, however, he fights all five of his students until evening, flawlessly transforming into each of the Hebijo girls on a dime, wielding their weapons and fighting with crushing physical skill. At the end of the fight, the girls only manage to rip Kiriya's tie before they're exhausted.
  • Badass on Paper: He supposedly 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: He 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. 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. And the lost one turns out to be alive and became a member of the Enemies' Team.
  • Gratuitous English: Only in Peace Beach Splash, but quite often there.
  • Innocent Innuendo: From Shinovi Versus.
    • That softness, the white, beautiful shape... That hypnotizing jiggle... That silky texture, the delicate sweetness filling your mouth... It is astounding! ...Tofu. I have a secret passion for tofu. ...Excuse me.
  • 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 Hebijo girls at least twice, and just one clash with Suzune from Hebi left him injured in the anime. Perhaps being retired dulled his skills.
  • Large Ham: When acting as a teacher, Kiriya is professional and quiet. As a announcer, he becomes enthusiastic and loud. He completely cuts loose as the MC in Bon Appetit and takes it Up to Eleven in Peach Beach Splash.
  • 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.
  • Ninja: He has been doing this for a long time.
  • Not Distracted by the Sexy: He has the tendency to ignore the sheer presence of the fanservice around him. This is finally averted in Peach Beach Splash, however. The students don't hold it against him, seeing as how he held it back for so long.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: As Mr K., one of the announcers in Peach Beach Splash. The girls' first reaction after he introduces himself is basically 'what is Kiriya-sensei doing on that stage?'
  • Only Sane Man: When faced by his students' antics. He even glosses over Katsuragi's grope-happy tendency!
  • 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.
  • Self-Made Orphan: Heavily implied in the Top Secret Scrolls in Renewal that he was ordered to kill his own parents, which is the reason why Kiriya quit being a shinobi after he carried out the mission.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Always wears a pretty nice suit.
  • Smoke Out: At least in anime, he really likes to use smoke bombs to either enter or exit places.


Master Hanzo

VA: Kanehira Yamamoto (Japanese), Bill Brooks (English)
The legendary ninja himself. Also a huge pervert.

In order to gain true power, you must use both the sword and the shield.

The legendary shinobi and Asuka's grandfather. He is a master that is very well known throughout the shinobi realm. Maikaku Special Duty Intel Department's Special Secret Intel Agent. In other words, he's also considered the founder of the shinobi squad.

With the prodigy shinobi's name as the foundation, Hanzo Academy was built for the sole purpose of conditioning future talents in this ancent art.

He is a generally friendly person and is very found of his granddaughter Asuka. He is also the provider of the futomaki that Asuka and friends are often seen eating which he prepares in his shop.

Like his grand-daughter, he has the ability to summon Tree Frogs.

  • Batman Gambit: He purposely instigated Yumi into wanting to declare Shinobi Battle Royale on Hanzo, and confirmed it as Wang Pai, just to help open their eyes to seeing a different viewpoint of good and evil, and was gambling his granddaughter's abilities and safety.
  • The Bet: In the Hanzo story, back when they were students, he and Kurokage had a bet on whether it was possible to create a world of only good. By Hanzo's own admission, Kurokage won, because Yumi was his light.
  • Big Good: Being the head of the Hanzo school, he's the closest the series has to one.
  • Dirty Old Man: Originally he didn't really show shades of these, but later on it started to be become clear that he admires the boobs of young ladies. Though he doesn't go much farther than just groping some of the girls.
  • Flash Step: And Hanzo uses it to grope girls.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: In an Estival Versus sidestory he switches bodies with Asuka and causes all sorts of havoc running around as her.
  • Happily Married: Has been married to Sayuri for a long time. In spite of his eccentricities, they do love each other.
  • Kick the Dog: He spends his first encounter with the Gessen girls groping them and stealing the food they were bringing Kurokage. He even mocks Yumi for not being "pure" anymore before leaving. He was deliberately picking a fight, which makes him a Troll.
  • Power Perversion Potential: Being a Dirty Old Man who's also an elite ninja is a horrifying combination against decency.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Has no problem with Hanzo school students starting to sympathize with Evil Shinobi, and encourages the girls to come to their own conclusions.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Kurokage's Red.
  • Retired Badass: Old as he is, Hanzo now spends most of his time running a Sushi shop. And he's STILL a badass.
  • Secret Identity: Of Wang Pai, the Gessen Elite's teacher.
  • Stealth Mentor: To the girls at Gessen Academy, as Wang Pai.
  • Supreme Chef: Runs a sushi restaurant in his retirement. A damn good one, at that.
  • The Wonka: Flipping between legendary ninja and raging pervert. With a side of Opportunistic Bastard. He tends to take advantage of the girls (especially Asuka) for his own perverse amusement. A good example is an anime special in which he tricks Asuka and Homura into "settling their rivalry" with a series of contests along the lines of "who can fit into their too-small shirt the faster?"

Homura Crimson Squad
The Disgraced

For reasons of their own, the five former Hebijo Elites chose to let their school burn rather than defend it to the death. Six months later, they continue to pay for that decision. Together on the run, they live as renegades, eking out a menial living by day, keeping one eye open every night. With their school rebuilt and out for blood, it's only a matter of time before they face their final reckoning.

    In General 
  • Animal Motifs: They all have different kinds of snakes as their motif. Although only Hikage being the closest of actually showing it (with her slitted eyes and affinity for poison).
  • Anti-Hero Team: Being the darker counterpart to the Hanzo Elites. Of course, "darker" is subjective, to the point that in Deep Crimson they're acting more openly heroic than the Hanzo Elites in their desire to protect innocent citizens from yoma, and chewing out the Hanzo Elites for acting mindless minions when faced with their grey orders to kill Kagura.
  • Badass Crew: Each member is dangerous in her own right, and together they form a team so tough they don't need backing from any school.
  • Catchphrase: "I sacrifice myself to the will of evil/our dance!"
  • Characterization Marches On: In Portrait of Girls the Hebijo girls weren’t playable and their side of the story wasn’t available, back then they looked like more standard evil ninjas, with very few redeeming qualities, it was from Burst and beyond that their side became available and a recurring option, ever since showing many similarities to the Hanzo girls, like their strong bonds towards each other; the difference is quite jarring to the point the Hebijo events as seen by Hanzo’s perspective isn’t treated as canon by Deep Crimson.
  • Dark Action Girl: As the counterparts to the Hanzo Squad, and having trained at a school for evil shinobi, this trope is par for the course for all of them. Even after they go rogue, they retain an edge that the Hanzo girls lack.
  • Dressing as the Enemy: In the anime, they wear Hanzo academy uniforms to infiltrate the school under all the normal students noses.
  • Egocentric Team Naming: The squad is named after its leader, Homura.
  • Highly Visible Ninja: Collectively, they finally provide an aversion in Shinovi Versus. Instead of school uniforms, they wear street clothes that, while very flattering, do blend in just fine. Being exiles, street clothes provide less identifiable mark than school uniforms.
  • Noble Demon: The Hebijo/Crimson girls are far from being as evil as they seem; in fact, the game goes to lengths to show that they are in fact really close to the Hanzō girls while being much more aware than them that they chose to live in a dark and violent world. Hell, "evil shinobi" means little more than being a mercenary rather than an actual villain.
    • Homura: She fights to feel alive and to protect her Hebijo comrades.
    • Yomi: Apart from her fixation on rich ojou-sama, she's probably one of the sweetest and most friendly of the Hebijo girls. But you have to be a good listener with an affinity for bean sprouts.
    • Hikage: She has multiple opportunities to eliminate Katsuragi, but she never follows through.
    • Mirai: She just want to be recognized, preferably as an equal.
    • Haruka: She genuinely wants to be friends with Hibari.
  • Private Military Contractor: After becoming the Crimson Squad, though they have regular jobs, they also spend time doing merc work for more money.
  • Villain Protagonist: In their route and the manga spinoff focusing on them, they serve as the enemies of Hanzo who want to steal their Super Secret Ninja Scroll. Until their Heel–Face Turn.


VA: Eri Kitamura (Japanese), Monica Rial (English)
The Crimson Carnivore of Many Impressions
click here  to see her casual clothes.
  • Date of Birth: 3rd of January
  • Age: 17
  • Blood Type: B
  • Height: 163 cm (5'4")
  • Measurements: B87, W57, H85 (34-22-33)
  • Hobby: Fighting
  • Favorite Food: Japanese food, meat
  • Ninja Animal: Japanese Rat Snake
  • Weapon: Hextuple Katana "Flame Sword"/ Nodachi "Engetsuka"

What the hell are you doing, tits-for-brains?! Nobody else can beat you but me!

A second-year student at Hebijo Academy. She aims to be the very best shinobi, and will do whatever it takes to achieve that goal. As an elite Hebijo member, she has immense ability as well as strong leadership skills.

While her voice may sound slightly masculine, her good manners show her true femininity. She is grateful to her friends and relentless toward her rivals, but respects and admires the strong regardless of their affiliation.

She fights by wielding six katanas at the same time. She also carries around a Nōdachi named "Engetsuka" which she can draw out to unleash Crimson Homura. Homura's elemental affinity is fire.

