is a player character in Dead or Alive video game series by Team Ninja and Tecmo.
Kasumi has served as the main character of DOA franchise since 1996, including being the official protagonist in the first two main games in the Dead or Alive series She has since became one of very sex symbol in the gaming.
She is also personal favourite of Team Ninja's founder and the series' creator, Tomonobu Itagaki; Kasumi is "of course" Itagaki's favorite DOA character and he feels "very close to her". When hackers found a way to turn Kasumi nude in DOA3, Itagaki felt this "was an attack on her".
According to the game canon, Kasumi (her name translates to "Mist"), also known as "the Kunoichi of Destiny", is a teenage female shinobi skilled in the Mugen Tenshin style of ninjutsu. She was to become the 18th Master of the Mugen Tenshin ninja clan, but ran away in order to enter the Dead or Alive tournament and defeat Raidou, who crippled her brother Hayate. Leaving the secretive ninja clan made her a nukenin (runaway shinobi), obliged to live on the run from her former comrades who are now seeking to hunt her down.
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