|“||Just one more step until the dream can be fulfilled.||„|
|~ Hanbei Takenaka|
Hanbei Takenaka is the strategist of Hideyoshi Toyotomi, also a rival of Kojuro Katakura. He is such a good strategist, that he even anticipated Motonari Mori's moves.
He usually wears a purple mask covering some parts of his face and has white hair. Hanbei's weapon is a whip sword, a extendible sword which has a great amount of speed along with his movements. His element is darkness.
- While said to be dead before the events of Sengoku BASARA 3, Hanbei can be seen in one of the opening movies alongside Hideyoshi.