Canine Warriors

Princess Fuse and her Canine Warriors
Official Art of the Canine Warriors
Official Art of the Canine Warriors and their orbs
Concept are as humans

The Satomi Canine Warriors are a pack of 8 dogs each with a different coloured bandana and a different Satomi orb. After you rescue Princess Fuse from the imps possessing her, she will ask you to recruit her canine warriors in order to defeat Crimson Helm. They have protected the Kusa Shrine and served in Satomi house for years, however they started to disband and scattered themselves throughout Nippon. Princess Fuse gives Amaterasu the Canine Tracker to find the warriors. The Canine Track will glow the colour of the Canine Warrior's bandanna. Five of the Satomi Canine Warriors are already in Kusa. Once you find the first four, they will say "Give me some food, I'm hungry", Issun pointing out that they have no manners, and will need a meat Feedbag in order to send them back to the Princess, unlike the remaining four, who will all demand Amaterasu fight them. After feeding each one you get 10+ Praise. Three of the Canine Warriors will not leave their new owner's sides. Instead they will relinquish the power of their Satomi Orb and it will take Amaterasu as its new master.

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[edit] Canine Warrior Tei

Tei

The largest of the first five Canine Warriors you come across, with an orange bandana/orb. He is standing where Ammy finds Princess Fuse, snarling and growling. He tells Ammy that he wishes to try out the skills he has honed on his journey, saying "The princess forbids me from fighting fruitless battles" and states that he wants to see how good a match Amaterasu is for him, and challenge her. He has a powerful charge attack that will severely harm Amaterasu yet unlike the remaining Canine warriors, he does not drop explosive droppings or dig holes and fire projectiles. After he is defeated he will say that Amaterasu is worthy, yet he still does not think much of her. He tells Ammy and Issun that they will feel the wrath of the Satome Power Orbs and walks away with the other Warriors. After his defeat Amaterasu bears the right to carry the Canine Tracker.

He is of the Tosa-Ken dog breed. A Karmic Transformer that allows Amaterasu to look like him can be obtained by completing the game.

[edit] Bestiary Entry

"Tei" stands for "brotherhood." Brotherly affection breeds understanding. It allows us to be ourselves and accept our fate."

[edit] Canine Warrior Jin

Jin

Jin holds the orb of Justice and as well as being a Canine Warrior he is posing as Kokari's dog Ume. Amaterasu must save him from the Spider Queen and then again from the Whopper however she just thinks he is a normal troublesome dog. Princess Fuse will send Amaterasu out to look for the Canine Warriors and she must battle Jin however even after his defeat he will not leave Kokari so he relinquishes his Power Orb to her. He can later be found with Kokari in Kamui.

He is of the Shiba-Inu dog breed. A Karmic Transformer that allows Amaterasu to look like him can be obtained by getting an "S" rank for the amount of Demon Fangs obtained in the game.

[edit] Bestiary Entry

"Jin" stands for "justice." To show compassion to both the living and the dead... To care enough to give one's own life in service..."

[edit] Canine Warrior Chu

Chu

Canine Warrior Chu holds the orb of loyalty. He can be found in Kamiki Village where he is posing as Mushi's dog Hayabusa. After fighting him Chu admits that he is not the real Hayabusa, the real one died with Mushi's father many years ago. However Mushi knows this as Hayabusa would have never left his dad to die alone. He passes on the power orb and stays with Mushi, even saving his life by pulling him out of the path of the Orochi's sacrificial arrow. A similar dog appears past the Spirit Gate, owned by Mushi's ancestor.

He is of the Kai Ken dog breed.

[edit] Bestiary Entry

"Chu" stands for "loyalty." To give one's whole life for the good of one's master... To focus on the goal with all of one's concentration..."

[edit] Canine Warrior Gi

Gi

Gi lives in the Bamboo Forest at the back of Sasa Sanctuary. He is known as Take however as he is belonging to Tei the Crybaby. When Amaterasu fights him he will not leave the Bamboo forest as he must protect it from Demons so instead he gives Ammy the orb of Duty.

Gi appears to be modelled off a Husky.

[edit] Bestiary Entry

""Gi" stands for "duty." To remain firm in one's duties in each and every aspect of life... Bravery and duty go hand in hand. Bravery shows one what is right. The greatest form of bravery is that born from a sense of duty."

[edit] Canine Warrior Shin

Shin

Shin is found in a patch of cursed grass in Kusa Village. You do not need to fight him, only feed him and he will then return to Princess Fuse. He holds the orb of Faith.

He is of the Boxer dog breed. A Karmic Transformer that allows Amaterasu to look like him can be obtained by getting an "S" rank for the amount of Yen obtained in the game.

[edit] Bestiary Entry

"Shin" stands for "faith." Faith flows from an open heart and is exchanged between friends. It is the root of our convictions and guides us to our goals."

[edit] Canine Warrior Chi

Chi

Chi holds the Satome orb of knowledge and is found in a giant glowing bamboo stalk beside Mr. Bamboo's house in Kusa Village. You must feed her before she will return to Princess Fuse.

She is of the Japanese Spitz dog breed. A Karmic Transformer that allows Amaterasu to look like her can be obtained by completing the game.

[edit] Bestiary Entry

"Chi" stands for "knowledge." Knowledge is useless without deep reflection. This reflection is essential in the pursuit of understanding."

[edit] Canine Warrior Rei

Rei

Canine Warrior Rei is found in a concealed cave at the back of the inn in Kusa Village. Feeding him will make him return with his orb Honor to Princess Fuse.

He is of the Pointer dog breed.

[edit] Bestiary Entry

"Rei" stands for "honor." Honor calls for careful moderation when dealing with others. If we lose this sense, we rush headlong into chaos."

[edit] Canine Warrior Ko

Ko

Canine Warrior Ko holds the orb of wisdom and can be found in a concealed cave only accessible by climbing the rafters in Kusa Village. Feeding him will make him return to Princess Fuse.

He is of the Collie dog breed. A Karmic Transformer that allows Amaterasu to look like him can be obtained by getting an "S" rank for the amount of enemies defeated in the game..

[edit] Bestiary Entry

"Ko" stands for "wisdom." True wisdom is that passed from one's parents and grandparents. Rely on those who came before to show you the way in all things."

[edit] Okamiden

The Canine Warriors make a brief reappearance in Okamiden. They have moved to the Playhouse in Sei'an City, with Princess Fuse, to begin their acting careers as Kusa Village does not make a return.

[edit] Based On

The Eight Canine Warriors are based off the eight samurai brothers in the 108 volume Japanese novel, Nansō Satomi Hakkenden. The eight brothers were spiritually born from a princess, Princess Fuse, who shares her name with the Princess Fuse from Okami. However their father was a dog, Yatsufusa who was possessed by demons. Each of the brother's last names start with the word "inu" which means dog and they all carry a bead that is inscribed with a virtue. These virtues are the same virtues that each of the Canine Warriors hold in their Satomi Orb. The brothers were initially born as spirits as their mother committed suicide out of the shame of carrying a dog's children. However, the brothers were eventually reborn to human mothers, each having out of the beads.

[edit] Trivia

  • In the Presents from Issun gallery there is concept art of them that shows them as human but with dog head styled hats. This may have been a possible attempt for the Canine Warrior's to follow closer to their legend.
Last edited by Phi on 19 August 2012 at 13:24
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