Yumeji Kurokouchi (黒河内 夢路, Kurokouchi Yumeji) is the sub boss in Samurai Shodown V. Yumeji is unique to the roster in that he/she has no definite gender; the developers to the game, Yuki Enterprise, entreated players to "believe whatever you believe Yumeji to be". To add to the confusion, Yumeji speaks in gender neutral Japanese in both his/her official story and in-game text and Yumeji's seiyū has a history of voicing for both genders. Due to the openness of the statement, players still argue over his/her gender to this day. The art director for the game, Dorio Takaya, affectionately nicknamed Yumeji as "Souji" -a reference to the Shinsengumi captain, Okita Sōji.
Yumeji is voiced by Mitsuki Saiga.
Yumeji is the sole successor of Sakon Kurokouchi, a sensei of iaijutsu and the previous mentor of Ukyo Tachibana. However, for a dubious reason concerning issues with his/her body, Yumeji was expelled from his/her father's dojo and living facility. Yumeji follows Gaoh and swears to serve him as his "right arm". In the end, Yumeji is defeated by Ukyo, and, to save his/her family name from disgrace, begs him to take his/her life. Ukyo, however, only cuts off his/her ponytail and orders Yumeji to go home. Instead, Yumeji becomes a nun. One year after Gaoh's defeat, he/she tricks and beheads Rasetsumaru. Yumeji's father and the rest of his disciples were later slain by Zankuro Minazuki.
Yumeji is a very serious person. He/she has issues with his/her body that are probably related to his/her gender.
- Quick Draw - Yumeji can draw and sheath his/her sword at a quicker rate than others.
- Morph - Yumeji can transform his/her body into an almost perfect copy of other people's bodies. He/she can even copy the fighting style of the copied person.
- Energy Projectile - Yumeji can fire a projectile of energy from his/her sword.
As Yumeji shares the same fighting style as Ukyo, Yumeji borrows several poses and animations from him. The main deviation between them, however, is his/her ability to briefly morph into aspirations of other characters to preform their signature moves (Haohmaru with Kogetsuzan, Hanzo with Mozu Otoshi, Genjuro with his whole Sanren Satsu series, Nakoruru with Ainu Mutsube, etc). However in Samurai Shodown VI, this ability is removed, and Yumeji now revolves more around advanced iaijutsu and projectiles and his/her move list is based on Ukyo's Bust move list from Samurai Shodown IV
- Yumeji Enters - Samurai Shodown V
- Yomigahara - Samurai Shodown V