Genjuro Kibagami
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Genjuro is a feared samurai. He was a friend of Haohmaru's but soon became his rival. He defeated the legendary Haohmaru in a past encounter, nearly killing him.  He is a former student of Nicotine's. Because he holds no feelings for killing people, he was expelled by Nicotine. Now he hates Haohmaru because of this. He lives his life as a killer for hire and hunts down Haohmaru. In SS2, he joined with Mizuki to fight against Haohmaru but quickly betrayed Mizuki.

His mother was a whore who always slept with a different man everyday. One night, Genjuro snapped and killed the man that his mother brought into the house. As Genjuro tried to leave the house, his mother tried to kill him but Genjuro fought back and killed her instead. The scar he has on his back is from this incident. This was what caused him to have such a ruthless personality.

Genjuro also represents the Japanese card game called "Hanafuda." The little yellow frog that follows him around is also found on one of the cards in Hanafuda.
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Samurai Shodown 2

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Samurai Shodown 3, Samurai Shodown 4, Samurai Shodown 5, Samurai Shodown 5 Special, Samurai Shodown 6, Samurai Shodown 64, Samurai Shodown 64: Warriors Rage, Samurai Shodown Sen, Samurai Shodown (2019), Card Fighters Clash, Card Fighters Clash 2, SNK VS Capcom Chaos, Neo Geo Battle Coliseum

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Page Updated:  Nov. 4th, 2023

Kibagami Genjuro is a somewhat simple, yet incredibly stylish samurai design. His sadistic personality is presented clearly in the games he appears in (even way back in 1994). Thanks to his intense voice actor, awesome animations, and hilariously badass win quotes; Genjuro commands respect. "You're boring. Die." Best win quote.

Genjuro's fluid yet devastating fighting style and cool traditional attire speak for themselves. To sum it up, Genjuro is just a badass samurai who likes to smoke and drink... and occasionally  spill some blood. What more do you need to define Samurai Shodown? He brilliantly contrasts other character designs in the series. Genjuro clearly stands out as one of the baddest bad guys, and he makes it look effortless. Thanks to his cool and intuitive moveset, Genjuro is also a fun character to use in every game he appears in. (You simply can't lose when you pick Genjuro.) As a Genjuro main since SS2, I especially enjoyed his (much-deserved) guest appearances in SVC Chaos and NEOGEO Battle Coliseum.

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