Tsugumi Sendo


Tsugumi Sendo is a high school student from Osaka who was taught wrestling by her father, Kantetsu from an early age. However, she is secretly ashamed of this, especially after she was told by a boy she had a crush that woman wrestlers are "unfeminine", and wants to drop out of her wrestling training. 

After butting heads with her overbearing father, Kantetsu will allow her to drop out, but only under the condition that she brings a decisive victory in the King of Fighters tournament. Despite her original hatred for wrestling, she has come to enjoy fighting as she began to win matches. Some of Tsugumi's move names reference her hometown, like "Tsūtenkaku Driver", "Naniwa Lariat", and "Okonomiyaki-Ire".


Fatal Fury: Wild Ambition

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Card Fighters Clash, Card Fighters Clash 2

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Page Updated:  July 6th, 2020

Yes, Tsugumi's eyes are drawn weird (and definitely look a bit creepy) in her official Fatal Fury: Wild Ambition artwork. It's surprising too, since nearly all of the other characters from Wild Ambition look awesome / badass in that set of artwork.

Anyhow, Tsugumi is yet another one of those Japanese character designs that takes a little while to figure out whether it's a guy or a girl... lol. Her costume design visually reminds me quite a bit of TEKKEN's Asuka Kazama, and interestingly, Tsugumi actually appeared about 5 years before Asuka. Perhaps this character was some early inspiration for Asuka? Their fighting styles are very different, however. Tsugumi has a few halfway-decent throw techniques, but most of her attacks are animated quite stiff (blame Fatal Fury: Wild Ambition's engine for that). Due to the game's clunky animation, Tsugumi also doesn't have any "feminine" animations to hint that she's actually female. :/ 

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