Had this one in my draft for forever but hadn’t got the chance to post it first. I like it that these snippets showed a little bit about who’s who in Iga.
A Ninja (Shinobi?) Love Ballad spin-off, anyone?
Saizo could use an equally popular rival, he’s slaying all the Samurai when the game is called Samurai Love Ballad!
And I really like it that Ieyasu is so mercenary in his approach to recruiting the best retainers under his wing. Well, hey, if you got the money, why not huh. Shame Saizo is not all about money these days.
I wonder why Voltage deliberately created the Kiyohiro as an alias for Hanzo, and chose to reveal that at the end of Saizo’s main story. It kinda stole the moment, tbh, since he’s the most famous shinobi in history and all. Maybe to limit his fame? Fame is not good for a spy afterall.
Also, I think @daeva-agas has talked about Voltage’s translation error (is it translation or a simple mistake? I dunno since I didn’t catch the Japanese version) but Ieyasu’s Tokugawa kamon (emblem) is hollyhock (aoi) leaves, not paulownia (kiri), which was Hideyoshi’s Toyotomi kamon. These two plants are very different. Felt like I need to mention that since I love Japanese motifs and these two plants are quite popular motifs.
This is paulownia (kiri) = Hideyoshi’s kamon
and this is hollyhock (aoi) = Ieyasu’s kamon
Small chance since they mentioned it twice already but I hope Voltage will correct this. This is just an excuse to mention wafuku by the way :P
Hau is a Pokémon-loving young boy with a big appetite! He’s the same age as your character. When you move to the Alola region, he makes friends with you right away. He has a real weakness for malasada, a famous treat in the Alola region, and he is always in search of malasada shops. He is a big-hearted boy who really loves Pokémon. (Official Site)