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The sequel to ''VideoGame/BraveFencerMusashi'', with more CelShading. The main character, named for UsefulNotes/MiyamotoMusashi, is brought into a fantasy world to save the Mystics and their magical city from [[MegaCorp Gandrake Enterprises]]. Namely by gathering the [[SwordOfPlotAdvancement The Five Swords]] and rescuing the Princess of the Mystics who summoned him there in the first place, and finding the scattered citizens of the evacuated village. Oh, and [[SidetrackedByTheGoldSaucer he gets to collect cards of the friends and foes he meets during his journey]].

''Musashi: Samurai Legend'' [[{{Sequelitis}} wasn't quite so well liked as the original]], due the lack of the original's quirky charm, but it worked well as a standalone game. It also has more of [[DarkerAndEdgier an adult tone and a higher rating (T for Teen)]] rather than the [[LighterAndSofter childish tone of the original]].

Like its prequel, Creator/TetsuyaNomura (of ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' fame) is its main character designer (with its style being very close to what ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' would have later). Its main theme is composed by The Surf Coasters, and is featured in an animated opening of the game by Creator/StudioGainax.
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!!This game provides examples of:

* AccidentalPervert: Oh, poor Banon.
* AntiHero: Musashi, to a point. Midway through the game, he confesses that he was mostly doing his good deeds for himself, but he acquires his morals later in the game, truly becoming a MessianicArchetype.
** And he [[spoiler:falls in love with Princess Mycella, and [[FirstKiss even gets a kiss from her to boot]]]].
* ActionGirl: Istara, and to a lesser degree, Princess Mycella, though she's more of a MagicalGirl.
** Burrini was responsible for originally {{seal|edEvilInACan}}ing away Gorpus with the Sword of Earth, [[InformedAbility although we never see her in action in the game proper]] (somewhat justifiably, as the Sword of Earth was not available to her at the time).
* AttackItsWeakPoint: With the exception of Moltan, every boss has a weak point that must be exposed and then slashed in order to damage the boss itself.
* BaitAndSwitchBoss: At one point, you must fight off a massive, fire-breathing Crimson Gorger. [[spoiler:Which is quickly eaten by a much ''more'' massive Great Crimson Gorger, which launches meteors and hides a WaveMotionGun in its tail.]]
* BareYourMidriff: Musashi himself.
* BewareMyStingerTail: Gorpus, a giant scorpion, who can launch explosives out of it. And also [[HollywoodCyborg Shiraz]].
* {{BFS}}: The Great Oar, and the rest of the acquired swords throughout the game. Also Gandrake's sword is very long.
* BonusBoss: It's possible for Musashi to fight [[spoiler:Istara]] in the game's arena. [[spoiler: And she really is as tough as Musashi is led to believe she is.]]
* BossBonanza: All the dungeons seen so far have one boss (except the first two who have two bosses): the final level puts you against Gandrake's QuirkyMinibossSquad (4 battles, as one is a DualBoss), your EvilKnockoff and then Gandrake's OneWingedAngel form.
* BossSubtitles: The bosses have to be introduced somehow.
* BigBad: Gandrake.
** [[spoiler:BiggerBad: Amestris.]]
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Arachnoblia. [[spoiler:Gandrake is also under the influence of Amestris.]]
* CampGay: Laden the Bartender.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: The elemental powers and maidens, specifically: Green for Earth, Blue for Water, Red/Pink for Fire, Light Blue for Wind and Violet for Void.
* ContinuityNod: A brief one to ''Brave Fencer Musashi'' during Musashi's chat with Master Mew, Banon, and Fermiére at the beginning of Chapter 1. While responding to the looming threat of Gandrake Enterprises, Mycella "learned of a legend from a distant land" (the Allucaneet Kingdom) wherein "a hero summoned from another world delivered their people from calamity" (likely referring to the Legendary Brave Fencer Musashi sealing away the Wizard of Darkness [[spoiler:[[StableTimeLoop before his younger self was brought forth later in history for the events of the game to deal with the Thirstquencher Empire]]]]). Thus, Mycella "invoked the greatest of magic--[[AltumVidetur Vocatus Heroa]]" (the Hero Summon) to call forth Musashi in Antheum's time of need.
