Monday, 25 November 2013

Sengoku Basara 4 Reference Materials (Part 2)

This is the second part of my collection of translated Sengoku Basara 4 reference materials after the first grew too large for a single post. You can see the other part here; it contains menu translations, a stage list and weapon enhancement information.

Contents

Navigation
Levelling Up
The Basara-ya Shop
DLC (Downloadable Content)
Weapon Enhancement
Weapon Fusion
Inscriptions
Play Books
Stages
Character Profiles: Playable Characters
Character Profiles: Non-Playable Characters
Ranks
Fugitive Bingo
Trophies
Enemy Formations
Links

Character Profiles: Playable Characters

There are 40 characters in Sengoku Basara 4, of whom 32 are playable.

Azai Nagamasa 浅井長政
Character image phrase: 信義不倒 Shingi Futou ('Unshakeable Loyalty')
Basara-e: 正義 (Justice). Three small birds (lesser cuckoos?) carrying lilies.
Seiyuu: Tsujitani Kouji
Weapon: Katana
Element: Light
Playable: Yes
Unlock method: Clear Sengoku Creation mode with Shibata Katsuie
Routes available: Creation route, drama route
Description: The supreme commander who leads the Kyougoku-Azai army. Nagamasa is a deeply serious person who prizes justice and punishes those he has recognised as 'evil'. He's proud, too. Often trapped between the demands of his wife Oichi and his sister Maria, Nagamasa's problems never end. Although his reach is short on the battlefield, he fights by making use of his agility.

Chousokabe Motochika 長曾我部元親
Character image phrase: 天衣無縫 Ten I Muhou ('Flawless Construction')
Basara-e: 海遊 (Voyage). A ship sailing on a shark-infested ocean.
Seiyuu: Ishino Ryuuzou
Weapon: Ikariyari (anchor-spear)
Element: Fire
Playable: Yes
Unlock method: Clear Sengoku Creation mode with Tokugawa Ieyasu
Routes available: Creation route, drama route
Description: The supreme commander of the Chousokabe forces who rules over the western sea. He's trusted deeply by his men as their big hearted, considerate 'big brother'. As he continues his voyage in the mobile pirate stronghold 'Hyakki Fugaku' Motochika thinks about the oceans of distant lands. At the same time, he's also considering helping his friend Tokugawa Ieyasu in his conquest of the country.

Date Masamune 伊達政宗
Character image phrase: 奥州筆頭 Oushuu Hittou ('Head of Oushuu')
Basara-e: 竜王 (Dragon King). A dragon.
Seiyuu: Nakai Kazuya
Weapon: Katana (one-sword style and six-sword style)
Element: Lightning
Playable: Yes
Unlock method: Available from the start
Routes available: Creation route, drama route
Description: Masamune is said to introduce himself as the Dragon King as the curtain rises on the 'Sengoku Creation'. His goal is to charge out and unify the nation.

Fuuma Kotarou 風魔小太郎
Character image phrase: 疾風翔慟 Shippuu Shoudou ('Soaring Gale')
Basara-e: 無響 (Soundless). Falling black feathers.
Seiyuu: None
Weapon: Ninjatou (dual ninja swords)
Element: Wind
Playable: Yes
Unlock method: Clear Sengoku Creation mode with Ootani Yoshitsugu
Routes available: Creation route
Description: The legendary shinobi who once served the Houjou family. Kotarou is a mysterious being who simply keeps on fighting according to the orders of his employer, without speaking a single word or displaying his intentions. In Sengoku Basara 4, he's been hired for 'a certain reason' that Matsunaga Hisahide has in mind, fighting all over the land of Hinomoto as ordered. In battle Kotarou's quick, ninja-like movements toy with his enemies as he releases a continuous flurry of attacks.

Gotou Matabee 後藤又兵衛
Character image phrase: 執心流浪 Shuushin Rurou ('Obsessive Wandering')
Basara-e: 叫竜 (Roaring Dragon). A dinosaur.
Seiyuu: Miki Shinichirou
Weapon: Kiba ('strange blade', but pronounced like 'fang'). It's a curved, uneven blade.
Weapon names: 執行刃 Enforcement Blade, 血祭刃 Bloodbath Blade, 断末刃 Severing Agony Blade, 粉骨刃 Bone Powder Blade, 円鬼刃 Compass Blade, 執行刃・無銘 Enforcement Blade (Unsigned), 執行刃・山吹 Enforcement Blade (Gold)
Element: Lightning
Playable: Yes
Unlock method: Clear Sengoku Creation mode with Shima Sakon
Routes available: Creation route, drama route
Description: Originally a warrior in the Kuroda forces, now he drifts around the country of Hinomoto (Japan) with no master. Matabee is very proud and holds a strong grudge against anyone who wounds his pride, vindictively stalking them and writing their name in his 'Matabee Enmachou' mark book.

Honda Tadakatsu 本多忠勝
Character image phrase: 戦国最強 Sengoku Saikyou ('Strongest In The Warring States')
Basara-e: 蜻蛉 (Dragonfly). A dragonfly.
Seiyuu: None
Weapon: Mechanical spear
Element: Lightning
Playable: Yes
Unlock method: Clear Sengoku Creation mode with Tsuruhime
Routes available: Creation route
Description: There's no such thing as a person who wouldn't be terrified hearing the name 'Sengoku Saikyou'. Serving Tokugawa since before he worked under the Toyotomi forces, Tadakatsu has always been supporting his lord. For the sake of his master he rose up in battle once more as a commander to wield his spear with fresh resolve. One of his traits are his powerful spear attacks.

Ii Naotora 井伊直虎
Character image phrase: 剛潔撫子 Gouketsu Nadeshiko ('Strong And Righteous Carnation')
Basara-e: 凛虎 (Cold Tiger). A tiger with flowers.
Seiyuu: Sakamoto Maaya
Weapon: Kyoken ('giant sword'). It's enormous, and shaped more like a classic fantasy sword.
Weapon names: 懐剣“白無垢” Kaiken 'Wedding Kimono', 懐剣“鐘三献” Kaiken 'A Bell and Three Cups', 懐剣“聖六輝” Kaiken 'Six Holy Days', 懐剣“花高砂” Kaiken 'Ceremonial Flowers', 寿一膳 Congratulatory Chopsticks, 懐剣“白無垢”・無銘 Kaiken 'Wedding Kimono' (Unsigned), 懐剣“白無垢”・山吹 Kaiken 'Wedding Kimono' (Gold)
Element: Fire
Playable: Yes
Unlock method: Available from the start
Routes available: Creation route, drama route
Description: The hot-blooded female general of the Ii army burns with animosity towards all of the world's men. Naotora swings her sword for the sake of making a world for maidens, offering relief to the maidens who grieve in war. In the past, her fiance fled due to the war with the Takeda army dragging on for so long. It's because of this that she harbours one-sided hostility towards Takeda Shingen.

Ishida Mitsunari 石田三成
Character image phrase: 君子殉凶 Kunshi Junkyou ('Virtuous Man, Martyr to Misfortune')
Basara-e: 西凶 (Western Misfortune). An eagle and a cup.
Seiyuu: Seki Tomokazu
Weapon: Katana
Element: Darkness
Playable: Yes
Unlock method: Available from the start
Routes available: Creation route, drama route
Description: Mitsunari is described as continuing to dedicate everything he has to his master, Toyotomi Hideyoshi: the man he worships like a god. Mitsunari hasn't been shown acting as Hideyoshi's retainer in the game series yet, so this is an opportunity for something new.

Katakura Kojuurou 片倉小十郎
Character image phrase: 仁吼義侠 Jinkou Gikyou ('Benevolent Roaring Chivalry')
Basara-e: 右竜 (Right Dragon). A dragon wrapped around a crescent moon.
Seiyuu: Morikawa Toshiyuki
Weapon: Katana
Element: Lightning
Playable: Yes
Unlock method: Clear Sengoku Creation mode with Date Masamune
Routes available: Creation route
Description: Masamune's trusted retainer, who also goes by the name "Right Eye of the Dragon". Kojuurou's sword skill has reached the level of a master and he also possesses calm judgement as a tactician. His existence is indispensable to the Date forces. While supporting his lord Date Masamune in proclaiming himself the "Dragon King", he watches over him so he doesn't go off track. Another of Kojuurou's duties is repelling raids by Matabee, who is shadowing Masamune. For many of the commanders - not just Masamune - there'll be more drama than ever before in this game's depiction of the turbulent Sengoku period.

