The Kure Clan (呉一族くれいちぞく, Kure-ichizoku) are a powerful league of assassins that are notorious throughout the criminal underworld where they are widely known as "The Taboo Descendants" (禁忌の末裔, Kinki no matsuei).[1] Around a particular city, 500 kilometres away from Tokyo, they are the most influential clan within that city's region.[2] A vast majority of the Kure live in Kure Village, a provincial city.[3]


  • The Kure's secret technique: Removal
  • Raian using the Removal
  • The release rates of some of the Kure

Ever since the Asuka period, the Kure Clan has undergone a 1300 year process of selective breeding, adoption of special techniques and outside combat arts; as a result, with each generation, the Kure have become a race specialised for battle.[4][5] According to the clan's current patriarch, there is no move the Kure cannot combat.[4] Through this selective breeding process the Kure have also attained peak physical performance, including strength, speed and durability. As such, the Kure have an extremely high pain and damage tolerance; in their blood, they possess over 20 kinds of endorphins and, combined with their abnormal physical resilience, it enables them to easily endure heavy damage and deep wounds, whether it be from a slashing attacks or being smashed to the ground.[5]

Kure Techniques

While the specific techniques that the Kure have access to are currently unknown, the clan's techniques are designed to give life and take life away.[6]

  • Removal (外し, Hazushi):[7] The most notable result of their selective breeding process is their ability to consciously remove their brain's limits on their muscular strength output (as well as the physical constitution needed to handle unrestrained exertion of the muscle's strength). The release rate of one's latent muscular strength depends on the individual's talents.[7]

Known Members

DP - Kure Henzo
Kure Henzo
Kure Horio
Kure Horio
DP - Kure Hoshiya
Kure Hoshiya
DP - Kure Kuro
Kure Kuro
Kure Reiichi
Kure Reiichi
Kure Yakusha
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Notes & Trivia

Kure vs Mikazuchi (Raishin Style)

Kure's long-held opposition against the Raishin Style

  • Prior to Raian's defeat at the hands of Tokita Ohma, the Kure Clan had only suffered three defeats in the Kengan matches.[11]
  • The Kure Clan are modelled after the Gracie family, a prominent Brazilian family who developed and championed Brazilian jiu-jitsu.[17]
  • Most likely due to their special ability and their darkened near-black sclera and whitened irises and pupils, it is said that demons dwell within the Kure.[2]
  • As competitors in the assassination business, they have a rivalry with the Mikazuchi Clan. Their rivalry goes way back, with the Mikazuchi's Raishin Style being used to stand against the Kure Clan for generations.[18]
  • It is heavily inferred by Edward Wu that the Kure Clan are an offshoot from the yet unmentioned Wu Clan (呉一族ウーイーズー, Wú-yīzú) that migrated to Japan over 1000 years ago.[19]



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