Yumi (雪泉) is a playable character from the Senran Kagura video game series, and the face of the second timeline. She makes her debut in Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus.
A third-year student and the leader of the Gessen Girls’ Academy elite shinobi. Her grandfather Kurokage was a rival to the legendary ninja Hanzō. She lost her parents when she was young, so Kurokage raised her along with the other Gessen girls.
Her name means "snowy spring" in Japanese, which may have subconsciously contributed to her cool personality and fighting style. Her fighting style combines traditional Japanese dance with ice-based Ninja Arts.
Despite her outwardly icy appearance, she holds a big sister's love for her teammates. Now that Kurokage has passed away and left her in charge, she strives to lead with a firm but gentle hand.
Yumi has pale white skin and icy blue eyes. Her hair is a dark-gray color of medium length that is pent up slightly in the back by her white bow that has blue stripes on the ends. In her shinobi clothes, she wears a solid white furisode kimono that hangs off her shoulders and exposes her cleavage. The outfit has a blue double-lined trim with a blue obi on the back.
Ice King Mode
In her Ice King mode, Yumi's hair becomes longer and turns icy-blue in color while her hair ribbon is completely gone. In addition, her eyes turn red in contrast to their original blue color.
Her outfit is the only thing that does not undergo a change while in this state as even Yumi's folding fans are replaced by a long sword of ice.
“Snow conceals everything. Anger, sorrow, pleasure, joy...”
As her name implies, Yumi has a very cool personality. She is a very calm and very serious girl. She gives nothing but one hundred percent when it comes to achieving a personal ambition and will go to any lengths to realize a goal she has set out for herself. For these reasons she could be viewed as stubborn when people present their own personal ideals and values in conflict with her own.
Though despite this, she has no issues stepping back and admitting when she's wrong after some serious thought. This was demonstrated during the Gessen Arc of Shinovi Versus when Yumi, who was deeply conflicted about her views on evil over the course of the story, finally accepting that she was wrong by the time of her final battle with Asuka. This was demonstrated a second time the Estival Versus OVA when she began to realize that she was actually being far too strict on her comrades and promised to give them more time to relax.
Yumi could also be considered extremely critical, as demonstrated during Hanzō Academy's story in Shinovi Versus where she deemed Asuka unworthy of facing her and made her fight Gessen's lower ranked shinobi as an alternative. This was due to Asuka presenting what she believed to be incompetence as a shinobi. Despite this, Yumi has also been shown to be modest, such as when she deemed Yozakura far stronger than her despite Yozakura insisting otherwise.
While being very harsh at times, she's also very caring underneath her cold exterior. Even Shiki states that Yumi is only hard on her comrades because she genuinely cares about them and wants the most out of each of them. This often leads to her trying to push them too hard and forgetting to allow both them and herself to relax every once and while. In Estival Versus, Yumi tries to be more lenient and considerate of her comrades feelings, leaving Yozakura to discipline and yell at the others in her place when things get out of hand.
Main Article: Yumi/Relationships
At eight years old, Yumi's parents died on a mission for unknown reasons; most likely killed by evil shinobi while on the job. At the funeral, no one would tell her the reason why her parents were dead, only that they were very admirable shinobi which she could care less about, as all that praise would not bring her parents back.
On that very day, Yumi was approached by a man with a scarred face who asked her if she wanted to know the reason for her parent's death. When Yumi responded positively he stated that he would make her ninja if she truly wished to know the reason. Strangely without fear, Yumi accepted his proposal. This pleased the old man as he assigned her the shinobi name “Yumi.” When she asked who he was he revealed himself to be Kurokage, the grandfather she had never known.
Yumi went to live with Kurokage in a depopulated area in the deep within the mountains where she began her training. She underwent strict life-threatening training under him, her strong resolve stemming being the desire to become a shinobi like her parents before her and find those responsible for their deaths so she could exact revenge.
She learned at an alarming rate, and was soon able to do the same Secret Ninja Art as Kurokage in a year's time. Kurokage took note that she was rushing and getting ahead of herself so he stopped her training and taught her other things as an alternative. She learned how to make grain or barley, the name of constellations in the sky, Japanese history, and various other subjects which found to be equally fun. However, she was dissatisfied due to still wanting to train.
One day as the two of them sat around and enjoyed a cup of shaved ice, Kurokage stated that they were both very much alike, as she believed that that power could resolve everything. Yumi agreed, stating that if she became strong enough then she surely could do anything. In response to this Kurokage stated that power alone is not enough to solve everything. He then preformed his Secret Ninja Art “Black Ice” which amazed Yumi at the massive difference in power between her version and his. After this he stated that power is not technically right and even with all the power he had he still couldn't meet her as Yumi's mother never talked about her father before. Kurokage told Yumi that was the reason why he taught her the meaning of power.
After that day, she resumed her strict training. She became even stronger and much to her own marvel, her mind was strangely calm in the process. She began to wonder why she was becoming stronger and soon realized that power was not to be used for personal grudges, but rather to recognize a great dream. This prompted her to ask what the use of power was.
This is when Kurokage told her his life story. His training as a good ninja and half his life as a rogue ninja. When she had listened to everything he had to say, she had made her mind up. She was going to realize her grandfather's dream and create a world without evil.
