bluecherrybomb: (Corset Chi)
HnnnnnnGGGGGHH. I just finished all the Events for Legend of a Land United and HNNNNGH Naotora's ending with the Shimazu killed me. It ends with her chasing Toyohisa down and right when she gets him, he shoots her. Then Tadakatsu comes and slays him.

Thing is, in the Eastern Army's story, she survives. So, my little shipping head went nuts with how this could canonically happen which is naturally, she didn't die from getting shot. Tadakatsu took her back to get her patched up and she still lives. Emphasis here on Tadakatsu bringing her back. Just... flailing words.

Other than that, I still have quite the few Events to find and Objectives to clear. I am doing them, slowly but surely, but it is a pain. Fighting a battle six times gets really tedious, not going to lie.
bluecherrybomb: (Panty and Brief Love)
*throws a fucking table* HOLY SHIT INTERACTION OF MY OTP

Lady Hayakawa: H-Hello. I know you.
Kagekatsu Uesugi: You will kill your family? (Referring to Kai)
Lady Hayakawa: Once, long ago, you killed Saburo... You killed your own family.
Kagekatsu Uesugi: That's right.
Lady Hayakawa: I hated you for that. It was so hard, having someone so dear to me just ripped away. But now, I've come to see the truth. No matter how hard, how terrible it is... There are times when waging war against those dearest to you is the right thing to do.
Kagekatsu Uesugi: Overcoming that sadness will make you stronger.
Lady Hayakawa: Thank you.

*flips every table in the country* FUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK I SHIP THEM TO THE MOON AND BACK
bluecherrybomb: (Moon Makeup Power)
Oh man. So, playing on my PS4 and I bought Samurai Warriors 4-II. Of course. But oh god, I've only been playing Survival mode and Challenge mode and in the course of three days I managed to get Kagekatsu up to level 50. He's slow, but a tank so I don't mind. I use him to farm for strategy tomes. But playing as Magoichi... unf. He's as smooth as silk to play. He's got this beautiful slide that is so natural to play as it's like skating on butter. Like again, just gliding is so... unnnnnf.

Which is funny considering I don't think Magoichi is my second favourite male (he might be now). I actually am fighting between Sakon and Tadakatsu because hot damn bara dads. But then... Magoichi. The struggle is real.

Anyways, still fighting along. Oh, I also found out I might be an Aunt in August. I was excited hearing it but now that it's faded off... meh. Sort of interesting though.
bluecherrybomb: (Pissed Love God)
Yukimura Sanada: Lord Kagekatsu, you are very kind. Surely, you've come to defeat me in order to spare Master Kanetsugu the pain. I shall not back down, however! You shall face my full strength!
Kagekatsu Uesugi: Good!

bluecherrybomb: (The Mermaid)
Ho man, I am still on a little high from FINALLY getting all Famous Officers to be 'intimate' with me in terms of Friendship in Chronicle Mode. Oh man, that took... like, at least 100 hours on it's own, maybe more. It took FOREVER, basically. But I did it! The last was Hideyoshi! And the first was Nobuyuki. Aww. But I got my trophy and I got my gold trophy for writing my own name in the biography. That battle was fucking intense to do. Like Kanetsugu (who I should have switched out for Kagekatsu) nearly died because he's an idiot. I nearly got flattened. But shit, I did it. Gold trophy now on my playstation, whoo!

Right now I'm just trying to get the last 3 heirlooms. Okuni, Goemon, and Ginchiyo is all I need and then I'll be done that. And trust me, I really want to be done this so I can get onto my objectives goal. Oh, and a few bronze trophies to get in the story mode. Going into rage mode 5 times, beating 500 enemies with a musou attack (Kagekatsu... you will be needed). There's a Mighty Strike trophy where you have to do it 5 times in a battle... but now that I know setting my blade to have an earth element makes it 100% easier, I may be able to get it without a problem. But the hard one is going to be getting all the rare weapons.

