Deep in the mountains,
there are four clans of fighting monks known as the Yatagarasu. Within
these clans, the power of the beast transformation is passed down, though
it is sealed until the inheritor is judged an adult. However, one of the
heirs to the families, Reiji, had his seal broken prematurely before the
coming of age ceremony because of the crest/tabula incident (in Bloody
Roar 3). Reiji, who deep down harbored destructive tendencies, used
these new found powers and killed his father, a member of the four clans,
and fled the temple. Reiji went out in search of strong Zoanthropes, finding
great pleasure in killing a powerful opponent, though now he is on the
run from the remaining Yatagarasu who pursue him.
Reiji is disappointed
with his battle against the dragon. His thoughts drift upon the dragon
and the Unborn, unhappy that his life was controlled to have such worthless
dealings with. Manakneels over Ryoho,
sadly apologizing to him for being so weak. Reiji tells her to stop sniveling.
Mana cowers in his presence. Then, Reiji's rivals from the Yatagarasu arrive.
He seems pleased to see the three as he asks if they want to play and their
defeat will stay in his mind forever. He transforms and attacks them.
Don't ask me why
this character design sucks so bad... I don't even care to explain why,
he just does. Okay, his "crow beast form" isn't bad I guess (I bet it
took the designers a long time to conceptualize that one) but
everything else about him seems pretty "forced". Sorry, I know generic
filler character designs when I see them.