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NOTE: The characters' names on this page follow the English mobile game's order of first name-last name. All the tropes listed here refer to the same English mobile game, unless stated otherwise.

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    The Main Character 

The main character

(Are these guys warlords or a bunch of teenagers in a locker room?!)

An ordinary Japanese woman who started her day planning to begin her new job as a fashion designer, only to be whisked away to the far past by a wormhole, change history by saving Nobunaga Oda's life, and become the chatelaine of a castle full of handsome but troublesome warlords before the end of that same day. She is determined, however, to make the most of her time in the Sengoku period before she returns home and gradually learns that the period — and the warlords she finds herself stuck with — might not be as bad as she initially thought.

  • Actual Pacifist: Unlike the Sengoku men who are accustomed to killing, she comes from a more peaceful time and thus abhors the thought of killing.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Is frequently called "kitten" by Masamune on his route, "angel" or "goddess" by Shingen on his route, and "little mouse" by Mitsuhide on his route. Yukimura also calls her "boar woman" on some routes, which initially sounds much less friendly but becomes genuinely affectionate as he and the MC become good friends.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Can be this, depending on the character you choose to pursue. She explicitly notes on Masamune's route that she's become the ultimate cliche of a princess who falls in love with the bad boy. This trope is inverted, however, if you pursue Hideyoshi, Mitsunari, or Sasuke instead.
  • All-Loving Hero: When she says that she wants to use her medical skills to save everyone, she means everyone — even her enemies who just kidnapped her.
  • Born Lucky: As much as she dislikes Nobunaga's treatment of her as a Good Luck Charm, she frequently proves him right about being a source of good luck by surviving deadly situation after deadly situation.
    Mitsuhide: You were nearly shot in battle, came face to face with Kenshin, and got kidnapped by Kennyo. I'm not sure you're a lucky charm, but you must have some luck to survive all that.
  • Career Versus Man: Played with. Her initial desire to return to the present so she can start her dream job as a fashion designer there comes into conflict with her growing desire to stay with the man she's fallen for in the past, but it's usually shown after she chooses to stay with her man that she still intends to continue her fashion career as a well-regarded seamstress in the past so that she can have both her dream career and dream man.
  • Canon Name: In the manga, she is named Mai Mizusaki.
  • Chekhov's Skill:
    • In Ieyasu's route, she learns archery from him which she puts to use to stop an enemy from sneaking up on Ieyasu near the end of his Dramatic route.
    • In Hideyoshi's route, her sewing experience enables her to spot a hidden pin in a haori coat sent to Nobunaga that turns out to have been poisoned.
    • In Shingen's route, she gets medical training from Ieyasu and horseback riding lessons from Masamune, both of which come in handy later on.
    • In Mitsunari's route, she gets taught military tactics by Mitsunari and uses this knowledge to tell her two bodyguards to split up from her while they're being pursued by Kennyo's men — she knows that they'll be almost certainly overwhelmed by the enemy forces even if they stick together, but that splitting up will give her bodyguards a better chance to survive and inform the rest of the Oda forces what happened to her.
    • In Mitsuhide's route, she learns self-defense skills from him which she uses in his Romantic route to trap Yoshiaki's knife-wielding hand between her bound ones just long enough for Mitsuhide to shoot him.
  • Distressed Damsel: Some routes have her get kidnapped by Nobunaga's enemies, usually as a means to provoke the Oda forces into fighting with them. She almost always acts like a Defiant Captive in these situations, though, resisting her captor's attempts to intimidate her and trying to escape on her own before her love interest shows up to rescue her.
  • Eyeless Face: The game's default settings have her eyeless in CGs. You can avert this, however, by changing the settings to show her full face instead.
  • The Fashionista: Her dream was to become a fashion designer and even after she's sent back in time, she finds fulfillment in becoming a seamstress.
  • First-Person Smartass: A good deal of her inner dialogue is subtly or openly snarky, especially early on about the troublesome men she finds herself stuck with.
    MC (thinking about Nobunaga): I like to know more about my partners than: "Hobbies, quashing revolts and burning down castles."
    MC (thinking about Masamune): What! You have no call to look at me that way. I haven't held a sword to your throat or kept a lethal pet!
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: By means of a lightning bolt-assisted journey five hundred years into the past.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: One of her belongings that she brought to the past is a stuffed teddy bear she sewed herself and named Bearsace, although the character who takes the greatest interest in Bearsace is actually Nobunaga.
  • The Heart: To the Oda forces, and often the Takeda-Uesugi forces too, where she helps smooth out the rough edges of the warlords and reminds them that they've got more than war to live for. Multiple routes also have her act as a mediator between the Oda and Takeda-Uesugi forces because she's the only person they both trust and care for equally.
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: While she has a canon name, players are free to give her any name they want.
  • Hidden Depths: Makes a surprising number of references to video games, implying she may have been a bit of a Gamer Girl in the present.
  • I Can Change My Beloved: Defied on Nobunaga and Masamune's routes. She starts out horrified at how ruthless and willing to kill they can be, but comes to understand that this is a product of the time they grew up in and them fighting for a greater cause and that forcing them to change to fit her ideals wouldn't be right and would cause them to stop being the men she fell in love with. They do still change to an extent after falling for her, but in subtler ways that don't change the core of who they are.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: In some routes, she gets quite twitterpated when she realizes that she's fallen in love which leads to amusing scenes like her and Masamune getting into an impromptu game of tag or her being unable to be around Sasuke without getting flustered for a period of time.
  • The Medic: Her main contributions during the war scenes are patching up and watching over the injured.
  • Naïve Newcomer: As an unexpected time traveler to the Sengoku period, she initially has next to no knowledge of the cultural differences between it and her time period and struggles to adjust to how cavalier the Sengoku era is about killing compared to her modern-day time.
  • Pink Means Feminine: She's shown wearing a pink kimono in several CGs.
  • Plucky Girl: While she does need help from others in surviving the past she was flung into and is tossed the Distress Ball from time to time, she's generally good at voicing her opinions, standing up to her love interest when she disagrees with him, and getting her bearings after being thrust into a perilous past. Japanese players have even described her as "Western" because of her greater assertiveness compared to the typical otome game heroine.
  • Tsundere: Acts like this towards some love interests, especially Nobunaga and Yukimura.
  • When She Smiles: Several love interests comment on how they'd do a lot just to make sure she keeps smiling.
  • Workaholic: Displays shades of this in some routes; Kenshin's route has her ask for a second job as a seamstress as a reward from Nobunaga which causes Ieyasu to call her crazy, Mitsunari's route has Mitsunari gently remind her that she's allowed to take breaks during her job, and Hideyoshi's route has her literally work herself into illness during her first few days at Azuchi (though in this case, it's explained as her taking on as much work as possible to distract herself from the loneliness and fear she initially felt about being in a dangerous and unfamiliar time with almost no allies).

