Asuka 120% Burning Festival 
Character Profile FAQ, Version 1.3
by Batsu (batsuichimonji@aol.com)

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Introduction:  Asuka 120% is a fighting game series with a 
predominantly female cast with versions on the Sega Saturn and
Playstation among other gaming platforms.  This FAQ will detail the 
characters of the game as detailed in Burning Fest Excellent and
Final on the Playstation, and in the other games such as Burning
Fest Limited on the Saturn. Until 120% Final on the Playstation,
Ichiko is not a playable character; Fumimaro is still
not a playable character, but a supporting background characters.

Updates in Version 0.2: Corrections of several bits and pieces
of information.

Updates in Version 0.3:	Additions of Tetsuko's and Genichirou's
special moves, info corrections.

Updates in Version 1.0 (12/19/98): Corrections of move
translations, added background character Fumimaro's profile.

Updates in Version 1.1 (8/25/99): Updated my E-Mail address.

Updates in Version 1.2 (6/25/00): Updated some translations,
fixing words in Kiyoko's among other individual profiles.

Updates in Version 1.3 (10/13/01): Fixed the following:

Ryuko's last name corrected.
Ichiko's moveset added.
All movesets' romanizations corrected.
Description/translation of each move added.
Corrected grammatical/translation errors.

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			Asuka Honda
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Sex:			Female 
Birthdate: 		April 15
Zodiac: 		Aries
Blood Type:		A	
Height:			151 cm
Weight:			44 kg
Three Sizes (B-W-H):	78-52-81
School Grade:		1st Year/Freshman
School Class:		C
Attendance Record:	No. 26
Club:			Chemistry 
Years w/o A Boyfriend:	3 years
Likes:			Yukime-Daifuku (a type of rice-based cake
			filled with ice cream)
Dislikes:		Eggs and sulfur
Favorite Word(s): 	"Senri no michi mo ippo kara."
			(Even the longest road starts with
			 one step.)
Favorite Subject(s):	Chemistry
Disliked Subject(s):	Japanese language (especially classical
			literature/ancient writing)
Future Dream:		To become a chemist
Charm Point:		Eyes
School Life:		Mid-ranked schoolgirl headed for college.
			An average girl; she wasn't much of an outstanding
			student, but now she belongs to the chemistry club.
			Even as an average middle school girl (Middle school
			is three years), she could already compete with (her
			mentor and head of the Chem Department) Ougigaya. She
			blends easily into the normal surroundings of regular
			girls. Represents the chemistry department the Mega 
			Fight Tournament. She undergoes Ougigaya's intensive
			training in order to understand the secret techniques
			of the chemistry department.
Private Life:		Born and raised in a very normal family. Her family
			is nice; Her father, Daisuke, is a normal salaryman
			who invents as a hobby. Her mother Kyoko, is a slightly
			full-figured housewife. Her household was named "Most
			Normal on the Block" by Musashino's "Bette Town"
			magazine. In kindergarten and elementary school, Asuka
			was in the same class as Karina; they are the best 
			of best friends. She usually sleeps in pajamas.

Fighting Techniques:	Enshin-Hasaiken -
				This attack is Asuka's main projectile; the
				standard "fireball" usually assigned to lead
				characters. 
			

			Phenomenon Crash -
				Asuka tosses a beaker filled with chemicals 
				onto the ground, causing an explosion under
				her opponent. This can also be performed
				while airborne.
				
			Chemical Impact -
				Asuka rushes forward and performs a jumping
				uppercut. On the mid and high level versions,
				she brings the opponent down with an extra
				punch.

			Mahha (Mach) Jab -
				Asuka performs a series of rapid punches.
				Not unlike E. Honda (of Street Fighter)'s
				hundred hand slap attack.

			Enshin-Rensatsuken (Super Technique) -
				A super-powered version of Asuka's Enshin-
				Hasaiken technique.

			Chou (Super) Phenomenon Crash (Super Technique) -
				A super-powered version of Asuka's Phenomenon
				Crash technique.

			Ougigaya Combination -
				A series of three punches, ending with a 
				straightforward strike.

			Freaker - 
				Asuka lifts and tosses her opponent into the
				air, leaving her opponent to fall on her back.
 
			Keriage -
				Asuka's airborne throw; same as her ground
				throw down to the animation.

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			Karina Toyota
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Sex:			Female
Birthdate: 		May 9
Zodiac:			Taurus
Blood Type: 		B
Height:			151 cm
Weight:			45 kg
Three Sizes (B-W-H):	79-53-81
School Grade:		1st Year/Freshman
School Class:		B
Attendance Record:	No. 22
Club:			Biology
Years w/o A Boyfriend:	16 (at least she's honest...)
Likes:			Frogs
Dislikes:		Snakes
Favorite Word(s):	"Issun no mushi nimo gofun no tamashii."
			(lit. "There are five parts of a soul in
			 one insect"; there is greatness found in
			 even the smallest of living things.)
Favorite Subject(s):	Biology
Disliked Subject(s):	Chemistry
Future Dream:		To become a scholar of biology
Charm Point:		The "hold" of her hair
School Life:		Went to a different middle school than Asuka, but
			during kindergarten and elementary school they were
			always in the same class. Because she is isolated in
			a school where students seem to stand at a slant, 
			Karina stood out.
Private Life:		Karina's family of three consists of herself and her
			two parents: her father, an international pilot, and 
			her mother, a former stewardess that now manages a
			boutique. Her father is tough, but cool and popular.
			The nature of his job often keeps him away from home.
			Her mother is a self-confident combination of wit and
			beauty.  Karina is shocked at how her mother can keep
			such a tight hold on her father through all his time
			away and bring the family together.  Both her parents
			don't have enough time at home; since elementary
			school, Karina has been doing much caretaking at the
			house.  She admits her one and only best friend is
			her pet frog named Kero-pyon.
			Ever since the summer of her first year of middle
			school, when Karina incubated and then hatched him,
			Karina has been walking around taking Kero-pyon with
			her.  Kero-pyon is the only one who eases her mind.

