SNB Date ~ Chapter 4.1 ~

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Chapter 4: Forgotten Fragments of History–

Revealing that she came from a parallel universe, they started to search for Himemiko together.

First, they tried to search for the “sacred treasure” necessary for knowing Himemiko’s location, and so she went out with Shigezane but…

Chapter 4.1

[KOJUUROU]: “If you have any troubles, please do not hesitate to talk to us.”

At Kojuurou-san’s words, I resolved myself and held nothing back on what I had kept silent about until now.

[YUZUKI]: “Kojuurou-san. In truth, I’m……”

[YUZUKI]: “Not from here. I came from another world.”

Saying that, I waited for Kojuurou-san’s reaction.

[YUZUKI]: (Even though it happened to me, it’s a crazy story…… if it doesn’t look like he’ll believe me, I’ll give up.)

However, Kojuurou-san’s gentle smile did not break–

[KOJUUROU]: “Please tell me in detail.”

And instead, he urged me to go on.

[YUZUKI]: “…… When I was in my old world, I suddenly heard the voice of a woman I didn’t know.”

[YUZUKI]: “Next thing I realized, I was in that forest and met everyone in the Date Army.”

[KOJUUROU]: “I see. It was those circumstances from which you appeared abruptly out of the air?”

[YUZUKI]: “Yes……”

As I spoke to Kojuurou-san, things in my old world were brought back to my mind.

[YUZUKI]: (…… Dad and mom must be really worried……)

[YUZUKI]: (Will I…… ever be able to go home and say “I’m home” like I used to……?)

[YUZUKI]: “I don’t know why I came to this world or how to go home.”

[YUZUKI]: “I didn’t think anyone would believe this story, so I…… didn’t know what to do……”

[KOJUUROU]: “I see……”

Kojuurou-san reached out a hand to my face. The tears that had gathered in the corner of my eyes, unnoticed, were wiped away by warm fingers.

[KOJUUROU]: “I believe you.”

[KOJUUROU]: “You must have been uneasy until now…… I’m sorry for never having asked.”

[YUZUKI]: “Kojuurou-san……!”

My tears overflowed at the sense of security from having him believe it.

The tears that continued to flow, no matter how many times they were wiped, was caught by Kojuurou-san drawing me into his broad chest.

[YUZUKI]: “Thank you so much… for believing……!”

[KOJUUROU]: “It’s natural. I would not question the words of family.”

[KOJUUROU]: “From now on, we will work together to return you to your previous world.”

[YUZUKI]:*sniff*…… thank… you……”

Kojuurou-san’s large palm caressed my head shyly.

[KOJUUROU]: “Cry as much as you want, I won’t mind. Once you’re calm, let’s think about the future.”

Taking him up on his offer, for a long time after that, I continued to cry into Kojuurou-san’s chest.

The next day, when I was called to Masamune-san’s room, there was not only Masamune-san but also Kojuurou-san and Shigezane-san there.

[KOJUUROU]: “You came. Please sit beside me.”

[YUZUKI]: “Beside…?… Okay, excuse me.”

When I sat beside him, bewildered, Kojuurou-san softly whispered to me.

[KOJUUROU]: “Would you mind if I told Masamune and Shigezane here what you told me the other day?”

[YUZUKI]: “I… don’t mind, but… would they believe me……?”

[KOJUUROU]: “Don’t worry. I will guarantee it.”

[KOJUUROU]: “Moreover…… family does not hide things from one another.”

[YUZUKI]: (Family…… right, I need to believe in everyone too. Like how Kojuurou-san believed in me……)

[KOJUUROU]: “Now then…… Masamune, Shigezane. There is something I would like to speak to you two about.”

Kojuurou-san explained the contents of what I told him yesterday to the both of them.

Hearing a story that seems nothing but crazy, Masamune-san and Shigezane-san were silent for a while–

[SHIGEZANE]: “You…… why’ve you been quiet about such a cool thing!”

[MASAMUNE]: “Shigezane speaks the truth. Why have you kept silent until now about something this useful?”

[MASAMUNE]: “Knowledge of a world different from Shinga……! If used well, my schemes could become even more of a surprise to the other armies than they are now.”

[SHIGEZANE]: “Hey, hey! When you popped out of the air before, that wasn’t ninjutsu, but an art from your world!?”

[YUZUKI]: “Ummm…… so you two believe me then.”

[SHIGEZANE]: “Of course! ‘Cause it’s more interesting if it’s true!”

[MASAMUNE]: “If it helps in unifying the country, then I’ll believe and use it no matter what it is.”

Kojuurou-san faced me and showed a soft smile.

[KOJUUROU]: “They believe you, haven’t they?”

[YUZUKI]: “Yes……! Thank you, Kojuurou-san!”

[SHIGEZANE]: “Hey, hey, tell me all about the world you were in!”

[MASAMUNE]: “Are there weapons and armor not found in Shinga? What kind of strategies are there in the battlefields of your world–“

[KOJUUROU]: “Both of you, leave your questions until later.”

