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He is a warrior-in-training who was once saved by Haohmaru when his village was attacked by bandits. He was then taught by Haohmaru in swordplay to become stronger. Like his idol, he travels the land in hopes of improving himself. One day, he was saved by Suzuhime when he swept ashore from his shipwrecked boat. Two months prior the events of the game, Suzuhime runs away from home and he decides to find her. Though he finds it a bother, he agrees as the journey will also help him improve his swordplay and his code of honor.

After he vanquishes the villain, he meets Haohmaru again in his ending. Although he receives praise for his deeds, Takechiyo refuses to say he has gotten stronger until he beats his idol. Haohmaru responds by offering him a toast of sake. Takechiyo is based on the historical concept of peasant-samurai from the Sengoku period.


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Page Updated:  March 21st, 2014

Takechiyo has a cool-looking stance and some ridiculously over-exaggerated sword strikes (which seems to be the theme of his fighting style). Overall, his animations are fun to watch... and as a "sloppy" fighter, he's entertaining and unique to the series. The truth is, any master swordsman would slice this fool in half... in seconds. His costume design is also pretty plain. I'd also say he's showing too much upper leg to be considered cool.

He does have killer war cries, however. Reminds me of Jin Saotome (right along with that hair & headband). Hmmm. 

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