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石田三成
Ishida Mitsunari
SB4 Mitsunari Ishida

4-Kanji Description

君子殉凶

4-Kanji Translation

Virtuous Man Martyred to Evil

Weapon

Ōdachi

Element

Darkness

Faction

Toyotomi
Ishida

First Appearance

Sengoku BASARA 3

First Playable

Sengoku BASARA 3

Seiyuu

Tomokazu Seki

Voice Actor

Troy Baker
Jonathan Brooks (Mini Sengoku BASARA)

ゆるさない……私は貴様を許さない!

"Unforgivable...... I will not forgive you!"

Ishida Mitsunari is a character introduced in Sengoku BASARA 3. He is one of the main characters, alongside Tokugawa Ieyasu. He was a loyal retainer of Toyotomi Hideyoshi.

He appears in Sengoku BASARA 4 as a playable character. He is initially playable within the game.

DescriptionEdit

Mitsunari was a loyal retainer of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. However, when former friend Ieyasu revolted and killed Hideyoshi, Mitsunari's heart became filled with hatred and he vowed to exterminate Ieyasu in revenge. Mitsunari gathered an army, including the likes of Sanada Yukimura and Ōtani Yoshitsugu.

Mitsunari fights using his ōdachi with an iaijutsu-style that delivers swift and gruesome death to any and all opposition.

Historical informationEdit

Ishida Mitsunari 石田 三成 1561 - November 6, 1600

Ishida Mitsunari was a samurai who led the Western army in the Battle of Sekigahara following the Azuchi-Momoyama period of the 17th century. Also known by his court title, Jibu Shōho (治部少輔)

He was born in the south of Ōmi Province (which is now Shiga prefecture), and was the second son of Ishida Masatsugu, who was a retainer for the Azai clan. His childhood name was Sakichi (佐吉). The Ishida withdrew from service after the Azai's defeat in 1573. According to legend, he was a monk in a Buddhist temple before he served Toyotomi Hideyoshi, but the accuracy of this legend is doubted since it only came about during the Edo period.

Mitsunari met Toyotomi Hideyoshi when the former was still young and the latter was the daimyo of Nagahama. When Hideyoshi engaged in a campaign in the Chūgoku region, Mitsunari assisted his lord in attacks against castles like the Tottori Castle and Takamatsu Castle (in present-day Okayama).

After Hideyoshi seized power, Mitsunari became known as a talented financial manager due to his knowledge and skill at calculation. From 1585 onward, he was the administrator of Sakai, a role he took together with his elder brother Ishida Masazumi. He was appointed one of the five bugyo, or top administrators of Hideyoshi's government. Hideyoshi made him a daimyo of Sawayama in Ōmi Province, a five hundred thousand koku fief (now a part of Hikone). Sawayama Castle was known as one of the best-fortified castles during that time.

Mitsunari was a leader of bureaucrats in Hideyoshi's government, and was known for his rigid character. Though he had many friends, he was on bad terms with some daimyo that were known as good warriors, including Hideyoshi's relative Fukushima Masanori. After Hideyoshi's death, their conflict worsened. The central point of their conflict was the question whether Tokugawa Ieyasu could be relied on as a supporter of the Toyotomi government, whose nominal lord was the child Toyotomi Hideyori.

In 1600, the Battle of Sekigahara was fought as a result of this political conflict. Mitsunari succeeded in organizing an army led by Mori Terumoto. But the coalition following Tokugawa Ieyasu was greater, and the battle resulted in Mitsunari's defeat.

After his defeat, he sought to escape, but was caught by villagers. He was beheaded in Kyoto. After execution, his head, severed from his body, was placed on a stand for all the people in Kyoto to see. However, a rumor has it that after a few days, his head mysteriously disappeared. Other daimyo of the Western army, like Konishi Yukinaga and Ankokuji Ekei were also executed.

Mitsunari had three sons (Shigeie, Shigenari and Sakichi) and three daughters (only the younger girl's name is known, Tatsuko) with his wife, and another child from a mistress.

Quotes Edit

See Mitsunari Ishida/Quotes.

WeaponsEdit

  • Maximum slots for every weapon (except the gold weapon) is 6.
Nameless Sword - White
  • Max Base Attack 250
  • Type A: Base Weapon
  • Type B: Health increases (Max 2000)
Nameless Sword - Purge
  • Max Base Attack 350
  • Chance of element activation when attacking (5%)
  • Type A: Breaking enemies' guard and making them dizzy is easier (minimum effectiveness)
  • Type B: Defense increases (Max + 150)
Nameless Sword - Shine
  • Max base Attack 600
  • Basara gauge fills up faster
  • Type A: The Basara skill's attack power goes up
  • Type B: During the Sengoku Boost attack power goes up
Nameless Sword - Shimmer
  • Max Base Attack 700
  • Chance of element activation when attacking (10%)
  • Type A: 1 Ryo for every defeated unit
  • Type B: 1 Exp. point for every defeated unit
Nameless Sword - Fortune
  • Max Base Attack 900
  • Flowers appearing out of nowhere send peace and harmony all around.
  • Type A: When the health, Basara and boost gauges are at MAX attack power increases a lot
  • Type B: Combo hits always +1
Unsigned weapon
  • 100 attack power
  • 6 Slots
Golden weapon
  • 600 attack power
  • Impossible to customize.
  • Luck increases a lot, and for every defeated unit you get 4 ryo.