    The Azuchi Warlords 

Tropes common to the warlords living in Azuchi Castle

  • True Companions: Despite their often-clashing personalities, the Azuchi warlords act very much like a family that the MC quickly gets admitted into too.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Hideyoshi and Mitsuhide, and Ieyasu and Mitsunari.

Nobunaga Oda
"That would disappoint me. You are the first woman to refuse me or snap at me. I want you."

Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita

The most powerful warlord in Sengoku Japan who plans to unite all of Japan and has created an impressive number of sworn allies and an equally impressive number of sworn enemies along the way. Aloof and cold on the surface, he nonetheless takes a liking to the main character after she saves his life from an assassination attempt at Honno-ji, declaring her to be his "good luck charm" and giving her a position as chatelaine at Azuchi Castle to keep her close to him.

  • Bait-and-Switch Tyrant: The MC initially thinks of him as an Evil Overlord, but gradually realizes that he has surprisingly enlightened ideas for his time (like treating people equally regardless of class) and genuinely cares for his allies.
  • Born Lucky: Repeatedly survives near-certain death situations including, of course, being saved from what should have been his historical death by a time-traveler. His enemies consider him to have "the luck of the devil".
  • Broken Ace: As powerful and confident a leader as he is, the MC gradually comes to realize that he's more broken on the inside than he lets on to the point where he's become incapable of recognizing that he hasn't lost the ability to feel compassion or guilt.
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: Whenever his 'smirk' sprite appears, someone (usually the MC) is about to be teased mercilessly by him.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Is quite persistent in trying to seduce the MC, but makes it clear that he wants her to willingly submit to him instead of being forced to do so and agrees to stop touching her during their Go sessions whenever she tells him to.
  • Cruel Mercy: He spares Kennyo's life because he wants to force him to witness him fulfill his ambition of uniting Japan.
  • Defrosting Ice Lord: Starts out cold and emotionless before warming up to the MC.
  • Demon King Nobunaga: Zigzagged. He doesn't have any supernatural powers and is depicted as more of an Anti-Hero or Noble Demon than a villain, but his in-series nickname is "the Devil King" and he's shown to have made a lot of enemies with his ruthless deeds.
  • Expy: Shares more than a few similarities with Toshizo Hijikata from Cybird's previous game Destined to Love, a dark-haired, aloof, and confident commander.
  • Friendly Tickle Torture: The MC accidentally learns in his route that he's surprisingly ticklish around his ears. She exploits this knowledge later on to stop him from feeling her up in front of his men.
  • Good Luck Charm: Believes the MC to be one for him after his life was saved by her, which is why he insists that she stay in his castle to continue bringing good luck for him. His Perspective Flip chapters reveal that he doesn't actually believe in such superstitious notions — he just wanted an excuse to keep the MC by his side.
  • How Dare You Die on Me!: Is not a fan of anyone throwing their lives away and repeatedly tells his men that he won't permit them to give up their lives for him. He utters the classic "If you die, I'll kill you!" line when Hideyoshi takes an arrow for him in the latter's Dramatic route.
  • I Kiss Your Hand: The first body part he 'claims' after the MC loses Go against him is her hand, which he proceeds to lavish kisses on.
  • I Love You Because I Can't Control You: He was already interested in the MC after she saved his life, but her willingness to stand up to him and resist his seduction attempts in a way that no other woman had done only intrigued him even more.
  • I Was Just Passing Through: A variant; he constantly gives pragmatic or selfish-sounding reasons for not wanting his men to lose their lives, calling them "pawns," but the MC eventually realizes that he does genuinely care about them and is just used to dismissing or explaining away any 'soft' action of his as only a practical necessity.
  • Lap Pillow: Uses the MC as one when he starts warming up to her.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Is this to Hideyoshi, who crosses the Despair Event Horizon in his own route if he believes Nobunaga has been killed.
  • Love Transcends Spacetime: In his Dramatic Route, after the MC is forced to go back to her own time thanks to cosmological forces, he swears, even if it takes 500 years, to prove that he loved her. Later, when the MC checks the pages of her history book, it says, "Before his death, Nobunaga had the name of the woman he loved inscribed in stone. He said she was called (insert name), and that she was like a goddess." Doubles as a Tear Jerker moment.
  • Necessarily Evil: Views himself as this, acknowledging that he has taken countless lives and will continue to take even more lives to fulfill his ambition of uniting Japan.
  • Not So Stoic: His emotionless exterior starts cracking in his route as the MC gets to know him better and completely shatters when the MC becomes poisoned.
  • One-Man Army: Every battle scene he participates in will describe him as downing dozens of enemy soldiers all on his own without breaking a sweat. He's so confident in his ability to defeat numerous attackers that he travels without any bodyguards or companions (except maybe the MC) more than once to make his enemies think that he'll be easy pickings all by himself only to get a rude lesson of just how formidable he is.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: When the MC shows him her belongings from the future, the item he takes the greatest interest in is her teddy bear and he even keeps it on display in his room as a cherished keepsake.
  • Rescue Romance: An unusual variant in that he was the one saved by the female protagonist during their first meeting.
  • Sink-or-Swim Mentor: His idea of teaching the MC how to ride a horse in his own and Yukimura's routes is to abruptly hand her the reins for one and force her to learn how to control one fast to avoid going over a cliff or being left behind.
  • Sweet Tooth: Loves to sneak out at night to pilfer candies from the kitchen even after Hideyoshi tries hiding them from him.
  • The Tease: His plans to seduce the MC include playing games of Go with her where he gradually 'conquers' her body parts—and he doesn't start out with her lips or any other intimate body parts one might expect him to zone in on, instead starting with hand-kissing and toe-sucking which still leave the MC feeling hot and flustered.
  • We Can Rule Together: His Establishing Character Moment has him ask the MC to rule the world together with him and be genuinely shocked when she refuses.
  • What Is This Feeling?: As his interactions with the MC progress, he starts experiencing things like jealousy, desperation, and longing that baffle him.
  • Worthy Opponent: The MC notes that even though she's far less experienced at Go than him, he still treats her seriously as an equal during their games.

Masamune Date
"Life is there for you to enjoy it. You can do that however you like, just make sure you're doing that for you, not for anyone else. If you try to live anyone else's way, you'll end up with regrets."

Voiced by: Kazuki Kato

An adventurous and free-spirited military commander allied with Nobunaga who's known as the "One-Eyed Dragon". He's quite the playful flirt who believes in living life to the fullest, but also has a more serious and dangerous side as a fettered leader willing to take lives on the battlefield.

