He has a crouching animation (which is uncommon for some bosses in SNK fighters). Determined to prove the superiority of his people, he challenges warriors time and time again to prove his strength. Akari found out that Hell’s Gate was causing trouble again, and flew out of the room, bent on finding the perfect cure for her sister’s disease on her own: sealing Hell’s Gate. A legendary boundary to forever separate them, The Hell's Gate, has existed since the birth of myths to keep an universal balance. Ceasing his training, he travels in order to seek the truth. Akari Ichijou (一条 あかり, Ichijō Akari) is a 14-year-old girl in The Last Blade. Several days later, a man named Hyo Amano stops by, hoping that Genzō would repair his weapon, the “Otokomae”, when he learns of the swordsmith's death, he sets out to find his daughter. In the end, he discovers it was only the changing of the seasons that resulted in the petals falling from the trees. Moriya silently took his leave shortly thereafter. He is directly responsible for the death of Hibiki's father, forcing him by sheer charisma to forge his sword and work on it to the utter limit. Hibiki Takane (高嶺 響, Takane Hibiki) is the 17-year-old daughter of Genzō Takane (高嶺 源蔵, Takane Genzō), a renowned swordsmith known throughout Japan during the Bakumatsu era. Before the events of the first game, he is magically sealed in a massive stone for ten years by a friend who perceived him to be a threat. Due to the decline of the ninja population, the Japanese common folk begin to consider the title “ninja” a thing to scoff at. With his transformation into “awakened Kaede” (覚醒楓, Kakusei Kaede), he defeats Kagami. She also did not show any compassion or regret towards the opponent she just slashed. He had retired to an isolated area in the countryside with his daughter but continued his work with various swordsmen around the country. This rite is to be performed by a special maiden, but a warrior named the “Messenger From Afar” seeks to assassinate her and prevent her from performing it. The main character of the series, Kaede grew up with Moriya and Yuki under the tutelage of the warrior Gaisei. TVTropes is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. This is a list of characters from The Last Blade. Moriya Minakata (御名方 守矢, Minakata Moriya) is a young swordsman in training under a legendary teacher named Gaisei. With his love of killing still fresh in his mind along with his few memories and fighting style, Mukuro wanders the land in his undead form, continuing to kill innocents. After honing his skills and learning to control the power of the Seiryū to a greater extent, Kaede and Yuki set off to the Okina in order to find more information. 15 images of the The Last Blade cast of characters. Y. Yuki (LB) Z. Zantetsu. He spends a time of almost 3 months forging this sword, which he dubs the “Yaso Magatsu Hi no Tachi” (八十枉津日太刀, “Blade of Eighty Days Harbored Unwillingly”), detailing the amount of time he invested in the weapon. The final boss of the Last Blade 2, Kouryu is fueled with the powers of the four guardians of Hell's Gate, making him a godly powerful divine being. And because of this, she fully accepts her destiny as the Sealing Maiden with resolve rather than rebelling against it. Keiichiro Washizuka (鷲塚 慶一郎, Washizuka Keiichirō) is a unit leader of the fictional Shinsengumi, a police-like group during the Bakumatsu era. Unfortunately, Shinnosuke is too powerful, and he dies in the battle. Shigen Naoe (直衛 示源, Naoe Shigen) is a guardian of a portal called the “Hell’s Gate”. The Last Blade 2, originally released in 1998, is the sequel to the fighting game, The Last Blade, which was released... Garou: Mark of the Wolves. At that time, two worlds, one near and one far, were born. Original Kaede (with his Last Blade 1 black hair) --At the character select screen, highlight Kaede and press C nine times, then B once, then C four times. He set out to exact revenge. She is later adopted by a warrior named Gaisei, who trains her along with two other students: Moriya Minakata and Kaede. Kaede also appears in King of Fighters 2000 as a special striker. Samurai Shodown's First Season 3 Reveals. After Kojiroh dies investigating “Hell’s Gate”, his sister Kaori disguises herself as him, using his identity in order to investigate the evils within, as well as to restore the faith in the Shinsengumi. Hibiki has 2 endings in the game; one of them involve her deciding to improve her swordsmanship which can be gained if the player defeats the opponents they face in Arcade mode with her super moves in every round. After his death, Shikyoh was re-animated in the form of a zombie named Mukuro (骸, “corpse”). Shigen Naoe. Five years on their quest, he still searches for Moriya. The world of the living, Ushyo, and the land of the dead, Tokoyo. SNK didn’t discuss or hint at any characters … He is later discovered by his three students, who all vow to take revenge on his killer. 18 images of the The Last Blade 2 cast of characters. He was the son of a warrior named Gaisei. He is also selectable in the Dreamcast port of The Last Blade 2. The Last Blade: Beyond the Destiny was clearly designed to take up a lot of people’s time and be something they could keep coming back to. As one of its guardians, he set out to close it, leaving his sleeping daughter in the darkness of night. Whereas Samurai Shodown took place in the 18th century of samurai, much like one of its inspirations, Rurouni Kenshin, The Last Blade instead gave a somber look at 19th century Japan. The now godlike warrior roams the lands and is called “Kouryu”, the Yellow Dragon. It is heavily implied that he is Eiji Kisaragi's ancestor. Concerned for his sword and for Hibiki, he sets off to locate her. Samurai Shodown’s next two characters are Cham Cham and The Last Blade 2 rep Hibiki Takane. A number of characters from the Last Blade series also appeared in SNK Playmore's Neo Geo Battle Coliseum. Gaisei (慨世) (or rather, Kouryu (黄龍, Kōryū) in his new form) is the legendary warrior that trained Kaede, Yuki and Moriya Minakata. To lay both their fears to rest, Juzoh pursues her on her quest. He once again travels to “Hell’s Gate” to experience a great battle. He is based on the historical Chinese martial arts master from Foshan, Wong Fei-hung. So today I am playing the Last Blade 2 showing all ex characters. During this time, he finds within himself an urge to “return” to the portal known as “Hell’s Gate”. The official story given by SNK is as follows: Long before humanity existed, in a far off time of myth, death was an unknown, equally distant concept, but when death first came to the world, the "Messenger from Afar" was born. 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