Meet the Legendary Ninja from the Time Vs Ninja Sci-Fi Adventure Game
Momochi Sandayu was the leader of the Iga ninja in the second half of the 16th century, and most believe he died during Oda Nobunaga's invasion of Iga.

In Time Vs Ninja, Momochi Sandayu can summon power from Heaven in the form of lightning that disarms his enemies

Momochi is famous for teaching that ninjutsu should only be used as a last resort and could only legitimately be used to save a ninja's life, to aid his or her domain, or to serve the ninja's lord.

Momochi Sandayu became Sôke of several schools, including Hakuun Ryu Ninpo, Gyokko Ryu Koshijutsu, Koto Ryu Koppojutsu and Momochi Ryu. Very active in the Tembun era (1542-1555), he served the Sanada clan in this turbulent Japanese era and was the master of several other very famous ninja such as Hanzo Hattori and Ishikawa Goemon.

In order to hinder his capture and hide his identity, it is said that Sandayu came to have 3 different homes and 3 families, without any of them knowing about the existence of the other two. Their homes were Ryugu Castle, Hojiro Castle and Yamato Castle. In each castle he had a different personality and as we have said his own family as well as all the necessary resources to escape in case of danger.

In November of 1581 the invasion of the province of Iga by the troops of the Shogun Oda Nobunaga took place to end the power of the ninja of the area, and there the famous battle called “Tensho Iga No Ran” was played in the which most of the ninja of the different clans were massacred and the survivors spread throughout the country.

The chronicles say that Momochi Sandayu fought fiercely in battle and managed to flee with one of his men hiding in the east of the country and settling under the guise of a farmer in the province of Kii until he learned the news of Nobunaga’s murder, at the hands of one of his own generals, on June 10, 1582.

One of the versions says that Momochi Sandayu then returned to Iga and tried to unite the Momochi and Hattori clans, but that attempt failed and there were many internal fights between the two clans. Finally, clan leaders, Momochi Sandayu and Hattori Hanzo duel and Momochi Sandayu died at the hands of his former student.

Other versions of the story suggest that he disappeared and never heard from him again after his escape and hiding in the province of Kii.

His grave was discovered in the 60s near one of their homes, south of Iga-Ueno.