The Trusted Confidant (2007–…): Season 1, Episode 35 - Hime no tatakai - full transcript

The Murakami's Toishi Castle,
famed to be impregnable,

had fallen to the Takeda within a year,

with Sanada and Kansuke's

It might be the grave of a samurai
who died, fighting against us.

The Marici amulet had made
it back to Kansuke once again.

"Swift as the wind"

"Silent as the forest"

"Conquer like the fire"

"Unmovable as the mountain"


Episode 35:

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

Japanese Painting Coach: LIU Ying-Gao
Osuwa Taiko Drum Performers:
OGUCHI Daihachi
Osuwa Taiko Conservation Club


UCHINO Masaaki

TAKEDA Harunobu:


OBU Toramasa:

OYAMADA Nobuari:
TANABE Seiichi

HARA Toratane:


TAKEDA Nobushige:
KASHIMA Noritoshi

TAKEDA Nobukado: MATSUO Toshinobu

Okuma: ASADA Aoi

Princess Ogoto:
KONNO Mahiru


Princess Yu:

Shiro: SAITO Keisuke

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


Photographed in Cooperation with:
Yamanishi Prefecture
Nagano Prefecture

Oshu City in Iwate Prefecture
Tsukubamirai City in Ibaraki Prefecture
Joso City in Ibaraki Prefecture
Hokuto City in Yamanashi Prefecture

MUROZUMI Torasada:
KATO Takeshi

ASADA Miyoko



Lady OI:

Executive Producer:

Produced by: NAKAMURA Takashi
Art Direction by: ARAI Keiji
Technology: TANAKA Mitsuru
Sound Effects: ISHIKAWA Takao

Photography by: SASAKI Tatsunosuke
Lighting by: HORIKAGO Isamu
Audio: FUJII Yoshiyasu
Image Art: KANEZAWA Masato
Continuity: SATO Hideki
Editor: ABE Tadashi
Art Direction Manager: MATSUTANI Takafumi

Directed by:
FUKUI Atsuhiro

Kansuke, I'm glad that you
have returned to Kai!

I'm sorry about what happened
in the battle at Toishi Castle.

I just won't be able to run with
my two legs for a short while.

I'm like you now.


The Toishi Castle that I couldn't take,
after incurring this injury...

was brilliantly captured
by you, I hear.

The lord plans to appoint you
as deputy of Hirase Castle,

which we seized from
Ogasawara recently.

What? Is that true?

Yes, most likely.

The lord should be summoning you soon.

That isn't the purpose of your visit?

I came to check on how you were doing.

I see.

By the way, have you no plans
of taking a wife?


Isn't your stipend...

It's 800 kan.

For that amount, you can't
let it end with you.

Please don't bring that up again.

The more things I have to protect,
the more it'll affect my performance.

Why do you feel so strongly about it?

Father, I brought hot water.

Come in.

Kansuke, this is my youngest
daughter, Ritsu.

I am Ritsu, pleased to meet you.

I am Yamamoto Kansuke.

What a handsome voice.

She likes to hear about your feats.

It doesn't feel like
our first meeting.

When you were stuck in Echigo,
she was praying for your safety.

I heard you protected the princess
who was surrounded by enemies.

What are you saying?

You love the princess, but you
kept your love for her secret

and advised her to bear the lord's son.

Sir Hara!

What a troublesome daughter.

You had to be the one who told her!

After you went through great
lengths to protect the princess,

the lord betrayingly took
another concubine.


What was that?
What did the lord do?

Please have some hot water.

What was that about the lord?

What do you mean
by another concubine?

Kansuke! It's just a rumor.

A few days later, Kansuke came
across a strange procession

enroute to Suwa.

Princess, shall we get going?


Or shall we rest a bit longer?

I'm fine.


The princess suddenly
wanted to take a break,

so we had to trouble you...

This is in appreciation.
Take it.

Thank you!

Excuse me.

I won't harm you.

Where are you all headed?

To Kai.

Where in Kai?

I cannot tell you that.

Who is in the palanquin?

I cannot tell you that, either.

Isn't it a woman?

I cannot tell you.

So you can't tell me anything.

I don't want money.

Please let me go with this.

I am here under the order
of the Lord of Kai.

Are you a Takeda vassal?

That's right.

I am no one suspicious.

Then who are you? Who is the
woman in the palanquin?

The daughter of
Aburakawa Nobutomo.


Isn't that a relative of
the Takeda family?

Be gone!

For your own good, be gone.

We are following the
lord's order, too.


We are going to Kofu
under the lord's order.

Be gone!

Is that the lord's...?




They hadn't seen each other
since Kansuke went to Echigo.

Young Lord, I am happy to
see you in good health.

Kansuke, what were you doing?

My mother was crying...


I am truly glad that you have
made it back from Echigo.

I'm sorry to have worried you.

Kansuke, how was it in Echigo?

It's not a comfortable place
like Suwa and Kai.

That wasn't my question.

I want to know what the
generals in Echigo are like.

