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Hibiki Takane


Hibiki is the daughter of a famed swordsmith of the Bakumatsu era. Her fighting style is Muso Shinden-Ryu, a branch of Iaido. When her father retired, the two of them moved to an isolated part of the countryside, to get away from the crowds that knew him. He continued his trade without stress, until one day, a silver-haired young man came and requested a sword to be made. Genzou was entranced by his intense evil and could not refuse him. Even Hibiki felt uneasy about the strange man.

Eventually Genzou finished the Yasomagatsu Hinotachi, the Eighty Day Sword named for the time it took to be created. But the effort had made him ill, and he was confined to bed. He told Hibiki that it was the silver-haired man's fault; "Though I cannot approve of such actions, go and find that man and the sword. The thing that I saw... what I felt... even you must understand." These were Genzou's last words. Confused and unsure, Hibiki yet did as she was told, packing her things and leaving their simple home. It was three days later that Amano Hyo came searching for Genzou.
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The Last Blade 2



The Last Blade: Beyond The Destiny, Capcom Vs. SNK 2, Card Fighters Clash, Card Fighters Clash 2, Card Fighters Clash Ds, Samurai Shodown (2019) Season 3



Page Updated:  Dec. 6th, 2022

While Hibiki may not appear extraordinarily "exciting" at first glance, her passive appearance and fluid fighting style is refreshing in the 2D fighting game world. Her Iaido-based fighting style moveset is very well done to say the least. She was definitely a cool addition in The Last Blade 2, but her crossover debut in Capcom Vs. SNK 2 brought her into the spotlight and was arguably her best appearance... I love using her in CVS2! Her level 3 super is where it's at. On a side note, if you are a fan of Ukyo Tachibana from Samurai Shodown, Hibiki is pretty much his female counterpart.

After over 2 decades, The Last Blade and Samurai Shodown finally did a crossover thing! While its not (yet) a full game like I'd hoped for so many years... it's still pretty awesome to see Hibiki in Samurai Shodown!

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