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Hokkyoku Tsubame
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Hokkyoku Tsubame is a high-ranking, Korean female assassin on Hanzaki's side. She uses a sword that is used in a similar manner to the rapier, although it is slightly wider. She is one of the faster characters, and can use "spin" attacks. Tsubame is a non-playable character in the first Bushido Blade. She returned in Bushido Blade 2 as an unlockable hidden character, however in that game, she wears a bikini and wields an M-16 rifle.
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Bushido Blade


Bushido Blade 2


Page Updated:  Jan. 2nd, 2014

I remember thinking this chick was pretty darn cool when I first encountered her in Bushido Blade. I only wished I was able to play as her! :( Strangely, she actually returned in Bushido Blade 2 as an entirely different character, completely unrecognizable from her original appearance. Her Bushido Blade 2 attire is laughably sexualized, and the fact that she fights with an M-16 rifle was also quite the joke. Gotta admit though, having gun VS sword (or gun VS gun) battles in Bushido Blade was pretty fun for the time.

In retrospect, they should've kept her closer to her original appearance when she returned. I think her original design was pretty solid. She had just the right amount of "traditional" style mixed with modern.

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