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Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny FAQ/Walkthrough

by Neo Warshark   Updated to v1.5 on
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Onimusha 2 FAQ/Walkthrough
Started September 15, 2002
Last Update: October 6th, 2002
Next Update: October 12th

Made by: Ryan J. Logan
AkA. Caromsyr
AkA. Neo-Warshark
Aka. Shadowf0x
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I. Introduction & Revision History
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This is my first FAQ. Since I decided to do it, I might as well do it
on the best game that I've ever played for the PS2. Onimusha 2 is sure
to "WOW" you in every way. It may be short but believe me you will like
it. On-Im-us-haaaaaaaaaaa!!! (Yu-Gi-Oh spoof) J/k. Anyway here is the
per....er.....next to perfect guide u will need to get through this
game.

=========================== Revision History ==========================

v.1.0 (9-4-02): FAQ first started, Around 80kb overall. Did up to the
Gold Mine

v.1.05(9-7-02):  First version wasn't complete enough, made a new one
and up to Gifu Castle. 43 kb now

v.1.2 (9-8-02):  Did up to Oni Sacred Place 1. Reformatted this
FAQ/Walkthrough.  About 57 kb now

v.1.3 (9-18-02): No Walkthrough updates today, Some additions to the
Outline like an Item FAQ and more Red Soul cluster locations

v.1.35 (9-19-02): Finishing up the Gift item list, Added the History
Book and Artwork Section and a Trick Treasure Box list.

v.1.4 (10-3-02): Sorry about the last update, tons of school work from
advanced courses. Anyway did an extra section and up to East Gifu
I promise the final Walkthrough update within 2 weeks. 2 more sites to
add to the Approved site list and added the Puzzle Phantom Realm. 98k
is the official total now.

v.1.5 (10-8-02): Finished Walkthrough. Did up to Artwork 40 on puzzle
phantom realm. I took down the Artwork and the TTB (Trick Treasure Box)
sections. E-mail me if you want them back up

Next UPDATE: Completion of the Red Soul Cluster areas and Thorough
decriptions of gift items.

Expected in v.1.7: Gift Exchange section describing of what to trade to
who.

 
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II. Table of Contents
 
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III. WHAT YOU MIGHT WANT TO KNOW.
     1. Game Basics
     2. The Good Guys
     3. Characters Weapons/Armor
     4. The Evil Guys
     5. The Common Enemy
     6. The Soul Types
     7. The Gift System Basics
     8. Advanced Combat Tactics
IV. WALKTHROUGH
    1.  Yagyu Village 1
    2.  Imasho Town 1
    3.  The Gold Mine 1
    4.  Imasho Town 2
    5.  Gifu Castle
    6.  Imasho Town 3
    7.  Yagyu Villiage Revisited
    8.  Fog Valley
    9.  Oni Sacred Place
    10. East Gifu Castle
    11. The Demon Cave/East Gifu 2
    12. Oni Sacred Place 2
    13. Oni Genbu
    14. Gifu Castle Final
V. PHANTOM REALM WALKTHROUGH
   1. Red Phantom Realm
   2. Blue Phantom Realm
   3. Green Phantom Realm
   4. Purple Phantom Realm
VI. THE 8 HIDDEN NECKLACES
   1. White Necklace
   2. Orange Necklace
   3. Purple Necklace
   4. Blue Necklace
   5. Yellow Necklace
   6. Green Necklace
   7. Red Necklace
   8. Black Necklace
VI. DEMON TREASURE LOCATIONS
VII. HIDDEN RED SOUL CLUSTERS
VIII. HIDDEN DIFFICULTYS AND MINI-GAMES
IX. SUB CHARACTER QUESTS
    1. Kotaro
    2. Magoichi
    3. Ekei
    4. Oyu
X. BOSS STRATEGIES
   1. Ginghamphatts I
   2. Gogandantess I
   3. Ginghamphatts II
   4. Jujudormah
   5. Gogandantess II
   6. Gogandantess III
   7. Ekei
   8. Gyaran Leader
   9. Ginghamphatts III
  10. Nobunaga
  11. Golden Evil Statue
XI. PUZZLE PHANTOM REALM SOLUTIONS
XII. ITEMS & GIFT GIVING *Gift giving coming soon*
    1. Health and Magic recovery items
    2. Gift Items
    3. Jubei's Weapons
    4. Artwork
    5. History Books
XIII. FAQ REVIEWS
XIV. DISCLAIMER
XV. CREDITS

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III. WHAT YOU MIGHT WANT TO KNOW
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1. Game Basics

Yeah im pretty sure you all know what I mean here. The basic punch and
kick right? WRONG! You get to use a sword! Lets go over the controls.

L1: Block while using Melee weapon
L2: Use Secondary Characters Secondary Weapon
R1: Strafe/Charge Weapon
R2: Quick 180°
Square: Swing Sword
Down + Square: Kick enemy
Triangle: Magic Attack
O: Absorb Souls
X: Open Chests / Talk / Search the Ground.
R3: View Map
Start: Character Menu
Select: Pause Menu
D-Pad: WHAT? You haven't played a game in your life? You should already
know what this is for.

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2. The Good Guys
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Jubei Yagyu

The young hero of the Yagyu clan of Japan. Born from a Yagyu father and
a Oni mother, Jubei was a human with supernatural powers. With the
power to absorb souls and turn into the Legendary Onimusha, He can be
quite powerful and a deadly adversary.

Oyu

This is the woman fighter that Jubei first sees in Imasho town. She
wears one of the orbs that Jubei seeks as a pendant and likes western
style equipment. One of the most powerful sub characters in the game,
how can you refuse to be allies with her?

Kotaro Fuma

A ninja, and a chief of the Fuma clan, He is extremely skilled as a
warrior. He hates Nobanuga as much as you and would like to be allies
with you. But could his ninja skills be of any possible use to you? (As
a side note he HATES Oyu)

Magoichi Saiga

The Captain of the gun team that Jubei first finds fighting with Ekei
outside the bar, Expertises in ultra powerful guns. He LOVES history
related items and he HATES Ekei. This could possibly be the best
alliance opportunity in the game?

Ekei Ankokouji

Just your local drunkard here. You first see him fighting Magoichi
outside the bar. The Most powerful character of the game, and the
slowest at that. Could this be the alliance you have been waiting for?
My guess: Probably not. (As a side note he HATES Magoichi)

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3. Characters Weapons/Armor
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You're Eager to hear this part aren't you
Most characters carry 4 weapons, with the exception of Magoichi and
Jubei.
I wont state the Amount required to upgrade them all

Character     Weapon 1   Weapon 2   Weapon 3   Weapon 4   Weapon 5  
Weapon 6

Jubei        Y. Sword    Buraitou  Hyoujin-Yari Senpamaru Doukutsui
Rekka-Ken

Oyu          B. Sword   Phirangi   Gradius     Dagger     XXXXXXXXXX

Kotaro        Kunai      Gabishi   Roga Kunai  Shuriken   XXXXXXXXXX

Magoichi     Tri-Barrel Goraishinki F.Thrower   Canon     C. Knife  
Flash Bomb

Ekei           Spear    Houtengeki  Halberd     Charm     XXXXXXXXXX


You want to know about armor too? Its not really that important but if
you say so...

Character    1st piece of armor   2nd piece of Armor      3rd  Piece of
Armor


Jubei         Yagyu Armor         Yagyu Foot Armor       Yagyu Arm
Armor    

Oyu         Plate/Silver Armor   Leather/Hard Boots      Round/Adarga
Shield

Kotaro       Fuma/Stealth Armor Fuma/Hien Kyahan       Fuma/Keimyo
Hachimaki

Magoichi     Saiga/Pirates Armor  Saiga/Western Boots    Saiga/Rasha
Gloves

Ekei         Hozoin/Ashura Armor Hozoin/Fudo Leg Guards
Hozoin/NiohProtector

There have been some spelling changes to keep these on one line. Keep
this in mind.

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4. The Evil Guys
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Nobunaga: THE bad guy of this game. He burnt down Jubei's Village at
the beginning of the game. Also known as the king of demons, he will
stop at nothing to kill Jubei and his friends.

Ginghamphatts: The labor manager of the demon clan and awfully powerful
warrior, Ginghamphatts is first seen at the gold mine on Imasho. Surely
he cant be as powerful as he says, can he? Well..the fact that he is
immortal must state the fact that he is, and will kill any human he
sees.

Gogandantess: The Famous and Noble demon swordsman, He is the one that
destroyed the Oni clan. Now that a new Oni warrior has risen,
Gogandantess has risen to the task to destroy him. Yet he is almost
impossible to defeat because he cheats. Yes, you heard it from me, he
cheats. He uses a magic shield to become invulnerable. Can you defeat
this possibly powerful foe?

Jujudormah: She waits for you near the market on your third time to
Imasho town. She's ugly, but still asks for you. Did I mention she's
UGLY! The hopeless lover of Nobunaga that will later kill Takajo and
will fight Jubei. Doesn't seem like a worthy foe for us! Wait…have I
mentioned she's UGLY, especially that parasol of hers that has an eye
of its own.

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5. The Common Enemy
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The Oda Family Enemies

{Oda Soldier/Archer/Samurai/Bodyguard}

The easiest enemies in the game along with the Jaido Family, All it
takes is 3-4 strokes with the Buraitou sword or 2 with it at level 3 to
take down soldiers and archers. The Samurai are a bit tougher and might
require another stroke. Bodyguard are quite armored, tough to knock
down, and  require 2 more hits than soldiers.

The Jaido Family

{Jaido Soldiers/Archers & Bajaido Soldiers/Archers}

Little green men with crocodile heads, some argue that these are even
easier than the Oda Soldiers. Most Jaido only require 3-4 hits and
Bajaido 6-7 hits. The archers are literally a pain in the ass and you
most likely have to shoot them with an arrow or shoot them with a gun.
These take them down very fast though so no worries.

The Musaido Family

{Joda/Musaido/Girajoda/Giramusaido}

These mutant ninja guys wear masks so they look like dolls. Pretty
tough, but light, these require about 4-5 hits with a normal weapon and
are hard to hit with an Issen attack. The Gira versions require about 3
more hits and can use a jump slash after the initial attack. Joda are
more dangerous though, since they can spit poison from their mouths.

The Gaidorazu Family

{Gaidorazu/Red Gaidorazu & Zedan/Red Zedan}

When translated it basicly means meat puppet. These are the much
tougher breed of enemies that take about 8-9 hits each and don't fall
back each time you hit them. The only way to get them to flinch is with
a kick, secret combo, or a charged attack. These give out MUCH more
souls than most of the weaker enemies. Red versions are tougher and
take 2-3 more hits each. Zedan is the more tough of this family.

The Gozaresu Family.

{Gozaresu/Baigozaresu/Raigozaresu)

This is argueably the toughest  common enemy in the game. Though not
seen much, these are EXTREMELY powerful and take about 5-12 hits for
the Gozaresu, 6-15 for the Baigozaresu, and  7-19 for the Raigozaresu.
Their attacks do a HUGE amount of damage and it's hard to score an
Issen. The only way to get these to stagger are the kick, secret
technique, or a level 2+ charged attack.

The Hyukan Family

{Hyukan/Dorahyukan/Derahyukan}

The family you would love to hate, these are really annoying. They
don't show up much and don't have much hitpoints (2-12 depending on
weapon and level), but they pack a punch. They cant be damaged unless
you use the Dokoutsui hammer or their cores are exposed. They use
spinning blade attacks, They dig out from the ground under you
(Dorahyukan and Derahyukan) and they can shoot projectiles at you
(Derahyukan only). Avoid these if possible.

Battooyako (Fish Demon Family)

{Battobone and Battoyaika}

These are fish like demons that inhabit water filled areas. Having
about the same amount of hitpoints (2-7 each), they can be quite deadly
at times. Battobone is the more fierce, but they are a larger target.
Battoyaika can latch on to Jubeis hand and drain his energy. Both can
fire water projectiles (Battobone: Medium range, unblockable, high
damage. Battoyaika: Unlimited range, blockable, medium damage)

Bazu Family:

Bazu:

This is the only real family that deserves to have more. REALLY weak
creatures (1-6 hitpoints) They are really slow and use machetes. Its
only true attack comes when it rolls up in a ball and starts rolling
towards you. Either block or move out of the way and immediately
counter attack.

