|Voiced By||Eri Kitamura|
|Birthday||January, 3rd (Capricorn)|
|Guardian||Japanese Rat Snake|
|Weapon||Hexa Katana, Nodachi (Engetsuka)|
|Favorite Food||Japanese Food|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
Homura (焔) is a playable character and deuteragonist of the Senran Kagura Nintendo 3DS series. She has a fierce rivalry with main protagonist, Asuka.
She makes her debut in Senran Kagura: Portrait of Girls and becomes playable in Senran Kagura Burst as a second 2nd-year student and leader of the Hebijo elite before going rogue and forming the Crimson Squad.
Homura has tanned skin and her dark brown hair is tied in a long ponytail with a white ribbon, the ends of the ribbon standing straight up. In Portrait of Girls and Burst, she dons the usual Hebijo uniform, which is an all black sailor fuku with red trim. Like Asuka, she wears wrist guards on her forearms with bandages underneath. She wears white loose socks with brown dress shoes.
In Deep Crimson, she wears a short black dress that looks similar to her old uniform, and covers it with a small, light grey jacket, with samurai leg armor on each side. Around her neck is a long black cape with white trim.
In addition to six katana which she wields at the same time, she carries a nodachi known as Engetsuka on her back that she only uses when in her Crimson mode.
In her Crimson mode, Homura's appearance changes ever so slightly. That being that her hair is now dyed red/orange (crimson) color and is let from its usual ponytail state. Her eyes also change color, where they become red to accommodate her red hair.
“"I'm not going to die. I will not. Not while I bear the mark of the ninja way!”
—Homura, taken from the Senran Kagura Burst Official website.
At the surface of her appearance, Homura has a rather cool demeanor to her upon interaction. She can be calm until a present situation calls for her to get serious. She's not one for conversation as she believes that actions speak louder than words. She also follows the ideal from her former sensei, Rin, that silence is a shinobi's best weapon.
She can become rather impatient at times and tends to display headstrong qualities when trying to solve a present problem. Her desire to get things done tends to land her in awkward situations, especially if it is concerning Hanzo. This normally leads to her saying the complete opposite of what she truly means and is often teased of this by her comrades; being called a mindless thinker who often doesn't want others to know how she feels; especially by Haruka.
When fighting, she becomes very intense and focuses mainly on testing her opponent's strength to see them worthy of even fighting. This is especially displayed towards her heated rivalry with Asuka. When fighting a well versed enemy, Homura can become ruthless and is not afraid to kill another if presented the chance/reason.
Homura has shown to have trust issues due to her history of being a shinobi. She does not like being deceived but accepts the fact that it can be used as a tool in the shinobi world. Her own relationship with her comrades was not always strong, seeing as how none of them trusted her or even liked each other for that matter. However, leading to the incident that forced Homura into exile, her relationship grew stronger with her comrades as they chose to follow instead of abandoning her. Now Homura has a strong urge and responsibility to become a strong enough leader so that she can not only lead her team but protect them as they grow to become fearsome shinobi.
Secret Ninja Arts
Super Secret Ninja Arts
Aerial Ninja Arts
Secret Fusion Ninja Arts
Homura is a fierce fighter who utilizes six katana at will. She slashes about and overpowers her enemies with fierce strikes and her duel wielding capabilities allow her a great range of reach for her attacks to hit.
The nodachi placed upon her back is a powerful tool that allows her to enter her Crimson Mode. This sword also allows her to wield all seven of her swords (including the nodachi) and acts as both a guide and an enabler for more ferocious attacks. In that event, she becomes far more powerful than before as the Crimson energy flowing through her body and sword fuse together to create a monstrous foe.
|The Crimson Law||Portrait of Girls/Crimson Girls||The opening song for Senran Kagura Burst: Crimson Girls. It is sung by Homura (Eri Kitamura).|
|The Crimson Warrior||Homura's theme before transforming.|
|To the Strongest!||Homura's theme after transforming.|
|The Strongest Shinobi's Way of Life||Deep Crimson||Homura's theme. It plays after she transforms.|
|Crimson||The ending song for the game. It is sung by Asuka (Hitomi Harada) and Homura (Eri Kitamura).|
- In Senran Kagura 2: DEEP CRIMSON, Homura is the only other person to have a Secret Fusion Ninja Art exclusively with Rin (that other being Daidoji).
- In the original Senran Kagura: Portrait of Girls, Homura refers to her Crimson form as her Shinobi Transformation. This was removed from Burst onward, likely to accommodate the fact that she has a separate transformation.