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Joaquim Konishi
Joachin Konishi
Name (Kanji) 小西 ジョウチン
Name (Romaji): Joaquim Konishi
Nickname / Epithet: Ryuusa
Characteristics / Profile
Gender: Male
Hair Style Black
Eye Color: Amber
Height: Average
Weapon of choice: Katana
Personal Status
Status: Active
Occupation: Samurai
Position:
  • Head of the Konishi clan
  • Merchant in Sakai
Affiliation:
  • Christian Faction
  • Konishi clan
  • Nobuna Oda's alliance
Relatives: Augustine "Yukinaga" Konishi (daughter)
Media Debut
Anime: Episode 9
Seiyū: Tomoaki Maeno

Joaquim Konishi, born as Ryuusa Konishi, is a Christian Samurai and head of a powerful merchant family in Sakai. He and his clan aided the Oda Faction during the Battle at Kiyomizu Temple and joined Nobuna Oda's alliance due to her religious tolerance and the rescue of Louise Frois, a leading Christian in Japan, by Nobuna's retainers.

HistoryEdit

Joaquim Konishi is the oldest son of a wealthy Sakai merchant and inherited the position and wealth of his father after his death.

Living in free city of Sakai, center of the Christian religion in central Japan, he early came in contact with Christianity and finally converted, being baptized by Louise Frois as Joaquim Konishi. At first, he did so because he gained advantages in trade with foreigners by converting. However, under Louise's influence he later became a faithful Christian while his wife Maria Konishi and his daughter Augustine "Yukinaga" Konishi converted as well.

Even though Joaquim was successful as merchant, it was his military aide for the Christian purpose and other converters that made him a local celebrity. He created his own private army of Christian Samurai and Ashigaru, financed by his extensive fortune.

Nevertheless he never became one of leading merchants of Sakai, probably due to his belief.

After the coup of the Miyoshi Three and the following occupation and destruction of Kyoto, Louise was rescued by Nobuna Oda's retainers Yoshiharu Sagara, Inuchiyo Maeda, Goemon Hachisuka, and Hanbei Takenaka from bandits. Convinced by Yoshiharu that Nobuna Oda would be the one to save Japan and end the wars, she allied herself with the Oda Faction. The capital was eventually liberated from the Miyoshi Three and secured by the Oda Faction, ending the reign of terror within the city.

However, the Miyoshi Three counterattacked and besieged Kiyomizu Temple, in order to kill the Imagawa Shogun who was allied to the Oda and drive Nobuna's army out of Kyoto. This attack was led by Hisahide Matsunaga, the feared "witch of the civil wars". The desperate Oda Daiymo without any troops within reach sent a message to Louise and asked her for help. The nun agreed and gathered all Christians around Kyoto, notably Joaquim Konishi and the Daiymo of Takatsuki, Dom Justo Takayama. Together with a army of free Christian Ashigaru under Louise's leadership, Konishi's and Takayama's troops entered Kyoto and defeated the army of the Miyoshi Three, rescuing Nobuna and forcing Hisahide Matsunaga to surrender.


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Characters
Oda Army
Oda Nobuna - Sagara Yoshiharu (Saru) - Akechi Mitsuhide (Jūbei) - Asano - Gōki - Hachisuka Goemon - Ii Naomasa - Kuroda Kanbē - Maeda Toshiie (Inuchiyo) - Manmi Senchiyo - Matsunaga Hisahide - Niwa Nagahide (Manchiyo) - - Oda Nobuhide - Oichi - Shibata Katsuie (Riku) - Takenaka Hanbē - Takigawa Kazumasu (Sakon) - Tsuchida Gozen - Tsuda Nobusumi - Gamō Ujisato - Zenki
Sagara Corps
Sagara Yoshiharu - Gōki - Hachisuka Goemon - Kawanami group - Kuroda Kanbē - Nene - Takenaka Hanbē - Yamanaka Shikanosuke - Zenki
Takigawa
Takigawa Kazumasu - Giovanna L'Ortese - Kuki Yoshitaka
Matsudaira
Matsudaira Motoyasu - Hattori Hanzō
Imagawa
Imagawa Yoshimoto - Kinoshita Tōkichirō - Taigen Sessai
Saitō
Saitō Dōsan - Akechi Mitsuhide (Jūbei) - - Saitō Yoshitatsu - Takenaka Hanbē - Takenaka Shigetora
Azai
Azai Nagamasa - Azai Hisamasa - Kuchiki Shinano - Tsuda Nobusumi (Oichi)
Asakura
Asakura Yoshikage - Asakura Takakage - Makara Naotaka - Makara Naozumi
Rokkaku
Rokkaku Yoshikata (Shōtei) - Rokkaku Yoshiharu
Takeda
Takeda Shingen - Takeda Katsuyori - Yamamoto Kansuke
Uesugi
Uesugi Kenshin - Nagao Masakage - Naoe Kanetsugu - Naoe Yamato - Usami Sadamitsu
Date
Date Masamune (Bontenmaru) - Katakura Kojūrō - Saika Magoichi
Hōjō
Hōjō Uchiyasu - Fūma Kotarō - Manmi Senchiyo
Mōri
Mōri Terumoto - Kikkawa Motoharu - Kobayakawa Takakage - Konishi Yakurō - Mōri Motonari - Mōri Takamoto - Murakami Takeyoshi - Ukita Hideie - Ukita Naoie
Kuroda
Kuroda Kanbē - Kuroda Sōen - Shojyomaru
Kyo authorities
Ashikaga Yoshiaki - Ashikaga Yoshiteru - Ashikaga Yoshihide - Himiko - Imagawa Yoshimoto - Konoe Sakihisa - Yamato Gosho
Mount Hiei
Shōkakuin Gōsei
Honbyo Temple
Kennya - Kyonya - Magoichi Saika
Others
Aga (Ashiya Dōkai) - Dom Justo Takayama - Francisco Cabral - Imai Sōkyū - Joaqim Konishi - Louise Frois - Manase Belchior Dōsan - Organtino - Rikyū - Sue Harukata - Sugitani Zenjubō - Tsuchimikado Hisanaga - Tsuda Sōgyū
States
Arima - Azuchi - Echigo - Echizen - Harima - Ise - Kai - Kyo - Mikawa - Mino (Gifu) - Ōmi - Ōsaka - Owari - Sakai - Yamato
Terms
Dragon Veins - Nanban - Onmyōji - Sengoku Era - Shogun - Soccer - Tenka Fubu - Three Regalia
Series
Novel - Manga - Anime

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