小狐丸 こぎつねまる 特 とく
Because my forging was assisted by a fox, I was named Kogitsunemaru. As an offering of gratitude to the Gods, I was bestowed with the names of both Kokaji and the little fox that assisted him. My body isn't small in the least.
Kokaji (小鍛冶/Little blacksmith) is the title of a
noh song about Sanjou Munechika receiving assistance from Inari, the Shinto god of fertility, who appeared to him as a fox. With Inari's help, he forged a sword to present to the emperor and named the sword Kogitsunemaru (kogitsune = little fox). Kokaji was also Sanjou's alias. According to the above story, Kogitsunemaru had "Kokaji Munechika" carved on the front and "Kogitsunemaru" on the back.
Although I might be big, my name is Kogitsunemaru. No, I'm not joking. I'm certainly not a fake, either. I'm small! Even though I'm big!
Kogitsunemaru's name contains the kanji for small (小), as well as the kanji for fox (狐). In his first line, he says "I'm big, but my name is "small fox."
Touken Ranbu is starting.
Now then. Let's take our time getting started.
Do you want me to... princess carry you?
Master says my fur is beautiful.
Why am I called a "small fox," despite being so big? ... It's modesty.
Are you taking a break, Master?
My fur's all messed up...
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Right now... I'm brushing the fur on my tail.
Citadel (Kiwame Sendoff)
He must have gone to the mountains to train with the foxes.
Since I'm a small fox, I guess that makes me a junior captain...
See notes on his introduction dialogue.
Fatigue Recovery (One Bite Dango)
Oooh such consideration, as expected from Master.
Fatigue Recovery (Makunouchi Bento)
Fatigue Recovery (Oiwaijuu Bento)
With this, I'm sure I can be more active now.
It seems my fur is shinier than before.
Expedition (Complete - Leader of Expedition Party)
I have returned from my expedition.
Expedition (Complete - Leader of Primary Party)
The expedition party has returned.
A new comrade has arrived.
By all means, please--take this.
Repairs (Minor Injury)
I'll go groom my fur for a bit.
Repairs (Medium/Severe Injury)
Once I've taken my time recuperating, I'll return.
When you melt us down, we're all just metal.
Let's see what Master has achieved.
Money makes the world go round.
This is a saying. Literal translation is "Money is something that goes around the whole world."
We're leaving for the battlefield.
Ooh, I've found something!
Well now... would you like to dance?
Come... dance with this small fox!
It'll hurt if you get bitten... because I'm wild!
I'm the one who got hurt...?
Hmph... You certainly hit your mark today.
My fur's sheen is all messed up now...
To think you'd make me show my true strength...!
A duel is rather old fashioned... not that I hate it!
Well now, is this their star performer?
The small fox, even larger than before, has returned.
Well, death will befall us all one day... Please, do not let it bother you...
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Just because they're horses, they think they can look down on... Actually, let's give them something to look down on.
Horses nowadays have figured out how to ignore people, I see.
Are we raising crops for beans to make fried tofu?
Fried tofu (油揚げ) is said to be a fox's favorite food.
I'm sure they'll grow into great soybeans.
Citadel (Poke multiple times)
Are you that fond of my fur?
Citadel (Injured - Poke multiple times)
Since it's said that it can heal injuries... may I request some grooming?
The smithing has been done.
The repairs have been completed.
Specific event banner introduction
Some news have been received.
Oooh~ are you remodelling?
Troops Create (Failed)
I'd like to have a fox helper...
This isn't working out like a song......
O horse, can you listen to what I say?
Citadel (Nendoroid Background)
Although I might be big, my name is Kogitsunemaru... supposedly. I've certainly become small now!
If I've become like this, then I can eat a big piece of fried tofu.
It's alright to pet me, you know? Here.
Welcome Back Greeting (After Long Absence)
Oh! Welcome home! Please look at this fur. Without you here, it's become utterly unkempt.
New Year's Greeting
Please have nice dreams, Master.
Setsubun (Entering Map)
We're going to see the Oni.
Setsubun (Boss Node)
So this is where the Oni were.
Setsubun (Cast Beans)
Out wiiith the Oniii! In wiiith the fortuuune!
Setsubun (After Casting Beans)
Kogitsunemaru here says a phrase which could be roughly translated to "the base/origin of fried tofu" and fried tofu (油揚げ) is made from soy beans, so essentially he may be talking about the beans. He may also mean tofu before it is fried.
Spring Garden Flower Viewing
Master, are you also enjoying the hanami?
Regiment Battle Team Change
Touken Ranbu's First Year Anniversary (2016)
Ooh. Is it our first anniversary? If I had known then I would have fixed my fur a little.
Touken Ranbu's Second Year Anniversary (2017)
It is now our second anniversary. The battle is still ongoing; however at anytime you wish to be soothed, please fluff up my fur.
Touken Ranbu's Third Year Anniversary (2018)
It is now our third anniversary. The battle is still ongoing, isn't it.
Touken Ranbu's Fourth Year Anniversary (2019)
Our fourth anniversary...... I see. Dear me, time flies so fast. Even my fur is this fluffy.
Touken Ranbu's Fifth Year Anniversary (2020)
Saniwa First Year Anniversary
Master, do you know what day it is today? It's the first anniversary of your inauguration.
Saniwa Second Year Anniversary
Master, it's your inauguration's second anniversary. My, how splendid!
Saniwa Third Year Anniversary
Master, Master! It's finally the third anniversary of your inauguration!
Saniwa Fourth Year Anniversary
Master, this day has come again this year. That's right, it's the fourth anniversary of your inauguration!
Saniwa Fifth Year Anniversary
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