Ayane (Dead or Alive)

Dead or Alive \ Ninja Gaiden character
Ayane (Dead or Alive).png
First appearanceDead or Alive (1998)
Created byTomonobu Itagaki
Portrayed byNatassia Malthe (film)
Voiced byEnglish
Gina DeVettori (DOA2: Hardcore)[1]
Janice Kawaye (Ninja Gaiden, DOA6)[2]
Janna Levenstein (DOAX2, DOAP[2])
Wendee Lee (DOAD)[2]
Wakana Yamazaki[2][3][4]
Motion captureSamantha Jo (NG3)
In-universe information
OccupationKunoichi, miko[5]
Fighting styleMugen Tenshin Ninjutsu (Hajin Mon style)[6]
WeaponFuma Kodachi, kunai

Ayane (Japanese: あやね)[note 1] is a video game character in the Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden series by Team Ninja and Koei Tecmo. She debuted as a hidden character in the PlayStation version of the fighting game Dead or Alive in 1998, and has appeared in all of its sequels and spin-offs so far, including as the main protagonist of Dead or Alive 3. In the games, Ayane is a teenage master of ninjutsu and is characterised by her complex relationship with her half-sister Kasumi, the lead character of the Dead or Alive series.

She is also prominently featured as a recurring supporting character in the Ninja Gaiden series since its revival in 2004 and has made multiple guest appearances in other games, in particular in the extended Dynasty Warriors franchise. Ayane is one of the most popular Tecmo characters and is one of Koei Tecmo's mascots, but has been a subject of controversies regarding her age and sexualization.

  1. ^ "Resume". Ginadevettori.com. Archived from the original on March 16, 2012. Retrieved 2013-08-14.
  2. ^ a b c d "Ayane Voice - Dead or Alive franchise". Behind The Voice Actors. Archived from the original on 2 May 2019. Retrieved 19 December 2019. A green check mark indicates that the role has been confirmed using a screenshot (or collage of screenshots) of the title's list of voice actors and their respective characters found in its closing credits and/or other reliable sources of information.CS1 maint: postscript (link)
  3. ^ "Wakana Yamazaki Profile". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 2013-08-14.
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original on 2015-12-15. Retrieved 2015-12-15.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  5. ^ "「DOA」シリーズファン感謝祭「DEAD OR ALIVE FESTIVAL 2018」が11月18日に開催!|Gamer". www.gamer.ne.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-01-24.
  6. ^ Dead or Alive 2 game manual (Dreamcast version), p. 28.

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