Hanbei Takenaka is a character in the Samurai Warriors series. He is a retainer from Mino who served under his lord Hideyoshi Toyotomi.
Hanbei is a vassal of Tatsuoki Saitō. Seeing that his lord become greedy due to his indulgence, Hanbei himself seized the Inabayama Castle and let Tatsuoki finally listen to him. At this time, the Oda army was invading their lands, and the incompetent Tatsuoki mourned Hanbei to save him. The young strategist realized that Saitō had come to an end and decided to test the value of "fool".
When asked the generals about their lords, Hanbei was fascinated by Hideyoshi's wit and gave up his interest in the half-way of the Nobunaga. Nobunaga stayed in the middle of the land, and he sent Hideyoshi to take care of the Mōri in Chūgoku. Motonari and Motochika teamed up to fight Kanbei and Hanbei. Hanbei really wants to solve their ideas, the older strategist believes that the quiet world he hopes has begun to take shape and looks forward to implementing his own plan after the battle is over.
Although the Mōri leaders called on his Kyushu allies to help, he was defeated by Hanbei. Kanbei wants Hanbei to kill their opponent and to end the conflict, but the older strategist chose to negotiate with Motonari. He believes that Motonari will honor his promise through a peace treaty, thus announcing that the three strategists have lived together. Hanbei vowed to create a world where everyone can laugh and fall asleep with his two friends. He believes that no one can beat the new genius trinity.
- Before his playable Samurai Warriors appearance, he was a generic character since the first entry.