Ugetsu Asari is the first generation Rain Guardian of the Vongola Famiglia. He was a Japanese man who loved music. It was said that there was no one who could match his skills with the blade. He physically resembles Takeshi Yamamoto, and Reborn compared Yamamoto giving up baseball to the first Rain Guardian giving up music: both did so to excel at swordsmanship for the sake of their friends in the Vongola Famiglia. Specifically, he sold his instruments for a trio of short swords and a single long sword. Koziro's Cambio Forma can form into similar swords called "Ugetsu Asari's Four Irregular Swords". He speaks with a Japanese accent that existed in the Heian period that was used by high class samurai, ninja, and nobles.

Character Outline[edit | edit source]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Ugetsu Asari playing music with his flute

Ugetsu's outfit - blue and white robe (a jōe) with a tall black hat (an eboshi) - was worn by noblemen at the Imperial Court of Japan during the Heian era (794-1185). However, in more modern times, this outfit is most often worn by Shinto priests.[1] He has black hair and dark eyes. As a Japanese flute player, he is often seen with a dark brown shakuhachi, which is a Japanese flute. Yamamoto quite strongly resembles him.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Similar to Yamamoto, he's friendly and easy going, though he's much more polite and soft-spoken in manner. He cares for his friends and Family and is willing to give up his dream to help them; he had given up his flute in exchange for swords and money to travel to Italy. Ugetsu used his excellent swordmanship to help Giotto when Giotto was in trouble. He is generally portrayed as a calm character. For example, he once told G to control his temper when G was ready to lash out at Lampow.

Weapons and Abilities[edit | edit source]

Frozen Rain

Ugetsu Asari was a talented swordsman who was said to have no equal during his era. His battle prowess is so great that during the Inheritance Trial with Yamamoto, he made up all the techniques he used (which were all fairly powerful) on the spot to test Yamamoto.

  • Ugetsu Asari's Four Irregular Swords: The weapon used by Ugetsu is comprised one long blade and three short Swords. It was said that the he replaced his musical instruments with a similar weapon in order to help the Vongola in a time of crisis.
  • Frozen Rain: An attack that utilizes hardened Rain Flames. First seen when Ugetsu battles Takeshi Yamamoto to test his resolve.

Kuzuryu Riverfall

  • Kuzuryu Kawakuzure: A Dragon made of Rain Flames. It was stated by Fon that Kuzuryu Riverfall was named after a nine-headed Dragon because of its swift current. Whilst using this attack, Ugetsu's back was completely exposed, although he did this on purpose in order to test Yamamoto's resolve.
  • Torrential Dance: Ugetsu can create a torrent of Rain Flames to use as a screen that serves to mirror his image.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Ugetsu stated that he made Frozen Rain, Torrential Dance, and Kuzuryu Riverfall on the spot during and specifically for the Inheritance Trial.
  • It is interesting to note that "Asari" is Japanese for "Clams," which is the symbol for the Vongola Famiglia. "Ugetsu" happens to also have the syllable "Ame" in it, which is Japanese for "Rain."
  • Yamamoto's family's dojo name is "Asari-gumi" (あさり組, Asari-gumi?), which means "Asari clan" or literally "clam group" similar with Ugetsu's last name.
  • From his clothing, it's presumed he is from Japanese nobility.
  • Takeshi Yamamoto and Ugetsu Asari have several similiarities:
    • Both are shown to have the same easy-going personality.
    • Both have the same appearance except the hair and the eye color.
    • Both are considered soft by their Storm Guardian counterparts.
    • Both thought of a sword style in a flash.
    • Both feel that they would be willing to give up a big part of them for their friends.
    • Both use one long blade and three short swords.
    • Both are Japanese.
    • Both are sometimes clueless about what really goes on around them.
    • Ugetsu seems to get along with G similarly to the way that Yamamoto gets along with Gokudera.
    • Both gave up their prized possessions and hobbies for their mafia family. Yamamoto's baseball training for sword training and Ugetsu's music and instruments to buy weapons.
  • Ugetsu always ends his sentences with variations of "de gozaru". "De gozaru" is usually affiliated with Samurai and was used mostly in the early periods of Japan. It is the less polite form of "de gozaimasu". In Japan today, "de gozaimasu" is the equivalent of "desu".
  • His Fandom Shorthand is the letter U.
  • Shouma Yamamoto, Ugetsu's voice actor, played Ottavio in the fourth Katekyo Hitman Reborn! the STAGE play.

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