......I am named Souza Samonji. After Imagawa Yoshimoto's defeat, I became part of the Demon King's spoils of war. Consequently, my blade was shortened and had a crest carved into it. Thus, this is how I appear today.
......Due to that, I am also known as Yoshimoto Samonji.
After that, I changed hands between Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Hideyori, Tokugawa Ieyasu and the Tokugawa lineage, treated as the prized sword of conquerors and sovereigns.
......Why everyone is so fixated on me, I wonder......
The "Demon King" refers to the famous warlord Oda Nobunaga, who defeated Imagawa Yoshimoto at the Battle of Okehazama and thus established himself as a major player in the Sengoku era of Japan.
The method by which he was shortened is called
... I am named Souza Samonji. Do you too, desire the Symbol of Conquerers in your service?
Touken Ranbu is starting.
... Do you, too, wish to rule the world?
I am... Just like a caged bird. Not meant to be used, but to simply exist.
How is it, having me in your service?
As expected, being a former possession of the Demon King really does turn one into an object of desire, doesn't it?
You're satisfied with me simply belonging to you, without ever being used... Just as always.
I'm aware of it. No matter what happens to me, you'll just re-temper me and leave me close at hand, won't you?
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If I close my eyes, I see a dream of flames... I...
Citadel (Kiwame sendoff)
He'll return soon… after all, swords are tied to their masters.
Is it all right? This arrangement.
At the very least, it seems that you intend to send me into battle, don't you?
Is it alright? To let a caged bird go outside... I'm joking.
Expedition Completed (Leader of Expedition Party)
There is nothing I can do but come back to you.
Expedition Completed (Leader of Primary Party)
Is it fine? To not greet the expedition unit.
Are you collecting new swords again?
Repairs (minor injury)
I wouldn't call this an injury, though.
Repairs (medium/severe injury)
Compared with that time I burned... This is a trifling matter.
I've... become stronger, haven't I.
Is it fine? If you don't confirm it.
I will now report your Battle Record.
Do you want to boast about having me in your possession?
Front Lines & Battles
I don't have much experience in battle, though.
I wonder if master is expecting something like this.
The report, please. I have no intention of being defeated due to being taken by surprise.
A possible reference to Imagawa Yoshimoto's defeat. Yoshimoto was killed when Nobunaga's army launched a surprise attack on his camp.
Souza Samonji, here I go.
Do you intend to show me off to the practice opponents?
Did you think you could touch me?
That gaze, I don't like it.
This is the mark of the Maddening Demon King.
Someone like you could never conquer the world.
What an unpleasant atmosphere...
No matter how strong I become, the gazes cast upon me are undoubtedly...
Burnt twice, and reforged again after... But there is no next time. Aah... At long last, freedom.
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By making me do odd jobs, do you intend to stand above my esteemed previous masters?
... With this, is it finished.
...I'm going to get covered in earth...
Ahh... The sky is that high, isn't it...
... Yes. It's alright. Come at me as you please, from anywhere you like.
... Was that to your satisfaction?
New Year's Greeting
The new year has begun, huh. I'm sure you have a lot of people to call on, so is this really the time to hang around talking to the likes of me?
Touken Ranbu's First Year Anniversary (2016)
Oh? I was wondering what all the noise was about, apparently it's the First Year Anniversary.
Touken Ranbu's Second Year Anniversary (2017)
After reaching our second year, where will we head to from here, I wonder.
Welcome Back Greeting (After Long Absence)
.....Ah, it looks like you're back....What's with that face? Were you expecting a kinder greeting? I'm not a dog waiting for his master to come, like that Heshikiri or Fudou Yukimitsu.
Saniwa First Year Anniversary
Your inauguration one year anniversary, is it. You're steadily getting stronger.
Saniwa Second Year Anniversary
Your second year inauguration anniversary, is it? I wonder how strong you will become.
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