Kaede is a playable character and protagonist in the Last Blade fighting games by SNK that were released in 1997 and 1998.  Kaede did also represent The Last Blade series in the crossover fighting game NeoGeo Battle Coliseum (2005) and was a striker for Ryo Sakazaki in The King of Fighters 2000.

Kaede is considered to be the main protagonist in the Last Blade series and was inspired by the design and appearance of the “Super Sayan” transformation in the Dragon Ball Z manga. Normally he has black hair but can change into the “Awakened” status which changes his hair color as well as his animations, strength, speed and moves. 


Kaede from the Last Blade Games: an Overview

Charactername: Kaede   Developed /Created by  SNK
Gameseries: The Last Blade   First seen on: Arcades 
First Game: The Last Blade   Year first seen:  1997
Last Game: Neo Geo Battle Coliseum (2005)   Birthplace:  Japan
Role(s) and Characteristics:  Fighting Game Character   Weapon: Katana Sword
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Kaede from Last Blade


Neo Geo Battle Coliseum (2010)


NeoGeo Battle Coliseum (2005)


The Last Blade (1997)



Kaede in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects


Kaede is not yet a part of a Game-Art-HQ Community Art Collaboration


Selected Fan Art of Kaede




Updates and Additions in Kaede’s Game Art Gallery and Character Overview