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Kakouton Genjou  (夏侯 (かこう) (とん) 元譲 (げんじょう)? Xiahou Dun - Yuanrang), also known as Shunran  (春蘭 (しゅんらん)?), is a general of Gi and Kakouen's elder twin sister. She is one of the many heroines in the Koihime†Musou series.

Plot[]

Koihime†Musou[]

She is the elder of the Kakou sisters and also Sousou's cousin. In the first VN she is introduced during the anti-Toutaku war as part of the alliance. During the war against Hongou faction, she is the first to notice that Sousou is being controlled, resulting in her surrendering and requesting Kazuto's aid in order to save her beloved lord. After Sousou is rescued, she becomes a captive of Hongou faction.

Shin Koihime†Musou[]

Gi Route[]

Go Route[]

Shoku Route[]

 Moeshouden[]

Shin Koihime † Eiyuutan []

Shin Koihime † Musou -Kakumei-[]

Souten no Haou[]

Son Go no Kechimyaku[]

Ryuuki no Taibou[]

Anime version[]

Sousou's cousin and one of her commanders.
The elder one of the Kakou Sisters, she is a strong, prideful, hot-headed person yet is understanding and loyal to her cousin whom she loves and understands her feelings.

Character[]

Personality[]

As a general of the Gi faction she is strong on the battlefield, but is also extremely straightforward in her thinking, shown by her unable to comprehend the meanings of proverbs. She prefer to crush the enemy rather than outsmart them, which can sometime result in her falling into traps. As one of the most aggressive characters in the series, even in everyday life she is very duty-bound and prone to violence, often relying on brute force rather than think things through, on top of that she often strives to look and act tough and is very brash (on occasions, vulgar) in her manners.
As she devotes her body and soul to Sousou (the main reason that she ate her own eyeball), everything she does is for Sousou's sake. Her loyalty towards Sousou is absolute and aligns herself to Sousou's aim of conquering China. This puts her in an intense rivalry with Jun'iku, who often looks down upon her lack of intelligence; sometimes others would join in to tease her, causing her much embarrassment. She is aware of this, and thus chooses to carry the physical tasks while leaving the heavy thinking to others. But overall she is happy that she can serve Sousou and be of use to her.
In the Gi route of the second VN, she starts off not very fond of Kazuto, in part because his devotion to Sousou isn't quite at her level (it's nothing compared to the hostility she had towards him in the first VN). She gets annoyed easily by Kazuto's initial incompetence but in time becomes impressed as his potential develops.

Sexuality[]

Like many members of Sousou's court, Kakouton devotes her heart and body to Sousou. In fact, it was Sousou who took her virginity. When introduced in the first VN, she appears to have the same negative views towards men as Sousou, albeit in a somewhat less explicit manner. Her extreme devotion, combined with her lack of wit, also causes her to become jealous very easily, which results in her conflicting with other Gi members, especially Jun'iku, for Sousou's love. In the first VN after submitting to Hongou faction, she at first hated Kazuto (largely due to Sousou's teasing, first by not being informed of Kazuto not executing them and then later by not being told about Kazuto's permission to use the name Karin). However, through Sousou's and her own interactions with him, she gradually warms up and falls in love with him. Eventually she reveals a sweeter side, even calling Kazuto "goshujin-sama" due to being jealous of Kan'u addressing him with the title. This surprises both Sousou and Kazuto. Kakouton makes it clear, however, that her loyalty goes to Sousou first. In Shin Koihime†Musou she is a tsundere who tries to use her violent nature to disguise her growing feelings for him.
In the anime she shows the same amount of affection towards Sousou as she does in the VN.

Trivia[]

  • Unlike in the VN, she doesn't lose her eye in the anime.
    • However, in the third season OVA, she gets stung in the eye by a bug, which causes her eye to swell up horribly, and she is seen briefly wearing the same butterfly eyepatch.
  • In the anime it is revealed that she is horrible at singing.
  • In the second VN, some of her event CGs are in 2 sets; one set with eyepatch and one set without. Which set shown depends on whether the reader access the event before/after her injury.
  • Her battle outfit's sleeves alternate between purple and violet.
  • While Koihime†Musou manga faithfully depicts her eye getting injured and then eaten, Shin Koihime†Musou manga skips the scene, instead having Kakouton briefly mention the incident when Kan'u asks her about her eye.
  • Her historical counterpart actually did injure and eat his eye.
  • In Shin Koihime†Musou she is extremely skilled at making crafts; her wooden Sousou dummy is so life-like that Kazuto mistook it to be Sousou herself until he noticed it does not breathe.
  • Her hair style is slightly different in the anime.
  • In the animated opening of Sengoku†Koihime: ~Otome Kenran ☆ Sengoku Emaki~, Ashikaga Kazuha Yoshiteru summon the weapons of various Koihime†Musou heroines, including Kakouton's sword.

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