Fighting Techniques:	Kero-kero Heat Press -
				Kero-pyon makes a fiery leap into Karina's
				opponent at her beckoning. (This is the
				same as the Kero-kero Attack, just perfor=
				med with the "strong" attack button).

			Kero-kero Attack - 
				Kero-pyon takes a fiery charge into Karina's
				opponent at her beckoning.
				
			Bio-Impact -
				Karina rushes forward and drives a rising
				knee into her opponent. On attacks other
				than the one performed with the "weak"
				attack button, Karina follows up with a
				backwards somersault kick.

			Somersault Shoot -
				Karina jumps up, and as the name says,
				performs a somersault kick.

			Kero-pyon Set Up -
				Kero-pyon literally ignites himself and
				keeps a fiery aura until he is used in
				a follow-up attack.

			Kero-kero Mega Heat (Super Technique) -
				At Karina's beckoning, Kero-pyon performs
				the Kero-kero Attack, then rockets Karina's
				opponent skyward with a vertical charge.

			Kero-Kero Angler (Super Technique) -
				At Karina's beckoning, Kero-pyon and a
				legion of frogs charge forward on her
				opponent as a small crest of water
				follows them.

			Middle Combo -
				Karina's standard throw technique; she
				holds the opponent close, knees her twice,
				then lets her fall onto her back.

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			Kumi Ookubo
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Sex:			Female				 
Birthdate: 		September 7
Zodiac:  		Virgo
Blood Type:		AB	
Height:			158 cm
Weight:			42 kg
Three Sizes (B-W-H):	80-50-81
School Grade:		1st Year/Freshman
School Class:		A
Attendance Record:	No. 3
Club:			New Gymnastics			
Years w/o A Boyfriend:	She has a crush...
Likes:			Cats
Dislikes:		Scary things
Favorite Word(s):	"Kandou" (deep emotion)
Favorite Subject(s):	Home economics
Disliked Subject(s):	Nothing in particular
Future Dream:		To have a lot of children
Charm Point:		Forelocks 
School Life:		Quiet except in club activities; doesn't stand out.
			She almost never boasts.  She met Asuka at the Ryouran
			entrance exam; Ever since Mega Fight, they've become 
			good friends.  The threesome of Kumi, Asuka, and 
			Karina plan to become close-knit friends.
Private Life:		She has a crush, she loves homemaking and cute things,
			she hates scary things; she's extraordinarily
			feminine.  She believes she wants to get married, have
			children, and make a happy home; She's very household-
			oriented; the epitome of the gentle Japanese female.
			She lives in a middle-class household.  In taking the
			exam, she didn't meet the requirements to enter 
			Ryouran; instead, she went to a public school, since
			it was easier on her family's finances (so she 
			believes).
				
Fighting Techniques:	Stick Shot - 
				Kumi throws a gymnast's club at the opponent.
				
			Ribbon Cutter -
				Kumi lashes her opponent with her ribbon
				as she gives a performance.
		   	
			Spinning Swan Kick -
				Kumi jumps backward and performs a 
				midair somersault, kicking her opponent
				on the way down.

			Ribbon Slicer (Super Technique) -
				Kumi begins with a Ribbon Cutter, then
				ends with a Spinning Swan Kick.
		
			Needle Shot (Super Technique) - 
				Kumi throws three clubs at her opponent:
				one high, one in the middle, and one low,
				simultaneously.

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			Tamaki Shindou (Shindo)
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Sex: 			Female									 
Birthdate: 		April 14
Zodiac:			Aries 			
Blood Type:		O	
Height:			167 cm
Weight:			47 kg
Three Sizes (B-W-H):	82-54-83
School Grade:		3rd Year/Senior
School Class:		A
Attendance Record:	No. 17
Club:			Tennis
Years w/o A Boyfriend:	"No Comment"
Likes:			Music and Tennis
Dislikes:		Dirty things and loud things
Favorite Word(s):	"Yasashisa to kibishisa" (Kindness and Harshness)
Favorite Subject(s):	English
Disliked Subject(s):	Nothing in particular
Future Dream:		Teacher
Charm Point:		Hair
School Life:		Personally, she's been targeted as a wild girl to all
			the students at a first glance; she's a hard working
			senior. She's also loved by her fellow seniors, and 
			she frequently advises them.  She's extaordinarily
			good at spotting trouble. She's popular among the
			juniors as a "big sister". Her popularity is half
			and half with the "Takarazuka-like" Torami.
			(Note: Takarazuka is a play revue that features girls
			 as "otokoyaku", girls in the dress and manner of
			 boys.)
Private Life:		She lives a prosperous, household-oriented life.

Fighting Techniques:	Hyakuretsu Serve -
				Tamaki serves a fiery tennis ball toward
				her opponent.

