Plot Summary: Hanzo’s route begins after the death of Nobunaga. Hanzo would have already taken the MC back home, but the ninja have all stayed around Edo to protect Ieyasu from Nobunaga’s remaining supporters. Hanzo and the MC as as formal around each other as ever. Even though Hanzo is eager to return the MC to her regular life, but her heart aches at the thought of never seeing him again. But just because Nobunaga is gone doesn’t mean the danger is also.
What I think of him: Hanzo is a living legend of the ninja world. He is straitlaced and very serious. He is always thinking about what he can do for future ninja, and the possibility that he would die on a mission has always lingered in his mind. Since he has always been focused on ninja-ing, he really doesn’t know anything about love. He has always been considerate of the MC and treated her like a princess and frequently admonishing the other ninja to do the same.
Charm point: He’s dense when it comes to women and blushes easily
Cuddle, kiss, or push down: Cuddle, when he returns from any of his many attempts to die
Would have eloped with:
- Goemon, because he was there supporting the MC
- When Hanzo and the MC pretend to be married
- When the MC goes to check that Hanzo didn’t drown in the bath
- When he does that whole “we can’t be together” deal
Worth the price of admission?: Even though Hanzo’s route is shorter, there are no letters, and you get less CG for him, I think he is still very much worth it
After the main route (POSSIBLE SPOILERS): None
Notable substories: Haven’t read any
- Hiroshi Kirisawa
- Kippei Ebihara
- Hanzo Hattori (Sakura Amidst Chaos)
- Yukimura Sanada (Samurai Love Ballad)