Kunimitsu Ooya

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大宅おおや 都光くにみつ
Kunimitsu Ooya
o̞ːja̠ kɯᵝnimit͡sɯᵝ
Kunimitsu Ooya
Character Titles
Royal Court's Youkai Exterminator
Species Human
Abilities Vanquishing evil
Occupation Youkai exterminator
Location Devanagara
Music Themes
  • キリングスペリオル ~ Giant killing (BPoHC)

Kunimitsu Ooya (大宅 都光, Ooya Kunimitsu) is a human that works as a professional youkai exterminator for the current emperor. They are also the third stage boss of the Brilliant route of Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle.

General Information[edit | edit source]

Personality[edit | edit source]

Kunimitsu works as a mercenary, since they prefer to wield their sword freely rather than being tied to one position. Even so, they take whatever job they get seriously. Despite having an amazing talent for drawing and sheathing their sword, they call themself an ordinary person.[1]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Vanquishing evil

Kunimitsu is a professional youkai exterminator. They're famous in Devanagara for their swordsmanship proficiency, the extent of which even made Mitori consider taking them on as their vassal. In spite of the length of their blade, Bankuruwase -DaviD-, they can draw and sheathe it with lightning speed, to the point of leaving ordinary people unable to even see said sword in motion.

Background Information[edit | edit source]

Kunimitsu was childhood friends with Fujiwara no Iyozane and Ooama no Ake no Mitori, until Iyozane was poisoned and killed by Mitori. Meanwhile, Kunimitsu gained fame because of their sword skills and youkai extermination, so they were hired by Mitori to help them with numerous favors, such as exterminating youkai and the assassination of the emperor.

Origin[edit | edit source]

Kunimitsu is based on Ooya Tarou Mitsukuni (大宅太郎光圀), a samurai from the 17th century yomihon novel series "The Tale of Utou Yasutaka's Loyalty" (善知安方忠義伝) by Santō Kyōden.

In the story, Tarou Mitsukuni confronted Masakado's daughter Takiyasha-hime in the ruins of the old Sōma palace, where she went following the death of Taira no Masakado in order to plan the continuation to his rebellion. Cornered by the samurai, Takiyasha-hime summoned an army of skeletons to attack him, which in later iterations of the Takiyasha-hime legend evolved to be a single giant skeleton instead, as depicted in these pieces. Mitsukuni was also said to have been a onmyoji who had exorcised numerous youkai and demons, which may be why Kunimitsu is a youkai exterminator.

Name[edit | edit source]

Their full name is Kunimitsu Ooya (大宅 都光), which is entirely derived from "Ooya Tarou Mitsukuni" (大宅太郎光圀). Their surname "Ooya" is a common Japanese family name that means "large manor". Their given name "Kunimitsu" is a reversal of the two kanji's readings in Mitsukuni, while "mitsu" () is written using the same kanji that means "light", "kuni" is written in Mitsukuni with a kanji that means "country" () while Kunimitsu uses a kanji that means "capital city" ().

Design[edit | edit source]

Kunimitsu has short red hair and red eyes. They wear a black turtleneck under yellow clothing and a black hakama. On their head is a golden crown with a frilled veil, which is actually the crown of the Emperor of the Capital City. They carry a long blue sword called Bankuruwase. Their pose is based on that of Ooya Tarou Mitsukuni in this woodblock print.[2]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle

Upon realizing that they weren't related to the emperor's family, Mitori organized a coup d 'etat to destroy the Fujiwara dynasty. Because of their long friendship, Kunimitsu agreed to help Mitori with the assassination. Since Mitori decided to throw away everything related to the Fujiwaras, they also discarded the crown, giving it to Kunimitsu. The heroes approach Kunimitsu, who tries to turn them away.

