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The main character of the story, Musahi can either be a boy or a girl depending on the player. Either way their story is the same; they were orphaned during the war of the Sushi Struggles. While out looking for food one day for their fellow orphans, they came across a wandering man named Franklin who taught them Sushi Striking. Just as Franklin was about to give sushi to Musashi and their friends, the Empire captured him. Wanting to save Franklin and share their sushi with others, this awakens the sushi sprite Jinrai, who offers them his power. Thus, Musashi sets out to take on the Empire and rescue Franklin.
- Action Girl: If your pick the girl option.
- Ambiguous Gender: There's no set gender for Musashi, they can be one or the other. The game cutscenes change accordingly.
- All-Loving Hero: Mushashi isn't one to hold grudges. Their goal is to share sushi with people, even if they're bad guys.
- Berserk Button: Being called a kid. They don't take it well when being referred to as such.
- Big Eater: Considering there isn't much to eat it's not surprising.
- Calling the Old Man Out: After finding out Tiburon is their father, Jubay, and beating him the second time. They call him out for just up and abandoning them after joining the Empire. Citing even if they love sushi, family still should come first.
- The Leader: After ousting Masa from the Sushi Liberation Front, Musashi takes over as the leader of the resistance to teach the troops the proper way to eat sushi. Indeed, once they're in command, the SLF start gaining more ground in their efforts.
- Kid Hero: No more then 12 years old and they ultimately end up taking on the entire Empire to allow everyone to eat sushi.
- Missing Mom: While they end up reuniting with their father, they find out that their mother had thrown herself into the Great Shrine Gate upon learning Jubay had joined the empire. Jinrai states even he doesn't know what goes on beyond the gate and the end of the game has both Musashi and Jubay waiting near it, hoping for the day she'll return.
- Secret Legacy: As the game goes on, it's revealed their father was a legendary sushi striker and working for the Empire.
- Stock Shōnen Hero: A young big-eating, All-Loving Hero with a talent for Sushi Striking.
- Tragic Keepsake: Their jacket, which is the only momento from their parents.
Musashi's main Sushi Sprite. Sensing their love for sushi, he's awakened from his shrine and offers Musashi aid in spreading sushi to others. Being their main ally and partner, he is likewise targeted by the Empire due to being a rare Sushi Spirit.
- Berserk Button: Seeing people not give sushi the respect it deserves. It bugs him to no end to hear Rio call it "soosh," and he flips out when he discovers Masa has been throwing away the rice from all the sushi he eats.
- Cartoon Creature: Jinrai doesn't really resemble any one animal in particular.
- Exposition Fairy: Along with describing some gameplay mechanics, he also fills in on some areas when it comes to sushi sprites.
- Fun Size: Jinrai prefers to stay in his small form when traveling about, even after he shifts into bigger, more powerful forms.
- Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: An non-aggressive version, but he snaps Musashi out of their funk when they learn the truth about their mother.
- Mentor Mascot: As he's the main partner spirit and guiding Musashi, it's not surprising he's this.
- Nonhuman Sidekick: Being a sushi sprite and all, this is a given.
- One-Winged Angel: As the game progresses, he gains more power and able to shift his form into a taller and more impressive figure.
- Signature Mon: For Musashi.
A traveling Sushi Striker that Musashi meets while out looking for food. It's through him they learn of Sushi Striking. However, he's caught by the Empire not long after, prompting Musashi to begin their quest.
- Game-Breaking Injury: Was extensively fed so much wasabi at the Facility that it destroyed his sense of taste. The end credits show he's recovering however, so it make just be temporary.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Though he's only seen at the beginning and near the end of the game, it's due to him that Musashi begins their own path as a Sushi Striker and sets the events of the game into motion. It's also in saving him that he has Ara-o grant Musashi his power. In doing so they learn the ultimate sushi striker art, Sushido, which is vital in countering Tiburon and Octavius.
- Take Up My Sword: Near the end of the game, Musashi finds him in a Empire torture facility where he was constantly fed wasabi. This destroyed his sense of taste and thus couldn't aid Musashi himself. However he grants them his sprite spirit, Ara-o, and has him lend Musashi his power.
A young boy whom Musashi meets on their travels, begging for help due to Imperial forces swarming a sushi shrine. After Musashi helps him, he returns the favor by upgrading Great Shrine which allows for upgrades and practice.