Oowashya Family:

{Oowashya and Barawashya}

Very large monsters with large axes, They are also EXTREMELY tough to
kill (3-35 hit points). Use level 3 charged attacks with a level 3
weapon to kill these easily. The Barawashya is MUCH harder (the 35 hit
point part) And required 4 level 3 charged attacks with a level 3
weapon. Barawashyas give out a HUGE amount of souls but are very very
rare. The knockdown is almost impossible here and the Barawashya CANNOT
be knocked down no matter what.

{Gyarans}

You can call this class the soul stealers. Once you kill an enemy these
will steal their souls making it impossible for you to get them.
However, once you kill a Gyaran, and these are REALLY easy (2-4 hp)
They will give back all the souls they stole. They will attack you and
latch to you to steal your magic power. However, they also run away
too.

The Dorogando Family

{Dorogando & King Dorogando}

These machines shouldn't have existed back then, but they exist here,
in the world of Onimusha! Really strong (10-50 hit points) they have a
variety of attacks. The best way to get rid of them is with the
Dokoutsui attack magic.

Gerohone Family

{Gerohone & Gerogone}

Your basic wall mounted 5 headed snake with a skeleton in the middle
controlling it. These are strong (8-25 hit points) and have a variety
of attacks. The easiest way to deal with them is the Buraitou attack
magic and quick reflexes while avoiding those other distracting
enemies.

Kachecha Family

{Kachecha & Ketyara}

The demons of illusion have EXTREMELY low hit points (Around 2-4) but
are really really hard to hit. Your character will always focus on them
last.

{Babys and Mozun}

These demons are latched to walls. Babys have average strength (4-12
hit points) and are REALLY easy to kill. Mozun are invulnerable to all
weapons except for the color of their elemental bodies. They only take
one hit to kill and will never reappear in that area again.

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6. The Soul Types
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Ah yes the souls. Here's what they do.

Red Souls: These are the souls that you use to upgrade Jubei's weapons
and armor. They come in two sizes, small and large. Small souls give 10
points and large gives 100. If you collect more than one at the same
time you get a bonus! Look for part VII for more on this.

Blue Souls: These blue souls recharge your magic meter. Magic depletes
everytime you use a magic attack on an enemy. These souls are the third
hardest to come by as you use magic often. These also some in small and
large. Small recovers 3% and Large recovers 15%.

Yellow Souls: The yellow souls recharge your health. As recovery items
are very hard to come by, these are your best bet at recovery, but they
don't appear often. Also comes in small and large. Small recovers 3%
and Large recovers 15%.

Purple Souls: YES!! The almighty onimusha mode is unlocked with 5 of
these souls. These are collected and are carried over to the next area.
Onimusha mode is on Part III #7. Once you exit you must collect 5 more.
These only appear when you deal a huge amount of damage and come in
only one size.

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7. The Gift System Basics
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Along the game you will encounter a number of sub characters. By giving
them gifts, they may help you with fights later on in the game and they
also give you items in return. Giving them gifts may also let you play
as them for a short time as well as working their scenario route. I
will make a separate In-Depth FAQ for this at an unannounced date.

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8. Advanced Combat Tactics
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Yay! Haven't you been waiting for this part the entire time you were
reading this?

 Fatal Stab: When an enemy is down, Press square to administer the
fatal stab, a one hit kill option. Note that many enemies are very hard
to knock down unless you kick them or administer the following
technique.

Running Attack: This is very simple like the name sounds. Run at the
enemy and press square. This attack carries momentum and might knock
the enemy down.

Boxed in? Cant run anywhere? Why bother, press up-up-square to do the
running attack while stationary. I know, you're jealous right. J/k onto
the next tactic.

Archers and Larger Enemies: These guys aren't encountered very much but
they are a pain in the ass...literally. The archers are usually on a
balcony that cant be hit with normal weapons and constantly shoot
arrows at you. Shoot them with arrows or use magic to bring them down.
Large enemies are even worse as they have some unblockable attacks. To
deal with them use Lv. 2 or 3 charged attacks or use the weapons secret
technique.

The Blades lock: Usually occurs when fighting a larger enemy and
striking at the same time. The swords will lock and it becomes a test
of strength. Press the 4 shoulder and the 4 symbol buttons to push the
favor to your side and win the test of strength.

Magic Attacks: If you read the Game Basics above you would know how to
perform these. Each magic attack depletes your magic meter and you must
find blue souls or use a Magic potion to recover your magic.

Charging attacks: Again, If you are a moron who didn't know the game
basics go read them now...either that or you already know how to do
this. Charged attacks are acquired by trading with characters.
Different charged levels do more damage, but they require time...and
sometimes you don't have time. Try doing this with the secret technique
(Down -> Up -> Square) to inflict HUGE damage.

Issen (Critical Hit):  This is VERY VEERRY hard to do. To accomplish
this you must strike at the SAME TIME your opponent raises his weapon
to strike you. If done correctly, The enemy will die instantly and any
enemies near him will also die, releasing 2x souls. Very useful.

Onimusha mode: YES!!! This is the ultimate combat tactic but also the
one of the hardest. To accomplish this you must collect 5 purple souls.
When Jubei enters onimusha mode, he becomes invincible and does 2x
damage. This starts a new bar starting at the maximum health point and
constantly decreases until the bar is depleted and Jubei returns to
normal. You can extend this using more purple souls.

And..for the #1 combat tactic...

Zen: Can you guess what this means? PATIENCE? You MUST and I  must say
MUST have tons of this to complete the game. If you do not have Zen
return the game right now.

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IV. Walkthrough
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1. Yagyu Villiage 1

After returning to village to find it in total ruins, go and check the
magic mirror for instructions on how to use it to save your game and
enhance your weapons and armor. Take some time to practice with your
sword. Since you cannot enter your house now, walk down the stairs and
keep walking in that direction. Yasuke will appear and talk to Jubei
about the great danger of some army. Before he tells who did this, he
is felled by an Oda Soldier's weapon. Your first combat will now occur.
Fight them however you like and hope you don't die. Head through the
gate. The next area is a bridge guarded by even more Oda Soldiers and
some Oda Samurai. Be wary of the samurai as they tend to do more damage
and they cannot be knocked down as easily. When you have killed every
enemy that spawns here, open the red box to get the Yagyu Village Map.
Go to the next area. In this area you will here a voice calling for
Jubei, also rocks will rise. Do NOT cross them yet. First chop down the
bamboo to find a Herb. Then, search near the pond to find your first
trade item, a Frog. NOW you can cross the pond. Don't do anything
yet...you cant anyway, and enter the double doors at the back.

WOAH!!! What's that? The woman reveals herself as Takajo and will give
Jubei the power of the Oni. This power can absorb souls and retrieve
magical weapons. She also tells Jubei to seek 5 Oni orbs to be able to
defeat Nobunaga. You will receive Play Instructions here. Before
leaving, search the box for a Herb. When going back through the caves,
let the enemies follow you. Why you ask?  Remember the red glowing
gauntlet? Kill all the enemies around the gauntlet and use the soul
absorbing power. Notice that red souls also come from the gauntlet and
you get a HUGE bonus, especially if u Issen the enemies. Exit the cave
and jump across the stones. You MAY be tempted to take that weapon from
the dragon statues mouth right now huh. BUT there's some more things to
do here. Go back to your house, dealing with enemies along the way.
Jubei is now willing to enter his house. Jeez enemies have infested his
own house...how horrible! Kill them and search around. Slice through
the doors at the entrance to find an Abacus! Search behind the dividers
to find a Kaleidoscope! Also take note of the Trick Treasure Box there.
I'll tell how to solve at the end of this part. The center room has
Oolong Tea and the NW corner of the backyard has Wasabi. Now, return to
the dragon shrine and obtain the Buraitou!!!


TRICK TREASURE BOX


1. Use the Top right arrow
2. Use the Bottom arrow in the right side

The prize is a Power Jewel. If you don't know what these do, use it and
you might be surprised!

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2. Imasho Town 1
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After a cutscene involving a mysterious girl and 3 drunk guys. Speak to
the man directly to your left 2-3 times to get Confetti. Head north to
the blacksmith's shop and get the Imasho Town Map. Head inside and
whack the barrels till you find a red box containing...Cloth? You were
expecting a cool weapon right? Well head back to the entrance and pull
the level next to it. An elevator will drop and you will have a limited
time to climb on it before it goes back up. If you succeed, Get the Bow
and Arrows from the box. You get 10 arrows...not much in my eyes *Gets
shot in the eyes* OW! Head back and cross the bridge, heading for the
stairs near where you first appeared here. Enter the marketplace and
get the Globe. Now, enter the stables and speak to the man with the hat
2-3 times to get Ancient Documents. Continue into the back and search
for a hidden red box to get a Tengu Mask.  Head to the bar (yay!
Drinks!). They wont sell you drinks yet, or ever for that matter. Talk
to the two men standing near the door argueing over a gold mine permit.
I wonder what that means? Head to the backyard to find a magic mirror
and a magic fountain. Also, check the red box to find a Pipe. Go to the
upper level and open the red box to find a Folding Fan. Unfortunately
you cannot keep the kitty. Awww and it looks so cuuuute.

Go to the store next to the Bar to find the General Store. Here you can
buy all the gift and artwork items that are currently in stock. Now
here are the prices for all the items in stock at this time.

Egg - 50
Grilled Fish - 100
Salt - 50
Vodka - 300
Conch Shell - 300
Magnetic Compass - 300
Plant Book - 200
History Book vol. 5 - 100
Blue Parrot - 500
Wonder Flower - 200
Artwork #16 - 100

You will need 2200 gold to clean out the entire store for now. This is
not necessary but it will REALLY help you later on in the game. Go to
the mountain path next to the blacksmiths shop. Very short area and has
the easiest enemies in the entire game. The first types of enemies you
encounter here are Oda Soldiers and Oda Samurai. Your first objective
here, and its recommended, Collect 7000+ red souls to level up your
Buraitou & try to collect 2200 gold here as well to clean out the
General Store & an extra 100 to get an important item later. Head up
the mountain to eventually find a Unique Mushroom and a Beetle. If you
try to enter the gold mine at this point a man will stop you asking for
a permit. Remember those 2 men argueing at the bar? Time to head back
to town. Your first order of business is to clean out the General
Store. That's right, blow all your gold now. Now, head to the bar. Here
you will find Magoichi. Ekei will challenge him to a duel. Magoichi
will introduce him to firearms and after you break it up you will get
the Gift Exchange instructions.  One more ally you ask, ok then. Go
talk to two men outside the blacksmiths shop and they will tell you
about some thief. Head to the second floor of the bar to encounter
Kotaro. After a short cutscene, Kotaro will be here from now on and you
can trade with him. Talk to the man sitting next to him multiple times
to get a Fur Skin and the guy on the balcony to get History Book vol.
9. Hopefully you still have 100 gold left. Go talk to the guy next to
the bartender and buy a Gold Mine Permit for 100 gold. One more
thing...move to the magic mirror and save your game and level up your
Buraitou. Go to the gold mine and the man will move aside and let you
enter. First, pick up the History Book vol. 4 in the red box next to
the entrance.

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3. Gold Mine
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 (Look for Gold Deposits here and check buckets often, but don't smash
them!)

Some miners flee for their lives saying monsters now infest the caves.
Once you enter, take the left path. Inside that lonesome room, open the
red box to find the Demon Wall Scroll. No, this isn't the one that you
hang inside your room admiring it for hours.  Also there is a trick
treasure box, but I wont cover it till the end of this section. Head
out of this room and take the right hand path. Ekei is here, so if you
want to be friends with him, trade now. Get the Gold Mine Map in the
red box next to him and look for gold deposits and continue to the
exit. Inside the next room you will fight Jaido for the first time.
These are really easy to kill, but don't give much gold. Light green
are easier and give 10 or 20 gold. Dark green are a little harder and
give out 10-50 gold.  At the next intersection, more Jaido and buckets!
Do NOT smash the buckets or let the enemies do the same. Once you clear
the room head down the southern end. The exits will be sealed. After a
short time, an ally will help you, and the exits will unseal. Head out
the opposite way u came in. Get the Five Oni Orbs scroll and the
Hyoujin-Yari spear. Stick with the Buraitou sword for now and head back
to the Y-intersection. Head through the north exit this time and you
might find an ally fighting. Hit the Mozun demon with the Hyoujin-Yari
to kill it instantly and kill the other enemies. Head through the Mozun
door. Open the red box to find a Medicine. Save your game for now you
have two options.

1. Continue fighting to try and level up your Hyoujin-Yari for the Boss
Battle ahead. If you choose this, try and collect 4 purple souls before
the fight.
2. Head through the door that you need the Charity Orb for

Unlock the next door to find.

