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Character sheet for the Brave10 series. Out of necessity, there are a number of unmarked spoilers below, so be warned.

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     Yukimura and his 10 Braves 

The Braves (In general)

Saizo Kirigakure - Brave of Light ☯
Voiced by: Daisuke Ono

  • Attack Reflector: His "Heaven's Return" technique.
  • Bash Brothers: Despite how much he hates Kamanosuke, they make the best pair when there's a need to unleash violence and havoc upon their enemies.
  • BFS / Black Swords Are Better: His Mari Blade.
  • Bishōnen: His looks are commented on in-series, especially by Yukimura.
  • Broken Bird: His backstory makes clear that the aggressive, uncaring front he puts up stems from a fear of being thrown away one day by anyone he might devote himself to.
  • Calling Your Attacks: "On, Marishi-ten Sowaka!", "Shunko!" "Ougi: Tenga Gaeshi" "Ninpou: Samidare!"
  • Character Development: In the start of the series he was aloof, uncaring, aggressive, and hated the thought of working under a lord/being a Brave, although a lot of this was based in a cynical attempt at self-protection. By the end, while not necessarily nice, he's far more gentle and calm, and openly admits to liking being a Brave. Kakei even lampshades it when they are drinking on Jinpachi's ship, noting that he has become more gentle.
  • Chick Magnet: Though he attracts not only chicks. Look below.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Receives THREE from Hanzo, and another one from Sasuke in their second fight. Gives one to Kamanosuke.
  • The Determinator: No matter how much he's crippled, he refuses to give up.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Kamanosuke certainly does. Hanzo's pretty touchy feely, and even Yukimura propositions him once.
  • Flash Step: His "Shunko" technique. During his brief fight with Anastasia, he shows that he's capable of using a Flash Step without his Shunko, which is part of his "Hunter Falcons" technique.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Gets several ones on his body from his battles with Hanzo.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: He's the only Brave with a sword as their primary weapon until Hanzo joins up, and of course he's the protagonist.
  • I Call It "Vera": Calls his sword the "Mari Blade" after his goddess, Marishi-ten, whose name it bears.
  • If You Kill Him, You Will Be Just Like Him: Is stopped by Isanami from killing Kamanosuke when he had the latter in a Sword over Head position.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: His manner isn't nice, but his heart's in the right place. He tries to be edgier and more uncaring than he actually is. Really just a Broken Bird who's afraid of the vulnerability that comes with caring.
  • Light Is Not Good: More of light is not nice. Also, he dresses completely in black, and his sword is black too. Carrying the essence of Marishi-ten, his task is to exorcise Isanami's darkness.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He's one of the fastest on the team and hits pretty hard.
  • Only Sane Man: Divides this position with Rokuro, as amongst the braves, they are the most reasonable and down-to-earth ones. However, he's quite capable of having some fits of rage or bloodlust.
  • Red Baron: "The Marishi-ten", "The undefeated one".
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: He gets a moment of this during his fight with Kamanosuke.
  • Rugged Scar: He has a big one on the right side of his abdomen as well as several smaller ones throughout his shoulders and arms and some very long, deep ones on his back.
  • The Rival: Views Sasuke and Hanzo as his rivals. The former reciprocates. The latter thinks that Saizo is too far below his level for him to consider Saizo a rival.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: He's only averagely tall, but he makes up for it in dark and handsome.
  • Tsundere: Towards Isanami and others in general. It's more pronounced in the early chapters/episodes and generally goes along with his acting like a jerk.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: He's 19 but with enough life experience to become the leader of the Braves at the end of the first series.
  • Worf Effect: He's thrashed around by Hanzo in his three battles with the man, and by Sasuke during his second fight with him.
  • Worf Had the Flu: During his second fight with Sasuke, he was thrashed mostly because was having a Heroic BSoD for failing to protect Isanami. Sasuke himself was only punching Saizo to get him out of it.

