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Oda Nobunaga
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4-Kanji Description: 征天魔王
4-Kanji Translation: Heaven's Conquest Demon King
Demon King (Samurai Heroes)
Weapon: Curved Sword and Sawed-Off shotgun
Element: Darkness
Faction: Oda
Series Debut: Sengoku BASARA
Playable Debut: Sengoku BASARA
Games: Sengoku BASARA
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: Norio Wakamoto
Voice Actor: Garry Chalk (Devil Kings)
John Fitzgerald (Samurai Heroes)
John Swasey (Samurai Kings/2/The Last Party)
Television Actor: Gackt
Stage Actor: Akira Kubodera
Mitsuru Karahashi


"No man stands before me, no man stood behind me." [1]

Oda Nobunaga is described as a ruthless, evil ruler who will stop at nothing to achieve his goals. His officers are but mere pawns to him, and will go to any length to get what he wants. This makes him a very Machiavellian character.


Nobunaga attacks with his curved sword combined with a sawed-off shotgun, and occasionally his cape. He can summon the souls of his fallen enemies for one powerful, concentrated attack.

By the time of Sengoku BASARA Samurai Heroes, Nobunaga was presumed to be long dead alongside Nōhime and Mori Ranmaru, all three having been killed during the Honno-ji Incident prior to the events of the game. However, defying his mortality, Nobunaga makes a grand return in Oichi's green-purple path, due to Tenkai's schemes. At the end of his storyline, clues hint to Tenkai, a mysterious monk serving under Kobayakawa Hideaki, is in actuality, Akechi Mitsuhide in disguise. After a brief fight with Nobunaga emerging victorious, Tenkai begs for some admiration from his lord after everything he has done for him and Nobunaga replies "I do not know you", shocking the man before Nobunaga explodes everything in sight.

Nobunaga is also unlockable as a playable character with new movement sets. To unlock Nobunaga, the player must first unlock Oichi by completing Fūma Kotarō and Maeda Keiji's story line. Then, finish either her red or blue path to unlock her Green Route (alternative route). Follow the Green route, in the end of the route the player will have the Siege of Karasu Castle mission. The player must defeat Tenkai (using the hidden left route). After that, the Incident at Honno-ji mission will appear. Defeat Nobunaga in the mission. Return to any cleared character, except Oichi. There should be a Grey route in the end of one of their story line, where they must face Oichi (do not choose other route where you can face Oichi earlier). After beating Oichi, Tenkai will appear and the player must also defeat him. Then, the Incident at Honno-ji mission will appear, and then the player must defeat Nobunaga once again.


Nobunaga's attacks mainly with his sword, but he can mix it with his shotgun (and vice versa). This means that, Nobunaga can do a few slashes with his sword, then continue the combo with his shotgun, and back to the sword for the last hits. This allows Nobunaga to quickly switch his attacks from melee to ranged or vice versa to deal with various situations.

In Sengoku Basara 3, most of Nobunaga's attacks can have a follow-up attacks, usually done by holding its attack button (though in some cases, the follow-up is done by merely tapping the button, not holding it). Nobunaga also has two modes - shotgun mode and devil mode- which determine the type of follow-up attack to be performed. The shotgun mode makes the follow-up attacks shotgun shots (but some attacks will not have follow-up attacks), while the devil mode summons the Nobunaga-like devil entity to attack. The devil mode's follow-up attacks deal more damage and covers a wider area compared to the shotgun's but doesn't have as much range.

Additionally, Nobunaga is also one of the few characters to have a third type of air attack (performed by pressing R1 (for PS3) while in air). Nobunaga will shoot downwards either shotgun blast (if in shotgun mode) or red energy (if in devil mode). 

Nobunaga also has some "high-risk" skills, where he gains a powerful attack (or some other effect) at the cost of his defense (including ability to guard and evade), speed and health (health drains while skill is active). He also has a skill which allows him to collect energy for a powered shotgun shot, but will recieve damage if he gets hit before triggering the shot. His personal item also trades his defense for attack boost.


