Haohmaru is one of the main protagonists of the Samurai Shodown (Samurai Spirits in Japan) weapon-based fighting game series by SNK. He debuted together with the first game in 1993 and returned in all sequels of the series.

In Samurai Shodown: Warriors Rage he is one of the very few old characters and is seen in an aged version of himself. Haohmaru was also feated in Capcom vs. SNK 2 and the SNK Crossover fighting game NeoGeo Battle Coliseum.

In 2019, Haohmaru made it into SoulCalibur VI as a DLC character of its second season pass and also returned in Samurai Shodown (2019).

He joined The King of Fighters XV (2022) as a DLC character and a part of a Samurai Shodown Team. 

He is a Samurai from Japan fighting with a Katana sword, Mitsurugi from the SoulCalibur series design seemed to be very inspired by Haohmaru.

Haohmaru from the Samurai Shodown Games: an Overview

Charactername: Haohmaru   Developed /Created by SNK
Gameseries: Samurai Shodown   First seen in: Arcades  
First Game: Samurai Shodown   Year first seen in: 1993 
Last Game: The King of Fighters XV (2022 as DLC)   Birthplace: Japan 
Role(s) and Characteristics: Protagonist, Fighting Game Character   Weapons or Martial Arts Style: Katana Sword
Additional Tags: Samurai,   Similar Characters:  
Has Relations to:     See also:  


Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Haohmaru

Haohmaru Samurai Shodown Sen Edge of Destiny Art

Samurai Shodown: Sen (2008)

Haohmaru Neogeo Battle Coliseum NGBC Art

NeoGeo Battle Coliseum (2005)

Haohmaru Neogeo Battle Coliseum NGBC Portrait Art

NeoGeo Battle Coliseum (2005)

Haohmaru Neogeo Battle Coliseum NGBC Concept Art

NeoGeo Battle Coliseum (2005)


Capcom Vs SNK 2 (2001) 


Haohmaru in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects

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

Selected Fan Art and Cosplay Photos of Haohmaru

Haohmaru Samurai Shodown Warriors Rage

Aged Haohmaru from SS Warriors Rage

by Fadly Romdhani

Haohmaru Samurai Shodown

Haohmaru SSV

by Noktyl




Updates in Haohmaru’s Game Character DB Page

06.10.2022, New Header Image from Hao in KOF XV, kudos to Leomon32 for the screenshot