SNB Date ~ Chapter 1.1 ~

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Chapter 1: The Truth Hidden in Blood–

As soon as she arrived at the castle she was thrown into a prison without a clue as to what to do.

In order to return to her old world, she slipped out of the prison with Imari’s help, and searched for clues on “Himemiko” but…

Chapter 1.1

From that point on, I was confined in the prison.

[YUZUKI]: (Imari-kun said he’d help me escape and went out somewhere……)

[YUZUKI]: (Being alone makes me feel hopeless… I have no choice but to wait and believe though……)

There was a rustling sound of someone coming down the stairs and when I looked it was Kojuurou-san on the other side of the bars. He asked about my condition with the guard.

[KOJUUROU]: “You haven’t eaten your meal again?”

[YUZUKI]: “…………”

I lowered my eyes to the untouched dish that Kojuurou-san had brought some hours ago and simply stayed silent.

[YUZUKI]: (Not knowing anything that’s going on, I was suddenly imprisoned, so there’s no way I’d feel like eating……)

[KOJUUROU]: “If I may say, though I am one of those who has deprived you of your freedom, not eating anything is unhealthy to the body.”

[YUZUKI]: “…… I don’t want to eat.”

[KOJUUROU]: “…………”

Wondering if I angered him, I looked at Kojuurou-san, but his stern gaze softened very slightly and he made eye contact with me.

[KOJUUROU]: “I understand your feelings of insecurity. However, please believe that we do not intend to harm you needlessly.”

[KOJUUROU]: “As proof…… ah, I know, please tell me what you wish to eat the most. I will arrange for anything.”

[YUZUKI]: (Is he being considerate……?)

[YUZUKI]: “Then, rather than food…… please tell me, why am I locked up?”

[KOJUUROU]: “That is…… because when we met you we were scouting in enemy territory.”

[KOJUUROU]: “If you were someone from the enemy army and escaped from there and called for reinforcements then we would all have been killed.”

[KOJUUROU]: “Masamune and Shigezane…… In order to protect the lives of my companions, there was only the choice of killing you or capturing you.”

[YUZUKI]: (In that situation, anyone would certainly be surprised if I suddenly appeared huh……)

[YUZUKI]: “…… I understand your reasons. But then how long will I be here……?”

[KOJUUROU]: “Until we know you are not one of the enemy’s, you cannot be let out from here.”

[YUZUKI]: (Not one of the enemy’s, he says…… How do I go about letting them know that……?)

[KOJUUROU]: “However, other than leaving this place, I will do as much as I can. If there is anything you require, please tell me.”

[YUZUKI]: “…… I can’t think of anything in particular right now. Just, um……”

[YUZUKI]: “Thank you very much for showing consideration to me… and telling me your reasons. I feel a little bit… more at ease.”

[KOJUUROU]: “No need to thank me.”

[SHIGEZANE]: “Yooo! I’ve come to playy!”

[KOJUUROU]: “…… Shigezane. Is it not time for practice?”

[SHIGEZANE]: “I wanted to talk to this girl today, so practice is cancelled!”

[KOJUUROU]: “Good gracious, you……”

[SHIGEZANE]: “Hey, hey, I got lots I wanna ask you! Can I?”

[YUZUKI]: “Even if you say that…… what exactly should I talk about……?”

[SHIGEZANE]: “Then, first, umm…… ah, I know! What’s your name?”

[KOJUUROU]: “…… Shigezane. I’ve always told you to give your own name first before asking for the name of others.”

[KOJUUROU]: “But…… I suppose we still have not asked for your name, hm.”

[KOJUUROU]: “I am Kojuurou. Katakura Kojuurou. May I inquire your name?”

[YUZUKI]: “It’s…… Yuzuki.”

[SHIGEZANE]: “Oohh, nice name. I’m Date Shigezane! Nice to meet ya!”

[YUZUKI]: “P-Pleased to meet you……”

[YUZUKI]: (He’s such an unreserved person…… it’s completely different from the scary impression he had when we first met……)

[SHIGEZANE]: “Anyway, why’d you appear from the air?”

[YUZUKI]: “That’s…… something I don’t know myself.”

[SHIGEZANE]: “It wasn’t because you used an amazing ninjutsu?”

