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June 3, 1615
Sakubei Hotta (堀田 作兵衛, Hotta Sakubei) is a commoner of unknown origins who served Nobuyuki Sanada after the second siege of Ueda Castle. Although his historical ties to the Sanada is questionable, his younger sister/daughter was Yukimura Sanada's first wife and original legal wife until she lost her status to Otani Yoshitsugu's daughter.
Role in GamesEdit
Having initially appeared in Samurai Warriors 4-II as Okishige, Sakubei is portrayed in Spirit of Sanada as a hot-tempered warrior whose recklessness is kept in check by Masayuki. Despite his flaws, Yukimura cannot help but admire him for his bravery.
During the Tensho-Jingo conflicts, Sakubei assists Yoritsuna Yazawa in capturing Numata Castle and contributes to the defense of Ueda. He later fights under the Toyotomi banner during the Ōsaka Campaign only to die partway through the winter siege.