BOSS: Ginghamphatts I

This large four legged demon uses a HUGE pickaxe to swipe and damage
you. Also he uses some unblockable attacks. First off, use the
Buraitou's magic to attack Ginghamphatts. This will cause medium damage
to him and causes him to release some souls. Keep doing this till you
run out of magic. Switch to the Hyoujin-Yari and keep hitting him with
magic. If for whatever reason you run out of magic, use the Buraitou
secret on him. It might cause him to stagger if u hit him with the
secret fourth hit at the end. If you inject a blue soul, use magic
again. If you listened to #1 above and collected four purple souls,
inject a fifth after you deplete all your magic and enter onimusha
mode. Keep whacking him doing double damage each time and eventually he
will start leaping into the air. This is where the battle gets
tough/easy. He will be impossible to hit in the air, land either far
away from you or on top of you, and on top of that boulders will crash
down. The easy part about this is when you reach below 50% health, your
best ally will enter. The one you want for this is Magoichi. Keep
trying to hit him and eventually he WILL die.


When he does die, inject all the souls for a +40 red soul bonus and
collect the 1000 gold he leaves behind. Enter the next room. Check for
gold deposits and the weird looking hatch on the ground. DO NOT TALK TO
THE WOUNDED MINER YET! Head to the last cave and open the red box for
the Mirror and bust the barrels for another trick treasure box. Now
talk to the wounded miner and you will go to Imasho Town 2.

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1. East path of the entrance
    a. Bottom arrow on the right
    b. Left arrow on the bottom

You will receive the Buraitou secret from this.

2. The end of the mine, past the weird hatch
    a. Right arrow on the bottom
    b. Top arrow on the right
    c. Left arrow on the bottom
    d. Bottom arrow on the right

You will receive the Hyoujin-Yari secret from this box.

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4. Imasho Town 2
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Your back here after that horrible mine incident. The man you rescued
feels better now and gives you a Red Ring in appreciation. This is the
thing you will use for the hatch in the mines. There are some things to
do before going to the hatch again though. First of all, notice that
the door to the general store from the bar is now open! Also, if you
wish to trade now, save your game first for the sub-characters might
give you crappy items. The general store owner has some powerful new
items, many of which are sub-character specific items. If you give them
these great items, you may get weapon techs to charge your weapons past
level two. So here are the new items.

Lemon - 200
Hair Ornament - 300
Fairy Tale Book - 200
History Book vol. 10 - 100
Silver Armor - 800
Keimyo Hachimaki - 800
Western Boots - 800
Fudo Leg Guard - 800
Red Parrot - 500
Love Potion - 500
Artwork #17 - 100

Without adding up any items that you didn't purchase last time, this is
all worth 5100 gold. Where do you get this much gold? The mines of
course. But first, some more important things.

(OPTIONAL QUESTS, BUT VERY VERY HELPFUL)

Talk to the man in the back of the general store. He will say that his
father is ill and wishes for a legendary Melon. He gives you some Chalk
hoping you can get a Melon with it. Trade the Chalk to Ekei, who wont
like it, to get a Tale of the Heike. Magoichi is a history fanatic, so
give it to him for an Emblem. Trade that to Kotaro for a Melon. Give
the man the Melon. You will like the gift his father gives you later
on.

For an additional bonus, IF your more Magoichi's ally then Ekei, there
is a man in the back of the bar. He will give you a Potassium Nitrate
Map for 50 gold.  Look in the mines for Potassium Nitrate and give them
to Magoichi for 5 Burst Bullets each. Pretty damn good deal if you ask
me.

IF Ekei helped you out against Ginghamphatts, He will tell you
something was stolen from him if you speak to him in the bar. Go to the
stables, where the thief is in the shadows. IT'S A GIRL! She runs off
to the second floor of the bar. Speak to here again there and she runs
to the blacksmiths. Speak to her again and she runs to the stables to
get the BROKEN BELL!?! This is one crappy item but if u give it to Ekei
he will be grateful and give you a tech manual.

Other Items: Speak to the woman wearing a yellow outfit near the
stables multiple times to get History Book vol. 2

Talk to a man who walks in and out of the area multiple times to get  a
bouquet. Also, pester the man sitting near the stables to get a Magic
Jewel

Theres a woman who says Jubei is her type. Speak to her 3 more times to
get a Secret Medicine.

Speak to the Bald man on the second floor of the Bar three times to get
a Pick.

======================Inside the Gold Mine Again=======================

Talk to the man at the entrance to the mine to receive some Dice.
Magoichi is in the eastern cave if you want to trade items with him.
After the next room, you will encounter Kotaro as he fights through
some demons.  Help him and absorb all the souls.  After he leaves, he
will take up a spot at the magic mirror just before the Ginghamphatts
fight location. Ekei is at the spot where you got the Hyoujin-Yari.
Trade items with any of these and be sure you have your weapons at
level 2. Try and get at least one armor up to level 2 as well. Now go
to the strange hatch and use the Red Ring to enter...

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Upon exiting from the beam of light, Walk up to the door. The statues
will say something and a few Gozaresu will appear. Use charged attacks
to defeat it easily, or else it will drive you to the ground.  In the
next room, get the crystal ball just to the south of the spiral
staircase, then start to climb it, being careful of the Zedan somewhere
at the top. Enter here to finally be at the base of the castle. Move
north for an ally event and enter the double doors. You MIGHT want to
equip your bow and arrows because there are Jaido archers in here on a
balcony which is pretty much impossible to hit otherwise. Inside this
room is a red box containing a Gifu Keep Tower Map. Also, the Incense
trading item is here. Head through the western door and charge your
magic through the magic fountain. Solve the puzzle at the back of the
room to get the Bronze Mask. If you want the satisfaction of solving
this yourself, don't look at the solution below.

PUZZLE SOLUTION

 6-------1--------8
 7-------5--------3
 2-------9--------4

Head back through the door and kill the Jaido creatures if you want the
red souls and head through the other set of double doors. Here, you
will find Ekei fighting some Musaido and a baby. After you collect the
Herb from the box and trade items with Ekei,  head through the north
double doors (The east is locked). The next corridor contains a trick
treasure box. Again, look at the end of this section for this solution.
In the next corridor, kill the Oda Soldiers and Oda Bodyguards and
insert the right half of the bronze mask. You will need the other half
it seems, so use the magic mirror to save and level up your equipment
and go through the east door. Get the History Book vol. 1 from the red
box and go through the door below the staircase. The dead ghost will
offer you the left half of the bronze mask for a purify charm. Oh btw..
did you ever notice that the dead ALWAYS give you some of the most
important items in Capcom games? Anyway, in the back of the room is the
Demons History file. Go out of the room and go up to 2F. Clear out the
Joda and the Baby and if you're strongly allied with Ekei or Magoichi,
watch the colorful little event and head through the next door, walk
across the balcony, and into the door (which will now be refered to as
the coal room). Inside the room, collect the Herb and the PURIFY CHARM!
Theres nothing else you can do here because none of your current
weapons can damage the Mozun. Musaido will attack if you stay too long
so exit. If you're allied with Magoichi, he will be fighting against
the odds in the starting chamber, so help him out by killing the
archers on the balcony and firing arrows down at his level. Go to the
well area and give the ghost the Purify Charm and you will receive the
left half of the Bronze Mask. Go open the door that requires that item
and open the door. Inside you will find Tokichiro for the first time.
He is torturing the girl named Oyu. After you rescue here, Tokichiro
exclaims that he thought you were dead and he summons two Gaidorazu
demons to kill you. Use Magic, secret techniques, or charged attacks to
kill them. After you kill them, open the red box to find Medicine and
enter the door beyond the (Onimusha 1?) Phantom Realm gate.

Boss Battle: Gogandantess I

Here is where you will fight Gogandantess, the greatest swordsman of
all demons. He is like normal demons, by that I mean attacks for about
the same damage, but has a lot more hit points and for not has an
invulnerability shield. There are two ways to end this battle.

1. Repeatedly attack Gogandantess for about one minute. At this point
an ally will rescue you.

2. Lock Blades with Gogandantess 2 or 3 times. Oyu will rescue now

Some people say that waiting for a really long time will end the
battle, but I haven't proven that yet. If you stop attacking
Gogandantess, he will become more fierce and you will have to repeat #1
over and over again.

When Oyu rescues you, she will lead you through a tunnel and outside,
where you find a mechanical horse. Use the Faith orb on the horse and
it will start to move and will carry you out of the area and into...

TRICK TREASURE BOX SOLUTION

1. Gifu Castle, The room 3 doors north of the entrance.
    a. Bottom arrow right side
    b. Right arrow on the top
    c. Top arrow on left side

You will receive a Power Jewel.

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Welcome back to Imasho town. After saying goodbye to Oyu and the
mechanical horse, Head for the General Store. Surely you know where
that is by now. The owner has more items in now, but if u didn't buy
any last time then they wont be here this time. Heres the new list of
items.

Black Pill - 100
Pocket Watch - 300
Pandora's Box - 700
Calligraphy Kit - 300
History Book vol. 8 - 100
Naughty Novel - 500
Phirangi - 1000
Gabishi - 1000
Goraishinki - 1000
Houtengeki - 1000
Green Parrot - 500
Pair Ring - 3000!!!
Artwork #18 - 100

For some reason I believe the Pair Ring is priced at least double what
it should be. Anyway if you cleaned him out every time including this
time before you leave for the last time, talk to the owner again to
receive the WHITE NECKLACE. Also, if you gave the Melon to that guy
earlier, speak to his dad to receive the ORANGE NECKLACE. Read the
necklace section to find out what these necklaces do to affect your
adventure. Elsewhere, enter the bar and talk to the bartender and pay
200 gold to receive Black Beer. All the characters are in their usual
places for trading and with the addition of Oyu on the second floor
balcony, you can trade with everyone. Other items to receive in town
are the Taizo Mandala, given to you by a drunk monk walking though the
market area 3 times. Also, in the stables, speak to the man with the
backpack look at your horse twice to receive Glass. If you don't have
enough gold to sell out the store read the next section

*MOUNTAIN PATH AND GOLD MINE FINAL*

The mountain path is now infested with Jaido and Bajaido. Cut through
them like butter since they are really easy and go into the mine. Talk
to the man still searching in the entrance to get the Loaded Dice.
Also, gold is found in HUGE amounts now and at the end of the mind
Dorogando enemies give out 300-350 gold. This will be enough to sell
out the store in about 2 trips. Sell out the store, trade with all the
characters you want and talk to the ugly demon woman, Jujudormah in the
market. Upon talking to her you may NEVER return here again. Next up
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This area is very short so I'll rush through it. This place is now
infested with Oda Bodyguards, Jaido, and Bajaido, along with the
Musaido family in the caves. From the start, head towards the cave
where you first started this. In the bridge area, which is guarded by
Jaido and Bajaido enemies, your best ally will appear to help you.
After clearing this area, head into the cave and into Takajo's shrine.
Jujudormah has done her dirty deed for the day, but Takajo will give
you her ring. Where have we seen this before? Head back through the
cave. Outside, if you encounter Magoichi, he might give you Saiga
bombs. Use these to blow up the loose rocks near the Thunder Dragon
shrine. Inside you will find the GREEN NECKLACE. This will reveal the
demon treasure boxes. Equip it now, hey look, theres one right there
that contains a Secret Medicine! Anyway...cut through everything until
you enter Jubei's house. IF you didn't collect the items I mentions in
the very first part of the walkthrough, DO SO NOW! Check the Bureau in
the back section and use the Ring of Takajo. This will reveal the four
guardians puzzle.

PUZZLE SOLUTION

Top: Black
Bottom: Red
Left: White
Right: Blue

Completing this puzzle will cause the trap door to open and one of the
dresser drawers to pull out revealing a ladder. Climb down the ladder
and into the pit of "nothingness". Moving along down here causes a trap
door to open revealing a pit of spikes. Climb up and cut the ropes
which causes a spinning blade device to come down and move towards
Jubei. Don't these people know these can hurt us! Quickly run back to
the pit of spikes and jump across and hang on the other side till the
blades pass over you. Then, climb up and jump to the other side, climb
up again, and run towards the exit like you were saying "OH MY GOD,
THIS THINGS GONNA DECAPITATE ME!"

