SNB Mouri ~ Chapter 0 ~

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Chapter 0: An Elegant Encounter

When she woke up, she found herself in a world she had never seen before called Shinga.

And, as suggested by the man named “Mouri Motonari” who appeared in front of her, she was invited to the castle where they lived, but……?

Suddenly, I heard voices.

[???]: “Why is there a girl in a sacred place like this?”

[???]: “She’s wearing strange clothes, but maybe she’s a foster child?”

.[???]: “Nah. A woman shouldn’t have been permitted to enter here–“

[???]: “! Hey, come here!”

After that, hearing many footsteps scatter left and right, I slowly opened my eyes.

[???]: “Motonari-sama! And everyone else as well……!”

[YUZUKI]: (Motonari……? I feel like I’ve heard that somewhere……)

[MOURI MOTONARI]: “I heard that a young lady had collapsed. Now then, where–“

[MOURI MOTONARI]: “Oh my? Could this girl possibly be……”

[???]: “Motonari-sama? Do you know this lady?”

[MOURI MOTONARI]: “No…… that is not the case, however, in any case, we cannot leave her alone.”

[MOURI MOTONARI]: “Wake up. If you sleep in a place like this, you’ll catch a cold.”

[YUZUKI]: “Nn… ngh……”

My dim awareness slowly arose. When I raised my head, blinking many times, a man with well-sculpted features leapt into view.

Though the shine of the setting sun had an effect, I was unconsciously fascinated by his otherworldly atmosphere.

[YUZUKI]: (What a beautiful person……)

However, at that moment, I suddenly noticed the horns sprouting from his head.

[YUZUKI]: (Eh… there’s something… on his head?)

When I looked closely, everyone that was around this spot had horns–

The instant I was assaulted by an indescribable anxiety, the wind blew and I gave a small sneeze.

[MOURI MOTONARI]: “Aah, it’s cold here so please put this on.”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh? Ah… thank yo–“

The moment I tried to convey my thanks, my stomach rumbled.

[YUZUKI]: “Ah… I’m sorry.”

[???]: “Are you hungry? If so, here! It’s tasty.”

[YUZUKI]: “Fried dough…? Thank you very much.”

[???]: “For how long have you been here?”

[YUZUKI]: “I don’t know…… I suddenly heard a voice and the next thing I knew I’m here.”

[???]: “Next thing you knew you were here……? It seems you do not remember if something happened. That must make you quite uneasy……”

[???]: “Brother! There aren’t any believable elements in her story.”

[MOURI MOTONARI]: “Calm down, Motoharu.”

[KIKKAWA MOTOHARU]: “However, Motonari-sama, there’s no way such a stupid story, like being here by the time she noticed, exists.”

[YUZUKI]: “But it’s true…!”

[???]: “Mmm…… it is strange but the lady is saying so……”

[???]: “Hrnn, then it’s not like you lost your memories, eh. So, you’re just playing a trick to badger us for a place to stay tonight?”

[YUZUKI]: “Eh!? That’s not my intention…!”

[MOURI MOTONARI]: “Come now, everyone, leave it at that.”

The man called “Motonari-sama” looked around slowly at everyone and then opened his mouth.

[MOURI MOTONARI]: “I will look after this girl.”

[YUZUKI]: (Huh?)

[MOURI MOTONARI]: “Takamoto and Terumoto, what do you think?”

[MOURI TAKAMOTO]: “I’m in agreement.”

[MOURI TERUMOTO]: “This girl will be living together with us at the Mouri castle, huh! Yay!”

[YUZUKI]: (Mouri…?)

[KIKKAWA MOTOHARU]: “However, it is too dangerous to have a girl who is not one of our people enter the castle.”

[???]: “But this is an order from Motonari-sama, so we cannot disobey.”

[KIKKAWA MOTOHARU]: “Takakage, even you……!”

[KOBAYAKAWA TAKAKAGE]: “Don’t get so fired up. The moment this girl harms Mouri I’ll kill her.”

[YUZUKI]: (K-Kill……!?)

[MOURI MOTONARI]: “Do not be concerned. This girl will not harm us.”

Saying that, Motonari-san gently took my hand and brought me to their castle.

[MOURI MOTONARI]: “For the present, please do not worry about anything and rest. Clothing and dinner will be brought to you later, but if you require anything else, please say so without reservation.”

[YUZUKI]: “Okay, thank you very much……”

Motonari-san left and I became alone. When I looked around the room, I could only see old-fashioned things that I had only seen before in historical dramas.

