Soulcalibur V’s Ninja Is Taki’s Disciple

By Ishaan . July 19, 2011 . 11:01am

Soulcalibur V director, Daishi Odashima, is in a giving mood. Last week, he revealed a new character (right) for the game, ahead of her “official” Comic-Con reveal, and today, he tweeted a bit more about her.


While Odashima didn’t provide a name, he did say who she was. On Twitter, he wrote: “She is the disciple of Taki. Wanna know her name? I’ll stop that for now so I won’t get busted, lol.”


“Thanks to guys who are already loving her,” he continued in a later tweet. “And for those who might not like her as much, I hope you love her like all the other SC character.”


Odashima’s also in the mood for reaching out to fans a little further today. “Do you know the Quick Battle mode in SCBD? I’m thinking to use fan’s name for the character in those modes,” he tweeted. “Randomly selected fan’s name will be used in the game. How is that?”

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  • AzureNova

    I accept her, name and all. Cant wait to play with her. =^_^=

    • Shinji Kazuya

      She’s so cool! I can’t wait to play with her as well. And I never played with Taki :p

      • AzureNova

        Yeah shes awesome! Wow, if you’ve never played with Taki, then you’re in for a treat my friend!

        • If she plays exactly like Taki that is. She could be different but I kinda doubt it if Taki isnt in V.

          • AzureNova

            Very true, but if shes Taki’s disciple then I’m sure she’ll fight like her in some way or at least have some of her moves.

        • Shinji Kazuya

          I never played with her ’cause she scares me but some of my friends use her all the time. We play beat’ em ups often :3
          Not online by the way. Just old classic multiplayer.

          • AzureNova

            Lol, elaborate on this “Cause she scares me”

  • krokounleashed

    So she will replace taki than? Hm, don’t know if I like this. Well, I main Astaroth again, he’s a golem so no age excuse for him.

    • SlashZaku

      Well, he only says she’s a disciple of Taki.  Not a ‘replacement’ so there is some hope of Taki’s return (although I’m getting the feeling they’ll leave her as DLC along with a few other ‘classic’ characters).  Having played the main games (aside from SC1 which never got a PSN release with the rerelease prior to SC4), since Soul Blade, I’ll be pretty disappointed if Taki is gone.  Ivy is in so there is some relief there but I’m waiting on news of Voldo now.

      • krokounleashed

        Yeah, I know but it might be a replacement. If she shares most of the same moves as taki, you can be pretty sure she’s not in.

  • Needs another hair color…and maybe hair cut. Looks like a startup ganguro girl. I liked Taki because she did look (albeit in a farfetched way) like a japanese woman. 

  • ragnarok989

    She’s a ninja in a skintight red suit…and people questioned she was taki’s disciple?

  • Niiiiiiiiiiice!

  • Well that was pretty obvious.

  • So she will fight taki in an all out match thourgh her story. I’m sorry but she is sexy as hell.

  • Klarktastic

    I see she wears a fine 80’s action movie ninja costume, or as I like to call it: “THE BRIGHT RED NINJA SUIT OF STEALTH”

  • Come on Yoshimitsu! D:<

  • so bye bye Taki ??

  • joesz

    I hope her name is Inafune.

  • So this is the Tiny Toons to Looney or TNG to TOS Star Trek. To bad it won’t be as good as those next generation. Despite everything they may try Soul Calibur on the Dreamcast will still be a far better game.

  • Sakurazaki

    “And for those who might not like her as much, I hope you love her like all the other SC character.”

    Meaning: “Suck it up. She’s an effin’ masterpiece <3."

    Not complaining though. This is Japan. The hot pants make me fdaioshfasuidnjwenw.

    • Shinji Kazuya

      Don’t mention hot pants! My only WEAKNESS!
      Impossible to resist! :<

  • This character looks so loving retarded. I can’t wait to see her lines: “TAKE THAT!!!!” “JUST KIDDING!” “DON’T UNDERESTIMATE ME!” “KAWAII KUNOICHI POWER!!!” >.> Whatever Namco, way to continue the tradition of retarded character designs in Soul Calibur.

  • wow the game’s not even out yet, and we still don’t even have a name; but that won’t stop the backlash.

    Haters gonna hate

  • I like the using fan’s names in the mode thing. :]

  • I’m gonna miss the torpedoes but this will do.

  • She looks like a Melissa….

    Of course, I could be way off.

    We shall see.

  • She has Mekki-maru there on her hip, I’m thinking Taki will be sidelined.

    It’s alright though, some changes are a good thing.

  • I don’t think many people who play as Taki are going to be too thrilled with this cheerleader thing if she replaces her comlpetely. I knew once I saw the silhouette exactly what it would be, please, please don’t prove me right any further cus I see myself having to switch back between languages to avoid the terrible English voices for everyone else and the grating, screechy Japanese voice she will be given.

  • PrinceHeir

    that’s cool ^^

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