Shima Sakon
Yukiden - Sakon.jpg
4-Kanji Description: 双天来舞
4-Kanji Translation: Twin Heavenly Dance
Weapon: Twin Swords
Element: Wind
Fire (SB4 Sumeragi DLC)
Faction: Toyotomi
Western Army
Series Debut: Sengoku BASARA 4
Playable Debut: Sengoku BASARA 4
Games: Sengoku BASARA 4
Sengoku BASARA 4 Sumeragi
Sengoku BASARA Sanada Yukimura-den
Anime: Gakuen BASARA
Seiyuu: Nakamura Yuichi
Voice Actor: -
Television Actor: -
Stage Actor: Keisuke Katou
Shuusuke Saitou

Shima Sakon is a new playable character featured in Sengoku BASARA 4. He is a cheerful young man who enjoys gambling and his flirtatious look, who serves under Ishida Mitsunari. His weapon is a pair of blades and his movesets involves acrobatic-looking attacks and kicks.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Sengoku BASARA 4[edit | edit source]

Sakon's original name was Shima Kiyooki, and he wandered around aimlessly without any real aim in life. Before the events of the game, he meets Keiji who, as an ex-vagabond, was very similar to himself. After a gambling match and a heated battle, Keiji tells Kiyooki that it's wrong for him to be wasting his talents when the country is stuck in such a turbulent era, and Kiyooki leaves with Keiji's words stuck in his head. It's not until his chance meeting with Mitsunari that he decides to follow Keiji's words and Mitsunari's lifestyle of living for his lord, changing his name to Shima Sakon (which means 'close to the left', the left being Mitsunari - Hideyoshi's left arm).

Sakon has a rivalry with Shibata Katsuie, who Sakon believes would have been himself if Mitsunari hadn't entered his life. As their roles could have easily been reversed, Sakon can't leave Katsuie to his fate, and tries to convince him that there is something worth living for. In Sakon's drama ending, he reveals that he knew Katsuie before he became the empty man he is now, and he admired everything about him, and so he can't watch him give up on his future without even trying. While Katsuie had originally been sent to assassinate Hideysohi, Sakon instead takes him to defeat Yoshiteru, before admitting at the end of it all that he was betting on his future.

In Sakon's anime ending, Mitsunari is bitter because Hideyoshi and Hanbei left him out of the battle with Ieyasu's forces. They lay siege on Ii Naotora's land, but during Sakon's battle with Naotora, Tadakatsu enters to give her extra support. Sakon doesn't understand why he would be there if Ieyasu is locked in battle with the Toyotomi, until Yoshitsugu presents the likelihood that Ieyasu won the battle and Hideyoshi and Hanbei are in fact dead. Later, when a messenger of the Toyotomi confirm that Hideyoshi and Hanbei were killed in action, Mitsunari refuses to believe it and runs off to Osaka in search for them, with Sakon in pursuit. When he gets there, Masamune and Yukimura have stormed the castle, and Hideyoshi is nowhere to be found, so Mitsunari desperately assumes that they must be waiting for him at his castle at Sawayama and once again runs off. When Sakon finally catches up to him and tries to talk some sense into him, Mitsunari comes to the conclusion that Sakon is a spy sent in his form by Ieyasu to kill him, and goes berserk. When Sakon comes to the realization that Mitsunari will only calm down if he allows Mitsunari to kill him, he stops fighting and lets Mitsunari vent all his anger on him. Mitsunari comes back to his senses and remembers him before landing the killing blow, but Sakon collapses moments after welcoming him back, leaving Mitsunari distraught.

Weapons[edit | edit source]

  • 「Even」・「Odd」 (「丁」・「半」 「chou」・「han」?)
  • 「Victory」・「Loss」 (「白」・「黒」 「shiro」・「kuro」?)
  • 「Good Luck」・「Bad Luck」 (「吉」・「凶」 「kichi」・「kyou」?)
  • 「Heaven」・「Earth」 (「天」・「地」 「ten」・「chi」?)
  • 「Six」・「Four」 (「丁」・「半」 「mutsu」・「yotsu」?)
  • 「Even」・「Odd」 (「丁」・「半」 「chou」・「han」?) (unsigned)
  • 「Even」・「Odd」 (「丁」・「半」 「chou」・「han」?) (gold)

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

The most stylish character in this game so far, with more than 12 combinations to his skills arsenal, and also the character with deepest battle style in Sengoku Basara history. He has a mid-tier attack speed, and quite decent movement speed, capable of outrunning most of normal movement speed characters. But he has an extremely fast recovery, and if used with care, his skills can be chained without end, from air to ground attack tirelessly.

