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Nobunaga Oda is based off of the powerful samurai warlord of Japan in the late 16th century, Oda Nobunaga. Oda is responsible for initiating the unification of Japan near the end of the Warring States period, also known as the Sengoku period. He is remembered as one of the most brutal figures of the Warring States period and is recognized as one of Japan's greatest rulers. He lived a life of continuous military conquest, eventually conquering a third of Japan before his death in a 1582 coup d'etat, in which Akechi Mitsuhide, one of his generals, forced Nobunaga to commit seppuku. Akechi Mitsuhide quickly declared himself master over Nobunaga's domains, but was quickly defeated by Toyotomi Hideyoshi. His successors were Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu.