Sou Gen
Sougen portrait.PNG
Romaji Sou Gen
Epithet Ten Bows of China
Biographical Information
Deceased (Slain)
Marital Status Widowed
Gender Male
Relatives Sou Jin (Elder Son)
Sou Tan (Younger Son)
State Qin
Residence Taikin Mountains (Qin)
Birth Place Taikin Mountains (Qin)
Professional Information
Classification Unit Commander
Occupation Soldier
Affiliates Qin Military
Duke Hyou Army (Defunct)
Sou Kyuu Unit (Defunct; Wiped Out)
Equipment Bow
Manga Debut Chapter 492

Sou Gen was the commander of the Sou Kyuu Unit, a Cavalry Archer Unit in the Duke Hyou Army. He was one of the Ten Bows of China as well as the father of Sou Jin and Sou Tan.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Sou Gen had long hair, long eyebrows and a goatee. He was wearing robes and had a long feather in his hair. He also wore a bracer on his left arm and carried his quiver on his lower back.

History[edit | edit source]

Sou Gen lived in the Qin mountains with his two sons, Sou Jin and Sou Tan. He is an exceptional master in archery.

Sou Gen wanted to challenge Bashuri of Wei, so he left his family and headed to battlefield to join the Qin military. He was drafted to the Duke Hyou Army. When his sons objected due to a lack of a steady food supply, he dismissed their concerns by reminding them they could still hunt with their bows.

During a battle, Sou Gen had an archer duel with Duke Haku of Wei, a man considered to be one of the Ten Bows of China. With Sou Gen's sixth arrow, he pierced the right eye of Duke Haku. From that shot, Sou Gen was recognized as one of the Ten Bows of China.

Following that event Duke Hyou appointed Sou Gen to create and lead the special Sou Kyuu (Azure Bows) Unit. A roaming force comprised solely of mounted archers which lead the Duke Hyou army to many victory. The Azure Bows unit killed many enemy officers and saved many allies during Sou Gen's short period in the army.

Unfortunately, Sou Gen and the Sou Kyuu Unit were wiped out in a massive ambush while saving a group of cornered soldiers form the Duke Hyou Army with Gaku Rai among them.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

As one of the former Ten Bows of China, and to defeat one of the Ten Bows, there's no doubt that he was the best archer in Qin and one of the best of all the Ten Bows.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

He killed Duke Haku, one of the Ten Bows, in a archery duel. For this he was awarded and tasked to create and lead a special mounted archery unit. He was one of the higher ups in the army of great general Duke Hyou.

While being famous within the Duke Hyou Army and acknowledged as one of the Ten Bows of China for defeating Duke Haku, his military career was cut short with the majority of those outside the Duke Hyou Army unaware of his achievements; including his sons. This changed once his sons enlisted into the Hi Shin Unit and encountered former members of the Duke Hyou Army.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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Sou Gen vs. Duke Haku
Archery duel
Duke Haku portrait.PNG
Duke Haku is shot in the eye by Sou Gen
Sou kyou unit portrait.PNG
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