Eventually her grandfather took in several other orphaned children who had lost their parents like she had. They were Murakumo, Shiki, Yozakura, and Minori. Together they all trained under the desire to become strong so that they could create Kurokage's dream world. Yumi and the others easily passed the entrance exam to the prestigious Gessen Academy thanks to Kurokage's strict training and all became the academy's elite shinobi, with Yumi as their leader.
Gessen Girls' Academy
Yumi and the other Gessen girls are on their way to visit Kurokage's grave for the first time in a while. On their way there they run into Hanzō who sexually harasses them all by groping each of their breasts. To add to the humilation, Hanzō even goes as far as eating the strawberry daifuku she had in her handbag to put on Kurokage's grave.
This angers her extremely and she requests to fight Hanzō. However, Hanzō dismisses her proposal and states that she is far too weak to beat him, but if she can defeat his granddaughter, Asuka, then he will entertain her challenge. With that said, he disappears.
When Yumi and the others return to the academy, their teacher Wanpai tells them of the Shinobi Battle Royale. Upon hearing about this, Yumi takes this as her chance to challenge Hanzō National Academy so that she may have the opportunity to fight and defeat Asuka and have at Hanzō next.
Now having decided to participate in the Shinobi Battle Royale, Yumi makes both Minori and Shiki train together. While they initially try to do other things upon her leave, Yumi quickly returns and forces them to train properly while chastising them on how training diligently every day is important immediately after.
While preparing dinner, Yumi finds herself lost in thought about Kurokage and his lifelong dream. Yozakura notices something is wrong which leads Yumi to explain her thoughts along with how the Hanzō students apparently associate with evil ninja (Homura's Crimson Squad). Yumi comes to the conclusion that evil undermines good and therefore she must become stronger in order to ensure she does not lose to evil like the Hanzō girls. This prompts her to request Yozakura to train with her.
After the match, Yozakura compliments Yumi on her strength but Yumi modestly states that Yozakura is much more powerful than she is. The two go back and forth on who is really the leader before Shiki and Minori show up and complain about the food not being made yet; something that was completely forgot about due to Yumi and Yozakura training.
Yumi and the others infiltrate Hanzō Academy where they are met with Asuka, who has supposedly been watching them ever since they arrived. After introductions, Yumi states that she wishes to challenge Hanzō Academy to a Shinobi Battle Royale which confused Asuka because she doesn't know what it is.
At that moment, Hanzō appears and stirs up trouble with the girls, leading to them both chastising him. His words cause Yumi to change her mind about fighting the Hanzō girls later and decides on taking them down immediately so she can get her hands on him. While the rest of her team does their own battles, Yumi faces off against Asuka.
Before the battle, Yumi inquires on Hanzō Academy's relationship with Homura and the others. When Asuka says that they are rivals. Yumi asks if she would kill them, to which Asuka states there is no need since they can learn a lot from each other. This response does not sit well with Yumi as she stands firmly behind Kurokage's notion of true happiness only being possible if evil does not exist. Not wanting to hear anything else Asuka has to say, Yumi begins their fight.
Once the battle is over and Yumi is preparing to deliver the finishing blow, Homura steps in and saves Asuka. As she watches them interact, Yumi chimes in and comments on how they have a good relationship. Homura corrects her and clarifies that Asuka is nothing more than her rival and that the only reason she saved her is because she didn't want to be robbed of beating Asuka herself.
Again, Yumi does not understand and states that good and evil intersecting will not change anything. Homura counters her statement by saying that good and evil can't exist without each other, which Yumi simply dismisses. She tells Asuka that since they were interrupted, they will continue the battle at the real Shinobi Battle Royale before taking her leave.
Yumi and the others travel to Hebijo Clandestine Girls' Academy to challenge them to a Shinobi Battle Royale. She is met with Miyabi who gladly takes her up on her challenge, as it will be their chance to show off the power of the reborn Hebijo. Yumi disagress, stating that Miyabi will see the power of good ninja. The two leaders then summon their own shinobi to fight – Murakumo from Gessen and Ryōbi from Hebijo.
During her face-off with Miyabi, Yumi suggests that Miyabi should just concede defeat since Gessen has already defeated the other Hebijo elite. Miyabi refuses, since as long as she stands there is still pride to Hebijo. After a few more words, the two fight. Once the battle is concluded and Yumi is about to deliver the finishing blow, Imu steps in to save Miyabi and even goes as far as trying to fight Yumi herself.
However, Yumi states that she has lost interest just as Shiki arrives. Despite not having killed Miyabi as she originally planned, Yumi says that Hebijo isn't worth going that far and views their victory as sufficient. Once they meet up with the others, Yumi says that Kurokage will be pleased with their great success in the Royale though the others start to question whether or not Hebijo is really evil at all based on their own fights and interactions with the other shinobi.
Yumi dismisses their pondering, stating that evil ninja should only be killed and to not hesitate in battle or allow their minds to be captured by trifles. Despite this, Yumi thinks back to when Imu protected Miyabi, and how even though Imu is an evil shinobi, her actions were not and that is why she couldn't kill Miyabi.
Gessen locates the hideout of the Crimson Squad to the challenge them to a Shinobi Battle Royale. While Homura's team isn't technically a school, she has no qualms with accepting Yumi's challenge. Yumi states that evil tempts good and therefore cannot be overlooked. Much to her distaste, Homura says that she and Yumi are the same, but instead of evil it was good that she couldn't forgive.
