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A list of characters from Musashi Samurai Legend.

Warning, spoilers ahead.

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Voiced by: Yuki Kaida (Japanese), Lenne Hardt (English)

The Hero and main character, Musashi is a wannabe samurai warrior who was summoned by Mycella to save Antheum from the evil clutches of Gandrake Enterprises. Along the way, he rescues the mystics and recovers the elemental swords in order to defeat Gandrake.

  • Awesome by Analysis: He can learn new techniques by observing them in action, though he risks taking a hit from any attack he's focusing on if he stuffs it up. He actually counters moves he's learning with the move he's learning.
  • Bare Your Midriff: A rare male example.
  • Berserk Button: It's best not to kill Mycella in his sight.
  • BFS: His signature Great Oar, as well as the five elemental swords.
    • Special emphasis on the Oar. It's normally just a sword Musashi's size, but for its special attack, Maelstrom, it can grow to three times its size.
  • Bridal Carry: He gets to do this to all of the Maidens and Mycella. Amusingly, he can also do this with Master Mew as a part of his training, and most enemies after shocking them with the Paralyzing Palm.
  • Cool Shades: They have red Xs over black lens. Similar to Brave Fencer Musashi's L-Goggles, he never actually wears them over his eyes and in fact uses a different pair to see the enemy's HP.
  • Character Development: At first, he's somewhat reluctant about being taken out of his world to save another. Later on, he becomes a Messianic Archetype after spending time with the Mystics, and falling in love with Mycella.
  • Chaste Hero: He appears to be clueless after Clochette gives him an ambiguous proposition.
  • Crossdressing Voices: Musashi is voiced by a woman in both the English and Japanese versions. Both of them give Musashi a Naruto-sounding voice.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Somewhat. Most of what Musashi says is straight-forward, but he gets some good snark in from time to time.
    Musashi: I knew you were nuts, but talking rocks!?!? Do they sing and dance too?
  • Diagonal Cut: In various flavors.
  • Double Jump: One of his skills.
  • Dual Wielding: His fighting style, echoing that of his real life inspiration.
  • Elemental Powers: With the five Elemental Swords. They're usually necessary to solve puzzles along the way.
  • Hot-Blooded: He's a guy that loves to fight anything that stands in his way, and enjoys giving pep talk to those who seem to be down on their luck.
  • Improbable Hairstyle: Longer than his body, necessitating that it defy gravity to keep from dragging on the ground.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: His main sword.
  • Kid Samurai: He's 16 years old.
  • Lightning Bruiser: A pretty fast, durable, and skillful samurai for someone his age.
  • Master Swordsman: By the end of the game, after he finally defeats Gandrake.
  • One-Handed Zweihänder: He dual wields his BFSs with his katana.
  • One-Man Army: The only force that's capable of bringing an end to Gandrake's entire company.
  • Power Copying: How he learns most of his techniques.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: He's the Red (snarky, dual wields, good, and hot-blooded) while Gandrake is the Blue (serious, single longsword-wielding, evil, and cold). It's even lampshaded in the intro video, where they're cloaked in their respective colors during their duel.
  • Skyward Scream: One when Mycella dies.
    • Say My Name: In the Japanese version, he instead yells "HIME!" ("princess" in Japanese).
  • This Is Gonna Suck: One at the beginning, after witnessing the sheer number of platforms with relative guard robots that stands between him and the tower where Mycella is kept. He says the exact same thing near the climax of the game, when he's about to fight Gandrake, who has by then transformed into an Evil Twin Mirror Boss of him.
    Musashi: "Not good..."
  • Throwing Your Sword Always Works: The "Karmic Circle" Secret Technique.
  • Unstoppable Rage: His mindset of defeating Gandrake changes aggressively once he kills Mycella. It pisses him off so much that he becomes more than willing to give his own life if it meant he can kill Gandrake!

Princess Mycella

Voiced by: Miwa Kouzuki (Japanese), Jasmine Allen (English)

Antheum's princess, and the one who summoned Musashi in first place. She's kidnapped by Gandrake and must repeatedly be rescued. She develops a crush on Musashi.