Out of like... what... 55 characters, I only have 3 of the rare weapons. Kagekatsu's, Kojuro's, and now Magoichi's. It's going to be a long battle to do this but hell, I got all the friendships. Maybe this is possible too.

Anyways, back to doing it. I was going to write today this little thing between Naotora and Tadakatsu but then I got lazy. I need to stop doing that and get back to writing...
bluecherrybomb: (Blue Skies)
This is a list made for myself on completing objective in Samurai Warriors 4. Nothing more, nothing less really.

Legend of the Takeda
1. Battle of Kawanakajima
2. Battle of Suruga
3. Battle of Mikatagahara
4. Battle of Nagashino

Legend of the Uesugi
1. The Kanto Campaign 11/11
2. Battle of Kawanakajima
3. Battle of Tetorigawa
4. The Otate Rebellion
5. Battle of Hasedo

The Legend of Kanto
1. The Great Kanto Defense
2. Defense of Totomi
3. Defense of Suruga
4. Battle of Mimase Pass
5. Battle of Oshi Castle

Legend of Tohoku
1. Battle of Hitotoribashi
2. Conflict at Koriyama
3. Oshu's Punishment
4. Battle of Hasedo

Legend of a Land United
1. Battle of Yamazaki
2. Battle of Shizugatake
3. Battle of Komaki-Nagakute
4. Conquest of Shikoku
5. Conquest of Kyushu
6. Conquest of Odawara
7a. The Battle of Sekigahara (East)
7b. The Battle of Sekigahara (West)
8. The Osaka Campaign

The Legend of the Sanada
1. Battle of Mount Tenmoku
2. Battle of Kanagawa
3. 1st Battle of the Ueda Castle
4. Battle of Oishi Castle
5a. 2nd Battle of Ueda Castle (East)
5b. 2nd Battle of Ueda Castle (West)
6a. The Osaka Campaign (Tokugawa)
6b. The Osaka Campaign (Toyotomi)

Legend of Kyushu
1. Battle of Mimikawa
2. Battle of Okintanawate
3. Seige of Iwaya and Mt.Tachibana Castle
4. Battle of Yanagawa

Legend of Chugoku
1. Conflict at Itsukushima
2. Conflict at Aga
3. Battle of Kozuki Castle
4. Seige of Takamatsu
5/ Conflict at the Ishigaki Plains

Legend of Shikoku
1. Battle of Shimanto River
2. Invasion of Asan
3. Invasion of Iyo
4. Battle of Hiketa

Legend of Kinki
1. Battle of Kannonji Castle
2. Pursuit at Kanegasaki
3. Battle of Anegawa
4. Battle of Odani Castle

Legend of the Oda
1. Battle of Okehazama
2. Nobunaga's Acent
3. Conflict at Rokujo
4. Retreat from Kanegasaki
5. Battle of Noda-Fukushima
6. Battle of Nagashino
7. Conquest of Kishu
8. Incident at Honnoji

Legend of the Tokugawa
1. Battle of Okehazama
2. Battle of Kakegawa Castle
3. Battle of Anegawa
4. Battle of Mikatagahara

Secret History
1. Sinister Beauties
2. Men of Charm and Courage
3. Fathers and Children
4. Nobunaga's Greatest Crisis
5. Test of Wits
6. East versus West (East)
7. East versus West (West)
8. Mitsunari's Disapperance
bluecherrybomb: (The Butterflystress)
Still working on Samurai Warriors 4. It's a lot of work, not going to lie. Chronicle Mode is taking up most of my time with me trying to befriend all these Famous Officers and get their heirlooms. All I have left is Goemon, Oichi, Okuni, Nagamasa, Ginchiyo, Takatora, and Takakage's heirlooms for that trophy.

But for friendships, I need Yukimura Sanada, Nobunaga Oda, Oichi, No, Hideyshi Hashiba, Mitsunari Ishida, Nagamasa Azai, Sakon Shima, Yoshihiro Shimazu, Muneshige Tachibana, Motonari Mori, Yoshitsugu Otani, Hisahide Matsunaga, and Takakage Kobayakawa. Which could be over a hundred more battles to get them (and my trophy).