Kobayakawa Hideaki 小早川秀秋
Character image phrase: 無明秋夜 Mumyou Shuuya ('Autumn Night Of Ignorance')
Basara-e: 寿鍋 (Congratulatory Hot Pot). A nabe hot pot.
Seiyuu: Fukuyama Jun
Weapon: Nabe pot
Element: Fire
Playable: Yes
Unlock method: Clear Sengoku Creation mode with Takenaka Hanbee
Routes available: Creation route
Description: Hideaki is the supreme commander of the Kobayakawa army. As a lord he's a coward and extremely indecisive, but when it comes to food he's a glutton who gets more fired up and determined than anyone else in the land of Hinomoto. He seems to have built up a strange lord-retainer relationship with Tenkai, the mysterious monk who resides in the Kobayakawa household.

Kuroda Kanbee 黒田官兵衛
Character image phrase: 機略重鈍 Kiryaku Juudon ('Heavy, Sluggish Manoeuvres')
Basara-e: 如水 (Josui). A splash of water.
Seiyuu: Koyama Rikiya
Weapon: Iron ball
Element: Wind
Playable: Yes
Unlock method: Clear Sengoku Creation mode with Gotou Matabee
Routes available: Creation route
Description: The supreme commander of the Kuroda forces. Kanbee was originally a commander in the Toyotomi army, however his capabilities were seen as dangerous together with the ambitions he secretly harboured and he was driven away to the southern lands. He wasn't discouraged even after that incredible misfortune; in the turbulent age he embraced his aspirations once more, setting out a network of underground tunnels spanning the whole of Hinomoto.

Maeda Keiji 前田慶次
Character image phrase: 絢麗豪壮 Kenrei Gousou ('Gorgeous Splendour')
Basara-e: 花吹 (Kabuki; 'Flurry of Flowers'). A cherry blossom tree.
Seiyuu: Morita Masakazu
Weapon: Choutou-shuyari (Super-sword, scarlet spear)
Element: Wind
Playable: Yes
Unlock method: Available from the start
Routes available: Creation route, drama route
Description: The supreme commander of a reborn Maeda army. While his free-spiritedness as a former vagabond remains, he's starting to gain an awareness of being the head of his clan. Keiji seems to harbour doubts about carrying responsibility for his land on his shoulders, opposing the turbulent era brought about by the 'restoration of power to the heavens'. Meanwhile, as the one who was known as a kabukimono, he can't deny the heated enthusiasm that the people are emitting. On the battlefield he blows numerous enemy soldiers away by brandishing his lengthy 'super-sword'. Keiji's personality can be appreciated for the way it embodies splendid action.

Matsunaga Hisahide 松永久秀
Character image phrase: 天我独尊 Tenga Dokuson ('Divinely Self-Important')
Basara-e: 蜘蛛 (Spider). A deadly-looking spider in a web.
Seiyuu: Fujiwara Keiji
Weapon: Treasure sword and gunpowder
Element: Fire
Playable: Yes
Unlock method: Clear Sengoku Creation mode with Fuuma Kotarou
Routes available: Creation route, drama route
Description: Hisahide is someone who doesn't think twice before trampling on other people and uses any means necessary to get what he wants. Although he's working on behalf of the Ashikaga faction, it's only because he's looking for 'something' himself. In battle Hisahide releases explosive techniques utilising his signature gunpowder, together with his treasure sword.

Mogami Yoshiaki 最上義光
Character image phrase: 勿怪跳躍 Mokke Chouyaku ('Unexpected Leap')
Basara-e: 貴狐 (Noble Fox). A fox.
Seiyuu: Shiratori Tetsu
Weapon: Shikitou (parade sword)
Element: Ice
Playable: Yes
Unlock method: Clear Sengoku Creation mode with Katakura Kojuurou
Routes available: Creation route
Description: As the commander who leads the Mogami forces of Dewa, Yoshiaki is an overly self-conscious person and a self-proclaimed 'splendid gentleman'. He's been considering going with the flow in order to survive the turbulent times... but he still hasn't said whether that means siding with Ashikaga Yoshiteru or Oda Nobunaga.

Mouri Motonari 毛利元就
Character image phrase: 詭計智将 Kikei Chishou ('Wily Strategist')
Basara-e: 日輪 (Nichirin). The torii gate at Itsukushima.
Seiyuu: Nakahara Shigeru
Weapon: Rintou ('ringblade')
Element: Light
Playable: Yes
Unlock method: Clear Sengoku Creation mode with Chousokabe Motochika
Routes available: Creation route, drama route
Description: The supreme commander of the Mouri forces with his headquarters at Aki: Itsukushima. Motonari is also a detached schemer who employs ruthless tactics in order to guide his army to victory. On the surface he's working as one of Ashikaga's subordinates and mobilising his forces to unify the country, for the sake of making Aki the centre of the land of Hinomoto.

Oda Nobunaga 織田信長
Character image phrase: 征天魔王 Seiten Maou ('Demon King Conquering The Heavens')
Basara-e: 六魔 (Six Demons). A skull.
Seiyuu: Wakamoto Norio
Weapon: Sword/shotgun
Element: Darkness
Playable: Yes
Unlock method: Clear Sengoku Creation mode with Oichi
Routes available: Creation route, drama route
Description: The supreme commander of the Oda army, feared as the Demon King. He continues his merciless march as though to burn the whole country to ashes and reign over the land of Hinomoto with terror. Disinterested in the matter of Shibata Katsuie's past rebellion, he treats him as he would any other rank and file soldier. With the appearance of the final Muromachi shogun, Ashikaga Yoshiteru, seeing how Nobunaga takes aim at the country will be one of the highlights of the game's drama.

Oichi お市
Character image phrase: 幻妖言惑 Genyou Genwaku ('Enthralling Apparition')
Basara-e: 緋手 (Scarlet Hands). A dark hand and lilies.
Seiyuu: Noto Mamiko
Weapon: Dark hands
Element: Darkness
Playable: Yes
Unlock method: Clear Sengoku Creation mode with Azai Nagamasa
Routes available: Creation route, drama route
Description: The wife of Azai Nagamasa. Feared by many as the sister of Oda Nobunaga, Oichi harbours self-destructive thoughts. Since being with Nagamasa gives her a sense of peace, she's become deeply dependent on him and will stop at nothing to protect her husband. Oichi's weapons are her shadowy 'dark hands'.

Ootani Yoshitsugu 大谷吉継
Character image phrase: 寥星跋扈 Ryousei Bakko ('Unrestrained Lonely Star')
Basara-e: 蝶星 (Butterfly Star). A butterfly.
Seiyuu: Tachiki Fumihiko
Weapon: Prayer beads
Element: Darkness
Playable: Yes
Unlock method: Clear Sengoku Creation mode with Ishida Mitsunari
Routes available: Creation route
Description: It's been decided that Ootani Yoshitsugu will join the battle as the commander who serves as Ishida Mitsunari's advisor in the Toyotomi forces - and also his friend! Even though Tokugawa Ieyasu has left their ranks and they gained Shima Sakon as a subordinate, Yoshitsugu continues to counsel Mitsunari just as he did before.

Ootomo Sourin 大友宗麟
Character image phrase: 古今奔放 Kokon Honpou ('Uninhibited In Any Era')
Basara-e: 賛主 (Lord of Praise). A cherub playing a harp.
Seiyuu: Sugiyama Noriaki
Weapon: Kudou Kunikuzushi ('The Destroyer Of Provinces Drive' i.e. the Xavi tank)
Element: Light
Playable: Yes
Unlock method: Clear Sengoku Creation mode with Saika Magoichi
Routes available: Creation route, drama route
Description: The young head of his house who leads the Ootomo forces. Holding a firm belief in the shady religion 'Xavism', Sourin bothers those around him by preaching at every opportunity. He heads off on a journey with his loyal retainer Tachibana Muneshige to make the most of the turbulent era and construct 'Xavi Land' parks all over the land of Hinomoto. On the battlefield, Sourin rides on the Kudou Kunikuzushi and gains more believers even while he's fighting.

