Takeda Kanryusai, known as Kanryusai Takeda in the localization, is an antagonist in Hakuōki: Kyoto Winds and Edo Blossoms. He is Captain of the Fifth Division in the Shinsengumi, although he leaves shortly after Itou's departure.
Takeda is a cruel and arrogant man whose primary objective is to attain as much power as possible by any means necessary. However, he is sensible of the fact that he cannot seize power outright in the current political climate. Instead, he prefers to maintain his appearance and reputation, and tends to go out of his way to look good in front of those of higher status in an attempt to receive preferential treatment on his way through the ranks. Having had to work hard for his position in life, he harbors a grudge against individuals he perceives as more privileged, such as Iba Hachiro.
Takeda Kanryusai is based on the historical figure of the same name, Takeda Kanryuusai. He was born into a family with no fortune, and in an effort to distinguish himself in the world, he became an expert in Koshu Military Science.
In Hakuōki: Kyoto Winds Edit
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In Hakuōki: Edo Blossoms Edit
Takeda appears exclusively on Iba's route.