Isanami - Brave of Darkness ☯
Voiced by: Rina Sato

Sarutobi Sasuke - Brave of Grass 🌿
Voiced by: Tetsuya Kakihara

Sanada Yukimura

  • Brilliant, but Lazy: He gets the Braves to do all the heavy lifting for him in private and public matters, but his brilliance is unquestionable.
  • Coat Cape: Yukimura tends to wear his cloak in this way. It goes with his cool but elusive personality.
  • Combat Hand Fan: When challenged to a sword dance, he opts to use his fan instead. It's also a marker of his Zhuge Liang-like strategems.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He cultivates this image carefully. He never really fights in the series, but when Masamune forces him to duel for a "show", Masamune uses a real katana while the only "weapon" Yukimura takes is his fan. He holds his own quite easily, even blocking one strike with his sandals, but plays up his clumsiness until the point Date tries to land a blow and he catches the carpet with his foot, falls flat on his back and uses the other to kick the sword out of Date's hand and send it flying within a hair's breadth of Tokugawa. He then plays it off as bumbling accident, though Tokugawa got the message loud and clear.
  • Dirty Old Man: Combined with Lovable Sex Maniac.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: He manages to draw in the largely male Ragtag Bunch of Misfits that are the Braves with no promises of money or land or tangible gain, just the charm that comes with his mysterious but clearly genius nature. Even Jinpachi, who hates being chained to anything, talks about how compelling he is because he is so hard-to-read.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: He is the foolish sibling to Nobuyuki's responsible one, although he takes his responsibility to Ueda quite seriously.
  • Genius Slob: Rokuro's constantly on his case for dressing slovenly, not brushing his hair, and generally not conducting himself as a samurai ought to.
  • Guile Hero: He's intelligent and is very good at taking in the bigger picture, and using that knowledge to manipulate people into doing what he wants.
  • Handsome Lech: He's always flirting with Ana and sneaking out to brothels and talking about how much he likes women, but he's not very successful as all of his efforts are foiled by Rokuro's interference.
  • Like an Old Married Couple: Rokuro has been serving as Yukimura's page since they were 10 and 16 respectively, and by the time the series starts they have full on settled into the nagging wife/lazy husband dynamic, to the point in the sequel Rokuro's dressed like a housewife and beating him with a broom while they argue in front of the kid.
  • Messy Hair: His is naturally wild. One Doujinshi by the author features Rokuro struggling to comb his hair out for the matches at the same time Komatsu does their brothers' hair, with the latter group snarking about Yukimura's untameable locks.
  • Mysterious Employer: Nearly all the Braves will cop to not knowing what goes on in his head, and he's very good at recruiting people without promising them anything in return, and he gets the Braves to move for him in matters where he needs to sit back.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: It's clear that he knows more than he lets on, that he's more powerful than it seems, and his cheerful persona is just a masquerade. Saizo openly criticizes him for it, but he just laughs it off. He's basically the Kisuke Urahara of the series.
  • Smart People Play Chess: Rokuro challenges him to a game of shogi, trying to make a point. While that game ends rather abruptly with Yukimura shaking the gameboard and dislodging the pieces to make a counterpoint, Yukimura continues to use shogi metaphors to describe his plans for Ueda and the Braves, showing off his cleverness.
  • The Strategist: He's always considering the long-term future of Ueda and trying to manipulate things to ensure its peace and safety.
  • Warrior Poet: Of all the samurai lords in the story, he has the biggest philosophical streak and spends a lot of his non-Obfuscating Stupidity time ruminating on war, power, morality and fate.

Unno Rokuro - Brave of Water 🌊
Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya

  • Aloof Big Brother: Towards his twin, Nanakuma, as Rokuro is far less emotional than him. He doesn't hate Nanakuma like Nanakuma hates him but in reality Rokuro's cold stoicism only contributes to Nanakuma's insecurities and anger.
  • Bare Your Midriff: He wears a short shirt with a pair of low slung hakama.
  • Battle Butler: He is a page rather than a butler, but fits this trope quite nicely.
  • Bishōnen: Extremely so, and noted in-universe.
  • Cain and Abel: He and his twin, Nanakuma, although this mostly comes from Nanakuma's side, with Rokuro being an Aloof Big Brother while Nanakuma knows he's The Unfavorite.
  • Determinator: He will not stay down when it comes time to protect his master and his kin, even if he has to start casting from HP.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: It is made clear many times that men and women alike find him extremely attractive. Jinpachi's crew of pirates make it quite obvious that they would like him to get black out drunk.
    Pirate: Here, why not have some more, beauty!?
    Rokuro: Why am I the only one with a bowl?...Thanks...
    Saizo: (looks on) Rokuro sure is popular...
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": He gets this the most often out of the cast. Kamanosuke calls him "page", Hanzo calls him "the handsome page", the farmer in Kudoyama calls him "the beautiful lad" and the pirates just call him "beauty." It seems to come down to one of two factors.
  • Eyepatch of Power: His eyepatch covers up the Water Crest eye, which records information and can extract memories. When it's stabbed out, he replaces it with the God's Jewel, another Unno inheritable, which can control water including people's blood.
  • Eye Scream: He pierces his eye with Anastasia's blade when she was trying to steal his eye, which contains valuable information.
  • Ingesting Knowledge: He can store information and memories by sucking them into his magic eye.
  • Like an Old Married Couple: He is the nagging wife to Yukimura's lazy lech of a husband. As he tells Saizo, being a faithful retainer does not mean not telling your lord when you disagree with him or his ways.
  • Making a Splash: He is the Brave that controls water. However, his use of it is quite uncommon, as he mixes water with shouts to create waves that incapacitate his enemies. Due to him using the powers of Tsukiyomi, he's able to manipulate water to such extent he can stop even Susano'o by manipulating the water in his body.
  • Nice Guy: He can be irritable and snappish, but his heart's in a good place which sets him up for the Team Mom role.
  • Only Sane Man: Shares this position with Saizo, possibly even more so. It comes with being the only Type A personality on the entire team.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: The dark hair/pale skin look goes along with his general bishonen features.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: In the anime he tries to do one to slow down Isanami. Saizo stops him, though.
  • The Stoic: He tends to show little expression and goes around getting things done quietly
    • Not So Stoic: He smiles quite a few times in the series, and around Yukimura he's far more animated and snappish.
  • Stripperiffic: Hakama naturally have large gaps at the sides, which is why a long kimono is traditionally worn with them. Rokuro forgoes tradition and wears a crop top instead, resulting in an adventurous outfit for an experienced fighter to wear.
  • Team Mom: He ends up falling into this position, keeping everyone in tea and in line (often forcefully), but always remaining rational and occasionally offering a pep talk to those who need them in his own way.
  • Too Much Alike: He and Nanakuma are tsundere twins with Undying Loyalty, but that causes far more conflict between them.
  • Tsundere: It runs in the family. He's sharp-tongued and quick-tempered, but occasionally Yukimura catches him offguard with unexpected praise, which gives rise to brief moments of deredere.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Yukimura. Enough to sacrifice his eye so that the bad guys could not get the info contained on it. He eventually gets in a loyalty-off with his twin brother when a show match turns into a Duel to the Death to prove each serves his own master better.
  • Whip It Good: When he faces off against his brother, it turns out the chain on his jacket is actually part of a chain whip that he can assembling into a longer whip and use with skill.

