Toshizo Hijikata (Part 1)
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This was proofread by erik-the-red, so please credit him if you do use this.
I love stories about the Shinsengumi, so I really wanted to do this and I finally got around to it! :D
Box 1: It was at the time of the Bakumatsu Uprising in Kyoto.
Box 2: I came to the capital to look for my father, who had gone missing.
Text 1 [red] Hakuouki, the manga - Toshizo Hijikata arc begins!
Text 2 [black]
General Editor: Idea Factory, Design Factory
Box 3: Due to a certain event, I came under the protection of the Shinsengumi.
Box 4: Life there was frightening at first
Box 5: but I took part in many things / and that feeling slowly changed.
Bubble 1: Leave here and come with us.
Bubble 2: If you don’t want to leave, then just stay here.
Text 3 [pink] Everything began with a faint warm feeling that grew.
Text 1: Together with the allies I trust, I take up my sword…
Text 2: A mysterious tale of Shinsengumi and vampires.
Text 3: The popular otome game is now a manga!
Shinsengumi Mysterious Tale
Text 5: Toshizo Hijikata Arc (Part 1)
General Editor: Idea Factory, Design Factory
Text 1: The falling cherry blossoms
Text 2: carry your feelings…
[T/N: Just an advert for some Hakuouki merchandise]
Nagakura: It’s Castella!
[T/N: Castella is a Japanese sponge cake made from flour, eggs, sugar and starch syrup. It’s very common at festivals and as street food.]
Chizuru: Matsumoto-sensei brought it as a gift for everyone.
Kondo: This is really expensive!
Chizuru: I’ll share it on the plates now.
Nagakura: I always wanted to eat this!
Okita: Honestly, you’ve got an appetite as big as a cow! // Some day all your heads will be full of sugar!
Nagakura: You idiot! // You probably don’t get any strength from what you eat!
Chizuru: That’s right! // Castella uses a lot of eggs and sugar, so it’s very nutritious! // So, Okita-san…please try it!
Okita: I don’t really have a choice… // It tastes good…
Chizuru: Hijikata-san! // You should have some too…
Hijikata: What are you staring at?
Chizuru: Ah… // Would you like some too?
Hijikata: No thanks. / Just refill my tea instead.
Chizuru: Alright, I’ll refill it right away. // I’ll leave the cake here. // Sweet things are good for when you’re trying to think.
Hijikata: …It’s not bad.
Text 1: I’m
Text 2: happy just being by your side.
Text 3: Hijikata-san
Text 4: Am I useful to you?
Chikage: This is the end. // Challenging us demons, knowing that you couldn’t win... // Humans are foolish creatures.
Box 1: We were facing a difficult fight at the Battle of Toba Fushimi, when the demon, Chikage Kazama suddenly appeared in front of us.
[T/N: Battle of Toba Fushimi - A battle that took place between pro-Imperial and Tokugawa shogunate forces in 1868. The battle lasted four days and ended in defeat for the Tokugawa shogunate.]
Box 2: He came after me, a descendant of demons and got in the Shinsengumi’s way many times.
Box 3: Inoue-san was cruelly killed when he tried to protect me.
Box 4: Even Hijikata-san got into trouble when he came to my aid…
Box 5: I’ve got to do something
Box 6: but what should I do?!
Chikage: The Ochimizu…? // How foolish you are!
Hijikata: What’s wrong with that? // We… / won’t be // defeated here!
Chikage: Guh… // ….. // You…!
Hijikata: Heh…it’s fine! / I’m more amazing…I’ve become a better man!
Text 1: Hijikata-san…!
Text 2: It’s as if you’re losing your reason!
Box: I’ve got to stop this / suicidal fight quickly!
Yamazaki: Yukimura-kun / What on earth is going on?
Yamazaki: That uniform…it can’t be! // That’s…Hijikata-san!
Chizuru: He drank the Ochimizu and turned into Rasetsu!
Chikage: You… / I’ll never forgive you // for wounding my face!
Chikage: I’m going to cut off your hands and legs! // I’ll torture you to death little by little!
Yamazaki: ….. // Hijikata-san, you’re the leader of the Shinsengumi! // Leaving your subordinates and sacrificing yourself in a fight…
Nagakura: Hey… / Hijikata-san!
Chikage: Tch… // You’re safe this time, Hijikata. // I’ll take your head the next time we meet!
Hijikata: You’re all talk!
Nagakura: Ah… // There they are! // Hijikata-san…what on earth is going on?! // There are soldiers’ bodies lying over there!
Nagakura: Could it be…that the Sacchou…
[T/N: Sacchou - The alliance of Satsuma and Choushuu, created in order to overthrow the Tokugawa shogunate.]
Hijikata: Sorry…could you take care of Yamazaki? // There still should be time left to save him.
Nagakura: Hey…Yamazaki?! // That’s a really bad injury…hold on!
Chizuru: I’ll / help too!
Saitou: Vice Captain
Saitou: What on earth happened here?
Hijikata: To think that / soldiers would be sacrificed while I live on…
Box 1: Inoue-san
Box 2: Yamazaki-san
Box 3: And Hijikata-san…
Box 1: I saw everything / but I couldn’t do anything!
Box 2: I’m sorry, Hijikata-san / I…
Box 3: Why am I so powerless?
Box 1: After the end of the difficult battle with the Sacchou Army, we retreated to Osaka Castle.
Box 2: Following Lord Yoshinobu Tokugawa, who had escaped to Edo, we decided to make our way there.
