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Tantou (短刀) are the most common types of swords available. They generally deal low damage, but during a critical strike, they can dish out a surprising amount of punishment.

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    In General 
  • Com Mons: The majority of them are extremely common, though there are some exceptions.
  • Cute Bruiser: All of them are personified as young adolescents.
  • Dodge the Bullet: Kiwame tantou are the only swords able to evade projectiles at daytime.
  • Fragile Speedster: Quick and capable of dealing rather nasty damage during critical hits, but all of them have low durability and only come with one troop slot...which is not helped by their low Leadership stat.
  • Glass Cannon: They can do a lot of damage during critical hits and Awakening (and have a higher chance of going into Awakening than most other types of swords), but are much squishier.
  • Sibling Team: Nearly all of the tantou are Awataguchi school swords, who refer to each other as "brothers".
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: The majority of the tantou wear short shorts, with the exceptions of Imanotsurugi (who wears Japanese clothing), Aizen (who wears pants) and Chatannakiri (who wears a one‐piece outfit with the bottom divided but looking like a dress). Midare only wears them in his casual outfit, since he normally wears a dress.
    11, 12 – Imanotsurugi (今剣)
Kiwame Form 

Rarity: Low (Basic/Toku); Medium (Kiwame)
School: Sanjou (三条)
Voiced by: Daiki Yamashita (Japanese), Anastasia Munoz (English)
Illustrated by: Shikimi
Live actor: Shunya Oohira (Musical)
"I'm Imanotsurugi! The sword that protected Lord Yoshitsune! How's that, amazing, right?"

Imanotsurugi is one of the Sanjou blades. Named after the tantou that belonged to Minamoto no Yoshitsune, he is a cheerful boy who loves fighting, referring to it as "playing".

  • Animal Motifs: Birds, fitting in with the common depiction of tengu. His bangs are meant to resemble a bird's wing. It's even more noticeable in his Kiwame form, where his Awakening sprite has an aura of crow wings surrounding the sword with black feathers.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Very loud and excitable, and he treats fighting as though it's a game.
    "I~ caught~ you!"
  • Character Development: For Kiwame training, Imanotsurugi goes back in time to Kyoto to become stronger. By chance, he comes across Yoshitsune and decides to follow him up until his death for closure, only to learn that Yoshitsune never owned the sword Imanotsurugi, meaning that he never existed in history. Despite this, he understands that he exists because of the Saniwa, and vows to stay by their side and help them.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He was used by Yoshitsune to commit suicide, which causes him to be very upset when the topic of Yoshitsune's death comes up. However, his letters from his Kiwame training later reveal that he was never there, and his memories aren't real. Still, Yoshitsune's fate is a tragic one, and so is the reality of Imanotsurugi's situation.
  • Expressive Accessory: His tengu headdress in Kiwame form has eyes that seem to move, and it looks sympathetic when Imanotsurugi is severely damaged.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: One of the more prominent cases of it in his standard form. His right side has a larger sleeve and his looped bun-ponytail while his left has long bangs and a shoulder guard.
  • Glass Cannon: His standard form has the lowest health out of all the swords, but out of them he has a very high rate of going into Awakening mode, where he will constantly deal critical hits, combined with highest chance to land critical hits with another high stat.
  • It's All My Fault: He may not act like it, but he certainly does what he does for Yoshitsune because he blames himself over being used in his honorable suicide. In the musicals, he has to be forced to admit that he doesn't want to fix history because of his part in the historical timeline, vividly remembers the event with horror, and is talked down by Iwatooshi who tells him not to blame himself for what transpired.
  • Keet: He's full of energy and is constantly asking everyone to play with him. In Kiwame form, he channels most of that energy in doing tasks around the citadel, but when he isn't needed for that, he's much calmer.
    "Fufufu, today you shall be my playmate!"
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: His line when he's destroyed in his standard form.
    "The sky is... pretty... the purple clouds are..."
  • Last Request: His line if he's destroyed in his Kiwame form, which is a direct quote of Yoshitsune's last words to Benkei:
    "Join me in the next world, and the next, until we mount to paradise on a purple cloud."
  • Lightning Bruiser: Like the other Kiwame swords. His attack stat (impulse) and health (survival) are a decent improvement from his original form, but his speed (mobility) and troop defense (leadership) are phenomenally high.
  • Older Than They Look: Ultimately subverted. Despite his size and childish demeanor, he's a tantou forged by Sanjou Munechika (the same as Mikazuki and Kogitsunemaru), meaning he's one of the oldest swords. However, it's revealed in his Kiwame letters that he's a fictional sword who didn't exist until the Saniwa summoned him.
  • Painting the Medium: Nearly all of his book descriptions, dialogue, and letters are rendered solely in hiragana, without kanji, in order to emphasize his childlike nature.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Is it Ima-no-tsurugi or Imanotsurugi?
  • Tengu: The outfit he wears resembles one that these youkai are often depicted as wearing. This is an homage to Sojobo of Mount Kurama, the Great Tengu who (according to legend) imparted his sword skills to the young Minamoto no Yoshitsune.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: In the game's historical timeline, Imanotsurugi was a fictional sword and had never existed. His memories and existence are because of the legend behind him, and he takes the firsthand realization surprisingly well.
    "In truth, the sword that I am never truly existed in the first place. But, even for a sword like me, I still have a place I can call home. And that is at Master's place."
  • Undying Loyalty: To Yoshitsune. In his recollections, he even tries not to go with his mission and attempts to save him instead (which goes against the Saniwa's orders). He even goes with it in the musical. He drops this entirely after Kiwame, focusing on the Saniwa instead; he believed that even if he doesn't have a place in actual history, he does have one with his current master.
    "I am the sword that exists just for Master."
    31, 32 – Hirano Toushirou (平野藤四郎)
Kiwame Form 
Rarity: Low (Basic/Toku); Medium (Kiwame)
School: Awataguchi (粟田口)
Voiced by: Ryota Asari (Japanese), Justin Briner (English)
Illustrated by: Toinana
"My name is Hirano Toushirou! Please leave the attendant work to me."
Hirano Toushirou is one of the Awataguchi blades. A humble boy who often refers to himself as a bodyguard.
  • Apologetic Attacker: In his PvP line:
    "I am going to strike my hardest. My humble apologies!"
  • Battle Butler: Has the personality of one and even refers to himself as one.
    "As a sword, I've been an attendant and safeguard more so than in battle, but if it's accompaniment you're after then please leave it to me."
  • Character Development: He goes to his Kiwame training with the intent to become more useful. He meets his previous master and goes to the Edo Castle. Even though everything is so nostalgic for him, he realizes that those things are in the past and the Saniwa is his priority now. In the end, he lampshades that nothing changed much about him, but now he's more loyal and eager to serve.
  • Keigo: Similarly to his twin Maeda, he uses the formally polite version of words and phrases.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: His line if he's destroyed in his standard form.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Even if he doesn't agree with some of the Saniwa's orders, he'll still carry out anyway. After his Kiwame form, he seems more eager to help the Saniwa.
  • Rare Random Drop: Along with Atsushi, he is more difficult to find compared to his brothers.
  • Sorry That I'm Dying: If he gets destroyed in either form.
    (in his standard form) "This is troubling... I had said... I would accompany you to the ends of the Earth, but..."
    (in his Kiwame form) "My most...humble apologies. I'm going first and will be waiting. So Master, please take your time in coming..."
  • Those Two Guys: With his brother Maeda.
  • Undying Loyalty: Towards the Saniwa. More prominent in his Kiwame form.
    33, 34 – Atsushi Toushirou (厚藤四郎)
Kiwame Form 
Rarity: Low (Basic/Toku); Medium (Kiwame)
School: Awataguchi (粟田口)
Voiced by: Daiki Yamashita (Japanese), Brandon McInnis (English)
Illustrated by: Kumita
"Alley...oop. I am Atsushi Toushirou. Among my siblings, I am classified as Yoroidoushi."
Atsushi Toushirou is one of the Awataguchi blades. He is an enthusiastic Boisterous Bruiser.
  • Badass Boast: After his Awakening.
    "Even though my body is full of dents, if you come too close, it's my win!"
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Especially when it comes to grappling, since as a yoroidoushi he's meant to be used in close-quarters combat.
  • Catchphrase: "Alley...oop."
  • Character Development: He goes to his Kiwame training with the intent to become stronger. He meets his former master, Commander Kuroda. After hard training, Atsushi realizes that the Saniwa still has a long way to go until he/she can become renowned, so he returns with the intent of helping the Saniwa into becoming a better person.
  • Cool Helmet: Atsushi wears a samurai helmet in his Kiwame form.
  • Face Death with Dignity: If he gets destroyed in his standard form.
    "Ahh, it can't be helped, huh... I'll go ahead... Everyone, take your time to come here..."
  • Keet: Very loud and enthusiastic in whatever he does. He's still pretty energetic in his Kiwame form, though he channels most of that energy into helping the Saniwa become a better person.
  • Last Request: His line if he's destroyed in his Kiwame form.
    "General, now's not the time to cry...! Reform the formation quickly...! Prove that you can win, even if I'm no longer around...!"
  • Rare Random Drop: Along with Hirano, he is more difficult to find compared to his brothers.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The reading of his first name (厚) was changed from "Atsu" (あつ) to "Atsushi" (あつし) in the August 25, 2015 update. His dialogue was re-recorded to reflect this and a line lampshading the change was added to his book description:
    "My name's sometimes "Atsu" or "Atsushi" depending on the literature, but I'm still me. Don't worry too much about it."
    35, 36 – Gotou Toushirou (後藤藤四郎)
Kiwame Form 

