takato-saionji.jpg (238462 bytes)
Takato Saionji


A 17-year-old private high school student from Kyoto who has thoroughly mastered Aikido from his grandfather Takayuki. Takato was raised by his grandparents. Takato is good friends with Gai Tendo and Seo Yong Song.


Buriki One



Card Fighters Clash, Card Fighters Clash DS


Page Updated:  Mar. 2nd, 2024

I was certain this character was a she when I first saw Takato. Just look at that feminine face. Trickery! Either way, SNK makes cool designs that haven't been done before. Many years later, they came out with Shion who fooled everyone again. ;)

Anyhow, a traditional Aikido fighter fits into Buriki One pretty well. Aikido is a deadly and beautiful martial art. However, Takato is a pretty plain and uninspired design it would seem. It's also obscure that such an under-developed design like Takato got his own card in both Card Fighters Clash and Card Fighters Clash 2. That's pretty random! Maybe this character made a bigger splash in Japan? That said, you gotta be a real fan SNK to know this character.

Fighting  Style  /  Moveset
Personality  /  Charisma
Outfit(s)  /  Appearance
Effectiveness  in  series
Overall Score