服部 半蔵 Hattori Hanzo
CV: Kenjirou Tsuda
Hanzo is my ossan ninja love ☜(˚▽˚)☞. I call him ossan cause he is like..17 years older than Enju ﾍ(=￣∇￣)ﾉ. But still..he is freaking hot ossan and that Kenjirou Tsuda voice *melts* (I didn’t pay attention to him when he voiced Chikage in Hakuoki but this time…everytime he speaks is just hnnggg (๑♡⌓♡๑)) Anyway, Hanzo is the head of the Tokugawa Ieyasu’s ninja clan. In the other routes, he is either sent to observe the situation or sent to protect Enju by Ieyasu. Like Choujiro, he is a serious ninja and all about complying to everything his lord’s orders without much complaint.
In gathering info about Goemon, Enju also encounters Hanzo (whom the others are really excited to meet since he is like a legend/celebrity among ninjas ☜(˚▽˚)☞) and his lord Ieyasu. Their first meeting was not so good though since when Enju follows them around since she got info that Ieyasu will be assassinated/attacked somewhere, and sure enough, a suspicious guy attacks Ieyasu, but Hanzo quickly knocks the guy out. Hanzo then detects Enju’s precence and pins her down questioning her purpose. Enju tells him that Ieyasu sama will be attacked and was chasing/looking for the attacker to prevent the incident. Hanzo doesn’t buy this but Ieyasu says he believes her.
Choujiro arrives, and apperantly he knew Hanzo, and says that they were sent by Kandou for a mission to capture Goemon. The next day, Enju gathers info on the market place of the town and bumps to Ieyasu and Hanzo. She greeted them and Ieyasu invites her for snacks/lunch or sumtin XD. Inside the shop, Enju is somewhat intimidated by Hanzo
since he looks grumpy 24/7 XD Ieyasu says to lighten up and it will be nice for him to finally learn how to be nice to girls XD
That night, Choujiro tells them that they will have a side mission of helping guard Ieyasu due to an lintel saying that the castle will be attacked the next day. Enju proposes to be one of Ieyasu’s guards
–which daddy Gekkamaru doesnt like XD. Choujiro thinks that Enju can handles it and so approves of her request, Kuroyuki says not to worry cause he will also be there to protect Enju–guard Ieyasu. The next day, their mission proceeds on and Enju was such a badass here (lol I may sound like a broken record right about now (๑♡3♡๑)) protecting Ieyasu. Hanzo is then SLIGHTLY impressed by her abilities in protecting Ieyasu.(≧∇≦*)
After this, Enju fights and defeats Goemon the next night but then like in Goemon’s route, Enju was framed for Hideyoshi’s murder and got thrown into jail. Gekkamaru hoewver, breaks Enju out of jail but is knocked out during a fight and Hanzou takes her away. They were ambush though by a group of ninja assassins(forgot which clan they belong to XD) and while fighting, Gekkamaru fell into the enemies jutsu wherein he was controlled to kill Enju. Enju defends herself but she was outnumbered, thankfully Hanzo arrives and knocks out Gekkamaru. He then tells Enju to retreat but she was worried about Gekkamaru, Hanzo says that retreating is top priority for now since she is the target and the enemies would careless about Gekkamaru.
When they got a fairly good distance away from the battle, Hanzo explains that Ieyasu has sent him to keep her safe. Enju was still worried about Gekkamaru but Hanzo says that as ninjas they should be prepared to die for the sake of their lord so worrying about a fellow ninja is kinda weird thing for Hanzo. Enju kinda question this way of thinking and says that it isn’t weird to be worried about a nakama you’ve had for so long. Hanzo still thinks she is weird/naive but puts it behind since they need to focus on getting away/protecting Enju. (๑♡3♡๑)
Enju however asks for Hanzo to train her as so she would not be so much a burden to him, and also since she too is a ninja and this is her fight so she wants to be able to defend herself without depending too much on Hanzo(such a sweet girl (●♡∀♡))ヾ☆*。). Hanzo complies and helps her train. They went through several sessions–which was not easy since Hanzo was such a strict sensei, Enju though becomes happy whenever Hanzo compliments her for improving. (灬♥ω♥灬)
In Gekkamaru’s side, after coming to, he searches for Enju-sama and then bumps into Ennosuke. Turns out that they have been ordered to capture/kill Enju by Kandou, Enju’s dad. Gekkamaru however refuses to comply to orders and says he will protect Enju, Ennosuke says that its like him and he lets Gekkamaru go find Enju and wishes them luck.
Choujiro and the others caught up with them and fights them due to orders from Enju’s father. Choujiro face off with Hanzo while Enju fights the other three Ennosuke, Kyara and Kasumi. (it was kinda cute how Hanzo was fighting Choujiro yet makes time to back Enju up whenever she is in a pickle fighting Kyara, Ennosuke and Kasumi (●♡∀♡))ヾ☆*。) Kasumi didn’t really want to fight Enju but then she suddenly goes into a trance and says “槐根さま殺し (Enju-neesama kurosu)” again and again. Enju and even Ennosuke and Kyara was surprised by the sudden change in Kasumi. Enju didn’t really want to hurt Kasumi but seeing that there is no other choice, she knocks her out cold.
All of them seize fighting for a minuite to analyze what in the world happened to Kasumi, but they were suddenly attack by some ninjas wanting to claim Enju’s head. Choujiro and the others helped Hanzo and Enju defeat the enemies. Gekkamaru arives and fights to save his Enju-sama too XD. Later, they found out that all of that(Kasumi’s situation and the ambush (oꆤ︵ꆤo)) was the doing of Enju’s father. Choujiro and the others plans to return to their village to investigate on the matter leaving Enju in the care of Hanzo.
Sometime later though, Hanzo receives orders to kill Enju because Ieyasu intends to be the next successor. Because it his lord’s order..Hanzou faces off with Enju, Enju reluctantly complies as she too understand that both of them has any say in this cause that’s the way of the ninjas. During the fight, Hanzo even compliments her when she gives it her all and manages to match his attacks (lol guys..are you fighting or flirting!??! (゜▼゜＊） ). But in his heart he doesn’t want to kill her so he tells her to escape while she still can.Suddenly a group of Tokugawa ninja appear, one of them was Kazaori, the one who had relayed the new orders to kill Enju. Kazaori decide to kill Hanzou, seeing that he has defied Ieyasu’s orders in killing Enju (lol I see you’re a peeping tom >.>). Hanzou and Enju team up and defeat all the Tokugawa ninja. They escape in some cave again and Hanzou tells Enju he wants to end his own life because as a ninja he should live by his lord’s order and defying in defying them, death is the only answer. 、ヽ｀(~д~*)、ヽ｀
Bad End: Seeing as that Hanzo can’t bring himself to kill Enju, he ask her to kill him. Enju complies as they both can’t see any other way out of this mess. When she kills him, she also kills herself to follow Hanzou in the afterlife saying that this way, they can be together. ( ͒˃̩̩⌂˂̩̩ ͒)
Happy End: The two of them decided that its pointless to kill one another cause they both love each other so they escape to a remote village and if they are hunted, then they will face it together. (´∀｀)♡ On the road though, they encounter Ieyasu and Kazaori. Hanzo tells Ieyasu that he refuses to kill Enju and therefore he is no longer worthy of being Ieyasu’s ninja. Kazaori makes fun of him and says to Ieyasu that he will gladly kill both Hanzo and Enju for his lord’s glory. Surprisingly though, Ieyasu kills Kazaori saying that he has no need for wicked servants or something ﾍ(=￣∇￣)ﾉ.
Ieyasu however is not done yet as he orders Hanzou to kill Enju, but as usual he refused to comply. Ieyasu then tells them that what he really needed was a proof that Enju is dead, so in the end they just take a bloodstained part of her clothing so that Ieyasu has his ‘proof’ that he has successfully killed Enju so he can claim the rights to the throne ☜(⌒▽⌒)☞. Ieyasu then ask for Hanzo to follow him back to the capital (cause he has no one to guard him any more–Kazaori is deads), Hanzo accepts and bids farewell to Enju (he kissed her in front of Ieyasu making Enju flustered and Ieyasu rolls his eyes ﾍ(=￣∇￣)ﾉ) and ask Enju go to the village and wait for him.Several months later, Enju is living happily on a small house and Choujiro pays her a visit asking if she is happy there or sumtin ☜(⌒▽⌒)☞ he also informs her that Hanzo was on his way back to her and this put a smile on Enju’s face. Choujiro bids farewell and a few moments later, Hanzou arrives and Enju welcomes him back, he was surprised that Enju seems like she was expecting him and she told him it was because Chou-nii told her about his arrival. Hanzo tells her that the whole issue about the Hideyoshi murder case is being resolve and she can have her life back, Enju tells him that her life is with him and Hanzo blushes saying that she shouldn’t say those cute stuffs at him. They have some more icha icha moment and live happily ever after. meh…pretty disappointed with his end CG…cause the moment was too cute then..the CG is like….this… =_=
After/Extra Story: Like in Goemon’s After story, they’re living happily in some town and then one day, Hanzo invites Enju out for a stroll which made Enju is excited and happy about the date. The following day, they went strolling leisurely around town and Enju, being excited, is fascinated by the shops in town, Hanzo though is his usual “…yea” response and Enju thinks that she is boring him or that she is acting too childish for him. She didn’t give up though and asks Hanzo what he would like to do but Hanzo just says that he didn’t particularly wants to do anything. This put Enju in a sad mood and Hanzo notices but before he ask, Enju goes off out of town/into the woods.
Hanzo followed her and ask what’s wrong, Enju is says nothing and Hanzo pushes on that there is something. Before they get any further though, they’re on their guard when they heard a rustling bushes somewhere and thinks that it was an enemy. Turns out, it was just a rabbit and both of them felt relive/silly about the whole thing. Since it was getting late, they returned to their house and there, Enju confesses that she thinks that she is boring him. Hanzo says that its not the case, its just that he really doesn’t know how to act sweetly or something XD. Enju then asks him if there is anything he would like her to do for him. He thinks for a moment and then lays his head at her lap, Enju is surprised and ask if he is ok with only that. Hanzo says that being with her is enough and she shouldn’t be worried about doing anything to please him.
✧*:・ﾟ✧—– Afterthoughts and Conclusion —–✧*:・ﾟ✧
I love Goemon but Hanzo takes a special place in my heart (‘∀’●)♡ His interactions with Enju was cute….it was somewhat studentXteacher
(which I adore XD) and yet it gradually develops into them deeply caring for one another. Hanzo might be overly the top serious but that’s just the way he was brought up though—the ninja way kind of life. And it was touching that even though he sticks by his rules of “my lord’s orders comes before anything else” it was made clear that Enju has become more important to him than his principles/rules. My only rant is that end CG but ah well…story is cute