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A weakling who cannot enjoy such a heated, deadly battle will never be called the Last Samurai.
—Kuraudo Kurashiki
Kuraudo Kurashiki
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Kana 倉敷 蔵人くらしき くらうど
Romaji Kurashiki Kuroudo
Profile
Gender Male
Age 17
Nickname/s Sword EaterSword Killer
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Light Brown
Device Orochimaru
Personal Status
Affiliations Donrou Academy
Status Active
Blazer Status
Ranking C-Rank
Physical B+
Luck D
Offense B
Defense B
Magic Cap D
Magic Ctl F
Voice Actor
Voice Actor Yoshimasa Hosoya (Japanese)
Andrew Love (English)

Kuraudo Kurashiki is a third-year student at Donrou Academy known as the Sword Eater and is the ace of his school.

Appearance

Kuraudo is a well-built man, with light brown eyes, which he wears yellow sunglasses over. It appears that he also wears a red fur coat, wearing a half-buttoned up shirt underneath it, which reveals that he has a smiling skull tattoo on his chest, as well as having scars on the back of his neck. He also wears red pants and a black belt. He has long, wild, unkempt light brown hair, which covers some of his ears, as well as having a small bang sticking out and covering a little bit of his forehead.

Personality

Kuraudo has shown to be a very crude man, as he continually cusses at every chance he gets, during his first encounter with Ikki and friends. He is also very sarcastic, and cruel as he mocked the feelings of hate Ayase had for him, even calling out her name, as though they were actually friends, knowing what he did to Ayase's beloved father.

Kuraudo has also shown to be very aggressive, and ruthless for no apparent reason at all, as it has been stated that he actually attacks other students, from different academies, just to cause a fight, as seen when he attacked Ikki even though Ikki was trying to stay calm the entire time.

Kuraudo, a number of times, has been shown to be disrespectful to anyone, or anything that doesn't fight him, as shown when he came on to a sacred dojo, with his shoes on, as well as spitting on Kaito Ayastuji, for not accepting his challenge, even calling him a coward. He also has an insatiable lust for a fight against strong opponents, as shown when he used many terrible methods, just to get a fight with Kaito.

Although it is proven that he is very disrespectful to many, and is willing to do horrible things just to cause a fight, he does have great respect for his opponents, especially strong ones like Kaito and Ikki, as he is able to fight using all of his strength. He even proved to have a good eye for skills and can understand just how strong a person really is. This was seen when he was able to tell that Ikki was not only a swordsman but that he would participate in the Seven Stars Sword Art Festival after their first meeting. After the end of that is later seen that Kuraudo has become more friendly and calmed a bit as he starts staying in Ayatsuji Dojo on Kaito right-side and trains along with Ayase.

History

Most of his past before enrolling in Donrou Academy is unknown, but Kuraudo lived with his father who drank at home doing nothing but complaining about politics and the current state of the world.

Sometime after his enrollment, he gained a reputation for attacking other schools and dojos unannounced gaining the name Sword Eater. Two years prior, he challenged the Ayatsuji Dojo, but its master, the Last Samurai, Kaito Ayatsuji refused due to it being against their principles. In retaliation, Kuraudo attack seven of the ten disciples of the dojo leaving them unable to continue their instruction even if their wounds healed. After this, Kaito accepts his challenge resulting in him being wounded and putting him into a coma, which left his family' dojo the victor.

A year after that, Kuraudo participated in the 61st Seven Stars Sword Art Festival, representing Donrou Academy in that tournament, successfully reaching the Top Eight.

Plot

Selection Battle Arc

Disciple, Encounter and Betrayal

Kuraudo is first seen in a family restaurant, where he and his friends harass Ayase. He then tries, to goad Ikki into attacking him but he fails, as Ikki finds a more peaceful resolution as he does not fight back.

Kuraudo vs. Ikki.

Impossible Victory, Decisive Battle and New Beginnings

Kuraudo is next seen at the dojo, contemplating whether to sell it or not, when Ikki bursts into the dojo challenging him. Kuraudo accepts the challenge with a few stipulations, where they fight with their Devices to the death, to which Ikki accepts.

They begin to fight, and throughout the match Kuraudo is able to dominate, using his Marginal Counter to overwhelm Ikki with continued attacks. This eventually changes, however, as Kuraudo soon finds himself out of stamina, due to Ikki's strategy of just defending. Both of the combatants, however, begin to enjoy the battle, starting to respect each other. Kuraudo is finally beaten by Ikki, who is able to use the Kaito Ayatsuji's final technique, Ten'i Muhou, to finish him off. Kuraudo then leaves the dojo, leaving it to Ikki to do as he pleased with it. He also tells that he's gonna look forward to facing Ikki in the future.

Seven Stars Sword Art Festival Arc

Party Crashers

Kuraudo is seen at the Seven Stars Sword Art Festival party, where he warns Yui Tatara to wait her turn, against Ikki, as she had tried to attack him and his sister, scaring Yui off.

Seven Stars Sword Art Second Round, Begins

After winning in the first round, Kuraudo advances into the second round. After a brief discussion with Ikki, Kuraudo begins his match against Akatsuki Academy's Sara Bloodlily.

Kuraudo fighting Sara.

