SNB Uesugi ~ Chapter 1.1 ~

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Chapter 1: Indomitable Perseverance

Explaining the circumstances of how she came from another world, she searched for a way to return to her original world.

First, when she thought to investigate the forest where she first collapsed, she headed to the actual place together with Kagekatsu and Kanetsugu, but…

Chapter 1.1

[YUZUKI]: (If Himemiko-sama, who disappeared, knows a way for me to return back to my world…)

[YUZUKI]: (I have to find her no matter what!)

[YUZUKI]: “Ah, but I was told not to wander around on my own.”

.[IMARI]: “Then I’ll collect information while you stay here–“

[KAGEMOCHI]: “… Excuse my intrusion.”

[IMARI]: “A commander is coming…!? Sorry, I’m going to hide behind you!”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh, wait, Imari-kun!?”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “I brought a change of clothes, but… who were you talking to just now?”

[YUZUKI]: “Eh?”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “I heard you call out to an “Imari-kun”.”

[YUZUKI]: “!”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Who is that person? Are you another nation’s spy, here to commit something behind our backs, and pass along information of our nation?”

[YUZUKI]: “N-No, that’s not it! Um…”

[YUZUKI]: (How should I explain this!?)

[KAGEMOCHI]: “… You cannot say. Is that your answer?”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “In that case, I have no choice. If you intend to do harm to Kenshin-sama, even if this goes against his will, I shall end you here–“

Kagemochi-san placed his hand on the hilt of his sword. I’m going to be cut! In the instant I thought that and turned pale–


[KAGEMOCHI]: “… What is this? A tanuki?”

[IMARI]: “This lady isn’t your guys’ enemy! Because–“

Imari-kun came to find me as a messenger for Himemiko-sama.

What was talked about were things concerning Himemiko-sama’s disappearance, and it was frantically explained how I wasn’t another nation’s spy.

[KAGEMOCHI]: “… I see.”

Maybe Imari-kun’s desperation was conveyed, since Kagemochi-san sheathed his sword with a reluctant feeling.

[KAGEMOCHI]: “For the present, I will believe you are not an enemy spy.”

[YUZUKI]: “Thank you so much…!”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “However, coming from another world… that is suddenly hard to believe.”

[YUZUKI]: “I feel the same. After all, up to now I’ve been living in another world.”

[YUZUKI]: “And then, when I thought I was called out to by an unfamiliar woman, the next thing I knew I was in “Shinga”…”

[YUZUKI]: “I don’t know why this happened and I don’t even know the way back to my world…”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “You do not even have a clue?”

[YUZUKI]: “Himemiko-sama might know something, but now she’s gone missing…”

[YUZUKI]: “If I can’t find Himemiko-sama, what exactly am I supposed to do…”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “… I understand your circumstances. It seems you have become involved in something quite serious.”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “This should be conveyed to Kenshin-sama as well, not just me. You will not mind, yes?”

[YUZUKI]: “To Kenshin-san?”

[YUZUKI]: (Is that okay? If he learns about me and says “She should not be left in the castle”, then…)

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Though Kenshin-sama may look indifferent, he is a man who is very reliable.”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “He will most certainly become a force to find means for you to return home.”

[YUZUKI]: “… Okay.”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Then, I shall report to Kenshin-sama.”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Ah, also, I told you earlier not to wander around on your own but, as long as it is within the castle, I do not mind if you go about freely.”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh, really?”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Yes. It should feel a little better than being confined in this room.”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “At any rate, please excuse me.”

[IMARI]: “This is good! For now they believe we aren’t enemies!”

[YUZUKI]: “All because of you, Imari-kun. Thank you.”

[IMARI]: “Ehehe, that’s not true.”

[IMARI]: “Anyway, about what comes next… what should we do?”

[YUZUKI]: “It’s already late today, so why don’t we look around the castle tomorrow? I want to know what kind of place this is…”

I said that and Imari-kun replied with “Okay!” before going outside with a smile.

After I became alone, when I laid down in the futon, I fell asleep immediately due to exhaustion and mental fatigue.

[YUZUKI]: “Wow, such a pretty garden!”

[YUZUKI]: “It’s been tended to very carefully. This place really does feel like an actual castle…”

[???]: “… Is this your first time in the castle?”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh?”

When I turned around in surprise, there was a man staring quietly at us.

[YUZUKI]: “You’re…?”

[KAGEKATSU]: “Kagekatsu… Uesugi Kagekatsu.”

[YUZUKI]: “Uesugi? Then…”

[KAGEKATSU]: “Mm. I am my father’s– Uesugi Kenshin’s foster child and heir to the Uesugi clan… for now.”