  • Ambiguously Brown: Subverted. In-game art and dialogue reveal that she's tanned.
  • Ambiguously Bi: The only reason that Homura falls into this is because she can't answer Yumi's question about what she really feels for Asuka. Homura's blushing and stuttering when Yumi outright asks Homura if Asuka is her lover (the word used being koibito) doesn't really help Homura's case. As for the case of guys, it's heavily implied she started to develop feelings for the cover of the evil ninja who was tasked with killing her, openly stating she was close to him before he revealed the truth and of course the inevitable self-defense killing.
  • Animal Motifs: Snakes, of course (bonus points for Asuka the Frog, above). More specifically the Japanese Rat Snake.
    • Also crabs, judging by her comedy routines.
  • Berserk Button: She really doesn't take betrayal very well.
  • 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.
    • She considers the fact that Hanzō and Hebijo both exist is reason enough for them to fight. When you consider what "evil/dark shinobi" actually means, this is the equivalent of Blackwater Worldwide declaring war on the United States For the Evulz.
  • Cannot Tell a Joke: Homura's comedy routine consists of poses she finds funny. She's the only one who does.
  • Contralto of Danger: Has quite a deep voice and is one of the more powerful characters in the game.
  • Costume Evolution: She's the only one who gets a wardrobe change in the Versus series. Justified as her old costume is the Hebijo's schoolgirl uniform; as she and her team severed their ties with their school, she stopped wearing it and gets a similar, but more complex costume.
  • Crime of Self-Defense: See Darkand Troubled Past.
  • Cry Cute: During her more hilarious screw-ups.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She was banished from her family due to her killing an evil ninja who attacked her when she was still a middle-school student. She did it as a self-defense, but they cast her out anyway.
  • Deuteragonist: In the DS games, being Asuka's counterpart.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Like the Berserk Button entry states, she does not take betrayal very well.
  • Everyone Can See It: Everybody can tell she cares about Asuka more than she lets on. Now, whether this is platonic or not is much more ambiguous, but Yumi seems to ship them. Not to mention her frequent use of Suspiciously Specific Denial when it comes to helping Asuka. Haruka also loves to tease Homura about her feelings for Asuka during Shinovi and Estival, with Haruka even pointing out how obvious Homura is during the former game.
  • Expy: Of Sengoku Basara version of Date Masamune. In fact, there's a pin-up of Homura dressed almost like SB's Masamune, complete with an eyepatch like him, albeit Homura uses Mirai's one.
  • Flaming Sword: Her nodachi "Engetsuka" is one. Every normal slashes with it will cause burns on enemies.
  • Flat-Earth Atheist: Subverted. You'd be right to think it's weird that a shinobi who has to kill demons doesn't believe in ghosts. She just says that because she's deathly afraid of them.
  • Flying Weapon: When she's in her Crimson Homura mode, she may sometimes levitate her 6 swords to attack alongside her nodachi.
  • Foil: To Asuka.
  • Friendly Enemy: She loves to fight Asuka at any given chance, and holds nothing back as Shinobi tradition and respect demand, but after the first day it's obvious her intent isn't lethal anymore.
  • Giftedly Bad: Considers herself good at impressions and pantomime, especially in her Shinobi Girls' Heart stories. She's not.
  • Guest Fighter: Appears as a guest character in Nitro+Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel.
  • Gratuitous French: Only in the localization, Homura uses the term "joie de vivre", literally "exhilaration".
  • Hot-Blooded: To the point Hikage instantly figures out Homura is suffering for severe laryngitis and desperately needs a cough drop solely because the two of them were sparring and Homura wasn't screaming her head off the whole time.
  • Idiot Hair
  • I Did What I Had to Do: 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 good Shinobi and while she defended herself, it's shown she herself does not exactly justify it.
  • Image Song: Break Out Of Your Shell in Bon Appétit.
  • Joke Item: Cake Knives and giant crab claws in Deep Crimson for regular Homura. From the same game, a lightsaber and a giant fried shrimp for Crimson Homura.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Why yes, they are so good that she wields six of them. She also carries a nōdachi, which she doesn't normally use unless she becomes Crimson Homura, in which case she primary uses it.
  • Large Ham Announcer: Her Crimson Homura form is sold as a separate DLC character in Peach Beach Splash and buying her automatically unlocks her system voice. While she doesn't outright scream, she does emphasize pretty much all her lines.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Quite fast, durable, and and can cause a lot of damage with her 6 katanas.
  • The Leader: The Charismatic type. It seems that the Hebi girls naturally respect her.
  • Leitmotif:
  • Limit Break:
    • Charge - She dashes multiple times to different directions as she slashes her surroundings.
    • Crimson (Burst, Deep Crimson, Shinovi Versus) - A move usable only by Crimson Homura; she holds her nodachi up while spinning her 6 katanas around her, then she creates a tornado of flames around her. In EV, this is a normal move (as Crimson Homura is a Super Mode there) instead of a Limit Break.
    • Hayabusa (Deep Crimson, Estival Versus) - She advances forward as she does multiple fiery slashes in front of her. This move is named "Hibiki" in EV.
    • Roar (Deep Crimson) - she does a full body charge while being Wreathed in Flames, then she leaps up followed by a bursting pillar of flame.
    • Sound of the Wind (Burst) - a powerful Spin Attack that ends in an explosion (becomes a regular attack in SV)
    • Crimson Sun (Deep Crimson) - She launches forward a Fire Ball with her Engetsuka.
    • Lotus (Shinovi Versus) - she briefly turns to Crimson Homura mode, then dashes forward, slashing with all her blades, ending with the "Crimson" above.
    • Crimson Lotus (Deep Crimson, Estival Versus) - in DC, it's a move usable only by Crimson Homura; she holds her nodachi in her mouth, then unsheathes her 6 swords and advances forward while slashing furiously. In EV, this move accesses the Crimson Homura mode.
    • Dawn (Aerial, Burst) - an attack where she releases a burst of fire to all directions in midair.
    • Shadow Lotus (Aerial, Deep Crimson) - Similar to Dawn, but done as Crimson Homura and comprises of a vortex of fire and katanas bursting around her, hitting multiple times.
    • Flying Wild Dance (With Asuka, Deep Crimson)
    • Extreme Tornado Slash (With Rin, Deep Crimson)
    • Deep Crimson (With Ultimate Asuka, Deep Crimson)
  • Multi Wielding: She wields six Katanas simultaneously.
  • Not So Different: The crux of her relationship with Asuka, with them being so similar despite being on opposite sides.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: She does not take well if anyone but she defeats Asuka, going as far as to take revenge on them.
  • 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.
  • Playing with Fire: Controls fire mainly through her blades, and some of her attacks may leave her foes with the "burning" effect.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Especially in her Crimson form.
  • The Rival: To Asuka. A bit (or a lot, depending on who you i.e Yumi ask) of Foe Yay/Ho Yay is there.
  • School Uniforms Are the New Black: Back at Hebijo, she didn't have a special outfit after doing a Shinobi transformation; her combat outfit was the same exact school uniform, but now with wrist guards.
    • After leaving Hebijou, her Shinobi Transformation outfit could pass as Hebijou's winter uniform.
  • Screaming Warrior: She's pretty calm most of the time... but when she transforms, well, let's just say she's called the Crimson Flame for reasons other than just her fighting style. Thanks, Eri Kitamura!
  • The Slow Walk: During her Crimson Homura mode in Shinovi Versus.
  • Ship Tease: With Asuka. So much so that Yumi notices and actively ships them together.
  • Stupid Sexy Flanders: Her first meeting with Asuka in the hotsprings. Kat and Hibari are running around naked, Yagyuu is trying to regin Hibari in, and all Homura can focus on is the calm girl who has massive breasts.
  • Super Mode: Crimson Homura. It turns her into Shana!
  • Taking You with Me: In the anime, she vowed to do this to Dōgen. Luckily, Asuka stopped her from going through with it.
  • Tan Lines: Homura has a set defined by her Sarashi, of all things, which means the only time they're visible is when she's wearing something skimpier, such as a bikini.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail
  • Tough Room: Her impressions don't really have a positive effect on her friends.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: In Burst, she exhibits almost no preference whatsoever beyond "Japanese food", but once she's gone renegade and her diet's been reduced to wild grass and the occasional bean sprouts, her craving for any and all meat grows into an out-and-out obsession, derailing her current train of thought to think of meat nearly half as often as Yomi and beansprouts.
  • Tsundere: Started as Type-A but after the events of Burst she mellowed out into a Type-B. Her rude side is now reserved for Asuka or anyone who dares to harm her.
  • Weapon of Choice: Six Katana, and she holds them like Wolverine Claws (i.e., like Ciel). During Crimson Homura mode, she wields a nōdachi.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She's deathly afraid of ghosts. She devolves into a crybaby at the mere possibility of one being nearby.



VA: Ai Kayano (Japanese), Trina Nishimura (English)
Friend of the sprouts. Foe of the rich.
click here  to see her casual clothes.
  • Date of Birth: 10th of February
  • Age: 17
  • Blood Type: B
  • Height: 160 cm (5'3")
  • Measurements: B95, W58, H90 (37-23-35)
  • Hobby: Sewing
  • Favorite Food: BEAN SPROUTS
  • Ninja Animal: Burrowing Ratsnake
  • Weapon: Broadsword "Raging Sword - Ragnarok", Double-shot Crossbow, Explosive Mines

We're renegades... We can't afford to live in luxury.

A second-year student at Hebijo Clandestine Girls’ Academy. She grew up in the slums, and so grew both her longing to live in an affluent house and hatred of those privileged enough to be born into wealth in the first place. She has a special hatred for Ikaruga for those exact reasons.

She adopts an exaggerated fighting style by brandishing a sword longer than her entire body and also shooting a cannon. Yomi's elemental affinity is wind. It's also worth mentioning that she LOVES bean sprouts!

