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Nakoruru Variations
Fighter ID:
October 11, 1771
Blood Type
154.5 cm
Her father
73 50 82 cm
Not telling
Ainu Moshiri-Kamui Kotan
"...I can't reveal that."
Special Skill(s)
Hearing the voice of Nature
The natural surroundings of Kamui Kotan
Fighting Style(s)
Dancing Sword Arts of the Shikanna-Kamui
Perfect mate
"I haven't really given it much thought."
Her treasured sword, Chichi-ushi (Father Bull)
When you feel at peace
"When I spend time among the trees of the forest."
Those who cannot respect nature with the highest esteem
The path of the sword is
"Something I learned from my father as a means of self defense."
Sanouku: Grandfather
Monashiri: Grandmother
Rimruru: Younger Sister
Mamahaha: Falcon Pet
Shikuru: Wolf pet

Samurai Shodown / Samurai Spirits (JPN)
Neo Geo
Samurai Shodown 2 / Shin Samurai Spirits (JPN), Jin Saulabi Spirits: Saulabi Tuhon (KOR)
Neo Geo
Samurai Shodown 3 / Samurai Spirits: Zankuro Musouken (JPN), Fighters Swords (KOR)
Neo Geo
King of Fighters '95, The
Game Boy
Only in Gameboy version, unlocked with code.
Samurai Shodown 4 / Samurai Spirits: Amakusa Kourin (JPN), Paewang Jeongseol: Legend of a Warrior (KOR)
Neo Geo
Samurai Shodown 64 / Samurai Damashii: Samurai Spirits (JPN)
Hyper Neo Geo 64
Samurai Shodown 64: Warriors Rage / Samurai Spirits 2: Asura Zanmaden (JPN)
Hyper Neo Geo 64
Samurai Shodown! / Samurai Spirits! (JPN)
Neo Geo Pocket
Samurai Shodown! 2 / Samurai Spirits! 2 (JPN)
Neo Geo Pocket
SNK vs Capcom: Match of the Millennium / SNK vs. Capcom: Choujou Kessen Saikyo Fighters (JPN)
Neo Geo Pocket
Capcom vs SNK / Capcom vs SNK: Millenium Battle 2000 (JPN)
Ratio 2
SNK Gals' Fighters
Neo Geo Pocket
King of Fighters 2000, The
Neo Geo
Yuri's another striker.
Capcom vs SNK Pro
Ratio 2
Capcom vs SNK 2 / Capcom vs SNK 2: Millionaire Fighting 2001 (JPN)
Samurai Shodown 5 / Samurai Spirits Zero (JPN)
Neo Geo
Samurai Shodown 5 Special / Samurai Spirits Zero Special (JPN)
Neo Geo
Neo Geo Battle Coliseum
Samurai Shodown 6 / Samurai Spirits: Tenkaichi Kenkakuden
Samurai Shodown Sen / Samurai Spirits Sen (Japan), Samurai Showdown: Edge of Destiny (Hong Kong)
King of Fighters 14, The / The King of Fighters XIV
SNK Heroines
Samurai Shodown (2019) / Samurai Spirits
King of Fighters 15, The / The King of Fighters XV
Team Samurai

King of Fighters III
A mysterious Ainu priestess, Nakoruru is capable of communicating with nature. Devoted to protecting nature, she will later become a spirit of Earth. She sensed a gathering maliciousness in a space-time crack that had concerned her for some time. In order to prevent disaster, she traveled to the present.
Samurai Shodown
Edge of Destiny
Nakoruru and her young sister Rimururu lived in the land of Ainu restfully.
One day Rimururu ran away from their home because she could not hear the voice of the Holy Spirit.
So Nakoruru chased her in order to tell her the truth.
She realized that...
The intentions of many people gathered and swirled where she would go.

"I wish I had told her more early.
...please be safe, Rimururu."

Hurry up, or that whirlpool would eventually become misfortune.
Nakoruru walked much faster for she protected Rimururu from a disaster.
Capcom vs SNK 2
Capcom vs SNK 2 Endings
Nakoruru thinks, "I will go to a place with nature's sounds." She looks over Japan, standing on the top of Mt. Fuji. There, she devotes her life to protecting nature.
Neo Geo Battle Coliseum
NEOGEO Battle Coliseum
The destruction of the environment in WAREZ's areas of development has escalated to a level that can no longer be ignored. Unforgivable deforestation, pollution, and the disposal of radioactive waste--the greenery in these areas of development was gone in the batting of an eye, and sightings of wildlife decreased while the floating corpses of mutant fish in polluted rivers conversely increased. "Mother Nature...weeps."
The shrieks of the trees and birds even reached the hinterlands of the North. The heart-rending screams pleading for help grow louder as the days pass and Nakoruru, the heavenly Ainu maiden, senses them.
"Hold on, for I will come."
Daybreak. Rera (the wind) for the first time this year blows from the south. Spring always visits sooner than ever to the Kamui Kotan when Nakoruru has left.
Samurai Shodown 6
Samurai Shodown 6 Endings
After that, Nakoruru never heard the voice of Kamui. Whether it's a good thing or not, no one can tell, but at least she's alive. She's lost her special power, yet her life retains all the magic of nature.

She still hears the birds sing, and feels the wind.

"When I think back to that moment, when I gave up my life, I felt someone saved me. It must have been the spirit of my mother and father. In contrast to my fighting days, my life is soft and quiet."

Nakoruru started her life without a sword, and after this test, she stopped fighting.

Fun Facts
Pacifist Sisters
Nakoruru and Rimururu (referred to ingame as "Rimnerel") appear in Warriors Rage in a story-only capacity. Nakoruru appears as a nature spirit, imploring you to fight the evil Oboro and awaken her sister. Rimururu is hibernating in a block of ice for some reason.
Ainu Have to Stick Together
In Capcom vs SNK 2, Nakoruru's intro and winposes occasionally feature another girl. This is Manari, a singer and fellow Ainu who first appeared in the PC/Dreamcast visual novel and anime OVA Nakoruru: Ano Hito kara no Okurimono.