After Hōgen's death, Yūsuke and his two minions went to the village of Higashinaruse in order to avoid the Ōu army. They pretended to be Ōu's soldiers and forced pet dogs to give them food. However, one pet dog called Jirō recognized them, as he had fought in the battle against Hōgen. Yūsuke's gang killed him slowly as a warning for others and started to guard the pet dogs to make sure they won't tell the Ōu army about them. When Koyuki's little brother, Kotetsu, left to join the army, Yūsuke's gang started to track him and planned to kill him. Kotetsu met with Weed, so the gang decided to kill them both. Yūsuke used unfair tricks and ripped off Kotetsu's tail, but was eventually defeated by Weed, who dislocated his jaw and caused him to talk in jibberish for the rest of his appearance. Ōu's army appeared and Moss punished Yūsuke by almost crushing his head. Yūsuke's gang was spared and they ran away, never to be seen again.
- Yūsuke had a thing for Chako, but he was later ready to kill her after she became a witness.