Saika Magoichi 雑賀孫市
Character image phrase: 煙鳥翔華 Enchou Shouka ('Smoky Bird Soaring Magnificently')
Basara-e: 誇烏 (Proud Crow). Yatagarasu (a three-legged crow).
Seiyuu: Oohara Sayaka
Weapon: Guns
Element: Fire
Playable: Yes
Unlock method: Clear Sengoku Creation mode with Ii Naotora
Routes available: Creation route, drama routes
Description: The third generation leader of the Saika Shuu, a mercenary group equipped with firearms. Instead of using the value of the reward to select their employer, they're proud people who will only enter a contract with a partner who acknowledges their skill and way of life. In the turbulent times they advance across the battlefield to determine whether any force is worthy of a contract. On the battleground Magoichi specialises in long-range attacks using guns.

Sanada Yukimura 真田幸村
Character image phrase: 天覇絶槍 Ten Ha Zessou ('Spears Reigning Supreme In The Heavens')
Basara-e: 翼虎 (Winged Tiger). A tiger with wings.
Seiyuu: Hoshi Souichirou
Weapon: Dual spears
Element: Fire
Playable: Yes
Unlock method: Available from the start
Routes available: Creation route, drama route
Description: The Takeda army's young commander, with a heart which burns like flames. Having been given charge of troops by supreme commander Takeda Shingen, he fights hard to see 'Fuurinkazan' for himself even as he looks towards claiming the land. The mutual acknowledgement of strength he shares with Oushuu's Date Masamune makes them fine rivals.

Sarutobi Sasuke 猿飛佐助
Character image phrase: 蒼天疾駆 Souten Shikku ('Swiftly Riding The Azure Sky')
Basara-e: 猿舞 (Monkey Dance). A group of monkeys.
Seiyuu: Koyasu Takehito
Weapon: Shuriken
Element: Darkness
Playable: Yes
Unlock method: Clear Sengoku Creation mode with Sanada Yukimura
Routes available: Creation route
Description: Sasuke is a capable shinobi who carries out Takeda Shingen's orders. His role is support Sanada Yukimura. Though he usually has a carefree attitude in spite of the atmosphere, his true military power and care for his master are beyond doubt. Sasuke also has a callous, ninjalike side; this coldheartedness can be glimpsed depending on which enemy he's facing. With the gigantic shuriken he uses as weapons, he takes full advantage of his agility on the battlefield to toy with the enemy forces.

Shibata Katsuie 柴田勝家
Character image phrase: 破願一望 Hagan Ichibou ('A Vow Destroyed In A Single Sweep')
Basara-e: 甕割 (Urn Splitter). A pot spilling water.
Seiyuu: Okamoto Nobuhiko
Weapon: Sakabanagi (Reverse-bladed naginata with blades at both ends)
Weapon names: 逆刃薙 旋風 Reverse Naginata: Whirlwind, 逆刃薙 疾風 Reverse Naginata: Gale, 逆刃薙 翠嵐 Reverse Naginata: Suiran, 逆刃薙 颶風 Reverse Naginata: Hurricane, 漫我道 The Path Of Manga, 逆刃薙 旋風・無銘 Reverse Naginata: Whirlwind (Unsigned), 逆刃薙 旋風・山吹 Reverse Naginata: Whirlwind (Gold)
Element: Wind
Playable: Yes
Unlock method: Available from the start
Routes available: Creation route, drama route, anime route
Description: A young soldier in the vanguard of the Oda army. After a rebellion which ended in failure, the skilled Katsuie was left in a weak position. Now, it's as though he's given up and lives for nothing more than following orders from his aloof master Oda Nobunaga. However, once he's on the battlefield he plays an active role, using the full reach of his reverse-bladed naginata and many extravagant techniques.

Shima Sakon 島左近
Character image phrase: 双天来舞 Soutenraibu ('Dance Of The Twin Heavens')
Basara-e: 丁半 (Chouhan). Dice and hanafuda cards.
Seiyuu: Nakamura Yuuichi
Weapon: Twin swords, kicks
Weapon names: 「丁」・「半」 Evens/Odds, 「白」・「黒」 White/Black, 「吉」・「凶」 Luck/Misfortune, 「天」・「地」 Heaven/Earth, 「六」・「四」 Six/Four, 「丁」・「半」無銘 Evens/Odds (Unsigned), 「丁」・「半」山吹 Evens/Odds (Gold)
Element: Wind
Playable: Yes
Unlock method: Available from the start
Routes available: Creation route, drama route, anime route
Description: A young kirikomi taichou (commander who spearheads the attack) in the Toyotomi army, following Ishida Mitsunari. A cheerful youth who enjoys nothing more than a gamble; he's as light on his feet as his looks and behaviour imply. He yearns to show his master Ishida Mitsunari his one-sided loyalty. In combat, Sakon is a warrior who can be relied on to stir up the battlefield with a constantly changing flurry of kicks and slashes.

Shimazu Yoshihiro 島津義弘
Character image phrase: 一刀必殺 Ittou Hissatsu ('One Stroke, Certain Death')
Basara-e: 鬼道 (Way Of The Demon). A demon, or demonic noh mask.
Seiyuu: Ogata Kenichi
Weapon: Large sword
Element: Lightning
Playable: Yes
Unlock method: Clear Sengoku Creation mode with Mouri Motonari
Routes available: Creation route
Description: The supreme commander of the Shimazu forces, Yoshihiro wields his huge sword as a master of the 'single deadly strike' Jigenryuu style. In this turbulent age full of battles between strong enemies, he spends every waking hour in combat to perfect his Jigenryuu. Many soldiers fear the way he relentlessly cuts down his opponents, and he's come to be known by the nickname 'Oni' ('Demon') Shimazu.

Tachibana Muneshige 立花宗茂
Character image phrase: 青天白日 Seiten Hakujitsu ('Found Innocent Of All Charges')
Basara-e: 士魂 (Spirit of the Samurai). Three fish swimming in a circle.
Seiyuu: Inada Tetsu
Weapon: Raikiri (dual chainsaws)
Element: Lightning
Playable: Yes
Unlock method: Clear Sengoku Creation mode with Ootomo Sourin
Routes available: Creation route
Description: A commander who serves Ootomo Sourin. Overflowing with loyalty, Muneshige is known as a man of integrity but that's not all; he's also regarded as a paragon of great courage in the land of Hinomoto. Even while he's being ordered about by the self-centred Ootomo Sourin, Muneshige is firmly loyal to his lord - and his famous blade Raikiri is renowned on the battlefield.

Takenaka Hanbee 竹中半兵衛
Character image phrase: 蒼烈瞬躙 Souretsu Shunrin ('Blue Fury Darting Forwards')
Basara-e: 七書 (Seven Writings). A castle.
Seiyuu: Ishida Akira
Weapon: Kansetsuken ('jointed sword'). It can be used as either a sword or a whip.
Element: Darkness
Playable: Yes
Unlock method: Clear Sengoku Creation mode with Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Routes available: Creation route, drama route
Description: Hanbee is the genius tactician who supports the Toyotomi army, and Hideyoshi's close friend. He hides his illness in order to help his friend turn the land of Hinomoto into a strong country during turbulent times - and for the sake of the future of the Toyotomi forces.

Tenkai 天海
Character image phrase: 慈眼傍観 Jigan Boukan ('Spectating Merciful Eye')
Basara-e: 慈眼 (Merciful Eye). A staring eye.
Seiyuu: Hayami Shou
Weapon: A pair of 'monk staff' (shakujou) scythes
Element: Darkness
Playable: Yes
Unlock method: Clear Sengoku Creation mode with Kobayakawa Hideaki
Routes available: Creation route, drama route
Description: An unidentified Buddhist monk who works with the Kobayakawa army. Due to his skill at advising the indecisive Kobayakawa Hideaki and the way that he can charm people with words, he's earned the admiration of the soldiers. However, nobody knows the background of this person who habours many secrets and often disappears.

Tokugawa Ieyasu 徳川家康
Character image phrase: 東照権現 Toushou Gongen ('Avatar Of The Light of the East')
Basara-e: 東照 (Toushou). The sun with a tanuki.
Seiyuu: Ookawa Tooru
Weapon: None
Element: Light
Playable: Yes
Unlock method: Available from the start
Routes available: Creation route, drama route
Description: The commander of the Tokugawa forces. This game's setting is the 'Sengoku Creation' but Ieyasu appears in the form of a young man. In order to bring about a world of peace through human bonds, Ieyasu left the Toyotomi army, who advanced by dominating through power, and raised his own flag. He stands on the battlefield armed with just his fists so that he can know the people's pain. However, that doesn't change the fact that Ieyasu still wields great power, and he repeatedly questions himself...