Anastasia - Brave of Ice ❄️
Voiced by: Yuu Asakawa

  • An Ice Person: She is the Brave of Ice for a reason. As long as there's a water source nearby, she can freeze it into ice spears, ice walls and ice encasements.
  • Berserk Button: Getting peeked on in bath, of course. More seriously, her real one is family. Due to her Dark and Troubled Past, Ana hates the concept of 'family' and hanging around with the Braves angers her because she can't feel the same way. It's surprising that she manages to keep that Cool Big Sis facade until her time of betrayal.
  • Boobs of Steel: She is a lot better endowed than Isanami, who is The Load, while Ana is one of their best fighters.
  • Calling Your Attacks: She calls most of hers in Russian.
  • Childhood Friends: She and Saizo. Saizo's friendship is one of the very few good experiences from her childhood, most likely.
  • Combat Stilettos: She has some nice heels that she puts to good use.
  • Cool Big Sis: She takes on this role toward Isanami for awhile. She deconstructs that when she betrayed the team.
  • Dark Action Girl: Great in a fight, but not necessarily on the heroes' side.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She was a little Russian girl who got stuck in Japan, with her parents dead in the middle of a snowstorm. Then the family heirloom got stolen, she was sold into sex slavery, and then trained as a Iga ninja. Then Hanzou appears with her heirloom and all the subsequent trauma of being with him made Ana a real cold kunoichi.
  • D-Cup Distress: When Isanami complains that her chest is small, Anastasia says that, for a kunoichi, being flat-chested is much more comfortable, but Isanami says that she should be proud of her size.
  • Forced into Evil: Ana's deeply traumatic childhood followed by becoming a ninja and being forced to do nefarious things by Hanzou in order to retrieve her family heirloom all push her into her status. Although she maintains an Ice Queen pretense and mocks the others for their naivete, deep down it's clearly hurting her.
  • Good Bad Girl: More so in the manga than in the anime.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In the sequel it's revealed Sasuke and Saizo captured her and brought her back for judgement, only for Yukimura to let her off and offer her to stay. Though she feels this is the cruelest thing he could do, she does remain in Ueda, if at a distance from the others, and serves faithfully until her death.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Comes with being An Ice Person.
  • McNinja: A Russian princess who became a ninja after being shipwrecked in Japan.
  • The Mole: She works as part of the Iga Five.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Voiced by Yuu Asakawa no less.
  • Rapunzel Hair: She has long blond hair tied up in a ponytail. It not terribly practical for a ninja, but then, nothing about any of the Braves' sartorial decisions is.
  • Sensual Slavs: She's Russian and a lot of her attention in-series relates to her foreign appearance + Ms. Fanservice elements.
  • She Is All Grown Up: In the manga, Saizo was amazed to see a golden-haired beauty bathing in a mountain stream and initially thought she was a spirit. Even when two thugs tackled her and started groping her, all he could do was ogle her and pinch back his nose-bleed. During the fight, he was totally surprised to find out that she's his childhood friend Ana.
  • Stripperiffic: Her clothes are already skimpy, and she likes not to wear them.

Kakei Juzo - Brave of Metal 🔫
Voiced by: Ryotaro Okiayu

  • Biggus Dickus: According to Oukatsu.
  • Butt-Monkey: He's always interfering in fights as the Team Dad between the more dramatic Braves, but often as not ends up knocked out by them or caught in the crossfire of Rokuro's sonic blasts whenever he drops by to settle things.
  • Cold Sniper: Not really cold but rather obsessed with etiquette and good manners.
  • Cool Old Guy: While at first Saizo dislikes Kakei for his obnoxious conservative attitude, they eventually develop a strong respect for each other. Saizo still refers to him as an old man, however, despite only being in his thirties.
  • Extra-ore-dinary: Is considered the Brave that uses "black iron".
  • Good Old Ways: He is conservative and proper and unafraid to tell others how they ought to behave.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has a fashionable scar on his jaw.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Pulls one to save Rokuro at the end of Brave10 S.
  • I Call It "Vera": His musket Saaya. He is downright depressed when it's broken by Seikai. He recovers from it when the gun is fixed.
  • Infinity +1 Sword: For the finale, he gets to wield a massive musket engraved with the seven-branched sword and blessed by Yatsunushi-no-Kami, which allows him to kill Izanami's hordes of Shikome.
  • Never Gets Drunk: It comes in handy when dealing with Jinpachi.
  • Team Dad: He's older, more conservative, and tends to vocally correct the misbehaviours of the Braves around him. Naturally he gets along quite well with the Team Mom, Rokuro, both of them being fairly orthodox people in a cast of eccentrics.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He would but only after she immobilized, cut, molested and eventually tried to strangle him to death.

