Tatsumaru was a highly skilled ninja raised since childhood by Azuma Shiunsai (Master Ninja of Azuma clan). He was the young apprentice whom Shiunsai trained the longest and who he felt was able to carry the responsibilities of leading the clan.
The senior pupil of Azuma Shiunsai, Tatsumaru has trained together with Rikimaru and Ayame for years. His physical prowess and skill with the sword is matched by few. He has been raised since childhood to someday succeed Azuma Shiunsai as the leader of the Azuma Ninja. Unfortunately he can’t fulfill this high expectations. He betrays his Clan and only family , by murdering Master Shiunsai and supporting the Burning Dawn . Only his death can avenge his sins and restore his honor . Tatsumaru is the senior of the three students. He favors using his bare hands and feet over other weapons. Having trained longer than Rikimaru and Ayame, his combat skills are proportionally greater. His judgement and composure are also superior. Tatsumaru has greatly influenced the younger Rikimaru, who strives to emulate the older student. He is not without his faults, however. A strong, subconscious self-destructive tendency often leads him to overextend himself. His highly developed sense of obligation and his notion of his responsibilities as a ninja lead him to accept a job which will eventually force him face his fellow student, Rikimaru, in combat. However, his ability to recognize this strange turn of events as his destiny makes him a better ninja than Rikimaru, who often lets his emotions cloud his judgement.
Connection with All-StarsEdit
- Tatsumaru appears as a downloadable minion that can be purchased for $0.49.