Ken ga Kimi

剣が君

Ken ga Kimi
TitleKen ga Kimi
Original title剣が君
LengthLong (30 - 50 hours)
DeveloperRejet
Publishers Rejet
Relations
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Ken ga Kimi: Momoyo Tsuzuri
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Japanese PlayStation Vita version at Play-Asia.com for US$ 124.99 »

Description

——Taking place during the early stages of the Edo period, this is Rejet’s first Japanese-inspired tale. Kayo, our heroine, is the daughter of a food & tea house and is living with her father. One day, she was asked an odd favor by the Princess of Sunpu Castellan, to take her place in a marriage promenade. Because Kayo and the Princess are splitting images of each other…

Bewildered, but with her mind set, Kayo departs on her journey from Tokaido region with six samurai for bodyguards on the marriage promenade to Edo, Hakone, Mishima, up till the destination in Sunpu.

And so, the wheel of destiny begins to spin.

On the way towards Edo, she becomes caught up in youkai with destructive abilities, as well as the ‘Sword Retrieving Imperial Match’ that concerns the legendary five great swords, which is really a cover for a sickening ritual being performed…...

Through the criss-crossing and intertwining of paths, finally the road splits into two.
One, living with the sword in the path of war.
Two, living with you in the path of peace.

The destiny they find their way through to is……?——

[Taken from konnistique's Tumblr]

Protagonist

Kayo
Kayo香夜 
Items, Naginata
Personality, Kind, Optimist

Description

A merchant’s daughter from Edo, Musashi Province. She runs a small restaurant with her father near the castle, but due to the cold weather and crop failures, their business is in a severe condition. Influenced by her deceased mother, she learned how to fight with a naginata—Buko-ryu Naginata-jutsu. Even though she’s a woman, she understands the samurai heart.

One day, a Tokugawa samurai gave her a very important request. It’s a request for Kayo to become a fake bride and attend a mass wedding all the way to Sunpu, in place of a princess. Apparently Kayo and the wife of the Castellan of Sunpu—Hisahime—look exactly alike.

If she refuses, they might not be able to continue running a restaurant. Kayo’s decision is…

[from kokoronodamu]

Main characters

Enishi
Enishi 
MeasurementsHeight: 185cm
Birthday1 August
Hair, Red
Eyes, Blue
Body, Tall
Personality, Carefree, Womanizer
Role, Non-blood-related Father, Samurai, Spy
Engages in, Swordsmanship
Voiced byOkiayu Ryoutarou

Description

Age: 23
Birthplace: Hitachi Province
Sword: Mikazuki Munechika
Style: Yagyuu Shinkage-ryu

The official spy of Edo / Tokugawa Shogunate. He’s an expert in martial arts, but he has a irresponsible, happy-go-lucky personality. He won’t take any action if it’s not for something he’s interested in. It’s also impossible to stop his delusions, and he screws up from time to time.

[from kokoronodamu]

Kei
Kei 
MeasurementsHeight: 176cm
Birthday4 April
Hair, Short
Body, Tanned
Items, Dual-Wield Weapon
Personality, Docile, Short-tempered, Tsundere
Role, Demon, Grandson, Prince, Samurai
Engages in, Swordsmanship
Voiced byKENN

Description

Age: 19
Birthplace: Kibi Province
Sword: Raikiri & Kazakiri
Style: Ushitora

A samurai who wields dual swords. He came to Edo from Kibi Province, in order to join the Imperial Tournament of Sword Retrieval and win the Five Heavenly Swords. He makes a living by working as a roundsman, protecting Edo’s security. He’s aggressive and has a bad mouth. He’s also clumsy, in the sense that he can’t be honest to the people he doesn’t respect. However, he’s actually a kind man who will turn protective upon getting relied on.

[from kokoronodamu]

Kuroba Saneaki
Kuroba Saneaki黒羽 実彰 
MeasurementsHeight: 175cm
Birthday15 June
Hair, Grey
Eyes, Violet
Personality, Coodere, Kind, Mature, Religious, Stoic, Taciturn
Role, Half-Japanese, Living Alone, Orphan, Samurai, Secret Identity
Engages in, Cooking, Swordsmanship
Voiced byMaeno Tomoaki

Description

Age: 25
Birthplace: Hizen Province
Sword: Magoroku Kanemoto
Style: Shintou-ryu + self-taught

A hidden Christian from Hizen Province. He lost his mother when he was small, and he was taken in by a Dutch merchant. He spent his childhood in a Dutch company in Hirato. He has a gentle personality, but he also has a unique atmosphere around him—it’s hard to tell what he’s thinking of. He’s secretive, and he puts distance between himself and other people. Due to a certain incident in the past, right now he has abandoned his sword and lives deep in a mountain in Edo.

