Japanese Historical Female Naotora Ii Is Joining DOA 5’s Lineup


You may know her from Samurai Warriors if your a fan of fighting games. Or you may know her as a 16th century female Daimyo if your a history buff. Either way Naotora Ii is coming to Dead Or Alive 5: Last Round next month. Lets take a look at some of Wikipedia’s info on Naotora Ii below.

Ii Naotora (井伊 直虎?) was a female daimyo of the Sengoku period. She was the daughter and only child of Ii Naomori, the eighteenth head of their clan. Her real name is unknown. After the death of her father at Okehazama, her cousin Ii Naochika tried to marry her so that he could inherit the clan. Due to slander from Imagawa clan retainers, Naochika was ordered to commit seppuku, but he chose to flee to Shinano instead. Later he returned to the Imagawa, but he had already married another woman while in exile.

Naochika momentarily ruled the clan until further slander caused him to be executed by Imagawa Ujizane in 1560. Following his death and a lot of obstacles, Naotora became nominal head of the clan. Naochika’s son, whom she adopted, the famed Ii Naomasa, succeeded her after her demise in 1582.

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