...I am a spear created by Muramasa, my name is Tonbokiri. I am valued as one of the Three Great Spears.
My name is derived from when a dragonfly landed on the spearhead and was cut in half.
The Three Great Spears are three spears forged by the greatest blacksmiths in Japan. The other two are
蜻蛉 (tonbo): dragonfly, 切 (kiri): cut
I have presently hastened to join you. You may call me Tonbokiri. I am prepared for battle at any time.
Touken Ranbu will now begin.
Our master has returned to the headquarters! Everyone, assemble!
Many misunderstand but, Muramasa is not a bad person.
Muramasa was called "the most skillful smith but a violent and ill-balanced mind verging on madness". Muramasa blades were popularly believed to hunger for blood and to impel their warriors to commit murder or suicide.
Yes, have you called for me?
Well... I may be somewhat taller than other spears.
Honda Tadakatsu replaced Tonbokiri's shaft for a longer one.
I am here. Call for me whenever you wish.
No, this is not a problem.
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No amount of concern... will be required.
Citadel (Kiwame sendoff)
Master, there is nothing to worry about. He's only gone to be adjusted to match you.
Understood. I, Tonbokiri, will be here.
Understood. I will carry out my duties.
I will show you that they will be of use.
I will bring back good news to you.
Expedition Completed (Leader of Expedition Party)
I will now report the results.
Expedition Completed (Leader of Primary Party)
The expedition troop has come to report.
A new sword has joined our army.
Repairs (minor injury)
A wound of this level is... No, if it's your orders...
Repairs (medium/severe injury)
So as to avoid being an eyesore for Master, I will go and get this treated.
Oh... Power is overflowing inside me.
It seems that our mission has been evaluated.
Understood. Shall I... carry your luggage?
Front Lines & Battles
Open the gates! Now then, it's time to depart!
Alright, pierce at where the enemy let their guard down!
I am one of the Three Great Spears, Tonbokiri!
If you get distracted during training, it will become a habit in actual combat.
I will not let you come any closer!
What's wrong? Unable to approach me?
If I can touch it, I definitely can cut it!
Normal blades need motion in order to cut, but legends say Tonbokiri slashed a dragonfly who merely touched its edge while the spear itself was motionless. A legendary cutting prowess...
This doesn't even count as a wound!
Shut up and get sliced in half!
Even if there's a difference in our fighting power, it won't be a problem!
All troops, brace yourselves!
Successful military exploit is the role of a warrior. I have merely done what is natural.
Master, I will devote myself so you will be bestowed with the name of "The Unequaled".
天下無双 (tenka musou), literally means "peerless or unequaled (in even the entire world)"
Despite being called flawless... invincible... we did not proceed ...? Please forgive me, for passing away so early...
Tonbokiri is considered as one of the 3 best spears in Japan, while it's owner, Honda Tadakatsu was praised as the greatest samurai in history by Oda Nobunaga and Tokugawa Ieyasu. Thus, they were thought of as a dream team.
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If you neglect your horse, you will not win the battle.
There there, you will definitely play a great role in this war.
The samurai in Mikawa also worked in the fields quite a lot.
Mikawa is an old province in Japan where Tokugawa Ieyasu and Honda Tadakatsu lived.
It would be nice if we receive a good harvest.
Now then, I'll lend you my chest. Bring it on!
[胸を貸そう] is an idiom said when a person with more strength agrees to become the practice partner of a person with less merit.
The time spent was worthwhile.
New Year's Greeting
Happy New Year. While it may be New Year's, you mustn't slack off.
Touken Ranbu's First Year Anniversary (2016)
We have finally our First Year Anniversary. Our forces have increased compared to the beginning of our battle, nevertheless we should continue to work hard without being complacent.
Touken Ranbu's Second Year Anniversary (2017)
二周年を迎え 、なお我々の戦いは続いております。ですが 、きっと貴方ならその果てに勝利を掴むことが出来ると 信じております
As we welcome the second year, our battle still continues. But I believe that if it's you, victory can surely be seized in the end.
Saniwa First Year Anniversary
Congratulations for the first anniversary of your inauguration. I look forward to even more of your successes in the future.
Saniwa Second Year Anniversary
Congratulations on your second year inauguration anniversary. You've really adopted the dignified demeanor of this citadel's master.
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