SD Sengokuden Bushin Kourin Hen (SD戦国伝 武神降臨編) is a subline of Bandai's SD Gundam franchise.
The rising popularity of BB Senshi Sangokuden led to Bandai doing the same thing with another oft-fictionalised era of history, Japan's own Warring States period. Unlike Sangokuden, the model line is not supported by a comic or any specific storyline, but runs entirely on recreating known samurai, based on remolding earlier SD Gundams BB Senshi models and inspiring them after the character designs from the Samurai Warriors games on top of that.
The models released from this line are:
- Takeda Shingen Gundam: Reissued from Rekka Musha Gundam.
- Kenshin Uesugi Gundam: Reissued from Shippu Kengo Z.
- Kanetsugu Naoe Gundam: Reissued from Tensho Karyudo Mk-II.
- Date Masamune Gundam: Reissued from Onmitsu Ninja Noomaru.
- Sanada Yukimura Gundam: Reissued from Ryujin Doshi Nu.
- Oda Nobunaga Gundam: The only model in the lineup to not be a reissue of a previous model.
- Toyotomi Hideyoshi Gundam: Reissued from Sennari Daishogun, the 100th model in the SD Gundam BB Senshi series.
- Tokugawa Ieyasu Gundam: Reissued from First Gundam Daishogun from Musha Senki Hakari no Hengen Hen.
SD Sengokuden Bushin Kourin Hen has examples of:
- Combining Mecha: Kenshin Uesugi Gundam and Tokugawa Ieyasu Gundam can fuse with their horses, with Kenshin even taking up a Centaur form similar to Knight Gundam!
- Cool Horse: Tokugawa Ieyasu Gundam has a pretty bulky one, and he can even fuse with it to become larger.
- Cool Shades: Kanetsugu Naoe Gundam can shift a crimson visor down from his helmet.
- Eyepatch of Power: Date Masamune Gundam has a eyepatch on his left eye, and he's based on one of the most powerful daimyo in Japanese history. You bet it makes him look cooler!
- Fashionable Asymmetry: Date Masamune Gundam wears armor that colored white on the left and blue on the right. Most of his body is colored blue, except for his left arm and leg, which are white like his head.
- Fuuma Shuriken: Date Masamune Gundam uses a giant one that's actually water-walking sandals holding together a sheathed sword, a flail, a claw and a rifle.
- Homage: While the characters are based on figures from the Warring States period, there designs make them most similar to the figure's depictions in the Samurai Warriors series by Koei Tecmo.
- Mooks: Each model comes with a footsoldier based on the Zaku I or Ball.
- Nice Hat: This is the first part that gets remolded usually.
- Reused Character Design: Most of the models in this series are reissues of models for SD Gundam Force Emaki Musharetsuden. The exceptions are Toyotomi Hideyoshi Gundam, Tokugawa Ieyasu Gundam, and Oda Nobunaga Gundam, the former two being reissues of two different models unrelated to Emaki Musharetsuden or even each other, while the latter is an entirely original model not reissued from any previous ones.
- Spiritual Successor: To the older, much shorter-lived SD Sengokuden Ten to Chi To line in the SD Gundam BB Senshi series. And by "much shorter-lived", we mean it only had two models, Shinken Gundam and Kenshin Gundam.