Yumi is convinced that evil overtakes good and that Homura has changed Asuka. Homura does not disagree, however she also states that Asuka has changed her as well and that they are best friends. This confuses Yumi as she cannot comprehend the concept of good and evil existing together. Homura tells Yumi that if she wishes to face Asuka then she'll have to get through her. Yumi takes her up on this challenge.
After the fight, Yumi points out how Homura was holding back but is fine with the result since it is Asuka who she wishes to fight at the limit with. She also brings up why it doesn't make sense for her to need to be Homura in order to fight her since Asuka isn't Homura's property. She goes as far as teasing Homura and saying that she and Asuka are more like lovers than friends. This flusters Homura and she quickly says Yumi can do whatever she wants and that she no longer cares.
When Yumi meets up with the other Gessen members, they talk about their own matches and how the Crimson Squad didn't really seem evil at all. Yumi finally admits to the fact that she saw good within the evil of both Hebijo and the Crimson Squad. She comes to terms with the fact that they aren't so different after all, but doesn't want betray Kurokage's teachings.
Wanpai appears and states that they are all shinobi and must think with their own heads and move with their own bodies. Yumi agrees and decides to find the answer she is seeking to her question regarding good and evil at Hanzō Academy. With that in mind, the girls head off to their final location.
Yumi and the others arrive at Hanzō Academy for their final match. She is greeted by Asuka, who had been waiting for her. Yumi explains that originally this was all so that she could fight Hanzō, however that matters little to her now because now she only wishes to fight Asuka. She also explains that she has come to realize that there are many different types of evil within people.
Before, she couldn't understand how Asuka and Homura could be such close friends. But, now she has reconsidered it a bit. In order to completely change her mind, Yumi says that Asuka will have to fight her. With this, the two begin their fight.
After the battle, Yumi is shocked to see that Asuka still has energy and wants to know the secret of her strength. When Asuka explains that her power is not a secret but rather pure determination not to fall behind and to become stronger so that she may be friends with everyone, Yumi understands. As a final request, Yumi asks that after this battle that she and Asuka may become friends. Asuka happily agrees to this and the two resume their fight.
The second half of the match ends with Yumi as the victor, but regardless both sides are completely exhausted. As promised, Yumi and Asuka become friends and shake hands. Though, Yumi can't help but feel bad about going against Kurokage's teachings and wonders if he'd ever be able to forgive her.
With the Shinobi Battle Royale now finished, Yumi decides she won't burn down Hanzō Academy, as they have now established a friendly rivalry with them. She then suggests that they all celebrate by going to visit Kurokage's grave.
During their visit, they clean Kurokage's grave and places the strawberry daifuku in front of it as they had planned to do previously. However, she noticed that there was already a strawberry daifuku there when they arrived. This causes her to question if someone else other than them is visiting Kurokage's grave.
Temporarily dismissing the thought, Yumi begins to pray with the others to report her personal growth to her grandfather. Originally, she believed that they were going against his will, but now she doesn't think so. If he were to see their faces now, she believes he would be proud of each of them because he always loved their smiling faces.
Wanpai appears as Yumi and the others pray which shocks them. However, what shocks them more is that it isn't Wanpai, but rather Hanzō. It is then revealed to her and the others that their teacher is none other than Hanzō himself. He explains that Kurokage told him to watch over them after he passed, so he acted as their teacher in Gessen. He also tells them that Kurokage said that they were much more important than his pride as a shinobi.
Yumi is overjoyed to hear these words and thanks Hanzō for everything he has done for them. And then to herself, she thanks Kurokage from the bottom of her heart and says that she will never forget him.
Hanzō National Academy
Yumi appears along with the other Gessen girls and preforms introductions. She then challenges Hanzō National Academy to a Shinobi Battle Royale. When asked by Asuka what it is, she merely tells her to ask her teacher for the details before leaving, saying they will return in seven days.
With Gessen having defeated all of Hanzō, only Asuka remains. Just as Asuka is about to take her fallen comrades to the infirmary, Yumi intervenes. While Asuka trying to help her friends is nice, she believes that Asuka's actions show that she does not properly understand what it means to be a shinobi and thus does not feel the need to fight her. Instead, she sends her subordinates at her as an alternative.
After the battle, Yumi voices her disappointment with Asuka, but acknowledges the fact that she has some power which she will only use for her friends which she believes has no meaning for a shinobi. Once the two exchange words, Yumi decides to let Asuka go for now since she is interested in her power and heeds her to prepare for the next time they meet.
Yumi and Asuka meet at Gessen Academy for their final battle. Yumi is motivated to win so that she can finally fulfill Kurokage's wish. The two of them have a conversation regarding good versus evil, and despite Asuka's attempts to change Yumi's mind, she does not budge. Determined to unite the world of the shinobi, Yumi is intent on killing Asuka.
After the first part of the battle, Yumi is exhausted but still determined to keep fighting for the sake of Kurokage's dream. The Gessen girls arrive just in time and they all give her their Ninja Art scrolls. Yumi then preforms a forbidden technique known as Cataclysmic Force to give her the power she needs to keep fighting. Asuka's comrades do the same.