Yuri Kamanosuke - Brave of Wind 🎐
Voiced by: Motoki Takagi

  • Ambiguous Gender Identity: Yuri identifies as a man, and hates being mistaken for a lady, but a few scenes imply that he might be FAAB.
  • Anti-Hero: He's the Token Evil Teammate among the Braves.
  • Ax-Crazy: Kamanosuke's only really interested in blood, pain, and the thrill of the fight.
  • Bare Your Midriff: He wears a lot of crop tops.
  • Bash Brothers: When he can get it together enough, he and Saizo make a pretty effective team, until the Leeroy Jenkins factor kicks in.
  • Bishōnen: He uses it to his advantage to trick people into thinking he's a helpless woman in his bandit days.
  • The Berserker: Saizo calls him on it when they're fighting Hanzo.
  • Blow You Away: His special technique involves his wind powers.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: He's loud and very passionate about fighting.
  • Boisterous Weakling: While he's more than capable to wipe out mooks, Yuri is pretty bad at winning against stronger opponents. After unlocking Amaterasu's wind, he has enough firepower to overcome Susano'o.
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: Gets immediately drunk after taking up Jinpachi's drinking challenge and ends up flashing Saizo and Kakei.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: He is extremely possessive over Saizo and picks fights with Isanami over their respective closeness to him.
  • Death Seeker: Begs Saizo to kill him when he was being held in a Sword over Head position by Saizo.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Shows up after getting his ass kicked to save Saizo from being killed by Hanzo, and then joins the Braves.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: And he's annoyed when people remind him of it.
  • Easily Forgiven: Isanami stops Saizo from killing him, claiming that she was fine and had forgiven him for beating the crap out of her, and that if he killed him, he would be just like him.
  • Flat-Earth Atheist: Fitting his arrogant behaviour, he refuses to believe in Gods, unlike the devout Seikai. This actually becomes important when he's found by Momo, Saizo's old master: under his tutelage, he learns to accept the presence of Gods in the nature surrounding him and manages to harness the powers of Amaterasu sealed in him.
  • Fragile Speedster: He's fast, but he's not tough.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: He's Ax-Crazy, a Leeroy Jenkins in most combat situations, and extremely loud and rude. Absolutely nobody on the team likes him, but he's a powerful fighter if not a good one, and they all put up with him despite the obnoxiousness. Ironically, it's these traits that make him a fan favourite.
  • In Love with Your Carnage: Saizo's ruthlessness excites him more than anyone he's fought in his bandit days, and leads to him joining the Braves in the hopes of prolonging said excitement.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: He has absolutely no sense of strategy or the limits of his own power, and only ever wants to rush in headlong and kill as many people as possible. This makes him a constant liability in a fight, and more than once he gets caught in his own attacks.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: Only gets annoyed by being slashed multiple times by Hanzo. Also, his preferred remedy for being covered in tiny blade wounds is to sleep and eat.
  • Meaningful Name: The "kama " in Kamanosuke means "sickle". Guess what this guy's weapon is?
  • Not in This for Your Revolution: He constantly reminds the Braves he's not here to protect Ueda or for sentimental reasons, he just wants to die after fighting with Saizo and is searching for the right opportunity.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: His excuse for saving Saizo and joining the Braves.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Tries to give one to Saizo, claiming that Saizo was being held back because of Isanami. Saizo's answer?
    Saizo: "Shut up." (Cue Curb-Stomp Battle)
  • Worthy Opponent: Sees Saizo as this. Not really reciprocated.

Miyoshi Seikai Nyudo - Brave of Earth 🌏
Voiced by: Kazunari Tanaka

  • Badass and Child Duo: He and Benmaru are seen often together, with the latter usually riding in the former's shoulder, and while Benmaru is a capable fighter, Seikai is usually the one that does most of the damage.
  • Bald of Awesome: He's kind of a monk, so appropriately he is bald, but he's also The Big Guy and nigh physically impervious to even blades.
  • Before And After: He was just another bishonen before getting his Charles Atlas Superpower.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Loud, large, and fight-happy.
  • Brains and Brawn: The dumb muscle to Benmaru's strategist.
  • Carry a Big Stick: When not using his fists, he uses his club.
  • Dumb Muscle: He is powerful, and has a good heart, but could not even charitably be considered intelligent.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: He creates a ruckus when he tries to dine and dash and ends up fighting the Braves. When Saizo finally finds his weakness and beats him, everyone learns he's Isanami's adoptive brother and he joins the team.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Can cause small earthquakes. Is also considered the Brave that controls earth.
  • Gentle Giant: When his temper has not been provoked, he's a nice Dumb Muscle type.
  • Mighty Glacier: His battle strategy includes things like just standing there and let people hit him rather than parry.
  • No Shirt, Long Jacket: His muscles are on constant display with this look.
  • Rated M for Manly: Sasuke tries to cut him with one of his kunais. He blocks with it PURE MUSCLE.
  • Religious Bruiser: And also Token Religious Teammate, he often prays as he fights.
  • Super Strength: The aftershock of one of his techniques is enough to carve holes in a wall. A wall that was really far away from him. He is also capable of creating earthquakes.
  • Warrior Monk: He's both a monk and a fighter.
  • Wham Line: That he's Isanami's elder brother. Not a biological one, but still, it's pretty shocking.
  • The Worf Effect: Was knocked out effortlessly by Jinpachi to set Jinpachi's power level. Also, he could barely harm Byakugan for most of their fight. Far more tragically, despite his Charles Atlas Superpower being Nigh-Invulnerability, he is the first Brave to die in the sequel, setting the power level for Susanoo, a Physical God.