[KOJUUROU]: “First, we have to search for a means to return her to her previous world.”

[SHIGEZANE]: “Return to her old world!? Why!? There’s so much I want to ask her!”

[MASAMUNE]: “Aa, it’ll be troubling if she’s goes back to her old world. The power of her blood and her knowledge are necessary to us.”

[KOJUUROU]: “You two…… if you were hurled into an unfamiliar world, could you still say the same thing?”

[SHIGEZANE]: “Wouldn’t that just be awesome!”

[MASAMUNE]: “If I was hurled into an unfamiliar world, I’d just have to take over that world.”

[YUZUKI]: “Both of you are optimistic, huh.”

[YUZUKI]: (Maybe I should follow their example a little too……)

[KOJUUROU]: “Good gracious, you two……”

[KOJUUROU]: “In any case, a method to return her home would not be found overnight.”

[KOJUUROU]: “While we are searching for a method to return her home, there will be time to ask questions.”

[SHIGEZANE]: “Ugghh……”

[MASAMUNE]: “…… If that is the case, very well.”

[KOJUUROU]: “…… Then, to start with, is there anything you know regarding a method to return you home?”

[YUZUKI]: “I don’t know anything about a way, but…”

[YUZUKI]: “Before, Imari-kun said that Himemiko-sama knew I would come to Shinga.”

[KOJUUROU]: “…… Is this true, Imari.”

[IMARI]: “Yes! I’m certain!”

[YUZUKI]: “So, I was thinking that if I met Himemiko-sama, I’d learn something……”

[MASAMUNE]: “Himemiko……”

When they heard what I said, Masamune-san and the others’ faces all clouded over.

[KOJUUROU]: “Unfortunately, but…… ever since Himemiko disappeared for quite some time, her whereabouts are unknown.”

[KOJUUROU]: “Himemiko was a person necessary to uniting Shinga. After her disappearance, various forces searched for Himemiko, however……”

[KOJUUROU]: “The only thing they obtained was information on how it was necessary to use these tools called “sacred treasures” to determine the location of Himemiko–“

[KOJUUROU]: “As to the location of these “sacred treasures”, no force has yet to grasp any clues.”

[YUZUKI]: “I… see……”

[YUZUKI]: (Finding Himemiko-sama… is much harder than I thought it’d be……)

[KOJUUROU]: “…… Please do not look so down. There are many ancient documents written about Himemiko stored in this castle that we have collected from every land.”

[KOJUUROU]: “Let us try reading them over again to see if there are any new discoveries.”

[YUZUKI]: “Thank you.”

[YUZUKI]: (But if Masamune-san and the others have searched and haven’t found any clues up to now, there’s not much hope, huh……)

[SHIGEZANE]: “Instead of reading old books, let’s go looking for clues.”

[KOJUUROU]: “Even if you say that, where exactly would you look?”

[SHIGEZANE]: “When we were looking for Himemiko, didn’t we go around an old castle and village ruins?”

[SHIGEZANE]: “We could look around them again.”

[KOJUUROU]: “However, for there to be a new discovery at this point in time……”

[SHIGEZANE]: “Then you can re-read the old books, Kojuurou. Let’s go.”

Saying that, Shigezane-san took my hand.

[SHIGEZANE]: “Ah, by the way, it’s gonna be a long journey so tell me about your world on the way!”

[KOJUUROU]: “Oi, Shigezane, that wasn’t your goal from the start was it……”

[SHIGEZANE]: “Anyway, I’m gonna borrow this girl!”

[YUZUKI]: “Wah!? P-Please don’t pull me, Shigezane-san!”

[KOJUUROU]: “Good gracious……”

Pulled hard by Shigezane-san, I left Masamune-san’s room.

(T/N: One of my favorite sections in Date’s story and not just because Kojuurou is the best husband LOL. I cracked up at how flippant Shigezane and Masamune are about the thought of being in another world. “Yeah no big deal I’ll just take it over too”.)

10 thoughts on “SNB Date ~ Chapter 4.1 ~

    1_chan said:
    December 17, 2017 at 13:29

    Haha Masamune rlly now xD. I had the quickest image of Sadao Maou flit by, but omg they are quite carefree about going to another world. Shigezane sounds like an enthusiast protagonist in those another world stories lol. Thanks for the chapter!

    Kojuurou is hella fine in this chapter~

      Ilinox responded:
      December 17, 2017 at 14:56

      I can never stop cracking up at the thought of Masamune in our world because oh god chaos would reign supreme. I have no doubts that he’d make a name out of himself somewhere. Can you imagine him being some kinda multi-billionaire? Kyaaaah, haha. LOL so true about Shigezane too.

      :’)))))))))) Kojuurouuuuuuuu.

