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Kure Karura ( (くれ) () () () ; "Karura Kure"), also known as The Succubus ( (てん) () , Tenma; lit. "Heavenly Demon"),[2] is the great-granddaughter of Kure Erioh, and a member of the main branch of the Kure Clan.

Appearance

Karura is a beautiful young woman with a deceptively defined physique, a small frame and a moderately sizeable bosom. She has long black hair, with several bangs that hang over her forehead and two long lengths of hair that drape either side of her face, a small dainty nose, full lips and the trademark eyes of the Kure Clan (black sclera and white irises).

Personality

Karura is an extremely curious, independent individual, going off to explore wherever she wants on a whim. Upon sensing Tokita Ohma's great strength, Karura has become infatuated with him to stalker-like levels, bluntly telling him that she wanted his children. However, she has also grown to be close friends to Elena Robinson, showing concern for her and her brother Mokichi, and expressing rage at her own relative Raian for nearly killing him.

Plot

Kengan Ashura

Concealing her appearance under a fluffy hood, she listened on as Kure Erioh mused on who to send to the Kengan Annihilation Tournament to represent Under Mount Inc.

Onboard the S.S. Kengan, she noticed Tokita Ohma when she walked by him. Later, having tracked Ohma down, she attacked him to test his strength. With the two pulling their final strikes, Karura pulled in close to Ohma and bluntly told him that she wanted his babies, shocking everyone present. Hearing this, Ohma promptly put her down and took off. Before she could chase after him, her relatives found her and brought her back to her great-grandfather where she told him of her infatuation.

Arriving at Ganryu Island with the rest of the Kure, Karura quickly struck up a close friendship with Elena Robinson, Mokichi Robinson's younger sister, and the two hung out together on the first day. Karura was also seen chasing Ohma that day.

On the opening day of the tournament, while with Elena, Karura wished Mokichi good luck in his fight against Kure Raian. She then watched the fight alongside Elena and was left furious when Raian brutalized Mokichi and fatally ended the fight. Afterwards, Karura stayed with Elena while Hanafusa Hajime went to work on saving Mokichi's life. With Hanafusa's treatment successful, Karura gave Elena some reassuring words; she then began beaming happily, having seen Ohma's victory over Inaba Ryo. She quickly found and jumped on him after his match, saying that it was time for them to make babies. While walking the Kengan Dome corridors with Elena, the two bumped into Kiryu Setsuna with the latter giving Karura unsettling vibes. Having witnessed Hanafusa's apparent "death" after fighting Bando Yohei, Karura and the other ladies were left sombre until Dazai Yukio snapped his neck back into place, reviving him, with Karura happily jumping for him.

On the intermediary second day, Karura, alongside Elena, Hanafusa, Yoshizawa, Kaede and Kazuo, spent their day relaxing by the lakes.

On the day of the second round, Karura watched Ohma's fight against Raian with the rest of the Kure members, noticing that something seemed different about Ohma. With Ohma being put on the ropes, Karura frantically cheered for him as he made a surprise turn-around to eventually win the fight. With Ohma victorious, Karura ecstatically stripped off and exclaimed that they could now be married and start having babies with Hollis telling her to stop being immodest. After the close of the second round, during Hayami Katsumasa's attempted coup, Karura helped to subdue the attacking Guardians.

On the final day of the tournament, Karura was being eagerly gentle with Ohma as he received special treatment from a Kure medical professional. With Ohma praising the treatment, Karura happily told him that her great-grandfather had given them his blessing with Ohma casually brushing it off. With Ohma stepping out to face Imai Cosmo, Karura told a confused Elena that Ohma was still "changing".
In the intermission between the quarter-finals and the semi-finals, Karura noticed the smell of fresh corpses after she and Elena came across cordoned off areas of the Kengan Dome.
During the finals between Ohma and Kuroki Gensai, Karura cheered Ohma on as he fought valiantly against the Devil Lance.

After the tournament, Kurara ecstatically reaffirmed that Erioh had given his blessing for her to marry Ohma, having recognised his strength.

Kengan Omega

Karura is mentioned to be in college and still plans to marry Ohma, much to Kure Erioh's despair and Ohma's annoyance. While Ohma, the whole Kure Clan and others were having breakfast at Kure Village, she appeared with her mother, father, brother and with Kure Fusui. As soon as she arrived she took off her clothes and jumped towards Ohma (as usual for Karura) while he was talking to Katahara Retsudo about going back to Tokyo.

Along with Mokichi Robinson, Imai Cosmo, Adam Dudley and Elena Robinson, Karura watched Gaoh Ryuki's match against Naidan Mönkhbat in the Kengan Association vs Purgatory Tournament. She recognized that Ryuki was entering the point of no return with dealing with Naidan.