Toyotomi Hideyoshi 豊臣秀吉
Character image phrase: 裂界武帝 Rekkai Butei ('Military Emperor of a Torn World')
Basara-e: 太閤 (Taikou). A gourd splashing a map of Japan.
Seiyuu: Okiayu Ryoutarou
Weapon: None
Element: Light
Playable: Yes
Unlock method: Available from the start
Routes available: Creation route, drama route
Description: The supreme commander of the Toyotomi forces, throwing away the past for the sake of turning the turbulent land of Hinomoto into a mighty country. Able to sweep away a whole army with a single fist, he possesses overwhelming strength. Hideyoshi believes in power, and in that using that power to enrich the country.

Tsuruhime 鶴姫
Character image phrase: 純白可憐 Junpaku Karen ('Pure White And Lovely')
Basara-e: 祈鶴 (Praying Crane). A crane.
Seiyuu: Koshimizu Ami
Weapon: Bow
Element: Ice
Playable: Yes
Unlock method: Clear Sengoku Creation mode with Chousokabe Motochika
Routes available: Creation route, drama route
Description: The shrine maiden bound to the Iyokouno forces who possesses the mysterious power of an oracle. Although she was raised in a shrine with the greatest care, there's a risk that she doesn't know when a person shouldn't be trusted. One day, Tsuruhime heard a voice from the heavens calling itself 'Himiko' and set sail in turbulent times in order to bring the battles being waged across the land to an end. Yet on the battlefield, Tsuruhime specialises in long-range attacks with her bow and shows a great deal of energy as she blasts her enemies away.

Yamanaka Shikanosuke 山中鹿之介
Character image phrase: 明察麒麟 Meisatsu Kirin ('Insightful Kirin')
Basara-e: 鹿々 (Many Deer). A pair of deer.
Seiyuu: Irino Miyu
Weapon: Renketsu konbou ('linked cudgels'). It's similar to a set of nunchaku, only crazier.
Weapon names: キンカン Kumquat, ザクロ Pomegranate, アオカズラ Green Vine, イチジク Fig, タコ山カニ山 Mr. Octopus & Mr. Crab, キンカン・無銘 Kumquat (Unsigned), キンカン・山吹 Kumquat (Gold)
Element: Light
Playable: Yes
Unlock method: Clear Sengoku Creation mode with Maeda Keiji
Routes available: Creation route, drama route, anime route
Description: A retainer of the Amago family. Shikanosuke is a boy who is travelling in search of Amago Haruhisa, Unfortunately, his detective skills haven't yet matured and he frequently leaps to the wrong conclusion. He's accompanied by a deer called 'Oyassan' (this is a Japanese way of addressing a middle-aged man).

Character Profiles: Non-Playable Characters

Akechi Mitsuhide 明智光秀
Character image phrase: 冷眼下瞰 Reigan Kakan ('Coldly Looking Down')
Seiyuu: Hayami Shou
Weapon: Scythe
Element: Darkness
Playable: No
Description: The scythe-swinging aide to the Demon King, Akechi Mitsuhide of the Oda army appears as an enemy warlord. Regardless of whether it's a friend or foe, he likes to watch blood flowing and people suffering. This abnormality is also directed at his lord, Nobunaga...

Ashikaga Yoshiteru 足利義輝
Character image phrase: 天政奉還 Tensei Houkan ('Restoration Of Heavenly Rule')
Seiyuu: Ikeda Shuuichi
Weapon: A transforming baton (shaku) which can become a katana, spear, bow etc. The action of spinning the weapon to transform it is known as 'roulette'.
Element: ???
Playable: No
Description: Yoshiteru was the former ruler of the Muromachi shogunate, blessed with all kinds of abilities. Having become the 13th in the Ashikaga line, he was unhappy that the vitality had been lost from the land of the rising sun and wanted to see people breathing with passion again. He sets his sights on making a world where everyone will gamble on fate and try to seize the nation, consequently returning his shogun title to the heavens - the Restoration of Heavenly Rule. Reverting everything back to zero, he's the one who triggered the 'Sengoku Creation'. The warriors who decide to take the country will have to defeat him first; however, Yoshiteru was also known as the 'Kengou Shougun' ('Sword Saint Shogun'). It won't be possible to overcome him half-heartedly!

Kasuga かすが
Character image phrase: 月下為君 Gekka Ikun ('Assisting Her Master In The Moonlight')
Seiyuu: Kuwatani Natsuko
Weapon: Kunai
Element: Light
Playable: No
Description: Kasuga appears as an enemy commander in this game; a 'kunoichi' who dedicates herself to serving her beloved Uesugi Kenshin. Her skill as a ninja is considerable yet she also loses sight of her surroundings when she becomes emotional. With Uesugi Kenshin not aiming to take control of the country, Kasuga is feeling frustrated about being aligned with Ashikaga Yoshiteru.

Kyougoku Maria 京極マリア
Character image phrase: 愛染艶花 Aizen Enka ('Bewitching Flower Of Passion')
Seiyuu: Sawashiro Miyuki
Weapon: Cloth
Element: ???
Playable: No
Description: Introduced as an enemy commander, Kyougoku Maria is Azai Nagamasa's older sister. She's a woman who possesses so much beauty that it even distracts warriors from enemy armies. Maria considers herself the most valuable thing in the world; she views other people from this perspective and tries to determine whether or not they are good enough for her. On the battlefield, she attacks by manipulating cloth at will.

Maeda Toshiie 前田利家
Character image phrase: 豪放磊落 Gouhou Rairaku ('Open-hearted')
Seiyuu: Tsuboi Tomohiro
Weapon: Three-pronged spear
Element: Fire
Playable: No
Description: Maeda Keiji's uncle, and a commander who loves the meals his wife cooks more than anything else. The heroic spear control he demonstrates on the battlefield marks him as 'Mataza of the Spear'. At the same time, he seems very interested in the movements of the lord he used to serve - a certain Oda Nobunaga.

Matsu まつ
Character image phrase: 賢才瞬麗 Kensai Shunrei ('Gifted Sparkle')
Seiyuu: Kaida Yuuko
Weapon: Naginata
Element: Wind
Playable: No
Description: The wife of a warrior family who wields her cooking skills in order to support the new Maeda army. She repeats her strict but gentle lectures on a daily basis so that Maeda Keiji will be a respectable head of their clan. On the battlefield, her combination with Toshiie poses a threat.

Takeda Shingen 武田信玄
Character image phrase: 戦神覇王 Senjin Haou ('God Of Battle, Supreme Lord')
Seiyuu: Genda Tesshou
Weapon: Gunbai axe (an axe which resembles a warlord's fan)
Element: Fire
Playable: No
Description: The supreme commander of the Takeda forces with the nickname 'Tiger of Kai'. Thinking of the people suffering from the war, Takeda Shingen's blazing heart turns towards unifying the land to bring the turbulent age to an end. Leaving command of the army to the young general Sanada Yukimura, Shingen himself goes out onto the battlefield to inspire his soldiers. In this game, Takeda Shingen is an enemy commander who impedes the other warriors.

Uesugi Kenshin 上杉謙信
Character image phrase: 神速聖将 Shinsoku Seishou ('Godlike Speed, Blessed Commander')
Seiyuu: Paku Romi
Weapon: Katana (Iai techniques)
Element: Ice
Playable: No
Description: The supreme commander of the Uesugi army of Echigo, and a genius in combat feared as the 'God of War'. However, Kenshin shows no interest in seizing the country. Instead he postpones the confrontation with his rival Takeda Shingen and takes the position that Ashikaga Yoshiteru should rule the land of Hinomoto.

There will also be a cameo from the 'old soldier' from the Butai Sengoku Basara stage play series as a background soldier.

Ranks

This table shows the total number of points you need to accumulate for each evaluation rank, which affects the rewards you receive in battle. If you attain the highest rank you will receive every reward in the list when you finish a stage.

RankPoints (Normal)Points (Hard/Extreme)Points (Basara)
Sengoku Ruler15,00020,00025,000
Sengoku Daimyo10,00015,00020,000
Samurai General5,00010,00015,000
Foot Soldier Leader3,0005,00010,000
Foot Soldier1,0003,0005,000
Ronin000

Your rank points are calculated from your kills, combo count and from evaluation scrolls picked up during play. The following list shows the ways in which you can earn extra points through your combat evaluations. The points awarded differ slightly if the stage is a 'one-on-one match' rather than a full battle.

#NameDescriptionPoints (Normal)Points (1v1)
1無傷で戦いに勝利するWon the battle without taking damage3,0003,000
250000Hitsを達成Performed a 50,000 hit combo3,0003,000
3粋の至り中に50人撃破Defeated 50 people while in Maximum Style mode800-
4合戦開始後8分でクリアCleared a stage within 8 minutes of the start1,2001,000
5陣爆破で2500Hitsを達成Performed a 2,500-hit base explosion1,300-
6合戦開始2分で200人撃破Defeated 200 people within 2 minutes of the start1,200-
73段陣崩しを失敗せずに3回成功Performed a 3-tier 'base destruction' 3 times without failing1,300-
8瀕死中に弾き返しで敵武将を撃破Defeated an enemy commander with a parry while near death2,0002,500
9無傷で弾き返しを5回成功Performed a parry 5 times without taking damage1,8003,000
10粋の至り中に弾き返し成功Performed a parry while in Maximum Style mode1,5003,000
11敵を一撃で撃破 200人達成Defeated 200 people with single hits700-
12敵武将を一撃で撃破Defeated an enemy commander with a single hit1,0001,000
135000Hitsを達成Performed a 5,000 hit combo1,3003,000
14FEVER中に敵武将を撃破Defeated an enemy commander after reaching Fever1,5002,000
15戯画バサラ技で一度に30人撃破Defeated 30 enemies with a single Basara technique800-
16バサラ技で一度に30人撃破Defeated 30 enemies with a single Giga Basara technique800-
17瀕死状態で敵武将を撃破Defeated an enemy commander while near death9002,000
18FEVERを5回発動Reached Fever 5 times7002,000
19剣劇に2回勝利Won 2 sword clashes7001,000
2030秒以上空中にいたRemained airborne for more than 30 seconds800800
21バサラ技を5回発動Performed a Basara technique 5 times5001,500
22戯画バサラ技を3回発動Performed a Giga Basara technique 3 times15002,500
23空中で敵を撃破 50人達成Defeated 50 people while airborne900-
24敵の鎧を150回破壊Destroyed an enemy's armour 150 times600-
25盾を50回破壊Destroyed 50 shields600-
26戦友と交替せずにステージクリアCleared a stage without tagging your battle comrade700700
27陣形合体した敵を10組撃破Defeated 10 enemy formations900-
28おたずねものを撃破Defeated a fugitive700700
291つの陣で3段連続陣崩しに成功Performed a 3-tier 'base destruction' on a single base800-
30挑発で10人同時に怒らせるAnnoyed 10 people at once with a taunt900-
31瀕死中に見切りを成功するPerformed a 'desertion' dodge while near death8001,500
32体力MAXで敵武将を撃破Defeated an enemy commander with full HP9001,500
33戦友指令で敵を撃破 30人達成Defeated 30 people by ordering your battle comrade800-
34粋の至りを2回発動Activated Maximum Style mode 2 times7002,000
35恵比寿樽を取得Picked up an Ebisu barrel400-
36兵舎破壊 3棟達成Destroyed 3 enemy barracks700-
37つづらを20個破壊Destroyed 20 chests500-
38陣を3回奪われたHad a base stolen 3 times50-
39砲台で陣を撃破Destroyed a base with a gun turret500-
40破壊可能な設置物を10個破壊Destroyed 10 breakable objects700-
411分間放置Remained stationary for 1 minute5050
42気絶した戦友を3回復活させたRevived an incapacitated battle comrade 3 times200200
43おにぎりを10個取得Picked up 10 rice balls400-
44神水を8個取得Picked up 8 holy waters400-
45楽曲設定を変え異なる3曲を聴くChanged to 3 different tracks from your Music Settings5050
46虎に3回捕まったGot caught by 3 tigers100-
47弾き返しを3回成功Performed a parry 3 times9001,200
48見切りを5回成功Performed a 'desertion' dodge 5 times8001,000
49陣を6つ取った状態で合戦に勝利Controlled 6 camps at the end of a stage500-
50陣を5つ取った状態で合戦に勝利Controlled 5 camps at the end of a stage500-
51陣を4つ取った状態で合戦に勝利Controlled 4 camps at the end of a stage300-
52陣を3つ取った状態で合戦に勝利Controlled 3 camps at the end of a stage300-
53陣を2つ取った状態で合戦に勝利Controlled 2 camps at the end of a stage100-
54陣を1つ取った状態で合戦に勝利Controlled 1 camp at the end of a stage100-

You can also earn points through bonus conditions unique to each stage. For one-on-one matches, two bonus conditions are chosen randomly from a preset list (this may be incomplete as it's sourced from fan reports):
  • Perform a taunt successfully while near death (5,000 points)
  • Achieve a 100-hit combo (5,000 points)
  • Defeat the enemy with a Giga Basara technique (5,000 points)
  • Win without picking up any restorative items (5,000 points)
  • Win while in Maximum Style mode (5,000 points)
  • Defeat the enemy with an order to your battle comrade (3,000 points)
  • Win within 30 seconds (10,000 points)
  • Win a weapon clash (3,000 points)
The rest of the stage bonus conditions are in this table. The hidden objectives for the three Matabee intrusion stages are exactly the same as for the normal versions.

