Chime of Evil
1: The Tale of the Heike
2: is an epic account of the glory and fall of the Taira clan.
3: The battles between the Taira and Minamoto clans gave birth to many heroes, such as Minamoto Yoshitsune and Benkei,
4: although it's said that most of the tales and characteristics attributed to them were created by storytellers after the fact.
5: One of the fiercest generals who appeared on the Taira side
6: was Fujiwara Kagekiyo.
7: He's another character with many mysterious stories attributed to him, and often appears in Noh and Kabuki stage plays.
8: This is another one of those strange tales...
Chime of Evil ~Strange Tales from the Heike War~
top: ~Strange Tales from the Heike War~
Chime of Evil
right: Dreams, ambition, power, wealth, fame... Kagekiyo, aka "Evil Shichibei," and his legendary power...
left: Just what is that monstrous arm reaching for?!
1: My, is that Kagekiyo?
2: How could anyone mistake such a grotesque face?
3: I heard that your father is a Taira warrior...
4: Are you sure you're truly of his blood? Seems kind of suspicious to me...
5: We kamuro (brothel maids in training) are chosen by Taira men and travel around Kyoto...
6: Your hideous appearance
7: will do nothing but stain their reputation.
1: Like I'd ever want someone
2: with such a stupid haircut!
3: You dare mock us?! Unforgivable!
4: So what if I am? Huh?
7: He... he's got the arm of a monster!
8: Defying us is the same as defying the Taira!!
1: Enough is enough, you kamuro.
2: Even if you all ganged up on him, you still wouldn't be able to beat him.
3: It-it's... the Premier Kiyomori's nephew*...
4: Lord Noritsune!*
5: L-let's leave this to Lord Noritsune!
*: *This name refers to Taira Noritsune.
*: *This name refers to Taira Noritsune.
6: ...you again?
7: What do you want, Noritsune?
8: Oh, nothing. I just can't come to like those kamuro either.
1: There are a lot of kamuro who drop the Taira name
2: and walk around like they own the town...
3: even though it's only the Premier and a group of his followers who have the true power.
4: I still have yet to grasp a single thing with this hand.
5: You don't look at me and let the shadow of the Premier scare you.
6: Well, Kagekiyo? How about teaming up with me to exterminate a monster?
7: A monster?
8: Haven't you heard any of the rumors they've been telling?
1: They say it comes out on a moonlight night...
2: It attacks swordsmen, then steals their blades...
5: They say he's a monk as large as a bear,
6: who swings a 2 meter-long club as if it were a twig.
2: serves the Buddha!
1: But the Buddha
2: has abandoned me!
3: Therefore, I have become a demon!
4: I will offer up a gift of a thousand bloodstained blades!
5: Men who would call themselves demons! Come forth and show yourselves to me!!
6: I received these beads from the Buddha!
7: If you are skilled enough to steal the largest bead from me,
8: then I will acknowledge you as my master!!
1: All I have to do is steal it, huh?
2: Might not be so bad to work for a monster.
3: Do not think I will have mercy on you just because you're a child!
4: If you would make yourself my master, then you must stand tall and prove your worth!
1: What strength! He really is a monster!
2: A skillful dodge, child!!
2: Gotcha, monster...
3: A bundle of swords...?!
4: A surprise pincer attack... well done!!
1: Not enough!
2: Gah...! Gohhh!!
3: Nuuu... he's still breathing?
4: Must have been a shallow blow...
1: What strength... you stopped my thrust with your hand?!
1: Are you trying to use that arm to defeat me and gain glory for yourself?!
2: Or do you wish to sell my name to someone of power?!
3: Your name? Who cares about names?
4: After all, I was born without one!
5: Back then...
6: Lord Kiyomori said to me...
1: What will you grasp with that hand?
2: I'm going to grasp the world.
4: Yes, sire!
5: How about raising this child as your own?
1: Child, from this day forward...
2: you will call yourself Kagekiyo.
3: Have you prepared yourself, child?! Running will allow you to grasp nothing!
4: All right!!
5: Now, your body will feel the full force of
6: all my strength!!
1: He disappeared without a trace?!
2: will grasp
3: my own destiny!!
1: ...all right!!
1: A girl?
2: When did you get here...
2: I got you, I got you!!
3: Who the hell are you?!
4: I don't give my name out to people I kill!!
5: Gyah gyah gyah!
6: Ggh... all right!!
7: All that matters is whether you win or not!
8: Dead men tell no tales! Gyagyahh!!
1: Good to know!
4: So it doesn't matter whether we team up on you, or come up at you from behind, just as long as we win, right?!
6: I'll drop my sword!
7: And I'll even give this...
3: You treated me like a human being.
2: Is the hand of a friend what you wish to grasp?
4: You are not an evil demon!!
1: Therefore, he shall be my new master!
2: He is a true demon, that which I have been searching for!!
4: Gyagyagyah!! Tonight was a lot of fun!!
5: I'm glad I came down from the mountains!
6: I'm gonna tell everyone about this!
7: As Ushiwaka, the brae warrior!
1: I won't forget your faces!
2: Next time I see you, I'm gonna beat you both bloody!!
3: But there's no telling when that day will come... and if it does, then it must have been our destinies!
1: I-I'm sorry, Kagekiyo...
2: I'm the same as the kamuro. I was just using the Taira name to swell my head...
3: I won't forget this humiliation.
4: I'm going to get stronger,
5: and crush them both with this hand!!
2: the capital of the Taira clan was attacked by
3: Minamoto-no-Yoritomo's army and vassals.
4: Through to the work of Yoritomo's younger brother Yoshitsune, the Taira were defeated.
5: They lost their families,
6: their friends...
1: That's when
2: Fujiwara Shichirou Kagekiyo, aka "Evil Shichibei,"
3: becaome a demon.
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