[KAGEKATSU]: “And, you are…?”

[YUZUKI]: “I’m–“

[KAGEKATSU]: “… Ah, it’s somewhat strange but you smell nice.”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh?”

[KAGEKATSU]: “What is your name…?”

[YUZUKI]: “Um, it’s Yuzuki–“

[YUZUKI]: “… Oh, sorry. I was thinking our ages seemed close, so I accidentally started talking casually with you.”

[KAGEKATSU]: “… No… rather, you don’t have to be formal.”

[YUZUKI]: “Eh?”

[KAGEKATSU]: “There’s not a lot of people around me… who talk closely to me… so it’s lonely.”

[KAGEKATSU]: “I’m glad… you’re talking to me.”

[KAGEKATSU]: “So, in the future, can you talk like that…? You don’t have to call me… by anything formal either…”

[YUZUKI]: “Um… then, Kagekatsu-kun?”

When I timidly said that, Kagekatsu-kun nodded up and down.

[KAGEKATSU]: “… Nice to meet you.”

[YUZUKI]: “Ah, yes… It’s nice to meet you.”

[YUZUKI]: (He doesn’t seem like a bad person but… how should I put it, his words aren’t subtle. Maybe he’s a bit quirky?)

As I was thinking that–

[???]: “Hey, you.”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh? Me?”

When I looked in the direction of the voice there was a man, around the same age as Kagekatsu-kun, staring at me with displeasure.

[???]: “Hah? What’s with that. Don’t reply so casually to me.”

[YUZUKI]: “Ah… I’m sorry.”

[YUZUKI]: (Because his voice sounded around the same age as Kagekatsu-kun, I automatically dropped formalities… I wonder if I made him angry…)

[???]: “You’re the woman Kenshin-sama and the others picked up in the mountain, right?”

[???]: “Kageie-san and the soldiers have been wondering if you aren’t a spy. If you wander around like this, you can’t complain if you get cut down.”

[YUZUKI]: “Wha!?”

[KAGEKATSU]: “… Kanetsugu, stop. You’re scaring her.”

[KANETSUGU]: “It’s best to say these things clearly.”

[KANETSUGU]: “Kagekatsu, you should be careful too. What will you do if this girl really is another nation’s spy?”

[KAGEKATSU]: “That’s impossible…”

[KANETSUGU]: “Why can you declare that?”

[KAGEKATSU]: “Because she feels like a nice person… and she has a calming smell.”

[KANETSUGU]: “That’s not any kind of basis at all! Geez…”

Kanetsugu-san roughly mussed his own hair as if exasperated and then turned to face me.

[KANETSUGU]: “Aah, anyway, you should return to your room. It’s dangerous.”

[YUZUKI]: “But Kagemochi-san told me “You may walk freely”…”

[YUZUKI]: “I’m looking for a way to return home. So, even if it’s just for a little, I want to know about the place around me.”

[KANETSUGU]: “Who cares about your circumstances. You think so too, right, Kagekatsu?”

[KAGEKATSU]: “No, I… will help her find a way to go home.”

[KANETSUGU]: “Wha!?”

[YUZUKI]: “Thank you, Kagekatsu-kun!”

[KANETSUGU]: “Are you serious…”

[KAGEKATSU]: “Do you remember anything? Like why you were in the mountains?”

[YUZUKI]: “No, nothing… by the time I realized it, I was there in the mountains…”


[KANETSUGU]: “And? There weren’t any clues on that mountain?”

[YUZUKI]: “I don’t really remember…”

[KANETSUGU]: “Hmmm. As long as you weren’t suddenly spirited away and appeared there then you, or someone, had to have gone all the way there.”

[KANETSUGU]: “If you look around there should be footprints or something. Aren’t there any clues left behind that lead up to that route?”

[KAGEKATSU]: “Then… why don’t we go there and look again?”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh, is that okay? But right now I’ve only been allowed by Kagemochi-san to walk around inside the castle…”

[KAGEKATSU]: “Don’t worry… I will talk to them…”

[YUZUKI]: “Really? Thank you!”

[KANETSUGU]: “… Che, guess I have no choice. I’ll come with you guys too.”

[YUZUKI]: “Kanetsugu-san…!”

[KANETSUGU]: “I’m telling you this once, it’s for Kagekatsu. Because I can’t let Uesugi’s heir go out without a bodyguard.”

[KANETSUGU]: “If you understand then let’s hurry and go. Once the sun sets, we won’t be able to find what needs to be found.”

[YUZUKI]: “R-Right!”

