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Issenman Tarou ("10000000TARO", 一千万太郎 Issenmantarō) is newcomer character from Metal Slug Defense.

He reappears in Metal Slug Attack with the name of 6000000TARO. Another version of Issenman Tarou is found in the same game, albeit having blue-colored hair.

Character Summary

A fighter who wanders around battlefields armed only with his fists. He controls energy and can unleash powerful shock waves from his palms.

There is absolutely nothing known about him, where he came from or why he is fighting against the Rebel Army. Some vague rumors say he is a powerful avenger who couldn't let Morden take over the world, others say he is a disciple of Hyakutaro and came to aid his master; but those are only rumors, made to speculate a certain backstory...

Abilities

Like Hyakutaro, Issenman Tarou is also capable of channelling energy with the palm of his hands, although he doesn't fire a ranged energy balls unlike the other Taros.

In Metal Slug Attack, now he is capable of surprising his enemies by being dropped in front of their base. Not only he is able to surprise them, but he's able to dodge enemy attacks by retaliating back with a roundhouse kick, essentially making him slightly durable.

Design

He is very similar to Hyakutaro, only with orange hair, and has the same attacks he has, but with very short range.

The Metal Slug Attack version sports a blue-colored hair and beard instead.

Trivia

  • He was added in the Metal Slug Defense 1.60 update after 10 million downloads. He also returns in Metal Slug Attack as a promotion for 6 million downloads, hence the name change.
  • His name "Issenman" is a deformation of "Ichi sen man" which means 10 million (一千万, Issenman) in Japanese. This is probably a play on his similarity to Hyakutaro, as "hyaku" means hundred in Japanese.
  • In Metal Slug Defense his name is "10000000TARO" but when changing the game language the name is shown as "Issenman Tarou".
  • He was based on an unused Hyakutaro sprite, just with a repaint.

Gallery

Characters
Heroes Main Series Marco Rossi | Tarma Roving | Eri Kasamoto | Fio Germi | Trevor Spacey | Nadia Cassel | Ralf Jones | Clark Still | Leona Heidern
Spin-Offs Walter Ryan | Tyra Elson | Hero | Gimlet | Red Eye | Tequila
Mobile Roberto Nicola | Nathalie Neo | Alisa Stewart | Helton | Tilde | Nikita | Matilda | Amir | Whip | Heidern
Support Hyakutaro Ichimonji | Rumi Aikawa | Madoka Aikawa | Utan | Navel | Selina | Issenman Tarou | Eris | Hyakumantaro | Pupipi
Villains Main Series Donald Morden | Allen O'Neil | Abul Abbas | Rootmars | Doctor | Avatar of Evil | Invader King
Spin-Offs Allen Jr. | Oguma | Macba | Lt. Wired | Kanan | Hilde Garn
Mobile Unknown Alien | Victor | Ptolemaios | Anubis the Chained | Nanook
Instructors Sophia Greenville | Margaret Southwood | Riviera von Wittenberg | Maryell von Wittenberg | Cynthia Hartnett | Anne
NPC Announcer | POWs | Duke Koudou | Satiko Suzuki | Gerhardt City Civilians | Scott Amundsen Jr. | Miner | Genie of Lamp | Orca | President | Survivors | Fishman | Lumberjack | Sailor | Chinese Soldier
Crossover KOF Team | Battle Cats
Unused Phil Gene | Michiko Nakajima | Angry Man | "Achilles" | "Tabomba"
Metal Slug Attack
Regular Army Associates MS-Alice | Anna Wiese | Midori Schumann | Mello | Rita Lewinsky | Amber | Nikita | Reika Bradford | Louise | Gisee | MS-Heart | Ashley | Rocky | Growl | Jephet | Victoria | Claudia | Kanae | Howell | Phi | Elizabeth Mariani
Metal Device Project Perche | Ami | Molly | Menzel | Ulala | Maggie | Avvio | Quaith | Karen
Rebel Army Associates Rapid | Julia | Chloe | Izabella | Edda | Growth & Cline | Naomi | Alesha | Jane Doe
ACE Abigail | Dion | Romy | Kriemhild | Katalina
"Frozen Brigade" Beatriz | Vicky | Dolores
Blaze Brigade Grazia | Loretta | Norah
Allen Platoon Destrade | Huracan | Conny | Nantes | Padwah
Science Department Vita | Navy | Nova | Emma | Millefie | Sylfie | Fluffy
Arabian Army Shizuka | Aisha
Ptolemaic Army Rebellion Dragunov | Yoshino | Caroline | Veronica | Sisilia | Towa | Simon | Miharu | Chunyan | Owen | Sho | Lucy | Phoebe | Josette | Mizuna | Matilda | Little Lady Black | Svetla | Humphrey | Lithos | Yutong | Tatyana
Cultists Mira D. Genesis | Maria | Damian | Achetto | Sally | Cara | Oao-One | Sorceress
Secret Sect Anastasia IV | Believers | Beecham | Melvina | Anastasia I | Zahara
Space Army Martians Professor "Aionion" | Mars People Neo | Percier | Clone Abby | Clone Betty | Mars People Rangers | Ariadna | Gemini Twins | Halle | Bonny | Clario | Harriot | Code Marionette:Un | Pauline | Leone | Claris | Unsigned | Draco
Invaders Odette | Annette | Lydia | Nowan | Schwarz Metzelei | Fedeln Metzelei | Rillacle | Franke | Teleko | Bloom Metzelei | Odile | Bersek | Geweih Metzelei | Purple King | Barbeln | Biene Goldenes | Swordeist | Drache Goldenes | Eis Monstrum | Ai Agate
Independent Army Amadeus Syndicate White Baby | Alma | Iron Fortress | Valerian Bears | First Baby | Type:Ant-Lion
Red Goblin Society Scotia Amundsen | Red Goblin | Vatn | Jin | Aileen | Elena | Licht | Ichima | Wendy | Bushin Tenzan
Mummy Army Pharaoh | Cleopatra | Hemet | Arsinoe | Hathol | Sharifa | Ramal | Sekhat
Vampires Aswang | Agalia | Sharl | Grace
"World Military Corp." Kelly | Maya | Mirror Mantis
Mirage Circus Cocatrix | Bunny
Independents El Dorado | Elysion | Esther | Teresa | Minerva | Yang Dao | Otto | Yuki Tsuki Hana | Ido