Chacha (SWSM)
Character Information
Clan(s)/Alliance(s): Azai
120 cm (3'11"; Child)
167 (5'6"; Adult)
Weapon(s): Kanzashi
Moveset Type:
Playable Debut: Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada
Historical Information
Real name:
Japanese name:
June 4, 1615

Chacha (茶々) is Hideyoshi's noble concubine and Hideyori's mother. Her mother is Oichi and her father is Nagamasa Azai. She is also known as Yodo-gimi, Azai Chacha, or Azai Kikuko.

Before being made playable in the Samurai Warriors series, she was originally mentioned by name in the second game and later appeared in certain titles as an NPC.

She is 30 years old in Saihai no Yukue and her height is 168 cm (5'6"). Her hobbies include appreciating and watching flowers and her favorite food is kamaboko.

Role in GamesEdit

Samurai WarriorsEdit

She is briefly mentioned by Hideyoshi during Nene's story in Samurai Warriors 2. In a letter, he doesn't want to burden his wife with the journey to the battlefield and requests her to send Chacha instead. Keeping an eye on him, Nene instead makes the trip and prevents the two from meeting. In the English script, she states that she fired all of his courtesans during her ending cinematic. This most likely includes Chacha as well. The Japanese version instead has Nene chide her husband to not cheat on her, making it clear that she disapproves of Hideyoshi and Chacha being together.

Chacha appears in one of Nagamasa's events in Samurai Warriors Chronicles. She, or one of her sisters, can accept Nagamasa's rosette after Oichi's death at Shizugatake. Upon receiving the heirloom, she weeps bitterly for her parents and swears to make her father's dream a reality.

In Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada, she is first introduced as a child being escorted away from the burning Odani Castle by Hideyoshi's men. During her childhood, she befriends Yukimura at Azuchi after he helps rescue her from bandits but they are separated by their political obligations. She briefly reunites with Yukimura as an adult at Ōsaka and again during the siege of Oshi Castle. After Hideyoshi's death, she initializes the Western army and helps them capture Gracia before freeing her afterwards. She leaves Mitsunari in charge of Sekigahara but soon learns of his defeat. In the aftermath, she calls upon Yukimura to help her fortify Ōsaka Castle and dies in its defense. In the epilogue, she is remembered by Kai and Gracia, who have since taken residence in Ōsaka.

Pokémon ConquestEdit

She appears under the name Chacha in Pokémon Conquest as a subordinate to Oichi in Aurora during some character's stories, when Oichi serves as Aurora's Warlord in the protagonist's absence. Chacha's initial Pokémon partner is a Bidoof.


Lady Yodo acts as the figurative head of the Toyotomi family in Kessen. In the Japanese version, she is officially named Yodo-gimi. Using her womanly charms, she pleads several warlords to defend her home. These men include Mitsunari, Josui, and Yukimura. An over-protective mother, she forbids her son from fighting at Osaka Castle. If the Tokugawa forces win the battle, both she and Hideyori will commit suicide. Should the Toyotomi remain in power and gain a valuable seat in the court, she will congratulate the army's leader (either Mitsunari or Yukimura) on a job well done.

She is Oichi's only daughter during Kessen III and is a child who happily plays in the background during cutscenes. Hideyoshi comments that she looks "just like her mother".

Nobunaga's AmbitionEdit

Throughout the series her character is named Chacha Azai. Her crowning traits are her political and charismatic stats; the rest of her stats are below average. She is best used in assisting domestic affairs as a result. If need be she can act as a supporting general for the infantry. During earlier titles of the series, her character replicated a scheming Yodo-gimi persona with a maximized ambition stat. Her character quotes were sly and reproachable. Chacha's current portrayal in the series is far more positive.

When the live action film dedicated to her historical figure came out in Japan, it received a special tie-in collaboration campaign in the series's online adaptation.

Saihai no YukueEdit

In Saihai no Yukue, Lady Yodo and the infant Hideyori act as victims to the conflict at Sekigahara. She pleads with Mitsunari to protect the Toyotomi family and settle the score with Ieyasu in battle. Additionally, she was the one who also suggested to make Garasha Hosokawa a hostage to gain Tadaoki's loyalty. She acts as a weak yet gentle voice of reason.

After Mitsunari wins the battle at Sekigahara, he learns from Ieyasu that Lady Yodo also had an audience with him. She requested for Ieyasu to attack Mitsunari, deeming the loyal subject to be the land's greatest threat. Suspicious of the conflicting stories, Mitsunari confronts Lady Yodo at Osaka Castle. When he corners her, she shows her true colors as a wicked and uncaring woman. She is the one who was responsible for Garasha's death and staged the entire war. In actuality, she doesn't care for Hideyoshi since she blames him for causing her mother's death.

Once he reads her mind, Mitsunari learns that she is merely running away from her sadness and, though she claims to have been suffering the entire time, she is truly happy with Hideyori's birth. Her spirit defeated by Mitsunari's perception, she is abandoned by everyone but her comforting son. In the game's epilogue, she presumably dies when Ieyasu conquers the land three years later and burns Osaka Castle to the ground.

Character InformationEdit


The director remarked that Chacha was one of the female characters he considered adding in future Samurai Warriors titles.


Proud and dignified, Chacha led an unhappy life after the loss of her parents. Content to seclude herself from others, she gradually opens up after meeting Yukimura.

Character SymbolismEdit

Chacha is symbolized by the kanji for "ringing" (玲) and "dye" (彩) as well as forget-me-nots. Within the flower language, it represents true love.

