Sengoku Night Blood ~ 2018 Christmas ~

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Our Christmas

(Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays to everyone! This time I got SNB’s holiday message in time, hehe.)

[KAGEKATSU]: “Hey, have you heard of ‘Christmas’?”

[KANETSUGU]: “What the heck is that?”

[KAGEKATSU]: “It’s written on this tile print… and it seems to be a topic in the town as well.”

[KANETSUGU]: “… I see, so it’s like a type of festival we don’t hear around here.”

.[KAGEKATSU]: “Everyone in the town looks like they’re having fun and there doesn’t seem to be anything dangerous, so why don’t we do this ‘Christmas’ thing as well?”

[KANETSUGU]: “You say that but, in the first place, what do we do?”

[KAGEKATSU]: “It looks like there’s lots of things, so how about those? Like that ‘exchanging presents’ thing.”

[KANETSUGU]: “What are you gonna do with just us giving each other presents?”

[KAGEKATSU]: “I’m not going to do anything, I just think it’s nice to do something different from usual. And, by doing the same thing as everyone in town, if we get a little closer to them I’d be happy.”

[KANETSUGU]: “Fine! Then—“

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Both of you seem to be enjoying yourselves. What are you talking about?”

[KAGEKATSU]: “We’re talking about the festival called ‘Christmas’. Kagemochi-san, have you heard of ‘Christmas’?”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “I’ve heard about it in town. Everyone seems to be having fun doing things like decorating.”

[KANETSUGU]: “So, we were talking about how we’d try to do it too.”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “That’s nice. May I be allowed to join?”

[KAGEKATSU]: “Of course. I was thinking we could try doing the ‘exchanging presents’ one…”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “In that case, why don’t we call for Kageie and Kenshin-sama as well? It will surely be interesting with more numbers.”

[KAGEKATSU]: “Mm. I want to try doing it together.”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Then we will each prepare a gift tonight and gather in the main hall.”


[KAGEMOCHI]: “Has everyone’s presents been prepared?”

[KAGEIE]: “Yeah! I—“

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Kageie, you cannot speak of what you prepared just now. ‘What each person has prepared goes around while the music plays, and when the music stops the passing around also stops. At that moment, the present in your hands becomes yours’ is how this game is done.”

[KAGEIE]: “Oh, oops! I prepared something good if I say so myself, so I was excited!”

[KAGEKATSU]: “Ah, but the music…”

[KENSHIN]: “There are no problems for that.”

[KAGEIE]: “I’m going to sing with all my heart!”

[KAGEKATSU]: “Kageie-san’s song?”

[KANETSUGU]: “When I went to tell Kenshin-sama this matter and discussed about whether we had a good song or not…”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Ah, I see.”

[KANETSUGU]: “Well, we should start soon—“

[KAGEIE]: “Here comes Kakizaki Kageie! La~~lalalaa~la~la~lalalalala~la♪”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “As always, the lyrics are lacking.”

[KENSHIN]: “Hm, it’s characteristic of Kageie.”

[KANETSUGU]: “Wait, hold on, I think if no one stops him he’ll continue singing forever.”

[KAGEKATSU]: “Yeah.”

[KENSHIN]: “Stop!”

[KAGEIE]: “—My lord!”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Now, someone’s present should have arrived at everyone’s hands. I have Kanetsugu’s. This is…”

[KANETSUGU]: “An obi. The thread used is of high quality, same with the colors and pattern placement. It’s been a while since I’ve seen such harmony on a fabric, so I thought this would be a good present.”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Indeed. I cannot match your judgment, Kanetsugu, but even I could tell immediately that it is an excellent item. I will use it carefully.”

[KANETSUGU]: “As long as you’re pleased I’m glad. What I got was Kagekatsu’s, huh… What is this?”

[KAGEKATSU]: “A model assembly of the castle.”


[KAGEKATSU]: “They did even the small details very well, so I liked it. We should build it together.”

[KAGEIE]: “That’s nice. I… got the one from Kagemochi. This is a pillow!”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Yes. Although, in your case, using a pillow may be a bit odd…”

[KAGEIE]: “I’ll use it! I’ll hug it tightly!”

[KENSHIN]: “Kageie’s gift came to me. These are pickled vegetables.”

