Samurai Shodown, also known as “Samurai Spirits” is one of SNK’s more popular fighting games. The character this cosplayer is portraying is probably not too familiar with most, but he is my favorite character.
Shizumaru Hisame first appeared in Samurai Shodown 3. The first time I got the play the game series was on the Sony Playstation. It was also around the time when I was still addicted to Rurouni Kenshin.
Don’t you think Shizumaru-kun resembles Kenshin a lot?And no, the fact that he uses an umbrella as his weapon has nothing to do with the reason why he amuses me so. After all, “how would I know? I’m just a kid!”
Here’s a trivia: Did you know SNK purposely removed the “w” in the word “showdown” to save programing time? You see, removing the “w” made the number of letters in “Spirits” matched “Shodown” and it was much easier to simply change the character rather than adding an additional character.
EDIT: Thanks to anon for letting me know the cosplayer is Masa-C!