Mina Majikina


A lonely girl of mysterious origins, even to herself, Mina had a sentimental connection to the village she lived in, though she didn't talk to the people that much. After going demon hunting for a while, she returned to find her village totally destroyed, and everyone slaughtered. The only survivor was her pet, Chample, who was the only person she cared about. Upon traveling to find the ones who destroyed her village, she learns about an evil presence in Japan. She hunts it down, looking for answers.

She was born with a strong spiritual power. Due to this, she was separated from her family and was raised to be a Kaminchu (a goddess). But because her spiritual powers were so strong, she was feared by her own villagers and became the outcast of her village. Slowly and slowly, she had forgotten how to smile. Her only friend was her pet Chample.

Apparently, Champuru was the one who destroyed her village. She killed Chample to avenge the death of her villagers but also killed herself so she can be with Chample forever.
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Samurai Shodown 5



Samurai Shodown 5 Special, Samurai Shodown 6, Samurai Shodown (2019), Card Fighters Clash DS


Page Updated:  May 16th, 2021

Until Mina's arrival, the Samurai Shodown series never included an archer. Since the bow & arrow was a staple weapon in Japan during the time of the samurai, it only made sense to finally have a proper archer in the series. I was excited about SSV when I first saw Mina. She's definitely one of the best newcomers of SSV / SSV Special. Aesthetically, she's a very pretty design and reminds me of a sexy female elf. Her hairstyle is a bit over the top... but her look seems to fit into the series quite well. Gameplay-wise, she's actually pretty fun to use... though a bit cheap and overpowered (near broken) in the original SSV.

Mina would've been a fine design by herself, but for some reason the devs decided to have a cutesy / strange / Pokemon-like creature follow her around. (My original thought: "Uhh, maybe I change my mind about Mina." lol.  Champuru is its name... and no, it's NOT cute. Don't let it fool you, it's a creepy-alien-baby that'll stab you in the back when you're not looking... and it destroys villages (according to her official story). Yeah, ya'll can keep Champururu-ru. lol. In fairness, Champuru actually looks better in Samurai Shodown (2019).

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