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Kotaro Fuuma (風魔ふうま 小太郎こたろう), often referred to by his surname, Fuuma (フウマ), is a character from the World Heroes series. He is Hanzo Hattori's rival.


Fuuma is the fifth leader of the Fuuma clan. Ever since Fuuma was beaten by Hanzo when he was 19, the two have been rivals ever since. Unlike his rival, Fuuma adopts to the new culture that he's in and is excited by change. He disguises himself as a blond-haired business man to make ends meet. The company that he works for isn't really elaborated on, but ADK World implies that he works at an American general trading company.

Ryu from Ninja Commando is his 32nd descendant.


He's an easy going womanizer who doesn't like to work any harder than he has to. He also acts like a rebellious kabukimono, posing and announcing himself in the same manner. In his appearance in Aggressors of Dark Kombat, he momentarily slips into the same speech mannerisms as Hanzo. This is the only game he slips into an archaic tone, but this is mainly blamed on a glitch caused by the time machine.


Aside from these powers, he also has all the skills perceived to be had by ninja (stealth, swimming, climbing, ect.).

  • Pyrokinesis: Using his ninjutsu, Fuuma can control flames. With this, he can throw blaze-tinted kunai, create a rising uppercut, and shoot red energy from his hands.
  • Teleportation - Fuuma can teleport short distances.

Fighting Style[]

He is the "Ken" to Hanzo. His special moves tend to have multiple hits and are usually shorter ranged.


  • Wind and Fire - World Heroes
  • Nichijou-kun no yuuga na maiichi - World Heroes
  • I am First in Line - World Heroes 2
  • Shake the Coke - World Heroes 2
  • Fuuma no Okite 1, 2 - Aggressors of Dark Kombat
  • Fuuma no Dojyo - Aggressors of Dark Kombat
  • Fuuma no Hoshi no Uta - Aggressors of Dark Kombat
  • Stranger - Aggressors of Dark Kombat

Voice Actors[]

  • Ken Kazama - World Heroes
  • Akihiko Kawamoto - World Heroes 2 ~ Perfect, Aggressors of Dark Kombat
  • Atsushi Maezuka - Neo Geo Battle Coliseum
  • Kazuki Yao - World Heroes 2 Jet cassette book

Game Appearances[]


Fuuma's card in SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters DS.

Cameo Appearances[]


  • The name Kotaro means "small" (小) (ko), "thick, big, great" (太) (ta) and "son" (郎) (ro).
  • Kotaro's surname Fuuma means "wind, breeze, way, manner, blaster, gale, gust, sirocco, method" (風) (fuu) and "demon, devil, evil spirit" (魔) (ma).


  • He is based on the historical moniker of the same name, which was given to the head of the much debated Fuuma clan.
    • His weapon, Murasame, is also named after the legendary sword of the same name.
  • His IQ is said to be "higher than a monkey's".
  • In overseas releases, Fuuma's backstory is instead made to be that unlike most of the World Heroes, he is the only one to come from the direct present, where his mother, the last known direct descendant of the Fuuma clan, married an American man to pass on the Fuuma Kotaro tradition.


World Heroes Aggressors of Dark Kombat Neo Geo Battle Coliseum

WHP Fuuma Win WHP Fuuma Win


World Heroes characters
World Heroes Hanzo HattoriFuuma KotaroRasputinJeanne D'ArcJ. CarnBrockenKim DragonMuscle PowerGeegus
World Heroes 2 Captain KiddErickJohnny MaximumMudmanRyoko IzumoShuraNeo GeegusDio
World Heroes 2 Jet RyofuJackZeus
World Heroes Perfect Neo DioSon Gokuu