[KAGEKATSU]: “Just now, Kanetsugu said that he couldn’t care less about your circumstances though… oh well…”

24 thoughts on “SNB Uesugi ~ Chapter 1.1 ~

    Bluesheep said:
    February 28, 2018 at 01:31

    So is this going to be a pattern from now on how active Imari is going to be in each route, depending on the life and death situation Yuzuki would be in the army in their route?

    At the same time its kind of hilarious how Nobunaga and Hideyoshi are one of perceptive schemers that didn’t out Imari immediately. They’re capable of it if they want to but it probably doesn’t matter all too much for them to bother.

      Ilinox responded:
      February 28, 2018 at 10:49

      LOL that’s a good point; Imari is pretty much nonexistent in Oda and Toyotomi. He’s just forever out there searching for information and spying around but I guess that’s because no one’s tried to kill her f’real in Oda and Toyotomi |D surprising when you think that it’s Nobunaga. And yeah! IIRC both of them had a scene where she’s talking to Imari and they’re like “hmm who were you talking to” but then just drop it.

    Hisui said:
    February 26, 2018 at 07:25

    At last Uesugi….you are the best Ilinox.
    I’m waiting for this since I watched the anime. I love kenshin so much.

    Pd: Actually I speak Spanish. I do not know if I wrote well in English. En realidad hablo español no se si escribí bien en ingles. XD

      Ilinox responded:
      February 26, 2018 at 11:51

      Aww, thank you <33 and thank you for commenting! Haha, it looks like Kenshin charmed a lot of people from his appearance in the anime |D I hope you enjoy his game story then!!

      Pff, your English is just fine so there's nothing to worry about! And also gosh thank you even more for taking the time to leave a comment in English ;3;/

    yukihime03 said:
    February 25, 2018 at 21:38

    Finally Uesugi!!

    You gotta be on guard against Kagemochi, eh. He seems like a calm person, but it turns out he’s highly suspicious of everyone. Not that it’s a bad attitude exactly, especially in times of war like this, but isn’t he a little bit too much…? Well, maybe I’ll change my mind later on.

    On the other hand, LET ME LOVE YOU KAGEKATSU.
    He’s kinda like a puppy-eyed little pet (oops) you just cannot leave alone. XD
    But actually I like his design the most out of Uesugi guys.
    And his voice. So soft. (*/∇\*)

    Kanetsugu, meanwhile, is already being so tsun. Oh you.

      Ilinox responded:
      February 26, 2018 at 03:03

      The wait is over!!

      He is quick to draw his sword but also a sensitive gentlemen ;3;/ he just needs a little more time to fully relax and trust the heroine with Kenshin. I don’t blame him for being so quick to draw his blade though because Kenshin’s principles makes him need someone who suspects the worst in everyone imo to make sure no one gets the jump on Kenshin or backstabs him, haha.

      Kagekatsu is!! I didn’t think much of him at first but I definitely grew more and more protective over this boy and wanted to give him all the unconditional love in the world ;w; LET ME BE A CO-PARENT KENSHIN!! And that’s saying a lot considering I’ve never had thoughts about children.

      I still have mixed feelings for Kanetsugu and have never forgiven him for his awakening. I ended up doing a 180 on Toshiie’s awakening because I hated it at first but… I don’t know if I can do that for Kanetsugu LOL. But personality wise he does calm down and after going through Takakage… hrm hrm. I love Kanetsugu’s design so much though >< it really reminds me of a mink, haha.

        yukihime03 said:
        February 26, 2018 at 20:33

        Still, something about Kagemochi does not sit right with me. Or maybe it’s because I don’t really like Green River’s voice. :P

        I love him the moment I saw him? LOL. Like that moment when you saw a cute disconsolate puppy and has this strong urge to protect him and shower him with all the love in the world. XD
        But I just saw that card of Kagetsugu, slightly wet and with naked back… DAYUM SON.

        Something happened at his awakening?
        I’m rather indifferent about Kanetsugu though, as there is another more interesting tsundere out there (hint: floppy-eared).
        A mink. Heh. Hehe. LMAOO

        Ilinox responded:
        February 26, 2018 at 20:49

        Fair enough! At times Kagemochi leaves me wondering what’s real or not with him cause he’s so hard to read, haha, but I always seem to be attracted to those types of guys oops.

        OH MAN KAGEKATSU’S CARD. I’m glad we went back to Senbura events so I’m looking forward to reading this story and what exactly is going on. All I know is there’s rain, some yakuma attack, and a human who abhors the Gekkazoku. We got a demon slayer here!!