    Mo said:
    December 17, 2017 at 08:36

    Hello! I accidentally discovered the game after looking randomly for a reverse harem anime to watch and I am in LOVE! Your translations and hard work has helped me to enjoy this game so far. My Japanese is not good enough to read smoothly so I enjoy reading the translation before going into the story myself.
    Thank you thank you so much for doing this!
    I just started reading the Date story after finishing the Oda story and I love the family feeling a lot. It was an instant~ Ohana means family ~ love.

      Ilinox responded:
      December 17, 2017 at 14:59

      Oh man, I’m so glad you decided to give the game a shot because as nice as the anime is it certainly doesn’t do the game justice (ETERNALLY SALTY ABOUT HOW NICE HIDEYOSHI IS COMPARED TO HIS RUTHLESSNESS IN GAME). Aww, I’m glad these translations can be of help!

      Heehee, Date had a rough start but I hope everyone’s starting to get charmed by these three troublemakers (or more like two troublemakers and their babysitter).

        Mo said:
        December 20, 2017 at 12:31

        Hahaha, true! I noticed this after getting into the card stories. I literally fell in love with the chibi card stories. It was also nice to see a slightly dorkier side to the Oda army. They are all so cute! I can’t wait to collect more card stories. The writing is very entertaining so far ;D
        Hideyoshi is definitely too much of a good boy there. It would have been nicer to see more of his shady side. But we can’t have everything I guess. xd
        I bet the Date army will capture everyone’s heart. I’ve read till chapter 8 until I used up all my keys, and I love them dearly. I screencaptured every cute Masamune face and one of them melted me into a puddle. xD But that is material for the future chapters I guess xD

    Reggie said:
    December 14, 2017 at 04:41

    I’m crying like Katsuie but after laughing like there’s no tomorrow 😂
    Is this Lilo and Stitch? 😂 ohana, no one gets left behind 😂
    And what the heck to this 2 cousins?! The one is adventurer and the other is starting to sounds like an alien that planning an invasion to our world 🌍 👽 hahaha 😂

      Ilinox responded:
      December 16, 2017 at 16:48

      HAHAHA I’m glad I’m not the only one who keeps saying “OHANA MEANS FAMILY. FAMILY MEANS NO ONE GETS LEFT BEHIND” every time I read the Date Army’s story |D;; it’s literally that. But yeah ;w; I just love how supportive Kojuurou is at the beginning of this chapter.

      I love how even Yuzuki is like “wow maybe I think like them” about being displaced into another world. Kojuurou said that to get them to place themselves in Yuzuki’s shoes but it backfired horribly LOL.

    garden said:
    December 14, 2017 at 00:33

    imagine if Yuzuki decided to use her knowledge of sciences to give the Date clan a boost. imagine if she thinks like Masamune and really conquer Shinga under her allied forces…

    but then again, /when/ is Shinga? Japan’s feudal age? they do have gun but doesn’t seem to have steam engine. and in the anime Oda’s castle is a mix of European built with fusuma doors. not to mention their clothes style lol (I know anime logic is silly but I’m strangely intrigued by it)

      Ilinox responded:
      December 16, 2017 at 17:02

      Haha, timetravel stories always interest me because of the knowledge a modern person could bring to change history but, to be realistic, we actually don’t know that much unless we’re specialists in a field. I think Yuzuki is just a highschool or college/university girl so she’d probably know even less.

      Heck, I know the concepts of like steam power, crop rotation, and how guns work but I couldn’t build one for the life of me |D;; maybe I could suggest things like biological warfare but plagues are dangerous to play with!! Any battle strategies I’ve heard/read about probably doesn’t compare to real life experiences or whatever the circumstances are in the Sengoku Period anyway. So, in the end, I actually wonder how much a modern person could bring over in terms of knowledge LOL general cleanliness and good sanitation to keep illnesses down?? Hahaha.

      Haha, actually you’d be surprised by how on point the game/anime is |D;; it’s set in the Sengoku Period (Japan’s Warring States era which was 1467 – 1603) and it’s around the time when European culture was being introduced to Japan through travelers (I think there was a lot of Dutch trading going around here? Jesuit missionaries were arriving and stuff). Nobunaga is considered to be the first amongst the Japanese to wear European clothes cause he was interested in their culture and collected their weapons, armor, and art. IIRC he was also one of the first who were like “damn guns are amazing, this is gonna change warfare so let’s use them” which is probably why he’s the only one out of all the characters who carries a gun LOL.

      I don’t know when steam engines were first invented and used but the most notable period of when that picked up is during the Industrial Revolution which was around 1760s to 1840s so that’s still far into the future for the Sengoku period. Muskets and stuff were developed in the 15th century though so that fits into the setting of the game. Kinda amazing how guns came before steam engines (but then again guns just require explosive fire power and China was using fireworks back in the 7th century… actually harnessing and storing the power somewhere with steam engines was probably another ballgame).

        garden said:
        December 18, 2017 at 03:40

        aah I should spend some time reading about the Sengoku period. you make it sound so interesting. I didn’t know that about Oda and guns and his European likings. the character designers surely spend many efforts to research and incorporate some facts in the characters.

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