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Hanbei Takenaka
Character Information
Clan(s)/Alliance(s): Takenaka
Weapon Type: Bladed sundial
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First appearance: Samurai Warriors 3
Historical Information
Real name:
Takenaka Shigeharu
Takenaka Hanbei
Japanese name:
竹中 重治
竹中 半兵衛
September 27, 1544
July 6, 1579
Birthday is debatable but most sources accept the same birth year.
Warriors Orochi Info
Initially available
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Hanbei Takenaka is a character newly featured in Samurai Warriors 3. Before his playable appearance, he was a generic character in Samurai Warriors. He is a retainer from Mino who eventually serves under Hideyoshi. Also known as "The All-knowing Hanbei" (知らぬ顔の半兵衛), he is said to have matched wits with Kanbei.

His height for his playable Samurai Warriors persona is 160 cm (close to 5'3"). Hanbei is sixth place with fans in Gamecity's Sengoku Musou 3: Empires character popularity poll. According to the Sengoku Musou Seiyuu Ougi 2012 Aki questionnaire, he ranked ninth for the character fans would want as a lover and fourth for fans' ideal co-op partner for playing Samurai Warriors.

This persona shares a character duet with Kanbei that is titled Kaze to Kumo no Okite. The fifth anniversary PlayStation 3 version of Dynasty Warriors: Online allows players to acquire Hanbei's weapon as an in-game accessory for male avatars.

His Geten no Hana counterpart is 20 years old and his height is 165 cm (approximately 5'5").

Pokemon ConquestEdit

Hanbeı appear on the game


See also: Hanbei Takenaka/Quotes
  • "Fact is, I'm a genius!"
  • "Wow, I'm feeling great! How can I express my gratitude? To all the ladies and gents out there, thank you for rooting for me!"
  • "Hanbei, have you brought me Motonari's head?"
"Do you see it?"
~~Kanbei and Hanbei; Samurai Warriors 3
  • "Hanbei, aren't you sick? You have to rest a little."
"True, I am ill... But if I don't keep up this pace, the war's not going to end."
"If your body breaks down before then, it'll be all for nothing! Now, get some shuteye. You can rest your head on my lap."
"Ah... That doesn't sound too bad actually..."
~~Nene and Hanbei; Sengoku Musou 3: Empires
  • "You stupid idiot! You're the one who's life is in danger! You need to go back home so you can get better, right?"
"... Toshiie, my time's already up. But since you're such a reckless, hot-head, you can save Ranmaru for me. Oh, and make the world an easy place to sleep in. If it's you and Hideyoshi, I think it's possible. ...I have no other regrets. Toshiie, hurry back to your station... Or you really might get discharged... "
"Hey, Hanbei! Hang in there, Hanbei!"
~~Toshiie and Hanbei; Sengoku Musou 3: Empires
  • "Master Deng Ai, you're good at reading maps, right?"
"I have some confidence in my abilities."
"Your technique and my compass. The ultimate combination!"
~~Hanbei Takenaka and Deng Ai; Warriors Orochi 3


  • In the Sengoku Angelique skit preformed at Neoromance Starlight ♥ Christmas 2010, Hiroto Kanazawa from the Kiniro no Corda series stood in as the Kanbei for the cast. His name was "Takenaka Hiroto Hanbei".

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