SNB Sanada ~ Chapter 2.1 ~

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Chapter 2: Determination, the Strength to Protect!

Brought along by Imari, she went to search for a clue at the place “Himemiko” was supposed to have visited.

In the middle of that, she caught a glimpse of Yukimura’s inner character from the talks of the people and their lives.

Chapter 2.1

[IMARI]: “Over here. It’s dark, so please watch your feet.”

[YUZUKI]: (He said he found a clue about Himemiko-sama… but where in the world would that be.)

[IMARI]: “I worked hard, you know. During the time everyone was fighting the yakuma, I kept on searching for information on Himemiko-sama.”

.[IMARI]: “And then I learned one thing which is that Himemiko-sama seemed to have visited the land ahead of us all by herself.”

[IMARI]: “But… she was in a position where she couldn’t go out without a reason.”

[IMARI]: “On the occasions she did go out, Himemiko-sama would always be accompanied by her attendants.”

[IMARI]: “And yet, she came to Sanada territory alone…”

[IMARI]: “I think that Himemiko-sama had some very important business, or something she had to hide.”

[YUZUKI]: “Something she had to hide…”

[IMARI]: “But if we were to go to the place Himemiko-sama visited alone then we might find a clue.”

[IMARI]: “And if we follow the clues then you should be able to return to your original world and I might be able to see Himemiko-sama again.”

[IMARI]: “So, let’s work hard togeth–“

[IMARI]: “!?”

[YUZUKI]: “What’s wrong?”

[IMARI]: “T-This is bad. I’m going to hide for a bit!”

[YUZUKI]: “Eh? W-Wait, Imari-kun…!?”

[???]: “Fuuah~…”

[KAMANOSUKE]: “Huh…? The castle town’s not in this direction…?”

[YUZUKI]: “K-Kamanosuke-san.”

[KAMANOSUKE]: “Huh? What’re you doing here at this time? Are you lost like me?”

[KAMANOSUKE]: “I was asked to run an errand by Nobuyuki-sama… fuah~. But I lost my way.”

[KAMANOSUKE]: “So, why are you here then?”

[YUZUKI]: “Erm, uh, that’s…”

[YUZUKI]: (W-What do I do. I feel like it’d be bad if I said the truth here, so I’ll–)

[YUZUKI]: “… Um, I was in the middle of a short walk. It’s my first time in these lands so a lot of things are unusual. It’s peaceful taking a walk and I really like doing it.”

[KAMANOSUKE]: “Ohh… really?”

[YUZUKI]: (Uu… does he suspect me?)

[KAMANOSUKE]: “We’re the same.”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh?”

[KAMANOSUKE]: “I like to take walks too. It feels nice walking outside.”

[KAMANOSUKE]: “We might be… two peas in a pod.”

[KAMANOSUKE]: “How about we take a walk together next time? I’ll show you my favorite trails.”

[YUZUKI]: “Sure, thank you. I look forward to it.”

[YUZUKI]: (Phew, I dodged the question… maybe?)

[KAMANOSUKE]: “But it’s annoying to remember paths so I get lost a lot. I’m lost right now.”

[KAMANOSUKE]: “Well, that’s also fun though so it’s fine.”

[KAMANOSUKE]: “I’m going to go now. See you.”

[YUZUKI]: (Huh? Was the castle town that way? Will Kamanosuke-san be okay…)

[IMARI]: “Fuah. Looks like we got through that somehow.”

[IMARI]: “Now we can fiiinally go ahea–“

[???]: “Alright, here I go!”

[IMARI]: “Huh? Is this voice…”

[IMARI]: “It’s Saizou-san. He’s really concentrating… and seems to be training.”

[SAIZOU]: “New ninja art… Dance of the Four Seasons Shuriken!”

[SAIZOU]: “Hah! Toh! Doryaa!”

[YUZUKI]: (Saizou-san works hard in secret, huh. That’s a bit cool–)

[SAIZOU]: “Hm… the name is perfect but it’s still not acceptable.”

[SAIZOU]: “This method of throwing isn’t drawing out my posture at all.”

[SAIZOU]: “Like this? Or… no, like this. I can balance my beauty and my new ninja art with this.”

[SAIZOU]: “Aah… I am terrified of my own ingenious. The heavens appear to have granted me with more than two gifts.”

[YUZUKI]: (T-This isn’t training anymore… it’s an effort to show off his coolness, right!?)

[YUZUKI]: (I feel like it was a bit of a waste to be impressed…)

[IMARI]: “Uh, umm… Saizou-san looks like he’s really into training so, while he’s doing that, let’s quietly go.”

[IMARI]: “This should be the place Himemiko-sama visited but…”

[IMARI]: “Hrmm, I don’t see anything in particular, huh.”

