Trivia / Samurai Warriors

  • Acting for Two: Not unlike Dynasty Warriors, it's been quite a trend so far:
    • Hideo Ishikawa as both Hideyoshi and Motonari; for the former, it wasn't until the second game. Even he voices two different characters in Dynasty Warriors as well.
    • It's surprising to hear Yuuji Ueda either as the boisterous Maeda Keiji, or hear him shriek with insanity as Sasaki Kojirou.
    • Jouji Nakata as both Kenshin and Ieyasu.
    • Mariko Suzuki voices both Nouhime and Kaihime.
    • Naomi Shindou as Ranmaru and Ginchiyo.
    • Wakana Yamazaki is both Okuni and Nene.
    • Nobuyuki Hiyama is Hot-Blooded as Masamune, while being quite sinister as Kotarou.
    • Hisao Egawa also voices both Goemon and Yoshihiro, with both their voice tones also being notably different; Egawa also voices a Dynasty Warriors character as well.
    • Also applies to Kanetsugu and Kanbei/Kanbee (Masaya Takatsuka).
    • The calm and jerkass Mitsunari and the silent yet hot-blooded Katsuie (Eiji Takemoto).
    • Both Hanbei/Hanbee and Aya (Umeka Shouji).
    • Kojuurou and Kagekatsu are voiced by Ryouta Takeuchi.
    • Katsuyuki Konishi as both Toshiie and Naomasa; he's also not very different from Ryoutarou Okiayu (along with Hideo Ishikawa and Hisao Egawa as aforementioned) in that they have three-to-four different roles so far across the whole Warriors/Musou franchise.
  • Dueling Games: With Sengoku Basara. Musou is a lot more down-to-earth and grounded when compared to Basara, but it has more international appeal and makes it more clear that it's geared for everyone, when Basara lately likes to hit it with the Yaoi fandom, this is shown with how Musou likes their fair share of women, while Basara likes to insert a lot more Ho Yay. To make this more apparent, both games also has some sort of "competition" of including their officers, if there's a character who was exclusive for Musou, it'll only be a matter of time until Basara adds their own rendition (and vice versa). To note, at least on the Musou side:
    • Shimazu Yoshihiro was in Sengoku Basara 1 before he was added to Samurai Warriors 2
    • Maeda Toshiie and Chousokabe Motochika were in Sengoku Basara 1 before they were added to Samurai Warriors 2 Xtreme Legends
    • Mouri Motonari was in Sengoku Basara 1 before he was added to Samurai Warriors 3
    • Sarutobi Sasuke was in Sengoku Basara 1 before he was added to Samurai Warriors 4 Sanada-Maru (though without the Sarutobi surname)
    • Takenaka Hanbei was in Sengoku Basara 2 before he was added to Samurai Warriors 3
    • Katakura Kojuurou and Matsunaga Hisahide were in Sengoku Basara 2 (Heroes for Hisahide) before they were added to Samurai Warriors 4
    • Ootani Yoshitsugu was in Sengoku Basara 3 before he was added to Samurai Warriors 4
    • Sanada Masayuki was announced Sengoku Basara Yukimura-Den before he was announced for Samurai Warriors Sanada-Maru (the same installment that completed the Sanada family for both series)
    • And like Basara, starting from possibly 2 Xtreme Legends, but more blatantly since 3, Musou has also started including their 'archetypes'/'semi-Expy' based on a Basara character, usually a different character representing the same 'clan', and usually differing in characterization. Sometimes.
      • Gracia (debuting in Samurai Warriors 2 Xtreme Legends) is usually meant to be the 'representative Christianity character' to go with Basara's Pontiff Xavi (debuting in Sengoku Basara 1). This is the only occasion where it's continued in another Basara character: Ootomo Sourin (replaced Xavi since SB3).
      • Houjou Ujiyasu (debuting in Samurai Warriors 3) is the 'Houjou head' to go with Basara's Houjou Ujimasa (debuting in Sengoku Basara 1).
      • Kobayakawa Takakage (debuting in Samurai Warriors 4) is the 'Kobayakawa representative' to go with Basara's Kobayakawa Hideaki (debuting in Sengoku Basara 3).
      • Koshoushou (debuting in Samurai Warriors 4) is the 'alluring Cloth Fu lady' to go with Basara's Kyogoku Maria (debuting in Sengoku Basara 4). This is the only one that didn't have anything to do with clans but more 'play-style'.
  • No Export for You: Sengoku Musou 3 Z, Sengoku Musou 3 Empires and Sengoku Musou Chronicle 2nd.
  • The Other Darrin: Takeda Shingen - Daisuke Gouri was his voice actor, but due to his death, Ryuuzaburou Ootomo serves his role in later installments as of the third game's Xtreme Legends expansion.
    • It happened earlier with Hideyoshi as Hideo Ishikawa voices him as of the second game; he had a radically different voice in the first installment, both vanilla and Xtreme Legends expansion.
    • Ditto for Nagamasa; his VA was changed to Hiroshi Kamiya ever since he was playable since he was a special NPC back then.
  • Playing Against Type: Fuuma Kotarou - Wait a minute...Nobuyuki Hiyama?
  • Role Reprisal:
    • Vic Mignogna, the English VA of Mitsuhide in 3 voiced Tenkai (who is technically Mitsuhide in disguise) in Sengoku Basara 3.
    • Johnny Yong Bosch voices Yukimura in both his Samurai Warriors and Sengoku Basara portrayals.
    • Gina Bowes voiced Kunoichi in the first game, and would return to the role in the third game. This makes her the only dub VA for the series to return for not only another game, but the exact same role.
  • Talking to Himself:
    • Chousokabe Motochika: Has special conversations with Sima Shi in Musou Orochi 2/Warriors Orochi 3, then there was the fact Orochi was Okiayu's first role in the franchise.
    • Mouri Motonari: Has special conversations with Jia Xu in Warriors Orochi 3; also has his VA voice both Zhou Tai and Hideyoshi.
    • Uesugi Kagekatsu: Has the same VA as Kojuurou, and considering that the Date will clash with the Uesugi, it's inevitable.
    • Could possibly happen between both Goemon and Yoshihiro as of the fourth installment, due to the former debuting in the first and reappearing later and the latter debuting in the second iteration.

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