  • A Father to His Men: He routinely checks on and cooks for his troops and is so disgusted upon meeting a lord who mistreats his subjects that his first course of action after defeating him and gaining control of his land is to make a plan to feed these people properly.
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: One of the funniest scenes of his route occurs when Mitsuhide replaces his glass of water with sake and he gets drunk after a single sip of it.
  • Declaration of Protection: Tells the MC this in Chapter 9 of his route. It's a significant Character Development moment for him because he initially considered his duty as a leader to be more important than anything else to him over even protecting his loved ones.
  • Dual Wielding: He wields two swords at the same time in battle.
  • Eye Scream: He tells the MC that he lost his right eye because he ate it. Of course, he's just kidding. The actual reason he lost his eye was that he lost it to smallpox and later cut it out to cement his determination to not let anything slow him down.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Lampshaded by the MC who thinks to herself that "anything sounds good coming from a man with an eyepatch."
  • The Fettered: Is so dedicated to being the best military leader possible that he killed his own father (who was being held hostage by his enemies) and is willing to die himself to ensure that none of the sacrifices he and his men made to help his country have a better future would be in vain. This changes somewhat on his route as his attachment to the MC grows.
  • Helmets Are Hardly Heroic: His armored sprite shows his real-life crescent-shaped helmet attached to his armor, but he's never shown actually wearing it on his head.
  • Heroic Resolve: On his Dramatic route, he fights to survive a near-certain death situation because he promised the MC he would die only at her side after he'd finished protecting her.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: A subtler example than usual, but he reveals that he's not actually right-handed after Kenshin questions his ability to fight him with an injured right arm.
  • I Can Still Fight!: Insists on going into battle and hiding the serious injury he got from protecting the MC from getting shot on his route so as to not dampen his men's morale.
  • Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: His idea of checking if the MC really is from the future is asking her about it while holding a sword to her throat to make sure she's telling the truth. The MC lampshades that if someone is holding a sword to her throat, she'd be willing to tell them anything they wanted to hear even if it included lying.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Even on other routes, he likes to get a bit physically closer to the MC than propriety entails.
  • Spirited Competitor: He absolutely loves fighting a Worthy Opponent, so much that he'll forego capturing them to have a 'fair' fight with them.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Has shades of this; he's warm and playful toward the MC most of the time, but becomes a much colder and more serious person in battle who even threatens to kill the MC if she doesn't let him kill Yukimura.
  • Supreme Chef: Is an excellent cook who feeds his own men and the rest of the Oda forces.
  • Team Mom: Not quite as big a one as Hideyoshi, but he takes it upon himself to make sure that his men and Mitsunari are well-fed. The MC can even call him "Mom" in response to learning about this, which gets you maximum affection points for that choice!
  • The Tease: Loves flirting with and teasing the MC at any opportunity he gets. This behavior of his is what makes the MC think at first that he's not really serious about pursuing a relationship with her.

Ieyasu Tokugawa
"Then I suggest you stop fighting it and let yourself be used. It's easier that way. Trust me."

Voiced by: Toshiki Masuda

A cynical, sharp-tongued warlord with no patience for people he perceives as weak, which includes the main character at first. Underneath that grouchy exterior, however, is a person who genuinely cares for the other Oda-allied warlords and grows to care for the main character too, even if his contrarian self would rather have his teeth pulled than admit it.

  • Badass in Distress: Gets captured and tortured by Imagawa forces in his route and needs to be rescued by the other warlords. This leaves him feeling depressed because he had vowed to himself to never get subjugated by anyone again.
  • Break His Heart to Save Him: On his Dramatic route, he tries to get the MC to hate him enough that she'll be willing to return to her time with Sasuke because he fears that she will die if she stays with him while they're being beseiged by overwhelming numbers of enemy forces. However, the MC realizes what he's doing and refuses to leave.
  • The Cynic: Has grown to believe that everyone gets "used" at some point and that the best way to cope with this is to quietly go along with it until an opportunity to exact revenge.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Hinted at on his character profile and confirmed in his route's 5th chapter.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Initially acts snotty towards the MC and calls her "weak", but warms up to her on multiple routes after she impresses/exasperates him with her determination and bravery.
  • Never Be Hurt Again: His main motivation is becoming strong and powerful enough that he'll never be hurt or subjugated again like he was at the hands of the Imagawa clan as their hostage.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Almost never seen without a disinterested or displeased expression on his face.
  • Pet the Dog: The first real sign of his hidden soft side is him taking care of a fawn who got injured on a battlefield.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside
  • Stern Teacher: Becomes one to the MC when he starts teaching her archery. He works her hard to try to get her to quit, but at the same time still does his best to help her legitimately improve.
  • Tsundere: Combined with the aforementioned Jerk with a Heart of Gold qualities and a dash of Sugar-and-Ice Personality.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Unlike Yukimura who has the brash voice that you'd expect of a Tsundere, Ieyasu's voice is a surprisingly soft murmur that you'd expect more of a Shrinking Violet.

Hideyoshi Toyotomi
"I met this very special girl, you see. Her name is [main character's name]. We had some trouble in the past, so I wanted to give her a gift to show how much I appreciate her."

Voiced by: Kosuke Toriumi

Nobunaga's vassal and right-hand man who has an intense devotion to his lord and an equally intense devotion to acting as everyone's worried big brother. He starts out suspicious of the main character but soon mellows into a caring brother-like figure to her.

