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Kazuki Kazama
 
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BIO:

Kazuki is a member of the Kazama ninja clan and the brother of Sogetsu and Hazuki. He wields the power of flames for his skills. He tends to act before thinking. When his younger sister Hazuki was kidnapped by Amakusa, he left his clan in order to save his sister. But in doing so, his clan ordered his brother Sogetsu to find and kill the escaped ninja. Both him and Sogetsu eventually met at Amakusa's castle. There, Kazuki defeated Amakusa and was able to save his sister. Sogetsu, on the other hand, stayed behind to fight Zankuro. Since then, he and Hazuki live a life of running from his clan. His father was killed by Yuga.

Even though Enja from SSV is partially a sprite clone of Kazuki and strongly resembles Kazuki's "bust" form from SS64, they are not the same person. Enja is a demon who took over an unknown ninja of the Kazama clan. Eventually, Enja becomes sealed in Kazuki's weapon. He is rumored to be Kazuki's father.

 

 
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ORIGIN:
Samurai Shodown 4

 
            
   

OTHER APPEARANCES:
Samurai Shodown 5, Samurai Shodown 5: Special, Samurai Shodown 6, Samurai Shodown 64, Samurai Shodown 64: Warriors Rage, Samurai Shodown (2019), Card Fighters Clash, Card Fighters Clash 2, Card Fighter Clash DS, Samurai Shodown 2: Pocket

   
                                                


                 

Page Updated:  Oct. 7th, 2019

Fire ninja Kazuki was around waaay before those hipster "Fire-benders" from Avatar... or whatever other "fire ninja wannabe" you might be able to think of. Come to think of it, Fuuma from World Heroes did come first... but he's part of the SNK camp, so he doesn't count. lol. Kazuki made a solid impact when he debuted in SS4. As one of the a "new school" SamSho characters introduced in SS4, Kazuki (and his bro Sogetsu) seemed to compliment everything I love about the series. Kazuki has a ton of unique moves, a very unique fighting style for the series... and his hot-headed, aggressive personality perfectly compliments his "fire" theme. That exploding-into-fire disappearing ninja shit is badass as hell. lol. Kazuki is an interesting contrast to the likes of Ukyo, for example.

While Kazuki's semi-generic ninja garb & anime hair didn't wow me at first, his moveset-design and the way he can be played by skilled players made me a fan of the design. In the later 2D games, his design could've used a revamp of sorts... but he was still an effective and entertaining character. Kazuki's cool stance, animations & mannerisms make him stand out in the fighting game universe.

Fighting  Style  /  Moveset
Personality  /  Charisma
Outfit(s)  /  Appearance
Effectiveness  in  series
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