Chōsokabe Motochika
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4-Kanji Description: 天衣無縫
4-Kanji Translation: Unsewed Heavenly Cloth
King of the Seas (Samurai Heroes)
Weapon: Anchor Spear
Element: Fire
Faction: Chōsokabe
Series Debut: Sengoku BASARA
Playable Debut: Sengoku BASARA 2
Games: Sengoku BASARA (NPC)
Sengoku BASARA 2
Sengoku BASARA 2 Heroes
Sengoku BASARA X
Sengoku BASARA Battle Heroes
Sengoku BASARA 3
Sengoku BASARA Chronicle Heroes
Sengoku BASARA 3 Utage
Sengoku BASARA 4
Sengoku BASARA 4 Sumeragi
Sengoku BASARA Sanada Yukimura-den
Anime: Sengoku BASARA Samurai Kings
Sengoku BASARA Samurai Kings 2
Sengoku BASARA The Last Party
Sengoku BASARA Judge End
Seiyuu: Ryuzou Ishino
Voice Actor: Ian James Corlett (Devil Kings)
Patrick Seitz (Samurai Heroes/Samurai Kings/2/The Last Party/Judge End)
Television Actor: -
Stage Actor: Kimito Totani
Kyousuke Hamao
Ren Yagami
Atsushi Shiramata


"The Demon in the island of demons is me!"

Chōsokabe Motochika is a character that has appeared in all Sengoku BASARA games, but only as a playable character after the first Sengoku BASARA. Chōsokabe Motochika is depicted as a pirate leader who likes adventuring.

Description[edit | edit source]

Chosokabe Motochika is portrayed as a mostly purple-clad, muscular man with spiky white hair and a large eyepatch covering his left eye. The sleeves of his extremely short purple coat, which covers his shoulders and upper back, are left unworn, Motochika instead preferring to just leave them flapping around in the wind. Much of his chest is left uncovered, save for two thick straps that criss-cross against his torso, and a large collar that covers most of his neck.

Rather than conquering lands, Motochika prefers to explore through the islands and search for treasures. He also cares a great deal about his underlings, and his crew and he share a very strong bond. His crew call him aniki (兄貴, big brother), as a gesture of respect and companionship. He, in turn, refers to the whole of his crew as "mateys." His bond with his crew is especially clear throughout the series' second anime adaptation, Judge End, where he initially allies himself with Ishida Mitsunari in order to get revenge against Tokugawa Ieyasu, whom he believed killed off his entire crew.

Motochika is a pirate leader, and the lord of the island Shikoku. He is strongly opposed to anyone who tries to conquer his lands, and has earned himself the nickname "The Demon of Shikoku" through his feats in battle. He also has a rather fierce rivalry with Mōri Motonari, and partnership with Mori Ranmaru, Tokugawa Ieyasu (once he was still in Oda army).

After Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the conqueror of the land, was killed by Tokugawa Ieyasu, Shikoku was seemingly attacked by the latter. Ieyasu's supposed army successfully conquered the island, and Motochika had to flee. Motonari advised Motochika to join forces with Ishida Mitsunari, who was out for revenge against Ieyasu. Motochika took this advice and joined with Mitsunari in order to avenge his fallen comrades. However, he later found that it was actually Mori Motonari who had instigated the attack against Shikoku.


Motochika fights with an anchor-tipped spear. In Sengoku Basara, he is an NPC who shares his moveset with Toshiie. The weapon as a whole can be used like an axe, but Motochika can also detach the anchor if he so chooses. The anchor can be shot at his opponent, and also pulled back to be reattached to the staff. He can also use his weapon as a vehicle of-sorts, propelling himself through the air whilst standing on the spear staff.

Skills[edit | edit source]

  • 十飛(とび) (10-Fly)
  • Appearance: Sengoku BASARA 2
  • Description: Motochika swings on his anchor forward, hitting enemies in front of him
  • 四縛(しばく) (4-Bind)
  • Appearance: Sengoku BASARA 2
  • Description: Motochika spins his weapon in his hand, then hitting it to the ground, summoning a fisher net, immobilizes enemies caught in front of him
  • 三覇鬼(さばき) (3-Conqueror Demon)
  • Appearance: Sengoku BASARA 2
  • Description: Motochika swings his anchor forwards, then swings it horizontally in a half circular radius
  • 八破(はっぱ) (8-Blast)
  • Appearance: Sengoku BASARA 2
  • Description: Motochika charges his anchor, then thrusts forward. (The thrust can be more powerful if you charge the anchor longer by holding the button.)
  • 一触(いっしょく) (1-Hook)
  • Appearance: Sengoku BASARA 2
  • Description: Motochika releases his anchor head from the spear shaft, then slings it forward with the chains. (Like a fishing rod)
  • 五羅(ごら) (5-Silk)
  • Appearance: Sengoku BASARA 2
  • Description: Motochika does a strong punch with his left hand

