I am one of the Three Great Spears. Call me Otegine. My spear body is bigger and heavier than the other two, but my specialty is my functionality in piercing.
For that reason, I got the name from my thin and elongated, pestle-like scabbard... before then, it was nice.
Because of the Sankin-kotai, they fitted on me a huge scabbard from which my name was based, and it is really, really heavy...
The Three Great Spears are three spears forged by the greatest blacksmiths in Japan. The other two are
See expedition notes below for explanation about Sankin-kotai
手 (te): hand, 杵 (kine): pestle
One of the world's three great spears. Otegine. I can't do stuffs like slicing or knocking down enemies but I won't lose if it's about stabbing them!
Ahh, a scabbard is so troublesome...
This time for sure, I hope it's my turn.
Beside stabbing, I have no other talent. I get along better with wakizashi than other spears.
Even though I'm one of the Three Great Spears, I'm the only one without many stories. I've got no reputation.
I was huge when I was a spear, but now I've become like this. It doesn't feel right.
Otegine's spear is around 12 feet tall.
Haah... Boring, isn't it.
When you go to fight, this is what happens huh. Yup, yup.
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Shoot... that strange dream again...
Citadel (Kiwame sendoff)
Hm? Ah, he's coming back soon yeah? It's not Sankin-koutai or anything.
Ohh, is it okay to choose me?
Eh, I only have to lead the procession and that'll be okay?
It's good so long as it's not heavy.
Don't choose equipment just based on how it looks, okay?
Is this Sankin-koutai? ...What, it's not?
(参勤交代) was a policy by the Shogunate for most of the Edo period where various Daimyo had to move periodically between Edo and his territory, typically spending alternate years in each place. His wife and heir were required to remain in Edo as hostages.
Expedition Completed (Leader of Expedition Party)
Expedition Completed (Leader of Primary Party)
Let's listen to the expedition troop's report.
I wonder what kinda fellow will come.
I have no skill other than piercing, so don't complain about the result, okay?
Repairs (minor injury)
Nn? Ah, well this much can't even be called rust.
This phrase is probably a reference from a story of the Matsudaira Clan (松平氏). Otegine was highly treasured by the Matsudaira Clan, so if there's even a speck of rust on the spear a maintenance would be immediately carried out. At that time, if the sword maintainer found and repaired the rust, the Matsudaira Clan would give them a raise in salary as an incentive. However, since the appearance of rust meant the maintainer was negligent in the upkeep, admitting it was equal to shaming themselves. Thus, if there was slight rust on the spear during inspection, the maintainer would say that it was not rust and repair it in secret while refusing any pay raise from the clan.
Repairs (medium/severe injury)
Aa, this will take some time, won't it...
I got stronger... didn't I.
We've done the job properly.
So this is your war record. I see.
By bringing me along while you shop, it seems like you're showing off?
Front Lines & Battles
Battle, huh. I've been waiting!
What's this? Can we use it?
I'll leave scouting to you. I can't do anything except stab things.
I'm one of the Three Great Spears, Otegine! Let's go!
Training... training, huh...
Like passing through an eye of a needle!
This injury is no big deal!
I can't lose to the other two!
Ah... in this situation, it's my opportunity, isn't it?
Hmm...beyond this point is the enemies' headquarters, huh?
Me? Is it okay that I'm the best?
... Ah. Like this, even compared to those two, surely...
I had a vague idea it'd end up like this... well, this too, is fate huh......
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That horse, it definitely didn't think I was a spear...
Like I said, I can only pierce things, something like farming is impossible!
I ended up going along with it and tilling... What're you making a spear do...
I'm requesting your assistance for sparring so my blade will not get dull.
Ah, I'm saved. Now I really feel like there's still a long way to go before I become dull.
New Year's Greeting
Happy New Year's. There are a lot of people busy drinking sake and cooking... So, am I your partner today?
Touken Ranbu's First Year Anniversary (2016)
Heh, it's already our First Year Anniversary. I guess now's not the time for me to say that stabbing is my only saving grace......?
Touken Ranbu's Second Year Anniversary (2017)
I see, so it's the second anniversary, eh? To commemorate, everyone could do something like parade...ah, okay. Just pretend you didn't hear that.
Saniwa First Year Anniversary
Oh, it's the first anniversary of your inauguration. You've worked pretty hard as well.
Saniwa Second Year Anniversary
Congrats on your second anniversary! Just like that, find a stage where I can shine, will you?
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