The Trusted Confidant (2007–…): Season 1, Episode 38 - Murakami tôbatsu - full transcript

At the beginning of 1552,

Kanto Deputy Uesugi Norimasa was
finally unseated by Hojo Ujiyasu

and sought Nagao Kagetora's assistance.

Harunobu, on the other hand,
kept his pact with the Imagawa

and was also secretly planning
to ally with the Hojo.

Everything depended on the
upcoming battle with Echigo.

A three-province alliance?

Indeed.

With the approaching battle
with the Murakami,

Harunobu's mother passed away.

"Swift as the wind"



"Silent as the forest"

"Conquer like the fire"

"Unmovable as the mountain"

{\fs40}FURIN KAZAN

Episode 38:
SUBJUGATING MURAKAMI

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
Horse-Riding Coaches: TANAKA Mitsunori, TSUJII Keiji

Conduct Coach: NISHIKAWA Minosuke
Japanese Music Coach: HONJO Shotaro
Buddhist Memorial Service Coach: OSAWA Kiyohiro

Cast



YAMAMOTO Kansuke:
UCHINO Masaaki

TAKEDA Harunobu:
ICHIKAWA Kamejiro

NAGAO Kagetora:
Gackt

Lady SANJO:
IKEWAKI Chizuru

OBU Toramasa:
KANEDA Akio

BABA Nobuharu:
TAKAHASHI Kazuya

KAWARAMURA Denbei: ARIZONO Yoshiki
TAKEDA Nobushige: KASHIMA Noritoshi

KOMAI Masatake: TAKAHASHI Issei
TAKEDA Nobukado: MATSUO Toshinobu

KASUGA Toratsuna: TANAKA Kotaro
OBU Masakage: MAEKAWA Yasuyuki

KUZUKASA Takichi: ARIMA Jiyu
Okuma: ASADA Aoi

SANADA Yukitaka:
SASAKI Kuranosuke

YAZAKI Heizo:
SATO Ryuta

Hisa:
MIZUKAWA Asami

Ritsu:
MAEDA Aki

KURAGANO Naoyuki:
DAIMON Masaaki

Tamanoi: NAKAJIMA Hiroko
KUZUKASA Mokichi: UCHINO Kenta

TAKEDA Taro: KIMURA Ryo
Princess Aya: HIRATA Kaoru

YOSHINO Yasuomi
SHIRAISHI Tadashi
AKANUMA Shoichi
NAKAYAMA Sadaya

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

Photographed in Cooperation with:
Yamanishi Prefecture
Nagano Prefecture
Niigata Prefecture

MURAKAMI Yoshikiyo:
NAGASHIMA Toshiyuki

NAOE Sanetsuna:
NISHIOKA Tokuma

AIKI Ichibei:
KONDO Yoshimasa

OKUMA Tomohide:
OHASHI Goro

KAKIZAKI Kageie:
KANEDA Kenichi

HONJO Saneyori:
KIMURA Gen

UESUGI Norimasa:
ICHIKAWA Sadanji

MUROZUMI Torasada:
KATO Takeshi

USAMI Sadamitsu:
OGATA Ken

Executive Producer:
WAKAIZUMI Hisaaki

Produced by: NAKAMURA Takashi
Art Direction by: SHIMIZU Kensuke
Technology: KAWASAKI Kazuhiko
Sound Effects: ISHIKAWA Takao

Photography by: ISHIHASHI Masao
Lighting by: IUCHI Minoru
Audio: FUJII Yoshiyasu
Image Art: YAMADA Yasuichi
Continuity: SATO Hideki
Editor: ABE Tadashi
Art Direction Manager: MATSUTANI Takafumi

Directed by:
TANAKA Kenji

Lady Oi's funeral was held
at Chozenji Temple.

With all the vassals attending,
Harunobu held a war council.

MAY 1552
TSUTSUJIGASAKI, KAI

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Last April, I sent a letter to
Murakami in Sakaki to make peace...

but Murakami flatly declined.

At this point, we must suppress him.

We must come up with a strategy.

Lord, are we going to battle
so soon after mother's death?

Mother can't rest in peace
if Shinano is in a sea of flames.

Kansuke, do we go after Azumi-gun
and Koiwadake Castle first?

That would be best.

Please wait.

If I may speak up...

What is it?

The Takeda heir and Imagawa
princess' wedding is this year.

What about it?