Kuraudo reveals his Device's new form, two skeletal blades, with the same abilities as his old Device. At the start of the match, Kuraudo has the advantage, overwhelming Sara, who manages to barely defend with her Color of Magic. Sara then uses her Purple Caricature, to create various weapons, such as a missile and muzzles. Kuraudo counters with his newly learned technique, the ultimate move of Ayatsuji Ittou-ryuu, Ten'i Muhou. It was taught to him recently by Kaito Ayatsuji. When it looks like Kuraudo is about to win, Sara uses her Purple Caricature to create copies of Ikki Kurogane. Kuraudo manages to defeat one of the copies, after hearing encouragement from Ikki, but Sara summons more copies. These copies use Ittou Shura to overwhelm Kuraudo, and he is defeated.

The End of the Seven Stars Sword Art Festival

Kuraudo attends the awards ceremony and is seen standing next to Ayase.

Abilities

Kuraudo uses Marginal Counter to dodge and counter-attack

Marginal Counter (神速反射(マージナル・カウンター) Mājinaru Kauntā, lit. "Godspeed Reflex"): A unique reflexive sensitivity that no other person aside from Kuraduo has which even Ikki is unable to replicate. It is estimated his reaction time is at 0.05 secs, in other words, he is able to perform two or three actions in the amount of time that it would take Ikki and Stella (0.13 seconds). This lets him perform actions at a much faster rate than most Blazers, dodge attacks aimed at him, then he retaliates at almost the same moment. Marginal Counter, however, consumes more stamina than usual because Kuraudo must do more moves in order to be more effective, thus disabling Kuraudo from fighting long battles while using it.

Immense Strength: Kuraudo is shown to possess pure brute strength. When he infuses this into his fighting style he was able to push back Ikki with ease, despite his well-honed strength. Kuraudo was later shown to be able to stop a thrust from Yuudai's spear by biting the blade tip before grabbing the shaft and pulling Moroboshi towards him.

Immense Durability: Kuraudo has proven to be quite durable, able to withstand multiple attacks from a replica of Ikki made using Purple Caricature and defeated it despite being severely wounded and bleeding, however, he was cut down by the other two.

Immense Speed: Kuraudo is shown to be capable of keeping up with considerably fast Ikki on his own and his speed is also enough to fight with Yudai Moroboshi himself.

Master Swordsmanship: He has savage swordsmanship that lacks skill and discipline using just brute strength, but mixed with his Marginal Counter and Orochimaru earning him the name Sword Eater. Kuraudo could defeat Kaito albeit weaker due to his disease and match Ikki. After training in the Ayatsuji Ittou-ryuu, his crude skills were honed to a more disciplined one and a two-sword style. After his daily training in Ayatsuji dojo, where he is mostly sparing with Ayase, he has improved his sword skill to the point where he could defeat Yuudai.

  • Ten'i Muhou (天衣無縫(てんい むほう) Ten'i Muhō, lit. "Heaven Clad Null Shroud"): The ultimate technique of the Ayatsuji Itto-ryuu. He used this technique against Sara Bloodlily, in the second round of the Seven Stars Sword Art Festival. It was shown in his fight with Yudai that he was able to transform this technique from a defensive one to one of pure offense, to better suit his style.
  • Akuro-Ou (悪路王(あくろ・おう) Akuro-Ō, lit. "Bad Road King"): Kuraudo's evolved version of the Ten'i Muhou, where he both evades and cuts down attacks at the same time made possible due to his Marginal Counter.

Device

Orochimaru (大蛇丸(をろちまる) Orochimaru, lit. "Great Snake Curl"): Kuraudo's Device takes form as a sparkling white bone-colored nodachi with blades that looks almost like a saw. Having trained under the tutelage of Kaito, Orochimaru turned into dual swords, instead of one having trained "rebuilt" himself to fight against Ikki in the Seven Stars Sword Art Festival. It was called at times using the command: Chase and kill, Orochimaru.

  • Jakkojin (蛇骨刃(じゃこじん) Jakkojin, lit. "Serpentine Blade"): This is a noble art, which lets him extend and shrink his sword at will, in the blink of an eye. However, the true strength of this noble art lies with the fact that Kuraudo can use it to control Orochimaru, as if Orochimaru had a mind of his own, at will.
    • Hebigami (蛇咬(へびかむ) Hebigami, lit. "Snake Bite"): A technique that lets Kuraudo move Orochimaru so fast that it appeared as if four heads are attacking at the same time. After his Orochimaru changed this technique evolved into eight strikes.
    • Yamato no Orochi (八岐大蛇(やまたのをろち) Yamato-no-Orochi, lit. "Eight-Branched Giant Snake"): His strongest technique, where Kuraudo moves his Orochimaru so fast that it looks almost like eight heads were attacking at once. This is later evolved to where this technique delivers sixteen strikes.
    • Ouroboros (邪悪食い大蛇(ウロボロス) Uroborosu, lit. "Evil-Devouring Large Serpent"): A unison attack between both Kuraudo and Yuudai, where he enchants Tiger Bite onto Orochimaru, letting him devour magic and extend the length of his Device to attack his opponents.

Trivia

  • Kuraudo has been known to smoke.
  • Kuraudo is the only Blazer who hasn't displayed the use of magic aside from his Marginal Counter, which is a physical trait and Orochimaru.
  • In the anime, upon calling forth Orochimaru, the sword acts hostile towards Kuraudo.
  • His technique, Yamata-no-Orochi is a reference to the legendary eight-headed snake, which was killed by Susanoo and where Ame-no-Murakumo-no-Tsurugi was found in.
  • His weapon is very similar to Renji Abarai from Bleach, as is his bad attitude and fondness for sunglasses.

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