Saika Magoichi
Yukiden - Magoichi
4-Kanji Description: 煙鳥翔華
4-Kanji Translation: Smokey Bird Soaring Grace
Weapon: Revolvers
Element: Fire
Faction: Saika
Series Debut: Sengoku BASARA 3
Playable Debut: Sengoku BASARA 3
Games: Sengoku BASARA 3
Sengoku BASARA 3 Utage
Sengoku BASARA 4
Sengoku BASARA 4 Sumeragi
Sengoku BASARA Sanada Yukimura-den
Anime: Sengoku BASARA Judge End
Seiyuu: Sayaka Ohara
Voice Actor: Karen Strassman (Samurai Heroes/Judge End)
Television Actor: -
Stage Actor: Mami Yamasaki
Minase Yashiro
Asana Mamoru

Saika Magoichi is a character newly featured in Sengoku BASARA 3. She is the leader of the proud Saika renegades, a mercenary force that focuses on firearms. Magoichi is a proud woman, who believes wholeheartedly in the strength of the Saika forces.


In Sengoku BASARA 3, Magoichi's path can take two directions; she can either join the Eastern Army and work for Tokugawa Ieyasu or she can join the Western Army under Ishida Mitsunari. Should she work for Ieyasu, she will join the Uesugi forces and catch the eye of Maeda Keiji and Uesugi Kenshin. Swearing his love for her, Keiji will follow her throughout the remaining stages with the Eastern Army; she views him as little more than an annoyance. At the conclusion of Sekigahara, with Ieyasu winning over Mitsunari, she declares their contract over and leaves. If Magoichi joins the Western Army, she swears to continue working for the Ishida forces, impressed by Mitsunari's will. In all other paths (aside from Keiji's, which mimicks Magoichi's) she shows up as an enemy or ally working with the Eastern Army.

It's implied that her name used to be Sayaka; Chōsokabe Motochika refers to her as such, despite her insistence that she no longer uses that name. Fighting Oda Nobunaga will reveal that the Demon King killed the former Magoichi, who was her mentor, and that she took up the Magoichi name to lead the Saika force in his stead.


Like Nōhime, Magoichi, wields various firearms to attack her enemies. Her S-String essentially involves shooting with the firearm and, like Nōhime, will continue shooting as long as the attack button is being pressed (even after the 8th hit). When she uses one of three firearm in her skills, she'll continue holding it and use it for her ground and air S-String, changing its properties, until she uses another "gun skill". Each gun works slightly differently from others.

The magnum/pistol is the "balanced" gun compared to the other guns. Its "stats" are in the middle of those of the machine gun and shotgun. Her regular air attack works similar to most characters (can be shot multiple times). The pistol can also be charged to deal more damage and explode.

The shotgun is the "slow" gun. Its attack speed is the slowest and its has the least range, but it deals the most damage and has the widest attack area. Her regular air attack is similar to the air attack of "heavy" characters (single swing). The shot can also be charged for more damage, and the "reloading" animation afterwards counts as an attack. However, you may skip this animation by just simply rolling.

The machine gun is the "fast" gun of the three. It has the fastest attack speed and has similar range to the pistol. Its attack area, however isn't as wide and the damage per bullet is the lowest (but this is easily compensated by attack speed). Magoichi cannot move during her S-String, but she can still turn (to an extent) to aim the gun elsewhere. Continuously shooting with her S-String will eventually cause her to reload, leaving her open to attacks. Her air attack is also like the "heavy" characters (1 swing/"shot"), but she will fire rapidly to the area where she'll land. Additionally, due to the rapid fire nature of this gun, it's easy to fill up her Basara gauge using either her S-String or the gun's associated skill.

Magoichi also has a 2-part air strong attack. Initially, she'll just drop down, like other characters, then she'll step on a detonator to create an explosion around her.

Unlike Nōhime's regular attacks, however, Magoichi's bullets are seen during her regular attacks, meaning that she'll only hit those hit by the visible bullet (as opposed to Nōhime's where enemies in a certain area in front of her are hit).

Her personal item will turn the bullets shot by her revolvers into missiles


  • Maximum slots for every weapon (except the gold weapon) is 6.
  • Max Base Attack 250
  • Type A: Base Weapon
  • Type B: Health increases (Max 2000)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Max Base Attack 900
  • No matter what weapon you wield, the pride filling your chest does not change.
  • 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 (Yatagarasu · mumei)
  • 100 attack power
  • 6 Slots
Golden weapon (Yatagarasu · Yamabuki)
  • 600 attack power
  • Impossible to customize.
  • Luck increases a lot, and for every defeated unit you get 4 ryo.


Shoudan Kurotsugumi
  • 衝弾 クロツグミ (Point Bullet - Thrush)
  • First Appearance: Sengoku BASARA 3
  • Buttons: Triangle (PS3)/ B (Wii)
  • Description: Firing her shotgun, she'll trigger a spread shot which has a wide attack radius. This skill can be a combo by pressing the normal attack button. After using this skill, she'll use the shotgun in her S-string (hold to charge for extra damage).
Kadan Hirenjaku
  • ?? (Fire Bullet - Waxwing)
  • First Appearance: Sengoku BASARA 3
  • Buttons: R1 (PS3)/ A + B (Wii)
  • Description: Several grenades are thrown forward. After level up the number of grenades increases. The number also increases with taunting (8 grenades is the max) If you keep the skill button pressed the explosion time changes, and the greandes bounce around on the ground.
Soudan Joubitaki
  • 双弾 ジョウビタキ (Twin Bullet - Redstart)
  • First Appearance: Sengoku BASARA 3
  • Buttons: Forward + Triangle (PS3)/ Forward + B (Wii)
  • Description: Switching to her magnum(s), she can continually attack if the skill button is pressed repeatedly. After using this skill, she will use the 2 magnums in her S-string (hold to charge for extra damage).
Rendan Sankouchou
  • 連弾 サンコウチョウ (Continous Bullet - Flycatcher)
  • First Appearance: Sengoku BASARA 3
  • Buttons: L1 + Triangle (PS3)/ Z + B (Wii)
  • Description: Changing her carried firearm to a machinegun, she kicks enemies in the air and then showers them with bullets from the machinegun. After using this skill, she'll use the machinegun in her S-string (hold for rapid fire).
Basara Move
  • Appearance: Sengoku BASARA 3
  • Buttons: Circle (PS3)/ Shake the Wii Remote
  • Description: Magoichi uses her full arsenal of firearms for creating a projectile storm. Has a wide radius of destruction. Can be controlled to slowly move during the attack.