Not to mention my Life Goals list keeps going up so I need to finish all of those. I think I have Strategist, God of War, and Ninja Master unlocked to do but there's probably more after that.

So, it's not HARD work, but it's time-consuming work. And repeating battles over and over again does get extremely tedious. Hence why I usually listen to podcasts while I do it.

I also have a huge list of objectives to go through. I think I get a trophy for finishing 50% of them and then another for getting 100% which is going to be be huge to take on. There's also the trophy for completing every scenario with every available character (You can only bring two and some scenarios have past ten people) and getting every scene and music unlocked. Like I said... time consuming. I have to watch this YouTube video to get all the scenes because mixing two characters together will get you different event scenes unlocked.

Like I have to commend Koei for doing this. I paid... $70 for the game and then another like, $40 for all the DLC. So a good $110 dollars. But I've played over 400 hours, it says. And I'm still not done. So there's something to be said for them for making the game at least extend past just five hours like Call of Duty ever lasts me.

But I also have books I want to read while I try and get at least SOME trophies before my break ends. Oh, and I have to workout so I can get a job in fire. So... it's actually pretty intensive, my weeks off. I really only take breaks from my game to fill myself up intellectually. Otherwise like... I guess I can fire it back up, go into the Scenarios and do some steps while fighting people.

But yeah. So... that's my life right now. I do like it, don't get me wrong. Doing this feels a lot better than nothing. But man... goals to accomplish before January 2nd, really.
bluecherrybomb: (Alice into Madness)
Omfg. Playing :"Sinister Beauties", when you beat Kagetora Uesugi, he comments "Women are terrifying, just as Kagekatsu said!"


I mean, yeah, your mom is very frightening and manipulative.

bluecherrybomb: (Keep Calm and Write Porn)
Picked this up on tumblr. Had to edit it a bit so it was more readable but it's useable all the same. Threw in my Samurai Warriors pairings for this. Will probably use it for other things too.

My “FOREVER” pairing:
Whatever, these two are super cute. Since I watched the anime and played a few of the DLC episodes, I really like these two together. Ina is so cute when she's flustered and Nobuyuki is her perfect, calm counterpart. Watch these two be the most unpopular pairing in this franchise

My “SOMETIMES” pairing (if i’m in the mood):
Masamune/Kojuro & Aya/Kojuro
I usually don't go with popular ships, hence why these are my sometimes. But then again... these two. Damn. And Aya and Kojuro are something I like to think about sometimes due to her chronicle mode episodes but.. again, sometimes.

My "PLEASE NO" pairing:
I just... don't ship it. I like Kanetsugu following Kagekatsu around telling everyone what he (assumes) he wants to say but that's about it. Kagekatsu supports him like a friend. Nothing more, nothing less for me.

Magoichi/Koshosho & Kanetsugu/Aya
It's established Magoichi and Koshosho have a, like, friendship but I can't help but ship them on the side before she meets Motochika. I'm sure he wouldn't care how much misfortune she would bring to him, she's stellar. And she needs some mindless devotion. With Kanetsugu and Aya, it is just based on pixiv fanart I saw and... yeah. Damn images. She could get him to do it. For righteousness and love!

These two whyyyyyyyy. Even when I watched Sengoku Basara I was like UGH THESE TWO WHY DID HE DIE. They could have had so much.

My “HATESEX” pairing:
This is based on the third game where Masamune was half a second away from killing Kanetsugu. Like whatever, I ship it. Pixiv turned me on them and the game. It works.

My “WORKING ON IT” pairing:
Okay, okay, I know, but I play them as a pair a lot in SW4 and they are so cute together. Especially when I score victory and Kunoichi is bouncing happily next to Sakon. Like look at these two cuties. There could be something while Sakon is with the Takeda.

