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Yukiden - Matsu
4-Kanji Description: 賢才瞬麗
4-Kanji Translation: Gifted Beautiful Twinkle
Weapon: Katana (SB1)
Element: Ice (SB1)
Faction: Maeda
Series Debut: Sengoku Basara
Playable Debut: Sengoku Basara
Games: Sengoku Basara
Sengoku Basara 2
Sengoku Basara 2 Heroes
Sengoku Basara X (Keiji's Assist)
Sengoku Basara Battle Heroes
Sengoku Basara 3 (NPC)
Sengoku Basara Chronicle Heroes
Sengoku Basara 3 Utage
Sengoku Basara 4 (NPC)
Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi
Sengoku Basara Legend of Yukimura Sanada
Sengoku Basara Battle Party
Anime: Sengoku Basara Samurai Kings
Sengoku Basara Samurai Kings 2
Sengoku Basara The Last Party
Sengoku Basara Judge End
Gakuen Basara
Seiyuu: Yūko Kaida
Voice Actor: Tabitha St. Germain (Devil Kings)
Erika Lenhart (Samurai Heroes)
Jamie Marchi (Samurai Kings/2/Judge End)
Television Actor: -
Stage Actor: Ayumi Beppu
Character Theme: Nature's Beauty/Staccato Dream (Chamy.Ishi)

"These are the Maeda Clan's rules: protect the clan, perfect your skilles, and most importantly, protect the clan's leader!"

Matsu is a character first introduced in Sengoku Basara. She is the wife of Toshiie Maeda.


Matsu is more responsible than her husband but still loves him wholeheartedly. She is harsher towards her nephew, Keiji Maeda, than Toshiie, but this is because she feels he has more potential than he displays. Due to her characteristics, fans call her the "ideal housewife." She possesses the unique ability to summon animals.

Role in Games[]

In Sengoku Basara and Sengoku Basara 2, Matsu's story revolves around finding various ingredients with which to cook a good meal for Toshiie and Keiji.

In Sengoku Basara 3, despite being a non-playable character, Matsu is somewhat important to the story of the game. After being kidnapped by Yoshiaki Mogami, she is held hostage by him, which forces Toshiie to ally himself with the Eastern Army. If the player defeats Mogami at Hasedo, she can be rescued.

Because she is held hostage, if the player is playing Keiji's blue path, Keiji is forced to make a decision over whether to continue to stay with Magoichi in the Western Army or to leave the woman that he loves. Should Keiji leave the Western Army, he will appeal to Yoshiaki for his aunt's safety and rescue her. Should he stay with Magoichi, Keiji and Toshiie will attack Ieyasu at Sekigahara while Magoichi rescues Matsu.

Her height is 5'7" (170 cm).


In Sengoku Basara, she wields a katana with Kenshin Uesugi's moveset. In later titles, however, she wields a naginata.

Sengoku Basara[]

  • 小狐 (Kogitsune)
  • 梅光 (Baikou)
  • 小鷹 (Kodaka)
  • 菊花 (Kikka)
  • 神威 (Kamui)
  • 前田家の食卓 (Maeda-ke no Shokutaku)

Sengoku Basara 2[]

  • 小狐 (Kogitsune)
  • 藍華 (Aika)
  • 小燕 (Kotsubame)
  • 翠翔 (Midorikake)
  • 小鷺 (Kosagi)
  • 小鷹 (Kodaka)
  • 前田家のほうき (Maeda-ke no Houki)
  • 天翔 (Amakake)

Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi[]

  • 小狐 (Kogitsune)
  • 翠翔 (Midorikake)
  • 小鷹 (Kodaka)
  • 蒼鱗 (Aouroko)
  • 熊手 (Kumade)
  • 小狐・無銘 (Kogitsune · Mumei)
  • 小狐・山吹 (Kogitsune · Yamabuki)


Jump Attack (Air + SQUARE)

  • Horizontal slash with Matsus naginata.
  • Recovery is very low so when hitting enemies can be done multiple times.

Jump Finisher (Air + TRIANGLE)

  • Slams down her naginata and launches enemies in the air.
  • You can cancel this moves recovery with any actions.
  • Great combo starter.

Koryu Suiseidzuki "Comet Pierce" (SQUARE + Hold)

Matsu SQUARE + Hold


Ingame-Description: "A series of rapid stabs using the handle of the naginata. The number of stabs increases by tapping the SQUARE button. The number of attacks further increase by leveling up."

  • Can be cancelled using any other action except guarding.

Ike, Jiroumaru! "Go, Jiroumaru!" (TRIANGLE)



Ingame-Description: "Calls Jiroumaru, the boar, to lunge at your enemies. If you hold the TRIANGLE button, it'll follow you around after you attack. The boar grows by leveling up."

  • This move can be jump canceled even after summoning the boars.
  • Jiroumaru will leave the field when taunting, if damaged enough or using Matsu's Basara Attack.

Koryu Amakakeboshi "Soaring Star" (Direction + TRIANGLE)

Matsu Direction + TRIANGLE

Direction + TRIANGLE

Ingame-Description: "A dashing low slash followed by a sharp upwards cleave. Can be followed up by holding the TRIANGLE button. Extra attacks are available by leveling up."

  • After leveling up, additional button pressing enables consecutive attacks.

Tobe, Taromaru! "Fly, Taroumaru!" (R1)

Matsu R1


Ingame-Description: "Call in Taroumaru, the hawk, and have him attack enemies in the sky. Can be performed midair. If you hold the R1 button, it'll follow you around after you attack. Increases the number of hawks by leveling up."

