Ok, I hated this route, I love Choujiro and I’m a sucker for Tori-san’s voice but good holy mother of perl this route was BORING! I thought that since he has a Saito vibe (stoic, overly serious and lol Tori-san) he would be this serious nii-sama who would blush whenever Enju says something innocently sweet/cute at him—well..he did…but its like 1/4 of the whole story….and the other 3/4 is his monologue of self conflict…
Anyway, moving on..
Chou-nii is Enju’s ninja instructor and cousin, he also monitors the others and is like the teacher for all of them too. In his route, he helps Enju gather info around town and cause its a little crowded, he hold her hand as to not lose her to the crowd. Enju admires her Chou-nii sama and most of the time spent on finding Goemon she based her actions/descisions on what Chou-nii has adviced/teached her.
When Enju manages to defeat and capture Goemon, Choujiro and Gekkamaru(though a little surprised and worried) congratulates her for her achievement. When Mitsunari calls for Enju to meet Hideyoshi, Choujiro was about to say something to her but holds it off as he thinks its not that much of important (why!?!? he was just about to confess….I think.. XD). Like in other routes, Enju gets framed for Hideyoshi’s murder and gets thrown into the dungeon/jail. Back at Choujiro’s and the others place while waiting for Enju to return, Gekkamaru is worried sick(like a puppy waiting for his master XD) cause its taking too long. Ennosuke managed to calmed Gekkamaru, but suddenly Mitsunari burst in and told them about Enju’s “crime” and the judgement that was sentenced to her (getting thrown into jail and her execution is under way) which made all of them surprised and questions and doubts starts flying out at Mitsunari but he just brush it off as they should listen to orders of going back to their village and report the whole thing to Kandou, or somthing.
Gekkamaru hurries to go get Enju out of jail but Choujiro stops him saying that he shouldn’t be too rash on jumping into things and that he is not the only one worried. Choujiro explains that they first need to report this to Kandou and await his decision. Gekkaru though don’t want to leave Enju so he still persist on going to rescue Enju, he even went on a trance saying “槐様まもる Enju-sama mamoru”(this will be explained in his route) Ennosuke was creeped out and during the distraction, Gekkamaru manages to slip away. Ennosuke and the others questions Choujiro as to what happened and are they just going to leave Enju behind? Choujiro says that they need to since if they kept thing as they are, another war might happen and they must do all they can to prevent it, and of course it was an order so as ninjas they need to abide by them. He also mentions that Enju is technically not alone since Gekkamaru will save her, Ennosuke then realise that Gekkamaru didn’t slip away but rather, Choujiro let him.
Back to Enju’s side, Gekkamaru managed to knock out her guards and frees her from her cell. She was worried though since escaping means she is guilty, and worse, Gekkamaru will be dragged in to the whole mess. Gekkamaru says that she doesn’t need to worry about him since protecting her is his job, and he says that she doesn’t need to stay in the cell since she is innocent–and that if she stays, she will likely be executed for nothing. Enju finally agrees to go run away with him but then, Goemon interrupts them saying that he’ll tag along too XD Gekkamaru says that aint no way he will let a thief get anywhere near Enju-sama and that he doesn’t trust him one bit. Enju however considers Goemon’s offer and accepts it, she says that she trust? him XD and even if Goemon betrays them, she will still have Gekkamaru.
On Choujiro’s side, they managed to return to their village and there they had a meeting with Kandou about the situation Enju was in. However, instead of rescuing Enju like they’ve hope they will do, Kandou orders them to kill Enju instead (what the friggin..you $#$@&^TGOH father!!) Kandou explained that they cannot let another war break out and if he needs to sacrifice his daughter then so be it. Choujiro was also conflicted with this, and when Kandou was selecting those who will do the mission, he knew he would be selected but didn’t like it *inserts glove tightening sfx* (seriously though, this irks and amuses me everytime I hear it XD). Ennosuke, Kyara and Kasumi was also selected to do the mission though unlike Choujiro, they complained but then Kandou shuts them up by saying that if they will not comply, their families will be the one to die.