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You start here next to a magic mirror. Save your game and level up your
weapons and armor. Run across the ledge and fight any enemies that
spawn and climb up the ladder. Keep fighting your way to the next
ladder, and note the green mozun blocking a hole in the mountain. Climb
up the ladder, then climb the next one. Coming to the bridge, an ally
will help you kill the Gozaresu enemies. Thank them by trading
favorable items and head into the next area to fimd a Herb, the Fog
Valley Map, and be sure to check the Wind Dragon shrine to obtain the
Senpamaru. Run back to the cliff, maybe receiving help from Oyu on the
bridge, and break the Mozun seal to get Nobunaga's Knowledge. Now go
back to the Wind Dragon shrine and head into the area just past the
magic mirror *hint..save and upgrade NOW..YES NOW!!!* to go to the
mysterious forest.
I am warning you now that you do not have to fight in the first area
since its so easy, but i recommend it for the red souls. The first area
is really easy, so fight and kill the enemies here and advance to the
next. Now, only one enemy is actually real and its the Kechacha. Its
the floating, transparent demon floating. The other enemies still
damage you as if they were real. If you dont kill the Kechacha fast
enough, it will float away and you will have to take one of the two
paths, though they both lead back to the start. So kill the Kechacha
and all the enemies will disappear and the two paths will merge into
one. Go up that path into the next area to encounter Gyarans. These
arent that tough, so go to the next area and find some Joda ninja
demons. Kill them and head into the next area. This is very difficult,
since there are Gaidorazu demons and Joda ninja demons, and on top of
that, a Kechacha. If it gets scared off here, you will return not to
the previous area, but to the very first. Kill it, and head up the lone
path that is revealed, into a patch of Hyukans. Up north, try to ignore
the tough Baigozaresu demons and hit the Kechacha demon and make them
all disappear. Here you will encounter Jujudormah again. She wants to
kill Jubei, but Ginghamphatts interferes and Jujudormah lets him have
his way and lets him try to kill Jubei himself.

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Prefered weapon levels

Buraitou: 2
Hyoujin-Yari: 2
Senpamaru: 1

Recommended weapon: Buraitou

Once again, you must fight this four legged immortal. He now wields an
Axe, but this time, no rocks will drop from the sky! He has a little
bit more hit points and deals more damage. Start this fight by double
and triple charging your weapon and hitting him to knock him back. He
should not hit you at all if you block after attacking him. Eventually,
after taking a lot of damage, he will run into the forest. Use the R1
button to track his position. If you get rammed by him at this point,
you will take godly amounts of damage. This can be good, if you take a
ton of damage an ally will help you. If you manage to avoid his
charging for a while he will run into a tree and stun himself. This is
your chance to get some hits in. Soon, he will run off into the forest
again. Keep your guard up, and eventually he will die. After the fight,
you will receive the Nobunaga's Dignity Statue and 970 souls (including
the bonus).

Head in the direction you're facing to escape from this area. You'll
love this area…tons of Battoyako demons here and maybe Magoichi. Kill
them if you want to and advance to the east path…yes my friend, save
the double doors for later. Here you might find Oyu or Kotaro and you
will have the chance to help them. Either way, break the blue Mozun
seal with the Hyoujin-Yari to find Nobunaga's Dignity. Go to the area
just beyond there to find a lake. Of course, Battoyako are here and
Magoichi might be here too. If you help him, he will give you a
Medicine. Also, if you see a fish, try to stab it to get the River Fish
trading item. Head back to the marsh with the magic mirror and go
through the double doors. Inside here is a Trick Treasure Box…once
again stated at the end of this section. Now, go inside that building
and solve the statue puzzle. You are given a screen with the statues
order for 5 seconds, then it vanishes. You must put the statues in the
order on the screen. If you fail, the spiked walls on the sides of you
move closer. If you are right, a door opens in front of you. The
combination is random, so figure this out yourselves. Once you DO solve
this, go through the door that appears. The enemies in here depend on
your ally. If Magoichi, you will fight Jaido archers and Gozaresu. If
your ally is anyone else, you will fight Oowashya and a Barawashya.
After clearing this room and trading with your ally, head into the next
room and attack the Gerohone with lightning magic to finish it quickly.
Enter the next door to find Jujudormah's diary. Be sure to save, level
up your weapons, etc. Inside the next room, Jujudormah challenges you
to a fight to the death!

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Prefered weapon levels

Buraitou: 2
Hyoujin-Yari: 2
Senpamaru: 2

Recommended weapon: Hyoujin-Yari or Buraitou, whichever one you like
better.

Jujudormah, the ugliest demon ive EVER seen, wields a parasol and uses
magic bolts. She runs away at the start, so take this chance to hit her
with magic or give chase to her. She has multiple attacks from this
point on.

1. She fires 3 projectiles in a row.
2. She extends her parasol *UNBLOCKABLE*
3. Defense position
4. Runs around the room, spinning, doing damage repeatedly

She will use these attacks for the remainder of the fight. If you have
an ally, he/she will come in when you're at 25% max health. She uses #4
a lot when being double teamed, so watch out. When she uses it, slide
around to her back and slice away. Always use magic and you will win
easily. When she dies, she reveals a switch which reveals a secret
door. You gain the Honesty Orb from this fight and 720 souls.

Enter the new room. Immediately collect the herb. Moving far into the
cave causes a poison trap to spring. Run to the end of the cave and
jump off the cliff. After entering the new cave, open the red box to
get the Oni Sacred Place map and save using the Magic Mirror (Upgrade
your weapons NOW!) Examine the Waverider to enter…

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Boss fight: Gogandantess II

Prefered weapon levels

Buraitou: 3
Hyoujin-Yari: 2
Senpamaru: 2

Recommended weapon: Hyoujin-Yari or Buraitou, whichever one you like
better.

This guy is a bit tougher than the last time, same old flaming sword,
same old look. Use the same tactics as before. He has that invincible
shield again, so attack him berserker style and let him attack you
every once in a while.  He wont do that much damage, so if u don't let
up attacking, he will eventually give out. He might also give out if
you attack him with issen and magic attacks a lot too. Chances are you
might need to use some healing items, so don't be afraid to use them.

Oyu saves your butt again, and you go on a little quest with her.

Oyu's current equipment:

Broad Sword

Phirangi (Phirangi is defaultly equipped if bought at town)

Throwing Daggers

Plate Armor

Silver Armor (Silver Armor is defaultly equipped if bought at town)

Leather Boots

Hard Boots (Hard Boots is defaultly equipped if obtained in trade)

Round Shield

You start out in the Oni Sacred Place main hall. You see the spirit of
Takajo in front of you. She begs you to find the Sacred Flute to help
Jubei, and she gives Oyu the RED BRACELET. This will enable Oyu to
absorb demon souls. Examine the gate to the Earth Dragon shrine, then
save your game at the Magic Mirror since I don't think you want to
fight Gogandantess again. Head into the dirt pit and up the opposite
stairs. Head past the goddess like statue and kill the Gozaresu by
triple-charging your weapons. Grab the Key Plate and quickly escape
back into the main hall. Use the Key Place on the Earth Dragon shrine
to unlock two doors in the hall. Go through the door behind you to
enter a wall with a creepy looking picture. Head through the door at
the end of the hall to enter a hall with a green pond (Acid). Double-
Charge your weapon to defeat the Oda Bodyguards and open the chests to
get the Oni's Place Map #1, Oni's Secret Weapon document, and a
Medicine. Enter the next room and triple charge to quickly defeat the
Gaidorazu and kill the Joda as if you were Jubei. In the next room,
quickly run across the glass panels to avoid being hit by water beams.
After waiting it out for about a minute, climb down the ladder. Your
main target in this room is the Gerohone. Use triple-charged attacks to
kill it, kill the Bajaido if you like, pick up the Adarga, and enter
the wall behind the Gerohone. This is preparation for the fight at the
end of the bridge. I'm sure this will be no problem. Once you reach the
Magic Mirror, save your game and grab the Gradius from the box. Equip
it and enter the final area. An Oowashya will drop. Use triple-charged
attacks or Oyu's secret technique (Down, Up, []). Quickly inject the
souls because a Barawashya will drop now. You MUST either strike it
with Triple Charged attacks or stay away from it's unblockable attacks.
Once you kill it, you get the SACRED FLUTE. Return to the beach,
killing all enemies by remembering from previous encounters. There is
no barrier in the Battoyako glass room. Once you reach Jubei, Oyu's
quest ends. All souls will now transfer to him and so will all her
healing items.

Enter the Oni Sacred Place as Jubei. Use the Senpamaru magic to deal
with enemies on the catwalk, and slash the enemies on the ground.
"Prove Yourself" to the Earth Dragon shrine to get the Dokoutsui earth
hammer. This is really helpful against large enemies. Enter through the
east door again. Test your new weapon against the Gaidorazu in this
room and enter the acid room. A scene will occur here or you will
encounter enemies. Use the magic if you encounter the enemies and
advance into the next room.

*Hidden Scenario Scene*

In the room after the acid room, you might encounter Ekei. Kill all the
demons for him and he will reward you with a tech manual for the
Dokoutsui.

Rush to the glass floor room and climb down the ladder. Oyu will come
to your assist with the demons in this room. Use lightning and ice
magic on the Gerohone wall demon to kill it easily. Use the Dokoutsui
on the Mozun and repeat the tactics on the next Gerohone. Grab the
Circle Key from the floor and speak to Oyu to get a Herb. Climb up the
ladder to reach the creepy painting room. If you encounter Oyu here, an
Oowashya will break through the painting before she can finish telling
you something. Kill the Oowashya and open the treasure box to get the
RED NECKLACE! Return to the main hall and enter through the other door.
Get the Lift Instructions on a shelf and a Magic Liquid. You notice
that fan that isn't working because of no wind? Use the Senpamaru magic
on the fan and you will be lowered to the basement. Near the left is a
red box containing the Oni's Sacred Place map #2. If there aren't any
enemies in here, good for you, because you're as lucky as me. Enter the
next room and ignore the ladder for now. Inside are Dorogando robots.
Since you encountered these already, you should know these are
incredibly tough to defeat, but with your new Dokoutsui hammer, these
are no problem. Whack it about 5 times and its dead, but watch out for
its berserk mode, and step away from it when it explodes. A trick
treasure box is in here too, but wait till I'm finished with this
section to have your questions revealed. If you are friendly with Ekei,
Magoichi will open a door he is pounding on and after he gets out,
check inside to find the YELLOW NECKLACE. This will allow you to absorb
yellow souls from live demons by pressing R1 + O. Anyway, climb the
ladder and run into the back room. Inside the next room, recharge your
magic meter and pick up Guildenstern's Letter. In the back is an
annoying number puzzle. Below is the answer.

1-15-14-4
12-6-7--9
8-10-15-5
13-3-2-16

You get the Golden Key for your efforts. Return to the room with the
wooden crates moving around and climb up the ladder. Use the Golden Key
to stop the crate from moving. Once you jump across use the Circle key
on the door. Grab Tokichiro's Memo #1 on the ground in front of the
green statue. Look on the statue to discover a new kind of puzzle that
I call the diamond and circle puzzle. Solving this will open up a light
path. Step in and you will be transported to…

TRICK TREASURE BOX

Where is it: The area where Dorogando are working.

1) Top arrow on the left
2) Middle arrow on the top
3) Bottom arrow on the right

You get the Tanegashima gun and 10 Bullets. Useful for clearing rooms
instead of using that Bow and Arrow.

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You land on top of a tower in Gifu Castle. Equip the green necklace if
you have it and collect 10 Bullets. Climb down the ladder and fight off
the archers in this next room to discover another Trick Treasure Box
and the Green Wedge.

EXTRA: If you are highly allied with Ekei, you can play as him at this
point.

If you are NOT allied with Ekei, go through the bottom door and head
right. You will come across a blue mozun, so break it with the Buraitou
sword and head inside. In here, you will find the coveted (or not)
Tokichiro's Diary and Artwork #11. Also, if you have the time and
patience, use the Green Wedge on that circle of light to open up the
green phantom realm!

=========================GREEN PHANTOM REALM========================

In case you don't know, Necklaces don't work in here. If you need
healing, you MUST Issen an enemy or use a health item.


LEVEL 1: Jaido lizardmen at this point are so easy I wont even bother
writing how to defeat them. Just hack and slash them all, and go
through the light path that DOESN'T take you out.

LEVEL 2: The two types of ninja demons, Musaido and Joda appear here to
try to stop you in your ascent. Are you kidding me. Block their attacks
and knock them to the ground. An easy level, but the 1st is still
easier. Head through the light path.