Benmaru/Mochizuki Rokuro/Sanada Daisuke - Brave of Fire 💣
Voiced by: Izumi Kitta

  • Badass and Child Duo: He uses Seikai to test his new weapons on as Seikai's generally impervious to damage, and they often fight as a duo, compensating for each other's weaknesses (Seikai for Benmaru's short stature, and Benmaru for Seikai's stupidity).
  • Creepy Child: He's more on the amoral side than most, and a genius with explosives.
  • Kid Samurai: He gave himself a last name because he wanted to be a samurai rather than just a poor orphan. Eventually, he gets exactly what he wanted when Yukimura adopts him as his heir.
  • Mad Bomber: He's good with the explosives and the traps, and doesn't worry too much about collateral.
  • Meaningful Name: He was named Rokuro because he was the sixth child, which is probably why he was eventually abandoned. Despite the other Rokuro's protest, Yukimura gives him his childhood name, "Benmaru," which he uses until Yukimura adopts him and renames him Sanada Daisuke.
  • One Steve Limit: He was quite happy to abandon the name Rokuro to limit the confusion between him and Unno Rokuro.
  • Playing with Fire: He's considered the Brave that controls fire because of his bombs.
  • The Strategist: Yukimura recognizes Benmaru may even be a better strategist than him, which prompts him to invite him to join the Braves and later leave the Braves to become his heir.
  • Trap Master: He sets up a Death Course which prompts Yukimura's invitation to join the Braves.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: Setting traps and bombing are not the healthiest hobbies that children should have.

Nezu Jinpachi - Brave of Lightning ⚡
Voiced by: Kazuya Nakai

  • Ambiguously Brown: He's Japanese, but much darker than the rest of the cast.
  • Artificial Limbs: Has a mechanical right hand. Gets a better one infused with the powers of Takemikazuchi, the god of Thunder, before joining the final battle.
  • Badass Baritone : Zoro's voice, no less.
  • Blade on a Stick: His Weapon of Choice. Apparently a normal spear, the part near the tip is actually segmented, like a nunchaku.
  • Buxom Is Better: His mindset. After he realizes Kamanosuke is a dude, he complains that Kakei promised there was a woman on the team but when Isanami protests to say she is one, he mocks her for being too young and too flat-chested. His reason to join the Braves was because there's this busty blonde he's been told about...
  • Coat Cape: It gives him a certain pirate-y flair.
  • Cool Old Guy: Another one in Saizo's estimation. Of course, he does not like being called "old".
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: His "battle" with Seikai ends very quickly, with the latter knocked out until the next day.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Literally. Fast, extremely physically powerful, and has lightning as his element.
  • Only In It For The Hottie: Agreed to help Kakei and eventually joins Yukimura so that he could meet a certain big-busted blonde. And it's true. He eventually splits out of anger over Ana's treatment in the sequel, and while he does come Back for the Finale, it seems after her death he leaves for good.
  • Never Gets Drunk: He challenges people to drink large quantities of sake to prove their worth, because he doesn't easily get drunk and he respects others who are similar aficinados.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: His dreads cover up one eye, adding to his mystery.
  • Shock and Awe: His elemental power is lightning.
  • Super Toughness: Blocked Seikai's strike with one hand.


Hattori Hanzo - Brave of Fire, Mk. II 🔥
Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai

  • Affably Evil: Polite of speech and apparently really enjoys eating meals with others. You can irritate him past the affability, however.
  • Ax-Crazy: When facing the Shikome, he just chop them to pieces and call them weak. When they reform, he decides to cut them into even smaller pieces.
  • Badass Boast: Loves to boast about how he's more powerful than Saizo. Loves even more to prove it by crippling the guy.
  • Braids of Action: He has a very long braid and he's the most deadly fighter in the series.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Take warning and all that. Also becomes quite fitting when you realize his element is hellfire.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: He gives THREE to Saizo, and another one to Kamanosuke.
  • Death of a Thousand Cuts: His special technique.
  • The Dragon: For Ieyasu, but he's the Big Bad and The Leader for the Five Iga ninjas, and the most immediate Big Bad in the first manga.
  • Dual Wielding: Wields two wakizashi.
  • Evil Redhead: Only acting for money and personal gain, otherwise emotionally detached.
  • Flash Step: Uses it at a master level.
  • Flat Character: For a Big Bad he has quite stereotypical motivations and very little personality. More comes out in the sequel when he joins the heroes.
  • Genre Blind: Thought he could control Kushimitama's power after releasing it. Oh boy, was he wrong.
  • Heel–Face Turn: A ninja's gotta eat, and he's out of a job after the events of Brave10, and it so happens Benmaru's position opened up.
  • Hero Killer: He nearly killed Saizo during the three times they fought. However, he was always stopped by another person before he could do it.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard / Evil Is Not a Toy: In the anime he is killed by the monster he himself released.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Hits really hard. Takes a point-blank Shunko and survives. Is so fast that Saizo and Kamanosuke had trouble keeping up with him. Basically, the only reason he's not a God-Mode Sue/Villain Sue is that he was beaten one time, and because he died because of his own stupidity in the anime. In the manga, well....
  • Manipulative Bastard: He's cunning and manipulates his opponents' and teammates' emotions alike to acheive his desired ends.
  • Not Too Dead to Save the Day: In the manga, he's still alive. Ana froze him in ice, but as soon as she left he got himself out using his hellfire technique. Everyone's pretty shocked when he suddenly shows up and saves Benmaru from kidnappers.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: He doesn't hate the Braves or carry grudges. He's a ninja who does a job without personal investments, or so he claims.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: He loves to give these to Saizo, but Isanami is not safe from it either.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: He is pretty damn evil.
  • Super Speed: It's his selling point, after all. He's even nicknamed "The Speed" in Iga's League of 5.
  • Token Evil Teammate: He's an even harder sell for the rest of the Braves than Kamanosuke in the sequel.
  • Villainous Breakdown: When Saizo hits him in their second fight, Hanzo completely loses his shit.

