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Momiji in "Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate"
Full Name Momiji
Known As N/A
Martial Art Hayabusa Aikijutsu
Nationality JapanFlag Japanese
Birthday September 20
Age 21
Status Alive
Blood Type A
Height 5' 3" (161 cm)
Weight 110 lbs. (50 kg)
Measurements B36" W22" H34" (B92 W58 H88 cm)
Occupation Kunoichi
Dragon Shrine maiden
Family Kureha (Older sister)
Hobbies ---
Favorite Food ---
Debut Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword (2008)
Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate (2013)
Japanese Voice Yūko Minaguchi
English Voice Kate Higgins
Live Action N/A
"Wow, I guess I've been getting stronger."
—Momiji in Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate

Momiji (紅葉) makes her first playable appearance in Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate as well as the second character to represent Ninja Gaiden. She is Ryu Hayabusa's apprentice as well as the Dragon Shrine Maiden of the Hayabusa Village. She is also the keeper of the Dragons Eye, a sacred jewel that is said to hold the spirit of a mighty dragon. In times of great danger, it is her duty to ensure that the jewel makes its way to Ryu, as it enhances the power of his Dragon Sword.



Momiji is a young Japanese girl with hazel eyes and long black hair tied in a ponytail. She is mostly seen in an outfit with a white top with red ribboned edges and red kunoichi styled pants.


Momiji is a very gentle and caring young woman who is seen by the Hayabusa Village children as an older sister figure, whom they look up to.

Like her mentor, Ryu Hayabusa, Momiji has a strong will and refuses to accept any vulnerabilities and trains extensively to become one of the deadliest warriors in the Hayabusa Village.


Momiji (紅葉) in Japanese means "autumn leaves".


Ryu HayabusaEdit

Enamored with his convictions, Momiji shares Ryu's perceptions of virtue and justice, only resorting to deadly violence against her clan's enemies. She looks up to him as both a mentor and an undying ally.


Rachel may seem to have a mutual respect for Momiji and she forms working partnerships with her very often as she helps her out on her journey.


Momiji made her debut as an NPC in Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword, later becoming playable in Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2.  In Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge, Momiji is a playable character in the Ninja Trials and Chapter Challenge modes.

Non-Dead or Alive AppearancesEdit

Dynasty Warriors: StrikeforceEdit

Momiji in Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce
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Momiji makes a guest appearance in PlayStation 3 version of Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce. She is an NPC that offers three different quests to the player. If the player manages to complete all of the challenges she gives them, they earn the right to wield her Heavenly Dragon Naginata in battle. Its attack pattern is similar to the Polearm move-set that appears in the game but with its own unique special attacks taken straight from Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2.

Warriors Orochi 3 HyperEdit

Momiji also appears in Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper (Musou Orochi 2 Hyper), the WiiU port of Warriors Orochi 3. She is added with fellow new character Shennong, as well as along side the characters from the Japan-only PSP port of the game, Seimei Abe and Rachel. Her special stage is the Hayabusa Village merged with Wan Castle.

In Popular CultureEdit

DF Momiji
Momiji in Dead Fantasy V.

Dead FantasyEdit

Momiji appears alongside Hayabusa in the fan-made CG series Dead Fantasy.

Musical ThemesEdit


Concept Art
Promotional Images
Ninja Gaiden


  • In Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, Momiji is known as "Dragon Shrine Maiden".
  • Despite being a Ninjutsu practioner like all the ninjas in the series, Momiji also uses principles of Aikijutsu as well, making her the only ninja in the series to use a different fighting style.
  • Even though she was added to Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, it is unknown whether she participated in the tournament or not. Her profile on the official game website, however, states that she does enter in order to test all that she has learned.
  • Several of Momiji's techniques, such as double jumping and air-charged attacks, come directly from her gameplay in Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge. The air-power blow is taken from her Ultimate technique and her prayer beads can be used in combat.
  • Her English voice actor also voices Tina Armstrong.
  • Compare to Ayane and Kasumi, Momiji is the oldest kunoichi character as she is 21 years old while Kasumi is 19 and Ayane is 18. Yet she is the least experencied out of those two kunoichi.

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Bayman - Kokoro - Jann Lee - Leifang - Tina Armstrong - Bass Armstrong - Zack - Eliot - Gen Fu
Brad Wong - Rig - Mila - Leon - Momiji - Rachel - Marie Rose

Recurring Terms
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Playable Characters
Kasumi - Ayane - Hayate - Ryu Hayabusa - Helena Douglas - Christie - La Mariposa - Hitomi - Bayman
Kokoro - Jann Lee - Leifang - Tina Armstrong - Bass Armstrong - Zack - Eliot - Brad Wong - Rig - Mila
Dead or Alive 5 Unlockable Characters
Gen Fu - Akira Yuki - Sarah Bryant - Pai Chan - Alpha-152
Ultimate Characters
Ein - Leon - Momiji - Rachel - Jacky Bryant - Marie Rose - Phase-4
Supporting Characters
Miyako - Muramasa - Victor Donovan
Arrival - Dead or Alive - Depth - Dojo - The Ends of the Earth - Fighting Entertainment - Flow - Fuel - Home - Hot Zone - Lab - Primal - Sanctuary - Sakura - Scramble - The Show - Street - Sweat - Temple of the Dragon - Zack Island
Ultimate Locations
Aircraft Carrier - Desert Wasteland - Forest - Haunted Lorelei - Lorelei - Lost World - Sky City Tokyo
Gameplay Terms

Cliffhanger - Critical System - Danger Zone - Expert Hold - Knocked Out - Move Data - Power Blow
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Gameplay Modes

Arcade Mode - Online Mode - Tag Battle Mode - Team Battle Mode - Time Attack Mode
Spectator Mode - Story Mode - Survival Mode - Training Mode - Versus Mode - Watch Mode

Plot Subjects

DOATEC - Dead or Alive World Combat Championship - DIG - MIST
Mugen Tenshin Ninja Clan - Project Alpha - Project Epsilon - Runaway Shinobi - Shinobi

Martial Arts

Aikijutsu - Ba Ja Quan - Close Quarters Combat - Command Sambo - Counter Fiend Combat - Jeet Kune Do
Karate - Lucha Libre - Mixed Martial Arts - Muay Thai - Ninjutsu - Pi Qua Quan - Pro-Wrestling - She Quan
Systema - Taekwondo - Tai Ji Quan - Xing Yi Quan - Xin Yi Liu He Quan - Yan Qing Quan - Zui Ba Xian Quan

Other Terms

System Voice - Virtua Fighter - Glasses

Dead or Alive 5 Soundtrack

Cheerful Buddhist Priest - Desperate Situation - False Fate - Gotta Move On - Graceful Sounds
I'm a Fighter - Knock You Down - let's get it - Light the Fuse - Like a Dragon - Omen - Niug-Nep Place
Polluted Air - Rapids - Showdown - Skyscraper - The Storied Journey of the Boy and the Drunk
Tiger's Family - Urges - The Way is Known

Achievements (Ultimate) - Costumes - DOA Relationships - Downloadable Content (Ultimate) - Merchandise - Promotional Artwork and Wallpapers

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