|Voiced By||Asami Imai|
|Birthday||July, 7th (Cancer)|
|Favorite Food||Green Tea/Kaiseki|
Ikaruga (斑鳩) is a playable character in second timeline of the Senran Kagura series.
A third-year student at Hanzō National Academy, she is the class president and her peers' "big sister." Although she was born in the slums, her remarkable talents drew the attention of the wealthy Houou family organization, who adopted her, named her the heir of their shinobi lineage and granted her custody of the family sword, Hien.
Her adopted brother, Murasame, swiftly grew jealous of her skills, and challenged her to duel after duel for her place in line. Torn between her pride and her concern for his feelings, Ikaruga stood her ground, patiently defeating him again and again until he accepted both his place and hers.
Since then, he's gone on to a successful career in business, and she's been free to focus on her shinobi studies. Classically trained in both etiquette and swordplay, she carries herself with nobility, and holds her underclasswomen to the same standards of behavior.
Ikaruga looks refined with long, straight, black hair flowing down to her lower thighs and flat cut bangs resting on her forehead. Her slanted eyes are dark blue.
Her shinobi outfit consists of a white gold-trimmed jacket with six buttons and a few golden tassels strewn across. She has a Hanzou armband pinned to her upper left arm to signify her status as the class representative. She has a short gold-trimmed white skirt and boots of similar colors to her jacket, accentuated by black tights.
Ikaruga holds the responsibility of being the leader of a five girls strong shinobi team. Usually a calm individual, she can become highly agitated by Katsuragi's lecherousness. Like Katsuragi, she hides her sadness behind her cool exterior, but the love of her fellow shinobi have helped to soften the pain of her wounds. Needless to say, she works excellently in a team. She also has a knack for cooking and enjoying traditional Japanese cuisine, going so far as to make her own dishes such as the Sweet Squid Ramen Roll (a combination of futomaki sushi, ramen, squid, and sweets).
Secret Ninja Arts
Ultimate Secret Ninja Arts
Her weapon is an heirloom Nodachi sword called "Hien", (lit. Flying Swallow). Her Ninpo utilizes the power of phoenixes.
|Hien's Caliber||Shinovi Versus||Ikaruga's theme. It also plays when you fight against her.|
|Searching for the Wielder of Hien||Estival Versus||Ikaruga's theme after transforming. It also plays when you fight against her.|