  • Affectionate Gesture to the Head: Likes patting the MC's head or ruffling her hair on his route. He even gets her doing it to him in return in at least one scene!
  • Anger Born of Worry: He gets angry at Mitsuhide whenever the latter refuses to dispel the rumors about his disloyalty, but it turns out that he isn't angry because he thinks Mitsuhide is plotting against him but because he does trust Mitsuhide and is frustrated that Mitsuhide isn't willing to confide in him or make it easy for others to trust him too.
  • Bare-Handed Blade Block: Does a one-handed version in his route while caught up in an ambush. It's played more realistically than most other examples in that it gives him a heavily-bleeding arm wound.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: As nice a guy as he is, do not speak ill of or threaten Nobunaga in his presence if you value your life. Also, do not imply that people of low social standing don't deserve equal treatment.
  • Big Brother Instinct: He constantly acts like a worried big brother to everyone in the castle, having all the other warlords work at his place to keep an eye on them and scolding the MC in multiple scenes for things like running in the hallways or staying out late. On his route, he even says that the MC is like a sister to him — which doesn't exactly please her after she realizes that she doesn't want to be just his sister.
  • Broken Ace: In spite of being a handsome, kind, and successful man who's one of the most trusted allies of the most powerful man in Japan and has hordes of women pining for him, it becomes clear in the later chapters of his route that there is something deeply broken about him. He grew up as a poor vagabond who believed that he was worthless because of his lowborn status. It wasn't until he met Nobunaga that he gained a sense of self-worth and even then, he still believes that his self-worth is entirely dependent on serving Nobunaga instead of his own merits and completely falls apart in his Dramatic route when he believes Nobunaga to be dead.
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: He gets drunk very easily and blurts out everything he's actually thinking while he's drunk.
  • Chick Magnet: Has an Instant Fanclub of women who always wait to greet him at the castle gate. Even the MC doesn't take very long to start falling for him after he starts being kinder to her on his route.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Mitsunari mentions that while most of the letters Hideyoshi receives are from women, a few of them are from men instead.
  • Everything's Better with Monkeys: Hideyoshi keeps a monkey as a pet, initially as a reminder to himself to not repeat his past failures and become a "monkey" again and later on because he found her and her daughter too cute to give up.
  • Friend Versus Lover: One of the main conflicts on his route is whether his loyalty to Nobunaga leaves any room in his heart for a romantic interest or not.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: On Nobunaga's route, he develops feelings for the MC but doesn't act on them because he can see that she's happy with his lord.
  • Master of the Mixed Message: On his route, he alternates between treating the MC like a sister and getting into awkward, UST-filled situations with her.
  • Nice Guy: After he gets over his initial suspicion of the MC, he consistently acts kind to and protective of her.
  • Pinky Swear: The MC makes him do this in his Dramatic route. As pinky-swearing hasn't come into vogue yet in Sengoku-era Japan, she has to teach him how to do it.
  • Relationship Reboot: After realizing that he was wrong to treat the MC as a potential spy and that she's become wary around him as a result of his behavior, he agrees to start things over with her with a re-'introduction' scene.
  • Taking the Bullet: He does this in his route to protect the MC. Fortunately, the bullet only grazes his arm. In his Dramatic route, he also takes an arrow shot for Nobunaga but survives that one too.
  • Team Mom: His Big Brother Instinct makes him the perfect fit for this role, which is constantly lampshaded by Mitsuhide.
  • Undying Loyalty: Is willing to give up everything, including his life, to serve Nobunaga. His route reveals that this loyalty stems from Nobunaga being the first person to tell him that his low-born status didn't matter and inspiring him to turn his life around.
  • Worth Living For: After spending most of his Dramatic route as a despairing Death Seeker after Nobunaga's presumed death, the MC manages to convince him that a world with her in it is still a world worth living in for him. His Romantic route also invokes this with him telling Nobunaga that while he's still willing to do almost anything to help him fulfill his ambition of a world without war or discrimination, he can no longer give him his life because he now wants to be able to live in that world with the MC.

Mitsunari Ishida
"I believe that knowledge is the greatest weapon in this world. It is, after all, the only weapon that can both harm and heal. I study tactics so that I can fight while saving as many lives as possible."

Voiced by: Yoshitaka Yamaya

Hideyoshi's vassal who serves as the tactician of the Oda forces. He's a highly intelligent and kind-hearted man who nonetheless is prone to clumsiness and cluelessness about matters that aren't related to books or military tactics.

  • Absent-Minded Professor: Is a highly intelligent tactician who nonetheless tends to forget to eat and sleep while caught up in his work, and does things like mistake a pillar for Nobunaga or the MC for his pet cat while he's busy reading.
  • Accidental Misnaming: Keeps forgetting the name of Hideyoshi's monkey Uri, even though her name is extremely short and he regularly looks after her.
  • Adorkable: Is this in spades when he's not in "serious strategist" mode. He's so sweetly earnest and honest about everything that the MC can never get mad at him for his clumsiness or forgetfulness.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Many of his eccentricities - his obliviousness to other people, lack of understanding of sarcasm, one-track mind, and tendency to forget to eat - suggest either autism or ADHD inattentive.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: He fights in this style, analyzing his opponent's moves in combat to figure out their patterns and weaknesses.
  • Badass Bookworm: While he views knowledge as the greatest weapon possible, he can still hold his own in a sword fight against more built opponents.
  • Beauty Mark: Under his left eye.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: While he works extremely hard at studying military tactics and helping the Oda forces, anything that he isn't interested in gets only a half-hearted effort from him at best. One of the reasons for Ieyasu's exasperation toward him is that he's more naturally talented than Ieyasu is in swordmanship but doesn't bother refining that talent like Ieyasu does.
  • Clueless Chick Magnet: Gets mobbed by women every time he visits town, but is totally oblivious as to why.
  • Declaration of Protection: He promises the MC early on in his route that he will always be there to protect her, which becomes an important plot point when he starts distancing himself from her because he believes that these weird, confusing feelings he's been having around her will distract him from being able to protect her until he learns that embracing these feelings actually helps him gain the unshakable conviction he needs to succeed in his plans to keep her safe and happy.
  • Ditzy Genius: He's living proof that one can be a genuinely smart and hard-working tactician and a clumsy and sarcasm-blind dork at the same time.
  • Does Not Like Spam: The one food he cannot eat is carrots. He even instinctively clamps his mouth shut when Hideyoshi tries feeding them to him while he's absorbed in reading, despite automatically eating everything else placed close to his mouth. In his Romantic epilogue, though, he learns that he can eat them if his girlfriend is the one who cooks them for him.
  • Forgets to Eat: Has been known to become so absorbed in reading that he forgets about everything else, including meals.
  • Humble Hero: Even when he becomes increasingly famous for his military successes, he remains just as modest and self-effacing as he is at the start of his route.
  • Idiot Hair: While it's not really obvious from his sprite, a few scenes mention that he has a cowlick that refuses to lie straight on his head and one of these scenes has Ieyasu pull on it while he's reading to demonstrate how absolutely nothing short of a war will distract him from his reading.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: Has a pet cat named Kitty.
  • Literal-Minded: Usually fails to understand metaphors; when the MC calls him a "ladykiller", he protests that he would never kill ladies.
  • Master of the Mixed Message: Keeps innocently saying things like how he loves spending time with the MC and how he thinks she's beautiful and amazing, without realizing what they may sound like to women who don't know about his romance-blind sensors.
  • Nice Guy: Is such an unfailingly sweet guy that the MC frequently likens him to an angel.
  • Oblivious to Love: Completely fails to realize when he's being flirted with or when two of his closest friends have fallen for each other and every other warlord can see it. Or even when he himself has fallen for someone.
  • Selective Obliviousness: On other characters' routes, his typical role is to be oblivious to or serene about the antics/dramatics that his allies are pulling or Ieyasu's attempts to insult him.
  • Sexy Spectacles: Doesn't wear them all the time, but the MC always takes notice when he does.
    (You can leave your glasses on—! Aww, too late. He took them off. Darn.)
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Was completely uninterested in romance until the MC came along, to the point where he doesn't even realize at first that he wants to romance her.
  • Workaholic: Apparently, doing six jobs at once is a normal workload for him.

Mitsuhide Akechi
"Have you heard of the mythical creatures called satori? They live deep in the mountains and can read people's minds. [...] Fear not, little one. We only eat those who mean us harm — or who reveal our identities..."

Nobunaga's left-hand man who, unlike the Mitsuhide from the main character's original timeline, was not the person who attempted to kill Nobunaga at Honno-ji. Despite that, he still is an extremely shady figure who delights in causing mischief for the other warlords and main character and seems to attract unsavory rumors and trouble wherever he goes.