* CoolSword: The Elemental Swords. Also the boss Asura, [[DualWielding who wields six different sabers]] and can eventually turn into a large sword himself.
* CriticalExistenceFailure: A robot enemy will absorb slash after slash until you cut away that last bit of health, at which point your sword cleaves it neatly in half (as if it could have done so all along).
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: Arachnoblia and probably Shiraz.
* DamselInDistress: Princess Mycella, but is subverted in the end ([[spoiler:Mycella actively participates in the final boss fight]]).
* DiagonalCut: [[SerialEscalation In various fashions]], including double, cross-shaped, X-shaped, strip-shaped, and in case of the last technique, ''net-shaped''.
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Princess Mycella.]]
* DualBoss: Glogg and Riesling.
* DualWielding: Musashi swings his unnamed [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]] in his right hand and the {{BFG}} ''du jour'' in his left.
* DugTooDeep: Roquefort Mine.
* ElementalPowers: The Five Swords. Each contains a different element (Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, and Void), and holds special powers embodying their element and used both for fighting both for puzzles. Said powers include:
** [[GroundPound Tremor Thrust]]: Used for crushing boulders and pushing down industrial buttons.
** [[MakingASplash Hydro Blast]]: Extinguishes fires.
** [[FireBall Pyro Blast]]: Burns obstacles and lights torches.
** [[BlowYouAway Hurlwind]]: Allows you to lift an enemy and drop him on a platform.
** [[{{Invisibility}} Shadow Warrior]]: Useful for stealth sections.
* EpicFlail[=/=]AnchorsAway: Glogg's WeaponOfChoice.
* EscortMission: At least six of them. Your combat options are limited with a lady (and in one case, valuable mineral) [[BridalCarry in your arms]], but you can toss her in the air long enough to perform a SpinAttack. [[GrievousHarmWithABody Or just use her as a bludgeon.]]
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Mycella.
* EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods: The Scarlet Kraken boss, which is [[MixAndMatchCritters part octopus and part elephant]].
* EvilGenius: Malbec. Made worse by the fact that he is, at most, [[KidsAreCruel a prepubescent kid]].
* {{Expy}}: Gandrake is based on Musashi's rival [[UsefulNotes/SasakiKojiro Kojiro Sasaki]]. [[spoiler:According to the reveal, he's actually the real Kojiro "Ganryuu" Sasaki, who was brought in that world by the Nebulite and brainwashed.]]
* {{Fanfare}}: "Samurai Struck."
* {{Fanservice}}: ''Musashi: Samurai Legend'' has a little for everyone; Fontina ({{Meganekko}}, which is even mentioned as her best asset by one of the [=NPCs=]), Istara (ActionGirl with a hint of {{Tsundere}}), and Burrini (TheChick), among others.
** And then there's Clochette, who is in a league all her own. She even gives Musashi a blatant proposition, though he's so innocent that he [[ChasteHero completely misses the point]].
* FiveBadBand: Gandrake Enterprises:
** BigBad: Gandrake
** TheDragon: Rothschild.
** TheBrute: Glogg and Riesling.
** EvilGenius: Malbec.
** DarkChick: Clochette [[spoiler:before her HeelFaceTurn]].
** SixthRangerTraitor: Shiraz.
* FlunkyBoss: Malbec fights along with a group of machinegun-toting, sexy female Ninjaroids.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Burrini, who owns a pet bird named [[PunnyName May Day]].
* {{Gainaxing}}: Burrini does this during the cutscene where she's threatened by TheDragon. The [[MaleGaze close-up which includes her ample chest]] helps a lot. Also [[ActionGirl Istara]] in a similar occasion
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNoWhere: [[spoiler:Amestris, Goddess of Destruction.]]