[YUZUKI]: (I followed them here like I was told but…… what should I do after this……)

Come to think of it, that beautiful man looked important. Moreover, “Motonari” and “Mouri” were words I had heard somewhere.

[YUZUKI]: (Hm? Mouri Motonari…… No way!)

[YUZUKI]: “Is it possible that I’ve time traveled back to the Sengoku period?”

If that was the case, then I had to return home as soon as possible. Right when I was thinking that, a white and round something came tumbling into the room.

When I looked closely, it was a baby tanuki–

[???]: “I’ve finally found you……!”

[YUZUKI]: “T-The tanuki is spea…… no, it’s crying!?”

[???]: “Uuu…… I’m sorry, but I’ve been looking for you for forever……!”

According to Imari, which is what he called himself, this place was called “Shinga” and it was a parallel universe that closely resembled the Sengoku period of the world I had been in.

Imari-kun seemed to be the close aide to a woman called Himemiko-sama who had governed this world until recently.

This Himemiko-sama suddenly disappeared after leaving behind the words, “look for the daughter who came from a parallel universe”–

[IMARI]: “I relied on those words of Himemiko-sama’s and I’ve been looking everywhere all this time for the “girl who came from a parallel universe”.”

[IMARI]: “And then you just so happened to be there…… but you were surrounded by oni so I couldn’t call out to you……”

[YUZUKI]: “Oni…… do you mean Motonari-san and the others?”

[IMARI]: “Yes.”

[YUZUKI]: (That’s why Motonari-san and the others have horns on their heads. This place really is different from the Sengoku period that I know……)

[IMARI]: “That being the case, please! I’m begging you, please look for Himemiko-sama together with me!”

[YUZUKI]: “…… I understand. If Himemiko-sama knew I was coming to “Shinga” then she might know something, so I’ll help.”

[IMARI]: “Really!? Thank you so much! Let’s work hard together!”

Saying that, Imari-kun gave a smile that was free from worries.

(T/N: I decided to get the standard Chapter 0 out of the way for Mouri first before returning to Date. Hello new army!!)

18 thoughts on “SNB Mouri ~ Chapter 0 ~

    Helena.xia. said:
    October 20, 2018 at 12:23

    Motoharu is like veryyy harsh i feel when u connect with him he is like ” i don’t let u goo” justttt love it, also the kind demon kid terumoto what about uuuu _^°^’_

    Helena.xia. said:
    October 19, 2018 at 11:11

    Οκ keep calm and wait😂🙄 and i wonder what kind of man will be mr.motonari,like you are the mother of my sons,while all the characters are in love with her!!! I don’t know,but those guys they look sooo yammy;) and i don’t know guys but i’m
    Veryyy curious about………takakage=() but all the guys look soo gorgeous and mysterious with all these demon stuff;)))

    Helena.xia. said:
    October 17, 2018 at 12:08

    I’m just can’t waiiiiiittt i’m to curious and this guys they seem so amazing sametime,this demon stuff i love theeemmm alllllll CANT WAITT😍😰😰😰

      Ilinox responded:
      October 17, 2018 at 20:07

      We’re getting sooooo close! Just gotta finish up with Takeda and Uesugi and then everyone can finally see what’s up with the infamous Mouri army |D.

    euurme said:
    July 26, 2018 at 06:59

    Ahhhh the mysterious Mouri clan. This army seems to be one big spoiler and well, if this was already a completed otome game would most likely be the route I’d save for last (・ω<)☆ Motonari being voiced by Takehito Koyasu kind of sets off warning bells in my head that he might be one of those kichiku megane characters even without the glasses lmao but well…first impressions seem to dispel that and well…let's just hope it stays that way lmao.

    Out of everyone Takakage bothers me the most because people had been telling me that he's really terrible and not for softhearted otome lovers unless you were masochistic or something lmfao but tbh what bothers me the most about him is that the Takakage I know from Sengoku/Samurai Warriors is a pure, kind cinnamon roll and is pretty much his exact opposite so its pretty jarring to see lol

      Ilinox responded:
      July 26, 2018 at 21:23

      Unfortunately, they suffered being added so late so their route kind of goes at lightning speed to join them up with everyone LOL and they even ended at Chapter 5 before everyone jumped into the new season. I’m not sure about spoilers because they still haven’t revealed too much about Himemiko even in their route but they do seem the closest… and I just can’t seem to trust Motonari. He’s like this weird blend of Kenshin’s maturity and justice and Yukimura’s pleasantries and friendliness but also Nobunaga’s OP abilities and confidence LOL. Don’t worry, even after all the scenes I’ve seen of him and the card stories he doesn’t seem to be a kichiku megane at all. But I still can’t shake off my uneasiness because I can’t read him and I don’t trust that he’s just that nice.

