"I am the One-Eyed Dragon!" - Date Masamune.

Masamune has medium length dark chocolate brown hair, and a blue-brown eye. He wears a helmet with a golden crecent moon,a black eye patch and an azure outfit. His weaponary consists of six swords; only against his toughest opponets does he actually draw all six of his "claws". (The sheaths of his swords resemable dragon's wings.) Masamune usually smirks, even in the face of a most powerful enemy, (except against Nobunaga and his evil generals) and he makes carefree remarks about a battle being a 'party'; however, he does take things seriously.


In the games Date Masamune is the cool, hip, energetic, and fearless leader of the Date Clan of Oshu.

He has had a long standing rivalry against young warrior Sanada Yukimura of the Takeda Clan.

In Sengoku BASARA 3, the tides seem to be turning for this cocky and ambitious ruler. He fights the forces of Lord Hideyoshi, only to suffer a humiliating defeat to Ishida Mitsunari, which ends up bashing a huge blow to his ego. As he presuses Mitsunari to restore his honor after his "wings have been clipped", Masamune is constantly enraged by Mitsunari insisting on not having remembering his fight with him.

Here is an example of a confrontation between Date Masamune and Ishida Mitsunari .

Mitsunari- "You are..."

Masamune- "I lost against you at Odawara."

Mitsunari- "Ah... so that was you. What then? Did you come to lose again?"

Masamune- "It's ok, just say whatever you like. My reason for coming here is not revenge or anything. You're just a stepping stone for me. I came to say this. In other words, go to hell. Ok?"

Mitsunari- "Spare me all this nonsence. If you came to be killed... then I'll make sure your damn mouth stays shut from now on!"

Masamune- "Ooh, things are getting interesting! Let's see you do that... Ishida Mitsunari!"

His second in command, Katakura Kojuro, (also called his "right eye"), guides the young warrior through difficult tasks, and he prevents him from murdering his rival, Sanada Yukimura, in one of the alternative cinema scenes in Sengoku BASARA 3.

In the Anime

Masamune's additude is basically the same in the anime; an awesome and cool leader. His horse even has motorcycle handles coming from it's mane.

In the Japanese version of the anime, Masamune speaks a mixture of Japanese and English, as he'll say "Let's party!" before he engages a strong opponet. Off of the battlefield he is a little more quiet and resevered.


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Other Referances

This article is on the Sengoku BASARA take on the Japanese general, Date Masamune. If you want to read about the real person, here is a link.