Rarity: Low (Basic/Toku); Medium (Kiwame)
School: Awataguchi (粟田口)
Voiced by: Taishi Murata (Japanese), Stephen Fu (English)
Illustrated by: Shikimi
"The name's Gotou Toushirou. I'm gonna get taller, just you wait!"

One of the Awataguchi school swords. He prides himself of being the tallest of the Toushirous and being mature, which actually makes him look childish.

  • Badass Longcoat: He wears a haori in his Kiwame form.
  • Character Tic: His need to be taller.
  • Character Development: For Kiwame, Gotou travels to Owari Domain and explains his reason for requesting to train was because he wanted to be dependable like his older brother, Ichigo. He was originally one of Lord Ieyasu's possessions, but was given to Lady Chiyohime as a wedding gift because of his status as a treasured sword. After tagging along with Lady Chiyohime to Owari, he gains newfound pride as a sword of protection and returns, confident he can protect the Saniwa.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Both his hair and eyes are brown.
  • Expy: Of Kantai Collection's Akatsuki. Both are part of the youngest characters in their respective franchise (Tantous and Destroyers) and attempt to act like an adult, but their attempts just make them more childish instead.
  • Height Angst: He prides himself in being the tallest of the Toushirous and wants to become taller. He also sulks after seeing those who are taller than him, such as the enemies or horses.
  • Keet: Always goes with full energy at everything he does, unless his Height Angst is involved.
  • Irony: He claims to be a mature Cool Big Bro, but his attempts make him act childish instead.
    (After the Saniwa leaves him idle) "Where'd you go! I... I'm not crying, ya hear?"
    37, 38 – Shinano Toushirou (信濃藤四郎)
Kiwame Form 

Rarity: Low (Basic/Toku); Medium (Kiwame)
School: Awataguchi (粟田口)
Voiced by: Yuusuke Kobayashi (Japanese), Chris Burnett (English)
Illustrated by: Kunimitsu
"I'm Shinano Toushirou. Even amongst the Toushirou brothers, I'm the treasured one!"

One of the Awataguchi school swords. He's cheerful and self-assured, but sometimes he acts spoiled and believes himself to be superior to the other tantous due to being a "treasured sword".

