Wagh!! There are various online translations that can let me read ahead!! *dances*
This one's the best I've seen so far, but I bet there's others out there too. ^_^
Oh, and here's a snippet that shows just one of the facets that makes this series such a good read...
Asato: We made a promise. With water as wine in our cups on that night of cherry blossoms far away.
Asato: From now on, we become fellow enemies. I will use my utmost power to reconcile peacefully with Japan. Though I know not how long it'll take.
Unten: I will consult with Japan to find the least damaging method of handing over Okinawa to them.
Voice: Let's just leave it at that.
Unten: I'll do my best. And if I have to, I will even assassinate you.
Asato: That sounds like something Japan would do. But I won't be so easy to kill.
Voice: Friend. This much I promise upon my soul.
Unten & Asato: This much I have decided. I will protect my country to the death!
Asato: From then on, we became enemies. Unten drew the hardest lot. Hmm. So you should understand now. He's not someone who would sell his country for personal gains. That's my opinion. Unten is willing to throw away his pride in order to protect the pride of this country. In order to protect this country, he has become a demon.
Asato is the president of the independent city/state of Okinawa in the post-apocalyptic Japan of "Basara". Uten is his rival candidate in the upcoming elections. And in the scene in question, Asato was recovering from an assassination attempt that was foiled by our main heroine (and hero, sorta).
All in all, both Asato and Uten are fairly only major characters in the current storyarc, and thus only minor to the overall series. However, you can see how well they've been developed nonetheless, despite their minor roles. The major characters get even better depictions, and tend to be fleshed out with many facets to their characters. Just when you think some character is the typical anime "evil evil" type... they throw you in for a loop without being OOC with whatever heinous acts they did before. I like that about "Basara".
Another thing I like about the series is the strong female (that's more than one) characters. Even the one's who don't/can't wield a sword have their own strengths of character. But that's a exposition for another day.