Despite this, Yumi finds herself unable to win. She refuses to accept defeat, desperately wanting to show Kurokage his ideal world while he was still alive. The thought of being unable to do so pushes her to tears as she begs to herself for him not to die until she has done so.
Yumi, being unable to support herself, nearly falls over due to fatigue but is helped by Asuka who asks her what she meant by everything she said. Yumi tells her not to touch her and moves away before explaining how her grandfather is dying from a terminal illness. She says that he most likely won't make it to Spring, so that is why were trying to show him his dream world before he passed on.
Despite Asuka's attempt at showing her kindness and mercy, Yumi refuses to give up and even goes as far as trying to cut Asuka down with a blade even though Asuka would more than likely win in a sword fight. Yumi declares she doesn't care about dying as long as she carry out Kurokage's wish. Immediately, Kurokage appears and stops Yumi and tells her it is over. As she is hugged by her grandfather, Yumi begins to cry as the battle comes to its most definite end.
Hebijo Clandestine Girls' Academy
Gessen invites Hebijo to a Shinobi Battle Royale, which they gladly accept. When it is Yumi's turn to fight Miyabi, she introduces herself but Miyabi is has very little interest in knowing her name because she will defeat her soon. Yumi comments on Miyabi's self-confidence to which Miyabi agrees that she would have been accurate with statement in the past.
After hearing Miyabi's declaration of restoring pride to Hebijo by any means necessary, Yumi acknowledges that she and Miyabi are the same in that regard as she too is fighting for a dream. She states that no matter what, she will not lose. However, Yumi is overwhelmed by Miyabi's power and finds herself defeated. Just as Miyabi is about to burn down Gessen, they receive info on where the Homura Crimson Squad's hideout is located. It is unknown what happens to Gessen after this revelation.
Homura's Crimson Squad
Yumi is approached by an angry Homura who is upset with Yumi for defeating Asuka. Yumi tells her there is no need for such grandstanding and asks her what the life of a rogue ninja is like, as they must have a lot of free time when they're not claiming revenge on Hanzō Academy's behalf. Homura feels as though Yumi is mocking them, but in reality she is genuinely curious since her grandfather was also a rogue ninja.
This surprises Homura, and as Yumi asks more questions she continues to answer them. After hearing everything Homura has to say, Yumi feels as though she understands her and wishes to finally begin their battle. Once the fight is over, Yumi compliments Homura on her strength and wonders how far it will take her. She then states that she is looking forward to observing Homura's growth as she walks the path of a renegade shinobi.
Shinobi Girl's Heart
Shiki asks Yumi what exactly righteousness is. Yumi is unsure on how to answer her question since righteousness is different in the eyes of different people and thus it would be impossible to tell her what exactly it is. Shiki dismisses it after concluding that Yumi doesn't know, but determined Yumi states that she will go out and find what righteousness is.
What is Justice?
Yumi asks Yomi what she believes righteousness to be. Yomi says that, while she would like to say bean sprouts, perhaps righteousness comes from money as money solves most problems people have such as hunger, sickness, buying new clothes, and even balling out of trouble.
Yumi responds by saying that righteousness means living purely. If you live impurely, with or without money, she wouldn't consider that righteousness.
Yomi agrees, but asks Yumi what if money is more important than that. Yumi states that Yomi is mistaken which causes Yomi to say it's easy for her to say that since she's never needed money as much a many other's have.
Yumi replies with saying everyone has their needs and hardships, rich or poor. Yomi retorts with saying not all hardships are equal and that she doesn't even know what poor people go through. That's why she hates "princesses" like Yumi.
After the conversation Yumi says to herself that she would like to think money doesn't equal righteousness.
Sexiness is Justice?
Yumi asks Haruka what she's doing. Haruka says it's a massage and asks Yumi if she would like one too. Yumi fails to see the need for such frivolity.
Haruka states that it's a way of heightening her "power", which is something she believes everyone strives for. Yumi says that power can make the world righteous, so perhaps righteousness comes from power. Haruka replies with saying there are many kinds of power. She asks which is stronger, the closed fist or the beckoning finger.
Yumi concludes that Haruka's sex appeal is her source of righteousness. Haruka likes the sound of it and beckons Yumi over saying she can make her as "righteous" as she wants to be. As Yumi comes over and asks what she should do, Haruka whispers in her ear.
After Haruka's lecture, Yumi says that it was very personal lesson and she doesn't feel very righteous about it.
Taste is Justice?
Minori is distressed about having run out of sweets. Yumi tells Minori to restrain herself since she eats sweets all the time.
Minori says that if she doesn't get any sweets, she doesn't have any "oomph" and she could really go for some curry omelette rice.
Yumi asks Minori what's the number one thing she's striving for. Minori says she's striving for food and will eat any food she sees as it will make her stronger to eat more yummies.
Yumi concludes that yumminess is righteousness to Minori. Minori says Yumi is making her hungry and asks her for something to eat. Yumi tells her to be patient and promises that they will have shaved ice when she returns.
Boobs Are Justice?
Katsuragi suddenly appears and gropes Yumi's breasts which takes her by surprise. Immediately Yumi tells Katsuragi that she should fix that habit of groping other people.
Katsuragi responds with that there is an overflowing shock of power when one grabs a great pair of breasts. If Katsuragi doesn't grab breasts, she won't get any stronger and that it's another form of training for her.
