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A manga written by Mizukami Satoshi, who is best known for writing ''Manga/TheLuciferAndBiscuitHammer''.

"Stop your evil deeds and take the right path!"

That is the creed of Tama and her younger step brother, Jinka. The two demon siblings travel the country to stop the deeds of all evil doers, along with a cowardly swordsman they picked up along the way, Hyoudou Shinsuke. Their travels lie with many twists and turns, as well as wacky characters they'll meet along the way.

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!!''Sengoku Youko'' provides examples of:

* AloofOlderBrother: Raidou Zanzou The Demon Eater.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter - The Mountain God claims to be this to Taizan. [[spoiler: She later shows it with a CurbStompBattle.]] Proven and lampshaded by a Daiganshu monk when she shows up at the Daiganshu temple.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: [[spoiler: Kuzunoha to Tama.]]
* ArmCannon: Shakugan can fire beams of ki out of her transformed arms.
* AxCrazy: Resshin/Barrie Zalmoa.
* BadassBoast: When Raidou first meets Jinka.
-->'''Raidou Zanzou:''' "The fear of humans, I will carve it in your very bones"
* BadassFamily: [[spoiler: Jinun and Senya.]]
* BarbieDollAnatomy: Tama during the HotSpringsEpisode, and Hanatora all of the time.
* BareFistedMonk: Douren, who only joined the Daiganshu because his sparring buddy Jinun did, and who mastered the Western art of boxing.
%%* BattleCry: Shinsuke, Jinun.
* BecomingTheMask: Shinsuke becomes more like his sword. Later subverted; Arabuki appears to be AxCrazy at first but later stops Shinsuke from doing the same.
* {{Beergasm}}: The orang-utans' sake seems to be this good.
* BerserkButton: Jinka's is humans disrespecting demons.
* BigBad: Yazen. [[spoiler: Later the Tribe of the Void arrive to form a BigBadEnsemble.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: Shinsuke, Tsukiko, and Kokugetsu in Chapter 75.
* BigGood: The Mountain God. [[spoiler: Later subverted/averted. The Mountain God is NOT Good. She has a totally different set of morals and priorities to the rest of the cast.]]
* BloodKnight: Resshin/Barrie Zalmoa, Douren, and Mudo all love fighting.
* BlowYouAway: Shinsuke, or, technically, Arabuki.
* BodyHorror: Zenya and Resshin/Barrie.
* CallBack: The title page of chapter 70 is a call back to the title page of chapter 28.
%%* CallingYourAttacks: Almost everyone.
* CoolVersusAwesome: [[spoiler: [[TigerVersusDragon Jinun vs Douran]] in Chapter 73. It's so epic that Banshou decides to take a ring-side seat and watch their exchange.]]
* CurbStompBattle: Raidou Zanzou in both his fights against Jinka [[spoiler:only he lost the second time]].
* DecoyProtagonist: [[spoiler:Jinka's run as the lead ends with his turning into the beast god. It's Senya's turn now]]
* TheDragon: Jinun, literally. He's first the second-in-command of the Daiganshu and is fused to a powerful dragon.
* DynamicCharacter: Shinsuke goes from being a cowardly samurai wannabe to being on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge to finally cooling down and being a competent - if alcoholic - warrior.
* {{Expy}}: Senya not only looks like a younger version of Maimakterion from the author's other [[Manga/TheLuciferAndBiscuitHammer work]] but also has a similar set of shapeshifting powers.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: [[spoiler: Senya to his father, Jinun. Kuzunoha to Yazen. The man was willing to have Taizan trample everything and cause damage to his lab in order to protect Kuzunoha's existence.]]
* FastballSpecial - Jinka and Tama do this, in order for her to deliver a ''flying kick'' to [[spoiler:her mother]] Kuzunoha.
* [[FiveManBand Four Man Band]]
** Tama is TheHero, being the only one truly dedicated to bringing about peace.
** Jinka is TheLancer, following Tama around to protect her and because he likes fighting.
** Shinsuke is initially the TagalongKid, being a cowardly excuse for a samurai before [[TookALevelInBadass taking a level in badass]].
** Shakugan is a combination of TheChick, being the most feminine of the two female members, and TheBigGuy, being capable of putting on the hurt with her rock demon transformation.
* FiveBadBand: The Daiganshu
** Yazen is the BigBad, being TheEvilGenius experimenting on fusing humans and youkai.
** Jinun is TheDragon, both literally and figuratively.
** Resshin and Douren share duty as TheBrute. One is an AxCrazy maniac and the other is a BloodKnight and a PunchClockVillain.
** Higan is TheDarkChick, being the only female member. [[spoiler:At least until Kuzunoha is revealed.]]
* FlashBack: A lot of characters explain their backgrounds this way.
* ForScience: Yazen has a deep, deep interest in science.
* GoodEyesEvilEyes: Senya so much so that they are actually commented upon.
* GratuitousEnglish: Resshin/Barry loves peppering his speech with English, shown in a different font in scanlations.
* HellishPupils: A taken in a series where demons exist.
* HeroicSacrifice: Shakuyaku and Kagan sacrifice themselves to stop a curse-laiden boulder from crushing a hut where a woman is giving birth, turning to stone in order to regain her strength.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters - [[spoiler: Shinsuke becomes a revenge-driven rage machine after Shakugan's petrification. He calms down after finally getting his revenge.]]