Power & Abilities

Karura is a deceptively powerful combatant, being considered a "deviant" even by the standards of the Kure Clan that she hails from.[3] Karura has also been noted to be very agile and light on her feet, capable of effortlessly evading Lihito's swipes and even some of Tokita Ohma's attacks.[4] It has been noted that she is a very powerful combatant and if there were a women's division in the Kengan matches, Karura would reign supreme.[1]

Kure Clan, Secret Technique: Removal

For a relatively young member of the Kure Clan, Karura is able to release a staggering 85% of her latent power. It is the second-highest rate known among the living members of the Kure Clan, second only to Raian's.[5] It's unknown whether this release rate increased in the two years after the Annihilation Tournament, as she was only 16 at the time.

Notes & Trivia

  • Karura's name is spelt with kanji ( () () () , "Karura"), but Sandrovich decided to use katakana to spell it instead (カルラ) because the kanji was too difficult to read.[1]
    • The kanji itself is a transliteration of "Garuda", a bird-like creature of Buddhist mythology and one of the Eight Legions ( (はち) () (しゅう) , Hachi Bushū; "Aṣṭasenā"), alongside the Deva (Komada Shigeru's epithet "The Deva King"), the Asura (Tokita Ohma) and the Yaksha (Kure Yakusha).
    • The kanji spelling is still used in her reintroduction in Chapter 55 of Kengan Omega.
  • Karura's family lives in Tokyo.[6] Her father is a hitman, her mother is a teacher (and assassin) and her younger brother is a student (and assassin).[7]
  • Karura's extracurricular activities include Wind orchestra and her favourite book is The Grasshopper by Anton Chekhov.[1]
  • Karura is the most popular character in the series that is not in the tournament, the most popular female and the 6th most popular overall, earning 13,498 votes in the official popularity poll.
  • With the Kure Clan being modelled off the Gracie family, Karura's name and familial status are modelled after Carlos Gracie's great-granddaughter Kyra Gracie.[1]
  • Karura's epithet, The Succubus ( (てん) () , Tenma; lit. Heavenly Demon), is a reference to Mara, the deva of the sensuous realm, who tried to prevent Gautama Buddha from attaining liberation from samsara on the night of the Buddha's enlightenment by trying to seduce him with the vision of beautiful women.

