Higekiri Toku Ni
髭切 ひげきり 特二 とくに
Higekiri Toku San
髭切 ひげきり 特三 とくさん
I'm a treasure of the Minamoto clan, Higekiri. While being tested on a criminal's neck, I cut off even his beard in a single blow, so I ended up with this name. Be that as it may, names are relatively meaningless to me.
I'm a treasure of the Minamoto clan, Higekiri. Are you fine with being my master in the present age?
Oh? Is it already time to begin?
Touken Ranbu is starting.
My younger brother's... Hmmm, what was it again. Uh... Well, I've completely forgotten his name, but anyway, please take care of him.
After a thousand years of being a sword... Most things don't really matter very much anymore.
It's not good to be jealous of others. You'll become a demon... Let's be more big-hearted and take things easy.
Possibly a reference to the tale of Uji no Hashihime. According to legend, Hashihime was a noblewoman who became consumed by jealousy and eventually turned into a demon who terrorized Kyoto. The famous warrior Watanabe no Tsuna used Higekiri to sever her arm.
I wonder if a sword's name is something that contains the emotions of its owner?
Well, I sure messed up in that battle just now. Hahaha.
Citadel (Kiwame Sendoff)
Oh my, will his name change after becoming stronger?
No, no, I'm not going to cut down my allies just because I'm not the captain.
This may be a reference to one of Higekiri's other names, Tomokiri (friend-cutter).
I'm the one in charge, eh... Sure brings back memories.
It's okay, it's okay, of course I won't be careless with the equipment.
If I neglect my equipment, I won't be able to fight.
An expedition... Well, flashy battles aren't the only work to be done.
Expedition Completed (Leader of Expedition Party)
I'm back. It turned out like this.
Expedition Completed (Leader of Primary Party)
Just as I was thinking that it was getting lively at the front door, it looks like they've returned.
Oh, I didn't notice we had a new friend.
I ended up making something like this.
Repairs (Medium/Severe Injury)
Just for a while, I'll be taking a somewhat longer break.
Oh... Isn't something glowing?
What are you going to buy? Or are you just here to window-shop?
Front Lines & Battles
Well, let us depart for battle.
My, my? Something's fallen on the ground.
Report to me the scouting results. Let's think of a plan.
Well, well, I am the treasure of the Minamoto clan, Higekiri!
Whether the winner or loser, we both gain. It's a good thing, isn't it.
This may be a reference to one of the legends surrounding Higekiri, where he cut off a demon's arm.
Whether you're a demon or a sword, I'll cut you, you know?
Having driven me to this point... I can't just say it doesn't matter!
Ohh... Scary, is this how Genji Tsuna felt then?
Genji Tsuna, also known as Watanabe no Tsuna, was a famous retainer of the Minamoto clan and a former owner of Higekiri. According to legend, he once used Higekiri to sever the arm of a notorious demon named Ibaraki-doji.
Well then... It's time to exterminate the demons.
This may be a reference to one of Higekiri's other names, 'Onikiri,' lit. 'demon-cutter.'
Eh? Is it okay if I'm the best?
Enemies or demons, let's keep slicing them up!
Once again, another reference to his other name, 'Onikiri,' lit. 'demon-cutter.'
Rank-Up Toku Ni
...Hm, did I ever really roar at night?
Higekiri, then named 'Onikiri,' was passed on to Minamoto no Tameyoshi, who claimed that Higekiri's blade would roar like a lion at night. He then renamed the blade 'Shishi-no-ko,' lit. 'lion cub.'
Rank-Up Toku San
Mm. Like this, I feel like I can't lose to any other sword.
This may be a reference to how Higekiri, then named 'Tomokiri' for cutting off a portion of his own replica, was renamed back to Higekiri by Minamoto no Yoshitomo after he saw a dream in which a deity told him that renaming swords too many times weakened their powers.
It's no longer... the Minamoto clan's era huh... For me to end up like this... is only natural...
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It's okay, I'm not going to cut off their manes or anything.
Yes, yes. Good boy, good boy.
Ahahaha, I've been a sword for a thousand years but...This is the first time I'm doing fieldwork.
Hm. If I become an expert at this, maybe my next name can be Weed-cutter?
The joke is aimed at the fact that some of Higekiri's names, including his current one, were given to him after a certain object has been cut by his blade.
Well then, go ahead and practice your skills on this old hand.
When you've lived a long time, you look forward to seeing your juniors' progress.
New Year's Greeting
Okay okay, you want the New Year's money right? Wait for a while.
Touken Ranbu's First Year Anniversary (2016)
Eh? It's been a year? Sure doesn't feel like it...
Touken Ranbu's Second Year Anniversary (2017)
How happy. Long live the Genji! What kind of celebration is it again? Ah, it's the second anniversary, right.
Welcome Back Greeting (After Long Absence)
Ooh, welcome back. Your shopping trip sure took a long time. Huh? That's not what you were doing?
Saniwa First Year Anniversary
It's the anniversary of your inauguration, huh. As leader, carry on doing your best okay.
Saniwa Second Year Anniversary
It's the second anniversary of your inauguration, huh. Yup yup, it's still not up to par with the generations of Genji yet, but aren't you doing your best?
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