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Having been raised all her life by her gentle and loving grandmother, Honoka is a sweet, easygoing kind of girl... but when she sees a fight, she cannot contain her excitement, or the mysterious power surging within her. Honoka has a strange knack for instantly learning any fighting move she sees. She has kept this power hush-hush, but has been itching to test it out in secret.

Honoka studies her favorite moves from various sources and fighting styles, and combines them into a unique style which she calls "Honoka Fu". Since her build is that of an average teenage girl, her moves, while skilled, may not always pack the same punch as the fighter she learned them from
. In her Hissatsu-no-Kamae stance, however, she is imbued with an unbelievable strength and becomes capable of techniques she has never seen from any other fighter. She is 18 years old.
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Dead or Alive 5: Last Round



Dead or Alive 6


Page Updated:  Oct. 28th, 2023

When the time finally came for Dead or Alive series developers to make their very own (and perhaps long-awaited) "mimic" Mokujin-type character... of course, they didn't create a distinctive, interesting-looking, or "different" character from the norm of what we'd expect from DOA. What does the DOA series desperately... desperately need? ... DOA dev #1: "I was thinking, a well-endowed 18-year-old schoolgirl."  DOA dev #2: "Okay."  >____>  Wow.

I suppose seeing Honoka perform Jahn Lee's flying kicks, Bass's pro-wrestling clothesline, Brad Wong's drunken moves, and Lisa's breakdancing kicks is somewhat entertaining... but in my opinion, Honoka isn't a particularly interesting or compelling fighting game character. She's just a schoolgirl... with some nice outfits (like half of DOA's roster). Some of Honoka's alterations of other characters' special moves are somewhat clever, but overall, Honoka is a pretty typical and predictable design for the series. Thanks to Tecmo Koei, I feel like I've reviewed the same girl about 9 times now.

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