  • Break the Haughty: His Kiwame journey seems to knock his spoiled demeanor down a peg, as his eponymous owner and most of those who had "treasured" Shinano as a sword didn't recognize him the way he is. It helps him realize, however, that he took the kindness of his current family and master for granted.
  • Catchphrase: "I'm the treasured one!"
  • Character Development: For Kiwame training, Shinano travels to Edo. However, though he catches sight of many familiar faces, he isn't recognized by anyone and is even disregarded by his namesake Nagai Naomasa (titled Shinano no Kami). Discouraged, the wandering Shinano is then taken in by Sakai Tadatsugu. Shinano enjoys his time with the Sakai Clan, but as he observes the household change over time, he comes to understand that he as a sword will always be left behind by humans passing on. Homesick, he returns to the Saniwa, promising to watch over their future.
  • Cuddle Bug: He has a fixation on being physically close to the Saniwa more so than other swords. This is because of how tantou swords were carried close to their owner's chest, and Shinano was regarded more as a treasure than a weapon. His standard destroyed line even mentions it.
    "The General's chest... was so warm..."
  • Hair Decoration: His original Kiwame form had a headband with horns; however, his armor was changed into something more historically accurate to his owner Sakai Tadatsugu in a June 2017 update, to a headband which features pieces of a traditional helmet on the sides.
  • Hidden Depths: After Kiwame, he considers himself a treasure because he can outlive humans and watch over them, realizing he should treasure the affection and love he receives than just simply demand it. Case in point, he mentions preferring to look at the Saniwa's face to remember it, compared to the implication he'd often snuggle into their chest prior to Kiwame.
  • Let Them Die Happy: If he's destroyed in his Kiwame form, he believes the Saniwa is next to him as he dies.
    "What's this....My face feels warm for some reason....General...are you there for me....?"
  • The Pollyanna: A mild example; the moral lesson he got from his Kiwame training is to treasure his masters because he'll outlive him, and it's heavily implied he learned this this by watching over the Sakai Clan for years (meanwhile for the Citadel, he was only gone for a few days). While still genuinely cheerful, some of his lines come off as rather weary, especially his MVP line, where he says that he's tired and only cares that they won.
  • Spoiled Sweet: He often refers to himself as a "treasured sword" and has a high opinion of himself, even considering himself to be superior to the other Toushirous. But he isn't at all mean; he encourages the other swords to do their best in battle, and even admits that due to being a treasured sword, there's a lot he doesn't know.
    "Even though I say I'm a treasured sword, it's okay if you don't baby me."
  • Spoiled Brat: Sometimes he falls into this trope, despite his attempts to be a Spoiled Sweet, such as demanding more New Year money simply because he's "the treasured one". He grows out of it for the most part by Kiwame.
  • Stocking Filler: Has what appears to be garters holding up the pouches on his thighs. In Kiwame form, they're used to properly hold up his stockings.
    39, 40 – Maeda Toushirou (前田藤四郎)
Kiwame Form 
Rarity: Low (Basic/Toku); Medium (Kiwame)
School: Awataguchi (粟田口)
Voiced by: Reona Irie (Japanese), Ryan Reynolds (English)
Illustrated by: Toinana
Live actor: Osaki Natsuki (Stage Play)
"My name is Maeda Toushirou. May I serve you for eternity."

Maeda Toushirou is the youngest of the Awataguchi blades. He is very earnest and straightforward and is very loyal towards the Saniwa.

  • Badass Cape: A brown one with golden designs. In his Kiwame form, he gets a new one with a flower and diamond print pattern and two orange tassels on the ends.
  • Battle Butler: Has the personality of one.
  • Character Development: For Kiwame training, Maeda goes back in time to Kyoto to become stronger. By chance, he comes across his previous master Maeda Toshimasa, who gives him a new helmet. Eventually, Toshimasa dies of old age and Maeda realizes that humans are short-lived. He returns more determined to protect the Saniwa.
  • Determinator: If he gets destroyed, he still wants to protect the Saniwa.
    "If nothing else, I will become a ghost and... protect Master..."
  • Expy: Of Kantai Collection's Ikazuchi. Both are part of the youngest-looking characters in their respective franchise (Tantous and Destroyers), they have a mature and reliable personality and a devotion to the player character.
  • Keigo: Similarly to his twin Hirano, he uses the formally polite version of words and phrases.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Unlike Hirano, who questions some of the Saniwa's actions, Maeda is more eager to serve.
  • Nice Hat: A peaked military cap, like many of his brothers. In his Kiwame form, he switches to a yellow helmet that looks rather like a tate-eboshi.
  • Those Two Guys: With his brother Hirano.
  • Undying Loyalty: To the Saniwa, as noted by his above quote and many of his other lines. More prominent in his Kiwame form.
    "For Master's sake!"
    41, 42 – Akita Toushirou (秋田藤四郎)
Kiwame Form 
Rarity: Low (Basic/Toku); Medium (Kiwame)
School: Awataguchi (粟田口)
Voiced by: Yoshitaka Yamaya (Japanese), Jad Saxton (English)
Illustrated by: Takaoka
"I am Akita Toushirou. I'm so excited to be able to go outside."
Akita Toushirou is one of the Awataguchi blades. He is very childish and eager to gain more experience.
  • Bug Catching: When you send him for field work, Akita is very interested by insects. After his Kiwame training, it became of habit of collecting or writing down information in his journal about insects.
  • Character Development: For Kiwame training, Akita goes to visit his previous master. However, the place is secured and Akita can't meet him. He briefly considers some possibilities to see him, such as having his human form destroyed. In the end, he decides to go against the Saniwa's orders by throwing a paper plane with a message at his previous master's place. Fully aware that he has disobeyed the Saniwa for once, he returns to the citadel to face the consequences.
  • Cheerful Child: Easily the most cheerful and childish of his brothers.
  • Constantly Curious: A good portion of his lines are questions, such as wondering why the sky is blue or what kind of bird he just heard chirping.
    "Ah! Master has a lot of secrets! Please let me see too!"
  • Determinator: If he gets destroyed, he still wants to be by the Saniwa's side.
    (in his standard form) "If only I had wings... then I would be able to return to Master's side..."
    (in his Kiwame form) "Master's face... I wanted to look at it more..."
  • Hidden Depths: His Kiwame letters reveal he's more mature and insightful than he looks.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: He has blue eyes, and he's the most childish and innocent of his brothers.
  • New Meat: Gives off this vibe due to having little to no combat experience compared to his brothers. This is based on how the real Akita Toushirou tantou was often carried around as a self-defense tool but never actually used in a fight.
  • Nice Hat: A peaked military cap, like many of his brothers. In his Kiwame form, he wears a kabuto helmet instead.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: He has short pink hair and is very innocent and cheerful.
  • Technicolor Eyes: His eyes are light blue but have a pink gradient at the bottom.
  • Tights Under Shorts: A Rare Male Example; he wears white tights under his shorts.
    43, 44 – Hakata Toushirou (博多藤四郎)
Kiwame Form 

Rarity: Low (Basic/Toku); Medium (Kiwame)
School: Awataguchi (粟田口)
Voiced by: Jun Oosuka (Japanese), Austin Tindle (English)
Illustrated by: Toinana
Live actor: Tsubasa Kizu (Stage Play)
"My name is Hakata Toushirou! I'm the Toushirou that was born and bred in Hakata. I might be a tantou, but I am manly!"

