|4-Kanji Translation:||Extravagant of All Times|
|Series Debut:||Sengoku BASARA 3|
|Playable Debut:||Sengoku BASARA 3 Utage|
|Games:||Sengoku BASARA 3 (NPC)|
Sengoku BASARA 3 Utage
Sengoku BASARA 4
Sengoku BASARA 4 Sumeragi
Sengoku BASARA Sanada Yukimura-den
|Anime:||Sengoku BASARA Judge End|
|Voice Actor:||Jessica D. Stone (Samurai Heroes)|
Brittney Karbowsky (Judge End)
|Stage Actor:||Yuuta Asakura|
Description[edit | edit source]
Sōrin fights on the side of Ishida Mitsunari against the forces of Tokugawa Ieyasu alongside his retainer Tachibana Muneshige. He fights atop a large tank called "The Great and Honorable Head of Xavi" (ああっザビー様！あなたの面影と思い出号, Ah, Pontiff Xavi! Your Vestiges and Memories), which is created in the image of the late Pontiff Xavi by remodeling Kunikuzushi, the canon Sōrin historically owned. Cannonballs shoot out of its eyes, as well as sing a Xavi hymn. When the Head of Xavi is destroyed, Sōrin will escape and run around with the small version of the tank hidden inside the large tank.
He seems to be related to Xavi as you can see in a picture of him and Xavi on the bridges of memories. Moreover, whenever Muneshige tries to talk, consequently, Sōrin gets annoyed.
The ally version of Sōrin in Sengoku BASARA 3 rides on the small tank, cannot guard, and can only attack by shooting multiple canonballs from the tank's eyes at once, which deals fire elemental damage. The tank also does minor damage to nearby enemies when Sōrin is moving.
The playable version of Sōrin in Sengoku BASARA 3 Utage uses the improved version of the small Xavi Tank, which has higher mobility than the Head of Xavi and is able to ram enemies, or even turn into a robot with arms and legs, and attacks by punching and shooting cannonballs from its arms. His Basara has him summoning the Head of Xavi and use it to shoot cannonballs massively and sing.
Historical Information[edit | edit source]
Ōtomo Sōrin, also known as Fujiwara no Yoshishige and Ōtomo Yoshishige, was a Japanese feudal lord (daimyo) of the Ōtomo clan, one of the few to have converted to Christianity. The eldest son of Ōtomo Yoshiaki, he inherited the domain of Funai, on Kyūshū, Japan's southernmost main island, from his father. In 1562, Yoshishige adopted the name "Sanbisai Sōrin" upon becoming a Buddhist monk, but remains best known as Ōtomo Sōrin, despite converting to Christianity under the baptismal name Francisco in 1578. He then turned against the Mōri and Shimazu clans, who dominated most of Kyūshū. He is perhaps most significant for having appealed to Toyotomi Hideyoshi to intervene in Kyūshū against the Shimazu, thus spurring Hideyoshi's Kyūshū Campaign of 1587.
Otomo Sorin died at age 57 before the campaign was complete.
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How to Unlock[edit | edit source]
|Game||How to Unlock||Notes|
|Sengoku BASARA 3||Unplayable||-|
|Sengoku BASARA 3 Utage||Unlocked by Default||-|
|Sengoku BASARA 4||Clear the game with Magoichi||Can be unlocked with DLC|
|Sengoku BASARA 4 Sumeragi||Unlocked by Default||-|
|Sengoku BASARA Sanada Yukimura-den||Complete Story Mode||-|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- His theme is an homage to Xavi's.