References

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Unaffiliated Aku Fujio · The Black Messengers · Kuroki Gensai · Meguro Masaki · Muteba Gizenga
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NHL Adam Dudley
Pro Wrestling Babadozan Hiroshi · Kurachi Karugo · Sekibayashi Jun
Kengan Association
22th Fax Corporation Jerry Tyson
Ajiro Fisheries Ajiro Korinmaru · Karo Yoshinari
Boss Burger Adam Dudley · Ronald Haraguchi
Byakuya News Akano Tesaki · Nikaido Ren · Takemoto Hisayasu
Dainippon Bank Bodyguards (Extermination Force) · Kanoh Agito · Katahara Metsudo · Katahara Retsudo · Katahara Sayaka · Omori Masamichi · Takayama Minoru
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Furumi Pharmaceuticals Furumi Heihachi · Wakatsuki Takeshi
Gandai Sekibayashi Jun · Shikano Gen
Ginokuniya Bookstore Himuro Ryo · Kaneda Suekichi · Ohya Ken
Gold Pleasure Group Kurayoshi Rino · Mikazuchi Rei · Mion · Mori Masashi · Otoichi
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Iwami Heavy Industries Hong Xiao-Hu · Muteba Gizenga · Togo Tomari
Izumi Foodstuffs Ushiroda Takero
Juoh Communications Bando Yohei · Takada Seisuke
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Koyama Mart, Inc. Kaburagi Koji · Koyama Taisho
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Motorhead Motors Kuroki Gensai · Takakaze Kirimi
Muji TV Atami Hisashi · Ohkubo Naoya
Murder Music Sawada Keizaburo · Togawa Yoshiko
Nentendo Kono Akio · Kono Haruo
Nishihonji Security Services Imai Cosmo · Nishihonji Akira
Nogi Group Akiyama Kaede · Hatsumi Sen · Komada Shigeru · Nogi Hideki · Yamashita Kazuo
Penasonic Inaba Ryo · Urita Sukizo
Persia Petroleum Hassad
Sentory Hashida Takashi · Mokichi Robinson
SF Cold Storage Lihito
Suoh Steelworks Suoh Mihono
Teito University Dazai Yukio · Hanafusa Hajime · Yoshizawa Kokomi
Tochigi Destiny Land Nezu Masami · Yumeno Kunihiro
Toyo Electric Power Co. Guardians · Hayami Katsumasa · Julius Reinhold · Kito Gunji · Long Min
Umiichi Securities Inui Machizo · Meguro Masaki · Nomura Kohei
Under Mount, Inc. Kure Raian · Motoyama Hotaru · Ohta Masahiko · Yamashita Kenzo
United Clothing Murobuchi Gozo · Yanagi Makoto
Ushitami Food Services Nabe Mikio · Yokota Masayasu
Village of the Dawn Yoroizuka Sanemitsu · Yoroizuka Saw Paing
Wakasa Life Insurance Akoya Seishu · Hiyama Shunka
Yamashita Trading Co. Kushida Rin · Tokita Ohma · Yamashita Kazuo
Yato Trading Co. Kaolan Wongsawat · Iida Tadashi
Yoshitake Real Estate Chiba Takayuki · Yoshitake Yoshiro
Referees
Referees Anna Paula · Cheetah Hattori · Tashiro Mosashi · Yamamoto Koishi
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The Inside The Black Messengers · Gaoh Mukaku · Himuro Ryo · Kiryu Setsuna · The Other Tokita Niko · Tokita Niko · Tokita Ohma
Miscellaneous Edward Wu · Nagashima Ginji · Rama XIII · Taira Genzan · The Tiger's Vessel · Xia Ji · Yamashita Ichinoshin · Yamashita Yasuo
v  e Kengan Omega Characters
Assassins & Mercenaries
Heavenly Wolves Nikaido Ren
Kure Clan Kure Erioh · Kure Fusui · Kure Hanjiro · Kure Hollis · Kure Horio · Kure Karura · Kure Raian · Kure Reiichi · Kure Sarura · Kure Yakusha
Wu Clan Alan Wu · Edward Wu · Wu Hei · Wu Xing
Unaffiliated Kuroki Gensai · Muteba Gizenga
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Combat Sports Johnny Waters · Kaolan Wongsawat · Kiohzan Takeru · Kureishi Mitsuyo · Ohkubo Naoya
Pro Wrestling Jose Kanzaki · Kono Haruo · Kurachi Karugo · Sekibayashi Jun
Kengan Association
Ajiro Fisheries Karo Yoshinari
Dainippon Bank Bodyguards · Katahara Metsudo · Katahara Retsudo · Misasa · Nikaido Ren · Omori Masamichi · Takayama Minoru
Gandai Kono Haruo · Shikano Gen · Sekibayashi Jun
General Foodstuffs Sene Rarumaru
Ginokuniya Bookstore Himuro Ryo · Kaneda Suekichi · Ohya Ken
Gold Pleasure Group Kurayoshi Rino
Iwami Heavy Industries Hong Xiao-Hu · Togo Tomari · Yurihama Fusae
Magatanien Kiohzan Takeru · Magatani Juzo
Motorhead Motors Kuroki Gensai · Takakaze Kirimi
Muji TV Atami Hisashi · Ohkubo Naoya
Murder Music Sawada Keizaburo
Nishihonji Security Services Imai Cosmo · Nishihonji Akira
Nogi Group Kimishima Mana · Nogi Hideki
Penasonic Urita Sukizo
SF Cold Storage Lihito
Soryuin Group Soryuin Shion
Suoh Steelworks Suoh Mihono
Taniishi Confectionery, Inc. Taniishi Dango
Toyo Electric Power Co. Hayami Katsumasa · Hayami Masaki
Under Mount, Inc. Yamashita Kenzo
United Clothing Murobuchi Gozo
Village of the Dawn Yoroizuka Saw Paing
Wakasa Life Insurance Akoya Seishu · Hiyama Shunka
Yoshitake Real Estate Yoshitake Yoshiro
Yamashita Trading Co. Akiyama Kaede · Yamashita Kazuo
Affiliated Fighters Adam Dudley · Chiba Takayuki · Gaoh Ryuki · Harada Tokujiro · Johnny Waters · Julius Reinhold · Kaolan Wongsawat · Mokichi Robinson · Murasame Shuya · Narushima Koga · Tokuno'o Tokumichi · Utsubuki Kokuro · Wakatsuki Takeshi · Yuzaki Mumon
Officials & Liaisons Jerry Tyson · Katahara Sayaka · Kure Fusui
Referees Anna Paula · Tashiro Mosashi · Yamamoto Koishi
Purgatory
Representative Toyoda Idemitsu
Gladiators Alan Wu · Arashiyama Jurota · Carlos Medel · Falcon · Fei Wangfang · Jose Kanzaki · Liu Dongcheng · Lu Tian · Mark Myers · Naidan Mönkhbat · Nicolas Le Banner · Rolón Donaire · Terashi · Toa Mudo · Tommy Strummer · Yumigahama Hikaru
Referees Shiina Alisa
Others
The Inside Gaoh Mukaku · Gaoh Ryuki · Himuro Ryo · Tokita Ohma
Rokushin Kaikan Ao Kenji · Narushima Joji
Worm Fei Wangfang · Edward Wu · Kashio Toru · Lu Tian · Naidan Mönkhbat · The Other Tokita Niko · Xia Ji · Yuzaki Mumon
Miscellaneous Asari Kosuke · Hanafusa Hajime · Kanoh Agito · Nezu Masami · Rama XIII · Yamashita Yasuo
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