One of the Awataguchi school swords. Despite his youthful appearance, Hakata tries be mature and acts like a Hakata merchant due to being made in Hakata.

  • Adorably Precocious Child: Despite being a tantou and thus looking like a little kid, he prides himself on being "manly" and mature, especially when it comes to handling money.
    "Before taking a fortune, we must first check the business, economic fortune and market price!"
  • Character Development: For Kiwame training, Hakata goes back in time to the place he was made to become stronger. He spots his former master, Kuroda Tadayuki and decides to stay with him for a while. He soon realizes however, that his former master was a problematic person because of his loose spending habits. This reaffirms his belief that a steady cash flow is important, so he decides to learn trade and commerce from other merchants, hoping it would help everyone back in the citadel.
  • Character Tic: His need to be treated and seen as a manly and mature businessman.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: He wears one knee protective on his right leg in his Kiwame form.
  • Gratuitous English: When attacking, he screams a hammy "Japanese businessman!"
  • Meganekko: One of the few swords who wears glasses.
  • Not So Above It All: Implied to be the case when he says that some of his brothers are strange:
    "Having many brothers is a good thing, but there are some strange ones... hmm? Why are you looking at me?"
  • Rare Random Drop: So far, he's only been available during certain events.
  • Shout-Out: Both his attacking lines (the aforementioned "Japanese businessman!" and "I can keep fighting 24/7.") are references to this song.
  • Sorry That I'm Dying: If he gets destroyed in his Kiwame form.
    "Hakata may die, but commerce never...I'm sorry."
  • Verbal Tic: Ends most of his sentences with "~bai" due to speaking in Fukuoka dialect.
    45, 46 – Midare Toushirou (乱藤四郎)
Kiwame Form 
Rarity: Low (Basic/Toku); Medium (Kiwame)
School: Awataguchi (粟田口)
Voiced by: Kazutomi Yamamoto (Japanese), Alexis Tipton (English)
Illustrated by: Ozu
"I am Midare Toushirou. ....Say, do you want to wreak havoc with me?"
Midare Toushirou is one of the Awataguchi blades. Midare is notable for looking rather like a girl and being a bit of a tease.
  • Battle Ballgown: His Kiwame outfit is essentially an armored Magical Girl outfit.
  • Catchphrase: He's always talking about wreaking havoc, which is a pun on his name.note 
  • Character Development: He goes to his Kiwame training with the intent to have a journey of self-discovery. He meets his previous master Hosokawa Katsumoto, and realizes that Humans Are Flawed when the arts-loving master he warmed up to then shows his true colors as a warmonger. Midare gets worried that the Saniwa will become flawed as well, so he returns, changed.
  • Combat Stilettos: In his Kiwame form, he wears high heels into battle.
  • Cute and Psycho: Subverted. He always talks about wreaking havoc, but is shown to act normal in battles. This is mostly because of his Punny Name.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: The most prominent example of all the characters. Not only does he look like a girl, he even wears a dress during battle.
    • In Touken Ranbu - Hanamaru, Doudanuki mistakes him as a girl when they first meet.
    • In the manga anthology Danshi Makuaigeki, Urashima develops a crush on him when he thinks Midare was a girl.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Averted; in contrast to most of the other swords, which have them accepting their deaths if they're destroyed, Midare's line if he's destroyed in his Kiwame form has him begging for his life.
    "I don't want to disappear, I'm scared, save me, Master...!"
  • Girliness Upgrade: His Kiwame form, which is bursting to the seams with pink frills.
  • Humans Are Flawed: After his Kiwame training, he gets this conclusion and even expresses concern for the Saniwa regarding it.
    "Humans sure are mysterious, aren't they? They're good at cultural stuff, but even if they have a talent for government, they always end up getting caught up in wars. It's kind of like, they're so smart that they end up thinking about something and going way too far, and it turns out they're not very smart at all. Maybe? Hmm. I'm getting a little worried that while I'm gone, you've started thinking about bad stuff too, Master."
  • Innocent Fanservice Guy: He doesn't seem to be aware that his appearance would attract attention at first. At least until his Kiwame form, when he becomes more teasing.
    (in his standard form) "What's wrong? Why are you staring at me so much?"
    (in his Kiwame form) "Why did you look away so quickly? Look right at me."
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: If he gets destroyed in his standard form.
    "It's bad... Not yet, I'm..."
  • Oh, Crap!: When he reaches the boss node in his standard form.
  • The Tease: Hinted at in some of his lines. After his Kiwame form, half of what he says are basically innuendos.
    "So... aren't you curious what's under these clothes?"
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Notable for being the only character to wear a frilly dress, the reason for this being that the real-life weapon he's based on has a wavy line pattern rather than a straight one. He wears shorts as part of his casual outfit, though. Taken Up to Eleven with his Kiwame form, which gives him pink armor, ribbons, and frills that make him look like a Magical Girl.
    47, 48 – Gokotai (五虎退)
Kiwame Form 
Rarity: Low (Basic/Toku); Medium (Kiwame)
School: Awataguchi (粟田口)
Voiced by: Yuuta Kasuya (Japanese), Leah Clark (English)
Illustrated by: Towoji Honojiro
Live actor: Shitara Ginga (Stage Play)
"I'm Gokotai. Um...I can't drive them away. I'm sorry. Because I feel sorry for the tigers."
Gokotai is one of the Awataguchi blades. A shy and cowardly boy who is always surrounded by tiger cubs. Ironically, according to legend the weapon he's based on was used to fend off five tigers.
  • Animal Motifs: Tiger cubs. This is a reference to the legend associated with his weapon (it was used to fend off five tigers). In fact, his name literally means "five tigers withdraw".
  • Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie: After going through his Kiwame training, one of his Citadel lines has him asking to be buried in the garden when he dies, because "if I'm in the garden, I think I won't feel lonely if I can see what's happening here."
  • Character Development: He goes to his Kiwame training with the intent to defeat the five tigers of the legend associated with his weapon. He meets his previous master, Uesugi Kenshin, who offers to practice with him five times instead since there aren't tigers in Japan, but Gokotai is only able to defeat him three times. In the end, he is as cowardly and crybaby as before, but he's determined to become more useful for the Saniwa's sake.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: When he's not scared, his lines can skew towards the bizarre. It seems emphasized after Kiwame.
    "I like mister horse. I also like pretending to be mister horse."
  • Cowardly Lion: His default personality. This is based on how the real Gokotai was used by his master for a Desperation Attack to ward off some tigers.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Easy to miss but yes, he has them.
  • Fluffy Tamer: Has five tiger cubs that follow him around in reference to the backstory of his blade. Taken further with his Kiwame form, where he trades in his fiver tiger cubs for one huge adult tiger.
  • Head Pet: One of the tigers is latched onto his head in his standard form.
  • Nice Hat: A peaked military cap, like many of his brothers...though in his standard form's official art, the tiger on his head is wearing it instead of him. He wears it properly in his Kiwame form.
  • Nice Guy: He's shy, meek and often thinks of others before himself. Hell, in his lines if he's destroyed, he's more concerned about others rather than the fact he's about to die.
    (in his standard form) "My tigers... Everyone... Please, escape..."
    (in his Kiwame form) "Master..."
  • No Name Given: Gokotai's tiger cubs names were never mentioned in the game or after Gokotai’s Kiwame training, but in the Japanese version of Zoku, one of his tiger cubs is named Tora.
  • Panthera Awesome: In Kiwame form, he now has a huge tiger by his side.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: To accentuate his shy demeanor.
  • Prone to Tears: Most of the time he sounds like he's about to cry. Ironically, this doesn't change after his Kiwame training, despite Taking a Level in Badass—the first thing he says when he returns is a tearful apology for "only" defeating Uesugi Kenshin three times instead of five.
    "I... cried a little."
  • Reluctant Warrior: His dialogue hints at wanting to avoid combat if possible.
    "U-Um, sorry. Would it be okay for me to forfeit..."
  • Shrinking Violet: He's very shy and nervous by nature.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: In his Kiwame form, he becomes more eager for the Saniwa's praise.
    "I did a good job. Please pat me."
    49, 50 – Yagen Toushirou (薬研藤四郎)
Kiwame form 
Rarity: Low (Basic/Toku); Medium (Kiwame)
School: Awataguchi (粟田口)
Voiced by: Seiichirō Yamashita (Japanese), Derek Snow [Hanamaru], Billy Kametz [Katsugeki] (English)
Illustrated by: stone.
Live actor: Ryou Kitamura (Stage Play, Film)
"Yo, General. I'm Yagen Toushirou. Along with my brothers, I hope to get along with you."
One of the Awataguchi blades, Yagen is a cool-headed and mature boy who has more experience on the battlefield than his brothers.