LEVEL 3: Gaidorazu skull knights aren't a problem if you use either the
Dokoutsui or level 3 charged attacks with other weapons. If you get
close to near death, grab onto something you love, like a dog, and pray
you come out on top! Difficulty varies here, it depends on whether you
skipped these guys in previous areas. Enter the next level

LEVEL 4: Jaido enemys are pretty explaintory hack & slash. The archers
might prevent this though. Rush and kill the archers then kill the
swordslizards. Not much trouble so head through the light path.

LEVEL 5: Joda enemies combined with those flying soul stealers is not a
pretty sight. Ok so its common. Just kill the Joda ninjas and kill the
Gyarans (Soul Stealers) afterwards to hopefully get a HUGE soul count.
Proceed to the next level

LEVEL 6: Bajaido are out to avenge their Jaido cousins. Do you see that
this phantom realm is a lizard slaughter house? Kill these using the
same methods you used to kill their weaker cousins. Fresh lizard for
dinner tonight…er…head to next level.

LEVEL 7: More Gyaran enemies along with the rolling Bazu. This isn't
that hard but could require some strategy. Take out the non-rolling
Bazu first, then kill the rolling ones when they stop. This puts you in
a position to take out the Gyarans. Head to the next level for a
cookie…or not.

LEVEL 8: Oowashya, the yellow bull demon is waiting for you here with
more of those annoying Bazu. Take out the Bazu first but try to do it
far away from the Oowashya since he will start moving once you move
close to him. Take out the Oowashya last and proclaim yourself a Pro
Mexican Bull Fighter. Head to the next level.

LEVEL 9: Gaidorazu have come for their revenge along with… BLACK NINJA
DEMONS! RUN FOR YOUR LIFE! Wait…you cant? Well then hack and kill the
black ninjas first then kill the Gaidorazu with level 3 charged
attacks. Save your magic for the last level. Once you are done, pick up
a bone to give to your doggie and head to the next level.

LEVEL 10: (Final Level) Raigozaresu (Really mean pole wielding demons)
and Gaidorazu demons assault you here. Hopefully you saved your magic.
Quickly use earth and wind magic to destroy these and the next few that
spawn and pick up Perfect Medicine and the PURPLE NECKLACE! Exit the
Green Phantom realm.

======================== GREEN PHANTOM REALM =======================

Now that that's over with, you might want to exit this room and head
back to the tower to save your game. Once you have done that, exit the
tower but take a left this time on the bridge to enter a narrow
passage. Inside, you will find the Gifu East Map. Also here is a Black
Box for Ekei's scenario. Exit through the opposite door and clear the
enemies.

Opportunity for an Item: Magoichi like you a lot? Help him defeat
Battoyako fish demons here and he will give you the Tri-Barrel gun with
10 burst bullets here. You get the gun to help him fight the demons
though, so you must waste some ammo right now.

After that clears up, head up to the south door and open the Red Box to
get the Cherry Key. Enter the door to find yourself at a very familiar
looking courtyard. Bazu and Oowashya await you here, just use the same
tactics that you used in the Phantom Realm to defeat them and enter the
castle. Oda Bodyguards await you here. Does Kotaro like you a lot? If
so, he will be fighting Bajaido and will test out his Fuma Bombs with
you. If you complete this without taking damage, you will receive a
tech scroll. Head through the next door. Remember that locked door on
the right? Now you can unlock it with the Cherry Key. Inside here you
will find the Crescent Key, Artwork #12, and a document named Human as
Food. Also a trick treasure box is here but look at the bottom of this
section for the answer. Head out of this room and go to the coal room.
I hope you remember how to get there, its on the 2nd floor. Now that you
have the hammer, whack that Mozun and enter the room. A Medicine awaits
you and another trick treasure box that you might want to solve. Now
head for the main courtyard. Enter the door that leads to the bridges
and head left to unlock the door with the Crescent key. In this new
room, head to the right path and hit the Mozun with the Hyoujin-Yari.
In this shrine, get the Gourd from a Red Box and enter the light circle
to warp to the next area.

TRICK TREASURE BOXES

#1) The tower box – 6 steps

1. Right arrow on top
2. Bottom arrow on right
3. Left arrow on bottom
4. Top arrow on left
5. Left arrow on top
6. Bottom arrow on left

PRIZE: Talisman – This will die instead of yourself when you lose all
health and this will restore you to full health.

#2) Room that you unlock with the Cherry Key – 3 steps

1. Middle arrow on left
2. Left arrow on top
3. Top arrow on right

PRIZE: Another Magic Jewel

#3) The room after the coal room – 6 steps

1. Bottom arrow on right
2. Right arrow on bottom
3. Left arrow on bottom
4. Middle arrow on right
5. Middle arrow on bottom
6. Top arrow on right

PRIZE: The Dokoutsui secret technique scroll. Up, Down, Square. See, I
told you it was worth it.

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11. Demon Caves/East Gifu 2
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Be afraid of the stone human statues. They cannot move an inch and the
west path is blocked be one. So head to the east path near the
entrance.

MAGOICHI SCENARIO: If you give him 12 favorable reaction items, you can
play with him at this point. Jubei will find Magoichi in here, when
Tokichiro appears out of nowhere to shoot Magoichi. Jubei leaps in
front of him. Magoichi plans to get revenge, and you take control of
him now. Read the Sub-Character section to find out more.

If the above does not happen, You will find a room filled with even
more stone humans, which you should feel sorry for. Head into the cave
further to find a cure for them. You will feel happy that you have the
hammer when you face Baigozaresu and Derahyukan enemies. Smack them
around and head into the next cave section to fight Black Musaido and
Gyaran demons.

NECKLACE ALERT: If you do not encounter the Black Musaido and Gyaran
here, you will find Kotaro fighting with Oyu. Oyu will escape, but not
before Kotaro finds here in a secret room. Trade items with Kotaro and
open the box to find the BLUE NECKLACE.


Use the Senpamaru blade here for maximum effect and head into further
danger. Bajaido and Zedan enemies await you here. Use the Buraitou
sword on them, triple charging to defeat the Zedan, then head into the
next cave to find a real challenge. The next room has a drawbridge, but
its raised, and a Gerogone is guarding the switch. If you remember
correctly, its particularly weak against Lightning and Ice magic. Smack
it with your sword and spear to death and kill the Bajaido lizard
swordsmen. Lower the drawbridge to move into the next area. In here is
another poor soul and a Magic Mirror. Save and upgrade weapons or armor
and also get Tokichiro's Memo #2 and the Demon Cave map. Now that you
know how to restore these people, head into the next cave. Oowashya and
Barawashya enemies swing their mighty axes destroying much machinery in
here. Use Triple charged attacks to kill them and move on. Beware of
the Bajaido archers in here combined with Zedan. They can be VERY VERY
DEADLY! After you kill them all, head into the next room and get the
Great Powder Tube. Head for the green mozun but once you reach it…ODA
BODYGUARDS! Use charged attacks to win easily and head through the
mozun door. In the final room, collect a Herb and solve the Trick
Treasure Box (See solution at the end of this section). Use the Great
powder tube to De-petrify the man and get a Secret Medicine! Head
around to the cave with the 2 petrified men and talk to the one on the
left to get a Medicine. If you want to go back to that magic mirror by
the drawbridge, another Medicine will await you. If not, head back to
the light path to re-enter Gifu Castle. Now that you are back, exit the
shrine and once u enter the bridge area, enter the other door. What you
fight here depends on who you're allied with, but I fought Musaido and
Black Musaido demons here, so go with the normal strategy. Next area
contains Gaidorazu skull knights and even more Black Musaido. Use the
strategy you used in the Green Phantom realm and inject the souls from
that gauntlet for a HUGE bonus. East of here is a lantern containing a
Medicine. If Oyu is in the waterfall area, help her by killing all
snipers and every other enemy. Enter the boathouse to find a nice Magic
Fountain, a Magic Mirror, and the Hunting Schedule. Cross the lake now.
Upon reaching the other side, you will fight Bajaido and a Gerohone
demon. The goal here is to try to lure the Bajaido down and fight the
Gerohone last. After having killed the huge snake creature, enter the
lakehouse to fight 2 Raigozaresu enemies. Use triple charged attacks as
always. Pick up the Artwork #13, the book of FORTINBRAS, and the book
describing the Golden Evil Statue. Next room stars two petrified men!
De-Petrify them and speak to the man on the left twice to receive
Secret Medicine. Entering the next door leaves you to solve a hard
puzzle involving the Diamond and Circle tiles again. You have to love
these, as you can have your own solution. After solving this, a light
path opens and you will go back to…

TRICK TREASURE BOXES


#1) The Demon Cave box – 5 steps

1. Left arrow on bottom
2. Bottom arrow on left
3. Right arrow on bottom
4. Bottom arrow on right
5. Left arrow on top

PRIZE: Another Power Jewel

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12. Oni Sacred Place 2
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====================================================================
V. Phantom Realm Walkthroughs
====================================================================

========================= RED PHANTOM REALM ========================

Level 1: Here is your basic Jaido enemy. Weak, fragile, need I say
more? Cut through them and enter the ray to the next level.

Level 2: Joda AND Musaido ninja demons. These guys are much tougher.
Wait for them to strike, dodge, and strike back. Hopefully you knock
them to the ground. Kill all of them and enter to the next level.

Level 3: Bajaido enemies. These are tougher than level one since they
take more hits to kill and they use that spin attack more often. But
still, pretty easy to cut through and advance to the next level.

Level 4: Here's where it gets tough. Zedan combined with Bajaido
enemies. Zedans require triple charge attacks to kill and you've dealt
with Bajaido before, so you can kill them easily by now. Enter the
final level.

Level 5: Gaidorazu skull knights and Musaido ninja demons are quite a
deadly pair if you don't watch your back. Triple charge to kill the
Gaidorazu demons and kill the Musaido like you always have. Collect the
Blue Wedge and the Red Stone Poll and exit the realm.

========================= BLUE PHANTOM REALM =======================

Level 1: Gyaran and Bazu. The annoying duo is back from the gold mine
for some revenge. But they aren't gonna get it! Shurikens are the way
to go here. Kill them all and advance to…

Level 2: Hyukan…the enemy you will LOVE to hate. Kick them to reveal
their cores and hopefully knock them down. Use the Fatal Stab move and
move on to the next level which is…

Level 3: Hyukan and Gozaresu. I should have stayed in Kansas because I
HATE this area. Use stealth magic and you will do fine. Enter…

Level 4: Oowashya and Bazu aren't that tough. Use triple charged
attacks on the Oowashya and Shuriken on Bazu. Enter the final level…

Level 5: Oowashya and Barawashya. Oowashya aren't very hard but the
Barawashya is a different story. I mean, THAT THING HURTS. Most of its
attacks are unblockable, but as long as you keep doing triple charged
attacks, run, and do another triple charged attack, you will do fine.
Collect the Blue Stone Pole and exit this Phantom Realm.

======================= GREEN PHANTOM REALM ========================

In case you don't know, Necklaces don't work in here. If you need
healing, you MUST Issen an enemy or use a health item.


LEVEL 1: Jaido lizardmen at this point are so easy I wont even bother
writing how to defeat them. Just hack and slash them all, and go
through the light path that DOESN'T take you out.

LEVEL 2: The two types of ninja demons, Musaido and Joda appear here to
try to stop you in your ascent. Are you kidding me. Block their attacks
and knock them to the ground. An easy level, but the 1st is still
easier. Head through the light path.

LEVEL 3: Gaidorazu skull knights aren't a problem if you use either the
Dokoutsui or level 3 charged attacks with other weapons. If you get
close to near death, grab onto something you love, like a dog, and pray
you come out on top! Difficulty varies here, it depends on whether you
skipped these guys in previous areas. Enter the next level

LEVEL 4: Jaido enemys are pretty explaintory hack & slash. The archers
might prevent this though. Rush and kill the archers then kill the
swordslizards. Not much trouble so head through the light path.

LEVEL 5: Joda enemies combined with those flying soul stealers is not a
pretty sight. Ok so its common. Just kill the Joda ninjas and kill the
Gyarans (Soul Stealers) afterwards to hopefully get a HUGE soul count.
Proceed to the next level

LEVEL 6: Bajaido are out to avenge their Jaido cousins. Do you see that
this phantom realm is a lizard slaughter house? Kill these using the
same methods you used to kill their weaker cousins. Fresh lizard for
dinner tonight…er…head to next level.

LEVEL 7: More Gyaran enemies along with the rolling Bazu. This isn't
that hard but could require some strategy. Take out the non-rolling
Bazu first, then kill the rolling ones when they stop. This puts you in
a position to take out the Gyarans. Head to the next level for a
cookie…or not.