Ichimaru and Niko

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  • Butt-Monkey: They're often at the receiving end of comedic punishment and their employed Masamune shows them little respect, even when they do right (rewarding their only good job with a single pickled radish). When Niko was about to reveal himself to duel Benmaru, he falls victim to the latter's explosive trap, losing the match before even setting foot on the arena.
  • Buxom Is Better: Niko is enamored with Ana's huge breasts, and would like to have his way with her. When Ichimaru, in a Omake, mentions that he likes petite girls, Niko calls him a lolicon.
  • Diminishing Villain Threat: When they first appear they actually seem to be a serious threat. With each new appearence they become more and more useless.
  • Faceless Goons: They are barely above Elite Mooks and wear bandages (Niko) and a mask (Ichimaru) which cover their faces. They do remove them when not on the job.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: They live together in Oushu.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: A comically inept duo of ninjas who can invoke some sympathy.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: Especially in the anime, where they're even less than a threat.
  • Villains Out Shopping: One chapter has them taking a break from their duties to assist to a show, stumbling in Isanami'd dance by chance. Later, during the Kyoto arc, they actually stumble in the Braves while they're off duty and have some tea with them.


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  • All Women Are Lustful: Oukatsu uses her ninja techniques to, essentially, paralyze Kakei and keeps him restrained so that she can simultaneously kill him and do dirty stuff to him.
  • The Beastmaster: Her Iga Ninpo skills allow her to summon and manipulates serpents of all sizes, including some turned into Action Bomb minions.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: Her slow Death of a Thousand Cuts she plans to inflict on Juuzo allows The Cavalry to arrive, distracting her, and allows Juuzo to recover enough to kill her with his technique.
  • I Have You Now, My Pretty: Female example, she immobilizes Juzo, undresses and rubs against his body, using a tongue-mounted razor to slowly kill him while making suggesting comments and even groping his groin. The strict Juuzo isn't amused.
  • Interplay of Sex and Violence: Her method of killing Juzo after paralyzing him involves undressing and rub her voluptuos body over his while using a razor blade tied to her tongue to cut him.
  • Snakes Are Sexy: She's a sensual, buxom woman who can manipulate snakes.
  • Unusual Weapon Mounting: She has a sharp kunai mounted on the tip of her tongue.

Date Masamune
Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu

  • BFS: He carries a massive one.
  • Blood Knight: His main priorities are war, chaos and more war. He feels he was born for a more tumultuous time than the one he's in.
  • The Dragon: He is this to Ieyasu because he thinks Ieyasu might get him the war he so badly wants.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Naturally he has one as the One-eyed Dragon of Oshu.
  • Large Ham: He's always spoiling for war, attempting to run away to be at the centre of action himself and is generally larger than life.
  • Rummage Sale Reject: His Kyoto outfit is a fearsome thing to behold.

Ishikawa Goemon

  • Alas, Poor Villain: He's one of the more sympathetic Villains of the Week despite being just as amoral as the rest, perhaps because of the atmosphere of mono no aware that he invokes.
  • Bare Your Midriff: His outfit is a tube top + long loincloth.
  • Crosscast Role: In the stage show adaptation, he's played by Riona Tatemichi, a woman.
  • Disguised in Drag: Because he would have been killed if it were found out any Goemon sons were living, he starts living as a woman to deter rumours.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He's an unrepetent thief and murderer who does enjoy the thrill and glory of it, but also acts heavily out of love for Kojuro, who gave him shelter when he was being hunted and then a purpose for living.
  • Flower Motifs: Camellias are his. He was discovered hiding among the camellias by Kojuro and has loved them ever since. They are a flower that falls "purely", dropping all at once rather than petal by petal. It's both a metaphor for his swift fall for Kojuro, and his dying young and beautiful as he falls from the rooftop after battling Saizo.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: He heads one as the ane of the Ishikawa gang.
  • Undying Loyalty: He lives only to be of use to Kojuro.
  • Unsettling Gender Reveal: Saizo was surprised to learn he really was a man in the aftermath of the attack, as he dresses as a woman and refers to himself as one to conceal himself better after his father's execution.


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  • I Am Not Left-Handed: Even when Kamanosuke breaks through his illusions, Raizu proves to be an incredibly dangerous opponent capable of employing other techniques.
  • In the Hood: Befitting such a mysterious, illusion-spamming Ninja, he wears a hood.
  • Master of Illusion: His strong suit is illusion, and he traps his victims in realistic illusions which make them lose consciousness.
  • Oh, Crap!: Has one alongside the others when he realizes that his techniques are useless against the secret weapon of Tokugawa Hidetada, Susanowo.
  • Shipper on Deck: Invoked, his greatest illusion involves an elaborated fantasy in which the receiver is, essentially, living a shipping fanfiction with the person he loves the most. Namely, Kamanosuke, as a fair princess engaged to the prince "Saizo".
  • This Cannot Be!: When Kamanosuke breaks free of his spell. After all, he doesn't want Saizo's embrace, he wants his blood.