  • Art Evolution: His Kiwame sprites are praised for showing a technical improvement by the artist.
  • Ambition Is Evil: Averted. Yagen finds ambition itself to be less evil and more of a trait that humans possess to surpass normal expectations, even if it can be seen that way because of ambitious actions that are evil.
  • Breakout Character: If a tantou has to be represented in-series, he will either be the representative or one of the frontmost tantous in an adaptation.
  • Character Development: Yagen's Kiwame Training has him visit his infamous owner, Nobunaga Oda. There, he is happy to tell the Saniwa that Oda was more or less a normal man, as Yagen didn't care about the positive or negative legends associated with him. However, he realizes that his own legend as a sword that wouldn't harm its owner is essentially worthless when Oda commits suicide, which saddens him. Still, he understands that he is now his own person that no longer has to solely rely on the legend and returns with more genuine intent in helping the Saniwa.
  • Child Soldiers: Unlike his brothers who were mostly carried as lucky charms rather than used in combat, Yagen was used in battle. His being the most mature of the Awataguchi tantous reflects this.
  • Cool Big Bro: His lines show that he likes to look after his brothers.
    "So how about it, General... Are my brothers doing well?"
  • The Gadfly: He has hints of this when talking to the Saniwa, enjoying their reactions to things he might say.
  • Hidden Depths: He neither loved nor hated Oda, but was fascinated by this man who was believed to accomplish superhuman feats.
  • Labcoat of Science and Medicine: Wears one as part of his casual wear. It's a pun on his name, which contains the kanji for "medicine".
  • Mad Scientist: In Hanamaru, he's shown to happily experiment some of his concoctions on the other Touken Danshi. One case had him strap a clearly frightened Mutsunokami to a wooden plank.
  • My Blood Runs Hot: Claims that this happens to him if he gets refined.
  • Only Sane Man: Out of the Odagumi swords (Heshikiri, Souza, Fudou, and himself), he gives this vibe in the stageplay and the Hanamaru anime for not having such lingering issues related to Oda.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Katsugeki gives him a more aloof characterization, and he's not the one to easily give off information about himself, but he does seem to worry about the Saniwa in the brief scenes he's seen with them.
  • This Cannot Be!: His line if he's destroyed.
    "I... of all people... broke...?"
  • Undying Loyalty: Towards the Saniwa. This is based on how his first master tried to commit suicide by using Yagen, but somehow could not pierce his stomach with this tantou no matter how, and tossed Yagen onto a herb mortar in frustration, where he instantly sliced through the mortar. Yagen was then regarded as the sword of loyalty as he refused to harm his master.
    "Yes, this strength is nice. I'll protect you whatever comes, General."
  • Vocal Dissonance: He looks around the same age as the other tantous, but he has a rather deep and mature-sounding voice.
    51, 52 – Houchou Toushirou (包丁藤四郎)
Kiwame Form 
Rarity: Low (Basic/Toku); Medium (Kiwame)
School: Awataguchi (粟田口)
Voiced by: Kouki Miyata (Japanese), Megan Shipman (English)
Illustrated by: Kumita
"I'm Houchou Toushirou. I like candy and married women! Nice to meet you!"

A tantou from the Awataguchi school who was owned by Tokugawa Ieyasu. A bratty and somewhat precocious kid who's fond of sweets and married women.

