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Original appearance:

Virtua Fighter (1993)

Platform of Origin:

Arcade (Sega Model 1)

Unit Type:



Akira Yuki

Cross appearances:

Project X Zone 2

Voice Actor:

Takenobu Mitsuyoshi

First Chapter Appearance:

Prologue 3
Chapter 10 (Joins Party)

Kage Maru (影丸 Kagemaru (Perfect Shadow?) is a playable character in the Virtua Fighter series and a playable character in Project X Zone 2 teamed up with Akira Yuki.


A ninja and master of jujitsu from the village of Hagakure.

In search of his mother, Tsuki Kage, who was captured by J6 (Judgement 6), he joined a fighting tournament they hosted. In the fourth tournament he was finally reunited with his mother, but she had been turned into the cyborg weapon, Dural.

After seeing her twisted form and realizing there was nothing he could do to save her, the heartbroken Kage Maru destroyed her. However, it turned out that Dural wasn't actually Tsuki Kage at all, but merely a mass-produced cyborg.

At that point, he learned of a new scheme by J6 involving Dural, and he vowed to continue to fight in the hopes of saving his mother and stopping J6's plans.

Although he normally conceals his emotions behind a face of stone, he is a warm-hearted person who tears up when he thinks about his mother.

Virtua Fighter Series[]

Kage is a shinobi that hails from the Hagakure Ninja Clan. Trained by his father, the previous Kage Maru, Kage is a master of Hagakure Ryu Jujutsu (葉隠流柔術; Concealed Leaf style Jujutsu). When his mother was taken by J6, a shadowy terrorist organization, Kage has made it his life's mission to find her and save her.


His theme is "Ai ga tari nai ze", the 2nd opening theme of the Virtua Fighter anime


Ai ga tari nai ze


Kage Maru uses his Hagakure-ryu Jujitsu to swiftly deal damage to his opponents

Ultimate Equipment[]

Gear: Baji Secret Sword (ATK +308, TEC +40, DEX +40, HP +1000)

Accessory: Hagakure Ninja Suit (ATK +30, DEF +257, TEC +10, DEX +10, SP +50)

Attack List[]

Name Strength Effect
Tetsuzankou & Jakenshou B Block Crush
Chouda Chouchu & Hagaryu A None
Daiden Housui & Seiryu Koujinkyaku B Block Crush
Renkantai & Fujin Urasuisha B Down
Byakko Soushouda & Rairyu Hishoukyaku A None
Hougeki Unshin Soukoshou & Rairyu Hishoukyaku S None
Yuki-ryu Hakkyokuken Hiden S None
Shura Haou Koukazan & Suishageri C Stun

Skill List[]

Name SP Cost Target Effect Description
Hagakure-ryu In Shippuden 50 Self CRT Damage +50% Kage Maru lowers his center of gravity, then charges toward his enemy.
Stamping 40 Self Nullifies Block Akira's Hakkyoku stomp creates a powerful shockwave.
Grass Flute 50 Ally CP Acquired +25% A flute Kage Maru uses to play a lullaby from his childhood in Hagakure Village.
Tighten Hachimaki 30 Self Block Crush +50% Akira tightens his headband to focus himself and unleash a powerful attack.

Auto Skill List[]

Name CP Cost Activation Rate Effect Description
Budo Spirit 0 Start of Turn: XP 100 or more Halves Counterattack SP cost Akira's budo creed: Do not harm others unless it must be done.
Hagakure Jujitsu 0 Start of Turn: 100% Extends CRT Window Kage Maru's traditional ninja skills let him easily throw and damage foes.
Offensive Move 300 Start of Turn: XP 50 or more Side Attack +15% Akira flings himself to the side of foes, boosting the damage he deals.
Defensive Move 400 After Action: HP 80% or less Nullifies Side Attacks Kage Maru goes up to the side of foes, causing their attacks to miss.
Jumonji Kamae 500 Enemy Turn: Damage taken 20% or more of Max HP Nullifies Down, Stun, and Bind Kage Maru crosses his arms in a Hagakure stance which resist status ailments.
Junho Honko 600 Start of Turn: SP 50% or more Disables Block Crush Akira pulls foes forward, throwing them off balance.
Maho 700 Start of Turn: 100% SP Recovery 20% Akira's arms-forward Hakkyokuken stance makes him impervious as a rock.


List of Quotes - Akira Yuki & Kage Maru

List of Quotes - Kage Maru (Story/PXZ2)



  • Kage Maru is the only Virtua Fighter newcomer in Project X Zone 2.
  • Kage Maru, Strider Hiryu, Hotsuma, Hibana, Natsu, and Taki are the only playable ninja.
    • All but Taki appear in Prologue 3 of Project X Zone 2. Taki is mentioned, though.
Project X Zone 2
Playable Characters
Akira - Alisa - Aty - Axel - Captain - Chris - Chrom - Chun-Li - Ciel - Dante - Demitri - Erica - Estelle - Felicia - Fiora - Flynn - Gemini
Goro Majima - Haseo - Heihachi - Hibana - Hotsuma - Ichiro Ogami - Ingrid - Jill - Jin - June - Kage Maru - Kazuma Kiryu - Kazuya - Ken - Kite
KOS-MOS - Leanne - Leon - Ling Xiaoyu - Lucina - Maya - Morrigan - Nana - Natsu - Pai - Phoenix - Reiji - Ryo - Ryu - Sakura - Segata
Strider Hiryu - Ulala - Valkyrie - Vashyron - Vergil - X - Xiaomu - Yuri - Zephyr - Zero
Juri - M. Bison - Nelo Angelo - Nemesis - B.B. Hood - Lord Raptor - Pyron - Sigma - Vile MK-II - Tong Pooh - B. Hayato - V-Dural - V-Dural (Statue) - Dural - Aya-me - Ciseaux - Ranmaru - Dokurobo - Shadow - Coco ★ Tapioca - Robot Axel - Unknown - Zagi - Marduk - Vajra - Skeith - Azure Kite - Saya - Dokugozu - Dokumezu - Sheath - Nine Nine - Byaku Shin - T-elos - Kamuz - Metal Face
Ustanak - Solo - Shtrom Jr. - Shtrom - Druk - Kurohagane α
Non-Playable Characters
Ada - Aura - Chizuru Urashima - Garigliano - Miyuki - Miles Edgeworth - Otohime - Sylphie - Tarosuke - Tiki