This Is One Of The Characters In Soulcalibur V (She’s A Ninja)

By Ishaan . July 15, 2011 . 9:10am

A couple weeks ago, Soulcalibur V director, Daishi Odashima, teased silhouettes of two characters in the game who would be “officially” revealed at Comic-Con. Then, he decided to show one of them off a little early to his Twitter followers anyway.

 

Fans voted for the female character (naturally), and Odashima revealed what she looks like this morning. That’s her on the right.

 

A ninja? Related to Taki, perhaps? When asked whether or not Taki would be in Soulcalibur V last month, Odashima stated: “Is Taki returning? Well you know, she’s getting a little old. But then again ninjas are like super humans… hmm..”

 

It won’t be long until we find out who she is. Comic-Con is next week.

 

Food for thought:

Each time Odashima reveals a new character, he changes the hair style on his Twitter profile picture. Here’s what it looks like after today’s reveal:


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  • nyoron

    Oh I like her. If she replaces Taki that’s fine with me.

  • MrSirFeatherFang

    Not what I was expecting (the hair color), but I like her.
    Would this be a good time to list super ninjas?

  • SeventhEvening

    This guy is incredibly excited about his game. That level of enthusiasm is pretty awesome. Almost every week he drops some more details about the game. I thought last week he said he could say anything else before comicon, but he just couldn’t hold it in. 

  • Mister_Nep

    Those two are starting out small, but by Soul Calibur 7 they’ll both be silicone based.

    • Shinji Kazuya

      Really? I think their size is fine. Not gigantic like, for once.

      • Mister_Nep

        I’m just joking. Basically, I was saying that for a Taki replacement she’s starting out small. She has big cups to fill afterall :P

  • leadintea

    I’m not a big fan of the “cutesy” female ninja designs. Taki was practical and looked like a real ninja, this one looks like a generic anime design.

    • http://twitter.com/theanimalmaster blood donor

      i think she looks cool

      cannot wait for this game !!!!!!

    • https://twitter.com/RaiohV ShinkaRaioh

      Taki has giant boobs, that’s all but practical dude~

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/EnvyMizuhashi Garyuu

        Yet, she still has redeemable qualities, which are practical in and of itself. Taki isn’t a character restricted to just having big boobs.

        • https://twitter.com/RaiohV ShinkaRaioh

          I don’t talk about her obvious skills, just saying that designwise Taki is not practical for a ninja at all~
          Not that that’s a bad thing in my book, you know~ :P

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/EnvyMizuhashi Garyuu

      No s***. Really, her silhouette looks like anything that’s “not” a ninja. If she dressed like a sort of festival harlequin, I’d be totally okay with it. But this? Oh, Japan.

      • Exkaiser

        It’s just Taki’s SC2 outfit with the legs trimmed to shorts and some armor added.

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/EnvyMizuhashi Garyuu

          I guess the armor itself is very ninja, but the hair felt out-of-place.

    • http://chronotwist.deviantart.com/ JustThisOne

      While true, I feel like the practical ninja also gets a generic ninja design. I think this one’s a little different, though a little more anime-ish. I get what you mean though.

      Her design is a little too spunky looking. Blond… bright colours… I would expect a more calm and serious type from a ninja – like Taki was. I’m just worried that all the chicks of the roster are heading towards the upbeat, ditsy stereotype.

    • Exkaiser

      Taki? Practical? Looked like a real ninja? Not looking like a generic anime design?

      What am I reading?

      Real ninja dressed like farmers and nobles and other such disguises. They certainly didn’t wear bright red spandex. Or even blue spandex.
       
      This just looks like a poppy version of Taki’s red design.

  • nyobzoo

    probably from the same clan as Taki, I presume 

  • http://twitter.com/JezzSan Jezzy

    I like her more than Taki overall, but not so sure about the hair. Did perms exist back in the 16th century?

    • Sakurazaki

      Neither did swords that shot aisu or have a living eye, lol.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/jodecideion?feature=mhum TheWon and Only

    WoW a blonde Ninja wearing bright clothes I wonder where they got that idea from?  This game seems to be Soul Calibur the next generation. Hmm most TNG suck compared to the original OGs.

  • https://twitter.com/RaiohV ShinkaRaioh

    I like her, she’s cute and has an overall good design, also pop idol ninja is for the win~

  • RagnaXBL

    I approve

  • Crimson_Cloud

    Kawai ninja, looks good to me, although I have yet to see her personality. 

  • Elemiel

     Odashima is rocking that hairstyle.

  • maxchain

    Oohh, these answers to who’s returning are somehow an even bigger tease than the cookie-cutter “we don’t respond to rumors” replies.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/HAEBCODVH3BGFIHE47BKNDXD2I Jonathan

    I vote for an old Genkai-like Taki

  • http://bmgf.bulbagarden.net/members/55321.html FinalArcadia

    And here I thought she’d be Tira. I feel pretty stupid now, lol.

    I wonder if she’s Japanese, or what her nationality is. Maybe she’s related to Setsuka…?

  • XypherCode

    hot :D

    “Is Taki returning? Well you know, she’s getting a little old. But then again ninjas are like super humans… hmm..”
    why do they even make sequels of the game that spans so many years that the characters get so much older as a result.

    …anyway Ivy still looks hot even in her 50s :))

    • http://twitter.com/Leivra Leivra

      No way! :o

  • DanteJones

    Hmm, she reminds me of Yoko/Alkaid from .hack G.U. for some reason.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/EnvyMizuhashi Garyuu

      I don’t see that myself, and I love Alkaid.

  • http://profiles.google.com/sebagomezi sebastian gomez

    whoa, thanks for destroying a great saga. No more SoulCalibur for me. Cute echii-j-pop chicks and androgynous guys are just not my cup o tea.

    • http://bmgf.bulbagarden.net/members/55321.html FinalArcadia

      What about the gameplay?

      • http://profiles.google.com/sebagomezi sebastian gomez

        that´s exactly why It bothers me so much. The gameplay will probably be flawless as usual!!!

        • http://bmgf.bulbagarden.net/members/55321.html FinalArcadia

          Oh, you. :)

          I’m sure Rock or his son Bango will be there to fill the muscleman spot. Oh, and captain Siegfried “von Ronsenburg of Dalmasca”, too.

          • http://profiles.google.com/sebagomezi sebastian gomez

            LOL, no, but seriously, my personal favs were Mitsurugi, Hwang, Voldo, Taki, the first Siegfried (Soul Edge), Cervantes, Nightmare and Raphael, yes, Raphael, and I really liked emo-boy-Kilik (in fact I´m pretty good with him)…and of course that Sophitia, Cassandra, Xhiangua and Seung Mina never bothered me, but this chick is just too much, so is Patrolklos, and those special characters on 4 were just ridiculous, It was a great idea (guest artists designing characters) but It just felt out of place (in terms of design)…but again, It´s just me.

            P.S I never liked Rock nor Astaroth :p

          • http://bmgf.bulbagarden.net/members/55321.html FinalArcadia

            Oh, I’m with you about Raphael. If he’s not back, I’ll be kind of disappointed.

            I never liked Rock or Astaroth either. When Rock was doing his intro-thing on IV, my game froze and my Xbox 360 had the Red Ring of Death. Always held a grudge against Rock after that, lol.

          • http://geekouts.blogspot.com/ miruki

            Everybody is good with Kilik, that’s what always bothered me about him.

            I’ve always loved Voldo.. and later on Talim turned into my fav character.. :)

            I kinda like that new ninja girls design, but I’m more interested in how she plays… Soul Calibur never had much of an amazing story or awesomely deep characters, gameplay’s always been what’s the best about it… so I won’t question any weirdo characters any further (but who knows, maybe this J-Pop ninja got a reasonable story? …as if.. XD)

  • Guest

    As a Ninja seems very hard to notice. Could blend in easy at nighttime and typical Sengoku period Japanese crowds

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/EnvyMizuhashi Garyuu

      Well, at least she keeps a low profile. She’s so inconspicuously dressed. NO ONE’s going to notice a skin-tight ninja with 7 antennas and a heart-shaped hairpin.

  • http://twitter.com/charliesabers Carlos Escalante

    Nto bad, but I don’t get why she’s blond, normally SC kinda respects this kinda stuff (unless she’s  Setsuka’s daughter). I hope Setsuka’s replacement looks like a traditional japanese woman.

    • Roto13

      Setsuka doesn’t even look like a traditional Japanese woman, being non-Japanese and all. This character probably isn’t actually Japanese, either. Or at least fully. She might be Arthur’s daughter or something.

      • http://www.facebook.com/keishenra Kyle D. Johnson

        You know, I’d really like that, if they did it to shoehorn Arthur into the story, in a way. I noticed that a few characters in Samurai Showdown Sen have the same story as Arthur does, namely Claude and J, being that they washed up in Japan after a shipwreck, lived there, mostly forgot their own language and assimilated into the culture for the most part.

        *Edit: That, and I vaguely remember Arthur’s backstory saying he had a wife in Japan, since he decided to stay.

      • AzureNova

        Yamato Nadeshiko.

    • Exkaiser

      Could just be bleached hair. Setsuka dyed her hair black in SCIII.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/EnvyMizuhashi Garyuu

    Odashima made it sound as if Taki might return in some fashion, as if she’ll be Soul Calibur’s Ryu Hayabusa, except unplayable.

  • karasuKumo

    She’s dressed to thrill. Killing her enemies with their own nosebleeds.

  • Aiddon

    so, we’ve traded huge bazoombas for hot-pants.

    • http://whatistheexcel.com/ Excel-2012

      So what’s the problem?

      • Crimson_Cloud

        Some like them big? ;)

        • Aiddon

          me not being one of them

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Morandi/100000837836996 Daniel Morandi

          Me! I hate this new girl D:

      • Aiddon

        I never implied there was a problem.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Leafy_Cam Leafhopper

    Jessica Albert’s a Ninja now?