  • You can glide with the hawk.
  • Can be used in the air.
  • While Taroumaru is active all special cancels happen a little bit earlier.
  • Taroumaru will leave the field when taunting, if damaged enough or using Matsu's Basara Attack.

Tomero, Saburoumaru! "Halt Them, Saburoumaru!" (L1 + TRIANGLE)



Ingame-Description: "Call Saburoumaru, the mole, to stop the enemies movements. Can be performed midair. If you hold the TRIANGLE button, it'll follow you around after you attack. Increase the number of moles when level up."

  • Moles stop the movement from enemies for a short amount of time.
  • Saburoumaru will leave the field when taunting, if damaged enough or using Matsu's Basara Attack.
  • Can be canceled with a jump before she puts down the naginata. Can cancel into other moves at the end, too.

Revision Skill (L1 + SQUARE)

Matsu L1 + SQUARE


Ingame-Description: "Advances with summoned animals and gathers up enemies, then finishes with a dropping slash. Can be used midair."

  • You can use this move to glide with the hawk.

Ikare, Goroumaru! "Rage, Goroumaru!" (First R2)

Matsu First R2

First R2

Ingame-Description: "Call in Goroumaru, the bear, and have him attack enemies. Can ride on their back by holding the R2 button. The bear's health increases by leveling up."

  • The bear will automatically attack enemies when summoned and not riding on it.
  • Can be used midair to have a shorter animation and
  • Goroumaru will leave the field when taunting, if damaged enough or using Matsu's Basara Attack.

Koryu Ama no Seiun "Heavenly Nebula" (Second R2)

Matsu Second R2

Second R2

Ingame-Description: "Spin the naginata around you and march onwards, whilst creating a tornado. Continue by tapping the SQUARE button. If you have an animal summoned, each one will march along with you while doing a specific attack."

  • The number of consecutive attacks increases with leveling up.
  • Special Attacks for animals include:
    • The Moles will line up with Matsu and repeatedly jump while she is moving towards the enemies.
    • The Boar will attack all enemies around Matsu and launch them towards Matsu.
    • The Hawk will spawn behind the enemies and fly towards Matsu to launch enemies towards Matsu.
  • Once the tornado is spawned one of your active animals will be resummoned to your side.

Advance Shiroumaru! (Third R2)

Matsu Third R2

Third R2

Ingame-Description: "Call Shiroumaru, the wolf, to attack enemies and draw them to the front. After you call them, they'll follow Matsu around and automaticall attack enemies."

  • Shiroumaru will leave the field when taunting, if damaged enough or using Matsu's Basara Attack.
  • Other moves are great starter to continue a combo with Advance Shiroumaru! (Third R2).

Personal Inscription[]

Ingame-Description: "Animal attacks deal 2x damage."


Sengoku Basara[]

  • 小狐 (Kogitsune)
  • 梅光 (Baikou)
  • 小鷹 (Kodaka)
  • 菊花 (Kikka)
  • 神威 (Kamui)
  • 前田家の食卓 (Maeda-ke no Shokutaku)

Sengoku Basara 2[]

  • 小狐 (Kogitsune)
  • 藍華 (Aika)
  • 小燕 (Kotsubame)
  • 翠翔 (Midorikake)
  • 小鷺 (Kosagi)
  • 小鷹 (Kodaka)
  • 前田家のほうき (Maeda-ke no Houki)
  • 天翔 (Amakake)

Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi[]

Translation to english made with the english patch of this game.

  • 小狐 (Kogitsune) "Fox Cub"
  • 翠翔 (Midorikake) "Green Flight"
  • 小鷹 (Kodaka) "Little Falcon"
  • 蒼鱗 (Aouroko) "Azure Scales"
  • 熊手 (Kumade) "Bear Paw"
  • 小狐・無銘 (Kogitsune · Mumei) "Fox Cub - Unsigned"
  • 小狐・山吹 (Kogitsune · a) "Fox Cub - Gold"

Historical information[]


Matsu Maeda

Matsu Maeda (前田 まつ, 1547 – 1617), also known as o-Matsu no Kata (お松の方), was a Japanese woman of the 16th century. She was the wife of Toshiie Maeda, who founded the Kaga Domain. Matsu had a reputation for intelligence; she was skilled at both literary and martial arts. Her sons, Toshinaga, Toshimasa, Toshitsune, Toshitaka, and Toshitoyo, who were all born throughout Matsu's marriage to Toshiie, were each allowed their own individual title of daimyo and their own private fief. She died at the age of 70 in the year 1617.



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How to Unlock[]

Game How to Unlock Notes
Sengoku Basara Clear the game with Toshiie Unplayable in Devil Kings
Sengoku Basara 2 Clear the game with Keiji Unlocked by Default in the HD Collection
Sengoku Basara 2 Heroes Unlocked by Default -
Sengoku Basara X Unplayable Keiji's Assist
Sengoku Basara Battle Heroes Clear the game with Keiji -
Sengoku Basara 3 Unplayable -
Sengoku Basara Chronicle Heroes Clear the game with Keiji Unlocked by Default with Battle Heroes Save Data
Sengoku Basara 3 Utage Clear game with either Sōrin or Yoshiaki -
Sengoku Basara 4 Unplayable -
Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi Unlocked by Default -
Sengoku Basara Legend of Yukimura Sanada Complete Story Mode -


  • Matsu's Basara attack was changed in Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi for unknown reasons.
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Sengoku Basara 4
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Sengoku Basara Legend of Yukimura Sanada
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