Takenaka Hanbei
Yukiden - Hanbei
4-Kanji Description: 蒼烈瞬躙
4-Kanji Translation: Blue Ardent Blinking Trample
Weapon: Kansetsuken
Element: Darkness
Faction: Toyotomi
Series Debut: Sengoku BASARA 2
Playable Debut: Sengoku BASARA 2
Games: Sengoku BASARA 2
Sengoku BASARA 2 Heroes
Sengoku BASARA X
Sengoku BASARA Battle Heroes
Sengoku BASARA 3 (NPC, Cutscene Only)
Sengoku BASARA Chronicle Heroes
Sengoku BASARA 4
Sengoku BASARA 4 Sumeragi
Sengoku BASARA Sanada Yukimura-den
Anime: Sengoku BASARA Samurai Kings 2
Sengoku BASARA The Last Party
Sengoku BASARA Judge End
Seiyuu: Akira Ishida
Voice Actor: Chris Cason (Samurai Kings 2/Judge End)
Television Actor: -
Stage Actor: Hiromi Sakimoto
Bishin Kawasumi

Takenaka Hanbei is a character introduced in Sengoku BASARA 2. Hanbei fights loyally alongside his lord, Toyotomi Hideyoshi.


Takenaka Hanbei is the strategist of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, also a rival of Katakura Kojūrō. He is such a good strategist, that he even anticipated Mōri Motonari's moves.

He usually wears a purple mask covering some parts of his face and has white hair. His weapon is a kansetsuken, an extendable sword which has a great amount of speed along with his movements. His element is darkness.


Hanbei uses a whip-like sword in battle. This allows him to perform quick swings or extend his sword to increase his range and coverage. Considered as one of the most powerful characters in the game, but there are lots of balance fixes on him on Sengoku Basara 4.

Hanbei possess a fairly good attack speed, and movement speed. Some of his skills have fast recovery timing, and some have long recovery. Prior to Sengoku Basara 4, there many useless skills he has, but in Sengoku Basara 4, most of his skills are useful.

Prior to Sengoku BASARA 4, Hanbei will always extend his sword on predetermined parts of his S-string and on selected skills.

In Sengoku BASARA 4, Hanbei's moveset is slightly altered. The player can now hold the attack of skill button (or button combination) to perform the attack with the sword extended. When extended, his S-string and skills will start up slower, but will have more range. Additionally, the extended version of his skills often function differently from their regular counterpart. However, due to his advantage and even greater attack reach, now Hanbei's damage has been nerved, and his usual skills like Hanayakani deals lesser damage. But due to dark element characteristics when you put elemental status in your weapons, its not really a trouble. Also his skills, Inochi Taeruyouni are not draining your hitpoint anymore, and the attack can be used to create a combo, not just sweeping attack to clear path away. However, now the timing is limited to certain extend, same as Uesugi Kenshin Shinsoku.

Because the extended sword follows the same mechanic as Nobunaga's follow-up attacks, players can easily and quickly switch between using Hanbei's regular sword or extended sword, allowing for some flexibility mid-combos (for his S-string at least).


Sengoku Basara 2Edit

  • 凜刀 雫卦 Rintou Shizuka (Dignified Sword: Divine Water Drops)
  • 凜刀 彩音 Rintou Ayane (Dignified Sword: Colorful sound)
  • 凜刀 凍摩 Rintou Touma (Dignified Sword: Frozen Grass)
  • 凜刀 瑠那 Rintou Runa (Dignified Sword: Luna)
  • 凜刀 蓮水 Rintou Hasumi (Dignified Sword: Lotus Water)
  • 凜刀 颯舞 Rintou Souma (Dignified Sword: Sudden Dance)
  • 万国の象徴 Bankoku no shouchou (Symbol of the World)
  • 凜刀 天音 Rintou Amane (Dignified Sword: Heaven's Sound)

Sengoku Basara 4Edit

  • 凜刀 雫卦 Rintou Shizuka (Dignified Sword: Divine Water Drops)
  • 凜刀 蓮水 Rintou Hasumi (Dignified Sword: Lotus Water)
  • 凜刀 颯舞 Rintou Souma (Dignified Sword: Sudden Dance)
  •  凜刀 炎覇 Rintou Enha (Dignified Sword: Fiery Ambition)
  • 凜刀 零計 Rintou Zerokei (Dignified Sword: Zero Plan)
  •  凜刀 雫卦・無銘 Rintou Shizuka Mumei (Dignified Sword: Divine Water Drops-Unsigned)
  • 凜刀 雫卦・山吹 Rintou Shizuka Yamabuki (Dignified Sword: Divine Water Drops-Bright Gold)


Like a Whisper (Darkness Elemental)
By extending the jointed sword, enemies are pierced and then pulled near. By holding and then releasing the skill button,enemies on the left and right are struck as well.

Cuts up enemies with a graceful high speed combination. Additional button pressing raises number of hits.The number of attacks increases after level up.

Easily and Softly
[Amaku Yawarakani]
Surrounding enemies are caught into the attack, and then thrown in midair. At Lv. 2 with the Skill button, and at Lv. MAX, with the normal combo button and additional pressing raises number of hits.

Be engulfed by darkness (Darkness Elemental)
[Yami ni Tsutsumarete]
Raising the sword to the sky, a rain of thorns is created. By charging the skill the number of thorns increases. The skill can be charged more after level up.

Like Vanishing Life
[Inochi Taeruyouni]
Pressing the skill button initiates the high speed movement; every time the normal combo button is pressed, the jointed sword is swung left and right without stopping. While the skill is active, life energy gradually decreases.

Brimming with Anger
[Ikari wo Komete]
For a set time, the number of Hits and Critical ratio go up. However, the received damage greatly increases as well.

Historical informationEdit


Takenaka Hanbei

Takenaka Shigeharu ( September 27, 1544 – July 6, 1579), who was also known as Takenaka Hanbei initially served the Saito Clan of Mino province, but later plotted an uprising and took over the Saito castle at Mount Inaba. Toyotomi Hideyoshi was so impressed by this tactic that he invited Shigeharu to join his forces as a strategist. Shigeharu made many contributions to Hideyoshi with his exceptional talent in that field.

He died of illness at age 34 during Hideyoshi's attack against the Mōri in the Chūgoku region of Japan, while Miki Castle was being besieged,Takenaka Shigekado, Shigeharu's son and successor, continued to serve Hideyoshi after his father's death. At the Battle of Sekigahara, he fought on the side of Tokugawa Ieyasu and his holdings at Bodaisan were secured. The Takenaka family thus became a family of Hatamoto, and would soon move from their old castle of Bodaisan to the new Iwate castle. The holdings of the Takenaka included Sekigahara Village. In the mid-19th century, Shigeharu's descendant Takenaka Shigekata served as commander of the Tokugawa forces in Fushimi at the Battle of Toba-Fushimi.


Takenaka Hanbei

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How to UnlockEdit

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


  • While said to be dead before the events of Sengoku BASARA 3, Hanbei can be seen in one of the opening movies alongside Hideyoshi.
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