  • Above Good and Evil: Has this viewpoint about himself and the world at large, believing that trying to sort everything into a neat category of "good" or "evil" is too reductive and oversimplifying.
    Mitsuhide (to MC): In my experience, categorizing everything into absolutes like good and evil or nice and cruel is not as easy as it seems to be. You are best served defining me by the values you yourself consider important.
  • Animal Motifs: He's frequently compared to a snake or a kitsune to highlight how shifty and unreadable he comes across to others.
  • Chick Magnet: Is surprisingly popular with the women in town, who call him "Silver Moonlight", despite constantly rebuffing their affections.
  • Consummate Liar: Is very, very good at making his lies indistinguishable from the truths he does tell.
  • Desperately Craves Affection: His Dark and Troubled Past and subsequent decision to emotionally distance himself from others to prevent them from getting entangled in his manipulative schemes left him starved for love, something he doesn't realize until he grows to enjoy the MC's company so much that the thought of losing her causes him more pain than any form of Cold-Blooded Torture could.
  • Devil in Plain Sight: Everything about his appearance and behavior seems to have been tailored to be as sinister and untrustworthy as possible. It doesn't help that multiple routes have rumors flying around town about him being behind the assassination attempt on Nobunaga and/or scheming to betray Nobunaga that he does absolutely nothing to even try to dispel. Ultimately subverted, however; he never actually betrays Nobunaga in any of the currently-released routes. Even when he does appear to have betrayed him in Nobunaga and Hideyoshi's routes, it always turns out to be a Fake Defector tactic with him deliberately playing up his rumored untrustworthiness to convince the enemy that he's on their side.
  • The Gadfly: Enjoys messing around with his allies in their downtime just for the fun of it, including but not limited to replacing Masamune's water with sake and refusing to give clear answers to anyone's questions on what he's really doing in his spare time.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Is either this or a Devil in Plain Sight, considering how rumors of him being up to no good seem to stick to him like flies to flypaper. It turns out he willingly made himself into one, as giving himself a reputation for untrustworthiness and deceit makes it easier for him to trick Nobunaga's enemies into giving him valuable information or even "allying" with him.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Falls for the MC in Hideyoshi's route, but in an act of surprising selflessness, is entirely okay with letting it lie because he knows she's happy with Hideyoshi.
  • I Was Just Passing Through: He claims that him teaching the MC several useful skills in his route is just him keeping an eye on her to make sure that she doesn't desert the Oda forces, but it soon becomes clear that he's really doing it to help her survive in a period that she's clearly ill-prepared to live in.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: The historical rumor of him being able to shoot the bullseye of a hundred targets in a row turns out to be accurate; in Sasuke's route, he's able to shoot what he thinks is a fleeing Sasuke but is actually a Ninja Log dummy from a great distance with perfect accuracy.
  • Loners Are Freaks: Prefers to do all his (shady) work alone, which frustrates Hideyoshi to no end.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Knows how to twist words and maneuver other people to fulfill his own goals. Whether these goals are good or evil ones, no one knows for sure. They're good ones, making him a Pragmatic Hero example of this trope.
  • Master of the Mixed Message: In his route, he constantly makes teasing remarks about how much he likes the MC that leave it unclear if he was just joking around with her or if there's something more sincere behind them. It turns out that he was being sincere all along and using his reputation as a Consummate Liar to tell her all the things he couldn't say without a pretense of mockery behind them.
  • Moment Killer: Has a knack for interrupting intimate moments between the MC and Masamune. He even explicitly states at one point that he deliberately waits until the most infuriating moment to interrupt them.
  • Psychotic Smirk: Appears to wear a perpetual one.
  • Senseless Phagia: According to him, all food tastes the same to him and he often eats food combinations that look disgusting to other characters.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Acts like a confident, quasi-sadistic tease most of the time, but proves to have a much softer and gentler side underneath that teasing that begins emerging around the MC as his affection for her grows.
  • The Tease: So very much, to the point that one of the teasers for his route was a montage of twenty of his best teases of the MC.
  • Trickster Mentor:
    • Has shades of this in Hideyoshi's route; he delights in teasing/snarking at the MC at every opportunity, but also gives her genuinely good advice on her relationship with Hideyoshi and encourages her to hone skills she can use to defend herself.
    • In his own route, he's a full-fledged one. He takes it on himself to teach the MC politics, self-defense, horseback riding, and other skills she needs to survive in the Sengoku era and despite constantly mocking her and putting her through Training from Hell, his lessons are genuinely effective in helping her become better-adjusted to her new life.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: While his heart isn't quite black, his white hair color is clearly intended to add to his sinister and untrustworthy appearance.

    The Kasugayama Warlords 

Tropes common to the warlords living in Kasugayama Castle

  • Back-to-Back Badasses: The first CG in Shingen's route shows him and Kenshin fighting back-to-back against Nobunaga's forces.
  • Enemy Mine: More than one route has Shingen, Kenshin, Yukimura, and Sasuke team up with the Oda forces to take out Kennyo after learning how he'd manipulated them against one another from the shadows.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Shingen (sanguine), Yukimura (choleric), Kenshin (melancholic with a dash of choleric), and Sasuke (phlegmatic)
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Outside of combat, Shingen, Sasuke, and Yukimura are pretty nice people who even help the MC escape their castle in some routes because they don't want her to get caught in the middle of hostilities between them and Nobunaga. Kenshin, however, is a little too bloodthirsty to qualify for this trope.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Kenshin acts as the aloof, celibate blue oni to Shingen's gregarious, womanizing red oni, but also as the bloodthirsty, trigger-happy red oni to Sasuke's calm, level-headed blue oni.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Shingen and Yukimura both loathe Nobunaga for destroying their homeland and/or friends and want his head on a platter. Unfortunately for them, Nobunaga proves to be annoyingly good at staying alive.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Shingen and Kenshin do not get along very well and have even vowed to resume fighting each other after they deal with Nobunaga.

Shingen Takeda
"You've stolen my heart. But don't worry, I won't charge you with theft. It clearly wanted to be with you. Do with it as you like."

Voiced by: Yuichiro Umehara

A charismatic and smooth-talking warlord who has teamed up with Kenshin Uesugi to kill Nobunaga, the recipient of their mutual hatred. Outside of trying to kill Nobunaga, though, he's a laid-back fellow who loves flirting with every woman who crosses his path, the main character not excluded.

