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Video Game / Blood Warrior
aka: Oedo Fight

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Blood Warrior ("Oedo Fight" in Japan) is a fighting game by Kaneko and the sequel to Shogun Warriors. While the original game used cartoonish sprites and a modest amount of bleeding, Blood Warrior tries to cash in on the success of Mortal Kombat by using digitized sprites and adding even more gore.

This game contains examples of:

  • A Winner Is You: Beating the game rewards you with a screen of your character posing that reads “CONGRATULATION.”
  • Action Girl: Kasumi, the sole female of the cast.
  • Ambiguously Human: Ikkyu. He bleeds like the rest of the cast, but it’s hard to tell if he’s a living statue or just wearing a mask.
  • Bloodier and Gorier: Compared to ‘’Shogun Warrior’’.
  • Expy: Most of the cast is based on characters from the previous game.
    • Kinshirō, based on Samurai, who was in turn based on Tōyama no Kin-san.
    • Arashi, based on Ninja.
    • Sanpei, based on Kappa, who also happens to play like an ice-elemental Dhalsim.
    • Syūgethu, based on Shogun.
    • Shishimaru, based on Kabuki.
    • Benkei, based on Musashibō Benkei and the boss character of the same name.
    • Goemon, based on Ishikawa Goemon and is also based on the boss character of the same name.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Finishing moves can either split an opponent in half vertically or leave them a pair of legs with a geyser of blood gushing out.
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  • Laser Blade: Syūgethu has two of them.
  • Moveset Clone: Kinshirō and Syūgethu. Interestingly enough, their projectile moves have different inputs.
  • Ninja: Arashi and Kasumi.
  • Noblewoman's Laugh: Kasumi's victory quote.
  • No Plot? No Problem!: Nine characters based on Japanese culture fight to the death. No other explanation necessary.
  • Prehensile Hair: Shishimaru can whip his hair at opponents and even grab people with it.
  • The Protagonist: According to Kaneko, they marketed Kinshirō as the protagonist.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: The game is set in feudal Japanese times, yet most of the background music is rock music.
  • Video Game Cruelty Potential: You have the option to leave your opponent a gory mess. Sure, you could spare them, but what's the point?
  • Wolverine Claws: Kasumi wields a pair of them.
  • World of Ham: The victory quotes demonstrate this.
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  • Your Head Asplode: Inverted with one of the finishing moves of each character, which leaves an opponent nothing more than a pile of blood and entrails, with their severed head perfectly intact.


Alternative Title(s): Oedo Fight


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