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Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny Walkthrough

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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): Gotta break that walkthrough promise. My PS2 is 
currently in the shop from constant disk read errors. I'll get it back 
in 1-2 ½ weeks. Anyway I did up to Oni's Sacred Place 2 for ya guys 
while I could. 114k is the total now

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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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
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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
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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
------------------------------F-------------------------------------
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
------------------------------I-------------------------------------
Incense – Get from the Castle Gifu entrance hall
------------------------------K-------------------------------------
Kaleidoscope – Jubei's house in a box (Contributed by Disciple of Yevon
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.

Disciple of Yevon for the Kaleidoscope location (I hate those things!)

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

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