Why don't we postpone the wedding
until after we defeat Murakami

and control Shinano?

Why would we do that?

I'll be honest.

Lord, aren't you secretly considering
a pact with the Hojo?

True.

If the Imagawa were to
find out and object,

the wedding would no longer
be considered auspicious.

Then what happens to your
son's position?

I don't intend to waste
our peace agreement.

Kai... Suruga... Sagami...
I want a three province alliance.

Then why not unify Shinano, become
as big a threat as the other two,

and then bond in marriage
with the Imagawa?

The wedding must be held
before the Murakami invasion.

Lord, it would be wise to hold off
sending the troops

until the wedding is over.

Why is that?!

Think about it. By welcoming
a princess from the Imagawa,

it'll be known that Suruga
is covering our backs.

By showcasing that, the samurai
who were undecided between

the Murakami and the Takeda
would surely side with us.

Kansuke is right. However, Obu,
I hear your concerns for my son.

I'll take actions to address
your concerns,

so do not worry.

So Kansuke, do we delay the wedding
and work on the Murakami?

Yes. We already control Toishi Castle.

We just need to work on the
samurai in the north of Shinano.

If we can obtain a path
to Kawanakajima

from Chikuma to Sarashina,
this should isolate Murakami.

Lord, do you intend to
strategize to win again?

Are you not going to
take his head again?

Baba, it's not worth
going after his head.

It's up to Murakami...

whether he surrenders
or commits suicide.

What if he escapes
to another province?

Unless we use force to defeat him,
we'll never be able to kill him.

In either case, the Murakami
invasion will wait until next year

until after the wedding.

This year, we stop with just
sending troops to Azumi-gun.

Is that clear?

I think that is best.

Kansuke... once the
wedding takes place,

we are not to become
enemies with the Imagawa.

Keep in mind that no one
other than the heir (Taro)

is to succeed the Takeda.

I understand.

Baba, aren't you too hasty
when it comes to valor?

If you can win without
unnecessary bloodshed,

isn't that the best?

I do not seek personal merit.

If Murakami were to surrender,

the lord would reassure him of his fief.

Then the vassals' stipend
would not increase.

Are you dissatisfied being
the Keeper of Fukashi Castle?

No, I'm not. What I'm afraid of
is everyone's morale.

Sanada used strategizing,
and his stipend was increased.

All of the hereditary
vassals did not receive

a satisfactory increase in Shinano.

Everyone will start to think that
living long without fighting is best,

and there'll be no vassals left
who'll give up their lives for the clan.

You needn't go that far.

You, Morozumi, are at
the top of the list.

What?!

Unknowingly, we've won
without much bloodshed,

and think of living as loyalty.

Don't you pity Sirs Itagaki and
Amari who died in battle?

Are you saying that I'm
reluctant to lose my life.

That I'm avoiding death?!

I only mentioned it because I don't
want the others to be that way.

To take the enemy's head...

If the Takeda forget
the normal method of war,

we'll be taken lightly
by the other provinces.

In July, the Takeda conquered
Koiwadake Castle in Azumi-gun.

Kill Lord Furumaya Morikane!

The Takeda's superiority
was strengthened.

That same year, two generals
emerged in Kai.

Genshiro...

OBU MASAKAGE

You are hereby awarded 150 horsemen

and promoted to chief samurai.

The other was Kasuga Gengoro.

You will hereafter change
your name from Kasuga Gengoro

to Kasuga Danjo Toratsuna.

I am honored.

Gengoro...

Work harder at the literary
and military arts.

They were fellow pages
who gained success rapidly.

NOVEMBER 27, 1552

In November, the wedding
with the Imagawa was held.

TAKEDA HEIR, TARO

PRINCESS AYA

I thought you'd be here!

Master, you left the banquet
and came home alone.

Please tell me and I'll accompany you.

You should've stayed and drank.

It's so cold, you'll freeze
if you don't drink.

Drink!

I'll pour, Master.

Never mind.

It's not called "furumai-zake"
until you drink and sway.

What are you teaching him, Takichi?

Kansuke!

Who is it?

Ritsu...

Mitsu?!

It can't be Mitsu.
Is it a ghost?

She's Hara Mino's daughter.

Demon Mino's?

Why are you here at this late hour?

Why, it's Ritsu!

What is it?

While you were gone,
she came to visit often.

Okuma, you needn't bother with me.

If you need me, please call me.

You may go now.

