The following page covers Imu's gameplay in Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus.


According to the Shinobi Syllabus for Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus, Imu's parameters are as listed:

Health Attack Defense Endurance Dash Overall Value
2/6 3/6 3/6 1/6 6/6 15/30

Imu's the best dasher in the cast. Besides that, all her other stats are low. Still, her quick, multi-hit attacks add up quickly, and her rapid dashing can cover her low defense.


Imu's in-game stats from level 1 to level 50. Please note the numbers listed under the level intervals (anything with a +) does not indicate how much the stat increases between the two levels but rather how much it increases for every 1 level in that range:

Type Initial Lv. 2 - Lv. 10 Lv. 11 - Lv. 20 Lv. 21 - Lv. 30 Lv. 31 - Lv. 40 Lv. 41 - Lv. 50 Max
Health 280 +20 +24 +28 +28 +28 1540
Attack 91 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 289
Defense 79 +2 +3 +3 +3 +3 217


General Advice
Imu excels at high-speed attacks while using her unique staff, Ruyi Bang. The majority of her lightning-based Ninja Arts can zap, stopping enemies in their tracks. Rushing in carelessly can get her hurt, so her best tactic is to hit and run. For a group of enemies or just a tough opponent, it's best to rapidly dash in to find an opening, then use her chain attacks.  

For stronger enemies or enemies that like to guard, use her Breach Art, which can stun them. By holding the Triangle button, she can dash in to strike from farther away, so use this Breach Art from a safe distance. This will help keep her from taking hits and allow her to close in safely.

Imu's best weapon in this mode is her ability to zap enemies, so use her Breach Art frequently, and mash the Triangle at the end of her Square, Square, Square, Triangle combo. The range of that combo is wide, and the more the Triangle button is pressed, the more hits she'll preform, increasing her chances of inflicting a paralyzing status effect.

In addition to zapping her opponents, Imu will need to use her Secret Ninja Arts in this mode. An easy way to build her Ninja Art gauge is to mash Square, which increases her Ninja Art gauge significantly with each successful chain of hits.

Taking just a few hits can put imu in danger, so keep her a safe distance away from her enemies, charge her Breach Art, and only dive in when she's ready to let loose. If she's ever surrounded by enemies, she can use her strong aerial attacks,  Square followed by Triangle, or her Secret Ninja Arts to take care of them quickly.

Combo Tables

Special Actions (Common)

Secret Ninja Arts

Name Ninja Art Gauge How to Preform Obtain Notes Hit Count
Dead Fox 1 Secret Ninja Art S Icon Initial
Rolling Thunder 2 Secret Ninja Art T Icon
Thunder Fox 5 Ultimate Secret Ninja Art Can only be used at critical health.

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