Nasu Suketaka Yoichi
Name Nasu Suketaka Yoichi
Kanji 那須資隆与一
Romanji Nasu Suketaka Yoichi
Status Alive
Age 19
Gender Male
Origin Japan
Affiliations Drifters
Manga Debut Chapter 2
Anime Debut Episode 1
Voiced by Mitsuki Saiga (Japanese)
Justin Briner (English)
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Nasu Suketaka Yoichi (also called Nasu no Yoichi) is a very effeminate man of age nineteen. Although he died many years before Nobunaga and Toyohisa, Yoichi is the youngest in the group. His historical death date is unclear, yet some records indicate that he either died on August 8 in 1189 or in October of 1190. Historically he is known as a powerful warrior who served Minamoto no Yoshitsune during the Genpei War, and he also appears in the Tale of the Heike. However, Nobunaga notes that Yoichi is very different from historical accounts. Yoichi is the group's archer and, much like he did while under the command of Minamoto no Yoshitsune, kills fleeing enemies.

Yoichi has told of his family multiple times in both the manga and anime, he tells in a flashback of him having ten brothers, Yoichi being the eleventh and youngest, Yoichi also said he was the ugliest out of them.

Yoichi seems to become more talkative when consuming alcohol, he talks of his servitude under the Minamoto Clan.


Yoichi is a tall man, with long black hair, which is sometimes shown as blue, and a slim, incredibly feminine figure. He was first perceived by Toyohisa as a woman due to said femininity. His clothing mainly consists of traditional Japanese samurai warrior attire with a full body blue garb paired with a white sash tied around his waist, and a green ribbon in his hair. He wears sandals with long white socks.

Being an archer Yoichi's arms are adorned with traditional protective armor and he is seen carrying a bow and arrow.


Yoichi has a caring personality, he also seems to care about others, Yoichi has also been shown to doubt himself and have low key depression, "I am the youngest of the Nasu Clan and I am the ugliest."

Yoichi suffers from PTSD from the Genpei war, he is easily triggered by Minamoto Yoshitsune, and he has war flashbacks, during these times he seems to be extremely upset and stressed out. Yoichi can also force himself to become hallow as another result from war.


Yoichi is one of the main characters of Drifters, he is an archer who helps Toyohisa Shimazu and the Elves, Yoichi has some medical knowledge as he has been the one who bandaged up Toyohisa twice, and even feeds him after Toyohisa is injured in the battle against Hijikata Toshizo.


Shimazu ToyohisaEdit

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Oda NobunagaEdit

Main article: Oda Nobunaga

Minamoto no YoshitsuneEdit

Main article: Minamoto no Yoshitsune