My "THREESOME/POLY" pairing:
Yukimura/Kanetsugu/Mitsunari and Masanori/Nene/Kiyomasa
Well, the first one... Pixiv. Always. The second one I just found myself being drawn to the more I play the series. These two are really loyal to Nene and after Hideyoshi dies they were so concerned for her. I really like them just treating Nene like a queen because they love her and her teasing them like she always does.

Magoichi & Gracia and Okuni & Goemon
Magoichi and Gracia are just too cute. I really like her being an older brother figure to her. With Okuni and Goemon... I dunno. I like him being in love with her but I just think everything would be ruined if they got together. They would probably get on better as friends.

PIXIIIIIV. I love it but don't want it to happen. Nope.

Kagekatsu/Lady Hayakawa
-Insert head into hands- Okay... this was literally crack. I thought about how if Ujiyasu won against Kenshin, would Kagekatsu be sent to them and just how awkward he is fumbling with how sweet Lady Kayakawa is. Like this adorable awkwardness that would form. Also considering they fit my size kink since he's a fucking beast and Hayakawa is so lithe and adorable. Not to mention the parents scenario, I really had fun with these two running around together. Like I said, it was crack. Now it's serious to me.

My "ENDGAME" pairing:
Endgame, this needs to happen. These two aren't canon but damn they should be (obviously I am excluding real endgame pairings because they are endgame and canon. This isn't. It needs to be.)

They are precious in Pokemon Conquest, they are precious in SW3 and SW4 and every incarnation of them, they need to be together as an adorable duo. Seriously, I even put a Staraptor and a Luxio on my team for them. They'll always be together, dammit.

Takatora/Oichi or Hideyoshi/Oichi

I have no explanation other than I am trash.
bluecherrybomb: (Stocking Sweets)
So, I unlocked the Battle of Hasedo from playing Legend of a Land United. I've been putting off the battle for a while since I know how it's supposed to go but I figured I might as well finish it now. That would just leave me with trying to get the objectives for the rest of the Legend of the Uesugi.

Anyways, I'm just going to document a few things Kagekatsu says during the battle. Considering he rarely talks, anything I get is good.

Kagekatsu Uesugi (In response to Kanetsugu Naoe's determination): Bloom, flowers, with all you have.

Kim Hori: I won't let anyone near Hasedo Castle!
Kagekatsu Uesugi: Just in case, we will leave a unit at the garrison.

(Mother to Son)
Aya: What is a Date ninja unit doing here? The Date forces must be nearby, Kagekatsu.

(News came in of Mitsunari's defeat at Sekigahara)
Kanetsugu Naoe: Mitsunari lost? Then what is the point of this battle. What is the point in living?
Kagekatsu Uesugi: Kanetsugu! It's not over for you or the Uesugi.
Kanetsugu Naoe: ...Of course! Then we should retreat at once! Keep our losses to a minimum and return to the Southwestern Garrison!

Yoshiaki Mogami: The tables have turned, Uesugi... Now we will detroy you all!
Kagekatsu Uesugi: The trucnk of the Uesugi will not bend!
Kanetsugu Naoe: I will lead the rear guard to protect the Uesugi and Lord Kagekatsu!

(And then...)
Magoichi Saika: I am the Date mercenary, Magoichi Saika! I've come to put down the Uesugi.

So, I kicked his ass as usual. Anyways, defeated the troops, and retreated 'gracefully' as they put it. There's a little cutscene at the end that was cute on Kagekatsu saying he will always support Kanetsugu. Of course, this picks up again in Samurai Warriors 4-II with Kagekatsu's story but I liked how SW4 ended with the Uesugi. Kagekatsu is a sweetheart.
bluecherrybomb: (Purple Dear)
Playing the scenario of Children against their parents for fun and Aya is just killing me.

Aya: You would strike back against your parents? How sad... Obedience is the greatest virtue. Isn't that right, my little Kenshin?
Kenshin Uesugi: Yes, my sister. Let us move quickly to attack.
Kagekatsu Uesugi: As the son of Kenshin, I shall protect the main camp! (CUTIE)
(Also, I totally took them both down at once as Kagekatsu. My baby is strong as a fucking oak.)
Kagekatsu Uesugi: It seems we managed to defend the main camp.