			Robu (Lob)-Otoshi -
				Tamaki sends her opponent upward with an
				underhanded swing of her racket. On stronger
				attacks, Tamaki adds a backhanded swat to
				her opponent while she and her opponent
				are both still airborne.
 
			Kougeki V (Victory) - 
				Tamaki rushes toward her opponent, swinging
				her racket upward at her opponent from the
				front. A pink-lighted "V" shows in the wake
				of her motions.

			Jougeki V (Victory) - 
				Same as Kougeki V, only Tamaki ends up 
				behind her opponent after the "V" strike.
				This attack only occurs in Asuka 120% Burning
				Fest Final, as that is the only game in the
				series with three attack buttons.

			Geigeki V (Victory) - 
				Same as Jougeki V, only yielding more hits.

			Dynamite Serve (Super Technique) -
				A super-charged version of the Hyakuretsu
				Serve technique.

			Victory Dance (Super Technique) - 
				New for Burning Fest. Final, Tamaki 
				performs two Geigeki Vs in succession (front
				to back, back to front), then finishes it
				off with a Robu-Otoshi-like upward racket
				strike.		
		
			Volley Quick -
				Tamaki's throw technique; she sends the
				opponent airborne, than slaps her with
				her racket as if she were a tennis ball.

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			Torami Houjou (Hojo)
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Sex: 			Female
Birthdate:		July 22 			
Zodiac: 		Cancer
Blood Type: 		A	
Height:			172 cm
Weight:			58 kg
Three Sizes (B-W-H):	86-60-83
School Grade:		3rd Year/Senior
School Class:		A
Attendance Record:	No. 18
Club:			Karate
Years w/o A Boyfriend:	6 years
Likes:			Fighting games
Dislikes:		Weak things
Favorite Word(s):	"Hibi tanren." ("Train each day.")
Favorite Subject(s):	Physical Education
Disliked Subject(s):	Math
Future Dream:		To be the first Japanese female to participate
			in karate ring battles
Charm Point:		The best kick in Japan
School Life:		To herself and to others, expresses a strict and
			stoic personality.  However, she's good at spotting
			trouble amongst the juniors, and for that she's 
			loved by them. She has much tournament experience, and
			she prides herself on her matchless strength in the
			high school girl's karate world.
Private Life:		She lives a life based on following the rules,
			taken from karate training.

Fighting Techniques:	Haou-ken -
				Torami punches forward as a lightning wall
				projectile moves toward her opponent.

			Souryuu-ken -
				Torami delivers two standing uppercut
				strikes.

			Tobishitsu-kakato-otoshi -
				Torami jumps forward with a kick, then
				brings her heel down on her opponent.

			Shinkuu-Tobisokutou -
				While airborne, Torami dives down with
				a kick.

			Rairyuu-Haou-ken (Super Technique) -
				Supercharged version of the Haou-ken.

			Rairyuu-Shougeki-Ha (Super Technique) -
				Torami punches the ground, and a wave of
				lightning energy slides toward her opponent.

			Rairyuu-Hougeki-kyaku (Super Technique) -
				A supercharged version of Torami's Shinkuu-
				Tobisokutou. New for Burning Fest. Final.

			Sokkan-kudaki - 
				Torami's basic throw; she holds her opponent
				by the shoulder and slams her down to the
				ground. 

			Senkanbu -
				An aerial Sokkan-kudaki.

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			Ryuuko Yamazaki
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Sex:			Female							 
Birthdate: 		August 9
Zodiac: 		Leo
Blood Type: 		A	
Height:			168 cm
Weight:			48 kg
Three Sizes (B-W-H):	79-55-83
School Grade:		2nd Year/Junior
School Class:		B
Attendance Record:	No. 31
Club:			Volleyball
Years w/o A Boyfriend:	"No Comment"
Likes:			Japanese-style meals
Dislikes:		Lies
Favorite Word(s):	"Shi shite shikabane hirou mono nashi."
			(After death, you won't find a corpse.)
Favorite Subject(s):	Lunch break
Disliked Subject(s):	All of them
Future Dream:		To get in the industry and conquer the World Cup
Charm Point:		Firmness
School Life:		Compared to the way her body moves, her studying is
			poor.  She has many friends and is loved by her peers.
			The way she uses her whole body to spring into a serve
			motivates the volleyball club to participate in inter-
			school activities.  She lost to Tamaki Shindou in last
			year's Mega Fight, and ever since the fires of getting
			even burn inside her. 
Private Life:		She has many friends; every fun day passes as she
			pours all her enthusiasm into club activities.  For
			a year, she has devoted herself into practicing to
			strike down her target: Tamaki Shindou.

Fighting Techniques:	Tatsumaki Receive - 
				Ryuuko slides on the ground and clips her
				opponent's knees, as if she were diving
				to catch a volleyball.

			Inazuma Serve - 
				Ryuuko serves a volleyball at her opponent,
				which electrifies her opponent upon contact.

			Quick Driver -
				Ryuuko opens with an overhead attack, then
				jumps up, carrying her opponent on her
				shoulders, bringing her down for a classic
				Argentine rack backbreaker.

			Hyper Tackle (Super Technique) -
				Ryuuko slams her shoulder into her opponent
				twice.

			Yamazaki Buster (Super Technique) -
				New for Burning Fest. Final, Ryuuko slams
				her opponent onto her back with a kneeling
				powerbomb, then tosses her opponent up for
				a Quick Driver.