  • SolNeko

    pretty good but she’ll never replace the love i have for taki!, especially the face.. thats not the face a ninja has!

  • AzureNova

    O F**K yeah! Thats all I can say. I’m very pleased with this design, hair and all lol =^_^=

    • Shinji Kazuya

      I KNOW RIGHT?! I really like her style! But then again, I’m a sucker for hotpants shorts!!!! >

      • AzureNova

        Lmao, awesome.

  • Code

    Haha kind of a fun design >w< It's the first design I've seen for SCV, that I kind of like. But still I'm just not sold on the approach they've taken on SCV, I feel like they are trying to approach this game with cosmetic changes rather then the mechanical changes I feel the series needs. Hopefully they'll fill people in more on the mechanics side of things soon.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christopher-Carmona/100000347329518 Christopher Carmona

    The Internet will tear her apart.

    • http://www.facebook.com/keishenra Kyle D. Johnson

      How long do you give her before…. things ‘start’ appearing? I figured the Sorceress from Dragon’s Crown would have a few days, but I was wrong. Oh so wrong. (If you catch my drift.)

      • Exkaiser

        Probably a while. Soul Calibur stuff seems to be pretty slow on Pixiv.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christopher-Carmona/100000347329518 Christopher Carmona

          Yep, you are most certainly right about that. I give it 3 days, tops. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Morandi/100000837836996 Daniel Morandi

    She looks more like a ninja from Naruto -__-

    • KyoyaHibari

      She doesn’t look THAT bad ;P

      • Shinji Kazuya

        Yes INDEED! She doesn’t look bad at all. She looks great Hibari!
        I prefer her to Taki infinite times. Taki scared the hell out of me ;_;

        • http://bmgf.bulbagarden.net/members/55321.html FinalArcadia

          Taki had her time. Let’s give the new girl a chance. She has a really interesting character design, after all.

          Like Shinji up there, I prefer her A LOT over Taki already.

          • Shinji Kazuya

            Yeah, she seems ta be really cheerful and a bit funny too. Oh man, now I got exited ta play this all of a sudden even though I know there’s a lot of time left till it gets released
            :<

        • KyoyaHibari

          Lol, I just dislike the Naruto anime & manga which is why I said that ;P, but yea she looks way better than Taki, and at least her nipples aren’t about to rip open her clothing ;P

          • Exkaiser

            A ninja’s gotta have hidden knives.

          • KyoyaHibari

            LOL good one

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Morandi/100000837836996 Daniel Morandi

          How can you say that! god, the comments I have to read. At least Taki looks like a real kunoichi, this girl is just too colorful and that’s why I did compare it with Naruto.

  • BGMcDF

    Wait, a blond kunoichi in red? Maki, is that you?

  • http://twitter.com/AaqibRawat Aaqib Rawat

    YUMMMMMMMMY !

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    … It’s like a hostess girl was watching her favorite historical drama and thought to herself, “Hey, like, I can be all sneaky, too!” Until gameplay shows up, I’ll hold further judgement…

  • http://twitter.com/ExceptionL ExceptionL

    I think we get it. your ninja’s wear bright colors which they should not. I was hoping for something more interesting as the reveal. and I liked her better as that shadow who’s that pokemon form. Odashima’s twitter profile pic is the best thing we got outta this.

  • Chow

    That answer was a little…

    *puts on sunglasses *

    …tacky.

    ~YEEEAAAHHH~!!

  • Christian Wright

    taki 2.0

  • Souji Tendou

    Taki’s niece? oh, whatever, at least she’s hot.

  • Firekitty

    …So, did Taki and Setsuka have a kid?

    • http://twitter.com/Lucari_The_Mage Loseni Kromah

      Which one is the man then?

      • Firekitty

        Um….I’m going to guess Setsuka, maybe?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Danette-Sheron/100001563158266 Danette Sheron

    Quite a design different design from Taki, but I do like it. Glad to see that she’s less busty then Taki.

  • theworldofnoboundries

    Taki is still coming?(Ninja is kinda superhuman?) Since when is ninja superhuman? aren’t they just human with specified training lol.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Cadogan/689735648 Michael Cadogan

    I know the main article which is about this character is cool.

    But I actually died laughing looking at how Odashima changes his hair style for his profile picture to match the characters.

  • urbanscholar

    I wonder how much of the cast will be new blood vs. series vets. I wonder if it’ll be 50/50

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josef-Hdz/100000740018601 Josef Hdz

    i like her.

  • http://twitter.com/OhKeh OhKeh

    All I need to know is: will they bounce and if so, how often?

    • Shinji Kazuya

      That doesn’t even need ta be asked. Of course they will! And all the time!
      Ya just tilt the analog stick ta walk or run and boing!
      It’s been like that always! I’ll bet this one will be the same! :3

  • Setsu Oh

    i would love effectless, blood fights in the quest mode…..just to see how it goes.
    i’m curious. and what about making a real quest mode with either the one of sc3 or the sc wii game

  • PrinceHeir

    cute little Ninja :)

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