Kaede Render

Full name
Japanese Name
Iga ninja
Iga (formerly)
Oni (unofficially)
Kunoichi in the service of Samanosuke and Mitsuhide Akechi
Samanosuke Akechi (partner and lover)
Voice Actors
Ayumi Iizuka (Warlords (English))
Nao Takamori (Warlords
Jennifer Hale (Blade Warriors (English))
Mikako Komatsu (Warlords Remastered (Japanese))

Kaede (かえで) is a female ninja from Onimusha: Warlords. She fought the demons with Samanosuke Akechi, and searched for his whereabouts after the battle at Gifu Castle. Kaede will throw herself into the heat of battle no matter what the risk to life and limb.


Early life

Much of Kaede's past is unknown, but when Samanosuke turned twenty, he decided to see the world, traveling to Asia. As he traveled over Japan and the Far East, he came across a female ninja named Kaede, who was a member of the Iga ninja clan. Originally, she was sent to assassinate Samanosuke for reasons unknown, but she did not kill him for reasons that were never explained, instead deciding to join him on his travels as his loyal partner and confidante for over the next four years. During those years, both developed feelings for each other.

Onimusha: Warlords

Kaede aids Samanosuke in his quest to save Princess Yuki and Yumemaru from the demon king Fortinbras and defeat the Genma.

Onimusha: Blade Warriors

When Samanosuke disappeared, Kaede spent the next ten years searching for him until she found him. Upon his return somewhere in 1571 (months after the events in Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny) Samanosuke and Kaede return to assist his uncle, Mitsuhide Akechi‎, in absolute secrecy. For the next eleven years Samanosuke and Kaede travel all over Japan, slaying Genma wherever they may find them.

Onimusha 3: Demon Siege

It's unknown how or under what circumstances, but Kaede ended up fighting Gargant in a battle at Yamazaki Province and was killed. Samanosuke sought Gargant to avenge her death.[1]

Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams

Kaede is mentioned by Samanosuke when he says, "We should put an end to this madness... for Kaede."

Onimusha: Soul

Kaede appears in Onimusha: Soul.


Articles & References

  1. Interview with Keiji Inafune