Outside the village, Ennosuke and the others are still conflicted and Ennosuke raged at Choujiro on how could he stay calm at that moment, Choujiro simply replies that they are given a mission, and they must comply. Ennosuke about to rage some more but then their families approach them and are worried about what was about to come. Having no other choice, Ennosuke and Kyara decided to do the mission for the sake of their families. They then set out to pursue Enju with heavy hearts.
In Enju’s side, she continues to travel with Goemon and Gekkamaru (though Gekkamaru is always on alert with Goemon…specially when he gets just a little close to Enju-sama XD). One day however, Goemen goes off somewhere
(not that Gekkamaru cares XD) and says that he will be back and for Enju not to miss him too much XD. Turns out that Goemon felt the presence of Hanzo and his Tokugawa ninjas and asks if he was there to also hunt down Enju. Hanzo says that he was just sent by Ieyasu to see how things will go. Goemon ask what he means and then realises that he left Enju and Gekkamaru open for attack to “that” guy so he hurries back at Enju’s side (don’t be so sweet Goemon >A<).
While waiting for Goemon, Enju and Gekkamaru was suddenly attacked by Ennosuke. Gekkamaru fights with Ennosuke while Enju (just stands there) asks the two of them to stop. Gekkamaru tells Enju to run away, but course Enju didn’t want to leave the two of them fighting. Goemon then arrives and urges Enju to go on, he says that there is not much they can do but run. While running away, they were attacked by some Iga ninjas and Goemon fights them off while telling Enju to go ahead them (why u guys no make Enju badass!?! she can take those ninjas too you know!?!?) Enju runs away but on the way, she was attacked by Kyara whom she is not happy to fight. Kyara kinda forces Enju to fight saying that if she doesn’t she will die. Enju however escapes from Kyara and runs off cause she really doesn’t want to fight with her.
They however didn’t escape entirely cause Choujiro was there waiting for her (lol..what is this?? boss battle???) and fights Enju. They battle but Choujiro, of course, wins the battle. Choujiro then proceeds to
rape XD kill Enju by strangling her. Enju loses her will to fight back and Choujiro questions her on why is she not struggling. Choujiro finds himself unable to kill Enju and Before things get ugly though, Gekkamaru intercepts and saves Enju…Choujiro however lets them go.
Choujiro have some monologue about what his purpose as a ninja is or whatevs. It was not all over though as Enju and Gekkamaru are once again attacked by Kyara and Ennosuke. Gekkamaru faces off with Ennosuke and Enju faces Kyara. The team both showed goo teamwork but in the heat of the battle, both Gekkamaru and Ennosuke recieves fatal injuries leading to their death Q_QKyara screams at Ennosuke saying that it was not fair since they both promise each other to come back to the village together. (ah god my heart QAQ). Kyara then rages at Enju and attacks her, their fight was not long though since they were attacked by some rouge ninjas. Kyara and Enju teams up as they were both targeted by those ninjas and instead of fighting each other and the ninjas, its better to fight the enemies together. During the fight though, Kyara was killed by one of the ninjas and while Enju was shocked on her death, she was saved by Choujiro (where the fuck have you been!??!!). They managed to escape the ninjas. Enju was still confused as to why Choujiro saved her but then they met a confused Kasumi who then attacked Enju out of nowhere. Choujiro knocks her out cold and they decided to stay at a shack in the forest.
Kasumi was having a nightmare that time and when she woked up, she accidentally blurts out that if they didn’t kill Enju then their families will be the one who will perish. Choujiro quickly snaps Kasumi to her sense but Enju hearing all of it suddenly realises that all of it–Kyara and Ennosuke’s death was her fault. She run out of the shack and continuously blames herself while running. If she would have just complied and be captured/killed by them, then they wouldn’t have died and their families will be safe too. She decided to just go ahead and kill herself but was stopped by Choujiro. He says that if she kills herself now, then it will all be pointless. Ennosuke, Gekkamaru and Kyara’s death. And even the whole purpose of protecting her will be meaningless. Choujiro tells her that its not all her fault and that he is partly to blame because he didn’t decided quickly enough. He didn’t stand by her from the beginning and thus, let all of this mess(death of their nakamas) happened. He tells her that it may be too late now, but from now on, he will stand by her and protect her cause before he was a ninja, he was only a man and he doesnt want to throw anything important–Enju, to him anymore and watch them disappear.
