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15th Apr '18 11:06:57 PM Ominae
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As of 2018, a Capcom trademark for Onimusha was registered in Mexico, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, the Philippines, Singapore, and with the European Union Intellectual Property Office. Yoshinori Ono mentioned that Capcom is reviewing plans to revisit the franchise.
22nd Mar '18 11:30:00 PM TheWanderer
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''Onimusha'' ("ogre warrior") is a series of action-adventure games by Capcom [[JidaiGeki set in feudal Japan]] released primarily for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2. The story begins with infamous real life Japanese warlord UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga being felled by an arrow in the midst of his greatest triumph. However, Nobunaga's skill and brutality had already caught the eyes of the king of the Genma, (various types of demons that feast on humans) Fortinbras, who offers a deal to Nobunaga: he can come back to life if he agrees to conquer Japan on behalf of the Genma demon clan and turn it into, in effect, a massive feeding ground. Nobunaga accepts, and events get off and running.

''Onimusha: Warlords'' (released in 2001) sees protagonist Samanosuke racing to attempt to rescue a princess of the Saito clan, who has written to him of strange disappearances and events around their castle, and how she suspects demonic involvement. When he arrives, the castle is already under mass attack from demons and the princess has been kidnapped to be sacrificed as part of the ritual for resurrecting Nobunaga. Initially at a severe disadvantage against the demons, Samanosuke receives a power up from the Oni, a clan of demons that were once rivals to the Genma, but which has been virtually destroyed by the Genma. This allows him the use of a supernatural gauntlet which sucks the souls out of defeated Genma and uses their power to aid him. He eventually confronts and kills the Genma king, Fortinbras; The epilogue, however, reveals that [[SequelHook Nobunaga managed to come back to life anyway]], and conquers the Saito clan territory while Samanosuke vanishes and is presumed dead.

''Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny'' (released in 2002) has fewer survival horror elements than the original and leans more toward pure action-adventure. Nobunaga is solidifying his hold on Japan at the head of a Genma army, making rapid and cruel conquests. One of these conquests is [[DoomedHometown Yagyu village]], which causes UsefulNotes/YagyuJubei, (not the historical Jubei but his grandfather; in the game, the name Jubei is a title given to the head of the Yagyu clan) the half-oni head of the Yagyu clan and a renowned swordsman, to swear vengeance on Nobunaga. This game also features a supporting cast of four characters, each an outstanding warrior in his or her own way (or at least important to the plot) who, depending on the relationships Jubei forges with them, may be important in aiding him in his quest, or have the potential to be an enemy. Despite seemingly being bested by Jubei, Nobunaga swears to return and continue to wreak havoc.

''Onimusha 3: Demon Siege'' (2004) returns to having Samanosuke as the protagonist. In 1582 he leads an attack on Nobunaga's stronghold and intends to slay Nobunaga himself, but before he can deal the final blow, the Genma open a portal that, ala ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', sends Samanosuke into the future. In France circa 2004, French [=DGSE=] agent Jacques Blanc is attempting to aid the French military in holding back the Genma hordes. When Samanosuke arrives on the scene, the time portal reopens, and Jaqcues is sent back to about a week before Samanosuke left. The player switches back and forth between the two characters and eras, each attempting to defeat the Genma. At the end Samanosuke defeats Nobunaga and absorbs his soul into the Oni gauntlet, preventing him from returning again.

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''Onimusha'' ("ogre warrior") is a series of action-adventure games by Capcom [[JidaiGeki set in feudal Japan]] released primarily for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2. The story begins with infamous real life Japanese warlord UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga being felled by an arrow in the midst of one of his greatest triumph. triumphs. However, Nobunaga's skill and brutality had already caught the eyes eye of Fortinbras, the king of the Genma, (various types of demons that feast on humans) Fortinbras, who offers a deal to Nobunaga: he can come back to life if he agrees to conquer Japan on behalf of the Genma demon clan and turn it into, in effect, a massive feeding ground. Nobunaga accepts, and events get off and running.

''Onimusha: Warlords'' (released in 2001) sees starts protagonist Samanosuke and his ninja sidekick Kaede racing to attempt to rescue a princess of the Saito clan, who has written to him of strange disappearances and events around their castle, and how she suspects demonic involvement. When he arrives, the castle is already under mass attack from demons and the princess has been kidnapped to be sacrificed as part of the ritual for resurrecting Nobunaga. Initially at a severe disadvantage against the demons, Genma, Samanosuke receives a power up from the Oni, a clan of demons that were once rivals to the Genma, but which has been virtually destroyed by the Genma. This allows him to use powerful weapons made by the use of Oni and a supernatural gauntlet which sucks the souls out of defeated Genma and uses their power to aid him. He eventually confronts and kills the Genma king, Fortinbras; The epilogue, however, reveals that [[SequelHook Nobunaga managed to come back to life anyway]], and conquers the Saito clan territory while Samanosuke vanishes and is presumed dead.

''Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny'' (released in 2002) has fewer survival horror elements than the original and leans more toward pure action-adventure. Nobunaga is solidifying his hold on Japan at the head of a Genma army, making rapid and cruel conquests. One of these conquests is [[DoomedHometown Yagyu village]], which causes UsefulNotes/YagyuJubei, (not the historical Jubei but his grandfather; in the game, the name Jubei is a title given to the head of the Yagyu clan) the half-oni head of the Yagyu clan and a renowned swordsman, to swear vengeance on Nobunaga. This game also features a supporting cast of four characters, each an outstanding warrior in his or her own way (or at least important to the plot) who, depending on the relationships Jubei forges with them, may be important in aiding him in his quest, or have the potential to be an enemy. Despite seemingly being bested by Jubei, Nobunaga swears to return and continue to wreak havoc.

his conquest of Japan.

''Onimusha 3: Demon Siege'' (2004) returns to having Samanosuke as the protagonist. In 1582 he leads and his uncle UsefulNotes/AkechiMitsuhide lead an attack on Nobunaga's stronghold and intends to slay with the intent of assassinating Nobunaga himself, but before he Samanosuke can deal the final blow, the Genma open a portal that, ala ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', sends Samanosuke into the future. In France circa 2004, French [=DGSE=] agent Jacques Blanc is attempting to aid the French military in holding back the Genma hordes.hordes attacking Paris. When Samanosuke arrives on the scene, the time portal reopens, and Jaqcues is sent back to about a week before Samanosuke left. The player switches back and forth between the two characters and eras, each attempting to defeat the Genma. At the end Samanosuke defeats Nobunaga and absorbs his soul into the Oni gauntlet, preventing him from returning again.



* IAmAHumanitarian: The Genma aren't shy about their tastes. They even refer to historical battles as "hunting expeditions", implying that the Genma participating to them are awarded with corpses to eat. Even stated that they historically give people power and technology in exchange for human sacrifices.

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* IAmAHumanitarian: The Genma aren't shy about their tastes. They even refer to historical battles as "hunting expeditions", implying that the Genma participating to in them are awarded with corpses to eat. Even Also stated is that they historically give people power and technology in exchange for human sacrifices.
22nd Mar '18 8:46:36 PM nombretomado
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* MadScientist: Guildenstern, Rosencrantz in Dawn of Dreams... Hey, [[RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead Wait a minute]]...

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* MadScientist: Guildenstern, Rosencrantz in Dawn of Dreams... Hey, [[RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead [[Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead Wait a minute]]...
5th Nov '17 1:05:37 PM RandomNumberReactor
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* BraggingRightsReward: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] with Bishamon Sword in ''Onimusha 3''. The sword is obtained from fairly difficult Dark Realm just [[spoiler: before the FinalBoss, during which you transform and use another equipment entirely, meaning there's literally no chance of using it.]] However, if you check the level of the sword [[spoiler: used during FinalBoss battle]], you'll notice that acquisition of Bishamon Sword raised its level by about 2.
16th Sep '17 4:31:29 PM nombretomado
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''Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny'' (released in 2002) has fewer survival horror elements than the original and leans more toward pure action-adventure. Nobunaga is solidifying his hold on Japan at the head of a Genma army, making rapid and cruel conquests. One of these conquests is [[DoomedHometown Yagyu village]], which causes YagyuJubei, (not the historical Jubei but his grandfather; in the game, the name Jubei is a title given to the head of the Yagyu clan) the half-oni head of the Yagyu clan and a renowned swordsman, to swear vengeance on Nobunaga. This game also features a supporting cast of four characters, each an outstanding warrior in his or her own way (or at least important to the plot) who, depending on the relationships Jubei forges with them, may be important in aiding him in his quest, or have the potential to be an enemy. Despite seemingly being bested by Jubei, Nobunaga swears to return and continue to wreak havoc.

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''Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny'' (released in 2002) has fewer survival horror elements than the original and leans more toward pure action-adventure. Nobunaga is solidifying his hold on Japan at the head of a Genma army, making rapid and cruel conquests. One of these conquests is [[DoomedHometown Yagyu village]], which causes YagyuJubei, UsefulNotes/YagyuJubei, (not the historical Jubei but his grandfather; in the game, the name Jubei is a title given to the head of the Yagyu clan) the half-oni head of the Yagyu clan and a renowned swordsman, to swear vengeance on Nobunaga. This game also features a supporting cast of four characters, each an outstanding warrior in his or her own way (or at least important to the plot) who, depending on the relationships Jubei forges with them, may be important in aiding him in his quest, or have the potential to be an enemy. Despite seemingly being bested by Jubei, Nobunaga swears to return and continue to wreak havoc.