  • Badass Cape: Wears a white one in his Kiwame form.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: He's very spoiled and entitled and barely changes in attitude or outlook even after Kiwame training. When he's around the Saniwa, he plays this trope Up to Eleven, demanding attention, candy and married women and throwing tantrums when things don't go his way.
    "Master, you should learn from married women and be nicer to me. For starters, can I have some sweets?"
  • Cool Helmet: Houchou wears a samurai-like helmet in his Kiwame form.
  • Character Development: For Kiwame training, Houcho travels to Edo. He thinks if he trains and gets stronger, he will be popular with married women. He somehow infiltrates Edo Castle and meets his former master, Tokugawa Ieyasu, so that he can uncover secret tricks to boost his popularity with married women. He was however, very disappointed that he didn't learn anything from his former master besides how much of a powerful person he is. Houchou afterwards, decides to train at his own pace before he returns to the citadel.
  • Face Death with Dignity: His line when destroyed.
    "...compared to being burned in a fire...surely, this is a cooler way to die, right...?"
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: He takes the battle seriously in his Awakening mode:
    "I'm angry now...I'm, I'm gonna get serious!"
  • Likes Older Women: Specifically older married women, as he makes clear several times. He says it's only natural since his previous master (Tokugawa Ieyasu) liked married women as well. However, it's implied that his fondness for married women is less likely to be romantic/sexual and more because married women will dote on him and give him candy.
  • Meaningful Name: "Houchou" means "kitchen knife", which was given because he was once used to carve a crane by a famous chef. He points this out himself, and also alludes to it after being sent to do fieldwork:
    "Besides, you only use a kitchen knife after the harvest is complete."
  • Power of Love: Justified. After his Kiwame training, he thinks the power of being popular with married women will make him stronger.
  • Sweet Tooth: He really loves sweets. His damaged sprite even reveals that the messenger bag he carries is full of candy.
  • Tsundere: Towards the Saniwa after Kiwame. He acts very self-important and is always demanding something in return. He even threatens to leave the Saniwa for married women if he/she doesn't treat him nicer. Though his Kiwame destroyed line implies he acts the way he does to grab their attention, since he does learn to care for the Saniwa.
    "I wanted... you to be kinder... To be by your side for... longer... longer...!"
    61, 62 – Aizen Kunitoshi (愛染国俊)
Kiwame Form 

Rarity: Low (Basic/Toku); Medium (Kiwame)
School: Rai (来)
Voiced by: Seiichirō Yamashita (Japanese), Anthony Bowling (English)
Illustrated by: Misaki Sako
"I'm Aizen Kunitoshi! I have the divine protection of Aizen Myou'ou in me!"

Aizen Kunitoshi is one of the Rai blades. He's an energetic boy who loves fighting, comparing it to festivals. Has a Sibling Rivalry with the stronger (and more favored) Hotarumaru.

  • Adorably Precocious Child: In one of the manga anthologies, Aizen's relationship with Kuniyuki is very different; the latter very much wants to spoil Aizen like he does Hotarumaru, but Aizen won't let him in an effort to look mature.
  • Badass Longcoat: He gains one in his Kiwame form.
  • Blood Knight: After Kiwame, he becomes more... eager for "festivals" (i.e sorties).
    "Alri~ght, here comes the festival!"
  • Character Development: For Kiwame training, Aizen goes back in time to Edo to become stronger. Not wanting to get bored, he avoids seeing his first owner, and visits his second owner, Lord Iemitsu, instead. Along the way, Kunitoshi finds out that he was given as a blessing of protection for Iemitsu's grandson. Aizen then realizes that the "Aizen Myo'ou" he embodies is meant to represent compassion and love rather than fury and strength. He uses this knowledge to focus on his own talents to become a better sword.
  • Fiery Redhead: He has red hair and is very energetic.
  • Hidden Depths: The reason he understands his Kiwame development so well is that he values strong family relationships. For this reason, he's a little bothered with the unusual dynamic of the Rai family: Hotarumaru is the youngest but is incredibly strong, while their guardian Akashi is lazy and irresponsible.
  • Hot-Blooded: Always goes with full energy at everything he does, save for horse keeping and fieldwork, chores that he considers boring.
    "Gonna beatchya up!!"
  • Large Ham: Has a booming voice and bubbly personality, not to mention the Hot-Blooded screams.
  • Pointless Bandaid: He wears a bandaid all the time across the bridge of his nose.
  • Protective Charm: Has the dharmapala deity Aizen Myou'ou (or Rāgarāja) carved on him (represented as a Buddhistic print in his shirt), which Aizen claims it works as a protective charm for him. After Kiwame, he learns to become less reliant on his Aizen Myou'ou because he had misinterpreted its purpose (it's a symbol of familial love, which he accepts).
    "It's not over yet...! After all, I'm carrying the Aizen Myou'ou on me!"
  • Shown Their Work: Aizen's Kiwame development is a nod to the second half of the symbolism associated with Aizen Myo'ou. Taken from The Other Wiki: Rāgarāja (Aizen Myou'ou) represents the state at which harnessed sexual excitement or agitation—which are otherwise decried as defilements—are seen as equal to enlightenment... and passionate love can become compassion for all living things.
  • Sibling Rivalry: He has one-sided one with Hotarumaru, who their guardian Akashi Kuniyuki blatantly favors over him.
  • The Unfavorite: While Hotarumaru is put on a pedestal by Akashi, Aizen is largely ignored. His recollection with Hotarumaru hints that he's sadly aware of it, though he doesn't seem to resent Hotarumaru himself, rather seeing him as a friendly rival. After Kiwame, Aizen tells the Saniwa that they're a better guardian than Akashi is.
    69, 70 – Taikogane Sadamune (太鼓鐘貞宗)
Kiwame Form 
Rarity: Low (Basic/Toku); Medium (Kiwame)
School: Sadamune (貞宗)
Voiced by: Kouji Takahashi (Japanese), Alejandro Saab (English)
Illustrated by:
Live actor: Shohei Hashimoto (Stage Play)
"I kept you all waiting! Hehehe. Just kidding. I'm the rumored Sada-chan!"
A tantou from the Sadamune school who was owned by Date Masamune. He loves to look cool and flashy, always dressing in bright colors.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Shokudaikiri Mitsutada calls him "Sada-chan", which he calls himself in his introduction.
  • Agent Peacock: He's as enthusiastic (if not more so) about wearing cool clothes as he is about fighting, and he refers to battles as "performances". Just don't ruin his outfit.
  • Badass Cape: He wears a white gradient sky blue cape. In his Kiwame form, he gets a darker sky blue cape with some gradient of white.
  • Berserk Button: He doesn't like getting his outfit ruined. His line when damaged by the enemy has him showing more concern that his outfit was torn than being injured, and his Awakening line takes this to its logical conclusion:
    "Repent for ruining my outfit!"
  • Catchphrase: He often say the word "style" at the end of his sentences in some of his quotes.
    "A once in a lifetime big performance. Let's do this in style!"
  • Character Development: For Kiwame training, Taikogane travels to the Sendai region to get stronger, so that he can bring more excitement back to the citadel. At some point, he encounters his former master, Date Tadamune, who Taikogane says was not flashy, but was nonetheless a fantastic person. After witnessing the end of the Sengoku era, Taikogane acknowledges the necessity of peace during the warring period, but still feels the need to fight back and do things in a big way as he always has. He then decides to return to the citadel at the most opportune time to liven things up in style.
  • Hair Decorations: He wears two multicolored feathers in his hair, which match the ones hanging from his coat.
  • Impossibly Cool Clothes: In his Kiwame form, although he at least wears his coat around his waist.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: His introduction quote alludes to how Shokudaikiri and Ookurikara had lines mentioning him long before he made his June 2016 debut in the game.
    83, 84 – Sayo Samonji (小夜左文字)
Kiwame Form 
Rarity: Low (Basic/Toku); Medium (Kiwame)
School: Samonji (左文字)
Voiced by: Ayumu Murase (Japanese), Morgan Berry (English)
Illustrated by: Jiro Suzuki
Live actor: Takeru Naya (Stage Play)
"I am Sayo Samonji. Who do you wish revenge upon......?"
Sayo Samonji is one of the Samonji blades. A tantou who is obsessed with revenge thanks to his historically Dark and Troubled Past.