StageHidden Bonus ObjectivePoints
Aki: Itsukushima
Defeat Tsuruhime3,000
Defeat Mouri Motonari without having been hit by any attacks from the Ookagami mirror1,000
Azuchi-Shiten Gathering
Defeat Toyotomi Hideyoshi before Tokugawa Ieyasu arrives1,000
Defeat Tokugawa Ieyasu before Oda Nobunaga joins the fight1,000
Battle of Sekigahara: Eastern Sun
Defeat Honda Tadakatsu3,000
Defeat Shibata Katsuie and Date Masamune1,000
Battle of Sekigahara: Western Shadow
Clear the poison from the area at least once by destroying the poisoned stingers1,000
Defeat Ishida Mitsunari whilst controlling every base1,000
Bizen: Ujou (Okayama Castle)
Gather the best meat and finest fish*1,000
Flavour the hot pot the way that Kobayakawa Hideaki likes it**1,000
Dewa: Mogamigawa
Defeat 100 of the 'Monaka Yoshiaki' soldiers1,000
Defeat Mogami Yoshiaki whilst controlling every base1,000
Echizen: Kitanoshou Castle
Make Ishida Mitsunari retreat before he meets up with Date Masamune1,000
Win the battle without having lost a single base1,000
Eiroku Palace: Resolution
All of the doors stop on the colour you chose3,000
All of the doors stop on the same colour3,000
Eiroku Palace: Samsara
All of the doors stop on the same colour3,000
Defeat Ootomo Sourin when he appears with the (Ryaku) Omoide-gou3,000
Floating Fortress: Tenkuu Nichirin
Defeat Mouri Motonari without having been hit by any attacks from the Ookagami mirror1,000
Defeat Mouri Motonari 30 seconds before the Tenkuu Nichirin falls1,000
Hinomoto Tunnels: Josui Line
Repel Kuroda Kanbee four times1,000
Occupy all bases simultaneously1,000
Incident at Honnouji
Enter every room in Honnouji1,000
Open every gate in Honnouji1,000
Iyokouno Ship: Tsurunomaru
Defeat Saika Magoichi within the first six minutes1,000
Ring the bell above the hidden boat3,000
Izumo: Shiraga Castle
Defeat all of the tigers1,000
Defeat all of the Amago Ten Braves within five minutes3,000
Kaga Border: Shizugatake
Defeat Toshiie and Matsu before Maeda Keiji arrives with reinforcements1,000
Defeat Maeda Keiji whilst controlling every base1,000
Kaga Onsen: Gathering Of Maidens
Peep at Kyougoku Maria in the bath1,000
Defeat Tsuruhime, Saika Magoichi and Kyougoku Maria1,000
Kaga: Maeda Kabuki-Matsuri
Bring the festival excitement gauge to its peak5,000
See Maeda Toshiie and Matsu dance1,000
Kai Takeda Grudge Time
Win the battle whilst controlling every base1,000
Defeat all of the 'tigers'1,000
Kai: Tsutsujigasaki Yakata
Make Sanada Yukimura start over again three times1,000
Open the 'Inscrutable as a Shadow' door1,000
Kawanakajima: Takeda Battle Formation
Successfully ambush Takeda Shingen1,000
Defeat Takeda Shingen whilst controlling every base1,000
Kawanakajima: Uesugi Battle Formation
Occupy all bases simultaneously1,000
Approach Uesugi Kenshin while holding both sides of your camp1,000
Mikawa: Komaki-Nagakute
Defeat Honda Tadakatsu3,000
Destroy all of the armour being transported before Honda Tadakatsu rejoins the battle1,000
Oda: Azuchi Castle
Defeat Shibata Katsuie within a minute of his appearance1,000
Reach Oda Nobunaga before the descent of Enkon Rakugetsu1,000
Ootomo Xavi Land: Closed
Hold 100,000 ryou (money) stolen from the Ootomo forces1,000
Win the battle without ever having lost all of your money1,000
Ootomo Xavi Land: Grand Opening
Pray while Waltz is in effect to launch fireworks on the stage5,000
Defeat Tachibana Muneshige before the Xavi Show begins1,000
Osaka: Dragon-Tiger Formation
Defeat Katakura Kojuurou and Sarutobi Sasuke1,000
Win the battle without having lost a single base1,000
Osaka: Toyotomi Hajou
Defeat Ishida Mitsunari and Ootani Yoshitsugu1,000
Defeat Toyotomi Hideyoshi whilst controlling every base1,000
Oumi: Sawayama Castle
Defeat Shima Sakon before Ootani Yoshitsugu joins the battle1,000
Destroy both gates within ten minutes of the start of the operation5,000
Oushuu: Aoba Castle
Charge through all of the gates before Date Masamune and Katakura Kojuurou1,000
Make Katakura Kojuurou fall from his horse1,000
Pirate Fortress: Hyakki Fugaku
Defeat the soldiers carrying supplies and approach Chousokabe Motochika in time3,000
Break all of Hyakkimaru's legs1,000
Remains of Ounin: Ginga
Have your 'mind, skill and body' acknowledged by Ashikaga Yoshiteru***3,000
Defeat Ashikaga Yoshiteru without being hit once5,000
Remains of Ounin: Souden
Defeat Uesugi Kenshin, Mouri Motonari and Tsuruhime1,000
Defeat Ashikaga Yoshiteru within a minute of his appearance3,000
Satsuma: Inner Castle
Defeat all of the tacticians trying to flee towards the main camp3,000
Occupy all hidden bases simultaneously1,000
Shizugatake: Advance of the Oda Vanguard
Defeat Shibata Katsuie before the main Oda army arrives1,000
Defeat Shibata Katsuie whilst controlling every base1,000
Takeda Otoko Dojo
Defeat Takeda Shingen without reaching near-death status1,000
Conquer the tiger belt qualification exam5,000
Tango: Sengenji
Defeat all of the Kyougoku delivery troops3,000
Defeat Azai Nagamasa and Oichi once each while the packages are being transported1,000
The Emperor: Granting An Audience
Defeat Ashikaga Yoshiteru within the first minute3,000
Make Ashikaga Yoshiteru kneel3,000
Tootoumi: Iinoya Castle
Defeat five tigers3,000
Defeat 300 male soldiers1,000
Toyotomi Reminiscence Struggle
Win the battle whilst controlling every base1,000
Defeat Maeda Keiji1,000

Additional notes:

* This is a time-based requirement. The 'fish' and 'meat' camps will spoil if you take too long and a message will appear.
** Hideaki will request a random flavour when you reach the final area of this stage. The three options are salt (blue), miso (red) or soy (brown). Match his request (under the picture of the pot at the top of the screen) to the coloured word on the left of the bars, then kill the enemies carrying labels which match that colour to fill the correct flavour gauge.
*** According to Japanese fans, this requires defeating Shikanosuke within one minute, getting 200 kills and getting a 1,000 hit combo. JustMax did some experimentation and found the requirement was harder than that, though further information is needed to confirm it once and for all.

This post might help with any other questions you have about stage objectives.

Fugitive Bingo

One of the minigames in Sengoku Basara 4 involves tracking down and killing hidden fugitives (otazunemono). These resemble komusou; the baskets they wear on their heads make them easy to identify. There are separate bingo books for each difficulty level and completing each book unlocks a trophy. You can also earn minor rewards like weapon enhancement materials for completing each row/column/diagonal line of the books.

A table of which of the fugitives appear on each level is below. This is arranged in the same order as in the game; when you kill a fugitive you'll see that portrait marked on your book. There's a Play Book which helps locate them and a fugitive icon will appear on the stage selection interface when you receive information that one is hidden on a particular stage. Please note that the locations also apply to one-on-one matches; if you see a fugitive icon for the Investigation: Shikanosuke battle on Satsuma: Inner Castle, you can expect to to be fugitive Ho-1 for your bingo book.

My source for these locations is the Japanese fan site MasterWiki.

Note: Fellow fan Daviziu has put together a pictorial version of the table to make it easier to recognise the stages.

Oushuu: Aoba CastleKawanakajima: Takeda Battle Formation
Kawanakajima: Uesugi Battle Formation
Kai Takeda Grudge Time
Kai: Tsutsujigasaki Yakata
Takeda Otoko Dojo
Tango: Sengenji
Toyotomi Reminiscence Struggle
Azuchi-Shiten Gathering
Oda: Azuchi Castle
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Osaka: Dragon-Tiger Formation
Osaka: Toyotomi Hajou
Kaga Border: Shizugatake
Shizugatake: Advance of the Oda Vanguard
Kaga Onsen: Gathering Of Maidens
Kaga: Maeda Kabuki-Matsuri
Pirate Fortress: Hyakki Fugaku
Floating Fortress: Tenkuu Nichirin
Mikawa: Komaki-NagakuteRo
Oumi: Sawayama CastleBattle of Sekigahara: Eastern Sun
Battle of Sekigahara: Western Shadow
Hinomoto Tunnels: Josui LineDewa: MogamigawaTootoumi: Iinoya CastleHa
Iyokouno Ship: TsurunomaruAki: ItsukushimaBizen: UjouIzumo: Shiraga CastleOotomo Xavi Land: Closed
Ootomo Xavi Land: Grand Opening
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Satsuma: Inner CastleRemains of Ounin: Ginga
Remains of Ounin: Souden
The Emperor: Granting An Audience
Eiroku Palace: Resolution
Eiroku Palace: Samsara
Incident at HonnoujiEchizen: Kitanoshou CastleHo
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Trophies

