Nakoruru (ナコルル, Nakoruru) is a major character in the fighting game series Samurai Shodown. A young woman from Japan, she fights with a sword alongside her hawk Mamahaha and somethimes with her wolf Shikuru.
Nakoruru is a teenage Ainu (an indigenous Japanese people from Hokkaido) woman, living as a nature-loving priestess in the woods. She first gets involved in the story timeline wise in Samurai Shodown 5 (known in Japan as Samurai Spirits Zero), helping to stop the vicious warlord Gaoh Hinowanokami. After his defeat, Nakoruru follows in her late father's footsteps, becoming a Kamui warrior. She continues to protect nature and defeat the various villains in the series, even after sacrificing her human form to become a spirit of nature. As a divine spirit, Nakoruru has traveled to The King of Fighters universe before in The King of Fighters XIV to defeat Verse. She also is one of the major female characters of SNK's creation, starring in her own drama CD, being a key member in SNK's image band and common mascot for SNK's social action programs for children and nature awareness campaigns along with Terry.
Nakoruru appeared in Terry's reveal trailer, where she ordered Mamahaha to catch the Smash invitation, but failed.
As a costume
Nakoruru makes her Smash debut as one of Round 4's DLC Mii costumes. She appears as a Mii Swordfighter with using her prized sword, Chichi-ushi. Notably, this Mii Costume has flowing hair physics, and the sword is given a yellow trail near the tip.
As a spirit