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Homura (焔) is a playable character from the Senran Kagura video game series. She makes her debut in Senran Kagura: Portrait of Girls.

Background

Homura Backstory 1

Homura was originally a good shinobi. She hailed from a prestigious shinobi clan and so the life of a shinobi would quickly ensue. Ever since her first year of Elementary school she had been training to become a powerful shinobi and wanted to be the best there was. Every day she had been training and under a lot of pressure from her parents. Eventually, the stress had built up. Her teacher in Middle School was a kind male University graduate. Her teacher was a sort of 'oasis' for her. He would listen to her talk about pointless things, etc. He was a 'special existence' to Homura.

During her second year, she talked to the teacher about her plans after Middle School. She revealed herself being from a shinobi clan to him, seeing as how she thought he was the only one she could trust with this knowledge to keep secret. Upon receiving this information her teacher then attacked her, revealing to be an evil shinobi tasked with finding out her clan's secret.

Homura was quite shocked from this, but refused to believe the man she trusted to be so cruel. He'd further tell her he never cared to hear about her pointless talks and was only using her naivety to get close to her. Due to the shock of learning this, Homura snapped. She remembers nothing that happened after that other than a blood stained teacher's face. She says if she hadn't met that evil shinobi she might have been able to become a normal good shinobi student. She was disowned by her parents and forced to leave her home because of this act. All she had was the sword said to be her family's heirloom to take with her and a broken heart.

Betrayed by the person she trusted and disowned by her parents, she wandered the streets; Later confronted by a woman whom offered her the option to join Hebijo, stating that "The past doesn't matter, Hebijo welcomes anyone. Evil shinobi are more tolerant than good ninja." And thus she became the second year Hebijo elite, Homura.

Other Appearances

Games

New Wave

Related Article: Homura/New Wave

Bon Appétit

Books

Senran Kagura: After School (Anthology Comic)

Senran Kagura:Guren no Uroboros

Senran Kagura:Senshi Bankō no Haruka

Senran Enji Kyonyū-gumi

Anime

Ninja Flash!

Related Article: Homura/Ninja Flash!

Non-Senran Kagura Appearances

  • Homura is set to appear as a playable character in Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel.

Trivia

  • Homura's name (焔) means "Flame".
  • Homura wields her katana in a similar fashion such as the iconic character Date Masamune from the Sengoku Basara series.
  • Homura's demeanor and manner of fighting also draw parallels to Marvel character Wolverine form the X-MEN series.
    • Her aggressive and unforgiving nature, as well as manner of speech is very similar to Wolverine's personality.
      • Homura also displays headstrong qualities when faced with demanding situations and tends to act on impulse, rather than guidance (Very true on Wolverine's part; presenting matters of him experiencing memory loss or when pushed into a corner)
        • Her six swords, which are often referred to as "claws" can also draw allusions to Wolverine's claws; Homura griping the sword handles between her fingers, while Wolverine has three blades stick out on each hand.
  • Her Crimson mode strongly resembles Shana from the Manga and Anime Shakugan no Shana. The two have long, red hair and gain the ability to use fire techniques.
    • The difference between the two is that Shana uses one sword and needs this form in order to fight; while Homura takes hold of her nodachi, Engetsuka, which allows her to use all seven swords (including the nodachi) at will.
  • Her nodachi Engetsuga, is very similar to that of the Zanpakuto, Engetsu in the possession of BLEACH character Isshin Kurosaki.
    • Both share the fist part of the same name 'Engetsu' (剡月), which means Scathing Moon.
      • Engetsu's Shikai command is known as Burn, which draws close parallel to Homura's nodachi having a flame affinity.



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