Sushi Liberation Front
Leader of the Sushi Liberation Front, or SLF. Musashi meets him after some of the SLF forces save Musashi from an ambush. After seeing their skill, he allows Musashi to join the group and help push the Republic forces further into Empire territory.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He doesn't make it any secret that he's just using Musashi to further his own goals for power. What's more, he reveals he only eats the fish part of sushi, not the rice, claiming one can only grow strong by discarding the unwanted parts. However this is considered unforgiveable with Sushi Sprites since it doesn't show proper respect for the food.
- Brought Down to Normal: After Musashi beats him and he flees, Jinrai states he isn't worth going after as his duplicity has been revealed to the Sushi Sprites and none of them will pledge their power to him now.
- Eye Patch Of Power: Has one on his right eye.
- I Did What I Had to Do: What he claims anyway, by only eating the fish part and discarding the rice in order to grow stronger.
- Laser-Guided Karma: He was the one who booted out Jubay from the SLF during the sushi struggle years ago. It's Jubay's offspring that does the same to him later.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: He was responsible for causing Jubay to join the Empire when he found out Masa's methods for growing "stronger" and beating him in a sushi struggle.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Last seen fleeing after Musashi beats him and isn't seen again afterwards.
A bratty punk who's likewise an orphan and from the same village as Musashi. Always looking out for himself, he joins the Empire in the hopes to gain more sushi.
- The Bully: The opening cutscene establishes this when he tries to steal the fruit Musashi was picking for the orphans and mocking Musashi all the while until Musashi throttles him when pushed too far.
- The Computer Is a Cheating Bastard: Except for the first encounter with him, all of the battles against Kojiro have him use at least one Sushi Sprite Musashi can't obtain, and these Sushi Sprites have overpowered abilities that last the whole battle. This is compensated by him having low HP and a worse-than-usual AI.
- Determinator: The one admirable trait he does have is that he keeps coming back to challenge Musashi even if he never wins.
- Jerkass: Very unpleasant all around.
- Minion with an F in Evil: He shows up at various points in the game to challenge Musashi. But each loss loses him more standing with the Empire until he's thrown into the torture facility for his failure. Even the generals who gets stationed with him don't really like him and know full well he doesn't have much chance of beating Musashi but allow him to try anyway with each one threatening to kick him out of their unit if he fails.
- Never My Fault: He can't fathom something going wrong for him being his fault. Always blaming Musashi for any defeats he suffers.Kojiro: Just what is your beef with me?! Waaaaah!Musashi: My beef with you?! Listen, YOU picked a fight with ME!
- It's All About Me: Joined the empire simply to get sushi for himself. Even when Musashi states that by ratting on Franklin he virtually denied sushi not only for the orphans but himself as well. He comment he doesn't care as long as he gets what he wants.
- Pet the Dog: After being defeated one last time at the Facility, he finally relents in helping Musashi and leads them to where they're keeping Franklin.
- The Rival: Played with. The game looks to present him as such, only he never really gets better or loses the condescending attitude. His Boss Subtitles have fun with this, at one point calling him "Sworn Enemy?"
- Sore Loser: As you can imagine he doesn't take losing well. Usually complaining that Musashi cheated or I Let You Win.
- You Have Failed Me: Practically a Running Gag. EVERY general he joins threatens him with this straight up just as Musashi is about to challenge the head honcho, with failure meaning he gets kicked out of said unit. Needless to say he gets bounced around like a beach ball until ultimately ending up at the "Facility" where he was force fed wasabi for one too many screw ups.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Near the end of the game, Musashi finds him in the Empire Torture facility, his face swollen from being force fed wasabi. Musashi takes pity on him and releases him...and Kojiro instantly tries to fight them thinking it'll get him back into good graces with the Empire. Musashi honestly isn't surprised by this and humors the poor kid one more time.
- Wake-Up Call Boss: His wall-based Sushi Sprites, which he starts using from the get-go, force you to learn to do particular key things—tall stacks for Hakkan, combos for Konkan. Otherwise, you aren't getting through him.
An agent of the empire that Kodiak employs to hunt Musashi.
- The Archer: Uses one with arrows that have plates as the tip.
- HeelFace Turn: She defects from the empire after Musashi beats her for the third time, finally convinced that sushi can be use to unite people rather than tear them apart.
