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This is a page listing Karin Kanzuki's references in general pop culture since her debut in Sakura Ganbaru! comics.

Street FighterEdit

  • Although Karin is usually depicted as an only child of the Kanzuki family in most Street Fighter media (this is even stated as much in Sakura Ganbaru!), in the Ryu Final manga, she has three unnamed sisters.[citation needed]

Other video gamesEdit

  • Emilie "Lili" de Rochefort from the Tekken series is often compared to Karin, since the former bears many similarities to her.
    • Karin and Lili both have schoolgirls (Sakura and Asuka Kazama , respectively) for rivals, and declared them rivals soon after they were defeated by them; Karin was defeated by Sakura after a challenge, while Lili was defeated by Asuka at the fifth King of the Iron Fist Tournament.
    • Both developed their own fighting styles and enjoy the prospect of victory.
    • Both are somewhat selfish and stuck-up (but not really evil or malevolent) rich girls who come from wealthy families with companies/businesses being threatened in their main storylines.
    • Their butlers are present during their winning poses; Karin is shown with her butler, Ishizaki, while Lili asks her butler Sebastian if he can find a better person to fight than the person she defeated.
    • The comparisons come full circle in Street Fighter X Tekken, wherein Sakura compares Lili to Karin in the former's winquote against the latter.
    • In Street Fighter V, Karin's outfit design and fighting stance has a resemblance to Lili's.

Comics and MangaEdit

  • Karin also has a similar personality, mannerisms and background (including a nasty "ojou"-esque laugh) to Nanami Kiryuu from Revolutionary Girl Utena.
  • Karin is often comparable to Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto character Karin, who also happens to have a fighting rival named Sakura (though the latter case regards the kunoichis' infatuation towards fellow renegade ninja turned international criminal Sasuke Uchiha).

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