MATSUMOTO Shinobu (Japanese)
A high class technical officer in the Imperial Army. Just as war was drawing to a close, he went missing in the Arctic Sea while transporting a new weapon from an allied country. Half a century later he returns alive, his appearance completely unchanged, and now wielding superhuman powers, resurrects his mission.
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|Smart Combo 1||A · A · A · A|
|Smart Combo 2||← + A · A · A|
|Smart Combo 3||B · B · B|
|Smart Combo 4||Midair B · B|
|Special Attack 1||← + A|
|A + D (Air OK)|
| Blitz Shot
|↓↘→ + A or B (Air OK)|
| Armor Piercing Kick
|↓↙← + A or B (Air OK)|
|Extra Skill (Takes 1 skill gauge)|
| Blitz Shot
|↓↘→ + C (Air OK)|
| Armor Piercing Kick
|↓↙← + C (Air OK)|
|Distortion Skill (Takes 2 skill gauge)|
|↓↘→ + B + C|
|↓↙← + B + C|
|Distortion Skill · Duo (takes 2 skill gauge)|
|During the main character's Distortion Skill SP|
|Ouka-Kai||↓↓↓ + B + C|
|Invulnerable from the start of the action. [Requirements] In order to activate, you must have Resonance Blaze (Lv 4) active, have 9 bars of Skill Gauge, and the opponent must be down to one character.|
|Smart Combo 1|
|Smart Combo 2|
|Ground Ukemi (Neutral)|
|Aerial Ukemi (Neutral)|
|Aerial Ukemi (Forward)|
|Aerial Ukemi (Backward)|
|Combo (6k Damage)|
|Combo (8k Damage)|
|Combo (10k Damage)|
|Intro||Let misfortune pile upon me!|
|If you wish to defeat me, then bring an army!|
|I will snuff out every spark that rains upon me!|
|All troops! Engage!|
|I entrust my back to you!|
|Sorry, but I'm taking the lead.|
|Outro||I am the indomitable Thunder God!|
|Even if my body dies, my soul will protect my country!|
|I expected more... You should know your place.|
|Situation contained. Resuming mission.|
|Time Up Outro||Stand up, you coward!|
|Is that all you've got!?|
|Time Up Defeat||Failure becomes me...|
|You've got some fight.|
|Partner Skill Change|
|Distortion Skill Duo (x)|
|Outro with partner||None will stand in our way!|
|Cooperative mission: successful.|
Ragna the Bloodedge
|Intro||Ragna: I'm warnin' ya, I don't know how to go easy.
Akatsuki: I'm counting on it. Charge!
|Outro||Ragna: You heard what I said. I don't go easy.
Akatsuki: A little late for regrets now.
|Intro||Tager: Voltage, hydraulics, all green. Revolution threshold exceeded...!
Akatsuki: Engine activated... Battle voltage achieved!
|Outro||Akatsuki: Combatants neutralized. Battle complete.
Tager: Hardly any need for a damage report.
|Intro||Akatsuki: Have you devised a strategy?
Makoto: You bet! Get in there and kick their asses!
Akatsuki: Roger that.
|Outro||Makoto: Yikes. Think we should've dialed that back a bit?
Akatsuki: Negative. We should refrain from deploying power incrimentally.
|Intro||Azrael: You got somethin' tasty on ya, don't you?
Akatsuki: Hm? No food to my knowledge...
|Outro||Azrael: That thing's got some kick to it! Not bad!
Akatsuki: Ah, so that's what's tasty...
|Intro||Naoto: Whoever these guys are, they won't be easy...
Akatsuki: And neither will we!
|Outro||Akatsuki: They made for worthy foes.
Naoto: Ones who I never wanna see again.
|Intro||Akatsuki: Ah, a sword-wielding cat... I'm clearly delirious.
Jubei: Don't worry, I won't slow ya down none.
|Outro||Jubei: Thinkin' a little more clearly now?
Akatsuki: It seems an apology is in order...
|Intro||Akatsuki: I am the Thunder God!
Yosuke: Guess that makes me the Wind God!
|Outro||Akatsuki: Battle complete.
Yosuke: Thunder and Wind, still kickin' ass!
|Intro||Akatsuki: Whether it be a sea of blades or hail of bullets!
Akihiko: No obstacle can stand in our way!
|Outro||Akatsuki: Go back to bootcamp, rookie.
Akihiko: Train up and challenge us again.
|Intro||Akatsuki: Aegis, watch my six!
Aegis: Roger. I will keep you safe!
|Outro||Akatsuki: We've won. You make for a fine aegis, Aegis.
Aegis: And you a fine commander. It was an honor.
|Intro||Akatsuki: Prepare yourself for an all-out war!
