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The Future Because of Who You Are
 Kanji あるがゆえの先
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 Previous Episode 22
 Next Episode 24
 Dubbed April 18, 2016

Episode 23 was originally released on March 21, 2016 in Japan. Funimation made an official subtitled version of it available on their official site as well as other popular viewing sites such as Hulu, Crunchyroll, and AnimeLab.

An English dub is set to be released by Funimation on April 18, 2016.

Episode 23 covers events from Chapter 28 of the manga.

Summary Edit

While in deep thought over his meeting with Izana, Zen gets into an accident and becomes injured. Mitsuhide goes to seek help from the Chief Herbalist, but instead encounters a strange plant and accidentally inhales its fragrance. The fragrance causes a deep part of Mitsuhide's personality to emerge, causing his loyalty towards Zen to become stronger. While Shirayuki is tasked to find an antidote, Zen instead orders to have the medicine naturally leave his system. However, Zen begins having a difficult time when Mitsuhide refuses to leave his side and becomes extremely overprotective. Eventually, after speaking with Shirayuki and when Mitsuhide saves them from being injured, Zen wishes for him to go back to normal. Shirayuki soon discovers the cure, causing Mitsuhide to revert back to normal with no memory of his recent behavior. Due to her hard work, Shirayuki is promoted to an official court herbalist, ending her apprenticeship. Shirayuki is pleased but remembers that soon she must make a decision regarding the future of her relationship with Zen.

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"You're so lovely. I hate to make you (Shirayuki) worry." —Mitsuhide
"Oh Kiki, I am so incredibly sorry. Did I cause any injury to your lovely glorious hand? Good morning." —Mitsuhide
"Uh...Morning" —Kiki
"Dah!" —Mitsuhide
"We will find a detour! I cannot allow you (Zen) to dirty your feet." —Mitsuhide

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