SkillsEdit

Danzai
  • 断罪 (Conviction)
  • Appearance: Sengoku BASARA 3
  • Button: Triangle (PS3), B (Wii)
  • Description: A Iai blow while jumping in the air.
Zankai
  • 慙海 (Regret)
  • Appearance: Sengoku BASARA 3
  • Button: R1 (PS3), A + B (Wii)
  • Description: A storm of Iai slashes carves up the air in front of Mitsunari. If you charge it, the first strike will stop the enemies in their tracks before launching the Iai storm. On maximum level a vacuum effect is added that sucks enemies into the area of effect.
Goukoku
  • 号哭 (Lamentation)
  • Appearance: Sengoku BASARA 3
  • Buttons: Forward + Triangle (PS3), Forward + B (Wii)
  • Description: Straight forward flash move followed by a wide horizontal Slash. Pressing forward plus the triangle button again during the flash activates the attack at your desired position. Pressing any other attack button will activate the designated move instead.
Ukkutsu
  • 鬱屈 (Anguish)
  • Appearance: Sengoku BASARA 3
  • Buttons: L1 + Triangle (PS3), Z + B (Wii)
  • Description: A high-speed flash move in a half-moon motion that attacks enemies in a wide area in front of Mitsunari.
Basara Move
  • Appearance: Sengoku BASARA 3
  • Buttons: Circle (PS3) Shake remote (Wii)
  • Description: Mitsunari charges forward hacking and slashing everything in his way, finalizing his rampage with a heavy downward strike. Huge Basara gauge and it is hard to aim during the fast forward movement, but its duration is long enough to be quite devastating.

Secret SkillsEdit

  • Button: R2 (PS3), Z + A + B (Wii)
  • You can select one of the following moves.
Zanmetsu
  • 残滅 (Execution)
  • Appearance: Sengoku BASARA 3
  • Description: Huge pillar of energy emitted forward in a straight line. The direction can be changed a little before the pillar is actually unleashed. On higher levels it will throw enemies in the air and push Bosses away. If you throw it at one of the huge machines bosses, it will hit their weak point even when shot from the front. Has the longest charge time of any of his abilities by far, which can be heavily reduced by using this ability during a flash.
Zanshu
  • 斬首 (Decapitation)
  • Appearance: Sengoku BASARA 3
  • Description: High damage attack. An enemy is grabbed and forced to the ground, once he is downed, his neck is slashed. The starting grab can be parried, but not be blocked and interrupts many bosses special attacks and start up animations. On higher levels attack power goes up. It does not connect against base captains, Yoshitsugu, Tadakatsu and the machine bosses.
Kyoukou
  • 恐惶 (Veneration)
  • Appearance: Sengoku BASARA 3
  • Description: Special high-speed movement skill. While activated Mitsunari keeps advancing. On higher levels activation time extends. While it is active you can attack with the normal combo button, and whenever you hit something speed increases. At highest speed you can damage enemies just by touching them, break boxes, and are faster than a horse. While it is active you cannot use trampolines or gliders. It ends when you are hit, push the skill/secret skill button or fail to hit anything when Mitsunari is in walking mode. During this skill you can hit allies too. Equipping the personal item removes the time limit, makes you start at max speed and not lose speed even if you miss.

In-Depth Gameplay TipsEdit

iaijitsu

  • When landing a last attack of normal combo, Mitsunari will slide slightly forward and enter an animation where he's sheathing his katana. This animation can be stopped by initiating another normal combo but if you wait until he sheaths his sword, the enemies hit with the combo will all suffer another attack.
Shortcuts
  • You are able to skip the startup animation of many of Mitsunaris moves by quickly pressing the designated move button..
    • after dodging
    • after a normal attack
    • during the forward flash move of Lamentation
Flash
  • Hold the Triangle/Y button after an attack and Mitsunari will teleport to the enemies he was hitting, he will then be able to instantly activate any of his other moves, often skipping the charge times on them. Also, when using Lamentation you can cancel the move before it hits and instantly activate another move. ALL attacks are flash-able except for Decapitation.
  • When you use Conviction, sending the enemies flying and hold triangle, he will flash up to the air, from there hit square thrice but when you hit the square button the 3rd time, you can hold it and he will flash back down to the floor and you can continue your combos from there.
  • Continuously flashing forward with Lamentation and skipping the Flash with the normal attack button is actually faster than running.

GalleryEdit

Mitsunari

Image Gallery

TriviaEdit

  • Mitsunari's fighting style, weapon, and his element somehow resembles Vergil from Devil May Cry 3.
  • Mitsunari's 3rd secret move resembles the Riot of the blood from the King of fighters series.
  • Kobayashi refers to him as a "fallen angel". His alternate costume has a picture of a pair of wings at the back.
  • While using his joke weapon (Nameless Sword - Fortune), taunt for a special surprise...
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