Enju and Choujiro went back for Kasumi and there Kasumi apologizes to Enju about the whole thing. Enju says not to worry about it and she says that its not Kasumi’s fault. The three of them decided to escape together but they were ambushed by some ninjas from some clan. Kasumi dies in battle and Choujirou was poisoned by one of the ninjas. Hanzo then appears and helps them deafeat the ninjas, he then asks the two of them to move their butts cause they’ve been asked back at the capital. Enju says that they need to treat Choujiro’s injury first and to let him rest. Hanzo leads them to a nearby town for them to rest. Enju watches over Choujiro and when he woke up,
they have some flirting and then Enju tells Choujiro about what Hanzo said. Choujiro deducted that they will likely be executed or punished for defying orders, the two of them confesses their feelings to each other and kiss preparing for what was about to come.
The next day, Hanzou brings the two back to the capital, and there they were invited to the castle where they are greeted by none other than Hideyoshi. Hideyoshi revealed that theone who died was only a double and–with the help of Kandou, they made it like that to fulfil his plan of wiping out ninjas or somethin. Enju then rages that there were people who died for his sick plan and Hideyoshi says that he doesn’t give a fuck who dies if its for his plans which is for the future of Japan. Hideyoshi then orders Enju and Choujiro to fight to the death for his sick entertainment.
Bad End: During the duel, Enju stops fighting and says that its pointless if one them dies. Choujiro says that there is no other way cause one of them WILL eventually die if they don’t go through with what Hideyoshi has ordered. They then came to a agreement of killing each other to end all of it and still be together.
Happy End: On fighting with each other, Enju secretly sends out signals to Choujiro a plan to run away together. Choujiro manages to get it and continues “fighting” with Enju. When the fight was about to reach its climax, Enju uses her special ninjutsu that sends out strong light which is a great way to make their escape while Hideyoshi and her shitty dad are distracted/blinded by the jutsu. While escaping, they are blocked by some Tokugawa ninjas but then, luckily, Goemon and Kuroyuki arrives to help them.
They hurried out the castle and to the woods to finally be out of the whole shit they’ve been put through. Hanzou then meets them and gave them the antidote for Choujiro’s poison he got earlier when they were ambushed. Choujiro asks Enju feed it to him mouth-to-mouth or somethin XD. After taking the antidote, they talk about how they’re going to live, Choujiro says that they’ll live somewhere where no one knows them and always be togehter.
After/Extra Story: …Ok..I apologize..I cant really remember what happened in his after story XD Ayway, this story happens right before the whole incident (since Kyara, Ennosuke and the others are still alive T_T) they’re both living togehter back at their village and are having some ninja training on the forest. Choujiro, being the strict instructor that he is, gives Enju some criticism on her training. They have some doki doki/flirting moments or somthing (sorry..I really forgot XD). Choujiro then asks Enju to help him put on his robe like a waifu that she is.
✧*:・ﾟ✧—– Afterthoughts and Conclusion —–✧*:・ﾟ✧
Me the entire route…
THE MONOLOGUE, THE DRAMA, THE GLOVE SFX…AND WHY DID GEKKAMARU, ENNOSUKE AND KYARA HAD TO DIE!??!?!
I agree with Choujirou..but..it wasnt HLAF his fault..IT WAS ALL HIS FAULT…if he would just—ugh…damn…
but yea..I still like him..but…geez man…
SO MUCH WASTED POTENTIAL MAN!!
There are several occation wherein I wanted to jumped to Gekkamaru or Geomon’s route back…heck I even wanted to go to Kuroyuki’s
Ironically though..I felt this is the longest route I’ve written
I didn’t even felt like adding emojis XD…sigh…such a waste..