LEVEL 8: Oowashya, the yellow bull demon is waiting for you here with
more of those annoying Bazu. Take out the Bazu first but try to do it
far away from the Oowashya since he will start moving once you move
close to him. Take out the Oowashya last and proclaim yourself a Pro
Mexican Bull Fighter. Head to the next level.

LEVEL 9: Gaidorazu have come for their revenge along with… BLACK NINJA
DEMONS! RUN FOR YOUR LIFE! Wait…you cant? Well then hack and kill the
black ninjas first then kill the Gaidorazu with level 3 charged
attacks. Save your magic for the last level. Once you are done, pick up
a bone to give to your doggie and head to the next level.

LEVEL 10: (Final Level) Raigozaresu (Really mean pole wielding demons)
and Gaidorazu demons assault you here. Hopefully you saved your magic.
Quickly use earth and wind magic to destroy these and the next few that
spawn and pick up Perfect Medicine and the PURPLE NECKLACE! Exit the
Green Phantom realm.

======================== GREEN PHANTOM REALM =======================


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V. 8 Hidden Necklaces
====================================================================

1. White Necklace: This necklace will slowly recover your health while
you are standing still.
OBTAINED: Repeatedly sell out the general store owner

2. Orange Necklace: This necklace allows you to see hidden red soul
clusters.
OBTAINED:  Give the Melon to the father at Imasho and get this after
Castle Gifu

3. Purple Necklace: Magic attacks cost 1/2 the normal value.
OBTAINED: The last level of the purple phantom realm

4. Blue Necklace: Allows you to absorb souls twice as fast.
OBTAINED: Kotaro will reveal this location at the demon caves if you're
his best ally at the time

5. Yellow Necklace: Allows you to siphon yellow souls from alive
enemies
OBTAINED: Ekei finds this is he's Jubei's best ally at the Oni Sacred
Place

6. Green Necklace: Finds hidden demon treasure boxes
OBTAINED: Magoichi blasts a wall near the thunder dragon shrine to
reveal this.

7. Red Necklace: Causes enemies to drop 2x more red souls, but no other
souls.
OBTAINED: Oyu will reveal this if she's your best ally when u enter the
Oni Sacred Place

8. Black Necklace: Always score a critical hit at a cost of health
OBTAINED: Must have all 3 fossilized bones when you enter the
subterranean corridor of the Oni Sacred Place. Solve the Trick Treasure
Box in my walkthrough to get it.

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VI. Demon Chest Locations and Contents
=====================================================================

Yes...The demon chests have good items like you think. Here's a table
for you.

Number-Room
Item
1.
Yagyu Villiage-Pond
Secret Medicine

2.
Oni Place- Fog Bridge
N. Bullets x10

3.
Gifu Lake: Star Tower
N. Bullets x10

4.
Castle-Evil Gate Ruins
Perfect Medicine

5.
Gifu Castle-Well Room
Special M. Liquid

6.
Gifu Castle-Tunnel
Super M. Liquid

7.
Gifu Castle-Coal Room
N. Bullets x10

8.
Demon Cave-East Path
N. Bullets x10

9.
Gifu Lake-Mountain Path
Medicine

10.
Oni Place-Fossil Passage
Secret Medicine

11.
Oni Place-Maze Corridors
N. Bullets x10

12.
Oni Place-Treasure Storage
Medicine

13.
Oni Place-Furnace
Secret Medicine

14.
Oni Genbu-Cargo Hold
Medicine

15.
Gifu Castle-4F Hallway
Medicine

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VII. Hidden Red Soul Clusters
=====================================================================

Use the Orange necklace with these. 38 in all but I'll only list 10.
Collect them all. (Look at disclaimer for e-mail to tell me of hidden
souls and I MIGHT put more up. I wont believe you found them yourself
unless you give me a description of the area)

Number
Room-Where to Find

1.
Imasho Town: Mine Entrance
Look near the guard post

2.
Gold Mine entrance
Near first save point

3.
Gold Mine Gold Storage
Above Exit

4.
Gold Mine Northwest Storage
Northeast Corner

5.
Yagyu Village: Open Space
Above house entrance

6.
Yagyu Village: Pond
Above Lightning Dragon shrine

7.
Fog Valley: Log Bridge
Near north Exit

8.
Oni Place: Shore
East Side

9.
Fog Valley Stream
Near the broken ladder

10.
Oni Place: Grand Hall
Above Earth Dragon shrine

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VIII. Hidden Difficulties and Mini-Games
=====================================================================

Easy Mode: When you die 3 times in normal mode. This is the most useful
mode as it takes less souls to power up your weapons. Enemies are also
easier. The best use of this though is the ability to get 100% scenario
route easily.

Hard Mode: Beat normal difficulty to get this much harder mode. This
has more enemies, which are stronger, and faster. They also give less
souls and health items give 25% less to you too. Believe me this isn't
the hardest mode.

Critical Mode:  Same as normal EXCEPT you cant kill ANYTHING except
with a critical hit. YES even bosses cannot be killed without scoring a
critical. Can you say HARD ASS DIFFICULTY! I knew you could do it.

Ultimate mode: This basicly takes the fun out of the adventure by
giving you:

Unlimited Magic
Tangashima + Unlimited Normal Bullets
Tri-Barrel Gun  + Unlimited Burst Bullets
Bow + Unlimited Arrows
Bow + Unlimited Fire Arrows
REKKA-KEN!
All Armors at level 3
Perfect medicine x30
Talisman x10

Did I say it takes away the fun. BRING ON THE ENEMIES!!

Man in black minigame: Beat the game once to get this. While defeating
enemies get 20 tapes to view 20 scenes from the game as Jubei dressed
in a black suit!

Team Oni minigame: Dunno the details yet. Use the E-mail in the
disclaimer to send the details on this and I might write a section
here.

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IX. Sub Character Quests
=====================================================================

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1. Kotaro
----------

You can achieve this Sub-Characters scenario by going into the woods in
Fog Valley and if there isn't a Kechacha in the second area, Kotaro
will help Jubei get out of the forest.

Kotaro's Equipment:

Kunai

Gabishi (Gabishi is defaultly equipped if you bought it in town)

Roga Kunai (Found in Red Phantom Realm)

Shuriken

Fuma Costume

Stealth Costume (Found in Fog Valley)

Fuma Kyahan

Hien Kyahan (Hien Kyahan is defaultly equipped if obtained by trading)

Fuma Hachimaki

Keimyo Hachimaki (Keimyo Hachimaki is defaultly equipped if bought in
town)

To start off this young ninja's scenario, Open the first black box to
get the BLUE BRACELET. This will enable Kotaro to absorb souls and give
tthem to Jubei later on. Cut through the enemies to the top of the
cliff and open the 2nd black box to find the RED WEDGE. Next to the log
bridge, you will notice a ray of light. Step into it and open the Red
Phantom Realm. Look below for the details on this.

========================= RED PHANTOM REALM ===========================

Level 1: Here is your basic Jaido enemy. Weak, fragile, need I say
more? Cut through them and enter the ray to the next level.

Level 2: Joda AND Musaido ninja demons. These guys are much tougher.
Wait for them to strike, dodge, and strike back. Hopefully you knock
them to the ground. Kill all of them and enter to the next level.

Level 3: Bajaido enemies. These are tougher than level one since they
take more hits to kill and they use that spin attack more often. But
still, pretty easy to cut through and advance to the next level.

Level 4: Here's where it gets tough. Zedan combined with Bajaido
enemies. Zedans require triple charge attacks to kill and you've dealt
with Bajaido before, so you can kill them easily by now. Enter the
final level.

Level 5: Gaidorazu skull knights and Musaido ninja demons are quite a
deadly pair if you don't watch your back. Triple charge to kill the
Gaidorazu demons and kill the Musaido like you always have. Collect the
Blue Wedge and the Red Stone Poll and exit the realm.

========================= RED PHANTOM REALM ===========================

When you return, head across the bridge, killing any enemies and head
to the Wind Dragon shrine. Kill the Musaido ninja demons and examine
the warning sign to leap up to the cliff. Kill the Battoyako fish
demons and open the black box to get the Stealth Costume. Head into the
marshland and kill the demons there. Examining the giant tribal statue
reminds you of that stone pole you got. Enter the double doors at the
north end of the marsh. (Hint: GET THE SENPAMARU SECRET NOW!). Enter
the Blue Phantom Realm using the blue wedge on the other side of the
spike trap.

========================= BLUE PHANTOM REALM ==========================

Level 1: Gyaran and Bazu. The annoying duo is back from the gold mine
for some revenge. But they aren't gonna get it! Shurikens are the way
to go here. Kill them all and advance to…

Level 2: Hyukan…the enemy you will LOVE to hate. Kick them to reveal
their cores and hopefully knock them down. Use the Fatal Stab move and
move on to the next level which is…

Level 3: Hyukan and Gozaresu. I should have stayed in Kansas because I
HATE this area. Use stealth magic and you will do fine. Enter…

Level 4: Oowashya and Bazu aren't that tough. Use triple charged
attacks on the Oowashya and Shuriken on Bazu. Enter the final level…

Level 5: Oowashya and Barawashya. Oowashya aren't very hard but the
Barawashya is a different story. I mean, THAT THING HURTS. Most of its
attacks are unblockable, but as long as you keep doing triple charged
attacks, run, and do another triple charged attack, you will do fine.
Collect the Blue Stone Pole and exit this Phantom Realm.

========================= BLUE PHANTOM REALM ==========================

Now that you're done here, exit to the marsh and use the Red and Blue
stone poles on the demon totem. Head into the forest, fighting off the
Oowashya and Bazu with whatever shurikens you have left, or use Triple
charged attacks. Kotaro will rescue Jubei from that UGLY Jujudormah
when you enter the next area. Kotaro transfers all his souls to Jubei
and gives him the Senpamaru secret if you got it. I hope you enjoyed
this side quest.

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2. Magoichi
--------------

How to get: Be his best ally when you enter the second chamber of the
Demon Caves. Tokichiro will attempt to shoot Magoichi with a bullet
that turns people to stone, but Jubei blocks it. Magoichi will now go
find a way to turn Jubei back to normal.

Magoichis Equipment:

Tri-Barrel Gun

Goraishinki (Goraishinki is default equipped ONLY of you bought at
shop)

Flamethrower (Flamethrower is Found in Caves)

Combat Knife and Flash Bombs

Saiga Costume

Pirates Costume (Pirates Costume is equipped only if obtained through
trade)

Saiga Boots

Western Boots (Western Boots is equipped only if bought at shop)

Saiga Gloves

Rasha Gloves (Rasha Gloves is found in Caves)



You start in the room where Jubei is frozen. You automatically receive
Tokichiro's Memo #2. Open the Black Box to get the GREEN BRACELET for
Magoichi to absorb souls with. Head into the next area to encounter
Joda and Gyaran enemies. Black them with either one of your guns and
move on. Fighting through the Hyukans, you find yourself against
Bajaido and a Gerohone. Concentrate all your firepower on the Gerohone
and you should kill it in no time. Kill the Bajaido and then operate
the bridge controls to lower the bridge. Go across the bridge to enter
an area with a magic mirror. Save the game and open the black box to
get Rasha Gloves. Equip them and open the other box for the Demon Cave
Map. The next area has Dorahyukans and Gyarans. Kill them to enter the
next area which is the toughest room here. Inside you will encounted
Bazu and a Barawashya. The key is to not move from the entrance. Use
your rapid-fire magic with the Goraishinki to easily take out the
Barawashya and use the triple charge attack to take out anything else
in the room. After you enter the next chamber open the black box to get
the Flamethrower + Fuel and open the red box to get the Great Powder
Tube. Now you can de-petrify Jubei! Head back the way you came until
you come across the room with the magic mirror and the petrified man.
Use the Great Powder Tube on him (It has unlimited usage) to de-petrify
him. Talk to him twice to get a Medicine. When you get to the
drawbridge area, a Ketyara will steal the Great Powder Tube from you.
To kill it quickly use the flamethrower on it. If it retreats, go to
the next area and try to kill it there. It will keep going back and
forth till you kill it. Once you get the Great Powder Tube back, head
back to Jubei's room. De-petrify the other men first, and talk to the
man behind Jubei to get a Medicine. Return to the very first room, and
take the western path. De-petrify the man and talk to him to get a
Secret Medicine. Solve the Trick Treasure Box (Look in my main FAQ for
the answer and the prize) and open the red box for an Herb. Return to
Jubei's room and de-petrify him. Magoichi will hand over the Green
Bracelet, transferring any souls and any healing items he received.
Magoichi's quest is now over. Hope you enjoyed.

