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
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.
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.
Style / Moveset