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Video Game / Kakuto Chojin

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Kakuto Chojin: Back Alley Brutal AKA Kakutou Choujin: Fighting Super Heroes is a Fighting Game exclusively made for Microsoft's Xbox gaming console published in 2002 by Microsoft Game Studios. While used as an early demo game for the Xbox's graphical capabilities, it is more notorious for being pulled off of the shelves shortly after a prayer from the Quran was used as a sample in one of the music tracks.

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

This game exhibits the following tropes:

  • Artistic License – Religion: Asad is supposedly a Muslim extremist, but is covered in tattoos, which are considered haram in Sunni Islam.
  • As Long as It Sounds Foreign: After discovering that Asad's theme music used Quranic verses as a component, Microsoft had the vocals replaced with vaguely foreign-sounding gibberish.
  • Bruce Lee Clone: Reiji sports the slender muscular torso, the acrobatic moves, and the high-pitched screams although he is a Japanese Tomonobu Itagaki lookalike with massive scars all over his body.
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  • Dance Battler: Rena uses Capoeira as her fighting style.
  • The Fundamentalist: Asad is an Muslim extremist from Somalia who is waging his own private Jihad.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Vittoria, Rena and Roxy all wear revealing outfits and possess copious amounts of jiggling while moving. Vittoria and Roxy also are blessed with large breasts to go with said jiggling.