* YagyuJubei: Zigzagged, he's in the second game as the main hero (Who's actually the classical Jubei's grandfather, Sekishusai). In the fourth game is established that the title Jubei is given to the strongest swordman of the Yagyu clan.
16th Sep '17 11:20:27 AM nombretomado
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Three spin-off ''Onimusha'' titles exist: ''Onimusha Tactics'', a spinoff for the GameBoyAdvance - a turn-based strategy game featuring a new oni warrior named Onimaru, with returning characters Ekei, Magoichi and Kotaro from the second game; ''Onimusha Blade Warriors'', a [[AlternateContinuity non-canonical]] fighting game in the style of ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2, which features characters from the first two games (as well as [[EarlyBirdCameo Gargant]], who first appears in the third game, and GuestFighter[=s=] [[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork MegaMan.EXE]] and [[VideoGame/MegaManZero Zero]]); and ''Onimusha Soul'', a browser-based simulation RPG taking place during the Warring States era, and featuring cameos from many other Capcom characters redesigned to fit the theme. The original ''Onimusha'' was also ported to the Xbox under the title of ''Genma Onimusha''.

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Three spin-off ''Onimusha'' titles exist: ''Onimusha Tactics'', a spinoff for the GameBoyAdvance UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance - a turn-based strategy game featuring a new oni warrior named Onimaru, with returning characters Ekei, Magoichi and Kotaro from the second game; ''Onimusha Blade Warriors'', a [[AlternateContinuity non-canonical]] fighting game in the style of ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2, which features characters from the first two games (as well as [[EarlyBirdCameo Gargant]], who first appears in the third game, and GuestFighter[=s=] [[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork MegaMan.EXE]] and [[VideoGame/MegaManZero Zero]]); and ''Onimusha Soul'', a browser-based simulation RPG taking place during the Warring States era, and featuring cameos from many other Capcom characters redesigned to fit the theme. The original ''Onimusha'' was also ported to the Xbox under the title of ''Genma Onimusha''.
31st Aug '17 7:13:02 AM TheWanderer
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* MagikarpPower: Akane's Onimaru in ''Dawn of Dreams'' is probably the best example.

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* MagikarpPower: Akane's sword Onimaru in ''Dawn of Dreams'' is probably the best example.example. The blade begins with a pathetic 15 attack power, making it one of the weakest blades there is. Upgrading it through all 10 level upgrades, however, will grant several enormous bonuses to the blade's abilities, as at Level 8 the attack power is boosted by 100, (which alone would put it in a very high tier as far as her weapons go) and on top of that Level 9 adds an additional 40% onto any normal attack performed with it, and Level 10 allows attacks with the blade to create a "attack wave" (essentially a RazorWind) that flies out from the blade and strikes distant enemies. And since the blade can be dropped by the ninja genma encountered in the third stage, (or on the early floors of the Dark Realm) it also doubles as a DiscOneNuke as long as you're willing/able to grind for the souls to upgrade it. Not until about 3/4 of the way through the game will Akane start getting more useful weapons.
30th Aug '17 7:39:09 PM AndyLA
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Three spin-off ''Onimusha'' titles exist: ''Onimusha Tactics'', a spinoff for the GameBoyAdvance - a turn-based strategy game featuring a new oni warrior named Onimaru, with returning characters Ekei, Magoichi and Kotaro from the second game; ''Onimusha Blade Warriors'', a [[AlternateContinuity non-canonical]] fighting game in the style of ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2, which features characters from the first two games (as well as [[EarlyBirdCameo Gargant]], who first appears in the third game, and GuestFighter[=s=] [[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork MegaMan.EXE]] and [[VideoGame/MegaManZero Zero]]); and ''Onimusha Soul'', a browser-based simulation RPG taking place during the Warring States era. The original ''Onimusha'' was also ported to the Xbox under the title of ''Genma Onimusha''.

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Three spin-off ''Onimusha'' titles exist: ''Onimusha Tactics'', a spinoff for the GameBoyAdvance - a turn-based strategy game featuring a new oni warrior named Onimaru, with returning characters Ekei, Magoichi and Kotaro from the second game; ''Onimusha Blade Warriors'', a [[AlternateContinuity non-canonical]] fighting game in the style of ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2, which features characters from the first two games (as well as [[EarlyBirdCameo Gargant]], who first appears in the third game, and GuestFighter[=s=] [[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork MegaMan.EXE]] and [[VideoGame/MegaManZero Zero]]); and ''Onimusha Soul'', a browser-based simulation RPG taking place during the Warring States era.era, and featuring cameos from many other Capcom characters redesigned to fit the theme. The original ''Onimusha'' was also ported to the Xbox under the title of ''Genma Onimusha''.
14th Jul '17 4:32:18 PM RandomNumberReactor
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* MagikarpPower: Akane's Onimaru in '"Dawn of Dreams'' is probably the best example.

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* MagikarpPower: Akane's Onimaru in '"Dawn ''Dawn of Dreams'' is probably the best example.
14th Jul '17 4:32:08 PM RandomNumberReactor
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* Magikarp Power: Most upgradable weapons of course. Akane's Onimaru in '"Dawn of Dreams'' is probably the best example.

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* Magikarp Power: Most upgradable weapons of course. MagikarpPower: Akane's Onimaru in '"Dawn of Dreams'' is probably the best example.
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