        Kanetsugu’s awakening is like Toshiie’s but 50x more aggressive and meaner because he’s not losing control from a lack of blood. He “punishes” the heroine for not being wary enough around guys or something and bothering him when he’s tired and uGH. I just looked up mink pictures and oops I should have said ermine, haha. It’s the white/cream colored fur and the black tips. So cuuuuute!!

    Cey said:
    February 25, 2018 at 16:57

    Uesugi!!!! Yea!!!
    I’ll follow this closely.
    I imagine Kenshin to be as serious as Nobunaga, but without the cruelty and the nonsense of talking about himself in third person. Is he something more like the charming gentleman? I love when he plays the biwa for Yuzuki in the anime.
    By the way… Where do I find this Useugi novel?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

    In another topic. I have wanted to learn japanese for such a long time, but I always dreaded the writing… However you have motivated me so much, that I’m starting practicing the hiragana again.
    Thank you!!!

      Ilinox responded:
      February 26, 2018 at 02:58

      <33 I know a lot of people were waiting for this especially since it came in 2nd during the poll I had to decide on the next army though Date ended up winning.

      "Nonsense of talking about himself in third person" <– I STARTED CRACKING UP. Nobunaga just wants to highlight how special he is |D. I would say Kenshin is pretty much prince charming and a knight in shining white armor (totally doesn't help that all his descriptions refer to moonlight and ice and blue and cool tones, haha).

      The Uesugi novel is completely in Japanese and being sold through places like Amazon JP or Animate JP /o/! Wherever novels and books can be sold basically.

      Aww ;w; I'm super touched to hear that and I believe in you fully! Depending on what you want to do with your Japanese you might be able to get away without writing it… *coughs like me coughs*. I learned in order to play games and read novels, haha, so any writing I do relies on the keyboard to bring up the kanji for me :'D if you gave me a blank piece of paper and told me to write a word I'd be stuck.

        Cey said:
        February 26, 2018 at 10:14

        That’s exactly what I want! To watch anime, read manga and play games. (And to visit Japan, some day, maybe…) Also I would love to help with manga translations, mostly from Japanese to Spanish, but I guess I would need a pretty good level of Japanese to be able to do that.

        You say you get stuck when writing Japanese… I get stuck when speaking English. Haha.

    Reggie said:
    February 24, 2018 at 16:24

    UESUGI!!!!! 😙💞💖💓💗💜💕

    [KANETSUGU]: “Kagekatsu, you should be careful too. What will you do if this girl really is another nation’s spy?”

    [KAGEKATSU]: “That’s impossible…”

    [KANETSUGU]: “Why can you declare that?”

    [KAGEKATSU]: “Because she feels like a nice person… and she has a calming smell.”
    HAHAHA nice reasoning there Kagekatsu 😂😂😂

      Ilinox responded:
      February 26, 2018 at 02:50

      I have to admit that I didn’t think much about Kagekatsu but now that I’m going back through these scenes HE’S SO CUTE!! A younger brother whose self-confidence I want to boost ;3;/ and lmao sometimes the simplest answer is the best reason Kagekatsu!! As Hideyoshi would say it’s a gut feeling~.

        Reggie said:
        February 27, 2018 at 14:23

        I’m happy you like him now 😄 he’s a precious kid raise by prince charming,
        A pup that you want to takecare of💕

        Now you mention Hideyoshi, they have similarities on getting attached to the heroine first 😄 though his reasons are unbelievable that I suspected his love because who would believe to guy who always joking 😜

    waterinegirl said:
    February 24, 2018 at 05:26

    finally, usuegi!!!

    thank you so much

      Ilinox responded:
      February 25, 2018 at 09:24

      <33 You're welcome! Hope you enjoy!!

    garden said:
    February 24, 2018 at 04:39

    !!! FINALLY?! Thank you, Ilinox!!

    reading this chapter again feels like a long time had passed. I didn’t remember how quick Kagemochi was to draw his sword at potential threat in this chapter.

    I think I remember you said you’re not good with characters like Kagekatsu (shy, quiet ones). is that still true? lol I began with not liking Kanetsugu at all but I gotta admit, after Takakage from Mouri was introduced, he didn’t seem like a bad guy in comparison. Takakage is a bit too mean for me. at least up until the current chapter 4 >_<

    can't wait for you to catch up to chapter 9, bc there's a lot going on there that I can't pick up by myself.
    (don't take it that I want you to hurry or anything. please, keep doing at your pace with no pressure.)

      Ilinox responded:
      February 25, 2018 at 09:24

      Yep, FINALLY!! Haha, banzai!!

      Oh gosh, I’ve forgotten how the beginning of Uesugi went too because I was startled when I saw Kagemochi be so aggressive already. Looks like the way he acted in Date isn’t much of a stretch LOL he’ll act instantly to take care of anything that might harm Kenshin.

