Blood and Tears (trailer)

Summer 1868. Japan is in the throes of civil war. Fleeing the chaos, three wayward souls cannot escape their destinies.

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Usaburo
@usaburobt

Hmm, Fujisawa-juku station is next. I wonder if they have any decent dojo? Or perhaps a lord in need of skilled muscle.

O-Hatsu
@ohatsubt

Waa! Look at Fujisan this morning! The plum rains are so late this year. Today is going to be another scorcher.

Usaburo
@usaburobt

Odd seeing so many armed fighters in such a small town. I wonder what is going on? Some of them look pretty battle-hardened.

Later that day
O-Hatsu
@ohatsubt

What the?!? Who are these samurai?! Help! They broke down our door and are running into the teahouse. HELP!!!

O-Hatsu
@ohatsubt

Oh my god everything is on fire. HELP! HELP!! Please someone! We are still inside the teahouse! Someone come help us!

Usaburo
@usaburobt

O-HATSU!! Where are you?!!!

The next day
O-Hatsu
@ohatsubt

There isn’t much left of this teahouse. Everything, everyone... is gone.

O-Hatsu
@ohatsubt

Yamashiro, I have a favor to ask. Could I travel with you to Edo? I have relatives I can stay with there. I promise not to slow you down. Or get in your way. I am a very strong and a hard worker.

Later
O-Bun
@obunbt

Thank you for rescuing me from....oh god. I can’t believe my aunt knowingly sent me along with that creepy pimp Monjiro. That old hag.

Usaburo
@usaburobt

Usaburo Yamashiro, unemployed ronin, at your service.

O-Hatsu
@ohatsubt

She reminds me so much of Yuki. I am going to make sure nothing happens to her. No more depraved old men groping at her.

Then
Usaburo
@usaburobt

I was right. Monjiro *was* stalking us. Not surprising, since he stands to lose a bundle if he doesn’t deliver Bun to the brothel.

Usaburo
@usaburobt

“Give it up,” I told him. “These women are under my protection. Here are 3 gold coins for your trouble.”

Usaburo
@usaburobt

But he doesn’t look ready to give up. He looks ready to fight...

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