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Kazuki Kazama (風間 火月, Kazama Kazuki) is a reoccurring character and one of the co-protagonists introduced in Samurai Shodown IV. He was the character inspiration for Inui Banjin from the Rurouni Kenshin series. Gamest staff voted Kazuki as their 35th favorite character in their 1997 Heroes Collection. He is voiced by Atsushi Yamanishi from Samurai Shodown IV to Samurai Shodown V Special and by Masahiro Okazaki in Samurai Shodown VI.
When Sogetsu and Kazuki were infants, they were found underneath a bridge. It's unknown if they are truly related to one another but they became ninja of the Kazama clan. In Samurai Shodown V, he is ordered to execute a powerful fire-demon named Enja. He searches for the demon and eventually encounters him. Enja, however, is too powerful an opponent for Kazuki but, his younger sister, Hazuki saves his and Sogetsu's life by sealing the demons in each brother's respective weapons.
In Samurai Shodown IV, after he learns that Hazuki was kidnapped by Amakusa, Kazuki decides to desert the clan to rescue her, essentially becoming a nukenin. His clan does not tolerate traitors and they send his brother Sogetsu to assassinate him. The two rendezvous at Amakusa's castle. There, Kazuki defeats Amakusa and saves his sister. Sogetsu, on the other hand, stays behind to fight Zankuro. After faking his death to his clan, Kazuki and Hazuki continue to run away together and live a carefree life.
The 64 series has him pursue Yuga to first avenge the death of his foster father. Eventually, he also needs to rescue a captive Hazuki. To gain the power necessary to save his sister, he recklessly taps into power of the spirit sealed in his sword and is overwhelmed. He succeeded in saving Hazuki as well as suppressing Enja. From then on, he chooses to live a peaceful existence with Hazuki.
In Sen, he was living peacefully with Hazuki in a village. When he finds her wounded, she pleads with him to help a girl who was taken away. He leaves to carry out his sister's request.
In the alternate continuity of Samurai Shodown VI, he successfully removes his status as a Nukenin with Hazuki through Sogetsu's intervention, reintegrating into the clan.