With the added MP regen, Fuma gear does sound better than the Retro gear then!
Its suprising that the awesome Retro set would be (pretty much) outclassed so soon. Alucard and Soma still have Draculas Tunic, so Im sure they'll be alright (although a new helm might by nice... Draculas Toupee, or Mustache perhaps?), but now the ladies could really do with some new sets to look for!
No one, not even a demon, can deny a man his Pizza Shack Teriyaki Pizza.
Wow. This feels like a huge kick in the crotch to anyone (myself included) that took the time to farm for retro gear. The attack stats for Fuma's armor pieces are better due to the same STR but better INT, and the MP regen on each piece (plus the 9 extra INT) makes the 48 less MP a non-issue. Meanwhile, the 4 less defense and 48 less health only matter if you don't learn to dodge.
Seriously. This would be like if this chapter had a Claimh Solais +2.