“I wish to continue seeing that smile of yours, closer than anyone else, now and into the future.”
Kenshin!? Stop!?!? I’m going to apologize ahead of time for all the links I’ve thrown in here because Kenshin insists on being cultured and keeps making me look things up. Apologies for the delay too because there was just so much to translate and not enough hours in the day.
Happy New Year. This year will be an important year for our army. For the people, as the Uesugi Army, we must grow even further. It is the same for myself personally as well…… As the general governing these lands, I wish to be a lord who everyone will be proud of. I want you to see that with your own eyes by my side. It is a selfish wish, but please share this year with me as well–.
This year is only for a little while longer. Everyone is extremely happy to greet the new year together with you. Kagekatsu has been preparing everything in high spirits. I wonder what kind of year next year will be. Hopefully, I want to be the one closer than anyone else who sees your smile. –Please do not leave my side.
Swear By My Beliefs
(Cards about the anime were given out and they correspond with each episode of the anime. Kenshin’s second card takes place after episode 10 of the anime).
[KENSHIN]: “The fated hour approaches……”
[KENSHIN]: “And it seems that you are to be placed in the center of this battle.”
[KENSHIN]: “Each army will contend with their own justice…… I have no doubt it will become a fierce battle.”
[KENSHIN]: “…… I apologize. I have caused you worry.”
[KENSHIN]: “–If there was a time where something were to happen to you, I swear by my beliefs, that I promise I will come save you without fail.”
Chat in the Bath
(Cards about the anime were given out and they correspond with each episode of the anime. Kenshin’s card takes place after episode 6 of the anime).
[KENSHIN]: “The other day, I took a bath together with Kagemochi and Kageie. It was a fine, rejuvenating time.”
[KENSHIN]: “Although we had a serious conversation, I felt calm and comfortable enough to almost forget the world is at war.”
[KENSHIN]: “I will put forth every effort as the general of Uesugi to ensure that one day all of Shinga will pass the time like that.”
[KENSHIN]: “…… Above all, I wish for the time I spend together with you to be a time where we can relax from the bottom of our hearts.”
[KENSHIN]: “–Won’t you stay by my side from now on?”