SNB Takeda ~ Chapter 9.5 ~

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Chapter 9: A Bolt From the Blue

The Takeda army and the Sanada army, having formed an alliance, pursued their enemies with great vigour and soon began to pressure them.

Just when things were thought to be flowing smoothly, Masanobu was injured by an enemy’s surprise attack…

Chapter 9.5

[KENSHIN]: “Won’t you join hands with me?”

[SHINGEN]: “!?”

Shingen-san widened his eyes at Kenshin-san’s unexpected proposal.

[YUZUKI]: (Join hands… what does he mean?)

[SHINGEN]: “… In short, you’re saying you want to have an alliance like the one we have with Sanada?”

[KENSHIN]: “Precisely. If we cooperate we will become a much more powerful force.”

[SHINGEN]: “… Are you for real?”

[KENSHIN]: “Of course.”

Kenshin-san’s eyes, when he answered simply, did not seem to be lying or joking.

[SHINGEN]: “To approach me with that… something big must have happened.”

[KENSHIN]: “Your surmise is correct… Just earlier, Date brought forth information.”

[KENSHIN]: “It appears Oda and Toyotomi have allied.”

[SHINGEN]: “Wha…! Those guys!? For what exactly…”

[KENSHIN]: “We have not grasped that information yet… However, this is likely to be fact.”

[YUZUKI]: (Erm… by Oda and Toyotomi they probably mean Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi… right?)

I didn’t know the scale of the armies but from both their conversation I was able to understand that it was a pretty dangerous situation.

[KENSHIN]: “Seeing that Oda and Toyotomi have allied– as long as we remain as we are, we will be mutually destroyed.”

[SHINGEN]: “… That’s why you wanna join hands, huh.”

[KENSHIN]: “Yes, everything is to protect the people. Surely you cannot overlook this either.”

[SHINGEN]: “……”

Shingen-san’s expression stiffened.

[YUZUKI]: (Shingen-san is unsettled…)

[SHINGEN]: “… Up to now, we’ve fought as longtime rivals.”

[SHINGEN]: “And in those battles many soldiers died. You know that, right?”

[KENSHIN]: “Naturally, this is all in consideration of that.”

[KENSHIN]: “But still, we must join hands. So as not to make any more sacrifices…”

[KENSHIN]: “… You should be able to understand, correct?”

[SHINGEN]: “I…”

[YUZUKI]: “Shingen-san…”

[YUZUKI]: (I don’t know what he should choose. But…)

I gently held Shingen-san’s hand.

[YUZUKI]: “No matter what you choose… I’ll follow you, Shingen-san.”

[SHINGEN]: “You…”

When I squeezed his hand to convey my resolve, Shingen-san’s expression softened a little.

[SHINGEN]: “… Thanks.”

Shingen-san murmured that and then sheathed the sword he had in hand into its sheath.

[KENSHIN]: “Oh…?”

[SHINGEN]: “I’ve made up my mind.”

[SHINGEN]: “Let’s join hands. We’ll have a temporary truce.”

[KENSHIN]: “… Hm, this conversation is concluded then.”

[KENSHIN]: “In that case, let us withdraw our armies. A letter will be sent later with details.”

[KENSHIN]: “Let us leave, Kagemochi.”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “My lord.”

[YUZUKI]: (Even though it was such a violent battle, it’s over so easily like this…)

[SHINGEN]: “Wait, Kenshin.”

[KENSHIN]: “What. The conversation should be over now…”

[SHINGEN]: “In the end, this alliance is temporary.”

[SHINGEN]: “The moment this alliance is done, I’ll definitely settle things with you!”

[KENSHIN]: “Of course.”

Answering shortly like that, Kenshin-san left the spot without turning back.

[SHINGEN]: “… An alliance with that guy, huh.”

Shingen-san muttered this, looking in the direction where Kenshin-san left.

[SHINGEN]: “Sorry… You got pulled in.”

[YUZUKI]: “Pulled in… In the first place, it was my fault for getting caught. More importantly, Shingen-san… are you okay…?”

[SHINGEN]: “Okay, huh… I’m certainly not calm. But I don’t regret what I’ve decided.”

Ponpon, my head was patted.

[SHINGEN]: “Alright, we’ll pull out our army too. Gotta fulfill my promise with Kenshin.”

[YUZUKI]: “Right…”

[YUZUKI]: (Shingen-san… I hope he’s not forcing himself.)

–Like this we returned to everyone to tell them about the end of the war and the alliance with Uesugi.

(T/N: SNB can get surprisingly dark and serious and I love this bit where Shingen points out how many people have died in their battles, and yet they’re just going to ally themselves like this? It almost makes their deaths meaningless but luckily Shingen is still gungho about settling things with Kenshin afterwards. But it’s an interesting and serious thing to consider.)

