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Shirase is the true identity of Hokuto, after the seal on her bloodline was removed. Born as an illegitimate child to the Mizuki family, she was brought into the main family and renamed Hokuto. Responding to the powerful energy emanating from her brother Kairi, the bloodline seal on her becomes undone and her true form as an assassin comes forth. With her final bit of strength as "Hokuto", she erased Nanase's memories so there would be no obstacles in her memory to destroy Kairi.
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Page Updated:  Aug. 5th, 2018

As one of the SFEX mainstays, she balanced out the roster nicely. I was also glad to see another "serious" martial arts user in Street Fighter. You might say Hokuto is basically the Street Fighter rendition of Kasumi Todo... I guess they wanted their own Aikido chick with brown hair (it seems to be a common occurrence anyhow). lol. To be blunt, I like Hokuto a lot better than Kasumi. Her in-game fighting style was actually really well done at the time... notably her throw animations. Hokuto's extremely catchy BGM also boosted her likeability, and her "Evil" version was also really cool to use. 

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