  • Affably Evil: She's rather polite when you first meet her. Even in combat.
  • Animal Motifs: Her ninja animal is the burrowing rat snake.
  • Arm Cannon: Her other weapon is an arm-mounted cannon.
  • Automatic Crossbow: The other Arm Cannons she has is essentially a shuriken-firing crossbow.
  • Ax-Crazy: Her obsession of bean sprouts and performing actions against anyone who's wealthy, or comes off as wealthy, gets pretty scary sometimes.
    Ikaruga: Wait! You said you had to kill me to complete your mission! What is the meaning of this?
    Yomi: Those who sneer at bean sprouts will someday die by bean sprouts. That is the meaning of this.
  • Badass Adorable: Despite her cute appearance, she does wield a BFS and heavy artillery.
  • Balloon Belly: In her Bon Appetit ending after resolving her "lovers' quarrel" with bean sprouts throughout the story.
  • Berserk Button: Has two major ones. Do you look rich? Do you find any other delicacy of food other than bean sprouts to be quite delicious? If you answer yes to both, then congratulations! Yomi will now take your head off!
  • BFS: Has a gigantic broadsword, which is both thick AND long, and she can extend it even further in one of her ninpos.
  • 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 and hornet larvae boiled in soy sauce. This has limits, as even she turns her nose up at earthworm ramen.
  • Chainsaw Good: Her sword has a chainsaw-like function built into it Deep Crimson onwards.
  • Childhood Friend: It's revealed in the Gessen story that her and Murakumo were friends back in the slums.
  • Cordon Bleugh Chef: She seems to be able to cook just fine, even if her ingredients can be bit shady (like wild grass).
  • Companion Cube: Especially in the Vita games, she treats bean sprouts as her closest friends. "Bon Appetit" (appropriately, being a food game), has her treating them like lovers.
  • Cute and Psycho: She's genuinely a kind person, but her poor past means pressing her Berserk Button (either of them) will bring out her more deranged and hateful side.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She grew up in the slums and her parents died of malnutrition in order to provide her with enough money for a future. This caused her obsession with bean sprouts and making food stretch out (by extension, also making sure people she cares about getting enough to eat), and her bitterness and hatred towards prosperous people like Ikaruga, whose charity would likely have stopped her parents from doing what they had to do.
  • Drop the Hammer: One of her alternate weapons in Senran Kagura 2 is a giant mallet.
  • Expy: A giant sword, arm-mounted Automatic Crossbow, an Arm Cannon, bombs... she essentially has Guts' arsenal in her disposal.
  • Giggling Villain: Depending on context, it's either darn cute or just plain creepy.
  • Informed Flaw: In the first game, due to growing up hungry and donating her entire food stipend from her school to the community she came from (her diet consists of bean sprouts, supermarket samples and discarded rotten food as a result). She makes frequent mention of how hungry she is, and should by all rights be suffering from advanced malnutrition, but is just as full-figured, clear-skinned, energetic and strong as the other girls.
  • 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 initially flies into a rage at the sight of Ikaruga, who is incidentally rather rich, but Ikaruga also takes time out of her day to help the poor after her last encounter with Yomi, which causes Yomi to rethink herself.
  • Joke Item: A butterfly iron fan and a giant iron pan filled with bean sprouts in Deep Crimson.
  • Keigo: Always upholds politeness, even when she's delivering beatdowns to someone while telling them how much they suck.
  • Kicking Ass in All Her Finery
  • Leitmotif:
  • Limit Break:
    • Sigmund - she lifts her sword up and then brings it down, creating a linear wave.
    • Niflheim - she spams shurikens and explosives from her Arm Cannons.
    • Ragnarok - she does a Spin Attack with her sword that causes a big tornado.
    • Asgard (Aerial, Burst, Deep Crimson) - She rolls in midair with sword held up before slamming it to the ground.
    • Flying Guillotine (With Ikaruga, Deep Crimson)
    • Story of Bean Sprouts (With Hikage, Deep Crimson)
  • Meido: Her outfit looks like one.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: In the Hebijo intro for Burst, she's seen lifting weights stacked upon dozens of other weights. This part of her training might be why she's able to carry around her huge sword.
  • Mighty Glacier: The opposite of Ikaruga. She compensates with her powerful projectiles and explosives.
  • Nice Hat
  • Odd Friendship: In Estival Versus, with Ryōbi of all people. They bond over the size of their booties.
  • Onee-sama: Yomi convinces Mirai to call her "Onee-sama" (Sis in the localizations) because she's always wanted to be one.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: In her Bon Appétit story, the sheer mentioning of Yomi's separation from bean sprouts alone is enough to shock anyone she comes across. It gets to the point where the situation gets treated like some sort of serious breakup.
  • 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... and rather reasonably, she gets angrily distraught if it starts getting damaged.
  • Rapunzel Hair
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Hikage and Ikaruga's blue.
  • The Rival: She's determined to defeat Ikaruga, who (to her) is the face of the upper class. Until the first game ends, of course.
  • Super Strength: All of the girls are far stronger than their size would suggest, but Yomi is shown lifting abnormally massive weights in some of the game openings.
  • Sweet Tooth: Rivals Hibari's in Bon Appetit, so much that she swims naked in a sea of sweets in Hibari's ending.
  • Sword and Gun: BFS and wrist mounted artillery Hand Cannon.
  • Sword Plant: Her victory animation in Shinovi Versus.
  • Team Mom: Due to her caring, warm nature (When she's not being set off by bean sprouts or rich people), she's the one who mothers the team the most.
  • Theme Naming: Her Ninja Arts are named after terms in Norse Mythology. Even her BFS is named Ragnarok.
  • 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!
  • Tsundere: Type-B. It comes out especially often during her interactions with Ikaruga in Deep Crimson.
  • Weapon of Choice: A BFS. Between that and her Western clothing, she'd feel right at home in either a (deranged) European Fairy Tale or a JRPG.



VA: Ryoko Shiraishi (Japanese), Kara Edwards (English)
The Snake With Zero Emotions
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  • Date of Birth: 9th of September
  • Age: 18
  • Blood Type: O
  • Height: 160 cm (5'3")
  • Measurements: B85, W57, H85 (33-22-33)
  • Hobby: Unknown
  • Favorite Food: Unknown
  • Ninja Animal: Cobra
  • Weapon: Hinata's Knife and smaller pocket knives

Their actions and reactions stand in direct contrast to their feelings. I seriously don't understand at all.

A third-year student at Hebijo Clandestine Girls’ Academy. She’s expressionless and largely wordless, to the point that nobody can ever quite tell what she’s thinking.

She claims to have no emotions, but she’s surrounded by friends who are frank and upfront with their feelings, giving her an almost scientific curiosity about the very concept of human emotion. Her weapon of choice is the knife, which she wields with grace and aplomb. Hikage's affinity is poison.

  • Adaptational Villainy: The anime paints her in a worse light than in the games, where she is more prone of sporting a Slasher Smile and being bit more sadistic. In Haruka's brief explanation of the rest of her team, she claims Hikage is a Child Soldier, where as in the games, she was an emotionless orphan who grew up with a street gang.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Hikage's supposed lack of emotion, as it's not clear if she actually has a disorder or she has a very strong psychological block of some sort. She was like this as a child, displaying a rather cold detachment to everything around her before and after she became a Hebijo student, and repeatedly has to have emotional concepts like happiness and sadness explained to her. In contrast, Hikage's internal thoughts show that she can experience feelings under certain conditions, like being reminded of her past and fighting Katsuragi.
  • Animal Motifs: Snakes. Her eyes have vertical pupils like a snake, her clothing usually has snakeskin motifs, and she even has a Cobra as her ninja animal.
  • Bare Your Midriff
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: She has everything it takes to be a shinobi, especially the drive to kill. She just doesn't feel like going the whole nine yards unless she's explicitly ordered to do so.
  • Brutal Honesty: By way of No Social Skills.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Landers Minder: Being paired with either Katsuragi (obsessed with groping) or Yomi (obsessed with bean sprouts) turns her into this by default.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Shinovi Versus loved doing this with her more than Burst.
  • Cutlass Between the Teeth: She may sometimes wield one of her knives by her teeth in her attacks.
  • Dash Attack / Videogame Dashing: Can dash a considerable amount of times before having to stop, with earlier games letting her do it infinitely.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She grew up on the streets, and was adopted by a female gang leader named Hinata who was killed in a fight some times afterward. Her signature knife is a Tragic Keepsake of her mentor.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: In Shinovi Versus. Katsuragi is astonished when Hikage jokes about groping Katsuragi as a reward for helping with her training. Applies to the other games in the series as well.
  • Dual Wielding: She wields an extendable knife on one hand and smaller knives on the other.
  • Emotionless Girl: Hikage is a very strange example of the trope. She constantly claims to have no emotions and that she's 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 finally 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. She describes the sensation as "a rainstorm in her heart", and doesn't actually realize that she's crying until Mirai points it out.
  • 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.
  • Face of a Thug: Has Hellish Pupils, dresses in a street-gang manner, is a Knife Nut... but not all that bad.
  • Flechette Storm: Her Aerial Ninpo has her summon a snake-like construct made of knives that she flings at the target.
  • Fragile Speedster: To contrast with Katsuragi, she is very fast. However, her Health and damage are average.
  • Hellish Pupils: Snake-like, and they are either disturbing to look at or cute to some.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: She has way more than just the one knife, and she can use and throw all of them at the same time without ever running out.
  • Innocent Innuendo: Hikage refers to the couch the player uses to change characters as the "casting couch"... before realizing that means something totally different.
  • Joke Item: Cooking Utensils and a giant fork and butter knives in Deep Crimson.
  • Kansai Regional Dialect: Courtesy of her voice actress.
  • Knife Nut: She's very good with her knife, and relishes the chance to use it.
  • Leitmotif:
  • Licking the Blade: Signature pose, using her signature knife.
  • Limit Break:
    • Shanking - she rushes forward, delivering multiple strikes with her knives, ending with doing a powerful stab with her extendable knife.
    • Splatter - it differs from game to game. In the very first, she just unleashes powerful knife slashes. In DC, it's an aerial move where she throws a lot of knives down. In SV, this move unlocks her Super Mode. In EV, she rushes forward (direction is controllable) while doing countless slashes around her, dragging foes with her.
    • Frenzy - a Super Mode that is accessed from another skill (see above and below).
    • Pure Bliss - In DC, she stands in one place while slashing all around her with her knives. In EV, this unlocks her Super Mode.
    • The Breaking (Aerial, Burst)
    • Hikage Strike (With Katsuragi, Deep Crimson)
    • Story of Bean Sprouts (With Yomi, Deep Crimson)
  • Maniac Tongue: Many of her arts portray her tucking her tongue out, and her mental state is... weird, to say the least.
  • No Social Skills: It's revealed that she isn't very good at talking to people, but tries her best to overcome this problem.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: In her Paradise story in Peach Beach Splash, she gets a sudden urge to dance the samba after sitting out in the sun for too long. The other girls on her team assume she's suffering from heatstroke, especially when she starts exhibiting emotions.
  • Parental Abandonment: The farthest her memories can go is to her time in the orphanage. Why she was there and what happened to her parents is never told.
  • Pungeon Master: Bon Appetit reveals that she is surprisingly good at wordplay and puns, and is excellent at playing shiritori.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: When she goes into frenzy mode.
  • Rei Ayanami Expy: Let's see, green hair, yellow eyes, pale skin, emotionless, socially inept, and a Dark and Troubled Past. Checks all the boxes.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Yomi and Katsuragi's red.
  • Robo Speak: Has a moment of this in Bon Appetit when Yomi admits to getting tired of bean sprouts and her only reaction is, "I DO NOT COMPREHEND."
  • Running Gag: Her saying that she has no emotions whenever she probably should be having an emotional reaction to something.
  • Shout-Out: Her phrase "I do not comprehend" being a reference to Gale's phrase.
  • Snakes Are Sexy: She has the most snake themes out of her group and her regular outfit shows her curves the most.
  • Straight Man: She's often paired with both Yomi and Katsuragi, the former obsessed with bean sprouts, the latter with breasts. She keeps both of them on track.
  • Street Urchin: After she ran away from the orphanage she grew up in, Hikage was pretty much a Street Urchin until she became a member of Hinata's gang.
    • Satisfied Street Rat: Being with Hinata made Hikage feel content in a strange way, the woman treated her differently, and Hikage "followed her around like a puppy" in her own words.
  • Stripperiffic
  • Super Mode: Frenzy Mode, which gives her a purple Battle Aura, turns her personality from Emotionless Girl to Ax-Crazy with a Slasher Smile and Glowing Eyes of Doom and changes her attacks to be more fierce. Note that utility of Frenzy Mode ranges from Turns Red (Burst, enemy), Critical Status Buff (Burst, playable), Stance System (Deep Crimson) and regular Super Mode (Shinovi and Estival Versus).
  • Supreme Chef: The best cook of the Crimson Squad.
  • The Stoic: Her default tone is a flat deadpan.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes
  • Sword Beam: The Splashing Ninja Art has her throwing these out.
  • Tattooed Crook: A former gang member who has tattoos on her left waist, breast and left of her neck, which have been said to be where her old leader Hinata was stabbed.
  • 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.
  • Weapon of Choice: Her combat knife. Better yet, knives in general.
  • A Wild Rapper Appears!: In the Peach Beach Splash story mode for her team, each of them try showing off a talent to attract business. She performs a spontaneous rap, to the amazement of the other girls.
  • What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: As mentioned, Hikage is constantly surrounded by girls who are frank and open about their emotions, for better or worse. She has an almost scientific curiosity about the concept and phenomenon.
  • When She Smiles: She often has a blank face or a sadistic smirk, but when she's genuinely flustered or happy, she's a cutie!
  • Whip Sword: Senran Kagura 2 turns her combat knife into a whip knife.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: A green-haired psycho? Is she Yuuka Kazami?



