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September 2, 1610
Yoshimune Ōtomo, also known by his Baptized name Constantino (コンスタンチノ), is the son of Yoshishige Ōtomo and the twenty-second head of the Ōtomo family. Compared to his religious father of the Christian faith, Yoshimune is depicted as a dark and black stain on the family name.
Role in GamesEdit
In Samurai Warriors 2, he is only seen fighting against the Shimazu as an enemy during Yoshihiro Shimazu's version of Kyushu. He further appears in Samurai Warriors 2: Empires, he is one of the officers who serves under his father before he is even head of the Otomo clan.
In Samurai Warriors 3, he is seen as the commander at the Ishigakibaru campaign on the side of the Western Army. He also reprises this role in Samurai Warriors 4 where he is seen as a cowardly and inept commander, who relies on Ginchiyo and his reinforcements to save him.
In 1576, Otomo Yoshimune succeeded Sorin and authorized the campaign to drive the Shimazu clan from Hyuga province. When the Otomo clan lost to the Shimazu at Mimigawa, Yoshimune had to keep rebellious vassals in shape. After Ryuzoji Takanobu died, Yoshimune led his forces into Ryuzoji turf. When Bungo was attacked, Toyotomi Hideyoshi sent a force led by Chosokabe Motochika and Sengoku Hidehisa to Funai. Yoshimune led his forces to Toshimitsu castle against advice from Motochika. The result was the Battle of Hetsugigawa where Yoshimune suffered a humiliating defeat. Yoshimune fled back to Funai but then left it for Shimazu to take over. As Toyotomi forces drove deep into the heart of the Shimazu, Yoshimune became daimyo of Bungo. In the invasion of Korea, Yoshimune Otomo led 6,000 men to Pyong,yang and was easily beaten without even aid from Konishi Yukinaga. At the battle of Sekigahara, Yoshimune sided his clan with the Western army. 5 years after the campaign, Yoshimune had died.
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