"Rumors rise like stink from a dead pig." "You certainly can turn a phrase my lord."
— Norinaga and Walker
Lord Norinaga was a Japanesedaimyō in the early fifteenth century and is one of the primary antagonists along with Walker in the third film. He is at war with the rebellion led by Mitsu. He established a trade partnership with the English gun merchant Walker. He is the father of Kenshin, whom he is disappointed with his disloyalty.
Norinaga was eventually defeated in battle after a sword fight with Leonardo, ending with Norinaga's defeat with the ceremonial bell falling, trapping him inside. One of Dirk Walker's cannon was shot making the bell to shatter and causing Norinaga humiliation amongst his own people.