  • Big Good: She is the one responsible for summoning The Hero for help, as well as being Gandrake's main target for use of her powers for world conquest, which sets off the plot of the game.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: On the Tomboy and Girly Girl spectrum, Mycella is the Kairi-esque Girly Girl to the Tomboy Princess that was Fillet.
  • Distressed Damsel: She's kidnapped at the very beginning of the game, and the prologue consists of rescuing her.
    • This happens a total of three times in the game. To list:
      • 1: The beginning of the game, where she is kidnapped by Rothschild and kept at Nebulium Tower to be saved by Musashi. After the rescue, Musashi and Mycella venture to the peak of the tower, where Mycella gets knocked out and re-kidnapped by Gandrake.
      • 2: During a mission to rescue Maribo from the same tower where Mycella was first kept, Musashi learns from Maribo that the princess was sent there again along with her. They find and free Mycella again, and all 3 of them successfully return to Antheum.
      • 3: Later on, Clochette finds Mycella at Antheum, kidnaps her at gunpoint, and sends her to Rampart Isle, the final stage of the game. This time, it takes beating all of Gandrake's Five Directors and giving up his five elemental swords to free her. When Musashi does, Mycella even lampshades that this is the third time Musashi had to do so.
  • Designated Love Interest: Although Musashi has to save multiple girls, Mycella is by far the most important out of them plotwise, and the one Musashi has the most feelings for, even if he doesn't admit it at first.
    • First Girl Wins: She's also the first main female Musashi rescues after her summoning of him.
  • Disney Death: She was killed by Gandrake & the Archnembulus for assisting Musashi in the final battle. Fortunately, the Anthedon being restored to its full power from all 5 elemental swords allowed it to revive her.
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: And one that's a Magical Girl at that.
  • Intimate Healing: A rather innocent version: During the battle against Shadow Musashi, she can heal Musashi if he carries her.
  • Leitmotif: "Mystical Princess". Comes in a regular version and a more modern "Casual" version.
  • Princesses Prefer Pink: Not only in her clothes, but also in her magic.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: She even assists Musashi during the first battle against Gandrake, who has changed into Shadow Musashi. This angers Gandrake enough to kill her before unleashing his One-Winged Angel form.

Master Mew (Master Mao)

Voiced by: Takeshi Aono (Japanese), Barry Gjerde (English)

An old humanoid cat who knows the Mystics. He finds Musashi who was summoned by Mycella in the beginning and trains him in the "Way of the Stray Cat". He later appears on Antheum in his dojo to give you advice on how to use your elemental attacks and occasionally teach you new techniques.

  • Badass Grandpa: Despite his small size & old age, Mew is known to be an extraordinary swordsman by Antheum's people. Musashi training under him will no doubt pay off in the long run.
  • Dub Name Change: From Mao.
    • Note that both names are onomatopoeia for the same sound, but mew is an English one and mao is a Japanese one.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: No one seems to pay him any respect — Musashi even calls him Whisker Dude — but he doesn't complain.
    • Ultimately subverted when Musashi refers to him as "Master" at the end of the game.
  • Eyepatch of Power
  • Lightning Bruiser: He's really fast.
  • Master Swordsman: We never get to see him in action, though.
  • Old Master: To Musashi.
  • Sword Cane: His weapon.


Mycella's father, he's the leader of the Mystics of Antheum. He can help Musashi during his quest by driving the Anthedon to the needed location.


     Elemental Maidens 

Burrini (Tamie)

Voiced by: Nanri Yuuka (Japanese), Vicki Glass (English)

The Earth Maiden, a kindhearted girl who works at her father Tunnbrod's Bakery. She's very close to animals and enjoys picnics.

