|4-Kanji Translation:||Brightly crushing evil|
|Series Debut:||Sengoku BASARA|
|Playable Debut:||Sengoku BASARA|
Sengoku BASARA 2
Sengoku BASARA 2 Heroes
Sengoku BASARA X (Nobunaga's Assist)
Sengoku BASARA Battle Heroes
Sengoku BASARA Chronicle Heroes
Sengoku BASARA 4 (NPC, cutscene only)
|Anime:||Sengoku BASARA Samurai Kings|
|Voice Actor:||Cathy Weseluck (Devil Kings)|
Maxey Whitehead (Samurai Kings)
|Television Actor:||Taizou Shiina|
|Stage Actor:||Taizou Shiina|
Ranmaru eagerly desired recognition from his master and will fight eagerly for his uncle, Motochika. Ranmaru was confirmed dead in Sengoku BASARA 3,but survives in anime. He often fights with his master's bride, Nōhime.
In Devil Kings, he was referred to as Hornet.
Ranmaru can shoot multiple arrows at once. He is shown pouring a rain of arrows down on Katakura, the Right Eye of Oushuu.
Historical informationEditMori Ranmaru (森 蘭丸, 1565–June 21, 1582), born Mori Nagasada (森 長定), was the son of Mori Yoshinari, and had 5 brothers in total, from the province of Mino. He was a member of the Mori Clan, descendants of the Seiwa Genji.
From an early age, Ranmaru was an attendant to Oda Nobunaga who recognized him for his talents and loyalty, he was appointed to a responsible post. At Ōmi, he was given 500 koku, and after Takeda Katsuyori's death, he was awarded the 50,000 koku at Iwamura Castle. Ranmaru and his younger brothers perished defending Oda Nobunaga during the Incident at Honnō-ji in 1582 at the age of 18. Ranmaru's bravery and devotion is remembered throughout history, and especially during the Edo period because of his decision to commit seppuku and follow Nobunaga in death.
Oda and Mori's lord-vassal relationship was thought to have followed the shudo tradition, and was widely admired in Japan for its strength. In the nanshoku literature of the Edo period, it was widely understood that Oda and Mori had a sexual relationship that was commonly found in those times
How to UnlockEdit
|Game||How to Unlock||Notes|
|Sengoku BASARA||Clear the game with Nobunaga||-|
|Sengoku BASARA 2||Clear the game with Masamune||Unlocked by Default in the HD Collection|
|Sengoku BASARA 2 Heroes||Unlocked by Default||-|
|Sengoku BASARA X||Unplayable||Nobunaga's Assist|
|Sengoku BASARA Battle Heroes||Clear the game with Nōhime||-|
|Sengoku BASARA Chronicle Heroes||Clear the game with Nōhime||Unlocked by Default with Battle Heroes Save Data|
|Sengoku BASARA 4||Unplayable||Cutscene Only|
|Sengoku BASARA 4 Sumeragi||Unplayable||Cutscene Only|