Keiichiro Washizuka in Neo Geo Battle Coliseum
|Full name||Keiichiro Washizuka|
|Birthdate||May 20, 1835; 26 years old|
|Weight||64kg (141 lbs)|
|Dislikes||When war gets tragic|
|Weapon||Hayabusa (Falcon), a katana|
|Fighting style||Tennen Rishin-Ryū: Hayabusa|
Keiichiro Washizuka (鷲塚 慶一郎, Washizuka Keiichirō) is a character from The Last Blade series. He is voiced by Katsuyuki Konishi. He is symbolized by the Shinsengumi banner, embroidered with a kanji roughly meaning duty. His official slogan is "Sword Wolf": 誠忠の剣. He was created to resemble Hajime Saitō, one of the main characters from the Rurouni Kenshin series. His distinctive x-shaped scar is actually a feature shared with the manga's protagonist, Kenshin.
Keiichiro Washizuka is a unit leader of the Shinsengumi, a police-like group during the Bakumatsu era. He is a firm believer in restoring order to Japan, and in the old ways of Samurai sword fighting. As such, he carries a very serious persona. He is extremely loyal to his Shinsengumi unit, and is a friend of Kojiroh Sanada. He is the only one in the unit who is aware that “Kojiroh” is actually Kojiroh's sister Kaori.
Keiichiro is a very serious man, probable due to some trauma. He takes his job very seriously. He knows that Kojiroh Sanada is Kaori and seems to protect her.
- Energy Projectile - Keiichiro can fire a projectile of energy from his sword.
- Energy Attacks - Keiichiro can fuel his sword with ki energy.
- Fast Slashing - Keiichiro can deliver several slashes almost at the same time.
Tennen Rishin-ryū was a real fighting style used by the Shinsengumi. It uses various horizontal and vertical slashes. Washizuka being a charge character made his gameplay unattractive, yet powerful. In possible response, Kojiroh was introduced as a motion-based character wielding plenty of Washizuka's arsenal.
Washizuka in Power is reminiscent of charge character gameplays normally found in CAPCOM games. In Speed and EX, the chain combos help him become a more effective character, giving the chaining motion a way to buffer charge attacks and pull them off within a combo.
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- Although he is not named, Keiichiro most likely saves Ryōma Sakamoto in his Neo Geo Battle Coliseum ending.
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