SNB Oda ~ Chapter 10.1 ~

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Chapter 10: The Arising Tumult and Hope

In order to tie an alliance with Date, the Oda Army proceeded to the area that was once the capital.

She departed with a fleeting hope that she would obtain information about Himemiko, but what awaited her along the way was…

Chapter 10.1

In order to hasten an alliance with Date, the Oda Army went on an expedition.

I explained the details of the expedition, which I learned from Mitsuhide-san, to Imari-kun.

[YUZUKI]: “… And it seems we received information that the Date Army was acting close to what was once the capital…”

[IMARI]: “Wha! Close to the capital!?”

[YUZUKI]: “Y-Yes… what’s wrong? You’re really surprised–“

[YUZUKI]: “Ah, come to think of it… Himemiko-sama used to live in the capital, right?”

[IMARI]: “Yes! If we go to the capital we might be able to find information on Himemiko-sama…”

[IMARI]: “Let’s go with the Oda Army’s expedition!”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh!? B-But, Imari-kun, isn’t it bad if you’re found out by Nobunaga-san and the others…”

[IMARI]: “Don’t worry about that! I have a good idea!”


Several days later, I headed to the expedition’s destination, the direction of the capital, along with Nobunaga-san and Mitsuhide-san.

Riding on Mitsuhide-san’s horse, I was extremely nervous inside.

The reason why was–

[YUZUKI]: (… Imari-kun! Please, stay still…!)

I desperately tried to hide my moving luggage.

[YUZUKI]: (To think Imari-kun’s good idea was to sneak into my luggage…)

[YUZUKI]: (Geez…! You’re not supposed to move! You’ll get noticed by Nobunaga-san and Mitsuhide-san!)

[MITSUHIDE]: “Is something the matter?”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh!? N-No! It’s nothing!”

[MITSUHIDE]: “Is that so… however, your complexion is not very well.”

[MITSUHIDE]: “If you are not feeling well, perhaps it would be better for you to return to Oda territory…”

[YUZUKI]: “I’m r-really okay! I’m healthy, super healthy!”

[MITSUHIDE]: “… That is well then…”

[YUZUKI]: “Sorry for making you worry. I’m the one who said I wanted to come along on this expedition too…”

[YUZUKI]: “But! If something were to happen, my blood might be useful!”

[NOBUNAGA]: “……”

Nobunaga-san remained silent and only continued forward. As usual, I couldn’t tell what he was thinking.

[YUZUKI]: (… But I wonder why Nobunaga-san easily allowed me to join them…)

[YUZUKI]: (It’s Nobunaga-san, so I’m sure he has some plan though…)

[MITSUHIDE]: “However, please do not push yourself too hard. Beyond this point is a land where we must not be unprepared.”

[YUZUKI]: “R-Right… I’m aware it’s dangerous.”

[YUZUKI]: “… That being the case though, is it alright for this expedition to just be you and Nobunaga-san, Mitsuhide-san…”

When I heard it was going to be a harsh expedition, I completely thought that the Oda Army would depart all together.

[YUZUKI]: “If a fight breaks out with the Date Army, wouldn’t it be dangerous…”

[NOBUNAGA]: “There will be no problems.”

Nobunaga-san said only that and then fell silent again.

[MITSUHIDE]: “The purpose this time is not to battle, but only to talk.”

[YUZUKI]: “Talk…”

[MITSUHIDE]: “Yes. We need the Date Army’s backing in order to capture the Mouri Army.”

[MITSUHIDE]: “By any means necessary, if the information brought back from our spies is the truth–“

[NOBUNAGA]: “Mitsuhide.”

When Nobunaga-san checked him, Mitsuhide-san suddenly realized what he said and closed his mouth.

[MITSUHIDE]: “!!… I apologize sincerely.”

[YUZUKI]: “S-Spies…?”

[MITSUHIDE]: “No, it is nothing.”

[MITSUHIDE]: “At any rate, we did not come here to do battle with the Date Army.”

[MITSUHIDE]: “In that case, if we were to bring along many soldiers, would that not bring about false suspicions?”

[YUZUKI]: “That’s true…”

Somehow, it felt like I was given the slip, but the things Mitsuhide-san said might be plausible.

[YUZUKI]: (If it wasn’t just the enemy general heading towards them but also the soldiers they brought, then it’d be natural to raise their guard, huh…)

[YUZUKI]: (That being the case, I guess I can’t do anything but pray that it doesn’t become a fight like this…)

Maybe he sensed that my uneasiness had nowhere to go, and so Mitsuhide-san continued to speak to me.

[MITSUHIDE]: “… Have no worries. In case of an emergency, I will protect you.”