Yumi doesn't want to believe that Katsuragi's path of righteousness is groping breasts. Katsuragi says that it's true and goes to grope Yumi a second time.
Yumi feels hot where Katsuragi touched her and wonders if she was right about any of what she said.
Cuteness is Justice!
Yumi ponders on what exactly Justice is and is asked by Hibari if she's seen the Mr. Bunny candy she lost. Yumi apologizes, saying she hasn't seen it.
Yagyū suddenly appears and instantly jumps to the conclusion that Yumi has done something to Hibari. Hibari apologizes to Yagyū, saying she's lost the Mr. Bunny candy.
Yagyū says that she will never forgive Yumi for stealing Hibari's smile. Yumi says Yagyū is being dramatic, but accepts her challenge anyway. Yagyū says that Hibari's smile will make her stronger while Hibari tries to explain that Yumi didn't do anything wrong and doesn't want them to fight.
Yagyū says Hibari's worried look is as cute as her smile and Yumi notices that Yagyū's power has increased. Seeing how cuteness made Yagyū stronger, Yumi concludes that cuteness is justice.
After gathering Yomi, Haruka, Minori, Katsuragi, and Yagyū's take on the situation, Yumi concludes that cuteness is righteousness as it is what made Yagyū stronger. She comes to the conclusion that cuteness can do anything, literally anything. She thinks that if one is cute they can heal those around them, bring peace to the world, and that every crime you commit will be forgiven.
With this new sense of righteousness is, Yumi decides to become more cute herself and dresses up in a frilly dress while speaking in a manner somewhat akin to that of an extremely young toddler. This freaks Shiki out when she sees it and causes her to tell everyone that Yumi has gone crazy.
Festival Eve Full of Swimsuits (Anime OVA)
Yumi and Yozakura start their training session which eventually ends with the two of them clashing Secret Ninja Arts and Yumi coming out as the victor. As the two converse about the battle that has just concluded, Yumi states that she has an eerie feeling that perhaps yet another large battle will unfold.
When Yumi and Yozakura return to the Gessen Ninja Room they see Minori, Shiki, and Murakumo slacking off. Yumi is clearly displeased by the fact they didn't train with her and Yozakura but says otherwise when Shiki asks. Minori says they received a letter addressed to them and reads it to find out that it's an invitation to the grand Opening of the Midwinter Summer Festival at Wonderful Spa-Resort, but it doesn't say who it's from.
Despite everyone's desire to go to the spa-resort, Yumi denies their wishes as she believes spa-resorts are irrelevant to the path of justice and calls them lazy. She then says their hearts are covered in evil while pointing out all the things they've been too preoccupied with doing other than their training.
Yumi stands firm on her decision for them not to go, and is surprised when Yozakura says she also wishes to go to the spa-resort. In order to resolve the situation, Shiki makes Yumi play booby rock paper scissors to decide if they'll go or not.
Naturally Yumi protests to this, but is forced to play as Minori and Murakumo take off her uniform jacket and shirt against her will. Shiki wins the game and Yumi unwillingly says she won't argue because she has lost, but hopes nothing bad happens when they get there.
The Gessen elite arrive to the spa-resort where Yumi still expresses her distaste of being there in the first place as it has nothing to with the path of justice. Refusing to give into the temptation of the resort's attractions, Yumi calls everything evil for a second time.
At that moment the Hanzō, Crimson Squad, and Hebijo shinobi show up. It is revealed that the too had invitations to the resort. They all decided to call a ceasefire for the day and just have fun.
After getting dressed into their bathing suits Yumi watches her comrades play in the pool and sees how happy they are, fearing she may have been far too strict on them. As Homura gives Yumi a lecture on how she should learn how to have fun at the right times, an argument breaks out between Homura, Miyabi and Asuka which leads to Yumi presenting a solution.
Yumi suggests that they have a shinobi cavalry battle as the deciding fight. Crimson Squad is the only team unable to participate due to Yomi being too full from eating so much. Yumi suggests they start without them and begin the match.
The battle comes to a draw as all three teams pull each other's headbands at the same time. Yumi is not satisfied with this result and insists on continuing even further by taking each other's clothes until there is nothing left.
Everyone thinks Yumi is going too far and that they should just let it be a tie. Yumi clarifies that she is still having that eerie feeling from before when Murakumo (whose mask was knocked off) asks. Yumi's bad feeling proving to be accurate, a large number of unknown shinobi dressed in black appearing in the spa-resort.
With no other choice, the girls of Gessen, Hanzo, Hebijo, and Crimson Squad join forces to defeat the unknown enemy. Yumi deduces that the shinobi they're fighting aren't just any normal shinobi. In order to get on equal footing with them they all attempt to transform but realize an unknown force is preventing them from doing so.
Now being backed into a corner, Rin and Daidouji appear and give them a rousing speech. Yumi agrees with their words and tells everyone to use their trump-card. Yumi and the others all enter Super Frantic Mode and shed all their clothing for an extreme boost in power and speed.
Having successfully gotten the upper-hand, Yumi and the others are presented with another issue. Ryōna had accidentally consumed Haruka's "make anything bigger" potion causing her to increase in size. In order to shrink her back to her normal size, Yumi and the others attack Ryōna to get her to sweat the substance out.