  • Action Girl: A very minor example, because we never see her in action, but she was crucial to locking away Gorpus in a giant urn with her Sword of Earth, and she even says that she wouldn't be able to take him head-on if she had to.
  • The Chick: Fits the traditional maiden archetype more than the other maidens in the game, on top of being sweet & innocent enough to be Moe.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: That's her element.
  • Distressed Damsel: The first time you meet her in the Wellspring Woods.
  • Does Not Understand Sarcasm: She thinks "Mayday" is a suitable name for a bluebird...
  • Dub Name Change: From Tamie.
  • Elemental Eye Colors: This Maiden of Earth has green eyes.
  • Friend to All Living Things: As her artwork above shows, she especially loves birds and squirrels.
  • Gainaxing: During her first cutscene, while she was in a panic from being surrounded by Rothschild and a couple of Ninjaroids.
  • Green Thumb: Possibly, she also wears a small girdle of flowers.
  • Leitmotif: "Gaia Serenade"
  • The Medic: A side-mission late in the game has Musashi take her back through Manglewood to look for special mushrooms, so she can make a medicine with them that can heal Mayday's broken wing.
  • Ms. Fanservice: A rather innocent one. She's one of the more well-endowed maidens, but the only mention of her appeal from certain NPCs is her kind and warm personality.
  • Showgirl Skirt

Fontina (Ricotta)

Voiced by: Miyu Matsuki (Japanese), Michele Stayner (English)

The Water Maiden, she was kept prisoner in the Roquefort Mine and used as a power source. At first, she's quite hostile and rude to Musashi, even after he's just rescued her and repaired her glasses, and states that they don't need his help. She eventually mellows down and decides to help Musashi.

  • Blind Without 'Em: So much that she falls asleep without her glasses, and they're made from a very rare material to boot.
  • Distressed Damsel: She was locked up in a jar similar to Mycella's where her powers were used as a energy source deep within Roquefort Mine.
  • Dub Name Change: From Ricotta.
  • Elemental Eye Colors: This Maiden of Water has blue eyes.
  • Eureka Moment: She's the first to discover that the Anthedon can revive Mycella, when the fountain in the middle of Antheum lights up at the end of the game.
  • Hot Librarian: See Meganekko below.
  • Leitmotif: "Aqua Memory"
  • Making a Splash: It is even implied in her argument with Musashi that she has some sort of fighting skill with her Sword of Water, though we never get to see this and Musashi knows that Gandrake would likely beat her in no time flat, anyway.
  • Meaningful Name/Punny Name: She's named (in both versions) after an Italian cheese. Furthermore, the ricotta has also a bitter taste, but its very soft.
    • Her Japanese name could also be referring to her element. Water can be calm or fierce depending on its mood.
  • Meganekko: One NPC even says her glasses are her biggest appeal. Said NPC offers her flowers during The Stinger.
  • Red Baron: Glogg dubbed her "The Water Wench".
  • There Are No Therapists: Eventually she gets over her issues after talking to Musashi.
  • Tsundere: Only at first, but quickly grows out of it.
  • Ungrateful Bitch: After Musashi saved her from the mines, bring her back home and bring her new glasses, the first thing she does is to insult him and say that they can beat Gandrake without his help. After getting into an argument with Musashi over this, she eventually breaks and then gets better once he offers her some pep talk.

Mirabo and Maribo (Murol and Murolait)

Both voiced by: Misato Fukuen (Japanese), Bianca Allen (English)

The Fire Maidens, a pair of cute young twins with powers over fire. They went to Mount Terroir to calm down its guardian, Moltan, but they're captured by Gandrake's men who are operating in the vicinity.