- Love Interest: For the boy Musashi if you pick him, and there's Ship Tease with the girl Musashi as well.
- Not So Different: With Musashi, she likewise had no family due to the Sushi Struggles and grew up just knowing war.
- Nice Hat
- Shadow Archetype. Basically Musashi if they only grew up just fighting and never having an appreciation for sushi other then just as a tool for war. Musashi manages to talk her down after besting her in sushi striking that sushi doesn't have to be that way.
The first general that is encountered, who arrests Franklin. He guards the border from the Republic to the Empire. Kodiak is obsessed with being beefy, inhaling his sushi so fast he doesn't even taste it.
- Anything but That!: Begs this when Tiburon sends him to the "Facility" for losing the border. Considering what we find out about it later. It's understandable why Kodiak is afraid of this.
- Big Eater: Has a technique called Buff Buffet in which he eats rapidly to build up his plate stacks and hit you for massive damage.
- The Brute: Focuses a lot on raw strength and as such most of his unit is very muscled.
- Freudian Excuse: When finally defeated at the Facility. He reveals the reason he eats his sushi so fast is because he was ridiculed for actually savoring sushi which was seen as a detriment in a time of crisis.
- Hopeless Boss Fight: Musashi takes over for Franklin after Kodiak beats him. However since this is the first time Musashi actually battles someone, Kodak takes them down easily once he pulls out Buff Buffet.
- Developers' Foresight: This boss fight is during a tutorial in which Ara-o introduces you to the manual shoot and the automatic shoot (Autoshoot). Kodiak will not attempt to fight back until Musashi has performed both. His HP will also not drop below 1, in anticipation of those who will only throw plates in one manner.
- Signature Move: Buff Buffet via Wani-o, which lets him link plates of different colors, though they will all turn cyan (the lowest-damage color) when they arrive at his table.
- You Have Failed Me: Has this pulled on him by Tiburon, who orders Kodiak taken to the "Facility" after losing the border.
An elderly Empire general of the tropic region. He utterly loves sushi filled with wasabi and forbids anyone eating sushi without it.
- Blazing Inferno Hellfire Sauce: As stated, he loves wasabi and even uses it in his battle in which you must avoid them when connecting the plates.
- Bling of War: Kinda. He sports golden dentures and earrings.
- Bodyguard Babes: Near all his units are female.
- Dirty Old Man: Considering near all his troops are young females and they mention having "playtime". It's implied he's this.
- Eyes Always Shut: Uusally has his eyes closed though will open them on occasion.
- Freudian Excuse: Ausprey used to love sushi as prepared normally, albeit more of a fan of wasabi than his peers. He couldn't wrap his mind around the fact that wasabi in the quantities he prefers is nauseating to most other people, and he grew increasingly frustrated over this gap in his understanding to the point where he currently enacts a wasabi requirement in his jurisdiction to force people to see things his way.
- Gameplay and Story Segregation: Despite Ausprey's liking for wasabi and cutscenes showing him eating heaps of the stuff, he gets stunned just as much as anyone else if he nabs a plate of wasabi in battle.
- Miniature Senior Citizens: If not for his platform sandals, he'd be even shorter than Musashi.
- Primal Stance: Always shown in a hunched over pose.
- Pointy Ears: Has them for some reason.
- Red Baron: The "Golden Boy."
- Signature Move/Trap Master: Wasabi Blast via Kama-o, which replaces some of the sushi in Musashi's lanes with heaps of wasabi. Musashi will be stunned for a couple of seconds from the intense flavor.
A female Empire general of the volcanic region. Purrsilla doesn't permit anyone in her region to eat salmon and tuna sushi. Since both are Musashi's favorites, they're at odds with her.
- Battle Butler: In a flip of Ausprey, all her troops are handsome looking men decked out in butler wear.
- Bishounen: The look of choice for Purrsilla's subordinates.
- The Computer Is a Cheating Bastard: You cannot pledge with Plasm-o, and thus you cannot use Luxury Flash. This is unique among the four Generals; the other three's signature Sushi Sprites can be pledged with.note
- Elmuh Fudd Syndwome: Likes to dot some of her speech like this, for example: "Pwincess".
- Freudian Excuse: The reason she bans salmon and tuna is because it reminds her of a bad breakup in the past.
- Picky Eater: Hates salmon and tuna and utterly refuses to allow it in her region. This goes double for her boss fight as she has a move that won't allow you to hit her if you pick up those types of sushi.