After finally getting Ryōna back down to her normal size, Asuka asks if what had just happened was the big battle she was speaking of to which Yumi disagrees as the big battle she felt wasn't something as ridiculous as what had just happened.
On their way out of the spa-resort, Yumi's comrades apologize to her for not listening to her and training more. Yumi tells them that she should be the one apologizing to all of them because even though becoming strong is important, taking their smiles away in doing so makes being strong worthless and she wishes to protect those smiles. While they will still undergo grueling training, she promises that they can take breaks and relax together every so often. Happily, the girls all make their way back home.
Kagura Millennium Festival
Yumi tries to begin the Gessen elite's training for the day but she was cut off by the conversation between Minori, Shiki, and Murakumo which leaves her words ignored. However, thanks to Yozakura scolding everyone they finally pay attention. While it is normally her job to scold the others, Yumi says she left that bitter job to Yozakura instead and formally thanks her.
Yumi takes notice of a light coming from behind Yozakura and wonders if she thanked Yozakura far too much. When Yozakura asks what she means, Yumi clarified by saying Yozaura has a halo on her head. Everyone else but Yozakura seems to take notice of the light and eventually grows larger before sucking them all in.
The group appears on a summer beach, not knowing why they're there. Minori alerts Yumi of a strange person nearby and everyone prepares for battle. Yumi tells them all to be careful as she senses a murderous intent.
After managing to repel the group of enemy shinobi. Yumi takes notice fo the fact that they seem to be the same shinobi that attacked them at the spa-resort. She feels as though they are trying to drag them to their place this time. Everyone suddenly get sidetracked as they want to play on the beach and Yumi tells them she would really like it if they could read the mood.
Yumi and the rest of Gessen eventually meets up with Hebijo and Hanzō who apparently have the same situation as them. With Ryōna and Ryōbi still missing, Miyabi asks Yumi and Asuka for help in finding them. They eventually meet up with Homura, whom Yumi comments looks as healthy as ever.
At that same moment, Sayuri appears and it is revealed to everyone that it is Asuka's grandmother. At the same time Ryōna, Ryōbi, and Ryōki show up and Sayuri says that since everyone is now gathered they can start the festival.
Sayuri welcomes Yumi and the others to the Kagura Thousand Year Festival. When she explains that Kagura Thousand Year Festival is an event that allows dead shinobi to live once again as they calm their souls to eventually rest in peace, Yumi ponders on the chance of Kurokage also being present.
When the Mikagura sisters appear, Yumi states that she remembers hearing that family name belongs to one of the most powerful shinobi families. After hearing Sayuri say that while they are in the world where the festival takes place that time is stopped in their own, Yumi is impressed at Sayuri's abilities. However, Yumi still questions why they were even summoned in the first place.
Sayuri finally explains that the reason she summoned them all is to do the Shinobi Lantern Dance Festival. Renka goes into further detail saying all the groups gathered, including the Kagura Thousand Year Festival executives will preform a flashy five group team battle in order to destroy eighty-one festival platforms.
Yumi is hesitant to agree at first but Sayuri says who ever destroys the most towers will open the path to becoming Kagura. When she asks Sayuri what that means exactly, Sayuri says she will know when the time comes.
Yumi finally decides to participate in the event despite not fully understanding what's going on. Renka volunteers to be her first opponent.
After Yumi's defeat, Renka asks if Yumi was serious or just going easy on her. Yumi says that she wasn't holding back, but just can't focus on the battle.Shiki says that Yumi may be feeling the same presence as all of them. Yumi believes that the presence they feel is Kurokage. Renka, being displeased with how things went, tells Yumi she better make it up to her in their next battle before she takes her leave.
Yumi and the rest of Gessen try to search for Kurokage, but to no avail. Yumi is certain she sensed his presence but decides it's probably best to forget searching for him at the moment and focus on the Shinobi Lantern Festival. With that said, Shiki goes off to scout Hebijo and see what they're up to.While Shiki is away, Yumi and the others decide to have fun and just go with the flow for the time being due to seeing Yozakura so upbeat. Shiki suddenly shows up and is upset at them all for having fun when she's not there. Yumi and the others apologize, saying they forgot she went out for scouting. Shiki quickly forgives them.
Miyabi, Imu and Murasaki appear to get revenge for Shiki beating Miyabi, saying that the three of them will be more than enough to take down Gessen. Much to Yumi's surprise, Yozakura says that she will take all three of them down because she doesn't like the way they look down on them. Yozakura pleads to Yumi to let her fight alone to make up for letting her emotions get the better of her.
Yumi accepts Yozakura's request, but tells her that she should call on them if she's in danger. After Yozakura's victory and Hebijo's retreat, Yumi feels Kurokage's presence yet again and deduces he must be somewhere in the area. However she wonders why they can't find him in person like Ryōki.
During the end of the Shinobi Lantern Festival, Gessen is the last school Jasmine (Sayuri's young form) goes to in order to "teach them a lesson". Jasmine is impressed with Yumi's resolve and they do battle. Once the battle is over, Yumi shocks Jasmine by destroying the last of Gessen's festival platforms, knocking Gessen out of the festival.
Shinobi Girl's Heart
Yumi wonders what to strive for after mastering the Path of the Shinobi. The only thing she can think of is striving to become a splendid bride.