  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Mirabo has a pink dress while Maribo has a dark red one.
  • Cute Witches: Although they're not actually witches, their clothes give off this allusion.
  • Distressed Damsels: Mirabo was used to (incompletely) power Riesling's pyroclastic modulator in Mt. Terroir, while Maribo was sent to the Nebulium Tower where Mycella was kept and is kept at again with her.
  • Dub Name Change: From Murol to Mirabo, and Murolait to Maribo.
  • Elemental Eye Colors: These twin Maidens of Fire both have red eyes.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Mirabo's point upward while Maribo's point downward.
  • Leitmotif: "Symphony of Fire I" for Mirabo, "Symphony of Fire II" for Maribo. Together, the contrasting moods of both songs represent the twins' own Red Oni, Blue Oni. See below.
  • Playing with Fire: Although they're Fire Maidens, on their own they each only have half of the full power a different maiden would've had, due to their smaller size & younger age. They must both be present in order to awaken the Sword of Fire's hidden power.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Mirabo is spunky and light-hearted, and has an obvious crush on Musashi, while Maribo is calmer and clever, with her crush on Musashi being more subtle.
  • Token Mini Moes: Mirabo and Maribo are the smallest and youngest of all the Maidens Musashi has to rescue, whereas all of the other Maidens and even Mycella herself are teenagers.
  • Talking to Herself: Their Japanese & English voice actors are the same.
  • Wonder Twin Powers: They can only release the power of the Fire Sword if both of them are present.

Istara (Maki)

Voiced by: Yuki Matsuoka (Japanese), Gerri Sorrells (English)

The Wind Maiden, a skilled swordswoman who lives in the Picodon Jungle and protects it from the invading forces of Gandrake.

  • Action Girl: Due to her training, she's the most powerful and skilled of all the Maidens, and it shows.
  • Badass in Distress: You need to carry her only for a short sequence.
  • BFS: Her Sword of Wind actually averts this until she & Musashi release its power, which transforms its shape and plays this trope straight.
  • Blow You Away: Her element as a maiden, which she can also use for battles.
  • Bonus Boss: After completing her chapter in the game.
  • The Determinator: Nothing will stop her from saving Picodon Jungle from Gandrake's forces.
  • Dub Name Change: From Maki.
  • Elemental Eye Colors: The Maiden of Wind has gold eyes.
  • Gainaxing: A gratuitous closeup on her chest while she counts down before unleashing a One-Hit KO on a Ninjaroid.
  • Leitmotif: "Aeolic Guardian". It's the longest Maiden theme in the game, and also plays when you get to fight her for yourself.
  • Meaningful Name: "Maki" can refer to Whirlwinds.
  • Odd Name Out: She's the only Maiden whose name isn't a cheese pun, and she's also the only one whose eye color (yellow) doesn't match her element at all.
  • Tsundere: Goes into full dere dere mode when you give her the "Champion Belt" from her master, or compliment how she looks in her ceremonial garb.
  • Would Hurt a Child: She was ready to shank Malbec at one point. In her defense, Malbec is kind of a dick.


Voiced by: Ai Orikasa (Japanese), Rumiko Varens (English)

The Void Maiden, she left Antheum long ago and was hired by Gandrake. Eventually she's discovered and used for reviving the Mouna Temple where the Void Sword is kept. She's eventually saved by Musashi and brought back to Antheum.


Gandrake a.k.a. Ganryu

Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (Japanese), Douglas Kirk (English)

The evil president of Gandrake Enterprises, and a powerful swordsman. He's kidnapping the Mystics in order to use their powers to fuel his Nebulite engines and is busy mining as much Nebulite as he can. He's actually revealed to be Kojiro Ganryu Sasaki, dragged into this world by the demon Amestris (trapped within the Archnembulus) in order to free her. He gets totally nebulized by the evil goddess but is defeated by Musashi.


Voiced by: Ryotaro Okiayu (Japanese), Michael Rhys (English)

The Director of Administration and leader of Gandrake's Gonin (Gandrake's Five Directors). He's a cold, calculating man who sports a cultured, polite demeanor. He's the one who initially kidnaps Mycella, and is in charge of the Nebulium Tower in Wellspring Woods. He's actually planning to take over Gandrake and even suggests that Musashi join forces with him to do so.

Glogg (Ducassa)

Voiced by: Kenta Miyake (Japanese), Murray Johnson (English)

Director of Negotiations, he's the (physically) strongest warrior amongst the Gonin. He's in charge of Roquefort Mine and guarding the Water Maiden.

Riesling (Dio)

Voiced by: Hiroki Takahashi (Japanese), Michael Naishtut (English)

Director of Security. He's one of the strongest Gonin, but sadly not the brightest. He's quick to anger and is the butt of many jokes. However, he admits that he and Glogg form an invincible pair. He's in charge of Mount Terroir.

Malbec (Albert)

Voiced by: Yumiko Kobayashi (Japanese), Yuko Yunokawa (English)

Director of Research and Development. He's a 10-year old genius working for Gandrake. He created all the robots and machines used by the corporation. He plans to create a new base in Picodon Jungle.


Voiced by: Ryusei Nakao (Japanese), Jack Merluzzi (English)

Director of Intelligence, is a disturbing, quiet, cat-like cyborg who works for the Gonin. Despite his calm, polite looks, he's a ruthless, bloody killer, and possibly a cannibal. He tries to revive the Temple of the Ancients where the Sword of Void is kept.

Amestris, Goddess of Destruction

Voiced by: Ikue Otani (Japanese), Kether Donahue (English)

Alias the Archnembulus. Is an ancient being sealed away in the past. She manipulated Gandrake into breaking her seal and freeing her.

    Swords Guardians 


A giant scorpion-like monster who rampaged through the Wellspring Woods before being sealed. Sadly, the Sword of Earth is also the lock on his prison.

  • Beware My Stinger Tail: Although he attacks more with his pincers, and his tail is only used shoot fireballs.
  • Go for the Eye: You must remove his helmet and claws first.
  • Scary Scorpions: And he also looks like a robot.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Banon & Burrini used the Sword of Earth to seal him in a huge stone jar in order to keep him from destroying the forest, and then created a huge stone barrier around that jar to keep it out of harm's reach. The whole area is then hidden deep within Manglewood's maze, and only Burrini knows how to navigate through it to reach the place.

Scarlet Kraken

The huge guardian of the Sword of Water, he sleeps in the lowest level of Roquefort Mines. He must be awakened with the Sword of Earth and defeated in order to gain the Sword of Water.

Moltan (Vallord)

A big lava monster and the spirit of Mount Terroir. Mirabo headed there to calm him down, but Riesling kidnapped Mirabo and accidentally used her to drive the beast insane, not reading his instructions or knowing that Maribo was needed, too. Moltan must now be put back to sleep in order to stop the destruction.

  • Dishing Out Dirt: There are several stone spikes in his body — possibly his "ribs" — that he can launch at you.
  • Dub Name Change: From Vallord.
  • Kill It with Water: You can turn his paws into solid stone with the Sword of Water's Hydro Blast. You must defeat him by standing on these stones and then aim the Hydro Blast at his face.
  • Magma Man: Or rather, Magma Dragon. Attacking him directly isn't a good idea.
  • Playing with Fire: You'll get burned if you so much as touch his body.

Arachnolia (Aracuria)

Queen of the Picodon Jungle, this huge spider used to be kind and gentle, but was turned in a ruthless cyborg by Malbec and now must be stopped at all costs.

  • Achilles' Heel: That red... thing on her chin.
  • Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: Malbec, you little bastard.
  • Giant Spider: Was this even before her transformation.
  • Mercy Kill: Done by Istara, after Musashi defeats her. She'd rather have her dead and her spirit freed then allow her to live on as a soulless machine under Gandrake's control.


Guardian of Mouna Temple, a large machine-like monster who dwells in the temple's inner sanctum. He's the keeper of the Sword of the Void and awakens when the temple is restored to its ancient glory by Clochette.

  • BFS: Turns out his "neck", a massive version of the Sword of the Void, is the largest sword of them all.
  • Breath Weapon: Spits fire.
  • Giant Space Flea from Nowhere You have no warning or clue of his presence in the abysses of the temple.
  • Humongous Mecha: He's probably one, as Clochette is forced into a cage in his torso, seemingly powering him against her will.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Six arms and six swords.
  • Multiple Wielding: Wields a sword in each arm. Specifically, in one arm he holds the real one, while the other five hands hold a ghost copy of the original. The real one must be destroyed before he moves on to a different set.
  • One-Winged Angel: After destroying all six of his swords, he removes his head and neck... which itself is a humongous blade: The Sword of Void, itself.


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