Onimusha: Warlords (2001)

Video Game   |  Action, Adventure, Drama

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During the Sengoku period, Samanosuke, a mighty Samurai of the Akechi clan, is summoned by the Princess to fight against the forces of Nobunaga Oda, a powerful warlord and leader of murderous demons who invaded the kingdom.



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Cast & Crew

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Jun Takeuchi


Choko Sakai (screenplay), Hirohisa Soda (screenplay), Noboru Sugimura (scenario), Shin Yoshida (screenplay)

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23 September 2007 | SamiCybertron
| A fantastic video game!
Onimusha Warlords, the first game in the Onimusha game series is an amazing and epic adventure! Samanosuke Akechi (Molded after Takeshi Kaneshiro) is on a quest to rescue Princess Yuki from the hands of the evil Genma forces who are holding her captive, Accompanying him is Kaede - an expert female ninja.

But something is going down. Shortly before Samanosuke hears about Princess Yuki's capture, Nobunaga Oda (the main villain) after the success of defeating Yoshimoto Imagawa in Okehazama is struck by an arrow that kills him in the process. The Genma bring him back to life to lead his new army to conquest of not only Japan, but the entire world! It's now up to Samanosuke is rescue the Princess with the help of the Oni and kill Nobunaga and destroy the Genma before there true motives unfold.

This is a real fantastic game with action, adventure, a little bit of romance, badass characters and a whole load of sword fights ^_^ Start the Onimusha series by getting this game now!

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Did You Know?


Most of the demons are named after characters from Shakespeare's play, Hamlet: Guildenstern, Reynaldo, Osric, Marcellus, Hecuba, and Fortinbras.


Samanosuke Akechi: Face me, demon!

Alternate Versions

The North American Version includes both Japanese dialog and American Dialog. Most gamers will recommend playing the game with Japanese dialog along with English Subtitles to help heighten the Feudal Japan feel to the game.


Onimusha Main Theme
Composed by
Mamoru Samuragôchi (as Mamoru Samuragoch)
Performed by New Japan Philharmonic
Conducted by Takashi Niigaki
Second Conducted by Masato Kouchi
Syakuhachi (Bamboo Flute): Katsuya Yokoyama
Koto (Japanese Harp): Kazue Sawai
Ohtsudumi (Knee Drum): Shonosuke Ohkura
Kotsudumi (Shoulder Drum): Shunichiro Hisada
Shime Daiko (Japanese Drum): Kiyoshi Yoshitani
Nohkan (Japanese Flute): Yukihiro Issoh
Shoh (Japanese Flute): Setsuko Noda
Hichiriki (Japanese Flageolet): Myotoku Inaba, Gidayu Samisen, Yumiko Tanaka, Semisen, Etsuko Takezawa
Shinobue (Japanese Flute): Hiroyuki Koinuma
Biwa (Japanese Flute): Kakujo Nakamura
Wadaiko (Japanese Drum): Eitetsu Hayashi
Jun Enoki (Opus Corp.)


Plot Summary


Action | Adventure | Drama | Fantasy | Horror | Mystery


Release Date:

14 March 2001


English, Japanese

Country of Origin

Japan, Hong Kong

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