Is it useless to tell me?

Did you go straight to battle?

Yes... please rejoice. We finally
captured Toishi Castle.

I don't know anything
about battles.

Nor how happy I should be about it.

Nobody tells me anything.

What about the lord?

I'm beginning to forget
what he looks like.

He might be drawn to another
face, for all I know.

Young Lord Shiro, let's practice
your penmanship on the other side.

Kansuke, don't make my mother cry.

Yes, Sir.

I'm not crying.

Let's go, Young Lord Shiro.

Let's go.

Young Lord, please wait.

Take this.

What is this?

When I used to travel
across the country,

I visited Mt. Koya and received it
as a charm to protect me.

Marici (god of war)?
There's a dent on it.

It's like me.

The lord gave this to Nene when
she married into the Suwa family.

I see... so the lord and you are
bonded by this Marici.

How nice.

What are you saying?

You are the one who is bonded to him.

I've been left at this Kannon-in.

Without a single battle, I will decay.
It's an unneeded item for me.


This is like confinement.

I don't know if I'm alive or dead.

You have Young Lord Shiro.

So I should be satisfied
with life as a mother?

What will Shiro think
of his mother's life?

A mother who isn't with
the Suwa or Takeda families...

Forgive me, Kansuke...
for rambling on like that.

It's all right.

Is everyone in the Takeda
family doing well?

The lord's mother, Lady Okita,
isn't feeling well.

Lady Okita?

She is ill.

I would like to visit her.


I said I want to visit her.

Kansuke, please take me to Kai.

You mean, now?



Are you trying to keep me away
from the Takeda family?

Away from the lord?

That is not the case.



This warrior who is visiting
Lady Okita now

is Harunobu's youngest
brother, Nobukado.

Nobukado displays more artistic
skills than military skills, thus,

Harunobu does not send him
to the battlefront much,

and uses him mainly as a messenger
to the various generals.

Nobukado, are you still here?
Don't burden Mother.

Aren't you done yet?

Just a little more.

What a splendid Buddhist saint.

Harunobu, what brings you here?

Brother, don't burden Mother.

What are you saying?

Mother is mentally stressed.

What are you suggesting?

Stop fighting. Or I'll start
aching again.

It's nothing to fight about.

I received a messenger from Suwa,
saying Yu wants to visit you.

Yu does?

You shouldn't overdo it.
I'll turn her down.

Why? She is welcomed.

I want to see her.

You can always see her at another time.

Aren't you the one who
doesn't want to see her?


Stop fighting.

Tell Yu that I want to see her, too.

A few days later, Yu and Shiro
visited the Tsutsujigasaki Mansion.

Lady Okita, it is me, Yu.
I'm sorry for staying out of contact.

Thank you for coming.

Is that Shiro?

Yes, Grandmother.
It is me, Shiro.

How you've grown...

I wanted you to see Shiro.

I wanted to see him, too.

And you.

How is Suwa? Are the people
living in peace?


I'm glad to hear that.

Please come to Suwa someday.

I would love that.

Come with Toraomaru.

I would like Shiro to meet
Toraomaru this time.

Didn't you know?
Toraomaru isn't here anymore.

He was sent to the temple
to become a priest.

Hasn't anyone told you?


I'm sorry. Sir Yamamoto
told me not to tell you.


He said the lord would
tell you someday.

He's got a point. Harunobu
should be the one to tell you.

Kansuke is not at fault here.

What is it?

Shinano will return to us soon.

I advise you to be on your guard
for a while and only think about that.

That is all I am thinking about.

Are you not thinking
about other things?

No. All I can think about day
and night, is battles.

Sir Aburakawa's...

What about Aburakawa?

His daughter...

Did he have a daughter?

Didn't you know?


Have you not met her?


I came across a strange procession
that lied about their status

and claimed to have been
summoned by you.

I shall find them immediately
and punish them!

Wait. Does Yu know, too?

She has an idea.

What a strange way to put it.

She suspects that you
have someone else.

Shall I tell her?

It might be better not to.

What do you suggest I do?

Lord, please do not
abandon the princess.

Please be sure to go
and see her tonight.

Should I listen to you?

You'll have to tell her about
Sir Toraomaru, too.

You haven't told her yet?

I believe it would be best
if she heard it from you.


Yu seems to want to
talk about politics.

She asks about the
battles in detail, too.

That is why I cannot find
any peace of mind.

The princess wants to lean on you.

I don't know about that.

What do you mean?

If Yu had been the heir and a
Suwa general, would we have won?


That night, Harunobu held
a banquet for Yu and Shiro.

The Suwa drums strongly vibrated
throughout the Kai mansion.

The lord is showing his intent to name
Young Lord Shiro as the Suwa heir.

Does the lord want to raise
Shiro as a Suwa man?

Or does he want him to govern
Suwa as a Takeda man?

That is still a big question.

The Aburakawa might step between
the Takeda and Suwa.

Ridiculous! She is just
an ordinary concubine.

You never know.
Women are strong.