She wonders what she would have to do in order to become an ideal bride. While she stands firm on her beliefs regarding cuteness being justice, she knows that just being cute will not make her the bride she should be.
Having no idea what areas she should polish in order to become the ideal bride, Yumi seeks out the advice of others.
Yumi seeks advice from Ryōna on how to become a resplendent bride. Ryōna agrees to help her but tells her to first "smack her ass around like there's no tomorrow". Afterwards, Ryōna tells Yumi that in order to become the perfect bride that she needs to have the perfect cry to tickle her master's heart. The two of them practice various cries and Ryōna is pleased by her efforts and says that her master will be pleased. Yumi comments on how the path to bride-hood is more difficult than expected.
Yumi seeks assistance from Hikage and Yozakura regarding advice on becoming the ideal bride. Yozakura says guts and that one must be strong and stubborn. Hikage comments that when she hears 'guts' she tends to think more about moms than brides. Yumi becomes somewhat flustered at the thought of people potentially calling her mother if she toughens up and feels as though it may be a bit too early for such a thing.
Yumi is approached by Renka who assumes that she's in the middle of a fight when really she's just asking people for advice on how to become the perfect bride. Renka is put-off by Yumi's 'cutesy' act and says that she's not a fan of such things. Yumi quickly tells Renka that she's not trying to act cute and questions if she's never thought of bride-hood herself. Renka becomes flustered and immediately denies it, but Yumi can see her trembling and assumes she's only lying. Renka continues to fervently deny her claim, but Yumi seems rather unconvinced. Renka is desperate to end the conversation, so Yumi just leaves it at the thought that perhaps not every dreams of bride-hood.
Yumi is approached by Murakumo who is aware that she's been searching for ways to become a perfect bride. Yumi asks if Muakumo knows anything that can help her. Murakumo says she can help as she did some research on a related matter for her comics and agrees to help her in exchange for using her moves in battle for her next comic.
Murakumo says that every resplendent bride needs to have a 'destined encounter' such as a being captured by a demon king and then being subsequently rescued by a warrior. Yumi comments on how that doesn't sound very realistic, but Murakumo goes on to say that demons do exist and that they more than likely have at least one king. Yumi begins to slowly see the possibility of it but then wonders that if there isn't a demon king then that means she can't become a perfect bride.
Not Too Distant, Not Too Close
In the end, Yumi is no closer to becoming a perfect bride than she was from the start. Asuka notices that Yumi doesn't seem very happy and asks her if she's okay before inviting her to a little workout to help improve her mood. Asuka asks Yumi what's on her mind, and so Yumi tells her that she wishes to know how to become the perfect bride. This prompts Asuka to mention her grandmother whom she deems to be the perfect bride and lists her resplendent qualities. This causes Yumi to become excited as she believes she's finally found the way to become the perfect bride.
Yumi goes to Sayuri for help in becoming the perfect bride. Sayuri graciously takes Yumi under her wing, saying it's just as tough as the Path of the Kagura. Yumi understands and accepts this fact.
Sayuri begins to grope Yumi as she states that a great wife needs to have a great pair of breasts. In order to make this happen she needs to be groped. Yumi is flustered by this as she realizes the path to bride-hood is far steeper and much more embarrassing than she originally thought.
Dual Shinobi Hearts
I Love Them Thick!
Yumi and Asuka are making futomaki together. With this being Yumi's first time making them, she's not confident they'll turn out very well. When asked by Asuka how big her mouth is, she questions if there's a point to what is being asked. It is revealed that Asuka wants to make the futomaki so big that it barely fits in her mouth.
Yumi immediately rejects the idea, preferring something slimmer and easier to snack on. The two of them end up in a back and forth of exchange about slimness versus thickness. Mirai and Yomi happen to walk in during, with Mirai not understanding what the conversation is about and Yomi taking the context of the conversation out of place. Once Mirai complains to Asuka about not knowing what's going on, Asuka ends up getting annoyed.
Yumi decides to try a thick futomaki roll after Asuka's insistence. The situation is made clear to Yomi and Mirai when Asuka tells them that she and Yumi were just getting really heated over what kind of rolls to make.
The two of them are invited to make rolls as well but during the process, Yomi and Asuka end up having an argument about Yomi putting bean sprouts on her roll. Yumi suggest to Mirai that the two of them just finish making their own and go about their way until they're finished.
Yumi, Haruka, Homura, Asuka, and Miyabi talk about the events of the Anime OVA, which eventually leads to Asuka, Miyabi, and Homura bickering among themselves due to Haruka's virus that makes people spew insults. Aside from Haruka who took the antibody, Yumi is only one who is immune to the effects of the virus due to her earnest nature.
Yumi asks Haruka if there's anything they can do to help them. It is then that Haruka gives the three a virus that makes people say their true feelings.
Yumi tries to calm them all down through battle, leading to them sweating out the virus. Everyone begins to make amends for the previous insults and all seems well until Homura points out that none of them have heard Yumi's true feelings.
Asuka, Homura, and Miyabi unanimously agree to find out Yumi's true colors even if they have to force her. This causes Yumi to become highly distressed as they all go after her.
I'm the Star!
