The Trusted Confidant (2007–…): Season 1, Episode 17 - Hime no namida - full transcript

In July of 1542, Suwa Yorishige,
who was defeated by Harunobu,

was ordered to commit suicide.

In order to crush the Suwa force,

Kansuke attacked
Kuwabara Castle, but...

I refuse to choose death!

He has his fateful encounter

with Princess Yu,
Suwa Yorishige's daughter.

I want to live...
and see this world...

Kansuke saved Princess Yu's life.


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Please run away...

"Swift as the wind"

"Silent as the forest"

"Conquer like the fire"

"Unmovable as the mountain"


Episode 17:

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
Horse-Riding Coaches: TANAKA Mitsunori, TSUJII Keiji

Imperial Palace Dialect Coach: HORII Reiichi
Kyoto Dialect Coach: INOUE Yukiko
Yamanashi Dialect Coach: KASAI Kazuhiko


UCHINO Masaaki

TAKEDA Harunobu:


OBU Toramasa:

OYAMADA Nobuari:
TANABE Seiichi


TAKEDA Nobushige: KASHIMA Noritoshi

KASUGA Gengoro: TANAKA Kotaro
IITOMI Genshiro: MAEKAWA Yasuyuki

SATO Ryuta




Princess Yu:

TAKATO Renpoken: KIZU Masayuki

Maki: OTANI Maiko
TAKEDA Taro: KATO Seishiro

TOGAWA Takahiro


Photographed in Cooperation with:
Yamanishi Prefecture
Nagano Prefecture

Aizuwakamatsu City in Fukushima Prefecture
Hokuto City in Yamanashi Prefecture
Japanese Drum Performance:

MUROZUMI Torasada:
KATO Takeshi

ASADA Miyoko

TAKATO Yoritsugu:


AMARI Torayasu:
RYU Raita

Lady OI:

ITAGAKI Nobukata:
CHIBA Shinichi

Executive Producer:

Art Direction by: INUKAI Shinji
Technology: TANAKA Mitsuru
Sound Effects: ISHIKAWA Takao
Continuity: SATO Hideki
Editor: ABE Tadashi

Photography by: SASAKI Tatsunosuke
Lighting by: HORIKAGO Isamu
Audio: FUJII Yoshiyasu
Image Art: TAKAHASHI Yoshihiro
Art Direction Manager: MATSUTANI Takafumi

Directed by:

Please run away!

Run... and what?

Go wherever you want.

And live however you please.

However, the Suwa princess must die...

If you are willing to live
as an ordinary woman...

and not as the Suwa princess...

then you can leave here.

Are you afraid that I might
seek revenge against the Takeda?

If not you...

Your future son or samurai
husband might attempt it...

If you will promise to end
that concern we have...

And what will happen to you?

What did Lord Takeda order you to do?

Please do not worry about me.

The princess chose to live.

So please live as you wish.

Abandon your province
and live strongly.

I understand.

I shall do as you say.


It doesn't matter what kind
of life I end up with...

It's better than living
under the Takeda protection.

I will leave Suwa.

Why did you save me?

Are you going to help me?

My guardian god is the Marici, too...

Therefore, I cannot
abandon you, who have it...

I got the attire ready,
as you instructed...

You haven't told anyone
about this, have you?

Of course not.

I may be betraying the lord.

Master, do not worry...

You, who serve the Takeda,
are letting them escape...

Therefore, the princess won't
hold a grudge against them.


Obu, if Father should hear
about the invasion on Suwa...

What do you think he'll say?

It was his dream to take
control of Suwa someday...

I'm sure he'll be happy about it.

Did I end up carrying out his dream?

It is the dream of Kai...

Those words have saved my soul.

The reason why I summoned you... because I want you
to be my son, Taro's guardian.

I'm to be the Young Lord's guardian?

You are my most humble and
loyal vassal in the clan.

Yet once on the battlefield,

you are feared as a fireball
to the enemy.

You are a very resourceful man.

And you are a Kai-Genji man like me...

You're polite and trained
in the civil and military arts...

I want you to unsparingly
teach those things to Taro...

I feel like I've been rewarded
for all my efforts, all at once.

I humbly accept the appointment.


What is it?

Genshiro... is the lord
calling again?

No, he told me to rest.

I see.

So are you fulfilling your
duties without blunders?


Do the Suwa vassals hold a deep
grudge against the Takeda?

I doubt that.

Rather, we should not
let that happen.

That is why our lord will be
governing Suwa as the guardian

for the Suwa heir, Toraomaru.

Suwa and Kai will...

So he'll make the Suwa
princess his concubine?

What did you just say?

Is that what the lord said?

No... When Sir Itagaki
returned from Suwa...

Bring that princess to Kai.

Don't tell me you are planning
to make her your concubine...

Itagaki... What do you think
I should do with the princess?

Banish her from Suwa and
place her in proper custody...

And who shall have custody of her?

Will it be the Imagawa again?

Otherwise, have her
renounce the world.

If she becomes my concubine...

She can continue to live.

Lord! That is not right!

The lord plans to make the
Suwa princess his concubine?

