Taira Kagekiyo
Kagekiyo Taira
Gender Male
Main element(s) Poison
Clan Heishi
Relationship(s) Unknown
Voice actor/actress Sugita Tomokazu
Genji: Dawn of the Samurai

Taira Kagekiyo (平景清) is one of the main antagonist of the Genji game series. He acts as the final boss of all 3 chapters in Genji: Dawn of the Samurai.


Kagekiyo is very tall, he has fair skin, long black hair, and black eyes. He wears long red clothes with black armors, and two long red katanas beside his belt.


Kagekiyo is calm and cold, he's also very arrogant and usually think of himself as the strongest warrior. Kagekiyo's also shown to be very competitive and lust for power, he holds a grudge againts those who beat him, and does whatever he can to gain powers and defeat them.

Plot (Dawn of the Samurai)Edit

Chapter 1Edit

Kagekiyo first appeared inside Rokuhara Palace, receiving orders from Taira Kiyomori. He was ordered to go find and kill Yoshitsune in order to get back the Amahagane which Yoshitsune took from them.

Kagekiyo taking on Yoshitsune & Benkei chap 1

Kagekiyo about to take on Yoshitsune and Benkei

At the end of the chapter, Kagekiyo stood on a ring outside the Palace, waiting for the arrival of Yoshitsune and Benkei. He then challenged them into battle, and although being overwhelmed by the 2 warriors at first, Kagekiyo quickly got serious and delivered a deathly blow which defeated both of them at once. However, just when Kagekiyo was about to kill Yoshitsune and Benkei, Hogen arrived and hold him back, allowing the 2 warriors to escape. As a result, Hogen was killed by Kagekiyo instead.


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