The People in Kurei's
The Hokage Ninja:
Reina was Kurei's mother. She was an
arrogant, proud woman who was willing to take advantage of the fact
that her son would be the next leader of the Hokage. Because of this,
the other women of the clan had little respect for her. However, she
truly loved her son, and was willing to have Recca killed to ensure
Ohka was the leader of the Hokage
Ninja, father to both Kurei and Recca. He was a Flame Master who died
unable to protect his loved ones, and consequently became Resshin,
the leader of the Ryu (Flame Dragons). However, he never permanently
lent his powers to either Recca or Kurei.
Kagero was Ohka's wife, after Reina.
Kurei and Reina hated her because she had been Recca's mother, even
though it was because of her pleas that Kurei's life was spared. She
sent Kurei and Recca into the future with her
Recca was the second son of Ohka, and
was born with a Flame power. Because of this, Kurei and his mother
were banished to the outskirts of the village and the other children
would beat Kurei up because he was no longer important. Kurei
attempted to kill him one night, but only succeeded in scarring
Recca's cheek. He, Kagero (now known as Kage Houshi), and Kurei are
the only survivors of the Hokage Ninja in the present-day.
His Adopted Parents and
Mori Tsukino found Kurei when he was
lost, and took him in. Kurei loved her very much, but she was
banished to a mountain cottage and kept prisoner there. A small bomb
was implanted inside her to ensure Kurei's cooperation.
Mori Kouran is a powerful underworld
leader. Though married to Tsukino, he only cares about his money, his
power, and keeping them forever. Kurei was adopted by his wife, but
Mori Kouran turned him into his own killing machine. It was Mori
Kouran who played a very large part in making Kurei the cold,
unfeeling, and powerful villain he became.
Kurenai was Kurei's girlfriend. She
loved roses. Although Mori Kouran had trained Kurei to be unfeeling,
she broke through and Kurei fell in love with her. Because of this
weakness, Mori Kouran detonated her bomb which had been implanted
inside her. Kurei was devastated, and had his Flame assume her
The Members of his Uruha Jushin
Raiha is a purple-haired ninja who
seems to be Kurei's right-hand man. He seems to have a pleasant
personality, but this does not make him any less dangerous of a
fighter. He was able to make it to the semifinals of the Ura Butou
Satsujin without ever using his madogou. Then, he withdrew out of
respect before fighting Kurei's team. He remains loyal to Kurei after
the tournament ends.
Neon is in love with Kurei, and enters
into a relationship with him at the end of the Ura Butou Satsujin.
After seeing Kurenai's fate, and the effect it had on Kurei, she
wished to protect him. She went to Raiha and asked how to join his
elite forces. It was hard training, but she became one of his top
fighters. It was she who saved Kurei from death after Mori Kouran
turned on him at the end of the tournament.
Joker is an arrogant guy from Osaka.
He has long braids and fangs and is very powerful. Kind of like an
adult version of Koganei... *g* He remains loyal to Kurei during and
after the Ura Butou Satsujin.
Genjuro taught Kurei the "Genjutso
Wakemi" technique (the "Illusion Technique Offspring").Although he
pretended to be loyal to Kurei, to save his own life after one of
their fights, he expressed traitorous intentions during the Ura Butou
Satsujin, and was disposed of by Neon.
Noroi, nicknamed "Noroi the Butcher",
was actually a dead body animated by a mask. He could not feel pain,
but was defeated by Domon during the tournament. The spirit which
animated the mask was released, and Noroi ceased to exist.
Kai was an inheritor of the Hyomon
Ken, although a backup for Mikagami. He pretended to have killed
Mikagami's sister, but later explained that it was actually their
master who had done so. He seems to have been loyal to Kurei, but
committed suicide after he confronted Mikagami in the
Jisho was killed off by Magensha's
team before he had a chance to confront the Hokage in the Ura Butou
Satsujin. He appears to have been relatively loyal to
Mikoto was a member of the Ura Jushin
Shu, and seems to have been a girl after Mori Kouran's own heart. She
has no hesitations about killing things, for whatever reason, and is
willing to fight dirty in the process. While it was never shown that
she was disloyal towards Kurei, it is doubtful he had much respect
Rassen- Appears in the manga, after the
tournament, but not in the anime.