[KAGEIE]: “Yes! I chose things that looked like they would taste the best, like daikon and eggplant!”

[KENSHIN]: “Very good. They will be snacks with my sake tonight. Thank you.”

[KANETSUGU]: “This means Kenshin-sama’s gift reached Kagekatsu, didn’t it.”

[KAGEKATSU]: “Mm. I got a book. Father, thank you very much. I will read it and treasure it.”

[KENSHIN]: “Aa.”

After that, in the Uesugi castle…

The sight of an Uesugi parent and child was often seen sitting beside each other on the veranda reading romance novels—

[KAGEKATSU]: “I want to ‘exchange presents’ again next year.”

13 thoughts on “Sengoku Night Blood ~ 2018 Christmas ~

    Faura said:
    January 19, 2020 at 04:11

    Looking back on this, was I the only one screaming in my head to get Kageie out of there the moment they saw the lyrics? (For some weird reason too, I ended up meowing cat sound instead of screaming in the middle of the night. My mom asked if I had gone crazy because I woke her and dad up. Oops… Still, it strangely makes me want a pet cat now too… Lol! Yup, I’m weird.)

    waterinegirl said:
    January 3, 2019 at 01:01

    Belated Merry xmas.

    im curious… does xmas exist in japan during sengoku period?

    [KANETSUGU]: “Wait, hold on, I think if no one stops him he’ll continue singing forever.”
    jolly as usual…

    [KANETSUGU]: “This means Kenshin-sama’s gift reached Kagekatsu, didn’t it.”
    this is really nice…

      Ilinox responded:
      January 3, 2019 at 09:46

      Belated Happy Holidays!! And, surprisingly, yes! The Sengoku period was a time when missionaries were sent to Japan and introduced Christian culture (and how we have some detailed records of Nobunaga because he was a patron of Jesuit missionaries iirc. He even established the first Christian church).

    AMBER said:
    December 27, 2018 at 03:01

    Happy belated Christmas! Ack I’m too late, sorry ._. since we didn’t celebrate Christmas here, I wasn’t off like others TvT However, hope everyone had lovely holidays and great times!

    Thank you for translating this! It’s such a cute story I don’t know which part I should start mentioning first lol Kanetsugu is just adorably(?) serious. It’s good to see him speechless sometimes hehe :D Kagekatsu and Kageie are very cute. And Kenshin XD aren’t you feel shy anymore about the romance novel. The ending stated father and son sitting together reading romance novel is just too cute. I used too many ‘cute’ here XD

      Ilinox responded:
      December 27, 2018 at 09:11

      Aw, boo to not getting any days off. I personally don’t celebrate Christmas but it is a statutory holiday here so everyone’s pretty much off |D. Hope you’ve been having good days at least!!

      Hehe, you’re welcome! I wasn’t expecting a story to drop so I’m glad I caught it in time to translate it for Christmas (they didn’t do one last year! But then again they didn’t do a Halloween story last year either). They’re all being cute here \o/ so they deserve that word being used many times, haha.

    Cheek Rubsu said:
    December 25, 2018 at 19:37

    Hope everyone is enjoying the holidays~! Sending all the feel-good vibes~

    So what it sounds to me is they’re doing some sort of Secret Santa thing with a ‘musical chairs’ twist, lol. I can’t tell Kanetsugu is upset or not with his gift. I’m gonna be optimistic and say he’s just too touched but tsun to appreciate the gift.
    Kageie really appreciates his gift, but for some reason I’m kind of getting the feeling this’ll open the flood gates for this… ship. Did he get a dakimakura or something? And from the context, it almost seems he doesn’t normally use pillows???
    Omg parent and child reading romance novels… well, I shouldn’t be surprised if Kagekatsu takes after Kenshin when it comes to spicy alone times with MC~

    This ended in a sweet note. Thanks for translating this; it’s a fun read~!

      Ilinox responded:
      December 25, 2018 at 23:40

      Aw, thanks and you too! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!

      You’re spot on with the Secret Santa Musical Chairs edition LOL. I’m not sure how to read his reaction too but I think he’s just speechless for better or worse |D everyone’s gift after his seems a bit… lacking /o\.

