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Momiji is Kureha's younger sister and Ryu Hayabusa's apprentice who first appears in Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword. She later appears as a playable character in Ninja Gaiden Sigma II and an NPC Ninja Gaiden III. Along with her older sister Kureha, Momiji was raised to be a Dragon Shrine Maiden. She was tasked with keeping the ancient relics passed down the Hayabusa Village from the ancient Dragon Lineage and carrying out the Shrine Maiden's rites and rituals to purify the world of malicious evil forces.

Among the relics that the Dragon Shrine Maidens were tasked with guarding is the Eye of the Dragon, a jewel said to contain the souls of the ancient Dragons. Unlike Kureha, Momiji was spared the fate of her older sister during the Dark Dragon Blade Incident. At the time, Momiji was away from the village on an errand only to come back to a ruined village. She was devastated by the loss of the many lives, especially her elder sister. Momiji began training under Ryu as a precaution and ended up becoming a skilled kunoichi along with her Shrine Maiden abilities for the sake of the Hayabusa Village. She supports and follows her master whenever he comes around.
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Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate

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Dead or Alive 6

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Page Updated:  Dec. 29th, 2019

Momiji surprised me! She's not just another typical DOA girl with big-boobs... nor is she a typical copy-paste ninja girl. Momiji is actually a solid "next-gen" DOA character. As one of the main "poster girls" for DOA5: Ultimate, her appearance and fighting style seem to highlight the strengths of the DOA series. She's got a nice variety of cool looking moves & smooth animations... as well as some innovative "airborne" moves that are unique to her in the DOA series. Not only that, but she's a considerably "easy" character to use.

She also incorporates "fire" in some of her moves, which is a nice change of pace from most DOA fighters. 

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Momiji Animations