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Rimumuru (also known as "Rimnerel" in some translations) is Nakoruru's younger sister. She uses the ice spirit known as "Konril" in battle. She really loves and cares for Nakoruru. When Nakoruru became a spirit of nature, Rimururu thought she was dead and succeeded her role as the maiden of Kamuikotan.

Referred to as a priestess of the Ainu religion, she greatly admires her older sister, and like her, strives to protect nature. In her Samurai Shodown V ending, it is revealed to players that Nakoruru adopts her at a young age. Although she is still training and not as adept as her sister at fighting, she repels evil from the forest for her elder sister. When her sister departs, Rimururu often follows her in hopes of offering assistance. In Samurai Shodown III, she somewhat misread the evil presence in the land to be Amakusa and pursed him. Nakoruru originally forbids her younger sister's attempts to be a priestess but relents once she recognizes Rimururu's resolve.
In Samurai Shodown: Warriors Rage, Rimururu is a "Maiden of Light" like her sister. She was imprisoned by Oboro twenty years ago and cannot awaken to help her sister. The players need to rescue Rimururu for Nakoruru. When the sisters unite, they seal Oboro and his weaponry after his defeat.

Her resolve as priestess is shaken in Samurai Shodown Sen as she can't hear Nature's voice anymore. Determined to not make her sister worry, Rimururu leaves her home with hopes to find the reasoning on her own.
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Page Updated:  Sep. 17th, 2020

Fighting game fact #27: When one character in a 2D fighting game series gains a certain amount of popularity (in this case, Nakoruru), a "clone" eventually appears in a sequel, sharing many of the same attributes & appearance as the original character. While she looks very similar to Nakoruru, Rimururu's fighting style is quite different than her sister's. As a huge fan of Samurai Shodown since the beginning, I always thought Rimururu's "magical" fighting style was a bit out of place in the series, and also a bit  "forced" later on. I guess not every character can be a cool/badass samurai, so at least she manages to bring some variety.

Rimururu marks beginning of the era of Samurai Shodown when the series started to steer away from semi-realism and into a more fantasy themed realm where characters used more unusual weapons. Rimururu doesn't really appeal to me as a character design... I'm not particularly fond of her "magical ice crystal" that she fights with, but I'm sure some people like her for what she brings to the series. She's cute, I'll give her that. Also, SNK changed up her visual design many times... which I think is pretty interesting.

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