On the way towards the Capital City, Yabusame Houlen and company encounter Kunimitsu, who advises them to go home. Shion senses something bad coming from the crown Kunimitsu is using, since it reeks of fresh blood and it's apparently stolen. Kunimitsu says that they actually robbed it, but then changes it and says that the Emperor bestowed it upon them. Things only get worse when Tsubakura lets it slip that they're from the Senri Shrine. Apparently, Kunimitsu has a score to settle with the Senri Shrine. They have a danmaku duel and Kunimitsu loses. After Yabusame and company fly away, they find out that they want to resolve the incident because they believe it's going to rain sake.

When flying towards the Capital City, Fumikado and their lackeys encounter Kunimitsu, an old friend of Iyozane. Kunimitsu doesn't recognize the boater (due to Iyozane apparently having changed in appearance, not to mention they were presumed dead). However, Fumikado recognizes that the headwear on Kunimitsu's head is the Emperor's crown, demanding where they found it. Kunimitsu claims that the current Emperor gave it to them, but Fumikado doesn't believe it because the Emperor would never pass it to someone not related by blood. In order to prove who is worthy of being the Emperor, they deal it with a danmaku duel. After being defeated, Kunimitsu mocks Fumikado for deluding themself into believing they are the true Emperor.

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Fujiwara no Iyozane

Iyozane and Kunimitsu used to be friends in their youth, until Iyozane was poisoned by Mitori. Kunimitsu never knew that Iyozane was revived until they met again during the events of Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle. Iyozane and Kunimitsu used to be so close that Iyozane called them by the pet name of Micchan (みっちゃん, Micchan).

Ooama no Ake no Mitori

Kunimitsu first met Mitori after the former made a name for themself for being skilled at youkai exterminations, so Mitori personally summoned and hired them.[3] Mitori is appreciative of Kunimitsu's swordsmanship and cooking skill and while Kunimitsu refused to become an exterminator for the empire, they often accept Mitori's favors since they know each other. Apparently, Kunimitsu was an accomplice in the emperor's assassination.

Tsurubami Senri

Kunimitsu holds a grudge against the Senri Shrine for reasons unknown.[4]

Spell Cards[edit | edit source]

Spell Cards
Name Translated Comments Games Stage
Total: 8
遅技「凡人の斬撃」 Slow Skill "Commoner's Sword Slash" BPoHC St. 3: E/N
遅術「影討ち」 Slow Art "Attack from the Shadows" BPoHC St. 3: H/U
早技「風斬り」 Fast Skill "Wind Slashing" BPoHC St. 3: E/N
早業「音斬り」 Fast Work "Sound Slashing" BPoHC St. 3: H
疾業「景斬り」 Swift Work "View Slashing" BPoHC St. 3: U
「番狂わせ」 "Upset" BPoHC St. 3: E/N
「大番狂わせ」 "Giant-Killing Upset" The Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle upgrade lacks quotation marks. BPoHC
St. 3: H
「ジャイアントキリング」 "Giant-Killing" BPoHC St. 3: U

Official Profiles[edit | edit source]


大宅 都光
Ooya Kunimitsu





【番狂 —DaviD—】を持つ。

Royal Court's Youkai Exterminator

Kunimitsu Ooya
Something like vanquishing evil

A youkai exterminator from the the capital who was hired by the emperor.
Although they're famous in the capital for their sword skills,
they're also quite skilled at cooking, or something like that.

The current emperor is extremely taken with their swordsmanship (and cooking),
and would like to welcome Kunimitsu into their court as a vassal.
But since Kunimitsu would rather wield their sword freely, they continue turning the offer down.
They put into practice their claim that even ordinary people can practice youkai extermination, and believe the Senri Shrine's priest to be an unnecessary presence.

Thus, they view the Senri Shrine and its priest as a rival...
Or rather, they already hold some kind of personal grudge against them as well.

They call themself an ordinary person, but they actually have an amazing talent for drawing and sheathing their sword.
No ordinary person can even catch a glimpse of their blade in motion.

They wield the sword "Bankuruwase -DaviD-", which grows in power
whenever it cuts an opponent more powerful than its wielder.

Official Sources[edit | edit source]

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