Yes he was a real person. He was famous for fighting to the death for his lord Nobunaga Oda to escape. Nobunaga was then killed by Mitsuhide Akechi but if you've played Samurai Warriors I'm sure we are all experts [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG]. I can't remember the the battle at the top of my head.