[YUZUKI]: “Um…! T-Thank you, very much…”

Being told in an extremely natural way that I would be protected made me have a complicated state of mind.

[YUZUKI]: (I came for the purpose of searching for a clue to Himemiko-sama, yet…)

[YUZUKI]: (Arranging a place for negotiations, protecting me… I feel like the burden on Mitsuhide-san is too big…)

[MITSUHIDE]: “Date Masamune is an unscrupulous man, so please be as cautious as you can.”

[YUZUKI]: “O-Okay…! I understand!”

[YUZUKI]: (I have to be careful myself so I don’t trouble Mitsuhide-san!)

[YUZUKI]: “But… Date Masamune, what kind of person is he, exactly?”

[MITSUHIDE]: “What do you mean by what kind?”

[YUZUKI]: “Um, his looks, or a characteristic feature. I don’t know him, so I don’t want to mistake him for another.”

[MITSUHIDE]: “… Masamune is of a race called “werewolves” and their characteristic are animal ears on their head.”

[YUZUKI]: “There’s such a distinct difference…”

[MITSUHIDE]: “All of Masamune’s principal vassals are werewolves as well, but Masamune is one-eyed so you will know him immediately if you meet him.”

[NOBUNAGA]: “… In any case, I do not think he would be an opponent you would mistake in the future.”

[YUZUKI]: (Huh…? What does he mean by that?)


It’s been a few days after we left Oda territory. Fortunately, we proceeded to the area of our destination without being attacked by enemies or yakuma.

[YUZUKI]: (Still, even though we’re close to the capital it feels somewhat deserted…)

[YUZUKI]: (It’s nice to get off the horse and stretch my body, but I don’t think I want to stay long here…)

When I looked around the area, I saw Mitsuhide-san and Nobunaga-san talking a slight distance away with solemn looks.

[MITSUHIDE]: “Nobunaga-sama. According to the reports from the advance scouts who have just returned, in this area the Date Army is already…”

[NOBUNAGA]: “… I see.”

Mitsuhide-san seemed a bit dispirited, but Nobunaga-san had an indifferent expression as usual.

[YUZUKI]: (I wonder what happened…)

Unable to enter into Nobunaga-san and Mitsuhide-san’s conversation, I thought to search for clues to Himemiko-sama but–

Even when I looked around, there were only ruined houses in a row, and there was no one.

[YUZUKI]: (I heard that after Himemiko-sama disappeared there was a surge of yakuma and that no one could even get close to the capital, but…)

[YUZUKI]: (Nobunaga-san said there was no way to make a mistake. Is this what he meant…)

[MITSUHIDE]: “It is dangerous to stay too long here, and so it is best we distance ourselves quickly.”

[YUZUKI]: “Eh? Then you mean–“

[???]: “Who is there.”

Suddenly, an unknown man who looked to be a military commander appeared in front of us.


[YUZUKI]: (He has ears on his head…! Could he possibly be… a werewolf!?)

(T/N: I feel like I say this all the time but Shimazaki’s voice is !! SO GOOD!! Much like Kagemochi, Mitsuhide sounds soooo soft when talking to MC and then when he gets scolded or responds to Nobunaga his voice becomes so emotionless and business-like. It’s good. The contrast is very good.)

19 thoughts on “SNB Oda ~ Chapter 10.1 ~

    yukihime03 said:
    April 24, 2018 at 21:29

    [MITSUHIDE]: “… Have no worries. In case of an emergency, I will protect you.”

    Dammit, Mitsuhide, don’t make me love you more than I already do… _(:3」∠)_

    I agree that Zakki’s voice is so nice (´∀`).
    He has such an ikemen voice, and I think he’s very well-suited to voice calm-and-quiet-but-passionate-inside type of guys. :P
    …I find it rather funny that he has the name “Nobunaga”, and here he is in Oda Army, but not as the leader. lol~

      Ilinox responded:
      April 25, 2018 at 16:52

      He’s so…….. gentlemanly. SOBS. It’s also kinda cute how well he and Nobunaga work together (same with the Oda army in general maybe) where all Nobunaga needs to do is just say a word and they’ll know what he wants. I actually nearly laughed when he did the same thing to Nobuyuki and was going to be like “Who the heck would understand that! You’re missing so many words!!” but I guess Nobuyuki is smart enough to pick up on what Nobunaga meant.

