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These swords have a wide attack range, but are heavy and slow.

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    In General 
  • BFS: Nearly all of them are personifications of Real Life examples (except for Nenekirimaru, whose origins are completely mythical).
  • Critical Hit Class: Kiwame ōdachi gain the ability to randomly strike for double the damage.
  • Mighty Glacier: Hard-hitting and capable of taking down two or three enemies at once, but chances are they will attack last unless given proper equipment and horses.
  • Warrior Monk: All of the 5 oodachi in game are swords used to spiritually guard temples.
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    Hotarumaru (蛍丸) 
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Kiwame Form 
Rarity: Special (Basic/Toku); Highest (Kiwame)
School: Rai (来)
Voiced by: Yuichi Iguchi (Japanese), Dawn M. Bennett (English)
Illustrated by: Hiko
"I'm Hotarumaru, from the shrine on Mt. Aso. Tada! This is what you'd call a 'headline-worthy introduction,' right?"

An oodachi from the Rai school, Hotarumaru was a sacred sword that was kept in a shrine on Mount Aso. According to legend, he was badly damaged in a fight, but was completely repaired by fireflies, giving him his name. He's a carefree and cheerful boy, notable for looking much younger than the other swords of his type.


  • Animal Motifs: Fireflies, referencing the legend that he was once completely repaired by the little bugs. His Kiwame training reveals that this is not the case.
  • Badass Adorable: Despite his cute and cuddly appearance, there is no doubt that he can easily wipe the floor as much as his much larger oodachi companions. He's also notably the fastest oodachi.
  • Badass Cape: Wears a black cape that's green on the inside, and he's very much a Badass Adorable.
  • BFS: That sword's as tall as he is.
  • Character Development: For his Kiwame training, he goes back to time to Aso to become stronger. He met his former master and he took him under his care. Hotarmaru makes sure he didn’t alter history. Hotaromaru realizes he wasn't repaired by fireflies, but spiritual power from the ley lines of Aso. He states if he basks himself in the light, he will become stronger than before. He tells the Saniwa after he gets stronger, he doesn't want to be treated like a child anymore.
  • Glacier Waif: Since he looks so young, you'd think he'd be a typical Fragile Speedster like the tantou, but in actuality, he's fairly slow and he has higher attack power and health, though he's still the fastest oodachi in the game. Justified since his true sword form is a BFS.
  • Height Angst: If you click on him, in one of his lines, he'll object because he thinks he'll shrink if you pet him. Considering how short he is in comparison to the other oodachi...
  • Keet: Downplayed compared to other examples and especially in comparison to Aizen, who's also a member of the Rai school and interacts with Hotarumaru in a skit. While Hotarumaru's words are pretty enthusiastic, his tone of voice is notably calm and he's more carefree than outright excited. Also, when left idle in the citadel, he goes straight to sleep.
  • One-Man Army: While this applies to all of the oodachi in daytime battles, Hotarumaru takes the cake; he has the highest speed and his rarity affords him three troop slots. When fully equipped, a single high level Hotarumaru can beat level 99 Kebiishi to a B victory.
  • The Runt at the End: Not only he is the only oodachi with the human form of a short young boy instead of an adult with towering height matching their true form as a BFS, he is also the only four-petal oodachi; the other oodachi are three-petal swords.
  • Super Strength: In Zoku Hanamaru, even though he looks like a child, he is surprising strong as he manages to help his team win a tug o' war event against one of the teams in the Sport Festival without breaking a sweat. In the opening credits, he's seen arm wrestling with Doudanuki and not only does he beat Doudanuki, he sends him flying.

    Ishikirimaru (石切丸) 
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Kiwame Form 
Rarity: High (Basic/Toku); Special (Kiwame)
School: Sanjou (三条)
Voiced by: Hidenori Takahashi (Japanese), Justin Duncan (English)
Illustrated by: Yuuji Hosogoe
Live actor: Tsubasa Sakiyama (Musical)
"I am Ishikirimaru. Do you wish to be healed? ...Oh, are you not a worshipper?"

A holy sword believed to have the power to "cut" away diseases. He dresses and acts like a Shinto priest and acts somewhat sheltered due to not having left his shrine for a long time.


  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He thinks of himself more as a holy weapon than one meant for combat, leading to peculiar assumptions when given orders.
  • Combat Medic: Historically, he was used more for spiritually cutting away tumors and diseases, but he can fight just as well as the other characters. He does not, however, act as a medic in battle.
  • The Comically Serious: In his recollection with Nikkari, he bluntly tells him that he can't become a holy sword because he killed a ghost child, only to say later that he was kidding, and it's probably not the case.
  • Crutch Character: A mild example. He drops on more maps than the other oodachi and is likely the player's first one outside of a lucky smithing. However, he's considered inferior to the other oodachi in terms of total stats.
  • Face Death with Dignity: If he gets destroyed.
    "Guess that I lived the life of a sacred sword for so long I came to forget my obligation as a weapon... In that case, it is just... inevitable..."
  • Mighty Glacier: Though this applies to all the oodachi, Ishikirimaru's case is the most extreme. His low mobility stat is poked fun at in the musical, where a Running Gag is that he moves very slowly across the stage. This is to balance the fact that, prior to the Kiwame upgrade, he had the highest impact stat in the game.
  • Nice Hat: An eboshi, which is fitting with his priest-like appearance.
  • Not So Stoic: He noticeably starts losing his cool in his battle lines, despite trying to stay calm. The delivery of his line when he Awakens drops any pretenses, and he's very, very angry.
  • Older Than They Look: Originally forged in 982, Ishikirimaru is currently one of the oldest swords implemented in the game, even older than Uguisumaru and the rest of the Sanjou swordsnote .
  • Supernatural Is Purple: His eyes are purple, and he's considered a holy sword.
  • Team Dad: Exemplified in the first musical, where he scolds Kashuu for refusing to retreat from battle despite Imanotsurugi's injuries. In the third musical, he also ends up raising Totoyomi Nobuyasu and sees the man as something of a son.
  • Warrior Monk: He focuses his mind with sacred chants before the battle and strikes with absolute conviction.
    "I will clear away your misfortune!"