      Hmm, I still don’t prefer him that much but yeah he slipped into my heart ;3; like a little brother. I JUST WANT HIM TO KNOW THAT HE’S LOVED UNCONDITIONALLY!! EVEN BY KENSHIN! And, haha, yeah definitely upon comparison with even meaner people *cough Takakage cough* I much prefer him and Kanetsugu. Although… in the end… I’m all for Takakage now. I DON’T KNOW HOW THAT HAPPENED ESPECIALLY THE STUNT HE PULLS OFF IN CHAPTER 2 BUT!! He’s so… snarky.

      So much going on politically in everyone’s Chapter 9 :’D I’m so excited to see them move onto the world stage though, at the same time, worried as heck. Aww, thanks so much and I’m excited to catch up to the latest Uesugi chapters in translations too simply because the whole Uesugi journey is such a ride. I’m actually a bit curious now as to what the novelized version of their route is like… Why a manga of Toyotomi and a novel of Uesugi only? |D

        seiggy said:
        February 25, 2018 at 21:43

        I’m not entirely sure for the choice, but I do have the Uesugi novel lol. So far there’s something about a ghost child haunting the warehouse LOL. And the prose for Kenshin is almost Chinese novel level description. Like “his long flowing silver hair reflected the moonlight like ice” is almost an exact line from what I remember.

        Ilinox responded:
        February 25, 2018 at 22:09

        Oh!!! How far does the novel go? Is it just like more scenes between the Uesugi army and the heroine up to like Chapter 5 or 6? They definitely didn’t have the latest chapters out in the game before they published the novel. Unless they’re just going off into their own alternate world like Toyotomi’s manga (I’M NEVER GONNA GET OVER HIDEYOSHI GETTING HIS KNEE SHOT BY NOBUNAGA. WTF.)

        I’m yeLLING HI-FIVE FOR THINKING THE SAME THING ABOUT KENSHIN’S DESCRIPTIONS AND HOW C-NOVEL THEY ARE. Also howling with laughter here because the next post I’ve scheduled literally has a TN comment that jokes about taking a drink every time we get a description for Kenshin about his silky silver hair fluttering in the wind and cool graceful elegant atmosphere and piercing and noble and just eyes. HONESTLY. I love it because mobages tend to be more dialogue heavy and sparse on descriptions (not a surprise since we get voices + visuals) but !! c’mon I would still like to swoon at some of these descriptions!!

        seiggy said:
        February 25, 2018 at 23:57

        PFFFT omg I had a friend look over some beginning lines and literally “”the name Uesugi Kenshin is the same with the Uesugi Kenshin that was in Japan’s history, but the differences are sparkling hair like the flowing river, and the ears and tail with the same color.” And they describe Kenshin’s voice as “sweet” and his eyes “sharp like ice” and a “dignified appearance.” Um in the beginning it’s like the game, but I skimmed through the later parts, and I feel the plot just derailed into its own thing like the manga LOL. I looked at the Amazon reviews and one person mentioned Kagemochi “barely meeting the SFW line” pfffft. They separate the major events with little pages with the the sprites of Uesugi men and a little quote. Literally two pages are just Kagemochi and Kagekatsu’s spirtes and a specific quote each say, then two pages with Kageie/Kanetsugu, and ofc Kenshin gets his own little divider page with the “Don’t leave me/leave my side” quote iirc. I ened up having to scan the entire thing so idk if you want a link to those 218 pages (of C-novel prose–/bricked).

        Ilinox responded:
        February 26, 2018 at 02:44

        Hahahaha, oh man the Kenshin descriptions and !!!! |ω・) you’ve caught my complete attention with borderline SFW Kagemochi. Oh gosh, if you don’t mind sharing I’d love to take a look at it. I’ve fallen into SNB hell and I can’t climb out so if this alternate world they’ve decided to go into with this Uesugi novel is good then I’m all for it. I’m already all set to purchase vol2 of the Toyotomi manga, haha.

        seiggy said:
        February 26, 2018 at 05:55
        I think that’s all the pages lol. I ended up having to scan the novel for a friend, and dunno if using my phone was a good idea. Hope the reading goes well and thank you for your work translating this SNB hellhole we all fell into pfft.

        Ilinox responded:
        February 26, 2018 at 11:48

        Ahhhhh, thank you!! I just took a skim through it and landed coincidentally (?) on a Kenshin page where they’re taking shelter from the rain and w h a t are these f e e l i n g s T__T. I’m definitely going to set this and read it sometime while I’m doing Uesugi translations :’D it’ll be a nice supplement.

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