Female Tengu Confirmed For Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate

By Ishaan . June 4, 2014 . 9:00am

The new character Team Ninja have been teasing for Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate is indeed a female Tengu. This week’s issue of Famitsu confirms that Female Tengu will be released for both arcade and console versions of the game (thanks, Hachima).


Female Tengu is described as a trickster character, focusing on aerial movement. One of her attacks generates a gust of wind. Famitsu says she fights using the Tengu-Do style, which is also the style the regular Tengu uses.


Female Tengu will be released as part of an update in Japan later this month that will also add the previously revealed Phase-4 to the console version of the game, along with new athletic costumes.

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  • I love her already. And here’s the trailer.

    • Freakmasta

      Why do I just see a female Devil Jin?

      • Symbol de Au

        Why do you?

        • Go2hell66

          the wings, the special moves, the normals

          they’re all pretty similar

          • Symbol de Au

            The only similarity is that their wings are the same color. They’re a completely different shape and size. The only fighting similarity I know of is the dive. I could be missing some since I haven’t seen much of Devil Jin but from what I remember and just watched they are nothing alike.

          • Go2hell66

            i definitely saw jin’s hell sweeps. exactly the same

          • Kumiko Akimoto

            From what I hear Devil jin stole all his moves from Tengu.

          • Symbol de Au

            You’re right that is the move but for some reason I’m only finding Kazuya using it lawl. I don’t know why I don’t remember him using that move. I mean even now I don’t remember that move.

          • alixraen

            Tekkenfag here. The aerial grabs/slams, the leg sweeps, she’s Devil Jin alright.

    • KuroNathan

      man, its vids like these that make me want to get DoA 5 Ultimate, but I got the 3ds version and sucked horridly on it. A lot more technical then I was expecting

      • XiaomuArisu

        Get Core fighters. Its for free as a PSN download

      • DaiRaiOh

        Honestly, not that technical at all. You’d be surprised at how well you can do online if you just understand the basics.

    • ivanchu77

      haha, love her Kansai accent xD

    • Pfantzypantz


    • 하세요

      She reminds me so much of Morrigan, even her voice.

    • kylehyde

      I join to the club

    • MoriyaMug

      So I guess “Jotengu” is her official name, then.

      • Freakmasta

        It’s actually Nyotengu.

        • MoriyaMug

          Oops. Misread, then.

    • Loli Summoner

      Finally, a bondage outfit.

      • Symbol de Au

        I’m pretty sure Christie had one already.

    • Kornelious

      I think I’m in love, lol……..Someone remind me why I havent gotten DOA5 Ultimate yet?

    • fairysun

      Nice, liking how she shares similar moveset with Tengu from DoA2.
      Any idea of her relationship with DoA2 Tengu? His daughter?

      • Stephen Mc Devitt

        If so, then it’s just another revenge plot added to the pile.

      • Either his daughter, a disciple, or just someone from the same species.

    • John Hayabusa

      A female Tengu is definitely fine! She looks hot!

    • Demeanor

      Holy smokes, as if the trailer wasn’t enough, the last scene only added insult to injury XD
      Absolutely sold!

    • Altin

      Unf, dat bearhug

    • Kumiko Akimoto

      What the heck is her fighting style? She’s so random.

    • ajneez

      good sexy freaking awesome Tengu Girl!!!! the new characters for Arcade edition are so good!

  • zferolie

    Awesome. I just picked up the ps3 new version used a few weeks ago. DoA is one of my favorite fighters. Great to see team ninja giving it so much love

  • Symbol de Au

    People were right she is just Tengu with boobs. Her opening animation was even the same.

  • Brimfyre

    I wish they would update the story mode with these releases.

  • Masa

    Tengu is now female??? Not surprised.

    • ThirdChildZKI

      Well, canonically Bankotsu-bo (Tengu’s name) has been dead since DOA2. Ryu killed him. Sure they could bring him back like they keep bringing back Ein (if you wanna split hairs, “Ein” never actually existed, but Hayate is still alive, unless they want to play the clone trope again. . . I hope not), but I like that they decided to essentially keep the fighting style, update the moves a bit, then give it a nice, fresh look.

      Kinda like the Ein > Hitomi conversion from DOA2 to 3.

      What I’D like to see now is Eileen from VF5 or Shun Di. Shun Di vs Brad Wong. . . winner buys the next round.

  • BillyMK

    I hava no complaints about a hot bad girl with wings.

  • DarthSithZero

    Female Character….Approved
    Ok Miss Tengu WELCOME ABOARD

  • XiaomuArisu

    Its “Bring your daughter to work day” for Tengu

  • Monterossa

    whatever… I want Marie Rose’s swimsuit!

    • Kumiko Akimoto

      It’s super cute

  • Matthew Leung

    still hoping for some sort of announcement for VITA port. Am I being too optimistic here?

  • Death Metal

    The only sad thing about her is: another 3 months until her DLC lands in North America…

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