Sengoku BASARA Samurai Kings

Season 1

In the anime, Oda Nobunaga serves as the primary antagonist as he was responsible for occurring the events throughout the story. He often called himself "The Demon King of the Sixth Heaven" and he always says based on his motto: "To take the world by force", though it became clear that he would rule the world with fear and total tyranny of darkness, according to Takeda Shingen.

He also displays his cruel personality as he had no qualms of killing innocent beings or his enemies who had surrendered or defeated, just like that time when he killed Shimazu Yoshihiro and Xavi. In addition, he even threatened to kill his own sister, Oichi in front of Azai Nagamasa when he ordered him to attack Asakura. In addition, he also seems to have a strained relationship with Akechi Mitsuhide, who often upset him especially his own plans.

His first appearance was in Episode 2, where he and his cronies stood before Date Masamune, Sanada Yukimura and the others, before killing Imagawa Yoshimoto by shooting him in his head. Soon after that, he proceeds to spread all his minions across the land, where they destroyed everyone in their path.

During the final battle, he shows his fearsome skills and his intimidating mights, especially when he fought against Date Masamune and Sanada Yukimura.


  • Enrai Haruka (遠雷遙, lit. Distant Thunder)
First Appearance: Sengoku Basara
  • Description: Shoots with the shotgun. It's possible to execute consecutive shots, and there also are plenty ways to do sword combinations.
  • Shissousuru Kyouki (疾走スル狂喜, lit. Dashing Ecstasy)
First Appearance: Sengoku Basara 2
  • Description: A forward charge while spinning. If the skill button is held, it's possible to execute a midair follow-up hit. Priming Skill.
  • Shouheki Shinkou (障壁深紅, lit. Deep Crimson Barrier)
First Appearance: Sengoku Basara
  • Description: By sweeping his mantle, surrounding enemies are swept far away.
  • Yakusai no Toge (厄災ノ棘, lit. Calamity Thorns)
First Appearance: Sengoku Basara
  • Description: Countless swords spring up forward from the ground, trapping enemies on a wide range. After level up the number of swords increases.
  • Ugatareru Shinkou (穿タレル深紅, lit. Deep Crimson Piercing)
First Appearance: Sengoku Basara 2
  • Description: The mantle is changed into countless spikes, which pierce enemies. Additional button pressing raises number of hits. After level up the number of hits increases.
  • Doukokusuru Tamashii (慟哭スル魂, lit. Wailing Souls)
First Appearance: Sengoku Basara
  • Description: By subduing his defeated enemies' souls, Nobunaga's strength increases. By pressing the skill button, the subdued souls are released. If damage is received, Nobunaga is attacked by the souls.
  • Shini Itaru Yamai (死ニ至ル病, lit. Death-bringing Disease)
First Appearance: Sengoku Basara
  • Description: Miasma is spread in the surroundings, leading enemies to their death. While the skill is active, life energy gradually decreases; defense and movement speed decrease as well.

Historical information[]

Oda Nobunaga

Oda Nobunaga (June 23, 1534 – June 21, 1582) was the initiator of the unification of Japan under the rule of the Shōgun in the late Sixteenth Century, a rule that ended with the opening of Japan to the Western world in 1868. He was also a major daimyo during the Sengoku period of Japanese history. His opus was continued, completed and finalized by his successors Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu.

He was the second son of Oda Nobuhide, a deputy shugo (military governor) with land holdings in Owari Province. Nobunaga lived a life of continuous military conquest, eventually conquering a third of Japanese daimyo before his death in 1582 at age 47.

His successor, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, a loyal Oda supporter, would eventually become the first man to conquer all of Japan and the first ruler of all Japan since the Ōnin War.

He was married to Nōhime.



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Sengoku BASARA 3 Clear Oichi's Purple Path, then defeat him on the Gray Path with any other character -
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Sengoku BASARA 4 Clear the game with Oichi Can be unlocked with DLC
Sengoku BASARA 4 Sumeragi Unlocked by Default -
Sengoku BASARA Sanada Yukimura-den Complete Story Mode -


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