Hyde: Yeah! Wait, no, that sounds nuts!
|Outro||Akatsuki: Now to interrogate them.
Hyde: Righ-- gah! No, dammit, calm down!
|Intro||Akatsuki: You have a burden on your shoulders, too.
Orie: Yes. Which is why I cannot back down here.
|Outro||Orie: We will not be swayed from our purpose.
Akatsuki: Not until our missions are complete.
|Intro||Hilda: Now, how can we best tease these two?
Akatsuki: Do not underestimate them. Use your full power and win.
|Outro||Hilda: Ahahaha! Was I a little too playful?
Akatsuki: And that was only a third of her power...
Yang Xiao Long
|Intro||Yang: No holds barred! I'm cranking it up to 11!
Akatsuki: Then I shall follow in kind!
|Outro||Yang: Wow! Talk about electrifying!
Akatsuki: Perhaps my voltage was too high.
|Intro||Heart: Let's give 'em a big serving of love!
|Outro||Heart: Now you know the power of love!
Akatsuki: Love's more dangerous than I thought.
|Generic||My power will strike down any adversary!|
|I'm still on a mission. I can't lose until I see it through.|
|Well done... The Blitz Motor hasn't run this hot in some time.|
|That was a fascinating battle. Can I interest you in joining the army?|
|If I may... Could you tell me where I can get a bite to eat?|
|Partner with Ragna the Bloodedge||Akatsuki: What immense power... "Grim Reaper" is certainly appropriate.
Ragna: Heh. Says the "Thunder God." You were pretty wild back there too.
|Partner with Iron Tager||Tager: I've gotten a good look at your skills now. The way you tear across the battlefield really is worthy of the moniker "Thunder God."
Akatsuki: I'm just grateful I lived long enough to fight alongside the "Red Devil."
|Partner with Makoto Nanaya||Akatsuki: You fight with a certain purity and strength. I think I'd like to spar with you one day.
Makoto: You're no slouch yourself! If you wanna go, I'm always down for a brawl!
|Partner with Azrael||Akatsuki: The Blitz Motor's not something you can control. I wouldn't get too fixated, if I were you.
Azrael: I don't wanna control it, I wanna feast on it! It's the only way I can satisfy my hunger!
|Partner with Naoto Kurogane||Naoto: Man... All these crazy numbers all over the place. This world is messed up.
Akatsuki: I've grown accustomed to fighting in worlds unknown. The key is maintaining an unwavering resolve.
|Partner with Jubei||Akatsuki: I was shocked by your appearance, but once you drew your blade, I knew I was working with a formidable warrior. Do forgive me for my initial rudeness.
Jubei: Ah, don't sweat it. Nowadays, I'm just a babysitter for my no-good disciple. Still, I'm not about to let some fresh-faced soldier boy show me up.
|Partner with Yosuke Hanamura||Akatsuki: Gah... I overused my Blitz Motor... Never expected to be undone by an empty stomach.
Yosuke: Whoa, you look pretty bad! Oh, man... I'll go buy you something to eat, so just hang in there!
|Partner with Akihiko Sanada||Akihiko: How 'bout it, Akatsuki? You up for a match with me? My fists are callin' out for another fight!
Akatsuki: I'd step into the ring... But do you mind if I refuel a little first?
|Partner with Aegis||Akatsuki: You're a walking arsenal... So many weapons, so much technical might! Could I please...ask you to train me?
Aegis: Your Blitz Motor was impressive too, Akatsuki-san! You were moving as fast and striking as hard as lighting!
|Partner with Hyde||Akatsuki: You're no ordinary schoolboy... Do you intend to do something with all that power?
Hyde: Who knows? For now, I can at least keep the people close to us safe.
|Partner with Orie||Akatsuki: Orie... I feel as though I saw you in an opera once, long ago. Déjà vu or not, you're an excellent combatant.
Orie: I humbly accept your compliment. It's an honor to fight with another champion of law and order.
|Partner with Hilda||Akatsuki: Excuse me, ma'am. Your rather...geisha-like outfit may invite some misunderstandings about our relationship. Couldn't you wear something more...modest?
Hilda: Ugh... Ugly, smelly, AND stupid. This is why I don't like straight-laced men. I'll do what I damn well please.
|Partner with Yang Xiao Long||Akatsuki: Gauntlets with a revolving magazine... So you fire at your enemies while you punch them? I...would hesitate to call that sane.
Yang: You know you've got an engine inside your stomach, right? It doesn't matter how sane it is, as long as it's cool.
|Partner with Heart Aino||Heart: Love can't be defeated! It can accomplish anything in the world!
Akatsuki: Given the outcome of our fight, I've no choice but to agree.
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