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Japanese
Samurai real
The Samurai provides the backbone of a Japanese army and follows a strict code of honor, known as the Bushido. Most of Japan is divided into regions controlled by lords or Daimyos which led them to battle instead of the emperor.
Age of Empires II
Architectural StyleEast Asian
ContinentAsia
PersonalityOffensive
TechnologiesYasama
Kataparuto
MapsLand & Water
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The Japanese are an East Asian civilization situated on the island of Japan featured in Age of Empires II as an infantry based civilization, with their infantry possessing the fastest attack speed in the game. They are based on Feudal Japan which was dominated by the powerful regional families (daimyō) and the military rule of warlords (shōgun) which stretched from 1185 to 1868.

OverviewEdit

Being an island civilization, the Japanese were renowned fishermen and had a powerful navy. This reflected in the fact that they have a very strong naval presence in the game, with +50% Galley line of sight and double hitpoints for Fishing Ships, with their work rate improved every Age. Their unique unit is the Samurai, a strong and fast-attacking infantry which is very effective against other enemy unique units in melee combat with the exception of the Persian War Elephant and the Teutonic Knight. The Samurai were the elite class in Japanese society, and required dozens of years of training. The Samurai were armed with a Katana, an extra-sharp, thin bladed longsword, a Wakizashi, a shorter version of the Katana and sometimes a Tantō. These soldiers served the lord and fought for them based on the strict Bushido honor code and if they fail, they would perform seppuku which was a ritual suicide. To reflect their high rank and prestige of the Japanese warrior class and their association with the ninja, a covert agent, Japanese infantry attack faster. Their infantry's attack rate is sequentially raised every Age. The Japanese were also known for woodworking and mining, represented by their cheaper resource gathering centers. The Japanese relied on their infantry and naval warfare but not as much on their cavalry which are somewhat weaker. Like all East Asian civilizations they are unable to research the Paladin upgrade and they also can not research the Hussar upgrade.

Wonder: Todai-ji
Unique Unit: Samurai (infantry unit good against unique units)
Unique Tech: Yasama (Towers fire extra arrows), Kataparuto (Trebuchets fire, pack faster)

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Language (Japanese)Edit

Japanese Units in game speak in modern Japanese.

  • Hai:  はい  (Yes)
  • Ii yo  いいよ  (Alright)
  • Nani?  何?  (What?)
  • Watashi?:  私?  (Me?)
  • Ore? : 俺?  (Me? -masculine)
  • Nan da:  何だ?  (What is it?)
  • Hai hai:  はいはい  (Yes yes)
  • Iki masu:  行きます  (I go)
  • Wakari mashita:  分かりました  (I see)
  • Gyoi ni 御意に  (As you like)
  • Ha! はっ!  (Yes! (military bearing))
  • Go-Meirei wo  ご命令を  (Give me orders)
  • Iza, Sho-bu!  いざ、勝負!  (Now, we will decide the victor!)
  • Sho-chi  承知  (I understand) 
  • iza!  いざ!  (Prepare yourself!)
  • Ki wo kiri masu:  木を切ります  (I cut a tree)
  • Shu-kaku shimasu:  収穫します  (I gather)
  • Kari wo shimasu:  狩りをします  (I hunt)
  • Sakana wo tori masu:  魚を取ります  (I catch fishes)
  • Tagayashi masu:  耕します  (I cultivate)
  • Hori masu:  掘ります  (I mine)
  • Tate masu:  建てます  (I build)
  • Naoshi masu:  直します  (I repair)
  • Ike!:  行け!  (Go!)
  • Ikusa ja!:  いくさじゃ!  (War!)

Japanese Monks and King speak old-fashioned Japanese.

Monk (Speaking Elderly):

  • Nan narito:  何なりと  (As you wish)
  • Yo kana?:  用かな?  (How can I be of use?)
  • Nan jana?:  何じゃな?  (What is it?)
  • Tadaima:  只今  (At once)
  • Mairi masho:  参りましょう (I'm coming)

King (Speaking lordly):

  • Kurushu nai:  苦しゅうない  (Don't hesitate)
  • Nan ja?:  何じゃ?  (What is it?)
  • Nozomi ha?:  望みは?  (What is your wish?)
  • Nani yo ka?:  何用か?  (What is this regarding?)
  • Umu:  うむ  (yea)
  • So itaso:  そう致そう  (Let's do it)
  • Mairo:  参ろう  (I'm coming)
  • Yokaro:  良かろう  (Very well)

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