[T/N: Yoshinobu Tokugawa - The 15th and final shogunate of the Tokugawa shogunate. He attempted to reform the shogunate, but did not succeed.]
Box 3: Yamazaki-san, who had been seriously wounded when Kazama-san attacked him, passed away.
Box 4: Losing his companions one by one… / How painful was it for Hijikata-san?
Box 5: Before long, we arrived in Edo where Hijikata-san worked day and night.
Box 6: It must be difficult for a Rasetsu to be awake in the day time…
Box 7: but I suppose there’s a reason for it…
Kondo: I’m sorry for making you worry!
Box 1: Kondo-san was injured in the previous battle, but he made a full recovery after recuperating. / He’s already received a new mission from the shogunate too…
Kondo: As for how we’ll act from now on… / We’ll head towards Kōfu and ambush the new governmental army!
Nagakura: I can’t really believe them. / Our superiors don’t actually intend to win, do they?
Kondo: It’s not about winning or losing! // Following their superior’s orders has been a soldier’s long cherished desire. // Am I wrong? Nagakura-kun!
Box 2: In the midst of the turbulent atmosphere
Box 1: The Shinsengumi were renamed the “Koyo Chinbutai”
Box 2: and made their way towards Kōfu.
Box 3: But…
Hijikata: Hmm? / Is there something wrong with the way I’m dressed?
Chizuru: Ah…no… // Hijikata-san looks really good / in Western clothes…it surprised me…
Box 1: What awaited us there was a westernised army and a battle more difficult than we could have imagined.
Box 2: In order to reorganise the situation, we put all our efforts into getting Commander Kondo to escape.
Text: In the Battle of Kōfu the Shogunate Army suffered a crushing defeat and this marked their end.
Box 3: Furthermore
Box 1: That wasn’t the only shock that the Shinsengumi received.
Box 2: Nagakura-san and Harada-san left the troop, saying “Our aim is different from Kondo-san’s”.
Box 3: Okita-san’s tuberculosis got worse, so he was resting at Setagaya.
Box 4: Ever since returning from Kōfu, Kondo-san has been really depressed…
Text: The time when things were lively seems just like a dream…
Chizuru: At least if / Hijikata-san could get better… // Hijikata-san / I’ve brought you some tea…
Hijikata: Guh… // Uh…
Chizuru: Hijikata-san! // Are you alright?!
Hijikata: Uh… // You idiot! / Don’t shout so loud!
Text 1: When someone turns into a Rasetsu
Text 2: they can’t help wanting to drink blood.
Text 3: That’s what Heisuke-kun told me before…
Text 4: Is that what this is?!
Chizuru: But what should I do…?
Hijikata: I’ll get over this soon… // Ugh…
Chizuru: Yes… // I shouldn’t be hesitating now! // Hijikata-san! / Please drink my blood!
Hijikata: Wha… / What are you talking about?!
Chizuru: You’ll feel better if you drink it, won’t you?! // I’m a demon, so this wound will heal quickly! // So hurry up!
Hijikata: Honestly… // A girl who isn’t married yet shouldn’t mark her skin like that.
Chizuru: It’s alright. // A demon’s wounds heal quickly.
Hijikata: Even so… // That doesn’t change that you’re a girl.
Chizuru: Since returning to Edo, you've started working again. // Aren’t you overdoing it? // Please… // Could you stop using the power of Rasetsu? // You turned into a Rasetsu to protect me… // If you hadn’t fought with the demon that time, this wouldn’t have happened…
Hijikata: It was my choice to drink the Ochimizu. / There’s no need for you to worry.
Chizuru: No / If it’s difficult, then say so! // You didn’t actually want to turn into a Rasetsu…be honest!
Chizuru: It’s even more difficult for me if you don’t say so! // It doesn’t matter if you smile selfishly! // Just please…do it somehow!
Hijikata: Well, this is no good… // Having a strong spirit is just what you’d expect from an Edo girl… // You’re just like my older sister, it’s as if I’m being told off by a family member!
Chizuru: Is that so…?
In panel: Older sister?
Hijikata: Don’t worry about it. // I’ll tell you if it gets that way.
Chizuru: Alright! // If anything like earlier happens, you must call me!
Hijikata: Hmm? You mean that I should rely on your blood?
Hijikata: You’ll be easily abandoned if you say things like that!
Chizuru: I don’t mind! // I’m just glad / to be useful to you!
Box: After that / At Aizu, we decided to regain our position and transferred to Shimōsa Nagayama in the midst of that.
Chizuru: Kondo-san // He doesn’t seem very well at all… // Kondo-san, I’ve brought some tea!
Chizuru: What books are you reading?
Kondo: Hmm…? / Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Kiyomasa Kato’s biography and some war chronicles… // When I was a child, I thought that / someday I’d become an amazing commander like Kantei and want to fight for someone else’s sake…
Kondo: But… // I can’t become a great commander just by wishing.
Chizuru: It’s not like that…
Kondo: Anyway…how’s Toshi doing?
Chizuru: Hijikata-san… / It seems like he’s working in his room.
Kondo: I see… / He’s always overdoing it.
Chizuru: It’s not like that. / I just think that he’s happiest when he can be useful to you.
Text 1: He always supports Kondo-san from the shadows…
Text 2: He’s the one who cares most about Kondo-san and the troop…
Chizuru: It’s alright. / I’m sure Hijikata-san will work it out.
Kondo: That’s… / quite unfair too.
Chizuru: Eh? // Hijikata-san?!
Hijikata: Hurry up and prepare to leave right now! // We’re surrounded by enemies!
Box: A sudden attack!