Especially mothers... They would
do anything for their child...

Does that mean that Aburakawa's
daughter is already...?

Well, Demon Mino?

I don't know anything about it.

Yes, she's pregnant with his child.


Why did you hide what
happened to Toraomaru?

Toraomaru is my younger brother.

I'm terribly sorry.

Shiro, watch carefully.


The rest is, as you've heard
from the lord.

That wasn't all that I heard.

Kansuke, doesn't the lord
have someone special?

Do you know who she is?

No, I don't.

Didn't you even know
there is someone?

If that is what the lord told you,
then that is true.

Were you hiding that fact, too?

It's not a big deal.

Bring her to me.


Bring her here.

What will you do with her?

I haven't thought about it yet.

I just want to meet her for now.

Bring her here.

Lady Sanjo...

Have you gone mad, Yu?


Don't lose your composure
over something like that.

Lady Sanjo, did you know about it?

It's something you'd know,
if you were beside him.

It was the same, when he had you.

You and that Aburakawa woman
are both his concubines.

I am not looking down upon you.

If you cannot accept that, you are
a disgrace to the Takeda family,

the head of Kai.

Isn't that right, Kansuke?


Yes, that is correct, my Lady.

Sir Yamamoto, do not bring
that princess here now.

Lady Sanjo is kind, so I am
saying it for her.

Do not bring any more
outsiders to this place.

Hagino, that's enough.

Men tend to criticize and insult.

Women tend to envy and scorn.

That's what the lord
jokingly said before.

As despicable as it sounded,
it was a good point.

Isn't it sad to be taken lightly?


Why did you tell her about it?

Tell her what?

The Aburakawa daughter.

I haven't told her anything.

But last night...

I didn't go to her bedroom last night.

I had a little too much to drink,
so I got sleepy.

Kansuke, did Yu trick you?

This is no laughing matter!

Is Yu jealous?

I do not know. Please
show her some love tonight.

But if she glares at me...

It's scary.

A lord shouldn't be scared
of a woman's jealousy.

If you cannot handle that,
this province will eventually fall.

Kansuke... you're starting
to sound like Itagaki.

That day, Kansuke was
summoned by Yu again.

Kansuke, do you remember?

You must bear the lord a son.

That son will have the blood of
the Takeda and Suwa families.

You can influence him
in any way that you want.

I've made up my mind.

I would like him to become
the head of the Takeda family.

I'll raise him to be the Takeda heir.


That is probably the only
battle that I can fight.

Aren't you thinking that, too,
deep down inside?

Don't you adore Shiro?

When Shiro was born, you said
Shiro was your life.

Don't you want to instill that life
into the Takeda family?

Please be careful of what you say.

I want to raise Shiro into
a better warrior than Taro.

And only you can do that.

Kansuke, please look after Shiro.

There is something that
bothers me, though.

If the Aburakawa princess
bears a son, what will happen?

She might want her son
to become the Takeda heir.

Don't think like that.

Please verify it.

Princess, don't let her bother you.

Find out how she feels and
what kind of person she is.

Kansuke, can't you heed my request?

Princess! Enough of this jealousy.


Are you saying I'm jealous?


Don't touch me!

I don't want to be touched
by anyone anymore...

I can't believe the lord... or you.

I have nothing to
believe in anymore...


At this rate, I might want
to take the lord's head again

as the Suwa princess...

I have no support in life...


What is the matter?

I may turn into a demon.

You should go to bed already.

Denbei, I want you to check
on something for me.

What is it?

The Aburakawa princess
is somewhere in this city.

Find out where she is.
I don't know her name.

Her name is Princess Ogoto.

I see... What was that?

She lives in the back of
Sekisui-ji Temple.

It's the talk of the clan.

I didn't know about it!
Were they hiding it from me?!


Kansuke, what are you doing there?


Episode 35:
The End


Yamamoto Kansuke is a mere
chief of the foot soldiers.

If that is the scheme of
Yamamoto Kansuke...

Sir Oyamada...

It'll turn to betrayal.


I am like the Suwa princess.

What an unmerciful fate...

Do not hate your fate.

That is your fate.

I will probably be hated for it.



Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture.

This was the central region of
Suruga that was governed

by the Imagawa, Takeda,
and Tokugawa.

Suruga-dako (kite)...

It has its origin with Imagawa
Yoshimoto, when he flew a kite

to celebrate his battle victory.

Mt. Kuno-zan is south of the city.

Tokugawa Ieyasu is worshipped
at Kuno-zan Toshogu Shrine,

which is located at the summit.

When the Imagawa clan ruled,
there was a temple called Kuno-ji.

The successive heads prayed
for the safety of the clan.

Takeda Shingen, who invaded
Suruga after Yoshimoto's death,

built the Kuno-zan Castle here.

From early on, Kansuke had
a vision to build a castle

on Mt. Kuno-zan.

Suruga, that was governed by
the Takeda for almost 12 years,

fell into the hands of
Tokugawa Ieyasu later.

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