VA: Saori Goto (Japanese), Lara Woodhull (English)
The Trigger Happy Kitten
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  • Date of Birth: 28th of December
  • Age: 16
  • Blood Type: A
  • Height: 150 cm (4'11")
  • Measurements: B62, W48, H59 (24-19-23)
  • Hobby: Online Writing
  • Favorite Food: Nabemono.
  • Ninja Animal: Pit Viper
  • Weapon: Gunbrella "Alteisen" and other various firearms.

See, I may be a renegade, but I have a secret identity as well.

A first-year student at Hebijo Clandestine Girls’ Academy. While her graciousness in defeat may suggest a certain level of maturity, in truth she can be immature and disobedient. Her lack of maturity is best displayed in her hatred of being ignored.

While it can sometimes be hard for her being surrounded by more mature shinobi, overall she is very happy to be a member of the Hebijo Academy. Her umbrella is a concealed firearm, and she hides other heavy weapons under her skirt.

  • A-Cup Angst: Downplayed as she generally angst about her overall body size rather than just her breasts, but it's there. The fans often joke that it's the #1 reason that she's constantly bullied.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: She went through constant bullying in the past which made a serious dent in her self-esteem.
  • Ax-Crazy: Mostly evident in the Hanzo side where she's shown to react violently towards Yagyū any time she doesn't pay attention to her. She'd even go as far as torturing Hibari if it meant Yagyū wouldn't ignore her. Thankfully she's gotten a whole lot better since then thanks to character development.
  • Attention Whore: Not to an extreme, but doesn't like being ignored.
  • Berserk Button: Mirai will not react well to anyone who ignores her or calls her flat.
  • BFG: Valkyrie sure counts. It's bigger than she is!
  • Butt-Monkey: She's about as weak as Hibari when it comes to being a ninja, but she acts big and considers Yagyū her rival. Yagyū is a Child Prodigy. Yagyū also tends to ignore Mirai when she appears, being more focused on something else, much of her annoyance.
  • Cat Girl: Her second animal motif, strangely.
  • Cry Cute: Mirai has her moments where she's reminded of how much she suffered from being bullied and left alone, which sometimes causes her to tear up.
  • Cute Little Fangs: To match cat ears and tail on her costume.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She used to be bullied in her old school, causing her to have a sort of inferiority complex.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Her eyepatch looks like the Solid Eye with a Mitsudomoe symbol.
    • She pulls out a massive gun from under her skirt! That's asking Freud for a field day.
      • Pulling the gun out while in frantic mode reveals than is set on a base which goes under her crotch though.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: She even has the mentality to match.
  • Expy: She's basically a ninja version of Kuro Kagami from Kodomo no Jikan, complete with her cat motifs.
  • Eyepatch of Power: The opposite eye from Yagyū's. She wears it to block her vision from the world due of the constant bullying she suffered.
  • Foil: A mirror-match in a number of ways to Yagyū: same schoolyear in different schools, eyepatches of different designs and materialsnote  in opposite positions, different types of umbrellas, hair color, etc.
  • Gatling Good: One of her default weapons in Senran Kagura 2 is a portable gatling gun.
  • Goofy Print Underwear: Mirai wears very cute, bear-print panties. Haruka finds this hilarious.
  • Grenade Launcher: One of her weapon stances in Senran Kagura 2 is a grenade launcher.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She takes the bullet for Homura when Yagyū tries to shoot her in the first game.
  • Hime Cut: Long black hair. Due to being petite, it reaches beyond her hips.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: Stores multiple types of guns, a small tank and, in EV, a mini jet plane beneath her puffy skirt. Or... somewhere else, if her outfit got shredded (or if you don't make her wear it in the first place).
  • Joke Item: Nostalgic toys (water gun, umbrella, old style gun) and Snacks (Pocky, brightly wrapped chocolate attached to a cat stick, a giant candy bar) in Deep Crimson.
  • Leitmotif:
  • Lethal Joke Character: In-game only, a pure ranged fighter with the ability to counter attacks just when you think it is safe to attack her at melee range? She is this in spades.
  • Limit Break:
    • Valkyrie - she reveals a giant gun from her crotch, then fires large purple shots from it.
    • Wolfsschanze - In the very first game, it starts like Valkyrie with the crotch gun thing, then she spins around while firing it while using her umbrella to shoot fires. In the next games, she instead uncovers a lot of gatling guns around her legs and then rushes forward while firing in all directions.
    • Satellite Gustav (Deep Crimson) - she calls a Kill Sat to fire a big laser at a distance.
    • Landkreuzer (Shinovi Versus) - She pulls out a mini-tank from beneath her skirt with a lot of smaller guns attached to it. She then rides it as it fires its guns.
    • Mirai Schmidt (Estival Versus) - She pulls out a mini jet fighter and then she rushes with it as it fires purple shots and homing missiles around her. Then she ends it by flying up and dropping a big bomb from above.
    • Zeppelin (Aerial, Burst)
    • Wilde-Sauer (Aerial, Deep Crimson)
  • Little Bit Beastly: Her hat has cat ears and also has a cat tail on her costume.
  • More Dakka: Her umbrella has a machine-gun in it.
    • Her Ninja Arts bring more and more dakka as they come. Her first Ninja art is always an anti-tank rifle, followed up with a belt made out of gatling guns. Her final Ninja Art changes, was it firing her anti-tank rifle in combination of using her umbrella as a flamethrower (Burst), using a Kill Sat (Deep Crimson), summoning giant cannon on wheels with multiple rifles and gatling guns on its side (Shinovi Versus), or using a fighter jet that spams homing missiles and drops a giant bomb (EV)
  • Older Than They Look: This Elegant Gothic Lolita looks 12 years old, but actually is the same age as Yagyū.
  • Parasol of Pain: With a machine-gun attachment no less.
  • Pen Name: For her online novelist identity, she uses "Futsure", which is her name in English pronounced like it was written in Japanese.
    • In Bon Appetit she's also known as the sci-fi genius, "SFX".
  • Petite Pride: Where she does sometimes show the desire to gain larger breasts, she is at least fine with her being flat, saying that people do like them small. Of course, this is part of Yomi's suggested Survival Mantra...
    "Supply and demand, supply and demand, supply and demand!"
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: She's the shortest of the Crimson Girls but she still manages to pack some serious firepower.
  • Real-Time Weapon Change: She has the ability to switch between her umbrella, a gatling gun, and a grenade launcher in Senran Kagura 2.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Haruka and Yagyū's blue
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning
  • Revenge: She joined the Hebijo Academy as opposed to any good shinobi school so that she can freely take revenge on the people who bullied her in the past. She eventually gives up on it, as she is convinced that she is way better than some bully.
  • School Swimsuit: Her default swimsuit.
  • Small Girl, Big Gun: Whatever gun comes from her skirt, its probably at very least her size.
  • Stealth Pun: Instead of the actual Vaio laptop, Mirai uses a Paio laptop to write her stories on.
  • Stock Shoujo Bullying Tactics: She was mostly the victim of being ignored by others.
  • Stone Wall: In Burst, while her HP, Attack and Defense are low, she has a move that can negate the damage of enemies' attacks as well as counter-attack said enemies as a response. This move, if timed well, can help her survive many attacks without a scratch.
  • Team Mom: Becomes this after proving her reliability in Bon Appetit. Also a case of Be Careful What You Wish For.
  • Theme Naming: Her Ninja Arts are named after stuff from German war history, most notably from World War II.
  • Token Mini-Moe: Of the first generation of girls, at least. Though she can be this to other characters.
  • Weapon of Choice: Her umbrella, which has an in-built machine gun. It can also become a grenade launcher in "2".
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Her scenario in Estival Versus has her successfully battling the other shinobi to get her hands on some rare figures from a popular anime, only for her to reach the register and find out she couldn't afford any of them to begin with.



