New Dead or Alive doesn't have a fighting cock, but it has a schoolgirl

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‘Super Secret Fighting Chick’ (not poultry)

I excitedly misread a Dead or Alive 5 Last Roundpress release that began, “THE FIGHTING ROSTER INDEAD OR ALIVE 5 LAST ROUNDCONTINUES TO GROW”

Fighting rooster? It’s getting bigger? My ears perked up. Sounds like my kind of character.

However, it was just an announcement for a schoolgirl, Honoka.

Some background: “Having been raised all her life by her gentle and loving grandmother, Honoka is a sweet, easygoing kind of girl… but when she sees a fight, she cannot contain her excitement, or the mysterious power surging within her. Honoka has a strange knack for instantly learning any fighting move she sees. She has kept this power hush-hush, but has been itching to test it out in secret. Honoka studies her favorite moves from various sources and fighting styles, and combines them into a unique style which she calls ‘Honoka Fu.’”

“Why am I…so hot?” the trailer concludes. I ask myself the same question every day.