Onimusha: Warlords (2001)

Video Game   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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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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User Reviews

22 March 2018 | EasternZZ
| A forgotten gem lost in time
The game takes place in feudal Japan and you play a samurai who gains the powers of the Demons, giving you the ability to control fire, wind, and lightning.

+)A very unique and original idea +)The soundtrack is well done. It used a live orchestra. +)Very nice graphics, even in 2018 the graphics still hold up well. +)Smooth 60 FPS gameplay +) A nice mixture of action, role playing, and puzzle gameplay

~)Very poor English dub. Forget Resident Evil 1, Onimusha 1 has the worst English dub in gaming history ~)I like the controls but others may complain. It controls like RE. ~)Good length but some may complain that is it way too short. about 3-5 hours.

This game is great if you have an afternoon to spare. It still holds and started a great trilogy of games. It also stars real-life Japanese celebrities as the game characters.

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Did You Know?


Capcom had a prototype running on the Playstation 1 system. During production they decided to release this on the Playstation 2 as a first year title.


Nobunaga Oda: Men, fight and die WITH HONOR!

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 | Fantasy | Horror | Mystery


Release Date:

13 March 2001


English, Japanese

Country of Origin

Japan, Hong Kong

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