Last descendant of the Kururugi line, honorable retainer of house Kurita. Family Kururugi declared ronin by DC Coordinator Hugai Kurita when representative mechwarrior (Kururugi Otonashi) of the family refused order to massacre unarmed Capellan officers. The refusal itself was not the dishonorable act, but the actual freeing and subsequent defending of the soldiers. Only Otonashi survived the ronin declaration and began a life in the Capellan Confederation as a defector mechwarrior. Yuji’s father (Kururugi Izurato) served as a well known infantry commander on Sian for house Liao. His honorable yet brutal tactics became commonplace within local infantry companies. Yuji had typical parental anxiety disorder and went to Sarna Military Academy to become a mechwarrior. However he remembered all of his father’s wisdom including never command without first hand knowledge. This pushed Yuji to learn to operate as much tech as he could, specifically becoming not only a mechwarrior, but also a passable aerospace pilot, hover vehicle driver, and pocket motorcycle ace. He also mastered his survival and combat AIT. Yuji became a significant field officer within the Capellan forces serving in the Sian Reserves and eventually Ishara’s Grenadiers. His career changed to mercenary because of a trauma involving an ammo explosion on his mech while covering his father’s infantry company causing the death of most of the men and Yuji’s new phobia of ballistic weapon ammo in a mech. Yuji lept at the opportunity to join the lancers with Sinclair to get away from the uniforms of Capellan forces reminding him of his father. Yuji continues his field commander expertise as an avid front line fighter and command officer and occasional motorcycle scout. He’s even taken to attempting to modify his personal use motorcycle with a single salvo SRM missile system (with little actual success). Currently a Major in Black’s Lancers and 3rd officer.