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Encyclopedia > Kasumi (Dead or Alive)
Kasumi (Dead or Alive)
Nationality: Flag of Japan Japanese
Gender: Female
Birthdate: February 23
Age: 17
Blood type: A
Height: 158 cm (5 ft 2 1/2 in)
Weight: 48 kg (106 lb)
Measurements: B89 W54 H85 cm
Fighting Style: Ninjutsu (Mugen Tenshin Style)
Occupation: Runaway Shinobi
Favorite Food(s): Strawberry Millefeuille
Hobbies: Fortune-telling, origami
Voice Actor(s): Sakura Tange
(DOA-DOA2)
Hōko Kuwashima
(DOA3-DOAX2)
Kari Wahlgren
(DOAX2 English dub)
Debut: Dead or Alive (Arcade)

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History

Dead or Alive

Kasumi, also known as "the Kunoichi of Destiny", is a female ninja skilled in the Mugen Tenshin Style of Ninjutsu. She was to become the 18th Master of the Mugen Tenshin Ninja Clan, but ran away in order to enter the Dead or Alive tournament. There, she hoped to defeat Raidou, the man responsible for crippling her brother Hayate. By leaving the secretive ninja clan, she became a nukenin (runaway shinobi). This means that she must live on the run from her former comrades every day as they seek to silence the "traitorous" Kasumi. Eventually, Kasumi kills Raidou and wins the tournament. Kunoichi, as she appears in Samurai Warriors. ... Raidou is a character from the Dead or Alive video game franchise. ... Hayate ) is a fictional Japanese character from the Dead or Alive video game series. ... A ninja on the cover of Black Belt magazine. ...


Dead or Alive 2

After having won the first tournament (and killing Raidou), she was captured by DOATEC and a clone of her was created. However, she managed to escape (defeating her clone in the process) and made an attempt to return to her village, but she wasn't allowed to, due to the fact that dishonored ninja can never rejoin their respective clan. Raidou is a character from the Dead or Alive video game franchise. ... Helena is a video game character from the Dead or Alive video game series created by Team Ninja and published by Tecmo exclusively for the Xbox. ...


Dead or Alive 3

Now labeled as a "traitor" to her village, Kasumi has been pursued incessantly by assassins from her clan; not a day passes without an attempt on her life. Despite this, Kasumi still wishes to see her brother and enters the third tournament to meet him one last time. Dead or Alive 3 is a fighting game in the Dead or Alive series. ...


Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball

Kasumi was invited to Zack Island for the fourth Dead or Alive Tournament. However, the tournament was a hoax and Kasumi (with the other DOA girls) were stuck for two weeks on the tropical island. Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball is a beach volleyball game by Tecmo released in 2003 for the Xbox video game console. ...


Dead or Alive 4

Kasumi again seeks to find Hayate. She meets her brother and tries to convince him to stop the war against DOATEC and return to the Mugen Tenshin village with her. However, Hayate remains quiet and their half-sister Ayane interrupts them. She attacks Kasumi but is defeated. Ayane ) is a video game character from the Dead or Alive video game series. ...


Kasumi pursues Hayate to the DOATEC Tritower. There she is confronted by Helena who has taken control of DOATEC. Helena says she wants nothing to do with the ninja fighters (this includes Ryu, Ayane, and Hayate) and mentions that a clone of Kasumi - codenamed ALPHA-152 - is about to become active. Kasumi fights her way past Helena and then heads down to the lab to destroy ALPHA-152, who resembles Kasumi in form and fighting style, but seems to be made up of pure energy. Kasumi fights her clone to her best efforts, but in the end it appears ALPHA-152 escapes in the chaos of the destruction wrought by the Mugen Tenshin invasion. Kasumi is last seen watching Helena entering the blazing helipad. When trying to interfere Kasumi is prevented from doing so by Ayane, who by doing that might have saved Kasumi's life as the building starts exploding mere seconds later. Helena is a video game character from the Dead or Alive video game series created by Team Ninja and published by Tecmo exclusively for the Xbox. ... Ryu Hayabusa ) is a fictional video game character who stars in the Ninja Gaiden series of video games and appears in the Dead or Alive fighting game series, all developed by Team Ninja, a part of publisher Tecmo. ... ALPHA-152 is a character from the Dead or Alive video game series, featuring as the boss of Dead or Alive 4. ...


Dead Or Alive Xtreme 2

Kasumi is a runaway Ninja who abandoned her position as head of the Mugen Tenshin clan to avenge her brother, Hayate. She came to New Zack Island upon hearing that her brother was there, even though she wondered what he was doing on a tropical island.


Personality

Kasumi is portrayed throughout the DOA series as a more compassionate character than her younger half-sister, Ayane, and any of the other fighters. She is an honorable and kind spirit and although a highly skilled kunoichi with deadly abilities she does not enjoy or wish to fight. Many of the statements she makes in the game series before a round begins reflect her desire to avoid confrontation. This is perhaps rather an awkward element of her portrayal when considering she has essentially entered the tournament knowing she would have to fight. Her statements also often reflect the fact Kasumi is very merciful. She doesn't like to see people suffering at the hands of her skills and is inclined to show mercy to her enemies. However she is capable of killing and this is shown in the first DOA story where she defeated and killed Raidou. This was notably in a fit of rage and in revenge for the crippling of her brother, Hayate, by Raidou. Therefore if the circumstances had been different and Kasumi had not been so enraged she would have hesitated to take his life. These actions also represent how strongly Kasumi feels for her brother. She is demonstrably family orientated and would like nothing more than to return home in peace.


Gameplay

Similar to the other Dead or Alive ninjutsu characters, Kasumi is considered a mid-to-top tier character due to her balanced character traits. She features good speed, execution, and fairly simplistic input commands. However, her range is lacking and her single strikes do little damage.


Kasumi's playing style has differed slightly over the series. In the original Dead or Alive and its sequel, her commands were suited to performing air combos and juggles (her Sakura Parrie is an excellent tiger knee). However, in the later games she became a pressure character, focusing more on extremely fast attacks and great interrupters to keep the opponent constantly on the defense.


Movie appearance

In "DOA: Dead or Alive," she is played by Devon Aoki. Also on the movie, it should be noted that Kasumi's personality is colder than anything else. In the movie, she fights Leon, and wins, which makes Kasumi herself doubt that Hayate would've died. Also, in the end, she got to go home with her brother despite being a runaway shinobi. Devon Edwenna Aoki (born August 10, 1982) is an American model and actress. ... Shinobi (忍び) is the Japanese word for ninja In terms of sameness, a Shinobi is the same as a Ninja in that the word Shinobi is translated to Ninja in english. ...


Trivia

  • The reason Kasumi, Ayane and Kokoro who made her debut in Dead or Alive 4 do not have listed ages (17,16 and 17 respectively) in western versions of the Dead or Alive games, is because they are under 18 years old. Tecmo decided to give them an undefined age to avoid the risk of a moral backlash.
  • Kasumi appeared as a playable "monster" in Monster Rancher 2 and Monster Rancher 4, also produced by Tecmo. She must be unlocked by going to the Shrine and inserting the Dead or Alive 1 CD in the Disc Tray in Monster Rancher 2, and the Dead or Alive 2: Hardcore disc in Monster Rancher 4.
  • In the Xbox version of the game Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly, produced by Tecmo, Kasumi's original blue costume for Mio Amakura and Ayane's original purple costume for Mayu Amakura can be unlocked. One thing these characters have in common is that they are sisters, although Mio and Mayu are twins, not half-sisters.

 
 

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