Amakusa Shiro Tokisada

 

 

BIO:

A young Christian leader who led a rebellion in Shimabara. But his army was quickly defeated by the Bakufu army and he was executed for his crime. Due to his hatred against the world, his soul continued to wander within darkness. 150 years later, he is brought back into the world by making a deal with the dark god Ambrosia. He used the body of Shinzo Hattori to come back to life. He plotted to bring Ambrosia into the world by using the Palenke stone and its energy. But his plans were quickly stopped as Haohmaru killed him. But after he was killed by Haohmaru, his soul was split into two parts. Good and evil. The evil Amakusa plots world domination and create his ideal kingdom.

He summons Zankuro back from Makai but is unable to contain him and sends him back into Makai. He then creates his castle and kidnaps Hazuki Kazama. Using Hazuki's power, he sustains his castle in the real world. The good Amakusa, on the other hand, plans to defeat the evil Amakusa and return to one again. But before the good Amakusa could reach the evil Amakusa, Kazuki Kazama killed the evil Amakusa. The good Amakusa is freed from his evil self and plans to protect the world from evil to pay for his crimes. A year later, sensing a new threat, he sets off to defeat Mizuki. He saves Haohmaru, Jubei, Kyoshiro, and Seiger's soul from Mizuki but his soul was destroyed by Mizuki in the process.

Amakusa also shares the likeness of a character from a movie called Makai Tensei (they even use the same weapon).
 
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ORIGIN:
Samurai Shodown

  
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OTHER APPEARANCES:
Samurai Shodown 3, Samurai Shodown 4, Samurai Shodown 5 Special, Samurai Shodown 6Card Fighters Clash DS

  
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Page Updated:  Sep. 17th, 2020

I'm not gonna lie, I thought Amakusa was a chick for the longest time (up until SS3 at least), and I know I wasn't the only one. Fighting with a magical crystal ball? He definitely isn't the type of villain Western audiences were used to in the 90's. Amakusa's appearance as the boss of the first Samurai Shodown wasn't particularly exciting, and seemed a bit forced perhaps; but his redesign in SS3 was far cooler and more fleshed out. In fact, by the time of SS4... I'd say Amakusa reached a level of badass. Of course, Amakusa was also one of the cheapest SNK bosses of all time (but of course, future SNK bosses were even worse).

Even though Amakusa reached his peak in SS3 and SS4, I don't think his fighting style or weapon show the Samurai Shodown series at its best... but the idea behind his fighting style was pretty original at the time. Interestingly, Amakusa was succeeded by other magic crystal ball users in fighting games, including Viola and Menat! For the record, I think they do it better. In my opinion, some things just look better when a girl does it. Whether it's dancing or fighting with a magic crystal ball.

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