Red Shadow



A 25 year-old from Russia, Red Shadow (Hotarubi) is a skilled female assassin who joined Kage under Utsusemi's guidance. Fearing the worst for her master, she sets out to confront Hanzaki before Utsusemi can. This Russian ex-Ninja was given her name due to her resemblance too a firefly's dull glow. She uses a shuriken as her sub-weapon.
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Bushido Blade



Bushido Blade 2

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Page Updated:  May 19th, 2024

This Russian female samurai was one of Bushido Blade's most eye-catching designs of the original roster, in my opinion. Both of her costumes in the game are pretty original and look cool. Her alternate "red ninja" costumes definitely gave me Taki vibes at the time, since I was a huge Soul Edge / Soul Blade at that time. Like the rest of the cast from Bushido Blade, she also has a legit traditional fighting style and even appears in the opening movie. 

Her return in Bushido Blade 2 was also solid (coming from the perspective of a returning Red Shadow fan)... and her design didn't need to change very much. Overall, Red Shadow's personality still seems a bit dry compared to others from the series... but otherwise, she was a likeable heroine in Bushido Blade and probably one of my favorite characters from the series.

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