The Trusted Confidant (2007–…): Season 1, Episode 16 - Unmei no deai - full transcript


Let's attack the Takeda
with a deadly resolve.

Do you want the Suwa
bloodline to end?

If we die, so will Young Lord
Toraomaru and Princess Yu...

To protect the lives of his wife,
Nene, and heir, Toraomaru,

he submitted to the Takeda.

The fates of Princess Yu and
the Suwa clan lay in the hands

of the Takeda clan now.

Kansuke's strategy of obtaining
Suwa without a battle,

was reaching a big climax.

"Swift as the wind"

"Silent as the forest"

"Conquer like the fire"

"Unmovable as the mountain"


Episode 16:

Original Story by:
INOUE Yasushi

Screenplay by:

Music by:

Theme Music Performed by: NHK Symphony Orchestra
Theme Music Conductor: TAKASEKI Ken
Performed by: The Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra

Title Letters by: KAKINUMA Koji
Narrator: KAGAMI Sachiko

Period Consultant: SHIBATSUJI Shunroku
Customs Consultant: FUTAKI Kenichi
Architecture Consultant: HIRAI Kiyoshi
Wardrobe Consultant: KOIZUMI Kiyoko

Sword Fighting/Martial Arts Coach: HAYASHI Kunishiro
Conduct Coach: NISHIKAWA Minosuke
Noh Play Coach: KANZE Yoshimasa
Calligraphy Instructor: MOCHIZUKI Gyoun

Imperial Palace Dialect Coach: HORII Reiichi
Kyoto Dialect Coach: INOUE Yukiko
Yamanashi Dialect Coach: KASAI Kazuhiko
Horse-Riding Coaches: TANAKA Mitsunori, TSUJII Keiji


UCHINO Masaaki

TAKEDA Harunobu:


OBU Toramasa:

OYAMADA Nobuari:
TANABE Seiichi


HARA Toratane:


TAKEDA Nobushige: KASHIMA Noritoshi

KASUGA Gengoro: TANAKA Kotaro
IITOMI Genshiro: MAEKAWA Yasuyuki

SATO Ryuta



Princess Yu:

SUWA Mitsutaka: MAKIMURA Senzaburo

TAKATO Renpoken: KIZU Masayuki
Maki: OTANI Maiko
Lady Attendant: MATSUYAMA Aika

Protagonist: SAKUMA Jiro
Companion: KAKUTO Naotaka
Assistant: MORI Tsuneyoshi
Flute: ISSO Yoji
Small Drum: KO Shingo

Large Drum: YASUFUKU Mitsuo
Guardian: KOJIMA Hideaki
Chorus: FURUKAWA Mitsuru,
BAN Shintaro, KUWADA Takashi


Photographed in Cooperation with:
Yamanishi Prefecture
Nagano Prefecture

Aizuwakamatsu City in Fukushima Prefecture
Hokuto City in Yamanashi Prefecture

MUROZUMI Torasada:
KATO Takeshi

SUWA Yorishige:

ASADA Miyoko

TAKATO Yoritsugu:


SUWA Mitsuchika:

AMARI Torayasu:
RYU Raita

Lady OI:

ITAGAKI Nobukata:
CHIBA Shinichi

Executive Producer:

Art Direction by: AOKI Masakazu
Technology: KAWASAKI Kazuhiko
Sound Effects: WADA Naoya
Continuity: SATO Hideki
Editor: ABE Tadashi

Photography by: TAME Akihiro
Lighting by: IUCHI Minoru
Audio: NOHARA Tsunenori
Image Art: TANIMOTO Masahiro
Art Direction Manager: TAKAHASHI Hideki

Directed by:
ISO Tomoaki

Princess Yu...

Please believe in my brother.

Is Harunobu such a nice man?

The brother that I know...

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Take this with you...

Until the day we meet again...

It will protect you for me.

Here... Take this.

On July 5, 1542...

Suwa Yorishige, Nene,
and their son, Toraomaru,

were escorted to Kofu.

Thank you for coming out.




Your must be tired from traveling...

Rest your body and soul.

This is your home.



I'm glad you are safe...

Are you the Young Lord?

His name is Toraomaru.

Mother... Why isn't
my lord here with me?

What does Harunobu plan to do?

The men have their duties to do...

and the women have their duties to do.

Just focus on Toraomaru for now.

Why do you separate Nene
and Toraomaru from me?

Please wait here at Toko-ji
Temple for a while.

What am I waiting for?

The lord.

Isn't he in Kofu?

He's taking care of the
battle aftermath in Suwa.

Then why didn't we meet in Suwa?

Takato Yoritsugu is after your head.

Just kill Takato!

As soon as the Takato
withdraw their forces,

our lord will return to Kai.

Meanwhile, Nene and Toraomaru
are visiting home,

and I am confined in this temple.

Please rest assured and relax.

Meanwhile, Harunobu was at the
Takato's main camp in Suwa

conducting peace negotiations
for the battle aftermath.

