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■ Joon-gi Han and Tianyou Zhao Battle Styles
In addition to the previously revealed Namba, Koichi Adachi, Saeko Mukouda, and Eri Kamataki, the mysterious Geomijul member Joon-gi Han and the Yokohama Chinese mafia Liumang leader Tianyou Zhao will also appear as party members. The following is an introduction to the traits of their initial jobs (character class) and Kiwami skills.
Joon-gi Han (voiced by Yuichi Nakamura)
- Job: Hitman
Joon-gi Han’s initial job, “Hitman,” fights with a boxing battle style through which he beats his enemies down with brass knuckles. Like a hitman in the underworld, the job comes complete with assassination-style Kiwami skills.
In addition to a wide variety of Kiwami skills and various punch attacks that rely on the brass knuckles, he can also use assassination techniques where he hides then assaults the enemy. Additionally, he can learn a number of Kiwami skills that utilize hitman-style weapons, such as a skill where he mangles the enemy with a karambit knife, skills that utilize poison bottles and stun guns to inflict status ailments, and handgun skills. He also boasts agile movement and his turn to attack comes around more often. Use him well and he will undoubtedly be a valuable asset.
—The Hitman fights with a boxing battle style equipped with brass knuckles.
—The “Rapid Shot” Kiwami skill deals major damage with dual handguns.
Tianyou Zhao (voiced by Nobuhiko Okamoto)
- Job: Mafia
Tianyou Zhao’s initial job, “Mafia,” is a battle style that fights wielding a broadsword. He chops up enemies with acrobatic movements and can deal even further damage by inflicting the “bleeding” status ailment.
For his Kiwami skills, he can unleash body techniques based on Chinese martial arts. His powerful kick-up attack by which he dances like a crane can stun the enemy, while his palm attack can lower the enemy’s defenses. Additionally, he has many special and crafty techniques, and can fight in a way that makes sport of the enemy. Make good use of his attacks that boast various special effects, and you may be able to exhibit strength beyond your ability.
—Slash with the broadsword to damage the enemy and inflict the “bleeding” status ailment unique to the blade attribute.
—The “Shell Shatter Strike” Kiwami skill is a palm attack that can lower the enemy’s defenses.
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