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Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance daily demon vol. 46 – Yoshitsune

Posted on May 26, 2024 by (@NE_Brian) in Switch, Videos

Shin Megami Tensei V Ven Yoshitsune

Atlus is back with another daily demon showcase for Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance, this time showing off Yoshitsune. The creature has made various appearances in the series going back to Shin Megami Tensei Nine.

You can learn more about the creature with the following overview, courtesy of the Shin Megami Tensei Wiki:

Minamoto no Yoshitsune, born Ushiwakamaru, was a general of the Minamoto clan during the late Heian and early Kamakura period. Yoshitsune was born in 1159 during the Heiji Rebellion, a civil war against the rivaling Taira clan led by Kiyomori. This rebellion claimed the lives of his father Yoshitomo and brothers. He was put under the care of Kurama Temple. Legend says that he was trained by the mythical Kurama Tengu during this stay.

Yoshitsune wound up under the wing of Fujiwara no Hidehira, the head of the Fujiwara clan. He was a skilled swordsman, as he defeated the legendary Benkei in a duel, who served under Yoshitsune after his loss. Yoshitsune was participating in the conflict known as the Genpei War, that saw his clan versus the Taira clan and the victory of the first, where he slew his rivaling cousin Yoshinaka who was imprisoning the emperor. Yoshitsune then served the emperor until he was forced to flee back to Fujiwara for protection as he was being pursued by his third elder brother Yoritomo who saw him as a political threat. He was betrayed and forced to commit suicide along with his wife and daughter by Hidehira’s son who feared Yoritomo.

Minamoto no Yoshitsune has been popular in Japanese culture due to his appearance as the main character in parts of Heike Monogatari. The term Hangan-biiki (sympathy for a tragic hero) stems from the title of Hangan, which Yoshitsune received from the imperial court.

View the new Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance daily demon video for Yoshitsune below.

Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance launches for Switch on June 14, 2024.

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