      HAHA HE IS!! Oh god, so my least favorites in SNB before Mouri were Kanetsugu and Toshiie because they had pretty rough awakenings and Kanetsugu was kind of mean. But then after I saw Takakage I was like “Okay, Kanetsugu you are an angel”. But… I still like Takakage so much for some reason, oops, my bad taste in men showing up because I just love snarky people who can insult with a poisonous tongue.

      Oh no, the worst thing about all these Sengoku stuff is that it’s hard to constantly fight your image of them. I haven’t really played any Sengoku games until now and I’m already set with SNB’s image of them that whenever I see stuff like Sengoku Basara I’m always so confused LOL.

    1_chan said:
    December 29, 2017 at 16:50

    …Oh no. Demons…I have a weakness for ikemen demon characters ((double kill if angels happen to be added later on as well, cuz my fickle heart also like them angel boys)). These demons are so colorful tho..and omg. What’s up with how carefree the Motonari guy is? He literally took mc in as if she was a stray kitty in those cardboard boxes ;; w ;; )). He’s way too nice…suspicious = w = ))..Thanks for the chapter!

      Ilinox responded:
      December 30, 2017 at 13:36

      I love demonic looking characters too :’D though I should clarify that they use the word 鬼 (oni) here which is more closer to like… ogre? It doesn’t have an immediate connection to things like “hell” or “demons” that come from hell like we’re all probably thinking sOBS. I’m still unsure if I want to keep calling them demons but there’s no other term I’m really happy about.

      Oops, totally went on a tangent there but I meant to say that because they’re calling them onis I don’t think angels will be added (not to mention angels come from another religion, haha. With how the Gekka tribe is being described I don’t think we’ll get divine characters either ;;;). If they wanted to draw more attention to things that came from hell I think they’d use something like 悪魔 (akuma) or specifically a term that has 魔 in it. (On a side note, the yakuma have that in it |D;; they’re literally called like “disaster evil” 厄魔).

      ALSO LAUGHING AT HOW YOU’RE SUSPICIOUS LIKE ME TOO! He doesn’t have the pure genuineness that Yukimura carries right?? So his sudden niceness is just… odd. LOL. So far I’ve read up to Chapter 2 and he seems like a genuine good guy though, oops, we’re just too suspicious and paranoid.

        1_chan said:
        December 30, 2017 at 15:03

        Ah, so it’s oni~ they give off a much wilder connotation then what we’ve seen of this tribe so far xD. My suspiciousness is reluctant to leave, but I’ll be looking forward to having myself convinced otherwise haha~

    Kylie said:
    December 23, 2017 at 19:57

    OMG!! Motonari-sama!!What a nice man in fact he is the nicest and the only “MAN” in the army.My initial thoughts about Takamoto was that he might be a flirt but after hearing his sample voice I went “kyaaa~ how sweet”,but I do like Takakage (I don’t know if I’ll regret this later),he’s mean but he’s really beautiful <3,I kinda thought Motoharu would be the next Yuma Mukami,well he is the tough guy of the group but a little aloof(?) maybe but a nice physique tho kekeke <3(he's horns are the best),Terumoto seemed like a good kid from his sample voice,I look forward to the interactions with him and the heroine,he might be a little spoiled too,I can't believe senbura would put both grandpa and grandson as love interests maybe they're trying to be different from the other sengoku games,that's nice too tho.Thank you sooooooooooooo very much for translating the mouri army prologue even though u were in the middle of Date,I was so curious about them <3 <3 <3

      Ilinox responded:
      December 23, 2017 at 20:58

      LOL the others are kinda grumpy or young, huh, except for Takamoto. My initial impression was that Takamoto would secretly be a crazy person, like gentle on the outside but haraguro LOL but maybe I’m just traumatized from Hirakawa’s voice as Laito. I’ve been deceived by super nice and gentle characters in general that I’m now expecting the worse in every second. Where’s their dark side!!