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			Megumi Suzuki
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Sex:			Female				 
Birthdate: 		October 27
Zodiac:			Scorpio 			
Blood Type:		B	
Height:			148 cm
Weight:			43 kg
Three Sizes (B-W-H):	79-51-80
School Grade:		2nd Year/Junior
School Class:		B
Attendance Record:	No. 11
Club:			Cheerleading
Years w/o A Boyfriend:	She has a boyfriend
Likes:			Iidabashi's Pumpkin Cake
Dislikes:		Bugs
Favorite Word(s):	"Kahou wa nete mate.."
			(Lit. "Good luck sleeps and waits",
			 Good things come to those who wait.)
Favorite Subject(s):	History (...and the teacher)
Disliked Subject(s):	English
Future Dream:		Idol singer
Charm Point:		Double tooth
School Life:		She makes it a routine habit to sleep in class
			and thus she keeps her grades to herself.
			Megumi has many friends; she's a popular person
			who doesn't hold back and listens to requests
			from other schools.
Private Life:		A normal girl who's small in stature, yet complex.
			She loves sweet things; she's always eating
			cakes in lots of places; she knows anything
			that's involved with cakes.  Even if a new
			cake comes out, she knows its sweetness, and
			rumors start flying.

Fighting Techniques:	Pon-Pon (Pom-Pom) Attack -
				Megumi throws her pom-poms at the opponent,
				and they return back to her in a boomerang-
				like fashion.

			Pon-Pon Upper -
				Megumi, with pom-poms in hand, performs
				a rising uppercut technique.

			Megumi Kerikeri Punch - 
				Megumi kicks at her opponent twice, then
				slides forward with a pom-pom assisted
				punch.

			Fumifumi-Nokkari - 
				Megumi jumps and does an airborne flipping
				roll; afterward she can follow up with a
				diving multi-hit kick or an air throw.

			Megumi Kerikeri Dance (Super Technique) -
				Megumi performs a multi-hit rush combo then
				ends with a Pom-Pom Upper.

			Dekkai Pon-Pon Attack (Super Technique) -
				As the name says, Megumi throws a giant
				Pom-Pom Attack at her opponent.

			Ebisori Punch (In The Air) -
				Megumi's air throw technique. Same as
				her ground throw, which is animated in a 
				similar manner as Asuka's "Freaker"/
				"Keriage" throw.
 
			Ko Puresu (Press) -
				An aerial attack in which Megumi drops
				her rear end on her opponent.  

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			Kiyoko Mitarai
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Sex:			Female				 
Birthdate: 		August 16
Zodiac:			Leo 			
Blood Type:		O	
Height:			157 cm
Weight:			47 kg
Three Sizes (B-W-H):	80-57-82
School Grade:		2nd Year/Junior
School Class:		A
Attendance Record:	No. 26
Club:			Softball
Years w/o A Boyfriend:	4 years
Likes:			Moving her body
Dislikes:		Weak boys
Favorite Word(s):	"Ikkyuu jukon"
			("Intimacy with one ball")
Favorite Subject(s):	Modern History
Disliked Subject(s):	Art
Future Dream:		To become a female pro baseball player,
			and play as an All-Star
Charm Point:		Striking sense
School Life:		She's cheerful, and she gets respect from the fact that
			her one-track mind tendencies are reflected in the 
			seniors; a serious girl with a good eye for spotting
			trouble among the juniors.
Private Life:		She usually spends everyday healthy.  She takes a blow
			to her ego whenever her name "Mitarai" is misread as 
			"O-tearai" (Lit. washing one's hands, but it also a 
			term to refer to "toilet/bathroom"). 
			Kiyoko gets a little angry and wants to do anything 
			and everything she can to someone when she hears that. 
			She also isn't fond of the name "Wild Girl Kyon-Kyon".
			(Kyonkyon is the nickname of a famous recording artist
			 in Japan, Kyoko Koizumi. I guess it's because of
			 her name being Kiyoko, and it sounds like "Kyoko" 
			that she's called such a thing.)
  
Fighting Techniques:	Dai-League-Softball Hachi-Gou (Number 8) -
				Kiyoko makes an underhand toss with a 
				charged-up softball, that bounces against
				the ground before hitting the opponent.

			Tsuutenkaku-dahou -
				Kiyoko swings her bat at her opponent
				with one hand, scoring several hits as
				she kicks up a wall of energetic dust.
				This move was added in Burning Fest.
				Final.
			
			Gettsuu (Get Two) Striker -
				Kiyoko rushes in with a backhand swipe
				of her mitt, then jumps and dives down
				tagging her opponent with the energy-
				charged mitt for several hits. This
				can also be done in the air (in which
				case she just does the second half of
				this move).
				
			Illusion Out (Super Technique) -
				Supercharged version of the Gettsuu
				Striker. The difference is of course,
				Kiyoko's speed, and the fact that instead
				of tagging her opponent with the mitt, she
				kicks at her opponent's head.

			Needle Spike (In the air)
				Kiyoko's air throw; she grabs her opponent,
				then flips in mid air, bringing her opponent
				down under her foot.