      You’re right! His voice is honestly so smooth?? Like wow, give him those cultured and quiet guys because he can pull them off so well. Haha, omg, that’d be so funny to be able to say “Nobunaga voiced by Nobunaga–“

    Bluesheep said:
    April 24, 2018 at 21:11

    I love how random it felt for Nobuyuki to pop out of nowhere as a cliffhanger, as said here it woke readers up. If he’s here and part of the other alliance does that mean Takeda or Uesugi is near by (sweat drop)? Or maybe he’s with a small team scouting out the area.

      Ilinox responded:
      April 25, 2018 at 16:49

      I was totally expecting Date to be here and waiting for the scheming war between Masamune and Nobunaga, so this caught me by surprise, haha. IIRC Sanada actually didn’t promise to join the alliance (they need time to decide) so I wonder if that’s true here as well and they’re just independently doing… something. Chasing down Date? Because rumors were that Date WAS here for a little while.

    Candy said:
    April 24, 2018 at 13:30

    It’s nice to see these boys again, it’s like I almost forgot about them with all the fire going on in the Uesugi route.
    Mitsuhideeee, I love how he is so soft on the heroine. But I wish we had some more interactions between Nobunaga and the heroine.

      Ilinox responded:
      April 25, 2018 at 10:38

      LOL RIGHT? You’d think there’d be more fires and destruction in Oda’s story (with Nobunaga and his people being the destroyers + fire-setters ofc) but they’re pretty calm and chill right now. Meanwhile, Uesugi is just melting down because of the personal conflict Kenshin gets put through.

      Most of the army stories seem to push MC and the leader but because Nobunaga is so aloof I feel like we’ve ended up getting more Mitsuhide interactions instead lmaojhkgfjh. And did you say the magic word for more interactions with Nobunaga because I may have a card story in the works– (look!! his voice was just!! what the heck illegal there!!)

        Candy said:
        April 25, 2018 at 10:57

        I feel a bit weird because I don’t know what to feel, lol. I prefer to accept the main pairing to avoid personal heart break but the Oda story confuses me, haha. Please pick your main male romantic interest already or tell me that there is none :”D

        Don’t tell me it’s this event’s Nobunaga card? :”””””D because I totally missed it and pulled Kenshin instead lmao. Not that I mind, lol, I never pulled the main event card before. But I feel like Kenshin’s stuff often just goes into “stay by my side”, *kiss* territory. I would not mind something funny for a change related to him and the heroine. Shake him a bit! Or is this a way of balancing the stress in his main story? :”D

        Actually any Nobunaga card is good because we get some THOUGHTS, and oh gods, he has thoughts, I can’t believe it. xD If only he’d talk a bit more……………

        Ilinox responded:
        April 25, 2018 at 16:48

        It is indeed Nobunaga’s event card this time. I never expect anything out of the event gacha cards and then I eat my words because they’re so good, wth. For example, Kagemochi’s that I translated just a week ago or so. !!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS ON GETTING KENSHIN! I was trying to get him this time as well but I’m not surprised that he didn’t come… I blew like six 10-rolls on his first event gacha when it got revived and HE STILL DIDN’T COME. That was the day I promised myself never again. NEVER AGAIN.

        I like to think Kenshin’s card stories are all extreme PDA because of the stress and ideals he has to live up to in his main story :’D but then again they gave him some pretty personal scenes in the main story too now… I’d like a cute story with Hideyoshi sOBS but all his card stories seems to be about the MC seeing underneath his mask.

        Anyway, YES I LOVE NOBUNAGA CARDS FOR THIS REASON. It’s so hard to tell what he’s thinking that when you finally do hear what he’s thinking… uGH my heart. And his voice!! OH BOY.

        Candy said:
        April 26, 2018 at 01:00

        Gotta be careful with those lottery games ;-) I saw people blow a lot of money on these types of games. You do it once, next time it’s easier… and so on. Thankfully I am not rich :P

        Lol, I was baffled when Kenshin was literally the first card in my single gacha pull. I guess someone had to fulfill the statistics and this time it was me :”D I’m sure someone will upload the card story somewhere on a video channel. :”D Meanwhile, *eyes that 10000th Mitsuhide gacha card* I want you but I won’t get you :”3

        I second that Hideyoshi cute story! :> Hm, also, I wonder if there is an extra romantic Masamune card story out there. I don’t have any of his cards, but I saw that many have letter-related themes. So I also cross fingers for more Masamune romance, lol.

