The Trusted Confidant (2007–…): Season 1, Episode 32 - Echigo sennyû - full transcript

Fire.

Fire!

We've been tricked!

Due to Sanada's scheme, the battle
with Murakami recurred.

Harunobu marched his troops
to Toishi Castle.

Unaware of that, Kansuke infiltrated
Echigo as a musket merchant.

Doan, was it?

How many muskets can you deliver?

I can deliver ten right away.

I want a hundred.

I'm keeping you as a hostage
until I receive the muskets.



"Swift as the wind"

"Silent as the forest"

"Conquer like the fire"

"Unmovable as the mountain"

{\fs40}FURIN KAZAN

Episode 32:
INFILTRATION INTO ECHIGO

Original Story by:
INOUE Yasushi

Screenplay by:
OMORI Sumio

Music by:
SENJU Akira

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

Buddhist Memorial Service Coaches:
OSAWA Kiyohiro, YAMADA Akimasa
Calligraphy Instructor: MOCHIZUKI Gyoun
Yamanashi Dialect Coach: KASAI Kazuhiko



Cast

YAMAMOTO Kansuke:
UCHINO Masaaki

TAKEDA Harunobu:
ICHIKAWA Kamejiro

NAGAO Kagetora:
Gackt

BABA Nobuharu:
TAKAHASHI Kazuya

HARA Toratane:
SHISHIDO Kai

KAKIZAKI Kageie:
KANEDA Kenichi

KAWARAMURA Denbei: ARIZONO Yoshiki
KUZUKASA Takichi: ARIMA Jiyu

TAKEDA Nobushige: KASHIMA Noritoshi
KOMAI Masatake: TAKAHASHI Issei

Hazuki: MANASE Juri
Nami: URABE Fusako

SANADA Yukitaka:
SASAKI Kuranosuke

YAZAKI Heizo:
SATO Ryuta

Hisa:
MIZUKAWA Asami

Momo:
NISHIDA Naomi

SUDA Shinzaemon:
SHIKAUCHI Takashi

YASHIRO Ecchu-no-kami: OTANI Ryosuke
OSUGA Kyubei: MURAI Katsuyuki

Nokizaru: RYU Kotaro
KUZUKASA Mokichi: UCHINO Kenta

YAZAKI Jugoro (flashback):
OKAMORI Akira
TSUBAKI Nao
WAKAKOMA
ANGEL PRO
KURATA PRO.

Photographed in Cooperation with:
Yamanishi Prefecture
Nagano Prefecture
Niigata Prefecture
Nagawa City in Nagano Prefecture

NAOE Sanetsuna:
NISHIOKA Tokuma

AIKI Ichibei:
KONDO Yoshimasa

OKUMA Tomohide:
OHASHI Goro

HONJO Saneyori:
KIMURA Gen

TOKIDA Takanaga:
HASHIMOTO Jun

OGASAWARA Nagatoki:
IMAI Tomohiko

MURAKAMI Yoshikiyo:
NAGASHIMA Toshiyuki

USAMI Sadamitsu:
OGATA Ken

Executive Producer:
WAKAIZUMI Hisaaki

Produced by: NAKAMURA Takashi
Art Direction by: AOKI Masakazu
Technology: KAWASAKI Kazuhiko
Sound Effects: ISHIKAWA Takao

Photography by: TAME Akihiro
Lighting by: IUCHI Minoru
Audio: SANGA Masaru
Image Art: TAKAHASHI Yoshihiro
Continuity: SATO Hideki
Editor: ABE Tadashi
Art Direction Manager: MATSUTANI Takafumi

Directed by:
HIGASHIYAMA Mitsuhiro

AUGUST, 1550
KASUGAYAMA CASTLE, ECHIGO

I shall now write what I hate most.

Isn't that what's written on
the flag of the Takeda?

Post this on that tree.

Bring the musket here.

Teach me how to use it.

When you are ready to shoot,
place the musket against your cheek.

Then you swiftly position
yourself and aim instantly.

It's that timing that is important.

To move it up and down after you
take position is unsightly.

All right. You may stand back now.

Here I go.

Splendid!

To think that is his first time...

I wasn't the one who shot it.

The gods possessed my body
after seeing that writing.

Doan, I like it. Have them
delivered immediately.

You cannot leave Echigo
until the delivery is made.

If the delivery isn't made,
I'll post that writing on you...

Can I ask you something?

Are the Takeda in Kai
an enemy to Echigo?

No, they are not our enemy...
as long as they don't attack us.

I just don't like the man,
Takeda Harunobu.

