Chiyu Kuse’s Troubling Past

Chiyu Kuse is the first stage boss of Chuhou Joutai 3: Three Nights of Scarlet Abscess. Kuse made her first mention in a blog post on this website two years ago. A year and a half later, she made an official appearance in a Drillimation game. How did Kuse end up as a wannabe Crimsonite?

Kuse comes from a long criminal family far before SPASDOT even existed. Their roots began during the Scarlet Devil War which lasted from 1710 to 1716. The majority of grandchildren of Sakuya Izayoi, who was a maid at the Scarlet Devil Mansion, joined Flandre Scarlet’s communist militant group and fought during that conflict. After the conflict, trials for war crimes committed by them were held; many got convicted and were either given life sentences or even capital punishment.

The grandchildren of the same woman who did not participate continued their normal lives. That wasn’t until the Kozan-Soviet conflict that began in 1975, when a young man by the name of Hiroyasu Kuse was one of the earliest recruits during the conflict, fighting with the Soviet Union and SPASDOT. He joined at just age 13, being one of the youngest SPASDOT recruits at the time.

He continued fighting alongside the group and kept his membership a secret to avoid getting caught until he quit in 1986. The following year, he married fellow SPASDOT Crimsonite Naiko Asayama and had their one and only daughter Chiyu Kuse on November 26, 1988. It is true that Chiyu wears her hair in the twin tails style, something that her mother did a lot, and was also very traditional by wearing kimono. If that’s not enough, Asayama descends from Kosuzu Mottori.

Chiyu’s parents signed her up as a Crimsonite during the time SPASDOT was in their inter-war phase between the Kozan-Soviet conflict and the Kozanese Civil War. When she turned 13 in 2001, Chiyu officially joined SPASDOT. She even appeared in a number of propaganda videos for Crimsonites seeking marriage. Weddings hosted by SPASDOT Crimsonites are held in the traditional Shinto or Japanese imperial way. The only difference is that the bride wears black instead of the usual white, and if imperial, the “mou” train worn as part of the junihitoe they wear is black as well.

Chiyu ended up in prison in 2003 after murdering one of her classmates as part of a propaganda video for SPASDOT. After she got a life sentence, her parents approached Frederic Sam Fawkes, the leader of SPASDOT, to launch a rescue operation for their daughter. She was freed twice: the first time in the early part of 2004 and fled West Jara province where she was born. She got caught two weeks later in New Saitama province and remained in that province’s federal prison until Violetta Scarlet freed her in October 2004.

There may be other SPASDOT families, but this is one I wanted to cover.

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