弩九(どきゅう) (Dreadnought-9)

  • Appearance: Sengoku BASARA 2
  • Description: Motochika rides his anchor spear like a surf board. (Can be controlled.)
Sennichi Kouro

Sengoku BASARA 3[edit | edit source]

Chain Shot
  • Buttons: B (Wii)
  • Description: Motochika throws his anchor, then pulls it, grabbing up his foe and attacks them. Attack numbers are increased as his level goes up. Can combo with Heave Ho'.
Heave Ho'
  • Buttons: Forward + B (Wii)
  • Description: Motochika swings his flaming anchor overhead then side to side.
Going Fishing
  • Buttons: A + B (Wii)
  • Description: Motochika slams the ground, and a fish net grab his foes.
Rigging Swinging
  • Buttons: Z + B (Wii)
  • Description: Motochika rides his anchor and dash through enemies. Works in air.
Nine Tails
  • Buttons: Z + A + B (Wii)
  • Description: Motochika swings his anchor with great speed. Can combo with Heave Ho'.
Thunder Clap
  • Buttons: Hold Z + A + B (Wii)
  • Description: Motochika swings his flaming anchor over his head then slams it to the ground, creating an explosion. Release the buttons when a flash appears on his body to have bonus damage.
Surf's Up
  • Buttons: Z + A + B (Wii)
  • Description: Motochika rides his anchor, leaving burning trails on the ground. Motochika cannot block or dodge during this rate. Press Normal Attack or Jump button to attack. Press the Special Attack button again to stop.

Error made by developers[edit | edit source]

Motochika's special items "King of the Seas" says zenny drops from enemies caught in "Heave Ho", but zenny actually drops from those caught in "Chain Shot".

Historical Information[edit | edit source]

Chōsokabe Motochika

Chōsokabe Motochika (長宗我部元親?, 1538 – July 11, 1599) was a Sengoku period daimyo in Japan. He was the 21st chief of the Chōsokabe clan of Tosa Province (present-day Kōchi Prefecture). He was the son and heir of Chōsokabe Kunichika and his mother was a daughter of the Saitō clan of Mino Province.

In 1575, Motochika was victorious at the Battle of Watarigawa, gaining control of Tosa Province. Over the ensuing decade, he extended his power to all of Shikoku. However, in 1585, Hashiba (later Toyotomi) Hideyoshi invaded that island with a force of 100,000 men, led by Ukita Hideie, Kobayakawa Takakage, Kikkawa Motonaga, Hashiba Hidenaga, and Hashiba Hidetsugu. Motochika surrendered, and forfeited Awa, Sanuki, and Iyo Provinces; Hideyoshi permitted him to retain Tosa.

Under Hideyoshi, Motochika and his son Nobuchika participated in the invasion of neighboring Kyūshū, in which Nobuchika died. In 1590, Motochika led a fleet in the Siege of Odawara, and also fought in the Japanese invasions of Korea in 1592.

Motochika died in 1599 at age 61 at his mansion in Fushimi. His successor was Chōsokabe Morichika.

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How to Unlock[edit | edit source]

Game How to Unlock Notes
Sengoku BASARA Unplayable -
Sengoku BASARA 2 Unlocked by Default -
Sengoku BASARA 2 Heroes Unlocked by Default -
Sengoku BASARA X Unlocked by Default -
Sengoku BASARA Battle Heroes Unlocked by Default -
Sengoku BASARA 3 Clear the game with Magoichi -
Sengoku BASARA Chronicle Heroes Unlocked by Default -
Sengoku BASARA 3 Utage Unlocked by Default -
Sengoku BASARA 4 Clear the game with Ieyasu Can be unlocked with DLC
Sengoku BASARA 4 Sumeragi Unlocked by Default -
Sengoku BASARA Sanada Yukimura-den Complete Chapter 9 -
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Sengoku BASARA
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Sengoku BASARA 2
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Sengoku BASARA 2 Heroes
Katakura KojūrōAzai NagamasaOichiFūma KotarōHōjō UjimasaTokugawa IeyasuHonganji KennyoImagawa Yoshimoto
Sengoku BASARA 3
Ishida MitsunariŌtani YoshitsuguSaika MagoichiKuroda KanbeiTsuruhime
Sengoku BASARA 3 Utage
Matsunaga HisahideKobayakawa HideakiTenkaiMogami YoshiakiTachibana MuneshigeŌtomo Sōrin
Sengoku BASARA 4
Shima SakonShibata KatsuieYamanaka ShikanosukeGotō MatabeiIi Naotora
Sengoku BASARA 4 Sumeragi
Ashikaga YoshiteruKyōgoku MariaSen no Rikyū
Sengoku BASARA Sanada Yukimura-den
Sanada MasayukiSanada Nobuyuki
Area Warlords
Nanbu HarumasaSatake YoshishigeUtsunomiya HirotsunaAnegakōji YoritsunaAmago Haruhisa
Other Characters
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