Mitsuhide Akechi

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Plot Summary: When the MC becomes Nobunaga’s poison taster, it doesn’t take long for her to meet and befriend Nobunaga’s sister Oichi, and from there, become Oichi cooking instructor as Oichi prepares for her marriage. When the MC’s gender is revealed, it is Mitsuhide, Nobunaga’s right-hand man, who steps in to save her from possible consequences. At first, the MC thinks the world of Mitsuhide, but when his kindness constantly reveals itself to have a motive, the MC begins to wonder if he is truly being kind to her, or if he is just using her for the sake of the Oda clan

What I think of him: Mitsuhide is kind and gentle, but is also a fearsome swordsman. He prefers to use less violent means to achieve his ends such as manipulation. He is capable of doing terrible things on Nobunaga’s orders and many consider him to be Nobunaga’s assassin. Although he always puts the Oda clan first, Mitsuhide is inclined towards mercy and has accepted many people into his service that Nobunaga has ordered thrown out or executed. Mitsuhide has pledged his life to following Nobunaga and that is the most important thing to him

Nickname: Light of Honor

Charm point: His excitement over rice balls

Quote: “I didn’t want to lose you. Even if that meant turning Lord Nobunaga, or even the entire country, against me.”

Cuddle, kiss, or push down: Ride with him on a horse because you can feel how much he cherishes you

Would have eloped with: No one

Favorite moments: 

  • When Mitsuhide comes charging in to save the MC at Mt. Hiei
  • Mitsuhide telling Nobunaga that he failed to follow orders, but as a man he needed to protect the woman he loved, and Nobunaga being all “Mitsuhide, you are finally a man”

Worst moments: 

  • Why did Mitsuhide leave the MC on Mt. Hiei like he did. Even if she protested, he should have dragged her off the mountain

Worth the price of admission?: Mitsuhide’s route is sadly forgettable, and it’s a little hard to pin down why exactly. The plot takes place at a great time, revolving around the Azai betrayal and the burning of Mt. Hiei. Mitsuhide’s conflict about wanting all of his loyalty to be for Nobunaga and struggling with how important the MC is to him is good. Maybe it’s just that the route is building to the climax, but nothing really memorable happens during the early parts. That puts Mitsuhide’s route in the if-you-are-running-out-of-other-things-to-play category, since there was nothing particularly bad about it either

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