Yoshitora Tokugawa


Yoshitora is the main protagonist of Samurai Shodown V. Described as an "elite military genius", he was originally trained by Gaoh and Yagyu Jubei. Yoshitora is the successor to the throne of Japan, as he is of the Tokugawa bloodline. More interested in women and partying than politics, he decides to leave Japan and refuses to be the next ruler. Gaoh, believing Japan would only prosper if Yoshitora were to rule, starts a rebellion in hopes of luring his student back. Yoshitora weilds seven swords in battle... six are named after women, with the exception of one sword he named after himself.

In Samurai Shodown 5, Haohmaru challenges Yoshitora to a duel in order to test his own strength. Yoshitora declines but promises that he'll face him after he settles things with Gaoh. In his ending, he questions his former master's motives. Gaoh explains that the shogun ruling before Yoshitora is uncaring to the people and continuing under his rule would only bring famine and desecration to the people. He pleas with his pupil to become shogun. Realizing the responsibility of his role for the first time, Yoshitora finally agrees to his former master's request.

As shogun, he then challenges Haohmaru to a duel, asking the latter to join him and help him build a new country. Haohmaru replies that if he loses, he'll join Yoshitora. They fight but the result of their match is uncertain.

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Page Updated:  May 16th, 2021

The Samurai Shodown series has seen its fair share of interesting hairstyles. The hairdos of the series have gone from exaggerated, to extreme, to completely ridiculous... and then... to Yoshitora. LMAO. 

By his hair alone, Yoshitora stood out as a "new hero" of the series when he debuted in Samurai Shodown 5. Some would say he's an instant badass since he's packing all those freakin' swords, notably that ridiculously huge one. I think he's a pretty cool design and fits into the series, but something about his him just seems "forced" to me. His fighting style has its interesting moments, but could be  better. Also worth mentioning, his standard "fierce" attack alone hits about 5 times and takes a huge chunk of damage... pretty ridiculous. lol. Speaking of ridiculous (I've used that word a lot in this review for some reason)... how does Yoshitora get his hair like that, exactly? -____-

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