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Onimusha: Warlords (2001)

Onimusha (original title)
Murderous demons are invading the kingdom and slaughtering people late at night. Soon they dominated the castle and conquered the whole land. A powerful slain Warlord is the leader of the ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nobunaga Oda / Fortinbras (voice)
Nao Takamori ...
Kaede (voice)
Makoto Tsumura ...
Yumemaru (voice)
Akemi Okamura ...
Princess Yuki (voice)
Tôru Ohkawa ...
Tokichiro Kinoshita (voice) (as Toru Ohkawa)
Tamio Ôki ...
Guildenstern (voice) (as Tamio Ohki)
Naomi Kusumi ...
Osric (voice) (as Naoki Kusumi)
Kaho Kôda ...
Nui / Hecuba (voice) (as Kaho Kohda)
Hiroyuki Yokoo ...
Soldier A (voice)
Akimitsu Takase ...
Soldier B (voice)
Kenji Hamada ...
Soldier C / Gate Keeper (voice)
Masakazu Suzuki ...
Soldier D (voice)
Seijiro Choda ...
Soldier E (voice)
Ichirô Nagai ...
Mysterious Voice / Narrator (voice)


Murderous demons are invading the kingdom and slaughtering people late at night. Soon they dominated the castle and conquered the whole land. A powerful slain Warlord is the leader of the demons, and it is looking dark for the kingdom. You are a mighty Samurai summoned by the Princess to save everyone. Now only you can slay the evil demons and banish them to Hell. Go forth and save the land... Written by Flotis

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Only through unyielding courage can a warrior overcome those obstacles which at first appear overwhelming. See more »



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Release Date:

14 March 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Genma Onimusha  »

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Did You Know?


The main character Samanosuke is modeled after famous Japanese/Chinese actor Takashi Kaneshiro. See more »


Samanosuke Akechi: [to demon scientist] Face me, demon!
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Followed by Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny (2002) See more »


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.)
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A fantastic video game!
23 September 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

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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