VA: Megumi Toyoguchi (Japanese), Teri Rogers (English, Season 1 Anime) Gertude Cruz (English, Season 2 Anime)
The Seductive Mad Scientist
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  • Date of Birth: 20th of July
  • Age: 18
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Height: 169 cm (5'7")
  • Measurements: B99, W55, H88 (39-22-35)
  • Hobby: Making dolls
  • Favorite Food: Kombu strips.
  • Ninja Animal: Japanese Keelback
  • Weapon: Chemicals, Custom Ball Puppet

To be honest, I couldn't get my mind off you either. Your cries were so...fulfilling.

A third-year student at Hebijo Acadeny . She’s a sadistic character who acts like the queen of the castle, and her favourite thing in the world is to tease the weak. Yet despite this, she cradles her juniors’ feelings and acts almost like a mother figure to them. This maternal instinct is probably the reason why she is fond of Hibari from Hanzo Academy.

She uses chemical weapons and puppetry, concealing the inner workings of her strategies under her white coat.

  • Affably Evil: Unlike Yomi, her polite nature comes off as intimidating.
  • Animal Motifs: The Japanese keelback.
  • Ass Kicks You: She has a joint Limit Break with Hibari where the two do this together to her foes.
  • Badass Bookworm: Highly intelligent? Check. Capable of beating foes within an inch of their life? Check. Very sexy? Double check.
  • Badass Longcoat: While not especially long, she often uses what she stores in it, or even the coat itself, as her weapon.
  • The Baroness: The Sexpot type.
  • Body Surf: When she's about to fight Hibari she'll usually Body Surf into a lifelike doll of herself (at least, that's how Burst's English translation handles it).
  • Boobs of Steel: She is a top-tier ninja possessing rare skill, and her boobs are significantly greater than the rest of the castnote  (which is saying something).
  • Cat Smile: She's make a rather goofy one in Bon Appétit.
  • Chainsaw Good: Her robot puppet possesses one.
  • Coat Cape: She wears her labcoat this way.
  • Combat Sadomasochist: Implied. Just read the names of her leitmotifs below...
  • Cool Big Sis: She acts more in the lines of big sister mentor to the other girls. Hibari even reminds her of such after she starts having doubts.
  • Damage Over Time: She's the only shinobi who's capable of inflicting multiple Status Effects on her opponents.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Is mentally twisted due to her having been nothing more than her mother's doll.
  • Difficult, but Awesome: Like Hibari she's sort of strange to get the hang of at first, but eventually becomes very strong.
  • Dressed Like a Dominatrix: She just lacks the whip.
  • Fourth-Wall Observer: A minor example in Crimson Girls. If you talk to her at the end of the game, she will advise you to try the dressing room out. Then she will follow it up with:
    Haruka: Yes, I'm speaking to you. The player out there. Hello! I see you too, you know.
  • Girly Run: She runs like this.
  • 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.
    • If Shinovi Versus is anything to go by, it's the former. The two are mutually happy to see each other, Haruka asks Hibari for advice, Hibari shows off how strong she's become, and all of Haruka's sexual lust for her is pretty much gone. In the main story anyway. The character stories show that Haruka does still find Hibari adorable, but considering the way the character stories go it's not nearly as unsettling as it was in Burst.
  • Joke Item: Perverted Feudal Lord and a Nurse Puppet in Deep Crimson.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: In four out of five endings for Peach Ball, Haruka receives punishment for her careless placing of experiments which turns several of the shinobi into animals.
  • Kiss of Death: Her ninja art, DEATH X KISS.
  • Leitmotif:
  • Limit Break:
    • DEATHxKISS - she blows a kiss in a form of a big heart projectile, that causes the enemies to get charmed and be unable to attack. In EV, this move causes multiple kinds of Status Effects instead.
    • Heart Vibration - her robot charges forward in a berserk rage, doing multiple strikes.
    • The World is Mine - She pulls out multiple test tubes and then throws them around her, releasing bursts of gases that deals multiple kinds of Status Effects.
    • Scatters Love (Aerial, Burst, Deep Crimson) - pretty much a weaker aerial version of The World is Mine. In Versus series, this is her normal move.
    • Press Saddle Buns (With Hibari, Deep Crimson)
  • Mad Scientist
  • 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!
  • Mighty Glacier: Though her normal attacks are very short ranged, they do a lot of damage. Her Ninpos are also very strong, aside from the basic Ground one.
  • 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.
    • Guren no Hebi confirms that Haruka is indeed a genius in genetic engineering as well, having created a carnivorous plant/snake chimera part as a new weapon for Hebijo and part for her own amusement.
  • 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.
  • Pink Means Feminine: She wears the most pink of her group and she's the girliest of them.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Mirai's and Hibari's red.
  • 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. (As though she'd build a robot that wouldn't).
  • 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 (along with Shiki) is the most scanty one out of all 79 girls. No, Katsuragi doesn't count; that girl wasn't trying to wear much to begin with.
  • Team Mom: Sadism aside (somehow), she's (somehow) the one who works hard to keep her friends' spirits up (somehow).
  • The Tease: Likes to use innuendos and double entendres sometimes just to get a reaction out of people.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: Haruka very blatantly enjoys being beaten to the point of having her clothing shredded. It helps that it's usually not her real body.
  • Underboobs: Her transformation outfit in the Versus games is mostly the same with this being the notable exception.
  • Weapon of Choice: Chemicals, carried around in glass tubes, and a robot buddy.
  • You Are What You Hate: Haruka's Freudian Excuse is that her mother reduced her to a dress-up doll in response to her father practically abandoning their family. Now, think back on all that effort Haruka put in to making Hibari a doll of her own.

Hebijo Clandestine Girls' Academy
The Vile

The evil shinobi school that Homura's Crimson Squad used to affiliate with. But after the events of Burst, they have now gone their separate ways as renegades, Nonetheless, only the faculty are left to run the school with new students under their wing. See this Character Page for tropes relating to those students.



VA Suzuko Mimori (Japanese), Lydia Mackay (English)
Her dictionary doesn't contain the word mercy.
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  • Date of Birth: 30th of September
  • Age: 27
  • Blood Type: A
  • Height: 160 cm (5'3")
  • Measurements: B97, W57, H90 (38-22-35)
  • Hobbies: Teaching/World Peace
  • Favorite Food: Beans
  • Ninja Animal: Hawk
  • Weapon: Fuuma Shuriken "Ultimate Wheel"

Also known as Rin, Suzune is a teacher at Hebijo Academy. She is strict with the other students but they respect her because of this. Once upon a time she was once a student at Hanzo Academy, and her fierce rivalry with Daidōji stems from these times.

Suzune brandishes a Fūma Shuriken in battle, and she wields the four-bladed weapon with extreme skill and dexterity. You don't wan't to misbehave around her! Her elemental affinity is wind.