Brother. The horse is coming this way.


Why, if it isn't the Young Lord...


Sir Obu, good day...

Is the Lady here, too...?

I heard you talking about
a concubine just now...

Whose concubine will it be?

Well... mine.

Sir Obu, I heard from the Lady
that you are going to be

the Young Lord's guardian...

I just received that appointment.

Then you, the guardian, should
not lie before Young Lord Taro.

Nene, if you don't eat even
a little, you will get sick...

I, who have lost my lord, will
not be poisoned by anyone...

Wouldn't that make Lord Suwa,
who passed away, grieve?

Passed away?
You mean, killed...

by your lord...

Sister, are you with child again?

My brother has one child
after another...

How auspicious.

Then he takes away my child
with Yorishige,

and plans to use him
in his politics.


It was Lord Suwa that
betrayed my lord first.

He probably doesn't think
of you as a person anymore...

He only thinks of you
as one who will produce

babies for him...

I cannot bear to
watch her anymore.

Nene refuses to see me...

There's no way I can console her.

Console her?

Aren't you only trying to
console yourself by it?

How can you think of making the
Suwa princess your concubine?

What will she think when
she hears about it?

What are you talking about?

I heard the rumor.

Who is spreading such a rumor?

Is it a mere rumor?

Yes, it is.

Is that true?

Yes, it is.

By making the princess of Suwa,
that he overthrew, his concubine,

won't she kill him in his sleep?

I remonstrated him on it.

So what will we do with her?

That's the problem.

We'll just have to kill her.

Princess, where shall we go?

As that Yamamoto Kansuke said...

We must cross Wada Pass
and head for Saku.

In Saku, there's a castle
guarded by the Suwa vassals.

Should you trust him so deeply?

He seemed different from the time
he tricked my father at Kuwabara.

He showed his true feelings
this time.

His eyes showed sincerity.

I can only believe in your
occult powers.

Hey! They ran away!

What are you doing?

Find them!

Princess! Where are you?!

No matter how trying it is...

I want to live!


Did something happen, Kansuke?

What do you want?


When we're alone, just relax.

The lord wants the Suwa
princess brought to Kai.

What? To Kai? Why?

I don't know.

Maybe he wants to meet her.

He entrusted her with us.

Are you going to make her
your concubine?

The lord wants to make her
his concubine.

Or so the rumors say.

The lord wants to make the
princess his concubine?

In any event, we have to
bring the princess to him.

It's an order!

How can that be?

Is it possible?!

Hey! Kansuke!

She can live...

She can live under the
lord's protection...

That would be good!


I'll take her.

Do it quickly.


Please run away!


Princess, thank goodness
you are safe!

Why are you here?

Watch your back!

Princess! Are you safe?

Sir Yamamoto, what happened?
Why are you here?

Please return to Suwa.

Why must we go back?

I am taking her to Kai!

Why? Why are you saying that?

It is my lord's order.

Please meet with my lord.

No... Why must I meet
with Takeda Harunobu?

Are you telling me
to bow down to the Takeda?


Sir Yamamoto, why are you
saying that all of a sudden?

I know you have to follow
your lord's order, but...

Weren't you sincere about
what you told me?

They weren't lies, were they?

So please let me go...

Please! I don't mind
bowing down to you!

Please let me escape...

You are under the wrong impression.

I hired these ronin.

I acted on my own, without
the lord's permission...

I was planning to
kill you off, Princess...

You're lying.

That is the truth.

Did you trick me?

But the lord found out...

So I got reprimanded.

The lord was worried
about your future,

so he ordered that you be
courteously brought to Kai.

Please comply.

If you should upset
the lord...

You should know what will happen.


You are a demon.
A despicable samurai!

Why do you hide your face?

Because I have an ugly face.

Do you think I'll dislike you
if I saw it?

It's not your face that is ugly.

It's your heart!

I believed you...

I believed you were
sincere in your words...

I believed you and tried to live...

I felt like I saw your true
feelings for the first time!

Were those all lies?

If they were lies...

You are something else.

It's my defeat...

My complete defeat...

Meanwhile, in Suwa...

Another battle was about to start.


Father! Heizo!



Let me go!


Takato Yoritsugu, who was unhappy
with the peace conditions

with the Takeda, rose up in revolt.

The Takato force set up camp
at Ankoku-ji Temple,

and aimed to take control
of all of Suwa.

According to the report from
Komi at Uehara Castle,

Suwa Noto, with the Suwa family,
has joined the Takato force.

Negi with the Suwa Shrine,
the Nishikata group,

and many others are
switching over to the Takato.

Itagaki, depart to battle
in Suwa immediately.

Join Komai in protecting
Uehara Castle.

Lord, if I may humbly speak up...

I advise you to take Young Lord
Toraomaru to the battle

at Uehara Castle, as he is the
heir to the Suwa main family.

You want to send Toraomaru
to the battlefield?

But he's still an infant.

That is why, it would stir up
the Suwa group.

The battle will be for Toraomaru
to punish the rebels.

And you are merely assisting
him as the guardian.

He must show that to the Suwa group.

