Yukimura Sanada was a samurai of the Warring States period. He was a retainer of Shingen Takeda until Takeda's death and the subsequent fall of the Takeda clan. He later served the Toyotomi and was a vital officer in the defense of Osaka Castle during the Siege of Osaka. Despite being on the losing side, he is remembered in history for his valor in battle. His father was Masayuki Sanada. Yukimura's brother Nobuyuki was the husband of Ina, the daughter of Ieyasu Tokugawa's officer Tadakatsu Honda.
In Video Games
Yukimura has appeared in every entry of the Samurai Warriors series. His weapon in these games is a Jumoji Tari, or cross spear. He has also appeared in the Warriors Orochi series; Koei's titles that serve as a crossover between Samurai Warriors and Dynasty Warriors. He also makes appearances in games such as Kessen III, Samurai Deeper Kyo and the Sengoku Basara series.