NameTranslationDescriptionType
創世のバサラ者Basaramono Of CreationAcquire all trophies in the gamePlatinum
伊達軍 戦国制覇Sengoku Conquest: Date ForcesClear Sengoku Creation mode with a character from the Date forcesBronze
武田軍 戦国制覇Sengoku Conquest: Takeda ForcesClear Sengoku Creation mode with a character from the Takeda forcesBronze
石田軍 戦国制覇Sengoku Conquest: Ishida ForcesClear Sengoku Creation mode with a character from the Ishida forcesBronze
徳川軍 戦国制覇Sengoku Conquest: Tokugawa ForcesClear Sengoku Creation mode with a character from the Tokugawa forcesBronze
雑賀衆 戦国制覇Sengoku Conquest: Saika-shuuClear Sengoku Creation mode with a character from the Saika-shuuBronze
黒田軍 戦国制覇Sengoku Conquest: Kuroda ForcesClear Sengoku Creation mode with a character from the Kuroda forcesBronze
伊予河野軍 戦国制覇Sengoku Conquest: Iyokouno ForcesClear Sengoku Creation mode with a character from the Iyokouno forcesBronze
松永軍 戦国制覇Sengoku Conquest: Matsunaga ForcesClear Sengoku Creation mode with a character from the Matsunaga forcesBronze
長曾我部軍 戦国制覇Sengoku Conquest: Chousokabe ForcesClear Sengoku Creation mode with a character from the Chousokabe forcesBronze
島津軍 戦国制覇Sengoku Conquest: Shimazu ForcesClear Sengoku Creation mode with a character from the Shimazu forcesBronze
織田軍 戦国制覇Sengoku Conquest: Oda ForcesClear Sengoku Creation mode with a character from the Oda forcesBronze
毛利軍 戦国制覇Sengoku Conquest: Mouri ForcesClear Sengoku Creation mode with a character from the Mouri forcesBronze
前田軍 戦国制覇Sengoku Conquest: Maeda ForcesClear Sengoku Creation mode with a character from the Maeda forcesBronze
最上軍 戦国制覇Sengoku Conquest: Mogami ForcesClear Sengoku Creation mode with a character from the Mogami forcesBronze
大友軍 戦国制覇Sengoku Conquest: Ootomo ForcesClear Sengoku Creation mode with a character from the Ootomo forcesBronze
小早川軍 戦国制覇Sengoku Conquest: Kobayakawa ForcesClear Sengoku Creation mode with a character from the Kobayakawa forcesBronze
京極浅井軍 戦国制覇Sengoku Conquest: Kyouzoku-Azai ForcesClear Sengoku Creation mode with a character from the Kyougoku-Azai forcesBronze
豊臣軍 戦国制覇Sengoku Conquest: Toyotomi ForcesClear Sengoku Creation mode with a character from the Toyotomi forcesBronze
後藤浪人衆 戦国制覇Sengoku Conquest: Gotou Rounin-shuuClear Sengoku Creation mode with a character from the Gotou Rounin-shuuBronze
尼子軍 戦国制覇Sengoku Conquest: Amago ForcesClear Sengoku Creation mode with a character from the Amago forcesBronze
井伊軍 戦国制覇Sengoku Conquest: Ii ForcesClear Sengoku Creation mode with a character from the Ii forcesBronze
天下一Best In The LandClear Sengoku Creation mode on Normal difficultyBronze
日本一Best In JapanClear Sengoku Creation mode on Hard difficultyBronze
宇宙一Best In The UniverseClear Sengoku Creation mode on Extreme difficultyBronze
真のバサラ者A True BasaramonoClear Sengoku Creation mode on Basara difficultyBronze
戦国StylishSengoku StylishClear Sengoku Creation mode without taking damage on any stagesSilver
天政奉還Restoration Of Heavenly RuleThe length of your reign becomes 'Eternity' for the first timeBronze
一騎当千One Who Can Beat ThousandsClear Sengoku Creation mode with more than 5,000 killsBronze
恩賞大将軍Ruler Of RewardsClear Sengoku Creation mode with Sengoku Ruler rank on all stagesBronze
バサラ者BasaramonoFinish a stage with a Basara or Giga Basara techniqueBronze
粋の至りMaximum StyleFinish a stage while Maximum Style mode is activeBronze
戦術師Tactical MasterClear a stage after achieving more than 5,000 tactical evaluation pointsBronze
初めての遊戯設定First Play BookClear a stage with a Play Book equipped for the first timeBronze
名指令Renowned OrdersDefeat a total of 1,000 enemies by issuing orders to your battle comradeBronze
初めてのFEVERFirst FeverPerform a 500 hit comboBronze
コンボマスターCombo MasterPerform a 2,000 hit comboBronze
スーパーコンボSuper ComboPerform a 10,000 hit comboSilver
合戦マスターBattle MasterClear all stagesBronze
Thank you for playingThank You For PlayingClear a stage after your total play time reaches 100 hoursBronze
武将愛MAXCommander Love MAXReach the maximum level with all charactersGold
浪費大名Extravagant DaimyouSpend more than 1,000,000 ryou in the Basara-ya shopSilver
砲撃の名手Gunfire ExpertDefeat more than 1,000 enemies using weapon systems gimmicks (e.g. cannons)Bronze
陣形キラーFormation KillerDefeat more than 500 enemy formationsBronze
軍師キラーTactician KillerDefeat more than 500 tacticians in totalBronze
神頼みPraying To The GodsUse fortune hammers 100 timesBronze
陣崩し百回Hundred-time Base DestroyerSucceed at 'base destruction' 100 timesBronze
鍛冶屋気質Blacksmith SpiritStrengthen the Rarity and parameters of one weapon to the maximumBronze
全遊戯書制覇Complete Play Book MasteryBuy all Play Books from the Basara-ya shopSilver
全武器種類制覇Complete Weapon Type MasteryObtain all weapons for all of the charactersSilver
全銘制覇Complete Inscription MasteryObtain all InscriptionsGold
賞金稼ぎ・白帯Bounty Hunter: White BeltComplete the Fugitive Bingo Book on Normal difficultyBronze
賞金稼ぎ・黒帯Bounty Hunter: Black BeltComplete the Fugitive Bingo Book on Hard difficultyBronze
賞金稼ぎ・師範代Bounty Hunter: Assistant InstructorComplete the Fugitive Bingo Book on Extreme difficultyBronze
賞金稼ぎ・虎帯Bounty Hunter: Tiger BeltComplete the Fugitive Bingo Book on Basara difficultySilver


Enemy Formations

One new feature in Sengoku Basara 4 is that when a tactician is present the enemy soldiers can be directed to combine into jinkei gattai - combined military formations. They can also obey 'tactician orders' given by a new 'tactician' unit to attack together in special ways.

The different combinations all have official names.
  • Juugyorin ('Gun Fish Scales'). Soldiers with rifles stack up in a pyramid formation.
  • Yumigyorin ('Bow Fish Scales'): Enemies with bows form a pyramid and fire in unison.
  • Tougyorin ('Gun Barrel Scales'): A pyramid of heavy cannons.
  • Nadeshiko Gyorin ('Carnation Fish Scales'): An all-female version of the pyramid formation.
  • Kingyorin ('Goldfish Scales'): A pyramid full of chests of gold.
  • Ootatetate ('Huge Shield'). Twelve enemies with spears form a wall with their shields.
  • Tatetate No Kamae ('Shield Stance'): A more compact arrangement than the Ootatetate using just four shields.
  • Kusatatetate No Kamae ('Thatched Shield Stance'): The shield formation is camouflaged with a grassy pattern. It comes in normal-sized and 'Great' varieties.
  • Kagami-Tatetate No Kamae ('Mirror-Shield Stance'): Soldiers holding mirrors line them up as though they're normal shields.
  • Ookurumagakari ('Great Winding Wheel'). The soldiers climb on top of one another then link up and form a wheel.
  • Tamagakari ('Winding Bullets'): Soldiers with bombs form a wheel and scatter bombs along their path.
  • Atsugakari ('Winding Pressure'): Enemies with giant hammers crush their victims.
  • Kurumagakari ('Winding Wheel'): A small three-man version, capable of sharp turns.
  • Kakuyoku No Jin ('Crane Wing Formation'). Three soldiers link their spears together and spin to form a tornado.
  • Enyoku No Jin ('Flame Wing Formation'): The same as the normal tornado, only on fire.
  • Yariuma ('Spear Horse'): The enemies walk on their spears as though they're stilts.
  • Daikikin ('Great Famine'): Another soldier sprinkles poison atop a soldier carrying a rice ball.
  • Kagami Nobori ('Mirror Ascent'): The soldiers stack up to raise a mirror.
  • Kin Nobori ('Muscle Ascent'): A formation with the soldiers standing on their teammates' shoulders to form a ladder.
  • Tsuwamono Nobori ('Troop Ascent'): The same formation only with regular soldiers, not burly ones.
  • Shinobikago ('Ninja Cage'): Ninja use hand seals to create a closed space, like a kekkai.
  • Amago Juuyuushi ('Amago Ten Braves'): Soldiers surf through the desert on wooden planks.
  • Kagyuu ('Fire Cow'): A soldier with cannons on both shoulders blasts out flames.
  • Tamanori ('Bomb Ride'): A soldier rides on a huge rolling bomb.
  • Noroi Numa ('Cursed Swamp'): A purple mist rises from the ground.
  • Dual strengthening fans: A soldier wields two of the huge fans.
  • Charge in ranks: The enemy soldiers charge together in rows.
  • Surround the base: The enemies move around their base at high speed to keep it safe.
  • Sack: Soldiers dog pile the player in a group.

