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Kure Village

The Kure Clan ( (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 ( (きん) () (まつ) (えい) , 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] with the vast majority of the Kure living in Kure Village, a provincial city in that region.[3][4]

About

The Kure Clan was formed 1300 years ago, when the original Wu Clan divided into three. While those who remained in the Chinese mainland and those who migrated to the occident kept the name Wu, those who migrated to Japan founded the family today known as Kure Clan.

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 specialized for battle.[5][6]

This selective breeding process, which is done by either having congress with daughters of famous martial artists or introducing excellent seed from outside the clan, the Kure attained peak physical performance in regards to strength, speed and durability. In their blood, they possess over twenty kinds of endorphins and, combined with their abnormal physical resilience, they possess, whether it be from slashing attacks or being smashed to the ground.[6]

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.[7]

Kure Clan Style

The Kure Clan Style ( (くれ) (いち) (ぞく) (でん) , Kure Ichizoku-den) is the assassination arts designed by the Kure to give life and take life away.[8] According to the clan's current patriarch, Kure Erioh, there is no move the Kure cannot combat.[5]

Avidyā

Avidyā (無明 (むみょう) , Mumyō; lit. "Ignorance") is a technique that claws at the eyes and blinds the target, leaving them open to further attacks.[9]

Buddha Killer

Buddha Killer ( (ぶつ) (さつ) , Butsusatsu) is an elbow uppercut to the head.[9]

Hard Slam

Hard Slam ( (ごう) (とう) , Gotō) is a shoulder tackle.[9]

Leg Thrust

Leg Thrust ( (しゅう) (とつ) , Shūtotsu) is a heel kick to the chest.[9]

Lion Bite

Lion Bite ( () () (がみ) , Shishigami) is a technique that can violently twist the necks of multiple individuals, if not just a single target. This technique is almost invariably lethal in execution and, as an experienced indivdual such as Kure Raian demonstrated, it can easily help deal with a small group of targets in a single movement.[10][11]

Mountain Breaker

Mountain Breaker ( () (ざん) , Hazan) is a double punch to the head and chest.[9]

Secret Technique: Removal

The Kure Clan Secret Technique: Removal ( (くれ) (いち) (ぞく) () () (はず) し, Kure-ichizoku Higi: Hazushi) is most notable result of their selective breeding process.

Also known as Guihun by their Wu Clan counterparts, it is the ability to consciously remove the brain's limits on an indivdual's muscular strength output. As such, while regular humans are naturally unable to access more than 30% of their body's muscular strength (except in times of extreme duress), the Kure bred to access a greater amount of their latent muscular strength. That being said, the percent they have access to varies from each individual,[12] and while those outside of the clan 'could' use this technique, only those of Kure and Wu possess the physical constitution needed to handle unrestrained exertion of the muscle's strength. The technique makes the user's skin turn red (or a dark shade of red-violet in the anime adaptation) with their blood vessels bulging on the surface. The Kure are also able to use the Removal in localized areas of their body.

Notable Members

Other Members

Kure Hanjiro
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Kure Hanjiro (呉 半次郎, Kure Hanjirō; "Hanjiro Kure") is a hitman who married into the Kure Clan, by marrying Kure Yakusha and then becoming the father of Kure Sarla and Kure Karla.

Hanjiro's favorite weapon is a gun[13], and doesn't seem to be well liked by Erioh for marrying his granddaughter, the latter objecting to calling him grandfather.[14]

Characteristics
Kanji: 呉 半次郎 (くれ はじろう)
Romaji: Kure Hanjirō
Status: Alive
Age: 46 (Kengan Ashura)[13] ~48 (Kengan Omega)
Gender: Male
Affiliations: Kure Clan
Omega Debut: Chapter 55
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Kure Henzo
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Kure Henzo (呉 変造, Kure Henzō; "Henzo Kure"), also known as The Hunter Demon (狩鬼, Kari Oni), is an assassin and a construction worker who lives in Kure Village.

He has acrophobia.[15] Henzo has a Removal release rate of 19%.[12]
Henzo is the most normal member of the Kure Clan.[16]

Characteristics
Kanji: 呉 変造 (くれ ぞう)
Romaji: Kure Henzō
Epithet: The Hunter Demon (狩鬼, Kari Oni)[17]
Status: Alive
Age: 31[15]
Height: 174cm[15]
Weight: 64kg[15]
Birthday: September 29th[15]
Gender: Male
Affiliations: Kure Clan
Ashura Debut: Chapter 38
Anime Debut: Episode 10
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Kure Horio
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Kure Horio (呉 堀男, Kure Horio; "Horio Kure"), also known as The Ox Demon (鬼牛, Oni Ushi), is a prominent member of the Kure Clan and is also Hollis' uncle.

