Mitsuhide Akechi (Japanese: 明智 光秀) is a character in the Samurai Warriors video game series. He is one of Nobunaga's trusted vassals who is best known for betraying his lord at Honnōji.


Mitsuhide is an ancient general eager to see the quiet land. He is a mentor to Ranmaru and one of the vassals of the Saitō family. Losing confidence in their current owner, he and his students hope to join Nobunaga at Inabayama Castle. By demonstrating their worth through battle, they were agreed to joined the Oda forces and entered the front line of Ise-Nagashima. However, without the sheer brutality of Honganji Rioters, Mitsuhide was already destroyed by Nobunaga's strategy. A few years later, he betrayed Nobunaga at Honnōji, believing his actions could correct the grief caused by his master. Knowing that his students will be loyal to Nobunaga, he tries to avoid fighting Ranmaru when necessary.

If the letterhead escapes his control, Mitsuhide will need to retreat to rebuild his troops. The original master of the Castle quickly took the Azuchi Castle. Mitsuhide refused to invade and thought that he was the only one who could end the Nobunaga and therefore pursue the evacuation of the Oda Army in Yamazaki. If Ranmaru survived the previous encounter, Mitsuhide could choose to convince the young to believe him. Otherwise, Mitsuhide shot down Nobunaga because he heard the student's request was stopped, but it disappointed him. Claiming the power of the Nobunaga is his own strength, he laments that he must do this for the lost life of his campaign. When Mitsuhide kills Nobunaga in the temple, he vows to create a new land for the people.

For a start, Ranmaru was spared the mercy of his mentor and angrily swore to avenge Nobunaga's death. Soon after, Hideyoshi and other Oda remnants faced him. In order to build the new world he wants, he regretfully even killed the peasant named after the letter of the letter. To eradicate his main army, Mitsuhide has almost become the ruler of this land. At this point, Ranmaru suddenly rose in Mino and stole the castle - this place began with him. Wanting to explain to his students, Mitsuhide rushed to the castle to try to reason with the young. However, the young man could not forgive Mitsuhide's complete betrayal and began a duel that ended his life. Although a gloomy Mitsuhide is ready to joined him, he realizes that his actions will deceive his life.

After putting down the sword, he realized what it really means to believe in others. Mitsuhide just needs to be admired for himself and serving as a savvy rōnin, which will affect Nobunaga's victory in Okehazama. In addition, Mitsuhide later joined his unpaid front as a faithful and caring official, as now he officially retired with the assistance of Kanegasaki. Actually, Mitsuhide prefers to be the orderly choice to find his lord, also shows that it is considered skeptical and requires an explanation. Mitsuhide was usually a scattering rōnin and the best in life for his family, always looking for the inspiration of the Oda army to build a teams and then will soon become a dependent family vassal.

During the battle of Okehazama, Mitsuhide and Hisahide saw Nobunaga arguing with his troops, but he recognized Nobunaga as an invincible man on the consociate lands and Hisahide is about to prove that he was to be a sinister. By this time, Mitsuhide has the right to formed a alliance with Nobunaga and rest assured that Hisahide's responsibility. Mitsuhide recognized his issue and saw Hisahide with his own eyes, Nobunaga shall go back to the capital and Mitsuhide definitely helped Motochika to do his routine in Shikoku, the two men eventually seized Koshōshō together.




  • Mitsuhide's Dynasty Warriors counterpart is Zhou Yu.
  • In Sengoku Angelique, Rosalia de Catargena acts as the Mitsuhide of the cast. Her full name is "Akechi Rosalia Mitsuhide".
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