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3. Ekei
-------------

To obtain this guy's scenario, you must be highly allied to Ekei when
you enter the Gifu Star Tower.

Ekei's Equipment:

Spear

Houtengeki (Houtengeki is default equipped if bought in town)

Halberd (Halberd is found in the Castle)

Charm

Hozoin Garment

Ashura Garment (Ashura Garment is default equipped if obtained through
trade)

Hozoin Leg Guard

Fudo Leg Guard (Fudo Leg Guard is default equipped if bought in town)

Hozoin Protector

Nioh Protector (Nioh Protector is found in the Castle)

You start out with a scene where Ekei mocks Jubei for getting trapped,
but Ekei promises to get him out. The first thing you should do is head
west and collect the Gifu East map and the YELLOW BRACELET from the
Black Box. This will enable Ekei to absorb souls and give them to Jubei
later. Head into the bridge area and kill the Bajaido and Joda demons
and collect the Cherry Key near the slope. Enter the castle courtyard
and go back to the dragon tail ramp you used to enter this castle for
the very first time. Open the black box to get Medicine. Now go back to
the castle entrance and enter. Your hands are full dealing with Jaido
and a Dorogando. Use triple charge attacks to defeat it and head
through the double doors, or head through the west to save. Inside the
double doors, kill the Gerohone, which is NOT necessary since that is
the area that you Don't need to explore. Unlock the door to the east
with the Cherry Key. Open the black box to get the Nioh Protector, and
search for the Crescent key, the Human as Food document, and Artwork
#12. Return to the bridge area and run to the north door and unlock it
with the crescent key. Quickly run to the northern door and try not to
get hit. Head up the mountain path and smash a lantern to get a
Medicine. Kill all enemies here while circling around the Waterfall and
open the next black box to get the Halberd. Equip it immediately and
open the door to the boathouse. Pick up the Hunting Schedule document
and ride the boat. Kill or avoid the Oda Bodyguards and enter the
house. Beware the Barawashya and use triple charged attacks, your
charms, or the Paralyze spell to kill it. Get the Snake Key, Artwork
#13, The Golden Evil Statue document, and the Fortinbras Book document.
Return to where Jubei is trapped and Ekei will transfer all souls and
items to Jubei. Here ends Ekei's Scenario.

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4. Oyu
--------------

This automaticly occurs after the Second Gogandantess fight.

Oyu's Equipment:

Broad Sword

Phirangi (Phirangi is default equipped if bought at town)

Gradius (Gradius is found in the Oni Sacred Place)

Throwing Daggers

Plate Armor

Silver Armor (Silver Armor is default equipped if bought at town)

Leather Boots

Hard Boots (Hard Boots is default equipped if obtained in trade)

Round Shield

Adarga (Adarga is found in the Oni Sacred Place)

You start out in the Oni Sacred Place main hall. You see the spirit of
Takajo in front of you. She begs you to find the Sacred Flute to help
Jubei, and she gives Oyu the RED BRACELET. This will enable Oyu to
absorb demon souls. Examine the gate to the Earth Dragon shrine, then
save your game at the Magic Mirror since I don't think you want to
fight Gogandantess again. Head into the dirt pit and up the opposite
stairs. Head past the goddess like statue and kill the Gozaresu by
triple-charging your weapons. Grab the Key Plate and quickly escape
back into the main hall. Use the Key Place on the Earth Dragon shrine
to unlock two doors in the hall. Go through the door behind you to
enter a wall with a creepy looking picture. Head through the door at
the end of the hall to enter a hall with a green pond (Acid). Double-
Charge your weapon to defeat the Oda Bodyguards and open the chests to
get the Oni's Place Map #1, Oni's Secret Weapon document, and a
Medicine. Enter the next room and triple charge to quickly defeat the
Gaidorazu and kill the Joda as if you were Jubei. In the next room,
quickly run across the glass panels to avoid being hit by water beams.
After waiting it out for about a minute, climb down the ladder. Your
main target in this room is the Gerohone. Use triple-charged attacks to
kill it, kill the Bajaido if you like, pick up the Adarga, and enter
the wall behind the Gerohone. This is preparation for the fight at the
end of the bridge. I'm sure this will be no problem. Once you reach the
Magic Mirror, save your game and grab the Gradius from the box. Equip
it and enter the final area. An Oowashya will drop. Use triple-charged
attacks or Oyu's secret technique (Down, Up, []). Quickly inject the
souls because a Barawashya will drop now. You MUST either strike it
with Triple Charged attacks or stay away from it's unblockable attacks.
Once you kill it, you get the SACRED FLUTE. Return to the beach,
killing all enemies by remembering from previous encounters. There is
no barrier in the Battoyako glass room. Once you reach Jubei, Oyu's
quest ends. All souls will now transfer to him and so will all her
healing items. Hope you enjoyed.

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X. Boss Strategies
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BOSS: Ginghamphatts I

Prefered Weapon levels:

Buraitou: 2
Hyoujin-Yari: 1

Recommended Weapon: Buraitou

This large four legged demon uses a HUGE pickaxe to swipe and damage
you. Also he uses some unblockable attacks. First off, use the
Buraitou's magic to attack Ginghamphatts. This will cause medium damage
to him and causes him to release some souls. Keep doing this till you
run out of magic. Switch to the Hyoujin-Yari and keep hitting him with
magic. If for whatever reason you run out of magic, use the Buraitou
secret on him. It might cause him to stagger if u hit him with the
secret fourth hit at the end. If you inject a blue soul, use magic
again. If you listened to #1 above and collected four purple souls,
inject a fifth after you deplete all your magic and enter onimusha
mode. Keep whacking him doing double damage each time and eventually he
will start leaping into the air. This is where the battle gets
tough/easy. He will be impossible to hit in the air, land either far
away from you or on top of you, and on top of that boulders will crash
down. The easy part about this is when you reach below 50% health, your
best ally will enter. The one you want for this is Magoichi. Keep
trying to hit him and eventually he WILL die.


When he does die, inject all the souls for a +40 red soul bonus and
collect the 1000 gold he leaves behind.

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Boss Battle: Gogandantess I

Prefered Weapon levels:

Buraitou: 2
Hyoujin-Yari: 2

Recommended Weapon: Hyoujin-Yari

Pre
Here is where you will fight Gogandantess, the greatest swordsman of
all demons. He is like normal demons, by that I mean attacks for about
the same damage, but has a lot more hit points and for not has an
invulnerability shield. There are two ways to end this battle.

1. Repeatedly attack Gogandantess for about one minute. At this point
an ally will rescue you.

2. Lock Blades with Gogandantess 2 or 3 times. Oyu will rescue now

Some people say that waiting for a really long time will end the
battle, but I haven't proven that yet. If you stop attacking
Gogandantess, he will become more fierce and you will have to repeat #1
over and over again.

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Boss fight: Ginghamphatts II


Prefered weapon levels

Buraitou: 2
Hyoujin-Yari: 2
Senpamaru: 1

Recommended weapon: Buraitou

Once again, you must fight this four legged immortal. He now wields an
Axe, but this time, no rocks will drop from the sky! He has a little
bit more hit points and deals more damage. Start this fight by double
and triple charging your weapon and hitting him to knock him back. He
should not hit you at all if you block after attacking him. Eventually,
after taking a lot of damage, he will run into the forest. Use the R1
button to track his position. If you get rammed by him at this point,
you will take godly amounts of damage. This can be good, if you take a
ton of damage an ally will help you. If you manage to avoid his
charging for a while he will run into a tree and stun himself. This is
your chance to get some hits in. Soon, he will run off into the forest
again. Keep your guard up, and eventually he will die. After the fight,
you will receive the Nobunaga's Dignity Statue and 970 souls (including
the bonus).

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Boss fight: Jujudormah


Prefered weapon levels

Buraitou: 2
Hyoujin-Yari: 2
Senpamaru: 2

Recommended weapon: Hyoujin-Yari or Buraitou, whichever one you like
better.

Jujudormah, the ugliest demon ive EVER seen, wields a parasol and uses
magic bolts. She runs away at the start, so take this chance to hit her
with magic or give chase to her. She has multiple attacks from this
point on.

1. She fires 3 projectiles in a row.
2. She extends her parasol *UNBLOCKABLE*
3. Defense position
4. Runs around the room, spinning, doing damage repeatedly

She will use these attacks for the remainder of the fight. If you have
an ally, he/she will come in when you're at 25% max health. She uses #4
a lot when being double teamed, so watch out. When she uses it, slide
around to her back and slice away. Always use magic and you will win
easily. When she dies, she reveals a switch which reveals a secret
door. You gain the Honesty Orb from this fight and 720 souls.

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XI. Puzzle Phantom Realm Solutions
=====================================================================

You can only get this by beating the game after collecting all 18
artworks. These only contain artworks.

LEVEL 1: Three Boxes

Artwork 19: Three steps
1) Bottom arrow on the right
2) Left arrow on the bottom
3) Top arrow on the right

Artwork 20: Three steps
1) Left arrow on the bottom
2) Top arrow on the left
3) Right arrow on the top

Artwork 21: Three steps
1) Left arrow on the top
2) Top arrow on the left
3) Left arrow on the bottom

Congrats, level 1 is solved!

LEVEL 2: 2 Artworks

Artwork 22: Four steps
1) Right arrow on the bottom
2) Bottom arrow on the right
3) Top arrow on the right
4) Left arrow on the bottom

Artwork 23: Four steps
1) Top arrow on the right
2) Left arrow on the bottom
3) Middle arrow on the right
4) Left arrow on the bottom

Level 2 is now solved!

LEVEL 3: 3 Artworks (I will tell you where these are located)

Artwork 24: Four steps (The left box)
1) Top arrow on the left
2) Left arrow on the bottom
3) Bottom arrow on the right
4) Left arrow on the top

Artwork 25: Four steps (The right box)
1) Bottom arrow on the right
2) Right arrow on the bottom
3) Top arrow on the left
4) Right arrow on the top

Artwork 26: Three steps (The middle box)
1) Middle arrow on the top
2) Bottom arrow on the right
3) Right arrow on the top

Level 3 is complete!

LEVEL 4: 1 Artwork

Artwork 27: Four steps
1) Right arrow on the bottom
2) Bottom arrow on the right
3) Left arrow on the bottom
4) Top arrow on the right

Level 4 complete, that wasn't so hard!

LEVEL 5: 4 Artworks (Locations in these bending curve things)

Artwork 28: Four steps (The top left box)
1) Left arrow on the bottom
2) Top arrow on the left
3) Left arrow on the top
4) Bottom arrow on the left

Artwork 29: Four steps (The top right box)
1) Right arrow on the top
2) Bottom arrow on the left
3) Right arrow on the bottom
4) Top arrow on the right

Artwork 30: Four steps (The lower left box)
1) Left arrow on the top
2) Bottom arrow on the right
3) Left arrow on the bottom
4) Bottom arrow on the left

Artwork 31: Three steps (The lower right box)
1) Bottom arrow on the right
2) Left arrow on the bottom
3) Top arrow on the right


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XII. Items and Gift Exchange *UNDER CONSTRUCTION*
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Read Carefully, under construction. Only the Gift exchange is under
construction but you can get all other item information here.

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1. Health and Magic Related Items
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Herb – This is the basic healing item. It restores about 15% health to
your health bar. These are the most plentiful item found in the game.

Medicine – More powerful than an herb, this restores about 40% health
to your health bar. You can get a lot of these via trade.

Secret Medicine – One of the more powerful healing items, this restores
you to full health. Use these scarcely, since there aren't that many in
the game.

Perfect Medicine – The most powerful medicine of all, this restores
full health AND magic to both bars. There are only about 2 of these per
game, unless you use ultimate mode.

Magic Liquid – I don't use these much, so I don't really have any idea
how much they restore, so im guessing around 30%. If you have an idea
give me an E-mail telling me.

Super Magic Liquid – This is the same as a Secret Medicine, except it
restores all your magic instead of all your health. These are VERY hard
to come by.

Ekei's Keepsake – You only get this once, and can only use it once to
restore ALL your health and magic. You get this if you fight and defeat
Ekei in the final castle Gifu.

Power Jewel – You get these by solving Trick Treasure Boxes. They add
on to your life bar.

Magic Jewel – The same exact thing as a Power Jewel, except these add
to your magic bar.

