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After Raidou was killed, Kasumi was kidnapped by DOATEC, prompting Ryu Hayabusa to find her. . Dead or Alive 4 Ayane "Love and Resolve" Ayanes ending (HQ) However, these relationships are so important and meaningful to her that. DOA: Dead or Alive is a martial arts film based on the Dead or Alive The film opens Ryu Hayabusa informing Kasumi of the death of her brother, Hayate and that she must become the leader of their clan. .. In the end; however, he disappointingly praised the movie for staying truthful to Character Relationships. Kasumi is a player character and the primary protagonist of the Dead or Alive fighting game . At the end of Dead or Alive 4, Alpha flees DOATEC's Tri- Tower after a brief fight with Kasumi. Although Kasumi is a popular subject of unofficial dōjinshi erotic comics in which she often has sexual relationship with Ayane.
Also, some of the fight scenes are decent. They followed some key points of the game at least, right? True, but the amount of things that are just completely wrong and out of character far outweigh the few good things about the movie. So as the movie begins we see a palace, which is completely wrong.
In the games, the Mugen Tenshin ninjas reside in a small village, not some huge palace. We see Kasumi sitting on a throne. Now, Kasumi should be young and pretty.
Now, Devon Aoki is in good shape, but her face bothers me. Also, she has Japanese, German, and English in her.
They could easily have found a full Japanese girl to portray Kasumi. Wait a minute, this guy is Ryu Hayabusa from Ninja Gaiden? Kasumi is determined to leave. They all have the same mother. This word is misused in the film to mean a runaway ninja, when there is actually a word that could be used to mean that nukenin.
Kasumi removes her robe and has been wearing a hanglider thing underneath that she uses to glide away.
It IS as ridiculous as it sounds. She then receives a shuriken invite to participate in DOA.
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Anyway, she talks to her dad, Bass, on the phone and then some asian pirates show up on another boat and Tina beats them up. She then receives her invite to DOA. Christie Christie is introduced next. Holly Valance makes a decent Christie. Also her personality in the film is much too cheerful and she is too nice to the other girls. She escapes from some cops at a casino and her partner Max who is totally made up for this film. I have nothing against the actor, Matthew Marsden, since he was the sniper in Rambo and it was awesome watches her escape.
She receives her DOA invite as she escapes. So after being introduced to these three females who are going to hold the focus of the film, we see all the characters on a plane flying to the island where DOA is to take place. While on the plane, everyone sees a video where Helena welcomes them and tells them they have to jump from the plane and parachute down. Oh, and Helena is rollerblading around and looks like a California teenager.
She has no hint of a French accent it is referenced that she got a tattoo in Paris, but there is no hint that she is French. She is completely out of character, with the exception that during her first fight she appears to actually use her fighting style from the games. Kasumi almost falls and sees Ayane and knows she has been followed. Anyway, everyone makes it. The true purpose of the tournament is for Donovan to collect data on various fighting styles with nanobots injected into the competitors' bloodstreams, display the gathered info on a pair of special sunglasses that grants its wearer Combat Clairvoyance and then sell the product for big money on an Auction of Evil.
Donovan is uploading the plans for his invention to a bunch of international buyers. Naturally, the progress bar is quickly filling up, despite the fact that these buyers are all, presumably, located in different locations.
When Wetherby manages to stop the upload, the bar reverses and quickly goes back to 0. The film can be summarized as "one third over-the-top martial arts fights, two thirds catering to everyone who likes beautiful women in various states of undress". Hayabusa does it briefly during an early Training Montage.
The police enter Christie's hotel room while she is showering to arrest her. She flirts and flaunts her body to make them drop their guard, then kicks their asses. Invoked by Tina when Helena and Weatherby start making out at the end.
Christie, still pissed off about Max ratting her out to the Hongkong police, cracks his nuts twice when they meet aboard the plane to the DOA island. The two-pronged shuriken that deliver the DOA invitations have impressive tracking capabilities. No matter if you're escaping the cops on a bike in downtown Hongkong or riding a paraglider somewhere high above Japan, they will find you. Just about every single character, but Helena in particular bears absolutely no resemblance to her game counterpart.