Meanwhile, Harunobu was at
Nagakubo Castle in Chiisagata,

to capture Toishi Castle.

Harunobu did not surround
the castle right away,

and was carefully
plotting out his strategy.

Meanwhile, Murakami left his
home castle, Katsurao Castle,

and was confronting Takanashi
Masayori in northern Shinano.

Lord, there are ominous
clouds... in the southeast.

"In the southeast, red clouds
disperse in the black clouds...

"The west clouds yield first."

This is what Komai wrote
in his diary that day.

Hasn't Kansuke returned yet?

ECHIGO FUCHU

What a bind I'm in...
What am I going to do?

Ouch!

Denbei.

Hazuki! What are you doing?

Help me pick it up.

I'm here to call back Sir Yamamoto,
per my master's order.

What?

The Takeda have made their march.

What?

My lord killed the soldiers at
Toishi Castle with his strategy.

Murakami is confronting Takanashi
Masayori in northern Shinano now.

Denbei, go back immediately
with Sir Yamamoto.

It's not that easy...
Kansuke has been captured.

Is he under suspicion
by the enemy?

I don't know.

He's been taken hostage
because he's from Negoro.

If we don't deliver a hundred
muskets, they'll kill him.

What is Sir Yamamoto saying?

Kansuke said it's not necessary
to deliver the muskets to them.

He said to deliver all of the
muskets in Suruga to our lord.

He said he'll find a way to escape.

He is happy to be able
to spy all he wants.

What are you doing?

Where is the bathroom?

Chant the sutras!

What?

Aren't you a priest from Negoro?
The lord said to have you chant...

the sutras, if you behave suspiciously.

Is it strange for a priest
to use the bathroom?

If you want to use the bathroom,
chant the sutras.

Damn!

Father, I'm truly sorry for not
being able to claim your body...

Father died, protecting
the Yazaki family...

The fact that we held his service
in his own fief, has upheld his honor.

He could have died anywhere,
after we fled from Suwa.

He could have died as a fallen soldier.

I'm the one who did this to him.

Father left Suwa for me...

And I, who made him
abandon everything...

haven't done anything for him.

Father, please forgive me...

Sanada is to blame...

Takeda is to blame...

KATSURAO CASTLE, SHINANO

In response to Takeda's march,
Murakami was debating whether

to remain in battle with
Takanashi in northern Shinano,

or to go to the aid of Toishi Castle.

Sir Murakami, what do you plan to do?

What are the Takeda's movements?

The Takeda haven't left
Nagakubo Castle yet.

But if they should surround
Toishi Castle...

Our brave general, Kojima,
was killed by Sanada.

The Mochizuki clan in Chiisagata
have switched over to the Takeda.

Kiyono Nyudo in Kiyono-go are
also siding with the Takeda.

Even Kiyono?

He must have been
persuaded by Sanada.

Tokita, isn't Sanada
your older brother?

I do not consider him
to be my brother or kin.

That's the Takeda way!
They're good at temporizing!

Sir Murakami, why are you hesitating?

You should withdraw from this
battle with Takanashi,

and send your entire army
to Toishi Castle immediately.

Takanashi Masayori is
Nagao Kagetora's uncle.

If we lose, Shinano might
get eaten up by Echigo.

What can we do to beat the Takeda?

What would Kansuke do
in a situation like this?

Lord, may I speak up?

It's not your place to speak!

It's all right. Heizo, speak.

Why don't you negotiate peace
with Takanashi Masayori?

What are you suggesting?!

Just for this battle!

That is the only way
we can beat the Takeda!

Heizo, is that all you want to say?

No. After you make peace with him,
you'll march to northern Shinano.

Then the Takeda will seize
the chance to attack the castle.

We'll put the Takeda off guard and
make them head to Toishi Castle?

Toishi Castle is impregnable.

They may be inferior in number,
but they should occupy the Takeda

forces for a while, and
exhaust them completely.

Then we'll attack the Takeda from the rear?

Lord!

Please wait.
Peace with Takanashi?

Who are we going to send
to the enemy grounds?

We can only rely on the authority
of the Shinano guardian now.

Please mediate for us.

I guess I have no choice.

NAGAKUBO CASTLE, SHINANO

Reporting. According to the
secret letter from Kiyono,

Murakami is marching to northern
Shinano to fight Takanashi.

Did Murakami abandon Toishi Castle?

Yes. Which means, Toishi Castle
is lightly guarded.

Lord, will you march in?

Lord, there is no need
to wait any longer.

Lord, you must not rush into it.

Encamp the main army
at the foot of the castle.

Despite Kansuke's earlier warning,
Harunobu decided to attack Toishi Castle.

KASUGAYAMA CASTLE, ECHIGO

Without getting involved in his
neighboring provinces' battle,

Kagetora focused his efforts
into unifying Echigo.

Lord, your kin Nagao Masakage
has committed treason.

We cannot let him get away with it.

I know.

If you have no intention of making peace,

then we must capture Sakato
Castle as soon as possible.

We must do it before Usami Sadamitsu,
the former Uesugi strategist-general,

sides with Masakage.

What is Usami thinking, anyway?

Isn't it about time?

I shall meet with Usami.

Lord! Are you going to
bow down to Usami?

He is your father's enemy.

I don't care.

I want to verify Usami's
caliber for myself.

Okuma, arrange the meeting.

Summon Doan!

BIWAJIMA CASTLE, ECHIGO

USAMI SADAMITSU

Are you giving this musket to me?

What do you want me to do with it?

That's obvious. Examine it to see
if you can use it in battle.

But that is...

The Uesugi family is gone.

The guardian, Uesugi, have
ceased in Echigo.

I've been granted the
"saddle cover" and "bag"

from the Shogun in Kyoto.

Which means, I am the lord of Echigo.

With that permission in hand,
you came to see me?

Yes, indeed.

Isn't that only proper?

I admire your loyalty
to the Uesugi family.

Without ever submitting to my father,
you carried out your loyalty.

That was magnificent.

I cannot believe they are
words from the Nagao heir.

It doesn't matter whose son I am.

Right now, I am in the position
of protecting Echigo.

Someday, I shall reinstate the
Uesugi as the Echigo guardian.

The Uesugi still exist
as the governor of Kanto.

I'll assist the governor of Kanto.

In addition, I'll have him go to Kyoto
and help the Shogun and Emperor.

I, Nagao Kagetora, do not wish
to become the ruler.

Nor do I wish to ravage the lands
of the other provinces.

I just want to revert the country
to what it should be!

I want to rectify the disorder
in this country.

Usami, won't you help me?

Doan, what about you?
Will you serve me?

I promise to deliver the muskets.

Sir Kagetora, would you
like to have some saké?

Saké? That sounds good.

I heard you are a fervent
believer of Buddhism.

Yes, I am.

So am I.

I am devoted to the
Bishamonten (god of war).

I observe the Buddhist chastity
and will not take a wife.

In order to rectify the disorder
in this world...

I must not be caught up in greed.

Doan, what about you?

Do you forswear women?

Yes.

That's good.

You can sure drink a lot.

But I won't lose control of myself.

Doan, have you been to Kai before?

No.

Aren't you going to go there
to sell your weapons?

I've sent someone else there.

The lord of Kai is a greedy man.

Are you referring to Takeda Harunobu?

He toppled his father, ruined the
Suwa family that his younger sister...

married into, and made the
Suwa princess his concubine.

On top of that, he covets
other provinces' lands.

He will surely receive
Heaven's punishment someday.

And his province will fall to ruins...

If I may humbly speak up...

What is it?

Without ever loving someone,
how can you govern the people?

A person can't govern another person.

That's just greed, leaning
against each other.

A fake power.

Only the gods and Buddha
can save the people.

There's Buddhist reasoning
to what Doan says.

You must not deny human greed.

To dislike greed, means you're
caught up with greed.

In Buddhism, you have to free
yourself from even the thought of it.

To let everything take its course.

You must not deny this world.

Perhaps Takeda Harunobu has
his just reasons for this world.

Isn't that right, Doan?

I don't know.

Let us end the discussion here.

I'll be back to get your reply.

Please wait.

Come forward!

Is he your spy?

Yes.

Speak.

The Takeda have marched
out to battle again.

To where?

They have surrounded
Murakami's Toishi Castle.

And what about Murakami?

He's in the midst of battle
with Takanashi.

So the Takeda took advantage
of that unguarded moment.

They're always looking for
the enemy's weaknesses.

Doan, isn't Takeda Harunobu
a hopeless coward?

Usami, I want you to take
Doan into your custody.

Doan?

It's only until the hundred
muskets are delivered.

Receive some instructions on
how to use the musket, until then.

Yes, I'll take him in my custody.

Why... Why did he march to battle now?

TOISHI CASTLE, CHIISAGATA

The Takeda's attack on Toishi
Castle started on September 9.

Fire!

Don't flinch! Do you want us
to end up like Shiga Castle?!

To submit to the Takeda
is scarier than death!

Lord, I don't know where the
water line is for this castle.

Please wait a bit more.

Toishi Castle tortured the
Takeda army like a demon.

Sister...

Kagetora, what are you doing?

How long are you going
to keep me waiting?

If you offer me to Masakage in Ueda,
you can make peace with him.

You've been confining yourself to the
Buddhist hall more often these days.

Isn't that because you are
thinking of battles again?

Do you want to marry him?

Do you want to give
yourself to a rebel?

What are you saying?

You may scorn me
if you want, but...

I dislike you for scorning your kin
and making them your enemies.

I do not scorn Masakage.

If it is the wish of both
Masakage and you...

Then I will gladly become
the pawn for peace.

I won't consider myself
as a hostage.

You can appeal to the
heart of Buddha, but...

Why don't you use the
human heart, too?

I understand very well, but...

Please leave the politics to me.

Are you going to battle?

Shall I use the leaves of
the Japanese iris?

ONE MONTH LATER
BIWAJIMA CASTLE, ECHIGO

Usami, it's been a month.

Yes.

Doan, are you doing well?

Yes.

I came to discuss peace today.

As in peace with Masakage?

No.

I'm talking about Shinano province.

You know that my uncle, Takanashi
Masayori, is engaging in battle

with the Murakami
right now, don't you?

They suddenly made peace
with each other.

Because the Murakami's Toishi Castle
was being attacked by the Takeda.

Is that why they made peace
with the Takanashi?

No. This peace treaty existed
from the beginning.

Please wait.

Is it your spy?

Yes. He's been watching Toishi Castle.

Give me your report.

The Takeda started attacking
Toishi Castle on September 9th.

But Toishi Castle wouldn't
fall very easily.

So on September 29th, a hundred muskets
were delivered to the Takeda camp.

Muskets, huh?

Sir Hara!

Oh, Denbei!

I have the muskets.

Good job, Denbei!

It happened three days after that.

The main army of the Murakami arrived?

Lord, we have a crisis!

The Murakami have withdrawn
all their forces from battle,

have crossed Jizo Pass and are
headed toward Toishi Castle!

What?!

Murakami had secretly made
peace with Takanashi.

Lord!

Our soldiers are completely exhausted.
We stand no chance against them.

We are withdrawing!

Tell everyone to retreat!

Lord, I am responsible for this battle.

Please allow me to bring up the rear.

No, I won't allow it.

Tighten the security in your castle.

Hole up in Matsuo Castle.
Don't let Murakami capture it.

Let the Aiki force defend
Matsuo Castle.

Please let me bring up the rear!

No!

You are planning to die.

You must not die.

Aiki Ichibei, assist Sanada.

Hara Mino-no-kami will
bring up the rear!

Don't rush to your death now.

Don't let them escape!

Don't let them leave alive!

Teach the Takeda a lesson!

The Takeda forces suffered
a brutal defeat.

Withdraw!

There they are! Fire!

Attack!

Fire!

Numerous men, including
famous generals, were killed.

Sir Hara!

Mokichi! Bring the horse dung!

Damn you!

On October 2nd, the Takeda forces
crossed Daimon Pass...

and returned to Uehara Castle in Suwa.

So the Takeda lost in battle...

They've received Heaven's punishment.

The Takeda's defeat would later
be known as the "Toishi Kuzure".

UEHARA CASTLE, SUWA

Lord...

Would you like some saké, Doan?

Or should I say, Yamamoto Kansuke.

Episode 32:
INFILTRATION INTO ECHIGO
The End

PREVIEW OF NEXT EPISODE

Your lord has abandoned you
a long time ago.

Have you given up on
Yamamoto Kansuke?

Even without Kansuke...

When the time comes...

You practically abandoned him.

Shouldn't you save him?

He would die first, before
he switches sides.

Pray to the Bishamonten (god of war).

I have no regrets in life...

Episode 33: KANSUKE GETS CAPTURED

FURIN KAZAN ERA

Sakae Village, Nagano Prefecture.

It is a village nestled in the valleys
on the border of Niigata Prefecture.

This is where Ichikawa Fujiwaka,
an influential man in Shinano, lived.

This is the "Ichikawa letter" that
Harunobu wrote to Ichikawa Fujiwaka.

This is the first document that
verifies the existence of Kansuke,

although his name is written
with the wrong characters.

In the Koyo Gunkan of the early
Edo period, Kansuke was known

as the military strategist for the Takeda.

From the folding screens, kabuki
plays and joruri ballad dramas

on the Kawanakajima battle,
Kansuke's popularity heightened.

The artists have depicted
many aspects of Kansuke.

This is how Kansuke became
a legendary military strategist

in the hearts of the people.

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