And then I proceeded to blast everyone off. Ha ha.

Seriously, I am headcanoning so hard right now that Aya has a brother complex. She constantly teases Kenshin like this and he's openly admitted he's afraid of her.
bluecherrybomb: (Magic Knight of Water)
The Battle of Kawanakajima. Okay. So, I started with Kenshin and Aya. Brother-Sister power team all the way. But I will switch because I'm pretty sure one of the hidden objectives involves Kanetsugu. Maybe. Anyways, dialogue time! Now with Kagetora Uesugi, or the former Saburo Hojo..

Kenshin Uesugi: They're using the Woodpecker Plot... Move our main forces to Hachimanbara.
Kagetora Uesugi: The Takeda are planning to peck at the Uesugi forces on Mt. Saiko and chase them into Hachimanbara, so... Shingen will move his main camp from Kaizu Castle to Hachimanbara. So we'll move our forces there first!
Kenshin Uesugi: Indeed. Leave only a small company as a rear guard on mt. Saijo.

(Thing comes up to beat two officers)

Kenshin Uesugi: Attack the Takeda mobile unit's vanguard.
Kagetora Uesugi: I see... By striking first, Father will make them think he is not moving from the mountain.

(And, indeed...)

Shingen Takeda: The mobile unit's vanguard has been defeated... Kenshin must be strengthing Mt. Saijo's defenses.
Kenshin Uesugi (To his troops): Rear guard, defend Mt. Saijo. Main Force, move to the Hachimanbara Western Camp.
Kunoichi: Uwah! What are the Uesugi doing here?
Kagetora Uesugi: Shingen can't find out about our ambush! Silence that ninja! ...Takeda reinforcements are on the eastern slope of Mt. Saijo? If we leave them be, they'll discover my father isn't there!

(Worrier. Meanwhile.)

Kanetsugu Naoe: Lord Kenshin! The Takeda Army is approaching Zenkoji!
Kenshin Uesugi: Those provisions are our soldiers' lifeline. Defend them!
Aya: Kenshin's strategy is safe. You acted swiftly under pressure, sweet Kagetora.
Kagetora Uesugi: Yes! Thank you!
Kagekatsu Uesugi: ....


Sakon Shima: The Woodpecker Plot is about to come into play. Let's check on the state of Mt. Saijo, just to be safe.
Kenshin Uesugi: Defeat them quickly.
Kagetora Uesugi: Yes! We must defeat Sakon's reconnaissance unit to keep our plan a secret.

(Totally does.)

Kenshin Uesugi: A divine blessing.
Kanetsugu Naoe: Lord Kenshin! We have secured the supply line!
Kenshin Uesugi: Defeat the Takeda reinforcements quickly. Prepare the battle lines. You are in charge of the Hachimanbara Western Camp, Kagetora.
Kagetora Uesugi: M-Me? Y-Yes! I will defend it to the end!

(Thick fog lifts)

Kenshin Uesugi: I've come to see you, Nemesis.
Shingen Takeda: He took advantage of the fog to move his camp... You've surprised me, Kenshin. Alert all our forces! We'll use the crane formation to meet the Uesugi Army!
Kenshin Uesugi: Use the spinning wheel formation to break that crane's wings.
Kagetora Uesugi: The battle between my father and Shingen is truly incredible!
Kagekatsu Uesugi: The clash between dragon and tiger!
Kenshin Uesugi: I will slay you, Nemesis.

(Battling intensifies)

Kenshin Uesugi: I will attack you with divine switfness. Prepare yourself, Nemesis.
Shingen Takeda: This battle is not over yet. Once the mobile unit arrives from Mt. Saijo...
Kagetora Uesugi: If the enemy mobile unit reaches Hachimanbara, we'll be surrounded. Defeat Shingen before that happens!


Shingen Takeda: I'd have the disadvantage in a duel against you. I'm going to bow out.
Kenshin Uesugi: My Nemesis has already left...
Shingen Takeda (In another part of the battlefield): Now, let's regroup.

