"I don't care what happened in the past...
I'm me, and you're you. Isn't that enough?"
Yuzuriha (ユズリハ) is a cheerful young woman whose family is connected to the Night Blade.
She is one of the twelve characters introduced in the original version of UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH.
Blade of the Godspeed
A rather dangerous looking girl who wields as blade as tall as herself. She is a descendant of the protectors of this domain, but her family has abandoned that task, with the exception of the single blade she wields. Yuzuriha herself has heard of Voids and the Night Blade, but finds the entire concept ridiculous -- her parents failed to pass on the tradition. One night, she takes the heirloom sword, and heads into the Hollow Night, where all the In-Births are said to gather. Why must she go out tonight, you ask? Well, because it seems like fun, of course!
Yuzuriha is a young woman with long purple hair in a ponytail, red eyes and a slightly above-average bust. She wears a fuchsia camisole that leaves her belly button and stomach visible, a light pink jacket with fuchsia flowers at the end and on the ends of the sleeves that hang on her shoulders, white-bright blue skinny jeans that are unzipped with a unbuckled belt and high heels.
Yuzuriha is a very cheerful and carefree, acting like anything that goes on around her doesn't seem to bother her. She affectionately refers to her sword as "Ayame" and her smartphone as "Felia" (both with the "chan" honorific). She is also someone who doesn't hold very serious grudges, having already forgiven Hyde for his actions in the past and tells Hilda to rethink her decision on becoming a Re-Birth.
Despite her seemingly happy-go-lucky attitude, Yuzuriha possesses a serious and realistic side to her. Since obtaining her sword, she has taken it upon herself to be the guardian of the city and killing any Void she encounters and admits that her abilities are far from being perfected. When encountering Hilda, she states that carrying an unconscious Hyde and Linne would be more troublesome than fighting Hilda herself, showing a bold and cocky side to her personality as well.
Years ago Yuzuriha's ancestors worked for the Night Blade. After the Licht Kreis first appeared and started to fight against the Night Blade for the control of the Hollow Night, Yuzuriha's ancestors were fed up with the fighting and decided to betray the Night Blade and start their lives anew. The only thing they had kept from the Night Blade is the Iris Sword passed down on their lineage.
Yuzuriha's family then started to hold a sword-fighting dojo, from where she was taught her family's sword-style. Around the time, when Hyde went to elementary school, he met Yuzuriha at the dojo. The two have been friends since that point, but their relationship has gotten awkward after a "certain incident", which has left Hyde guilt-ridden ever since.
Yuzuriha's ability, the "EXS of Falling Flowers" () called Avidya Long Night: Ainsel Lost ( ). Ainsel Lost makes it possible for Yuzuriha to dash at high speeds to resemble teleportation, leaving behind glowing flower petals.
The sword she uses is the Iris Blade: Kamiji-no-Homare (Dual Moon's One Blade Drawing Style ( ). Yuzuriha is last practitioner of these sword-drawing arts.) of whom she affectionately calls "Ayame-chan", despite her dislike of having to carry it with her all the time due to its size being that of a narrow tachi. It is the traditional sword passed down Yuzuriha's family to those who learn their special sword-drawing style:
|歩く姿は百合の花♪||Aruku Sugata wa Yuri no Hana♪||Walking Figure is a Lily Flower♪||Yuzuriha's theme|
She considers nothing. A rule is escaped and it chooses to be by itself.
Also regardless of whom, it lives as mind is suitable. Tonight is not capricious.
A white edge gazes at a moment. Truth winks. Everything changes for every instant.
Waiting at the point of freedom is real her. Oneself who was lost.
She doesn't think. She runs away from her laws, and chooses to be alone.
Living life as she pleases, not bound to anyone. Tonight, too,
is nothing more than a whimstical stroll. The naked sword is seldom drawn,
but when it is, the blade never lies. Everything is reflected in its clear glimmer...
She is thoughtless. She chooses to be herself evading from the statute.
Letting nobody capture her, she lives as the fancy takes her. Only her capriciousness brought her out tonight.
The cold steel gazes at the moment. The principle is a blink. Everything returns to every moment.
The true self awaits her beyond the freedom. The lost self.
UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH
| Dual Moon's One Blade Drawing Style First Form: Paulownia|
| → + A or B or C ★|
| Unique Attack|
|← + B (*Can parry)|
| Unique Attack|
|← + C|
| Unique Attack|
|Midair ↓ + C|
| Dual Moon's One Blade Drawing Style Third Form: Sever|
| Simultaneously B + C ★|
| Dual Moon's One Blade Drawing Style Second Form: Bloom|
| ↓↘→ + A or B or C ★|
*Air OK *EX Able
| Dual Moon's Et Cetera! Eight-fold Ring|
| ↓↙← + A or B or C ★|
*Air OK *EX Able
| Over Here!|
| ←↓↙ + A or B or C ★|
| Stance of Mighty Will and Calm Mind|
|Hold down the button after using a move marked with ★|
| Release the button or press D during the Stance|
| Stagnant Walk|
|← or → during the Stance|
| Swift Move|
| ←← or →→ during the Stance|
| Wind Exceed|
| ↖ or ↑ or ↗ during the Stance|
| Flowing Ripple|
| ↓↓ during the Stance|
|Infinite Worth (Consumes 200% EXS)|
| Dual Moon's One Blade Style Secret Art: Luster Birth|
|←↙↓↘→ + D|
|Infinite Worth EXS (Consumes 200% EXS)|
| Dual Moon's One Blade Drawing Style Form Zero Ultimate Art: Bloody Fate|
| A · B · C · D simultaneously|
Usable when below 30% health
Character Select (Cross Tag Battle)
Arcade Mode Ending
Serious 1 (真面目1)
Serious 2 (真面目2)
Happy Birthday by Yoshihara Seiichi (2012)
Happy Birthday by Nakahara Yuusuke (2013)
Happy Birthday by 6sec (2014)
Happy Birthday by Satou (2015)
Happy Birthday by Osawa Kara (2016)
Happy Birthday by Shiratori (2017)
Happy Birthday by Wagatsuma Takekiko (2018)
By Yaegashi Nan
By Skullgirls Art Team
Gameplay from 1.00 Build
Gameplay Tutorial for Exe:Late
Creation & Development
Yuzuriha wasn't originally planned as a playable character for the initial roster. When the producer went through the list of planned characters, he noticed that wasn't any character with revealing clothes or any character with truly cheerful personality.
In order to fill this lack of character traits, Yoshihara collected various ideas from the development team. That's where he got the idea for a character who used to belong to the Night Blade. Idea behind the character's design was to mix both the past and present. Yoshihara used a combination of jeans and kimono to accomplish..
At some point of development, Yuzuriha was meant to be given a projectile attack which was ultimately scrapped. See more details in Datamine.
- The name "Iris Blade" refers to the shape of blade's tip that resembles Japanese iris flower's leaves.
- The term "Sange" (lit. scattering luster) in the name of her EXS ability is also a term for "dying a glorious death", akin to "falling as flowers do".
- During her walking animation, she hums out musical notes via cosmetic effect.
- Yuzuriha makes a cameo appearance as a background character in Skullgirls. She appears in a stage called "River King Casino".
- During her Infinite Worth, Yuzuriha shouts out "aku, soku, zan!" ("evil, swiftly, slain!") A reference to the Rurouni Kenshin portrayal of the famous historical Shinsengumi figure, Hajime Saitou.
- Excluding Vatista, Yuzuriha is the only Night Blade-related character to use hover-based dash animation instead of the usual run, akin to the playable Amnesia members.
- ↑ https://www.twitter.com/ericalindbeck/status/1026557965493395456
- ↑ Introdution on the official site
- ↑ Dengeki Online interview on July 2014
|Playable Characters||Hyde · Linne · Waldstein · Carmine · Orie · Gordeau · Merkava · Vatista · Seth · Yuzuriha · Hilda · Chaos · Nanase · Byakuya · Phonon · Mika · Enkidu · Wagner|
|Non-Playable Characters||Adelheid · Azel · Chiharu · Chitose · Hiroha · Hollow God · Joker · Kaguya Seikaiguu · Komatsu · Kuon · Kuu · Lex Bartholomeus · Londrekia Light · Murayama · Ogre · Radiata · Reflecta· Roger · Sakurai · Silvaria · Strix · Tomomi · Tsukuyomi· Tsurugi · Uzuki · Zohar|
|Guest Characters||Eltnum · Akatsuki|