Hizamaru Toku Ni
膝丸 ひざまる 特二 とくに
I'm a treasure of the Minamoto Clan, Hizamaru. While being tested on a criminal, I cut both of his knees in a single strike, so I was given this name. ... though, just like my elder brother, there are people who wish to call me by other names.
I am a treasure of the Minamoto Clan, Hizamaru. Has my elder brother arrived here yet?
...hmm? Is it already my turn?
Touken Ranbu, it's starting.
Has my elder brother been a bother to you? He has that kind of disposition, so...
Elder brother, he... has forgotten my name again... ...No, I'm not crying. I'm not crying!
If not properly maintained, a sword will quickly become unusable.
Citadel (Kiwame Sendoff)
I look forward to his newfound strength.
Will this kind of equipment work against the likes of evil spirits?
This may refer to Hizamaru's (and maybe also Higekiri's) history of exterminating evil spirits.
I see, I shall adapt myself to this equipment.
Of course, I'd wield it against none but my opponents.
This may refer to the story when
and he were first forged by rival swordsmiths Mōfusa of Ōshū and Kokaji Munechika (a.k.a. Sanjou Munechika) of Kyoto, respectively. Both swordsmiths were given the metal from an evenly split naginata from the Emperor of Japan to create their pieces, yet Munechika's
was considerably shorter. The imprisoned Munechika prayed to the gods for a sign to reveal his honor, which magically prompted both swords to unsheath and parry in front of the royal onlookers, resulting in Munechika's severing its competition in the end, making them of equal length. It was from this event that the epithet Tomokiri (Friend-Cutter) was given to
Expedition (Complete - Leader of Expedition Party)
The results from this time are as follows.
Expedition (Complete - Leader of Primary Party)
The entrance seems lively.
Repairs (Minor Injury)
Please grant me a short rest.
Repairs (Medium/Severe Injury)
Cut down the spider, and I'd be back to good health... No good now, huh?
This is a reference to when Minamoto no Yorimitsu was said to kill a tsuchigumo (giant spider spirit) with Hizamaru, earning him the name "Kumokiri" (Spider-Cutter).
Mm, my strength will be refined.
Mission accomplished. Let's see to it.
There was a letter for you.
Have you already made up your mind on what to buy?
I got a souvenir for my elder brother.
... alright, let's track their trail. Then we'll besiege them.
Well, well, I am the treasure of the Minamoto clan, Hizamaru!
Fight with all we got. If we don't, then this cannot be called practice.
This miasma! I must suppress it!
Even if that's a specter, there is nothing to fear!
Hmph, is that all you've got?
There is nothing to fear...!
Tsk, have I been too careless?
I can't afford letting my loss affect my elder brother's honor!
I'll show you how I win without protection from neither gods nor Buddhas!
This miasma... Evil spirits are nearby.
... I won? Not my elder brother...
Do you know what "tsuchigumo" are? They are giant spider spirits that spread illness and disease. Well, they are no match for me, though.
Once again, another reference to his other name, Kumokiri (Spider-Cutter).
Rank-Up Toku Ni
What? Did you just say I'm like a snake? What do you mean?
This is a reference to when Minamoto no Tameyoshi renamed Hizamaru, then "Kumokiri," to "Hoemaru" because it was said the sword hissed like a snake.
Elder brother... Once again, we will be separated...
Elder brother is refer to
for special Internal Affairs interactions
It'd be much appreciated if you don't assign weird tasks to us siblings...
Stable-maru... Horse feed-maru...
'Umaya' means horse stable.
Those Minamoto members would faint if they saw me now, wouldn't they?
Indeed, no one would ever expect to see a treasure of the Minamoto clan handling farm tools.
Even if you've lived a long time, surely there is still something I can teach you.
With this, you'll even be able to deal with evil spirits, won't you?
Citadel (Poke multiple times)
What’s the matter? What happened?
Citadel (Injured - Poke multiple times)
I should be quiet when I’m injured.
Smithing has finished. Please check it.
Repairing has finished. Please check it.
Specific event banner introduction
Hmmm, remodeling……I will come check it with you.
Troops Create (Failed)
This result is different from what I thought.
I might have to push you beyond your limits. Please forgive me.
Welcome Back Greeting (After Long Absence)
Ooh. You've returned huh. What, there's nothing to concern yourself over. I'm used to my master's absence.
New Year's Greeting
新年あけましておめでとう。 ......兄者め。 お年玉を配って回るのはいいが、 出会うもの全てに配っていては金がいくらあっても足りんぞ
Happy New Year. ...... Silly elder brother. There's nothing wrong with giving out New Year's money, but if you give money to everyone you meet, no matter how much we have it won't be enough!
Setsubun (Boss Node)
This is nothing compared to looking for Elder Brother!
Setsubun (Cast Beans)
Out wiiith the oni! In wiiith the fortune!
Out wiiith the oni! In wiiith elder brother!
Setsubun (After Casting Beans)
Setsubun? That is nothing compared to Elder Brother
Regiment Battle Team Change
Touken Ranbu's First Year Anniversary (2016)
The feast for the First Year Anniversary? It's likely that elder brother does not really know such things...
Touken Ranbu's Second Year Anniversary (2017)
The feast for the Second Year Anniversary? It's likely that elder brother does not really know such things...
Touken Ranbu's Third Year Anniversary (2018)
The Third Year Anniversary? Since elder brother is not yet used to the feelings of this world, I will offer my gratitude in his stead.
Touken Ranbu's Fourth Year Anniversary (2019)
I heard that we've reached our fourth anniversary. I'm sure elder brother will be like how he usually is, so I must have my act together to make up for him.
Saniwa First Year Anniversary
It's Master's first inauguration anniversary, huh. So that's why this citadel feels so fulfilling.
Saniwa Second Year Anniversary
Congratulations for your second inauguration anniversary. You're trying your hardest as our commander, aren't you.
Saniwa Third Year Anniversary
It's your third inauguration anniversary. That constant effort is what's important.
Saniwa Fourth Year Anniversary
Hmm, it's your fourth inauguration anniversary. Your ability as the head is improving every year, I see.
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