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Kasumi Render (WO3U)
Character Information
158 cm (5'2")
Weapon(s): Shrouded Moon (wakizashi)
4th Weapon:
Sakura Moon
Mystic Weapon:
Mystic Heavensblade
Type: Speed
Significant Battle(s):
First Appearance: Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate
Main protagonist from Tecmo's Dead or Alive series

Kasumi (かすみ) is an original character created by Team NINJA for the Dead or Alive series. She is a rogue kunoichi of her ninja village, having abandoned her home to pursue the personal vendetta of revenge. Although she achieved her goal, Kasumi fights to save the world from her murderous clones created by DOATEC while evading execution from her half-sister, Ayane.

Role in GameEdit

As she was tracking down one of her clones, Alpha-152, Kasumi was dragged into a distortion of time-space and arrived in the dimensional realm.

While fending for herself at a Dead or Alive arena in Yan Province, she comes face to face with Ayane and her companions who had come to repel the demonic forces within the area. While hesitant to work alongside her half-sister, she is encouraged to fight alongside them when Nemea and Diaochan save her from a rear attack. After winning the battle, she decides to join the Coalition for the greater good.

Character InformationEdit


A kind and honorable spirit, Kasumi is a compassionate young woman who tends to act before thinking. In spite of her skills as a kunoichi, she does not take any joy in fighting but can kill in cold blood should she deem it necessary. While she is friendly with Ryu, she and Ayane share a tense rivalry. Her sister's animosity for her has lessened in recent entries. In her first Warriors Orochi appearance, she also shares an affinity with Nemea, Diaochan, and Kunoichi.

Character SymbolismEdit

Kasumi's weapons, when combining each of the first syllables, are a distinct reference to the Mugen Tenshin clan. Her fourth weapon is also meant to invoke the imagery of cherry blossoms scattering about. In the language of flowers, cherry blossoms often embody the concept of transience in all its forms including the cycle of life and death. This is a nod to Kasumi's status as a fugitive on the run as well as her affinity with the flower itself.

Voice ActorsEdit


See also: Kasumi/Quotes
  • "I do not mind this world... I can talk to you, just like old times."
"Hmph. You're as sappy as ever I see. Don't forget, the only reason..."
"You let me live is to get back home, I know. However, for just now, let me be your sister once more."
~~Kasumi and Ayane; Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate


Keys: Square Normal Attack • Tri Charge AttackCircle MusouX Jump/Mount
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無双OROCHI2 Ultimate: かすみ アクションムービー

Ground MovesetEdit

Tri, (Tri), (Tri): performs a series of slashes while teleporting around enemies.
Square, Tri, (Tri), (Tri): Sends opponents flying into the air, jumping up after them, then performing a series of slashes while they're air born.
Square, Square, Tri, (Tri), (Tri): Performs a series of slashes, then performs a powerful slash while jumping up into the air, then slamming her sword into the ground.
Square, Square, Square, Tap Tri: Performs a simple, yet powerful, slash that sends enemies flying.
Square, Square, Square, Hold Tri till Wind Flash: Performs two simple slashes once to the left, then to the right.
Square, Square, Square, Hold Tri till Flame Swirl: Performs two simple slashes once to the left, then to the right, then performs an rising sword strike that generates a tornado that juggles enemies a few moments before sending them flying.
Square, Square, Square, Square, Tri: Grapples an enemy with her sword, then performs a powerful kicking attack to knock them into the air, and as they fall, performs a powerful upward strike to the airborn enemy.
Square, Square, Square, Square, Square, Square, Square, Square:
Dashing Square:
X, Tri:
X, Square:
X, R1: Stomps on top of an enemy repeatedly, then launches them into the air via somersault.
Circle: Dashes about at high speeds, slashing at opponents within her path.
Circle (True): Charges pink and black energy into her right hand, then thrusts it forward creating a beam of energy. Damages enemies directly in front of her by long range, as well as those in all sides at mid range.

Horse MovesetEdit

Tri: Horse rears on hind legs before smashing the ground with their front hoofs. If the horse is sprinting, it will perform a long jump instead.
Square, Tri:
Square, Square, Tri:
Square, Square, Square, Tri:
Circle: Horse stampedes with a powerful aura.

Fighting StyleEdit

Some of Kasumi's abilities and skills are references to the ones she has in the Ninja Gaiden series.

  • The Finisher of her True Musou sequence is her "Art of Rending Wind" Ninpo skill from Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge.


Warriors Orochi 3 UltimateEdit

Shrouded Moon
1-Star Weapon - Kasumi (WO3U) Base Attack: 6
Compatibility Bonus: 7
Phantom Moon
2-Star Weapon - Kasumi (WO3U) Base Attack: 9
Compatibility Bonus: 11
Heavenly Moon
3-Star Weapon - Kasumi (WO3U) Base Attack: 14
Compatibility Bonus: 14
Sakura Moon
4-Star Weapon - Kasumi (WO3U) Base Attack: 25
Compatibility Bonus: 18
Sakura Moon X
4-Star Weapon - Kasumi (WO3U) Base Attack: 60
Compatibility Bonus: 18
Mystic Heavensblade
Mystic Weapon - Kasumi (WO3U) Base Attack: 55
Compatibility Bonus: 18

Acquiring Mystic WeaponEdit

  • Stage: Chapter 2 - Battle of Yan Province
  • Requirements: Conquer the southwestern base by defeating Spinyback and Diamondback in under 5 minutes.

Big Star WeaponsEdit

Kasumi uses the following big star weapons in the game.

  • King's Rapier
  • Areus's Sword
  • Amethyst Sword
  • Radiant Sword
  • Lord of Hell
  • Slugger
  • Dandyman (DLC)
  • Patrician Sword (DLC)


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