  • Affectionate Nickname: His brothers and Kasen call him "O-Sayo".
  • Alliterative Name: Sayo Samonji
  • Cute Bookworm: In the manga anthology Preparations for Departure!, he is very interested in reading horror or revenge stories before he goes to bed. Sayo even enjoys reading Grimm's fairy tales.
  • Character Development: For Kiwame training, Sayo goes to visit his previous master, Yuusai Hosokawa. He tells Sayo that he wanted to own the tantou because he found interesting the revenge stories about it. Sayo realizes his existance is fueled by revenge and decides to become stronger with it. He acknowledges that he will maybe change for the worst, but he's willing to take that risk for the Saniwa.
  • Creepy Child: His obsession with revenge definitely makes him this. During battle, he borders on Enfant Terrible.
  • Creepy Good: Some of his lines are downright creepy and he shows plenty of Troubling Unchildlike Behavior, but this is mostly influence of his former master, whose wish was solely revenge. It's implied, particularly by Sayo's line when he's destroyed, that it was never Sayo's wish to hate anyone.
    "Aah... like this, I won't hate anyone, so this is fine..."
  • Curtains Match the Window: Blue hair and blue eyes.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Unlike the other tantous used as charms or self-defense, Sayo was stolen, belonged to robbers and killers and then finally used in a bloody murder, fueled by revenge.
    "But the matters of my origin are not a pretty sight... I am covered in blood and hatred, a revenge tragedy..."
  • Pointless Bandaid: He has one on his cheek and another on his knee.
  • Scare the Dog: When you send him to take care of the horses, Sayo notes that they are frightened by him, and says that "animals understand it".
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: Most of his lines about killing and revenge are quite off-putting coming from someone with the appearance of a little boy.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has blue hair, similar to his "brother" Kousetsu.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: According to Word of God, since revenge was the passionate desire of his previous owner, he was led to believe that the Saniwa would find happiness in that as well. After Kiwame, he becomes a full believer of this.
    "At the end of it, I will probably end up being immersed in darker emotions even more than I am now. Even so, for you, I think I will take that path. The happiness of a sword, is ultimately to be useful to its master."
    120, 121 – Fudou Yukimitsu (不動行光)
Kiwame Form 
Rarity: Low (Basic/Toku); Medium (Kiwame)
Voiced by: Daisuke Sakaguchi (Japanese), Kyle Igneczi (English)
Illustrated by: Minato
Live actor: Taizo Shiina (Stage Play, Film)
"...Hic. I'm Fudou Yukimitsu, Lord Oda Nobunaga's most beloved sword! How's that, given up yet~?"
A tantou once owned by Oda Nobunaga. Fudou is almost constantly drunk on amazake and blames himself for not being able to protect Nobunaga in the past. Because of this, he's constantly berating himself and refuses to acknowledge the Saniwa as his new master.
  • The Alcoholic: Despite being a tantou, he appears to be perpetually drunk. His Kiwame letters reveal that he drinks to deal with his fears, and after coming back in his Kiwame form he's sobered up considerably.
  • The Atoner: After Kiwame, he decides to protect the Saniwa as a way to make up for being unable to save Nobunaga. His destroyed line consists on him musing if he atoned to Nobunaga properly.
  • Alcohol Hic: He often begins his sentences with one of these.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: The way he describes drinking to escape his fear in his letters sounds uncannily close to a person suffering from PTSD, with an unhealthy method of coping through alcohol.
  • Badass Cape: He wears a violet one in his Kiwame form.
  • Catchphrase: In his standard form he'll often say the word "useless sword" when referring to himself. He stops after Kiwame, though.
    (Standard form) I’m just a useless sword who couldn’t return the love that was given to me by Master...
    (Kiwame form) "I'm...not a useless sword!"
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: Implied to be the case; his official art has him carrying a bottle of amazake, which is a sweet sake that has little to no alcohol, and yet he acts like he's completely sloshed.
  • Character Development: For Kiwame, he goes to Owari for training. He states himself that he wishes to overcome his fear of the citadel befalling the same fate as the burning of Honnouji, but reassures the Saniwa he won't change the past. Nobunaga actually calls him out for "sacrificing his current self for his past failures", and he returns, sobered up and willing to face the future.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Has purple hair and eyes.
  • The Eeyore: He's always berating himself and sulking. Fortunately he gets better after Kiwame.
    "Hic... Is it really okay? To have a useless sword as captain."
  • Hair Decoration: A small white ribbon in standard form. He trades it for a longer red cord after Kiwame.
  • Hey, You!: Refers to the Saniwa this way, since he refuses to acknowledge him/her as his new master. He grows out of it after Kiwame.
  • He Cleans Up Nicely: In his standard form he wears his necktie loose and his shirt is rumpled and unbuttoned, but in his Kiwame form he's notably better dressed, even wearing a Waistcoat of Style. Upon his return from Kiwame training, the Saniwa doesn't even recognize him!
  • Hidden Depths: His heavy drinking was not just to grieve over Nobunaga, but to escape from an irrational fear of losing everything to flames like before in his past. However, he's rather observant despite constantly being drunk, and grew to care deeply about the citadel and the Saniwa.
  • The Load: Believes himself to be this, calling himself a useless sword for being unable to protect his former master. His Kiwame update reveals this was self-inflicted so that he wouldn't have to face his fear.
  • My Greatest Failure: Oda Nobunaga's death is this to him. Which leads to...
  • My Greatest Second Chance: In the stage play, Fudou tries to change history, preventing Oda Nobunaga's death by killing Akechi Mitsuhide. This puts him at odds with Hasebe (who openly resents Nobunaga and wants the Saniwa's orders to be fulfilled) until Souza's intervention. After Kiwame, he decides to protect the Saniwa in order to atone for not being able to save Nobunaga.
    (after Kiwame) "I must never...lose my master again!"
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Played with; he and Yagen are not related, but in Kiwame form he looks very similar to the latter thanks to his more serious expression and tidier appearance. As they are both treasured tantous of Nobunaga Oda, it makes sense.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: For most of the story Fudou is dismissive of the Saniwa, refusing to recognize him/her as his new master and still mourning Nobunaga, but by the time he gets his Kiwame, he becomes a much gentler and more approachable towards him/her; since Fudou at last acknowledges the Saniwa.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Oda Nobunaga, to the point that his recollections with Hasebe (who resents Nobunaga) are quite hostile. However, his standard quotes imply that, much like Yasusada, he doesn't dislike the Saniwa but doesn't want to attach to his new master so easily.
     142 – Mouri Toushirou (毛利藤四郎)
Rarity: Low (Basic/Toku)
School: Awataguchi (粟田口)
Voiced by: Motoki Takagi
Illustrated by: Masshigura Nekokan
"I'm called Mouri Toushirou, named that because I was in the Mouri clan. From now on let's join forces and do our best!"