  • BFS: He wields a sword almost as tall as him, as can be seen from his sprite on the right.
  • The Charmer: He, without fail, will use the cheesiest pickup lines imaginable on the MC every time they meet even if they literally just met two minutes ago and/or he knows that she's working for his enemies.
  • The Chessmaster: Is a brilliant strategist who can read other people like a book and takes inspiration from The Art of War.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: For all his over-the-top flirting with the MC, he promises her that he won't move from the tatami mat in her room whenever he visits her unless she gives him permission to step outside of it (he does break this promise once, but only to kiss her wrist). Furthermore, when she turns down his offer to have a night of passion together in Ch. 8 of his route in spite of being severely tempted, he accepts it and doesn't try to seduce her any further.
  • Head-Turning Beauty: The MC tends to get distracted by his good looks and suaveness whenever she meets him. She even quotes the trope name when she (literally) runs into him in Hideyoshi's route.
  • Heroic Resolve: In his Dramatic route, he manages to fight off his worsening illness for three more months in spite of initially believing that he would die during his war with Nobunaga, because he promised the MC he would live long enough for her to take him to her modern time to get him cured.
  • Hidden Depths: He initially comes across as just a shameless womanizer with an endless supply of pickup lines, but it's later shown in his route that he's also an incredibly smart and cunning strategist and a Hurting Hero who had to witness his entire clan and homeland be destroyed or conquered by Nobunaga and is desperate to achieve his goals before his illness claims him.
  • The Kindnapper: Kidnaps the MC under the initial belief that she's Nobunaga's lover who needs to be "saved" from his hated enemy's clutches, and treats her like a princess during her time at Kasugayama Castle. However, he turns out to have other, ulterior motives for kidnapping her, so it's debatable just how much he fits this trope.
  • Ladykiller in Love: Has a reputation for never failing to charm any woman he meets, but he eventually stops flirting with other women as his attraction to the MC deepens in his route.
  • Not Quite Dead: Is initially believed by the Oda forces to have died from his illness (which did kill him in real life and the MC's original timeline).
  • Parental Substitute: To Yukimura.
  • Sexy Man, Instant Harem: He greets the MC after she's been kidnapped by his men with a group of beautiful women hanging on to him, causing her to liken him to a "villainous James Bond". However, this is subverted in His Perspective of this scene where it's revealed that the women are actually spies who pretend to be his harem as a cover and don't have any physical intimacy with him other than the occasional casual hook-up.
  • Stepford Smiler: While his normally amiable and flirtatious personality isn't a complete act, the MC notices on his route that he keeps using distractingly corny pickup lines on her to steer their conversations away from more serious topics that he doesn't want to talk about, such as how almost everything he loved and fought for was destroyed by Nobunaga and how he's slowly dying from an illness that he doesn't want her to find out about.
  • Sweet Tooth: Loves sweets to the point that Yukimura enforces (or at least tries to enforce) to a strict "only one dessert per day" rule for him.
  • Taking the Bullet: In his route, he protects the MC from an arrow shot during her escape attempt that wounds his arm.

Kenshin Uesugi
"I don't fear death. It's only when I'm slipping between the borders of life and death that I feel alive."

Voiced by: Hiroaki Miura

The more ruthless and unstable side of the Takeda-Uesugi alliance, he craves a good, bloody fight and unlike Shingen, is not a particularly lady-loving or happy-go-lucky guy outside of battle. In spite of his icy demeanor, however, he may be burdened with more past regrets and intense emotions than he wants to let on.

  • Bishōnen: Is so pretty that the MC initially mistakes him for a woman in Shingen's route.
  • Blood Knight: The aptly-titled "God of War" always seizes the opportunity to engage in a fight and says that his time spent on the battlefield is the only time he truly feels alive.
  • Brutal Honesty: If he thinks a plan is stupid or that someone needs to know a painful truth that his allies are reluctant to disclose, he won't hesitate to say it out loud. And more often than not, he turns out to have a good point.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Becomes this to the MC in his route.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: In spite of being the most bloodthirsty member of the Takeda-Uesugi alliance, he's so disgusted when he learns on Hideyoshi's route that Shichiri planned to send innocent civilians to their deaths en masse just to slow Hideyoshi down that he calls a truce with the Oda forces as an apology for letting that person resort to such inhumane tactics.
  • The First Cut Is the Deepest: Has never emotionally recovered from his first love, Isehime, committing suicide after the two of them were torn apart by his clan members who disapproved of her being the daughter of a disgraced warrior. And he was only fourteen years old when all this happened.
  • He-Man Woman Hater: Doesn't like to get close to any woman, although it turns out that this isn't because he hates them but because the first woman he loved committed suicide after the two of them were driven apart.
  • I Have Your Wife: In both Ieyasu's route and Nobunaga's Romantic route, he kidnaps the MC and sends a message to Nobunaga about her kidnapping to bait Nobunaga into starting a war with him. In Ieyasu's route, it's done with the mistaken belief that the MC is Nobunaga's lover, whereas in Nobunaga's Romantic route his belief is correct.
  • I'll Kill You!: Threatens to kill Sasuke and/or Shingen whenever they do something that displeases him. It's implied that he's done this so often that his threats no longer faze them in the slightest.
  • I Owe You My Life: To Sasuke.
  • I Was Just Passing Through: Claims in the first chapter of his route that he did not beat up the ronin threatening the MC to save her. She isn't fooled.
  • Mismatched Eyes: Has one green eye and one blue eye.
  • Never Gets Drunk: Is so good at downing his liquor that his allies dread having to drink together with him. According to Sasuke, though, he can get drunk — he just doesn't display any symptoms of it other than being even more prone than usual to acting before thinking.
  • Not Quite Dead: Similar to Shingen, he's initially believed by the Oda forces to be dead (and really did die in real life and the MC's original timeline) before they learn that he's just been hiding.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: With some Blood Knight and Yandere-induced fire thrown in for good measure.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Pickled plums. Apparently they taste really good combined with the sake he always drinks.
  • Tsundere: While the yandere aspect of his personality is emphasized more in his stories, he also has a habit in some routes of pretending that he couldn't care less about an annoying woman like the MC when in fact he's grown fond of her in spite of his initial hostility.
  • Villainous Crush: Develops one on the MC in Ieyasu's route, much to Ieyasu's chagrin.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Becomes this in his route after the MC almost gets murdered by Kennyo's men, deciding that the only way to keep her truly safe is to kill Kennyo, the Oda forces, and anyone else who could ever pose a threat to her, even if he has to wage war with all of Japan to do it.
  • Yandere: While he tries to contain it, his route has him hate the thought of any other men touching or looking at the MC and he locks her up for a while in his dungeon because he can't think of any other way to keep her close to him. He's also a platonic version of this towards Sasuke, threatening to kill him for trying to leave his service in Hideyoshi's route.
    Shingen: You see, Kenshin's got a unique way of treating the things important to him. He's actually quite caring, but somewhere along the line, that got turned around into his current, twisted definition of love. It's thinking he'd rather kill something than let it go that makes it worse.

Yukimura Sanada
"I hate war, too. But if the only way to protect something important is to fight, then I will take up arms even though I despise it."

Voiced by: Kensho Ono

A vassal of Shingen who also hates Nobunaga and wants him dead for personal reasons. He has a personality that comes across as brash and rude at first but conceals a warmer side.

