Sanada Yukimura
Yukiden - Yukimura
4-Kanji Description: 天覇絶槍
Ten Ha Sessou
4-Kanji Translation: Spear of Divine Rule
Weapon: Dual Jumonji Yari (Cross Spear)
Single Training Spear (Benmaru, Yukimura-den)
Element: Fire
Light (SB4 Sumeragi DLC)
Faction: Takeda
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: Sōichirō Hoshi
Voice Actor: Andrew Francis (Devil Kings)
Johnny Yong Bosch
(Samurai Heroes/Samurai Kings/2/The Last Party/Judge End)
Television Actor: Kouhei Takeda
Stage Actor: Shinwa Kataoka
Kei Hosogai
Yuu Yoshioka
Ryuunosuke Matsumura
Tomu Ranju
Haruhi Urara


~I did it...I did it, Your Lordship!!!!!~

Sanada Yukimura is one of the poster boys for this series, along with Date Masamune. He's actually one of the most distinguished warriors in the Sengoku Era who opposes Tokugawa Ieyasu to the end. He wields two jūmonji-yari.

In Yukimura-den, he takes the role of the game's protagonist, and is playable for a brief period as his childhood self, named Benmaru.



Yukimura's hot-blooded and "battle-crazy" character contrasts strongly with the Oushuu head's cool demeanor. In Yukimura's life battle is everything. His master and revered idol, to whom he's fanatically loyal, Takeda Shingen, is the commander of one of the strongest armies of the Sengoku. Shingen's method of educating Yukimura consists of punching him and giving him life lessons (always with battle metaphors). Probably because of this, Yukimura is incredibly naive and completely ignorant of anything related to the opposite sex, leading him to be made fun of by Maeda Keiji, cringe in horror at the Maedas' lovey-dovey antics, and have humorous conversations with his ninja subordinate, the lazy and aloof captain of the Sanada Ten Braves, Sarutobi Sasuke. Another remarkable quality of his personality, mostly shown in the anime, is also his respectful manner of speaking: always adding an honorific when addressing someone, e.g., -sama, or -dono.

Yukimura's way of fighting is 100% "frontal", one-on-one, with no tricks or cheating. His ideal is to walk the path of the warrior, and constantly searches for new possibilities to test his skills (preferably by battling Date Masamune), all the while supporting his master's goal to enter the capital and conquer the country.

It is revealed in Yukimura's blue path in Sengoku Basara Samurai Heroes that despite Shingen being one of the more powerful leaders in the country, financially speaking the Takeda army is completely broke.

Story eventsEdit

In Sengoku BASARA Samurai Kings, Yukimura plays a role as one of the main characters alongside the lord of Oshu, Date Masamune and Maeda Keiji, as well in second season . Throughout the first series, Yukimura serves Takeda Shingen through and through. Once Shingen had suffered a wound in his battle with Mitsuhide, which left him unable to battle, Yukimura felt devastated.

Quote "I feel as if I don't know what to do anymore."

Date Masamune quickly snaps him out of it as they rush to put an end to Oda.

In Sengoku BASARA 2, Yukimura starts to see how their actions affect the people around them and wants to know how much longer must he fight before peace can be achieved.


In Sengoku BASARA 3, Yukimura's style seems to lean on continuously attacking. Yukimura gains a new attack - a simple thrust with the right spear- that acts as a "connector" for other attacks. This attack is used as a dash attack (attack button while dashing) or as a follow-up attack for his skills (press the attack button at the end of the skill). While the thrust attack is not as spectacular as most of his other attack, it can be followed-up with his normal combo with little to no delay. Thus, it's possible to perform his S-String -> use a skill -> follow-up thrust -> S-String -> skill -> follow-up thrust and so on. This allows players to pull off long combos as long as Yukimura can still attack.

Additionally, some of Yukimura's skill also become usable in mid-air, and it is still possible to follow-up with his thrust attack with them.


Sengoku Basara
  • Scarlet Spears - Yukimura's basic weapon
  • Sunset (朱蘿)- A normal pair of spears with weak attack power and defense.
  • Bloodtooth (紅牙)- A better pair of spears than Sunset with poor attack power and defense.
  • Phoenix (朱雀) - A fiery pair of spears with medium attack power and weak defense that cause extra fire damage to enemies.
  • Salamander (槍紅)- A special pair of spears with low attack power and very high defense. Combos are easier to achieve since they add an extra hit to every "primed" enemy struck with them.
  • Rebirth (炎凰) - These have the same properties as Phoenix, but with much higher attack power and medium defense.
  • Sparda (棲羽亜陀)- Twin spear-like versions of the legendary sword belonging to Dante in Devil May Cry.

Sengoku Basara 2
  • Shura (朱蘿)
  • Kouga (紅牙)
  • Suzaku (朱雀)
  • Zanku (斬紅)
  • Shakuen (灼炎)
  • En'ou (炎凰)
  • Enshuu (焔翔)
  • Sparda (棲羽亜陀)
Sengoku Basara 3
  • Shura (朱蘿)
  • Suzaku (朱雀)
  • Kouga (紅牙)
  • Shakubou (赤芒)
  • Nekketsu Toukon (熱血闘棍)
  • Shura Mumei (朱蘿・無銘)
  • Shura Yamabuki (朱蘿・山吹)


Senryo Hanabi
  • 千両花火 (Grand Fireworks)
  • First Appearance: Sengoku BASARA
  • Description: Enemies are blown away with a strike, using all one's strength. If the skill is charged, it becomes unblockable. After level up, the charge time shortens. Fire Elemental.
  • 烈火 (Ardent Flame)
  • First Appearance: Sengoku BASARA
  • Description: Consecutive thrusts like raging waves. The finisher blows enemies away. The number of attacks increases after level up. In Sengoku BASARA 3 this can be performed in mid-air too.
  • 大車輪 (Great Wheel)
  • First Appearance: Sengoku BASARA
  • Description: Creating a whirlwind, Yukimura launches dozens of enemies in the air. It's possible to execute a midair follow-up hit by holding the skill button. Priming Skill.
  • 虎炎 (Tiger Flames)
  • First Appearance: Sengoku BASARA 2
  • Description: A burning punch smashes the enemies. If the skill is charged, it becomes unblockable. The number of attacks increases after level up. Fire Elemental Priming Skill.
  • 朱雀翔 (Scarlet Sparrow Rising)
  • First Appearance: Sengoku BASARA 2
  • Description: An attack after a big jump. If the skill button is pressed at the attack's moment, and additional jump will be executed. After level up the number of additional jumps increases.
  • 紅蓮脚 (Crimson Lotus Kick)
  • First Appearance: Sengoku BASARA
  • Description: Yukimura thrusts the spears into the ground; pressing the skill button will cause him to spin horizontally, while pressing the normal combo button will make him kick vertically. After level up the skill's effectiveness is raised. Fire Elemental.
  • 火焔車 (Blazing Fire Wheel)
  • First Appearance: Sengoku BASARA
  • Description: A frenzied flame dance burns surrounding enemies to a crisp. Additional button pressing increases number of hits. After level up, additional button pressing increases the frenzied dance rotations' number.
  • 火走 (Fire Run)
  • First Appearance: Sengoku BASARA 3
  • Buttons: Forward + B (Wii)
  • Description: A forward horizontal slash, sweeping and burning up enemies in front of Yukimura. Holding the skill button will increase the skill's range
  • 大烈火 (Great Ardent Flames)
  • First Appearance: Sengoku BASARA 3
  • Buttons: A + B (Wii)
  • Description: Continuously pressing the skill button while performing "Rekka" will now continue into "Dairekka"
  • 凰鳳落 (Phoenix Swoop)
  • First Appearance: Sengoku BASARA 3
  • Buttons: Z + B (Wii)
  • Description: Yukimura jumps high, and then swings downwards his spears as he descends. Highly effective on enemies on ground level.
  • 一本気
  • First appearance : Sengoku BASARA Sanada Yukimura-den
  • Button : Square + hold
  • Description : Yukimura combine his spears and pierce the enemy (normal state). Attack the enemy with spinning kicks (tenha state)
  • 噴天
  • First appearance : Sengoku BASARA Sanada Yukimura-den
  • Button : Triangle
  • Description : Yukimura attacks the enemy with diagonal upper slash then fiery kick if hold the button. (Both normal and Tenha state)
  • 天羽
  • First appearance : Sengoku BASARA Sanada Yukimura-den
  • Button : Triangle + directional
  • Description : Yukimura dashes and attack the enemy while hovering.
  • 閃風
  • First appearance : Sengoku BASARA Sanada Yukimura-den
  • Button : R1
  • Description : Yukimura attacks the enemy with quick spinning spear attack, if the button is hold he climbs to the enemy's head then dash through the enemy while hovering (normal state and aerial). Attacks the enemy with multiple spinning spear attacks while hovering upside down (Tenha state).
  • 烈火炎
  • First appearance : Sengoku BASARA Sanada Yukimura-den
  • Button : L1 + triangle
  • Description : Yukimura attacks the enemy with infinite piercing attacks (normal and Tenha state)
  • 風林火山
  • First appearance : Sengoku BASARA Sanada Yukimura-den
  • Description : Yukimura throws away his spears and attacks the enemy with fiery punches.

Historical informationEdit


Sanada Yukimura

Sanada Saemon-no-Suke Yukimura
(真田 左衛門佐 幸村, ) 1567 – July 3, 1615

Was a Japanese samurai, second son of the Sanada Masayuki. His proper name was Sanada Nobushige(真田 信繁), named after Takeda Shingen's younger brother Takeda Nobushige (武田 信繁). Unlike the Yukimura in this game the real Yukimura never fought at Shingen's side as he was only seven at the time of his masters death, but his father Sanada Masayuki was a talented vassal and general to the Takeda clan. His name was just Yukimura in the game. He married Akihime (Chikurin-in), daughter of Ōtani Yoshitsugu and Toyotomi Hideyoshi 's adopted daughter.

After the destruction of the Takeda clan by Oda Nobunaga the Sanada clan including the young Yukimura yielded to the Oda clan but they freed themselves after Oda's death. The clan was surrounded by hostile clans so in order to survive they changed loyalty to the one with the most power. Eventually they became the vassals of Toyotomi Hideyoshi who is said to have shown extreme care and hospitality to the young Yukimura even giving him the right to use the name of the Toyotomi clan.

After Hideyoshi's death Yukimura joined the Western army while his older brother joined the Eastern army. This proved to be a smart move because no matter who won the war the Sanada clan would survive.

Yukimura died in 1615, at age 48, at Osaka castle where his forces were greatly outnumbered by the invading Tokugawa forces. In the intense fighting Yukimura was badly wounded, leaving him exhausted. Soldiers from the opposing army quickly went to Sanada. Now too tired to fight back, Yukimura allowed the men to kill him, reportedly saying, "Go on, take my head as your trophy".

After Yukimura's death, the Katakura clan took care the rest of his offspring, and one of Yukimura's daughters also became Katakura Kojuro's daughter-in-law.



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Sengoku BASARA Sanada Yukimura-den Benmaru: Story Chapter 1
Yukimura: Story Chapter 2
Sumeragi Yukimura: Complete Story Mode
Playable as three versions: Benmaru, his new moveset for the game, and his Sumeragi moveset.


  • His favorite food is dango and he likes to eat sweet things.
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