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  • Action Girl: One of the three girls of the Iga Five, she's the best hand-to-hand fighter.
  • The Brute: She's abnormally strong and though to the point that Seikai injures his own hands fighting her.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Her standard attack method consist in pulling out a piece of rock and throw it at her opponents.
  • Hulking Out: She can grow even more muscle in combat.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: She keeps mocking Seikai for his faith in the gods which aren't doing nothing to help him. She's defeated by a Power Fist named after a god, Hinokagutsuchi.
  • No-Sell: Her body is so though, Seikai shreds his hands by punching her.
  • No Body Left Behind: Seikai thinks the final blow was hard enough to vaporize her, but she returns alive and well in the sequel.
  • Paper Talisman: She wears several paper talismans attached to her body, possibly the source of her powers.


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  • Avenging the Villain: She shows up with the intention of avenging her sister Oukatsu.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: While her sister was a snake user, she's a bug user who can use insects of all kinds, including oversized mantises and a humongous spider.
  • Death from Above: Her offensive jutsu has her jumping in the hair and summoning a rain of sharp spider hairs on her foes.
  • Giant Spider: She makes her debut commanding a huge spider, just like her sister used a huge serpent.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: When she realizes that Isanami is releasing her destructive darkness, she opts out.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She's rather vampish and buxom like her sister.
  • Slaying Mantis: She summons a huge army of mantises the size of a small dog to attack the good guys.

     Other Historical Figures 

Ishida Mitsunari

  • Doomed by Canon: As soon as the Battle of Sekigahara started looming, his fate was obviously sealed.
  • The Fettered: He is this regarding honouring Toyotomi Hideyoshi and preventing the collapse of the nobility.
  • Those Two Guys: He and Kanetsugu are introduced gossiping together and make all of their appearances together after that until his beheading.

Kanetsugu Naoe
Voiced by: Shin-ichiro Miki

  • Gentleman Snarker: Kanetsugu is extremely sharp-tongued toward everyone equally, offering backhanded compliments and politely-veiled insults indiscriminately.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He plays on Uesugi's complete lack of cunning at times to smooth things over, despite his loyalty to him.
  • Passive-Aggressive Kombat: His forte, being quick-witted and vaguely disdainful towards everyone.
  • Smug Snake: Disdainful with a smile.
  • Those Two Guys: He appears with Mitsunari in Kyoto and they are always seen together after that until Mitsunari's death, at which point Kanetsugu makes his exit from the story.

Sanada Nobuyuki

  • Aloof Big Brother: He has elements of this towards Yukimura, being proud and disapproving.
  • BFS: His odachi is massive.
  • The Big Guy: He breaks floorboards as he walks when he's in a rage.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: He's the responsible sibling to Yukimura's foolish one, although he doesn't give his brother enough credit.
  • Messy Hair: He has the same messy hair that Yukimura does although he maintains it better. Komatsu claims there's a satisfaction in being able to comb it down.
  • No Indoor Voice: He has a tendency to shout most of his dialogue.
  • Perpetual Frowner: He never looks happy.
  • Tsundere: Like his wife and page, he has a tendency towards arrogance and disdain, but deep down he really cares about his brother and the fortunes of their family, he just expresses it in unusual ways.

Unno Nanakuma

  • Bare Your Midriff: Shares his twin's dress sense, although he forgoes a shirt altogether and just wears a lace up jacket with the hakama.
  • Battle Butler: A page to Nobuyuki, and his third fighter in the tournament arc.
  • Bishōnen: He is identical to his brother in this matter.
  • Cain and Abel: Nanakuma knows he's The Unfavorite and that his parents only didn't kill him at birth because they weren't sure which twin would inherit the Water Crest eye. When it, and the God's Jewel, goes to Rokuro, he feels inferior, reinforced when Nobuyuki is unhappy to see the "superior" Rokuro choose to serve his brother instead. He's quite eager to prove himself as a worthy page, and is ready to kill Rokuro in a Duel to the Death in the tournament arc and take the God's Jewel for his own. The author notes Nanakuma has a major complex over his brother even though Rokuro doesn't really reciprocate or care.
  • Making a Splash: He has the same sonic techniques that his twin does.
  • Scars Are Forever: He gets a long, deep slash from his sternum to his stomach from Fuuma, and forgoes baring his midriff from then on, covering up with a long black shirt underneath his usual clothes.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: The mangaka outright calls him tsuntsun in her doujinshi. He's arrogant and proud, but also very insecure and desparate to prove himself.
  • Stripperiffic: The same kimono-less hakama effect that applies to Rokuro applies here.
  • Too Much Alike: He and Rokuro are both tsundere twins with Undying Loyalty, but that makes their relationship worse, not better.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Nobuyuki. He gets in a loyalty-off with Rokuro when a show match turns into a Duel to the Death to prove each serves his own master better.
  • Whip It Good: It turns out the lace up ribbon on his jacket is actually a rope dart he can use as a weapon when he faces off against his brother.

Sanada Komatsu

  • Girly Bruiser: Her design is very girl-ish and she puts a lot of stock in propriety, but she's hot-tempered and arrogant like the rest of her family, and good with a spear.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She dishes a lot of shade at Ana and is every bit as arrogant as Nobuyuki and Nanakuma, but when Nanakuma is sliced open by Fuuma, she's greatly distressed and overcomes her disdain to ask Ana to take good care of him, and later begs her father to spare Yukimura's life, as he's her brother-in-law, however poorly they get along.
  • Lady of War: This is how she sees herself. Proper, graceful, and the best with a naginata. Her enthusiasm tips her closer towards Girly Bruiser at points, however.
  • Naginatas Are Feminine: She is a master with the spear.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: Komatsu is tiny but a great fighter.

