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Main protagonist of the DOA series, Kasumi is a female ninja of the "Mugen-Tenshin" style. Ayane is her half-sister and cousin, Shiden and Ayame are her parents, and Raidou is her uncle. Before entering Dead or Alive tournaments, Kasumi and Ayane - unaware that they were related - were best friends, although the clan saw Ayane as "cursed" and didn't want Kasumi or any other children to be around her. Since childhood, Kasumi has been pampered and spoiled as she lived a privileged life full of expensive clothes, servants and the respect of the rest of the Mugen Tenshin clan. According to their mother, Ayame, Kasumi and Ayane used to have fun catching fish for the family. Her relationship with Hayate was also ideal, with the two playing games and training together happily. However, once Ayane learned of her true heritage a product of the rape of Ayame, making her Kasumi's half-sibling Kasumi's friendship with Ayane ended due to Ayane's bitterness and envy over her mistreatment by the clan, centering her animosity on the "princess" Kasumi.

Kasumi was originally second-in-line for the title of clan master within the Mugen Tenshi. In an attempt to settle her brother Hayate's old scores, she became a "runaway" shinobi." Immediately after Dead or Alive World Combat Championship, she was taken captive by the Super-human Development Project. While held captive, DOATEC created two clones of her, Kasumi Alpha and Alpha-152, in an effort to create the perfect fighter. In DOA6, Kasumi was ambushed by Phase 4 clones of the Alpha project, but she was saved by Ryu Hayabusa.
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Dead or Alive

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Dead or Alive 2, DOA2: Hardcore, Dead or Alive 3, Dead or Alive 4, Dead or Alive 5, Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Dead or Alive 6, Dead or Alive: Dimensions

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Page Updated:  Nov. 4th, 2020

Kasumi's DOA1 debut wasn't particularly exciting (or bring much "hype" for people who followed the scene back then). DOA2 was a much more popular game, and Kasumi helped the cause with her cool kata in DOA2's intro. Actually, ever since her prominent role in DOA2... she's become quite popular. While she has some likeable features, I personality find her personality and moveset slightly bland. Kasumi's "hip thrust" fighting stance resembles no authentic martial arts that I ever heard of... lmao. Yeah, her default stance is mostly "sexual" for sure... welcome to DOA. lol.

In comparison to other fighting game heroines, Kasumi is lacking some things. She has some cool-looking attacks & throws, but there's not much about her that "makes a statement" or defines her theme... in fact, she's not very "ninja-like" in that regard. "What's a ninjutsu?" ~Kasumi. >_> Again, her personality has been mostly dry and "quiet" throughout the series. As with other DOA girls, her main draw appears to be her bouncy boobs & over-sexualized outfits. One thing I can't get past is her facial rendering in DOA2-DOA4... why does she have the face of a 12-year-old? *sigh* Either it's poor rendering by the dev-team's (or they're legit pervs), but they finally fixed the problem in DOA5/DOA6. lol. In closing, Kasumi does have decent alt. costumes, but many boring ones as well. As far as her default attire goes... I think Mai and Maki do it better... (and they did it first). 

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