  • The Alcoholic: According to Daidouji, Suzune spends a lot of her time drowning her sorrows at the bar.
    Suzune: I'm not drinking every night! Only when I'm stressed out!
    Daidouji: I see. Your life must be full of stress, then. Very sad.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Despite the fierce rivalry they've had since high school, Rin and Daidōji are each other's best friends.
  • Badass Teacher
  • Batman Gambit: Her actions in the anime are this, using the Hebijou girls deliberately to inspire the Hanzo girls to turn up their training. She wanted the Hanzo girls to be at their best so the Hebijou girls could defeat them and prove the superiority of the Evil Ninja philosophy... but was less-than-prepared for the Hanzo and Hebijou girls working together
  • Berserk Button: In the comedy-focused games, it's being called old. She IS 27 after all.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: As the 'undercover' announcer in Peach Beach Splash, she's less busy with actually announcing things and more with harassing Mr K. over their relationship or threatening the camera crew with violence if they zoom in on her face.note 
  • Career-Ending Injury: The ill-fated mission left her with a lingering trauma that prevents her from fighting in the front lines.
  • Catchphrase: Her old one was Love and Peace.
  • Christmas Cake: Rin's not very happy when people make fun of her for being so old and unmarried. She's really annoyed in Peach Beach Splash that the girls are getting attention and not her.
  • Darth Vader Clone: She was once a student of Kiriya-sensei, the Obi-Wan figure, until a botched mission and subsequent manipulation by Dōgen, the Palpatine figure, caused her to become an evil ninja serving Hebijo. She serves as The Dragon to Dōgen, mentoring the other Hebijo girls, and eventually faces her old mentor, but then does a Heel–Face Turn and fights against the villain. In the anime and manga, where her outfit even resembles Vader somewhat, she decides to sacrifice herself to kill him (though she makes it out alive).
  • Determinator: The reason why Daidōji couldn't beat her in the past? Because Rin refused to stay down, no matter how many times she was struck down.
  • Did I Just Say That Out Loud?: After telling Mr. K. she has two breasts of her own he can watch getting squeezed after he complains he didn't get to watch the Gessen girls squeeze their own breasts (long story...) in Peach Beach Splash.
  • Face–Heel Turn: She used to attend Hanzo Academy, where she was known as Rin. Like Asuka, she wanted to be a "super ninja" spreading love and peace around the world, and her master, Kiriya, wanted her to succeed. However, on her graduation day, she nearly died from a puppet shooting her, only to be saved from disgrace by Kiriya's intervention. This indulgence on his part backfired after she was declared a shinobi, when she was killed on a dangerous mission... or so the reports said. What really happened was that Hebijo saved her, and she switched her alliance to their cause to follow her own Path of the Shinobi.
  • Flash Step: She does this instead of dashing.
  • Genius Bruiser
  • Generation Xerox: Inverted, the anime reveals that she looked exactly the same as Homura, just with purple hair and no tan, during high school. Curiously, Bon Appetit follows this take but changes Rin's hair color to brown.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Around the end of Crimson Squad story of Shinovi Versus, she decides to abandon Hebijo Academy so that she can pursue the path of kagura.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In the last episode of the anime, she grabs Dōgen in a chokehold and leaps off of the collapsing Hebijo Academy building, to prevent him from activating the Yoke technique to kill her students after failing their mission.
  • Hot Teacher
  • I Owe You My Life:
    • In the anime, it was Dōgen who saved her life, which led her to believe that the Evil Shinobi had some noble qualities to them after all. She was not particularly keen to learn he intended on using her in his own little power plays.
    • In the games, it was Miyabi's father who saved her life, and after she had spend a year recovering, he offered her a job as a teacher. Because she couldn't really return back due of being MIA and because he saved her life, she accepted the offer.
  • Identical Stranger: In her youth, she apparently resembled Homura very strongly.
  • Image Song: Prepare Yourself, Teacher! in Bon Appétit.
  • Joke Item: Set of textbooks and pair of giant four-leaved clovers in Deep Crimson.
  • Last Episode Theme Reprise: Her boss theme is an instrumental/synth spin on The Crimson Law, the main theme for the Hebijo girls in Burst, remixed to contain musical cues and motifs from all five of the Crimson Squad's themes. Considering she's the Sequential Bonus Boss at the very end of the game, requiring the entire squad to beat her one after another, it's only appropriate.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: The revelation that Suzune is actually Rin has become common knowledge amongst the Senran Kagura fanbase at this point, and you can't really discuss her without it coming up.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Once playable, she is very fast, can take a bit of punishment (even in Frantic Mode), and has very damaging attacks and arts.
  • Leitmotif:
  • Limit Break:
    • Stormy Giant Swing
    • Luminous Kaleidoscope
    • Absolute Void: Rapid Slash
    • Whirlwind Giant Wheel (Aerial, Burst, Deep Crimson)
    • Extreme Tornado Slash (With Homura, Deep Crimson)
  • Meganekko
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: As Ms R. in Peach Beach Splash. This isn't helped by her behavior towards her fellow badly-disguised announcer, Mr K.
  • Precocious Crush: She used to have one on Kiriya-sensei... and if Estival Versus is to be believed, she still does..
    • Bon Appetit being what it is, confessing is the first thing she does in her ending after her wish of being young again is granted.
  • A Pupil of Mine Until He Turned to Evil: See Face–Heel Turn above for details.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Daidōji's red.
  • The Rival: Rin and Daidōji were rival schoolgirls.
  • The Power of Love: Her love for Kiriya is so strong in Estival that it allows her to break free from Sayuri's hold on time and arrive to the dimension where the Shinobi Bon Dance is being held.
  • Scarf of Asskicking
  • Sempai/Kohai: She was once Daidouij's Sempai.
  • Shadow Archetype: To Asuka. She was every bit as idealistic as Asuka once had been, but after her almost fatal failure, she joined up with Dōgen/Miyabi's father and began to follow the path of the Evil Shinobi. Since Shinovi Versus, she finally seems to have abandoned this idea and is now setting out on her own path.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Its made quite clear that not only does she still love Kiriya like she did when she was a student, but she's also become more aggressive with wanting to know how he feels about her.
  • Walking Spoiler: The first mark of this is how she has two different names with their own identities, and how those identities interact with the rest of the cast.
  • Weapon of Choice: She uses a pair of collapsible Fuuma Shurikens. By fanning the blades out partially and wearing their rings around her shoulders, she looks like she has wings, which is a look that goes well with her hawk partner.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has purple hair.



VA: Jurota Kosugi (Japanese, anime), Tokoyuki Terai (Japanese, Deep Crimson), Phil Parsons (English)

One of the investors behind Hebijo Academy, Dōgen is secretly hell-bent on raining terror across all of Japan. He has the grounding of a shinobi warrior and has mastered the art of manipulation.

Driven by his lust for power, he aims to resurrect ancient demons to do his bidding.

  • Actually a Doombot: He pulls this repeatedly on Homura in Shinovi Versus, summoning a bunch of puppet clones of himself and having Homura kill those instead.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In the games and manga, he's blonde. In the anime, his hair is black.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: He's actually a veteran shinobi and dressed up pretty nicely.
  • Big Bad: For much of the game series, the anime's first season (Ninja Flash), and the manga adaptations, his schemes to Take Over the World drive the plot.
    • In the original game, he is explicitly ordering the Hebijo girls to steal the Super Secret Ninja Scroll, and the one responsible for summoning Orochi and assimilating the Hebijo girls to do so. The anime and manga, which adapt this storyline, have him play a similar role.
    • In Shinovi Versus, he is ultimately revealed to be this, not only having manipulated Gessen and Hanzo into fighting each other, but also brainwashing the new Hebijo team into attacking the other schools.
    • In Deep Crimson, he leads the yoma invasion of Japan.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: With Orochi in Burst and Deep Crimson, as he helps sacrifice people to her/it in the former and leads the yoma invasion alongside her/it in the latter, though he is the brains of the operation and thus the more dominant.
  • Black Mail: In the Crimson Squad's story in Shinovi Versus, this is how he ensures Miyabi's loyalty rather than brainwashing her like the other new Hebijo girls. He threatens to have her father fired from his position as Hebijo's principles unless she goes along with his plan to wipe out the other schools.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: He appears very briefly in the Hanzo storyline without even being named, but every aspect of this scene heavily implies that he's a lot more important than his minor role here is letting on.
  • Cutscene Boss: In the Hebijo storyline of Burst and the Crimson storyline of Shinovi Versus, he is effortlessly cut in half by Homura during the visual novel section.
  • Determinator: Utterly despicable he may be, but even Homura admits his utter dedication to his goal is very impressive. She outright admits that if he applied that determination to less selfish goals, he could have made the world a better place.
  • Diabolical Mastermind: He is essentially a crime boss, being that he basically runs Hebijo Academy (a school for renegade shinobi), and he manipulates the shinobi underworld throughout the series as part of his world domination plans.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: In Deep Crimson, his second battle initially appears to be the last battle, but even after that he still has some tricks up his sleeve. Then, he fuses with Orochi and it seems like that is the final battle- but afterwards, True Kagura shows up, kills them, and becomes the final boss.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He considers things like friendship to be useless, as shown through his Training from Hell which seeks to beat such lessons into the heads of the trainees. Ultimately, the heroines prove him wrong by using teamwork to take him down.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He once created an internet bot to sexually harass people... but only verifiably legal ones. Of course, this is as much him trying to stay out of trouble than anything else.
  • Evil Is Petty: In addition to all his genuine atrocities, he also one made an internet bot to sexually harass people.
  • Hate Sink: He uses the Crimson Squad to revive Orochi resulting in them going rogue, killed Tsumuji when she was trying to save Homura, had Rin thrown in a holding cell for going against his orders, put the Crimson Girls on a dead man's switch, brainwashed the current and new Hebijo squad to do his bidding, captures Master Hanzo, and revives the other yoma as well. Luckily, Homura manages to kill the bastard for all the atrocities he committed.
  • Hijacked by Ganon: Twice:
    • After seemingly getting killed in the first game, Shinovi Versus reveals that he is still alive and has been manipulating Miyabi and her squad all along, using them to set up the Shinobi Battle Royale.
    • In Deep Crimson, after he is seemingly killed in the second chapter, a squad of yoma known as the yoma generals become the new leaders of the invasion. Turns out he is still alive and had created them.
  • Hulking Out: Before his boss battles in Deep Crimson. he does this, first by eating a Yoma fetus when confronted by Rin and Homura, and second by using his Mind Manipulation on himself when confronted by Homura and Asuka.
  • Implacable Man: No matter how many times Homura allegedly kills him, he manages come back every single time. You'd swear he has a whole bunch BodyDoubles stored away just for the occasion.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: He intentionally causes wars between good and evil shinobi in order to draw out yoma, and initially seems to be doing this so the yoma can be destroyed and peace can be achieved, which is why shinobi were created in the first place. But it turns out that he wants to control the yoma, not destroy them, and use them to Take Over the World.
  • It's a Small World After All: He and Hanzo seem to have a story together, given the familiarity they refer to each other during their fight in Deep Crimson
  • Large and in Charge: His appearance in the first few games is never shown, but according to game text he's apparently a tall man with a sculpted physique. He does, however, get an appearance in the anime and eventually Senran Kagura 2, as shown above.
  • Leitmotif: And To the Edge of Ambition.
  • Mad Scientist: Not a major aspect to his character, but Deep Crimson reveals that he created the yoma generals using the blood of the Hanzo and Crimson girls and shaped them to be Evil Knockoffs.
  • The Man Behind the Monsters: He is behind all of the yoma in Deep Crimson.
  • The Man Behind the Woman: He is behind Hebijo leaders Homura, Suzune, and Miyabi as their boss.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He preys on girls who are down on their luck, like Rin/Suzune and Homura, and molds them into his minions.
  • Mind Manipulation: He has mastered the art of puppetry what allows him to take control of practically anyone he can. He even uses it on himself to make himself unlock the true potential of his yoma form.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: Is quickly killed by Homura in the Hebijo storyline as he was raving on about how he was going to use Orochi for his own intentions.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: Well, just a single eye and based on the scar on his right eye implies that he is blind on the right eye due of some sort of battle.
  • Mysterious Backer: His motives are a mystery even to the Hebijo school officials.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: His game outfit is a red coat with black ends, and he is a wholly evil Diabolical Mastermind.
  • The Sociopath: He is a Manipulative Bastard who will not hesitate to kill even his own minions, and generally shows no care for anyone but himself. In the anime and manga, after activating a Self-Destruct Button, he flat-out says that he 'won't lose any sleep' if all his students die.
  • Take Over the World: In all continuities. Where his plans with yoma first imply he is aiming for War for Fun and Profit, Deep Crimson drop this as his true motive.
    No man in history has ever conquered the entire world. I will be the first and only one!
  • Taking You with Me: In the anime and manga, when defeated, he activates a Self-Destruct Button (that he somehow had hidden in his teeth) to destroy all of Hebijo Academy and kill everyone inside. Thankfully, the heroines manage to save everyone.
  • Unexplained Recovery: Despite being cut in half by Homura, later killed by Homura again, and crushed under a giant yoma, he somehow always returns, no worse for wear.
  • The Unfought: In Burst and Shinovi Versus, he is killed by Homura in a cutscene, and the Final Boss goes on to be Orochi and Miyabi, respectively. Finally averted in Deep Crimson, where he is fought twice.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Pointed out in Deep Crimson. He's powerful enough to have mastered the puppetry technique, but his impatience and desire for power immediately and without effort means his Shinobi skills are lacking beyond that. Hanzo runs circles around him in a fair fight, and when he pulls out cheap trickery to defeat him, is entirely oblivious to the fact that Hanzo faked his death, and both times you directly fight him in the same game, his primary mode of attack is powerful but visibly wild and clumsy punches.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Before he and Orochi appear, the story is a lighthearted Fanservice-fest with villains who are goofy and shown to be good people deep down. Then he shows up and instantly raises the stakes by being a genuinely evil shinobi who engages in mass-murder, Human Sacrifice, and other atrocities. Every time he appears, the plot gets serious.
  • Walking Spoiler: Even knowing he exists reveals that Homura is not the Big Bad she seemed to be. Same goes for his return in Shinovi Versus, as him not being dead and being behind Miyabi is a big twist.
  • War for Fun and Profit: His plan in Deep Crimson is to sell the yoma as weapons and spark worldwide war. Of course, he then reveals that this is one step in his ultimate plan to Take Over the World.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He has no problem fighting against and brutally killing/sacrificing the heroines and his minions alike. Naturally, this only serves to make him even more despicable.
  • You Could Have Used Your Powers for Good: Homura notes that his determination could have been put to great use for unselfish goals.
  • You Have Failed Me: In Burst, when the Hebijo girls lose to the Hanzo girls, he sacrifices them to Orochi. In the anime and manga, he instead preemptively invokes the yoke technique, which allows him to remotely kill the Hebijo girls, and threatens them with death if they fail against the Hanzo girls.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: In Burst, he sacrifices Homura's friends to Orochi once they stop being useful to him.

Other Characters



VA: Hiroki Yasumoto (Japanese, Anime), Kanehira Yamamoto (Japanese, Game), Scott Freeman (English)
  • Date of Birth: 6th of June
  • Age: 22
  • Blood Type: O
  • Height: 180 cm
  • Measurements: B?, W?, H?.
  • Hobbies: Outdoing Ikaruga
  • Favorite Food: Curry
  • Ninja Animal: Unknown
  • Weapon: Handmade Kusarigama

Murasame is the son of the Houou family and Ikaruga is his adopted sister. He failed to become the heir of his family's legacy due to a perceived lack of shinobi skills - something his sister has in abundance, which he used to resent her something fierce for. He wishes that the two of them could put their differences aside, but every time they are together they seem to argue. He's a fourth year at a prestigious economic university where he proves himself to be an excellent businessman.

His weapon of choice is a chain-sickle - and since he won 6th place in a weapon proficiency championship it has not left his side.

  • Ax-Crazy: Well, he did break into his adopted sister's bedroom, and tried to hurt her just to take back their family heirloom by force... twice. He can also fly off the handle sometimes. (He's gotten much better, though).
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: He was first seen on the anime where, in line with his status as antagonist, he had a positively deranged aspect. Contrast it with his official render for Deep Crimson (some time after his Heel-Face Turn) where he's a player character and looks really handsome.
    • In an amusing subversion of the trope, that change only applies to his character art. His in-game model is still pretty much in line with his anime depiction. He's a more developed and appealing character though.
  • Bishōnen: Say what you will about Murasame, but he's definitely a looker.
  • Brother–Sister Team: Gradually becoming more of one with Ikaruga. Notably, his only combination attack can be done with her.
  • Character Development: Initially, he is just a jealous evil brother, but he starts becoming less of a villain after the first game:
    • In Shinovi Versus, he starts making an active effort to get along with Ikaruga more, to the point where he attends a seminar intended to strengthen sibling bonds.
    • In Deep Crimson he follows Ikaruga to Kyoto and he puts an act to get Yomi and Ikaruga closer
  • Fiction 500: While the family is prominent in the world of ninja, they are equally prominent in the world of finance. While he sucks at being a shinobi, he excels at business, which his father recognizes.
  • Giving Someone the Pointer Finger: Gives a Phoenix Wright style one to Ikaruga and Yomi.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: He was an excellent example back in the day, burning over the resentment of being a no-talent that had to be replaced. He successfully managed to convince himself that Ikaruga stole Hien from him. (He just as notably worked himself out of this).
  • Harmless Villain: Back when he was still consumed with his grudge over Ikaruga displacing him as heir to the family's Ancestral Weapon Hien, he once broke into Ikaruga's room and foolishly challenged her for Hien. She dropped him through a trapdoor. Generally, every time he tries to antagonize Ikaruga, he embarrasses himself and is never a real threat to her.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite his incompetence as a ninja, he is actually a phenomenal student and businessman.
  • I Was Just Passing Through: "I was just being a petty idiot." Thanks to how self-centered he was, he's rather skilled at actually making it sound believable. In Deep Crimson, he conceals a good deal of his altruism by acting out exactly the sort of obnoxious cluelessness the viewer had come to expect from him. Was it a coincidence that he followed Ikaruga to Kyoto to make up for a field trip he missed as a child? Was it actually accidental that he trampled and crushed the red orb Kagura was about to eat and hasten her transformation with? Did he actually intend for his antics to make Yomi sympathize with Ikaruga a little more? Only the latter is certain.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: He's quite insecure about how he pales as a shinobi to Ikaruga, and constantly tries to prove himself to be better than she is. He does end up taking comfort with the fact that he can say he's smarter than she is with him graduating a business course in college.
  • Jerkass: Despite character development, he's still full of himself.
  • Joke Character: Very much so in Senran Kagura 2. He's got a massive case of What the Fu Are You Doing?, suffers the exact same Clothing Damage mechanics as the girls (down to a single pair of white bikini briefs), has only one special and one Combination Attack (in which Ikaruga does most of the work), no Shinobi Transformation to speak of, and still manages to be a pompous twit nonetheless. In a world with competent and lethal shinobi, he can somehow manage to hold his own.
    • Lethal Joke Character: Surprisingly though, Murasame is actually quite useful as a support character. A lot of his attacks have Mercy Invincibility (which normally occurs for the rest of the cast only during their specials); one example is his heavy aerial attack (head-diving straight down and getting stuck up to his neck), which has so much MI, it can be used to avoid multiple attacks. And his heavy attack (swinging his sickle around multiple times) has range what only some Secret Ninja Arts can match, allowing him to shred mooks into pieces all around himself.
  • Joke Item: Magical girl wand cosplay toy and an anchor with a fish attacked to a hook in Deep Crimson.
  • The Klutz: He's considered a failure for a reason. Most of his moves involve some combination of hitting himself or tripping.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: Deep Crimson naturally assumes you know about his Heel–Face Turn in Shinovi Versus.
  • Leitmotif: Power of 6th Place
  • Limit Break:
    • Hien Housen: Mode Zero
    • The Best Combination (With Ikaruga, Deep Crimson)
  • Limp and Livid: The fact that Murasame is almost always in this position says a lot about his personality.
  • Miles Gloriosus: Talks a big game and is incredibly confident in himself, but is thoroughly outclassed by almost everyone.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Word of God stated that Murasame gets the same sexy treatment that the girls get. He even mentions perusing certain material in order to get the form right for Murasame's fanservice scenes.
  • Old Save Bonus: You can unlock him in Deep Crimson with data from a Burst save. Otherwise, he's DLC.
  • The One Guy: While not the only male character, he is the only playable one currently.
  • Paper Tiger: Just from a glance you could be forgiven for mistaking him for cool and competent, when in reality he's a pompous loser with next to no skill.
  • Progressively Prettier: He has two major phases of design, (1) deranged Beady-Eyed Loser and (2) Mr. Fanservice.
  • Promoted to Playable: Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson marks his first playable appearance, as well as the first male to be playable in the series.
  • Satellite Character: More or less defined solely by his relationship with Ikaruga.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: In Shinovi Versus he mentions that the family is a major donor to the school and so he can practically waltz his way in to the secret ninja school by simply name-dropping himself. This is presumably how he snuck into Ikaruga's room earlier in the series.
  • Stock Ninja Weaponry: He uses a Kusarigama with (perhaps) [some skill.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Following his character development, he's become quite good looking.
  • Tsundere: He does care about his sister, he's just very hesitant to show it.
  • The Unfavorite: His family thinks he's good for nothing and not capable of inheriting their heirloom katana Hien. Which was why they adopted Ikaruga, who was far more talented, meaning her to inherit the blade and succeed the family as a strong shinobi. He was not pleased with this, and tried to take Hien from Ikaruga, believing himself to be the rightful inheritor. His efforts were always futile.
    • In a subversion of the trope, his family, especially his father, is fully aware that while he sucks as a ninja, he's an excellent businessman, and they're perfectly fine if he goes down that path.
  • Upper-Class Twit: Even after his Heel-Face Turn, he's still a pompous twit. If he doesn't know who you are (even if you happen to be Master Hanzo himself), he'll assume your name wasn't worth knowing in the first place.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: He wears an open coat, which is his only outfit.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Desperately seeks his father's approval, to the point of madness. Proving himself as an outstanding businessman gained him some respect, which in turn made him a nicer guy, but he's still clearly got a chip on his shoulder.
  • What the Fu Are You Doing?: Playable or no, his parents weren't exactly wrong when they decided he was lacking in talent. In Deep Crimson, a lot of his combos involve him attacking wildly, kicking dirt, tripping over his chains or getting wrapped up in them. Heck, he'll whack himself in the head during his Idle Animation.