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			Cathy Wild
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Sex:			Female				 
Birthdate: 		February 20
Zodiac: 		Pisces
Blood Type:		O	
Height:			176 cm
Weight:			56 kg
Three Sizes (B-W-H):	89-60-87
School Grade:		3rd Year/Senior
School Class:		C
Attendance Record:	No. 8
Club:			Pro-Wrestling Fan Club
Years w/o A Boyfriend:	She has a fiance
Likes:			Karaoke
Dislikes:		Sitting/squatting Japanese style
Favorite Word(s):	"Icchi-ba~~~n!" (Number One!)
Favorite Subject(s):	Japanese language
Disliked Subject(s):	History
Future Dream:		To be "ruling champion" of the WWWA 
			(presumably a women's wrestling association)
Charm Point:		Bust (...)
School Life:		Exchange student from a Florida "sister" school.  She
			has come to Japan during her 3rd year of high school,
			and just for one year.  Early since her arrival to
			Japan, she has used her natural cheeriness to become
			familiar with the surroundings. When an English lesson
			in each class turns up, she goes around showing that
			she can speak her native language.
Private Life:		Cathy can speak Japanese after learning it from a 
			Japanese school in America.  Is the reason why she 
			can skillfully speak Kansai-ben (dialect spoken in
			Osaka) the teacher's fault?  Her fiance, having that
			"Southern hospitality", will soon marry her.

Fighting Techniques:	Dash Knee -
				Cathy dashes forward and drives a rising
				knee into her opponent. On stronger attack
				buttons, Cathy will follow up with a sidekick
				that sends her opponent into the wall. 

			Cathy Lariat -
				Cathy strikes with an outstretched left arm.
				On stronger attack buttons, Cathy repeats the
				strike once.

			Shoulder Crash -
				Cathy catches an airborne or standing opponent
				with a leap, then grabs her opponent by the 
				waist, holding her upside down as she drives
				her opponent's shoulder into an outstretched
				knee.

			Powerbomb -
				From a standing legscissors (head between her
				legs), Cathy lifts her opponent while holding
				her opponent's waist, then slams her opponent
				onto her back. New for Burning Fest. Final.

			Triple Head Butt -
				Cathy holds her opponent in place, and leans
				back, driving her head into her opponent three
				times.

			Northern Lights Bomb -
				Cathy lifts her opponent up for a bodyslam,
				but instead falls to the side and drops the
				opponent on her head.

			Frankensteiner - 
				While airborne, Cathy locks both her legs
				around her opponents head and heck, then
				falls backwards and flips her opponent over,
				bringing her to the ground.
				
			Itekomashi Special (Super Technique) -
				Cathy takes hold of her opponent, then 
				performs the Triple Head Butt. Afterward,
				she leaps up and performs the Shoulder
				Crash on her opponent, followed by a 
				Powerbomb. Finally, she tosses her 
				opponent behind her.

			Buchikomashi Crash (Super Technique) -
				Cathy begins with a Northern Lights Bomb,
				retains the hold on her opponent, leaps
				and drops her with a Powerbomb. Then she
				tosses her opponent across the screen with
				one hand. New for Burning Fest. Final.

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			Nana Owada
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Sex:			Female				 
Birthdate: 		October 17
Zodiac: 		Libra
Blood Type:		O	
Height:			152 cm
Weight:			42 kg
Three Sizes (B-W-H):	78-51-80
School Grade:		2nd Year/Junior
School Class:		A
Attendance Record:	No. 2
Club:			Dance (classical) society
Years w/o A Boyfriend:	She has a fiance
Likes:			Tradition
Dislikes:		Western culture
Favorite Word(s):	"Kachou Fuugetsu" 
			(Birds and flowers, wind and moon)
Favorite Subject(s):	Classical literature
Disliked Subject(s):	English
Future Dream:		Succeed her mother and grandmother and become
			leader of the Owada style
Charm Point:		Black hair
School Life:		She has become fairly disinterested with being raised
			in an affluent family with traditions in dance. She
			doesn't dislike socializing, but because she is so 
			formal she keeps a distance from others.  She is
			well-liked by the senior citizens, and people like 
			Genichirou Shindou (Ryouran's principal) often join
			her for tea.
Private Life:		Eldest daughter of Natori Owada, head of the family
			line; was raised under a strict household, then went
			under her grandmother's special talent education
			of being a traditional Japanese woman. Her parents
			arranged her marriage, and then drank tea
			(a ceremonial green tea) together. The relationship
			hasn't been bad.

Fighting Techniques:	Fuugessen -
				Nana throws a fan at her opponent at speeds
				varying depending on the attack button used.

			Ushiwaka no Mai -
				While performing one of her family's 
				traditional dances, Nana makes swipes with
				her fans.
					
			Resshu-Ha -
				A black "cloud" of energy comes out of
				Nana's backhand swipe, and reflects/
				neutralizes projectiles. If done with
				stronger attack buttons, it knocks her
				opponent into the wall.
				 
			Ouka-Rengeki -
				A rapid palm attack, not unlike E.Honda
				(of Street Fighter)'s Hundred Hand Slap.
				Butousouenjin Ichi(Super Technique)

			Butousouenjin Ichi (Super Technique) -
				Nana attacks with a spear, which electrifies
				the opponent upon contact.

			Butousouenjin Ni (Super Technique) - 
				Instead of the back slash Nana performs in
				Butousouenjin Ichi, Nana spins the spear
				in her hand.

