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Onimusha Blade Warriors, known in Japan as Onimusha Buraiden (鬼武者 無頼伝, Onimusha Buraiden?), is a 2003 fighting game for the PlayStation 2 and a spin-off title in the Onimusha series. Blade Warriors is a platform fighter game featuring many of the characters of the Onimusha franchise.


Onimusha Blade Warriors trailer 1


Overall, the game has a more humurous tone than the rest of the series, it also includes the unlockable inclusions of the Mega Man Battle Network and Mega Man Zero protagonists.


The gameplay is similar to Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. series. Players may use standard sword fighting with combos, blocks, block-breaking kicks, jump, switch planes (the different levels of the fighting area), use various items, and disarm their opponents. It also includes the original aspects of the Onimusha series, including the absorption of souls and special elemental attacks (lightning, fire, and wind). Also, players may use Soul Points from defeated enemies to raise their individual Attack Power, Defense Power and Magic Power. During Story Mode, characters may find and equip different weapons and items.


The story takes place months after the events in Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny and 11 years before the events in Onimusha 3: Demon Siege.[1] During the events of Blade Warriors, Samanosuke and Kaede team up with Jubei and some of his teammates.


The Heroes

The Villains


  • Kaede - (Default Weapon: Knife) - If the player's character is evil, a sub-boss battle with her will occur at the Ancient Castle during Story Mode.
  • Oyu - (Default Weapon: Broad Sword)
  • Nobunaga - (Default Weapon: Heshikiri) - If the player's character is good, a Boss battle with him will occur on the Demon's World stage during Story Mode.
  • Ekei - (Default Weapon: Normal Spear) - If the player's character is evil, a sub-boss battle with him will occur at Ankoku-ji Temple during Story Mode.
  • Kotaro - (Default Weapon: Kunai)
  • Magoichi - (Default Weapon: Tri-Barrel Gun) - To unlock him, players must play (win or lose) 200 Vs. rounds.
  • Gogandantess - (Default Weapon: Oni Slayer) - If the character is good, a sub-boss battle with him will occur on Oni Island during Story Mode.
  • Gargant - (Default Weapon: Garblade) - To unlock him, players must have an Onimusha 3 cleared game save on the same memory card.
  • Jaid - (Default Weapon: Broken Nodachi)
  • Musaid - (Default Weapon: Arm Blade)
  • MegaMan.EXE - (Default Weapon: Long Sword) - His unlockable stage takes place within the Battle Network, with the lowest plane being electrified. He is unlocked by beating the game in Story Mode.
  • Keijiro Maeda - (Default Weapon: Nagamaki) - Keijiro is the grown Yumemaru from Onimusha: Warlords, also known as Keiji. He is now a famous eccentric swordsman. His gaudy dress conceals a warm heart. Rumored to have originally come from China, he wields a giant Nagamaki in battle. His character was more popularly featured in the Sengoku Basara series.
  • Musashi - (Default Weapon: Musashi Blade) - Musashi is a famous double-sword master. His utter devotion to the pursuit of true strength, as evidenced by his persistent self-improvement, has astonished generations. He is based on the famous Japanese swordman Musashi Miyamoto.
  • Kojiro Sasaki - (Default Weapon: Nagamitsu) - This aloof swordsman devised the Swift's Revenge technique. Cool and composed, his focus on the power that resides within himself often makes him appear arrogant. This is not the first time Capcom has based a character on Kojirō Sasaki. Years before, there was a minor enemy called Kojiro in the game Captain Commando.
  • Juju-Ran - (Default Weapon: Beauty) - She is Jujudormah in her younger, more beautiful days.
  • Grunt - (Default Weapon: Katana) - This nameless warrior wanders battlegrounds in hopes of an opportunity to raise his stature. When the Genmas started to appear across Japan, they began to provide aid to anti-Genma heroes in the form of armed backup. Lucky for him, he rarely has a break from war, or he would realize how bleak his future is.


  • Guildenstern - Guildenstern mainly serves as a narrator of sorts in cutscenes.
  • Hecuba - If the character is good, a sub-boss battle with her will occur during Story Mode.
  • Osric - If the character is good, a sub-boss battle with him will occur on the Silver Grass Plain stage during Story Mode.


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