Sakon's fighting style can be divided into to two stances - Twin Swords and Kicks - which can be easily switched during battle. These two stances determine almost his entire moveset from his S-String starting hits to his skills to his Basara finisher. His normal 8 hit attack finisher will automatically switch his style from Twin swords to kicks or vice-versa. But you might change the style too in the middle of his attack, just mark it on his flashing attack during a combo, when its "White" it means he is currently on Twin sword mode, but when its "Red" he is currently on Kick combo. His mode also determines his change in skills using.

When using his twin swords, Sakon's attacks cover more area, making this stance better against groups.When using kicks, Sakon's attacks cover less area but tends to come out quicker, making it better against single opponents.

The stances can be switch using his Buttons - R1.png skill (regardless of position) or during certain points in his S-String. While his stances allow him to adapt to most situations, care must be taken when performing his S-String since stance-switching happens at certain points of his S-String, possibly leading to the usage of the wrong skill. Fortunately, each of his skills are functionally similar to its counterpart in the other stance.

His Basara art is not a good one thou, as it's hardly uncontrollable hit-type Basara attack and doesn't have a decent range, making it useless in Heaven difficulty where your opponent tends to evade your Basara attack.

Skills[edit | edit source]

Sword[edit | edit source]

Matching Dice (ゾロ目 zorome?)

  • Button: Buttons - Square.png (long press)
  • Acquisition: level 1

Raised Floor (子あがり koagari?)

  • Button: Buttons - Triangle.png
  • Acquisition: level 1

50-50 (五分五分 gobugobu?)

  • Button: D-pad + Buttons - Triangle.png
  • Acquisition: level 1

Even Number ( chou?)

  • Button: Buttons - R1.png
  • Acquisition: level 2

Storm (アラシ arashi?)

  • Button: Buttons - L1.png + Buttons - Triangle.png
  • Acquisition: level 5

Feet[edit | edit source]

Gambling (鉄火 tekka?)

  • Button: Buttons - Square.png (long press)
  • Acquisition: level 1

Compromising Dealer (親おとし oya otoshi?)

  • Button: Buttons - Triangle.png
  • Acquisition: level 1

Persistence (一点張り ittenbari?)

  • Button: D-pad + Buttons - Triangle.png
  • Acquisition: level 1

Odd Number ( han?)

  • Button: Buttons - R1.png
  • Acquisition: level 2

Tick Tock (カチカチ kachikachi?)

  • Button: Buttons - L1.png + Buttons - Triangle.png
  • Acquisition: level 5

Secret Skills (Buttons - R2.png)[edit | edit source]

Just As Expected (おもうツボ omoutsubo?)

  • Acquisition: level 20

Koi-Koi (こいこい koikoi?)

  • Acquisition: level 30

Anyway In This World You Can Never Tell How It'll End (どうせこの世は一天地六 douse konoyo wa ittenchiroku?)

  • Acquisition: level 45

Historical Information[edit | edit source]

Shima Kiyooki (島清興, 9 June 1540 - 21 October 1600), also known as Shima Sakon (島左近), was a Japanese samurai of the late Sengoku period. Shima eventually left the service of the Tsutsui, and eventually joined Ishida Mitsunari before Sekigahara.

At the Battle of Sekigahara, Shima served as one of Ishida's higher-ranking officers, commanding a unit of 1,000 strong men. Some sources suggest Shima led musket men and that his position had cannons. He was shot by riflemen led by Kuroda Kanbei's son Nagamasa, forcing him to retreat. He died of his wounds about one month after the battle at the age of 60.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

SB4 Sakon Shima Close-Up.png

Image Gallery

How to Unlock[edit | edit source]

Game How to Unlock Notes
Sengoku BASARA 4 Unlocked by Default -
Sengoku BASARA 4 Sumeragi Unlocked by Default -
Sengoku BASARA Sanada Yukimura-den Complete Story Mode -

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In Sengoku BASARA 3, he was an NPC general that you could recruit as an ally by beating Osaka: Winter as Maeda Keiji in Story Mode.
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