Taira Kiyomori
Kiyomori Taira
Gender Male
Main element(s) Fire
Clan Heishi
Relationship(s) Unknown
Voice actor/actress Daisuke Gōri
Genji: Dawn of the Samurai

Taira Kiyomori (平清盛) is the leader of the Heishi clan. He's an Enemy boss and one of the main antagonist of Genji: Dawn of the Samurai.


Kiyomori has a big and fat body with tanned skin. He's quite short, having small dark eyes, and bald. He wears white, brown traditional clothes with a long and big silk on the right side of his body, which has multiple embroidered traditional patterns on the surface.


Kiyomori is arrogant, ruthless to his subordinates and is also very greedy. He dreams of creating the strongest Amahagane so that he can rule the world using its power.


Chapter 1Edit

After Nue was killed by Yoshitsune and Benkei at Myogyoji Temple, Kiyomori was seen in his palace, ordering Kagekiyo to kill Yoshitsune, Benkei and take back the Amahagane that they took from the Heishi. Then, upon hearing Taira Shoki Moritoshi was defeated at Gojo Bridge, Kiyomori was showed to be angry as he has lost 2 Amahaganae. Right after this, he ordered the Heishi troops to attack the Hermitage of the Tamayoribito in order to capture Shizuka, in order to make use of her Yosegane power.

Near the end of the chapter, Kiyomori along with Kyuuyo was seen inside Rokuhara Palace waiting for Yoshitsune and Benkei. The two warriors fell for Kyuuyo's magic trick and were transported to a ring outside of the palace, where Kagekiyo has been waiting for them.


Concept art(s)Edit


  • He's the only character who was shown to be able to use 3 different elements at once in battles, mostly thanks to his combined Amahagane.