Iroha
 



 

BIO:

A Japanese maid, Iroha serves her master and appears to think of him as the most important aspect of her life. Her master is unknown, but is likely to be the player him/herself as she often bows and speaks to the player before and after her fights. Her namesake is taken from the Heian poem of the same name which is a pangram used for learning the hiragana syllabary.

Iroha also stars in her own mobile game called Maid by Iroha, in Japan. She makes another appearance in the dating sim Days of Memories: Oedo Love Scroll. Recently, she has also been added to a roster of usable characters in the Queen's Gate series, which is an extension of the fantasy game series, Lost Worlds.
 
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ORIGIN:
Samurai Shodown 6

 
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ORIGIN:
Card Fighters Clash DS

 
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Page Updated:  June 5th, 2017

First off, her name sounds like how a Japanese person would say "Alo Ha".... "Iro Ha!" lol. Now that I got that stupid joke out of my system, I can continue. Well, she's a hot Japanese maid / samurai babe, which sounds like a good addition to the Samurai Shodown series on paper. Iroha manages to fit into the series as far as looks go, but for some reason, she ended up being one of the most "sexualized" females from the series (mostly by fan artists and Gashapon figure/statue creators). This over-sexualization of the design must have something to do with her entertaining and comical super move (where her silhouette is seen nude behind a shoji screen) - along with appearing in random Japanese dating sims. Some people take obsessions with female characters way too far. >__>

I always appreciated the Samurai Shodown series for not needing to sexualize female characters to have cool and interesting designs (Charlotte, Nakoruru, Cham Cham, etc.) - but I guess this type of female design is bound to find its way into pretty much every series, eventually. Yeah, Iroha's fighting style and in-game animations are decent, but she's a bit underdeveloped as a design and doesn't quite match with the original heroines of the series.

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