West of the Miya-gawa in Suwa
will go to the Takato,

and east of it will go to the Takeda.

Wait... that doesn't
fulfill the agreement.


The Takato will govern as
the head of the Suwa clan,

as well as the Suwa lands.

If you will become a vassal
of the Takeda clan,

then that can be arranged.

Suwa Yorishige, who's the
head of the Suwa clan,

is in our custody and Uehara
Castle is under our control.

If anyone should raid
the Suwa lands now,

then he will be considered
an enemy to the Takeda!

You've been tricked, Brother!

Takato... no, Suwa... has been
strategically taken from us!

That's an odd thing to say...

I wonder who broke their agreement first...

Lord Takeda... you are something else...

How cunning of you!

You may be able to fool people,
but how can you fool the Suwa god?

I can't wait to see the decree
of Heaven fall upon you.

You needn't worry about that.

The Takeda clan are strong
believers of the Suwa god, too.

On July 9th, Harunobu who obtained
half of the Suwa lands,

left a small army at Uehara Castle
and returned to Kofu.

Face me.

Nene, have you been well?


I'm glad that Toraomaru is safe as well.

Sir Takeda, can you clear the
room so we can talk alone?

I don't want Nene to hear
our political discussion.


Please have consideration.

I understand.

Escort his Lady out.

Sir Takeda, this recent
battle was started from

Takato Yoritsugu's act of treason.

What the Takato told you
are all groundless lies.

It was their strategy
to attack and gain Suwa.

At this point, I would like you
to make peace with Suwa again

and punish Takato.

I, Suwa Yorishige, am willing to
agree to any peace terms for it.

Sir Suwa, Toraomaru will surely
get revenge for you someday.

You'll have to wait until
he reaches manhood...

When he succeeds the Suwa clan
and sends an army to Takato to

avenge his father, I shall
send aid to him immediately.

The only bond between Suwa
and Kai is Toraomaru.


Who's the one who made
light of our alliance

and joined hands with the Uesugi?

As for Toraomaru...

You're not lying, are you?

I swear to the gods on it.

JULY 21, 1542

Sir Suwa, your attire has been
arranged in the other room.

Are you telling me
to commit hara-kiri?

Is that Harunobu's will?

Yes, Sir.

For someone like you
to come as a messenger...

You must be deeply trusted
by Harunobu.

Who are you?

You don't look like one of
the hereditary vassals.

Are you from another province?

Come closer.

Come even closer.

I've made up my mind.
I'll be honest with you.

I took Takeda Harunobu lightly.

I took him lightly and tried
to take Saku from him.

Please be honest with me, too.

Was it the Takeda that
instigated the Takato?

That is correct.

I have a favor to ask of you.

Just ask me anything.

I've always thought a lord
must be merciful to his people,

and strong in battle.

But I brought demise
to my own province.

So I guess I have only myself to
blame for my lack of prudence.

No, you are a fine lord.

No... I learned that a lord
must be very cunning.

Even if I were to live it out...

I can't teach Toraomaru
to become cunning.

Nor do I want to teach him that.

Will you teach him that for me?

I don't want him to end up like me.

Very well.

Please take good care of
Toraomaru for me...

"Nene, if you feel for me, please
do not hate the Takeda clan..."

"and tell Toraomaru the same."

"I want you to raise him into
a fine lord of Suwa."

"With faith in Toraomaru's future,
please refrain from doing"

"anything dangerous. Don't be
ashamed of any protection you get."

"Just focus on saving Toraomaru."

"I am sending Yu to Yoritaka."

"I pray for God's blessings
on Suwa once again..."

Damn Takeda... Making a samurai
of my status commit hara-kiri!

It's not over yet.


The Takeda clan sent
a messenger saying that...

The lord has committed
suicide in Kai!

The lord committed suicide?

Sir Yoritaka has also
committed suicide in Kai.

Even Sir Yoritaka?

The lord has assumed blame for
the battle and committed suicide.

Sir Yoritaka has
followed him in death.

Per the lord's wish, the Lady
and the heir were entrusted

to the Takeda clan.

Princess, this is your
father's death poem.

"I shall wilt on my own
as the grass and leaf..."

"With a new lord,
can there be a bond again."

The lord left for Kai,
with that resolve.

It's a lie.

The Takeda are lying to us...

Father was killed by the Takeda.

He died in battle...

Don't you see it?

This death poem contains
his mortification.

There is no hope at all!

This is a lie...

Nene won't eat.

I had no idea she was that
close with Yorishige...

It was Suwa Yorishige that
betrayed you first.

Don't let it hurt you so...

If you didn't win, only death awaited...

Is this my battle as lord?
My destiny as lord?

What shall we do with the Suwa
soldiers still holding up

in Kuwabara Castle?


I'll leave it to you.

Leave no future concerns.

We must force the Suwa remnants
to submit by attacking them.

