A g e : 18
G e n d e r : Female
B r i e f B i o : Jun was born to a family of entertainers, who weaved dancing and fire-eating into their performances. Though she had two older brothers (Haruto and Hiroto, twins) and an older sister (Kayo, the oldest), Jun was the only one in her family with such distinct red hair, while her siblings and parents had a more copper brown with muted shades of red streaks mixed in. Jun learned the importance of this at perhaps 8 years old, but before this, she was a simple, happy-go-lucky, rambunctious child. She rough-housed with her twin brothers often, actually enjoying the relatively violent activity, and it was her oldest sisters alongside her mother (Kaede) who had to diligently corral them into learning at a desk when that was necessary. Sometime before reaching ten years, Jun's father (Yukio) explained to her that she'd managed to inherit the thoroughly red hair that was common to a family that the Sakais had branched off from. Jun was curious about the main family, understanding (at her age) that they were some sort of heroic protectors who fought off evil for them all. Expressing interest, her parents arranged for her to meet one of the members of the main family (Intarou), who soon became her mentor, teacher, and guardian. It was he who extensively trained Jun to become a swordswoman, preparing her for her eventual future as a demon slayer. Jun's contact with her parents and siblings gradually lessened, and to this day, she communicates to them mainly by letters (bi-monthly or so) with the very rare visit mixed in. Though her training focused on physical conditioning, demon slaying technique (esp. practicing her breathing technique) and know-how, it covered some general education as well. While her closest family (parents and siblings) has so far not had the misfortune of encountering a demon, Jun has nonetheless faced the grim reality of what demons do to humans often since deciding to stay and train at the main family quarters. She has lost some comrades in-training and has heard enough stories about the utter villainy of demons that she's personally invested in the demon-slaying mission. Jun became an official member of the Demon Slaying Corps at 16, and has since then been fully dedicated to helping destroy all the remaining demons.
P e r s o n a l i t y
B r e a t h i n g S t y l e
B r e a t h o f F l a m e s : Jun utilizes a forceful yet subtly adaptable swordsmanship, which emphasizes devastating intensity and tenacious vigor. This style focuses on an overpowering yet flexible offense, and offers decent maneuverability, though a somewhat lackluster defense. The Fire breathing technique enhances the user's power, toughness, and endurance, enabling Jun to dish out a heavy offense over a prolonged period and allowing her to take a thorough thrashing with only a minuscule lowering of her functionalities, though the more she pushes her endurance, the greater the risk may be upon cessation of the Focused breathing. Experienced users (which Jun doesn't qualify as yet) are fully capable of using the style to subvert the enemy's force and use it against them, which allows for even greater offensive potential and offers masters of the technique exceptional control over the fight.
❀ 1st Form: Sparking Draw. An extremely quick draw of the sword from its sheath in a horizontal or vertical slash. The technique can be performed either from a standstill (i. e. from a standing or crouching position) or at a run. Accompanied by a breathing technique that increases the user's focus, this opening move can be performed with such speed and force, that the range of the resulting slash is increased by 50 centimeters. This is a move designed to be easily followed up by any other move the user may feel would be prudent to perform.
❀ 2nd Form: Rising Wurms. A vertical or diagonal slash performed from the ground up, gouging the surface underneath as well as slashing viciously at the enemy. Two slashes of this type can be executed swiftly one after the other while standing still, making an X shape. Multiple ones can be performed if moving. Each slash can be easily chained into a deflection, guard, or another slash. The user focuses their breath in a way that increases their power, making them capable of ravaging their enemy with deep, jagged cuts.
❀ 3rd Form: Shooting Star. Jun jumps up in a spin, slashing once in a 360° while on the way up. Her breathing will greatly increase all physical capabilities for the duration, enabling a high jump. Once reaching the peak of her jump, Jun will reorient towards the enemy and start falling down. On the way down, Jun will forcefully slash toward the enemy (or enemies) multiple times in a way that slows her descent and ravages a large area around her fall.
❀ 4th Form: Wave of Blazing Flames. The sword is spun in a wide circle, deflecting enemy attacks. Though this is primarily a defensive move, it can certainly cut an enemy if they get within the blade's reach.
❀ 5th Form: Hell Stinger. The sword is thrust forward in one or more quick, strong attacks which can easily pierce a target as far as 30 centimeters away from the tip of the blade. The attack can be varied by thrusting with the blade in various directions, and while each thrust can be made in a different direction, the attack is the most effective with one thrust or with multiple thrusts in the same direction. After the Sparking Draw (1st Form), this is Jun's second fastest attack.
❀ 6th Form: Comet. Jun charges forward, slashing her sword all the while, gathering momentum and force, and ends the attack in a final crashing slash or thrust at the enemy. The breathing accompanying this style increases her toughness, enabling her to ignore and force through most incoming attacks until reaching her enemy and crushing them with her momentum, which is channeled through her blade.
❀ 7th Form: Fire Dance. Jun's breathing is slowed down, and a near-tranquil mental state is achieved. The only technique in her repertoire that winds her down. Jun's endurance and pain tolerance are increased, and she becomes more clear-minded. She then weaves her body through the battle-field, as if in a dance, evading and deflecting enemy attacks while seeking weak-points to exploit. This form is especially useful against a horde of enemies or if overwhelmed by an exceptionally stronger enemy. However, Jun has only recently learned this form, and requires a few minutes to acquire the correct breathing and mental-state. Nonetheless, this is the form she can stay in the longest, as it is designed to conserve energy and give the body a chance to recover.
N i c h i r i n B l a d e
B l a d e D e s c r i p t i o n : Jun possesses a katana with a serrated edge, which while not affecting its cutting or piercing potency, will turn what would otherwise be clean cuts into ugly wide gashes, causing a throbbing pain to the enemy that not only ravages them physically but devastates them mentally as well. It is reported that some demons dying to Jun's sword had thrashed pitifully at the end of their life, wailing shrilly that they were being burned. The katana's blade is crimson, shining like a ruby in the light yet dulled to an ominous Blood Moon colour during the night, the coloration represents vivaciousness, energy, and a strong will to live, but also a temperamental nature, violence, and spite. The ore used to forge it is extremely durable, so the sword can be exposed to extensive force without much worry for it breaking. The sheath, hilt, and guard of the sword all are black in colour.
O t h e r U n i q u e T r a i t s :
Danger sense. Years of training and a decent amount of experience has sharpened Jun's senses to the point where she can sense even very minor displacements of air up to three (3) meters around her, enabling a faster-than-usual response to an attack. Beyond that, she may get the shivers if a danger is in the same area, though this latter intuition is still on the unreliable side.