A tantou made by Awataguchi Yoshimitsu. One of the Toushirou brothers. His name comes from being owned by the Mouri Clan. He is good at using his small build in his flexible fighting style. He likes listening to others and small kids (disregarding his own height).

  • Catchphrase: He often say the word kodomo sappounote  during battle or sparring.
    "It's time to show off my kodomo sappou technique!"
  • Friend to All Children: He really loves children and gets along with them very well. He even calls them "cute" and worries about their safety.
  • Height Angst: Implied. The reason Mouri doesn't like to talk about his height is because he doesn't want people to mistake or treat him like a child even though he looks like one.
  • Rare Random Drop: He is more difficult to find than his already rare brothers, since his debut was during a limited time only event and he can only be recruited on the 50th floor.
  • This Cannot Be!: When he's destroyed.
    "'s already over? I...haven't even done anything significant..."
     146 – Kenshin Kagemitsu (謙信景光)
Rarity: Low (Basic/Toku)
School: Osafune (長船)
Voiced by: Tsubasa Yonaga
Illustrated by: Homerun Ken
"I'm Kenshin Kagemitsu. I don't want to be taken lightly!"
A tantou made by Kagemitsu from Bizen Osafune School. His name came from the fact that he was always carried along by Uesugi Kenshin. He is carved with Sanskrit characters that read "Chichibu Daibosatsu" on the front and Daiitoku Myouou on the back side. A strong individual with high perseverance.
     150 – Hyuuga Masamune (日向正宗)
Rarity: Low (Basic/Toku)
Voiced by: Yuuki Kaji
School: Masamune (正宗)
Illustrated by: Yana Toboso
A tantou made by Masamune who is said to be the classic representative of Japanese swords. In the past, the highly rated Masamune swords were frequently given out as gifts. His favourite phrase of "It's a pity" is not meant to be taken as giving up, but rather one of gratuity and acceptance for the opportunity of a second chance. He is exceptionally good at making umeboshi (dried plums) since he once stayed in Kishu.
  • Catchphrase: "It's a pity".
  • Determinator : In his Awakening mode:
    "The power of Masamune, I will show it to you!"
  • Flower Motif: Cherry blossom. Cherry blossoms symbolize the fragility and the beauty of life.
  • Good with Numbers: When he's sent out to buy goods, he appears to be excellent at math and always keeps track of the prices.note 
    "Are you going shopping? I understand, leave the calculations to me."
  • Hair Decorations: He wears two fake black streaks on each sides of his hair that matches his outfit.
  • I Have Many Names: According to him, throughout history he is also known as either Katata Masamune or Oogaki Masamune.
  • Parting Words Regret: When he's destroyed.
    "I thought I could do for a bit more... It is regrettable... Next time... Ah right... There will be no next time, huh..."
  • Rare Random Drop: He's the only tantou to be available in the Regiment Battle 2017 event.
     170 – Chatannakiri (北谷菜切)
Rarity: Low (Basic/Toku)
Voiced by: Shūgo Nakamura
Illustrated by: namanikuATK
Haisai! I'm Chatannakiri. There's a legend that I was originally used as a kitchen knife, so that's why I have this name!
One of the three treasures of the Kingdom of Ryūkyū (the other two being Chiyoganemaru and Chiganemaru), purported to have also been used as a kitchen knife, hence the name.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Comes close to giving Midare a run for his money.
  • Flower Motif: Frangipani and hibiscus. He wears clusters of frangipani on his sandals and his pink haori is frilled like a hibiscus. His crest also has a hibiscus motif.
  • Mundane Utility: Like Houchou, he is also purported to have been used as a kitchen knife, from which he gets his name, "Chatan Vegetable Cutter".
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: He has pink hair and a fairly upbeat and youthful personality.
  • Stone Wall: Rather surprising for a tantō; he has the highest HP out of all of them and quite impressive leadership at max Toku, but his speed is among the bottom 5 and his attack is the bottom, tied with Hyūga, Imano and Mōri.
  • Unlockable Content: An obtainable reward in the Regiment Battle – Seaside Camp event.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Even though he looks very cute and feminine, his voice is almost as deep as Yagen's.


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