  • Break His Heart to Save Him: Tries to end his relationship with the MC to prevent her from getting caught up in the war he's fighting. It doesn't work, of course. In his Dramatic route, the MC also tries this when she learns that he'll die protecting her if she stays with him, but he can tell that she's lying and is resolved to still chase after her.
  • Clark Kenting: He's able to pose as a traveling merchant in Nobunaga's town by just wearing civilian clothes with absolutely no effort to disguise or conceal his face. While this can be somewhat explained by most Sengoku civilians knowing him only by reputation or having seen him only in battle armor, the MC not realizing that "Yuki" is the Yukimura she read about in her magazine strains credulity.
  • Declaration of Protection: "Make sure to stay behind me. I'll protect you." It's even the central quote on his profile and the reason for him dying in the possible future written in the MC's magazine on his Dramatic route.
  • Oblivious to Love: While this trope surprisingly doesn't really come up on his route, he's hit hard by it in Sasuke's route where he's the last person in Kasugayama Castle to realize that his best friend has fallen in love with the MC and that he himself has fallen for the MC too.
  • Rescue Romance: His first encounter with the MC has him save her from going over a cliff, and his second encounter with her (if you choose his route) has him save her from bandits too.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: A Running Gag in his route's first few chapters is other people mistaking him and the MC for a couple and them hightailing it out of there to stop hearing them.
  • Tsundere: Can be blunt and tactless with his words, but can also get very mushy with the MC.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Shingen.

Sasuke Sarutobi
"Don't worry. Despite my appearance, I'm a ninja of moderate awesomeness."

Voiced by: Kenji Akabane

An astrophysics student and the main character's fellow time-traveler who got transported through the same wormhole as her, but got sent back four years earlier than she did. He became Kenshin's ninja assistant and minder after saving his life but still acts as a good friend to the main character, frequently checking in on her at Azuchi Castle and continuing his research on the wormhole to ensure that they know how to return to the present when the time comes.

  • Ascended Fanboy: Is a Sengoku history buff who gets to work alongside the famous historical figures he studied. He's also a huge fanboy of Ieyasu, to the point where Ieyasu merely saying his name causes him to go into internal spasms of fanboyish glee.
  • Bad Liar: He's so poor at lying that he has to non-verbally signal to the MC for her to lie for the two of them on multiple occasions.
  • Badass Bookworm: An astrophysicist ninja who can calculate the trajectory of wormholes and sneak into his enemies' castle completely undetected with equal ease.
  • Blind Without 'Em: Without his glasses, he can mistake trees and hanging scrolls for people. Luckily for him, his ninja maneuvers (almost) never knock the glasses off his face.
  • Cannot Tell a Joke: He tries to crack jokes, but his unchanging facial expressions make it hard to tell when he's trying to be funny — though most of the time, his completely deadpan expressions succeed in making his jokes loop all the way back to being genuinely funny.
  • The Dulcinea Effect: He spent four years surviving in the Sengoku period with the main goal of finding the MC and bringing her back to their original time. Even the MC is confused about why he would be so thoroughly devoted to protecting and aiding a woman he exchanged a grand total of two sentences with before they got separated. It turns out, though, that he acts like this not just because she's a beautiful woman he fell in love with at first sight — she's also the woman who saved his life all these years ago, and he never forgot it.
  • The Fatalist: Unusually for an otherwise highly logical person, he has a strong belief in fate and accepts everything that happens to him, including having to part repeatedly with his friends while he was growing up, as fated to be. This eventually causes him to come into conflict with the MC who believes in Screw Destiny instead and is upset at the thought that he might write off a possible parting between them as just fate and not worth fighting against.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: Comes from the same future as the main character, but doesn't display this trait as much as she does due to having four more years than her to become acclimated to the past...barring the times he slips into using modern-day slang.
  • Hidden Depths: Underneath his emotionless Straight Man exterior, he has a wicked sense of humor and a huge romantic streak.
  • Must Make Her Laugh: In his route, he makes it his mission to get the MC to laugh and cheer up every time she becomes frightened or sad.
  • Naughty by Night: The most outwardly stoic and nerdy guy turns out to get some of the steamiest scenes in the game outside of Premium stories. When he and the MC finally get to have Their First Time in his Romantic route, he spends the entire day ravishing her so thoroughly that he has to carry her outside afterwards because her legs are too wobbly for her to walk on her own — that impressive display of sexual appetite and prowess is something that not even Masamune or Shingen rival in their routes.
  • Nice Guy: Consistently goes out of his way to visit and help the MC in spite of them technically being on opposing sides, and even chooses to stay in the past in multiple endings to be able to help her and the other people he's grown fond of.
  • Oblivious to Love: Gives Mitsunari a run for his money in this category when it comes to the MC. Even when he's told point-blank by Shingen that the MC is in love, he fails to realize that the one the MC is in love with is him. And that's not even getting into how long it takes him to realize his own feelings for her even though the moment he fell in love with her occurred four years ago.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: When the normally unflappable and calmly logical Sasuke becomes incredibly upset and angry about the MC agreeing to Yoshimoto's plan to use her as a mediator to establish peace between the Oda and Takeda-Uesugi forces despite the danger it would put her in, it leads him to finally realize how much he loves her and doesn't want to see her harmed.
  • Perpetual Frowner: While he actually smiles a fair bit around the MC (more than Ieyasu does, at least), frequent mention is made of how he usually looks expressionless even when going into Sengoku History Fanboy mode. According to him, it runs in the family.
  • Servile Snarker: While he doesn't snark at Kenshin all the time, he isn't afraid to be openly critical of him at times in a way that Kenshin's other subordinates don't, which Kenshin values.
  • Smoke Out: He learned how to craft smoke bombs on his own (with the help of some remembered video tutorials) and uses them in at least one route to help his friends escape. He also gives some of his smoke bombs to the MC in several routes as a way to protect herself.
  • Stoic Spectacles: Is the only main character to regularly wear glasses and is described as "cool and composed" in his profile.
  • Totally Radical: In humorous contrast to his usual Spock Speak, he occasionally includes modern slang in his sentences which always bewilders the Sengoku people he's with.
  • Undying Loyalty: Despite his vow to stay with Kenshin as his ninja, his true loyalty lies with the MC for whom he's willing to risk even Kenshin's wrath to protect.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: His birthday story reveals that his greatest "archenemy" is butterflies.

Yoshimoto Imagawa
Voiced by: Taku Yashiro

A character who first appeared in Ikémen Sengoku's PS Vita import before immigrating to the mobile game. Yoshimoto is a distant relative of Shingen who, like him, can charm the ladies without even trying and is in hiding in Kasugayama after his clan was decimated by Nobunaga and his forces. Unlike Shingen, though, he loves the arts and isn't as keen on violent conflict as the other warlords are.