During a trip to a hot spring, Asuka complains about how she feels as though her role in the story has been becoming smaller as of late, and that everything seems to revolve around Yumi and Miyabi's groups. Yumi tries to mitigate Asuka's concerns, but to no avail. Homura says that she'll give Asuka her chance to stand out by fighting her. Yumi and Miyabi also decide to participate.
During the battle, it is revealed that Asuka just wants to have the lead role. This leads to Asuka, Miyabi and Homura to have a heated exchange about who of the four of them is most fit to be lead whilst Yumi only states her personal disinterest on the subject. Yumi's stance on the matter results them all acknowledging her as the perfect candidate for the lead role, and this makes Asuka view her as the threat.
Asuka manages to come out victorious in the four-way brawl. Yumi comments on how Asuka seemed more motivated than usual, to which Miyabi follows up by saying she seemed desperate. Homura agrees with them both and says Asuka was being pretty pathetic considering the subject matter.
The three have yet another exchange about who's more fit to be the lead, but Yumi says there's no reason for any of them to fuss about something so trivial.
As they prepare to fight yet again, Yumi comments to herself on how Asuka is like the sun in the middle of all of them, which suits a lead very well. However, she also says that "when the sun sets, the moon shines brighter, entrancing the world with its quiet kindness." With that said, Yumi regards herself as being the lead.
Justice of the Moon
Yumi and the rest of Gessen approaches Hanzō with the intent of settling their differences through battle. They have a long discussion about their differing forms of justice and their stances on how to deal with varying types of evil.
Yumi makes it a point to say that Hanzō has the justice of the sun, which is warm and takes in all regardless of good or evil. However, Gessen has the cold and piercing justice of the moon which shines on the evil that lurks in the night. Their power comes from the the worlds righteous indignation, it's yearning for justice at any cost.
After their battle against Hanzō, both sides reach the conclusion that both of their forms of justice are equal and opposite, and that in essence they are both a sword and shield. Yumi states that she believes the world needs both of their lights and wishes for the two groups to continue to devote their selves to their beliefs and dance on the path to justice.
Fighting Style & Gameplay
Yumi fights with traditional Japanese dance steps and a pair of fans. Enemies are frozen solid by her ice based techniques and cut by her bladed fans.
Yumi is also rather proficient with wielding a sword in combat but is only ever seen using one officially in her Ice King mode. In this state, Yumi's usage of ice is further enhanced as she is capable of sending out energy waves capable of freezing enemies completely with ease and sending out similar waves with her sword as she moves along the battlefield at heightened speed.
Main Article: Yumi/New Wave
Yumi appears as a playable character in the mobile card collection game, Senran Kagura: New Wave, alongside the other members of Gessen Girls' Academy.
Main Article: Yumi/Bon Appétit
Yumi appears in Senran Kagura: Bon Appétit alongside her team as part of the Gessen x Hebijo pack.
Shinovi Versus: Comic Anthology Vol.1
Shinovi Versus: Comic Anthology Vol.2
Non-Senran Kagura Appearances
- High School DxD:
Yumi appears in the High School DxD mobile card game as part of a collaboration gacha. She receives a specially draw collaboration card with Akeno, one of the series' characters.
- Kaku-San-Sei Million Arthur:
Yumi appears in the PlayStation Vita version of the Million Arthur card game as part of a collaboration gacha. She and other characters receive a specially drawn SR cards. Additionally, players could get their hands on a secret rare collaboration card called “EV-type Yumi Vs. Asuka,” for free, through the Japanese PlayStation store for a limited time.
- Senran no Samurai Kingdom:
Yumi appears in the Senran no Samurai Kingdom mobile card game as part of the Senran Kagura: Estival Versus collaboration gacha. She receives a specially drawn SSR card along with an in-game 2D sprite.
- Megami Engage:
Yumi appears in the Megami Engage card game alongside the rest of the Estival Versus cast. She is the only one to receive two cards, one of them being specially drawn by Yaegashi Nan himself.
- DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Last Round:
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|Resolution of Blooms||Shinovi Versus||The opening song for the game. It is sung by Yumi (Yumi Hara) and Asuka (Hitomi Harada).|
|For Master Kurokage||Yumi's theme. It plays when she transforms and when fighting against her. It is an arrangement of Requiem Mass in D minor/Dies Irae (Day of Wrath) composed by Mozart, and Piano Sonata No. 8 (Sonata Pathétique) composed by Beethoven.|
|Pretty Prisoner||Bon Appétit||Yumi's character song. It plays when going against her in a cooking battle.|
|SUNSHINE FES||Estival Versus||The opening song for the game. It is sung by Yumi (Yumi Hara) and Asuka (Hitomi Harada).|
|SUNSHINE FES (Yumi ver.)||Yumi's solo version of the opening song.|
|Grandfather's Wish||Yumi's theme. It plays when she transforms and when fighting against her. It is an arrangement of Mozart's Requiem Mass in D minor/Lacrimosa (Day of Tears) and Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the Animals "Aquarium".|
Creation & Development
“For the face of a new subseries, we decided to go with a "cool" image as opposed to well established "heat" of Asuka and Homura. Also, there are certain colors that I see when I think of different gaming hardware: red for Nintendo 3DS, and blue for the PS Vita. So I kept that in the back of my mind during the design process.”
—Producer Commentary from the Shinovi Versus Shinobi Syllabus
Main Article: Yumi/Quotes
- Yumi on the Heroes wiki.