Her first rare weapon references Kukurihime, a Shinto goddess of mediation and diplomacy. According to legend, she was said to have intervened during Izanagi's spat with Izanami right after his return from the underworld. For this reason, believers saw Kukurihime as a deity of marriage and later conflated her with Kannon Bosatsu.

Kamu-Oichihime is the namesake of her second rare weapon. Known as the goddess of agriculture and food, she was also a consort of Susano'o who bore him children. This ties in with Chacha's bond to Yukimura whose rare weapon is named after the aforementioned storm god. The weapon's design is an allusion to her mother Oichi who wielded a kendama in previous Samurai Warriors titles.

One of the gifts that will please Chacha in Spirit of Sanada are peonies.

Voice ActorsEdit

  • Jayne Patterson - Kessen (English)
  • Mami Koyama - Kessen (Japanese)
  • Marika Kouno - Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada (Japanese)
  • Yui Kano - CR Sengoku no Arashi ~Nobunaga no Shou~ (Japanese)
  • Atsuko Tanaka - Nioh

Live Action PerformersEdit


See also: Chacha/Quotes
  • "I have received my father's dreams and vision for the world. I will continue the proud traditions of my Azai and Oda blood, and never let them die. I will do everything I can to make father's dream a reality."
~~Chacha; Samurai Warriors Chronicles
  • "For a land without sorrow, we must uphold Lord Hideyoshi's dream at any cost."
"To create a land in which everyone smiles, order must be erected."
"But... The battles needed for these dreams will only cause more grief."
"It can't be helped if we want to take the land. That's proof of these turbulent times..."
~~Chacha and Mitsunari; Hyakuman-nin no Sengoku Musou
  • "But, Mother! It is my responsibility as commander! I must be there to inspire the hearts of my people!"
"Leave the fight to Lord Yukimura and his men. Even if you were to go now, you would be of no help to them in battle."
"But, Mother! Please!"
"Quiet, my son! The lord of the Toyotomis must not be seen like this."
~~Hideyori and Lady Yodo; Kessen


Keys: Square Normal Attack • Tri Charge AttackCircle MusouX Jump/Mount

Ground MovesetEdit

Square, Tri, Tri, Tri: Chacha tosses her hairpin, encloses herself in a tornado and then uses her hairpins to project a diagonal cross slash.
Square, Square, Tri, Tri, Tri: Chacha slings her hairpins, discharges a wall of energy, and conjures a storm of lightning balls.
Square, Square, Square, Tri, Tri, Tri: Chacha emits an icy mist, a purple energy ball and ends by sending forth an energy wave.
Square, Square, Square, Square, Tri, Tri, Tri: Chacha slings her hairpin around her, blasts energy balls, then slings ice shards from her hairpin.
Circle: Chacha does some hopping slashes with her hairpin. She then finishes by spinning her hairpin and encasing herself in an icy mist.
Circle (Ultimate/Kaiden): Chacha throws her hairpin out and ignites five pillars of energy.
R1: Chacha throws her weapon and envelops herself in a radiant aura, slightly healing nearby allies and gaining Musou in turn.

Fighting StyleEdit

She has low damage output and is rather slow but possesses good range for crowd clearing. Her moveset is a combination of her parents. Her attacks are infused with ice.


Kaleidoscopic Comb
Default Weapon - Chacha (SWSM) Base Attack: 11~31
Divine Chrysanthemum
Rare Weapon - Chacha (SWSM) Base Attack: 240 Ice: 89 Lightning: 77
Attack Up: 78 Attack Range: 84 Indirect Attack: 88
Underdog: 86 Clarity: 85 Momentum: 83
Kamuōichi's Delight
DLC Weapon - Chacha (SWSM) Base Attack: 247 Fire: 92 Earth: 80
Attack Up: 81 Attack Speed: 87 Indirect Attack: 93
Fury: 90 Insight: 86 Verity: 88

Rare Weapon AcquisitionEdit

  • Stage: Ōsaka Summer Campaign - Skirmish at Mt. Chausu

Historical InformationEdit


Painting at Nara Museum of Art.

Lady Yodo (speculated to have been born on 1569) was Azai Nagamasa's eldest daughter. Her mother was Oichi no Kata, one of Oda Nobunaga's sisters. Her childhood name was Kikuko (菊子) and her given name was Chacha or O-Cha (お茶). She was also known as Yodo no Kata, Ni no Maru-dono and Nishi no Maru-dono. Her other name, Yodo-gimi (淀君), isn't found in historical records and is likely a derogatory alias conceived during the Edo Period. Yodo-gimi was used to describe her as a "wicked and wanton" woman who plotted the death of the Toyotomis.

After her parents' deaths, Chacha was sent to live with Oda Nagamasu at Azuchi Castle. It is believed that she was later transferred to Jurakudai Jurakudai and relied on Kyogoku Maria (Nagamasa's older sister) and Kyogoku Tatsuko (Maria's daughter) for her upbringing. It is said that as she grew older, Chacha bore a striking resemblance to her mother. She was skilled with Waka poetry and was regarded as the highest ranked princess of the Azai family. She treated her sisters and other relatives well though it is said that she was also a passionate speaker regarding the Toyotomi's future.

In 1588, she became Hideyoshi's noble concubine. When she was announced pregnant a year later at Yodoko Castle, Hideyoshi was pleased and officially named her Yodo no Kata. Two years after Hideyoshi's death, she commissioned a shrine to be built to honor her father's kin and her mother's remains. During the Sekigahara Campaign, Lady Yodo didn't take an active part during these events and remained within Osaka Castle. When the castle fell, many accounts assume that she committed suicide with her son. However, there are few personal records regarding her demise, and a few theories state that she fled from the castle with her maids to either Satsuma or Kozuke Province.


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