Name: Kasumi Fuu Age: 15 Profession: Varies (usually a waitress) Weapon(s): Tantō Fighting style(s): N/A Quote: "Without duty, this world would be a dark place." Appears in: All episodes Final status: Alive
Fuu (風) is the leading lady of the show, a fifteen-year-old girl of samurai lineage, but brought up in poverty. After a not-so-successful stint as a teahouse waitress, she saves Mugen and Jin from execution and recruits them as her bodyguards to help her on a quest. She is searching for the Samurai who smells of Sunflowers, but never explains what a sunflower smells like or what the man looks like. Mugen and Jin are often reminded of their life-debt to her when they wish to fight each other, much to their chagrin. Without her father around to support them, Fuu and her mother led a difficult life until her mother died of illness.
Her relationship with Mugen and Jin is sororal , though it is hinted several times in the series that she may have subtle romantic interest for either of them. She is a surprisingly big eater (in one episode she entered an eating contest and was one of the last two remaining and would have likely won had she not accidentally given the sign that she gave up by squishing a bug), has a bright and trusting personality, and is strongly prone to accidents and trouble although she is quite practical. She often puts on a front of being more worldly and experienced than she actually is so as not to appear completely ingenuous in front of her bodyguards. Fuu wears a deep pink kimono with a pattern of flowers and carries a matching tantō (which she never uses, but has brandished once or twice). Attached to the tanto are three netsuke: a skull (a Christian pendant from her father), a pair of dice (probably referencing her dice-rolling skills in "Hellhounds for Hire") and a dog. A flying squirrel by the name of "Mo-mo" (evidently short for "momonga," which means "flying squirrel" in Japanese) inhabits her clothing and frequently helps out when she's in trouble. Momo also means "Peach" in Japanese, and is a popular modern pet name in Japan.
A running gag throughout the show is Fuu becoming impossibly huge after overeating, reverting to ordinary form after her stomach has digested everything. This occurs in Episodes 6, 15 & 23.
Her voice actress in the Japanese version is Ayako Kawasumi. She is voiced by Kari Wahlgren in the U.S dub.