(And then Yukimura shows up. Great.)

Shingen Takeda: Now it's my turn, Kenshin.
Kagetora Uesugi: Yukimura is going after the main forces! He must be stopped!
Kagekatsu Uesugi: Kaizu Castle's defenses are imprentrable.
Kenshin Uesugi: My nemesis is holding the castle well... But there is a weakness on the western side. Take the Central Garrison to get to Kaizu Castle!

(Do this. Along the way, I switch to Aya and start kicking ass. Kenshin remarks "My sister is unmatched" and Kagekatsu says "Nothing I say will please you, mother." Which I find rather funny. Kenshin puts out admiration, Kagekatsu is humbled. This family istg. Anyways, get the gate open.)

Shingen Takeda: They've snuck in through the back gate. We've been forstalled...
Kenshin Uesugi: The time has come to settle this.
Shingen Takeda: The Uesugi have fought well. I want to get at least one blow in.

(Insert Kenshin annihilating him.)

Anyways, I missed one objective, and it was with Aya. I can play her later in this with either Kagekatsu or Kanetsugu. I need to play them all anyways but that can wait. But yeah, that was it.

It ends with Aya giving Kagetora some of her cooking (And telling him to call her mother since he calls Kenshin father. I swear she has a brother complex), which is atrocious, and Kenshin saying his new son has courage to eat that.

It then goes to Kagekatsu, who literally is confused on the entire situation. He's obviously hurt his mother is paying attention to Kagetora, and his 'father' but he doesn't know how to express it. Luckily, Kanetsugu comes and completely misunderstands the situation! Just like him...
bluecherrybomb: (Summer Sun)
Bear with me. I just need to make some notes on my Samurai Warriors 4 gamefile. Strikethroughs mean I have got them. Bold means I have their rare weapon/all objectives complete.

Need to Collect (Story Mode):

Need to Finish (Story Mode):

Legend of the Oda | Legend of Chugoku (+Bonus Episode) | Legend of Shikoku | Legend of Kinki | Legend of Kyushu | Legend of the Tokugawa | Legend of the Takeda | Legend of the Uesugi (+Bonus Episode) | Legend of Kanto (+Bonus Episode) | Legend of Tohoku (+Bonus Episode) | Legend of a Land United | Legend of the Sanada |

Friendship Levels to Max (Chronicle Mode):

Rare Weapons:

| Yukimura Sanada | Keiji Maeda | Nobunaga Oda | Mitsuhide Akechi | Goemon Ishikawa | Kenshin Uesugi | Oichi | Okuni | Kunoichi | Magoichi Saika | Shingen Takeda | Masamune Date | No | Hanzo Hattori | Ranmaru Mori | Hideyoshi Hashiba | Yoshimoto Imagawa | Tadakatsu Honda | Ina | Ieyasu Tokugawa | Mitsunari Ishida | Nagamasa Azai | Sakon Shima | Yoshihiro Shimazu | Ginchiyo Tachibana | Kanetsugu Naoe | Nene | Kotaro Fuma | Musashi Miyamoto | Toshiie Maeda | Motochika Chosokabe | Gracie | Kojiro Sasaki | Katsuie Shibata | Kiyomasa Kato | Kanbei Kuroda | Muneshige Tachibana | Kai | Ujiyasu Hojo | Hanbei Takenaka | Motonari Mori | Aya | Masanori Fukushima | Takatora Todo | Naotora Ii | Munenori Yagyu | Nobuyuki Sanada | Yoshitsugu Otani | Hisahide Matsunaga | Kojuro Katakura | Kagekatsu Uesugi | Takakage Kobayakawa | Koshosho | Toyohisa Shimazu | Lady Hayakawa |

Characters to Max levels on:

| Kagekatsu Uesugi (Level 50) | Kanetsugu Naoe (Level 50) | Kenshin Uesugi (Level 44) | Aya (Level 16) |

bluecherrybomb: (Magic Knight of Fire)
I need to record some of this dialogue, because it is precious.

