"Ah... Amaterasu. Origin of all that is good and mother to us all..." — Bakugami
When a fearsome demon returns to shroud the land of Nippon in darkness once more, the tree spirit Sakuya, in desperation, summons the great Sun Goddess Ōkami Amaterasu to return light and peace to the world. Amaterasu appears as a white wolf to ordinary people, but her red markings are visible only to those who have strong faith in the gods. She is accompanied by a wandering artist named Issun, an excitable little bug that acts as a source of exposition for the silent goddess (whom he calls "Ammy").
Amaterasu manipulates the world around her using a tool called the Celestial Brush. With the tip of her tail, she paints shapes and strokes that become real objects to help solve puzzles and advance. She also carries on her back one of several Divine Instruments, weapons that act as her primary means of attacking.
Throughout her adventures, Amaterasu meets other Celestial Brush gods like herself and learns unique abilities from them. As word of her benevolent deeds spreads, more people offer praise to her, which enhances her divine powers. Backed by faith, companions, and her own steadfast determination, Amaterasu sets out to save Nippon from evil.
Selected game appearances
- Ōkami (2006)
- Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (2011)