      I thought Takakage was gonna be tsun but looks like he’s the sharp-tongued one though he seems like he’ll be fun to chat with once he gets to know you. The snarky friend. I’m sure Motoharu is gonna be a big bear like Kageie LOL. Haha, oh gosh, I agree too I really like his, Takakage, and Motonari’s horns. Terumoto… I’ve never done well with kid characters like that because I have no patience for being a mother or older sister |D;; oh no but I’m open to him changing my mind.

      I haven’t bothered to look up the Mouri family line until now but OH GOD this family line. We have Motonari, his sons, Takamoto, Motoharu, and Takakage, and then his grandson, Terumoto, son of Takamoto!? Wow, hahaha, I already thought it was kinda odd in Uesugi’s army because Kagekatsu is Kenshin’s nephew but since Kagekatsu’s been adopted to be the successor he calls Kenshin “father” so it makes Kenshin seem older than he probably is. I wonder how they’re gonna explain the Mouri family in game.

      <33 Glad I could get this out for you then! Chapter 0 is the standard chapter for everyone, haha, so I wanted to get it out of the way |D

    ❄ Lynx+Pink ✩B-day: Jan 10🌹 (@CattyFae) said:
    December 23, 2017 at 17:09


    oh no, I think I like them…

    Also, thanks so much for this, I really appreciate getting to read all the Senbura translations
    (I’ll try to at least pitch in a ko-fi later if I can…! ;w; <3 )

      Ilinox responded:
      December 23, 2017 at 20:38

      Heehee, have you fallen for Motonari’s beauty? I’m chuckling a bit because all the guys have their go-to descriptions and I was kinda squinting here because I felt like he was intruding in on Nobunaga’s.

      Nobunaga is always described with things like bewitching face, charming/dangerous eyes, otherworldly, etc etc. Hideyoshi has descriptors like cheery and playful but no smile in his eyes or like instant expression change. Kenshin has gallant, noble, sublime descriptions. Shingen has manly descriptors about his warmth, boldness, etc. Yukimura is always described as friendly and cheery in a warm and honest way. Masamune is always cold, smirking, or awkwardly looking away and blushing. And now we have Motonari who has been described as beautiful and otherworldly |D he’s budging in on Nobunaga’s descriptors!!

      Awww, you’re too sweet ;3; and I’m happy you’re enjoying these stories!! I selfishly admit to translating these to hopefully provide material so I can start seeing fanworks from people– //bricked.

    Reggie said:
    December 23, 2017 at 12:46


      Ilinox responded:
      December 23, 2017 at 20:26

      Woooo オメデト♪(*⌒ー⌒)o∠★:゚*PAN!

      Although now the main story screen is so unbalanced because they had to fit the Mouri army’s icon in LOL which means they should be planning another one…? It looks so weird with that gaping hole ;;; I wanna put my money on Tokugawa being the next clan |D;;

        Reggie said:
        December 26, 2017 at 04:21

        I wish too they should add Tokugawa next year so that it’s balance and he is one of the unifiers too so they should include him *.*

    garden said:
    December 23, 2017 at 03:30

    ah the Mouri clan finally. the Mouri brothers are so easy to like. Motoharu is okay but Takakage is a bit mean. their awakened forms are so extra fancy too.

    I understand your choice to use ‘demon’ in place for ‘oni’ but they’re kinda… not the same thing, right?

    ((you don’t know how fast I awakened Takamoto card as soon as I pulled it out of gacha just to hear that Hirakawa sweet talk hehehehe))

      Ilinox responded:
      December 23, 2017 at 20:30

      Ooh, I haven’t gotten around to awakening anyone yet or looking into their stories /o\ I always play this game during my transit to work but since it’s the holidays now I’ve been doing other stuff, oops. I did see Motonari’s awakened form though and oh boy I have to admit it is gorgeous.

      Yeah, tbh, I can’t say I’m crazy for anyone in the Mouri army right now. Motonari automatically gets points as the leader but I don’t particularly like Koyasu’s voice, eep. Then again I wasn’t too hot about Uesugi or Takeda either when I first played SNB and now look at the hole I’m in LOL.

      Yeah… oni is used more for like ogre or demons in the sense of like physical creatures, with no relation really to hell or like automatic evil that the west associates with “demon”. I’ve been thinking maybe I should say “daemon”? But then that is getting a little farther than what is intended I think. Ogre just sounds… ugly. I’ve also debated just keeping it as “oni” but ;;;;; not sure.

      Hahahaha, I’m glad you were blessed by gacha for Takamoto’s card o3o!

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