[from kokoronodamu]

Sagihara Sakyou
Sagihara Sakyou鷺原 左京 
MeasurementsHeight: 170cm
Birthday25 January
Eyes, Red
Items, Sword
Personality, Distrustful, Holds Grudges, Honorable, Refined, Sly
Role, Orphan, Samurai
Engages in, Revenge, Swordsmanship
Voiced byHoshi Souichirou

Description

Age: 18
Birthplace: Yamashiro Province
Sword: Hotarumaru
Style: Kurama-ryu + self-taught

The son of the Sagihara family, direct vassal of the Fushimi feudal clan in the Yamashiro Province. The Sagihara family is a descendant of Amakuni, a group of blacksmiths that was formed back in the Heian period. They were also guardians who protected the Five Heavenly Swords in the past. After his family was killed, he threw away his status and came to Edo. While he might look like an inexperienced young master, he knows how to get on in the world due to his vagabond journey.

[from kokoronodamu]

Suzukake
Suzukake鈴懸 
MeasurementsHeight: 171cm
Eyes, Green
Items, Sword
Personality, Boku, Friendly, Honest, Ignorant, Jealous, Naive, Stubborn, Timid
Role, Healer, Samurai
Engages in, Swordsmanship
Voiced byOosaka Ryouta

Description

Age: 18
Birthplace: Musashi Province
Sword: Housenka
Style: Self-taught

A samurai with medical knowledge who grew up with a youkai. Right after he was born, he was thrown away to Takao Mountain as his parents couldn’t afford to feed more children. He was taken in by Karula—a tengu who lives in the mountain—who taught him both swordsmanship and medics. He came to Edo in order to find his dream. He’s honest, cheerful and innocent like a child, but due to his innocence, he won’t ever give up on fixing things he judged as wrong. Since he’s inexperienced and doesn’t know much about the world, he tends to cause quarrels with the government officials.

[from kokoronodamu]

Tsuzuramaru
Tsuzuramaru九十九丸 
MeasurementsHeight: 170cm
Birthday7 November
Body, Pale
Personality, Food Lover, Hardworker, Honest
Role, Homeless, Samurai
Engages in, Swordsmanship
Voiced byOno Yuuki

Description

Age: 20
Birthplace: Mutsu Province
Sword: Mumei
Style: Tamiya-ryu Iai

A samurai-in-training who comes to Edo from Mutsu Province. Following his teacher’s words, he left home in order to polish his swordsmanship. His goal is to win the Imperial Tournament of Sword Retrieval and receive the Book of Iai. Not attached to the past nor the future, he lives the way he wants to in the present. He has a black wood pigeon named Hayato.

[from kokoronodamu]

Side characters

Habakitsuki
Habakitsukiハバキ憑き 
Hair, Grey, Twin Tails
Eyes, Amber
Body, Pointed Ears
Role, Youkai
Voiced byYamamoto Ayano

Description

A youkai who resides in Saneaki’s sword.

Hachimoku
Hachimokuハチモク 
Role, Youkai
Voiced byOno Yuuya

Description

Youkai and Suzukake's friend.

Hattori Hanzou
Hattori Hanzou服部 半蔵 
Role, Ninja
Voiced byAoki Ruriko
Kamuro
Kamuroかむろ 
Hair, Brown
Eyes, Brown
Body, Kid
Personality, Friendly
Voiced byOno Yuuya

Description

Kei's underling, they often patrol the town of edo together.

Madara
Madaraマダラ 
Role, Fox, Youkai
Voiced byIzawa Shiori

Description

Youkai, Suzukake's friend and quite dependable.

Omatsu
Omatsuお松 
Role, Friend
Voiced byHayashi Saori ((PC version))
Toda Megumi ((PlayStation Vita version))

Description

Kayo's best friend.

Taichi
Taichi田一 
Role, Friend, Rival, Samurai
Voiced byIshida Daisuke

Description

Tsuzuramaru's friend and rival.

Tsuzumi Hougen
Tsuzumi Hougen鼓 法眼 
Hair, Black
Eyes, Red
Engages in, Swordsmanship
Voiced byShirai Yuusuke

Description

Holder of one of the five legendary swords, Juzumaru.

Yakushiin Kamui
Yakushiin Kamui薬師院 神威 
Hair, Green
Eyes, Blue
Clothes, Hat
Role, Apprentice, Medical Doctor, Rival, Samurai
Voiced byMiyata Masamune

Description

An apprentice doctor hired by the government.