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Mori Ranmaru   Takenaka Hanbei   Minamoto Yoshitsune   Saigo Takamori   Kawakami Gensai
                 
Taira Munemori   Taira Tadamori   Female Samurai: Tomoe   Saito Hajime   Okubo Toshimichi
                 
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Amako Katsuhisa   Bessho Nagaharu   Yamanaka Shikanosuke   Uesugi Kenshin   Hachisuka Hikoemon
                 
Asai Nagamasa   Shibata Katsuie   Asakura Yoshikage   Mori Motonari   The 24 Takeda Generals
                 
Takayama Ukon   Omura Sumitada   Otomo Sorin   Konishi Yukinaga   Kiso Yoshinaka
                 
Fukutomi Hidekatsu   Yamaoka Kagetaka   Yagyu Muneyoshi   Todo Takatora   Hirate Norihide
                 
Sugawara Michizane   Y A K U Z A   K A M I K A Z E   Nitta Yoshisada   Mishima Yukio

 

 

REAL-LIFE SAMURAI ABSOLUTE LOSERS
Ishida Mitsunari Araki Murashige Akechi Mitsuhide
Kitabatake (Oda) Nobuo Otomo Yoshimune Kobayakawa Hideaki
Emperor Go-Shirakawa Emperor Go-Daigo Shogun Ashikaga Yoshiaki
Oda Nobuyuki Taira Masakado Prince Takakura

 

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