|Raidou Kuzunoha the XIV|
|Japanese Name||十四代目 葛葉ライドウ [くずのはライドウ]|
|English Name||Raidou Kuzunoha the XIV|
|First Appearance||Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army|
|Origin||Shinoda Mountains (Presumed)|
|Occupation||Devil Summoner (concurrent post, Capital's protector), Yumizuki Imperial High School Student, Detective|
|Weapon||Katana & Revolver|
|Affiliation||Kuzunoha Clan, Narumi Detective Agency, Yumizuki Imperial High School|
|Japanese VA||Tomokazu Sugita|
Raidou Kuzunoha the XIV is the protagonist of the Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha series.
- Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha Raidou tai Shibito Ekishi: Protagonist as Jouhei
- Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army: Protagonist
- Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon: Protagonist
- Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne Maniax Chronicle Edition: ??? race
- Persona 4: Mentioned by Chie Satonaka
- Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Lone Marebito: Manga Adaption
- Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers (3DS): EX Dungeon Boss.
Raidou Kuzunoha the XIV wears the Yumizuki High uniform, albeit with somewhat pointed-shoes, a school cap, and a very noticeable katana hidden under his cape.
Through the tradition of Shin Megami Tensei series, Raidou Kuzunoha the XIV is a silent protagonist, where his personality is based upon players' actions and decisions. Though, from his choices and text-boxes, it can be revealed that Raidou appears to be a reserved and very introverted young man.
Raidou Kuzunoha the XIV is a young student of Yumizuki High School who was trained at the Kuzunoha village in the art of the Devil Summoner. Once he was ready, he undertook the trials at the nameless shrine in the heart of the Shinoda mountains and became the fourteenth Raidou Kuzunoha. He was assigned a partner by the Herald of Yatagarasu named Gouto, a sarcastic talking cat who was to guide Raidou in the ways of a Devil Summoner, and was sent to work part time at the Narumi Detective Agency as a cover for his true task.
As the newest Raidou Kuzunoha, it is his duty to protect the Capital from the demons of the Dark Realm, and ensure that the supernatural world is kept in check. His abilities with a katana are without equal, and his skill with a pistol is unmatched, but Raidou's true power comes from the demons tucked away in confinement tubes beneath his cape.
Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha Raidou tai Shibito Ekishi Edit
Raidou Kuzunoha the XIV is revealed to have actually been named Jouhei (錠平). Raidou was a student of Yumizuki Imperial High School before becoming the apprentice to Shouhei Narumi. In this novel, he wields a katana called Muramasa.
Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army Edit
Raidou Kuzunoha the XIV is the newest member of a line of summoners who have claimed the title of "Raidou Kuzunoha". Originally a student at Yumizuki Imperial High School, Raidou went through extensive training until he was ready to undergo a series of trials at the Nameless Shrine in the Shinoda Mountains, where he earned his title. The Herald of Yatagarasu assigned a talking cat named Gouto-Douji to watch over him. Raidou Kuzunoha uses a Katana, Pistol and Demon Tubes known as kuda to capture and use demons for detective work as well as protection.
Raidou Kuzunoha is assigned to protect the Capital from various supernatural dangers. He works out of the Narumi Detective Agency in Tsukudo-Cho, under the watch of Shouhei Narumi. Raidou was contacted by Kaya Daidouji, who wanted to hire him to kill her in order to prevent her from being controlled by her demonic blood. While talking to Raidou, Kaya was kidnapped by mysterious soldiers in red armor.
Raidou continued investigating the case of the mysterious girl, until it lead him to the Daidouji Manor, in which he met Kaya's uncle Kiyoshi. After uncovering information about a curse on the Daidouji family, Raidou witnesses Kiyoshi transforming into a monster called a "Red Cape". When Raidou began to pursue Kiyoshi, he was stopped by a mysterious rogue Devil Summoner, who summons Ichimokuren in an effort to stop Raidou from interfering.
Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon Edit
Raidou Kuzunoha the XIV returns as the protagonist of the fourth Devil Summoner game. He returns to shrine in Shinoda and undergoes retraining in preparation for returning to work for under the Herald of Yatagarasu. Gotou-Douji returns in order to provide guidance in the same capacity as as he did in the first game. Gotou unseals some of Raidou's abilities to allow him to summon two demons at once, and Raidou returns to work as The Capital's guardian, seeking out the new disturbance that were detected by the Herald of Yatagarasu. Raidou once again winds up working with Shouhei Narumi and Tae Asakura.
In this sequel, Raidou and Narumi was asked by a young woman by the name of Akane Narita to find a man by the name of Dahn. Following the clues, he managed to unveiled that Dahn is related to the mysterious murders and suicides that happening in The Capital. As he continue to solve the mystery even further, he was stopped by a group of masked man, the Fukoshi. As they released a mysterious insect which were called The Luck Locust, Raidou had his luck drained and had to battle against Binbou-Gami and eventually lost.
Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Lone Marebito Edit
The series occurs after the events of Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon where Raidou continues his job of protecting the Capital while working in the Narumi Detective Agency. He becomes involved in the case of the Lone Marebito after incidents involving humans becoming demons or summoning demons at the cost of their lives start to appear.
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne Chronicle Edition Edit
Raidou Kuzunoha replaces Dante's role as a recruitable ally in the update re-release of Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne Maniacs, titled Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne Chronicle Edition, which was released along with Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon. Despite not being the protagonist of the game, Raidou remains silent, with Gouto speaking in his stead. Many of his in-game attacks parallel Dante's from the original, but have new names.
Persona 4 Edit
Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers (3DS)Edit
Throughout the series, Raidou develops several relationships with the other characters.
Gouto is the mentor of Raidou Kuzunoha. Raidou looks up to him as his teacher despite the fact that he usually tricks Gouto in chasing catnips. He usually will listens to Gouto's advises regarding on the case that they are working on.
Shouhei Narumi is a detective in the Capital and he also serves as a liaison with Yatagarasu whereby Raidou works in his detective agency as his apprentice. Despite him being lazy, Raidou had a high trust with him regarding on investigation techniques.
Tae Asakura is journalist that works in the Capital and also serves as one of Raidou's informant. She often hires Raidou to investigate rumors and occurrences around the Capital or in escort missions she fears could turn sour. She once teased Raidou regarding on which female companion would he go out with, including herself.
Nagi is the the apprentice of Geirin Kuzunoha the XVII and the eighteenth in the Geirin Kuzunoha line. At first, she considers Raidou as her rival but overcame her negative feelings towards Raidou and begins seeing him as a sort of second mentor and friend throughout the rest of the Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon events.
Later on in the Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Lone Marebito, Nagi went to the capital for a case that involves a Dark Summoner that seemingly hunts people who are sword experts. Together with Raidou, she managed to solve the case. It is implied later on in the series that she harbor feelings toward Raidou but it is unknown either it is romantically or out of respect for him as she views him the same as the late Geirin Kuzunoha the XVII
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne Chronicle Edition Edit
|Boogie-Woogie||Inflicts light physical damage upon one enemy. (multi-hit)||N/A||N/A|
|Meet Yoshitsune||Inflicts heavy physical damage upon one enemy (high critical odds).||N/A||N/A|
|Cursed Avian Guardian||Same effect as Dekunda||N/A||N/A|
|Mokoi Boomerang||Inflicts heavy damage upon on all enemies, chance to cause Panic.||N/A||N/A|
|Mishakuji Lightning||Inflicts heavy Electricity damage upon all enemies.||N/A||N/A|
|Hitokoto Gale||Inflicts heavy Force damage upon all enemies.||N/A||N/A|
- Although Raidou didn't make a physical appearance in Persona 4, he was mentioned by Chie Satonaka when they're on school trip to Tatsumi Port Island as the person that works as detective for generation as she seen on movie. (US version only. The Japanese version makes reference to another famous Detective series, but the US localization changed it to Kuzunoha for familiarities sake.)
- In Toumon Boogey's prequel novel, Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha Raidō tai Shibito Ekishi, his real first name is given as Jōhei (錠平).
- The demon allies he used during the events of the manga in their order of appearances are: Orthrus, Gozuki, Mezuki, Alraune, Ippon-Datara, Poltergeists (3 of them), Mokoi, Nue, Moh Shuvuu, Oumitsunu, Cu Chulainn, Scathach, Susano-o, Kohryu, Mada, and Decarabia.
- Gozuki and Mezuki are probably a reference to Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha VS. King Abaddon's opening.
- He also used Mokoi and Moh Shuvuu in his Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne Chronicle appearance. He uses them again in his ultimate boss battle in the 3DS remake of Soul Hackers.
- The Kohryu is proven to be the same one from the second game.
- Raidou's design is based on Yasunori Kato. Fittingly, Kato claims to be a descendant of the Kuzunoha of Japanese folklore the clan gets its name from.
- There are some demon conversations in Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon where a demon may ask Raidou to wear his hat (i.e. Incubus), and if the player decides to do so, the demon's attention will be caught by Raidou's uncovered head. When the demon returns Raidou's hat, it will say Don't worry... I'm not gonna say anything while being a little nervous or startled.
- Although it was not shown, Raidou is capable of summoning 8 demons as hinted in the openings of both games.
|Characters||Raidou Kuzunoha the XIV - Gouto - Kaya Daidouji - Shouhei Narumi - Tae Asakura - Dr. Victor - General Munakata - Rasputin - Nakamura - Kiyoshi Daidouji - Dr. Tsukumo - Raido Kuzunoha the XIV - Goto-Douji - Satake - Owner of Konnou-Ya - Owner of Ryugu - Sadakichi - Herald of Yatagarasu - Shizu - Detective Kazama|
|Locations||The Capital - Narumi Detective Agency - Konnou-Ya - Gouma-Den - Nameless Shrine Shinoda - Dark Realm|
|Soundtracks||Devil Summoner Kuzunoha Raidou vs The Soulless Army Complete Music Works|
|Archives||Demons - Bosses - Items|
|Characters||Raidou Kuzunoha the XIV - Gouto-Douji - Shouhei Narumi - Tae Asakura - Dr. Victor - Akane Narita - Geirin Kuzunoha the XVII - Nagi - Dahn - Blonde Young Man - Rasputin - Raido Kuzunoha the XIV - Goto-Douji - Goro Tatsumi - Satake - Owner of Konnou-Ya - Owner of Ryugu - Sadakichi - Herald of Yatagarasu - Shizu - Denpaichi - Detective Kazama - Old One (Raidou Kuzunoha) - Shinado|
|Locations||The Capital - Narumi Detective Agency - Shin-Sekai Soda Joint - Konnou-Ya - Gouma-Den - Nameless Shrine Shinoda - Dark Realm - Tsukigata Village - Infinite Abyss - Fukorutsubo - Confinement Chambers|
|Soundtracks||Devil Summoner Raidou Kuzunoha tai Abadon Ou Soundtrack|
|Terms||Luck Locust - Soldier Bug - Pojitrawn - Fukoshi - King Abaddon - Apollyon - Death Ward - Ritual of Unsealing - Loyalty - Personality - Sword fusion|
|Archives||Demons - Case Files - Skills|
|Playable||Demi-fiend - Dante - Raidou Kuzunoha the XIV|
|Non-Playable||Yuko Takao - Chiaki Hayasaka - Isamu Nitta - Hikawa - Jyoji Hijiri - Futomimi - Sakahagi - Lady in Black - Lucifer - Kagutsuchi|
|Vortex World||Shinjuku - Shibuya - Amala Network - Labyrinth of Amala - Ginza - Great Underpass of Ginza - Ikebukuro - Mantra Headquarters - Assembly of Nihilo - Kabukicho - Asakusa - The Obelisk - Amala Temple - Mifunashiro - Diet Building - Tower of Kagutsuchi|
|Soundtracks||Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne Deluxe Pack Incence Disc - Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne Original Soundtrack - Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne Maniax Soundtrack extra version - Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne Original Soundtrack|
|Terminology||Candelabrum - Conception - Kagutsuchi - Macca - Magatama - Magatsuhi - Manikin - Reason - Yahirono Himorogi - Order of Messiah - Cult of Gaia|
|Lists||Demons - Bosses - Items - Skills - Merchandise|