Question: Can you tell me what 'samurai' are?
"Huh? Are you talking about us?"
"Oho... Seems like you do have a brain, actually asking samurai about samurai. What you call 'samurai' is simply a way of life and mind. Even if you commit seppuku, you must rely on will power to go on living, and you must be willing to die on the battlefield for your lord. This is what it means to be a samurai."
"Zank... it looks like he doesn't understand what you just said... Besides, I think it's very hard to try to describe a samurai's mindset in words."
"Denkuro's about to say something incomprehensible again."
"Yo, Zank, why don't you go relax on the deck for a bit?"
"If you want to know about samurai, you should go to Japan to experience it firsthand rather than ask us about it. The country will tell you everything it's supposed to. All I've done is imprinted what Japan told me onto your souls. For example, if you assume that there'll be no change in your feelings from now on... don't you wish that you could preserve the body you have now and live forever in it? And this idea doesn't apply to you as a whole lot, but for each of you individually. And for the boy you care for, too. Czeslaw."
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