    Taroutachi (太郎太刀) 
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Kiwame Form 
Rarity: High (Basic/Toku); Special (Kiwame)
Voiced by: Yuuki Tai (Japanese), Kent Williams (English)
Illustrated by: Higanbachi
Live actor: Kobayashi Ryo (Stage Play)
"...My, my. Did you call me into this world? I am Taroutachi. I am a sword made for combat that isn't meant to be used by humans."

An oodachi forged by Sueno Aoe. Taroutachi is a serious and stoic man who is somewhat conscious about how tall he is.


  • Badass Boast: In his Kiwame awaken mode:
    "Perish... At the raging storm of divinity!"
  • BFS: Another notable instance in that because he is so big, no normal human should've been able to handle him.
    "A sword that cannot be used by anyone cannot be said to exist in this world. Am I wrong?"
  • Character Development: For his Kiwame training, he decides to journey for a tsukumogami to heighten his divinity and reflects his origin. He meets his former master, Magara Naotaka and states he is the only destination of this journey. In the end, he realizes that his former master went alone in the battlefield, sacrifice himself in order for his allies to escape and saving many innocent lives. He states that if he's serve as a combat sword, then he must be like him.
  • Height Angst: Because he is so tall, few people should able to handle him. He is aware of it and lampshades it from time to time.
    "If you take me with you, won't it be cramped in the store?"
  • Man in White: He's clad in a white kariginu in his Kiwame form.
  • Sean Connery Is About to Shoot You: Or, rather, Taroutachi's awakened sprite is about to stab you.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: He is colder and more distant compared to the carefree Jiroutachi. Even he is aware of it.
    "You could say that Jiroutachi is rather close to this present world. Meanwhile, I..."
  • The Stoic: The only time his expression changes is when he's damaged...and when he's damaged, he actually smiles. Averted entirely in Touken Ranbu - Hanamaru, where he smiles fairly often.
  • Zigzag Paper Tassel: He wears two of these in his hair in his Kiwame form.

    Jiroutachi (次郎太刀) 
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Kiwame Form 
Rarity: High (Basic/Toku); Special (Kiwame)
Voiced By: Eiji Miyashita (Japanese), Randy Pearlman (English)
Illustrated by: Tomidatomomi
Live actor: Kosaka Ryoutarou (Stage Play)
"Hello! I'm the pretty Jiroutachi~ii! ...Huuhhh, you're not very enthusiastic, are you. Anyway, please take care of me!"

An oodachi forged by Chiyotsuru Kuniyasu, Jiroutachi is a carefree and flamboyant man who loves to drink sake.


  • Agent Peacock: His clothing is quite flashy, he introduces himself as "the pretty Jiroutachi" as soon as you meet him, and he's rather flamboyant in personality, but he can still kick ass alongside the other swords. He loses much of his flamboyance after kiwame.
  • Bokukko: Inverted; despite being male, he uses the very feminine pronoun "atashi".
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Not to Midare's extent, but he still looks and dresses quite feminine. No longer the case as of kiwame.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: A male version of this trope played completely straight: he's almost never sober and is very loud and boisterous both in the citadel and in battle. If you open the shop, he excitedly asks if you're there for liquor.
    "Oh! You're going to buy sake, right? I'm coming, I'm coming!"
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Appears to be the case at first, but ultimately subverted. His Awakening sprite shows he's pretty ripped under his fancy clothing.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: He is more carefree compared to the stoic Taroutachi. Even he is aware of it. This is based on how his blade is actually more practical to wield for a normal person, making him the more "grounded" one.
    "I'm, you know, closer to reality, unlike my brother."
  • Stone Wall: His high leadership stat means that his troops can take more hits before being destroyed, making him the best defensive oodachi.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Though in a style very different from Midare. In battle, Jiroutachi wears a kimono that is essentially a stylized furisode, a type of formal kimono worn by unmarried women. He also does his hair up with a lot of Hair Decorations similar to those worn by oiran. He no longer does this in his Kiwame form, instead wearing an outfit that's more typical of male Shinto priests.

    Nenekirimaru (袮々切丸) 
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Rarity: High (Basic/Toku)
Voiced by: Ken'ichirō Matsuda
Illustrated by: Satoru Minamoto
"Nenekirimaru. That is my name. Mountains are great."

An ootachi of high divinity that rules over the mountain and its beasts from the summit. It is believed that its name derives from a legend about slaying a youkai called a "Nene," and from the people's prayers to protect against mountain floods. For all things, as long as he's in a hot spring, things tend to work out one way or another.


  • Badass Baritone: He has one of the deepest voices from the other characters.
  • Badass Beard: He has short full dark brown beard, and is notably the first sword to actually have a beard instead of just Perma-Stubble.
  • Badass Cape: He wears a fur cape on his right shoulder.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Nene does not wear shoes or any footwear into combat.
  • Hunk: He's one of the more muscular characters and is definitely handsome.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: He doesn't wear a shirt in his default outfit, instead wearing half a vest and a fur pelt that covers his right shoulder.
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