      IIRC in the Sengoku period they used headrests like these. There’s some neat history about the belief behind it there, which surprised me since I only knew the bit about keeping their hairstyles. I think we actually see Nobunaga using one either in the anime or in the manga, hmm. But I was confused just like you because Kagemochi makes it sound like Kageie in particular doesn’t use a pillow when you’d think everyone would be using headrests… unless they’ve moved on already. I laughed when Kageie basically said he’d use it as a dakimakura though.

      KENSHIN PLEASE DON’T TAINT YOUR SON– hahaha. I feel like Kagekatsu still has really pure stories though? It’s Kenshin who’s still ridiculously and scarily smooth for being the ideal general detached from worldly and human desires.

      You’re welcome and I’m glad you enjoyed it :D.

    Hisui Sama (@Hisui0Sama) said:
    December 25, 2018 at 17:19

    Merry Christmas to all

    Christmas with Uesugi, a dream come true lol
    [KAGEIE]: “Here comes Kakizaki Kageie! La~~lalalaa~la~la~lalalalala~la♪”
    [KAGEMOCHI]: “As always, the lyrics are lacking.”
    [KENSHIN]: “Hm, it’s characteristic of Kageie.”
    [KANETSUGU]: “Wait, hold on, I think if no one stops him he’ll continue singing forever.”
    [KAGEKATSU]: “Yeah.”
    [KENSHIN]: “Stop!”
    [KAGEIE]: “—My lord!”
    this part gave me a lot of laughter

    [KANETSUGU]: “This means Kenshin-sama’s gift reached Kagekatsu, didn’t it.”
    [KAGEKATSU]: “Mm. I got a book. Father, thank you very much. I will read it and treasure it.”
    What a coincidence that Kenshin’s gift ended up in the hands of Kagekatsu…

    lol could not help it, lol It was the first thing I thought

    The sight of an Uesugi parent and child was often seen sitting beside each other on the veranda reading romance novels—
    It was very nice, I ended up being a way to spend time together

      Ilinox responded:
      December 25, 2018 at 23:26

      Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I can’t help but feel like Kanetsugu is the only one who treated this seriously LOL because he saw a really fine fabric and anybody could have worn it. Kagemochi’s is interesting… I mean technically anyone could use a pillow but he does think it’s unsuited for Kageie (who luckily is going to use it). Kagekatsu’s present seems more like for himself and Kageie’s present is uhhh food. And then Kenshin’s present is just ?? LOL. Maybe he thinks everyone can enjoy romance novels and that’s pretty cute.

    Reggie said:
    December 25, 2018 at 14:02

    🎊🎁🎄Merry Christmas to everyone! 🎄🎁🎊
    This time it’s Uesugi 😘and they have long scenario than Sanada’s Halloween story. Hmm…. Kanetsugu seems his not happy about his gift 😅.

    And the sight of father and son reading a romance novel together is so cute but….. Hmm…. Well, maybe it’s his son so it’s ok to read it with him ( I just remember Kenshin’s potion interaction about romance novel). Maybe someday Kagekatsu will be Mr. Romantico like his father upon reading it. lol 😂

      Ilinox responded:
      December 25, 2018 at 23:24

      Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays (still Christmas here so this counts–). LOL I feel like Kagekatsu’s gift was more for himself than whoever could potentially get it. I wonder if he was hoping Kenshin would get it though so he could build the replica castle with his father…

      LOL YEAH I was really surprised Kenshin gave a ROMANCE novel to someone. Way to reveal your own taste?? Or force your own taste onto someone |D.

    HikaruSora said:
    December 25, 2018 at 09:01

    Phew, finally come back, and my test’s over… Also, Merry Christmas guys~! Hope you enjoy the holiday~!

    Ehm, the story kinda cute somehow, but Kageie got pillow lol XD
    And, is Kanetsugu got Uesugi’s castle replica or something like that?

    Really hope for New Year’s story are Takeda’s one, but… It depends of writers lolol
    Thank you for your hard works, and happy holidays~!

      Ilinox responded:
      December 25, 2018 at 13:14

      Welcome back and Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays :D! Haha, yep yep Kanetsugu got a miniature model of the castle that you have to piece together. IIRC they didn’t do a story for last year /o\ just resolutions and a countdown.

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