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			Shinobu Kawasaki
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Sex:			Female				 
Birthdate: 		April 4
Zodiac: 		Aries
Blood Type:		B	
Height:			149 cm
Weight:			48 kg
Three Sizes (B-W-H):	75-51-79
School Grade:		2nd Year/Junior
School Class:		F
Attendance Record:	No. 9
Club:			Leader of a gang at Touyou Harimadana Institute
Years w/o A Boyfriend:	She won't tell
Likes:			People that can feel "guts"
Dislikes:		People that can't feel "guts"
Favorite Word(s):	"Shippuu Dotou"
			(Angry Waves of a Hurricane)
Favorite Subject(s):	O-bentou (lunch)
Disliked Subject(s):	Arithmetic
Future Dream:		To unify Japan
Charm Point:		The power in her punch to bring a certain kill with
			one attack
School Life:		One year ago, it was "Obliteration! The Hot-Blooded
			Fighting Gang! The 100 Round, Burning Battle Of
			Certain Victory!"  Shinobu took well-known strong
			people from the metropolitan area's schools and city
			dojos as opponents and kept racking up the wins, but
			after 99 people had gone down, she finally tired out.
			At the Ryouran Girl's Institute, her opponent was 
			Tamaki Shindou. After that encounter, she knew of the
			Mega Fight Tournament; she lost to her opponent, who 
			she knew  was the overall winner of said tournament.
			This year, she will enter the Mega Fight and fight
			last year's winner to prove that she is the 
			strongest.
Private Life:		Her family's private life is a mystery.  She's a 
			loner; when a new challenge arises, she takes
			it and disappears.

Fighting Techniques:	Banchou Bazooka - 
				Shinobu punches (standing uppercut, hook
			 	punch, or straight punch) and a violet 
				sparkling projectile sphere shoots
				toward her opponent. 
				
			Banchou Dynamite -
				Shinobu delivers a standing uppercut.
				On weak attack, it is similar to Batsu
				Ichimonji (of Rival Schools/Shiritsu
				Justice Gakuen)'s Guts Upper. On stronger
				attacks, Shinobu follows up with another
				uppercut on the opposite hand. On strongest
				attack, Shinobu performs a jumping uppercut
				after the initial strike.

			Banchou Tornado - 
				Shinobu performs a jump kick, then 
				up to three more in succession. Similar
				to Sean (of Street Fighter III)'s Tornado
				Kick or Dan (of Street Fighter Zero/Alpha)'s
				Dankuukyaku attacks. Can also be performed
				in the air.

			Banchou Striker - 
				Shinobu performs a diving kick while in
				the air. New For Burning Fest. Final.

			Hissatsu Megaton Bazooka (Super Technique) -
				A super-charged Banchou Bazooka technique.
				As Shinobu punches, three giant sized
				spherical projectiles are thrown into the 
				opponent.

			Hissatsu Megaton Dynamite  (Super Technique) -
				A supercharged Banchou Dynamite. Shinobu ends
				with the jumping variation of this attack.

			Banchou Himitsu Punch - 
				Shinobu performs a straight punch. This 
				attack leads off chain combos.

			Bukkomi Tokkou Kick (In Air) -
				Same as the Banchou Striker.


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			Tetsuko Ougigaya
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Sex:			Female				 
Birthdate: 		July 2
Zodiac: 		Cancer
Blood Type:		O	
Height:			158 cm
Weight:			47 kg
Three Sizes (B-W-H):	81-59-81
School Grade:		3rd Year/Senior
School Class:		--
Attendance Record:	--
Club:			Chemistry
Years w/o A Boyfriend:	3 years
Likes:			Reading (she likes books on philosophy)
Dislikes:		People that follow the newest fads
Favorite Word(s):	"Doryoku ni masaru sainou nashi."
			(No talent for surpassing hard work)
Favorite Subject(s):	Classical Literature
Disliked Subject(s):	Math
Future Dream:		It goes without saying...
Charm Point:		Shape of her mouth
School Life:		Head of the chemistry club.  Surprisingly, a whole lot
			of students love her charisma; she's aware that 
			Tamaki, Torami and other merited students line up to 
			her.  She isn't really concerned with any of those
			circumstances however; many people follow her, just 
			to say they followed her.
Private Life:		Upon going back home from school, she's always reading
			books on philosophy; she loves to read about relative
			thoughts especially.  The rest of her private life 
			leaves nothing to be known; she's a person shrouded in
			much mystery.

Fighting Techniques:	Ougigaya Combination -
				A series of punches ending with a straight 
				punch. Same as Asuka's technique, but faster.

			Mach Jab -
				A series of rapid fire punches. Same as 
				Asuka's technique, but faster.
				
			Enshin-Hasaiken -
				Standard fiery projectile; like all of
				Tetsuko's moves, this one is faster than
				what Asuka delivers.

			Phenomenon Crash -
				Same as Asuka's technique; Tetsuko leaps
				and drops three exploding beakers down at
				her opponent.

			Impact Charge -
				The one move that differentiates Tetsuko from
				her apprentice Asuka; she rushes in with one
				palm outstretched for one hit, then follows
				up with a multi-hit standing uppercut.

			Chou Phenomenon Crash (Super Technique) -
				Super charged version of the Phenomenon Crash.
				Tetsuko throws about six beakers instead of 
				three.

			Enshin-Rensatsuken (Super Technique) -
				Super charged version of the Enshin-Hasaiken.
				

