Schoolgirl Honoka Joins The Battle In Dead Or Alive 5: Last Round

Koei Tecmo dropped a bunch of info on their newest character today, including screenshots and a new trailer that reveals Schoolgirl Honoka’s English voice, as well as her fighting style and some of her costumes.


Besides bearing an uncanny resemblance to Honoka from the anime Love Live!, the new character seems to borrow moves from a number of different combatants, as described in her bio:

Having been raised all her life by her gentle and loving grandmother, Honoka is a sweet, easygoing kind of girl… but when she sees a fight, she cannot contain her excitement, or the mysterious power surging within her. Honoka has a strange knack for instantly learning any fighting move she sees. She has kept this power hush-hush, but has been itching to test it out in secret. Honoka studies her favorite moves from various sources and fighting styles, and combines them into a unique style which she calls “Honoka Fu”.

Since her build is that of an average teenage girl, her moves, while skilled, may not always pack the same punch as the fighter she learned them from. In her Hissatsu-no-Kamae stance, however, she is imbued with an unbelievable strength and becomes capable of techniques she has never seen from any other fighter.

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round will be released this February for PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Those looking to pick it up on 360 and PS3 should be wary, as Koei Tecmo hinted that future DLC content may not come to those platforms.


  1. I guess they weren’t too bothered by the criticism at the previous character then.

  2. “In her Hissatsu-no-Kamae stance” ,My Japanese is a bit rusty but does that mean in her skimpy-clothing stance?

  3. The opening line is “Promise me you won’t tell anyone” and the opening written warning is ‘Partial nudity and sexual themes”. I really do find the whole fascination with school girls quite troubling.

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