She has her tamed.

I thought you'd be here alone.

Let me pour for you.

What're you all doing?

It's a celebration.
Entertain him with a song.

Have some.

Ritsu, why do you bother with me?

Don't you know?

It's because I like you.

Please don't say that.
Your father will be upset.

Father is aware of my feelings.

Do you want the Yamamoto
family to cease?

Stop teasing me.

That year, Kanto Deputy Uesugi
Norimasa who had fled to Echigo

was under Nagao Kagetora's
warm protection

and was using his Fuchu
mansion as his residence.

Norimasa was once again
indulging in pleasures.

Deputy, Lord Nagao Kagetora is here.

Kagetora?

That's enough. Be gone.

Kagetora, I was expecting
you to show up soon

and had this prepared.
Have a drink first.

That is not necessary.

You needn't be so stiff.
I want to be open with you.

Kagetora, when will you
send your troops to Kanto?

Will you punish Hojo Ujiyasu with me?

Before that...

I will go to Kyoto.

Kyoto?

This April, our lord was promoted
to Lower Junior Fifth Rank.

Prior to that, the Shogun
allowed him to use

the "saddle cover" and "bag".

To show my appreciation,
I want to go to Kyoto.

You're going to Kyoto
just to thank him?

Yes.

How upright can you be.

I'll be sending the troops after that.

You're telling me to wait a bit?

Until then, play as much...

I mean, relax yourself.

I can't relax.

Hojo Ujiyasu...
Kai's Takeda Harunobu...

To punish their evil ways,

I would like to obtain
an imperial order.

An order from the Emperor?

I have no hesitations invading
the neighboring provinces.

Punishing the rebels...
is a war for justice.

In March of 1553,

the Takeda finally took action
to defeat the Murakami.

Sir Yamamoto!

Why, Kasuga Danjo...

It's finally time.

The time to invade Murakami is ripe.

May I ask a question?

What is it?

We could defeat Murakami,
or let him escape to Echigo.

How do you feel about it?

Were you thinking the same?

Now I see... what the lord sees in you.

Indeed. Murakami is
no longer the enemy.

The Takeda headed
for Murakami in Sakaki.

Due to the Takeda's strategizing,
many allies switched over

and Murakami Yoshikiyo was
cornered in isolation.

KATSURAO CASTLE, SHINANO

Heizo!

Hisa...

Do not worry.
Just protect the Lady.

Remember Heizo, we will
all die together.

You will not die alone.

I will not die.
I refuse to lose to the Takeda.

Hisa, rather than die honorably,
I choose to live in shame

and continue fighting the Takeda.

I want you to fight with me
and bear a healthy child.

All right.

Take care of the Lady.

TAKEDA'S ARMY, FUKASHI CASTLE

Reporting.

Lord Yashiro of Arato Castle and
Lord Murogayama of Muroga Castle

have communicated secretly with us.

Well done.

Osuka Kyubei has abided us
and taken over Koraku Castle.

We've also gained control
of Koraku Castle?

Lord, we've now gained a path
from Chikuma to Sarashina

leading to Kawanakajima.

Will Murakami surrender now?

I don't think he will.

MURAKAMI'S ARMY, KATSURAO CASTLE

We've lost our means to fight in Sakaki.

At this point, we could
surrender or commit suicide.

MURAKAMI S WIFE, TAMANOI

However, I don't like either options!

I choose to flee from the castle once,
and fight the Takeda until death!

We'll head to Echigo.

Echigo?

We'll have to cross the
river to do that.

To escape, we'll split into two groups.

I'm sure the Takeda will be
waiting near the shallow end.

The security will be lighter
at the deeper end.

Kunikiyo, cross the deep end
with your mother.

Obtain a boat by all means.

And you Father?

I will thrust forward in the shallow end.

Then I shall go with you.

No!

You must protect your mother.

To protect mother,
I must protect you.

That is what Mother said.

Please escape with Kunikiyo.

Be safe... you needn't
worry about me.

It's better to let Murakami go?

Why is that?

If we kill Murakami,
Kagetora will surely appear

with his army in Shinano.

I'm prepared for that.
Even if Murakami were

to escape alive, Kagetora
would still raise his army.

If Murakami is alive, he'll just move
to help retrieve his fief back.

Echigo is nothing more
than a reinforcement army.

Nagao Kagetora places value in justice.

As long as Murakami is alive,
Shinano won't become Echigo territory?

