Hanbei Takenaka
Hanbei Takenaka SW3 Artwork
Character information
Clan(s)/Alliance(s): Saitō
Weapon Type: Bladed sundial
Significant Battle(s): Inabayama Castle
Odani Castle
First appearance: {{{1st appearance}}}

Hanbei Takenaka (半兵衛) was first introduced in the series in Samurai Warriors 3. He first serves the Saitō clan, but serves the Oda after their demise. Hanbei is also a cunning strategist, in which his wits helps the Oda forces throughout there campaigns. Throughout the series Hanbei wields a Bladed sundial.

Role in the SeriesEdit

In Samurai Warriors and Samurai Warriors 2, Hanbei is seen as a generic general who is seen serving the Saitō clan at Inabayama Castle, in which he defects to the Oda forces. After Inabayama he is commonly seen serving the Oda clan during their earlies campaigns, especially against the Azai.

Samurai Warriors 3, Hanbei Takenaka was the head of the Saito Clan after taking Inabayama Castle from Tatsouki Saito by force. When Defeated by the Oda during there bombardment of the castle, Hideyoshi and Kanbei Kuroda were amazed by his stalwart defense of the Castle, and invited him to the Oda Clan, to which he accepted and pledged his support to Nobunaga's cause.

Character InformationEdit

Voice ActorsEdit

  • Yuri Lowenthal - Samurai Warriors 3 (English)
  • Umeka Shōji - Samurai Warriors 3 (Japanese)


  • "I may not look like a warrior, but I make up for it, somehow."
  • "I'm ready for anything!"
  • "This is war. No hard feelings, right?"