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E231 - The Rusty Sword

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SIGN    1\pos(515,265)\fad(450,500)}The Rusty Sword*
[01:56] ---
    You've improved more, haven't you, Tsubaki?
[02:00] ---
    I haven't lost just yet!
[02:03] ---
    That spirit of yours is impressive.
[02:07] ---
    I can smell the aroma of
    the rice that's finished cooking.
[02:09] ---
    Our training session is over.
[02:12] ---
    Will I ever become strong
    like you someday, Sazanka?
[02:17] ---
    You must be diligent
[02:19] ---
    and continue to hone your skills.
[02:32] ---
    I must hone my skills much, much more!
[02:45] ---
    Why did I dream about that now?
[03:01] ---
    Is that him?
[03:02] ---
    Yeah.
[03:03] ---
    He's part of the group of merchants
[03:05] ---
    who were attacked by bandits.
[03:06] ---
    He's the only one who regained consciousness.
[03:08] ---
    His injuries seem rather serious.
[03:11] ---
    Will he be able to talk?
[03:13] ---
    Let's give it a try.
[03:20] ---
    Sorry to bother you
    while you're hospitalized.
[03:22] ---
    We were sent by the Leaf
    to investigate the incident.
[03:25] ---
    Would you mind telling us
    what happened yesterday?
[03:32] ---
    You can tell us anything.
[03:34] ---
    Do you remember anything about
    the bandits who attacked you?
[03:42] ---
    Unfortunately,
[03:44] ---
    it seems like it's still too soon
    to question him.
[03:47] ---
    Since it just happened yesterday,
    it's not surprising.
[03:53] ---
    What's the matter?
[03:55] ---
    Samurai!
[03:57] ---
    Someone, help!
[03:59] ---
    It's a samurai!
[04:01] ---
    Hold on, please calm down!
[04:03] ---
    We're just here to ask some questions.
[04:05] ---
    A samurai...
[04:07] ---
    A samurai...
[04:09] ---
    is coming after me again!
[04:12] ---
    A samurai?!
[04:16] ---
    Are you all right?
[04:17] ---
    I don't think it's going to be
    possible to talk to him today.
[04:19] ---
    I'm sorry, but I'm going to have
    to ask you to leave!
[04:24] ---
    I feel bad for doing that to him.
[04:27] ---
    He was terrified after seeing Tsubaki.
[04:32] ---
    Perhaps...
[04:33] ---
    The perpetrator just might be a samurai.
[04:36] ---
    If that's the case,
    this is a serious situation.
[04:41] ---
    If I'm not mistaken,
[04:42] ---
    they were attacked around here.
[04:46] ---
    Hey, aren't these—?
[04:50] ---
    The results of a sword slash.
[04:52] ---
    And it was done by someone quite skilled.
[04:55] ---
    Looks like that this is definitely the place.
[05:29] ---
    As expected!
[05:31] ---
    This is frustrating.
[05:34] ---
    Your strength is truly formidable, Sazanka.
[05:37] ---
    At this rate,
[05:38] ---
    the Kurosawa will be yours.
[05:41] ---
    Are you talking about that rumor?
[05:43] ---
    Yes.
[05:44] ---
    It's said that the winner of the
    upcoming swordsmanship tournament
[05:47] ---
    will inherit the Kurosawa
    when Lord Mifune retires.
[05:53] ---
    Hey, Tsubaki.
[05:54] ---
    Do you remember when
    you first saw the Kurosawa?
[05:59] ---
    No.
[06:01] ---
    I remember when I did.
[06:03] ---
    It was when I was a child,
[06:04] ---
    and Lord Mifune performed a test cut.
[06:08] ---
    The sound of the sword being drawn,
[06:10] ---
    the smell of the straw being cut,
[06:12] ---
    and the gleam of the Kurosawa.
[06:16] ---
    Even now, I still remember it clearly.
[06:20] ---
    Since then,
[06:22] ---
    the Kurosawa has meant everything to me.
[06:25] ---
    I have continued to hone my skills
[06:27] ---
    to become a samurai worthy of
    wielding the Kurosaki someday,
[06:31] ---
    like Lord Mifune.
[06:33] ---
    I see.
[06:35] ---
    I hate to admit it,
[06:37] ---
    but I have no choice but to acknowledge you.