[YUZUKI]: “Ninjutsu…… I’m not a ninja, so……”

[SHIGEZANE]: “Hm? Then what are you?”

[YUZUKI]: “Even if you ask what I am, I don’t know what to say…… ummm, I’m a very normal person.”

[SHIGEZANE]: “A very normal person wouldn’t appear from the air suddenly. You’re a funny one, huh.”

[SHIGEZANE]: “Well, whatever you are, it’s best to talk about everything you know, okay?”

[SHIGEZANE]: “Because you could be killed right here on the spot like this.”

[YUZUKI]: “Eh……”

Killed…… that word froze my blood.

[KOJUUROU]: “Oi, Shigezane. Don’t say such ominous things.”

[SHIGEZANE]: “Huh? But it’s the truth?”

[SHIGEZANE]: “We don’t know her identity, and she’s not someone we need to protect.”

[SHIGEZANE]: “If it was Masamune, he seems like he’d put her to the sword immediately.”

[KOJUUROU]: “Nevertheless, it is unnecessary to threaten her.”

[YUZUKI]: (Shigezane-san said that lightly but it didn’t feel like a lie or a joke……)

[YUZUKI]: (Kojuurou-san… didn’t deny it either……)

[YUZUKI]: (Meaning I might really…… be killed like this……!?)

[KOJUUROU]: “Please do not look so anxious.”

[KOJUUROU]: “If you can prove your identity, then we can release you as soon as possible.”

[YUZUKI]: (I don’t even know why I’m here, so I can’t prove my identity……)

[YUZUKI]: “Um…… what if I’m not able to prove my identity……?”

[KOJUUROU]: “…… Not able to prove?”

Kojuurou-san’s gaze, which had been soft, became tinged with a blade-like sharpness.

[KOJUUROU]: “In other words, you have a history you cannot tell us?”

[YUZUKI]: “N-No! You’re mistaken! That’s not it, but……”

[KOJUUROU]: “Then you have nothing to worry about. I will not indiscriminately kill someone who will not cause harm to the Date Army.”

[YUZUKI]: (That is to say…… if he thinks I’m an enemy, he’ll kill me, huh……)

[SHIGEZANE]: “That’s how it is so won’t you tell me more about yourself? For exampleee……”

[KOJUUROU]: “Shigezane, that is enough. Return to your training.”

[SHIGEZANE]: “Ehhhh? Training doesn’t really matter, right. ‘Cause I’m already strong enough.”

[KOJUUROU]: “If you are conceited like that, one day you will go through a bitter experience. Come. I’ll be your training opponent.”

[SHIGEZANE]: “It’s fine, it’ll be a bother…… ack, owowow! Don’t pull my arm, Kojuurou!”

[YUZUKI]: (What do I do…… Proving my identity is……)

[YUZUKI]: (Even if I said the real thing, that I came from another world, they probably won’t believe me……)

[YUZUKI]: (On the other hand, if I lie badly it’s also dangerous……)

[YUZUKI]: (Am I going to be killed like this…… and even if I’m not, they won’t let me out of here for my entire life……)

As I was seized with insecurities, I heard a small noise.

[IMARI]: “Sorry to keep you waiting!”

[YUZUKI]: “Imari-kun! Where did you go?”

[IMARI]: “I’ve been looking for this!”

Imari-kun proudly showed me a ring of keys.

[YUZUKI]: “Is that possibly… the keys to this prison?”

[IMARI]: “That’s right!”

[IMARI]: “Please wait. I’ll get you out of here soon!”

[IMARI]: “It’s open! C’mon, let’s hurry and run!”

[YUZUKI]: (If I run away from here and I’m found…… I might be killed this time, maybe……?)

[YUZUKI]: (…… But the situation here isn’t going to get better, huh.)

[IMARI]: “Let’s go!”

[YUZUKI]: “…… Right. Let’s go, Imari-kun!”

13 thoughts on “SNB Date ~ Chapter 1.1 ~

    garden said:
    December 5, 2017 at 23:26

    aahh Date clan. I really felt sorry for Yuzuki for the first few chapters bc she is treated immediately like a possible threat, which is understandable bc of her unknown origin and all. I’d prolly do the same too were I in Masamune’s shoes. I really like that they wrote Yuzuki as an MC who wouldn’t just accept the fate of being jailed for no reason and actually made her think to escape.

    also, whenever Kojuurou speak, I kept hearing Domon Atsushi my god when will this man ever release me from his deadly voice??!!! he already has a considerable amount of my money!! *ugly giggles remembering Reversible* *shakes head* what more do you want my dude //dead

      Ilinox responded:
      December 6, 2017 at 11:09

      You’d think that being experienced warriors they could easily tell if someone had training to be either an enemy soldier or a spy though ;w;/ but haha yes I really like how the Date story shows how courageous the MC can be /o\ since she’s kinda dragged along everywhere with Oda and Toyotomi. It also gives Imari a much bigger role!

      L O L he has such a soothing voice it’s lovely. I think Kojuurou’s awakening might be one of my favorites and whenever I hear him lower his voice there I’m just like “…… if this weren’t an all-ages game I know what noises you’d soon be making–” //bricked.

    1_chan said:
    December 4, 2017 at 22:46

    Ehh~ I forgot how much more sombre the beginning chapter of the Date clan was ^^;; )) ~ Can’t wait to see them open up to her tho! Thanks for the chapter!

      Ilinox responded:
      December 6, 2017 at 10:55

      It’s a nice change in pace though since Uesugi, Takeda, and Sanada are so welcoming, haha. Oda and Toyotomi are special cases since they kinda appear welcoming but both ruthless generals have plans upon plans upon plans |D;; Heehee thank you for joining me here with these boys too!

    Reggie said:
    November 30, 2017 at 05:14

    “It’s fine, it’ll be a bother…… ack, owowow! Don’t pull my arm, Kojuurou!” In my thoughts “owowow, don’t pull my ear! ” hahaha XD

      Ilinox responded:
      December 1, 2017 at 20:29

      I nearly wrote ear at first tbh LOL because that’s what I thought was going on too but then looked closer and was like “woops no that’s arm there!”. For all intents and purposes, I’m sure Kojuurou is yanking him back to the training grounds like a misbehaving child, haha.

        Reggie said:
        December 5, 2017 at 03:19

        And spanking his booty hahaha XD JK

    runalhearts said:
    November 29, 2017 at 14:02


    I feel so happy right now… except for the fact that Yuzuki is pretty much locked up in here, but at least she won’t be hurt as long as she can “prove her identity” so to speak. But it’s quite the change of pace too, being thrown in prison like that.

    Buuut…… I was hoping Shigezane could stay for just a wee bit more? I would be so happy, and I love how he even sounds cheerful and casual like he says, “Yo,” hehe.

    This isn’t related to the chapters, but what do you think of the new Clan, the Mori Clan? They look so colorful, and they added a new race, it seems – demons. I’m kind of suspecting they may be behind the attacks that occurred in the Toyotomi and the Oda story, though I don’t really know either, haha. I have a feeling that I’m gonna like all of them if not right away then definitely at some point in time, as with all the other characters! Are they eventually going to be translated too? :O

    Thanks for the chapter as always, I wanna see what happens next! w(^ = ^)w

      Ilinox responded:
      December 1, 2017 at 20:35

      Heehee, I know you were really excited to read about the Date Army right? |D Hurrah! Oh gosh, yeah, compared to the rest of the armies Date army starts off pretty scary.

      He talks suuuuuper casually and boyishly so I hope I’m getting that across. Especially compared to Kojuurou who is SO prim and proper (on par with Mitsuhide though Mitsuhide is more super formal while Kojuurou is like subserviently polite).

      I think the Mori clan is interesting! I’m really curious to see how they slot in the new race unless they’re gonna lump them under “oh yeah Gekka Tribe also includes demons, we just didn’t say it teehee” or if they’re gonna have some deeper connection to the yakuma and Himemiko. Although, tbh, they’re all using different kanji so while “demon” in English sounds really ominous it’s not that bad in Japanese, haha, and has no connection to what the yakuma are.