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2. Gift Items *UNDER CONSTRUCTION*
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The only thing that will be here now are the items that you can trade,
and where to find them, NOT who to trade them to, and their reactions.

Item – Where to obtain item

------------------------------A-------------------------------------
Abacus – Yagyu Village, Jubei's House
Ancient Coin – Trade with Oyu
Ancient Documents – Speak to a person at the Imasho Stables
Ashura Garment – Trade with Ekei, Kotaro, then give this to Ekei
------------------------------B-------------------------------------
Beetle – Randomly appears on a tree in the mountain path
Black Beer – Buy from the Bartender in Imasho Bar
Black Pill – Buy from the third shop list ONLY
Blue Parrot – Buy in the first shop list ONLY
Bouquet – Talk to a man in stables after the gold mine
Bread – Trade with Oyu
Broken Bell – Get this from the girl thief
Brown Egg, Chick, Chicken – Get from Chicken, grows over time.
------------------------------C-------------------------------------
Calligraphy Kit – Get from third shop list ONLY
Cameo – Trade with Magoichi
Egg, Chick, Chicken – Buy from first shop list, grows over time.
Chalk – Get from the son of a sick man
Chinese Fiddle – Trade with Oyu
Cloth – Find in the blacksmith's shop, Red Box
Comb – Get this from a merchant in Imasho Town 3
Compass – Buy from the first shop list ONLY
Conch – Get from first shop list
Confetti – Get from merchant to your left, Imasho Town 1
Copper Coin – Trade with Magoichi
Crown – Trade with Oyu
Crystal Ball – Get it from Red Box behind dragon ramp – Gifu Castle.
------------------------------D-------------------------------------
Dead Flowers – Keep Bouquet for a long period of time
Deer Antler – Trade with Ekei
Dice – Get from gold miner in your second trip
Dumpling Cake – Trade with Kotaro
------------------------------E-------------------------------------
Emblem – Get from Magoichi during the melon side-quest.
European Hat – Trade with Magoichi
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Fairy Tale Book – Get from second shop list
Fancy Paper – Give Ekei the calligraphy kit
Fish Rice – Trade with Kotaro
Folding Fan – Get from a red box in the upper level of the bar
Fork – Get this from inside Jubei's House
Frog – Catch in dragon pond
Fudo Leg Guard – Buy from second shop list
Fur Skin – Get from the first miner after Kotaro appears
------------------------------G-------------------------------------
Gabishi – Buy from third shop list
Glass – Get from a man at the stables on your third trip
Globe – Red Box in Imasho marketplace.
Golden Egg, Golden Chick, Golden Chicken – Get from brown chicken,
grows over time.
Gourd – Gifu East, God Shrine red box
Green Parrot – Buy from third shop list
Grilled Fish – Buy from first shop list
------------------------------H-------------------------------------
Hair Oil – Trade with Kotaro
Hair Ornament – Buy from second shop list ONLY
Hard Boots – Trade with Magoichi
Hien Kyahan – Trade with Ekei
History Book Vol.1 – Castle Gifu under a staircase
History Book Vol.2 – Speak to a woman wearing yellow in the stables
History Book Vol.3 – Trade with Oyu
History Book Vol.4 – Inside red box at the gold mine entrance
History Book Vol.5 – Buy from first shop list ONLY
History Book Vol.6 – Trade with Ekei
History Book Vol.7 – Trade with Kotaro
History Book Vol.8 – Buy from third shop list ONLY
History Book Vol.9 – Man on 2nd floor balcony of the bar *FIRST TRIP
ONLY, MUST MEET KOTARO FIRST*
History Book Vol.10 – Buy from second shop list ONLY
History Book Set – Get all 10 history books
Houtengeki – Buy from third shop list
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Incense – Get from the Castle Gifu entrance hall
------------------------------K-------------------------------------
Kaleidoscope – Don't know (E-mail me)
Keimyo Hachimaki – Buy from second shop list
Koban – Get from dog at the mine entrance
------------------------------L-------------------------------------
Lemon – Buy from second shop list
Loaded Dice – Talk to the miner that gave you normal Dice after Gifu
Love Potion – Buy from second shop list
------------------------------M-------------------------------------
Melon – Get this from a sick man's son in the general store
Mirror – The room after the injured miner in the gold mine
Music Box – Trade with Ekei
-----------------------------N, O,& P-------------------------------
Naughty Novel – Buy from third shop list
Oolong Tea – Inside Jubei's House, backyard
Pair Ring – Buy from third shop list
Pandora's Box – Buy from third shop list
Persian Carpet – Trade with Ekei
Phirangi – Buy from third shop list
Pick – Talk to miner after 1st gold mine.
Pickled Plum – Trade with Magoichi
Pickled Vegetables – Trade with Kotaro
Pipe – Get this in the red box beside the Imasho Magic Mirror
Pirates Costume – Trade with Oyu
Plant Book – Buy from second shop list
Playing Cards – Trade with Oyu
Pocket Watch – Buy from third shop list
Potassium Nitrate – Look on the Map, it shows these locations
------------------------------R-------------------------------------
Raw Fish – Trade with Kotaro
Recorder – Trade with Oyu
Red Parrot – Buy from second shop list ONLY
River Fish – Stab a fish in the Fog Valley river
Rotten Fish – Raw fish changes into this over time
Rouge – Trade with Magoichi
------------------------------S-------------------------------------
Sake from Kaga – Trade with Oyu
Salt – Buy from first shop list
Scarf – Trade with Ekei
Silver Armor – Buy from second shop list ONLY
Silver Coin – Trade with Kotaro
Sponge Cake – Trade with Magoichi
Strategy Book – Trade with Kotaro
------------------------------T-------------------------------------
Taiheiki – Trade with Oyu
Taizo Mandala – Talk to a drunk monk at the marketplace
Tale of the Heiki – Trade the chalk to Ekei
Tea – Trade with Kotaro
Telescope – Get this in a red box on the Imasho mountain path
Tengu Mask – Get this from a red box at the stables
Textile Fabrics – Trade with Ekei
The Analects – Trade with Ekei
Tube for Pigeon Leg – Kill a Barawashya in a Kotaro event
------------------------------ U – Z -------------------------------
Unique Mushroom – Kill demons to get these
Vodka – Buy from first shop list
Wasabi – Inside Jubei's house
Watermelon – Trade with Ekei
Western Boots – Buy from second shop list
Wind Bell – Trade with Magoichi
Wine – Trade with Magoichi
Wonder Flower – Buy from first shop, Kill demons

If I missed something: Give me an e-mail.

COMING SOON: Who to trade these items too and the games description of
the items.
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3. Jubei's Weapons
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I don't have the hard mode soul upgrades for magic weapons, so if you
can send me an e-mail telling me how much, I will Appreciate it.

Jubei's Weapons:

Yagyu Sword – The basic sword you get at the beginning of the game.
This is the Yagyu clan weapon and Jubei always carries it with him.
This sword cannot charge nor can you level it up, or perform a secret
technique with it.

Buraitou – The lightning elemental sword is both swift and powerful.
This is obtained by "Proving yourself" at the lightning dragon shrine
after visiting Takajo. This is the first chargable weapon, can use
magic attacks, and can use secret techniques

Level 2: 7000 souls – Normal:  ???? souls – Hard (E-mail me)
Level 3: 15000 souls – Normal: ????? souls – Hard

Hyoujin-Yari – This is the ice elemental spear. Obtained from the Ice
dragon shrine in the gold mine. Use this weapon for powerful, long
reach attacks.

Level 2: 7000 souls – Normal: ???? souls - Hard
Level 3: 15000 souls – Normal: ????? souls – Hard

Senpamaru – This weapon is the wind elemental twin blade used for quick
strikes. This weapon is not that powerful though. Obtained by visiting
the wind dragon shrine in Fog Valley.

Level 2: 7000 souls – Normal: ???? souls - Hard
Level 3: 15000 souls – Normal: ????? souls – Hard

Dokoutsui – The earth elemental hammer. You will use this weapon
against larger enemies and armored enemies. Obtained by visiting the
earth dragon shrine in Oni's Sacred Place

Level 2: 9000 souls – Normal: ????? souls - Hard
Level 3: 21000 souls – Normal: ????? souls - Hard

Rekka-Ken – The legendary fire sword. This is a heavy sword that is
extremely powerful and has a magic attack to match. Use this to fight
large enemies. Obtained by battling through all 20 levels of the purple
phantom realm. This weapon is already fully upgraded with all charge
techs and its secret technique.

Bow & Arrows/Fire Arrows – As you can guess, this shoots arrows. Press
R1 to aim and square to fire at the closest target. This is designed to
hit the closest enemy and use these to hit those pesky archers on
balconies. Find this in the blacksmiths shop.

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XIII. FAQ/Walkthrough Reviews & Questions
=====================================================================

Read the Disclaimer in the next section to find my E-mail to send me
your personal review of the guide, how it is helpful to you, if you
want me to make one for another game, how to make it better, etc.

HangMe2002: Taking a quick glance around it, it looks pretty good. One
problem: The ASCII art. If you want me to make you a better one, or use
E-Mail Effects, using something else. Like...Slant or something.
Otherwise, its great. If I ever get the game, you can bet I'll use it
:)

Mastermind2k: My rating- 8/10 (A little bit more seriousness would be
good, a better disclaimer maybe) I would use it, and if never posted,
I'll bother you every 10 minuets if/when I get the game :P

==========================QUESTION RULES===============================

This is where I answer all of your questions. As with this and all
future guides, please follow the rules listed below to ensure that I do
NOT blacklist you

DO: Send me a question regarding something that I didn't put in the
guide yet.

DO: Send me a question regarding a boss fight.

DO: Send me a question if you are truly stuck on a part in the game.

DO: Send me a personal review. Make it at least 7 sentences though.

DO: Send me a question regarding something covered in this manual
especially you are stuck.

DO NOT: Send me a rumor

DO NOT: Send me SPAM. I will immediately blacklist you!

DO NOT: Send me e-mail without telling me your GameFAQs username.

===========================QUESTIONS=================================

QUESTION: How many times does it take to get 100% Scenario

ANSWER: 3 times. Do not listen to those who say 4! THEY LIE!

QUESTION: Your guide sucks!

ANSWER: Wow, really! Then go make your own!

QUESTION: I made a game on this. This is my first game. I hope you
enjoy it.

ANSWER: GET YOUR DIRTY KLEZ VIRUS AWAY FROM ME!

QUESTION: How many souls do the weapons on hard require

ANSWER: I don't know yet, quit bugging me! That's EXACTLY why I said E-
mail me in that section! To get someones attention that DOES know!

QUESTION: I cannot get past the box that has 3 jewels. Wheres the third
jewel!

ANSWER: FINALLY a question worth answering! Have you seen the Takajo
death scene yet! You cant do this until you've seen it. The third jewel
is her ring, which you receive when she dies.

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XIV. Disclaimer
=====================================================================

This FAQ MIGHT be allowed to be posted on sites with my permission. E-
mail me at Still420@msn.com and I will decide if your site is worthy.
You must state that I, Ryan J. Logan, is the owner of this FAQ
somewhere on the site. Also...you can e-mail me when I put up the first
boss fight for strategies separate from my own. This FAQ will be
updated every 3 days until its near final version.

NOTE: I recently got AIM so you can reach me there by adding my AIM
name: OmegaWarshark
I have changed the rule for Cheat Code Central, but ONLY if you ask me
first.

These sites are currently authorized to use my FAQ

www.GameFAQs.com - Without this site, what other sites could see this?
www.neoseeker.com - Your normal site. My FAQ is also available here.
www.cheathappens.com - A new site that could really use FAQs if you
have them.
www.psxcodez.com - The English/German site. Come to find my FAQ here
too.
www.gamereactors.com - A cool site. Be sure to check out the fake HTTP
404 error on the flash site
www.ps2update.com - Not yet though. Gotta wait for the full
walkthrough.

MORE TO COME: Maybe IGN will get their chance…MAYBE!

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XV.      Credits
=====================================================================

CjayC for making such a great site for me to post this on.

Capcom for making the best game ever!

Caromsyr AkA. Neo-Warshark for writing this FAQ.

Mastermind 2k for helping me keep my cool and not get angry when I was
killed by Nobunaga 15+ times in a row and his review of this.

Yuffie 4 Life for his support.

Hangme2003 for his support of this guide and helping me keep my cool
and his review.

NcRdrg for his support in this project.

And anyone else who makes a contribution to this guide will be listed
here.
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