        Yas, we have something to look forward to, then! Thank you for your hard work, I feel like this page is the perfect place for letting go of feels, even though it’s not a forum haha~

    Cey said:
    April 24, 2018 at 13:12

    Nice to be back with Mr ‘Oda-First-person’ (Aka Mr. ‘Personality’)
    I kind of missed him.
    And now I have to look for a video of Mitsuhide, because I want to hear his voice. =P

    BTW, Ilinox, do you remember I told you I wanted to learn japanese? Well, I already studied the hiragana and katakana syllabaries. And, last weekend I learned my first two kanji: The one for ‘beginning’ and the one for ‘spirit’, that together make ‘genki’
    This week I’m starting with grammar.
    (I’m so happy!) =D

      Ilinox responded:
      April 25, 2018 at 10:35

      Ahaha, do you mean Mr. This-one-refers-to-himself-in-third-person? |D;; Please don’t kill me Nobunaga, I think it’s cute–

      Same same. I left all the noble and sweet armies for last and did the schemers first, so it’s an interesting mood to come back to them and remember that these leaders don’t have any qualms in doing terrible things for their goals LOL. There’s no conflict between ideals and desires here.

      I do!! And that’s awesome! You’ll definitely see that kanji around everywhere, haha, it’s one of the most common words :”D. Are you self-learning or taking classes? Before you know it you’ll be reading and playing these games without any problems!

        Cey said:
        April 26, 2018 at 08:52

        I’m self-learning. Right now I’m using the “Tae Kim’s Guide to Learning Japanese” And I’m discovering the wonders of the particle だ. Hehe.

        BTW, I discovered that the most difficult thing in the world about learning Japanese, is trying to decipher English words written in katakana. I mean, I can change the katakana to romaji, but from there… like 80% of the words doesn’t make any sense to me. It’s annoying!!

        Ilinox responded:
        April 27, 2018 at 11:02

        Oh nice! That’s what I started out with too :D it’s really helpful for getting the basics down and then the rest is just exposure and looking up any grammar construction or word you don’t know. If you ever have any questions, feel free to drop by and ask ;3;/ I had a lot of help from more fluent friends when I was learning and that was a lifesaver.

        OH MAN LMAO THAT NEVER GETS BETTER. I try to throw it into google translate to see what pops up. Next attempt is google itself to see if anyone gives it an English name or makes it into an English something. And then I try to read it out loud and hope it’ll trigger an English word to me. Sometimes comprehension never comes :’D or they write the English word with the weirdest of katakana and you’re like “WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT!!” haha.

        EDIT: I’m never going to get over how long it took a friend and I to realize that this word in Black Wolves Saga was “gefrieter”. I SWEAR we were like “Grey Fritter???”.

        Cey said:
        April 28, 2018 at 09:02

        “they write the English word with the weirdest of katakana and you’re like “WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT!!” haha”

        I feel relieved I’m not the only one ‘traumatized’ here. LOL!

    AMBER said:
    April 24, 2018 at 02:08

    I agree :) :) :) One of my favorite seiyuu, Shimazaki’s voice is everything!

    I have to admit that I was sleepy while reading this chapter, but Nobuyuki does wake me up, surprised!

      Hisui Sama said:
      April 24, 2018 at 09:09

      I always read it half asleep, I read it early in the morning, after taking a medication. When I saw Nobuyuki, it was my surprise, that he was: As … but what … what the hell

        Ilinox responded:
        April 25, 2018 at 10:32

        I was so excited to see Masamune and Nobunaga interactions but when Sanada appeared instead I was like “omg what’s going to happen to innocent Yukimura” LOL. IT’S LIKE PUTTING A SMALL PUPPY UP AGAINST A DRAGON!! (Okay, no, Yukimura sounds tough in his own right but just… I’m so worried for him against any of the scheming armies.)

        @AMBER: I didn’t think much of him tbh when he did roles like Haru, but something about how polite and gentle-sounding Mitsuhide is makes me swoon. He’s so soft and sweet (and guilt-ridden and tragic–).

    garden said:
    April 24, 2018 at 02:05

    [MITSUHIDE]: “… Have no worries. In case of an emergency, I will protect you.”

    foreshadowing much, Senbura writers? if only I took this as a warning before hand…

    wow I just realized this is the first time Yuzuki from Oda route have seen or heard of the werewolves. that’s interesting… wait. I don’t think Yuzuki from the werewolves clan ever met a vampire either! they’re really ARE living in two separated area that supposed to had divided them, just as Mochi explained!

      Ilinox responded:
      April 25, 2018 at 10:30

      I swear every time someone says that in SNB now I imagine that they’re going to get wrecked hard in the following chapters >< It's a straight up flag raiser these days.

      Same!! I thought it was really cute too how confused (or maybe slightly jealous) Mitsuhide sounded when she asked for more details about Masamune LOL. And yeah I don't think she's seen any vampires with the werewolves! Unless you count guest characters. IIRC one of the werewolves had a cute skit where they wonder what it'd be like to be a vampire, haha. Who was it…

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