Links

Official Sengoku Basara 4 website
Official Sengoku Basara news portal
Sengoku Basara 4 preorder guide
Sengoku Basara Wikia page
Sengoku Basara forum at Koei Warriors
Koei Warriors story translation thread
Hyakkaran's story summaries
Daviziu's pictorial Sengoku Basara 4 guides
PSandNintendFreak's subtitled Sengoku Basara 4 videos
Tetsuo9999's Sengoku Basara 4 videos
Capcom's YouTube channel

49 comments:

  1. Thank you for all hard work!! That's really appreciated! but does Motochika really unlocks two characters?? (Tsuruhime and Mori)

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    1. That's what the guide says. I thought it was weird too so I guess we'll find out whether it was a typo very soon...:)

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    2. Confirmed on today's stream from Gestridens, Aniki unlocked them both for some reason.

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  2. Bro , you're terrific ^___^ , appreciate your work and i really really thank youuuuuuuuuuuuu so much for this , by the way i'm from morocco , you're great and amizing , thank's for transliting some stuff from sengoku basara 4 , bro i just can't thank you enough , this is a huge work here brah , special thanks from morocco , i'm a huge fan and i adore sengoku basara series , and you're really helping us to play well and understanding the game very well ^__^ , thank's again brother , by the way i just want to ask you about { how to tag in this sengoku basara 4 } cuz i just began to plau it and i just finished mtsunari ishida's story and nothing happens with the tag , i want to play with 2 characters at the same time but the shortcuts configuration deosn't help me , do i must wait until finishing the game or is there anything i must do o.O } thank's in advance ^_^

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    1. Thank you :) it's the first time I've heard from a fan in Morocco!

      If your tag isn't working, make sure the character you want to tag to is level 50 or higher. That should unlock the red/blue tag icon which means you can switch to them with R3 (pressing down on the right stick).

      Enjoy the game!

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    2. first , thanks for giving us your time bro ^_^ and explaning how to tag thx a lot bro , yeah you was right , the character must be in 50 level to unlock it's tag , thx a lot brother , Yeah lol , i knew that you'll be surprised cuz i'm from morocco , especially that i'm a huge fan and i adore sengoku basara series , especially sengoku basara utage but more sengoku basara 4 , Sorry to answering late bro , Yeah i've just figured out a few weeks how to tag bro ^_^ , thanks for everything , you're terrific bro , i'm reallyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy enjoying the game on my PS3 , it's huge and there's a lot of combos and things to do in it :D , i'm playing now and you just can't imagine what different massive and marvelous combos i'm doing lol i'm a boss in this game bro lol i'm doing combos with 24000 hits and more , i'm progressing bro , and it's because of you , you help us to more understand the game , / lol i adore this game bro , by the way i just got my PS4 and i'm curious about how the next sengoku basara will looks like in the ps4 :o i just can't imagine that lol , cuz sengoku basara 4 is huge and terrific and so perfect i can't imagine what will be next :o , bro i just want to ask you if there's a dlc english language , i really want to hear and understand what the characters say and understanding more the game '' the inscriptions are so much to remember , i forget all the time what the inscriptions means :/ , but so far i'm realy enjoying the game bro , and thnx again for everything , special thx fro morocco brother ^_^ , have a nice day and take care bro , ... really appreciate your work , PeaCe

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    3. You're welcome! I'm glad you love the series so much :)

      There's no English-language DLC yet, but if we keep supporting the series and trying to let Capcom hear our voices, maybe one day the series will come back to the English-speaking world. Keep enjoying the game!

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  3. This is probably the best and more complete guide that I have ever see for a Sengoku Basara 4 game. Thanks a lot for all the work man!.

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment! I'm delighted that it's helped.

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  4. I love Sengoku Basara since the first series..and this is the first time i'd ever see such a complete guide for this game..u r a wonderful person for me because this guide is helping me a lot for i dont speak japanese..;p thanks a lot!!!

    DieHardFan from Malaysia!

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    1. Thank you for leaving such a lovely message! I'm glad that you found it useful and hope you continue to be a die hard fan of this fantastic series :)

      It's amazing how there are fans who love Sengoku Basara in so many different countries!

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  5. Thank you for this guide! It really came in handy when playing the game! I have a question, does anyone know how to ambush Takeda Shingen for the stage bonus condition "Kawanakajima: Takeda Battle Formation?" Thank you again for this guide!

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    1. Thank you for your comment! The ambush has to be before the mist has cleared, so rush to Shingen before the 'mist gauge' moves all the way to the other side.

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  6. You are amazing! Very useful informations! And covering the specifics is really useful. Thanking you would not be enough for what you have provide for us.

    We really appreciate it.

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  8. Although I have a question about how to obtain a certain word in the creation story. A yellow word on the left bottom of the character before choosing. I noticed that it was a numbers befor it become yellow. But what should I do about it

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    1. Thank you for your comment! The word turns yellow when you earn enough 'Rank' points in a single playthrough to make your reign last forever. When you finish each story, you get given a score based on how well you performed and that number is that character's reign; the maximum is 'eternal'. If you keep playing through as every character you will eventually be able to turn them all yellow.

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  9. I was wondering if you could tell me how I change my characters battle partner? I've just been stuck using the default partners each character has.

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    1. Hello! You want to look for the third option on the main march screen: screenshot.

      Hope that helps :)

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  11. anyone still have the pictorial version of fujitive bingo?

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    1. Somehow, it was still cached on my tablet: http://imgur.com/a/lBUKI

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    2. thanks, I already made one but that one is better xD

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  12. i'm trying to clean some trophies but can end this [all stages trophie] 41/42 can't unlock dat one Mikawa: Komaki-Nagakute (Matabee Intrusion)
    is there any requirements?
    also the dont be touched its kind annoying

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    1. ドラマルートでは「又兵衛乱入」は出現しないので他キャラでやること
      what did this mean?

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    2. You won't encounter the Matabei Intrusion versions during Drama Routes because they're set. You need to do the Creation Route all the way through. As for forcing Mikawa's, maybe try targeting Naotora's stage? If I'm reading the official guide correctly, you should have a chance of triggering that variant if Tadakatsu doesn't show up in her stage.

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  13. thank you, im still trying it, thats the only trophy that i need for platinum 41/42 till matabee wants to join in mikawa's
    fairly more hard than sumeragi

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  14. thank you for the guide. but I don't understand what "Pray while Waltz is in effect to launch fireworks on the stage" in xavi land grand openning means

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    1. Hello! The 'Pray' and 'Waltz' are results you can get on the 'slot machine' which appears as you progress through the stage. If the first wheel lands on 'Waltz' (1/3 chance) then the second lands on 'Pray' (1/3 chance), there will be a firework display later on.

      In other words, it's down to random luck :(

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    2. thank you.At first I thought the objectives of Yoshiteru's stages at his red-and-black place are stupid, but Sorin's one is even more. could I use Yoshiteru to slow it down with the 'gold mode'? I play the sumeragi version. And can you tell me what the colour of those words are.

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    5. And is it Ok if I get the 'Pray' first

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    6. One more thing. I like to play duel game (pressing-square-button-rapidly game) and it is hard to get into the game when I fight with Magoichi or Tsuruhime. So how could I play the game with them

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    7. Sorry about the delayed reply! I think it's completely random but if you manage to find a way to select Sourin's results by slowing time that's great. Both of the first two reels should have blue text to trigger the reward.

      If you like triggering sword clashes, you probably want to create lots of 剣劇 (swordplay) inscriptions. That will give you a much higher chance to clash even with the characters you find harder to trigger.

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    9. Thanks. Too bad that I couldn't slow it down like I hoped. So restart the stage is the only way to get the reward :(
      And thanks for the trigger guide, too. I guess I am the only one who like triggering sword clashes, even when I against strong character like Yoshihiro. I think he is the hardest one to trigger against. He much harder than Yoshiteru or Tadakatsu

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    11. I have tried to get blue word in the first two slots, but you also need to get the yellow word in the third slot, too

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  15. How do I get to Maria's bathroom in 'Kaga Onsen: Gathering Of Maidens'? I could do it at the first time I played this stage, but I couldn't do it several time after that. I have tried to control al bases before defeat Naotori

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    1. I think the condition is to beat Naotora before the 6 minute mark. Basically, you need to rush the stage. There are other things that can happen in the stage, like possibly skipping Magoichi, but that's the major one.

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    2. This post might be useful for some of the weirder conditions :)

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  18. Hi,

    Would you happen to know if Sengoku Basara 4 is a sequel to 3 or a reboot of the series?

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