So, this is the Kanto Campaign. And I chose Kenshin and Kagekatsu to lead, since they both have bonus objectives to do here. I would have chose them both anyways because I love picking the Father-Son team but anyways. Here's some dialogue I need to save on my babies:

To begin, when you select Kagekatsu second, he says "Yes, Father!" which is precious as fuck to me ok. Kagekatsu is so adorable in how dedicated he is. Anyways, to begin.

Ujiyasu Hojo: So Kenshin has come to visit Odawara with the daimyo of Kanto. Saburo! Politely send them away!
Saburo Hojo: Father! I have taken care of the enemies at the gate! I will now make siege preparations!

(Akagane gate was closed here.)

Kanetsugu Naoe: Lord Kenshin, we must be wary of young Saburo. We should avoid Akagane Gate and take control of the tertiary ward. The Takeda are watching for an opportunity to attack us. We mustn't spend too much time on this battle...
Kenshin Uesugi: Crush the enemy, and show everyone the righteousness of our cause.
Aya: Kagekatsu, pay close attention to how Kenshin fights.
Kagekatsu Uesugi: Yes.

(Insert fighting and me smirking because ohhhh... the Uesugi's.)

Kanetsugu Naoe: We can't advance to the Secondary Ward... Then we'll take the Lotus Pond first, and apply pressure from there!
Kenshin Uesugi: The Lotus Pond is beautiful.
Rifle Captain: Is that K-Kenshin? He's completely unguarded! Shoot him!

(Insert me... sigh, getting hit because I switched by accident. But I am aware of the dialogue after. Kenshin remarks he wish he brought a picnic and his soldiers are like 'Holy shit, he didn't get hit? Kenshin really is a god!')
(Then insert battling)

Kanetsugu Naoe: You are a splendid officer, Lord Kagekatsu! I am proud to stand by your side! You may have been adopted, but you are fully capable of following in Lord Kenshin's footsteps!
Kagekatsu Uesugi: You think so?
Saburo Hojo: Hey, aren't you Kenshin's son? You seem too weak to be...
Kagekatsu Uesugi: Hm...
Saburo Hojo: You can't win against the Lion of Sagami's son if you hesitate like that!

(Insert defeating Saburo)

Saburo Hojo: I couldn't live up to my father's expectations...
Kagekatsu Uesugi: Can I live up to my father's?
Kanetsugu Naoe (Totally not paying attention): We have taken care of the officers in the Secondary Ward! All forces, charge inside!

Kotaro Fuma: I will pull Kenshin's foundation out from under him...
Kagekatsu Uesugi: That ninja is going after my mother?

(Insert Kagekatsu kicking ass)

Aya: Kagekatsu, you saved me.
Kagekatsu Uesugi: Yes.

(Omg, sorry, but, Aya is precious and she had such a precious son.)

Kanetsugu Naoe: Lord Kagekatsu. Has something been troubling you? You haven't been comparing yourself to Lord Kenshin and worrying that you're not good enough, have you?
Kagekatsu Uesugi: Uh...

Adorable. And here's some dialogue with Kenshin.

Ujiyasu Hojo: Hey, why don't we negotiate a truce? You must be worried about Shingen, right?
Kenshin Uesugi (Ignoring Ujiyasu): Opening the gate of your own volition is admirable. Now fight.
Ujiyasu Hojo: You want to keep going? Continuing this battle will just make our soldiers and peasants grow weary...
Kanetsugu Naoe: Lord Kenshin! We've recieved word that the Takeda are up to something! We must finish with the Hojo quickly!
Saburo Hojo (cutting in): Father! I can... I can still fight!
Kenshin Uesugi: You are a fine, young warrior, Saburo Hojo.

Insert me kicking Saburo's ass.

Saburo Hojo: Move! I have to go to my father's side! I will protect my father with my life!
Kagekatsu Uesugi: Have I shown I am able to do the same for my father?


All in all... Kagekatsu is my baby and I love him so much. He's such a precious cupcake.