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Onimusha: Warlords (2001)

Onimusha (original title)
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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 overview, first billed only:
Samanosuke Akechi (voice)
Nobunaga Oda / Fortinbras (voice)
Nao Takamori ...
Kaede (voice)
Makoto Tsumura ...
Yumemaru (voice)
Princess Yuki (voice)
Tôru Ohkawa ...
Tokichiro Kinoshita (voice) (as Toru Ohkawa)
Tamio Ohki ...
Guildenstern (voice)
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)
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?


Onimusha is a Japanese word which translates to Demon Warrior. See more »


Samanosuke Akechi: [to demon scientist] Face me, demon!
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Followed by Onimusha 3: Demon Siege (2004) 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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Fantastic Game, albeit short. Fantastic. Can't wait for the sequel.
9 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

Onimusha really is a fantastic video game, one of the first really good games for the Playstation 2 console. The use of a real person having the main character based on him is quite amusing, in this case of Takeshi Kaneshiro having Samonosuke Akechi modeled after him. The game has an underlying demonic theme that I personally did not care fore. But nevertheless it's a fantastic game. Worth buying!

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