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Katsugeki Official Character Design
Katsugeki-design-Tonbokiri
Character Description

A yari (Japanese spear) crafted by Masazane Fujiwara, under the school of Muramasa. It is recognized as one of The Three Great Spears of Japan. The name stems from a legend that its blade was so sharp, a dragonfly stopped on its blade and was instantly sliced in half. He is very honest and sincere, and is primarily sent on missions in the Sengoku (Warring States) Era.

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Hanamaru Official Character Design
Hanamaru-design-Tonbokiri
Character Description

One of the Three Great Spears, a spear made by Fujiwara Masazane of Muramasa school. On the blade's inside part, there are beautiful Sanskrit characters and trident drawn. His name comes from an anecdote where a dragonfly that landed on top of the blade was instantly cut in two. Although he's big, he has simple and sincere personality.

Comments from Voice Actor

Q: Tell us your impression of the character you are acting as and what enthuses you most when you are acting him.

A: About Tonbokiri, of course there's the strength, but my first impression is that his posture seems beautiful. "I should draw it out somehow," I thought while performing him. I thought, "Well, because of his kindness and tolerant personality, he cannot bear to turn down those who rely on him, so maybe that's his weak point..." and stuff.

Q: Tell us about any happenings around you lately that feels like "Hanamaru".

A: It's definitely the fact that I'm allowed to do 3 characters in Hanamaru!! I did it!!

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Anime Character Trivia

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This section contains details that may spoil any surprises.

Katsugeki
  • His favorite food is daifuku, as daifuku was the first thing he ate after gaining a human body and he was moved by its deliciousness. (Episode 2)
Hanamaru Season 1
  • He is the 41th sword obtained by the Saniwa in Hanamaru Citadel.
  • His first appearance in Hanamaru Citadel is in Episode 8.

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