[06:41] ---
    Aside from Lord Mifune,
[06:43] ---
    no other samurai is more worthy
    of the Kurosawa than you.
[06:48] ---
    Hearing you say that means more to me
[06:51] ---
    than hearing it come from anyone else...
[06:56] ---
    Tsubaki,
[06:57] ---
    can you tell anything
    from the way it was cut?
[07:08] ---
    Tsubaki?
[07:18] ---
    Apparently, there was another incident.
[07:20] ---
    What?!
[07:21] ---
    It happened while we were
    in the middle of investigating.
[07:24] ---
    Since we've narrowed down
    the scope of the attacks,
[07:25] ---
    let's put a plan into motion
    in that area tomorrow.
[07:29] ---
    Let's totally solve this case!
[07:34] ---
    Is something the matter, Tsubaki?
[07:37] ---
    Before we carry out the plan,
[07:39] ---
    there's something I need to
    tell the both of you.
[07:44] ---
    The samurai who is doing this,
    is most likely...
[07:49] ---
    a senior pupil and disciple of my master.
[07:51] ---
    A senior pupil and disciple of your master?!
[07:55] ---
    Is this disciple strong?
[07:58] ---
    Sazanka was said to be a genius of the sword.
[08:00] ---
    He was called the second coming
    of Lord Mifune.
[08:03] ---
    In that case, we need to
    prepare ourselves a lot more.
[08:07] ---
    But why has such a powerful samurai
    become a bandit?
[08:16] ---
    Sazanka was a genius.
[08:18] ---
    But at some point, he strayed
    from the path of the sword
[08:22] ---
    and started to only pursue strength.
[08:26] ---
    In the end,
[08:28] ---
    he tried to steal the Kurosawa,
    Lord Mifune's favorite sword.
[08:34] ---
    When he was caught in the act,
[08:36] ---
    he cut down his fellow disciples
    who had surrounded him...
[08:39] ---
    and ran away.
[08:46] ---
    I had no idea.
[08:49] ---
    Thank you for telling us, Tsubaki.
[08:53] ---
    Will you be okay?
[08:57] ---
    Will you be able to fight
[08:59] ---
    a fellow disciple?
[09:02] ---
    Yes.
[09:03] ---
    That will not be a problem.
SIGN    NINJA AH-UN
[09:38] ---
    I'll let you choose.
[09:41] ---
    Your money or your life.
[09:43] ---
    What will it be?
[09:54] ---
    All right, give up already.
[09:57] ---
    It's useless.
[09:58] ---
    Huh?
[10:00] ---
    We hired that guy just in case this happened.
[10:12] ---
    Never expected to run into you
    here of all places...
[10:17] ---
    Tsubaki.
[10:19] ---
    Sazanka...
[10:21] ---
    You've changed, haven't you?
[10:27] ---
    Such bloodthirst!
[10:29] ---
    Since that day,
[10:31] ---
    I've been honing my skills,
    pursuing only strength.
[10:36] ---
    But there was one thing I forgot to do.
[10:41] ---
    That's right.
[10:42] ---
    I didn't kill you.
[10:46] ---
    I've prepared myself for this.
[10:48] ---
    I won't hesitate to cut you down, Sazanka.
[10:52] ---
    We'll restrain the bandits.
[10:54] ---
    Namida, you assist Tsubaki.
[10:56] ---
    Tsubaki, I'm counting on you
    to deal with Sazanka!
[10:59] ---
    Uh-huh.
[11:00] ---
    Are you listening to me, Tsubaki?!
[11:04] ---
    He's fast!
[11:20] ---
    – Tsubaki!
    – Tsubaki!
[11:26] ---
    – Tsubaki!
    – Tsubaki!
[11:29] ---
    I'm fine.
[11:30] ---
    It's just a scratch.
[11:32] ---
    A samurai who can't draw
    her sword. How comical!
[11:36] ---
    We finally have the chance to
    confront each other head-on.
[11:40] ---
    Don't disappoint me.
[11:43] ---
    Sazanka!
[11:47] ---
    Let's withdraw for now.
[12:00] ---
    Why didn't you draw your sword?
[12:12] ---
    What are you doing?
[12:14] ---
    Please drop me from this mission.
[12:18] ---
    I'm...
[12:19] ---
    unable to cut Sazanka down.
[12:21] ---
    Tsubaki, what are you saying?