Honda Tadakatsu

  • Blade on a Stick: Wields the legendary Tonbokiri spear, a huge yari with kanji etched on the flat of the blade.
  • The Dreaded: Being the strongest warrior the Tokugawa can muster, he strikes awe in everyone present. And he doesn't disappoint.
  • Nemean Skinning: Rather than wearing an antler-bearing helmet, he wears a whole hood obtained from a deer's head, antlers and pelt included.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: When Nobuyuki begs him to spare the Sanada after the defeat of Ueda Castle, Tadakatsu decides to intercede with the Tokugawa to have them exiled to Kudoyama instead.
  • Single-Stroke Battle: Undeterred by Seikai blocking the Tonbokiri with his chest, he takes him out with a single hit to the side of the head.
  • Slice-and-Dice Swordsmanship: Spear example, Seikai thinks he's fine if he can survive the spear's thrust, but a yari was made to slice as well, and Tadakatsu uses a sideways slash to take the brave out of commission.

Fuuma Kotaro

Izumo no Okuni

  • Dance Battler: She even challenges Isanami to a dance contest, but as she finds herself overwhelmed she throws some kunai at her.
  • Foil: To Isanami: she's a dancing shrine maiden who claims to be from Izumo (much to Isanami's ire, as she thinks she's lying), is buxom rather than petite and takes pride in her dancing, though while Isanami is a Nice Girl, Okuni is a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing.
  • Sore Loser: When Isanami proves better than her at dancing, she throws blade at her, only to be left in awe when Isanami, still dancing, is able to catch them with her fans.

Date Shigezane

Oniniwa Tsunamoto

  • The Dragon: He's often seen by Masamune's side and it's his most loyal retainer.
  • Dual Wielding: To compensate the fact that he's using a smaller spear, he wields two of them in tandem.
  • Foreshadowing: While he doesn't fight in the first series, he can be seen carrying a spear bag on his back.
  • Mask Power: Playing on his nickname, he wears a Oni mask on the side of his head.

Nasu no Yoichi

  • Archer Archetype: A master archer who's not afraid to fight in a 4 vs 4 melee, keeping the distance and showering his opponents with arrows.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: He's not the famous Nasu no Yoichi, but rather a descendant.
  • Rain of Arrows: He can have several arrows flying at the same time.

Mikogami Tenzen

  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Kamanosuke tries to kill him. Tenzen calmly shows him that he can't be killed by the likes of him.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Invokes this by fighting unarmed but stealing the opponent' weapon as it's about to land a hit, and then use it against them.
  • Master Swordsman: He's one of the two official teachers of the Tokugawa family (the other being Yagyu Munenori) and founder of the Onoha Ittoryu. He's so skilled he can confidently fight with his eyes closed, being able to fight back sensing the auras of enemies around him.
  • Multi-Melee Master: He's a swordsman but shows no trouble defeating his enemies with their own weapons.
  • Worthy Opponent: When Saizo forces him to open his eyes, he recognizes him as an opponent worth fighting after all.
  • Your Eyes Can Deceive You: He fights with his eyes closed, sensing the movements and hostile intent of enemies around him to counterattack them.

Tokugawa Hidetada

  • Bad Boss: Kills his own men without a second thought and mistreats Nobuyuki despite his sound advice.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: Sort of, thank to him using Susano'o, Ueda falls, but he doesn't get Isanami like he would have wanted.
  • Hate Sink: There's nothing remarkably likeable about him.
  • Hypocrite: Calls his own father, the Shogun, a pig. When his adjutant scolds him for showing so little respect to Ieyasu, Hidetata claims that the officer, by proxy, called Ieyasu a pig and murders him.
  • Mismatched Eyes: Has a light eye and a darker eye, and looks unhinged.
  • No Kill Like Overkill: Ueda castle is resisting? Well, then, summon the sealed god of storms!.


  • BFS: Wields a massive black sword with one hand and tremendous power, possibly the Kusanagi.
  • The Dragon: Becomes Izanami's loyal attack dog.
  • The Dreaded: Apparently he was so strong even the other gods of the Heavenly Plains were afraid of him.
  • Hero Killer: Kills Seikai in front of Isanami.
  • Hot God: Looks like a handsome youth with fair hair.
  • The Juggernaut: Once he's unleashed, nothing short of a reunion with his beloved mother will stop him. Not even the combined assault of the 10 Braves. He's only defeated when Isanami sacrifices herself to reunite him with Izanami.
  • Mad God: Hidetada mentions that he was banished from the Heavenly Plains, and all he can do is to search for his mother, crushing any obstacle in his way.
  • Momma's Boy: Tragic example, based on how, of the three sons of Isanagi, Susano'o was the only one who actually felt bad for his mother Izanami.
  • No-Sell: Raizu's illusion's are worthless against him.
  • One-Man Army: He alone can deal more damage to Ueda than the entire Tokugawa army.
  • Physical God: A divine being who's not sealed like Izanami.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Was locked up in a giant sarcophagus under Izumo. Hidetada recovered the coffin and unleashed it as a weapon.
  • Super Smoke: He's surrounded by a mass of fog which he can freely manipulate to block attacks or to crush his opponents.
  • Tragic Villain: Susano'o is not really evil, he's just looking for his mother.
  • The Worf Effect: Makes the entire cast look powerless when he appears. He's the quickly defeated by Kamanosuke and Rokuro using the combined powers of Tsukuyomi and Amaterasu.


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