As well as being an assassin, he has a Tax Adviser License and a regular Driver's License.[18] Horio has a Removal release rate of 65%.[12]

Characteristics
Kanji: 呉 堀男 (くれ ほりお)
Romaji: Kure Horio
Epithet: The Ox Demon (鬼牛, Oni Ushi)[17]
Status: Alive
Age: 55 (Kengan Ashura)[18] ~57 (Kengan Omega)
Height: 182cm[18]
Weight: 122kg[18]
Birthday: October 17th[18]
Gender: Male
Affiliations: Kure Clan
Ashura Debut: Chapter 22
Omega Debut: Chapter 53
Anime Debut: Episode 7
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Kure Hoshiya
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Kure Hoshiya (呉 星哉, Kure Hoshiya; "Hoshiya Kure") is a member of the Kure Clan.

He has a Removal release rate of 36%.[12] Along with Kuro, they make a rather nosy duo.[16]

Characteristics
Kanji: 呉 星哉 (くれ ほしや)
Romaji: Kure Hoshiya
Status: Alive
Gender: Male
Affiliations: Kure Clan
Ashura Debut: Chapter 38
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Kure Kuro
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Kure Kuro (呉 九郎, Kure Kurō; "Kuro Kure") is a member of the Kure Clan.

He has a Removal release rate of 25%.[12] Along with Hoshiya, they make a rather nosy duo.[16]

Characteristics
Kanji: 呉 九郎 (くれ くろう)
Romaji: Kure Kurō
Status: Alive
Gender: Male
Affiliations: Kure Clan
Ashura Debut: Chapter 38
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Kure Reiichi
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Kure Reiichi (呉 伶一, Kure Reiichi; "Reiichi Kure"), also known as The Adamantine Demon (金剛鬼, Kongō Oni), is a prominent member of the Kure Clan.

He has the fifth highest Removal release rate of 50%.[12] Reiichi's favourite music is Japanese Hardcore[19] and he is also the most narcissistic member of the Kure Clan.[20]

Characteristics
Kanji: 呉 伶一 (くれ れいいち)
Romaji: Kure Reiichi
Epithet: The Adamantine Demon (金剛鬼, Kongō Oni)[17]
Status: Alive
Age: 26 (Kengan Ashura)[19] ~28 (Kengan Omega)
Height: 191cm[19]
Weight: 105kg[19]
Birthday: July 24th[19]
Gender: Male
Affiliations: Kure Clan
Ashura Debut: Chapter 22
Omega Debut: Chapter 53
Anime Debut: Episode 7
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Kure Rikuto
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Kure Rikuto (呉 陸斗, Kure Rikuto; "Rikuto Kure") was an important member of the Kure Clan.

He was set to become the next head of the Kure, but was betrayed and killed by Edward Wu, who's betrayal revealed the Westward Faction's ties to the Worm. As such, Erioh announced a kill-on-site contract for the head of the Westward Faction.

Characteristics
Kanji: 呉 陸斗 (くれ りくと)
Romaji: Kure Rikuto
Status: Deceased
Gender: Male
Affiliations: Kure Clan
Omega Debut: Chapter 96
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Kure Sarura
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Kure Sarura (呉 沙流羅, Kure Sarura; "Sarura Kure") is a student and an assassin, as well as the son of Hanjiro and Yakusha, and Karura's younger brother.

Sarura's favorite weapon is a garrote.[13]

Characteristics
Kanji: 呉 沙流羅 (くれ さるら)
Romaji: Kure Sarura
Status: Alive
Age: 15 (Kengan Ashura)[13] ~17 (Kengan Omega)
Gender: Male
Affiliations: Kure Clan
Omega Debut: Chapter 55
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Kure Yakusha (呉 夜叉, Kure Yakusha; "Yakusha Kure") is an assassin and a teacher at Koyo Girl's Academy.[13]

She is Karura's and Sarura's mother and she lives in Tokyo with the rest of her immediate family.[3] Yakusha's favourite weapon is the halberd[13] and her measurements are 83–61–84 centimetres.[21]

Characteristics
Kanji: 呉 夜叉 (くれ やくしゃ)
Romaji: Kure Yakusha
Status: Alive
Age: 34 [13]
Height: 167cm[21]
Weight: 55kg[21]
Gender: Female
Affiliations: Kure Clan
Omega Debut: Chapter 55
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Kure Yone
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Kure Yone[22] (呉 米, Kure Yone; "Yone Kure") is an assassin living in Kure Village.[13]

Yone is skilled at cooking Natto.

Characteristics
Kanji: 呉 米 (くれ よね)
Romaji: Kure Yone
Status: Alive
Gender: Female
Affiliations: Kure Clan
Omega Debut: Chapter 55
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Notes & Trivia

Kure's long-held opposition against the Raishin Style

References

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