[12:24] ---
    Is it because he's a fellow disciple?
[12:28] ---
    That's not the whole story.
[12:31] ---
    It's all my fault
[12:33] ---
    Sazanka turned out this way.
[12:36] ---
    What do you mean?
[12:49] ---
    Please give up, Tsubaki.
[12:52] ---
    Hitting you any further
[12:54] ---
    would just make me feel horrible.
[13:00] ---
    I'll put you out of your misery.
[13:13] ---
    The winner is... Tsubaki!
[13:16] ---
    What?!
[13:17] ---
    No way!
[13:22] ---
    He had an intense desire to possess
[13:25] ---
    the Kurosawa, Lord Mifune's favorite sword.
[13:27] ---
    And there were rumors that the person
[13:29] ---
    who won the swordsmanship
    tournament would inherit it.
[13:33] ---
    But I happened to win by pure chance.
[13:45] ---
    That was the day he started to change.
[13:51] ---
    I may have beat Sazanka back then,
[13:53] ---
    but there is a clear difference
    in our strengths.
[13:56] ---
    But losing that one match
    for the Kurosawa changed him.
[14:03] ---
    It's all my fault.
[14:06] ---
    That's not your fault at all!
[14:10] ---
    Are you sure
[14:12] ---
    you want to drop out of the mission?
[14:16] ---
    Yes.
[14:17] ---
    If we gather up a group of Leaf shinobi,
[14:19] ---
    we might be able to capture Sazanka.
[14:22] ---
    That'll put an end to these incidents.
[14:26] ---
    But your regret will continue to linger.
[14:31] ---
    In fact, I'm sure it will continue
    to grow stronger!
[14:34] ---
    Then what should I do?!
[14:38] ---
    Isn't there only one thing to do?
[14:42] ---
    You need to face Sazanka head on
    once more and cut him down.
[14:48] ---
    You need to make him acknowledge
    the result of your match.
[14:50] ---
    Not just for him,
[14:52] ---
    but more importantly, for yourself as well.
[14:56] ---
    But I don't think I can cut him down.
[15:00] ---
    Who are you?
[15:02] ---
    Why are you asking that right now?
[15:05] ---
    You're Tsubaki Kurogane, right?
[15:08] ---
    The Tsubaki I know isn't a weakling!
[15:13] ---
    When you first came to the Leaf,
[15:16] ---
    you were so confident
[15:17] ---
    and constantly boasted about the samurai.
[15:19] ---
    Honestly, I was surprised that
[15:21] ---
    I had to team up with someone so problematic.
[15:24] ---
    That's right.
[15:26] ---
    You acted as if you had nothing
    to learn from the Leaf.
[15:29] ---
    W-Why are you bringing this up now?!
[15:32] ---
    Now, we know that your competitiveness
[15:36] ---
    is part of your strength.
[15:38] ---
    Tsubaki Kurogane isn't a coward
[15:39] ---
    who would run away from
    an important challenge.
[15:43] ---
    Don't worry.
[15:44] ---
    You're strong.
[15:46] ---
    We know that more than anyone.
[15:52] ---
    Thank you very much!
[16:00] ---
    The Land of Fire is starting
    to be a thorn in our side.
[16:03] ---
    I think it's about time
    we move to another nation.
[16:05] ---
    My time with you ends here.
[16:08] ---
    What do you mean by that?!
[16:10] ---
    There's something I need to do
[16:12] ---
    that's more important than money.
[16:19] ---
    Damn it! Annoying brats!
[16:22] ---
    I'm counting on you, Tsubaki.
[16:27] ---
    You saved me a lot of time.
[16:29] ---
    I never expected you to
    come here of your own volition.
[16:32] ---
    I finally understand
[16:34] ---
    that my duty is to cut you down.
[16:38] ---
    I see.
[16:39] ---
    You're no longer
    the coward I saw earlier.
[16:44] ---
    But don't think too highly of yourself.
[16:46] ---
    You're gonna cut me down?
[16:48] ---
    Do you really think that miracle
    will happen again?
[16:52] ---
    I'm no longer the person I once was.
[16:55] ---
    I've continued to hone my skills since then
[16:58] ---
    and I've become stronger.
[17:02] ---
    Why are you laughing?
[17:03] ---
    You were living such a comfortable life
[17:05] ---
    in peaceful surroundings.
[17:06] ---
    You were only pretending to train!