Ninto is Hibari's rabbit that she summons with some of her attacks. It operates a storm cloud which Hibari can ride on to fly.



VA: Yuko Kaida (Japanese), Jamie Marchi (English)
  • Date of Birth: 15th of May
  • Age: 16
  • Blood Type: O
  • Height: 151 cm (4'11")
  • Measurements: B91, W56, H82 (36-22-32)
  • Hobbies: Unknown
  • Favorite Food: Strawberries
  • Ninja Animal: Unknown
  • Weapon: Ankle flails

Naraku appeared in the Old Capital together with Kagura. Asuka and the other Hanzo Academy students rescued them both from monsters. She is Kagura's one and only guardian, and she follows the young girl's commands.

Her weapons are two iron balls attached to her feet. She has the power to control their size, and uses this ability to devastating effect.



VA: Yuki Matsuoka (Japanese), Jad Saxton (English)
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  • Date of Birth: Unknown (September 22?)
  • Age: 100 days old
  • Blood Type: Unknown
  • Height: Unknown
  • Measurements: B?, W?, H?.
  • Hobbies: Unknown
  • Favorite Food: Unknown

A young girl whose name happens to have great significance in the shinobi world. While on a school trip, Asuka and her friends found her being chased by yōma and saved her. At first glance, she speaks like a child, but she says things that no child would. Lacking almost any ability to defend herself, she relies on her guardian Naraku for protection.

  • Dark Is Not Evil: Though the older and more powerful she grows, the less pleasant and more ruthless she becomes, Kagura still exists for the sole purpose of destroying yōma, which is considered the worst kind of demon, if not the ONLY kind in the world of Senran Kagura.
  • Demon Slaying: Kagura's entire existence is devoted to the eradication of Yoma. In fact, she shares a name with the ninja rank Kagura, given to shinobi who specialize in Yoma Hunting (Though for certain reasons, it's doubtful that the Kagura rank exists in the Deep Crimson timeline).
  • Dual Age Modes: Has the ability switch between a little girl, a teenager, and an adult.
  • Dual Boss: As soon as she reaches her adult form in Deep Crimson, she fights alongside Naraku before she truly awakens.
  • Emotional Maturity Is Physical Maturity: Even though she is over 900 years old (overall age) or less than year old (current reincarnation), her mental state is tied to the state of her physical form. Notable in the Waistdeep DLC where when she reverts from her adult form to her child form, her mentality is reverted back to that of a child.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Her irises look like seven-petalled flower inside two rings.
  • Final Boss: Of Deep Crimson.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: It was likely that Kagura herself met the Mikagura Sisters before Naraku entered into her life.
  • Glass Cannon: In Estival Versus, she has very high attack power, but suffers from mediocre defense. Especially in Frantic Mode.
  • Glowing Eyes: Kagura's eyes in her True form start glowing red as a sign of vastly increased power.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: If you haven't played Deep Crimson before Estival Versus, the latter game will flat-out reveal that she's a Living MacGuffin who was born to slay the Youma. Her entry cutscene even shows her consuming a Youma Red Orb to transform from her child form into her adult form, which is a pivotal plot point in Deep Crimson.
  • Leitmotif:
  • Limit Break:
    • Izanami
    • Izanagi
    • Susanoo-o
  • Living MacGuffin: Is not only being hunted by the yoma, but by the Hanzo girls who are sent to capture, if not outright kill her. Though her true identity is actually that of a MacGuffin Turned Human or MacGuffin Super Person.
  • Morality Pet: She's one to the frighteningly pragmatic Naraku, who has trouble with basic concepts like "don't openly insult people who just saved your life" or "don't assault innocents to help draw out youma just because it's faster".
  • Phlebotinum Overdose: If she keeps on consuming Red Orbs even after she is fully awakened, she will cause a massive explosion before turning back into the Reincarnation Orb.
  • Promoted to Playable: She and Naraku were confirmed to be upcoming DLC characters in Estival Versus.
  • Psychotic Smirk: Estival gives her this, both in-game and in her character art.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: True Kagura's eyes are an ominous glowing red, signifying that she's awakened to her full power.
  • Space Master: Her powers is described as her being able to manipulate space, which she uses to create portals to fire black-red blades, teleport and even "flip the world upside down".
  • Storm of Blades: A lot of her attacks work in this manner, summoning red energy blades from spacial rifts to impale her enemies with. These blades seem to have the special capability of instantly killing the Youma on contact, seeing as how she was able to one-shot Orochi's true form in Deep Crimson with little effort.
  • Teleport Spam: And how! Most apparent in her Final Boss fight in Deep Crimson as she'll disappear and reappear constantly around the battlefield.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: In Deep Crimson, she's seen gleefully crushing a fallen Youma underfoot.
  • Walking Spoiler: She is definitely more than what initially meets the eye, and it is utterly impossible to talk about her without spoiling almost everything about who she is.
  • Wave-Motion Gun: Her Ulitimate Hidden Ninpo in Estival Versus works a lot more differently than in Deep Crimson despite having the same name. Rather than conjure up two giant spacial blades, she instead traps her enemies in a red circle bearing the same symbol in her eyes and then unleashes a massive laser on them from the ground.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: She's surprisingly literate for a girl who's very young. Less surprising when it's revealed she's a constantly reincarnating demon-slayer who advances in age the more red orbs she eats.
  • Young and in Charge: Sort of. We're given every indication that she's the supreme authority of her mountain village's organization. One of the major running gags between her and Naraku is how frequently Naraku has to chide her for lacking some form of common sense, which Kagura then mumbles an apology for... and then how shortly afterwards, Kagura chews Naraku out for some breach of basic human decency, calling it a "serious no-no", and how quickly Naraku bends over backwards to immediately change her official stance. The Waist-Deep DLC shows that this dynamic is still in place, even with Kagura as an adult, the only evident change being how sincere Kagura's apologies are.

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The Final Boss of Skirting Shadows, and the final stage of Crimson Girls. In Shinovi Versus, Orochi is revealed to be a Yoma summoned by Dōgen to be used as a weapon of war.

  • Ambiguous Gender: Orochi seems to have a female body and breasts, and True Orochi is definitely feminine in form, but its demonic voice and being a yoma makes it hard to tell.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: With Dōgen in Burst and Deep Crimson. In the former, she/it works with him to sacrifice people to herself/itself, and in the latter she/it leads the yoma invasion alongside him.
  • Boss Rush: In Crimson Girls, you must fight each of the possessed Hebijo students after defeating Asuka.
  • Came Back Strong: In a fashion, the creature you face in Burst and Deep Crimson's first chapter is an incomplete version. The second time you face her/it is her/its true form.
  • Demonic Possession: Does this to the Hebijo students in Crimson Girls, requiring Homura to defeat her comrades in order to set them free. Implied to also be the case in Skirting Shadows.
  • Demoted to Extra: In the games, it is in a Big Bad Duumvirate with Dōgen. The closest thing it gets to an appearance in the anime is a three-minute cameo as Dōgen's Ninpo, "Giant Serpent".
  • Disc-One Final Boss: In Deep Crimson, she appears to be the final boss as True Orochi, but once she is beaten, Kagura appears and kills her, taking the final boss position as True Kagura.
  • Eldritch Abomination: She/it seems to be one-third humanoid giant, one-third dragon, and one-third Humongous Mecha. Four of its five necks have no heads on them, instead ending in great masses of bloodstained katanas. It has two bizarre mechanical appendages that can only be described as giant tennis rackets covered in bloodstained katanas. On its central neck is the head of a mecha-dragon, covered in bloodstained katanas, and in the head's mouth is a human face, contorted with rage. Oh, and the sound of its roar is mixed with a baby crying.
    • Eldritch Location: Its insides, see Womb Level below. It's a weird red version of the normal world with odd features like floating interfaces in the background and rotating gears on the floor. It also has inexplicable grassy meadows and you can hear Orochi's heartbeat wherever you go.
  • Gameplay and Story Segregation: In Crimson Girls, regardless of which character you select the mission with, you will always control Homura during the brief "meadow sequences" leading to the fight against each possessed Hebijo student.
  • Giant Space Flea Out Of Nowhere: After fighting Crimson Homura, seemingly the final boss of Skirting Shadows, this creature comes out of nowhere. Averted in Crimson Girls, which gives a bit more focus to her and reveals what she is doing in Hebijo.
  • Leitmotif:
  • Orochi: Probably one of the more horrifying renditions of the good old eight-headed serpent.
  • Tail Slap: A really powerful one at that. In Burst, it can shred through half of your clothing bar in one strike.
  • Took a Level in Badass: A curious example since it happens both in-universe and from a gameplay design:
    • In its first appearance in Burst, it's a static boss with a limited range of attacks. The Deep Crimson retelling of that battle overhauls its moveset completely, giving it mobility and a whole new set of attacks.
    • Plot-wise, the creature you face is an incomplete form, with its complete form making an appearance in the final chapter of Deep Crimson as one of the hardest bosses in the franchise.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Prior to her and Dōgen's appearance, the story is a lighthearted Fanservice-fest with villains who are goofy and shown to be good people deep down. Then she shows up and instantly raises the stakes by being a genuinely scary Eldritch Abomination who takes the game into Surprise Creepy territory.
  • Walking Spoiler: Her mere existence is a massive twist, as she only appears after beating Crimson Homura, and her presence takes the story in a Lovecraft Lite direction, revealing the true purpose of the shinobi.
  • Warmup Boss: Oddly enough, the tutorial for Crimson Girls pits it against Homura in a nightmare sequence.
  • Wave-Motion Gun: One of its attacks is a massive laser beam that can only be avoided by remaining airborne or hiding in a specific spot.
  • Womb Level: In Crimson Girls, the final mission takes place inside its body.
  • You Don't Look Like You: Orochi's brief appearance in the anime looks like five gigantic white worms with Lamprey Mouths, four eyes and claws growing around the mouth and its body being covered in flames.


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