小烏丸 こがらすまる 特 とく
小は付けど、これは謙遜. 昔は上や大を意味する言葉に小をわざわざ当てていたのよ. この小烏丸は日本刀と直刀の中間にあたる, 日本刀の父のようなものよ
'Small' may be in my name, but it is out of modesty. In the old days, 'small' was purposefully used to mean such things as 'upper' or 'large'. This Kogarasumaru is the midpoint between transition of the straight sword to the katana... something like the father of the katana.
Kogarasu literally means 'small crow'.
My name is Kogarasumaru. To battle foreign foes is my destiny. Even after a thousand years, that will not change.
Touken Ranbu, let's begin.
To think you would bring this father here... Is this fate as well?
You must not judge others on appearance alone.
I am a blade from the age when the current form of Japanese swords was born. As such, I am essentially the father of the other swords here.
Oh my, have you set me aside and fallen asleep?
Ugh... hold, hold a moment. You'll slow the healing of my wounds.
Citadel (Kiwame Sendoff)
All swords travel. As offerings of goodwill, as objects sold away, as stolen goods, or broken in battle. Fate has different forms.
Watching over the next generation is a father's duty.
Come now, this father will take the lead.
Fatigue Recovery (One Bite Dango)
Hoho, refreshments, is it? Very well, very well.
Fatigue Recovery (Makunouchi Bento)
Fatigue Recovery (Oiwaijuu Bento)
Now, how shall I wear this? It must bring out my tastes.
Equipment...doesn't have only one use.
Expedition (Complete - Leader of Expedition Party)
I've returned. Were you in good health even in father's absence?
Expedition (Complete - Leader of Primary Party)
The expedition team has returned.
A new sword has arrived, has he? Now now, father shall take a look.
Repairs (Minor Injury)
I shall be taking a short break. Forgive this old blade.
Repairs (Medium/Severe Injury)
Leave it... to the children for a while. ...I am going to recuperate.
Oh? A mission has been completed.
Let me see, master. Show your achievements to this father.
Is this not a drinking establishment? No no, it's been over a thousand years since I've come of age.
Well, hand the scouting information to me.
Well then, shall we carry out the original duty of the sword?
There there, shall we train?
This body aches... to bring down the foreign foe.
Are you...entrusting this thread of hope upon this father?
The head of the general has been the highest honor since the old days.
The older the crow, the wiser.
A play on the idiom 亀の甲より年の功, meaning 'the older, the wiser'.
It would be no good to lose to the children. Hence, this father's grown strong, too.
I will leave first. The fate of killing and being killed ends here.
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Come to think of it, horses were the reason why katana became gently curved.
The curve of the katana was developed for better slashing movements on horseback.
Without horses, we would never have gained existence.
Surely you can't be considering idleness in front of your father.
Oh dear. There are still many children here.
Ah, to think this father would be asked to train at this age.
How was that? Did you acquire anything from this father?
Citadel (Poke multiple times)
Citadel (Injured - Poke multiple times)
...Keep it in moderation. You are dealing with an injured one.
The repair room has opened up. Who is next?
Specific event banner introduction
Oh, an occasion for entertainment?
Troops Create (Failed)
Even father may fail at times.
I put too much tension into it.
Horses won't treat me as their father...
Hoho, you really like to worry.
Welcome Back Greeting (After Long Absence)
Oh, Master. So you've returned. Without their master, the children have been kicking up quite the fuss.
New Year's Greeting
Happy New Year. There are many children here. Preparing the otoshidama will prove to be difficult.
Ooh. Entrusting your fate to father, hm?
Small luck. Don't be disheartened.
Great luck. This is a good thing.
Setsubun (Entering Map)
Demons, eh? It has been a while.
Setsubun (After Casting Beans)
Needless shouting is unnecessary when it comes to casting beans.
Spring Garden Flower Viewing
The cherry blossoms suit me.
Regiment Battle Team Change
Follow after father, my children.
Touken Ranbu's Second Year Anniversary (2017)
Ohh. Our fight has lasted two years now. No wonder the children are elated.
Touken Ranbu's Third Year Anniversary (2018)
Our fight has lasted for three years now. You needn't worry anymore. Leave it to father.
Touken Ranbu's Fourth Year Anniversary (2019)
I see, we have reached our fourth anniversary. For the peace of my children, father must knuckle down.
Touken Ranbu's Fifth Year Anniversary (2020)
Our fifth anniversary. To think that we have accumulated this many. Very well. It is this father's great pleasure to continue walking forward with his children.
Saniwa First Year Anniversary
主よ. 一年間頑張ってきたのだな. 褒めてつかわすぞ
Master. You've been working hard for a year. I praise you.
Saniwa Second Year Anniversary
Master's path has lasted two years now. Keep working hard from now on, too.
Saniwa Third Year Anniversary
Ooh. You have welcomed your third year, I see. That is a wonderful thing.
Saniwa Fourth Year Anniversary
This marks your fourth anniversary. You have done well, Master.
Saniwa Fifth Year Anniversary
My, so it's your fifth anniversary. My gracious, the children of man certainly do grow fast.
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