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			Ichiko Furutachi
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Sex:			Female				 
Birthdate:		December 12 			
Zodiac: 		Sagittarius
Blood Type:		B
Height:			150 cm
Weight:			44 kg
Three Sizes (B-W-H):	78-52-79
School Grade:		2nd Year/Junior
School Class:		A
Attendance Record:	No. 24
Club:			Broadcasting
Years w/o A Boyfriend:	3 years
Likes:			Sports TV programs
Dislikes:		Cockroaches
Favorite Word(s):	"Pen wa tsurugi yori tsuyoshi."
			(The pen is mightier than the sword.)
Favorite Subject(s):	Math (especially probability and statistics)
Disliked Subject(s):	World History
Future Dream:		To become an announcer for sports TV programs
			(especially pro wrestling)
Charm Point:		The way she talks		
School Life:		She has many fans of her unique "Furutachi" accent,
			and because when she hears her own voice she becomes
			a fan herself, she feels that she wants to put more
			heat into her announcing.
Private Life:		Her private life is that of a normal girl; however,
			she places her interests on outside things
			facing her rather than herself.

Fighting Techniques:	Nekkyou! Powerful Shoot -
				Ichiko swings her microphone upward, and a
				ground wave of energy shoots toward her
				opponent.
			
			Totsugeki! Interview Attack -
				Ichiko dives toward her opponent, shouting
				"Douzo!" ("Go ahead!") with her microphone
				held out, as if rushing to get that one
				comment out of her opponent.

			Kyouretsu! Hassle Reporter -
				Ichiko performs a "rising uppercut" attack
				with her microphone in hand.
		
			Kyoufu! Pineapple Bomber (Super Technique) -
				A classic "ranbu" attack. Ichiko punches a
				few times at her opponent, then delivers a
				Kyouretsu! Hassle Reporter to finish off.
				When her opponent comes crashing down, she
				poses for the camera.

			Mubou! Panic Reporter (Super Technique) -
				Ichiko tosses a microphone at her opponent
				then crouches down, covering her ears as
				it explodes in a manner not unlike the
				Phenomenon Crash.

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			Fumimaro Yamashina
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Sex:			Male		 
Birthdate: 		January 28
Zodiac: 		Aquarius
Blood Type:		A	
Height:			173 cm
Weight:			58 kg
Occupation: 		Head of teaching (Kyoutou) at Ryouran		
Club:			None
Likes:			High-class things
Dislikes:		Inferior, vulgar things
Favorite Word(s):	"Yoraba taiju no kage"
			(If you want to get ahead, hide behind someone big.
			(--lit.  If you approach,  use a large tree's 
			shadow.))
School Life:		Ryouran Girl's Institute's high-class head of 
			teaching. A snob and a brown-noser. Secretly, he's 
			trying to take Genichirou's place as principal. He
			calls himself "Dandy" but it appears that he's dis-
			liked by the students. It's rumored that he was able
			to become head of teaching because of his ability to
			bring together and absorb the principal's good and
			evil.  
Private Life:		He plans to do the activities he's been hiding from
			others; sneaky. He's PETTY and reeks of STINGINESS. 

Fighting Techniques:	--	
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			Genichirou Shindou (Shindo)
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Sex:			Male
Birthdate:		January 1
Zodiac: 		Capricorn
Blood Type: 		O
Height:			175 cm
Weight:			72 kg
Occupation:		Principal of the Ryouran Girl's Institute
Club:			None
Likes:			Traditional culture
Dislikes:		Nothing in particular
Desk Motto:		"Fumitake ryoudou."
			(A cultured warrior goes both ways.)
School Life:		Genichirou believes that a person that needs today's
			Japan should believe in a good wife and wise mother,
			daily, and nightly education for better upbringing.
			He also believes a healthy body must bear great know-
			ledge; not just studying, but also physical exercise
			will add strength to it.  The real truth is that the
			many graduates of the Ryouran girl's school go on to
			do various activities.  He is respected by the 
			students and viewed as a father figure.
Private Life:		As Tamaki's father and educator, looks over and 
			protects his daughter at school.

Fighting Techniques:	Kenkon-itteki -
				Genichirou throws out a red cloud of energy
				similar to Nana's Resshu-Ha, but without the
				pushing-away properties. 

			Shitsujitsu-Gouken -
				Genichirou performs a jumping uppercut in
				which he spins at the apex of his jump.

			Shippuu-Dotou -
				Genichirou dashes through his opponent with
				a multi-hit straightforward punch. On strong
				attack buttons instead of punching through, 
				he brings his punching hand upward and then
				causes an explosion under said arm.

			Garyuu-Tensei (Super Technique) -
				Genichirou throws a screen-height blue 
				"cutting" projectile at his opponent. Similar
				to the technique used by Zankuurou Minazuki in
				Samurai Spirits/Showdown 3 and IV.

			Taizan-Meidou (Super Technique) -
				Genichirou punches forward, then if it 
				connects, he follows up with a Shitsujitsu-
				Gouken that sends his opponent into the sky.
				


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Move Name Translations
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Asuka/Tetsuko					
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Enshin-Hasaiken:  Centrifugal Crushing Fist
Enshin-Rensatsuken: Centrifugal Repeated Kill Fist
Keriage: Kick Up

=============
Karina
=============

Kero-Kero (Attack name) = "Kero" is an onomatopoeic word that means the
sound that frogs make (in English, it's commonly said as "ribbit"). 

