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Kaede was adopted at a young age by a legendary swordsman named Gaisai, who also adopted and trained Yuki and Moriya. As he aged, Kaede became an avid swordsman and powerful warrior, surprising even himself. One day, when he was twelve, he and Yuki returned from an errand to discover their master slain and Moriya standing over his corpse. Enraged, Kaede physically attacked him for the (presumed) killing of their master. Moriya withstood the attack and left in silence.

Shortly thereafter, Kaede and Yuki depart their foster home to avenge the death of their master and confront the killer. Five years on their quest, he still searches for Moriya. He eventually discovers that the real killer of his master was one of the four guardians of hell, Shinnosuke Kagami. He engages him, but the guardian's superior skill quickly overpowers him. However, it is revealed that Kaede possesses the power of the legendary dragon Seiryu, one of the Four Sacred Beasts of Chinese mythology. He can transform with the beast's power, changing various physical aspects and giving him additional power. With his transformation into "awakened Kaede" , he defeats Kagami.

After honing his skills and learning to control the power of the Seiryū to a greater extent, Kaede and Yuki set off for Okina in order to find more information. When they arrive, they discover that the “Sealing Rite” needs to be performed, for a great evil threatens the world. This rite is to be performed by a special maiden, but a warrior named the "Messenger From Afar" seeks to assassinate her and prevent her from performing it. Kaede sets out to protect the maiden and to allow her to accomplish her mission. The name "Kaede" means "maple".

The Last Blade



Last Blade 2, Last Blade: Pocket, Card Fighters Clash, Card Fighters Clash 2, Card Fighter Clash DS, NeoGeo Battle Coliseum


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Page Updated:  Feb. 28th, 2021

Kaede has a simple, yet unique look which helps him play the part of the main "Hero" of the Last Blade series. It's interesting how he has two "personalities" as well. Ohh, and he definitely looks like Rock Howard as a samurai. I actually pointed that out well before KOF: Maximum Impact came out, and wha-d-ya know, Rock has a Kaede jacket as an extra costume... Interesting. He's a cool design overall and has some nice moves, but could be a bit more effective in his series.

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