If we can kill Kagetora
during that time,

we can obtain both provinces.

But I can't order the men
not to kill Murakami

if he doesn't surrender.

If he comes charging out of his castle,

I'll be wasting my men's lives.

Have the Obu forces only
surrounding this castle retreat,

and don't order anything after that.

Then Murakami will flee
towards the Kasuga forces.

Kasuga already knows of this plan.

If Murakami decides to flee,

he'll cross the Chikuma River
and head to Echigo.

In that case, he'll avoid
the shallow end.

He'll try to outsmart us
and cross with boats.

We will get Murakami's head!

On July 9, 1553, Murakami set
his castle on fire

and headed to Echigo.

KASUGA TORATSUNA'S ARMY

There are men who are
trying to cross the river.

It could be the Murakami!
What shall I do?

Pretend you didn't see them.

Ignore them.

Do not worry, you won't be punished.

Away from the deep end,
the women were trying to escape.

Hurry and take the boat out!

Forgive me. I don't want
to get involved in a battle.

What did you say?!

Stop that.

I'm really sorry. I can only beg
for your compassion.

My Lady...

My Lady?!

I don't have much...

Take this.

Please help me.

However, Baba's army was
waiting across the river.

The boat has arrived.

Release!

Charge!

Wait!

Wait.

We won't hurt women.
Don't move.

Wait!

My Lady!

Stop!

You are...

It's me. Don't you remember?

You are Yazaki's daughter.
Are you pregnant?

Is it Heizo's?

Is it?!

I'm happy for you.

Leave. I don't kill women.

Do you want your child to die, too?

I'm letting this woman go.
Do not touch her.

Now go.

Sir Baba...

It's the first time I've been hit
with such strong feelings.

All women wear an armor
on their hearts to fight.

KASUGAYAMA CASTLE, ECHIGO

Murakami Yoshikiyo escaped to Echigo,

but was still unaware
of the women's fate.

Murakami, look up.

Usami, if we let the Takeda go,
what will happen?

If they gain control of Kawanakajima,
who knows when they'll invade us.

The Takeda will surely come for Echigo.

Takeda Harunobu is such a greedy man.

Lord Nagao, for Echigo's sake,

please lend me some of your men.

Kakizaki... Okuma...

Take your forces immediately
and leave for Shinano.

Take Shinano back from Takeda Harunobu!

Hisa!

Heizo... Heizo!
The Lady has...

I'll avenge her death.

Hisa, rejoice.
Echigo is now our ally.

We can defeat the Takeda now.

We must win.

Tamanoi... Damn Takeda!

Murakami headed to Shinano
with the reinforcement armies.

His force was remarkable and
he retrieved most of his fief,

forcing the Takeda to retreat once to Kai.

However, the Takeda came out
to battle in August again,

capturing 16 castles in one day,

and cornering Murakami to Shioda Castle.

Murakami escaped to Echigo once again.

That counterattack ended
in a mere three months.

That man will appear in battle now.

The Bishamonten of Echigo
will appear in Shinano.

Nagao Kagetora decided to
personally appear in battle.

It would be the start of a long
series of battles at Kawanakajima.

This was the genesis of the
First Battle of Kawanakajima.

Episode 38:
SUBJUGATING MURAKAMI
The End

PREVIEW OF NEXT EPISODE

The allies are the wings...
The enemy is a long line.

It's best to lure them first and fight.

We've lost many men.

He's so strong!

Let's give up Karihara Castle.

The Takeda have
forsaken Karihara.

Morozumi!

Will you just let him die?

Brother!

Damn Harunobu...

Episode 38: CLASH AT KAWANAKAJIMA

Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture.

This region between Kai and
Shinano was a vital foothold

for Harunobu who wished
to conquer Shinano.

The signal stand was restored
amongst the Wakamiko Castle remains.

To convey information quickly,
Harunobu built one in each fief.

The Kyoraishi place-name
still remains in the city.

This is where Takeda vassal
Kyoraishi Kagemasa,

later known as Baba
Nobuharu's castle stood.

Jigenji Temple, located near his
residence, is Nobuharu's graveyard.

Nobuharu learned his castle-
building skills from Kansuke.

Even after Harunobu's death,
he continued to support the Takeda.

Baba Nobuharu died at the
Battle of Nagashino.

Even today, Baba Nobuharu's grave is
preciously protected by his hometown.