Saturn Virtua Fighter CG Portrait Series Vol.9: Kage Maru
Factory sealed Sega Saturn feature release
Japanese import, will not play on non-Japanese systems without a converter.
Japan-exclusive release. Menu language is English, karaoke is Japanese.
Still factory sealed. Seal has some shelf wear. Please refer to pictures for details of condition and contents.
Kage Maru (影丸 Kagemaru) fights with Hagakure-ryu Jujutsu. He was born in the village of Hagakure. "Kage-Maru" is the name given to members of the Hagakure clan who work in secret in the shadows of society. His birthright was to become the tenth-generation Kage-Maru. His father, the ninth-generation Kage-Maru, taught him the fearsome Hagakure fighting technique. One day, his mother, the eighth-generation Tsukikage, was kidnapped by J6 (judgement6). She was brainwashed and constantly having cybernetic improvements applied, she became a cyborg, immune to feeling. Several years later, the village of Hagakure was attacked by her, now known as Dural. Kage-Maru and his father were out fishing, but quickly returned when they saw the blazing village. They were too late, however, and the village was destroyed. Kage-Maru's father was killed by a bullet from the mystery group and the next morning, Kage-Maru salvaged a keepsake from his father, donned his costume, and embarked on a journey to prepare himself to take vengeance on those who spilled his father's blood. He also appears in Project X Zone 2 with Akira Yuki as a pair unit.
Kage-Maru is the most accomplished competitor in Virtua Fighter, having won both the 3rd and 4th tournaments. In 2006 Kage was featured on The Armchair Empire for Top 10: Best Ninjas at number #9. In 2010, PC World.idg included him in their list of top ten video game ninja characters at number #7, ridiculing his "Richard Garriott headband" but applauding him for "an authentic simulation of Jujutsu" and that Kage-Maru is one of the more realistic depictions of ninjas in gaming at GameZone, he was listed as one of the best video game ninjas, who reasoned "sneaky abilities galore, and [powerful] grab maneuvers.
Source: WikipediaJAN code of Virtua Fighter CG Portrait Series Vol.9: Kage Maru is 4974365090678, product code is gs-9067.