* HotBlooded: Douren is a BoisterousBruiser who likes nothing more than a good fight with a WorthyOpponent.
* HowDoIShotWeb: Shinsuke initially has difficulty figuring out how to properly wield his sword.
* ImportantHaircut: Inverted. Tama's hair grows longer when [[spoiler: Jinka absorbs so much energy that it feeds back into her and keeps him in demon mode.]]
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: Subverted. It looks like Shinsuke's heavy injuries from assaulting the Daiganshu gave him one these but then the next page shows he was just drunk.
* {{Kitsune}}: Tama and Kuzunoha. [[spoiler: Jinka becomes one with 1000 tails.]]
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler: Senya can't remember anything of what had happened before he was sealed by the Mountain God until chapter 46.]]
* LightningBruiser: Even in his human form, Douren is fast, tough, and durable.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: The Mountain Goddess can fire a barrage of missiles... made of ''trees''.
* MadScientist: Yazen has been performing experiments fusing humans and powerful youkai.
* MagneticMedium: [[spoiler:Jinka and his yet-to-be-seen twin brother, because twins with the Fairy Eye "attract monsters" when they're together.]]
* MeaningfulName: "Shakugan" is "Shakuyaku" and "Kagan" mixed together: even the particles in the kanji for "Shaku" are made by smushing characters from their original names together.
* MissingMom: Tama's mom pretty much abandoned her. [[spoiler: Senya's mother was apparently killed.]]
* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler:Jinun sees the death of Senya's mother as this, which is why he put over a 1000 demons inside of him. So he wouldn't fail in protecting those he cared about.]]
* OhCrap:
** [[spoiler: When Tama realizes that the Mountain God has seen through her plans to involve the god in the battle against Jinun.]]
** In-universe, it seems as if dragons are met with an OhCrap moment by demons and humans alike every time they turn up.
* OneWingedAngel: All of Dangaishu's strongest fighters seem to have this, as well as Jinka
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Shinsuke to Resshin/Barrie Zalmoa and Douren to Jinun.
* PuppyLove: Senya and Tsukiko's relationship seems to be going this way.
* TheStoic: Jinun and Senya rarely show emotion in the first part of the series.
* PoisonousFriend: Possibly the Maken sword to Shinsuke. [[spoiler:and Shinsuke to the main party after Shakuyaku and Kagan are petrified. Subverted when Arabuki stops Shinsuke from going into a murderous rage while fighting Resshin, which also stops Shinsuke's progression to PoisonousFriend.]]
* PunchClockVillain: Douren has shades of this being the most sympathetic priest.
* RaisedByWolves: Jinka's childhood was spent with Kokugetsu Sai, a hermit, and the demons that roamed the mountain that he had lived on.
* RedOniBlueOni: Douren's Red to Jinun's Blue.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler: Shinsuke was happy to finally be able to go up against Resshin.]]
* SharingABody: Shakuyaku and Kagan as "Shakugan", and unlike most examples, it's a permanent arrangement.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: [[spoiler:Jinka's Beast God form robs him of his sanity in exchange for enough power to kill gods]].
* TakenForGranite: Shakugan exhausts herself stopping a curse-laden boulder that was going to crush a hut containing a defenceless Tama and a woman giving birth, and is then stabbed by Resshin. She doesn't die, but turns to stone to recover from her injuries, a process which was stated could take centuries.
* TalkingWeapon: Arabuki, although it's more a case of HearingVoices.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Inga and Ouhou.
* TigerVersusDragon: Douren and Jinun, literally and figuratively.
* TimeSkip: There's one of roughly four months between Part 1 and Part 2. [[spoiler: And then 8 years in chapter 53.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: All of the characters undergo this, Shinsuke and Jinka's badass levels are perhaps the most obvious.
** Shinsuke goes from being a coward who has lackluster sword skills to being an EmpoweredBadassNormal.
** Jinka's an extreme case of this. He goes from four tails at the start of the series to [[spoiler:a thousand! Deconstructed as this rapid rise in PowerLevels makes him go completely insane, starting part two, where the aim is to find him and cure him of his madness.]]
* WellDoneSonGuy: [[spoiler: Jinun has never shown overt affection towards Senya, and had his son address him as Master as opposed to father. This is because he saw that strength to accomplish his goals were all he could give him.]]
%%* YouCanBarelyStand: Repeatedly.
* YourSoulIsMine: [[spoiler: The Mountain Goddess informs Tama that the price for using her in battle would be to have either Tama or Jinka give up their soul to her for eating at the end of their journey.]]
* {{Youkai}}: Called "Katawara" in this series, which basically means "besides", but with the kanji for "darkness", therefore meaning "creatures (of darkness) who live beside this world".
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