  • The Charmer: Has a more 'refined' vibe than Shingen, but is still just as good at him at making women's hearts go a-flutter.
  • Gentleman and a Scholar: A polite, refined man with a deep knowledge and love of anything related to art.
  • Honor Before Reason: Despite knowing that the moribund Imagawa clan's dream of regaining the power they lost is doomed to failure, he still sticks with them and is even willing to give up his life in a hopeless Last Stand to save the rest of his clan on Mitsuhide's route because he feels that he can't turn his back on his own clan.
  • Indifferent Beauty: The MC observes that as beautiful as he is, he doesn't flaunt it or soak in the admiration he gets from women like Shingen does.
  • Paper Fan of Doom: As can be seen from his battle sprite, he carries an iron-ribbed fan into battle instead of a sword.
  • Puppet King: Was this to the Imagawa clan, which causes many characters to dismiss his abilities as a leader and the remnants of the Imagawa clan to have a lack of respect for him.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Despite being known as only a "puppet leader" who can't fight like Shingen and Kenshin can, he's the one who calmly comes up with a plan to stop the bloodshed in Sasuke's route and talks the two Takeda-Uesugi leaders into agreeing to it despite the plan conflicting with both of their end goals. The MC, after watching this happen, thinks to herself that Yoshimoto "is a person who keeps his strength hidden beneath the surface".

    Other Characters 


A scarred monk who harbors an even deeper and more bitter grudge against Nobunaga than Shingen and Kenshin do and is willing to manipulate the other characters and go to viciously extreme lengths to make the Devil King of the Sixth Heaven suffer for his killing of his fellow monk men.

  • Bait the Dog: In Mitsunari's route, he gives a poor man a bag of coins to help him afford medicine for his sick son — a good deed that will ultimately amount to nothing because he plans to have that man's village burned and pillaged.
    • Pet the Dog: However, on that same route, he saves a stray cat from being killed for no reason other than that he didn't want it to die. He's a complicated individual.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Will not hesitate to pull underhanded tactics such as poisoning armies' supplies or making them believe another army broke a truce when they actually didn't to get the upper hand on Nobunaga.
  • Dark Messiah: Is revered by his allies as a bodhisattva and genuinely wants to defend the oppressed and downtrodden... through killing countless other people and resorting to ruthless and deceptive tactics that even the most bloodthirsty of his enemies stop short of doing.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: In Sasuke's route, he becomes appalled when he learns that Motonari's plan involves the indiscriminate slaughter of innocent civilians handed guns they don't know how to properly use... but Motonari's assurance that this will help him get revenge on Nobunaga causes him to forget his initial horror.
  • Evil Former Friend: Used to be best friends with Shingen before his hatred of Nobunaga made him even more demonic and ruthless than the Devil King to the point where he backstabs Shingen in the latter's route the moment he sees an opportunity to kill Nobunaga himself.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has a highly visible scar cutting across his face that makes him look even more sinister.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: Used to be a kindhearted monk until his quest for revenge against Nobunaga drove him to abandon his monk vows and become just as ruthless as the man he despised, if not more.
  • Hidden Weapons: He hides a sword inside his prayer stick.
  • Love Redeems: A minor example on Mitsunari's route; while his affection for the MC doesn't completely redeem him or move him to atone for everything he's done, it does induce him to agree to her request for him to write a letter admitting his lies to the Ikko Ikki to get them to surrender peacefully without taking their lives.
  • Necessarily Evil: Views himself as this, knowingly committing horrible deeds to avenge his brethren's death at the hands of Nobunaga.
  • Not Good with People: He's actually very kind and friendly to animals, even going out of his way to save a stray cat from death in one route. It's humans he harbors merciless grudges against.
  • Only One Name: Is the only main character to not be given a last name. It makes sense: he IS a monk, after all.
  • Playing Both Sides: He manipulates the Oda and Takeda-Uesugi forces into fighting each other with the intent to let them weaken each other and then swoop in to finish off the remaining forces.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: In spite of all he's done, Masamune and Shingen's Romantic routes have the main character and her love interest express sympathy for him and offer him a Last-Second Chance after seeing how tormented he actually is from his decision to become a monster to get revenge.
  • Uncertain Doom: In Shingen's Romantic route, he lets go of the cliff he's hanging off instead of surrendering to Shingen and his fate is left ambiguous with Shingen's men being unable to find his body.
  • The Unfettered: His character profile states that he's a callous and vengeful man who "will stop at nothing" to get revenge on Nobunaga.
  • Warrior Monk

Ranmaru Mori
Voiced by: Shouta Aoi

A character who first appeared in Ikémen Sengoku's PS Vita import before immigrating to the mobile game. Ranmaru is a cute, innocent-looking man who works as Nobunaga's page... and also as Kennyo's co-conspirator who tried to assassinate Nobunaga at Honno-ji.

  • Anti-Villain: While he planned to assassinate Nobunaga, he ultimately couldn't go through with it after the MC showed up to save him and seems to be more conflicted than Kennyo is on whether they're doing the right thing or not.
  • Bishōnen: His profile describes him as "a beautiful man" and Kennyo cryptically says in the prologue that his "charms" have let him get close to Nobunaga.
  • Chick Magnet: He's very popular with the women of Azuchi to such a degree that the MC compares him to a pop idol.
  • Conflicting Loyalty: Between Nobunaga and Kennyo.
  • Expy: Pink-haired, boyishly cute, seems to be a loyal attendant but is secretly working for the enemy side even though he has misgivings about it — all of these traits are strikingly reminiscent of Nico Meier from Cybird's earlier game Midnight Cinderella.
  • Keet: Acts like this around Nobunaga and his allies. It's not entirely real, however.
  • Morality Pet: To Kennyo, who views him as like a son to him.
  • Stepford Smiler: His Perpetual Smiler facade around the Azuchi warlords immediately drops the moment he's out of their sight and according to Kennyo, he's never once seen him smiling in his company.

Motonari Mouri

A character who first appeared in Ikémen Sengoku's stage play adaptation before immigrating to the mobile game. Motonari is a pirate who's not a part of either the Oda or Takeda-Uesugi forces but has his own dark goal of sowing death and chaos amongst the populace of Japan for as-yet-unexplained reasons.

  • Dark-Skinned Blond
  • Hates Being Touched: He flinches away when the MC touches him in Sasuke's Dramatic route. It's hinted that this is due to some tragedy in his past that left him unable to trust or feel safe around other people.
  • Omnicidal Maniac
  • Psycho for Hire: Becomes this in Mitsuhide's Romantic route when Mitsuhide convinces him to temporarily ally with him to take down Yoshiaki Ashikaga with the reasoning that Motonari won't be able to unleash the full-scale havoc he wants with this person in the way.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning
  • White Hair, Black Heart: His profile calls him the "Black-Hearted Pirate" and he turns out to be an even more sinister Big Bad than Kennyo, being motivated not by a desire to avenge the fallen but by a desire to just watch the world burn.
  • Wild Card: Unlike the Oda and Takeda-Uesugi forces who want to defeat each other, he just wants to spread chaos and destruction.


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