Takeda Shingen
Yukiden - Shingen
4-Kanji Description: 戦神覇王
4-Kanji Translation: Conqueror God of Battle
Weapon: Giant Axe
Element: Fire
Faction: Takeda
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, Cutscene Only)
Sengoku BASARA Chronicle Heroes
Sengoku BASARA 3 Utage
Sengoku BASARA 4 (NPC)
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: Tesshō Genda
Voice Actor: Mark Gibbon (Devil Kings)
Michael McConnohie (Samurai Heroes)
Christopher Ayres (Samurai Kings/2/The Last Party/Judge End)
Television Actor: Hiroaki Iwanaga
Stage Actor: Kazuto Nakamura
Hikaru Hanagata


~I, Shingen, shall become a tiger dominating over Heaven and Earth!~

Takeda Shingen is a character introduced in the first Sengoku BASARA. In Devil Kings, he is also known as Red Minotaur.


Leader of the Takeda clan, famous for its cavalry. Has a large, imposing frame and a brilliant mind as well. Wields a giant axe. Often starts large and unnecessary brawls with Yukimura, sometimes for no reason, usually by wrestling or exchanging names while punching each other at the face. He was critically ill in Sengoku BASARA 3. But in Sengoku BASARA 3 Utage, he recovered immediately, becoming a playable character. He was a combat npc for Sengoku BASARA 4, but became a playable character once again in Sengoku BASARA 4 Sumeragi.


  • As The Wildfire - Shingen winds back and launches his flaming fist forward, doing intense damage. Enemies sent flying are set on fire. (Unlocked at Level 2)
  • As The Forest - Transfers some of Shingen's health to the BASARA gauge. (Unlocked at Level 6)
  • As The Mountain - Shingen slams his axe on the ground, creating a shockwave of rock that knocks enemies off their feet. (Unlocked at Level 12)
  • As The Wind - Shingen bathes himself in fire and whirls around like a top, chopping apart enemies in his path. (Unlocked at Level 17)

Weapons Edit

  • Stonecutter - A giant axe that has poor power and defense.
  • Dark Manta - This great axe is slightly more powerful than Stonecutter.
  • Funeral Pyre - This giant axe is empowered by fire. It has high attack power and low defense. It also adds bonus fire damage to every hit.
  • Razorwheel - This spinning axe has poor attack but very high defense. It has a special prime advantage, adding a bonus hit to every blow struck against a "primed" enemy.
  • Immortal Halberd - This has the same properties as Funeral Pyre, but with a vastly higher attack and better defense.
  • Crowd Fan - This massive fan is more functional than it first appears. It has the highest attack of any axe and even has a respectable defense.

Historical informationEdit


Takeda Shingen

Takeda Shingen 

武田信玄 December 1, 1521 – May 13, 1573

was the most famous leader of the Takeda clan and one of the most famous leaders in the Sengoku Period. Even though the young Shingen was gifted, his relation with his father was so poor that his father considered making Shingen's younger brother his heir instead of Takeda Shingen himself.

When he heard of this, Shingen led a rebellion against his father and took control of the clan. His younger brother did not resent Shingen for it and became one of his most loyal generals.

After leading his clan for years he attacked an ally of the Uesugi Clan which forced Uesugi Kenshin to fight him and thus a rivalry was born.

Takeda Shingen and Uesugi Kenshin fought many battles with each other. The fourth one was the bloodiest and both Takeda and Kenshin suffered heavy casualties; Takeda even lost his younger brother.

Despite their rivalry the two warlords had nothing but respect for each other and would often send each other gifts. When the surrounding lords refused to trade with Takeda because they feared him Kenshin secretly smuggled food to him and advised him to attack his neighbors because their actions were an act of war. Takeda on the other hand gave Kenshin his sword which was one of his dearest possessions.

When Oda rose to power Takeda was one of the few warlords powerful enough to stop him but after some victories against Oda and Ieyasu he died of sickness (others say it was an old war wound) in his camp. Takeda was 51 years old during the time of his death.

The Takeda clan was then led by his less talented son who would later be defeated by Oda.



Image Gallery

How to UnlockEdit

Game How to Unlock Notes
Sengoku BASARA Unlocked by Default -
Sengoku BASARA 2 Clear the game with Sasuke 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 Unlocked by Default -
Sengoku BASARA 3 Unplayable Cutscene Only
Sengoku BASARA Chronicle Heroes Clear the game with Sasuke Unlocked by Default with Battle Heroes Save Data
Sengoku BASARA 3 Utage Clear Story Mode with every character -
Sengoku BASARA 4 Unplayable -
Sengoku BASARA 4 Sumeragi Unlocked by Default -
Sengoku BASARA Sanada Yukimura-den Complete Story Mode -


  • Though confirmed dead as of the events of Sanada Yukimura-den's main story, Shingen's voice can be heard narrating the story between chapters, as well as several of the promotional videos.
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Sengoku BASARA 2 Heroes
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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
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