"When I'm angered, you are cursed."
The main protagonist of The Last Blade, Kaede's name means "maple," referencing the leaf that appears on his back and in the series title. A seasoned swordsman, he commands the battlefield with wide, cutting slashes and the occasional lightning bolt for punctuation. Even when victorious, he's not above wiping his brow free of sweat.
Five years before, Kaede found his master's body slain. Emotionally distraught, the preteen attacked his orphanhood brother, Moriya Minakata, who withstood his outburst and left without a word. Swearing vengeance on the killer, Kaede left to study with another mentor.
Then and now, the young man's maturation has often surprised his teacher and himself. What unique skills lie dormant within him? Will he avenge his late master's death or talk to Moriya again?
Selected game appearances
- The Last Blade (1997)
- The Last Blade 2 (1998)
Neo Geo Pocket Color
- The Last Blade: Beyond the Destiny (2000)