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Takamaru SSBU artwork.png
Artwork for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
First appearance The Mysterious Murasame Castle (1986)
Latest appearance Super Mario Maker 2 (2019, cameo)
Console debut Family Computer
In-universe information
Species Human
Gender Male
Age 35[citation needed]
Super Smash Bros. appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros for Wii U
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
(Total of 4 appearances)

Takamaru is the main protagonist of the 1986 game The Mysterious Murasame Castle. In the game, he is a samurai who goes on adventures to defeat enemies and protect his home. He has made a few appearances in the Super Smash Bros. games.


Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Takamaru's first appearance in decades, besides re-releases of The Mysterious Murasame Castle, is in Super Smash Bros. Brawl where he appears as a collectible sticker. In The Subspace Emissary, equipping Takamaru's sticker to a character gives them +11 to their attack stat.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

Takamaru in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Takamru appears as an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. He was first announced in a Miiverse post by Masahiro Sakurai.[1] Like in his original game, he attacks by quickly slashing with his katana and by throwing shurikens in the four cardinal directions. He constantly moves around while attacking and jumps back to the stage's edge if he starts to fall to a pit. If enough damage is dealt to him, he becomes staggered before disappearing; otherwise, he simply goes away after a period of time.

Early in development Takamaru was considered to be a playable character, but was rejected due to lacking familiarity.[2]

In the sixth DLC Pack for the game, a Mii Fighter Outfit with matching headgear based on Takamaru was released.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Takamaru returns as an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, acting the same as in the previous game. There is also a spirit of Takamaru.


Super Smash Bros. Brawl sticker[edit]

Name Image Game Effect
Takamaru SSBB Sticker Takamaru.png Nazo no Murasamejo [Weapon] - Attack +11

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U trophy[edit]

Name 3DS trophy Wii U trophy Category Appears in Trophy Box Description
Takamaru SSB3DS Trophy Takamaru.png SSBWU Trophy Takamaru.png Assist Trophy 3DS SSBWU graphic.png The Mysterious Murasame Castle (08/2014) 75: Memorabilia The main character of The Mysterious Murasame Castle. In this game, he dashes and jumps straight to the nearest opponent and shows off his swift sword skills. If he's got a bit of distance, he uses his special ninja techniques, based on the rook and the bishop in Japanese chess, to send projectiles spinning through the air.
Note: Table cells with a blue background only apply to the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trophy.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit[edit]

# Name Image Series / game Type Class Strength / effect(s) How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponent(s) Battle conditions Stage Song
1128 Takamaru SSBU Spirit Takamaru.png The Mysterious Murasame Castle Primary (2) Ace Attack
Sword Attack ↑
Anna's Emporium; Spirit Board Mii Swordfighter Rule: Assist Trophy Enemies (Takamaru); Item: Swords
  • The enemy's melee weapons have increased power
  • Hostile assist trophies will appear when the enemy's at high damage
  • The enemy has increased move speed
Suzaku Castle (Battlefield) The Mysterious Murasame Castle Medley



  • While Takamaru does not appear in Super Smash Bros. Melee, Sakurai stated that Takamaru was at the very least considered to be a playable character, but the idea was decided against, likely due to a lack of familiarity.[3]
  • According to Masahiro Sakurai, he explained that Takamaru was briefly considered to be a playable character in the game. However, similar to how Takamaru was excluded from Melee, Sakurai felt that Takamaru's popularity was too low to even feasibly make the cut.[4] This resulted in his Assist Trophy role.