- Signature Move/Power Nullifier: Luxury Flash via Plasm-o, which prevents damage from stacks of plates if at least one of them contained salmon and/or tuna.
- Smurfette Principle: The only female general among the bunch.
The head general of the Empire and its strongest warrior.
- HeelFace Revolving Door: As Jubay, he joined the Empire after seeing corrupt how the SLF was, thinking that they would provide Sushi for everyone. When Musashi finally defeats him, he realizes his methods were wrong and joins them in stopping the empire.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: He reveals himself to be Jubay, Musashi's father.
- Mundane Made Awesome: Wields the ultimate sushi striker art, Sushido, which the striker eats sushi so poetically that it freezes their opponent.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Joined the Empire when he saw that the SLF wasn't altruistic in their goals and only in it for power.
The Emperor of the Empire. A rather emotionless boy who seems to be constantly hungry.
- Abusive Parent: Had one in his father, who was so greedy he never let Octavius have any sushi. This ended up warping the poor boy's mind that all sushi should be his and started the sushi struggles as a result.
- Hilariously Abusive Childhood: The way it's depicted can make it come across as this too, as all we ever see of Octavius's father is him nonchalantly taking all of the sushi meant for Octavius. Young Octavius looks confused and somewhat scared while his father is treating it like any other day at the sushi restaurant.
- Alas, Poor Villain: Tiburon, Musashi and Jinrai all pity him and try to help him. But his father's abuse left him mentally scarred that nothing can seem to reach him anymore, even when he's finally beaten.
- Final Boss: Naturally he's the last boss of the game, fought twice. Once in his normal mindset and again when he decides to get serious.
- Greed: His ultimate plan is to hoard all the sushi to himself and never share any. Which is sadly a mindset his father instilled in him.
- Horror Hunger: Because of the abuse he suffered, he developed a power that allows him to take sushi from people even it's in their own hands (which is a skill he likewise uses in battle where he can takes the sushi from your side of the lane). When beaten the first time, it causes him to relive the traumatic experience of his father eating his sushi, which really sets his hunger off. In general, though, Octavius is always hungry, desperately craving any sushi he sees and wanting it all for himself.
- Prophet Eyes: Octavius, in his Eternal Nightmare form, has pure white eyes.
- Redemption Rejection: Musashi tries to share sushi with him and he almost seems to accept their offer. But ultimately rejects it at the last moment, claiming people are all the same and will start fighting over sushi again someday.
- Sanity Slippage: Was already a bit un-balanced before. When Tiburon tries to get him to call off the war, he starts lose it a bit and when Musashi even offers him some sushi, he goes off the deep end.
- Slasher Smile: Once beaten the first time, remembering his trauma from his father causes him to go nuts and grinning like a madman.
- The Stoic: For most of the game, he's like this and leaves most of the matters up to Tiburon...
- Not So Stoic:...up until the final fight with Musashi where he gets scarily more expressive.
A rather odd fellow who Musashi and Jinrai keep bumping into. Neither an enemy nor an ally, he nonetheless reveals he knew Musashi's father but will only give up the info about him if Musashi bests him in specialized Sushi Struggles.
- Agent Peacock: He's...eccentric to say the least.
- Catchphrase: "Game Time? Game time!", "NO! All wrong! Cut!" and "To Giroppon and Step on it! Catch and Release you later!"
- Hipster: Comes off this way, dress in trendy clothing and using words like "Soosh" to describe sushi (much to Jinrai's irritation).
- Insistent Terminology: Always refers to sushi as "soosh." This greatly annoys Jinrai. If Jinrai tries to press the issue by asking why Rio does so or tries to force him to call it "sushi," Rio will change the subject. Rio even extends this to his Sushi Sprites' skills, calling them things like "Soosh Shield" or "Ghost Soosh."
- Mysterious Stranger: No one really knows what to make of him or where he even came from. Even Jubay wonders who the heck he is since he was always hanging around the Empire's castle.
The main source of power of many Sushi Strikers. They're creatures from beyond the Great Gate that can produce unlimited sushi, though only if they allow said user to do so though a pledge signified by an emblem on the striker's person.
- Barrier Warrior:
- Elekan makes its user into one with its Sushi Shield.
- Hakkan and Konkan put up barriers that prevent certain types of sushi stacks from passing through.
- Bears Are Bad News: Kumaten.
- Big Fun: Apparently, the final forms of Elekan and Ghozo are always happy and love to entertain and be entertained.
- Blasting It Out of Their Hands:
- Honokan's Plate Breaker destroys the top plates of the opponent's stacks with each stack throw you do. Your stacks have to be taller than theirs though.
- Owlten's Table Chop outright destroys all of the plates on the opponent's table, but it has a long charge time.
- Cast from Hit Points: Boneten's Soul Shot greatly increases attack power, but the user loses HP with each attack.
- Catch and Return: Kazurava's Plate Plunder will intercept any attacks done while this is active. If the user has empty space on the table, they can be tossed back.
- Combo Breaker: In addition to scrambling the sushi as its name suggests, Faeten's Sushi Shuffle will end whatever linking the target was doing at that moment.
- Counter Attack: Garu-o guarantees that however much the user is damaged by the opponent's next stack of plates, Dish Served Cold will strike back at double damage.note
- Creepy Crows: Crowkan. Averted when he awakens, upon which he looks to be a singer or comedian.
- Ditto Fighter: Chamelva can use Skill Copy to, well, copy the opponent's last-used skill.
- Elegant Gothic Lolita: Dollkan.
- Elemental Embodiment: Each of the elements has one Sushi Sprite that appears to be its personification. Their skills rarely have anything to do with said elements though:
- Water: Suiten
- Fire: Honokan
- Wind: Kama-o
- Earth: Golekan
- Electricity: Plasm-o
- Equippable Ally: A true sushi striker is said to have at least three Sushi Sprites on them and each one can give out an ability to either help their user or hinder their opponent.
- Everything's Better with Penguins: Penzo.
- The Fair Folk: Faeten.
- Fearsome Critters of American Folklore: Due to the fact that most of the Sushi Sprites have horns, even if they're based on creatures without horns, some of them bear resemblance to particular Fearsome Critters. In particular, Pyonten's horns make it look like a jackalope, and Batten's horns give it similarities to a dingbat.
- Fixed Damage Attack: Hohten's Stick Chop. It's completely unaffected by any defensive or disruptive effect, even Stealth Striker.
- Fun Size: Even after awakening or ascension, you can choose to battle using a Sushi Sprite's lower form if you prefer. You'll have to deal with its lower stats, however.
- Golem: Golekan.
- Hair-Raising Hare: Though not scary, per se, once Pyonten awakens, he looks a LOT tougher.
- Hollywood Chameleon: Chamelva.
- The Medic: Penzo's Sweets Paradise, Pyonten's Fruits Paradise, Suiten's Comeback Stack, and Batten's HP Hunter allow the user to recover from damage taken.
- Intangible Man: Cryten can turn the user into this with Stealth Striker. During this time, attacks will pass right through with the exception of the aforementioned Stick Chop).
- Interface Screw:
- Dragokan and Unikan drastically speed up the lanes, making it much harder to link plates.
- Hellzo and Ghozo summon overturned sushi rice tubs that get in the way as they cannot be selected to link with.
- Golekan's Claustrophobia puts dividers between the lanes. They can still be linked through, but only the top of the sushi is visible.
- Crowkan's Blackout turns all of the plates black and disables the darkening of incompatible plates when linking. This requires the target to figure out where to link by identifying the sushi instead.
- Bakuzan's Autoshoot Shutdown disables the opponent's Autoshoot mechanic, causing such stacks to vanish instead of launching at the user and thus requiring the target to throw stacks manually.
- Perhaps inverted with Gourai's What's Yours Is Mine, which allows the user to select sushi from the opponent's lanes too.
- It's All About Me: Mouzo's Super Star causes the monitor to focus on the user for the next 20 seconds. Inverted with Uszo, whose Super Scout causes the monitor to focus on the opponent for the next 30 seconds.
- Japanese Delinquents: Garu-o's awakened form is dressed like a bancho.
- Jive Turkey: Hakkan and Konkan have awakened forms that deliberately invoke this. In particular, they seem focused on The '80s and The '90s, as they wear backwards baseball caps with baggy T-shirts and jeans, ride on skateboards, and carry boom boxes.
- Kitsune: Inazo.
- Life Drain/Vampiric Draining: Batten, fitting how bats and vampires are popularly depicted in fiction, with his HP Hunter.