Kansuke and I will go there.

Isn't Yorishige's daughter in Suwa?

What will you do with her?

If I may humbly speak up...

We must end all bloodlines,
other than Sir Toraomaru's...

Or there will be trouble later.

The lord doesn't want any
trouble in the future, too.

That's only natural...

But, doesn't it ache your heart?

That's how battles are.

Itagaki and Kansuke headed
for Kuwabara Castle

to punish the Suwa remnants.

When Kuwabara Castle falls,
Suwa will belong to us...

As Yamamoto Kansuke strategized,

we would've overthrown the
Suwa clan without losing

a single soldier and saved
Lady Nene and the Young Lord.

Isn't that auspicious?

All that is left now is for
Kansuke to kill the princess.

Isn't that cruel?


Reporting! Komai's force of 300
at Uehara Castle is ready

to act as rear guards!

That won't be necessary.

I doubt there is anyone who
would escape from the castle.

They are all prepared to go
down with the castle.

The castle should fall
within a couple of hours.

Kansuke, are you planning to
kill everyone in there?

Wife? Kansuke had a wife?

Yes. She was a farmer's
daughter in Kuzukasa.

She was killed by the
previous lord, Nobutora.

She was pregnant with his child.

Is she the woman
from that deer hunt?

Yes, indeed.

Why did he come to Kai?

Is it because the previous
lord was banished?

Was Kansuke pulling the strings
behind that treasonous act?

No, that banishment
was planned by us.

That's true, too, but...

Does Kansuke still hold
a grudge against the Takeda?

I doubt that.

When I met him again after he
gained employment with the Takeda,

he had a different look in him.

Before, his grudge of losing
his wife and child...

was clearly showing
in his eyes.

He must not hold a grudge anymore.

I believe his heart is wholly
dedicated to the lord.

The look in his eyes when he
tried to kill me, showed it.

If he thinks I wouldn't
benefit the lord...

then he would kill me,
without hesitation.

Kansuke is not human...

He would discard his humanly
feelings for his lord.

Listen! Treat anyone who
submits, with care.

And capture those who resist, alive!


It's useless to resist!

Submit immediately!


Heizo, submit to the Takeda.
Suwa is in safe hands.

How can you say that after
you killed the lord!

The battle is over!

This is a battle here!




Why, it's Heizo!

Stay away!

So you are alive, fool!

Stop it!

Capture Heizo!

I got him!

I'm not letting you go!


Don't be caught by the
enemy and disgraced...

Prepare yourself to die...


Wait, Kansuke!

Isn't the Suwa princess
in the back there?

We must take her life...

I know...

but if the Takeda kill her,
it'll sow seeds of trouble.

As the princess of Suwa
she'd want to kill herself.

If she had that resolve, she
would've been dead long ago.

Stay away!

We won't go there...
What are you going to do?

Please don't let anyone in
until she kills herself.

I beg you!

She had sufficient time
to kill herself.

I had stopped her from it.

I felt sorry for her that
I couldn't bear to watch it.

However, at this point...

She's lying.

I was running away
not wanting to kill myself...

I don't want to commit suicide...

What are you saying, Princess!

I refuse.

I refuse to kill myself.

Why don't you want to?


Let me go!

Stay still!


Let me go!

Father... Yoritaka...
Everyone is dying...

So I want to at least live...

If I'm going to die, I want
someone else to do it...

I refuse to choose death
for myself!


I'm not afraid to die...

I'm more afraid to live...

This world is much scarier...

That is why I want to see it!

I want to live and see this world...

I want to see what happens to
this castle and the lake of Suwa...

I want to see it for myself...

Because it's a living hell...

I want to see it!

I don't want to die...

No matter how trying it is...

I want to live!

Kansuke, I don't want to die...

I want to live...

I want to see the scary things in
this world, including the battles.

Kansuke, I don't want to die...

I want to live.

Princess, we're going to
take you with us.

Let me go!


So the Suwa princess survived,
without committing suicide?

We have her confined at
Suwa Shrine right now.

So that Kansuke didn't
get rid of her...

Princess Yu has a very
strong personality...

We'll have to get rid
of her eventually...

What do you want?

Please run away...

Please run away!

Episode 16:
The End



Suwa city in Nagano prefecture.

Takeda Harunobu began the full-scale
war to conquer Shinano

a year after he succeeded the family.

Raiju-in where is said to had head
of defeated Suwa Yorishige was buried.

A local tale is said to had a rock
in the shrine ground shattered

by Yorishige's grudge against
Takeda-clan for the sudden attack.

Memorial tower which was discovered
among the old stones towers.

Is said to be used to mourn
Yorishige's spirit in secret.

Kuwabara Castle ground where
Suwa-clan surrendered to Harunobu.

In the story, this is where

Kansuke and Yu-hime make fatal encounter.

Yu-hime, who chose to live...

...her decision will change the Kansuke's fate.

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