I'm Nagasone Kotetsu...or a counterfeit of it. The one who forged me wasn't Kotetsu. He was a swordsmith named Minamoto Kiyomaro, also known as Yotsuya Masamune. I was forged by a proper swordsmith, so I perform the best among the counterfeits.
Although, my former master seemed to believe that I was the real deal until the very end.
...Ah, right, my former master was Kondo Isami.
Yamaura Kura-no-Suke Tamaki Minamoto-no-Kiyomaro is considered the best smith of the Shinshintô era, the Nihontô equivalent of the Renaissance.
I'm Nagasone Kotetsu. I'm a fake, but I'm set to outdo the real thing. Please take care of me.
Actions speak louder than words.
Touken Ranbu, commencing!
Who did the striking isn't important. What's important is how you did it.
I have no intention of justifying the fact that I'm a fake. That's just how it is.
Hachisuka Kotetsu is prejudiced against me, but it can't be helped. He's trying to cope with the fact that he's got a fake as an older brother.
...Hmm. Looks like we have some free time.
...This is nothing. I'm a fake, but I'm pretty sturdy.
Citadel (Kiwame Sendoff)
I look forward to his new power!
I'll show you what I can do.
I understand my position as the captain.
Yeah, want me to show you what I can do?
Expedition Completed (Leader of Expedition Party)
Would you confirm our results?
Expedition Completed (Leader of Primary Party)
The expedition troop, huh? Should we go welcome them?
New troop members, huh? Let's welcome 'em!
Yeah, these seem difficult to handle.
Repairs (Minor Injury)
It's just a scratch. It'll be better in no time.
Repairs (Medium/Severe Injury)
Even if they say, it's because I'm a fake, it can't be helped, huh?
Hmph! My power is rising!
Properly confirm our completed missions.
Your current military record seems to be like this, huh?
Is it alright if I carry the bags?
Front Lines & Battles
Don't get careless. We don't know where the enemy is hiding.
Nagasone Kotetsu, onward!
We're here to search the premises!
Reference to the famous line Shinsengumi Captain Kondo Isami allegedly shouted at the start of the
. Modern equivalent would be "Police! Open up!"
There's a difference between raids and battles. Allow me to demonstrate.
There is no enemy that I can't cut!
You won't be getting by with just this.
I'm a little bloodthirsty tonight...so he said.
Nagasone is referring to Kondo Isami's signature phrase.
Ever heard of the phrase "A cornered rat will bite a cat"?
This is the enemy stronghold, huh?
Actions speak louder than words, right?
Yeah. With this, I can work harder than before.
I-is this...how it ends? A fake will only rot away as a fake, huh...
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Leave the manual labor to me!
Phew, can we take a break?
Though my swordsmanship isn't anything fancy, I'd still like a challenge.
That was really helpful. You have my thanks.
New Year's Greeting
All plans for the year are laid on the first day, huh. What are your goals?
Touken Ranbu's First Year Anniversary (2016)
I guess today is our First Year Anniversary. Even though I am a fake, I will try my best to act in a manner that does not bring the Koutetsu name into shame.
Touken Ranbu's Second Year Anniversary (2017)
やれやれ 、二周年を迎えた途端はしゃぎすぎてる奴がいるな 。ちょっと灸を据えてくるか......
Geeze, right as the second anniversary is starting some guys are already going wild. Should I go scold them a bit...?
Welcome Back Greeting (After Long Absence)
Oh. You came home. How was your vacation? Nothing has changed here. You can leave anytime.
Saniwa First Year Anniversary
I see. Master have been inaugurated for a year now. Puff your chest out, your chest!
Saniwa Second Year Anniversary
A second anniversary is really auspicious. We'll be counting on you from now on, too.
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