Secret SkillsEdit

  • Button: R2 (PS3)
  • You can select one of the following moves.
Sodan Kawasemi
  • ?? (Aimed Bullet - Kingfisher)
  • Appearance: Sengoku BASARA 3
  • Description: Rockets are shot in front. After level up you can move the aim as long as you keep the button pressed.
Setsudan Kaitsuburu
  • ?? (Planted Bullet - Grebe)
  • Appearance: Sengoku BASARA 3
  • Description: A line of fire is created. Make it advance by holding the button, and change its direction with the directional keys. If enemies touch it (before it ignites) they will stop in their tracks. After level up the lines of fire increase in number.
Endan Yatagarasu
  • ?? (Support Bullet - Yatagarasu)
  • Appearance: Sengoku BASARA 3
  • Description: The Saika unit provides support fire. Pressing the secret skill button again changes the shooting's direction. After level up its active time lengthens. It ends with a shot from a cannon.

Historical InformationEdit

Saika Magoichi is believed to be a moniker for the leader of the Saika-shu, rebels who opposed Oda Nobunaga's rise to power with the Ikkō-ikki. His group was reputed for their expert rifle formations and tactics, reported to have posed a threat to Nobunaga on more than one occasion. Their last mention in historical texts limits their activities to the Battle of Komaki-Nagakute. After their defeat to Hideyoshi their activities fade into obscurity. Some members of the group are fabled to have fought in Hideyoshi's Korean campaign. Not much is known on the "original" Magoichi or even if he was ever truly one person.

The Magoichi who appears in Sengoku Basara is a gender bender of the legends surrounding Kim Chung-seon who was born as Sayaga. The female Magoichi's name, Sayaka, refers to the Saika-shu alternatively being called the Saiga-shu and vice-versa. Her character ties into the fantastical legend that Sayaga was originally a misinterpretation of "Saika". Alternatively it has been argued that he called himself "Seon" or "Yoshi" when he was still in Japan. It has led some people to believe that he may be the obscure member of the Saika-shu, Suzuki Yoshiyuki (鈴木善之). "Suzuki" is often accepted as the historical family name for the Saika-shu and their leaders.

Kim Chung-seon's ties with the Saika has been published in fiction primarily through historical novels, although the possibility of its historical accuracy is slim at best. Most of it is wishful thinking based on circumstantial observation. Historical texts say little to nothing regarding his activity in Japan, however, so the legend is one which can't be entirely disproved as of yet.



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How to UnlockEdit

Game How to Unlock Notes
Sengoku BASARA 3 Unlocked by Default -
Sengoku BASARA 3 Utage Unlocked by Default -
Sengoku BASARA 4 Clear the game with Naotora Can be unlocked with DLC
Sengoku BASARA 4 Sumeragi Unlocked by Default -
Sengoku BASARA Sanada Yukimura-den Complete Story Mode -
Sengoku BASARA
Sengoku-Basara-logoSB2SB2HSBXLogo SBBHSB3Utage LogoLogo SBCHSB4 LogoSumeragi logo Yukimura-den logo
BASARAanime01BASARA2animeLogo SBJEGakuen logo
Sengoku BASARA
Date MasamuneSanada YukimuraOda NobunagaNōhimeUesugi KenshinTakeda ShingenItsukiXaviMori RanmaruAkechi MitsuhideKasugaMaeda ToshiieMatsuSarutobi SasukeShimazu YoshihiroHonda Tadakatsu
Sengoku BASARA 2
Maeda KeijiChōsokabe MotochikaMōri MotonariToyotomi HideyoshiTakenaka HanbeiMiyamoto Musashi
Sengoku BASARA 2 Heroes
Katakura KojūrōAzai NagamasaOichiFūma KotarōHōjō UjimasaTokugawa IeyasuHonganji KennyoImagawa Yoshimoto
Sengoku BASARA 3
Ishida MitsunariŌtani YoshitsuguSaika MagoichiKuroda KanbeiTsuruhime
Sengoku BASARA 3 Utage
Matsunaga HisahideKobayakawa HideakiTenkaiMogami YoshiakiTachibana MuneshigeŌtomo Sōrin
Sengoku BASARA 4
Shima SakonShibata KatsuieYamanaka ShikanosukeGotō MatabeiIi Naotora
Sengoku BASARA 4 Sumeragi
Ashikaga YoshiteruKyōgoku MariaSen no Rikyū
Sengoku BASARA Sanada Yukimura-den
Sanada MasayukiSanada Nobuyuki
Area Warlords
Nanbu HarumasaSatake YoshishigeUtsunomiya HirotsunaAnegakōji YoritsunaAmago Haruhisa
Other Characters
GohonyariNaoe KanetsuguMiyoshi Trio
Sengoku BASARA Judge End
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