8 thoughts on “SNB Takeda ~ Chapter 9.5 ~

    AMBER said:
    November 6, 2018 at 02:56

    Damn if only I could catch up your blog every day T T I was too busy with the works and life recently. I feel a lil bit distant from my SNB boys lately, feeling so guilty T T

    THAT’s WHAT I THOUGHT every time the alliance has been proposed. I dislike the fact that before they join hands together, there were countless soldiers died before.Not specifically between these 2 armies but other armies as well. However, it’s a true charm of reading something about warfare right? Good conflict and guilt :’)

    Kagemochi was too dreadful ;( this is also a good conflict I love about him LOL I was angry to see him treated MC that way but what can I do LOL Although being this merciless, he’s still charming as hell. //cries

      Ilinox responded:
      November 6, 2018 at 10:53

      Aw, no worries, real life always comes first! Besides, isn’t it much better to binge read instead of having to wait for the next part to come out? |D

      Oh, that’s a good point! For some reason this point doesn’t feel as prominent in the Oda and Toyotomi alliance LOL I guess it’s because they’re so much outright tension the soldiers are probably fully aware that, at the earliest convenient moment, they’ll get to turn on their “allies”. But to me once Shingen and Kenshin decide on an alliance then for all intents and purposes they are allied in the full embodiment of the meaning and will expect their soldiers to set aside their grudges which is, ack, when you think about how people’s friends might have been killed by the other army, etc etc.

      :’)) Gotta embrace their two sides shjjhsjh.

    Cey said:
    November 5, 2018 at 13:04

    Still mad at Kagemochi. ¬¬
    But I’m glad to see an alliance between Shingen and Kenshin. But still I’m worried. Are the Mouri really that powerful? I guess there has to be a point in the story where everyone allies, but then, does everyone allies against the Mouri or against the yakuma? I want to see that.

    What if the Mouri control the yakuma?
    What if the yakuma are the angry spirits of all the people who had died in the wars after Himemiko (did I got the name right?) disappeared?
    What if Himemiko only went to take a vacation and then she missed the ‘light’ back to her world and now is stuck in some other alternate universe… (Weird coincidence here between the hologram of princess Leia from A2D2 and the hologram of Himemiko from Yuzuki’s cellphone.)
    What if I better stop saying nonsense and go back to work… LOL

    Have a nice day!

      Ilinox responded:
      November 5, 2018 at 16:44

      LOL I’m still hoping for the small possibility that brutal things will happen in each route because we have multiple “protagonists” so it should be okay for the route you’re following to win over everyone else, right? |D;; PLEASE GIVE ME ACTUAL CONSEQUENTIAL CHOICES.

      But yeah I’m curious about when they finally see Mouri because they’re only going there under rumors of more clues to Himemiko, so they’re not necessarily targeting Mouri for Mouri.

      Possibly spoilers because I’ve read the first season of Mouri’s chapters but they’re not controlling the yakuma LOL but they certainly seem to have a deep history with Himemiko (more so than any other army) and Motonari is doing more than any other leader in actually investigating the origin of yakuma.

      I still believe the yakuma are Himemiko’s mysterious honor guards who were corrupted :’D since yakuma appeared when she disappeared right? She disappeared cause she got consumed or sealed away by her… corrupted honor guard? By a betrayer? LOL who knows.

      I don’t have any thoughts on Himemiko’s origin though |D it’d make sense if she was a dimension hopper too like our girl, maybe they’re just repeating history, but hmmmm.

    waterinegirl said:
    November 4, 2018 at 23:35

    i’ll rather support usuegi-takeda-sanada

    hideyoshi-date-oda are prone to backstab and betrayals

      Ilinox responded:
      November 5, 2018 at 10:53

      Haha, at least Toyotomi-Oda-Date are open about how much they distrust each other |D is it really a backstab and betrayal if you’re half-expecting one to happen at any time?

    leohikarusora said:
    November 4, 2018 at 01:34

    Hhhmmmm… Let me recall the story again in overall. Two rivals join hands (both Takeda-Uesugi and Oda-Toyotomi), while two puppi- ehem, I mean two rest army (Sanada-Date) are got separated and all 6 army will fight the mysterious army (Mouri). Waw, that’s kinda complicated but let’s see what gonna happen in Shinga…

    And yeah, I’m agree with what you say in note, Shingen was truly a good leader since he mention how much sacrifice in war with Kenshin, and he’s not gonna let it slip even they made an alliance.

    Out of topic. If you really want to know what happened with Nobuyuki in Book 2, I’ll tell a clue, “He turn his back from… You know” (I hope this won’t spoiler others)

    Thank you for your hard works…

      Ilinox responded:
      November 4, 2018 at 15:34

      Isn’t it overall Oda-Toyotomi-Date vs Takeda-Uesugi-Sanada vs Mouri? |D since Sanada and Date end up making their alliance choices at the end of their first season.

      Fingers crossed SNB keeps remember how serious themes of war is even though it’s an otome game!

      Ah, I was just going to let myself find out when I finally get to their second season >< so please no spoilers! Since I'm translating them I figure I'll just do it as I read now, instead of having to do things twice, which is why I haven't read any of the new stories at all.

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