A young boy who already
carries a dark past. As the sole successor of the master of the Kato School
of Ninjutsu, he carried much weight on his still small shoulders. From
the time he could remember, his days and nights were filled with hours
of grueling training in which the object was always to kill. Then there
was the brainwashing sessions. The cold, annoying voice - the man who claimed
he could brainwash him into being a top assassin. The only glimpse of a
family life he's ever experienced is the brief time he spent under Yugo's
care. When Yugo found him, he had lost his memory and the ability to speak.
But in his days with Yugo, the boy seemed to slowly regain his humanity
and show signs of a normal boy his age, until one day, the man with the
voice appeared before him. The first sounds he uttered in years was a scream
when he saw the man with the small slivery eyes, the large mouth with thin
lips, and the long reptile-like tongue. "How've you been little boy, or
should I say "Bakuryu"? I've been looking for you..."
The original, older Bakuryu took enhancements in order to make himself
super-strong. The end of his story mode in original Bloody Roar reveals
that he took so many drugs to increase his strength & speed that his body
couldn't keep up with it, and he dies. In Bloody Roar 2 and after, Kakeru/Kenji
became the new Bakuryu.
Roar 2, Bloody Roar 3,
Bloody Roar: Primal Fury, Bloody
In the first
game he was an oddball character, but somewhat cool and original. Then in Bloody
Roar 2 and after, they totally changed up his design and eventually made him
closely resemble Strider
Hiryu... I mean damn, If I've ever seen a Strider Hiryu wannabe. Pffft.
If this design was any good, they wouldn't have had to change his design
from the first game... not a fan.