- Mana Drain: Sabokan's Jubilee Hunter and Dollkan's Skill Hunter deducts parts of the opponent's Jubilee gauge and their Sushi Sprites' skill gauges, respectively, and transfers them to the user's corresponding gauges.
- Mon: Pretty much, you collect them through your adventure, they evolve over time when leveled up which can increase one's power and there are many of them.
- Mushroom Man: Takezo.
- No-Sell: These are very potent, but their downside, among the obtainable ones, are that they're very short in duration:
- Cryten's Stealth Striker causes the opponent's attacks to pass through the user.
- Plasm-o's Luxury Flash negates all damage done by stacks that had at least one plate that held salmon and/or tuna.
- Kazurava's Plate Plunder causes stacks aimed at the user to land on his or her table instead, allowing the user to throw them back.
- Our Dragons Are Different: Dragokan, who's played straight when first encountered, but his later forms depict him as humanoid and wielding a sword.
- Our Vampires Are Different: Batten's ascended form has a human body shape, dresses in old-fashioned clothing, and wields a rapier, but he is still very much an anthropomorphic bat.
- Petting Zoo People: A number of the Sushi Sprites' final forms are like this, being anthropomorphic versions of the animals they're based on. This crosses over into Bishounen Line due to how their more powerful forms are more humanlike.
- Plant Person: Cherrykan, Sabokan, Kazurava, and Popokan are based on plant life.
- Power at a Price: Popokan's Bargain Striker arranges sushi to make it easier to chain, but their quality is downgraded by one.
- Power Floats: All Sushi Sprites are capable of hovering to move where they need to be.
- Power Nullifier:
- Yukizo's Skill Ban prevents both strikers from using their Sushi Sprites' other skills. Snowzo's Skill Severance, on the other hand, disables only the opponent's Sushi Sprites' skills, but for a shorter duration.
- Clouzo's Ghost Sushi causes the sushi to disappear from the opponent's lanes, preventing them from building up their Sprites' skill gauges.
- Ara-o's Clean Plate will terminate any ongoing skills when activated.
- Serious Business: You make a pledge with them, you better truly appreciate sushi, that includes both the rice and fish.
- Shock and Awe: Tigazo's Electrozap and Gourai's Lightningzap both electrically charge the sushi plates, allowing them to deal more damage.
- Signature Mon: Most of the major characters wield a Sushi Sprite that either only they use or are otherwise closely associated with them. Some of the minor characters do too.
- Musashi: Jinrai
- Franklin: Ara-o
- Kojiro: Hakkan, Konkan, and Ghozo
- Archie: Kyatten
- Celia: Pyonten
- Rio: Kerozo
- Kodiak: Wani-o
- Ausprey: Kama-o
- Purrsilla: Plasm-o
- Tiburon: Gourai
- Masa: Crowkan
- Octavius: Gourai with the skill known as What's Yours Is Mine
- Octavius's Father: Chamelva
- Magnetic Shot Operators: Moguzo
- In addition, until very late into the game, Boyle is the only enemy who uses Faeten, and Sualo is the only one who uses Golekan.
- Status Ailment:
- Gnomzo's Plate Downgrade decreases the rank of sushi coming out of the opponent's lanes.
- Honokan's Plate Breaker decreases the height of the opponent's stacks by breaking the top plates.
- Kama-o's Wasabi Blast replaces some of the opponent's sushi with heaps of wasabi instead. If they consume a stack with at least one plate of wasabi, they're prevented from moving for a short while.
- Status Buff: Some sprites do this to give you power up.
- Tigazo's Electrozap increases the plates' attack power.
- Takezo's Combo Bonus lets you deal more damage in combos.
- Rosekan's Fancy Striker increases the rank of sushi coming out of your lanes.
- Boneten's Soul Shot drastically boosts attack power but at the cost of HP.
- Inazo's Hidden Plates adds 3 plates to the top of every stack created.
- Kumaten's Double Shot doubles the attack power of the next few attacks.
- Stone Wall: In addition to Elekan's Sushi Shield, which reduces damage, Popokan and Mouzo provide, far and away, the greatest defense boosts among Sushi Sprites.
- Unicorn: Unikan.
- Whip It Good: Pyonten's later forms show him wielding a fiery whip.
- Youkai: Kama-o is based on the kamaitachi, or sickle-weasel.