** Also, the Crimson Gorgers. Unlike basically every other boss in the game who has either an in-story justification or at least serve as a thematic match, these guys come literally out of nowhere at the end of a mission that didn't really seem to need a boss, just because the devs felt it had been a while since there'd been a boss fight.
* GiantSpider: You meet some human-sized, [[ActionBomb exploding]] spiders in the Pycodon Jungle area. The boss of the area is their mom, the colossal, BrainwashedAndCrazy Arachnoblia.
* GoForTheEye: The second boss, Gorpus, must be defeated in this fashion.
* GreenRocks: Nebulite, though it's more of a Red Rocks thing.
* HailfirePeaks: The Wellspring Woods includes TheLostWoods, an EvilTowerOfOminousness, and TheMaze in one.
* HeelFaceTurn: Clochette, the [[SexySecretary secretary]] for Gandrake Enterprises, [[spoiler:is actually the Maiden of the Void, who started working for Gandrake to get revenge on her village. She turns good when Musashi saves her, though.]]
* HostageForMacGuffin: A variation: [[spoiler:during TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon, to release Mycella, Musashi has to insert the Five Swords into a machine, which promptly makes them vanish.]] Later, Gandrake uses a MirrorBoss version of himself to fight you, [[spoiler:and he's got your swords to do it with.]]
* HyperactiveMetabolism: Musashi's: he can eat bakery products, onigiri and various kinds of food from pasta to grilled meat in order to heal himself. There's however a variation: ice-cream replenishes the magic bar and cocktails and drinks give you an attack/defense bonus.
** Except for Pepper's deadly Five Alarm Angry Angler Hellstew, which [[FireBreathingDiner burns going down]] but affords a Strength boost.
* ImprobableHairstyle: Musashi's 'do kinda speaks for itself.
** RapunzelHair: Doubles as this.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha: The Vaporbot.
** Going by any looser definition of "mecha" would mean virtually [[MechaMooks every enemy in the game]].
* ItemCrafting: Somewhat. One of the helpful [[NonPlayerCharacter NPCs]] can pop any combination of three or fewer items into a machine and invent something new. Some inventions are quite handy, such as a portable refrigerator that keeps valuable food items from spoiling. Unfortunately, your selections are limited -- only three types of crafting materials exist in the game.
* LethalChef: Pepper. The best thing that can be said about her food is that it eventually numbs your tongue.
* LethalLavaLand: Mount Terroir.
* LivingShip: the Anthedon, a [[GiantFlyer giant flying whale]] which carries the city of Antheum on its back.
* LivingWeapon[=/=]SentientPhlebotinum: Gandrake, instead of using his own power, relies entirely on that of his power source/boss, the Archnembulus, along with Musashi's Elemental Swords.
* LostForever: As soon as you rescue [[spoiler:Mycella]] for the second time, be sure to visit her room for a bonus cutscene and a highly useful accessory.
* TheLostWoods: Wellspring Woods and Picodon Jungle. The latter has also some cavern sections and is more like JungleJapes.
* MagmaMan: Moltan, a dragon-like monster made of magma.
* MegaCorp: Complete with not one, but ''two'' {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s.
* MercyKill: [[spoiler:Istara to Arachnoblia.]]
* {{Miko}}: The Elemental Maidens' attire when performing the rite of transfer in the Chamber of Rites at Antheum to unlock their respective sword's [[LimitBreak Latent Power]] (which in turn restores some of Anthedon's might).
* UsefulNotes/MiyamotoMusashi: The game and PlayerCharacter are ''both'' named for him, after all.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Asura has six arms and three faces.
* NotQuiteDead: Played straight with [[spoiler:Gandrake]]. Musashi kicks his ass twice, blows up the building he's occupying, and finds him still up for a fight.
--> '''Musashi:''' "You've got to be kidding me!"
** [[spoiler:He's also implied to be still alive though reformed in the credits video.]]
* OhCrap: Gandrake's Henchmen [[spoiler:mocks Musashi as he reaches TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon, only for him to instantly move out of their sight and attack them from above. They react like this.]]