Wimpy scientist Weatherby saves Helena's life by punching out a mook who was about to stab her in the back. He comically hops around clutching his hand and asking her how "You people" do that without it hurting. Christie, when being caught by the police immediately after taking a shower, manages to pull this trick with her bra.
And she not only caught it on its way down, but also put it on. Donovan manages to display Life Meters for the tournament contestants during their fights, thanks to the nanomachines he injected into them.
The justification is that the machines are also a vital part of the Big Bad 's master plan. Katanas Are Just Better: All the mooks use katanas. Fortunately, the main heroines are also very proficient in using them. If the film isn't currently showing folks beating the crap out of one another, it's all about admiring its female cast from every possible angle. Or both at once.
Men Are the Expendable Gender: A few of Donovan's mooks are female, but the vast majority of those that die are men. Played straight when Hayabusa is infiltrating Donovan's HQ, and when Helena is fighting off dozens of Donovan's security guards who are only armed with swords.
Granted, there are times when Helena has to fight two at the same time, but it's never more than that at a time. Averted with the heroines who all gang up on Donovan at the end, seeing as how they can't beat him his glasses, actually on their own. Also mostly averted with the guards who charge Helena and Weatherby on the large stairway.
She frequently has to fight off several of them at a time. Some Ruthless Modern Pirates try to hijack a yacht. Unknown to them, said yacht belongs to Tina Armstrong. A thorough ass-whooping ensues. Hayabusa does this to a random Mook while sneaking into Donovan's lab. Never Found the Body: Kasumi immediately demands to see the body. Hayabusa tells her that there is no body. Kasumi then flatly states that Hayate is not dead and goes to find him. Sometimes it seems the only way to gain his respect is to beat him in a fight.
In every game thanks to improving hardware, but Dead or Alive 5 takes the cake for now: Exploited; the localized games refuses to give away the ages of the characters who were minors: Kasumi, Ayane, Kokoro and Eliot. For the girls, this was due to the fact that they're exploited to extreme cases of Ms. Fanservice by wearing revealing to downright fetish clothing, and due to Values Dissonance in the West, it wouldn't stick well for year olds to be seen this way.
Done away with in 5, which explicitly takes place two years after Dead or Alive 4, so everyone is now 18 or older although the game doesn't state the ages of the characters anymore. See the character pages for details. In an interview, Tomonobu Itagaki explained that, while in the West it's seen acceptable in media to sexualize women from years old, in Japan it's acceptable from years old. However, for a lot of people, that explanation didn't cut it. For some, it made things even worse.
Ayane has a whole set of moves based on this, Kokoro has this as well. Brad Wong also has quite a few backward attacks as well. Then again, it's all part of the Drunken Master style of fighting. Regular old teenagers who fight for fun can hold their own against ninjas, mystical superpowered beings and a genetically altered interdimensional clone of one of aforementioned ninjas. Both played straight and averted with the female fighters, depending on the game.
Christie, to Helena in 3. Played straight in the first four titles, but averted in Dead or Alive 5, where everyone becomes relatively dirty and grimy by the time the fight's over and stays that way for the rest of the match; of course, the player can turn that detail off in the options. Christie's ending in Dead or Alive 4. Beware the Nice Ones: Gen Fu is really a sweet old man. But if you cross him, watch out. The same goes for Kasumi, Kokoro and Eliot.
Zack in Helena's Dead or Alive 4 ending. Ryu in Dimensions during Kasumi vs. Characters give and take some pretty severe beatings with nothing to show for it.
Unsurprisinggiven the aim. Even by Dead or Alive standards, Tina's boobs are huge and she's also physically the strongest girl in the game. DOA 5 Ultimate gives us Rachelwho's not only strong canon-wise, but is also arguably one of the best characters in the game.
Last Round brings a new champion with Honoka, who not only has the biggest chest in the cast, but her fight style is very based on physical strength, despite her slender figure. Arcade course 6 in Dimensions plays like one of these, culminating with a battle against a Secret Character on a Secret Stage.