[17:10] ---
    What is the purpose of a blade?
[17:13] ---
    It's meant to cut people down.
[17:15] ---
    Since that's the case,
[17:17] ---
    what better training is there
    than doing just that?
[17:20] ---
    When I was pursued by the Land of Iron,
[17:22] ---
    I constantly cut people down
    and honed my skills...
[17:26] ---
    leaving countless corpses in my wake.
[17:31] ---
    And now, I'm grateful that
    the Land of Iron chased after me.
[17:34] ---
    As a result of being alone and
    continuously cutting people down,
[17:38] ---
    I've gained incredible power!
[17:43] ---
    You are a pitiful soul.
[17:46] ---
    I don't care about the Kurosawa anymore.
[17:49] ---
    I've already obtained power.
[17:52] ---
    I want you to become one of the corpses
    I've been piling up, Tsubaki.
[18:11] ---
    He was already quite strong,
[18:12] ---
    but he's honed his skills even further!
[18:14] ---
    His strikes leave no openings!
[18:17] ---
    In that case...!
[18:22] ---
    That stance!
[18:24] ---
    This is the only thing I can use.
[18:27] ---
    Secret Sword: Snowstorm Slash!
[18:41] ---
    Impossible!
[18:44] ---
    An all-or-nothing attack
    like the Snowstorm Slash
[18:47] ---
    won't work on me!
[18:51] ---
    Is this all you've got, Tsubaki?!
[18:55] ---
    Even if it was just a coincidence,
[18:58] ---
    I can't believe I lost to such a weakling!
[19:02] ---
    Do you remember
[19:04] ---
    that day when you miraculously won?
[19:08] ---
    This is the same as before.
[19:10] ---
    I was beating you one-sidedly
[19:12] ---
    and was telling you to give up.
[19:16] ---
    This time, I want you
    to admit defeat, Tsubaki.
[19:20] ---
    If you do that,
[19:21] ---
    I'll kill you painlessly.
[19:26] ---
    "I've lost..."
[19:30] ---
    If I could say those words,
[19:31] ---
    how easy it would be!
[19:35] ---
    I made a vow to my friends
[19:37] ---
    that I would stop you.
[19:40] ---
    Do you really think you can do that?
[19:42] ---
    I'm not sure.
[19:43] ---
    But I've decided to put my trust in...
[19:47] ---
    my friends who trust me!
[19:50] ---
    Mingling with others will
    only dull your skills.
[19:53] ---
    Since you've pursued strength in solitude,
[19:56] ---
    I'm sure you wouldn't know...
[19:58] ---
    how much power you can gain
    from those who trust in you!
[20:03] ---
    I've learned that during
    my time in the Leaf!
[20:07] ---
    In the path of the samurai,
    people are the blades themselves.
[20:11] ---
    Your blade has turned rusty
    with blood, Sazanka!
[20:40] ---
    Sazanka!
[20:44] ---
    I used to look up to you.
[20:49] ---
    I didn't want to cut you down
[20:50] ---
    under these circumstances!
[20:55] ---
    I finally understand.
[21:00] ---
    You're...
[21:02] ---
    quite strong, aren't you?
[21:18] ---
    You're amazing, Tsubaki.
[21:21] ---
    I might not have been able
    to handle it like you did.
[21:25] ---
    I respect you a lot.
[21:30] ---
    Uh-huh!
[21:34] ---
    What are you talking about?
[21:36] ---
    I've always been amazing!
[21:40] ---
    Please show me some
    more respect from now on.
[21:43] ---
    What?!
[21:45] ---
    I regret saying that now.
[21:48] ---
    Thank you very much, Wasabi and Namida!
[23:26] ---
    Th-Th-Th-Th-This is serious! Iwabe! Metal!
[23:30] ---
    What happened, Denki?
    Why are you rushing around?
[23:33] ---
    This isn't like you.
[23:34] ---
    Did we get an insane mission or something?
[23:36] ---
    That's right!
[23:38] ---
    We finally got tasked with a B-rank mission!
[23:41] ---
    Next time on Boruto: Naruto Next Generations:
SIGN    CAPTAIN DENKI'S FIRST MISSION
[23:45] ---
    "Captain Denki's First Mission"
[23:47] ---
    – Ooh! A B-rank Mission!!
    – Ooh! A B-rank Mission!!