=============
Tamaki
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Hyakuretsu Serve: 100-times Violent Serve
Geigeki V: Ambush Attack Victory
Yougeki V: Ambush (Intercepting) Attack Victory
Kougeki V: Attack Victory
Robu-Otoshi: Lob Drop

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Kiyoko
=============
Dai League Softball Hachi-Gou: Big League Softball No. 8
Gettsuu Striker: Double Play Striker ("Gettsuu" = "Get Two", which means a
		 double play in Japanese)
Tsuutenkakudahou: Passing Through The Towers of Heaven Batting Form
Shin Tsuuteknakudahou: True Passing Through The Towers of Heaven Battle Form

=============
Cathy
=============
Itekomashi Special: Going For It Special
Buchikamashi Crash: Face Strike (Sumo) / Hard Punch Crash


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Megumi
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Ponpon Attack: Pom-Pom Attack
Kerikeri Punch: Kick-Kick Punch
Ponpon Upper: Pom-Pom Upper(cut)
Fumifumi-Nokkari: Stomp-Stomp Hop-On 
Dekkai Ponpon Attack: Giant Pom-Pom Attack
Ebisori Punch: Shrimp/Prawn's Curve Punch
Kopuresu: Little Press

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Ryuuko
=============
Tatsumaki Recieve: Whirlwind Recieve
Inazuma Serve: Flash Of Lightning Serve

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Nana
=============
Fuugessen: Wind Moon Fan
Resshu-Ha: Split Attack Rending
Ushiwaka no Mai: Ushiwaka (surname)'s Dance (the name Ushiwaka means "cow
		 youth")
Ouka-Rengeki: Cherry Blossom Repetitive Attack
Butousouenjin Ichi: Dancing Sword Blue Flame Position One
Butousouenjin Ni: Dancing Sword Blue Flame Position Two

=============
Torami
=============
Haouken: Ruling Leadership Fist
Souryuuken: Twin Dragon Fist
Tobishitsu Kakato Otoshi: Flying Knee Heel Drop
Shinkuu Tobisokutou: Vacuum Flying Foot Blade
Rairyuu Haouken: Thunder Dragon Ruling Leadership Fist
Rairyuu Shougeki Ha: Thunder Dragon Shockwave
Rairyuu Hougekikyaku: Thunder Dragon Bombarding Kick
Sokkan-kudaki: Close-range Smash

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Shinobu
=============
Banchou Bazooka: Gang Leader Bazooka
Banchou Dynamite: Gang Leader Dynamite
Banchou Tornado: Gang Leader Tornado
Banchou Striker: Gang Leader Striker
Bukkomi Tokkou Kick: Inside Thrusting Special Aggression Kick
Hissatsu Megaton Bazooka: Certain Kill Megaton Bazooka
Hissatsu Megaton Dynamite: Certain Kill Megaton Dynamite

=============
Ichiko
=============
Nekkyou! Powerful Shoot:  Wild Enthusiasm! Powerful Shoot
Totsugeki! Interview Attack: Assault! Interview Attack
Kyouretsu! Hassle Reporter: Intense! Hassle Reporter
Kyoufu! Pineapple Bomber: Terror! Pineapple Bomber
Mubou! Panic Reporter: Reckless! Panic Reporter

=============
Genichirou
=============

Kenkon-Itteki: The Cast-Off Of Heaven and Earth
Shippuu-Dotou: The Surging Waves of a Hurricane
Shitsujitsu-Gouken: Sincerity, Fortitude and Vigor
Garyuu-Tensei = Brush Stroke Dragon Point Clearing
Taizan-Meidou - Great Trouble

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End Notes: This didn't take as long as the Rival Schools FAQ did, having
remembered lot of those kanji I looked up from translating that. Well,
hope you all enjoy, I might add Fumimaro in a future version if enough
people want to know about him. See you around next FAQ!! ---- Batsu

Version 0.2: Well, now having played the game (and surprisingly, through
its simplicity it's pretty good!) I needed to make a few adjustments. 
More to come! --Batsu

Version 0.3: Just got Tetsuko and Genichirou... and they kick butt!
...but man, 20 hours of game play. Those who have the game remember to
save it every time you play it! Whew. Well, catch you later. I'll
probably add Fumimaro in the next version.

Version 1.0: Added Fumimaro... that guy's kinda weird, isn't he? 
Heh. Well... hope you all enjoyed it... if any new translations need
to be made, I'll make them sooner or later. This is Ichimonji Batsu
the Hot-Blooded Transfer Student signing off!

Version 1.1: Updated my E-Mail address. I've gotten a chance to play
Asuka 120% Final, and for the PS users, it's pretty good. Adding the
coolest things about the Saturn version (Limited), and even letting you
use Ichiko! She's cool since she's the "Dan" of the game. But nothing 
really new as far as characters are concerned.

Version 1.2: Dang, it's been a while since I've done one of these updates.
Needed to fix some shaky, shaky translations, and some other tidbits I found
out about the characters (Kiyoko especially). What possessed me to put in
another update? Well, there's a page out there with an older version of my
FAQ being used (at http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Bridge/7475/index.html),
and I thought "Whoa... that FAQ needs some work!" Enjoy!  

Version 1.3: Seeing that my FAQ has been used in yet other places, I have
decided to make even more corrections and descriptions to make this FAQ
more complete. This may very well be the last update until I find something
even more glaring to correct.
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