* OldMaster: Master Mew, of course.
* OneHitKill: Gandrake's Returning Swallow/Swallow's Tail attack.
* OneManArmy: Musashi himself.
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Gandrake]], once he's completely nebulized.
** Earlier, the [[ThisIsADrill Drill Golem]] turns in a different model the second time you face it. The Asura boss does a similar trick.
* PowerCopying: The Duplication process.
** It's of the [[AwesomenessByAnalysis "watch the move and instantly learn it yourself variety"]]--in fact, Musashi counters the move he's learning ''with'' the move he's learning. This leads to a good explanation as to why the moves are sometimes different--he's adapting the moves for use with his gear and, at times, biology, so a 1-to-1 match is sometimes impossible.
* PunnyName: Princess Mycella and all of the Elemental Maidens sans Istara are named for different kinds of cheese.
** Not only them, but also some of the villagers (and their pet animals) like Pecorino or Asiago. Gandrake's [[QuirkyMinibossSquad minions]] are named for kind of wines.
* RedOniBlueOni: Musashi and Gandrake. Also Maribo and Mirabo, though they have the same color scheme (dark red for Maribo and bright pink for Mirabo).
* RuleOfCool: Those MechaMooks must be ''really'' shoddily manufactured; much of the fun of the game is dashing hither and yon, dicing robots ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' style. Oddly, some of them even leave a red skeleton behind when you slay them.
* SaveThePrincess: In spades, particularly when you end up [[EscortMission having to find, pick up, and carry]] each of the Elemental Maidens at one point or another. Also subverted when [[spoiler:Mycella dies during the final boss fight]].
* ScaryScorpions: Gorpus is a giant, partly-robotical scorpion that shoot fireballs from his stinger.
* SealedEvilInACan: Many bosses. Usually the guardians of the Five Swords are this, and must be freed in order to obtain their sword. [[spoiler:The same holds true for Amestris, the Goddess of Destruction, sealed in the Archnembulus.]]
* SingleStrokeBattle: [[spoiler:The final fight against Gandrake.]]
* SpinAttack: The Great Oar's magic, Maelstrom. Musashi pumps it up ''[[{{BFS}} to about twenty feet long]]'' and spins, demolishing everything in its path.
* TheStinger: One plays during the epilogue, revealing that, among other things, [[spoiler:Glogg, Riesling and Malbec pulled an HeelFaceTurn, Rothschild took over Gandrake's place with Shiraz as his Dragon, and apparently Gandrake has recovered fro his battle with Musashi.]]
* SwordCane: Rothschild's weapon of choice, it can somehow unleash [[BlowYouAway annoying tornadoes]].
* TempleOfDoom: Where you find the Sword of Void.
* ThereAreNoTherapists: Fontina, somewhat. Though she gets one major pep talk from Musashi, who restores her self-esteem.
* ThisIsADrill {{Golem}}: Yes, it's ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Two of Gandrake's henchmen, [[TheBrute Glogg]] and [[DumbMuscle Riesling]]. In combat they act as BashBrothers, using an [[AnchorsAway anchor-shaped flail]] and a [[AnAxeToGrind battleaxe]] for their combos.
* TooDumbToLive: Riesling.
* {{Tsundere}}: Istara, somewhat. She's {{Badass}}, a swordswoman who is on par with Musashi himself, and was the champion of the Arena for years before the events of the game. But give her a compliment on how good she looks [[spoiler:in her Maiden's outfit]] and [[LuminescentBlush she'll blush harder]] than everyone else.
** Also Fontina, indubitably.
* TurnsRed: Sort of with the Scarlet Kraken, who's already red in color, "turns blue" when his HP are halved and becomes stronger.
* TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon: Just ''look'' at the final stage.
* WickedCultured: Rothschild. Doesn't stop him from being an asshole on wheels, though. [[spoiler:He tries to pull a LesCollaborateurs with Musashi, but Musashi will have none of it and beats the tar out of him.]]
* WolverineClaws: The Ninjaroids.
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