      Yep yep I don’t know when the Mori clan will be releasing but I definitely have intentions to getting around to them once they appear :D! Tbh I’m not really a fan of the artist but I like how colorful they are and Motonari sounds like he’s gonna hit my pings again cause he looks really calm and mature, oops. I’d be surprised if they attacked Toyotomi and Oda tbh because they sound kinda peaceful-ish? I mean they were a powerhouse before apparently and then went into seclusion but it seems odd they’d just burst out so aggressively. Looks like we can only wait and see |D;; they announced the seiyuu for them though and hoo boy they’ve got a strong cast: Koyasu, Ono Yuuki, Hirakawa LOL.

      <33 thank you for always commenting!!

        runalhearts said:
        December 4, 2017 at 20:50

        Yes, definitely! I was fangirling all night about Shigezane too, so yeah. I love Masamune and Kojuurou as well but you know, Shigezane is the best for me, hehe. I agree they start off scary, so I like how Shigezane really comes in as something like lighten-up-the-tension type of guy. I love how you portrayed him, you’re the best!

        Hmm, if they were secluded, I think it’s probably going to be more like, “Oh, they were always part of the Gekka Tribe and we just didn’t say it,” as opposed to having a deeper connection. If they were secluded, then of course they wouldn’t really be known. Plus, if they are a part of the Gekka Tribe and have some deeper connection, don’t you think that would have to apply to the other members as well? Maybe all of them have some kind of connection that they may (or may not if this isn’t true) find out in later chapters, even as they don’t know… well, nearly anything, about yakuma and Himemiko’s disappearance right now? Who knows, haha. I really like the art, personally, I think the artist also did KLAP! as well. I especially love the color palettes used here for the Mori Clan though!

        Oh, I’m so excited to hear that! I’m pretty curious about the Mori Clan, so I’ll be keeping an eye out for them as well! I’m sure you know who I’ve taken a liking to at first sight based on all my previous comments, haha: Terumoto-san! (^ = ^)w Ah, I can’t wait to see him (and the others!) in the story. I really want to hear his voice samples, haha (I so agree with you, they hired a very strong cast for this Clan, hehe). I love him SO MUCH. I’m sure I’ll fall heads over heels for all of them eventually though. Oh yeah, I also remember liking Takakage at first sight too… though he kind of seems a little… shady, or is that just me? But eh, I don’t think it’s that much of a big deal. XD

        Speaking of, I also came up with these “first impression” descriptions for the characters, too (back when I saw them for the very first time and had no idea who the “Mori Clan” was, haha).
        – Takakage: Shady Guy #1
        – Takamoto: Shady Guy #2 (I don’t know, just… something… about him, haha)
        – Motonari: Some Otherworldly, Beautiful Prince (^ = ^)b
        – Kikkawa: A Gruff Softie? XD
        – Terumoto: Your Typical Otome Lovable Shota Boi 8D

        Haha, who knows, maybe I can do that cinnamon roll meme once their story is out and I get to know the characters more than their appearances. X3

        Ilinox responded:
        December 5, 2017 at 16:55

        LOL I love your first impressions. I haven’t thought much on them but just glancing at their appearances now and my thoughts are:

        – Takakage: Resident Tsundere
        – Takamoto: Either he’s gonna be hella shady (that Hirakawa voice) or he’s going to be really polite and gentle like Masatoyo
        – Motonari: AGREE!! He’s gonna be another Kenshin imo but more in tune with his personal feelings. I also think he’s just going to be like… super super wise because he sounds like he was a previous ruthless badass on par with Nobunaga but now has become enlightened and is just comfortable and strong and nice LOL. Like… maybe an older Yukimura?
        – Kikkawa: I agree! He looks like he’s gonna be super awkward like Kageie around girls but really really gruff and borderline tsundere
        – Terumoto: He… kinda gives me shady vibes. Like I think he’s gonna be another Ranmaru for some reason |D;; I really really don’t trust him.🌹 (@CattyFae) said:
    November 29, 2017 at 02:22

    有難うございます! | Thank you very much! :D

    I’m glad we are getting to see how things are going elsewhere, WOO HOO!✨✨

      Ilinox responded:
      December 1, 2017 at 20:24

      どういたしまして! It’s a bit sad to see us return to the beginning again though after seeing all of MC’s adventures with Oda and Toyotomi and how friendly everyone was there |D;; now we gotta build up all her relationships again. DATE FAM IS A GOOD FAM THOUGH!!

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