The Suwa group had just
lost to us recently.

To have them relieve their
mortification of losing their lord,

we must use the Suwa heir.

But when you think about
Lady Nene's feelings...

No. If we don't do this,

Lord Suwa would have killed
himself for naught...

All right.

Do you insist on taking him?

I have no other choice, if I want
to bring peace to Suwa...


Nene, Harunobu is here.

It concerns Toraomaru's future.

Listen to what he has to say.

Nene... The Takato force is
attacking Suwa once again.

Now is the time to clearly
name Toraomaru as the heir

to the main Suwa family.

This was Lord Suwa's will...

I'll be taking Toraomaru with me
to punish the Takato force.

Brother, you are a pitiful person.

Am I?

You are doing the same thing
as our father who loathed you...

Toraomaru may banish you someday.


Why don't you kill Toraomaru
before that happens?

What are you saying?

I pity you, the way you are now...

But I haven't the slightest
compassion for you now...

If you think of Father as ugly...

then his ugliness must
have passed on to me...


Father hated me because
he saw his ugliness in me...

Or so I think...

In other words...

By hating me...

Father acknowledged me
as his heir.

Is that what you think?

As the lord of a province...

When I am pressed for a decision
that will determine our fate...

When I see blood...

His hatred for me, coming from
his fears of battle...

was finally understood by me...

Toraomaru will eventually
understand that feeling, too.

At the battlefield, he'll think
about his father who was defeated

and his uncle who rose victorious,
and decide who to follow...

Such a time will
eventually come...

And that is Toraomaru's destiny.

It was my lord who was defeated...

Just take my life, too...!

Take him!

Harunobu left for battle
in Suwa with Toraomaru.

Toraomaru's presence fanned
the loyalty of the Suwa group,

and the family members and
vassals gathered under Harunobu.

Then they approached Ankoku-ji,
where the Takato main camp lay.

Lady Hisa...

Lady Hisa!

Lady Hisa...

Lady Hisa!

Stay away!

Stay away from me...

What are you doing here?

I ran away...

...from the Aruga family
that betrayed Suwa.

Stay away from me!


I was caught by the Takato
men and raped by them...

Lend me your sword.

I have none.

Just give me a weapon!

Let me go...

No... I am not letting
you go again!




Forget what happened...

Forget it and go back
to the Aruga family.

No... I cannot forget it.

I cannot go back!


If he questions me,
I'll speak the truth.

I cannot go back.

I do not want to live in shame!

Father, please give me
your short sword.

I will take my life right here.


True, as long as you are in Suwa...

The Aruga family will
see you as a disgrace.

Father... I feel sorry
for the Lord of Suwa.

What has become of the princess?

She's alive...
so rest assured.

The Takeda are protecting her
from the war flames.

She's still unfortunate, though.

Father, the Takeda strategized
the Suwa invasion.

They recruited the Nishikata
group and entrapped Suwa.

Lady Hisa, did you come here
to notify us of that?

Rest assured. I won't
side with the Takeda.

The Takeda are a sworn enemy
to the Suwa.

Thank you... for notifying us.


Master! Please wait!

I will protect Lady Hisa!

I will protect her for life
as her servant!

Please give her to me!

I beseech you!

Please give her to me!

Heizo... I am fleeing from Suwa.

I am fleeing from Suwa, so that
I may overthrow the Takeda.

Takeda Harunobu caused Suwa
to fall into this situation!


I'll give you this.
Follow me.

Protect Hisa with it.



We have no time to be crying.
We must leave immediately.


Reporting! Sir Renpoken
has died in action!

Renpoken has died...?

In this battle at Ankoku-ji, the
Mito force lost 800 soldiers.


Harunobu sent pursuers to Ina,

and conquered the Iga group
that assisted the Takato.

In October, the Nishikata group
also submitted to them.

As such, Harunobu gained
complete control of Suwa.


I'll be taking you to Kai tomorrow.

Leave. I do not wish
to see your face.

Throw that away.

I don't need help of
the god that you believe in.


A living hell...

This is a living hell...

Episode 17:
The End


She wishes to live.

Are you saying it's foolish
to want to live as I please?

What did she want in life?

You have to discard your grudge,
if you want to live.

To lose your pride like that...

This is destiny.

Sir Amari!

Bear a son for the lord.

I may've survived for this purpose.

Episode 18: TO LIVE OR DIE?


Komoro City, Nagano Prefecture.

A castle town that extends
along the base of Mt. Asama.

Yamamoto Kansuke, a master
in building castles,

is said to have built
Komoro Castle.

Because the castle is located
below the urban area,

it is referred to as an "anajiro"
(castle in a hole).

The valley that was eroded
by the Chikuma-gawa River

was used as a natural moat
for solid defense.

To Harunobu, who continuously
extended his territory,

with castles, Kansuke was
a very reliable vassal.

Komoro was a major
transportation point

that connected Shinano
and Northern Kanto.

The town that Kansuke displayed
his talent in castle constructions

prospered as a post town that
attracted many people and goods.

Access to Komoro Castle ruins
JR, Shinano Railway stop at Komoro

Production & Writing: