猿飛佐助
Sarutobi Sasuke
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4-Kanji Description: 蒼天疾駆
4-Kanji Translation: Azure Sky Swift Rider
Weapon: Dual Shuriken
Element: Darkness
Faction: Takeda
Sanada
Series Debut: Sengoku BASARA
Playable Debut: Sengoku BASARA
Games: Sengoku BASARA
Sengoku BASARA 2
Sengoku BASARA 2 Heroes
Sengoku BASARA X (Yukimura's Assist)
Sengoku BASARA Battle Heroes
Sengoku BASARA 3 (NPC)
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
Gakuen BASARA
Seiyuu: Takehito Koyasu
Voice Actor: David Orth (Devil Kings)
Michael Sinterniklaas (Samurai Heroes/Samurai Kings/2/The Last Party/Judge End)
Television Actor: Yuuki Izawa
Stage Actor: Youjirou Murata
Taizou Shiina
Fuuto Nozomi

Sasuke is a ninja in service to Sanada Yukimura, and thus also to Takeda Shingen. He always coolly stands by his master Yukimura and aids him whenever possible. He made a rivalry with Kasuga, a ninja in service to Uesugi Kenshin, an enemy of Shingen.

Description[edit | edit source]

After Toyotomi Hideyoshi died, Shingen fell ill and Yukimura took control over the Takeda army. Sasuke kept aiding Yukimura, even when he had to make terrible decisions. It's often assumed that Sasuke has a crush on Kasuga, but his feelings toward her are closer to that of a brother's.[1]

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Sarutobi Sasuke fights using dual Shuriken, type of Koga Shuriken. Prior to Sengoku BASARA 3 Utage, he possess a mid tier speed and attack, contrary to his roles as a shinobi. However, in Utage, he has been upgraded with many new features, and probably one of the characters with the most changes from Sengoku BASARA 2 to the current iterations. And now he has become one of the fastest and savvy character in this game. Weirdly enough in Sengoku BASARA 3, he retains his moveset from prior games. But in 3 Utage and afterwards, he gains a new moveset.

His S-string consists of 8 Hit combo with mid tier-speed, with his speed somewhat increased during Utage installment. The finishing moves also changed; prior to BASARA 3, he finished the combo by throwing his shuriken in cross shape, sweeping all nearby enemies, while in Utage, he throws both of the shuriken forward, and deals great multi-hit damage.

Weapons[edit | edit source]

Sengoku Basara[edit | edit source]

  • 甲賀手裏剣 (Kouga Shuriken)
  • 四方手裏剣 (Shihou Shuriken)
  • 闇烏 (Yami Garasu)
  • 旋風 (Tsumuji)
  • 漆黒蟷螂 (Shikkoku Tourou)
  • 伝説の名盤 (Densetsu no Meiban)

Sengoku Basara 2[edit | edit source]

  • 甲賀手裏剣 (Kouga Shuriken)
  • 四方手裏剣 (Shihou Shuriken)
  • 闇烏 (Yami Garasu)
  • 旋風 (Tsumuji)
  • 鬼忍手裏剣 (Kinin Shuriken)
  • 漆黒蟷螂 (Shikkoku Tourou)
  • 伝説の一作目 (Densetru no Issakume)
  • 飛翔天風 (Hishou Amakaze)

Sengoku Basara 3 Utage[edit | edit source]

  • 甲賀手裏剣 (Kouga Shuriken)
  • 無憂華 (Muyuuka)
  • 鬼忍手裏剣 (Kinin Shuriken)
  • 大旋風 (Ootsumuji)
  • 甲賀手裏剣・無銘 (Kouga Shuriken · Mumei)
  • 甲賀手裏剣・山吹 (Kouga Shuriken · Yamabuki)

Sengoku Basara 4[edit | edit source]

  • 甲賀手裏剣 (Kouga Shuriken)
  • 無憂華 (Muyuuka)
  • 鬼忍手裏剣 (Kinin Shuriken)
  • 大旋風 (Ootsumuji)
  • 甲賀麺処 猿飛 (Kouga Mendokoro Sarutobi)
  • 甲賀手裏剣・無銘 (Kouga Shuriken · Mumei)
  • 甲賀手裏剣・山吹 (Kouga Shuriken · Yamabuki)

Skills[edit | edit source]

Sengoku BASARA - 2 Heroes[edit | edit source]

  • Waxing moon - Sasuke throws his shuriken into a distance, then he rushes quickly to his shuriken.
  • Half moon - Sasuke throws and spins his shuriken with a wire, pulling enemies entangled in it.
  • Waving Moon - Sasuke penetrates in through the ground,then bursting up from the ground to make enemies above thrown.
  • Invisible - Sasuke stealthing through enemies.
  • Dark Clone - Sasuke creating a clone made of darkness that imitates his move, Dark Elemental.
  • Spin Clone - Sasuke creating a clone made of darkness and throws it while the clone is spinning.

Sengoku BASARA 3 Utage - Sanada Yukimura-Den[edit | edit source]

  • Kagerou (影踊) - Adding shadow clone attack everytime 8-string attack is hold
  • Kagemoguri no jutsu (影潜の術) - Create a shadow clone to sent enemies flying. Hold the skill button to add aerial damage
  • Kageoi no jutsu (影追の術) - Sasuke throws his shuriken into a distance, then he rushes quickly to his shuriken. Additional attack added as level up by pressing 8-string attack button
  • Kagemai no jutsu (影舞の術) - Sasuke create a vortex and attack the enemies with shadow clones. Amount of attack increase as level up by pressing 8-string button repeatedly.
  • Uchiwatashi no Jutsu (打渡の術) - Sasuke throws and spins both of his shuriken with a wire, pulling enemies entangled in it. Hold the skill button for additional damage. This skill can also done airborne.
  • Ko yuu waza · kai 固有技・改 (Sumeragi - Sanada Yukimura-Den) - Sasuke penetrates in through the ground,then bursting up from the ground to make enemies above thrown. When he is in the ground another skills could be added to activate the skill instantly
  • Gen'ei no Jutsu (眩影の術) - Sasuke throws flash bombs then creating an attacking shadow clones vortex. Amount of attack increase as level up.
  • Utsusemi no Jutsu (空蝉の術) - Sasuke counters enemy attack with his shadow clones, send an enemy fly then piledriver the enemy. This skill can also be done airborne.
  • Abaremashira no Jutsu (暴猿の術) - Sasuke throws both of his energy imbued shuriken to attack the enemy. Shuriken's movement can be controlled by pressing 8-string button and analog.

Historical information[edit | edit source]

Sarutobi Sasuke

Sarutobi Sasuke (猿飛佐助) 

There is a legend that Yukimura had 10 ninja in his service – Sanada Ten Brave (真田十勇士 Sanada Juuyuushi?). Sarutobi Sasuke was one of them. Historians have not come to the agreement as to whether the shinobi existed or not. Some consider him a fictional character with no reference to real people; others believe that Sarutobi is the historical character Kozuki Sasuke. Sasuke learned ninjutsu at Kouga – Tozawa Hakuunsai. The name Sarutobi is translated as "monkey jump" consisting of two kanji characters - saru ( monkey?) and tobi ( jump?). Sasuke was said to have monkey-like agility and speed, especially when climbing trees. Japanese legends describe Sasuke as an orphan adopted and brought up by monkeys, which explains his abilities. Supposedly Sasuke died along with Yukimura in the summer siege of Osaka Castle.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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Image Gallery

How to Unlock[edit | edit source]

Game How to Unlock Notes
Sengoku BASARA Clear the game with Shingen -
Sengoku BASARA 2 Clear the game with Sanada Yukimura Unlocked by Default in the HD Collection
Sengoku BASARA 2 Heroes Unlocked by Default -
Sengoku BASARA X Unplayable Yukimura's Assist
Sengoku BASARA Battle Heroes Clear the game with Yukimura -
Sengoku BASARA 3 Unplayable -
Sengoku BASARA Chronicle Heroes Clear the game with Yukimura Unlocked by Default with Battle Heroes Save Data
Sengoku BASARA 3 Utage Unlocked by Default -
Sengoku BASARA 4 Clear the game with Yukimura Can be unlocked with DLC
Sengoku BASARA 4 Sumeragi Unlocked by Default -
Sengoku BASARA Sanada Yukimura-den Complete Story Mode Only playable for Minigames in Story Mode

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • "Sarutobi" means monkey jump, or 'flying monkey' depending on the reading.
  • He gains a new theme in Sengoku BASARA 3.

Reference List[edit | edit source]

Sengoku BASARA
Games
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Series
Anime
BASARAanime01.PNGBASARA2anime.pngLogo SBJE.pngGakuen logo.png
Film
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Live-Action
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Characters
Sengoku BASARA
Date MasamuneSanada YukimuraOda NobunagaNōhimeUesugi KenshinTakeda ShingenItsukiXaviMori RanmaruAkechi MitsuhideKasugaMaeda ToshiieMatsuSarutobi SasukeShimazu YoshihiroHonda Tadakatsu
Sengoku BASARA 2
Maeda KeijiChōsokabe MotochikaMōri MotonariToyotomi HideyoshiTakenaka HanbeiMiyamoto Musashi
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
GohonyariNaoe KanetsuguMiyoshi Trio
Sengoku BASARA Judge End
Sakai TadatsuguIsono Kazumasa
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