[IMARI]: “But since we’re here already why don’t we split up and search nearby.”

[IMARI]: “I’ll look over here, so can I ask you to look over there?”

[YUZUKI]: “O-Okay. I’ll try.”

[IMARI]: “It’s late at night so after we check around let’s meet up again. Be careful now!”

[YUZUKI]: (Now then… what do I do. Although I said I’ll try my best, but…)

[YUZUKI]: (Uu… the forest at night is really scary. There’s no electric lights, so it’s even more so…)

[YUZUKI]: (Huh? S-Something’s here…!?)

[YAKUMA]: “GUAAARGH!”

[YUZUKI]: “No way!? Y-Yakuma–!?”

[YUZUKI]: “Ahhhhh…!”

(T/N: I didn’t expect to be doing one of these TN notes for Saizou of all people LOL but his shuriken move uses the phrase 雪月花 (setsugekka), which translates literally to snow, moon, flowers. This references a poem by the Chinese poet, Bai Juyi, in the Tang dynasty about the beauty of the four seasons. In Chinese it’s “雪月花時最憶君” while in Japanese it’s “雪月花の時 最も君を憶う” (I remember you most when I see the snow, moon, or flowers). Actually, on a side note, in Japanese they like to order it as 月雪花 with the moon coming first |D.)

7 thoughts on “SNB Sanada ~ Chapter 2.1 ~

    Kanade-chan~ said:
    September 2, 2018 at 19:30

    For some reason, every time Kamanosuke yawns, I just feel tired too…
    Overlooking Saizou’s, well… “flamboyant-ness”, he’s surprising good at coming with poetic names… Well, probably not so surprising since he is very……. vibrant??? I don’t know what else to use other than narcissist right now……

    While I really want to see the heroine getting her way out of this herself, I’ll assume that it isn’t going to be the case here……

    Thanks for translating!

      Ilinox responded:
      September 3, 2018 at 16:32

      He’s so my pace that you can’t help but get sucked into it too LOL I feel the same (he just makes everything seem so sleepy and tiring and non-urgent). Hahaha, I bet you Saizou spends a ridiculous amount of time by himself just coming up with poetic names to name all his moves so he sounds cool.

      Unfortunately, most heroines in these sorts of games don’t get out of it much on their own ;w; I can only think of that one time in Date’s route where she escapes with Imari’s help.

    Reggie said:
    August 4, 2018 at 05:49

    I can’t blame the baby tanuki here because he has no idea about her blood being attracted by yakumas. He’s just desperate to see Himemiko again and help Yuzuki to get home.
    Oh no, Kamanosuke needs more attention than the other puppies, he really lost a lot 😱 and I don’t think so that being lost is fun especially when you have an errand to do…… 😨
    And yeah girl it’s useless to watch Saizou’s narcissistic training -__-

      Ilinox responded:
      August 4, 2018 at 14:48

      Mhm ;w; he probably didn’t even know this place was a yakuma spawning ground or something. I’m surprised that Saizou or Kamanosuke (if they’re still in the forest) didn’t hear the yakuma roaring like this or MC screaming.

      LOL I think it’s implied that he’s coming back from his errand so he’s finished it already and is just trying to get back to the castle via the castle town (since that’s just the town right below/around the castle). But for sure I always worry about that because like ?? really you’re going to send someone who is KNOWN for getting lost onto a mission? How do things get done LOL. But then again these gags seem to always disappear whenever it’s serious (aka. Masatoyo’s lack of presence).

      Poor Saizou |D;; no one’s a fan of him here.

    yukihime03 said:
    August 4, 2018 at 02:14

    “I didn’t expect to be doing one of these TN notes for Saizou of all people LOL” -> I didn’t expect to READ one of these TN notes for Saizou of all people LOL. |D
    I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that Saizou knows his poems, but…

    [YUZUKI]: (T-This isn’t training anymore… it’s an effort to show off his coolness, right!?)
    [YUZUKI]: (I feel like it was a bit of a waste to be impressed…)

    …unlike Yuzuki, I think it ‘s a lot of waste to be impressed by Saizou. So I won’t even start. lol

    Judging by the order, I’m expecting Sasuke to appear anytime soon… Soon being the operative word.

      Ilinox responded:
      August 4, 2018 at 14:45

      He’s pulling out some Kenshin-level of culture references here LOL. I actually nearly spat out water at MC’s comments because she’s actually?? sassing someone for once!!

      Hehehe, who will save her from the yakuma!! Dun dun dun.

        Cey said:
        August 6, 2018 at 10:34

        If she’s the sass type in this route, I wouldn’t get surprised if she saved herself. =D
        (Well, I’m going into the next part, to know the answer now.)

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